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Word for the Day, Tuesday November 20, 2012

Posted on 11/20/2012 5:11:23 AM PST by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, November 20, 2012



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".

nemesis [nem-uh-sis]

-n

1. something that a person cannot conquer, achieve, etc.
2. an opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome
3. ( initial capital letter ) Classical Mythology . the goddess of divine retribution.
4. an agent or act of retribution or punishment.

[< Latin < Greek némesis literally, a dealing out, verbid of némein to dispense (justice); see -sis ]


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1 posted on 11/20/2012 5:11:27 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

For my Jayhawks, who met their nemesis Friday night in a semifinal game and got pushed around all up and down the field in a mercy-rule shutout, a little Dire Straits:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVdB-UKfxD4


2 posted on 11/20/2012 5:13:26 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Unless the American people wake up soon, the Obama Regime will prove to be the Nation’s nemesis and undoing.


3 posted on 11/20/2012 5:21:51 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: SoothingDave
Hoping that Allen West comes back even bigger and better, to serve as the Democrats nemesis in the future.
4 posted on 11/20/2012 5:25:19 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

My prayer is that Lt. Col/Congressman West will arise as the Nemesis of the Election-Stealers.


5 posted on 11/20/2012 5:29:55 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: xsmommy

Wow! GMTA!


6 posted on 11/20/2012 5:30:53 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: SoothingDave

I’ve become quite nostalgic; I reminisce
Of days when self-reliance was the emphasis
Now it’s all “What is fair”
Make the rich pay their share
While the socialists rule as our nemesis


7 posted on 11/20/2012 5:31:05 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: xsmommy

Amen to that, XS!


8 posted on 11/20/2012 5:31:20 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: SoothingDave

I had a medical condition I couldn’t overcome after days of uncomfortability. I went to the hospital and they gave me a couple of nemesis. Do I win?


9 posted on 11/20/2012 5:32:35 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: left that other site

haha!we are def on the same wavelength!


10 posted on 11/20/2012 5:47:30 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: ConorMacNessa

the colonel is no quitter, he knows he was robbed, he will be back!


11 posted on 11/20/2012 5:48:11 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2961345/posts

The stupid. It hurts.


12 posted on 11/20/2012 5:49:42 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i saw that Fox has a special on 12/21/12 i need to watch and make my preparations. it’s our only hope!


13 posted on 11/20/2012 5:52:37 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

He is a great man and a fervent patriot. I visited his website a couple of days ago and read his bio. Most impressive.


14 posted on 11/20/2012 5:57:57 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: xsmommy

SMOD* now more than ever.

*Sweet Meteor of Death


15 posted on 11/20/2012 5:59:03 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: SoothingDave

i know none of you watch Oreilly, but last night it was pretty apparent that both Bill and Dennis Miller are upset/depressed about the election results. Oreilly nearly bit MK Hammer’s head off [i’m going to have to check twitter, she HAD to have been Pd O at the tone he took with her] and Miller was not one bit funny, he was serious as a heart attack. It was pretty disconcerting since i have been feeling the same way. The wife of one of my coworkers worked at the WH on obamacare. I was talking to the woman whose ofc is next to mine and she calls out to Jonathon as he was passing by to say DID YOU GET TO MEET HIM? he comes to the doorway and proceeds to relate how he met obama when he accompanied his wife on her exit interview etc. i could not even feign interest so i basically stared at the floor until the exchange was over, expressionless and silent. if there had been a way out of the room without barreling past him, i would have taken it. it was positively painful. he’s a nice enough guy and wasn’t being obnox about it at all, but the mere topic of conversation had me ready to jump out of my skin.


16 posted on 11/20/2012 6:00:41 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

MC Hammer was on O’Reilly?


17 posted on 11/20/2012 6:07:15 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

MK Hammer and Juan Williams are on frequently together. @MKhammer is her twitter handle as you know.


18 posted on 11/20/2012 6:19:15 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
A funny take on the ...Broadwell story
19 posted on 11/20/2012 6:21:09 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: SoothingDave
It is not just our nemesis that is winning the battles. Bad guys everywhere are making progress.
20 posted on 11/20/2012 6:24:06 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

http://www.mkhammer.com/


21 posted on 11/20/2012 6:25:12 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
“but what I really want to know is how this woman is actually able to walk.”

LMAO

22 posted on 11/20/2012 6:28:36 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
can we please put Sarah Palin to bed? i know Neo would like to jump in with ; ) but honestly, let's just NOT do the sarah palin thing again, i don't think i could stomach it.
23 posted on 11/20/2012 6:32:26 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

In Obama’s Administration, AG Napolitano acts as his Big nemeSis…


24 posted on 11/20/2012 6:33:19 AM PST by mikrofon (Definition 4)
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er, that’s DHS


25 posted on 11/20/2012 6:35:36 AM PST by mikrofon (Definition 4)
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To: xsmommy

If only Palin would lead a movement to impeach Obama for not being a NBC. Then we’d have nirvana. ;-)


26 posted on 11/20/2012 6:37:36 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Yeah I thought that was funny too


27 posted on 11/20/2012 6:39:33 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: SoothingDave

i see you found the other thread... ; )


28 posted on 11/20/2012 6:40:33 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Paula Broadwell and Jill Kelly,
Desperate Housewives on the prowl.
Word is out that Gloria Alred
is tracking this with a scowl.

