June 30, 2017

hyperbole hueristics

The latest DNC campaign ("people will Die! and they will be CHILDREN!" ) seems especially tonedeaf coming just a fortnight after a Bernie bot tried to make exactly that event occur in Virginia. Anyway, I think humor is one of the best ways to soften many a teachable moment, and is an even better way to deliver a dispositive beat-down. Remy, again, in terrific form...

Hope y'all will post this to FB... I will, just after I get done castigating CNN....

Posted by nanobrewer at June 30, 2017 12:18 PM

Holy cow, I viewed a few other of his vids on that YouTube results page: awesome! I'm reconsidering how I post about CNN. This one's the best:
"Milton Friedman schools young Bernie Sanders about poverty"

Posted by: nanobrewer at June 30, 2017 12:45 PM

I love Remy, but this one is Hall of Fame. It shuts down not only the insane partisanship, but also the paternalism.

I've already used it as a comment twice: once for a discussion of Raw Milk and once for a discussion of mandatory netting/fencing over infield seats at baseball games.

PEOPLE WILL DIE!

Posted by: jk at June 30, 2017 4:46 PM

Raw milk... netting?? Nothing about Healthcare?!?

Posted by: nanobrewer at July 2, 2017 12:19 AM

Also worked in the blogger who was killed by a defective - wait for it - whipped. cream. dispenser.

Posted by: johngalt at July 3, 2017 2:53 PM

We mock, but it's become a problem of epidemic proportion, as a Second woman is injured by exploding whipped cream dispenser. Or maybe it's just another chance to publish four more snaps of the tragically killed fitness blogger, in bikini and workout gear. Plus a video.

Click-bait journalism?

Posted by: johngalt at July 3, 2017 2:59 PM

I think watching the video of the bikini-clad fitness model victim truly encapsulates the depth of the problem. If those abs can be harmed, what chance have we mortals? ("Can such rage inflame immortals' hearts?" -- Aeneid 1.1)

Thanks, I did miss the C.R.U.E.L. W.H.I.P. ACT "The carbs, the container..." But in fairness I cannot recover from "Native Americans (0:39)" and the names of the esteemed legislators.

Posted by: jk at July 3, 2017 3:16 PM

"Native" Americans was delightful.

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