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Abomination According to Bush judgeship Nominee William Pryor, the precedent established by Roe vs. Wade. Of course, he’ll still support the American judicial tradition of Honoring precedent (Wink-Wink!).Conservative Officeholders having a Free hand to dictate that only Scientific teachings without Weaknesses be allowed.
Accounting The concept that debits have to equal credits. While this may be necessary for untrustworthy organizations like small business, it is clearly much too limiting for large corporations and particularly for Government.
Acting Alone A ding we get from Liberals all the time when they Whine about our approaches to Diplomacy. They’ve got it all Wrong! It’s being alone in not acting that’s our preferred Strategy (see Climate Change).
Additional Techniques McCain’s addition to the Debate on Torture. His specific contribution, yet again building on Bush’s pioneering advances to the practice of American Governance, is to add another Happy Talk euphemism to accompany Bush’s “Enhanced Interrogation.” (Neither should be confused with “refined interrogation techniques,” the Gestapo’s preferred term).
Advantage Something that provides a benefit, for example the GOP’s Health Plan. Why that name (considering it Costs more without providing better care?) It’s that big advantage in HMO Campaign Contributions, duh!
Advice and Consent A Constitutional requirement for Presidents to confer with Senators to identify the most qualified Nominees. As if Bush needed help from a body that’s half Liberal! If we wanted their advice we’d Torture it out of them.
Affair A Sign of Moral Disintegration (see John Edwards and especially Bill Clinton) to be Prosecuted (see Impeachment) unless it’s your ticket to trading up to a Rich Spouse (see McCain). The only down side is that she might have too many homes to keep track of. (If so, mention you were a POW).
Afghanistan A shining example of what happens when GOP-style capitalism is unleashed. Exports under the Taliban were lowest of any country in the world, while Afghanistan is now the world’s leading exporter of opium.
Aide 1. A Clinton-era conspirator requiring energetic scrutiny, Investigation, and prosecution. 2. A trusted GOP Presidential advisor whose communications must be protected from Partisan witch-hunts so that they can be frank and honest (in the event that President Bush might someday be in the mood for an opinion he hasn't already Decided on).
Aircraft Carrier A big boat from which planes take of and land in the middle of the ocean. Bush’s new head of Iraq Strategy knows them inside out. It’s the perfect background to Fight a Civil War in the Desert, since he won’t be distracted by experience when helping Rove map out our way Forward for Victory.
Alaska 1. America’s leading per-capita consumer of Pork, thanks to their energetic GOP congressional delegation. Tops on the menu is their Bridge to nowhere. 2. The best State in the union for Politicians. Everywhere else you have to fret about who to Tax. In Alaska the equivalent worry is one constituency getting Angry because another constituency got more of the Oil company royalty Money that it’s your Job to dole out.
Alberto The first name of Gonzales, the most effective Presidential Counsel in History. He gained this distinction through his Success at avoiding the prosecution of Bush Administration figures. This was particularly notable in the latter portion of his tenure, coinciding with assumption of authority to Fire Prosecutors (the most important of a set of additional responsibilities known collectively as “the Attorney Generalship.)”
All In If you’ve got a great hand (see Iraq), a big pot (see treasury), the Conviction that comes with certainty, and, most of all, love of Bold Action (see Cowboy), it’s the only kind of Gamble you make. OK, maybe Bush doesn’t have a great hand, but three out of four ain’t bad!
All the Kids Do It The inspiration for the Bush Administration Policy not to enforce Environmental Laws on Global Warming as long as Foreign Countries like China and India pump out their own greenhouse gases. While this Strategy didn’t Work with Georgie’s Mom, he has high hopes that the Earth at large is now ready to appreciate his Logic.
Ally A Foreign County that fully agrees with US Policy (including Aspirational Time Horizons), as opposed to an Al-lie, a supposed ally who spreads unTruths about Democrat Cut and Run Surrender timetables.
Alternative Energy An issue that shows how Wrong People often are about McCain’s positions. When Liberals say he’s obsessed with Tax Cut proposals, we can point to McCain’s Votes against Tax breaks for Energy that doesn’t come from Oil.
Americans Will Die 1. The standard phrase, most recently used by Scalia, to justify any given Policy on Terrorism, whether directly related (see 9/11) or Bogus (see Iraq). This concern for US Life does not extend to Preventing other kinds of American Death (see Screening). 2. The phrase not used by Scalia in a Supreme Court opinion just a few days later, even though the number of American Deaths from his killing of Gun controls will be tens of thousands of times greater than the number who have died since 9/11 in domestic Terror attacks (i.e., zero).
Anna Nicole The latest litigant to appear before the Supreme Court, because 1) her case raises serious Legal issues and 2) Justice Thomas heard she’s casting for her next amateur video, and her first is the gem of his extensive collection!
Anniversary The special event during which a husband celebrates his Marriage. While this usually occurs once a year, Bush’s special remembrance of his Base occurs every two years, right before Elections.
Answer A response to Questions, for example how George’s boy would respond to Boy George’s Crying Game lyric “why there are heartaches/why there are tears/and what to do to stop feeling blue/when love disappears?” (His answer to “why” is “Low Polls” and his answer to “what to do” is “Surge.”)
Anti-American A person who performs an Act to damage the Country. It’s even more nefarious when done in Secret. Put these two together and you have the worse form of Treason: a Citizen abusing the sanctity of the Voting booth by pulling the lever for a Democrat.
Apology 1. A special kind of Lying used to get Liberals off our back on those rare occasions that we Care. 2. Heartfelt sympathy for an intolerable situation, for example the US Government acting like Nazis towards an Oil company.
Army The force you go to War with. Recognizing Reality, Rumsfeld noted that “you go to war with the army you have. They're not the army you might want or wish to have.” It’s been years since the Invasion, though, and we’ve had plenty of Opportunity to get a different army. And we have one! Now we wish we had the army we had before Iraq broke it.
Art The creation of a thing of beauty, e.g., a Conservative electoral victory. That's why every four years brings a leap year, a Presidential Election, and our sudden fondness for the National Endowment for the Arts. Short for Another Rule Trashed.
Aspirational Time Horizon A Planning criterion employed as an essential component of any reasonable and well-conceived Military Strategy, as opposed to the Democrat Party’s Cut and Run timetable for Surrender. This is True even if, by coincidence, the time periods happen to be similar.
Assassination The latest strategy in Pat Robertson’s quest to eliminate the Separation of Church and State, this time in Foreign Policy. The ultimate would be flattening noisy democratically-elected Leaders of Foreign Countries with those ten-ton Ten Commandments displays the Supreme Court is making us get rid of!
Assess The act of measuring or evaluating, for example, when the value of a Program is assessed. We use it to evaluate the loyalty of our supporters, starting with collection of their Assessments at the Inaugural Ball. (BTW, we spell it A$$E$$).
Atkins It does for consumption of food what our budgets do for consumption of Money. We can have the budgetary Red Meat that we enjoy in whatever quantities we want (and we want a lot!) The difference is that we don’t have to shell out for all those steaks (see Borrowing).
Attorney General 1. (archaic) The chief Law enforcement officer of the US, who, despite being a Political appointee, is expected to ensure the fundamental principle of equal protection. 2. The chief enforcement Politicization officer of the Bush Administration, a political appointee (see Crony) who is expected to ensure the fundamental principle of Incumbent protection.
Awesome A quaint American colloquialism employed by our President to compliment a speech by the Pope. Reflecting the dignity of his Office and the solemnity of the situation, he refrained, Dude, from the traditional follow-on salutation.
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