... unionized bureaucracy ... "compassion" is not enough ... betray ...

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August 16, 2003

Buzzwords of the Moment
"decay ... failure (fail) ... collapse(ing) ... deeper ... crisis ... urgent(cy) ... destructive ... destroy ... sick ... pathetic ... lie ... liberal ... they/them ... unionized bureaucracy ... 'compassion' is not enough ... betray ... consequences ... limit(s) ... shallow ... traitors ... sensationalists ...

endanger ... coercion ... hypocrisy ... radical ... threaten ... devour ... waste ... corruption ... incompetent ... permissive attitudes ... destructive ... impose ... self- serving ... greed ... ideological ... insecure ... anti-(issue): flag, family, child, jobs ... pessimistic ... excuses ... intolerant ...

stagnation ... welfare ... corrupt ... selfish ... insensitive ... status quo ... mandate(s) ... taxes ... spend(ing) ... shame ... disgrace ... punish (poor ... ) ... bizarre ... cynicism ... cheat ... steal ... abuse of power ... machine ... bosses ... obsolete ... criminal rights ... red tape ... patronage."
--1990 Newt Gingrich memo, "Language: A Key Mechanism of Control." These words had been test-marketed and Republicans were urged to apply them to their oppenent and their opponent's record, proposals and party, via this Salon article.

Image of the Moment
Cleveland during the blackout, via Ross. That's a pretty spooky shot I thought. (I didn't mention the blackout much yesterday because I wanted it to be a one-entry kind of day.) Speaking of Cleveland in the dark, there's a pretty cool Blackout Blog that Clevland.com put up on a temporary server. Camworld.com had some cool photos from NYC as well as links to a lot of other photo galleries and writeups.

Line of the Moment
"He was the kind of guy you could write home about...
if your parents were into booze, drugs and cheap sex..."
--from a cartoon by Stephanie Piro