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By Isaac Orr
New carbon-dioxide rules would put America in the dark
Topic - David "Big Papi" Ortiz
A handshake? Sure. A selfie? No way.
Boston may have chosen Mayor-elect Martin Walsh — who narrowly defeated John Connolly — in Tuesday's race. But the third-place finisher was a more familiar name, though he's known more for power-hitting the Red Sox through the World Series than for political aspirations.
Language matters. Respect for others — common decency, we used to say — requires that we think of how our words might affect those within earshot. Will the words we use offend religious believers, shock the elderly, confuse younger children or be a bad example to teens yearning to be adult? If so, then we need to choose other words.
The tragedy at the Boston Marathon called for comforting words to a dispirited city. The resumption of Red Sox baseball this past Saturday, after the city lockdown, was presumably an attempt to rally the citizens of Beantown and to inspire civic pride.
Ortiz denied taking the picture with the knowledge it would be part of a promotion.