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I am sure most of you heard the story currently getting some play about guidelines GM has given regarding words employees use to describe 'problems' they found, in internal communications about those problems.

In the presentation, GM admonished employees to "Understand that there really aren't any secrets in this company".

"For anything you say or do, ask yourself how you would react if it was reported in a major newspaper or on television."

(From the article linked, above.)

So, the obvious question is, what words are on Republicans' list of words to not use?

Below are my choices for those words and phrases they should never use, presented as if a Republican had assembled and prepared them. (No Republican did! It was me, I confess it!)

Oh. It is a list in progress. ::wink::

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Pissy
Bias
Biased
Bigot
Bigotry
Bigoted
Race
Racial
Racist
Racists
Racist dick
Racist dickhead
Fort Lee traffic
Traffic
Problems
Bridge gate
Shut that whole thing down
War on women
War on workers
War on elderly
War on children
War on middle-class
War on blacks
War on Hispanics
War on gays
War on Truth
War on Integrity
War on Honesty
Bees
Chemicals
Complex
Complexity
Balance
Balanced
Emotionally balanced
Mature
Maturely
Maturity
Emotional maturity
Maturity of any other kind (except financial accounts)
Objective
Objectively
Objectivity
Open
Openly
Neutral
Neutrality
Investigate (except in Benghazi context)
Investigative journalism
Fair journalism
Balanced journalism
Balanced reporting
Objective reporting
Independent news media
Conspire
Conspirator
Conspirators
Conspiracy (except in conjunction with Benghazi)
Collusion
Manipulate
Stack the deck
Bait and switch
Bait
Switch
Open-minded
Open-mindedness
Listen
Listening
Listener
Class warfare (practice it, relentlessly, viciously, but don't say it)
Do unto others (don't say f*ck others, either, 'kay? Thinking it is fine, saying it a no no.)
Self-determination
Consensual
Mutual
Fair play
Reciprocate
Reciprocation
Reciprocality
Dick Cheney
George W. Bush
(any expletive) Obama (Again, think whatever you like, just be careful saying it!)
Democratic
Fair
Fairness
Equitable
Honesty
Integrity
Snopes
Factcheck
Global
Warming
Global warming
Climate
Change
Climate change
Environment
Cheating
Lying
Stealing
Theft
Bullsh*it
Crock of sh*t
Progress
Improvement
Betterment
Disenfranchise
Disenfranchised
Disenfranchisement
Common good
Citizens
United
Citizens United
Free speech
Intellectual honesty
Intellectual integrity
Consistency
Double standard
Hypocrisy
Achievement
Open Government
Transparency
Obligation
Commitment
Snafu
Science
Scientific
Filibuster
Obstruct
Obstruction
Obstructionism
Block
Blockage
Building
Building block
Blockhead
Too many Kochs spoil the broth
Out of touch
Out of tune
Full of sh*t
Disconnected
Irrelevant
Outmoded
Insensitive
Uncaring
Don’t give a f*ck
B*te me
Selfish
Selfishness
Exclude
Exclusive
Exclusionary
Write off
Segregate
Segregated
Segregation
Sequester
Sequestration
Shut down
Bankrupt
Morally bankrupt
I am Republican hear me roar
I am Republican hear me belch
I am Republican hear me f•rt
Hunger
Need
Desperate need
Poverty
Job flight
Joblessness
Discrimination
Discriminate
Inequality
Income inequality
Parity
Scientific
Provable
Proof
Demonstrable
Wealth inequality
Wealth
Share
Share the wealth
Wealth re-distribution
Wealth distribution
Union
1%
0.1%
30 million (you’d just sound stupid)
Stupid
47%
Community
Leader
Community leader
Leading
Leadership
Endanger
Threaten
Endangered
Threatened
Love
Loving
Kind
Kindness
Generous
Generosity
Giving
Concept
Concepts
Factor
Factors
Facts
Idea
Ideas
Ideal
Idealize
Imagine
Imagination
Fancy
Research
Evaluate
Consider
Consideration
Accountability
Scapegoat
Scapegoating
Conspicuous consumption
Waste
Pollution
Spew
Sludge
Tar
Ash
Debris
Oil spill
Deathtrap (well, wtf, it’s on the GM list, why not ours?!)

(Words to not use from the US Constitution, incomplete list)

Perfect union
More perfect union
Union
Union with ANY degree of goodness whatsoever, much less perfection
Domestic tranquility
Common defense
General welfare
Justice
Redress

(Words to not use from the Bill of Rights, incomplete list)

Rights
Establishment of religion
Free exercise thereof
Petition
Grievance
Well regulated militia
Right of the people
Unreasonable
Unreasonable search and seizure
Warrant
Warrants
Probable
Probable cause
Oath
Affirmation
Affirm
Indictment
Grand jury
Jeopardy
Due process
The accused
Impartial jury
Impartial
Compulsory
Assistance
Lawsuit
Controversy
Examine
Reexamine
Rules
Cruel
Cruel and unusual
Rights

(Words to not use from Declaration of Independence, incomplete list)

Truth
Truths
Equal
Equality
Unalienable
Unalienable rights
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
Pursuit of happiness
Happiness
Pursuit
Consent
Consent of the governed (Agreed, f*ck the governed! They deserve what they get.)
Experience
Evils
Evil
Failure
Effective government
Defective government
Sufferable
Abolish
Abuse
Usurp
Abuses
Usurpations
Despotism
Tyranny
Public
Public good
Neglect

Okay, I had to stop, so sue me. Life is short.

I did a little further research on the number of words one might need to ‘get by’ in the English language, to make sure they’d be ‘okay’ without these. There is no definitive answer to how many would be needed. Some say 500-1000 words, some say 2000. (Examples of sites speculating are here, here and here! I thought it was interesting anyway!)

The point is, eliminating all the words in the list I compiled won’t stop most Republicans from being able to ‘get by,’ particularly considering their great wealth. (I know you were worried about them! ::wink:: ) The only exception I can think of right off is Sarah Palin, and she didn’t know most of the words already. I feel sure the Koch Brothers will look out for her, if they have a bit to spare, after all they’re spending on the mid-terms.

On to tonight's comments! Formatted by brillig! (Much appreciated, my friend!)



that's a lot of words! :)

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