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Word for the Day, FRiday, December 21, 2012 - Flummery
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Posted on 12/21/2012 5:24:53 AM PST 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”.

Flummery

Noun

    Plural: flummeries

      1. Meaningless or deceptive language; humbug.

      2. a. Any of several soft, sweet, bland foods, such as custard.
      b. A sweet gelatinous pudding made by straining boiled oatmeal or flour.
      c. A soft dessert of stewed, thickened fruit, often mixed with a grain such as rice.


    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 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



TOPICS: Word For The Day
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Santa decided to check on the fiscal issues in DC for himself........so he took a little field trip.....he was not happy with what he saw.... .....the crowds were there singing "we wish you a merry tax cut, we wish you a merry tax cut, we wish you a merry tax cut to protect our families".........Santa thought - now there are some good little boys and girls.....and then he turned his attention to the Naughty List......yes, it was true that Obama's war on coal had made things more difficult, but he had enough for his stocking to be filled with it this year........no amount of flummery from Obama's mouth would fix this.
1 posted on 12/21/2012 5:24:57 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...
Only 4 more days till Christmas!
2 posted on 12/21/2012 5:30:32 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

A flummery? I thought it was a shrubbery.

Nit.


3 posted on 12/21/2012 5:43:07 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: NeoCaveman

Ni


4 posted on 12/21/2012 5:55:16 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

I’m so sick of the Republican flummery in Congress. This morning, they are eating each other: blaming their Tea Party members for the failure of Plan B. But wasn’t Plan B just another bait and switch? They remind me of ucy and the football. “Here, just take these itty bitty tax increases and we’ll promise huge cuts later.” Bah, humbug! Not another penny to any of them.

When you get a Christmas card (with a handwritten note) from your State Senator that starts out saying, “We are really in big trouble...” you know that we are in big trouble.


5 posted on 12/21/2012 5:55:57 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave

Pedant


6 posted on 12/21/2012 5:59:09 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: NeoCaveman

Morning. Rain and sleet overnight....dreary here.


7 posted on 12/21/2012 6:01:07 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Here is a sort, sweet summary
How Boehner should deal with the flummery
Don’t add on more taxes
Chop spending with axes
And stop the bipartisan chummery


8 posted on 12/21/2012 6:08:07 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

Perfect! I must still be dreaming, I have a smile on my fact despite the lousy weather.


9 posted on 12/21/2012 6:13:05 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

We got nothing overnight. A flurry or two around now. They’re still saying an inch or three before Saturday’s done.


10 posted on 12/21/2012 6:13:09 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman

Consider it my gift to you. ;-)


11 posted on 12/21/2012 6:14:25 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

River is high, creeks look like they will overflow and my side yard is a lake. Two inflatables are floating in water. I warned DH, but did he listen? NO! We can’t take another flood in the village. Only a few are even done remodeling from the last one. The rain keeps coming down hard.


12 posted on 12/21/2012 6:16:20 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Just like waterfront property, white Christmases are over-rated.


13 posted on 12/21/2012 6:57:08 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

I meant to add that the sun is out today — sparkling on a thick layer of snow that looks like it is going to stay around for a while. That means that the storm is heading your way. Sorry about that.


14 posted on 12/21/2012 7:00:17 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: NeoCaveman

a review word, how nice


15 posted on 12/21/2012 7:03:09 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga
Sorry to hear that you are fearing another flood! We are the opposite down here and desperately need rain.

Luckily my husband "lives here now" so he was able to bleed the sprinkler lines last night since we actually got below freezing! Slept without the heater on but I actually got cold during the night, even with that guy beside me!

36 degrees right now...

16 posted on 12/21/2012 7:04:14 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

an early Christmas present...what can I say? ;^)


17 posted on 12/21/2012 7:10:00 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Maybe it will turn to snow. We had a light dusting overnight. The weatherman called for more.


18 posted on 12/21/2012 7:13:45 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I have a first grade Christmas party this afternoon. I am wondering WHY I agreed to this? What was I thinking? My hip hurts so much these days that I clean for 5-10 minutes and then get a few minutes on the computer. I am not even up to Christmas shopping, but DH just added something to his list...well, the only thing on his list is what he added. He was out in his Santa gear and his gloves were filthy...he realized it was from his steering wheel, so he wants a cover for it. (sigh) Too late to order on line.


19 posted on 12/21/2012 7:13:57 AM PST by tioga
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To: NeoCaveman

We went to the diner for dinner last night, when we came out the sleet was falling and the parking lot was covered with it. Nothing but rain at home. We live high on a hill, we often miss the weather the rest of the valley gets. I drive down off my hill and head that way and there is a line I cross and the weather immediately changes. Weird.


