Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - Hotspur
Posted on 01/04/2012 7:30:43 AM PST by tioga
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of Word for the Day.
a rash or impetuous person
Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
It’s a public asset. I wouldn’t agree to selling off the Turnpike for the same reason. The most fiscally prudent thing to do is to not let our politicians convert public assets into wads of cash.
But I’m shocked and ‘otprized no one has yet claimed C S Forester’s excellent 1962 epic novel “Hornblower and the Hotspur” - tracing the (not-quite-historic) British naval hero’s battles off the French coast.
The first thought I had was “Harry Hotspur”-it is just about the only time the word is seen here.
There are those who criticize
Every “cowboy” president-
The ones like Reagan and W
Always draw major dissent
And the hotspur called Obama
Condemns them chapter and verse
Then says something rash in public
Which is infinitely worse
If a president is tough in public
They need to have a cowboy’s class-
Not to let their alligator mouth
Overload their hummingbird ass...
Cool-you found another place hotspur was used-I’m not all that partial to HH’s exploits, but they do make good, rousing storytelling.
So much for the small business owners in your state.
What are you talking about? Plenty of small business owners exist and thrive. Selling liquor is not a necessary thing to run a business.
Very good find, Robt.
hummingbird’s ass? where DO you come up with this stuff? LOL
It is NOT the responsibility of government to replace small businesses. If you want the nanny state just roll on over and let govt take care of you. I want free enterprise and smaller government. PA goes to far taking over all liquor stores. You will be sorry.
McCain endorsed Romney today. Rush said someone in the audience yelled out that Romney need to pick McCain for VP....LMAO.
Rush was hysterical. The guy who loses to McCain picks McCain who lost to Obama. TWO proven LOSERS trying to bring down Obama? OMG.........could it really come to that?
People don’t say that where you are? It is what you say as a warning to someone who is making boasts or threats they can’t possibly back up-my dad used to say it to us kids-”Careful, boy/girl-don’t let your alligator mouth overload your hummingbird ass.” Must be a southern thing...
No offense, but I find the idea of the state running the liquor (or any other) business entirely creepy and big brother-ish-this purchase exceeds your quota for the month, comrade-I must report you to the state office of overindulgence for counseling...
Now that’s Peronie’s disease.
They haven’t replaced anything. The system has been in place since Prohibition ended.
I do not defend it except on the grounds I already stated - making changes now would not be in the interests of taxpayers or anyone else not connected to the politicians. It’s a simple concept.
That’s the way they run it in Qatar, but not PA.
Honestly, it’s not the ideal system, but I can’t imagine change helping the cause. Selling the stores would be a boost of revenue which would put off changes that need to happen. Selling the stores would allow politicians to benefit (and their cronies) and the spoils would go to inefficient things like public transit and education, and to prop up unions and bloated organizations, etc.
Then the money would be gone, we’d be more in debt and no structural change would happen. Plus a source of revenue would be gone. Win-win-win.
Did the people in Indiana benefit from selling off their turnpike?
Ah heck, ma’am ... Tweren’t nuttin’ hard really. (Robt blushes, skuffs toe briefly ... Looks up discretely to see if the move was noticed.)
See, the Word of the Day has a long tradition of such Angelic (er, Englic) navel behaviors and honours on the historic shores of Lake Medina, going all the way back to the very first WOTD proclaiming the HMS Coquette.
Shoot even somebody as old (er, historic) as xsex can probably remember launching at least one Coquette! Ought to at least, there’s been six of them...
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Six ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Coquette. A seventh was ordered but never completed:
HMS Coquette was a 28-gun sixth rate captured from the French in 1783 and in service in 1785.
HMS Coquette was a 20-gun sixth rate launched in 1807 and sold in 1817.
HMS Coquette was to have been an 18-gun corvette. She was ordered in 1835 and cancelled in 1851.
HMS Coquette was a wooden screw gunvessel launched in 1855 and broken up in 1868.
HMS Coquette was a composite screw gunboat launched in 1871 and sold in 1889.
HMS Coquette was a D class destroyer launched in 1897 and sunk in 1916.
HMS Coquette was an Algerine class minesweeper launched in 1943 and scrapped in 1958.
LMAO! Xshub is sipping a mt dew even as we speak and I just read this aloud to him......
Dang straight.... Er......
I’m not astonished at all. Any soda pop is acidic. They say Coke is good for cleaning the gunk off your car’s battery terminals.
Not astonished either, but reading about mouse carcasses dissolving in what you are currently drinking is decidedly unappetizing.
It is a quite solid defense (even if it’s not a quite solid mouse).
I don’t think Mittens would pick a bigger a RINO than himself.
Such a trip today, the guy who couldn’t beat O endorsing the guy who couldn’t beat him...
I do hope you were joking about only union people being able to handle such a responsibility as the sale of alcohol. And of course government intervention in anything just raises the price of everything involved - so any profit from the stores is probably being eaten up by the cost of union employees.
I benefitted. My property taxes went down by 67%.
Yes, it is legal for bars to sell six packs to go. (But no more than two to any one person.)
And yes, I was being snide about the massive training and unionized expertise required.
But, the state store system does make a profit for the state. it contributes revenue to the treasury. Over and above the taxes on liquor that would remain under a private system.
I would need to see a good plan on how to replace that revenue stream, and have some politicians that were trustworthy before I would approve of any privatization. Change just for philosophical reasons is not good enough.
You must have a lot better class of politicians there than we have here. That would never happen here.
Huh. I have a nun who was from the south, she teaches the Bible study I attend......she always says “nanny, nanny, boo boo”........is that a southern thing, too?
As I child in elementary school, we had one teacher who would place a child’s tooth (must have had a deal with the tooth fairy) into a clear class of cola and we watched in dismay as it slowly disappeared. Big lesson for little soda drinking wannabees. Back then soda was a once a week treat if that in our innocent world.
I’m sorry, I did see some more info on that after I hit send. I saw where the state stores have a set amount they have to send the State and last year they were in the hole due to various reasons including cheaper alcohol available in neighboring states. I understand your concerns about replacing the revenue.
The sales tax went up 1% also. I don’t mind paying it because I know that everyone has to pay it. Whereas my property taxes went largely to the public school systems, for which I receive no benefit.
It never ceases to amaze me the direction a word will take. Such a silly word, yet it invokes so much history. I learned a lot about that today. Thanks for sharing.
Never heard the nanny boo thing-but it sounds like a nun-ish substitute for profanity rather than a regional saying-kind of like oh, pooh, aww, shucks, etc.
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