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  •  funny thought (3.91)
    It would be utterly unprofessional, but nonetheless very funny, to see a reporter write an article on a White House press conference, describing it like:

    "When asked to specify where in the Constitution the  guarantee of an 'up-or-down' vote for all judicial nominees is made, Mr. McClellan responded with bullshit.  Pressed on the matter, Mr. McClellan responded with some more bullshit."

    •  I think if the reporter referred to this (none)
      statement, he wouldn't even have to call it bullsh*t... it pretty well says it for him:

      "MR. McCLELLAN: Well, Mark, the President has worked to elevate the discourse in this town. The President has reached out to try to find common ground and get things done. The President has put forward ideas. The President has put forward solutions to our most pressing priorities."

      If that doesn't leave you running for toilet paper, I don't know what will.

    •  Here's how to do it (4.00)
      Simply replace every use of "bullshit" with "arrant nonsense".
      My mother told me to do this back when I was in grade nine.  She objected to me useing it at the dinner table.  Thirty years on I have enjoyed multiple times when I have been able to call bullshit when company did not allow me to actually call bullshit.

      In fact, I think finding similar terms for all the other scatological language used in the important posts on this site, we just might find more of our golden words being directly quoted in the media.

      Read how erudite your paragraph sounds with the replacement term:
      "When asked to specify where in the Constitution the  guarantee of an 'up-or-down' vote for all judicial nominees is made, Mr. McClellan responded with arrant nonsense.  Pressed on the matter, Mr. McClellan responded with some more arrant nonsense."

      BTW definition of arrant is thorough.

      Don't forget, ePluribus Media isn't them, it's US. That means you too.

      by Bionic on Tue May 17, 2005 at 09:20:53 PM PDT

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      •  when I first saw arrant (none)
        I thought you had typo'd the word "arrogant" and thought that arrogant nonsense had a wonderful ring to it.

        "Mr. McClellan responded with some more arrogant nonsense."

        Another Christian Against Bush

        by Timroff on Tue May 17, 2005 at 09:44:06 PM PDT

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