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by JakeS Wed May 15th, 2013 at 01:57:44 PM EST

Because bullshit bingo is fun:

When a Very Serious Person says...... you should hear...
extremistsee: populist
vandalism, property damage, destruction of propertygraffiti

Bingo night is open. First to post the relevant passages of a news article with all the newspeak appropriately translated gets a big bag of Danish licorice at our next meetup.

- Jake

When  somebody says 'Danish licorice" you should hear ....
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed May 15th, 2013 at 02:14:40 PM EST
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed May 15th, 2013 at 03:10:43 PM EST
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What Jake didn't say was:

The runner-up will get two bags of Danish licorice, the Bronze Medal winner will get three, and so on down.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Wed May 15th, 2013 at 08:05:55 PM EST
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their voice get deeper as you accelerate away

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu May 16th, 2013 at 12:40:59 PM EST
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necessary reformsblackmail-induced fire-sales and alienation of rights
there is no alternative (TINA)there is no democracy

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu May 16th, 2013 at 01:09:15 PM EST
I find that "necessary reform" does not require an idiomatic phrase when the substitutions suggested in the diary are made. Consider the following use in a sentence:

"The voters may be getting reform destruction-tired as the government struggles to implement necessary unprovoked structural reforms destruction of the National Health Service."

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Thu May 16th, 2013 at 01:22:16 PM EST
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it's a year old but I have quite a few in there (and would have had more with the full article)

What next for the euro if France rejects austerity thirdworldization? - Telegraph

As is evident from political developments over the weekend in France and the Netherlands, support for the approach chosen - austerity thirdworldization and structural reform destruction - is fast eroding. Euroland faces a groundswell of populist democratic rebellion. The political consensus around austerity thirdworldization is crumbling.

But nor yet does there appear to be substantive support, either in Germany or elsewhere, for the other self-evident solution, which is a smaller euro shorn of its troublesome south. All rests on the idea that given time, structural reform destruction will work. Eventually, the faithful insist, market oligarchss will be convinced of this, and start lending again. And pigs might fly.

For evidence that the deflationary path back to viability can work, proponents tend to point to Ireland, which has returned to wage competitiveness inequality and current account surplus. Domestic demand, on the other hand, remains flat on its back, with unemployment high and fast becoming structural. This kind of down-at-heel equilibrium is not obviously a model others would want to aspire to.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu May 16th, 2013 at 05:52:15 PM EST

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