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Politics and the English Language

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George Orwell wrote Politics and the English Language in the late 1940s.  It is more relevant than ever now. George Orwell Politics and the English Language Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, but it is generally assumed that we cannot by [...]

Did Obama announce the end of used cars?

In his speech about the GM bankruptcy yesterday, President Barack Obama (from the New York Times) said: And that’s why I’m calling on Congress to pass fleet modernization legislation that can provide a credit to consumers who turn in old cars and purchase cleaner, more fuel-efficient cars. (emphasis added) Turn in old cars.  It’s long [...]

With Governor Charlie Crist (RR) appearing on Meet The Press to support President Obama’s spendulus bill, Florida TaxWatch hacks the Governor’s budget: TALLAHASSEE – Florida TaxWatch has just released a Budget Watch report on the Governor’s recommended budget. In addition to providing highlights of the budget items, the report analyzes the implications of the Governor’s [...]

Lining up at the trough

Here’s what Governor Charlie Crist (RR-Fl) had to say about the latest looting of our pocketbooks “At a time when Florida is facing historic economic challenges mirrored across the country, these federal stimulus dollars will help Florida meet critical needs in education, transportation and Medicaid. Now more than ever, we need to invest in these [...]

Rasmussen reports that support for the Obama/Pelosi/Reed bailout bill has fallen to 37%.  Now Florida Governor Charlie Crist, a reputed Republican, sends out an email in which he not only admits he’s part of the 37%, but that he’s in bed with Chris Matthews. Dear Friend, This week I joined 18 fellow governors from around [...]