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  • Orwell's Doublespeak: The Language of the Left

    07/05/2017 12:11:28 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/05/17 | Linda Goudsmit
    Leftists tolerate differences in race, gender, ethnicity, and socio-economic status but are extremely intolerant of differences of opinion George Orwell introduced the language of doublespeak in his dystopian novel “1984” published in 1949. Doublespeak is the language of opposites. Up is down and down is up. The word doublespeak derives from two Orwellian words “doublethink” and “newspeak.” Doublethink is when a person accepts two mutually contradictory thoughts as correct without being aware or troubled by the glaring contradiction between them. Doublethink statements like “war is peace” “freedom is slavery” “ignorance is strength” are made without discomfort. Newspeak is a method...
  • Why NAFTA Is A Job Creator, Not A Job Killer

    12/09/2016 12:59:45 AM PST · by expat_panama · 46 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Dec. 8, 2016 12:04 PM ET | GARY SHAPIRO
    President-elect Donald Trump's stance on trade deals assumes unbalanced international trade agreements are domestic job killers. In the election, that won him favor in broad swathes of the country where globalization seems irrelevant, and foreigners and Washington alike are viewed with suspicion. So, what will happen to established trade agreements, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), when Trump takes office Jan. 20? When NAFTA was finalized more than two decades ago, Ross Perot infamously predicted it would create "a giant sucking sound" of jobs leaving for Mexico. Since then, NAFTA has been blamed for our county's trade...
  • Obama Administration Tells Supreme Court 'Lawfully' Doesn't Mean 'Legally'

    04/20/2016 2:56:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 20, 2016 | 4:44 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    “Lawfully” does not mean “legally.” Welcome to what Solicitor General Donald Verrilli told the Supreme Court on Monday is the “immigration world.” Or, more accurately, welcome to the new world President Barack Obama — through his solicitor — is asking the Supreme Court to join him in declaring. […] “Aliens with lawful status under the [Immigration and Nationality Act] are here lawfully; their presence therefore is not a basis for removal,” said Obama’s solicitor in his brief. “By contrast, mere ‘lawful presence’ occurs when the Executive ‘openly tolerate[s] an undocumented alien’s continued presence in the United States for a fixed...
  • Eric Cantor: The G.O.P., After John Boehner

    09/25/2015 9:06:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | SEPT. 25, 2015 | Eric Cantor
    LIKE so many others, I was stunned by Speaker John A. Boehner’s announcement on Friday that he would step down at the end of October. For nearly six years — first as Republican whip and then as majority leader — I met with John on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis as we worked to lead the House Republican Conference. (SNIP) We are in the midst of a campaign to elect the next president. After two terms of President Obama, an economy that is growing too slowly and a retrenchment of American power abroad, the conservative to-do list for the next...
  • Palestine: More Straight Talking—Less Doublespeak

    08/13/2015 4:52:16 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/13/15 | David Singer
    Western democracies supporting this disingenuous state of affairs should hang their heads in shame. Unless they engage in more straight talking and less doublespeak-- any negotiated two-state solution will remain pure fantasy The well-publicised “secret meeting” recently held in Jordan between Israel’s newest negotiations Minister Silvan Shalom and perennial PLO chief negotiator Saeb Erekat is but the latest in a 20 years old meaningless talkfest that has seen little tangible signs of ending the 100 years old Jewish-Arab conflict—despite two offers made by Israel in 2000/2001 and 2008 and rejected by the Palestinian Authority. Talks have been conducted on Israel’s...
  • Orwell rep accuses Amazon of doublespeak

    08/15/2014 11:40:02 AM PDT · by DFG · 5 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 08/14/2014 | HILLEL ITALIE
    The literary executor of George Orwell's estate is accusing Amazon.com of committing an Orwellian crime: doublespeak. In a letter published this week in The New York Times, Bill Hamilton criticized the online retailer for "turning the facts inside out" by alleging that the British author known for the novels "1984" and "Animal Farm" had urged publishers in the 1930s to join together and stop the rise of paperbacks. "I'm both appalled and wryly amused that Amazon's tactics should come straight out of Orwell's own nightmare dystopia, '1984,'" Hamilton wrote.
  • OB-GYN group changes its 'facts' when needed to protect abortion

    07/09/2014 4:26:27 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 1 replies
    United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) ^ | July 2, 2014 | Richard Doerflinger
    OB-GYN group changes its ‘facts’ when needed to protect abortion Richard M. Doerflinger, Associate Director, Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, USCCB (LifeSiteNews) "I May Never Go Home Any More", Marlene Dietrich, Witeness for the Prosecution “Were you lying then, or are you lying now?” So asks an outraged defense lawyer in the great courtroom drama Witness for the Prosecution, when his star murder witness reverses her testimony. In light of recent events, some may want to ask the same question of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).ACOG presents itself as a defender of scientific truth about human reproduction. “ACOG...
  • Ann Coulter on 2016: Second look at Mitt Romney?

