It took me a awhile to figure out what was so grating about David's post, I've finally figured it out!!

Rhetorical Tautology

PerA rhetorical tautology is defined as a series of statements that form an argument, whereby the statements are constructed in such a way that the truth of the proposition is guaranteed or that, by defining a dissimilar or synonymous term in terms of another self-referentially, the truth of the proposition or explanation cannot be disputed. Consequently, the statement conveys no useful information regardless of its length or complexity making it unfalsifiable.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tautology_(rhetoric)