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Restrictio

Restrictio (re-strik’-ti-o): Making an exception to a previously made statement. Restricting or limiting what has already been said.


I said a few weeks ago that the people who stormed the Capitol Building were a group of tourists on their lunch break who were hungry and angry. Well, although I stick to the major framework of my belief, additional information has come to light on FOX News, to wit, the people are members of Militia Clubs of America whose bus dropped them off at the wrong venue. They thought they were at the Washington National Zoo, where they had come to liberate their mascot that had been “kidnapped” by US Government Animal Control Agents. They believed their peacock, Himmler, was being held against its will and subject to government brainwashing.

Given this new information from a highly credible source, I am willing to revise my initial statement to take into account the latest revelations. Choose which version you may, as long as you choose only one version. Even we can’t believe both at the same time, but as loyal Ultra-Conservatives, we are required to believe, and espouse, one. Take your pick and spread the word.


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Restrictio

Restrictio (re-strik’-ti-o): Making an exception to a previously made statement. Restricting or limiting what has already been said.

I told you yesterday that we have to be frugal—save our money and live simply. Well, maybe that’s too money conscious, and anyway, I bought a parrot this morning. So, starting tomorrow, let’s start our frugality campaign. We can start by cancelling all your subscriptions and credit card, and I’ll keep thinking about what I can do, and don’t forget, I’ve got to feed this hungry parrot. Also, I may need to get hm a friend if he gets lonely.

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Restrictio

Restrictio (re-strik’-ti-o): Making an exception to a previously made statement. Restricting or limiting what has already been said.

I think it’s time for Trump to shut the hell up. Well, maybe not shut the hell up, but just have his vocal chords removed. Well, maybe just one vocal chord would do it. Yeah, that’s the ticket. One vocal chord.

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Restrictio

Restrictio (re-strik’-ti-o): Making an exception to a previously made statement. Restricting or limiting what has already been said.

I think it’s time for Putin to confess. Well not quite confess, but at least wipe the ‘na-naa-na-naa-naa’ smirk off of his face!

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Restrictio

Restrictio (re-strik’-ti-o): Making an exception to a previously made statement. Restricting or limiting what has already been said.

I think his brother George made an interesting point about Jeb’s profile on LinkedIn, but jeez, George looks like a weatherbeaten little old shrimp boat when he stands alongside Jeb.  I would say, though, if he’s going to speak in praise of Jeb’s manliness and related leadership qualities, George should get a pair of bullhide elevator Ropers (sort of like like Marco’s man-me-up flamenco boots). Otherwise, who will believe him?

I hope nobody starts calling them “Mutt and Jeb”* on the campaign trail or in photos of them standing  together.

Mutt and Jeb

 

muttandjeff

*Allusion: Mutt and Jeff Cartoon Characters c. 1909

 

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

Restrictio

Restrictio (re-strik’-ti-o): Making an exception to a previously made statement. Restricting or limiting what has already been said.

You made a good point, but it isn’t good enough to persuade me or anybody else! Here’s why . . .

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Restrictio

Restrictio (re-strik’-ti-o): Making an exception to a previously made statement. Restricting or limiting what has already been said.

This is the greatest place in the world–with the exception of our cabin in the woods!

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