It's better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it. -- Eugene Debs
Several thousand years ago, a small tribe of ignorant near-savages wrote various collections of myths, wild tales, lies, and gibberish. Over the centuries, these stories were embellished, garbled, mutilated, and repeatedly shuffled. Finally, this material was badly translated into several languages successively. The resultant text, Chad Farnan believes, is the best guide to the complex and technical subjects of the origin of the universe and organic life.This means Chad Farnan is an asshat.
I beg to differ. That Farnan relies on ancient mythology as a guide to scientific truth makes him ignorant or deluded. That he is willing to harm another to protect his ridiculous superstitions from criticism makes him an asshat. That the school district is willing to support his asshattery makes them contemptible swine.
You are free to be a language deviant if you wish. We are both aware that words do not have intrinsic meaning, but rather acquire meaning by how they are used.Asshat, as it is most commonly used, refers to a person that is clueless or idiotic.I do not dispute that Farnan is also a jackass.
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