Archive for December 26th, 2012

Wednesday Open Thread [12.26.12]

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Wednesday Open Thread [12.26.12]

Happy Boxing Day, everybody! I hope everyone got what they wanted this year, and if they didn’t, may the New Year treat them (and all of us) kindly. How’s your family?

The Six Day Coup at FreedomWorks shows that wingnuts really are crazy, greedy, destructive SOBs, even behind the closed doors of their own organizations.

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Iowa Supreme Court Rules: Okay To Fire Women For Being “Irresistible”

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Wow.

Women in Iowa beware: If your boss thinks you’re really really ridiculously good looking, he can fire you. And it’s perfectly legal. The all-male Iowa Supreme Court refused to reinstate a lawsuit Friday, noting that a dentist didn’t break the law when he fired an employee who had worked for him for 10 years because he and his wife saw her as a threat to their marriage, reports the Associated Press. Melissa Nelson, the 32-year-old dental assistant was by all accounts a stellar employee. But her boss, James Knight, complained of her tight clothing, “once telling her that if his pants were bulging that was a sign her clothes were too revealing.”

I’m not even sure where to begin.  How about…

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Wednesday Daily Delawhere [12.26.12]

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Wednesday Daily Delawhere [12.26.12]

Rodney Square in Wilmington, during one of the December 2009 blizzard.

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