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Why Does Anyone Need to Read About Celebrities?

birdfighter Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 3:08 PM
language is and always has been ambiguous. This ambiguity is what Socrates was trying so hard to emphasize thousands of years ago. Language must be understood intuitively, not literally, such as math. No word can stand on its own, but depends on the meaning of some other word, which itself depends on the meaning of some other word, and so on, until in a cycle you return to the original word which cannot stand on its own--symbols they all are. Anyway, as Socrates said, the only good speech is when you tell the truth and you know what you are talking about. Obama has never given a good speech.

Having given up on trying to persuade Americans that taking guns away from law-abiding citizens will reduce the murder rate, Democrats have turned to their usual prohibitionary argument: "Why does anyone need (an assault weapon, a 30-round magazine, a semiautomatic, etc., etc.)?"

Phony conservative Joe Manchin, who won his U.S. Senate seat in West Virginia with an ad showing him shooting a gun, said, "I don't know anyone (who) needs 30 rounds in a clip."

CNN's Don Lemon, who does not fit the usual profile of the avid hunter and outdoorsman, demanded, "Who needs an assault rifle to go...