The Brutality of Reason Example

By Ironcross One-One

Slicing and dicing things into pieces small enough
to be fed to Liberals, Kooks and Anti-Americans.
When feeding Kooks and Anti-Americans
I suggest a potato gun.

If you are the emotional liberal type, this mindspace will make you uncomfortable. If you think my logic or facts are faulty, lets discuss it. When your findings disagree with my findings, that is dialogue. But using rhetoric to disagree with science is demogoguery. No demogoguery! I usually refrain from insults, but occasionally, ignorance and liberal hypocrisy bring out the worst in me.

Location: Edge of Nowhere, Washington, United States

Military Jumper, Diver, Motorcycle Rider, Air Traffic Control and Demolitions Man. I build furniture and cabinets and can frame, roof, wire, plumb and finish a house. Can weld steel, drive heavy equipment, build pole barns and mortared rock walls. Have written one bad novel and one brilliant thesis. And I play the guitar.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Absolute Necessity of GAS

We live in a hydrocarbon fueled civilization. Its the fuel that runs the machines, powers the cars, spins the alternators that push electrons down the power lines. Gas makes things get done. It allows each person to be more productive.

Recently while discussing performance appraisals on some troops with a colleague, I commented that the particular troop was short on Give-A-Sh*t, AKA GAS. We both laughed and the term stuck. We started using it occasionally and it seems to be taking root.

Both the acronym and the underlying term are perfect.

If you don't have any GAS, you will never do anything, accomplish anything, or change anything. This is why it's so important to choose something you are passionate about as your life's work. Passion is GAS.

A lack of GAS is readily apparent to the trained eye. Unfortunately there's so much of it to be observed, we get ample opportunity to study it. I suspect a majority of workers suffer from it. They are barely motivated by the meager pay to do work they are not interested in. Meager work instead of eager work.

A sufficient amount of GAS is a glorious thing to behold. It give joy to all that behold it...except the competition. The competition hates to compete with a well fueled opponent. GAS manifests itself in courageous actions, service and sacrifice. It is also denoted in commitment, practice and ambition.

How are you described? Do you have any GAS?


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