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Wed Jun 24, 2020, 09:44 PM

It was ask if there is a Nobel prize for incoherence. No, but there is this...

The Doublespeak Award is an "ironic tribute to public speakers who have perpetuated language that is grossly deceptive, evasive, euphemistic, confusing, or self-centered", i.e. those who have engaged in doublespeak. It has been issued by the National Council of Teachers of English since 1974.

Fat Donnie has already it the one for 2016 AND 2019.

2016 Donald Trump, for the obfuscation and inconsistency of his statements and proposals in pursuit of the United States presidency. The committee cited his "unique gift of capitalizing on what he labels the dishonesty of his opponent, all while spinning unsubstantiated claims of his own". The five member committee unanimously voted Trump as the champion of the dubious Doublespeak honor, with one member quoted as saying, "I don't think we've ever had a better example of the Doublespeak Award."

2019 Donald Trump, for perpetuating language that is grossly deceptive, evasive, euphemistic, confusing, and self-centered.

All of the above is direct from Wikipedia, except the Fat Donnie sentence. He is currently tied for the most awards with St. Senile Ronnie and Bush 43. But he's not yet the winner - that's Bush 45.

2003 George W. Bush, for lying about Iraq's possession of weapons of mass destruction and using those lies as justification for going to war.
2004 George W. Bush Administration, for the same things as the previous year, for manipulating and forging intelligence data about Iraq, for creating euphemisms to downplay the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse, and for the Justice Department turning a blind eye to torture authorized by officials in the Bush Administration.
2006 George W. Bush, for speaking out against poverty and income inequality after having just signed an executive order to permit contractors to employ people below the minimum wage in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.

(The above also copied from Wikipedia.)

If anyone is making book on the 2020 award, I've got 10 bucks that says BLOTUS wins again this year.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doublespeak_Award

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Laelth Jun 24 #1
Hotler Jun 24 #2
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Wed Jun 24, 2020, 09:50 PM

1. k&r for the NCTE. n/t



-Laelth

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Wed Jun 24, 2020, 09:50 PM

2. Remember this?

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Response to Hotler (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 10:00 PM

4. Rumsfeld definitely should have been nominated, but alas, he was a loser.

But Kellyanne won in 2017 for "alternative facts".

To be fair, there are Democrats on the winners list as well, but reading the whole list is hilarious.

Another example:

2010 Dick Armey, for, through FreedomWorks, making fake grassroots organizations, for objecting to efforts to reduce the number of smokers, saying that smokers are needed to finance health care reform, and for disputing the existence of global warming.

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Wed Jun 24, 2020, 09:50 PM

3. I nominate him for a road scholarship

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