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    A look back at 2016

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceWayneJr. View Post
    Let us not forget that the Clinton emails (where the biggest thing anyone could find was friggin' Pizzagate) were released almost immediately after the Trump tape dropped; within hours. Remember that the next time someone tries to revise recent history about Donald Trump's collusion with Russia to influence American elections.
    QFT. To this day I can't understand how he got away with it all in plain sight. Now they want to say the FBI, etc are at fault for investigating him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    A look back at 2016

    I apologise for stopping halfway thru. I could feel it eroding my ability to divide numbers by five.
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    It's hard to know with Trump how much is his dumb luck and how much is deliberately dumbed-down. It seems to work for him--it's his Peter Principle--in that whatever thing he's been doing has paid off allowing him to go further until now when he's reached a level of such incompetence that it's cost thousands and thousands of lives.

    With his rambling non-sequiturs, I remember an analysis from 2016 that said this worked for him. His ellipsis meant that people had to fill in the gaps for themselves--so they could imagine whatever seemed the most intelligent thing to them--and their memory of what he had said included what they thought he was saying.

    Also, his manner of speaking is more like how people actually talk. We don't talk in organized sentences. We ramble and leap from one topic to another. His way of speaking doesn't sound artificial--it simply sounds extemporaneous. So people feel like he's connecting with them on a human level. Whereas Barack Obama speaks like a great poet, in beautifully constructed phrases that make him seem like something beyond all of us. And for a certain demographic that's off-putting.

    In TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, when Atticus Finch speaks to some folks at the trial, they feel insulted by his way of speaking, as if he's mocking them by using such formal language.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kelly View Post
    It's hard to know with Trump how much is his dumb luck and how much is deliberately dumbed-down. It seems to work for him--it's his Peter Principle--in that whatever thing he's been doing has paid off allowing him to go further until now when he's reached a level of such incompetence that it's cost thousands and thousands of lives.

    With his rambling non-sequiturs, I remember an analysis from 2016 that said this worked for him. His ellipsis meant that people had to fill in the gaps for themselves--so they could imagine whatever seemed the most intelligent thing to them--and their memory of what he had said included what they thought he was saying.

    Also, his manner of speaking is more like how people actually talk. We don't talk in organized sentences. We ramble and leap from one topic to another. His way of speaking doesn't sound artificial--it simply sounds extemporaneous. So people feel like he's connecting with them on a human level. Whereas Barack Obama speaks like a great poet, in beautifully constructed phrases that make him seem like something beyond all of us. And for a certain demographic that's off-putting.

    In TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, when Atticus Finch speaks to some folks at the trial, they feel insulted by his way of speaking, as if he's mocking them by using such formal language.
    A fear of education is a terrible thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetengine View Post
    A fear of education is a terrible thing
    And it leads to a dangerous path as we are on today where science is discredited but charlatans are heeded as if they are a fountain of wisdom.

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