[ExI] flds raid, was general repudiation...

Kevin H kevin.l.holmes at gmail.com
Sat May 31 17:35:44 UTC 2008

On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 9:39 AM, John K Clark <jonkc at bellsouth.net> wrote:

> "Amara Graps" <amara at amara.com>
> > I found the State of Texas' actions to be a mind-numbing
> > expression of among the worst of the U.S.' aggressive
> > against-its-citizens, police-state, government-imposed
> > purity criteria actions
> A bit of verbal inflation here. If the USA is a police state then
> you'll have to invent a new word to describe North Korea, and
> all that can get tedious. And you're being unfair to police states.
> Totalitarian regimes have worked long and hard developing evil
> into a high art and there you go cheapening their image by
> comparing them to the wimpy actions of the USA.
> > and it added to my long list of reasons why I shouldn't be
> > living in the  U.S.
> You still have freedom to travel?!  Whenever someone publicly
> says she is living in a police state her options become severally
> limited, provided of course that what she says is true.
>  John K Clark

Check out this article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperbole .

It's a common mistake where people take everything literally.  Next time you
see someone saying something preposterous, check to see if it might have
just been a literary device :)

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