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'And this nurse Jenkins...who we'll be blaming if the hospital kills your husband...'
Flooding Review - 'We're holding you responsible...'
An executive walks the plank during a boardroom meeting.
Tags:ceo, ceos, c.e.o., c.e.o.s, walk the plank, walks the plank, walking the plank, executive, executives, boardroom, boardrooms, boardroom meeting, boardroom meetings, meeting, meetings, meeting table, meeting tables, pirate, pirates, 800 pound gorilla, 800 lb gorilla, fall on your sword, falling on your sword, sacrifice, sacrifices, blame, blames, blaming, scapegoat, scapegoats, scapegoating, business meeting, business meetings, shark-infested waters
"I never had a problem before those goddam Bob Dole ads."
"Teamwork is essential here. Without it, we couldn't blame others for our mistakes."
'Well, if no one is willing to take responsibility for it, we'll blame it on climate change.'
"Of course, once you're a scapegoat you long to be dead wood again."
"Advertise! Advertise! That's always been your answer for everything."
Tags:advert, ad, advertisement, advertising, advertiser, business, businesses, commerce, sales, sales figures, anger, anger issues, anger management issues, advise, solutions, problem solving, marketing, marketing solution, marketing solutions, marketing tactics, sales tactics, office, offices, book keeper, bookkeeper bookkeeping, book keeping, excuse, excuses, scapegoat, scapegoating, solutions, solution, advice, advise, advising, adviser, bad advice, out of date, out dated, behind the times, pass the blame, pass the buck
'I'm not here to blame. I'm here to help others blame.'
"For God's sake, if you're going to take the fall for me, do it like a man."
Tags:executive, executives, take the fall, taking the fall, business executive, business executives, scapegoat, scapegoats, scapegoating, manager, managers, company scapegoat, company scapegoats, regret, regrets, regretting, regretful, mistake, mistakes, take advantage, taking advantage business manager, business managers, boss, bosses
"Day 431: I finally caught a glimpse of the elusive scapegoat."
'Don't worry if you don't know the rules -- we're making it up as we go along ...'
"Let's go back to the scenario in which none of this is my fault."
Tags:hypothetical, hypothetical scenario, hypothetical scenarios, blame, blames, blaming, scapegoat, scapegoats, scapegoating, blame game, responsible, responsibility, avoid responsibility, avoiding responsibility, fault, faults, at fault, meeting, meetings, irresponsible, irresponsibility, hypothetical, hypotheticals
"I find it hard to perform in these market conditions."
'Our system went down because someone stepped on a crack in the sidewalk.'
"Look, you're never going to make any progress in therapy if you keep blaming other people for your problems."
'So, now we have ascertained who is responsible...'
"Take the severance package, Hayward. The rest of the board wanted a ritual slaying."
Tags:scapegoat, scapegoats, scapegoating, scapegoater, scapegoaters, severance package, severance packages, ritual slaying, ritual slayings, golden parachute, golden parachutes, severance deal, severance deals, board, boards, boardroom, boardrooms, businessmen, businessman, office politics, office job, office jobs, office worker, office workers
"Thats for missing the bunt sign!" "Yeah, and that's for striking out on ball four, you loser!"
Tags:dugout, dugouts, high five, high fives, baseball, baseball team, baseball teams, baseball player, baseball players, player, players, beat up, beats up, beating up, beaten up, loser, losers, insult, insults, insulting, sportsmanship, bad sportsmanship, bad loser, bad losers, blame, blames, blaming, scapegoat, scapegoats, scapegoating
"Surely you can't hold me responsible for what others might say."
Tags:puppet, puppets, puppeteer, puppeteers, ventriloquist, ventriloquists, ventriloquists dummy, ventriloquist's dummy, ventriloquism, responsible, responsibility, blame, pass the blame, pass the buck, passing the puck, culpable, culpability, manger, managers, management style, management style, scapegoat, scapegoats, scapegoating
"To be perfectly honest, Pete, I'm not sure it's Clear Channel that's holding us back."
Tags:corporation, corporations, musician, musicians, conglomerate, conglomerates, conglomeration, megacorporation, megacorporations, monopoly, monopolies, blame, blames, blaming, blame game, scapegoat, scapegoats, scapegoating, band, bands, band member, band members, air play, indie band, indie bands, out of fashion, uncool, accordion, accordions, polka, polkas, polka band, polka bands, annoying, annoyance, annoyances
Excuse Cards: "If one doesn't work, try another!"
"Harper, we'd like you to become the company fall guy. The position comes with a generous severance package."
"We'd like you to be the new company scapegoat."
Tags:stocks, in the stocks, medieval times, medieval, punishment, punishments, medieval punishment, medieval punishments, scapegoat, scapegoats, scapegoating, scapegoated, company scapegoat, company scapegoats, blame, pass the blame, passing the blame, pass the buck, passing the buck, take it out, taking it out, vent, vents, stress relief, stress release, executives, executive, business executives, business executive, business executives, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business manager, business managers
"We must root out corruption at the highest levels of government and make it look like it's happening at the lowest levels of government."
Tags:corrupt, corrupts, corrupting, corruption, coverup, coverups, cover-up, covers up, covering up, scandal, scandals, political scandal, political scandals, government, governments, washington, washington dc, washington d.c., protect, protects, protection, protections, protecting, hierarchy, hierarchies, deflect, deflects, deflecting, scapegoat, scapegoats, scapegoating, deflection, deflections, blame, blames, blaming, blame game, blame games