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Irresponsibility

Alectryon
changed to cock because he forgot to warn Mars of sun’s rising. [Rom. Myth.: LLEI, I: 322]
Belch, Sir Toby
Olivia’s riotous, reckless uncle. [Br. Lit.: Twelfth Night]
Bovary, Emma
irresponsible, careless character; betrays husband. [Fr. Lit.: Madame Bovary]
Capp, Andy
negligent of marital obligations. [Comics: Horn, 82–83]
Falstaff, Sir John
misuses “the King’s press damnably.” [Br. Lit.: II Henry IV]
Google, Barney
neglects wife for race horse. [Comics: Horn, 99–100]
Palinurus
sleeping helmsman, falls overboard. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
Paragon, Mary Anne
careless servant of David and Dora. [Br. Lit.: David Copperfceld]
Trulliber, Parson
satire on one who does not do his job. [Br. Hist.: Joseph Andrews, Espy, 131]
Wimpy
sloppily dressed comic strip character; always “forgets” to pay for hamburgers. [Comics: “Popeye” in Horn, 657–658]
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Despite Chapadeau's humble beginnings, a review of the more than sixty New York appellate decisions that have applied Chapadeau, and analyzed whether a publisher or broadcaster acted with gross irresponsibility, suggests that the Chapadeau standard has succeeded in achieving its underlying public policy goal: creating First Amendment "breathing space" by discouraging libel suits--suits that would otherwise saddle publishers and broadcasters with prohibitive legal costs and potential liability, and might ultimately lead to a retreat from aggressive reporting.
So the next time you share your outrage over the size of the current federal deficit, the terrible economic climate, or the threat to our free-market system and way of life, consider the real crime of federal economic irresponsibility is that we ran deficits during the long periods of peace and economic prosperity in the 80s, 90s and 2000s.
It's the highest irresponsibility for anyone to put that message out.
FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS: THE INTERGENERATIONAL DANGERS OF FISCAL IRRESPONSIBILITY discusses national debt in more personal terms than most, explaining why federal debt is rising, its effects on Americans, how our government borrows and pays back money, and how rising expenses and insufficient government revenues are colliding.
Those lads should be made an example of and thrown into prison for such criminal irresponsibility.
YET again we see the irresponsibility of Labour's group on Nuneaton and Bedworth Council as it tries to bribe the voters with another 0 per cent council tax rise - and this time not even in an election year.
While some Los Angeles-area breeders understand the need for such a law, they complain that they are being forced to bear the brunt for others' irresponsibility.
People nationwide are bighting to keep Wal-Mart out of their communities because of its corporate irresponsibility.
These infections have already become of epidemic proportion throughout the world and it is the height of irresponsibility to ignore that fact.
A memo is already circulating on Capitol Hill, authored by Democratic strategists Stan Greenberg, James Carville, and Matt Hogan, that gives away some of the game plan: "Although the [Medicare drug] plan is already unpopular, Democrats now have the opportunity to raise opposition to the drug benefits to new heights and use the plan as a powerful symbol of Republican corruption and irresponsibility," the strategists wrote.
Mr Wicks said: "There is crass irresponsibility in some of the larger monstrosities people drive around major cities.
The millionaire's daughter is a spoiled little princess who's taken a few knocks - largely because of her own stupidity and irresponsibility.