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Word for the Day, Tuesday, May 24, 2005
verbivores | 5/24/05 | xs

Posted on 05/24/2005 5:14:16 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Tuesday, 5/24/05

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".

irresolute

adj ;ir·reso·lutely adv. ir·reso·luteness or ir·reso·lution n.

1.Unsure of how to act or proceed; undecided. 2.Lacking in resolution; indecisive. Ex: "the committee was timid and mediocre and irresolute" [ant: resolute] 2: lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly; "stood irresolute waiting for some inspiration" [syn: hesitant, hesitating]

SYNONYMS:changing, doubtful, doubting, faltering, fearful, fence hanging, fickle, fluctuating, half-hearted, halting, hesitant, hesitating, infirm, pussyfooting, shaky, tentative, timid, uncertain, undecided, undetermined, unsettled, unstable, unsteady, vacillating, waffly, wavering, weak, weak-kneed, wimpy, wishy-washy, wobbly

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....




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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

I guess somehow John Podhoretz is finding VICTORY in the irresolute BS that we saw from the spineless Pubs yesterday on the senate floor. But i don't know if i am buying it just yet:

DON'T TURN VICTORY INTO DEFEAT, PART 2 [John Podhoretz]
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I'm already receiving middle-of-the-night e-mails condemning my position (and some praising it) in favor of the avert-the-filibuster deal. The major point I couldn't get to because the baby was crying is this: Despite the language in the deal about how the Republicans won't bring up the nuclear option until 2007, there's other language in the deal that clearly gives the Republican signatories the option to pull out of the deal should Democrats misbehave.

This deal is therefore effectively about the judges it mentions -- and about them only. Every future nomination will be decided as follows. If the Democrats insist that the next nominee(s) are bad enough to invoke the "extraordinary" right to filibuster, the Republicans have the right to say the Democrats are full of it, kill the deal and go to the nuclear option immediately. .

Thus, the agreement is only binding to the extent that Democrats do not filibuster -- since it will be very difficult for the Senate Republicans to allow them to get away with the "extraordinary" right claim about a mainstream conservative nominee.

To my mind, that's the true essence of the political deal here. Every time the Democrats who signed it move toward filibuster, the Republicans move toward busting the deal.

And that's basically what Mike DeWine of Ohio, one of the GOP signatories, said last night to the Washington Post: "Republicans said they are free to back a ban if they believe Democrats act in bad faith and filibuster a nominee whose credentials do not amount to an 'extraordinary' circumstance. 'We don't think we're going to get there,' said Sen. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio), adding that he will not hesitate to vote to ban judicial filibusters if he concludes the Democrats are abusing the right." Posted at 02:41 AM

Review Threads:

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
Review Thread Four: Word For the Day, Friday 7/25/03: Potation
Review Thread Five: Word For the Day, Monday 8/19/03: Stolid

No pushing at the door please!

1 posted on 05/24/2005 5:14:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I am irresolute after last night's betrayal by the RINOs of the party.


2 posted on 05/24/2005 5:16:06 AM PDT by theDentist (The Dems are putting all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; jmc813; dubyaismypresident; ...

get up, what are ya, a bunch of RINOS?


3 posted on 05/24/2005 5:16:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
First? Top Ten?

My wild oats have turned to shredded wheat.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

4 posted on 05/24/2005 5:17:23 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: theDentist

i was so aggravated about it, i had trouble falling asleep!


5 posted on 05/24/2005 5:17:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; Argh; Texan5; secret garden; Slip18; Gabz
122 Years ago...

24 May 1883

The Brooklyn Bridge opened, connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan.
The next day, 5/25/1883, local politicians opened the Brooklyn Bridge Toll Booth.

6 posted on 05/24/2005 5:20:50 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: xsmommy


7 posted on 05/24/2005 5:21:30 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you dont have to...." ;)
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To: hobbes1

yeah? so? ; )


8 posted on 05/24/2005 5:22:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: theDentist; xsmommy

Call your Senator, call the RNC, call Bill Frist....one word: BETRAYAL.


