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Aphorismus

Aphorismus ( a-phor-is’-mus): Calling into question the proper use of a word.

Alternative facts? There is no such thing. If there’s more than one version of a fact, only one can be right. Or, in the process of establishing a statement as a fact it might be ok to use “alternative” as a part of the process, but in the end, there can only be one version of a fact–that’s what makes it a fact as well as true.

So, developing a narrative on the basis of “alternative facts” that seeks to substitute them for the appropriately established facts in support of conclusions that would otherwise be untenable, is evil. In a way it substitutes opinion for fact–so properly understood alternative facts may rightfully be called opinions masquerading as facts. To call opinions facts is wrong: it gives them an aura of incontestability that they don’t deserve.

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

Aphorismus

Aphorismus ( a-phor-is’-mus): Calling into question the proper use of a word.

You call that health insurance? It looks more like a death warrant! It’ll deprive millions of people of health insurance by driving up monthly premium costs.

Can you imagine having to pay half your monthly salary for health insurance? You better start imagining it and contact your representative in Congress and let them know you’ll never vote for them again if Trumpcare becomes the law of the land.

Trumpcare is a heartless inhumane piece of legislation, laced with cruelty and a complete lack of empathy for the thousands of people who will die as a result of its passage. In sum, Trumpcare is plainly evil–the work of Devils disguising themselves as Congressional saints.

I guess if you want to serve Satan, that’s your business. Go ahead and support Trumpcare.

Oh, if you can, give my regards to the Evil One at the rally that’s due here in a couple of weeks. I’ll be home reading my Bible and praying for your soul.

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

Aphorismus

Aphorismus ( a-phor-is’-mus): Calling into question the proper use of a word.

You call that a car? It looks more like a four-wheeled septic tank!

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Aphorismus

Aphorismus ( a-phor-is’-mus): Calling into question the proper use of a word.

I’m not for sale at Toys “R” Us, and certainly, I am not a plaything! Clearly, ‘Etch-A-Sketch’ is not the proper word to use to describe me.  Rather, I think ‘Flip-Flopper’ is much more accurate–like a pair of those comfortable rubber sandals that make a delightful sound when you walk around in them.

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Aphorismus

Aphorismus (a-phor-is’-mus): Calling into question the proper use of a word.

They call it an accident. We call it criminal negligence. We’re waiting for the indictments.

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Aphorismus

Aphorismus ( a-phor-is’-mus): Calling into question the proper use of a word.

I follow my conscience. I tell the truth.  I make no false promises. How can they call me a demagogue?

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