Sunday, January 24, 2010
Patient Earth: We Knew Her Well
Last night was the end of a poster on The Victoria Advocate, Patient Earth. I would like to say a fond farewell to this intelligent poster. She was brave in her battle against ignorance and denial. She took on the battles against acceptance of less-than stellar educational practices in Victoria; excusing racial/culture slurs as blog titles; slanderous remarks against people from Goliad; and other hot-button topics. Alas, she didn't have enough power to survive the dynamic delete button pusher, however. Puzzlement surrounds her final blow from the powers that be at the paper, as other posters racked up multiple deletions in one thread and yet remain on the site.
Reminds me of having professors/bosses who were less than knowledgeable and yet they held the power of success to my education/career. The Victoria Advocate throws out the Constitution and continues their tyranny in the building that is ironically located on CONSTITUTION STREET. Goodbye, Patient Earth. We will miss your intelligent/questioning posts. Come over to blogspot and settle in here, where the delete button gathers dust and rust. We appreciate everyone's unique views and ability to express them.
Fun Ferret Fact: "Ferret out" is a common expression. It means to hunt or search for. Centuries ago, people used tame ferrets to drive rabbits and rodents out from hiding places.