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Oh no politicians lie!
 
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повинуйтесь космическому яйцу = obey the cosmic egg
 
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Nice link. I think this has always been true to an extent in politics, i.e., finding palatable words to deflect/ re-paint unpleasant truths in a less damning or even positive way. Can run the gamut from political correctness to political spin to propaganda. The enterprise has risen to new heights in Trump admin, plagued w/a combo of Trump's daily, reckless commentary & campaign/ intl intrigue & scandal from the get-go.

My favorite word-which-has-become-meaningless is "unprecedented." While it retains a shred of its original meaning (as Trump's torrent of reckless, politically-incorrect statements, exaggerations, deflections, open insults & outright lies is surely unmatched in campaign or presidential history), it has become a bland cover for all those parenthetical words, as well as hiding outrage over the unrelenting, daily breaking of the protocal & political norms which have traditionally shored up civil discourse & even separation of powers.
 
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? Or "unpresidented? With T. Rump it works both ways.
 
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Hee hee, Geoff. Big Grin
 
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Do you recall the uproar about this?


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Definitely. I remember when we all thought George W. Bush was so awful with words. Had we only known what we'd be getting in 2016! Red Face
 
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Another surreal government edict: HERE

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Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
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Not sure I get it, Proof.
 
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Is there supposed to be a link? I don't se obne but then again I'm having so much trouble with the pile of s**t computer the school gave me that the head of the computer department spends more time here than in his own home
 
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I corrected the link. It somehow disappeared.


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Now I see. That is hilarious! Big Grin
 
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