From Yahoo News:
What do you call people who have been driven from their homes with only the clothes on their backs, unsure if they will ever be able to return, and forced to build a new life in a strange place?
I’d call them refugees. Jesse Jackson says:
President Bush says:
The people we’re talking about are not refugees. They are Americans and they need the help and love and compassion of our fellow citizens.
What’s that expression… ‘as Rome burns’?
I like the shadow reading that implies that Americans can’t be refugees because those are those people over there in those countries that do those things and believe in those gods and don’t look like us.
Besides you can’t use the term ‘royally fucked’ on network television.
Metafilter inspired my other favorite: nouveau homeless.