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  • Ever Wonder Where the Phrase, “Hope and Change” Came From?

    04/03/2012 6:23:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Alinsky Defeater ^ | 4/3/12 | Alinsky Defeater
    On page 103 of Rules for Radicals is this quote from Alinsky, The organizer’s job is to inseminate an invitation for himself, to agitate, introduce ideas, get people pregnant with hope and a desire for change and to identify you as the person most qualified for this purpose. [Emphasis added] Is there anything inherently wrong with wanting people to have hope and to wish for change in their lives? Of course not, but that is not the issue. As is so often the case with Liberals, their original intentions are noble, but the results are often antithetical to those intentions....
  • Obama uses variation of phrase ‘pass this bill’ 17 times in speech

    09/08/2011 7:07:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/8/11 | Alex Pappas
    President Barack Obama asked lawmakers to “pass this bill” — or made some variation of the phrase — 17 times in his jobs speech before a joint session of Congress on Thursday night. Obama unveiled his $447 billion jobs package, the American Jobs Act, during the speech.
  • Familiar Obama Phrase Being Groomed as a Slogan

    05/15/2009 6:04:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies · 1,151+ views
    NYT ^ | 5/15/2009 | Peter Baker
    WASHINGTON — President Obama told doctors and insurers on Monday that revamping health care would “lay a new foundation for our economy.” He told graduating college students on Wednesday that “we need to build a new foundation.” He told consumers on Thursday that protecting them was vital “to the new foundation we seek to build.”
  • Save the Sharks : James Dobson, Ted Kennedy and Ann Coulter

    06/10/2006 8:27:10 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 108 replies · 2,087+ views ^ | 06/11/2006 | Kathleen Parker
    June 11, 2006 Save the Sharks By Kathleen Parker The poor shark can get no rest these days. Everyone is jumping him. For those whose shark metaphors stalled on "Jaws," "jumping the shark" refers to the moment when something, usually a dramatic production, runs - or strays from - its course. Coined by Jon Hein (, the phrase evolved from the episode of "Happy Days" where the show's writers, apparently out of ideas, had Fonzie literally jump a shark while water skiing. It was so over-the-top that the show was deemed dead by those who monitor such things. People are...
  • I Support the Troops. Do You? Walk the walk, don't talk the talk

    07/03/2005 7:37:24 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 573+ views
    When Illinois Senator Richard Durbin apologized for his characterization of the interrogation methods used at Guantanamo Bay as being akin to those of the Nazis, Pol Pot, and Soviets, he said something that has always struck me as being odd coming from the likes of faux liberals. He said that he thought our troops were the best in the world, which is a variation on what anti-war faux liberals say when cornered with their attitudes about the war: "I support the troops." "I support the troops" is a nice, touchy-feely statement that few people can disagree with, but there is...
  • "Out Of Africa" In Use Since Ancient Greece

    02/23/2003 10:02:43 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 235+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 2-19-2003 | Hillary Mayall
    "Out of Africa" Phrase in Use Since Ancient Greece Hillary Mayell for National Geographic News February 19, 2003 Out of Africa. The phrase is everywhere; used to title movies, books, magazine articles, art exhibits, conferences, lectures, and travel tours. It's used as shorthand in newspaper headlines and to describe anthropological and medical theories related to Africa. But where did it come from? Somewhat surprisingly, the phrase stems from an ancient Greek proverb. "There is always something new coming out of Africa," wrote Aristotle more than 2,300 years ago in his book on natural history. Writing in The Journal of African...