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The Religious/Political Right’s Vocabulary & Phrase Book-Volume Two

I was looking for something in my files, and once again came across one of those articles that hardly seem dated.

Think about that for a minute.

The right doesn’t seem to learn that their “double speak” isn’t very productive – unless their goal is really the destruction of America… – Ninure da Hippie

The Religious/Political Right’s Vocabulary & Phrase Book-Volume Two

April 26, 2006

By Clint Willis

“Racially balanced” as in “The Republican Party is very racially
balanced.”

This phrase is used during hurriedly arranged photo ops after someone
of prominence has made the insinuation to the mainstream media that the
Religious/Political right is composed of mostly rich white men.

Someone is bound to utter this phrase just as you notice that all of
the women, blacks and hispanics in the group have suddenly been pushed
up into the front row smiling proudly, not realizing that behind them
the next solid three rows are the white guys grinning for the camera
because they know that they’re really the ones in charge.

“Judeo-Christian Values”
Note Judeo always comes first.

This phrase is used often and loudly when the right-wing Christian
section is emphasizing that they have generously included Jews in their
outrage about abortion, gay rights, or tax breaks for major
corporations.

Usually the next day the more extreme fundamentalists of the group give
a sermon to their followers stressing that while they love their Jewish
brothers (well, maybe just enough to get the election swung in their
favor), they must still realize that in order for Jews to get into
their heaven, they still must first accept Jesus Christ as their
savior.

Sort of how they feel about their private Golf Clubs.

“Pro-business liberal”

This one threw me the first time I saw it in print, because by rights,
according to all good conservatives, there is no such thing as a
“pro-business liberal”.

Apparently this phrase is employed to throw blame at liberal democrats
with their liberal businesses joining the liberal wing of the
Republican Party and ruining everything.

In other words, just throw the word “liberal” on anything to make it
sound bad or to assign or distract blame.

“God, America, and the flag”,

is the new holy trinity, replacing “Baseball, mom, and apple pie”.

You must worship all three equally or be branded a traitorous liberal
unchristian deviant.

“Budget Surplus”

is a phrase never used in mixed company (i.e. Republicans with
Democrats).

The budget surplus is what the Republican Congress proudly claimed as
theirs, not President Clinton’s, from the steps of the Capitol
Building.

In the late 90s the budget surplus was the direct result of their
“Contract with America”… well that is until GW spent it all at
Halliburton.

Now the political right wing would rather we didn’t mention it, and if
we do, they claim it didn’t really exist anyway and was just on
paper–shhhhhhh!

“Your facts are erroneous”

is a phrase used most often when they know Democrats are speaking the
truth, but they haven’t found time to “Google or Yahoo” something
opposing from a right-wing slanted website to refute it yet.

“Knee-jerk reaction”

translates to “They’ve intelligently reacted to something important
before we did, causing us embarrassment, so we’ll dismiss it as nothing
in order to distract the public.”

The press is currently having a knee-jerk reaction to rising gas prices
at the pump, but don’t worry… soon it’ll be “old news”.

Currently President Bush is stressing that we should leave prices as
they are (no matter how high they go) and instead use conservation and
alternate fuels.

Thus we preserve “big oil’s” profit line; which should cause another
“knee jerk” reaction from the voting public.

“Some of my best friends are gay”

They live about three miles from me.

My sister’s hairdresser’s maid introduced me to a plumber who lives
next door to them, but I can’t remember his name.

He says they’re nice people.

“This is all just old news!”

translates to “The public knows this is a problem we haven’t even come
close to solving yet, even though we’ve had plenty of time to look into
it, so we’ll just declare it unimportant!”

Example, “New Orleans is old news”

“Impeding Free speech”

translates to “Not permitting right-wing political or religious
propaganda to be prominently displayed in public buildings”.

See also:

“Violating the spirit of the First Amendment”

which translates to using the “Free speech amendment” to allow such
things as homosexual pornography, cuss words on the Sopranos,
publishing books criticizing George Bush, Rush Limbaugh, Pat Robertson,
or or or even The Los Angeles Times recently suggesting that Dick
Cheney resign!, or the press’ reporting of several state legislatures
(so far Vermont, California, and Illinois) that have
recently, or are planing to, call for the House of Representitives to
prepare to look into Bush’s impeachment.

