The data so far

via xkcd.

Words and phrases I don’t take seriously

There are certain terms bandied about by particular political factions that I just can’t take seriously. They get used into oblivion and either come to mean nothing, everything, or are merely jokes that mark an idiot. I’m sure some people might say as much about “bigot”, which is really a wonderful word, but it isn’t used by just or primarily one group; it gets used by everyone, albeit often incorrectly. So without further ado, here are some words and phrases that stick out to me as completely useless:

Job Creators: Oh, Republicans, you mean rich people that contribute to your campaigns but don’t really create jobs because, as you know and hate to acknowledge, the economy is driven by the consumer?

Patriarchy: Oh, feminists, you mean anything – absolutely anything – you wish to explain away and ‘blame on men’?

Blame On Men: Oh, too many men who argue with feminists, you mean any argument so inconvenient to address – including the preponderance of valid ones – that you would rather ignore it and just degrade the discussion instead?

War On Christmas: Oh, FOX Noise, you mean that fictitious thing you made up in order to fill your time between race baiting and lying?

I’m not religious, I’m spiritual: Oh, wildly immature thinker, you mean you don’t want to spend the time to think about the God question, but you’re also too lazy to commit to a religion and/or take the criticism that comes with that?

Add your own.