This is a topic I should probably let lie. With all of the networks “LOVING” the riots and ratings in the show me state I would be better off remains quiet. But that is not what this world is about. You know who keeps quiet? Hostages! Hostages keep quiet. A video that I recently saw on Facebook compels me to ask a few questions in light of all the press coverage and race baiting though these terms are redundant.
Framing The Dictionary
I never have had the opportunity to update a Framing the Dictionary post and in this case I did so innocently. I decided to “frame” the word misguided and as I checked on my formatting for this category I discovered that I had already featured this word. So here is an update.
The dictionary defines indefensible as:
1. Incapable of being maintained as right or valid
2. Incapable of being justified or excused .
Synonyms: inexcusable, inexpiable, insupportable, unforgivable, unjustifiable, unpardonable, unwarrantable
This is where I usually start the examples and I will soon. The muse for this post was a commercial shown on Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren’s show last night. The commercial was from a group opposed to Stand Your Ground Laws throughout the United States. The images and sound in the commercial exploit the Zimmerman/Martin killing in Florida. I began to think of the number of issues that the left/progressives/liberals/Democrats oppose that make the most sense to the rest of us. Here we go!
The dictionary defines misguided as:
1. led or prompted by wrong or inappropriate motives or ideals, well-meaning but misguided do-gooders
2. poorly conceived or thought out.
Synonyms: unwise, mistaken, foolish, misled, misplaced, deluded, ill-advised, imprudent, injudicious
Example 1: Nanny MO (Michelle Obama) has been a champion for obesity, okay anti-obesity. She recently came out with some ideas on how to better run supermarkets. She has a special knowledge since she probably hasn’t routinely purchased food for her family for at least five years and probably longer. Certainly her background as a lawyer has prepared her for this campaign and it is a worthy one…up to a point. Education is important, but when she steps into the “government control” mode my hackles rise;
The dictionary defines Inflexible as:
- not flexible; incapable of or resistant to being bent; rigid: an inflexible steel rod.
- of a rigid or unyielding temper, purpose, will, etc.; immovable: an inflexible determination.
- not permitting change or variation; unalterable
Synonyms: unbendable, stiff, rigorous, stern, unrelenting, unremitting, stubborn, obstinate, intractable, obdurate, unbending, adamant,Inflexible,relentless, implacable, inexorable
- Utter nerve; effrontery
- shameless audacity; impudence
- unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity
- the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
Synonyms: audaciousness, audacity, brashness, brass, brassiness, brazenness, cheek, cheekiness, effrontery, gall, nerve, nerviness, pertness, presumption, presumptuousness, sauce, sauciness, temerity
“Chutzpah,that quality which enables a man who has murdered his mother and father to throw himself on the mercy of the court as an orphan.”
— Oscar Levant
The dictionary defines too as:
- In addition; also:
- More than enough; excessively:
- To a regrettable degree:
- Very; extremely; immensely
Synonyms: devilishly, excessively, exorbitantly, inordinately, intolerably, monstrously, overly, overmuch, unacceptably, unduly
“Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair”
– – George Burns
“You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too.”
– – John Kenneth Galbraith
“Oh, I don’t blame Congress. If I had $600 billion at my disposal, I’d be irresponsible, too.”
The dictionary defines fungible as:
- Returnable or negotiable in kind or by substitution, as a quantity of grain for an equal amount of the same kind of grain.
- of goods or commodities; freely exchangeable for or replaceable by another of like nature or kind in the satisfaction of an obligation
Synonyms: changeable, commutable, compatible, converse, convertible, equivalent, exchangeable, interconvertible, mutual, reciprocal, reciprocative, same, substitutable, synonymous, workalike
“People think this tax is for Social Security. But tax monies are really fungible. They get raided all the time.”
— Eugene Ludwig
The dictionary defines predispositions as:
- the fact or condition of being predisposed: a predisposition to think optimistically.
- Medicine/Medical . tendency to a condition or quality, usually based on the combined effects of genetic and environmental factors.
Synonyms: tendency, inclination, predilection, BIAS [emphasis added]
“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”
- A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect.
- An obvious and intentional exaggeration.
- An extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally
Synonyms: exaggeration, hype (informal), overstatement, enlargement, magnification, amplification
Popular liberal hyperbole subjects: Hitler, racist, social security, guns, abortion, voter ????, Hitler (they really like this one), the rich, and a new favorite Egypt’s president Mubarak.
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