Skip to comments.State Department: 'Hold down the fort,' other common phrases could be offensive
Posted on 08/31/2012 5:36:31 AM PDT by onlylewis
Watch your mouth -- everyday phrases like "hold down the fort" and "rule of thumb" are potentially offensive bombshells. At least according to the State Department.
Chief Diversity Officer John Robinson penned a column in the department's latest edition of "State Magazine" advising readers on some rather obscure Ps and Qs.
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How about "bare face lie"
Nope that's not on the list because that would hit his boss obama.
"Run amok" , now that would fit just perfect in the obama admin.
"Pass the buck" now there is another good one for the el presidente.
I have one last offensive phrase for the obama admin "Turn a blind eye"
Because he turns away from all the destruction his class/race warfare is causing.
>> Chief Diversity Officer John Robinson
Now there’s a waste of taxpayer money... I wonder how much we’ll save when Romney fires this joker.
You know when someone has “diversity” in their title, they are getting paid money for doing nothing useful.
“Day late and a dollar short” offends Robert Reicchhhhhh.
“Chief Diversity Officer”
I’ll bet he is a real popular guy at work and on the cocktail circuit
Oh wait, can we say “cock”? Or “tail”? Won’t that offend the wymyn?
Isn’t “chief” an ethnically sensitive term to the red man?
And “officer” ......? Sounds entirely too military and we should remember how much Hillary and her birkenstock staffers loathe the mlitary
“You know when someone has diversity in their title, they are getting paid money for doing nothing useful.”
It should read,”...for doing something harmful”.
I believe the “rule of thumb” was actually a measurement used by medieval craftsmen. The use of rule of thumb as illustrated here has the stench of urban legend akin to the fallacy that was rife for some years that assaults on women increased during halftime on Super Bowl Sunday. Of course if I was the Chief Diversity officer of Foggy Bottom I’d have to come up with some way to justify my phony-baloney job!
Chief Diversity Officer ...at the State Department.
That says it all.
State Department Using ‘Diversity Visas’ to Encourage Immigration to U.S. from Terror-Ridden Yemen
nobody said they were smart, just diverse.
One of my reservists is the Director of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion for a Federal Agency. I have trouble not rolling my eyes whenever I read her title. Funny thing is, she’s eminently competent and a great JAG.
DUMB AS A SACK OF ROCKS!!
Personally I find any official govt use of the word “Diversity” offensive!
No, but "red man" or "redskin" is. Which is odd because American Indians don't have red skin....Well, they didn't until they painted themselves with red war paint.
While we're on the subject. “State” Department is racist. State — as in States Rights — as in Confederacy — as in Slavery!!!!!!
It implies that people like me, average white males, are insensitive.
It implies a hierarchical organization that will through official enforcement actions penalize me for a real or even just perceived lack of diversity.
I cannot help being the race I am. I cannot (modern medical techniques aside) help being my gender.
The very notion of a "chief diversity officer" is therefore through its implied stereotyping deeply offensive and hurtful to average white guys.
Goal is to create a mine field out there where heterosexual white people are uneasy and unsure. Anything they say or do may offend anyone - and offended is according to how whatever privileged minority perceives it.
How about “Diversity Officer”?
I wonder if Duke Ellington realized how offensive he was being when he wrote "Black and Tan Fantasy"? I wonder if this Bureaucratic Blockhead ever heard of Duke Ellington?
As an amputee, Obamas “single handed” attempt to destroy the country offends me
Possibly racist terms and phrases:
Black and blue
In the black
Teamwork. Implies some individuals are incapable of performing on their own.
Amish, no doubt
The US economy doesn't have to worry about that as long as obama is in office!
But how about "down the tubes"
His etymologies are not accurate. People will be offended only because that is their nature.
If you are offended by something as simple and innocuous as ‘hold the fort’ then its your problem and not mine.
Hoe about United States of America?
United. This implies that we are unified when in fact our strength is our diversity and separateness. United is code for “all white.”
States. This recalls the Jim Crow era and states rights which is code for the oppression of African Americans.
America. This is a racist European term offensive to indigenous peoples of the Western hemisphere.
Therefore, be careful using these terms and report any abuse to our office.
