Rhetoric

The word rhetoric once denoted ways of communicating one’s thoughts by devices called “rhetorical devices” “Appeal to authority” (used in terms like “expert/scientists say”) is a rhetorical device often used by journalists to convince readers of the validity of their opinions. But today maybe 2500 years since the devices of rhetoric originated, the noun rhetoric  … More Rhetoric

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 journalism; the word used to be spoken in reference to schoolyard incidents; now everyone charges … More Bully Narcissist Liar

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… Many of President Trump’s statements have been fact checked especially by the Toronto Star. The … More Great Britain’s The Guardian.com still leads the world’s anti Trump pitchforks.

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 of what  President Obama was saying about infrastructure on January 6, 2009. Today 8 years … More INFRASTRUCTURE

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 journalism; the word used to be spoken in reference to schoolyard incidents; now everyone charges … More Bully Narcissist Liar

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 with it and Mr. Obama first started calling for “unity”. Saturday, 15 March, 2008 Political … More Unity implies agreement.