Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Colorado wall

How will the White House spin Donald Trump’s assertion that he’s building a wall in Colorado?

Easy: “In building a wall in New Mexico, President Trump is also protecting Coloradans from,” &c., &c.

It’s frightening to me that this sort of after-the-fact pseudo-logic is so easy to dream up.

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October 24: Here’s what Trump tweeted later last night:


[He was speaking in Pittsburgh.]

comments: 6

Slywy said...

You may appreciate this: https://twitter.com/SenatorLeahy/status/1187117375008755712

Michael Leddy said...

Yes, I saw that last night. It’s great.

Pete said...

...nomadic Mormons returning to Nauvoo.

Michael Leddy said...

Maybe he can build a wall on our (Illinois’s) southern border and make the LDS Church pay for it.

Richard Abbott said...

Not long ago I came across the wonderful word retcon - retroactive, or retrospective continuity - which first emerged in the comic book world and is now in fairly common amongst authors and TV series writers. The Wiki definition (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retroactive_continuity) starts
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Retroactive continuity, or retcon for short is a literary device in which established facts in a fictional work are adjusted, ignored, or contradicted by a subsequently published work which breaks continuity with the former.
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Of course there are all kinds of uses in the political world as well...

Michael Leddy said...

Indeed. :)