Saturday, November 14, 2009
* 2. "All economists agree that...": Introductory language to a false citation proposing the credibility of an economic assertion made by someone who is clueless reference economics. All economists don't agree on anything.
* 3. Astroturf : "A dodge to mislead the serfs that actual grass is not real." [rickhb]
* 4. Bailout: Most commonly refers to removing water from a sinking boat by use of a pail or similar receptacle, or to exiting an airborne craft via a parachute. Since late 2008, it refers to the federal government bailing money into sinking enterprises so as to redistribute their assets to political friends and supporters. Hence it really means "bail-in," as in pouring in taxpayer money for political gains.
* 5. Big tent: A phrase used by liberal media commentators, bloggers and presenters to impose their belief and influence on an opposing ideological demographic/party. It's intended to populate an opposing party with "moderates" that will (a) make this opposing party ideologically blurry, and therefore weak, (b) make this party pliable and susceptible to Democrat influence, or (c) effect ‘change'." [Tel...]
* 6. Bipartisan: A situation when 1-3 "moderate" Republicans vote with Democrats. "It does not apply whenever a significant number of Democrats join with Republicans in a close but losing vote." [A Citizen]
* 7. Bitter: "A word used by liberal elitists to describe rural Americans to other liberal elitists." [Tel...]
* 8. Blue dog Democrats: "People who will lie down with dogs and accept the fleas if paid enough." [Mike Brafford] Also, "A person who runs as a fiscal conservative and then votes the party line once elected." [Zoltan]
* 9. Bold and swift action: "A phrase used when cumbersome, expensive, poorly formulated and questionable legislation is desired to be rushed, pushed, rammed and imposed on a country without the scrutiny, debate or examination." [Tel...]
* 10. Budget neutral: "A never realized accounting gimmick used to hide cost projects in years that fall outside the budget time period and, coupled with immediate tax increases and faux savings, perpetuate a fraud on the taxpayer." [rickhb]
* 11. Bush's fault: A cause deployed to explain all "socio-economic-politico-enviro-religio-militaristic ills." [SierraBear]
* 12. Climate Change Bill: Translation: Global Warming Bill. [Russell C]
* 13. Comprehensive: "The battle cry that signifies an assault on the constitution and liberty, as in comprehensive health care reform, comprehensive immigration reform, etc." [B'ham]
* 14. Compromise: It means "arriving at an acceptable solution to a problem by capitulating totally to the liberals' position and doing exactly what they want done." [NaperBille]
* 15. Consensus: "Some agree with me, so therefore [some] represents the sum." [Vaughan]
* 16. Conservative talk radio: A term that, when used by liberals, refers to "a small group of dull, uneducated, and misinformed Americans who have used shameful propaganda, false statements, and general sorcery to control the nation's airways - in addition to the opposition party - and espouse outdated policies like individualism, capitalism, lower taxes and deregulation that have wreaked havoc on this country." [rickhb]
* 17. "The debate is over concerning...": Used by a politician, e.g. Al Gore, to indicate that the debate over some topic, say global warming, really isn't over but the speaker would like to end. [Tel...]
* 18. Engage in dialogue: "Talk to our enemies and try to win them over to the exact opposite of their long held positions since we are so wonderful and enlightened and not the go-it-alone, cowboy, war-mongering Bush administration." [steve_b]
* 19. Experts: Persons affiliated with liberal think tanks. [djaymick]
* 20. Fairness : "It means promoting the political preferences of the speaker/writer." [Miguel Guanipa]
* 21. Fiscally responsible: "A bribe to buy votes for the short term for Democrats, but that will be paid for in the future by taxpayers using a shell game of cost shifting and hidden taxes/fees that are downplayed with the bill is first proposed." [steve_b] It really means "fiscally irresponsible."
* 22. Government run healthcare: This is referred to variously as "the government option," "competitive option," "healthcare reform," "healthcare co-op," "health insurance reform"...nearly any combination of words that include government healthcare, system, option, consumer, single payer, and public. [Tel...]
* 23. Green jobs: It refers to the recently unemployed who have, by virtue of their unemployment, reduced their carbon footprint. Satire from [Whodini].
