Call us:
281-705-0427
Live Support:
With an expert
Contact Us:
By Email

Pay Per Clicks

Pay per clicks are the ONLY method of guaranteeing first page search engine placement.  Pay per clicks are for everyone and every budget.  The larger the budget, the more often a marketing link appears near the top of the various search engines.  A smaller budget simply means that a company's marketing ad will appear less often. 

Working with Businelle Company will ensure that your marketing budget is optimally used with the right keyword phrases.  We offer a turn key pay per click solution including account creation, keyword phrase selection, marketing ads creation, bids and budget management, and the all important measurement and reporting.

Leverage Businelle Company's pay per clicks experience to precisely track window shoppers versus internet buyers.

  • Trump defense on Russian bounty story falls flat, even with Republicans -

    Trump defense on Russian bounty story falls flat, even with RepublicansWhite House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has defended the president over reports that Russia offered Taliban fighters a bounty on U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan.


  • Oklahoma becomes latest red state to approve Obamacare's Medicaid expansion at the ballot box -

    Oklahoma becomes latest red state to approve Obamacare's Medicaid expansion at the ballot boxOklahoma follows Utah, Nebraska, Idaho and Maine in approving the Obamacare health insurance expansion for low-income residents.


  • Harvard Grad Says She Was Fired from Deloitte Job for Threatening ?All Lives Matter? Supporters -

    Harvard Grad Says She Was Fired from Deloitte Job for Threatening ?All Lives Matter? SupportersA recent Harvard graduate who threatened to ?stab? anyone who told her ?all lives matter? has been fired from her job, she announced in a tearful video.Claira Janover, who said in a viral but since-deleted TikTok post that she would ?stab? those with ?the nerve? to say ?all lives matter,? posted several tearful videos explaining that her new employer, Deloitte, had fired her.?I know this is what Trump supporters wanted because standing up for Black Lives Matter put me in a place online to be seen by millions of people,? Janover explained. ?The job that I worked really hard to get and meant a lot to me just called me and fired me because of everything.?In a second video, Janover claimed that ?Trump supporters took my job away from me.??I have gotten death threats, rape threats, violent threats and it's okay ? but now it's just like my future is entirely compromised because Trump supporters have decided to come for my life,? she stated. ?I'm too strong for you. I am too strong for any of you, ?all lives matter? racist Trump supporters. It sucks but it doesn't suck as much as systemic racism.?Janover also criticized Deloitte, calling out the company for ?cowardice.? The firm has not publicly commented on the situation.In the video that led to her firing, Janover warned ?all lives matter? supporter that she would stab them. ?While you?re struggling and bleeding out, I?ma show you my paper cut and say, ?My cut matters too,'? she stated. After the video was picked up and circulated on Twitter, Janover posted a message on the video stating that ?For legal reasons this is a joke.? She also explained in subsequent videos that her threat was ?clearly? an ?analogous joke.??Apparently I?m threatening the lives of people ? unlike cops, obviously,? she added.?Anyway, so If I get an email from the Department of Homeland Security or I get kicked out of Harvard or I get arrested or whatever ? or I get murdered, according to the many death threats that I?m receiving right now ? know that I appreciate you guys standing up for me,? she said.


  • `You broke my wrist!' Police sued for taking down wrong man -

    `You broke my wrist!' Police sued for taking down wrong manBody camera video shows Antonio Arnelo Smith handing his driver's license to a Black police officer and answering questions cooperatively before a white officer walks up behind him, wraps him in a bear hug and slams him face-first to the ground. ?Oh my God, you broke my wrist!? the 46-year-old Black man screams as two more white Valdosta officers arrive, holding him down and handcuffing him following the takedown. One eventually tells Smith he's being arrested on an outstanding warrant, and is immediately corrected by the first officer: They've got the wrong man.


  • China warning over UK offer to HK citizens -

    China warning over UK offer to HK citizensChina's foreign ministry said Britain would bear all consequences for any move it took to offer Hong Kong citizens a path to settlement in the UK.


  • The 20 Best Deals from REI?s Fourth of July Sale -
  • Beijing asks some U.S. media to submit information about their China operations -

    Beijing asks some U.S. media to submit information about their China operationsChina's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that the Chinese government has asked some U.S. media outlets present in the country to submit information about their China operations. Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian named the Associated Press, National Public Radio, CBS and United Press International news agency as companies asked to submit the requested information in writing within seven days. The AP has requested more information about the Chinese government's requirements and "will review them carefully," a spokeswoman for the outlet said.


