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June 06, 2008

A nice knock-down argument for you


Jay Currie asks us to remember Alice as she stepped Through the Looking Glass - "as we have this week" - and met Humpty Dumpty.

“When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”

“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”

“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master— that’s all.”

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 6, 2008 07:33 PM


this right wing blogged died like the Republican party. Bush killed the elephant with his arrogance and stupidity

Posted by: john Ryan [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 6, 2008 10:10 PM

Dear "john Ryan",

I realize you believe President Bush is somehow responsible for everything from (non-existent) global warming to the generalized forever war of the Religion of Peace. But it is difficult for me to imagine how even someone of your obvious intellectual agility could blame the President for the actions of British Columbia's "human rights" legislation.

Do tell.

The Flea

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 7, 2008 08:16 AM


One of the favourite fallacies of the Radical Left. Add in "You're Another" and "Argument Against the Man" and you have most RL rants.

I don't mind that you have an opinion that differs from mine. Just tell me words that have meaning. Then we can talk. I think it's one of the rules.

Or, was one of the rules. Ambiguity, Tu Quoque, Ad Hominem.

That's a powerful argument. Is it "Off with their heads!" or "Change!"?

Posted by: OregonGuy [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 7, 2008 02:04 PM

But Flea, it's so obvious:

1. You are critical of the Left's ideology;

2. Bush is critical of the Left's ideology;

3. You are not entirely critical of Bush's ideology;


It's all so clear!

Posted by: Terry [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 8, 2008 01:58 PM

"Just ask Alice, when she's ten feet tall,
Feed your head, feed your head"

And ta for the link Nick.

The times they are a'changin.

Posted by: Jay Currie [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 15, 2008 01:02 AM