The reason for this post today is that I must comment that I, Lying Lester, have, from time to time been quilty of cherry-picking data to validate my viewpoint, revising history to validate my subjective agenda, and demonstrating a knee-jerk intolerance for any difference of opinion.
Most notably I am quilty of the use of derogatory descriptive adjectives like POS, "asshat", "devious" and many others. I guess you have to take the good with the not so good. We've all been quilty at one time or another I suspect.
I must also admit that Lying Lester is quilty of these transgressions more than the average person. Far more. I tend to not extend the benefit of the doubt to people. I believe most are basically dishonest like myself. How someone interprets information will shape their conclusions. Misrepresenting information is often due to this, although, this usually does not apply to any incorrect information disseminated by yours truly. They don't call me Lying Lester for no reason.
Everyone has an agenda and the human tendency is to frame it in the best light, or even to outright lie, as I often do. As to politics and governing, neither conservatives, pRogressives, rEpublicans or dEmocrats are immune from the temptation to spin the information to best suit their agenda. I have come to accept it simply is what it is and efforts to change it are, in the end futile.
Hopefully more of us have active inquisitive minds and don't just dismiss everything we prefer not to consider because it doesn't fit old paradigms or simply makes us uncomfortable.
What I'm saying is that I'm hopeful that people out there in Blogostan will take me at my word and continue to buy my bullshit. I'm VERY hopeful, in fact, that Lying Lester will NEVER be called out on his lies by his so-called fRiends (people who Lying Lester actually considers dupes he has masterfully tricked). :)