The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions ~ Leonardo da Vinci (4/15/1452 to 5/2/1519) an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer.
This post is a message from me to the blogger formerly known as dmarks. If this sounds like something you would not be interested in (and you very well may not be), feel free to stop reading.
Still reading? OK, then let me explain (in case you aren't dmarks)... dmarks recently changed his Blogger ID to D. Luthor. Why? Could have something to do with me writing a number of posts about him on this blog. Maybe he wanted to escape the name dmarks and the unflattering things I said about him? Before anyone accuses me of having a big ego -- in that I'd actually think another blogger would change his name because of something I said on my blog... relax. This is just a theory. Still (I think) there is a good possibility that this is exactly what happened.
Now, before I get to the message, first I'll reveal the reason behind it, which has to do with a comment Luthor/dmarks recently made on the Rational Nation blog...
|D. Luthor: About that Dervish blog? The guy that ran it made a big deal about a "truce" in which he would stop calling me Dennis (no big deal for me) and I would not call him by Sanders' name or rank (very important to him). In return I would un-ban him from my blog (also important to him). I accepted his truce. His response was to go on and break his promise and use the "Dennis" name which gives him so much joy. As a result of his display of dishonesty and deception, I have re banned him... along with the Hitler baby anon guy (comment from the RN blog, 8/14/2013).|
What I'd like to tell Lex is that he is mistaken. I offered to stop calling him "Dennis" on 8/11/2013 (in a comment on the blog of Lester Nation). I wrote a post in which I called him "Dennis" and published it on 8/10/2013. Of course, when I offered to stop calling him "Dennis" I meant GOING FORWARD. I never offered to go back and edit any old post in which I referred to Luthor/Marks as "Dennis".
I don't care for being accused of dishonesty or deception; even though I'm sure Lex simply didn't notice the dates on which the truce was made compared to the date on the offending post. No biggie if he acknowledges the error, but that isn't the only untrue accusation put forth by Lex in his comment. He also says me calling him "Dennis" was "no big deal" for him, when it clearly bothered him quite a bit (even if he didn't change his ID for that reason... there were other signs he didn't like it). Then he says that me getting him to stop referring to me as "Harland" or "Colonel" (based on the Sanders surname) was "very important" to me.
Also very important to me (according to Lex) is me not being banned on his blog. But Lex is wrong on all counts. In fact, I SPECIFICALLY SAID none of these things were that big a deal to me when I offered the truce. And, while I did ask he not call me "Harland" or "Colonel", I never said anything about being unbanned from his blog. That was entirely his idea.
Everything Lex says is important to me is actually not important to me AT ALL. And I know Lex reads this blog. He doesn't comment (although he may have commented anonymously before I disabled that option), but there have been no "D. Luthor" comments here. He did comment before changing his ID on the Paula Deen post, but before that I can't remember the last time I saw a dmarks' remark here. As for how I know he reads? He revealed he knew things on the RN blog that he'd have no way of knowing otherwise.
Given that he has read, I'm thinking he will read this. I do not care if he doesn't however, as the actual purpose of this post (despite what I said in the opening) is so a public record refuting his claims of "dishonesty" and "deception" exists. And to emphasize that my offer was genuine. There was definitely no deception or dishonesty. I am, however, only guessing that the post concerning MLK quotes (the one where I referred to dmarks/Luthor as Dennis) is the reason Lex now thinks I'm dishonest and deceptive. It's possible I called him Dennis in a comment somewhere, although I don't think I did. And if I did it was out of habit and not on purpose.
However, he did say "about that Dervish blog". This is why I assume he was referring to the aforementioned post. In any case, the cease-fire is clearly now off, as calling the one making the overture dishonest and saying the proposition was a "deception" pretty much voids it, I think. Also, despite the name change he kept the first initial of "D", which I still say stands for "Dennis". That would explain why it upset him so. Dennis was like, "how did he know??".
Update 10/14/2013: "D. Luthor" changed his blogger ID back to "dmarks". Perhaps, as suggested by another blogger, "d marks" stands for the grades he got in school? That, or his name actually is Dennis. I think it more likely that Dennis Marks got D marks in school.