I use “moot” – of little or no practical value or meaning… frequently, but never gave a lot of thought to its “debatability”. I might have to change that. For example, I commented recently “that the truth is impolite is moot” – regardless of being a former governor and senator etc etc ad adnausium, Corzine embezzled company funds to pay off gambling debts, and that is a truth that is undebatable.
Corporatism is Fascism by Mussolini’s own definition, published in Time Magazine, that is a truth that is undebatable. Mitt Romney is using a campaign slogan – Keep America American – that was once a Klu Klux Klan slogan, a truth undebatable.
Practically, however, pragmatically these truths – that Mitt is whither of ignorant inadvertence or not too subtle dog-whistle using a KKK campaign slogan, that Authoritarian “Christian” Dominionist Republicans are goose-stepping Nazis and former governor and senator etc etc ad adnausium Corzine embezzled company funds to pay off gambling debts, are “not nice things to say”, they are impolite, and serve not to elaborate the debate but to devolve all debate into self-righteous holier than thou victimhood, which is of little or no practical value or meaning.
I think I’ll start using boondoggle instead: work of little or no value, a project funded by the federal government out of political favoritism that is of no real value to the community or the nation. A big waste of time, money and effort.