Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/22/2014


 

Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/22/2014
 


22 October 2014 at 11:09:19 AM
salon

I VOTED! Went down to the Somervell County courthouse early this morning and early voted. Mostly Democrat, of course, to include WENDY DAVIS and Letiticia Van Putte. At least, if they don't either one win, it won't be because of me. 

I need to be taken to task over the occasional use of the "Royal We".   And NY Times

The royal and editorial we are examples of the exclusive we, meaning that the person being addressed is not included in the scope of the pronoun. English, like many languages, uses the same word for the inclusive first-person plural, encompassing the notional “you” along with “me.” The inclusive we seeks out a bond of empathy or common understanding between the speaker and the receiver of a message. Writers rely on it to establish rapport with readers, and teachers with students (“as we shall see”). But this is not always a welcome rhetorical move, especially when it comes across as pedantic or condescending. At worst, it can recall the we of caregivers for the very young and very old: “How are we feeling today?”

The overreaching effect of the inclusive we has sparked its own humorous traditions. In August 1956, the Los Angeles Times columnist Gene Sherman introduced into print what was already a well-traveled story about the Lone Ranger and his faithful sidekick, Tonto. Surrounded by “wild, screaming Indians,” the Lone Ranger desperately asks Tonto, “What will we do?” Tonto replies, “What do you mean ‘we,’ paleface?” Later versions changed “paleface” to “white man” or “kemo sabe,” Tonto’s endearing epithet for the Ranger. The joke is so well known in the United States that just the punch line is usually sufficient for rebuffing an overly inclusive we.

And

Well, at least I'm in good company. George P Bush, who is running for Texas Land Commissioner does it too.

Bush said he would announce his political attentions before the end of the legislative session in May.

“We want to make sure we’re going for the right office. Our activists are excited to get started, but we want to visit with key decision makers in the party.” Bush said before his speech. “The internal timetable is sometime before the end of session.”

As does President Obama

We reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. For we remember the lessons of our past, when twilight years were spent in poverty, and parents of a child with a disability had nowhere to turn. We do not believe that in this country, freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few. We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us, at any time, may face a job loss, or a sudden illness, or a home swept away in a terrible storm. The commitments we make to each other—through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security—these things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us.  They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.

Ahahahah. Audio of Bristol Palin at that drunken brawl in Alaska (Foul language-you've been warned)

I've seen polls where some people don't think President Obama is doing a good job. I continue to be glad I voted for Obama-TWICE.

Lawsuit about to be filed against the Midlothian (Texas) school prayer plaques.

Elizabeth Warren- Senate has been nothing but a big male-dominated institution

Republican tells the truth about Obamacare

Ohio Governor John Kasich, who has accepted the Medicaid expansion his state, recently suffered from an outbreak of accidental candor, making these remarks about the Medicaid expansion and the prospects for repealing Obamacare:

“That’s not gonna happen,” Kasich told The Associated Press during a recent re-election campaign swing. “The opposition to it was really either political or ideological,” the Republican governor added. “I don’t think that holds water against real flesh and blood, and real improvements in people’s lives.”

No, Rene Zellweiger, that's not why people are wondering about your face

Also this from Dlisted, made me laugh

Renee Zellweger became Richard Gere in Sommersby and everyone became Jodie Foster. They looked at her, squinted the way she used to squint and calmly said, “Who is this woman in my kitchen? You are not my Renee Zellweger.” 

 


Permalink Tags:          
     Views: 813 
Latest Blog Post by salon -Trump Lies
More Posts You Might Enjoy
TXI To Shutter 2 of its Nasty Cement Kilns In Midlothian, Texas

 You! Leave a Comment! You Know you Want To!
You must be a registered member to comment on the blog.
Your first post is held pending approval to make sure you're not a spammer bot

 Not registered? Or you can login!

LOGON - Name:Password:

New poster comments are moderated, meaning they won't show up until approved... or not.  Be patient-we have lives outside this blog, so it might take awhile You want to be rude? totally stupid? inappropriate? Racist? Bigoted? Flame war baiter? Your post may be deleted. Spammers or people posting pretend interest comments but really wanting to hawk their latest book or sell stuff or govt propaganda flacks won't see their posts published. Comments do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of the site owner(salon).
If you have a problem with logging in or registering, please speak up right away. Love your comments. Oh, except spammers
More on commenting



Click Here for Main Page






Latest Posts

Trump Lies
salon 12/14/2018

Trump-Adderall Snorting Speed Freak?
salon 12/14/2018

Hat Trick Criminal Wednesday- Michael Cohen sentenced, David Pecker admission and NY State AG investigation
salon 12/12/2018

What do you get when you merge a Liar with a Grifter with a Fear-Mongerer?
salon 10/30/2018

Terrorist Attacks on (Mostly) Public Officials-Some Sicko wants to murder people
salon 10/25/2018

Most Popular Posts by Year on Somervell County Salon
salon 10/19/2018


More Blog Headlines
 



Comments

salon > Hi, Peter. Long time no hear. The theme of my post, above, is about religous people who believe that god put trump in office. Do you have a specific opinion on that?  On your general comme.... (What is WRONG with ANY Religion that believes a god put a man like Trump in power)

pstern > What a nation of lost souls we have. Determined people are doing whatever they want...which is to create chaos and to bring down our government. While our government is a mess, it's still the b.... (What is WRONG with ANY Religion that believes a god put a man like Trump in power)

salon > From the Dallas Observer in 2015 Prestonwood Baptist Church and its supporters have never liked talking about the convicted pedophile who once worked there and have let that be known in very pointe.... (Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas Back in the News-Internet Sex Sting with Pastor)

salon > Saw this video today   (Pesky Black Buzzards)








Home | Blog Home | About | News | Piazza | Calendar | Audio/Video/Open Rec | Search
Write!  |profile | quotes |
top Daily | top Weekly |top Month | top Year | Top All! | archives | subscribe RSS

 

%>