Comments on: Feminist Historians for a *New* New Deal update History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:23:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: Indyanna Sat, 20 Dec 2008 22:17:16 +0000 This is totally no problem, folks. We just got word today that the whole country (not just the academic whole country) is going on the semester system beginning on January 20 of the Year One, i.e., in about a month. This turns out to have been surprisingly well within the parameters of the Executive Order power, as interpreted by the courts. And the suits we answer to, over in Hoodumpler Hall, tell us that the Order is already drafted and ready to go. So, as part of the economic stimulus package, to drive the unemployment rate below zero, everyone in the country not already so circumstanced will get a three year renewable contract, paid for out of the $700B. Performance reviews would be in early 2012, with existing tenure situations all grandfathered of course.

The one thing is, and this applies to Joe as well, is that everyone has to establish six hours a week of office hours, get them posted on a convenient nearby door by January 10, and of course, faithfully keep them.

I’m not lookin’ forward to Rule # 5, either, but I think it’ll be for a severer infraction than just posting out of the plumbosphere! :) Hey, it IS the solstice; almost forgot!

By: Historiann Sat, 20 Dec 2008 17:40:44 +0000 Joe, I’m sorry you felt excluded by my cheerful greeting. I was trying to be non-sectarian, but I forgot about people who don’t work on the quirky academic clock.

Wishing you a joyous and peaceful solstice,


By: Joe the Plumber Fri, 19 Dec 2008 17:04:47 +0000 Dearest Historiann -

I am concerned that by wishing your readership a “happy end-of-the-semester”, you risk alienating a substantial portion of your audience, i.e, non-academics, e.g. plumbers.

May we never open up one day to see Rule 5 – “This is an academic blog. I’m sure there are blogs out there that are all about professions that are not measured out by semesters, so please share your concerns there.”

Your faithful and humble servant,

Joe the Plumber