“Oh, yeah, Ebeneezer? Hold my beer.”
Nine hundred employees of mortgage company Better.com got on a Zoom call with CEO Vishal Garg last Wednesday. Whatcha think? Maybe news about a holiday bonus? Free Friday Pizza at all the local offices?
Actually, no. This was the message from The Chief. “If you’re on this call, you are part of the unlucky group that is being laid off. Your employment here is terminated immediately.”
Garg did say that they’d all get a phone call from HR about severance and stuff, which was nice.
I’m just guessing Garg didn’t take a pay cut or return his own bonus. That’s leadership? Who does he think he is, Kevin McCarthy?
Man. That’s more like Worse.com. Wayworse.com.
A U.S. “diplomatic” boycott of the Winter O. Could we BE any lamer? Or is the proper form, “more lame”?
The Texas Taliban strikes again. This is alarming. Based on the Faux Flap about Critical Race Theory, the Fringe Wing of the GOP (also known as the GOP), has pushed Senate Bill 3 into law. From the bill: “A teacher may not be compelled to discuss a widely debated and currently controversial issue of public policy or social affairs.”
Translation. A teacher cannot teach. Facts are non-existent. Issues are irrelevant. Documented historical events simply never occurred. You know. Like the Civil Rights Movement. Or maybe a pandemic that has killed almost 800,000 Americans, and counting. Or a documented armed insurrection whose clear goal was to overturn the results of an election and effectively stage a coup to overthrow the government of the United States. You know, insignificant stuff like that. Can’t even bring it up. Nothing to see here.
Slavery? Hey, it was just a mutually beneficial economic and social compact among consenting adults. Because to describe what it actually was would be “controversial,” and subject to “political bias.”
Going forward, nothing of actual import can be discussed in a Texas classroom. Because anything can be classified as “controversial,” if you are in charge of defining and categorizing what is “controversial.” And guess who is in charge?
The law says teachers must explore topics “…objectively and in a manner free from political bias.” Sounds noble, right? Again, translation is required. “Our political bias is just the truth. Your political bias is, you know, political bias.”
If your hair is not on fire, it should be.
THIS is real “indoctrination.”