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Elon Musk Begs Advertisers to Return as Twitter's Revenue Plunges
  • You don't want to play this game with me, son. Whatever you hurl at me about Oregon, I'll lob back at you something twice as bad about Texas.

    I get that Oregon has its hard right people. Hell, most states do. But at least my trans kids gender identity is protected by state law, and my having a trans kid won't result in me being on the governor's fucking hit list.

  • Elon Musk Begs Advertisers to Return as Twitter's Revenue Plunges
  • You think that's bad, get this. In most US states (47), public school students are required by law to recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States once per school day, though...for most of those states...students may opt themselves out.

    However, in four states (Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Utah), students may not opt themselves out. The school must receive a written statement from a parent or guardian in order to be exempt.

    I have taught in Texas public schools since 2005, and I brought this up with an attorney for the teacher organization I joined (not a union as Texas bans collective bargaining for state employees, so our dues are really not much more than lawsuit insurance). He told me that, in the eyes of the state courts, children under the age of eighteen not being yet adults do not enjoy the same right to freedom of speech that adults do. Hence, in the eyes of the courts, a school district would be within their rights to fire a teacher who does not do their part to ensure all students under their purview recite the Pledge during the time it is spoken over the school's PA system (and the Pledge to the Texas state flag, also mandatory), 1st Amendment be damned.

    Thankfully, I got a gig teaching in Oregon next year, so I am heading northwest (through the also miserable states of Utah and Idaho unfortunately) and never looking back.

  • ‘Grandmother of Juneteenth’ handed keys to new Texas home 85 years after racist mob burned it down
  • ‘Grandmother of Juneteenth’ handed keys to new Texas home 85 years after racist mob burned it down

    This implies that 85 years ago a racist mob burned down the new Texas home that she was just handed the keys to, which makes no sense.

    A better way to word it would be "‘Grandmother of Juneteenth’ handed keys to new Texas home 85 years after racist mob burned her childhood house down". I get that it's at the same site, but the home she's moving into isn't the same one that was burned down.

    Whether it's obvious or not has no bearing on the fact that it's an awkwardly-worded title.

  • Ireland rule
  • YOU ARE IRELAND'S ONLY FEMALE.

    Now kiss me.

    (Cuz I know I'll get downvoted to hell if I don't clarify, Kiss Me Kate is a Cole Potter Porter musical. You're not sheltered if you didn't know that; I'm just super fucking old. Srsly, I found two gray hairs the other day in my ear, and one on it.)

    Edit: typo

  • Announcing into a microphone at a high-profile event your intention to vote for someone is literally endorsing them formally, Nimarata.

    "Nikki Haley says she'll vote for Trump.

    The former South Carolina governor's remarks were her first on the matter since she dropped out of the presidential race. But she stopped short of formally endorsing her former rival." - npr.org

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    www.democracynow.org Why Republicans Are Targeting Socially Responsible Investing

    Republicans are on a “crusade” against responsible investing, says Andrew Behar, CEO of the nonprofit group As You Sow that promotes corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy. His group was subpoenaed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee this week as Republicans probe whether ...

    Why Republicans Are Targeting Socially Responsible Investing

    tl;dr - House Republicans are targeting socially responsible investing, including investments that take into account environmental concerns like climate change.

    >And that’s a threat to them, because what they’re trying to do is to basically stop people from looking at the climate risk from the oil companies. And they’re saying, “Don’t look up.” They’re saying, “Put your head in the ground.” And what we’re saying is, “We need the freedom to invest.” Like, they’re trying to suppress our freedom to be able to make logical, good business choices. And in doing so, at the state level, their harming their own citizens. - Andrew Behar, CEO of non-profit group As You Sow which promotes corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, speaking to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! - March 29, 2024

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    www.kbtx.com Teacher who resigned after her OnlyFans page was discovered says new employer fired her for violating social media policy

    Brianna Coppage said she made $1 million on the platform, which she was using to supplement her teaching salary.

    Teacher who resigned after her OnlyFans page was discovered says new employer fired her for violating social media policy

    Had to supplement her $42,000 per year teacher salary with OF and made nearly $1 million in six months (almost 50 times as her salary) before the school caught wind of it and forced her to resign. Got a new job out of education and was fired five days later when they discovered news articles about her.

    Edit: To those basically saying she had it coming because she made her OF account public...

    1. Sex work is real, valid work.
    2. There is nothing wrong with sex work. Sex-shaming is Puritanical horseshit.
    3. "But her students could find her OF!" is a problem their parents should have to solve. It is not her responsibility to use an alias, because of points 1 and 2.
    4. Every other argument criticizing her for her sex work during her non-teaching hours is fucking moot.
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