Obama invokes ‘tauntology’ in discussing climate skeptics

Anthony Watts, in his estimable WattsUpWithThat weblog, comments on the President’s recent, egregious speech at a college graduation in California.  My comment, among many others:

The Puppet President is just reading what John Holdren, his Chicken Little ‘science advisor’, wrote for him. It’s all part of his handlers’ desire to get control of the entire US economy, first with healthcare, and now through the EPA. If you can regulate every aspect of personal and business behavior, what’s left?

Meanwhile, the sacrifices of c. 4,500 servicemen killed and tens of thousands wounded are ignored while the vicious Islamists destroy Iraq. The ‘President’ can’t be bothered; the golf course calls.


Read the whole post on WUWT, and the comments (and, if you’ve got a strong stomach, read the speech). /LEJ

Watts Up With That?

There’s tautology:

In grammar, the use of redundant words. In logic, a tautology is a formula which is true in every possible interpretation. Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein first applied the term to redundancies of propositional logic in 1921

and then there is tauntology:

The practice of making remarks in order to anger, wound, or provoke someone.

Which one do you think our ‘commander in chief’ prefers?  Obama gave a speech to an audience of college graduates at University of California, Irvine in which he expounded on his advanced views of climate change:

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