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Word For The Day, Wednesday, 12-19-12

Posted on 12/19/2012 5:46:44 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, 12-19-12 -- stratagem

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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".

stratagem

hear it pronounced

noun

1. a plan, scheme, or trick for surprising or deceiving an enemy.
2. any artifice, ruse, or trick devised or used to attain a goal or to gain an advantage over an adversary or competitor: business stratagems.

Etymology: Origin: 1480–90; (< Middle French stratageme ) < Italian stratagemma war ruse < Latin stratēgēma < Greek stratḗgēma instance of generalship, derivative of stratēgeîn to be in command, derivative of stratēgós military commander (see strategy)

Related forms

strat•a•gem•i•cal [strat-uh-jem-i-kuh l] , adjective. strat•a•gem•i•cal•ly, adverb.

Related Words for : stratagem

gambit, ploy, contrivance, dodge




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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

Based on her long history of memory lapses and lies, it is difficult to believe that Hillary’s concussion, conveniently occurring right before her scheduled appearance in front of a congressional committee investigating Benghazi, is anything but another stratagem that is being used to keep the American people from learning another inconvenient truth. And the fact that a concussion is involved will inoculate Ms. Clinton from further criticism of her faulty memory. “What do you expect from the poor woman? She’s had a concussion, for heaven’s sake.”

1 posted on 12/19/2012 5:46:53 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Get your homework in. No excuses. If you’ve had a concussion, I want a note from your doctor, including a brain scan.


2 posted on 12/19/2012 5:49:14 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

The minute I saw the word “strategem” I thought of that old witch, Hillary. She reeks of strategem. You stole my thunder.


3 posted on 12/19/2012 5:51:53 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Let all that is hidden be revealed.
May the nefarious stratagems of the left come to naught.


4 posted on 12/19/2012 5:55:24 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Comfort dogs arrive in CT and get right to work. This is the kind of strategem I like to see.

5 posted on 12/19/2012 5:56:26 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A

gold

Check your spelling.

6 posted on 12/19/2012 5:56:54 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: TruthShallSetYouFree
Submitting my cat scan:

Word of the day is usually in the title, BTW.

7 posted on 12/19/2012 5:57:18 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: left that other site
A++

silver

So far, most of their nefarious stratagems have worked.

8 posted on 12/19/2012 5:58:41 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

you were somewhat tardy this AM, Mr. Teacher ; )what sort of strategums were you up to?


9 posted on 12/19/2012 5:59:34 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: MrB
bronze

Word of the day is usually in the title, BTW.

It was there, no?

10 posted on 12/19/2012 6:02:12 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: TruthShallSetYouFree
If you’ve had a concussion, I want a note from your doctor,

In Madison, WI, you could get such a note on just about any street corner last winter. But those doctors got a slap on their hands with a big wet noodle, so it won't be so easy in the future.

Wisconsin: 11 doctors disciplined for handing out fake sick notes during protest

11 posted on 12/19/2012 6:04:53 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Eric Bolling suggested something like this and i think it's a brilliant stratagem. as eric points out, most banks have a guard on the premises, why not a school.
12 posted on 12/19/2012 6:05:31 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
what sort of strategums were you up to?

Heh, heh. And it's "strategems," not "strategums," unless you're implying something. Else.

13 posted on 12/19/2012 6:06:45 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

A++
Great idea!


14 posted on 12/19/2012 6:11:22 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: TruthShallSetYouFree
RIP Robert Bork Sr. xsbaby has recently become friends with his grandson, and we knew he was not well.
15 posted on 12/19/2012 6:28:00 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
The vile strategems of the Left kept him from the High Court but he's now somewhere higher. Rest in peace Judge Bork.
16 posted on 12/19/2012 6:30:51 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: NeoCaveman

A++
Bork is worth 10 Kagans or Sotomayors.


17 posted on 12/19/2012 6:32:59 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: TruthShallSetYouFree
Hag number 2 may be more corrupt than the do-nothing empty pantsuit. This, of course, is their stratagem, to avoid any accountability.
18 posted on 12/19/2012 7:00:06 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman; xsmommy

The last time I bought a gun was a while ago. My wife won a Glock .40 at a gun bash.


19 posted on 12/19/2012 7:11:56 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

A++
In less than a century, women have gone from not having the right to vote to being put into positions where abuse of power is not only tolerated, it is encouraged.


20 posted on 12/19/2012 7:17:37 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

I just watched a “most likely” bammer supporter giving tax advice on a morning talk show. At least TWO of the things she stated were just dead wrong, although she did have to admit that taxes were going up on the working poor making less than $50K a year. I wish the interviewer had said “I thought we were told that wasn’t happening to anyone making less than $250K?


21 posted on 12/19/2012 7:20:46 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: SoothingDave

xshub tries out a variety at the range and then decides what he wants to buy and has bought online exclusively.


22 posted on 12/19/2012 7:23:04 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

You need to pay the local dealer some sort of transfer fee, right?


23 posted on 12/19/2012 7:24:14 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Expecting libs to tell the truth violates Einstein’s definition of insanity.


24 posted on 12/19/2012 7:29:27 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: SoothingDave

i have no idea. clearly he has given this some thought or else he would have just bought it from the shop at the range.


25 posted on 12/19/2012 7:43:06 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; xsmommy

I have a friend who is married, and was married once before, neither time very happily, as it happens.

She can be quite demanding, but perhaps the men she chose weren’t exactly high-fidelity either, if you get my (and their tendency to) drift.

She refers to them as the Past Rat and the Present Rat.

