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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

A glossary

From the folks at StrangePolitics come a post about the REAL "Liberal" Meanings of Words". Written by Rachel Marsden, it was originally on the Canadian website Canoe.ca.

Some of the gems from the article:
Here's my handy glossary of commonly used leftist terms, and what they really mean:

Social justice: Spreading the misery of socialism equally throughout society.

Balance: Left vs. far-left (e.g., Hillary Clinton debating Ted Kennedy).

Environmentalists: Celebrities who brag about their environmentally friendly hybrid cars while tooling around the world in gas-guzzling private jets. Liberals who can't afford a car also use this label so they don't appear pathetic to friends.

Freedom fighters: Terrorists whose goal is to destroy Western democracy.

Terrorist: George Bush, or anyone who wants to harm "freedom fighters."

Torture: Frat-party activities that occur on foreign soil, in the presence of U.S. military personnel. Murder, rape and violence perpetrated by communist regimes don't count.
And of course, the best is saved for last:

Bush lied: A catch-all that means, "I have no idea how to debate this issue intelligently."
Be sure to read, and save, the whole list.

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