Rhetorical Misuse

There are some people whose rhetorical goal is to bring the reader/listener to a point of numbness where they feel that the topic is too complex to understand and they defer to the expert. This is especially used when talking with those who agree with the premises and conclusion that the speaker/writer has. Thus the […]

Oh… Canada…

Nobody is perfect. It’s a common saying, but let’s really break it down. No person, past or present, is perfect. They have all done things that are wrong. We like to play pretend. Let’s pretend that George Washington or Louis Riel or Abraham Lincoln was a saint. We like to pretend that the founding fathers […]

Dobson, Trump, Faith, and Power

The major Evangelical leader Dr. Dobson has put out a release talking about Donald Trump’s faith. Now I was under the impression that there was no “religious test… as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust”. But since Dobson brought it up… in the words of Aaron Burr in Hamilton “Ok, so we’re doin’ this”. […]

Thoughts on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

I thought I’d take a look at the countries who are hosting the most Syrian Refugees. So with a quick skim of news reports and Wikipedia I have this. These are the countries that have brought in the most Syrian refugees by percentage of their population: Lebanon (22%) Jordan (10%) Macedonia (10%) Serbia (4%) Greece […]