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Waffle Voting against something after voting for it, like Kerry. GOP Senator Warner wasn’t doing a Flip-Flop when he voted against the anti-Surge bill he sponsored because he now says he wants to vote For it.
Wait The Friendly Advice to the President being offered by Republicans. It’s short for a longer phrase: “wait until after Democrats get hammered in the Election for not passing Health care Reform, at which point we’ll have the Votes to kill this once and for all.”Republican Politicians are saying about their Candidates being toast in recent Special Elections. Fortunately, alarm clocks come with a snooze button (see Cliff).
Wall Street Bonus A big Payoff very much like an Inheritance. Both depend on Luck rather than Work, specifically the luck of having Bush calling the Shots when your inheritance came due or your Wall Street firm needing billions from Taxpayers for basic operating expenses like your fat annual bonus.
War 1. How we deal with Enemies. It lets us do Political Advertisements that make them look really bad. 2. A Foreign Policy situation during which no Incumbent has ever failed to achieve Reelection. It clearly needs to be part of future Conservative Campaign Strategy (Duh!) Happily, Bush’s pioneering of Optional war means that this powerful tool is now in our hands rather than the Enemy’s.
War Czar The new position that had to be created because Accountability for Success in Iraq was becoming uncomfortably focused on the Commander in Chief, the National Security Advisor, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State, the Commanding General of CENTCOM, and the Commander of US Forces in Iraq.
Warning Notification that a Disaster is about to happen (see Levee). Warnings always relate to the Future, which we don't care much about (see Posterity), so we'll only do something if our Cronies are up for it.
War Between the States The conflict also known as the US Civil War. Condi has been pitching it as equivalent to Iraq. What a great idea! It compares Bush to Lincoln, which is much better than last week's comparison to Truman. Now we won't have to worry about Voters remembering that Truman was a Democrat. Too bad Condi didn't remember that Iraq isn't having a Civil War.
War on Fox The battle between the Commander in Chief and the Media outlet he’s calling the “communications arm of the Republican Party,” which means we’ll now be seeing whether the poison pen is mightier than the sword.
Waste Disposal A huge business except when getting rid of Waste has traditionally been Free, like with the Greenhouse Gasses created when you burn something. Since we believe in traditional Values, we can’t agree with Industry suddenly having to Pay just because there might be Desertification, Coastal Flooding, killer Hurricanes, and an early Ice Age. We prefer to burn those Bridges when we come to them. In other words, this is the one time we’re in favor of PayGo (since if we're Lucky Posterity will do all the paying after we're gone).
Waste, Fraud, and Abuse The Government program comprising the largest proportion of federal spending. When Conservatives eliminate it, we’ll be able to get some real Tax Cuts. Calculated by adding up the budgets of Liberal programs.
Water An impassible shield against Liberal criticism, based on the truism that “politics stops at the water’s edge.” This means they can’t make any criticisms that people in Foreign Countries might hear about. We don’t actually know why that’s bad, but Fox does, which is good enough for us.
Water Down What Bush accurately denied doing (see Quibble) after deleting six pages of details from a recent Government report on Climate Change, since, following the alleged watering down, the document was still perfectly dry.
We People contributing to great events, people like Congresswoman Bachmann (see Investigate Anti-American Obama) as reflected in her feeling “extremely grateful that we have an African-American who has won this year” and calling his victory “a tremendous signal we sent.”
Weakness In the Military, an Enemy shortcoming to be aggressively exploited. That’s why McCain, a Navy guy, is single-mindedly exploiting the Democrat Party weakness of Thinking that Deficits Matter. He’s attacking this Achilles heel by proposing Bogus Cuts for every Tax in existence (and even some that might be Extinct!).
Weaknesses The new Strategy of Creationist Politicians to promote Religious Tenets in Science class by convincing students not to Believe in Evolution. It’s Simple - you just define the Questions that Scientists are are now getting around to Work on as Failures of the Theory.
