What John Bolton got right.
I do not admire John Bolton's bullying Bullying
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terrorizes parish; kidnaps children. [Br. Lit.: The Maid of Sker, Walsh Modern, 94–95]
bully; becomes thief in Fagin’s gang. [Br. Lit. of his subordinates at the State Department. I do, however, applaud one demand he makes of them. He requires that they--and he stand during meetings. For me, the most maddening aspect of my service in the government was long meetings, meetings that, I must say, seemed to last even longer if anyone from the State Department was involved. I am certain that the act of Sitting down in a comfortable chair set their mental timers not to go off for at least one hour. When the meeting involved an actual Or even a perceived per·ceive
tr.v. per·ceived, per·ceiv·ing, per·ceives
1. To become aware of directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing.
2. To achieve understanding of; apprehend. threat to bureaucratic bu·reau·crat
1. An official of a bureaucracy.
2. An official who is rigidly devoted to the details of administrative procedure.
bu turf turf: see lawn.
In horticulture, the surface layer of soil with its matted, dense vegetation, usually grasses grown for ornamental or recreational use. , the timers automatically reset for at least two hours. You could count on hearing an endless stream of "as it weres" and "if I mays."