“God created dinosaur bones, but not real dinosaurs!”

Sorry, I just had to include this one after I nearly fell out of my
chair laughing when I read it in print.

A religious nut actually asserted that God created the bones, and then
put them into the ground where we could find them, to test our faith
because the actual animals never really existed!.

“I am praying for you!”

Personally I’m disgusted every time George Bush utters this phrase.

He prayed for the space shuttle astronauts safe return,

he prayed for the miners in West Virginia,

and he prayed constantly for the victims of the World Trade Center to
be rescued along with the lives of the victims of the Pentagon.

All he was doing was kissing the asses of the Political/Religious
Right, and gave false and useless comfort to the victim’s families who
believed that his important presidential prayers would somehow be paid
more attention to by God… which they weren’t

“I do not believe in basing American Policy on poll numbers”.

Unless they agree with what George is saying at the moment.

“We are on the side of the political right!”.

Apparently they don’t seem to realize that that means which side of the
aisle they sit on, and not that they’re correct all the time.

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The above is from “Jesus Is Not a Republican : The Religious Right’s
War on America” by Clint Willis.

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ZEAL WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE – a thought for Tofay

ZEAL WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE

The following story is one that is reported to have been told by Napoleon to spark patriotism among his men:

Once, while visiting a province he came upon an old soldier in full uniform but with one sleeve hanging empty. He proudly wore the coveted Legion of Honor. Napoleon asked, “Where did you lose your arm?” The soldier answered, “At Austerlitz, sire.”

Napoleon asked, “And for that you received the Legion of Honor?”

The man said, “Yes, sire. It is but a small token to pay for the decoration.” Napoleon continued, “You must be the kind of man who regrets he did not lose both arms for his country.”

The one-armed man asked, “What then would have been my reward?”

Napoleon answered, “I would have awarded you a double Legion of Honor.”

And with that, the proud old fighter drew his sword and immediately cut off his other arm.

What a great story of patriotic duty! It apparently was quite effective in stirring up in Napoleon’s men a desire to sacrifice even more for the cause of France!

There’s only one problem with the story. You may have already noticed the inconsistency. But apparently it was years before anyone dared to ask Napoleon the question, “How did the soldier cut off his arm with only one arm to do it with?”

Nice story. Stirring, moving, motivating……but it wasn’t true. And it’s possible for the same thing to happen to us in a religious sense. We can get all “fired up” without much thought as to the truth of what we’re getting excited about. Paul said of those who were motivated in such a way:

“…They are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.” (Romans 10:2, NIV)

Zeal is good. We all need more of it. But we need to make certain that our enthusiasm is firmly based on our knowledge of God’s will.

Have a great day!

Alan Smith
Helen Street Church of Christ
Fayetteville, North Carolina

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Why do you call me “Lord, Lord,” and do not do what I tell you?
– Luke 6:46

We cannot merely pray to You, O God to end war:
For we know You made the world in a way
That we must find our own path of peace
Within ourselves and with our neighbor.

We cannot merely pray to You, O God, to root out prejudice:
For you have already given us eyes
With which to see the good in all people
If we would only use them rightly.

– Rabbi Jack Riemer
excerpt from a prayer entitled “Social Action” found in Living God’s Justice: Reflections and Prayers.

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This is an actual Facebook post. This Hippie thought it was so good and concise that it was worth formatting and sharing as widely as possible.

So with permission of the author….

The purpose of Assistance

an answer to a Conservative on Facebook
by Justin Rosario

Joe Spennato
your views on economics are so misguided that no person alive, save yourself can cause you to see the truth. There are none so blind as those who do not wish to see. Oh, and the reason those “ebil” conservatives are against income redistribution is twofold; A: It doesn’t make the poor not poor. I happen to work in social services, everyone at my center is on section 8, welfare, food stamps, etc etc etc, yet they are still poor. Therefore the stated objective of your government program does not work. B: People have an innate and intrinsic right to the fruits of their labor, nobody is entitled to a share of your labor, nor anybody to mine. This concept stems from the fact that you own your own body, as I do mine.

