[Ads-l] yet another "fact"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 16 15:05:00 EDT 2016


Rudy Giuliani on State of the Union (CNN):

"When he talks about a rigged election, he's not talking about the fact
that it's going to be rigged at the polls."

JL

On Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 7:10 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> CNN, on two of Joker's friends:
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> "There is no evidence to point to the fact that they were involved with the
> attack."
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> JL
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> On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 7:11 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com
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> > The Australian grandson of the world's last combat-service veteran of
> World
> > War One, who has died at the age of 110, tells us via Yahoo News: "He
> hated
> > war....His last dying wish would be the fact that please don't let there
> be
> > any more wars because he hated them."
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> > The syntax is a bit tortured, but "fact" here functions clearly as
> "idea."
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> > JL
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