John, you wrote…
John, Linda needs no such lesson. Linda was exercising her right and her duty as an elected member of the HCDCC to do what she felt had to be done. I failed you John as a host as I didn’t do my homework. Again, for the second time in 2014 – mea culpa.
That said, I think civility is a great subject. It’s one of the foundations of my blogging/activism and I think it’s foundational to a vibrant properly adversarial political system.
Serendipitously, after reading your screed* John, I searched The Google for “civility”. Before I could complete the search The Google suggested civil politics which directed me to civilpolitics.org.
The awesome video below was the result. It includes both Jonathan Haidt AND that inequality graph which the four kind folks who have read a type-word or two of mine might recognize. I think this video is a great place to start when speaking about civility in politics. It’s important because it addresses both the “asteroids” or huge common problems we face as a globe and society and it addresses our current hyper-partisanship which simple civility MIGHT help overcome.
So on this most politically divisive of days on our calendar hopefully this video will help point a way forward. A direction that begins, but importantly, does decidedly not end, with civility.
Kids – stay in school, stay off drugs, AND DO YOUR HOMEWORK. I didn’t and I failed first John Chiv and with John’s chosen response, Linda Atkins. My apologies to both for not doing my homework and avoiding some unpleasantness that didn’t need to happen.
Having said that John, my apology to you ends at, again, your chosen and decidedly uncivil and self-serving response.
* ie “pitched a fit”, “her beef”, “screeched”, “petty drama queen”, “bully” etc.