Doublespeak

by Belinda Munoz on August 5, 2011

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The subject could be anything, really.
Taxes, marriage, insurance, you name it.
You’re thinking, “what a snooze-fest”, right?

Legislating them is a different ballgame.
Some public servants do what’s right.

Some prioritize other interests and agenda.
They speak in codes, pretending, pandering.

Amazing how speech, so simple when
we’re toddlers, becomes so convoluted in
Washington.

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a Friday flash 55 and a Six Word Friday post (SPEAK).

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1 brian August 5, 2011 at 5:47 am

ha. yeah for sure…they make itsound like it is in your best interest, but it is probably a whole lot more “special” interest…

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2 Adrienne August 5, 2011 at 6:16 am

can’t.even.listen.anymore…

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3 Mel Gallant August 5, 2011 at 6:27 am

Ha! I scanned the QR code and have no idea what language the message is in – which perfectly speaks to your point!

As for politicians…you’re right. We never really know what they mean or if they mean what the say.

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4 ayala August 5, 2011 at 6:40 am

They speak in codes…..they should speak the truth once in awhile 🙂

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5 Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri August 5, 2011 at 8:22 am

It takes courage to rise above the noise and self-interest. Last stanza was perfect. I loved it.

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6 cj Schlottman August 5, 2011 at 8:28 am

I think you pretty much summed it up – in a well put together way.

Namaste……….cj

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7 Molly@Postcards from a Peaceful Divorce August 5, 2011 at 9:05 am

Very well put. However, I’m not so sure speech is always simple for toddlers. My son really struggled to put words together in the beginning and it made me realize what some of us often take for granted.

Maybe, it’s the academic in me, but I always think that words are so open to interpretation and, therefore, misunderstanding. But I love their creativity as well!

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8 Alison @ L is for Latte August 5, 2011 at 10:39 am

Amen to that.

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9 Melissa August 5, 2011 at 3:05 pm

And even when I understand the words, I’m left banging my head against the wall half the time. Ah, the beauty of our political climate…

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10 G-Man August 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Belinda…
My God Girl you give THE best political commentary!
I Loved your 55.
You always have something to say.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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11 Rinkly Rimes August 5, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Speech certainly becomes convoluted in Washington!

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12 Sara August 5, 2011 at 8:00 pm

It would seem that everything is up for debate, irrespective of the consequences. Great post!

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13 hope August 6, 2011 at 9:23 am

Oh man, don’t get me started! 🙂

But your way with words is much lovelier than my D.C. guys speak. Have a good weekend!

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14 Jannie Funster August 6, 2011 at 1:49 pm

I think politicians are just actors who gave up on the theatre. You know what I mean?

What might be good is if all politicans were poets — then we’d reallly see some progress!!

Can you just see Obama and Pelosi reciting poems they’d written instead of speeches!! 🙂 🙂

xoxo

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15 Olivia August 7, 2011 at 7:56 am

lolss
Couldn’t be anymore perfect………

Sundays Hugs xox

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16 Kelly August 8, 2011 at 1:30 pm

So very true. It seems the longer politicians stay in Washington, the more convoluted their speech (and thinking) becomes.

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17 Madeleine Begun Kane August 9, 2011 at 11:55 pm

So true, and well said!

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