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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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