Say My Name

As I get older, I find that I am less forgiving. Just now, reading over a friends status update, I noticed that someone called the President of the United States, “Odumba.” I know that passion tends to cloud judgment, but it pains me to see people this violently uncouth. Passion without understanding is a dangerous thing… If you can’t argue your position intelligently and without resorting to childish name calling, you really shouldn’t display your lack of intelligence for the world to see.

I’m not a democrat, nor a republican… and even though there were plenty of opportunities to call the former two presidents any number of names, I didn’t simply because there were better ways of displaying my frustration with their policies and missteps than by calling them names, including word play on the dumb.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but GW2 flew a F-102A… ever seen the inside of this aircraft? You can’t be dumb and fly a jet. If you meant that he made some questionable decisions based on his advisory group’s intel? Yeah… sure… but calling the sitting president of the United States names doesn’t sit well with me even if I disagree with his politics.

I consider myself a comparatively smart guy and I couldn’t fly a jet like GW2 did, mostly because my grasp of avionics is suspect at best. I just think that the former and current Presidents of the US deserves a modicum of respect… at least the amount of respect necessary to avoid calling them childish names. I’m a firm believer in taking the higher road… and while I enjoy making fun of people, probably more than most do, I still consider it bad form to call people names when I am trying to argue politics.