Originally Posted by havasu
"So many dresses and so little time to wear them."
(just kidding....I think!)
I'm guessing you mean J. Edgar Hoover. He was the Gay one.
About the polite business. Does anybody remember this:
"Vice President Dick Cheney blurted out an obscenity at Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy during a testy exchange on the Senate floor. The incident occurred after Leahy harangued Cheney about profiteering by Halliburton and President Bush's judicial nominees. According to the Washington Post, the exchange ended when Cheney offered some crass advice: "Go f**k yourself." The Washington Times put it this way: "Cheney...responded with a barnyard epithet, urging Mr. Leahy to perform an anatomical sexual impossibility."
My point being that if that kind of exchange can happen in the hallowed halls of the United States Capitol building...what kind of gestapo tactics are we about to be subjected to at an online forum for debate? When it gets to where I can't tell somebody how I feel about a 2000 year old collection of Jewish fairy tales I'll get out of here voluntarily...you won't have to chastise me very often.
In a letter to then president John Adams here's an excerpt showing what Thomas Jefferson thought about it:
"the day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. But we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away with all this artificial scaffolding"