  • Martin Gugino, the Buffalo protester pushed to the ground and injured by police, released after nearly a month in hospital -

    Martin Gugino, the Buffalo protester pushed to the ground and injured by police, released after nearly a month in hospitalThe 75-year-old man who fell to the ground after being pushed by Buffalo police officers in a viral video was released from the hospital Tuesday.


  • Police officer filmed punching black woman at Miami International Airport -

    Police officer filmed punching black woman at Miami International AirportThe police department in Miami-Dade has dismissed two officers after one punched a black woman at Miami International Airport.The department ordered an investigation into the incident on Wednesday night when a video ? dated 1 July ? was shared online.


  • Amid surge in coronavirus cases and mounting criticism, GOP leaders do about-face on masks -

    Amid surge in coronavirus cases and mounting criticism, GOP leaders do about-face on masksAs the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage large swaths of the U.S., leading Republicans and even some right-wing TV personalities have come out in favor of wearing masks to prevent the spread of the virus.


  • Europe Portrays Both America and Iran As Rogue States At the UN -

    Europe Portrays Both America and Iran As Rogue States At the UNPompeo finally had his chance to face off with Iran, Russia, and China. He may have gotten more than he bargained for.


  • Feud ends in gunfire as pastor kills two in front of his daughter, Las Vegas cops say -

    Feud ends in gunfire as pastor kills two in front of his daughter, Las Vegas cops sayThe man, a pastor at a Las Vegas church, killed his 71-year-old neighbor and her friend with a shotgun, police say.


  • With 'Partial Human Remains' Found in Texas, Family of Missing Soldier Vanessa Guillen Say They Believe She Is Dead -

    With 'Partial Human Remains' Found in Texas, Family of Missing Soldier Vanessa Guillen Say They Believe She Is DeadAn attorney for the family missing solider Vanessa Guillen said during a press conference that they "believe that her remains were found"


  • Retired pope's elder brother, Georg Ratzinger, dies at 96 -

    Retired pope's elder brother, Georg Ratzinger, dies at 96The Rev. Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI who earned renown in his own right as a director of an acclaimed German boys? choir, has died. The Regensburg diocese in Bavaria, where Ratzinger lived, said that he died Wednesday. Ordained on the same day as his brother, Ratzinger proved to be a talented musician and went on oversee the recording of numerous masterpieces and concert tours around the world by the Regensburger Domspatzen, a storied choir that traces its history back to the 10th century.


  • Fox News anchor Ed Henry fired after sexual misconduct investigation -

    Fox News anchor Ed Henry fired after sexual misconduct investigationThe network?s leadership said they ?received a complaint? about Henry last week from a former employee?s attorney.


  • Biden pulls together hundreds of lawyers as a bulwark against election trickery -

    Biden pulls together hundreds of lawyers as a bulwark against election trickery"We put together 600 lawyers and a group of people throughout the country who are going into every single state to try to figure out whether chicanery is likely to take place," Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, said on a video conference with donors to his campaign. Biden's remarks come as the candidate offers dire warnings about efforts by Republicans to cheat in the Nov. 3 election while also criticizing his election opponent, Republican President Donald Trump, for undermining confidence in the vote. A senior political adviser and top lawyer for Trump's campaign, Justin Clark, said Biden is lying and stoking fear while Democrats are trying to "fundamentally change" how elections are conducted, an apparent reference to their support for widespread mail-in voting.


  • Mark Zuckerberg reportedly said Facebook is 'not gonna change' in response to a boycott by more than 500 advertisers over the company's hate-speech policies -

    Mark Zuckerberg reportedly said Facebook is 'not gonna change' in response to a boycott by more than 500 advertisers over the company's hate-speech policies"My guess is that all these advertisers will be back on the platform soon enough," Zuckerberg told employees, according to The Information.


  • Ex-Canada PM Mulroney calls for revised relations with China -

    Ex-Canada PM Mulroney calls for revised relations with ChinaCanada must have an "urgent rethink" of its relationship with China, former prime minister Brian Mulroney said Wednesday as tensions build over the possible extradition to the United States of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. Conservative Mulroney backed his Liberal successor Justin Trudeau's rejection of any exchange of Meng, who was arrested in Vancouver in December 2018, for two Canadians who were detained in China in apparent retaliation. Mulroney said Canada's hope that China would emerge as a constructive partner in international relations had been proven wrong, referring in particular to Beijing's militarization of the South China Sea.


