My what a quiet morning. Woke up early as usual and just sat back and continued reading A Storm of Swords. Only on page 710 or so. At least I am nearing the end. Seems like George has managed to pull the rug out from under me a couple more times. Excellent writer and very hard to anticipate. The story has me entralled because just when I think I have something anticipated I find evidence that I am going to be wrong and then totally blind-sided.
[Rant]Find it amazing how people are so willing to use email lists to further their agendas. The harsh words and the stretching of facts… the anger. What is ironic is the perceived tone I get of bitterness really takes me from thinking “I would support this” to “I will not support this person”. Someone so angry… so full of bitterness does not rationally approach the situation. I have seen people so mired in this desire to further the agenda that they will say and do anything to further it.
All they want is to make sure that they get what they want. I find this duplicitous manipulation of others emotions for a cause insulting. It is as though they think that I cannot see through this charade, this farce. By plunking at my emotional strings they think that everyone will come to their aid.
Then again… some people do. Some people are so easily manipulated that they will be manipulated by hate speech. Charisma is something that can be the most dangerous factor in any battle. Perception is everything to us. People will follow a dictator if they a gulled into believing the ones the dictator opposes are evil. Described by a skilled orator, an old man giving a little boy a candy cane a Christmas can be a pervert.[/Rant]
Now that I have become a hypocrite, I will stop… 🙂
Kuddos to Slyflame as she has read one of the best authors ever… George R. R. Martin.
That is funny… got kicked out of a computer lab because they were going to have a class in there. Lo and behold, no one showed. Gee… a Saturday class? Riiiigggghhhhtttt. As a college student, we had a professor tell us that we would have to go to a Saturday class because we got the 4th of July off… 5 of the 30 of us showed. We got extra credit, but still… Saturday class? It should be unconstitutional!
Okay… I may have a new favorite web site… for annoying Danny & Joe at work… Dumb Facts: Why Do You Care? which has news, statistics, random facts, insights, wierd brand names, on and on and on…
Oui, je suis un nerd!
Interesting site… The Super-Scientific, Remarkable Accurate Gender Test… hey, it could guess that I am a male, so how bad could it be?
The Phobia List
Another site to check… what fears do you hide?