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Originally posted by endisnighe
Wow, I never knew whatukno would EVER have stage fright.
Speak up grumpy old man.
oops sorry, I forgot to turn your mike on!
End slaps himself in the head, Huge facepalm.
Originally posted by whatukno
Sorry fellas, apparently someone locked me in the green room. Thanks for having me on today, I am doing great and how are you two doing today?
Originally posted by whatukno
Well Jean Paul, I am glad you asked that question...
For years now our American system of politics has been taken over by corporate lobby groups. Our elected leaders no longer listen to the public, and as of late really don't even pretend to care.
So I thought to myself one day, Wuk, what can I do to help fix this? Like the old saying says, if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. So I am here tonight to announce my candidacy for Michigan's 11th Congressional District House of Representatives seat.
I think that the only way to truly cause a revolution and facilitate change in this country is to do so from the inside out. I want to be one of the very few politicians who actually care about the American people, and want this country to succeed.
I see it everywhere I go, businesses closed, crime up, people laid off. And it breaks my heart. Because I know that we are better than this. I know that America is stronger than this. And I know that with the right opportunities America can get itself out of this recession, and become a strong economic power in the world again.
Originally posted by TarzanBeta
In fact, the truly wise person will not be habitually grumpy. The truly wise person will be calm and patient more often than not.
It is only when some calm and purposeful people get pushed do they become grumpy. Hence your next paragraph.
That is not to say that a lot of apparently calm and patient people are incredibly smart. Sometimes the apparently calm and patient people are the ones who simply don't care (until it affects them directly in a negative way that is completely unavoidably demeaning and/or abusive).
But it is not good to lose my wit. No - because there may be a truth that I myself am missing from something... and it is better not to react too entirely quickly to such posts because I am become what I berate.
For example, I am straightforward with my thoughts and actions. Sometimes the cold, calculated and unemotional responses are what other people view as grumpy. People think I am a jerk because they believe that I must mean something ELSE besides exactly what I said. People think I am a jerk because they fail to realize my sarcasm because I do not LAUGH. My humor seems to piss people off because they do not realize it is humor. Once they do... they're already too put off to laugh. Rarely do I meet someone who busts out laughing after something I said and I look at them like, "Why?" and then they think that I meant what I said ... but the reality is that I am not used to someone seeing it for what it is! I call it having a dry and cerebral type humor, almost Britishesque with a touch of sarcasm.
So, it is probably a bad thing to say that grumpy people are more evolved because grumpiness is usually a misunderstood perception rather than a reality.
But what have we earned?
How many people perceive what I just said to be grumpy?
I assure you that I am not grumpy. I tell it how I see it without diluting.
I think it is the people who perceive grumpiness instead of thinking about what was said that are the people who were raised and bred around politic and "perfection" instead of honesty and hard work. Another portion of the people choose the politic and "perfection" life because it has more material benefits. Of course their minds rot away...
So, I believe the reality is that those who are perceived grumpy by society are generally the ones who actually aren't negative, but honest. I believe the reality is that those who are perceived grumpy are perceived that by the truly negative people who can't HANDLE the truth. Those people become grumpy because they have to face life instead of being babied all the time.
The way society is headed, I believe that a lot more people are being babied; it's a fact. I work retail. My job gets more difficult everyday because of peoples' infantasies. Yes, new word, I said it.
I could go on, being the grumpy and opinionated person that I am.