Justin Rosario
A: That’s not the stated purpose of public assistance. That would be the five year old mentality of a conservative “interpretation” of what it’s for. Public assistance is to keep people from living on the streets or suffering from malnutrition or disease. These would be far more costly to society. It also provides a cushion for some to get back on their feet. Not all. Some. That would be the real world, adult purpose, not the kiddie version you believe in.

B. Feel free to give back your public education, clean air, clean water, safe food, safe medications and safe car. Avoid all public sidewalks, public streets and highways. Do not call the police or fire department. In fact, do not call 911 at all. Do not go to the hospital for treatment as most of the medicine you are familiar with was researched, in part, using government money. Do not use a GPS. Do not use the internet to respond to this. Do not use electricity. Do not use any mail carrier, they are all subsidized by tax dollars. Do not use gasoline, it’s also subsidized. Do not swim in the ocean, government regulations enforced with tax dollars keeps it clean(ish). Do not fly on an airplane. Do not ride a bicycle. Those safety standards are tax payer enforced as well. Do not enter into buildings or houses. They are all safe due to a building code enforced by tax dollars. Do not go to work. Your right to workers’ comp, vacation, sick days, minimum wage and a safe work environment are all guaranteed by taxpayer dollars. Do not own your own business. Your right to operate a business without having a larger competitor undercut your prices at a loss just to put you OUT of business is guaranteed by taxpayer dollars. Do not travel abroad. Your rights as a citizen of the US are maintained by embassies all over the world and paid for with tax dollars.

We’ll be sorry to see you leave the country and live on an island but what other choice do you have? You have an innate and intrinsic right to the fruits of your labor, nobody is entitled to a share of your labor, nor you to ours. As you can see, that means you can’t even breathe in the United States without stealing from the labor of others! Farewell on your island nation of pure freedom. But don’t expect the US military to protect you from foreign invaders. Taxpayers pay for that, too.

Love and fond wishes,
The Filthy Liberal Scum.

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– Romans 13:9

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary — the evil it does is permanent.
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OP 25 SAYINGS I”D LIKE TO SEE ON THOSE OFFICE INSPIRATIONAL POSTERS<

TOP 25 SAYINGS WE’D LIKE TO SEE ON THOSE OFFICE INSPIRATIONAL POSTERS
 
Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.
 
Doing a job RIGHT the first time gets the job done. Doing the job WRONG fourteen times gives you job security.
 
Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings, they did it by killing all those who opposed them.
 
We put the “k” in “kwality.”
 
If something doesn’t feel right, you’re not feeling the right thing.
 
Artificial Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity.
 
A person who smiles in the face of adversity…probably has a scapegoat.
 
If you can stay calm, while all around you is chaos…then you probably haven’t completely understood the situation.
 
Plagiarism saves time.
 
If at first you don’t succeed, try management.
 
Never put off until tomorrow what you can avoid altogether.
 
TEAMWORK…means never having to take all the blame yourself.
 
The beatings will continue until morale improves.
 
Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.
 
We waste time, so you don’t have to.
 
Hang in there, retirement is only thirty years away!
 
Go the extra mile. It makes your boss look like an incompetent slacker.
 
A snooze button is a poor substitute for no alarm clock at all.
 
When the going gets tough, the tough take a coffee break.
 
INDECISION is the key to FLEXIBILITY.
 
Succeed in spite of management.
 
Aim Low, Reach Your Goals, Avoid Disappointment.
 
We waste more time by 8:00 in the morning than other companies do all day.
 
You pretend to work, and we’ll pretend to pay you.
 
Work: It isn’t just for sleeping anymore.
 
 

Live simply. Love generously.
Care deeply. Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God.

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Phrases of Wisdom

Phrases of Wisdom

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you a mechanic.

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.

It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.

A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.

Eat well, stay fit, die anyway.

There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.

Someone who thinks logically provides a nice contrast to the real world.

The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
– Romans 13:9

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary — the evil it does is permanent.
– Mahatma Gandhi

In many parts of the world the people are searching for a solution which would link the two basic values: peace and justice. The two are like bread and salt for mankind.
– Lech Walesa
from his Nobel Lecture

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John Mark Ministries
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