Reality ??Posted Thursday, May 3, 2012, at 6:33 PM
I read this commentary and it helped me understand certain peoples difficulty wrapping their head around certain facts. You see, it simply doesn't fit their definition of reality. See if they accepted certain things, then they would have to admit that their perception of reality is completely skewed. Kind of like, well I don't accept it, so, therefore it's false. They will hold onto this position at all costs, and will resort to name calling and other tactics rather than admit that someone else who holds a different opinion is right. Facts and figures and sources are irrelevant. This, in my opinion is what is wrong with politics today.
This is an interesting read in my opinion.
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I'm an almost 61 year old transplant from California 6 1/2 years ago. I work in road construction, those dastardly flaggers. My family roots go back to New England farms, not the big city. The last town I lived in when in California grew from 16K to 40K in 10 years, and that was enough to drive me out. I don't engage in or tolerate name calling. Name calling reduces an adult discussion to grade school play yard level. I have never served in the military, but have family members who have, dating back to WW1. I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I am neither extremely Liberal or Conservative. I am raising my 16 year old grandson, not what I expected at this age, and dealing with those issues as well as my health and near retirement which are 2 things I intend to talk about. I decided to try my hand at this thanks to the warm welcome I have received on Mike's blog. When I take a position, I will defend it until I am shown that I am mistaken, and when that happens, I apologize. There are other things about me that will come out over time I'm sure.
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