    04/03/2014 1:04:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 3, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via MofoPolitics, which is responsible for the clip, and Free Republic, where the Romney 3.0 movement is, shall we say, off to a bad start in the comments. I’m 90 percent sure she’s joking but there’s no way to be sure: Any conservative willing to offer three cheers for RomneyCare qualifies, indisputably, as a true blue Mitt fan. I didn’t think they existed, but they do. Even among people who knew all along that, if nominated, he would lose. Why Romney instead of someone else, though? One big reason, she says, is immigration. He was the guy who hammered Rick...
  • Obama: Stimulus Success Has Made Critics Eat Their Words

    02/18/2014 7:56:16 PM PST · by RC one · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Feb 2014, 3:45 PM PDT | Wynton Hall
    In a speech marking the five-year anniversary of his $831 billion economic stimulus plan, President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that his plan, passed one month into his presidency, succeeded and that his critics were proven wrong and "have had to eat those words."
  • An Orwellian Nation of Obamathink

    02/13/2014 4:58:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The nightmare societies portrayed in the George Orwell novels "1984" and "Animal Farm" gave us the word "Orwellian." That adjective reflects a vast government's efforts not just to deceive and control the people, but also to do so by reinventing the meaning of ordinary words while rewriting the past itself. America, of all places, is becoming Orwellian. The president repeatedly reminds the American people that under his leadership, the U.S. has produced a record level of new oil and natural gas. But didn't Obama radically curtail leases for just such new energy production on federal lands? Have the edicts on...
  • How to Decode the True Meaning of What NSA Officials Say

    09/25/2013 1:15:06 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 2 replies
    Slate ^ | July 31 2013 | Jameel Jaffer and Brett Max Kaufman
    How to Decode the True Meaning of What NSA Officials Say 1.9k 703 A lexicon for understanding the words U.S. intelligence officials use to mislead the public. By Jameel Jaffer and Brett Max Kaufman US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies before the House Select Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on April 11, 2013. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies before the House Select Intelligence Committee in Washington, D.C., on April 11, 2013. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, has been harshly criticized for having misled Congress earlier this...
  • House Republicans Advocate Path, Not Pathway, To Citizenship

    09/02/2013 7:00:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Zorro Noticias Latino ^ | Septiembre 01, 2013
    A central question Congress is wrestling with over the current proposed immigration legislation is whether the 11 million immigrants already in the United States illegally should get a path to citizenship. And surprisingly, the answer from a small but growing number of House Republicans is “yes,” just as long as it’s not the “special” path advocated by Democrats and passed by the Senate. … Many House Republicans say people who illegally crossed the border or overstayed their visas should not be rewarded with a special, tailor-made solution that awards them a prize of American citizenship, especially when millions are waiting...
  • War On Words: NYC Dept. Of Education Wants 50 ‘Forbidden’ Words Banned From Standardized Tests

    08/05/2013 6:18:03 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 45 replies
    CBS New York ^ | March 26, 2012 | CBS New York
    George Carlin is rolling over in his grave. The New York City Department of Education is waging a war on words of sorts, and is seeking to have words they deem upsetting removed from standardized tests. Fearing that certain words and topics can make students feel unpleasant, officials are requesting 50 or so words be removed from city-issued tests. The word “dinosaur” made the hit list because dinosaurs suggest evolution which creationists might not like, WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond reported. “Halloween” is targeted because it suggests paganism; a “birthday” might not be happy to all because it isn’t celebrated by...
  • Obama: “There Will Never Be a Substitute For” Fathers; Obama’s DOJ: Children Don’t Need Fathers

