Posted by fayeroe on July 25, 2010, at 14:00:08
In reply to Re: the system here » fayeroe, posted by violette on July 25, 2010, at 13:44:13
> > I think someone actually said "I do not like Bush".
> How could you rephrase that and still keep the meaning of your message?
> "I do not think Bush was an effective President"
> or "I do not agree with Bush's policies"
> are not the same thing.
> The only way I could think to rephrase that would be to state:
> "I do not agree with Bush's beliefs, character, policies, decisions, family attitudes, the clothes he wears, the way he looks, or the way he talks....etc. etc."
> Seems to make sense to say "I don't like Bush"
> I am not even being serious as this just seems entertaining to me...I understand this is very disppointing to you and not funny in that aspect..but w/o the ability to do anything about the situation, sometimes I just laugh at it.
We tried to stay under the radar after we were "admonished" but it was difficult. It is hard to talk about "ideas" without injecting something personal into it.
How about "I am offended by Bush's ignorance and his cheer leading background"? That would get me into trouble because someone here might love his lack of education AND his "Herkie" jumps. That is what I would be told when I got my PBC. I certainly didn't have a problem with someone saying they didn't like someone on the left. But.....the big dog snapped and we all rolled over and played dead. We learned to never look directly into it's eyes as that is a sure sign of feeling equal and will bring about an attack sooner than later.
For the many cheer leading aficionados here, I have information on the Herkie jump. :-)
Definition: A cheerleading jump where one leg (usually your weakest) is bent towards the ground and your other leg (usually your strongest) is out to the side as high as it will go in the toe touch position. This jump is very similar to the Side Hurdler except for the position of the bent leg. There are right Herkies and left Herkies. In a right Herkie your right leg is straight with your left leg bent and the opposite is true for a left Herkie. Sometimes called a hurkie. Named after Lawrence "Herkie" Herkimer.