Nunberg and the child

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Just a comment on your "child" reference

I don't see where calling Trump a child is anything close to being a proper comparison. Earlier on, I referred to some of his behavior to being "adolescent" which I still think is true. When watching media accounts (which is about all we have to go on) it's easy to see that our congress has many people who display immaturity at times. There are "children" among them, IMO. I see children as those who throw tantrums when they don't get their way. These "children" are the ones who demonstrate on the floor of congress by such means as being inattentive, boycotting meetings, making angry remarks when a microphone is available, etc. Children whine and moan for attention when their wants aren't met. We have seen a lot of that lately. Adolescent behavior is different. These are the immature adults who boast, brag, posture and flex their muscles in an attempt to intimidate. It's part of the process of growing up for both animals and humans. Trump seems to digress into that stage of life too often but in no way does he act like some in congress who behave stomp and cry when things are not going their way. Just my opinion.

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A reasonable point of view. Let's say that it's a not so nice way of framing. Like hiLIARy was a very popular negative framing in this forum during the last election. You didn't like that either, I assume. Politics is not very civil at the moment.

By the way, I was amazed to see Hiliray on place 2858 in the popularity listing for girl names in 1998:

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I still recall that the Canadian media consistently

refers to their top guy as "Mister/Mr Diefenbaker" [as it was then].
Any Canadian gets out of line here, I say give the hosehead a Thump!

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