One of the more interesting things we do at this site is discuss smaller topics from local stories of child abuse to bantering with the Duck about film, art and literature. This is a personal post with an inspiration from a local news story. A local woman got drunk and stoned and drove a minivan
the wrong way on a local highway killing members of her own family as well as the occupants of another vehicle.
Recently at work, I participated ( was impressed) into participating in a charity walk to raise money for breast cancer research. My mother is a survivor.
After the walk, my coworkers gathered in a local restaurant and had a few drinks. I alone refused all alcohol as an eight year old girl was present. I do not drink alcohol in the presence of young children as adults are role models. I would also never smoke in front of children either. I am not a smoker, but if I were, I would never do so around children.
I took a great deal of criticism from my coworkers who thought my notions were archaic.
In other posts we discussed the local police in Vermont pouring the drink of a visibly pregnant woman on the floor and escorting her home. I had mixed emotions at first, but the policeman was preventing actual child abuse and doing a public service.
I have also witnessed the real dangers of people operating power equipment after a few drinks at lunch. Drunk driving and operating power equipment is a serious crime that should carry a mandatory jail sentence of at least a week in jail.
Should adults smoke and drink alcohol in front of young children? Were the police officers actions
an invasion of the woman's personal liberty or in line with public safety. Would you take the keys away from a friend who was about to drive a car while drunk. Should Drunk driving carry a mandatory jail time?
There will be no more Yeagley bashing here. I do owe the Editrix and Mac an apology. When they talk of the Dr like myself they are people with years of first hand experience. Their critique and descriptions are 100% accurate conveyances. I will defend the Doctor on any and all charges of antisemitism. I will no longer defend him on other areas such as the Obama posts and the infamous The Hated White Race article. Such sentiments are not defensible and most of us create a Yeagley of our imagination. This Yeagley of our creation, has nothing to do with the real Yeagley who is irresponsible in his witting and incoherent on many levels.
I had prepared a scathing disection of those incoherecies but decided to kill the post. I did a comedic classic satire of one of his infamous posts, but killed that as well. For better or worse he was a friend of mine who has fallen down on the job. As for his break with David Horowitz, I know both individuals via emails and the worst thing one can say about Horowitz ( he would likely admit it himself) is that he is a self promoter. Horowitz is a very sharp man and brilliant writer and is correct in saying nothing while distancing himself. I will follow his prudent example
and do likewise.