You forgot a group. The Tennessee Equality Project Shelby County Committee which has been working for LGBTQ protections and equal rights since 2004.
If he really wanted to make references on documents and in law clear, he could go through and change husband and wife to spouse and references to mother and father to parent. Simple fix. But that's not Ragan's agenda. He's made his agenda very clear in the past....he has a huge issue with the LGBT community and one wonders if the quote, "me thinks he doth protest too much" has some meaning here.
The name Le Jardin was stolen from the original chef. I believe legal action is pending. I will never support this business.
He needs to go. No other business in this city would have been allowed to expand they way they have without providing adequate parking.
I've been reading the blogs, articles and editorials about what happened in Arizona and all I can say at this point is, I don't care what anybody says, words matter. They have an effect. They create emotional responses. That's why we write. It's why we write complaint letters, letters to the editors. Hell, it's why we post comments on blogs, at the end of articles on the web or on social websites. We are eliciting a response.
While Sarah Palin's may not be personally responsible for that nutjob's actions, her words have an impact and she needs to understand that and respond appropriately. Every writer needs to understand that, embrace it and act responsibly. Write responsibly. What they...what we say matters especially when it reaches the eyes and ears of someone who is already emotionally and/or mentally unstable.
For those on the right to say that we can't hold Palin's (or any other public figure) feet to the fire over this is just wrong. Palin didn't pull the trigger but she wrote the words that may have put the thought in Nutjob's mind.
People write for effect and response. People write to touch a person's emotions. Words hurt and heal and make us laugh or cry.
Yeah. Words matter.
The mayor is assessing......what bloody ever. Nothing will happen to his two buddies for destroying what was once a national model for excellence. Every one of the council members should be outraged. Why is it only a few seem to be questioning what happened? And what's up with Joe Brown?
By Chris McCoy
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