20 posted on 12/21/2012 7:18:12 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Sorry to hear you are in pain - order his wheel cover and wrap a photo of it!


21 posted on 12/21/2012 7:33:09 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: tioga

I am tired of the flummery of the American Left and their RINO servants.


22 posted on 12/21/2012 7:42:27 AM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: tioga

I’ve never understood what they mean by “Lake Effect Snow”. It seems that they use that term for anything and everything.

Here I sit, practically on the shores of Lake Michigan. We were threatened with a “significant” Lake Effect snowstorm. Yet, we got about 3-4 inches, and inland in Madison they got 20 inches. Will any forecaster take to the air and say that they were wrong? Never. They are as bad as the political prognosticators.


23 posted on 12/21/2012 7:44:51 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

We are also on the top of a hill, and we generally get MORE snow than lower lying areas. And it lasts longer too. Sorry about your hip. It’s my knees that are bothering me, and I’m terrified of replacement surgery — if they’d even have me as a patient.


24 posted on 12/21/2012 7:51:16 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

Baracka Claus AKA Santobama is more like Ebenezer you’re -Screwged this year, as his flim-flam flummery has basically put a lump of coal in every American taxpayer’s stocking...


25 posted on 12/21/2012 9:36:27 AM PST by mikrofon (A Blessed Christmas to All)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
xshub and xsboy joined the NRA last night. They are excited about the free range bag. Something about free stuff. xsteen met her best friend at our fave place, the Buzz Bakery

to exchange christmas gifts on Weds PM. They stayed til the place closed at 9pm, and as the employees came to tell them they were closing they gave them each a dozen cupcakes [which normally cost $3+ each!] Even though this house is awash in cakes, pies and cookies, you'd think someone gave her a thousand dollars, she was so thrilled. She grudgingly took them in for her ofc christmas party today. i said we are NOT going to eat them, we have too much stuff here, so don't waste them. she grudgingly agreed!


26 posted on 12/21/2012 9:51:34 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s when the warmer lake water is absorbed by passing cold fronts and then deposited on the land. You have to be downwind from the lake. The highest amount of snow is not necessarily right on the shore. It takes some time/distance for the effect to take place.


27 posted on 12/21/2012 10:02:35 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

After the sugar high, the Christmas blues.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0Zx8c55f7Y


28 posted on 12/21/2012 10:40:25 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: NeoCaveman

guess the world didn’t end? darn.


29 posted on 12/21/2012 10:49:05 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

30 posted on 12/21/2012 10:55:07 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: NeoCaveman

isn’t that the dang truth.


31 posted on 12/21/2012 10:58:05 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

It ain’t midnight, central (Mayan) time yet.


32 posted on 12/21/2012 11:20:45 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I read on the internet, where no one ever makes anything up, is that the game was supposed to be over at 11:11 a.m. Central.


33 posted on 12/21/2012 11:23:33 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: tioga

We are still here, so I guess someone mis-counted that Mayan long calendar somehow...

Went to the general store for a few things, ran into a neighbor, stopped on the way home to look at her living room-she wants carpet torn out and ceramic tile in there-and now I’m back. I’m not wanting to do that tear-out without a hazmat suit-the carpet has been there for at least 23 years, and probably has a good supply of every allergen known to humankind in and under it...

What a lot of flummeries
Are being spouted today-
All only smoke and mirrors
No matter what they all say

Guns run amok killing people-
Violent videos sound an alarm-
Can handcuffs jump onto people
Contemplating doing some harm?

And if you think it sounds silly
Just listen to what’s being said-
People blaming inanimate objects
When they own the blame instead


34 posted on 12/21/2012 1:42:33 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: NeoCaveman

That’s what Shemp said yesterday. Santa Obama gave Feds Monday off, I knew he’d do that. Why the hell not, if you’re going off the cliff might as well floor it.


35 posted on 12/21/2012 2:32:19 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I don’t entirely disagree.

It’s not like anyone is going to get any work done Monday anyways


36 posted on 12/21/2012 3:59:53 PM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: NeoCaveman

You suppose that’s different than any other day. ; ) it is an expenditure. People who would be taking leave now don’t have to.


37 posted on 12/21/2012 4:09:12 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

Politicians can not act, they can only react.

By not restoring the bush era cuts, they will have something to which there can be reaction.

The reaction will necessarily include reaction to the debt ceiling. no increase, Obama has problems, real problems until there are cuts.


38 posted on 12/21/2012 4:12:35 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; NeoCaveman; secret garden; SoothingDave
this is hilarious!
39 posted on 12/22/2012 9:47:34 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

The link locked up.


40 posted on 12/22/2012 4:42:28 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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