* 24. Fairness: It means "fair to me, unfair to you." [GFox]
* 25. Free: It means costly. [Rob]
* 26. Freedom of the Press: "Whatever the Obama administration deems fit for ‘journalists' to print." [twoiron]
* 27. Freedom of Speech: Whatever the Obama administration deems fit for ‘reporters' to say." [twoiron]
* 28. Fees: It refers to "new taxes as opposed to the actual increase that will occur in our present taxes." [floridaconservative]
* 29. Folks - Used to refer to "you stupid serf suckers out in flyover country." [Emily]
* 30. "...for the American people": Usually coming at the end of the sentence, it's a prepositional phrase that signals that the American people are about to get hosed, again.
* 31. "...for the children": Used by liberals to justify anything particularly outrageous. Works so well that 99% of the population automatically believe it, even when it is either completely inapplicable or even contrary to the interest of children." [NaperBille] [A.L.Byers]
* 32. "...for too long": Obama's "favorite three-word phrase to incite class warfare." [Ilr]
* 33. Give back to society: It means "give me your money." [GFox] Very similar to "for the common good." [GFox]
* 34. Hope and Change: These are classic comfort words coupled together to enable the hearer to attach their personal fond wishes for the future onto a superior being's ability to deliver whatever the hearer defines as "hope and change." The actualization of hope and change lays somewhere over the rainbow, next to the pot of gold, inside the Lost Dutchman's mine, next to the Holy Grail.
* 35. Inexplicable: As it was used in President Obama's comments on Ft. Hood, it means "the truth is simply too frightening for me to handle, acknowledging the truth would, in fact, turn my worldview on its head." [california patriot]
* 36. Investment: When applied to government spending, it refers to government expenditures that will multiply the spending party's power and influence with minimal return-on-investment to the taxpayers.
* 37. "I found this national debt, doubled, wrapped in a big bow waiting for me as I stepped into the Oval Office.": When said by President Obama, it meant I have "carte blanche to spend as much money as I want and still blame it on GWB." [Leman Russ]
* 38. "I support the troops...": "Usually followed by an anti-war rant or public smear of the commanders or mission in order to make political gains." [rickhb]
* 39. "I won.": When used by President Obama, it meant "Shut up and do as I say." [Leman Russ]
* 40. "I'm busy and Nancy's busy with our mop cleaning up somebody else's mess. That's a socialist mop.": Translation: "People are starting to figure out I am a socialist so I will attempt to deflect criticism with humor." [Leman Russ]
* 41. Islamophobic: "Tending to believe that some parts of the Qur'an actually mean what they say." [Call me Lennie]
* 42. Jobless Recovery: This is an oxymoron used to explain why the unemployment rate continues to climb when a "recovery" is allegedly underway. Like touch less sex (e.g., Bill Clinton's phone sex with Monica), it is existential foolishness that, for credibility, relies on the reasonable notion that unemployment is a lagging indicator of a recovery. But as most often used by politicians today, it's like saying, "I'm not sick anymore, but I'm still vomiting an awful lot."
* 43. Learning moment: "Is when you have screwed things up so badly that even an apology wouldn't work. But once you call it a ‘learning moment' the MSM will give you a pass on it and it will never be mentioned it again." [wbhickok] See Obama's "stupid police" comment for an example.
* 44. "Let's not jump to conclusions.": It means "I can't handle the truth." [Ilr] Similar to "We can't jump to conclusions" which means "We didn't connect the dots that we should have connected months ago before something terrible [Ft. Hood] happened, and we don't want to look ignorant to most of the country." [Jon W] It can also mean "failing to withhold judgment before the necessary facts are distorted." [Call me Lennie]
* 45. Liberal: "Someone who uses the government to restrict liberties in every aspect of American life except abortion." [JR]
* 46. Living Constitution: Refers to the murdered Constitution rearranged in effigy. [Sam]
* 47. Lower costs: When applied to federal government expenditures, it means higher costs.
* 48. "Now, let me be clear...": It means "I'm lying." The truth of what follows is the opposite of what's said and intends to confuse and fool the listener. [Leman Russ], [Becky], and [JQAdams]
* 49. "Make no mistake...": "When used by Obama means you should do the mistake he say you should avoid." [JQAdams] In other words, believe the opposite to be true.
* 50. Man-caused disaster: "A phrase used to describe an actual terrorist act but with the desire to not insult the sensibilities of terrorists, or potential terrorists, or officials, and populations [where terrorists hide] in their safe havens." [Tel...]
* 51. Middle Class Tax Cut: "A host of fees and regulations hidden in laws we don't read and so they are not really taxes." [rickhb] It should be a warning to middle class taxpayers that tax increases are on the way.
* 52. Misspoke: "Used when an intentional phrase or though is actually questioned and examined and found suspect." [Tel...] It can also mean, "I got caught in a lie."
