"If you're trying to change minds and influence people it's probably not a good idea to say that virtually all elected Democrats are liars, but what the hell."
Thursday, August 28, 2008
A Rose By Any Name
The reasons, whys and wherefores are tangled up in the PG&E's fight against California's
Clean Energy Initiative, but the San Francisco Chronicle has banned the
use of "Progressive" to describe left-wing kooks and kommies.
decided to stop using the word 'progressive' to describe the more
liberal of San Francisco's political factions because it is a
politically loaded term that doesn't mean much to our readers. And
while 'progressive' may be the preferred term of some politicians —
and, of course, they are free to use it to describe themselves — it
doesn't describe where they sit on the traditional political spectrum.
We believe using adjectives such as 'far left' and 'ultra liberal' more
accurately describe city politicians and policies in that broader
1964, Justice Potter Stewart speaking about what is obscene,
said, "I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of
material I understand to be embraced . . . but I know it when I see it
. . "