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'Nice to meet you... And I don't use that phrase lightly.'
Tags:blog, blogs, kook, kooks, axe to grind, axes to grind, opinion, opinions, opinionated, conspiracy, conspiracies, conspiracy theorist, online discourse, discourse, conspiracy theorists, cook, cooks, cooking, recipe, recipes, sew, sews, sewing, knit, knits, knitting, home economics, self-promotion, self-promoter, self-promoters, painting, paints, painter, painters, writer, writers, writing, author, authors, website, websites
"I'm sorry, Jeannie, your answer was correct, but Kevin shouted his incorrect answer over yours, so he gets the points."
Tags:facts, fact, true, truth, shout, shouting, loud, loudest, ignorant, ignorance, ignoring, arrogant, arrogance, politics, political, discourse, political discourse, discussion, discussion, discussed, post-truth, alternative facts, alternative, alternative fact, fake news, fake-news, lies, lied, game, game show, game-show, game shows, quiz, quizzes, absurd, parallel, parallels
"Have you noticed a coarsening of the discourse lately?"
Tags:culture wars, culture, cultures, petrie dishes, viruses, bacterias, biology, petrie dish, cultural, virus, bacteria, growth, conflict, sociology, social movement, political, identity politics, scientist, scientists, experiment, democracy, values, conservative, liberal, progressive, change, public, public discourse, discourse, medicine, medical, biologic, biological, warfare
"Those are insightful and legitimate questions about our country, Tommy, and if times were different, your mom and I probably wouldn't have to report you to the government for asking them!"
Tags:politics, government, criticism, surveillance, inform, informer, informers, families, family, children, patriot, patriotic, patriotism, oppression, oppressive, intelligence, spy, spying, police state, freedom, freedom of speech, civil right, civil rights, national security, security, dissent, discourse, debate, home terrorism, terrorists, defense, national defense
The Post-Modern Bar & Grill.
Tags:modern, modernism, post-modern, post-modernism, post modern, post modernism, academia, academic, academics, genre, literature, literary, zeitgeist, culture, cultural, existential, existentialism, existentialist, book, books, civilization, civilisation, discourse, scholar, scholarly, criticism, critique, literary criticism, literary critics, literary theory, pretension, pretensions
"In existential philosophical news, today's surge in somethingness offset yesterday's decline in nothingness...."
"I think it's obvious we're not going to agree on evolution." (Jesus fish and evolving fish talking)
"You must be politically correct to enter this door."
'Nothing breeds animosity, fear and divisiveness like a national debate on morality and family values. Now, THAT is delicious irony!'
'Nothing I do pleases my wife. I told her that I'm willing to discuss any subject - including our marriage - so long as the discourse remains superficial.'
The problems with communicating.
"You know, there really is room for intelligent debate between writer and reader. I'm writing a letter to the editor! People need to voice their opinions."
Tags:baldo, debate, intelligent debate, discourse, discourse level, discourse levels, cereal, cereals, breakfast cereal, breakfast cereals, argument, arguments, letter to the editor, letters to the editor, general public, write a letter, writes a letter, writing a letter, newspaper, newspapers, political opinion, political opinions
"Getting my daily news fix."
Tags:baldo, news, news feed, updates, online, comments, flame, comment section, flaming, keyboard warrior, online hate, hate, discussion, discussing, computer, pc, laptop, deteriorating, deterioration, facts, opinions, opinion, communicating, discourse, flame war, flame wars, generation gap, generation gaps, devolution, news feed, news feed, internet culture, online discourse
"All you plant-loving sissies can leave the room while we show you some big, juicy hamburgers!"
"It's something new I've been trying. Social scientists call it 'Productive Disagreement.'"
"It means this show has been dumbed down to the level of people who couldn't pour water out of a boot, even if the instructions were printed on the heel."
Tags:tv, television, media, mass, mass media, literate, literacy, illiterate, illiteracy, dumb, dumbed-down, dumbing-down, dumbed down, dumbing down, undermine, intellect, intellectual, diminish, diminishment, diminishing, popular, culture, popular culture, education, literature, cinema, thought, critical, critical thought, critical thinking, thinking, media, journalism, idiocracy, idiot, public, discourse, complex, complexity, simplification, simplify, erode, erosion, entertained to death
"Every time I get out of my political silo and try to converse respectfully with someone who has differing views, I get whacked so hard I can't see straight!"
"Before we begin, let's have a moment of silence to acknowledge the shocking decline of civility in our society, and to be grateful for all the blessings it's brought to our company!"
Tags:civil, civility, comity, courtesy, courteous, decorum, respect, bad manners, insult, corrosive, slander, slanderous, fake news, libel, smear, lie, cheat, dissemble, toxic, culture, corporation, culture, corporate, corporate culture, conscience, destructive, hateful, spiteful, discourse, society, business, industry
"I worry that the king's constant lying and his attacks on our societal norms and institutions is coarsening the civic discourse deemed essential by enlightened people everywhere!"
Tags:freedom, norm, norms, lying, lies, government, society, civic, discourse, democracy, institution, institutions, enlighten, enlightened, debate, free speech, tyranny, tyrants, tyrannies, monarch, monarchs, tyrant, monarchy, president, leader, leadership, repression, military, war, war powers, brutality, human rights, government, royal, royals, barbarian, barbarians
"Ladies and gentlemen, this lecture is for stimulation purposes only."
Tags:lecture, academia, academics, academic, uni, unis, universities, colleges, higher ed, lecturers, intellectual stimulation, university, college, higher education, lecturer, lecturers, lecturing, classrooms, professors, stimulation, faculty, talk, classroom, address, discourse, professor, public discourse