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The signers of the ad criticized what they called "the absolute mean-spiritedness of [Cordileone's] required language for the Archdiocesan high school faculty handbook" that "sets a pastoral tone that is closer to persecution than evangelization.
Fortunately, the humour is strong enough to outweigh its underlying mean-spiritedness while his eye for capturing the small absurdities of New York life are on a par with Allen.
And they along with coffee and oil are at the root of many injustices, wars, pure greed and mean-spiritedness.
He said the signs are a clutter of childishness and mean-spiritedness, and their argument is moot now that construction of the $95.
I love its reminders of mean-spiritedness, poverty, regrets, joy and generosity, as told within the well-known scenes between Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.
It has been criticized for rewarding mean-spiritedness, but organizers say the tongue-in-cheek contest has a serious purpose: to encourage reviewers to be fearless.
They smashed filing cabinets, desks and other furniture and, as if in a display of mean-spiritedness, even made off with telephones, heating equipment and stationery.
It has received criticism for rewarding mean-spiritedness, but organizers say the tongue-in-cheek contest has a serious purpose: to encourage reviewers to be fearless.
Bernhard's reluctance to confront certain particularly sensitive issues in the fabrication of American mythology, however, is more than compensated for by her careful reconstruction of the facts on the ground, which graphically illustrate the mind- boggling greed, self-righteousness, mean-spiritedness, pettiness, and ineptitude that formed the basis for the transition to a racialized capitalist agro-industrial plantation economy in the Atlantic, which was ushered in by the Calvinists of the Netherlands and England over the course of the 17th century.
All in all it's a triumph of bureaucracy and mean-spiritedness, almost Orwellian in size and concept, that does not sit well alongside the supposed Olympic ideals of coming together and respect.
We're exposed to so much mean-spiritedness that it seems to crawl under our own skins, somehow making us more mean-spirited as well.