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Originally posted by watcher3339
Originally posted by WhiteAlice
That is an rather awkward use of the term "mortally wounded", which is generally associated with death of a victim. However, he's not really misusing the term "mortal wound" at all. A mortal wound is one that threatens life but can be survived with prompt medical attention. It's a wound that threatens the loss of life, not assures the loss of life 100% of the time. So, technically, Giffords WAS mortally wounded and if it hadn't been for medical intervention, then she would have died due to a mortal wound. However, she survived and became simply wounded. Mortal, as an adjective, means liable or subject to death. It's an implication of extreme severity as well. One can hold mortal fear but that doesn't mean that they are going to die from that fear. They are simply extremely afraid.
Gotta love the English language in all its infinite complexities. Totally agree with the prior posters' remarks about Biden's use of clips though. They are magazines--not clips!
Thank you, thank you, thank you. It was driving me crazy that nobody seemed to know that. Doesn't anyone read anymore? It's a context issue and the fact that she is alive is exactly how you know that he meant serious or severe.
Originally posted by ANOK
Originally posted by coltcall
Can we all get a straight face any more with these socialist?
They're not socialists, they're liberals.
Please stop insulting socialists.
Socialism is the last thing they want, the last thing any government wants. They want liberalism, because it is no threat to the status-quo, it does not appose capitalism or the state.
Socialism was a labour movement for worker ownership, it's not a form of government, it is an economic system that requires no government.
"Anarchism is stateless socialism" - Mikhail Bakunin
"Liberalism is not socialism, and never will be" - Winston Churchill, Liberal Party candidate for Dundee, 1908.
edit on 3/21/2013 by ANOK because: (no reason given)
So you do not want the precedents set by other Presidents/Vice Presidents brought up? You only want a Biden Bashing thread? My apologies. May I suggest next time you add a disclaimer in your OP stating that fact so as to avoid any confusion.
Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by sheepslayer247
What I've illustrated is that the ramifications for my mistakes are far different than those of a politician.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
It's the unbreakable connection both sides insist on making. Obama is in his SECOND term. He owns EVERYTHING within his direct power and duties at this point as much as Bush owned EVERYTHING by 2004, if not much sooner.
Bringing up the past every time the present is referenced is a red herring argument the size of a great white shark. Not everyone is still equally amused by the distractions. :shk:
Biden: Gabby Giffords 'Was Shot and Mortally Wounded
Your mistakes are far more detrimental to your daily life than any dumb politician or his lack of verbal eloquence.
Originally posted by Ahabstar
Let's put statements in their context since the writers of history have twisted them, shall we?
Quayle's "Potatoe". As VP he was congratulating the winner of the spelling bee and teasing the kid.
Originally posted by sheepslayer247
It's amazing what some people say when they are in front of cameras all day long. They sure say some dumb stuff.
But are we any better? I see posts on ATS that say more idiotic things than what Biden said and these people have the time to revise their posts before they submit it.
So you can make fun of Biden, but make sure you never make a mistake either.......otherwise you're a hypocrite.