She is a woman of some financial means, and she has had to make a series of alimony payments to the first husband, and she is about to pay off the Present Rat to get him out of the picture too—a kind of prenuptial going-away present.

The problem is the pay-off to the Present Rat is going to take most of her available cash, leaving her only with hard assets, including a very large jewelry collection; and she still owes the first husband one more sizeable alimony payment.

What should I do? she asked me the other day.

I told her to pay off present loser in cash as quickly as she can, because he is definitely trouble.

As to the first husband, I pointed to her rather excessive assortment of jewelry, and told her it was simple: “Give the Past Rat a Gem!”


26 posted on 12/19/2012 7:47:43 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Actually I think she was just an idiot. Poor diction, and worked for one of those “quick tax return” places that pop up in Walmarts across the country.... so I’m kind of thinking not much training or education in tax policy.


27 posted on 12/19/2012 7:58:42 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: Fightin Whitey

i love gems! : )


28 posted on 12/19/2012 8:03:19 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Fightin Whitey
“Give the Past Rat a Gem!”

A+++

You went a long way for that. I love it!

29 posted on 12/19/2012 8:06:26 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: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

“Diction” is just a tool of the colonial oppressor, man. ;-)


30 posted on 12/19/2012 8:17:57 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; xsmommy

“You went a long way for that. I love it!”

Let’s face it: If you two read all the way through, then YOU went a long way for it!

Warm regards, thanks for the daily smile, and good words to both of you!

FW


31 posted on 12/19/2012 8:20:00 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Fightin Whitey; TruthShallSetYouFree

come back more often, we like going all the way ; )


32 posted on 12/19/2012 8:29:46 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
The stratagem of the Left has always been one of attrition... The game starts with the Media pointing out some failing in our society, and targets Americans' heartstrings to the point where "Something must be done!" Voila - a Program (State or Federal) arises to "fix" the program, along with the attendant taxes, regulations and bureaucrats.  Inevitably, they grow and "evolve" over time, becoming so entrenched that nothing matters against them.  Government becomes our benevolent Great Master, and thus it only makes sense that spokes-rags like TIME Mag treats us with The One as Man of the Year.

 

33 posted on 12/19/2012 8:34:00 AM PST by mikrofon (TAG MASTER)
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To: Fightin Whitey

Thanks, Fightin Whitey. We’d love to put you on the Word For The Day ping list. Your post was so clever, we’d even consider waiving the usual fee. :)


34 posted on 12/19/2012 8:36:31 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: mikrofon

A++++
Fabulous! The extra + is for your tag line.


35 posted on 12/19/2012 8:38:20 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
we like going all the way

And yet you wondered what I was up to this morning that caused me to be "a little tardy."

36 posted on 12/19/2012 8:39:53 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

xsbaby wrote a message of condolence to Judge Bork’s grandson on FB this AM. he responded with “thanks so much, your parents might find it funny that we are being swamped by the media.” MSM had no use for him alive, but now he’s news.


37 posted on 12/19/2012 8:41:29 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon

You have outdone yourself, good sir.


38 posted on 12/19/2012 8:41:40 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I was reading the article posted concerning arming teachers in VA, and I couldn’t stop laughing when I saw this-

“Sen. A. Donald McEachin, D-Henrico, Democratic caucus chairman, said, “The governor should know better than to suggest that arming citizens will solve anything.”

Apparently, they haven’t read much American history...

Obama’s capos are in disarray-
The new Roman mob is stirring
With bread and circuses run out
What is to keep them purring?

They are fresh out of stratagems
And the wolves are at the door-
They’re hungry for political scandal
Like during Nixon’s time before

Throwing Hillary to that mob
Probably won’t bring much relief-
When the tidbits lead to the top
They’ll want the commander-in-thief


39 posted on 12/19/2012 8:41:51 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

Yeah—the MSM loved Reagan, too. After he died.


40 posted on 12/19/2012 8:49:06 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

Bork’s prescient “Slouching Towards Gomorrah” will have to be re-titled for the Obama years as “Sprinting Towards Gomorrah.”


41 posted on 12/19/2012 8:58:27 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; TruthShallSetYouFree

“Love to go all the way”

Oh, don’t we just ever-this bubblegum 70’s song came right to mind as I read that line...

“I never knew how complete love could be
Till she kissed me and said
Baby, please, go all the way
It feels so right
Being with you here tonight
Please, go all the way
Just hold me close
Don’t ever let me go...”


42 posted on 12/19/2012 8:59:58 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

A+++
Another excellent poem.


43 posted on 12/19/2012 9:00:04 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

There should be a wall of shame plaque put up by John Bork’s headstone with all the names of those who reviled him during those hearings on it.


44 posted on 12/19/2012 9:02:36 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

There should be a wall of shame plaque put up by John Bork’s headstone with all the names of those who reviled him during those hearings on it.


45 posted on 12/19/2012 9:02:50 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Thank you!

I’ve caused enough trouble for now-I’d better to go to the wood guy’s place, buy some, get it brought here-it is going to get cold tomorrow-back later...


46 posted on 12/19/2012 9:08:30 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2249555/Squeezing-breasts-stop-growth-cancer-cells.html?ito=feeds-newsxml


47 posted on 12/19/2012 9:32:55 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Bogus. Purely a male excuse to squeeze boobs.


48 posted on 12/19/2012 10:00:43 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Ain’t science grand? I’d like to have been in the pitch meeting for this research.


49 posted on 12/19/2012 10:08:14 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

You’re just mad you aren’t able to use the line to a larger audience!


50 posted on 12/19/2012 10:15:52 AM PST by xsmommy
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