Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Not Thinking

Sorry, the examples of crooked thinking will have to wait, probably for ever, because I had to watch a not very interesting documentary about Bristol Brabazons and de Haviland Comets (1 and 4; 2 and 3 never got mentioned; 1 kept crashing and 4 was mega) and VC10s vs. Lockheed Constellations and Boeing 707s   like I said, not very interesting … and when I occasionally flipped over to C4 it seemed to be either parades or ads for watches; so all in all logical analysis of rhetorical subterfuge seems to have dropped off the edge of whatever plateau I’d intended to inhabit this evening.

So just a couple of frinstances:

Next time someone says something like “everyone agrees that London must preserve its status as a hub airport”, ask them what they mean by “everyone”, and “must”; and for that matter, if they know what a hub airport is.  [Dishonest arguments 17, 21, 34.]  (It’s a transit lounge, which earns our economy precisely nothing.)

When Gideon next says that we mustn’t tax ‘wealth creators’ lest they flee the country, try to find a way of asking him who these people are (the ones who haven’t already fled, that is), and why they haven’t actually created any wealth yet, except for themselves of course.  [Dishonest argument #39, which isn’t in the book, but can be summarised as ‘lying’.]

Oh, and Lawson’s Dry Hills Pinot Noir is much better than it sounds.

 

6 comments :

  1. I understand two words of this: Pinot and Noir.

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  2. If we shut down the airport completely we could trap all the wealth creators in the Country and tax them big time.
    The country is turning into a giant transit lounge anyway. People are either lounging or driving transits.

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  3. I find that thinking about a blog post, when I have something earnest to say, seems to get it out of my system so that I no longer have the urge to actually write it. But yes, you're right. I don't know about the Lawson's Dry Hills, but I take your word for that part of it.

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  4. Me too, Dinah, me too.
    Rog, I tried and tried to make something out of 'sic transit, gloria mondeo'. I failed, obvs.
    Z, I'm glad I'm right, because that means at least one person thinks they know what I was on about. The planes were good though, I remember that bit.

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  5. I shall definitely try the Lawsons Dry Hills. Is a hub airport really a transit lounge? Weird.

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  6. Is that the Gideon who deals in hotel bibles - and does a hub airport hotel also have these bibles?

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