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Bankster: gangster banker. I did not coin
Billionaire Polluters: the oil company BP.
Business-supremacy treaties: treaties designed to enable businesses
to dominate the state. They transfer power from states (which can
be more or less democratic) to businesses (which don't try or claim
to represent the public). Their proponents call them "free trade" treaties
because they want to eliminate necessary regulations as "obstacles to trade".
Bush forces: Dubya
hijacked the US military for a private war of aggression in Iraq,
then tried to manipulate Americans into supporting his war in the
name of patriotism and "supporting our troops."
To resist this manipulation, I referred (and still refer) to those
hijacked troops as "the Bush forces". They were not "our troops"
while privatized in this way. The soldiers may have joined up with
the idea of serving their country, but what they were actually
serving was Bush.
Climate mayhem: the collection of disastrous changes in
climate that will result from global heating. The term "climate change" is
to be avoided because it downplays the danger; Dubya's officials ordered US employees to use
that term for that reason. Let's not follow their bad lead.
I did not coin
Corporations United: a
accurate name for the organization for corporations' rights that
called itself "Citizens United."
Dear Deported Loved Ones: family members that citizens will
never see again, as they were sent to
far-away countries of origin
where they don't know anyone and have never lived as an adult.
dooH niboR: Robin Hood in reverse — the practice of taking from
the non-rich and giving to the rich.
Dubya: Second President Bush, who stole his first election in
and his second
I did not coin this term.
Exxon (pronunciation): The name Exxon is properly written
with four letters, e-exx-o-n. The letter exx is written like an
"x" with an additional, parallel stroke running from lower left to
upper right, and it is pronounced like Spanish "j" or Greek chi.
When the letter exx is not available, we write that sound with
The name of the company is properly pronounced like "yexx" (the
exclamation of disgust), minus the initial "y", with "on" added.
See for more
Faux News: officially "Fox News." I did not coin this term.
Global heating: a more accurate term than "global warming",
which suggests something gentle and pleasant, or "climate change",
which was imposed by Dubya's
Guber: My derogatory name for Uber,
because it pays drivers peanuts. "Goobers" is another word for
Heatland Institute: the official name is the "Heartland
Institute", but "Heatland" is
more accurate for that denialist organization.
Il Ducino: Silvio Berlusconi, corrupt right-wing ruler of
Italy in the early 21st century. Berlusconi was an admirer of
Mussolini ("Il Duce"), so for Berlusconi I used the same term with a
Internet of Stings: short
of Stings, Snoops, Cheats and Telemarketers." Those trying to
suck you into it call it the "Internet of Things".
Investors Subjugate Democratic Society: ISDS, the provision
in many business-supremacy treaties that allows foreign
companies to sue the state in a phony court whenever laws interfere
with their profits.
Patriarchal murder: as suggested by Naz Shah we should drop
the term "honor killing". I think
murder" is a fitting replacement. Firstly, because these
killings are murder — usually planned in advance. Secondly, because
they come from a twisted patriarchal idea of "honor", which treats a
woman as property.
President Do-dirty: the president of the Philippines, actually
named Duterte, who boasts of having summarily murdered alleged drug
PISSI: the Pseudo-Islamic State of Syria and Iraq. Calling
it the "Islamic State" endorses their claim to represent Islam. That
claim is dubious, since most Muslims say otherwise; endorsing it
plays into its hands. Since it stands for a twisted and distorted
version of Islam, it is really a pseudo-Islamic state.
Planet roasters: the people and groups that push for and
attempt to influence lawmakers into pro-global heating policies (and
prevent policies to prevent global heating) for their own, usually
Police officer: A person who works in a thug department but refuses to act like a thug:
who not only does not physically attack innocent people or make
false accusation against them, but also refuses support false
accusations made against them by thugs.
Presidente Horrible: former president Álvaro Uribe of
Colombia, who was associated with the country's worst
gangsters/terrorists, the right-wing paramilitares. In Spanish,
"Horrible" sounds close enough to "Uribe" for "Álvaro Horrible" to
SCROTUS: Sleazy Congressional Republicans Of The United
States. I find the usual "…OTUS" abbreviations abominable;
I refuse to smear the office of President of the United States
by abbreviating it as "POTUS", however much I may despise any particular
I use "SCROTUS" to expose the disgusting nature of "…OTUS".
Salafi Arabia: Saudi Arabia's form of Islam, Salafism, is
poisonously opposed to human rights. The Saudi monarchy actively
funds the spread of Salafism everywhere there are Muslims. To call
attention to this, I
refer to the country as Salafi Arabia.
This Treaty Is Plutocratic: the TTIP
Testilying: Making false accusations against citizens with is
standard practice for thugs, which is why some of them coined the
term "testilying" to describe
what they do in court.
Thugs: the armed, uniformed marauders that attack protesters and
blacks, and make false accusations against them.
Usually only a few thugs commit the physical violence, but
when one thug makes a false accusation, the rest lie to support it.
That's why they deserve the term "thugs" as a group.
They are so habituated to perjury that they adopted the term "testilying"
A few members of thug departments are so upright that they refuse
to support others' lies. They are the honorable exceptions, and I
call them "police officers".
Tony B'liar: Tony Blair, the prime minister of the UK who
joined with Dubya in starting a war with Iraq based on lies.
British protesters coined this term, but I love it.
Treacherous Plutocratic Poison: the TPP
The troll: Donald Trump. He
off on seeing everyone use his name, so we can deny him
satisfaction by not using it.
Trumpery: statements that are phony or deceptive, such as
Donald Trump would typically say. I did not coin this word -- it
has existed for centuries, waiting for a candidate whose name and
qualities match it.
Useds of Facebook: People may think they
use Facebook, but really Facebook
uses them. So I call them "useds" of Facebook.
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