Category Archives: rhetoric

Great Britain’s The Guardian.com still leads the world’s anti Trump pitchforks.

We stand together against Donald Trump’s toxic agenda ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Racism, sexism, misogyny, Islamophobia, antisemitism, homophobia, war mongering, climate change denial or policies designed to boost the wealth of the already super-rich should not be rewarded or celebrated in this country… … Continue reading

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INFRASTRUCTURE

Infrastructure has come to be central to politician and economist verbiage. I began hearing the word in conjunction with President Obama’s change that can be believed in when I began wondering what he meant by infrastructure. Below is my understanding … Continue reading

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Bully Narcissist Liar

“Bully” “Narcissist” “Liar” *Narcissist has become a popular journalistic epithet used often by Trump critics presumably from the left. I’ve also seen it used by Rush Limbaugh lambasting President Obama from the right. *Bully is a popular epithet even outside … Continue reading

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Unity implies agreement.

Today CP24 television, part of the Bell Network, has been highlighting president Obama’s call for unity after a rancorous election contest. The piece below was written during the 2008 Democrat primaries about when Hillary Clinton was expected to walk away … Continue reading

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Presidential Debates in 2012&2016

Today is the third day after the presidential candidates’ debates of September 26 2016. What’s different from the debates in 2012 is more people watched Monday’s debates than in 2012, and there are no neutral opinions about the results: everything … Continue reading

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Trump’s Cool

  I published the following back in 2015 when linguists started trying to analyze Mr. Trump’s talk. My view printed below was inspired by my reading over the years of McLuhan’s little book “Understanding Media”.   I just came across … Continue reading

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I apologize.

Learning to apologize childishly through instinct and imitation, whenever I realized I’d stepped on someone’s toe inadvertently I’d say in all humility, I’m sorry: “from the bottom of my heart … I apologize”. Yesterday and in recent years “apology” has … Continue reading

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