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Word for the Day, FRiday, September 14, 2012 - Rhetorician
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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”.

Rhetorician

Noun

    1. An expert in or teacher of rhetoric.
    2. An eloquent speaker or writer.
    3. A person given to verbal extravagance.


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.

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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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Our Rhetorician in Chief claims Egypt is not an ally, while his own State Department has to correct him. It's just further evidence that Obama is, and never has been, a brilliant man.

U.S. State Department corrects Barack Obama: Egypt IS an American ally, Mr President

1 posted on 09/14/2012 5:02:59 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

In before PING.


2 posted on 09/14/2012 5:07:55 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: tioga
Nobel Level Rhetorician


The REAL DEAL


3 posted on 09/14/2012 5:09:36 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

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.


4 posted on 09/14/2012 5:12:47 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

You and everyone else. My computer keeps freezing up. Good morning!


5 posted on 09/14/2012 5:15:42 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: Diogenesis

A+++ Soon he will be a bitter memory.


6 posted on 09/14/2012 5:17:04 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: tioga

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’”


7 posted on 09/14/2012 5:17:36 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: tioga
I found a brilliant rhetorician in Virginia. "I think you guys (the media) get embroidered knee pads from the White House." she said.
8 posted on 09/14/2012 5:31:32 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+++ LOVE it!


9 posted on 09/14/2012 5:33:39 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: NeoCaveman

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+++


10 posted on 09/14/2012 5:37:10 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

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’


11 posted on 09/14/2012 5:42:34 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

A+++ Another great one!


12 posted on 09/14/2012 5:44:59 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: tioga

Editorial note: although we all are using O as the symbol of rhetorician, he’s really just a windbag.


13 posted on 09/14/2012 5:51:32 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: tioga

A rhetorician is merely a person with an excess of verbosity


14 posted on 09/14/2012 5:53:30 AM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in theĀ…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: NeoCaveman

Wonder if xsbaby saw her, obviously from the fairfax rally.


15 posted on 09/14/2012 5:57:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga
Now that Hilary's State department is starting to get blamed for the murders in Libya, I wonder if her Hubbah "Bubba", the Rhetorician, will stand up in her defense?

And will Billy Bubba go off the reservation in a tirade like the last time and stop campaigning for Obozo as well.....

16 posted on 09/14/2012 6:03:55 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: tioga
Rhetorician

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.

17 posted on 09/14/2012 6:04:08 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: tioga
After all,.....

What the blank could possibly go wrong?

Got that off another thread from yesterday....hehehehehe! and had to scoop it up for may homepage.

18 posted on 09/14/2012 6:08:03 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: xsmommy

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.


19 posted on 09/14/2012 6:17:07 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: STD

Yet no homework featuring Joey Biden. Weird, huh?


20 posted on 09/14/2012 6:24:34 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: tioga
A nice lady from church sent this little missive to my email last night during the Packer game:

A Football Question

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?

I think she qualifies as a Mid-western rhetorician!
21 posted on 09/14/2012 7:03:14 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Who read their email during the Packer game?

Women. ;-)


22 posted on 09/14/2012 7:16:10 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Not me - I watched the game!


23 posted on 09/14/2012 7:26:06 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: tioga

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.


24 posted on 09/14/2012 8:00:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

When I think rhetorician, I think WF Buckley. That man could speak as well as write.


25 posted on 09/14/2012 8:02:09 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: thingumbob

Oh, Billy will unload on ‘bams for the deaths. As we all should......but Hill owns part of that. A big part. A++


26 posted on 09/14/2012 8:15:24 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: count-your-change

LOL and I thought Scarlett was a seamstress. A++


27 posted on 09/14/2012 8:17:12 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

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.


28 posted on 09/14/2012 8:18:42 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: thingumbob

That is dang freaky!


29 posted on 09/14/2012 8:19:03 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Awesome! A++


30 posted on 09/14/2012 8:20:24 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: tioga
Ya I know Hitlery really does own it too. I just don't think Billy Bobbin' is expecting the Obozo administraion to dump it all on her....

Watch for this......It's aready starting in little trickles.....that's when Clintoon the ex-Prez will break ranks... IMHO.

31 posted on 09/14/2012 8:22:39 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: tioga

Yep and sooo true. First things I said when I heard about Libya......”Carter Jr.” and “Carter, part two”.


32 posted on 09/14/2012 8:26:22 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; Texan5

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.


33 posted on 09/14/2012 8:27:40 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: SoothingDave

Wow - I love HS football too - sounds like an exciting ending!


34 posted on 09/14/2012 8:32:11 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: tioga

Sorry about Missy - I hope the meds help.


35 posted on 09/14/2012 8:38:47 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: tioga

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


36 posted on 09/14/2012 8:44:01 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: tioga

I hope Missy gets better soon.


37 posted on 09/14/2012 8:47:54 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

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.


38 posted on 09/14/2012 8:55:42 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

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.


39 posted on 09/14/2012 8:57:54 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga
You get down to Atkinsonville, you visit Clive and fellas at the treatment plant, take a tour, have lunch in the cafeteria and even take home some souvenirs.
40 posted on 09/14/2012 8:59:45 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: secret garden

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.


41 posted on 09/14/2012 9:01:30 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: Texan5

I was thinking last night “we’ve seen this movie before....”


42 posted on 09/14/2012 9:06:58 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: tioga

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.


43 posted on 09/14/2012 9:07:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Chaos for sure, but since when does Al Qaeda call in warnings? They would just blow them to smithereens.


44 posted on 09/14/2012 9:32:20 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

As I saw on another thread

Al Qaeda is alive,
Our emabassies are burning,
And Chrysler is Italian.


45 posted on 09/14/2012 9:39:44 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

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...


46 posted on 09/14/2012 9:40:01 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

New Boardwalk Empire this Sunday.


47 posted on 09/14/2012 9:46:19 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga; xsmommy

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...


48 posted on 09/14/2012 9:49:15 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

Excellent - our whole family watches this show - kids will come over for dinner too - win/win!


49 posted on 09/14/2012 9:57:10 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
I was thinking last night “we’ve seen this movie before....”

That 70's Show.

50 posted on 09/14/2012 10:01:29 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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