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An Immodest Disposal

Go on, then, if you dare,

Rise up, Croppy Boy,

Glean sinister coin from those, Your Master’s Ouns.

Our spies inform us about your bloody… 16 more words


A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

If you have never read A Modest Proposal(1729) by Jonathan Swift, this blog may or may not make sense to you.  To read this short work of most excellent satire, click here:  … 15 more words

18th Century

Free Jonathan Pollard!...And shoot the other 300,000 unregistered agents of Israel A Modest Proposal by Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor




The Zionist-owned-and-operated lamestream media is clamoring for the release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard. The usual suspects are suggesting that releasing Pollard could bring us peace in the Middle East. 535 more words

Strawberry-Mango Sweet and Sour Chicken

I don’t think there is a single time in Rhetoric where the topic of food does not come up.  If I am not talking about the latest dish I made or want to make someone else is.  359 more words

Food Thought

Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal: The Challenges of Irony

Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal: An Exercise in Sustained Irony


Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal is a Juvenalian Satire published anonymously in 1729. It is one of the greatest examples of sustained irony in literature, one of the best satires of the eighteenth century, and a blueprint for the crafty rhetorical means by which to build and support an argument. 6,341 more words

Literary Criticism

A Swift Modest Kick to the Paw


I am sitting in an empty classroom.  Not because I am anti-social or because I like getting here particularly early.  I am here, in this empty classroom because of two things Johnathan Swift and a hurt paw or foot as someone in the medical field might call the location.  595 more words

Daily Thought

Six Weeks to Go and... (now with missing link)

I have no idea what the end game looks like or at least at this moment I can’t see what the end game looks like. 604 more words

Daily Thought