Thursday, October 23, 2008

I need a word..

I have a slight dilemma...

I need a word to describe that thing people do,whereby they say something out loud and in public,and then proceed to deny it as though their revised version of the facts must be true,by virtue of having said it.

No,no,'s not 'lying',because that implies that the person knows that there is a marked disparity between what they said then,and what they are saying now.

I'm talking about those instances in which the offender clearly believes the newly crafted account of events,and fully expects that we'll believe it too!

Matthews: 'Do you believe Barack Obama may have anti-American views?"..

Bachmann: 'ABSOLUTELY!..I'm very concerned that he may have anti-American views'.

Straight forward question...Enthusiastic answer..

I've been speaking English for some time now,and feel like I have at least a journeyman's grasp of it's usage.
Try as I might,I can't find an iota of ambiguity in that exchange.

And yet,..
'I'm not saying that his views are anti-American,that was a misreading of what I said'...
She went on to complain in a separate interview,that she had been the victim of Chris Matthews' 'trap'..

What the fuck!??..

I'm convinced,that she's convinced,that we're convinced that her 'clarification' makes perfect sense,and that her simple act of rebuttal has successfully warped the fabric of time and space,bringing us to an alternate universe in which she maintains her credibility.

If there's not a word to describe that phenomenon,there really does need to be one.



At 11:59 AM , Blogger LostInColor said...


At 12:12 PM , Anonymous rosemary said...


At 1:48 PM , Blogger sageweb said...


At 3:21 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Lost- That's definitley in the ballpark kid!
Sarah's insistance that the Vice-President's powers are 'flexible',in spite of that pesky Constitution's clearly defined parameters to the contrary,certainly meets the standard. :)

Rosie- Fuckery is indeed afoot!

sage- That would be a good generic word.
Sort of like calling all cotton swabs 'Q-Tips'.

At 5:15 PM , Blogger Random Thinker said...

In the fine German tradition of stringing together many words to form a new one, it is called "ShitwhatwasIthinkingletmeseeifthey'llbelievethis"

At 5:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm convinced that this is the Fox-lead right-wing approach to the world Say whatever venomous thng pops into your head, and deny, deny, deny when confronted. Regardless of the evidence.

At 5:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, and I believe the word I used on my own blog is "nutjobs."

At 5:59 PM , Blogger billy pilgrim said...

whoever wins the war writes the history.

historical facts are rarely accurate. kinda like counting the florida votes in 2000.

At 7:17 PM , Blogger austexgrl said...

Sweetie pie.....the word is.....INTEGRITY.....something our country has a real shortage of... a lacking......!!

Off the subject...have you ever listened to the CD White Ladders by DavidGray...
especially .."Babylon?"..excellent guitar and percusiion wor......and the words, on every track are exquisite.

At 7:31 PM , Blogger Miss Healthypants said...

What Rosemary said. :)

Also, have you seen the website It's hilarious. They put a new thing to click on every day. :)

I'm laughin'... :)

At 7:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was going to comment that Rosemary DOES have a word for that, but I see she got here before me...

At 10:04 PM , Blogger yellowdog granny said...

ah, they make my ass hurt..

At 9:55 AM , Anonymous MN Fan said...

Bachman is a complete whack job and needs a nice soft room and one of those cute little jackets with all the buckles on it.
Dude, I am so claiming my MONTANA roots right now!

MN Fan

At 10:43 AM , Blogger Allan said...

There is a phrase for this: It's called "cognitive dissonance"- when reality and one's dominant beliefs come into conflict with each other, some people choose to rationalize, fabricate and de-contextualize the facts in order to protect their beliefs.

At 11:57 AM , Blogger Sling said...

Thinker- Ha!..I recognized that word immediately.
There's also a Yiddish word that might come close..'Chutzpah'.

citizen- Rush Limbaugh is their poster boy!..
Next time you're at the Clinical Psychologist's annual picnic,I think you should lobby for 'nutjob' to be included in the Nicholson scale.

Billy P.- They could at least wait to do the history re-write until after I'm dead...
This whole instant editing thing is getting tiresome.

austexgrl- I'm always lookin' for good guitar music.
Thanks for the heads up!

Miss HP- I went over and snagged the picture of Sarah..Funny stuff!
I keep finding new things scattered about the oval office. :)

JP- You gotta get up pretty early in the morning to get ahead of Rosie my friend.

Yellerdag- ..and they don't even give ya the courtesy of a reach around!

MN Fan- You can't help but notice that right wing,fundamentalist,frozen glaze over her face...creepy.

allan- 'cognitive dissonance'..I like that!

At 8:17 AM , Blogger Mom said...

I appears to me that your blog readers are not part of the "real America, the pro-American America, the Republican American." I think they are all afflicted with the ability to listen, to think and to question things that are obviously lies. You can say what you want, but she is just lying.

At 9:44 AM , Blogger Sling said...

mom- Oh,they're a rowdy bunch of irretrievable Liberals all right!..
Damm elitist,left-wing Constitution thumpers are gonna drive this country straight into the arms of Domocracy!

At 11:14 AM , Blogger evilganome said...

I think the word you're looking for is liar. Or maybe fucking liar. At any rate, this election can't be over too soon as far as I'm concerned. I may have to impose a news blackout for the next 2 weeks. Whenever anyone brings up politics at this point I just start swearing.

At 11:20 AM , Blogger Sling said...

Evil G.- Look on the bright side!..This campaign season has been a cornucopia of comedic fodder for Saturday night Live.

At 5:32 AM , Blogger Willym said...

Spineless - nope its more than that.
Lacking in any moral fiber? - nope too long.
Going with Tony on this one - fucking liar sounds about right.


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