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Boolah -- mega billions
 
Congressionals -- persons elected to the Congress of the United States. See also politicos

Interpleader -- this is a real legal term --  interpleader action is a procedure by which a party--known as a "stakeholder"--can ask the court to consider and determine proper ownership of, or interest in, certain disputed funds or property.

Janehead -- That cranial space between my ears. It accounts for my attention span being equal to a goldfishes (roughly). And when I was growing up, it prompted my mother to remind me, rather constantly, that I didn't have the sense that God gave a goose. As I got older, I realized that geese were actually pretty smart since they can go all the way from Canada to Argentina without using a roadmap and land within an inch of the destined goal. And besides, I was the only one of my sibs who graduated from college. Much less graduate school.

Keynesian Economics -- Named after the right proper Lord John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946). Keynes (pronounced cainz) held that when national economies suffered a downturn, governments should borrow and spend money to boost economic activity. Part of the proceeds of teh resulting economic growth should then be used to repay the debt. See: http://www.maynardkeynes.org/

Liar Loan -- regulation that allows a person to apply for a loan and claim any amount of income and the claim would not be checked out by a loan officer

Lilypadding -- jumping from one illogical subject to another. This is particular true in political rhetoric where a politician will take one premise that isn't logical and jump to another premise that has nothing to the first idea.

Macroeconimics -- the big picture economies, like governments. Looking at the aggregate side of things, like the total of all bank deposits, or the total national debt, etc.

Microeconomics -- balancing my checkbook is an exercise in microeconomics. Looking into my local town's budget is also microeconomics. It's the economics of little systems.


NINJA loans -- an acronym for "No Income/Investment No Job No Assets" -- describes sub-prime mortgages given to people who did not have a down payment or a job or other assets that would ordinarily qualify a person for a mortgage

Ooops Money -- that's the money people pay after the error of their ways has been discovered. Like cabinet nominees who haven't paid back taxes. All of a sudden, when it's time for their nomination to be made public, they decide to pay back taxes, loans, liens, or anything else that should have been taken care of long ago. Ooops Money is a sign of bad character, because good character is what you do when no one is looking.


Perhapsness -- something totally unexpected that comes out of what was once a valid discussion. Perhapsness comes about when different parts of an argument are newly defined. You end up with a result that has nothing to do with the original statement. For mathematicians, take a look at this link: http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/teaching/336k/lectures/node12.html. Now that's perhapsness at its finest, even though defining perhapsness sometimes makes my head hurt. 


Politicos -- any politician, whether local, state or federal

 
The Dome -- The Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. -- It's where both houses of Congress meet.

Unemployment data -- Unless the definition has changed, 100,000 unemployed people equals 1/10th of 1 percent. So if unemployment rises, for instance, by .3%, that means 300,000 more people became unemployed.

Yerp -- Europe. When we were traveling through Germany and Switzerland a number of years ago, we picked up a local paper in one of the cities and the editorial was a proposal to change Europe to Yerp. The thought was that you could never get what the word Europe is supposed to sound like just by looking at the word. I mean, what if the Europeans pronounced every letter like the folks do in Hawaii! Yerp is much clearer. It didn't sell and we still have to learn how to pronounce Europe correctly. After you learn how, what's the big deal, the Yerpians thought.

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