Posts Tagged ‘Truth’

It’s Also Irritating

April 27, 2023

It’s a dangerous thing to mistake speaking without thought for speaking the truth.

Benoit Blanc, Glass Onion (2022)

And Sloppy

July 25, 2022

While something may be unlikely given what is known, to say, “There’s no evidence X is true,” when no effort to gather evidence has been made is just disingenuous.

Hardly Seems Worth The Effort, Now Does It?

April 6, 2022

For the record, if it’s a matter of state policy that something is false, and it’s a crime to say otherwise, it’s almost certainly true.

My Life Would Be VERY Different If That Were True

December 20, 2021

Robert A. Heinlein went on record that he felt the phrase, “All’s fair in love and war” was a “contemptable lie.” Along those same lines, I also put into the “contemptable lie” category the phrase, “If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.”

I’ll Elaborate On This Next Week

September 17, 2021

Just because you’ve known something for a long time doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ve stopped fighting the idea of accepting it.

Sometimes That’s Just The Way It Is

December 23, 2020

I hate when I end up writing things like “my mother isn’t good with computers,” because I feel like that’s such a trope, and I hate tropes.

But I long ago made the decision that when I’m writing, truth trumps trope.

These Days You Might Need To Drop That Percentage Even Further

July 2, 2019

Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.

Edgar Allan Poe, “The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether”

Because I Get Nervous When People Talk About What They DON’T Do Instead Of What They Do Do

January 3, 2019

I may be the only person who sees a label that says “Animal cruelty free” and mentally adds, “But we torture the **** out of plants and humans!”.

An Open Letter To Pretty Much Everyone I’ve Ever Known In My Life

August 20, 2018

Look . . . we need to talk.  Maybe we’ve talked recently, or maybe it’s been years, but there’s something I need to say.  If we spent any significant time together at all, it’s something I would have tried to say before at least once, but I may not have said it well,  so I’m going to try again.

If I ever told you that you were smart, it’s because you are smart.  The same applies if I ever told you that you were pretty/handsome, talented, funny, or any other positive trait I might have commented on.  I get that everyone has moments of self-doubt sometimes, but it bothers me if you start to wallow in them.  When you doubt yourself like that it bothers me a larger scale because I can clearly see that your doubts aren’t based in fact, and it bothers me on a more personal level because (and I say this somewhat tongue-in-cheek, of course) it feels like you’re calling me a liar.

Stop calling me a liar, damn it!

A Super Grover Quote

July 25, 2018

I would rather the man who presents something for my consideration subject me to a zephyr of truth and a gentle breeze of responsibility rather than blow me down with a curtain of hot wind.

Grover Cleveland