  • GOP candidates who embrace far-right QAnon conspiracy theory score primary wins -

    GOP candidates who embrace far-right QAnon conspiracy theory score primary winsLauren Boebert, who knocked off five-time incumbent Rep. Scott Tipton in Colorado Tuesday night, is the latest QAnon-friendly candidate to find success in a Republican primary.


  • Alabama college students are throwing 'COVID parties' where they invite infected people and gamble on who gets sick first, officials say -

    Alabama college students are throwing 'COVID parties' where they invite infected people and gamble on who gets sick first, officials sayAs of Thursday, Alabama reported more than 38,000 coronavirus cases. State health authorities have warned intensive-care-unit beds might run out.


  • Military Mystery: What Happened to Russia's New T-14 Tank in Syria? -

    Military Mystery: What Happened to Russia's New T-14 Tank in Syria?Last month multiple media reports suggested that the Russian military's new T-14 Armata tank had been "battle-tested" in Syria.


  • 'You?ve been warned': Florida sheriff says he may deputize gun owners against protesters -

    'You?ve been warned': Florida sheriff says he may deputize gun owners against protestersCritics have likened Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels' actions to "a call for vigilantism" after his comments about protesters.


  • Buttigieg, SC capital city mayor teaming up on COVID effort -
  • Australia seeks long-range missiles in Indo-Pacific defence shift -

    Australia seeks long-range missiles in Indo-Pacific defence shiftThe country is to significantly lift military spending amid rising US-China instability, its PM says.


  • Swiss attorney general's office defends conduct after Russia-related scrutiny -
  • More than 400 US Army paratroopers flew almost 5,000 miles to practice a long-range Pacific island invasion -

    More than 400 US Army paratroopers flew almost 5,000 miles to practice a long-range Pacific island invasionThe drill "demonstrated that we are capable of deploying anywhere in the US Indo-Pacific Command area at a moment's notice," a commander said.


  • Iran police question four after deadly Tehran blast -

    Iran police question four after deadly Tehran blastIranian police on Wednesday questioned four people as part of investigations into a powerful explosion that killed 19 people at a Tehran clinic the night before, state media reported. The blast at the Sina At'har health centre in the upmarket northern neighbourhood of Tajrish caused damage to nearby buildings and sent a plume of thick black smoke into the sky. It was the second such incident to hit Tehran within days, after a gas tank explosion near a military complex east of the capital late last Thursday that authorities said caused no casualties.


  • Trump-Biden campaign could be shortest ever, due to COVID, racial tensions and job losses -

    Trump-Biden campaign could be shortest ever, due to COVID, racial tensions and job lossesDuring the slow-walk through summer, we should curb the virus, stay safe and watch TV. All I want to hear from Trump and Biden: See you in September.


  • Weibo deletes Indian Prime Minister's social media account -

    Weibo deletes Indian Prime Minister's social media accountSina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, said it had deleted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's account at the request of the Indian embassy, as tensions between the two countries continue to simmer over a border skirmish. Since posting on Sina Weibo the first time in 2015 during a visit to China, Mr Modi has been an infrequent user of the Chinese social media platform. He had more than 200,000 followers and 100 posts before the account was shut. Sina Weibo announced the closure of the account late on Wednesday and the removal comes a few days after India banned dozens of Chinese apps, including Sina Weibo and ByteDance's TikTok, following the border clash between the two nations. The Indian embassy in Beijing did not immediately respond to an e-mailed request for comment. Mr Modi was among a handful of foreign leaders with a Weibo account. Others include Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Justin Trudeau of Canada, and Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela. Notably, Mr Modi revealed the birth dates of both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang by wishing them "Happy Birthday" on Weibo. The discussion of senior leaders' private lives is extremely rare in China and the exact birth dates of most of them are not revealed publicly. In contrast, Chinese leaders are rarely active on social media. Foreign social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are blocked in China. READ MORE: China annexes 60sqkm of India in Ladakh as simmering tensions erupt between two superpowers


  • The History Books Missed This: How an F-15 Killed a Satellite in 1985 -

    The History Books Missed This: How an F-15 Killed a Satellite in 1985Way before the Space Force was born.


  • Memphis police clear downtown plaza, detain protesters who camped out for two weeks -

    Memphis police clear downtown plaza, detain protesters who camped out for two weeksProtesters have camped outside the Memphis City Hall since June 16. The city said the move was necessary to allow for construction.


