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Well there goes any respect I once had for Missouri.
:-)

Jan Norton wrote:

> >===== Original Message From Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
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> >Hello folks,
> >
> >I, for one, have no respect for someone who uses the type of language that
> >JB displays on this professional conduit.  To disregard his remarks is to
> >condone them.  I do not accept his bizarre behavior and will continue to
> >be offended, even angry, when I read his comments.  He will not confuse me
> >with regard to what is proper and improper behavior in intellectual
> >discourse.  His behavior is disgraceful.  Not shocking, not sad; simply
> >disgraceful.
> >
> >J.B.'s language is vulgar, but there is no reason why intelligent people
> >should have to ignore it.  If we are truly a society that attempts to work
> >toward social civility, we need to recognize aberant behavior when we see it.
> >
> >He has already diminished his professional standing with this group
> >beyond any level of repair.  He'll have to trust me on that.  I can only
> >imagine the shock and dismay experienced by some of the people he
> >has accosted on this listserve.  I'm not particularly sensitive, but I
> >greatly admire many who are.
> >
> >Personally, I'd appreciate it if he would have the decency to disappear
> >from this list.  If not, at least apologize for the unbelievably crude and
> >semi-literate remarks, and then refrain from posting for a couple of
> >years until he is able to correspond like a gentleman.
> >
> >I don't believe that it is within Guillermo's job description to cut J.B.
> >off.  And it is obvious that he is philosophically opposed to doing so.
> >That is something that is to be respected.  I, however, have no
> >compunctions about speaking my mind with respect to J.B.'s unacceptable
> >behavior, or anyone else's for that matter, who feels compelled to try
> >and drag this listserve down to the their level of brutish squacks and
> grunts.
> >
> >I have learned so much from all of you on the LRNASST over the years, and
> >consider it an honor to be among you, albeit virtually.  Keep the
> >scholarly dialogue going, friends!  Honor, courage, and responsibility are
> >your riding partners.  This is truly a great society.  Our job as
> >citizens and educators is to see that it moves forward.  Not backward, and
> >certainly, not downward.  Forward, with conviction, decency, and a marked
> >propensity toward inquiry.
> >
> >At least that's the way it seems to me.
> >
> >Pat Schutz
>
> Jan Norton, Director
> Center for Academic Support
> Missouri Western State College
> St. Joseph, MO  64507
> (816) 271-4536