What have I always believed? That, on the whole, and by and large, if a person lived properly, not according to what any priests said, but according to what seemed decent and honest inside, then it would, at the end, more or less, turn out ok.
Respect is given when honesty exists, when goal posts are not moved, when a simple "I was wrong" is stated rather than a "you misunderstood what I said".
Puma, you are wise.
In the future, I will refer to his disgraceful exit as "forced retirement", to avoid the danger of pendantic arguments with those who would get hung up on the technicality. Much appreciated.
I went through weeks of crying myself to sleep when we had that discussion last year. Can't you just google your old posts and link to them instead of rehashing that crap all over?
We struggled against apartheid in South Africa, supported by people the world over, because black people were being blamed and made to suffer for something we could do nothing about; our very skins. It is the same with sexual orientation. It is a given.
- Desmond Tutu
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1. Tennessee legislators just passed a Creationist bill (sorry a "teach the controversy" Bill), Governor Bill Hasla, is too gutless to veto it and also too gutless to support it so he allowed it to be made law without his signature.
2. In Nebraska. the state legislature voted to reverse a ban on prenatal care for illegal immigrants. Governor Dave Heinemann voted it.
The Arizona bar has disbarred a state prosecutor with close ties to Sheriff joe Arpaio for abusing his office to bring prosecutions against political opponents.
In a Phoenix courtroom filled with fellow lawyers and some of his biggest critics on Tuesday, the former Arizona prosecutor who served for years as Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s right-hand man was stripped of his license to practice law.
A three-member state disciplinary panel ruled that ex-Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas abused his powers as a prosecutor to target his political enemies. Because of that, they ruled he would be disbarred.