    06/15/2013 10:21:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 15, 2013 - 10:05 AM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama, who favors legalized same-sex marriage and whose Justice Department is arguing in the Supreme Court that children need neither a father nor a mother, said today in a weekly address celebrating the Father’s Day weekend that “there will never be a substitute for” a father and that he still wishes he had had a father around when he was a child. Obama also said in the address that he wanted to use his presidency to “encourage marriage” and that he would work with “faith” groups to encourage “fatherhood.” … Obama then made clear he was directing his...
  • Chief White House Calligrapher Gets Paid $96,725 Per Year

    03/06/2013 6:24:55 AM PST · by reegs · 40 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Mar 6, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    With the White House closing its doors to public tour groups in order to save money for the sequester, it's worth remembering some of the other costs the White House incurs annually.Like the "Chief Calligrapher," Patricia A. Blair, who has an annual salary of $96,725, and her two deputies, Debra S. Brown, who gets paid $85,953 per year, and Richard T. Muffler, who gets paid $94,372 every year.In all, the White House appears to employ 3 calligraphers for a yearly total of $277,050.Despite sequestration, there's been no announcement of the White House scaling back on calligraphers. 
  • Shoebat Exclusive: Tunisian Political leader caught in Doublespeak about wanting Caliphate

    06/27/2012 2:02:46 PM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 3 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 6/27/12 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    His name is Rachid Ghannouchi and he is perhaps the most prominent political leader in Tunisia these days. He has been recognized by western media outlets as a moderate voice of Islam, someone who should have been cheered on during the Arab Spring. Just a couple of months ago, in fact, TIME suggested that Ghannouchi’s brand of Islam shouldn’t be cause for concern: In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, Ghannouchi has emerged as the most influential voice of political Islam. As Islamist parties have won elections across North Africa and the Middle East, his message — that Islam is...
  • Inside the Beltway: Where an Increase Becomes a Cut

    08/01/2011 11:44:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2011 | Bill Tatro
    I just love Washington-speak which offers heartfelt phrases such as “baseline spending,” “debt ceiling,” “drop dead dates,” and my ultimate favorites, “the cut,” “to cut,” “a cut,” or just simply “cuts.” Like the phrase “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” a “cut” means different things to different people. Let me explain by first discussing common-speak, which is very easy to understand. When someone takes a cut in pay, it could mean going from $20 per hour to $15 per hour. Or, they’re paid $30,000 per year for a job that used to pay $35,000 per year. To most...
  • Israel's Human Chameleon Strikes Again ( Benny Morris )

    07/10/2011 9:13:45 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Efraim Karsh
    In the opening scene of Woody Allen's 1983 film Zelig, F. Scott Fitzgerald is seen to observe a curious little man as he chats with socialites at a sumptuous bash, speaking adoringly of President Coolidge and the Republican Party -- all in an upper class Boston accent. Then, an hour later, the renowned novelist is stunned to see the same man speaking to the kitchen help. Only now he claims to be a Democrat, and his accent has become coarse as if he were one of the crowd. This scene comes to mind when observing the incessant, ideological acrobatics of...
  • Essay on how Political Correctness is destroying America

    01/25/2011 11:46:23 AM PST · by FredJake · 39 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 1/23/2011 | Joe Newby
    Politcal correctness - the idea of subsituting certain words or thoughts with others deemed to be "acceptable" - is destroying America. The phrase came about, according to Bill Lind in an address ten years ago, in a comic strip. We laugh at the idea of political correctness, but as Lind points out, it is deadly serious. He calls it the: ...great disease of our century, the disease that has left tens of millions of people dead in Europe, in Russia, in China, indeed around the world. It is the disease of ideology. PC is not funny. PC is deadly serious....
  • Grey lady's 'cyberconspiracy' accusation falls short

    12/30/2010 12:30:51 PM PST · by paltz · 1 replies · 9+ views
    Washington Times Water Cooler Blog ^ | 12/30/10 | Kerry Picket
    EXCERPT- Knowing very well most Americans objected to the "end of life" measure in the new health care legislation due to fears it could eventually give doctors a government financial incentive or even mandate to encourage severely ill patients to make life ending decisions too prematurely, Congressman Blumenauer thumbed his nose to the masses. It must be painfully obvious to Mr. Blumenauer that Americans did not want his end-of-life measure, so the Oregon Congressman decided to run around the will of the people by bureaucratic fiat. Instead, he and his fellow Democrats eventually omitted the measure from the bill only...