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The election of Donald Trump to the presidency despite weeks of political opinion polls predicting the election of Hillary Clinton - a phenomenon much like Brexit in the UK where voters called for Britain's exit from the European Union despite weeks of political polls predicting the opposite outcome.
Political pundits and forecasters were shocked when American voters pulled off a Trumpit on election day, sending Donald Trump to the White House despite countless predictions that he would lose the election.
by Songpoet November 28, 2016
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Wishful thinking that gets in the way of reality and smart decision-making as policy makers who believe something to be true (like the presence of weapons of mass destruction) start acting like they have evidence to prove it true. Closely associated with faith-based decision-making and "in your dreams" thinking.
Even though casualties and the level of violence both escalate in Iraq, members of the Bush Administration keep making optimistic forecasts about freedom and democratic prospects since they are captives of the Tinkerbell Effect. If you believe in fairies, maybe the war in Iraq will turn out well after all!
by Songpoet October 15, 2006
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This is an acronym for Technology Attention Deficit Disorder — a condition caused by the excessive use of multiple technologies likely to make it difficult to focus, pay attention or understand anything difficult or challenging.
When Ruth flunked out of college in her freshman year, some of her friends blamed it on TADD - her total immersion in social networking and text-messaging that made it impossible for her to read her course work, pay attention in class or grasp the basics of the courses she was taking.
by Songpoet November 26, 2010
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Careless thinking that takes much at face value without challenging its veracity.
Many groups now engage in perception management - the twisting of truth to influence buying and voting, counting on the mentalsoftness of the general public, too lazy to check the truth of the information being shared.
by Songpoet October 16, 2007
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The tedious use of flashy transitions, graphics and sound effects while making a slide presentation that is pretty much lacking in thought, meaning and value.
The corporate team stumbled out of the morning meeting after three hours of suffering through powerpointlessness and dry lectures about strategy.
by Songpoet November 20, 2005
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When the press, public relations firms, government officials and political campaigns distort reality, twist the facts, apply filters like those used in PhotoShop to changes images, that is photoshopping reality. Closely associated with spin, perception management, marketing and propaganda.
When Secretary of State Colin Powell showed photographs to the UN proving the existence of chemical warfare plants, he was photoshopping reality. Also, President George W. Bush's infamous comment to FEMA chief Michael D. Brown while the latter was botching the federal response to Hurricane Katrina: "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job."
by Songpoet February 7, 2008
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Blather and boring comments that some blogger enters in a blog without much thought, consideration or style. Blah Blah Blah posing as meaningful commentary.
Her newspaper columns are much better than her blog which slips into bloggery of the worst kind.
by Songpoet April 17, 2006
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