Anyone who was paying attention during the presidential election of 2008 will remember the numerous times the idiom, “like putting lipstick on a pig,” was employed. The entire idiom continued, “It’s still a pig.” While it’s a humorous idiom, it was used in a sexist, nasty way to refer to Sarah Palin, the Republican candidate […]
RED HERRING: a fallacy in which an irrelevant topic is presented in order to divert attention from the original issue.
I was listening to a very serious commentary on the Fiscal Cliff issue on television when I heard the commentator say that he had been talking with a prominent member of the House of Representatives who said that there were “50 people in the House he believed God gave a goose for.” (paraphrased from an […]
It’s no surprise to anyone to hear me say that I think President Obama is bright and articulate. He may well be one of the best orators to serve as President of the United States. I don’t really care whether he uses a teleprompter or not; his delivery is effective. His team of speech writers […]