Some terms I dont understand from talk radio programs..

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Ron In Houston
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I finally substituted Spanish talk radio to English talk radio in Houston since last year and all
the vocabulary I'm learning is incredible but there are still some stuff I still dont understand.

POLITICS:

What is a hidden agenda?

What is a liberal?

What is a conservative? I think this is what I am or maybe....an independent conservative....I'm
not sure..

ENTERTAINMENT:

What is a chic flick? I'm guessing its a movie directed by a woman so there is a lot of drama
instead of insensitivity...

Thanks!
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Einde O'Callagh
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Ron in Houston TX wrote:
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[q1]> I finally substituted Spanish talk radio to English talk radio in Houston since last year and all[/q1]
[q1]> the vocabulary I'm learning is incredible but there are still some stuff I still dont understand.[/q1]
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[q1]> POLITICS:[/q1]
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[q1]> What is a hidden agenda?[/q1]

A "hidden agenda" is a series of aims which aren't admitted publicly.
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[q1]> What is a liberal?[/q1]
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[q1]> What is a conservative? I think this is what I am or maybe....an independent conservative....I'm[/q1]
[q1]> not sure..[/q1]
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That's a political minefield. The words now tend to mean different things in different countries and
the meaning has changed radically in the last 30 or 40 years.

I suggest that you take a look at some of the political newsgroups or attend a beginners' course on
politcial science. I believe that in the US context the Republicans would call themselves
conservatives, while they would call the Democrats liberals. But in actual fact today many groups
that call themselves conservatives are economic "liberals".

[q1]> ENTERTAINMENT:[/q1]
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[q1]> What is a chic flick? I'm guessing its a movie directed by a woman so there is a lot of drama[/q1]
[q1]> instead of insensitivity...[/q1]
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That's "chick flick". Your understanding is more or less correct. I think it's often intended as
a put-down.

Regards, Einde O'Callaghan
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Cybercypher
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[q1]> I finally substituted Spanish talk radio to English talk radio in Houston since last year and all[/q1]
[q1]> the vocabulary I'm learning is incredible but there are still some stuff I still dont understand.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> POLITICS:[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> What is a hidden agenda?[/q1]

An agenda is a list of items to discuss at a meeting or a list of goals to achieve. A hidden agenda
is a list of goals kept secret from everyone. Someone with a hidden agenda is essentially a
hypocrite and claims to working for one set of goals while in fact working for another.

[q1]> What is a liberal?[/q1]

A liberal in the current USA is as rare as hens' teeth. It used to be a left-wing Democrat-type
person, someone who believed in redistributing income through a graduated tax. They believe in
social welfare programs to help the poor, social justice for individuals and minority groups who are
consistently discriminated against, peace (most of them don't own munitions plants, unlike
conservatives), equality (they are not Social Darwinists, unlike so many conservatives), and the
power of education to eliminate prejudice, ignorance, and stupidty (one of their major weaknesses).
Whatever else they believe is not important or relevant. It is only a dirty word used by
conservatives these days. Their aren't any more liberals left in America. That is probably a good
thing, because they tend to nominate losers to run for president.

[q1]> What is a conservative? I think this is what I am or maybe....an independent conservative....I'm[/q1]
[q1]> not sure..[/q1]

In the current American political climate, a conservative is a right- wing Republican-type, someone
who believes in screwing the poor and rewarding the rich by eliminating taxation on capital gains,
inheritance, and people with net incomes over US$200,000/year. They often tend to be born-again
Christians, and they almost invariably idolize Ronald Reagan. They support big business interests,
blather about free trade, and idealize American democracy to the point of despising every other
system of government, especially those that call themselves socialist. They are opposed to national
health insurance, choice (also known as abortion in medical circles and murder in conservative
circles), and just about anything progressive.

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[q1]> What is a chic flick? I'm guessing its a movie directed by a woman so there is a lot of drama[/q1]
[q1]> instead of insensitivity...[/q1]

Oooooh. Such a sexist remark! It's probably a movie that women in general find appealing.

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Hemlock
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Funny.... A chick flick - note your seplling and my spelling... Its a low budget film with lots of
girls, women with little or no clothes.

hidden agenda - an item of discussion that is not the scheduled reason to sit and talk. It might be
the real reason the people are there to talk. Husbands and wifes have real and hidden agendas.

liberals and conservatives are political or life style positions.

Hemlock

Ron in Houston TX wrote:

[q1]> I finally substituted Spanish talk radio to English talk radio in Houston since last year and all[/q1]
[q1]> the vocabulary I'm learning is incredible but there are still some stuff I still dont understand.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> POLITICS:[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> What is a hidden agenda?[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> What is a liberal?[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> What is a conservative? I think this is what I am or maybe....an independent conservative....I'm[/q1]
[q1]> not sure..[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> ENTERTAINMENT:[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> What is a chic flick? I'm guessing its a movie directed by a woman so there is a lot of drama[/q1]
[q1]> instead of insensitivity...[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Thanks![/q1]

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