Ernest, during his long stay here, was extremely combative, inconsiderate, and rude. He gave as well as he took. He considered his lifestyle superior to everyone else's, and posted this opinion, so the idea that he was unfairly picked out is pure bullshit. Any glance at his posts will show his extreme belligerence.
As for the idea that the plight of his family was unfairly attacked, he brought that article to the attention of several prominent people here; and if he protests now the desemination of that news, and the reaction to it (especially given his previous disparagement of other people's more moderate lifestyles), he cries crocodile tears.
That being said, this thread is getting mean-spirited. Ernest is not here to defend himself any longer, so I'm asking everyone to stop the jabs immediately. They were fun at the beginning, but enough is enough. Also, Ken, stop playing at being Jerry Springer, and posting little tidbits you know that people are going to jump on. It's distasteful.
I don't want to have to lock this thread or Secret Squirrel it. That's all.