The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York found that because Wang was an unpaid intern, not an employee, she could not bring a claim under the New York City Human Rights Law. This discrepancy’s not new: Unpaid interns aren’t covered by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and while local laws can protect them, New York’s state and city laws do not.
Well no wonder employers fucking love unpaid internships so much. Not only do interns have no expectation of pay, but they have no expectation of basic rights either.
WOW. I cannot wait for this shit to go to the Supreme Court so the unpaid internship can die and be consigned to the annals of history forever.
FUCKING HELL no wonder it’s so fucking popular
Believe it or not
i posted about being depressed tonight on my facebook and THIS MOTHERHUGGER I WORK WITH ACTUALLY COMMENTED ON MY POST WITH ‘BE MORE POSITIVE’ AND OMG TUMBLR PLEASE DON”T LET ME MURDER THIS ABLEST JERKWAD UGH UGH UGH.
“Newsflash. Tyler Posey is not the center of the show” are you fucking high right now
The Mormon owners of a Mexican cafe in Denver says that they have gotten death threats, hate calls and fake orders after refusing to allow Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to make campaign stop at their restaurant.
“One person who called said, ‘Watch your back. We know where live and we’re going after you,’” Oscar Aguirre, the son of the owners of Rosa Linda Mexican Cafe, told KMGH. “We just didn’t want our business used as a campaign stop.”
Aguirre explained that callers had been misinformed that the restaurant had refused to serve Romney.
“It was presented to us that [Romney] wanted to do a political stump here,” he said. “[He wanted to] talk about our small business [and] because we share our religious views with the candidate and are Latinos it would be great for him to do a campaign stop.”
“We did say ‘no’ because we are not Republicans, nor are we Democrats. We will welcome any sitting President of the United States. But, we did not want to be a campaign stop.”
The Mexican Cafe has also been flooded with fake orders and canceled reservations, according to Aguirre.
“Two people ordered $150 worth of food for lunch to be picked up today. They called later and said, ‘Oh, you’re the one who doesn’t want Romney in your business’ and they canceled their orders, even though the food had been prepared,” he recalled.
Aguirre said that the trouble began after an article published by Denver Westword earlier this week reported that their mother had refused the Romney campaign’s offer because “religion and politics don’t mix.”
“Since this article came out we have been getting hate emails, from people across the country, people sending us death threats and people calling us telling us we are racist… that they hope we go out of business,” Aguirre wrote in a letter on Wednesday. “If we do go out of business our Annual Thanksgiving Feast to the needy would end. Last year we fed 5500 meals, this year we may serve above 6000 meals.”
Why is it whenever you hear about shit like this happening (the death threats, the attempts to put a small business out of business) it always comes from the right?
The party of “family values” and “morals” will threaten to fucking kill you if you’re not on board with them.
This needs to go viral.
Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R) said that the voter ID law passed by the legislature would help deliver the state for Mitt Romney in November.
“Pro-Second Amendment? The Castle Doctrine, it’s done. First pro-life legislation - abortion facility regulations - in 22 years, done. Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done,” Turzai said at this weekend’s Republican State Committee meeting , according to PoliticsPA.com.
Dear National Media: Will you please stop pretending that voter ID laws have any goal other than to suppress the Democratic vote?
THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE TRYING TO BREAK INTO NEWLY PURCHASED HOME
(NEWSER) – The Kalonji family got a nasty surprise when it tried to change the locks on its newly-purchased Georgia home last week: Their new neighbors threatened them with guns, called the police and had them arrested,WSBTV reports. Jean Kalonji says a man and someone who might have been his son pointed a gun at him and his wife. “He say to put the hands up and get out from the house otherwise he would shoot us,” Kalonji said.
The neighbors thought the Kalonjis were breaking into the house, and didn’t believe their protestations to the contrary. When police showed up, the family didn’t have their closing papers with them, so they were arrested and charged with loitering and prowling. Kalonji, who grew up in the Congo, says the experience was all too familiar. “There, they put me down with the gun to my head,” he said. “Here, the same.”
Neighborhood BBQs are going to be awkward.
And who the fuck wields a gun on people who are going into somebody else’s house? Was this dude threatened in any way? No. Do we just not worry about calling 9-1-1 anymore? Stand Your Neighbors’ House’s Ground?
She’s a genius. He’s a wanker.
This pledge is titled, “THE MARRIAGE VOW: A Declaration of Dependence Upon MARRIAGE and FAMiLY.” … To their partial credit, their pledge opens by acknowledging that one cannot claim to defend marriage without focusing on the high divorce rate, broken families, infidelity and other challenges (besides THE GAYS) “threatening” traditional marriage. … To their discredit, the first bullet point is:
Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American President.
This is the point at which my brain started to bleed from the anger + incredulousness + assault by batshittery.
Why stop at two-parent households? Let’s celebrate the free housing, healthcare and meal plan offered to every black slave! You know what else slavery did for black people? Exercise! Oh it was just great! We even got to work outside. Speaking of work, today, African-American unemployment is over 16 percent. In Milwauke, Wisc., over one-third of black men are unemployed. But during slavery times, every black man had a job! See, things were better in the past, and now things are bad. Ah, the good old days…
Scope whole thing over at Baratunde Thurston’s blog.
Also, way to rewrite history. Sure children were kept with parents… until a parent, or both parents were sold. Or the child was sold. But OMG SO MUCH BETTER FOR BLACK FAMILIES. Does this woman listen to the things issuing forth from her mouth? Who does she appeal to, exactly? The batsh-t insane, disconnected with reality contingent?
Somebody come tell me the tea Party isn’t racist again so I can get a really good laugh out of this bullshit. I had a ranty moment on Twitter about this & I still ranty enough to have another go. Here’s the thing about politicians romanticizing slavery, they actually have the power to disenfranchise folks to a point where even if they can’t overturn the 14th Amendment they can criminalize enough facets of life (see arresting women for miscarriages, the War on Drugs, racial profiling, differential sentencing, taking away the voting rights of convicted felons, and the push to use prisoners as cheap labor) and slap a paternalistic “It’s for their own good” label on removing agency from the lives of poor whites & POC. Add in the gutting of school systems, social safety nets, & the framing of discrimination as “protecting marriage/the American way of life/children etc.” and you have a recipe for disaster. Bachmann & Palin are the distraction. Time to focus on the actual danger inherent in their movement.
“Brisenia Flores, the nine year old girl who was murdered in Arizona, shot by a group of pseudo-vigilantes who forced their way into her home looking to steal drug money that was to be used to finance a citizen border protection organization. They killed her father, wounded her mother and then killed the nine year old for reasons that still make no sense. Basically, it was a group of anti-immigrants who killed a little Latina girl to pay for their anti-immigrant activities. Perfect fodder for Grace and her ilk, no? In fact, the third and last defendant in the Brisenia Flores murder trial, Albert Gaxiola, was being tried at the same time as Casey Anthony. But not a peep in the media.
This isn’t to diminish what happened to little Caylee Anthony. It is a horrible crime that has yet to be solved. But the story quickly went from being sad to being a side-show – amplified by the 24 hour news wheel and the instant Internet repost cycle. We talked about it, we tweeted about it, we linked to it on FaceBook.”
This, so hard.