  • Minnesota state senator reacts to city council members voting to disband police: ?Hypocrisy? -

    Minnesota state senator reacts to city council members voting to disband police: ?Hypocrisy?Minnesota State Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka tells ?America?s Newsroom? it?s ?hypocritical? that the city council members want to defund the police, yet have their own protection.


  • See How One Modern Family Restored Its Ancestral Family Estate in England -
  • Italian police seize record amount of amphetamines shipped from Syria -

    Italian police seize record amount of amphetamines shipped from SyriaItalian police said on Wednesday they had seized about 14 tonnes of amphetamine pills worth around 1 billion euros ($1 billion) arriving from Syria, in what they described as the world's single largest operation of its kind. The shipment was hidden among counterfeit clothing items.


  • Immigration judges in lawsuit say US government muzzles them -

    Immigration judges in lawsuit say US government muzzles themImmigration judges said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday against the U.S. Department of Justice that they are being muzzled by the Trump administration, marking the latest confrontation between the judges and the federal government. The judges under previous administrations were allowed to speak in their personal capacities on issues relating to immigration if they they made it clear that they were not speaking on behalf of the Justice Department or the court system, said Judge A. Ashley Tabaddor, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, which represents about 460 federal immigration judges.


  • Detroit man sentenced to life in prison for killing two gay men and a transgender woman -

    Detroit man sentenced to life in prison for killing two gay men and a transgender woman19-year-old Devon Kareem Robinson's "actions were disturbing on so many levels,? Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said.


  • Fox News Hosts Push Trump?s Bogus Claim That Biden Pre-Screened Questions -

    Fox News Hosts Push Trump?s Bogus Claim That Biden Pre-Screened QuestionsFox News hosts Melissa Francis and Lisa ?Kennedy? Montgomery suggested on Wednesday that former Vice President Joe Biden was fed questions and read his answers off a teleprompter during a recent news conference, echoing President Donald Trump?s bogus accusations.Following the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee?s Tuesday afternoon press conference, which concluded with a Fox News reporter asking Biden about his supposed cognitive decline, the president took to Twitter to claim Biden ?knew the questions and still couldn?t answer them.?In a Wednesday morning tweet, Trump took his conspiracy theory even further, outright accusing the ex-veep of reading ?the answers from a teleprompter,? adding that Biden ?was given the questions? ahead of time ?just like Crooked Hillary.?During Wednesday?s broadcast of talk show Outnumbered, host Melissa Francis immediately latched onto both of the president?s talking points while analyzing Biden?s performance.?If you were watching yesterday, he said that ?he wants to stop appealing to the ahh?,? then he sort of paused for a very long period of time and was trying to figure out he was going to finish that sentence. Then he said, ?the less healthy side of society,?? she noted. ?He also said, ?Who was I supposed to call on next???She went on to say that she ?forced herself? to watch the presser because they are normally ?so boring,? saying that it was ?amazing? since Biden?s eyes ?were kind of empty? as he wondered aloud which reporter he was supposed to call on next.?Did he have the questions ahead of time and had an order of people?? Francis continued, driving home her point by insisting there were no questions asked about Michael Flynn, Seattle?s ?CHOP? zone, or ?defunding the police.?Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Reveal Why Biden Is the Right Man to Lead America Past TrumpKennedy, meanwhile, piggybacked on Francis? comments, saying, ?it didn?t seem to be the case? that the press was going to be ?tough as nails? with Biden before pointing to the presence of a teleprompter at the presser.?Why did he have a teleprompter at a news conference?? exclaimed Kennedy, who last year kicked off Fox?s public speculation about Biden?s failing mental health. ?Was he getting notes the whole time??Prior to Biden taking questions from reporters, the presidential candidate delivered a prepared speech on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the Trump administration?s response to it, explaining the teleprompter?s presence. Furthermore, as Politico reported, video evidence showed that the teleprompters didn?t appear to be running during his question-and-answer session with reporters.Several reporters also confirmed to The Daily Beast on Tuesday night that the campaign did not pre-screen any of their questions. A Biden adviser also called the claim ?laughable.? In addition to a Fox reporter pressing him on his mental acuity, Biden was also asked multiple times about the ongoing cultural battle over statues and monuments honoring historic figures with racist or slave-owning pasts.And while Kennedy and Francis pushed the narrative that Biden received his questions in advance, Fox?s resident media critic Howard Kurtz knocked down that exact claim on Twitter.?Sorry to disappoint you, but I?ve seen every president go through a list of reporters selected to call on,? he wrote, in response to one user who accused Biden of getting pre-planned questions. ?That doesn't mean Biden had any idea what they were going to ask, although some of the questions were predictable.?Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


