Sunday, December 11, 2005

Can you say "Newspeak"?

Excuse the hiatus, but I've been wandering. Before I wander off again, I leave you with this list of definitions compiled by The Nation.

I think they've got it nailed, by George.

Patriot Act: The pre-emptive strike on American freedoms to prevent the terrorists from destroying them first.
Bankruptcy: A punishable crime when committed by poor people, but not corporations.
Compassionate Conservatism: Poignant concern for the very wealthy.
Democracy: A product so extensively exported that the domestic supply is depleted.
God: Senior Presidential Adviser.
Class Warfare: Any attempt to raise the minimum wage.
Faith: The stubborn belief that God approves of Republican moral values despite the preponderance of textual evidence to the contrary.
Voter Fraud: Significant minority turnout.
Liberals: Followers of the Antichrist.
Free Markets: Halliburton no-bid contracts at taxpayer expense.
Laziness: When the poor are not working.
Leisure Time: When the wealthy are not working.
Senate: Exclusive club; entry fee $10 million to $30 million.
September 11th: Tragedy used to justify any administrative policy, especially if unrelated.
Courtesy of Watching America.

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