Weapon A core American Industry and (this being the industry-loving GOP) a core component of our domestic and Foreign Policy. This is for both positive and Negative reasons, but mostly positive. We positively believe that every Person and Foreign Country ought to be packing American-made weapons (which is why Guns constitute most of our Foreign Aid). The only exception is the Axis of Evil, and even then we’re willing to sell to Iran (see Reagan) as long as they don’t try making their own.
Welfare 1. Something that, according to the Constitution, Government is supposed to promote. There’d be a whole lot less confusion on if the Founding Fathers had spelled out that they meant promoting the welfare of rich folk! 2. Getting Money from the Government without having to Work for it, for example for being a Citizen of Sarah Palin's Alaska.
Well-Regulated A example of a quaint word usage by the Founding Fathers that can be misleading to modern (i.e. Liberal) ears. They actually meant the “well” in well-regulated in the sense of a water well - a hole through which an essential of Life is delivered. Thus the NRA’s interpretation of well as "not." It's even more True if you think of the Constitutional phrase "well-regulated militia" as the loophole through which the essential source of life, Liberty, and happiness (see Gun) is delivered.
Whales Majestic sea creatures driven Crazy by Navy sonar practice. Bush just gave the Military a Free pass to Ignore the Law Protecting them, based on his personal experience that crazy is a perfectly Natural State.
Whirlwind 1. A wind noted by its spiral pattern and by its blowing in and out quickly without warning. 2. A word that has been used to describe Bush’s recent trip to Iraq. It’s particularly apt, considering how he spent a full fifteen minutes speaking with the Iraqi Prime Minister on how well things are going, after having to spiral down to avoid being shot down and having to keep the trip secret so that none of his new Iraqi partners could tell people with Missiles where to shoot!
Wilderness A landscape of which Bush is very fond (just look at his Love for Clearing brush!) It’s also shown by the number of wilderness areas he has Legally established, as well as by the amount of wilderness his Policy on Global Warming is generating.
Willful Ignorance The phrase used in the Ethics Committee report on Foley’s hitting on House Pages to describe the behavior of the GOP Leaders involved. As if that’s a surprise! It’s the very quintessence of being Dittohead.
Wink 1. A signal to the Military that we’ll back them up if Liberals get on their backs for doing Whatever It Takes. Always accompanied by Fingercrossing behind our back. 2. Communication of glee to co-conspirators in a deception, for example as used between Con men. Our New Right-wing Supreme Court Majority uses it with each new Ruling, communicating glee at the Irony of using anti-Segregation Precedents to re-segregate. 3. A Facial expression that communicates in a jesting manner that what one is saying is not actually True. Anyone not familiar with it need only look at the Vice President Debate, where Sarah Palin did it many times.
Winning The state of affairs in our Military Adventures like Iraq as long as there hasn’t been an undeniable total and absolute collapse. Our world-class capacity for Denial thus makes us natural born winners.
Wise Men Three VIPs who were turning over big chunks of their wealth to the new head guy within minutes of his arrival on the scene. Yet another example of a proven system to be conserved (which is why they call us Conservatives).
Without a Single GOP Vote 1. The proper way to deal with being out of Power, like when Bill Clinton eliminated the Deficit and now when President Obama is trying to prevent a depression. 2. The composition of Congress should Republican obstructionism actually cause that depression.
WMD 1. A precious US natural resource to be preserved at all costs from Liberal encroachments like the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Happily, Conservative senators have a perfect record for protecting America’s world leadership in WMD (literally, “Worship of Manly Devices.” See also NRA). 2. A Foreign Policy technique. Short for “War Motive Doctoring.”
World Series A series of contests followed internationally that is Focused on designation of an undisputed champion. It recently came to our attention while we were Flipping the channels that this applies not only to Elections but baseball too.
World War III 1. An excellent justification - should it happen - for more Tax Cuts. When global War demands maximum strength, what can be more important than the Economic vitality that lower Taxes provide? Knee-jerk tax-raising Democrats would argue that taxes went up during WWII (when a democrat was President, of course). Our rebuttal is that they didn’t have China to Borrow from. 2. A regrettable but possibly necessary Foreign Policy measure for ridding Iran of its Nuclear ambitions. On the plus side, maybe this is how God planned for the Apocalypse to get kicked off.
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