TWW is The Warped Woodturner who is a local artist living in a suburb of Springbrook, WI (pop 87). His mission is to use a wood lathe to make interesting but mostly useless objects from locally-sequestered carbon for tourists to bring back to the city to give to people they had to buy something for but don't like that well. His target market is the senior citizens since their vision is not as good as it used to be so cannot see the defects as well.

Friday, December 04, 2015

what he should have said -- words matter

What he meant:  "Here is an analogy for you on the Syrian refugee issue.  There is no reason to hate all dogs since only a very small number of them have rabies.  But" 

"If there's a rabid dog running around in your neighborhood, you're probably not going to assume something good about that dog," Carson said during a campaign stop in Alabama. "And you're probably going to put your children out of the way. "

"but" ( a word TWW added) "That doesn't mean that you hate all dogs."

source: http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/19/politics/ben-carson-rabid-dogs-refugees/index.html

TWW's comment: So why weren't the enlightened liberals who know about nuances and all that stuff smart enough to understand a good analogy rather than being horrified? 

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