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In memory of a gentle soul.

I never planned to add a memoriam to anyone on these pages, but on occasion someone passes that has added meaning to life that must be recognized. Not everyone is a celebrity for people to fawn over after their passing. Many live lives of quite anonymity and touch people in ways that last after their passing.

One such person was Jimmy Chris Pourlos who passed away several days ago. Jimmy was a gentleman in every sense of the word. Gentle by nature, kind, soft spoken with a warm smile for everyone. I want to tell you a little about Jimmy.

Matt Lauer Fired From NBC

Wow, the mighty are falling.  Simple allegations can cause a person to lose his livelihood and become a pariah in the public’s eye.  Not that I’m defending Matt, he is quite capable of defending himself, but I just wonder about all the allegations that have cropped up lately about so many people.  Some for supposed act over 30 years ago.  Hell, I don’t remember what I did last month let alone 30 years ago.  Simple allegations, no proof, no witnesses, no jury of their peers nothing but what someone claims to have happened.

Some are “guilty” of inappropriate touching.  Just what consists of “inappropriate touching”?  If I touch a woman on her shoulder is that inappropriate?  If I hug someone that I know and haven’t seen for a while is that inappropriate?  If I remark how well someone looks in the dress she is wearing, is that being sexist or sexual harassment?

The Dominoes continue to fall

Garrison Keillor, former host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” said he has been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of improper behavior. Minnesota Public Radio did confirm that Keillor had been fired, and said it received a single allegation of “inappropriate behavior”

Anther of those darlings of the left exposed. And many of you thought only right-wingers were predators.