Friday, March 20, 2009

Today's vocabulary lesson from the Crazy Schoolmarm:

carpetbagger |ˈkärpitˌbagər|

noun. derogatory.

  1. historical (in the U.S.): a person from the northern states who went to the South after the Civil War to profit from the Reconstruction.
  2. a person perceived as an unscrupulous opportunist : the organization is rife with carpetbaggers.

While we're on the subject, one organization that is actually seeing more business during these tough economic times is Planned Parenthood. Abortions provide a major source of revenue for this organization, and this part of their business is booming, according to a report from NPR's All Things Considered.

Profiting from despair and death.

AIG kinda pales in comparison.

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