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Word for the Day, Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - Hotspur
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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”.

Hotspur

Noun

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 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


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I was a bit of a hotspur last night when I spoke up against removing our police department. Neighbors Speak Out on Police Dissolution Plan This picture must have been taken after I left as I am missing. No sooner did this man get up to speak, then my tones went off and I was out on calls to the wee hours of the morning.
1 posted on 01/04/2012 7:30:48 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Guenevere; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Get to class you slackers! Vast is snowed under at work, I am subbing........and I expect your homework on my desk.

Please add a link to a current day newstory so I can catch up on the news of the day while grading papers. You won’t get much of a grade without the link! Carry on.


2 posted on 01/04/2012 7:34:30 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Guenevere; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Get to class you slackers! Vast is snowed under at work, I am subbing........and I expect your homework on my desk.

Please add a link to a current day newstory so I can catch up on the news of the day while grading papers. You won’t get much of a grade without the link! Carry on.


3 posted on 01/04/2012 7:35:42 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: tioga
Hotspur - Sir Henry Percy, called Harry Hotspur.

"This match'd with other did, my gracious lord;
For more uneven and unwelcome news
Came from the north and thus it did import:
On Holy-rood day, the gallant Hotspur there,
Young Harry Percy and brave Archibald,
That ever-valiant and approved Scot,
At Holmedon met,
Where they did spend a sad and bloody hour,
As by discharge of their artillery,
And shape of likelihood, the news was told;
For he that brought them, in the very heat
And pride of their contention did take horse,
Uncertain of the issue any way.


Henry IV, Part I, Act One, Scene One.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
4 posted on 01/04/2012 7:40:12 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: tioga

I walked through the fire pit with my cowboy boots and had to pour water on my hotspurs.


5 posted on 01/04/2012 7:40:24 AM PST by yobid (Si vis pacem, para bellum, If you wish for peace, prepare for war)
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To: tioga

You need a hot spur to move a cold horse.


6 posted on 01/04/2012 7:40:58 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: yobid

Creative. ;^)


7 posted on 01/04/2012 7:41:56 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: SoothingDave

Yours, too, is creative. I thought I spotted the sun when I got up, it’s already gone.


8 posted on 01/04/2012 7:42:45 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: tioga

It makes sense that the president from Arkansas who was a bit of a hotspur in his personal life, grew up in Hot Springs.


9 posted on 01/04/2012 7:43:42 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga
I thought I spotted the sun

Don't let Al Gore find out. Sun spots cause Global Warming.

10 posted on 01/04/2012 7:45:36 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (A Ryan/Rubio ticket would energize the base.)
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To: secret garden

Hmm, he thinks he’s pretty “hot” with the women.


11 posted on 01/04/2012 7:49:12 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I he still alive? Haven’t heard from him in awhile.


12 posted on 01/04/2012 7:50:00 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: tioga
The hotspurs in the public employee and teachers' unions should have read this: Starting now, state workers,families, to pay more or medical care before they started seasons of ugly, costly street protests in Wisconsin. $10 co-pay? Really? Most of us in the private sector, or Medicare, would appreciate $10 co-pays.
13 posted on 01/04/2012 7:51:35 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga
Al Gore encourages voters to dismiss Ron Paul as a 'silly candidate'
14 posted on 01/04/2012 7:54:38 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga
Santorum is cool, he's no hotspur
He might just be our party's savior
Strong on values, the economy
Almost tied RINO Romney
Can't wait for the November encore
15 posted on 01/04/2012 7:55:11 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (A Santorum/Rubio ticket would be tough to defeat.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A+++

Finally, a complete homework submission! Woot, woot...

My copay is twice that....and let's not even discuss that it is 5 times that for a specialist office visit.

16 posted on 01/04/2012 7:55:11 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Good find. I must say, I have to agree with that “ceiling” thing he was referring to. Paul is a major hotspur on foreign affairs, too. The disappointing part is that anyone still prints what algore says. Amazing he took time out from his massages to speak up.


17 posted on 01/04/2012 7:58:22 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: tioga; xsmommy

I have Fayette county news, of a dedicated state employee:

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/dailycourier/s_774735.html

Police said Michael Matzus, assistant manager at the Wine and Spirits Store on West Fayette Street, told them he followed Lach out of the liquor store at 7:29 p.m. on Dec. 29 after noticing a plastic bottle of whiskey in his left coat pocket.

Matzus asked Lach to return the bottle, then grabbed it and the two began to fight. As they scuffled, the men crashed through a glass window of a neighboring business, Value Tobacco, police said.


18 posted on 01/04/2012 8:00:02 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

19 posted on 01/04/2012 8:01:29 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
A+++

Latest speculation is that it is Santorum by 17. I am not sure we have a clear winner yet.

We have a clear loser though, Michelle is set to have a presser momentarily and expected to bow out.

