BS Spotters Guide

Posted Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at 1:12 PM
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  • SLICKER,

    Another technique in great vogue these days.

    THE POLL.

    Saw one just a few minutes ago, from a "Citizens' Group" on the current national political world.

    With as many as six multiple choice selections for each item -- there were no selections indicating anything but some level of support for the Anti-Pres. Obama positions -- and no selections in opposition to the that "Anti-O" position.

    You can bet poll results will be posted as representative of the national electorate.

    Saw the President's speech before the U.N. General Assembly this morning.

    Prior to this, I believe I've witnessed every televised appearance and speech before the U.N. since Eisenhower. Only read about Truman, did not get to see him.

    Before anyone jumps to conclusions -- find that speech on the internet and listen to exactly what the President of the United States said.

    I don't believe any American can object to a single word.

    That was as blunt, as direct as it could have been. No *****-footing, straight talk.

    Pragmatic and pretty doggone conservative regarding the U.S. role in the past and future.

    Yes, he was observant of protocol and basic courtesy, and quite proper.

    I have almost rabidly liberal friends who are going beserkers because the President has adopted strongly moderate, totally pragmatic approaches.

    In the open debate, liberals are asking for their most extreme proposals and are being voted down by their House and Senate colleagues.

    The conservatives present their extreme proposals and are being voted down.

    The vast majority of Senators and Representatives are now working to deliver a Health Reform plan which will accomplish what is desperately needed NOW, and they are rejecting all extremes.

    -- Posted by HerndonHank on Wed, Sep 23, 2009, at 2:36 PM
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    Another one for you Brian:

    Circular Logic - this involves supporting a premise with a premise rather than a conclusion. In layman's term. A student argues that they can't get a C on test because they are an A student.

    -- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Wed, Sep 23, 2009, at 2:45 PM
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