Much ado about nothing
Crime doesn’t pay
Death and taxes
There’s no such thing as a free lunch
Nest of vipers
Lay down with dogs, get up with fleas
No rest for the wicked
Birds of a feather flock together
Stupid is as stupid does
A wolf in sheep’s clothing
Monkey see, monkey do
A leopard doesn’t change his spots
Turn the other cheeck
Absolute power corrupts absolutely
White on rice
Blow smoke up your b***
Higher than a kite
Nine sheets to the wind
Eaten out of house and home
Pay the piper
Cickens coming home to roost
Living off the fat of the land
Money is the root of all evil
Eat, drink and be merry
Shot across the bow
This is your brains on drugs
Fish rot from the brain down
Such stuff as dreams are made of
One bad apple spoils the lot
Walk the plank
This too shall pass
Bite the dust
Get thee behind me
Don’t let the door hit you on the way out
The writing’s on the wall
Truth will out
Astromers are racist: Black Hole
Tool Companies are racist: Black and Decker
Band Leaders are racist: Paul Whiteman
Miners are racist: Black lung
Musicians are racist: Pianos have more white keys than black keys
Practicing civility in other cultures is not necessarily a bad thing. But it begins in the family.
Oxymoron: Everyone is equal and Diversity is a good thing. WHY? If everyone is equal diversity should be meaningless.
I wonder how many diversity officers are in Japan, China, Korea, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Haiti, Mexico, Egypt, Kuwait, Syria, and the list goes on and on and on.
Oh, I get it now. Diversity is only good for those countries which have a majority of evil White Christians. Those countries must alter their immigration, employment, educational policies so White Christians become a minority but only after the re-distributionist steal as much of the wealth that for some reason these evil people have been able to produce.
Stranger still is that evil White Christians are just a minority of the world’s population.
This guy should be blackballed.
The origins of which go back to ancient Greece.
Overseer, overseer, overseer, overseer
Officer, Officer, Officer, Officer, yeah, officer from overseer
You need a little clarity? Check the similarity
The overseer rode around the plantation
The officer is off patroling all the nation
The overseer couldn't stop you what you're doing
The officer will pull you over just when he's pursuing
The overseer had the right to get ill
And if you fought back, the overseer had the right to kill
The officer has the right to arrest
And if you fight back they put a hole in your chest
Woop, they both ride horses
After 400 years, I've got no choices
Lyrics from KRS One song
The whole idea of a “diversity officer” - especially at taxpayer expense - is offensive to the idea of freedom of speech, and also offensive to me as a taxpayer.
However, as long as the guy is on the job, I’d like to run one phrase by him to see if it is offensive: “PHUCK YOU AND THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON!” That ought to keep the sniveling little bureaucrap busy for a while.
I love language and words, and I have grown up with colorful phrases such as “holding down the fort”. I find it incredibly arrogant and offensive for anyone, and especially someone in the government, some “diversity officer”, to try to police language in this ridiculous way. And while this crapola may only apply to US diplomats, you know that this sort of stuff is being foisted on the rest of us all the time, by academia and the rest of the political correctness brigade, as with the ridiculous “inclusive language” movement that means that one can no longer use “man,” “men,” “he,” “his,” to in the relevant context refer to either sex indeterminately, as our language has always done.
I have one last offensive phrase for the obama admin “Turn a blind eye”
I’d like to add one, if I may, directed to the Soros Administration:
Take a hike!
So hope that will happen, come January.
How about “tovarisch zampolit”?
I sure will be glad when American finally get fed up with political correctness and throw that crap on the garbage heap of history where it belongs.
“Choose your words thoughtfully,” Robinson wrote.
It’s getting to the point where you won’t be able to have a conversation with someone because you will be too busy trying to think of words that won’t offend.
The Fat (Thought) Controller
Monkey see, monkey do (black = Africa = monkey = racist)But I just remembered another one when I saw your 'White On Rice'.
White on rice (White Rice? what about Brown Rice? White rice is racist!)
Chickens coming home to roost (Rev Wright = Obama = racist)
Living off the fat of the land (WELFARE QUEEN! = blacks = racist)
That's "Mighty White of Him" see Wiki, 2nd paragraphChrissy, the NAACP, Jesse, Rev Al, et al. Plus every Moonbat sucking air would crawl the walls with that one today. 'Heck' even saying niggardly and 'Black Hole' will get people fired. Or just saying... 'Noose'.
Yep, that was the point.
The 'sad' part is that 40-45 years ago all those people would be locked up in padded cells at the nearest Insane Asylum as Delusional Psychotics.
They all see things that aren't there, and hear things never said. For them reality doesn't exist, just some fantasy utopia in a Peter Pan Neverland.
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