Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Enjoyable Read

Here's a good read from

The Nation has compiled a Dictionary of Republicanisms. The definitions were compiled by contributers all over the US (from nearly every state) and beyond. The Book of the same name is out in paper.

Here are a few examples summarized by Katrina Vanden Heuvel in the Dec. 12th issue.

Creationism. n. Psuedoscience that claims George W. Bush's resemblance to a chimp is totally coincidental (Brain Sweeney, Providence, RI).

Class warfare. n. Any attempt to raise the minimum wage (Don Zweir, grayslake, Ill).

Ownership society. n. A civilization where 1 percent of the population owns 90% of the wealth (Michael Albert, Piscataway, NJ).

Patriot Act. n. 1. The preemptive strike on American freedoms to prevent terrorists from destroying them first. 2. The elimination of one of the reasons why they hate us (Michael Thomas Socorro, NM).

Feel free to write your own contributions to how the GOP redefines the universe in the comment section of this post.