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Epanodos

Epanodos (e-pan’-o-dos): 1. Repeating the main terms of an argument in the course of presenting it. 2. Returning to the main theme after a digression. 3. Returning to and providing additional detail for items mentioned previously (often using parallelism).

My $1,200 stimulus check will get me nowhere. How come the love boats and the big jet airliners are getting billions of dollars while I get jack shit? The government could give me $5,000 and have enough left to give the boats and planes a teeny bit less. I would rather be bailed out than stimulated. I’ve got all the coffee I need for stimulation! And anyway, the stimulation check is designed to stimulate “the economy” not me personally. In other words, it is actually a bailout that I get to disburse at my discretion for life’s necessities: for eggs, toilet paper, milk, bread, wine, and beer: I don’t know who you are Mr./Ms. Boats & Planes, but my meager check will enable me to have an omelette, wipe my ass, have a sandwich, and drink a glass of wine. What will you do with your money? Buy tons of fattening food, have your uniforms pressed, pop champagne corks, and pay taxes to Panama? You are getting MORE than you need, while I get LESS than I need. Give some to me!

Bottom line: It is all one big bailout: I get stimulated waiting for my check & when it comes it is ‘spent’ at the grocery store (there’s not enough to cover a mortgage or utilities payment)–I bail out the grocery store (in order to eat and drink). The federal government bails out everybody else who makes more than a few million per year. The point: It’s one big bailout. The “people” get a pittance that isn’t enough to cover expenses. The corporations get billions, and billions, and billions, and some of them aren’t even involved in producing essential goods and services: we can live without the hedonistic boat rides. So, I think the boat and plane people should give whatever they don’t spend back to the people–to all of us who have been financially wrecked by the Corona Virus.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

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Epanodos

Epanodos (e-pan’-o-dos): 1. Repeating the main terms of an argument in the course of presenting it. 2. Returning to the main theme after a digression. 3. Returning to and providing additional detail for items mentioned previously (often using parallelism).

I am not sure where all the vote recounting is taking us, or even why it is being done. It’s a waste of time and money.

We started out conversing about recounts when Trump ‘threatened’ a recount if he didn’t win the election. His ‘threat’ was characterized as more or less unsportsmanlike–at any rate as somehow wrong and maybe even a little whacky.

Now, a recount is being undertaken. Surely the Green Party candidate does not expect to pull out victories in Wisconsin and  Pennsylvania. But we hear whispers that the Democratic candidate is helping sponsor the recounts too–again I say: I’m not sure where all the vote recounting is taking us, or even why it is being done. It is a waste of time and money.

I will be shocked and probably die of a heart attack if anything changes with the election as a result of the recounts. I think I heard today that 5,000 votes for Trump were found in Wisconsin  that shouldn’t have gone to him. That puts a mini-dent (a tiny pock mark) in the 20-something thousand he won by in Wisconsin.

Bottom line: What’s the point. Somebody tell me why we’re recounting votes? 5,000 misappropriated votes don’t answer the question.

But hey–if you play the lotto: “You never know.” Who knows, maybe there will be a miracle and Clinton will take Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

Ha ha! Fat chance. The recount is pointless. It is a waste of time and money.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

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Epanodos

Epanodos (e-pan’-o-dos): 1. Repeating the main terms of an argument in the course of presenting it. 2. Returning to the main theme after a digression. 3. Returning to and providing additional detail for items mentioned previously (often using parallelism).

Uncertainty is looking for faith, faith for the foundation of trust, trust for the will to believe, belief for the motive to act.

Sadly, there’s no guaranteed connection between faith, trust, belief, and action’s consequences. Things often do not ‘turn out’ as expected. Nevertheless, we cannot jettison faith, trust, belief and action.  Ironically, claiming not to be a bearer of faith, one is claiming to have faith in not having faith. The same goes for trust.  That is, mistrust is trust, nevertheless. The same goes for belief.  That is, disbelief is belief, nevertheless. Regarding action, action inevitably conjures consequences: even inaction has consequences, as does indifference.

So, we are left with irony as the atmosphere of human existence: everything is potentially its opposite, and judgment navigates being’s endlessly revolving sphere by turning and returning to yes and no, time after time after time. . . .

So, uncertainty is looking for faith, faith for the foundation of trust, trust for the will to believe, belief for the motive to act. Looking, looking, looking–never seeing, we survive Irony’s atmosphere by attending the banquet of conversation and consuming the hooked exclamation points that pass as question marks. Being hooked, what is there left to say?

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

Epanodos

Epanodos (e-pan’-o-dos): 1. Repeating the main terms of an argument in the course of presenting it. 2. Returning to the main theme after a digression. 3. Returning to and providing additional detail for items mentioned previously (often using parallelism).

The past, the present, and the future are the sum of time: the agents of regret, satisfaction, surprise, and suspense. The past seals what-is-done and the future is-not-yet–the present presses into one mass what is known and what is imagined.  Added together, what makes the sum of time some time is me–the measure and the measurer: the clock with feelings counting out the times that will never come again and counting on the future for another chance before it all ends–the past, the present, the future–the agents of regret, satisfaction, surprise, and suspense; and I who bear it all in full awareness that sometimes I revise and sometimes I forget.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).