Monday, November 16, 2009

Can This Post Be More Rhetorical?

Why do so many people argue with nothing more than rhetorical questions? Can they not devise an actual argument themselves? Do they think that it's smug and clever sounding to phrase things interrogatively? Is it because they want take control of the debate by forcing you to answer (and often affirm) their questions?

On another note, there are those who simply deny or contradict everything that you posit, and they do so without offering adequate (if any) support/reason.

Heck, while you're at it, watch this one for fun.

Obama's Home Teleprompter Malfunctions During Family Dinner


  1. I have a sneaking suspicion that this post's angst is directed at me. Since you do not like my rhetorical questions I shall be sure to translate them all into delcaritive sentences.

  2. P.S. I was unaware of the fact that I do not support any of my statments. I'll start citing scripture as well.

  3. Glisto18:

    You are not the target of this post's angst. Nice ego, buddy.

    However, now that you mention it...

  4. Well my latest post WAS filled with a lot of rhetorical questions. I thought that with the fact I had several rhetorical questions and a joke about Buying an Argument that this was directed at me.


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