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non sequitur

Logic a conclusion that does not follow from the premises
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So, the suggestion for a debate is non sequitur ( a statement that does not logically follow the previous statement) and a non- starter," party spokesperson Manish Tewari said.
Pick up the comics section of any newspaper and there's a good chance you'll stumble across "Non Sequitur," the award-winning comic strip lovingly infused with wit and irony by the talented quill of cartoonist Wiley Miller.
The Glaswegian often seems to unsettle post-match interviewers with a carefully timed non sequitur and the subject of Carroll tends to bring out his most abrasive side.
Some of the best for 2012: The Non Sequitur 2012 Calendar, offering a focus on daily life's ironies and oddities.
1): There appears to be a non sequitur in the examples given.
There is no single consciousness bringing the work together, which may be part of the point: the second sentence of the book reads, "I am so many different sorts of people it makes me want to stick my fingers in your mouth." The surreal, absurd non sequitur here is a consistent feature of a book that is, ultimately, a mystifying miscellany.
"That's why I made the decision that I would personally try that case and ask for the strongest penalties available under our law--and that's the leadership you will see from reel' she said, adding as something of a non sequitur: "I'm going to roll up my sleeves, and I will read the bills."
A Pentagon directive, leaked to the Washington Post, urged officials to avoid using the infamous Bushian non sequitur. In the Obama administration, it said, the appropriate euphemism is "Overseas Contingency Operation."
Non sequitur dialogue is dispensed with repetitive abandon.
My perspective is not that China's goals for the 2008 Olympics and its labor practices and advantages are misaligned; my perspective is that they are a non sequitur.
Upon arrival, visitors pay admission to an attendant who blurts out a newspaper headline--a non sequitur designed by artist Tino Sehgal.
The first four chapters offer relevant biographical information about the Marx Brothers vaudeville beginnings, along with exploring themes such as the satirizing of social respectability, methods of character development, and nonsense and non sequitur jokes.