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Our evolving language

Back in the 1980s on the HBO comedy series Not Necessarily the News. comedian/actor Rich Hall had a special segment entitled Sniglets which Hall described as “any word that doesn’t appear in the dictionary, but should”. Hall went on to publish both his own sniglets, and those submitted by fans into a number of books.

Personally I loved sniglets and coined and submitted a term of my own (which I don’t believe was ever used “Autoeradication: When stuck in traffic on the highway, and you get to the point in the road where the traffice suddenly goes from stop & go, back to 55 MPH, and there is no apparent cause for the delay.”

Well, last night on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart he added a couple of new words that would totally have been used.

Procrasturbating

Congratsturbating

Enjoy!

The Perfessor

Jon Stewart Bitch-Slaps Rush Limbaugh

Jon Stewart recently covered the conservatives’ reaction to radio host and national embarrassment Rush Limbaugh’s recent incendiary remarks about Sandra Fluke and her Congressional testimony on birth control coverage.

You go Jon. You go.

The Perfessor

Women who are raped “too much”

Yeah, you read that headline right, apparently Fox News contributor Liz Trotta recently made headlines Sunday when she reacted on the air to a report that there has been a 64% rise in violent sexual assaults in the miltary. Her reaction was, “What did they expect? These people are in close contact.”

Than’s when our guy, Jon Stewart was so shocked by her nonchalance regarding women’s safety, and her implied view that men can’t help but assault their coworkers. that Stewart in turn commented “You know what they say, you can’t make a co-ed omelette without raping a few eggs,” he said, mimicking her audacity.

Stewart was even more “horror-tained” by Trotta’s next remarks regarding military spending. According to her, abuse counseling and response efforts are “bureaucracy” and a waste of money on women who are simply “being raped too much”

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The continuing healthcare debate

I have to tell you that I’m constantly amazed that Right Wing Christians have no problem enforcing their religious beliefs on others, but when a non-Christian government wants to enforce their beliefs on everyone, that is somehow wrong.

“You’ve confused a war on your religion with not getting everything you want.” Jon Stewart “…Not everything goes your way”

I want someone to ask the Rick Santorum’s of the GOP would Jewish politicians be allowed to enact laws that force everyone to eat Kosher, circumcise their male children, and not work on Shabbat? Could a Mormon politician decide to go back to multiple wives and force everyone to do so as well? Could Islamic politicians force everyone to pray five times a day facing Mecca? Could an Atheistic leader ban all forms of
worship?

If the answer is no to any of those questions, how is it that he, as a Christian propose to enforce Christian laws?
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