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A HYPOTAXIS RUN-ON SENTENCE BUMBLING ABOUT…

November 12th, 2017

Oddly enough, I’m reading Mark Forsyth’s The Elements of Eloquence—Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase and on Friday I read chapter 11: Hypotaxis and Parataxis (and Polysyndeton and Asyndeton). Forsyth wrote: There’s nothing wrong with parataxis. It’s good, simple, plain, clean-living, hard-working, up-bright-and-early English. Wham. Bam. Thank you, ma’am. “Orwell liked it. Hemingway liked […]

REALLY BIGLY, AMAZINGLY BIG, CONSEQUENCES…

November 12th, 2017

Clearly Garry Trudeau is a regular reader of Have Coffee Will Writes. (Don’t I wish…)

WHAT IS THE LINE ON ROY MOORE’S DEMISE…?

November 9th, 2017

So, now, according to Jonah Goldberg at National Review, we have an idea of where conservatives may (I’m not as certain as Goldberg) draw the line on bad behavior. In Saving Roy Moore Isn’t Worth It, Goldberg writes: I suppose it’s good that some Republicans see this as a bridge too far. But it’s a […]

SPENCER IS A (DANGEROUS) WHINY LITTLE TWIT…

November 8th, 2017

Richard Spencer is a whiny little twit, but he’s a dangerous whiny little twit. That’s why Gary Younge finally decided that interviewing the wasted mass of human genome was important. In Why interviewing Richard Spencer was a risk worth taking, Younge explains: In July this year, I interviewed the American white supremacist Richard Spencer, for […]

WELCOME TO THE PARADISE PAPERS…

November 5th, 2017

For a taste of the papers, see Trump commerce secretary’s business links with Putin family laid out in leaked files. For the more visual examination of all this tax avoidery, there’s First Dog On the Moon.

LET THE WAILING, GNASHING & TWEETING BEGIN…

November 3rd, 2017

Coordinating lead authors Donald J. Wuebbles, National Science Foundation and U.S. Global Change Research Program—University of Illinois; David W. Fahey, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory and Kathy A. Hibbard, NASA Headquarters have just published what I’m certain will be the source of much angst and sleeplessness among those who continue to deny that the existential […]

WHITE POLITICIZE BAD, BROWN POLITICIZE GOOD!

November 1st, 2017

Meanwhile, over at National Review, David French, in Sure, Go Ahead and Politicize Tragic Events, and Jonah Goldberg, in Propriety for Thee, but Not for Me?, have a sleep-over pillow fight over the issue.

THIS IS HOW THE WRONG RESPECTS THE FLAG…?

October 30th, 2017

This is precisely the hypocrisy that boils my grits. Every time I see a wrong-wing group gather to protest how liberals and progressives aren’t real Americans, I can be assured that there will be men and women choosing to wear our nation’s flag as a sign of their patriotism. That is so wrong that Michael […]

THE OPPOSITION PRESENTS A TAX-PLAN TWOFER…

October 26th, 2017

ARBITRATION PUTS CONSUMERS IN THE TRUNK…

October 25th, 2017

Forget being kicked out of the driver’s seat, Congress threw consumers into the trunk and slammed the lid. Only a presidential veto stands between the One Percent—supported by their corporate lackeys—and the rest of us. Frankly, I doubt that President Donald John Trump is capable to doing the right thing even when his beloved Trump […]

THIS, FRIENDS, IS HOW TRUMP BECAME PRESIDENT…

October 25th, 2017

Via Mano Singham…

THE WALKING DEAD AFRICAN-AMERICANS…

October 23rd, 2017

So, after the mass murder in Las Vegas I began to ponder the question: what are the people amassing these arsenals afraid of? The public trope has been that the weapon caches are to protect real Americans from the rogue forces of a socialist/communist/liberal government. I don’t buy that. I don’t buy that because, as […]

NO POLITICIAN IS SECURE FROM OUR SCRUTINY…

October 22nd, 2017

Yesterday I wrote about using laughter and humiliation to make the White Supremacist clowns plaguing our nation in the era of Trump shrivel up and blow away. Spencer is, of course, the poster baby here, but he’s not the whole problem. The exchange between CBS News correspondent Chip Reid and White House press secretary Sarah […]

DON’T BE STUPID, BE A SMARTY, COME AND JOIN…

October 21st, 2017

On Friday, Mano Singham wrote Hugging as a protest tactic and included the 1999 video Michael Moore Vs. Westboro Baptist Church demonstrating that the best response to the small minded is not force and counter-violence, but humor. I’ve written about this theme before with particular focus on Stetson Kennedy and how he brought down the […]

IS TRUMP CHANNELING BARNEY STINSON…?

October 20th, 2017

Today, in talking with one of my students I shared a personal idea about President Donald John Trump for which I have absolutely no evidence. My thought, not unique to me [see update below], I know, is that Trump’s whole reason for becoming president was so that he could get even with President Barack Hussein […]

NEW GUN-CONTROL LEGISLATION BY HALFTIME…

October 9th, 2017

OBAMA, TRUMP & TA-NEHISI COATES’ EVOLUTION…

October 9th, 2017

Ta-Nehisi Coates is tired. Really, really tired, and the mantles dropped on his shoulders by the likes of Toni Morrison, The New York Times and the MacArthur Foundation are not making his life easier. The man just wants to write, damn it! After publishing yet another insightful essay in The Atlantic and a third book […]

AMERICA’S TRACK-SUIT-SEX-OFFENDER…

October 8th, 2017

John Oliver almost gets there. He missed the opportunity for Americans to confront the reason, not the excuse, the reason why the Slavetocracy in the Confederacy was able to finally force votes to secede from the United States: wealth. The teaching moment came at timemark 08:59. Oliver dismisses the argument, but that is the central […]

WE DO KNOW HOW TO CURE IGNORANCE DANAE…

October 8th, 2017

CAN THE GUN DEBATE COME DOWN TO TYRANNY…?

October 8th, 2017

Matt Taibbi, writing in Gun Lobby Is Down to Its Last, Unconvincing Excuse for Rolling Stone, observes: Polls consistently show that majorities of gun owners believe the purpose of the Second Amendment is “protection against tyranny.” National Rifle Association merchandise sits on display during the 144th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the Music City […]

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