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
The dictionary defines Chutzpah as:
- 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.”
Hyperbole is defined as:
- 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.
Severable is defined as: Capable of being severed or separated; separable into legally distinct rights or obligations, as a contract.
Synonyms: divisive, divisible, separable
What does Judge Roger Vinson think:
“Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire Act must be declared void.”
Can you give some examples?
Example 1: When contracts are written, especially lengthy ones, there are many components to that contract. If a conflict occurs between the parties over or an outside person challenges one component of the agreement it puts the remainder of the contract in jeopardy. Attorneys often include a severability clause into the agreement stating that if one part of the agreement is deemed null/void then the rest of the contract shall remain. As an example:
My original post dealt more with the political side of hypocrisy primarily because of the season in an important mid-term election. The main problem that I had with the post was to keep it focuses with all of the hypocrisy out there. Two recent items screamed for inclusion under hypocrisy.
Hypocrisy is defined as:
- The practice of professing standards, beliefs, etc., contrary to one’s real character or actual behaviour.
- A feigning to be what one is not or to believe what one does not.
- An expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction.
Synonyms: deceit, insincerity
What does Edmond Burke think:
“Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises; for never intending to go beyond promises; it costs nothing.”
How about Billy Connolly’s thoughts:
“Hypocrisy is the vaseline of political intercourse.”
Can you give some examples?