Latin, 16th century
Not able to be refuted or disproved; indisputable.
Example: It’s irrefragable that conservative trickle-down economics is not economically productive.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared to doze off during President Biden’s State of the Union address Wednesday evening; prompting him later to tell FOX News, “Joe is deliberately being boring, but the substance of what he’s saying is radical.”
I know the feeling, Ted. I used to get sleepy during long meetings at work. It happens, and I feel your “pain”. Now stop playing the victim and get your fat ass to work! The nation is still in crisis!
President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address to Congress is notable for a historic first in the U.S.: Vice-President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stood behind him. There’s an old saying – behind every great man is a woman. In this case, I guess it’s two women! Although I can’t say if Biden is a great man – yet. Regardless, I look forward to the day when an image like this is no major news event.
“I’m sorry, I have to compose myself. There’s not a vaccine with a tracking device embedded in it that I know of … exists in the world. Period.”
Dr. Clayton Chau, in response to Rep. Don Wagner asking if the COVID-19 vaccine has embedded tracking devices
Chau is director of the Orange County, California health care agency.
The person formerly known as “Bruce” Jenner
“As the home to Hollywood, California has been comfortable electing movie stars since well before Trump came along, of course. Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger both served as the state’s governor. Other stars like Sonny Bono and Clint Eastwood also have held public office. But even given that history, Jenner’s bid may strike many as the ultimate example of celebrity entitlement, a vanity project that uses the political spotlight to stay relevant — or at least, in the news.”
Neil J. Young, about reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner announcing her bid for governor of California, in an essay in The Week
Young added, “Caitlyn Jenner has no chance.” California conservatives have launched a movement to recall Gov. Gavin Newsome.
“You know who else liked universal day care.”
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), responding to President Biden’s child-care proposal and referencing a 1974 New York Times story about the prevalence of affordable child care in the former Soviet Union
“[The new administration] wants to jack up taxes in order to nudge families toward the kinds of jobs Democrats want them to have, in the kinds of industries Democrats want to exist, with the kinds of cars Democrats want them to drive, using the kinds of child-care arrangements that Democrats want them to pursue.”
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), regarding President Biden’s USD 1.8 trillion proposal that includes expansion of investments into childcare and education
“Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President…no president has ever said those words from this podium, and it’s about time.”
President Joe Biden, at the start of his state of the union address
“No, I don’t think America is a racist country, but we also do have to speak truth about the history of racism in our country.”
Vice President Kamala Harris, on ABC’s “Good Morning America”, in response to Sen. Tim Scott’s assertion that America is not a racist country
Middle English, late 1500s
The supposed vital principle that guides the development and functioning of an organism or other system or organization. (Philosophy) The realization of potential.
Example: After years of self-doubt, I came to appreciate my own entelechy and could move forward.