Not long ago, I was reading an argument on a forum. The topic was crude and/or vulgar vocabulary. While I was drawn in to read the thread, prepared to see opinions on both sides of the issue, it was not a "pro" or "con" that ticked me off, but something altogether different. It was only one of the most recent examples of something I have seen a lot of these days: the inability to acknowledge a difference-of-opinion as being a difference-of-opinion, and, instead, resorting to personal attacks.
One thing I have seen a lot of these days is people who misrepresent themselves. Many refer to themselves as something they are not; I suppose they are trying to present themselves as more important than they actually are. While this covers various topics, one has left me especially steamed.
Whether one is superstitious, or has simply been unable to avoid the news, that famous groundhog has informed us there will be forty more days of winter. Hating winter as I do, this has led me to not like Punxsutawney Phil very much, either. Regardless, I decided to check into Phil and find out what it is all about.