Well, not quite Alex. That’s a faulty method often used to win debates. One debater points out something that has been taken to an unhealthy or destructive extreme, and usually calls for a movement to something more moderate. The other debater points out the opposite extreme, which is also unhealthy or destructive and implies that that is actually what the first debater wants.
QuietStorm27: If the person that invented refrigerator systems had been white I don’t think we’d have heard much about him in the history books either. Trivia shows maybe…I am all for learning Black History, but I don’t like having “Black History Month.” It’s condescending, as if black people haven’t done anything significant enough to make it into the mainstream history books so they need their own segregated section. The way to fix their past exclusion is to put them into the regular history classes where they belong.
Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth….I’m pretty sure most of those schools want you to already know how to read before they let you in.
@PugliaThat was the entire point of the joke.
In Mexico I had a kid doing this to me. It actually helped, if my pronunciation was off he’d exaggerate what I’d done wrong, so I could easily hear where my mistakes were. When I wanted him to stop I switched over to English.
@Susie Newman:Did you ever see Happy New Year, Charlie Brown, when the teacher had him reading War and Peace over Christmas vacation? I know he’s not in first grade, but still….
In my early 20’s I gave some thought to what kind of tattoo I’d want if I ever got one. That was 10 years ago, and I realize now that the taste I had when I was younger is not the same as it is now, and it probably will have changed some more when I’m another 10 years older. That’s why temporary tattoos make the most sense to me.
A quote from Everybody Loves Raymond:“I’m not fixing that on principle. If I do it’ll just prove that nagging works.”
@Ashburn StadiumI don’t know where you live, but in this country you ARE free to move.
I remember talking with co-workers about some of the ways workers are treated better in Europe; that time it was about their vacation time and maternity leave. But what can we do about it when the employers here can look at us and say “You don’t want to take the job on these terms? Fine, there’s a line of people outside that need this job to support their families that will.”