Tag Archives: Politics

Ethos, Pathos, Bathos

Three articles I came across yesterday, in no particular order. First: Regimes that are losing public support always make the same mistake: rather than fix the source of the loss of public trust–the few enriching themselves at the expense of … Continue reading

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Only Five More Days

Only five more days needed to carry on ignoring the election, and then it will all be mercifully over at last, and I can take my fingers out of my ears. I’m expecting the Labour vote to collapse as a … Continue reading

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Nancy Pelosi’s Nervous Fit

Somehow or other I got thinking last night about this exchange between Nancy Pelosi and a reporter in a press conference. I was still thinking about it this morning. It began when Nancy Pelosi was leaving the press conference, where … Continue reading

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Accelerating Climate Craziness

I first noticed the Global Warming scare in about 1990. But it only became difficult to ignore about 15 years later, when it started being all over the mainstream media, and I stopped buying the Independent when it got far … Continue reading

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Ignoring The Election

I’m thoroughly sick of Brexit. We’ve had three years of it slowly dragging on. So I’ve been doing my level best to ignore the current UK Brexit General Election campaign. And I’ve actually been very successful. I’ve hardly noticed it … Continue reading

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Is Coal Killing People?

Extending on JoeL‘s response to Smokingscot’s link: Michael Bloomberg: “Some people say, well, taxes are regressive. But in this case, yes they are. That’s the good thing about them because the problem is in people that don’t have a lot … Continue reading

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The Continued Expulsion

I thought I’d continue today along yesterday’s thread, exploring the expulsion of smokers from society, and some of the consequences that seem to have naturally flowed from this. I still vividly remember the day – 1 July 2007 – when … Continue reading

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