Tag: Hyperbole

Hyperbole, Decibels, and Persistency

 

[hat tip to @oldbathos for inspiring this post]

Everything I recommend here will be abhorrent to traditional Republicans. It stinks of nastiness, exaggerations, and mischief. But we already know that our usual methods for accomplishing anything are a waste of time and unappreciated. Going along to get along is off the table.

Dangerous Words Matter

 

Have you noticed how the word choice and hyperbole of the Left has ramped up since the January 6 incident? And have you noticed how weak the protest has been from the Republicans to refuse to accept language like “insurrection” and “coup”? I don’t know about you, but I feel deeply the dangers of this language, and I predict that not only will it worsen and intensify, but we are all personally going to be vulnerable to these attacks and the actions that may follow them.

Sen. Chuck Schumer established the lexicon to describe this event:

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First I took @rodin’s advice to approach the day as an investigative reporter. That mindset helped me start the day in a more settled state of mind: curious and open. When we arrived at the court house, witnesses had arrived. We waved at them and mouthed, thank you, as we entered the court room. Preview Open

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Once you are seriously saying Republicans are literally killing people and Boy Scouts are Nazis …  where do you go from there, rhetorically speaking? John McCain voted yes on the idea that the Senate should have a debate about how to fix Health Care… again. To Democrats… who aren’t being hysterical at all… this means […]

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I guess this is just another of my nonpolitical rants. I get so tired of seeing any Internet headline that contains the words “everybody’s talking about….”  I know it cannot be true, because I am not talking about whatever it is.  Am I not part of everybody?  I’ll bet you aren’t talking about it either, […]

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