  • Indian groom's wedding, funeral leave over 100 infected with coronavirus -

    Indian groom's wedding, funeral leave over 100 infected with coronavirusMore than 100 people have tested positive for coronavirus in India after attending the wedding -- and then funeral -- of the groom, who reportedly tied the knot while ill with the disease. Officials in Bihar state said Wednesday the 26-year-old groom had symptoms of the deadly virus when he got married on June 15. "So far 111 people who either attended the wedding or the funeral have tested positive," said Raj Kishor Chaudhary, chief medical officer in Patna, the state capital.


  • Sweden's prime minister orders an inquiry into the failure of the country's no-lockdown coronavirus strategy -

    Sweden's prime minister orders an inquiry into the failure of the country's no-lockdown coronavirus strategyThe number of new COVID-19 cases in Sweden, where the government opted against a strict lockdown, has increased significantly in recent weeks.


  • How America Bombed Nazi Germany Back into the Stone Age (And Won World War II) -

    How America Bombed Nazi Germany Back into the Stone Age (And Won World War II)By the time the invasion of France began, American bomber losses had dropped to negligible proportions, and the Luftwaffe had been virtually driven from the skies over its own homeland.


  • Coronavirus: The human cost of fake news in India -

    Coronavirus: The human cost of fake news in IndiaFalse and misleading reports have surged in the country during the coronavirus pandemic.


  • 2020 election: Why Americans might not find out who won on 3 November -

    2020 election: Why Americans might not find out who won on 3 NovemberAmericans will likely not find out who wins the 2020 presidential race on election night, experts have predicted.As the US struggles to get to grips with a restructured voting system more heavily reliant on mail-in voting in light of the coronavirus pandemic, many fear that underprepared states may become overwhelmed with ballots and counts could take days to complete.


  • France says Lebanon crisis 'alarming', fears violence -

    France says Lebanon crisis 'alarming', fears violenceFrance's foreign minister expressed alarm on Wednesday over the crisis in Lebanon and said social discontent could lead to an escalation in violence. "The situation is alarming, with an economic, financial, social and humanitarian crisis now reinforced by the risks of the coronavirus," Jean-Yves Le Drian told a parliamentary hearing. "The worsening social crisis ... risks increasing the risk of violence," he said, referring to recent inter-religious violence.


  • LAPD funding slashed by $150M, reducing number of officers -

    LAPD funding slashed by $150M, reducing number of officersCity leaders voted Wednesday to slash the Los Angeles Police Department budget by $150 million, reducing the number of officers to a level not seen for more than a decade amid nationwide demands to shift money away from law enforcement agencies during America's reckoning over police brutality and racial injustice. About two-thirds of the funding was earmarked for police overtime and will be used to provide services and programs for communities of color, including a youth summer jobs program. The City Council?s 12-2 vote will drop the number of officers from 9,988 as of last month to 9,757 by next summer, abandoning a goal of 10,000 officers touted by political leaders and only reached in 2013.


  • 8 Louisiana police officers have been charged after violently beating 2 men who prosecutors said tried to 'surrender without resistance' -

    8 Louisiana police officers have been charged after violently beating 2 men who prosecutors said tried to 'surrender without resistance'Prosecutors said the officers broke one man's orbital bone and another man's nose in the beating, and punched, kicked, and tased the men.


