Wrestling with Poor Witness Prep

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Let’s face facts. We are all ignorant of something. It is impossible not to be. There are far too many things in this world we can learn and far too little time to learn it. There is no real shame in that. And there is no shame in choosing to be so immersed and knowledgeable in some things that you can not conceivably be knowledgeable in something else. No shame at all.

But, where there should be some shame is not being knowledgeable at all and allowing that ignorance to serve as some kind of accomplishment while you disparage those with actual knowledge. And that brings us to the nominee for Secretary or Education, Betsy Devos. A level of ignorance and shame more profound than when Jim Herd wanted to change Ric Flair into “Spartacus”[1] Continue reading “Wrestling with Poor Witness Prep”

Wrestling with Respect

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“It’s not what you say, but how you say it”-Sherry Anderson (1943-2016) 
My mother used to tell me this in regards to HOW we would argue, which we were both very good at and sometimes very bad at. I think of that because today I had a phone call from an old friend who I often disagree with on political issues and such but it’s always a fun and enjoyable conversation. It’s never vicious. Maybe part of that is because I know he knows his s***.
 

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Wrestling with Brock and Sentencing (or Let’s abuse the ref)

Today we start our series looking  at the Brock Turner Sexual Assault Case by examining both Judge Aaron Persky’s sentencing of Turner to Six months jail time and the public reaction to the sentencing. In terms of sentencing, Judge Persky’s decision to sentence of six months jail time, along with lifetime sex offender registration, and three years probation have come under serious fire. It has even sparked an online petition for the removal of Judge Persky with signatures from all over the nation. People calling this a sign of how none of this is taken seriously. And it all raises a serious question:

Have you lost your minds?  Continue reading “Wrestling with Brock and Sentencing (or Let’s abuse the ref)”