Thursday, December 20, 2007

TherealistTruest Meaning

If you have never been here before or have been here but wondered 'wtf is wrong with this idiot? What is up with that title?' This post is for you. This name goes back over 10 years.

There are two important parts to my moniker. Realist and Truest

Firstly, 'Realist'
Well it is pretty much self explanatory. I am a realist. I am a cautious optimist, but I look at things realistically. I'm serious for the most part, probably because I see reality as it is, not the facade that people try to create. I hate fakeness, and respect genuine, honest people.

Secondly, 'Truest'
This is related directly to the 'Realist' because you can't have truth without realism. I try my best everyday to be the 'truest' I can be. I didn't always value honesty, but have come to the point in my life where I am honest, sometimes to my own hurt. Honesty is a noble calling that I wish more people would value. Unfortunately, it is much more popular to be fake and dishonest today than the 'old school'. I guess I'll continue to be my way and be TherealistTruest!

So now you know more about the man behind the moniker.

4 comments:

Higgy said...

THEREALISTTRUEST:

I noted your moniker on the CNR board. It interested me, since I began calling myself a "REALIST" several years ago. Originally, I adopted this name because I am a "Depression Born CONSERVATIVE Baby." I reside in the most Conservative Republican State in the Union - Idaho, where nearly 3/4ths of our Legislature are Republican, with all major office holders, i.e. Governor, ect Republican.

I was 40 years super active in Idaho politics, personally acquainted with every Governor, U.S. Senator & Representative who served Idaho the last 50 years. Although I have not formally left the Party, I am disenchanted with politics in general. I tell people I am a member of a new political party established by myself called "THE REALISTIC PARTY," and ask if they wish to join? :))

Your Blog about Mitt Romney also caught my eye, since I am Mormon. Being a "Realist," I was not surprised nor disdainful with your remarks, since you don't know Mr. Romney, nor do I personally. But I do know what he stands for with his personal platform, which is heads above any of those left in the political race. Not because he is Mormon, but because his overall qualifications, "realistically speaking," IMHO makes him eminently more qualified to lead this country out of a very serious economic mess.

I watched from a front seat veiw how he led the Salt Lake City U.S. Olympics program, bogged down over budget millions $$, drag it out of the bog, miraculously declared one of the most successful Olympic games in history, with a $29 million dollar profit.

This, plus the fact Romney astounded the political circles by winning the Governorship of one of the "Blue-ist" liberal Democratic states in the union, home of the Kennedy Clan. This convinced me Romney perhaps was the only presidencial hopeful with qualifications (If anyone can possibly do it??) to bring the true CHANGE, talked about by both parties in the current race. As you intimate in your blog, we are a rock wall and hard spot, left only with liberal to moderate (McCain) insider good ole boys, and gal, (heaven forbid) to vote for? The circle is complete - I remain politically disenchanted!

I have never met Mitt Romney, but did meet his Father, George Romney, President of American Motors Company, liked, and voted for him when he ran for President years ago. I believe he would have won and been a good President, had it not been for one "sad quirk" during his campaign, which turned the body politic off. It was not the term "Mormon" which played a great part in the undoing of Mitt Romney.

The vote is in, Mitt is out. Our country remains in a huge quandry. Nuf said!

Best regards,

Higgy

Therealisttruest (aka RealTrue) said...

Thanks for stopping by! Sounds like you've led quite an interesting life. The state of Alaska is generally a Conservative state as well, unfortunately the good ol' boys almost managed to turn the whole system upside down. I'm not sure if you're familiar with the name 'Bill Allen', but he is at the center of political scandal here after being a huge supporter of Republicans and any other candidate supporting big oil. After a couple decades of being king of the roost, looks like his greed got the best of him.

As far as parties go, I'm still a young guy, but have found over the past few years that my beliefs are more traditional and thus match better with Republicans. I agree more with the traditional party line more than the direction things have gone in my lifetime though.