A General, a top spook of the CIA
throw in a shirtless FBI,
while four dead in Benghazi
on Patraeus they did spy.

A catfight for Patraeus,
nasty emails sent
to a newly minted arch nemesis
sounds like a present.

Did Obama use this
to buy an election?
His minions say no,
it was about an errection.

Though we don’t know,
Gloria is on cue
to sort it all out
and come to the rescue.

Where there is sex,
she is on the case,
like a bloodhound she’s caught the scent -
quick someone get the mace.


29 posted on 11/20/2012 6:44:44 AM PST by tioga (On suicide watch. 4 more years is too much.)
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To: xsmommy

She’s too good for a nation that would electe BO twice.

Why put a silk scarf and lipstick on this pig?


30 posted on 11/20/2012 6:45:53 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: NeoCaveman

Maybe it’s God’s intention to make his faithful more attentive to him by making life on earth pretty intolerable?


31 posted on 11/20/2012 6:50:38 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

the only thing stopping me is that God won’t take me if I commit suicide.....(see my tagline)


32 posted on 11/20/2012 6:52:48 AM PST by tioga (On suicide watch. 4 more years is too much.)
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To: tioga

Stop thinking about suicide and pray instead for the Second Coming : )


33 posted on 11/20/2012 6:55:24 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

Sarah’s done in politics. Tarnished. We need someone new. Rubio is making his move. We shall see. He’s young, with no old rich guy label. Might work.


34 posted on 11/20/2012 6:57:36 AM PST by tioga (On suicide watch. 4 more years is too much.)
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To: xsmommy

Good advice.


35 posted on 11/20/2012 7:01:28 AM PST by tioga (On suicide watch. 4 more years is too much.)
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To: tioga

At this point my political give-a-damn is broken.

Yes, it is likely that in 2016 we’ll probably elect a Republican to preside over the continuing decline of what was once the greatest nation on earth. Woopy doo.


36 posted on 11/20/2012 7:04:29 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: NeoCaveman

Wish I could retire to a red state or to a Caribbean Island retreat.


37 posted on 11/20/2012 7:08:13 AM PST by tioga (On suicide watch. 4 more years is too much.)
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To: NeoCaveman; tioga

all i know is i need to talk to xshub about going out of town somewhere on 1/21 (are they really going to have inauguration day on MLK day?) He was out of town on biz 4 years ago and xsboy, xsbaby and i ran to OH for the weekend to escape. Problem is this january xsbro and xsSIL will be in process of moving to TX and not up to receiving guests there yet.


38 posted on 11/20/2012 7:10:57 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

I think those are the, as much as there are any, solutions. Speaking from a secular/materialist stand point.

1. Get local: Make your local area as good as possible. A little oasis in a sea of insanity. No Democrats.

2. Get out: Not an option for most due to the economics of it, but for those who can....


39 posted on 11/20/2012 7:15:20 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: tioga

I think those are the, as much as there are any, solutions. Speaking from a secular/materialist stand point.

1. Get local: Make your local area as good as possible. A little oasis in a sea of insanity. No Democrats.

2. Get out: Not an option for most due to the economics of it, but for those who can....


40 posted on 11/20/2012 7:28:06 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: NeoCaveman

get out and go where?


41 posted on 11/20/2012 7:33:09 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
That answer might be different for each person.

A foreign country might be a possibility for those with means: Central or South America.

More realistically a red state or a red area of a blue state.

I think of it as secession on a individual level :)

42 posted on 11/20/2012 7:39:55 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: NeoCaveman

relocating to a foreign country is pretty risky it seems to me. Costa Rica is a longstanding democracy but do i want to bet my entire life savings on it by uprooting and moving there? i don’t know. TX is attractive to me, but until we retire, not really a possibility.


43 posted on 11/20/2012 7:44:02 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

Cute idea - apparently our top spy agencies can’t handle more than one story at a time so they choose the most salacious over the most dangerous


44 posted on 11/20/2012 7:48:39 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
wasn't planning on Walmart for our black friday shopping but if there is a picket line, i will make point to go and cross it. Probs not in VA though since we are a right to work state? God, i loathe unions.
45 posted on 11/20/2012 7:52:01 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2961484/posts

I guess Obama’s been watching too much Arrested Development.


46 posted on 11/20/2012 7:57:58 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Me too - not really planning to shop on Friday but might have to give Walmart some business just for the sake of it


47 posted on 11/20/2012 7:59:39 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: xsmommy

2012 let the cat out of the bag.

Romney won a bigger share of the white vote than Reagan or Nixon.

We are becoming a foreign country and our political risk is going to increase geometrically.

Now I’ll probably never become an ex-pat, unless I hit the lottery or something.


48 posted on 11/20/2012 8:03:00 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

A cute idea would be someone getting the goods on Obama. Now THAT would be turning the tables on him. He is quite the stealth one. He had Patraeus on a string even before Benghazi. Once Patraeus resigned, he was out and outed. Imagine having a string on Obama and making him dance.

What boggles the mind is that Holly Patraeus is buds with Lizze the injun Warren. Now that is twisted.


49 posted on 11/20/2012 8:03:25 AM PST by tioga (On suicide watch. 4 more years is too much.)
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To: NeoCaveman

Come to Pennslytucky. Our WalMarts are still monolingual. ;-)


50 posted on 11/20/2012 8:07:19 AM PST by SoothingDave
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