Obama needs to fact check his State of the Union speech

President Obama chose carefully from the State of the Union topics to be discussed last night, using only those topics that could best defend his record as president, skipping facts about the national debt and high unemployment, while introducing distortions about spending cuts and jobs created under his administration. He failed to mention that the cuts were made in the growth of government spending, not an actual decrease in the spending from previous years. He then used these faux cuts to justify higher taxes on small businesses in his...

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What isn’t offensive language in today’s PC climate?

John M. Robinson, the Director of the Office of Civil Rights and Chief Diversity Officer at the U.S. State Department, wants American diplomats to know that common phrases like “holding down the fort” are, in fact, extremely offensive to native Americans. According to Robinson’s report in State Magazine, the phrase dates back to American soldiers on the western frontier who wanted to “hold down” all that land they stole. Robinson also warns against using terms such as “going Dutch,” “handicap” and “rule of thumb.” Predictably, his...

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Liberal media wants mediocrity as U.S. Olympic goal!

Winning, competition and excellence have become four letter words in our brave new world, where American sports writers and news reporters continue to think people who excel, should be shackeled so that everyone is on the same level playing field of incompetence. According to Forbes Magazine, Americans are three times more likely to answer that they are proud of their country’s democracy, political influence, economic, scientific, literary, and military achievements, history, with fair and equal treatment of others than are European...

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Obama’s doublespeak on federal taxes

Doublespeak is language that intentionally disguises, distorts or reverses the meaning of words. It is language used by unscrupulous politicians to manipulate rather than communicate with citizens. In his bestselling book Doublespeak, William Lutz notes that doublespeak is not an accident or a “slip of the tongue.” Instead, it is a deliberate, intentional, and calculated misuse of language. Doublespeak’s purpose is to mislead and distort reality; it avoids or shifts responsibility. As these attributes indicate, doublespeak...

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