Thursday, February 10, 2011

My sister figured it was better to ask forgiveness than permission, so she made a facebook account for me. I'm going to go ahead and give it a try, so if anyone gets a request from a facebook account with a name that sounds like mine (but is spelled differently) that would be me. I meant to send messages along with the requests, but I'm inept and so keep forgetting. (Of course, you're free to deny the request even knowing it's me. :P)

The reason it's not under my real name is because I'm being all sneaky and pseudo-anonymous right now.

Oh, and Wes, is there any chance you're the Wes with a quote about being creepy on your profile?! Facebook suggested a bunch of people to me that I might know, and one was a Wes, and half the others looked and sounded Middle Eastern. Of course, the freakiest bit was that there were a handful that really WERE people I knew!

There are more people whose blogs I read that I would not mind adding to my friends list on Facebook. The only problem is that I have no idea what your names are since many of you post under pseudonyms. I don't want anyone to feel obligated to add me, or accept a friend request just because I send one, so I'll leave it up to y'all to contact me and give me the name to look for if you're okay with being added. ;) If you're okay with me knowing the name, but don't want the internet at large to know, say so in the comments and I'll give you an email address you can send it to.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Because I love my mom I will phrase this sentence thusly:

Pharisees can go fornicate vigorously with themselves.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

I'm learning

I can now watch an opponent in a debate and see and identify their use of straw man arguments, appeals to authority and attacks on a person's character versus attacks on their position (is there a fancy name for that last one?)


Edit: I found it, it's ad hominem.

Guess I've been picking a few things up that were left lying on the battleground over at Vox's place.
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under live robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." ~C.S. Lewis