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True Patriotism

The terms patriotic and unpatriotic have been tossed around in recent years more than a drunken rookie bull rider, with its most common usage being a repeated assertion by the McCain campaign (on many fronts–by himself, Governor Palin, campaign workers, … Continue reading

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Biden-Palin Vice-Presidential Debate

It turned out that the conservative (i.e., mainstream) media had a point when they said that they feared a tone of condescension might be set at the Vice-Presidential debate. Where they were wrong was in their insistence that it would … Continue reading

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Being Condescending Toward Palin

We know that this is a blog about language and grammar, not politics, but we can stand it no longer. This nonsense about how difficult it will be for Senator Biden not to appear condescending to Governor Palin in this week’s … Continue reading

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Sporting Errors

If you think that the monthly review of topics that we’ve covered is a thing of the past, then you’ve got another thing coming. In fact, that’s what I’m presently writing. While politics separates us at times, sports often unites … Continue reading

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Political Attacks

There are two aspects of communication—speaking and listening. The blog focuses mainly on the speaking part, of course, but I’ll look at the listening part today since it’s just as important. The Democratic and Republican conventions have come and gone … Continue reading

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If The Election Were Held Today…

Every time that I hear a reporter or guest on a “news” program talk about the upcoming election in terms of “If the election were held today, then…,” I want to finish the statement with “not very many people would … Continue reading

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Olbermann Predicts Daring Clinton Heist

I have breaking political news to report, and I’m not talking about another live report of the empty Washington D.C. home of Hillary Clinton while she talked to Senator Barack Obama in another location (Clinton, Obama talks held without aides … Continue reading

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Insightful Political Analysis

An MSNBC political pundit must have heard about my unadvertised use one amorphous cliche from my book, get the second free special since he gave this insightful analysis of the extended Democratic nomination process last night using two entries from the … Continue reading

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Diss Goes Mainstream

It’s interesting to follow the progression of one generation’s trendy words as they spread into the more mainstream lexicon. The reason that the new generation started to create the new, trendy way of speaking was to separate themselves from the … Continue reading

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Politically Incorrect

Its been awhile since I’ve done one of my very unique entires that highlights all of the errors that we’ve talked about in the past month (28 Language Errors in one Post), so I thought I’d write another one today. … Continue reading

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