* 53. Moderate: Politicians with no discernable or consistent political philosophy, although they tend to break Left when not drifting with the wind. Most often used to refer to Republican In Name Only (RINO's). (See Senators Snowe, Collins, Graham, et al)
* 54. Moral imperative: "This phrase is used to ferment guilt among Christians and Jews who question government run healthcare system's cost and effectiveness. It is invoked by professional campaigners when all constitutional means have been exhausted in trying to pass it." [Tel...] The phrase "47 million Americans are uninsured" is used for the same purpose.
* 55. Open minded: "When used by liberals it means that the opposition should agree with their position, but the reverse is not true. What liberals refer to as ‘open minded," conservatives refer to as ‘empty headed'." [Syrin] Also, it mean as you think like me. [GFox]
* 56. Options, Choices: As it pertains to the proposed healthcare bills, these often interchangeable words signal a concerted effort to minimize, and eventually eliminate, options and choices.
* 57. Pay-go: A hyphenated word that purports to be a linguistic promise of a balanced federal budget when it actually means the taxpayers will continue to "pay" through the nose, and if they don't like it they can "go" fish.
* 58. Political correctness (PC): "A seven-syllable two-word term which can be better expressed in a one-syllable one-word term: ‘lie.' Example: All the ‘politically correct' explanations of the Ft. Hood shooting are nothing but lies to avoid the truth about the Islamic death cult and Islamic jihadism." [altalena]
* 59. "Reevaluating the conditions with regard to sending additional troops to Afghanistan...": It means, "I'm clueless and don't know what to do." [Cincinnatius]
* 60. Republican Strategist/Democrat Strategist: Underemployed partisan 30-somethings who remain on standby to appear on cable TV news shows where they enthusiastically share their vast political wisdom with the ignorant public before returning to their pizza delivery jobs or entry level positions in marketing firms.
* 61. Save or create jobs: "A phrase used when someone wants to appear to have saved or created jobs that cannot be proven to have been saved or created." [Tel...]
* 62. Saved jobs: "A term which makes it easier to claim one's initiatives have mitigated further calamity when there is no other sign that any measurable progress has been achieved." [Miguel Guanipa]
* 63. Share the wealth: It means to confiscate wealth from some in order to give it to others in the expectation that the others will express their gratitude to the party executing the transfer, or wealth sharing, during the next election. It's somewhat similar to "redistribution of income," and is a cousin of "fair." Also, it means "keep the poor people poor and voting for" Democrats. [clarissa]
* 64. Teabaggers: A negative double intendre used to refer to those who oppose Obama socialism and show that opposition by attending one or more T.E.A. Parties. According to the Urban Dictionary, one meaning of teabagger is of "a man who squats on top of a woman's face and lowers his genitals into her mouth during sex." The term was recently used by former President Clinton when speaking to Senate Democrats. [LDC]
* 65. Transform: In the current political environment it means to socialize, or collectivize, by placing authority to manage the venture under federal government control. It's often used interchangeably with "reform."
* 66. Transparency: It's what happens "behind locked doors at 2:00 am Sunday morning." [Ralph Davis] Also, "whatever the Obama administration deems fit for ‘the people' to know." [twoiron] It is "a slight of hand, used in repetition, meant to convince the public that all is open and above board while in fact it is shrouded in secrecy." [missbosslady]
* 67. Unemployment rate: This is a virtual number roughly equivalent to half the actual number of people who are unemployed.
* 68. Unsustainable debt: This refers to the debt level immediately before additional debt is incurred, which becomes post-unsustainable debt, and eventual bankruptcy. (See California and New York.).
* 69. "We all know...": "Used most often by liberals to change the center of the field of debate. By using these expressions [including "Everyone agrees..."] they change the debate from ‘Is global warming a problem?' to ‘What do we do about the problem of global warming?'" [UA]
* 70. "We must act now to...": It means we must pass this legislation before "anyone has a chance to read what we about to impose upon them." [Syrin]"
Until I saw the photo I did not think anything about it because I been to Japan and know about bowing. But when I saw that Obama actually shook hands while bowing, I thought that looked asinine. When one bows in Japan, he puts his hands on his thighs and bends at the waist. That is all.
"But what are the deniers denying? Basically, the deniers are denying four things:
"1. They are denying that CO2 is the primary cause of climate change. They do not doubt that climate change is occurring, it always has and always will and it is nature’s response to a complex array of conditions. While emitting CO2 in ever-growing volumes is not a desirable thing, reducing these emissions, even dramatically, will not unduly influence climate.
