Skip to comments.Word for the Day, FRiday, September 14, 2012 - Rhetorician
Posted on 09/14/2012 5:02:56 AM PDT 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.
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
In before PING.
The REAL DEAL
52 days till we throw the bum out! It’s coming. On November 6th, the American people will stand up and yell in unison, “You’re fired!” It’s building up steam, like a freight train, it’s coming.
You and everyone else. My computer keeps freezing up. Good morning!
A+++ Soon he will be a bitter memory.
Obama, the great rhetorician
Long-winded, condescending, patrician
With the world up in smoke
This guy is a joke
Might as well put a sign up: “Gone Fishin’”
A+++ LOVE it!
She looked pissed. Good for her! Now that is a fired up base who’s going to take along a lot of independents to the only poll that counts. A+++
Nice. Hope you don’t mind if I riff off your rhyme:
Obama’s a sly rhetorician
His words belie his true mission
America’s demise his penultimate prize,
For godhood is what he’s a wishin’
A+++ Another great one!
Editorial note: although we all are using O as the symbol of rhetorician, he’s really just a windbag.
A rhetorician is merely a person with an excess of verbosity
Wonder if xsbaby saw her, obviously from the fairfax rally.
And will Billy Bubba go off the reservation in a tirade like the last time and stop campaigning for Obozo as well.....
These big words are best left to our resident litery scholar, so called since he has been studying liter bottles for years, our very own, Clive Bertrand, Popular Mechanics Archivist and Sanitation Plant Foreman.
Clive: “This is from a famous novel about Scarlett O’Hairy who wore these big dresses in a big house, had a big mouth and a Butler named Rhet that she loved even though he had only one suit and big false teeth.
So ole Scarlett, the Starlett talked alot about Rhet the butler and she was a Rhetorician.
The story was Written by Martha Stewart Mitchell when she wasn't making cakes too ugly to sell and too pricey to eat.”
Thank you Clive, I now know more about The War of Digression.
What the blank could possibly go wrong?
Got that off another thread from yesterday....hehehehehe! and had to scoop it up for may homepage.
Cool. And that is a great line “embroidered knee pads”.
Well it’s time for the I told you so: BHO, McCain, Bill Kristol, etc. were all 100% wrong about the Arab Spring. Glenn Beck and I were right.
Yet no homework featuring Joey Biden. Weird, huh?
A Football QuestionI think she qualifies as a Mid-western rhetorician!
Last year.....after the Packers / Bills game, Buffalo released quarterback Trent Edwards.
During the Packers / Eagles game, the Packers injured Philadelphia quarterback Kevin Kolb. Philadelphia then had to play backup quarterback Michael Vick.
During a playoff game against the Eagles, the Packers injured Michael Vick and another backup was needed.
After the Packers / Cowboys game, Dallas fired Wade Phillips and most of his staff .
After the Packers / Vikings game, Minnesota fired Brad Childress and most of his staff.
Four weeks after losing to the Packers, the 49er's coach Mike Singletary and most of his staff were fired and replaced.
During the Bears Playoff game, the Packers injured Jay Cutler and backup Todd Collins forcing the Bears to go with 3rd string quarterback Caleb Hanie.
So here's the question..................
Is it just me, or did the Packers create more jobs last year than Obama?
Who read their email during the Packer game?
Not me - I watched the game!
And a stupid one at that. Honestly, there is no proof he has more than a thimble of gray matter. Flunked out of college, cheated his way into another school, never showed up for classes, had someone else write books for him, yeah, he’s a real brainiac. He can read, but so can every kid in second grade.
When I think rhetorician, I think WF Buckley. That man could speak as well as write.
Oh, Billy will unload on ‘bams for the deaths. As we all should......but Hill owns part of that. A big part. A++
LOL and I thought Scarlett was a seamstress. A++
We had a good HS game on last night. Down, 7-0 with 4 minutes left one team blocked a field goal and then executed a fake punt to set up a TD.
They went for death-or-glory and made the 2 pt conversion.
Unfortunately, they left about 2 minutes, enough for the other team to make a FG drive. The kid who had his earlier attempt blocked made the winning FG for a 10-8 voctory.
That is dang freaky!
Watch for this......It's aready starting in little trickles.....that's when Clintoon the ex-Prez will break ranks... IMHO.
Yep and sooo true. First things I said when I heard about Libya......”Carter Jr.” and “Carter, part two”.
Took Missy to the vet yesterday. They confirmed heart disease and started her on meds. Benazepril. We are hoping that will be all for awhile, but this developed rather fast. They say her at the end of July and didn’t spot a thing. Of course, my husband didn’t tell them about the difficulty breathing as he is clueless. X-ray showed an enlarged heart, but not terribly enlarged. She does not need diuretics yet, which is good. So we are hoping this helps and she can enjoy life again.
Took her for a ride this morning, last two trips for her were to the groomer and vet, so she was reluctant to go with me. She seemed to enjoy it though.
Wow - I love HS football too - sounds like an exciting ending!
Sorry about Missy - I hope the meds help.
Obama was caught out to lunch-
At least in the figurative sense
His tenure as rhetorician-in-chief
Has just worsened current events
He orates and spins, and forgets
Too much of what he just said-
Why can’t he just shut up now
And stay out of sight instead?
Every time he opens his mouth,
A new Middle East crisis appears-
This is a Carter-like screw-up
After more than thirty years
I hope Missy gets better soon.
Yeah, it was a pretty good 7-0 game. Both sides made some long plays, but neither was getting any points.
It’s been beautiful all week, but now some rain is coming in today. I’m hoping it either moves through early or holds off till later. There’s a home game tonight for my Jayhawks.
The Spartans, the school where my taxes and my daughter go, is 2-0 for the first time in 15 years. They generally are lucky to win one game a year. One of the largest schools in the entire PIT area, but sucky at football.
Good, I’m glad they got her diagnosed and started on some meds. Watch her weight. Have you seen the Incredible Dr. Pol on TLC yet? Great show about a vet in Michigan.
Her weight was down almost another two pounds. The mass in her stomach is worth watching, too. Meanwhile, she charged the front door barking this just now to welcome Skyler home. She perked up pretty fast. Two days of meds and she actually almost ran to the door.
I was thinking last night “we’ve seen this movie before....”
Glad to hear she’s doing better. Meds are good.
Seeing universities having bomb threats called in. Hell breaking loose feels imminent under this moron.
Chaos for sure, but since when does Al Qaeda call in warnings? They would just blow them to smithereens.
As I saw on another thread
Al Qaeda is alive,
Our emabassies are burning,
And Chrysler is Italian.
True-and it is not a movie that needs to be shown again-ever. Do we really need a president ever so often who is so convinced of his star power that he campaigns for his own re-election while the world burns? I’ll bet Nero never thought he’d have wannabees after a couple thousand years...
New Boardwalk Empire this Sunday.
Chaos is what terrorists do best-and everybody has to run around putting out the fires, because no one knows which are real and which are decoys. With a clueless amateur in charge, they are having a frightfest while he stands around like a deer in the headlights-or maybe that infamous rabbit...
Excellent - our whole family watches this show - kids will come over for dinner too - win/win!
That 70's Show.
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