Wisdom and Aphorisms from President Trump: Great Leader, Great Teacher, Great Supreme Commander, Great Helmsman of our Nation


#21127

If you think throwing in an insult as a basis to establish some argument is “obviously ok”, you are all mistaken, or badly cultural-centric. But go you, I guess.


#21128

… again, if he were anyone other than President of the United States his kids would be hiding his car keys and finding him a nice home.

Re: Trump thinking about running for the 2012 election. This was reported at the time.


#21129

Good, you worthless POS. They shouldn’t be putting you on the air anyway. Of course DJT would die before boycotting some news network. He lives for the coverage.


#21130

It is no more an insult than using the term “no true Scotsman” would imply something about people in the northern reaches of the U.K.

I can see that there is potential for misunderstanding among those who are not acquainted with this extremely common, decades-old rhetorical device, but Scott’s comment was entirely within the bounds of a slightly rough-n-tumble discussion, which this forum tends to be.


#21131

It’s not as common as you think it is. I’m pretty sure that used in certain countries it would be seen as terribly offensive.


#21132

I can’t know what will be viewed as offensive in every country.

The question I asked is a variation of the standard textbook example of what is called a loaded question, one which contains a presumption of guilt. If you look back at the exchange, you’ll see I offered it in response to another loaded question, for the purpose of demonstrating that this prior question also contained a presumption of guilt.

I can see how you might be offended if you didn’t know that; but you know it now.


#21134

I understand that, but I wasn’t actually bringing in family members; no more so than I would be bringing in Scotsman by referring to the No True Scotsman fallacy. The question I asked is quite literally the textbook version of the fallacy.


#21136

You’re really reaching for external reasons to justify why you didn’t recognize that comment for what it was.


#21138

I wasn’t asking a loaded question as much as I was making the point that Scott was using Obama’s race as a weapon. The question was clearly also rhetorical.


#21139

LOFL.


#21140

Stick the word “Senator” in front of Scott’s loaded question and I think it would have worked better. The personal offense it caused could have been anticipated.


#21141

The idea that we in Qt3 are such delicate flowers that we can’t handle the use of a venerable, well-documented and yes, slightly snarky bit of debating rhetoric is something that makes me a bit sad. And I say that as someone who has unusually thin skin for a forumgoer.


#21142

Speaking for the entire forum, just because I can, we can handle some snark. Cmon people.

Living in Indiana, you don’t find delicate progressive flowers too often. Rocky soil and all that.


#21143

Where is my like button?


#21144

In addition to Nazi roleplaying and looking to make Venezuela an even bigger mess, it appears these two share another common interest:


#21145

When you’re damn proud of your corruption and venality.


#21146

Maybe he thinks it’s just “good business”?


#21147

This dumbass would lie about the color of shirt he’s wearing.


#21148

My liberal superhero/columnist provides some insight as usual 👉


#21149

Is it just me or is he wandering off script more and appearing even more senile lately? Either that or hes on something, or both.