Friday, June 09, 2006
just a little bragging..........
First and foremost, I want to wish Mrs. Flywheel a happy anniversary. As of today we have been married for 5 years and there's not a divorce in sight. In today's world that can be something to brag about. She's a wonderful woman who forgives my faults and heals my ills. I know you don't read this site very much, but if you're reading it now...I love you. On with the bragging! I will probably hate myself in the morning but I can't help it. I followed a link from Maggie's Farm (a shelf favorite) to a site called sandmonkey.org where there was a discussion about Michael Berg held through user comments that got a little "warm" for a minute. One individual kept commenting from thier high horse about people being insensitive to a still grieving father and another explained his actions away as depression and a lack of stability brought on from the traumatic events he witnessed. My siter-in-law was only sixteen when she ended her life and I witnessed first hand the grief that it brought to my in-laws and wife at the time and I still see them suffer with it several years later. I can not imagine what the parents of al-zarqawi's victims felt as they watched the execution of thier children. With this in mind, I still find a way to lack all understanding or acceptance for what Mr. Berg is doing now. He seems to have heeded "the Emporor's" advice and gone fully over to the dark side. Because of this Shelfers, I could not stand to read the pitiful drivel any longer and placed a very minor "cyber smackdown" on a couple of commentors. I am not one to gloat, but I will a little this time because what I explained to these individuals brought on two very different responses. One admitted that I was right. The other has yet to even respond directly at the time I submit this post. Other readers on the site just show thier irrational mind sets even more by completely ignoring the logic of myself and the others on the site. Typical responses from the fanatics we see protesting everyday in our country, although I was admittedly impressed by the individual intelligent enough to ponder my statements and admit his aggreement. Check it out if you wish at http://www.sandmonkey.org/2006/06/09/someone-please-shoot-michael-berg/
I hope you will all forgive this temporary bout of vanity I struggled with in this post. I promise I will do my best to avoid such things in the future.
Please feel free to comment if the need strikes you.
"Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast." -- Logan Pearsall Smith