People have the right to express their religious views, and while I agree with the sentiment that
in private relations it's good to not pass verbal judgement, asking/telling others not to is just as much
passing your own verbal judgement on others. Who are you to tell others what they should say?
Let others express their views and let the chips fall where they may. If I consider you a qualified
spititual pasteur in my religious path, I will come to *you* and ask for your view on my behavior.
Second. The legal system makes a clear distinction between "public" figures and "private"
individuals. These people are PUBLIC figures, and thus open to public criticism. In fact, in general,
the only way to know we actually still have the right to free speech is to occassionally purposely
express offensive statements. First ammendment rights are not tested or authenticated by the
expression of "pleasent" speech. We could all feel comfortable that we still have some remanents
of 1st amm. rights left by publically ripping "The Dog" and his feral pack a few new a-holes.
I really dislike Dog, and how he chooses to support his family. I watched numerous episodes
before drawing that conclusion (Unlike the idiot NYT reviewer who gave the Howerd Stern show
a negative review w/o ever watching/listening to him. Upon admitting this she was immediatly
fired! kudos to NYT for that: she deserved what she brought upon herself). Anyway, after deciding
I despised Dog's show, I had a revelation: my remote had a channel changer. Ever since that I
never had to watch another episode! What kills me is these people who claim they hate hate hate
a certain show, thing, person, group, etc., but yet continue to watch and patronize what they claim
to hate, just so they can continue to enjoy getting angry and spreading that negativity.
I'm a relatively happy person. I have lots of personal problems and issues, but who doesn't?
I relatively happy because I *don't* focus on what don't like. I leave a slice of time/energy
(%20) to focus on outside issues that are wrong with our society: items I've deemed narrow
enough where I can make a difference, yet not become overwhelmed and frozen with fear.
Another %20 on my own personal problems/growth. And the rest is work and play.
Being a public figure means being open to public criticism that a private citizen is not
legally open too. Death threats are NOT criticism. Neither public figure, nor private person
is allowed to be the target of threats. My disliking "Dog" has nothing to do with my
outrage over his being threatened. Threats come in all forms, too numerous to list, all
heinous, and I hope they catch the Muther-Bleeping scum that have done this.