You know, I got to ask:
Avatars...Does that fall under the political hot button issue? I took my avatar down a while ago, but I really have to wonder about skirting around the issue.
I wouldn't know without seeing the avatar in question or at least getting a description of it. You can post it here if you like.
current avatar, I can't imagine yours would be worse. That's not a challenge to out-do him by the way.