parade of horribles


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parade of horribles

A series of many misdeeds or misfortunes. A: "Why did you leave your job?" B: "I can't even begin to talk about the parade of horribles that happened to me while I was working there." The recent news cycle has just been a parade of horribles, with one tragedy after the next.
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If another outcome is desired, either because of a parade of horribles that the court foresees, or for some other reason, then the appropriate action is to amend the rule, wrote Anderson.
He said the conservation department was offering a parade of horribles that wasnt backed up by facts showing private deer ranches to be particularly dangerous.
Most of the time, when I ask a client or investor why they want to sell, I get a parade of horribles that makes them nervous: Nuclear war with North Korea, valuation, recession, earnings, Trump - the list has no end.
That ignores the source of the parade of horribles listed here: Those were stories unearthed by journalists.
The parade of horribles trotted out by Frye's proponents is made up, much like the junk science Frye allows lawyers to put in front of juries.
First, while Gold in particular will offer reporters sizzling explanations for what is (to Guttmacher) a parade of horribles, this report does not talk about the why.
Summary: A parade of horribles usually follows the news that a company has experienced a significant data breach.
One other behavior I see on occasion is what lawyers call "the parade of horribles.
All the parade of horribles, the worst predictions about health care reform in Massachusetts never came true,'' he said.
Judge Kozinski trots out a parade of horribles that he insists will come to haunt us if we do not accept his absolutist, authoritarian view.
My parade of horribles is this: Because of ill-advised military entanglements, the country loses its commitment to personal military service.
Public urgency is waning, and the parade of horribles many predicted has not occurred.
The technique of presenting a parade of horribles undoubtedly appeals to the prurient interest of a diverse readership (including both the general public and lawyers) and guarantees a large audience for a very important message--the self-regulation of lawyers should be the subject of intense public scrutiny and debate.
During the campaign, Republicans offered a parade of horribles if Congress were to change hands: a "San Francisco Democrat" as speaker, working hand-in-hand with left-wing committee chairmen to raise taxes, stymie the president's efforts to win the war on terrorism, stifle global trade, abuse their subpoena power to paralyze the executive branch, impeach the president, and take every conceivable step to get even with Republicans for the alleged abuses they inflicted.
53) Most significantly for our purposes, he suggests that the emotional thrust--and the fundamental difficulty--of the parade of horribles argument is that it folds all three of these techniques into one, melding vagueness fore and aft with a giddy and attenuated causation string.