Inaugural Numbers

My faithful readers know I love numbers. So, as we here in DC gear up for an exciting Inaugurial weekend, I thought it would be a good time to look at some important numbers today and how they looked on Inauguration Day 2009, when Barack Obama first took office with the promise of Hope and Change. I ask you, was this the change you hoped for? Sorry, rhetorical question.

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Bruce Robertson is an amateur writer and professional provocateur
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2 Responses to Inaugural Numbers

  1. Bob Radions says:

    It appears you are trying to make an adhominem argument here, no?

    • Hey Bob, welcome to my blog and many thanks for reading it. I love adding new readers. If I can add just 7 more, I think I get into double-digit readership. I also appreciate the time you took to comment, especially because you used one of my absolute favorite Latin phrases – ad hominem (2 words, not 1 btw). Unfortunately, however, you have used it incorrectly. I have pasted below the Merriam-Webster definition of ad hominem. It refers to an attack on a person’s character as opposed to their underlying intellect, ideas, or performance. So, for example, if I had written “on the eve of President Obama’s second term, I think we should all recognize that he is a giant doo doo brain” that would most definitely be an ad hominem attack on the president. But, believe it though I may, I did not say that. I just published a statistical report card on how he had done. I actually left it for the reader to conclude, based on the numbers, whether he is a giant doo doo brain or not. Thanks again for reading and commenting!

      ad ho·mi·nem
      adjective \(ˈ)ad-ˈhä-mə-ˌnem, -nəm\

      Definition of AD HOMINEM

      1: appealing to feelings or prejudices rather than intellect
      2: marked by or being an attack on an opponent’s character rather than by an answer to the contentions made

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