I’ve been almost wholly AFK for a bit, due to feeling even worse than usual. I’ll be entering “make-up posts” tonight to catch up. Usually, I’d do them in order, but this one is too topical for that.
I realize that McCain has claimed to have already won the presidential debates tonight. Wow, his truthiness is spectacularly crappy, isn’t it? But for those who plan to watch anyway, FactCheck.org has a nice little Debate Spin Antidote. It’s worth the few minutes it takes to watch it.You might find the FactCheck Wire handy during the debate, too.
What is it that drives some people to constantly seek arguments? It doesn’t matter what you say, they have to pick at it. I truly think, on one mailing list, that I could just post, “Oh, I totally agree with you” and a few people there would still find a reason to bitch.
I have to wonder what they’re like in real life. Scratch that, I know what they’re like. You say, “What a great day! Everything smells so clean right after it rains!” and they respond with, “I hate all the mud” or “Damned county still won’t let me water my grass” or something else that’s negative, in a tone that indicates they suspect you to be personally responsible for the rain, and maybe the drought, too. If it hadn’t rained, they’d gripe about that, too.
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