  • Why 'I was just being sarcastic' can be such a convenient excuse -

    Why 'I was just being sarcastic' can be such a convenient excuseAfter President Donald Trump said during his June 20 rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that increased testing was responsible for the surging number of infections, the condemnation of the inaccurate claim was swift. Six days later, during a Fox News town hall, Sean Hannity asked Trump about those remarks on increased testing. ?Sometimes I jokingly say, or sarcastically say, if we didn?t do tests we would look great,? he replied. This seems to be a pattern. Two months earlier, the president had mused about the beneficial effects of injecting disinfectants into the body to combat COVID-19. After many health officials expressed their dismay, Trump repeatedly claimed that he was just being sarcastic.That same month, after he misspelled ?Nobel Prize? in a tweet ? writing it out as ?Noble Prize? ? he deleted the tweet before falling back on on a familiar excuse: sarcasm.What is it about sarcasm that makes it such a convenient excuse for people who are trying to distance themselves from what they?ve said?As I describe in my recent book on irony and sarcasm, most cognitive scientists and other language researchers think of sarcasm as a form of verbal irony. Both ways of speaking involve saying the opposite of what you mean. But the goals of irony and sarcasm are actually different.For example, if someone slowly intones ?What beautiful weather!? on a cold and rainy day, it?s clear they?re speaking ironically about a disappointing state of affairs. In general, irony is used to provide commentary on unexpected and negative outcomes. Sarcasm, on the other hand, is most frequently used to disparage the actions of other people. If someone tells you that you?re a real genius after you forgot to meet them for an important appointment, they clearly don?t mean that you?re mentally gifted. Simply put, irony is commentary, but sarcasm is criticism.That seems straightforward enough. But in actual practice, the line between irony and sarcasm is blurry and confusing. Many people assert they are being sarcastic when they are in fact being ironic, as in commenting about the weather.The enlargement of the domain of sarcasm ? at irony?s expense ? is a linguistic shift that has been going on for some time. In fact, linguist Geoffrey Nunberg called attention to this phenomenon 20 years ago. So it?s hard to fault the president for conflating the two.Another element that makes sarcasm tricky to grasp has to do with saying the opposite of what is meant. The recipient of such a statement isn?t supposed to take it literally.For this reason, when we use verbal irony or sarcasm, we might employ cues to signal our nonliteral intent. We may, for example, speak in a tone of voice that?s slower, lower and louder than how we speak normally. Our pitch may swoop up or down. Ironic statements are also frequently accompanied by facial displays, such as a smirk or the rolling of the eyes.And that?s why, when being sarcastic over text or email, we?ll use emojis to relay nonliteral intent. Of course, even then, there?s no guarantee that the recipient will interpret the message correctly.President Trump does, at times, clearly make use of sarcasm. For example, at a December 2019 rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania, he said, referring to the House?s imminent decision to initiate impeachment proceedings, that the Democrats ?also understand poll numbers, but I?m sure that had nothing to do with it.? He signals sarcasm by using absolute words like ?sure? and ?nothing? and by gesturing broadly with both hands. He also pauses to give his audience a moment to interpret his remark as the opposite of what he has said ? that, in fact, ?my high poll numbers have everything to do with impeachment.? The remark is sarcastic because there?s a clear target: the Democrats in Congress.But at both the Tulsa rally and his April press conference, the president?s controversial remarks didn?t have such accompanying verbal and nonverbal cues. He wasn?t being critical of anyone; he was simply asserting that testing leads to more infections, or asking what appeared to be sincere questions about the use of disinfectants to combat the virus. Chances are he literally meant what he said. As the president has repeatedly demonstrated, a claim of intended sarcasm can be used to walk back a remark that has been criticized or otherwise fallen flat. Thanks to our slippery understanding of the term, along with the way sarcasm can be easily missed, it can function like a ?Get Out of Jail Free? card: The speaker can take a conversational mulligan and try to make things right.We?ve all said things that we later regretted and appealed to ?just kidding? or ?I was being sarcastic.? However, if we habitually reach for such excuses to absolve ourselves of linguistic sins, it becomes, like the little boy who cried wolf, less and less effective.Roger J. Kreuz is the author of:Irony and Sarcasm MIT Press provides funding as a member of The Conversation US.This article is republished from The Conversation, a nonprofit news site dedicated to sharing ideas from academic experts.Read more: * What makes something ironic? * The rhetorical brilliance of Trump the demagogueRoger J. Kreuz does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.


  • U.S. says leaking nuclear waste dome is safe; Marshall Islands leaders don't believe it -

    U.S. says leaking nuclear waste dome is safe; Marshall Islands leaders don't believe itThe DOE says that radioactive leakage from Runit Dome, a respository for U.S. atomic waste, is insignificant. Marshall Islands leaders are skeptical.


  • DNC deletes tweet slamming Mount Rushmore -

    DNC deletes tweet slamming Mount Rushmore Reaction from Republican congressional candidate Lacy Lee Johnson.


  • Meet the Douglas B-66 Destroyer: A Tactical Light Bomber and Recon Aircraft -

    Meet the Douglas B-66 Destroyer: A Tactical Light Bomber and Recon AircraftHow well did it perform?


  • Texas sets another record for new daily coronavirus cases, with more than 8,000 new infections -

    Texas sets another record for new daily coronavirus cases, with more than 8,000 new infectionsTexas recorded an all-time single-day record of 8,076 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, local outlet KTRK reported.


   Check us out
on your smart

phone

businelle.com