9 posted on 05/24/2005 5:22:35 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: theDentist

The worst part about it is, the Democrats wold hav ehad to vote for Cloture anyway.


These morons gave them something for nothing.


10 posted on 05/24/2005 5:22:46 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you dont have to...." ;)
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To: TheGrimReaper

that pansy@$$ from SC particularly needs a thrashing.


11 posted on 05/24/2005 5:24:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
The irresolute RINOS have me wondering which option best serves the conservative cause.
12 posted on 05/24/2005 5:25:14 AM PDT by secret garden (Go Spurs Go!)
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To: xsmommy

I'd recommend a hard spanking for him, but am afraid he would enjoy it too much. :-|


13 posted on 05/24/2005 5:25:54 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: secret garden

I prefer the thermonuclear option right about now....


14 posted on 05/24/2005 5:26:36 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: xsmommy

Frist descends, irresolute,
From the chamber of ill repute,
Manifesto in hand,
He sold out this land,
On the wager that voters are less than astute.


15 posted on 05/24/2005 5:27:02 AM PDT by MortMan (Mostly Harmless)
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To: xsmommy

Mark my words. The lifetime bachelor will not be re-elected.


16 posted on 05/24/2005 5:27:04 AM PDT by secret garden (Go Spurs Go!)
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To: secret garden

they are FOS, they are pansies trying to spin it as a victory, they have no stones.A+++


17 posted on 05/24/2005 5:28:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TheGrimReaper

You and I both! I hate caves. Everyone and their brother knows there is only one party that will honor their word and there is nothing to prevent the dems from bailing on their so-called agreement. Color me disgusted.


18 posted on 05/24/2005 5:28:44 AM PDT by secret garden (Go Spurs Go!)
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To: TheGrimReaper; secret garden

i agree with you both. as someone on another thread said, he needs to go about hairdressing or interior decorating for which he is better suited.


19 posted on 05/24/2005 5:29:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I dreamt I was at a McCain campaign stop and I kept yelling "Sellout! Sellout!!".


20 posted on 05/24/2005 5:29:19 AM PDT by theDentist (The Dems are putting all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: MortMan

I like your poem, but you need to replace Frist with McCain


21 posted on 05/24/2005 5:29:29 AM PDT by demkicker (Warning the GOP Senators: Nuke the filibuster!)
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To: MortMan

A+++ you know when he has to stand there and say how @#%^ing DELIGHTED he is, that he gave away the dang store.


22 posted on 05/24/2005 5:30:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

The irresolute men on the right
And the women, all ran from the fight
Yes, when push came to shove
They released the white dove
And they all slithered off in the night


23 posted on 05/24/2005 5:30:08 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: theDentist

i have never been able to stand McNUT! i have a friend that voted for him in the primary for the 2000 election, i told her she had LOST HER MIND!


24 posted on 05/24/2005 5:30:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

What a perfect word for today. The irresolute compromise merely takes Executive power away from the President and gives it to congress. Read the whole stupid thing and prepare to be outraged. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Vote 'em ALL out and start over, buncha irresolute pansies.


25 posted on 05/24/2005 5:31:39 AM PDT by January24th (untagged and untracked)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+++ how can they get on the tv and act like they did anything BUT cave. how humiliating to have that jack@$$ Sheets Byrd crowing like a dang COCKATOO!


26 posted on 05/24/2005 5:31:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: January24th

driving xsteen to school this AM, i was stewing about this, and i thought, okay, WFTD today will be a synonym for WEAK-WILLED, i got home and used the online thesaurus and picked this word, but listed every dang synonym bc they ALL apply, in SPADES.


27 posted on 05/24/2005 5:33:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

or designing ladies' intimate apparel....for his own use.


