Author Topic: Who gives the better speech?  (Read 9590 times)

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Re: Who gives the better speech?
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2008, 07:38:42 PM »
Okay, I'll spell it out for you since you seem to be more concerned with obtuse half-clever responses than the substance of my statement:

Palin's image as a gun totin', moose killin' good ole girl is what fuels her drooling fanbase, and leads them to ascribe qualities to her that do not exist, such as being an exceptional speaker, or a qualified candidate for the Presidency.  Her shrill clacking pompous jocularity is in no way endearing or indicative of a good public speaker, and buzzes in my head like the screams of a Lovecraftian octopus god.

Shrill? Sounds like a Minnesota or upper midwest accent to me. I keep expecting a "youbetcha".

Don't talk to any girls from there. You'd find them "shrill".  rolleyes

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Re: Who gives the better speech?
« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2008, 07:46:51 PM »
Still figuring Ron Paul can somehow wrest the nomination?

Ron Paul and his merry band of loonies?  I've no interest in joining any cult.

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Re: Who gives the better speech?
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2008, 05:53:36 AM »
Palin is clearly better looking than Obama  laugh
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Re: Who gives the better speech?
« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2008, 07:21:38 AM »
Okay, I'll spell it out for you since you seem to be more concerned with obtuse half-clever responses than the substance of my statement:

Palin's image as a gun totin', moose killin' good ole girl is what fuels her drooling fanbase, and leads them to ascribe qualities to her that do not exist, such as being an exceptional speaker, or a qualified candidate for the Presidency.  Her shrill clacking pompous jocularity is in no way endearing or indicative of a good public speaker, and buzzes in my head like the screams of a Lovecraftian octopus god.

You think that buzzing in your head is because of Palin's mechanics of speech?! No, no, no. Bless your heart. That buzzing is coming from your logic circuits overloading due to your attempt at a obtuse half-clever turn of phrase.

That image is one "projected" upon her by the oh so adoring "journos" that populate the 4th estate. That you would believe it as honest says more about your lack of critical ability than anything else. You evidently don't really listen to women when they speak. If you did you wouldn't be put off by a voice with higher pitch. And finally, Do you even know the definition of jocularity?

Jim 

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Re: Who gives the better speech?
« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2008, 07:31:27 AM »

Still figuring Ron Paul can somehow wrest the nomination?

I was finishing lunch in the wendys parking lot when Rush mentions there were a couple of protesters attempting to disrupt McCain's speech. 

No word yet if they were in wookie attire.  laugh

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Re: Who gives the better speech?
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2008, 07:41:48 AM »
You think that buzzing in your head is because of Palin's mechanics of speech?! No, no, no. Bless your heart. That buzzing is coming from your logic circuits overloading due to your attempt at a obtuse half-clever turn of phrase.

That image is one "projected" upon her by the oh so adoring "journos" that populate the 4th estate. That you would believe it as honest says more about your lack of critical ability than anything else. You evidently don't really listen to women when they speak. If you did you wouldn't be put off by a voice with higher pitch. And finally, Do you even know the definition of jocularity?

Jim 

Ouch.  You got me in every aspect.  You win the internets.

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Re: Who gives the better speech?
« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2008, 03:00:52 AM »
I admire good speechifying because I know what it takes to be good.  That said, I don't see its relevance in today political sewer when all political discourse is reduce to a 90 second story, 4 second soundbite, or a bumper sticker.  A good orator will be dismissed as pompous (c.f. Alan Keyes).
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Re: Who gives the better speech?
« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2008, 04:56:06 AM »
Am I hallucinating, or did someone just describe Sarah Palin as pompous?   shocked  undecided

I suppose a lot of criticisms of Palin may be plausible, even if untrue.  But "pompous" just isn't one of them. 
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Re: Who gives the better speech?
« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2008, 05:04:52 AM »
where can I see this   Palin speech on the intartoobz?
I don't do TV so i guess I missed it.
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