Nov 5, 2013 at 20:21:59
“Completely agree with your observation. Still, I'm enticed to give the Ealanta a try. Lord knows I've p.i.s.s.e.d. away a whole lot more than $120 on "the latest and greatest" (what ever that has represented) . . . and been sorely disappointed.
Can't stop seeking out the best, IMO. One life and all.
Take care . . . and thanks for the reminder!”
“"Demonstrable" , within your logic, suggests that "the truth" you tacitly suggest as a given, is affirmed through merely including as little as one example of what constitutes a "feminist".
Your complete embrace of such a fallacious or fraudulent syllogism in co-mingling unproven personal opinion, which (arrogantly proffered) also supports the same as "truth", is not only non-quantifiable but it is wholly illogical . . . as millions of men and women who consider themselves true feminists will never fit inside the remarkably narrow, emotion-drawn "truth" you claim as a given.
To simplify, which clearly seems required here . . . Your blanket (and unsubstantiated) generalization(s) surrounding what constitutes a "feminist" is akin to claiming that "Because my next door neighbor's teenager is lazy, all teenagers are lazy . . . and my opinion on that observation is also the truth as it applies to all teenagers." That is what's referred to as a broken or faulty syllogism.
I clearly have wasted way too much time here. You've long past defined your limits.”
“Paul's response highlights his total lack of rationality in his default justifications (including engaging in the plagiarism that got him into this mess) as he (unwittingly?) ignores the most basic honor-bound responsibility for a "trustworthy" transparency so required to lead.
Such obviousness bespeaks what can only be described as narcissism-driven political opportunism.
That said, those of us who've been watching Paul exercise his "craft", armed with only the most rudimentary grasp of behavioral awareness(es), have never taken what he has to say (or his true motivations) seriously.”
“Your post would probably endure more than just cursory consideration if instead of representing your observations as being the final word on what does or does not represent feminist intent within this/it's transitive state of evolution, with the actual "noble goal" of eventual balance between the current over-reactive mindsets by both men and women . . . you might simply consider punctuating your comments with the words, "In my opinion."
Because you leave yourself wide open to the concept of unwitting irony when asserting such unenlightened generalizations as "(facing up to) facts" and which totally deny the process of "water seeking it's own level" through it's own required mass-awareness inertia . . . and not through some angry mid-gap understanding for what, in actuality, always has to occur whenever "man" has had to rearrange archaic belief structures.
If you think about it you might see other examples of "his" historical evolution into a more balanced social perspective that hasn't been based on gender disparities, though that one big ole, neck-hung stinky albatross is the "biggie".”
Alva Goldbook on Nov 3, 2013 at 10:43:37
“Well, I didn't say "in my opinion", because I figured that was self-evident. I also figured that what I was saying true and demonstrable.”
“I nuanced what I assumed was wry humor straight away, but I guess I felt compelled to suss that out a little further . . . as this site tends to attract people that actually rely on the "all look alike" thing as the deepest thinking they will ever attempt (on their own).
“Claiming El Arroyo is in "Downtown" Austin is fightin words for those who have long known the levels of "lowly edakit" distinction(s) attributed to favoring the north side of Town Lake (now Ladybird) and the wonderfully free-spirited designation (by old time, "real" Austinites) for Austin's greatest institutions located on the south side of the lake . . . such as The Continental Club, Armadillo (World) Headquarters and El Arroyo.
Antone's is on the North side of the lake, but Clifford Antone often said that was the one thing he always regretted about his iconic music venue . . . all in the spirit of the decades-long light-hearted feud that had which side of a shallow river you favored, determining the depths of your soul. (Stevie Ray's statue could only be placed on the South side, according to some South Austinites.)
Scholtz's Beer Garden also got a "located in downtown" pass by musicians, famous authors, politicos and "keg philosophers" for reasons of "mobility convenience" I suspect.
El Arroyo is a must do, should you ever visit Austin south of the lake. Your hotel though, will likely be located on the north side . . . in that hipster ant mound called "downtown".”
Teufel Hunden 1918 on Oct 31, 2013 at 21:05:39
“Thanks, I learned something interesting about Austin today! If I lived there I'm afraid I wouldn't write so kindly of hipsters, though.”
“You don't even have to set foot in your first Psych class to grasp the nuanced implications for defaulting to such a referral, even though it is unlikely that any deeper ill-feelings (toward someone of a different color) actually exists in the representative's intent. We don't know his history, based on this article.
I could be outraged, but I'm not due to a general grasp of the brain's pathways towards conscious rectification of unconscious "loose ends" for all types of confused state situations. It happens to everyone, whether we want to admit it or not.
That said, and giving this representative the benefit of the doubt for (his brain) simply choosing the easiest (generationally imprinted) way to correct his falter, it still indicates a latent indication of a mindset that , hopefully, will eventually disappear from our social (un)awarenesses one day.
I don't know the man well enough to refer to him as an actual racist, but just someone who, in this case, wasn't really "present" (with his own thoughts) when he chose to speak.
Just my opinion.”
Oct 30, 2013 at 17:29:57
“Whenever someone I first meet immediately asks me what I do within the first or second question, I let them know . . . that I am "gainfully un-employed on a regular basis, including weekends, nights and holidays".
I return with, "And you?"
Smart, less neurotic people generally then get that the question should be left for use at seminars, pick-up bars and power lunches.”