I have been informed by an alert reader that the true spelling of Manacheinistic is Manichaeanistic. Please be advised. It is indeed especially important (avoids confusion, drives point home better) to get that word right when talking about Bush's Manichaeanism. I am grateful for the correction.
(Hat tip and bow to: reader Lord Pixie for my calling attention to this error).
Explanation/apologia: The Elements Of MY Style
I want my readers to know (I have seen alot of comments of this stripe - don't think I don't pick up on this) about as regards my grammer, etc., I belabor my best to comprise posts with the utmost of accuracy. There are alot of folks who (obviously lacking rebuttal to my substantive points) comment on the "spelling", "typoes" etc. I have even been called French! (Francais in French).
What people should understand (comprendre) is, that, when they see so "many" typoes this is usually (typically) my comment in a comments box in some person's blog, newsgroup discussion, AOL chat, etc. Yes I conceed in such forums I don't always type with the accuracy of great literature like Joseph Conrad etc., especially on AOL chat I'm not there trying to re-create the works of Arthur Halley or something. It's just about getting IDEAS out there which is why I allow myself some modicum of informality, skip words (articles) etc.
Of course, in my own blog, I do take more care to create lovingly posts with (avec) better composure. This is (it's well-known) one of the benefits of the blog format as opposed to IRC etc., you can kick back and (with the help of dictionary, thesaurus, Strunk White etc.) take the time to arrange your thoughts and present them in a presentable (not dispresentable) fashion. Typing (carefully) more this way takes TIME for me (so far this post: 17 minutes/late already!) which, in some INFORMAL (non-careful) discussion I don't always want to spend. So please do try to understand that when commenting on my syntax et al. You maybe don't know what you're talking about there. Tha'ts why it's best to focus on the substance, it seems to me. You're on much less shakier ground if you stick to FACTS than irrelevant things like my "spelling". Just some friendly advice,