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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 06:23 PM

ok. here is my contribution to words I am tired of hearing

"Boots on the ground" from talking heads on the teevee.

If they are active duty or retired military or part of the military's civilian chain of command, fine. But if they are some pasty think tank mouthpiece. I dont want to hear it.

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Reply ok. here is my contribution to words I am tired of hearing (Original post)
arely staircase Oct 2013 OP
MichiganVote Oct 2013 #1
arely staircase Oct 2013 #2
MichiganVote Oct 2013 #11
libdem4life Oct 2013 #3
arely staircase Oct 2013 #5
BluegrassStateBlues Oct 2013 #4
renie408 Oct 2013 #6
kentauros Oct 2013 #10
NoOneMan Oct 2013 #7
arely staircase Oct 2013 #8
kentauros Oct 2013 #12
GreenStormCloud Oct 2013 #9
MineralMan Oct 2013 #13
treestar Oct 2013 #14
MiniMe Oct 2013 #15
Hutzpa Oct 2013 #16

Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 06:30 PM

1. Anything with the word Obama in it. Just can't take the media anymore.

Not President Obama or Mr. Obama, just Obama. Any kind of Obama. For over six years, I have never felt so totally saturated by one word in my life.

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Response to MichiganVote (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 06:48 PM

2. he gets a pass

I said civilian chain of command using it doesnt bother me.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:39 PM

11. He gets a pass. Its the media who freaks out everytime the guy breathes.

You'd think he was the only public official in Government service.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 06:51 PM

3. Kick the can down the road.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:03 PM

5. gravitas nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 06:53 PM

4. Bipartisanship.

 

Common ground.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:06 PM

6. 'The South' placed right before a broad generalization on the DU.

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Response to renie408 (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:39 PM

10. For that matter,

any use of the phrases "slave state" and "Confederate state." I'd like ot see both considered as TOS violations. They have no place on DU.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:07 PM

7. Regarding boots on the ground, they seem to count per head, not per boot.

 

I mean, 100,000 boots on the ground quite literally means 50,000 people, give or take a few pirates

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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:09 PM

8. hah good point nt

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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:39 PM

12. Unless a boot truck overturned.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:33 PM

9. "In the process of..."

Anytime you see those four words in a sentence, they can be removed without changing the meaning of the sentence at all.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:43 PM

13. That is an annoying cliche, for sure.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 08:55 PM

14. Amen, along with skin in the game

They are trying to sound cool and they just don't.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:54 PM

15. "Both sides are at fault"

regarding the shut down

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:58 PM

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