And I'm still wondering how "dick in the asshole" finds its way into your statement. There's something wrong there.
Last edited by ecofarm; 10-08-14 at 04:15 PM.
No. I have seen many people appear to do that in these forums but I have never understood the point. Why support an opinion or factual assertion if it isn't true? There have been times I thought something was true and was going to post evidence, but then I found I was wrong or that the evidence was inconclusive, so I didn't make the claim. I have corrected a couple of posts with inaccurate information. My views and posts are based in reality and I am willing to prove it.
This notion came up recently in a thread discussing deGrasse Tyson apparently using fraudulent anecdotes and quotes as a means of pushing various parts of his agenda. Many on this forum basically shrugged, saying even if he did it intentionally it doesn't really matter because he was essentially pushing "good" things so who cares if he fudged a bit of the information regarding the anecdotes he used to push his point.
I was actually kind of surprised. Why? Because so often people cast a negative view towards Machavellian style "ends justify the means" mentality, and yet people were VERY quick to embrace that mentality when the ENDS were ones that they agreed with.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.