"2. The deniers deny that there is a consensus within climate science that man is the primary cause of global
"3. The deniers deny that many of the events attributed to climate change – the melting of the ice on Mount Kilimanjaro, hurricanes, the spread of malaria in Africa and so on – are connected to climate change. For each of these events there are other, more plausible explanations. For example, the melting of the ice cap on Kilimanjaro is strongly linked to deforestation of the area in close proximity to the mountain, which results in a lowering of moisture levels which impact ice formation.
"4. Finally, the deniers deny that taxing carbon and developing carbon markets will have an impact on the climate. Indeed, the economists who are deniers are skeptical about the economics of many green 'solutions' – wind farms, solar farms, cap and trade, carbon taxes and emissions control. They do not deny that reducing CO2 emissions may be desirable for other reasons – air quality being the most important. But they are not convinced that all of these investments will produce the return expected – a cooler planet.
"To support their denials, deniers use peer reviewed scientific papers which call into question the currently dominant scientific view and comprehensive economic analysis. There are many such papers by experts in climatology, including some who are or have been part of the scientific team used by the UN to create the technical documents which are said to inform the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports. They also make extensive use of observational data and measurements of temperature, ocean level, emissions and so on. They do not put their faith in computer models, which in any case produce contradictory findings: rather they rely heavily on direct measures.
"Because the deniers have been very vociferous, they have also come under attack. The attacks take three basic forms. The first is to question the scientific credentials of those why deny the man-made global warming thesis. The same standards are not applied to the IPCC itself or to many 'warmists' – the head of the IPCC (a former railway engineer), David Suzuki and Al Gore, for example, have no qualifications in climatology. Second, there is the standard accusation that deniers are funded by big oil or the coal industry. This ignores the funding granted to the 'warmists', which runs into billions, by interest groups and governments which should not be regarded as neutral sources of funds. The final accusation is that they ignore the human suffering their denials may cause. This is not at all the case – the primary action plan suggested by the deniers is that we should focus our actions on adaptation and technologies to combat warming, cooling and the other effects of the natural cycle of climate change."
Jerry A. Kane: NEA Website Promotes Communist Guide Books for the Violent Overthrow of the U.S. Government
"The Democrat-controlled teachers’ union praises Alinsky’s Reveille for Radicals and Rules for Radicals as “an inspiration to anyone contemplating action in their community! And to every organizer!”
“'The Radical does not sit frozen by cold objectivity. He sees injustice and strikes at it with hot passion. He is a man of decision and action.
“'Society has good reason to fear the Radical. Every shaking advance of mankind toward equality and justice has come from the Radical. He hits, he hurts, he is dangerous. Conservative interests know that while Liberals are most adept at breaking their own necks with their tongues, Radicals are most adept at breaking the necks of Conservatives.... He will fight conservatives whether they are business or labor leaders.
“'Radicals precipitate the social crisis by action—by using power... The Radical recognizes that constant dissension and conflict is and has been the fire under the boiler of democracy. He firmly believes in that brave saying of a brave people, “Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!”“'The Radical may resort to the sword but when he does he is not filled with hatred against those individuals whom he attacks. He hates these individuals not as persons but as symbols representing ideas or interests which he believes to be inimical to the welfare of the people… That is the reason why Radicals, although frequently embarking upon revolutions, have rarely resorted to personal terrorism.'”
"Activist group and organized crime syndicate ACORN has a constitutional right to defraud the people of the United States it claims in a federal lawsuit."
"Without ever mentioning 'terrorist' or 'terrorism' during her testimony, Secritary Napolitano put forth the administration’s new politically correct term for those two words—'Man-Caused disaster.' Defining the term as 'nuance,' to the German news site Spiegel Online, Secretary Napolitano further stated, '…it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.' The 'T' word has been off limits by the Obama administration ever since.
"A former Louisiana congressman who famously stashed cash in his freezer was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison for taking hundreds of thousands in bribes in exchange for using his influence to broker business deals in Africa.
"The sentence handed down in suburban Washington was far less than the nearly 30 years prosecutors had sought for William Jefferson, a Democrat who represented parts of New Orleans for nearly 20 years.
"Agents investigating the case found $90,000 wrapped in foil and hidden in boxes of frozen pie crusts in his freezer."
Brother X says, "The white man and the legacy of slavery made him freeze that money!"