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 I know what "at will" employment is. Even as a teacher I am at-will. It's quite likely he's not at-will though, because that's how TV contracts tend to go (same with college and pro coaches). They have guaranteed contracts. The same applies in most states to school superintendents and business managers. If they are fired without cause, they have to be paid the balance of their contract. In fact, with these contracts, the situation is exactly the opposite of what...
 You can't "disagree" with a fact. He did not make a "direct verbal association." At best, he made an indirect one, and even that is pretty weak. He was talking about types of sin. That's what he was asked. It's the act of sinning that "morphs out." At no time did he draw an equivalence. He listed different types of sins. In his view, and in the view of millions of Christians, both ARE. This includes Time's Man of the Year himself.As for the network, what in the...
 That's what I thought initially. However, I now wonder if they really are free to fire him. He's presumably under contract. Unless his contract prevents him from discussing his, uh,  "traditional" views on gay marriage, they may be guilty of  religious discrimination.   There is no way they'd make a sort of "conduct unbecoming" charge stick with what he said, nor did he disparage the network.  He wasn't charged or convicted of a crime.  How does his termination have any...
 It would be clumsy and dumb if he were a politician, but he's not. The flow of the words? Come on. He didn't link anything, except to note that in his view, both are sins. He was essentially fired for talking about what many view as the biblical view of marriage.
Alternate title:  Freedom of Speech:  A Postmortem  As many have heard recently, "Duck Dynasty" start Phil Robertson has been indefinitely suspended (read: fired) from the show after stating his Christian belief that homosexuality is a sin.   Here are (most of ) the comments made:    And here is the response from GLADD:   So, here's my take.  First, as a Christian myself, I don't agree with his comments.  I do not consider homosexuality a sin, and believe that in the vast...
Ballmer is an idiot. He presided over the disastrous Windows Vista, the yawn-worthy Zune, the hot but not all that profitable Xbox, windows Phone--which no one uses, and the Surface, which is not selling anywhere near like they hoped. I said it years ago: Apple did not Micro$oft in the 2000's that Micro$oft did to Apple in the 1990's. Apple came out with market-dominant products like the iPhone and iPad, and Microsoft tried to "compete" with them. First, they mocked...
Not a fan of his work. Leather and felt. Enough said.
 It is incorrect to suggest that Romneycare and Obamacare are the same plan, drafted by the Heritage Foundation.  It is true that the Heritage Foundation proposed the mandate, but that is about where the similarities end.  As for the conservative reaction, it's hard to judge...because while Romney was a Republican governor, the GOP in MA isn't exactly conservative.  I don't recall the nationwide reaction (from my perspective) being very positive.  Many conservatives...
 The fact that they essentially eliminated the filibuster for judicial appointments doesn't both me.  I've never felt that either party should be able to stop nominees with 41 votes.  That being said, my real issue is the rank hypocrisy of Reid, Obama, Biden et al.  They are all on record slamming Republicans for even discussing the option.  Some go so far as to call it "the end of our democracy."   Yet somehow, they get away with it.  Hell, Obama blatantly lied about the...
 I don't see why you need to be adversarial about it.  I also don't think anything sammi or I posted indicates corporatism wasn't at play.  If I did indicate that, then it wasn't my intention.  Obviously corporatism played a major role.  But, so did the raw pursuit of control and political power, a leftist-progressive mentality, and total buffoonery with regard to understanding economics.  
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