28 posted on 05/24/2005 5:33:38 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: TheGrimReaper

he has pretty eyes....


29 posted on 05/24/2005 5:34:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Sheets Byrd crowing like a dang COCKATOO!

That last word might excite Sen. Graham. I think it's what he's been looking for.

30 posted on 05/24/2005 5:34:44 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: xsmommy

I bet he can squeal like a pig, too.


31 posted on 05/24/2005 5:35:55 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

okay, i just choked on my coffee! LMAO!


32 posted on 05/24/2005 5:36:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

And a soft... voice.


33 posted on 05/24/2005 5:36:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Go Spurs Go!)
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To: TheGrimReaper

i read on a thread last night that the pretty SouthCarolinian stated affirmatively that he would NOT be swayed by calls from his conservative constituent base re' the filibuster, so he does this filthy deed and then immediately starts bleating about being a CONSERVATIVE? conservative, my BEHIND!


34 posted on 05/24/2005 5:37:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1
And more than that, they have the "extraordinary circumstances" clause for the Dems, which means if they find a candidate falls under this ambiguous term (like if they are 'conservative'), then they can filibuster ye hold the Republicans feet to the fire.

Effing RINOs!!!

35 posted on 05/24/2005 5:38:14 AM PDT by theDentist (The Dems are putting all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: secret garden

CHOKE! again! i can't drink coffee and read this thread today! ROR#!


36 posted on 05/24/2005 5:38:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: theDentist

extraordinary circumstances to be defined by them each individually, also, was how i understood it?


37 posted on 05/24/2005 5:39:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

He didnt give away the store.


The Dems were gonna vote for Cloture anyway. They really ahd no choice. I said as much yesterday. So, while on its face the dems got something for nothing, JRB will get put through....and that mitigates the fight if she gets nominated to SCOTUS.


38 posted on 05/24/2005 5:39:22 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you dont have to...." ;)
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To: hobbes1
if
39 posted on 05/24/2005 5:40:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: theDentist

However, once they Vote in JRB, it will be hard to call her an extremeist...


40 posted on 05/24/2005 5:40:30 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you dont have to...." ;)
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To: xsmommy

Stop trying to divert my attention to your behind - firm and supple though it may be - I'm in the middle of having a good snit here!


41 posted on 05/24/2005 5:40:42 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: xsmommy

SHE DAMN WELL BETTER.


42 posted on 05/24/2005 5:40:48 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you dont have to...." ;)
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To: TheGrimReaper

you're snitting? I AM snitting!


43 posted on 05/24/2005 5:41:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1

how can we take ANYTHING for granted anymore?


44 posted on 05/24/2005 5:41:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

this whole thing is a big pile of snit.


45 posted on 05/24/2005 5:42:23 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: xsmommy

Did the Senate Republicans act in an irresolute manner? Time will tell!


46 posted on 05/24/2005 5:43:10 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: TheGrimReaper; Hegewisch Dupa; TruthShallSetYouFree; hobbes1; secret garden; theDentist
THIS is the type of headline i want to see, not about Wrigley Field but about the Senate floor. i want there to be people HURT!
47 posted on 05/24/2005 5:44:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
sorry, but today's word is GROWL, meaning 'honked off' and 'grrr' .... used in a sentence...

Invisible Church was GROWL when he read about the cave-in last night.

48 posted on 05/24/2005 5:44:15 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Look! Jimmy Carter! History's greatest monster!)
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To: xsmommy
A show of hands, please....

Who cares about Senate "tradition"?
Who cares about Senate "comity"?
Who cares about Sheets Byrd's rambling idiotic soliloquies?

No f'n-body. (Tmesis)

49 posted on 05/24/2005 5:45:47 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

you can insert the WORD FOR THE DAY in your second sentence, right between the "the" and the "cave-in" and get an A+++ : ) feel free to join in the free-for-all PO'd brawl we are having in the classroom today.


50 posted on 05/24/2005 5:46:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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