Category Archives: Logic

disinformation as misinformation and malinformation also involves framing

By ann summers Excellent Mother Jones article on disinformation that offers an opportunity to remind us that the interpretive tools are there, but they get misused or disused. Disinformation is false information that is deliberately created with the intent to … Continue reading

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Our long National Shake-down continues … Whatabout The Don?

By ann summers “Whataboutism,” with its sly equivalences, false parallels, and misleading analogies, can exhaust and frustrate those who confront it. Putin is an especially skillful practitioner. Now something new is happening. The American president is taking Putin’s “what about … Continue reading

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whether POTUS45* lasts six months or more, there remain ‘alternative facts’

By ann summers One betting shop lost five million dollars on HRC winning the White House in 2016, so unpredictability rules still about the construction of facts. And then there’s probabilty and the machinery of government, perhaps compelling POTUS45* to … Continue reading

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Morning Open Thread – Depostion nightmare

Morning Open Thread is an open discussion forum for human interest news of the day. I have participated in several hundred depositions over the past 40+ years. Sometimes as a witness, and sometimes as an observer/consultant. If one stays in … Continue reading

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College continues to suffer the RWNJ objections to ‘anti-American’ campuses due to a ‘disbelief that liberalism still survives.’

By ann summers There are cyclical media stories over decades about business and medical graduate school programs wanting student recruits who have had a liberal education. The problem represents a continuing crisis of retraining and adapting higher education to not simply the needs … Continue reading

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Tennessee Sheriff proves beyond all shadow of doubt that Beyoncé is a stochastic terrorist

  By ann summers   Another minor public official in Tennessee has decided to support the Bundystani Soverign Citizen wardlordism using county sheriffs as the dupes of anti-government libertarianism. Now the false equivalence of RWNJ sovereignty protests applies where not only is … Continue reading

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Appeals Court Tosses Parking Citation Because Of Missing Comma — Strange News for Fans of SCOTUScare

From AP:  MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — An appeals court has agreed with an Ohio woman who said her parking citation should be tossed because the village law was missing a comma. Andrea Cammelleri (kah-meh-LEHR’-ee) says she shouldn’t have been issued … Continue reading

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Dumbass Politician from Oklahoma Throws Snowball on the Senate Floor in an Effort to Prove That Climate Change Is a Hoax (VIDEOS)

By Elaine Magliaro In January, climate change denier Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) officially took the gavel as chairman of the Senate’s Environment Committee. Later in the day, “he took the Senate floor for a long speech about how human-caused climate … Continue reading

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Texas Student Suspended for Use of the “One Ring”

by Gene Howington Aiden Steward is a nine year old boy with an active imagination. He attends the Kermit Elementary School in Kermit, Texas. He was suspended for making a threat against another student. He said he could “make him … Continue reading

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Not So Curious George Back In Court

By Mark Esposito Heeee’s Back. Put-upon, misunderstood, citizen George Zimmerman, acquitted of gunning down unarmed  Florida teenager Trayvon Martin on a rainy common area between apartments is back in court and being held in jail.  In a Sunshine State courtroom … Continue reading

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