“Cut” it out already!

…so I’m watching the news this morning and the President is on the warpath about the spending “cuts” he himself proposed, this thing called “sequester”. There are no budget cuts coming up because 1) there is no Federal budget because the Senate hasn’t passed one in four years and 2) only in Washington D.C. are spending increases (just not as much as originally desired) called “cuts”. Makes one wonder why the President is threatening that so many hundreds of thousands of people will be laid off when our government spends more this year than last year. Frankly, the hypocrisy of it all is that the President is protesting “cuts” that he proposed himself: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2013/assets/ccs.pdf

 

Just as a public service, here are the noun definitions of “cut” as listed by websters.com:

 

50.

the act of cutting; a stroke or a blow, as with a knife, whip, etc.

51.

the result of cutting, as an incision, wound, passage, or channel.

52.

a piece cut off: a cut of a pie.

53.

Informal. a share, especially of earnings or profits: His agent’s cut is20 percent.

54.

a haircut, often with a styling.

55.

a reduction in price, salary, etc.

56.

the manner or fashion in which anything is cut: the cut of a dress.

57.

style; manner; kind: We need a man of his cut in this firm.

58.

a passage or course straight across or through: a cut through thewoods.

59.

an excision or omission of a part.

60.

a part or quantity of text deleted or omitted.

61.

a quantity cut, especially of lumber.

62.

a refusal to recognize an acquaintance.

63.

an act, speech, etc., that wounds the feelings.

64.

an engraved plate or block of wood used for printing.

65.

a printed picture or illustration.

66.

an absence, as from a school class, at which attendance isrequired.

67.

Butchering. part of an animal usually cut as one piece.

68.

Cards. a cutting of the cards.

69.

Sports.

a.

the act of cutting a ball.

b.

the spin imparted.

70.

Fencing. a blow with the edge of the blade instead of the tip.

71.

one of several pieces of straw, paper, etc., used in drawing lots.

72.

Movies, Television.

a.

the instantaneous or gradual transition from one shot orscene to another in an edited film.

b.

an edited version of a film. Compare rough cutfinal cut.

c.

an act or instance of editing a film.

73.

an individual song, musical piece, or other similar material on arecord or tape.

74.

any product of the fractional distillation of petroleum.

Well, it’s time for me to cut off this blog entry, cut off the computer, cut through the house to continue today’s chores until time to cut that out.

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