20 posted on 01/04/2012 8:01:54 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: tioga
America's favorite little hotspur is set to endorse Mittens today. Nothing says conservativism like an endoresement from McInsane.
21 posted on 01/04/2012 8:02:00 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Free TOTUS)
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To: tioga; Lady Jag; Slings and Arrows

Hotspurr.

22 posted on 01/04/2012 8:04:49 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: SoothingDave

Whoa.........$50,000 bail for stealing a $9.99 bottle of booze. Now there’s a hotspur.


23 posted on 01/04/2012 8:07:13 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: tioga

I think that it is ‘silly’ for the silliest Presidential candidate that we’ve had in my lifetime is calling another candidate ‘silly’. I may not agree with Dr. Paul on much these days, but I know him (he was my Congressman years ago when I lived in TX) and he is NOT ‘silly’.


24 posted on 01/04/2012 8:07:53 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ConorMacNessa

Very nice find. Thanks for adding to the discussion.


25 posted on 01/04/2012 8:10:14 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: tioga

State liquor store. It’s the legal equivalent of robbing a bank or post office.


26 posted on 01/04/2012 8:11:50 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Paul makes a lot of sense on the budget, but foreign affairs? Still, I don’t call him silly. On many issues he’s a hotspur, but on others he is dead on. The thing that gets me is that the president is the leader in foreign affairs, so I cannot consider him a hugh and series candidate.


27 posted on 01/04/2012 8:12:47 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: martin_fierro
OMG..........ROTFLMAO
28 posted on 01/04/2012 8:14:32 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: tioga

Indeed.


29 posted on 01/04/2012 8:15:52 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

Come on you Spurs!

30 posted on 01/04/2012 8:16:37 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: NeoCaveman
A+++

Now that is the kiss of death to a campaign. Just ask Sarah.

31 posted on 01/04/2012 8:16:44 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: tioga

As I hear it, Paul hasn’t been serious about entitlements, but rather acting like we would have enough money if we stopped all foreign involvements.


32 posted on 01/04/2012 8:18:11 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

If it was your every day liquor store, they wouldn’t have jailed him, just given him an appearance ticket.


33 posted on 01/04/2012 8:20:00 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: dfwgator

Now that is a funny name for a basketball team.


34 posted on 01/04/2012 8:22:03 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: tioga

Yes, you’re much better off stealing $10.59 elsewhere and buying your bottle of Seagram’s Seven.


35 posted on 01/04/2012 8:26:54 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

So he steals a cheap bottle of something....then proceeds to get into a scuffle that breaks a window that costs tons more than the bottle.....it just keeps escalating. He must have been drunk.


36 posted on 01/04/2012 8:29:51 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: SoothingDave

Here she is.....Michelle is on live now.....


37 posted on 01/04/2012 8:33:24 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: tioga

I’m just surprised that a state store manager would do such a thing. They tell employees at Target and Walmart not to chase someone down if they shoplift. This guy goes out and gets in a scuffle.


38 posted on 01/04/2012 8:40:17 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I expect he’ll be fired soon.

Michelle just made her speech......classy woman....then she hugged each of her staff and family who stood behind her. Not fake hugs, long ones. Sad her campaign never took off.


39 posted on 01/04/2012 8:45:15 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: tioga

Fire a unionized state store employee? Surely you jest.


40 posted on 01/04/2012 9:00:23 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

OMG, that’s a UNION job...to sell booze? taxpayers have to support alcohol sales? really?


41 posted on 01/04/2012 9:16:04 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: tioga

You can’t expect untrained, minimum wage clerks to be responsible enough to sell alcohol prudently. That’s as dangerous as having gasoline and beer sold in the same store. Our state store employees are even allowed to have opinions nowadays, in a general sense.

The system generates revenue for the state, so it’s not as if they are on welfare. Margins would be better with a non-union workforce, sure.


42 posted on 01/04/2012 9:48:18 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: tioga
xsgirls bought this for xshub for christmas....


43 posted on 01/04/2012 10:14:39 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

bought what?


44 posted on 01/04/2012 10:29:35 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: SoothingDave

Hmmph. Not buying it. Can you still buy liquor at non-govt stores?


45 posted on 01/04/2012 10:31:33 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: tioga

this corkscrew

46 posted on 01/04/2012 10:32:51 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

OMG......I want one! What a HOOT!


47 posted on 01/04/2012 10:40:27 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: tioga

Sure. In other states. Not in PA. Wine and liquor is sold only by the state stores.

I used to be in favor of dismantling the state stores, but now I’m not. Not because of the union jobs. But because it is a revenue generator.

If the system were privatized, it would create a windfall from selling licenses. Our politicians would spend all of that and use it as collateral to borrow even more money.

So, though it goes against free market principles, I have to resist change here. Don’t kill the golden goose. Don’t give huge wads of revenue to politicians.


48 posted on 01/04/2012 10:48:18 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: tioga
They are both screaming your name.... ; )
49 posted on 01/04/2012 10:49:37 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I NEED them both!


50 posted on 01/04/2012 10:58:01 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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