The church knows about Holtan's past, he's not allowed contact with minors, he's fulfilling his probation requirements, and it appears he has not repeted his old behavior in 13 years, and he's served his time. Unless we are going to set aside a kind of leper colony for all sexual offenders, we ought to give people like Mr. Holtan a second chance.
I'm a democrat and I live in Dist. 8 and Ward 6 .
Kudos to Steve Kozachik; if keeps acting like this I'm going to have to vote for him at the next election.
Is it really that hard to find out if a water main is leaking?
Larry Audlsley wrote: "Anyone so inclined can comb over that tape to see if different editing could have produced different interpretations of the event, but I'm sure that would have already been done if it could be.'
Mr. Audsley: Beck website turned the 2hr tape over to their video producer and she combed over the tape and shows where it was intentionally edited to mislead the public. Perhaps you should take a look at what they did. Below is a quote from "The Blaze’s Pam Key, who produces most of our original videos, is experienced in reviewing hours and hours of raw audio/video to find key sections that can then be used in proper context. Her review of the NPR exposé identifies a number of areas to examine." and a link to here analysis
"So after saying that the MEAC website advocates the “acceptance of Sharia,” the video cuts to the NPR exec saying, “Really? That’s what they said?” The cadence is jovial and upbeat and the narration moves on. The implication is that the NPR exec is aware and perhaps amused or approving of the MEAC mission statement. But when you look at the raw video you realize he was actually recounting an unrelated and innocuous issue about confusion over names in the restaurant reservation."
To those complaining about cheering & applause at the Tucson memorial service .
I'm from Tucson. One thing I have learned from this: until it happens in your town you can never fully understand the trauma of this kind of tragedy. There were tears at the service & in the homes of those watching as well.
And yes, there was cheering:
Because the first responders & the UMC staff who waded through the blood deserved our thanks.
Because of Daniel Hernandez's heroism and compassion saved her life.
Because a man's last action saved his wife.
Because the heroism of two of our elders cut the carnage short.
Because Giffords opened her eyes for the first time since she was shot.
Because after years of having our faults broadcast across the country, the nation could see our strength and decency.
Because our hearts are broken & we have been numb and/or crying for days.
Because there were survivors!
Because each speaker understood that a memorial service is a celebration of life.
Because we are human beings with a wide range of emotions grieving in our own way, & decorum, or the expectations of outsiders, means nothing.
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