Sunday, August 01, 2004
Here at the Sons of the Republic (SOTR), we use nicknames and terms that might not be readily apparent to those of you just joining us. In an attempt to help you, dear reader, we have compiled the following SOTR Glossary.
Big Time: An affectionate nickname for our Vice President, Dick Cheney, which demonstrates his straightforward, no-nonsense, matter-of-fact personality. During the 2000 campaign, Bush and Cheney were on stage at the start of a campaign rally. The two were wearing wireless microphones, which were hot and patched into the network news feeds. Bush pointed to Adam Clymer, a liberal hack who masquerades as a reporter for the New York Times, and said, "That's Adam Clymer, a major league [expletive] from the New York Times." Cheney, not missing a beat, replied, "Yeah, big time!"
BLAS: Blogosphere Liberal Advisory System.
Breck Girl: John Edwards, ambulance chasing trial lawyer and would-be Democratic Vice President.
DreamOn.org: A more fitting URL for the intellectually challenged nimrods at MoveOn.org.
Dubya: President George W. Bush. The 43rd President of the United States is often referred to as "W", however the pronunciation often sounds more like "Dubya" than "Double U".
Dude, Where's My Scotch?: Ted Kennedy, mumbling and/or ranting maniac senator from Massachusetts. Sometimes shortened to "Scotch" Kennedy to economize on keystrokes and bandwidth.
Dustbin Durbin: Senator Dick Durbin, D-IL.
Dusty Harry: Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Circus Circus Hotel & Casino.
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Matt "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow" Lauer, of NBC's Today Show.
Half a Waitress Sandwich: Senator Chris "Half a Waitress Sandwich" Dodd, D-CT. In 1985, Dodd and a fellow Senator were out (with dates) for a night on the town at The Monocle. Much liquor was consumed, and the two Senators were at one point unaccompanied by their dates. Both Senators made a "Waitress Sandwich" out of some poor, unsuspecting waitress. For the other half of the waitress sandwich, see also: Ted "Dude, Where's My Scotch" Kennedy.
Ketchup Queen: John F. Kerry's billion dollar wife and heiress of the Heinz family fortune. Her real name is Maria Teresa Thierstein Simoes-Ferreira Heinz Kerry (deep gasp for breath), but "Ketchup Queen" is often used in order to conserve precious Internet bandwidth.
Lurch: John F. Kerry, Junior Senator from Massachusetts, who, in case you haven't heard, served in Vietnam. See also: Boston Strangler, Walking Corpse.
MVM: Miserable Vomitous Mass. Originally used by The Dred Pirate Wesley to describe Prince Humperdink in The Princess Bride. Term used to describe life forms lower than WOSABA (see below). Currently best illustrated by "Professor" Ward Churchill of the University of Colorado.
Slim Shady: Al "Slim Shady" Sharpton
SOTR: Sons of the Republic. This blog, for those of you in West Virginia.
Superscript Rather: Nickname for outgoing CBS News anchor and avid Democrat, Dan Rather.
Walking Corpse, The: John F. Kerry, Junior Senator from Massachusetts, who, in case you haven't heard, served in Vietnam. See also: Boston Strangler, Lurch.
WOSABA: Waste Of Skin And Breathable Air. While the definition is self-explanatory, the personification of this acronym is currently found in Michael Moore.