You are missing the point completely the article is about the machinations of an abusive corporation , not an attack on the people who work at the nursing homes . They are getting abused by the corporation as well.
Yeah hand Tyson his hat after we make him strip down to his underwear. Just The way he treated Garr.
"individual freedom and personal choice " is one of those vauge and elastic terms that can mean anything the writer wants it to mean. In this case McCallister if that is indeed his name using is it as a euphemism to excuse pathological selfishness and wanton cowardice.
Freedom isn't free
and actions have consequences
In Mantova we have a guy who chose write rabidly jingoistic op-eds for the newspaper but flatly refuses to back up his tough talk by wearing the uniform of the United States .
The "I'll go if the law forces me to go"
line of argument is hardly a courageous posture for someone super patriot.
Perhaps he's under the mistaken impression that being a part-time errand boy for the likes of Robert Novak . Is somehow equal to service in our armed forces.
McCallister Isn't thanking vets so much as he's congratulating himself for being pro-military
The Ironic thing is that If Mantova had followed my original recommendation , he'd just be getting out of the service. He'd have the thanks of a greatful nation as well some veterans benefits to fall back upon.
Mantova wouldn't have to resort to such bottom feeding measures as this feeble attempt to cash in on his proximity to the powerful
Anyone who does any kind of business deal with this guy should make sure they get everything in writing.
IMHO Anthony Mantova is an out an out weasel.
I'm not Here to defend Heidi Walters or the Journal so much as to advocate that the list of Concealed weapons carriers remain public (even if no one ever looks at them it should still be publicly available information).
As should the names of any other people asking for other kinds of special privileges from the government.
Just to ensure that those favors are being dispensed in a fair and judicious manner
I'm not a journalist I can't really speak authoritatively about journalistic ethics.
I know that what the Journal did was legal. Whether it was ethical or appropriate is pretty subjective.
I can sympathize to the extent that I once felt I was misrepresented on the front page of the Eureka Reporter
speaking about an issue which I felt strongly (I was singled out ( not part of a long list) with my name and picture and made to look stupid)
I wrote a letter blasting them about bogus and biased coverage. I had quite a long email exchange with the Author of the piece Wendy Butler.
It was lame IMO but it wasn't libelous so what can I do?
I respect freedom of the press so I had to let it go. Because there is a larger more important issue at stake than "my feelings"
Contrary to what some grossly ill-informed commentators on this thread have suggested The First Amendment and the Second Amendments to our Constitution are not some diametrically opposing forces.
The notion that one is a Blue State amendment and the other is a red state amendment is utter nonsense
They are part of the same document
They both grant important freedoms
and they are both equally worthy of being defended.
So Joe I can hardly see where we really disagree about anything at this point.
Burt the Squirrel is correct
except for the "general antagonist" part. I might be opinionated but I get along just fine with most people.
Perhaps that's why feel no need to carry a concealed firearm in public
Allen , do you feel that having your name on that cover makes your life more dangerous?
or is it just an annoyance?
Your name sounds very familiar to me as well, do you ,by chance,teach first-aid and CPR classes?
If so I may have taken some classes from you a few years ago. I actually enjoyed that class very much. If you're the same guy then I'd recommend you as a teacher
Just because I'm taking an unpopular postion does not mean that I'm wrong
I'll concede that perhaps it was a needlessly inflammitory thing to put the names on the front cover of the Journal
I don't believe ,however, that in comprimised anyones safety nothing anyone has said here would lead me to believe that
It is public information and I believe It should remain a public information.
Another The list should be public to stop an unscrupulous public official from handing out CCW permits to his friends and political supporters. I'm not suggesting that Sheriff Philp would do such a thing But one of his sucessors just might be tempted to do such a thing if the list is secret
How would you like Derek Bowman to be able to pack legally Just because his dad gave a bunch of money to political campaigns?
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