Well perhaps Mitt could have been the guy to turn this country around. I was rooting for Thompson at first, but neither him nor Mitt got their message out there enough unfortunately. Too bad too, as Mitt did have a chance and even took the few delegates Alaska has as well. I hate to say it but, anyone but a Clinton, for the love of God, anything good, and especially this country.

You mentioned CNR too, I still don't have any idea if I should throw what little money I have into it. There is no decent feedback I can get either, so I guess I'll go with my gut a bit. The fundamentals surely don't look good, but then again if you're investing in a 50 cent stock, they won't be. I guess everyone is just waiting for that one press release.

Hope you stop by again sometime!

Therealisttruest

Anonymous said...

I HAVE BEEN IN AND OUT OF CNR SINCE THEY STARTED DRILLING. I SPENT THE LAST 10 YEARS BEFORE RETIREMENT AT A OIL LEASE BROKER. CNR AT THIS POINT IS A LOOONG SHOT BET, IE DO THEY HAVE OIL OR WATER IN THE HOLE. IF YOU TRULY HAVE BUCKS TO BURN, I BELIEVE YOU WOULD HAVE A BETTER RISK TO REWARD RATIO IN A CASINO!

HOWEVER, IF THE LONG SHOT OIL COMES IN, PROBABLY 50:1 SHOT, CNR WILL JUMP TO A BUCK OR HIGHER. AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE; I PASS!!

I'LL STOP BY AGAIN WHEN I HAVE MOFE TIME. SUPPER IS READY ON THE TABLE. MY WIFE AND I WOULD LIKE TO COME TO ALASKA FOR A VISIT, PERHAPS SOME FISHING? WE ARE MORE "PEOPLE ORIENTED," THAN RUNNING AROUND AND SEEING "THINGS!" THUS NOT REALLY INTERESTED IN A STUFFY OLD CRUISE. PERHAPS YOU WOULD HELP US PUT SOMETHING TOGETHER. IN RETURN, OUR HOME IS AN EMMPTY NEST WITH FOUR EMPTY BEDROOMS. PERHAPS WE COULD RETURN THE FAVOR TO YOU OR SOME OF YOURS? WE HAVE DONE THAT IN HAWAII- MADE GREAT NEW FREINDS, ALSO MEXICO CITY, AND GERMANY. THINK ABOUT IT, LET US KNOW WHAT YOUR SITUATION IS. IN THE MEANTIME, IF I CAN HELP WITH INVESTMENT PLANNING, THAT IS MY FIELD, I WOULD BE GLAD TO HELP.

BEST REGARDS,

HIGGY

Therealisttruest (aka RealTrue) said...

Alaska is a wonderful place to visit, and some even say to live. I'm on the fence about the latter because it's simply too cold for me. I've lived here for almost 6 years so I know of a few popular places to visit.

The people here, especially in the smaller towns are pretty friendly too. Fishing is an excellent activity in Alaska too. The summers can be full of halibut and salmon, mmmmm tasty salmon. There's not much better food than fresh salmon!

I might indeed be able to help you set something up here, but I would have to have a better idea of what you would like to do in Alaska. I unfortunately have a full house so wouldn't be much help in lodging anymore. Our property in Anchorage had a small spare bedroom and until recently was vacant. We now have tenants renting out the place from us though.

I don't how much you have seen of the rest of the blog, but unfortunately our finances took a turn to the downside in the last six months. We are now getting things settled away again and looking towards a much more prosperous future. That of course will take some time and then maybe we'll be able to take a vacation and see our family in the States. Do you currently live in Idaho or are you out of state? I've only been as close as driving through Montana on the way up here about 6 years ago. I'd imagine it's beautiful in Idaho, though.

Anyways, soon I'll put up an email address on the top of my page and maybe we could move conversation that direction. I certainly wouldn't want to put my direct contact info up here for the world to see. If you'd like I can then get a better email address for you after that.

Thanks again for stopping by! You might just be my first online friend, since I met my wife(that's a bit of a long story I can tell some other time, 8 years and thousands of miles of traveling across the country).

Therealisttruest

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