Sunday, November 30, 2008

You're Doing It Wrong: English Teachers

Apparently, a lot of people on the Internet are stupid; at least, that's what the Internet things. Yet, even assuming that the Internet contains an equal selection of all the people in the English-speaking world, that would mean that most people are stupid. Most people are average, but they're not stupid.

Sounding stupid is easier than it sounds; a lot of delivering a convincing argument has less to do with the argument and more to do with the delivering. Delivery is something that's taught. Some people may be more talented than others, but the fact remains a fact--delivery is taught. The people who teach delivery are the ones responsible for the Internet sounding like it's full of stupid people.

These people are English teachers, and the fact the Internet sounds stupid points to them doing something wrong. They aren't teaching people to deliver convincing arguments or deliver anything lol

I'd offer up some way to fix things, but I can't think of any. I'm pointing at a burning car and saying the car's on fire, get a new mechanic.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Holy Shit

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

USB

In response to the creation of USA, there was USB, a low-grade European consumer substitute.

Knock Knock Barack

At the White House:
"Knock knock barack?"
"Who's there?"
"I already said, it's Barack."

Friday, November 07, 2008

LOL WAT CHNAGE OABAMA HAS NONE PLANS

For the conservatives out there who haven't figured out how to use the Internet yet and still think Obama has no plan, here's a link to Barack Obama's plan for America:

http://www.change.gov/

Hopefully you guys can read.

All due respect to my intelligent conservative friends... unless you hadn't figured out the Internet either.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Second Quote of the Decade

"Oh my God, did you watch that speech, dude?"
-Bala

Monday, November 03, 2008

No Religion of Peace

While it receives a lot of attacks, a lot of people are defending Islam as a religion of peace. Yet there do exists verses in the Koran that emphasize the destruction of those who oppose Allah, just as those exists that emphasize peace. The Bible has similar poorly considered plot holes. For example, despite Jesus' message of peace, check out Psalm 139:21-22 (KJV):

Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.

In both religions, a message of love or a message of hate can be contrived from the proper holy books. It all depends on what's needed that day of the week.

The extremists--the Muslims who hate the West, the Christians who hate the East--they're all the same. The use a different book, but they center their message around hate and supremacy. The rest of the folk is the same too--they believe in love, and the extremists want to scare the folk into hatred too.

It's in the eye of the beholder. Let's put all the extremists in a giant pit and let them duke it out... or work it out. I'd bet on the prior, but the latter would be quite the triumph for love.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Obama's Resume

One of the major attacks against Barack Obama has been his apparent "lack of experience." There is a reason this is an issue--experience yields something crucial to leadership--but if Obama can satisfy this reason without the experience, he doesn't need it.

Experience yields wisdom. If one has been through a situation before and dealt with it--either right or wrong--the hindsight of that success or failure yields wisdom. A wise man can identify that a situation is analog to a past one and use the hindsight he developed to solve the present situation. This is the reason math and science students do homework problems, athletes train, and the greatest wise men are old.

Every step of the way, Obama has dealt with situations using vast and quality hindsight, and he's done it in such a way that his solution has been effective in the short term and long term. This is foresight, and it's a quality that Augustus--the greatest leader who ever lived--possessed. Perhaps he doesn't have the most extensive resume, but he's demonstrated through his actions that he has everything he needs to be an effective and powerful president in a way that no list could.

It's been argued that it doesn't matter if Obama's a good leader, that his stances on issues are sour. Yet it is his foresight that guides his stances on issues, so because he has leadership qualities, these lead him to the best stances for the short term and long term success of America.

Men like this--ones with incredible leadership capacity, hindsight, and foresight--only arrive when they are needed. We need Barack Obama; the fact that he's here demonstrates that.
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