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Word for the Day, FRiday, May 17, 2013 - Diktat
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Posted on 05/17/2013 6:13:58 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”.

Diktat, Noun

    1. A harsh, unilaterally imposed settlement with a defeated party.
    2. An authoritative or dogmatic statement or decree.


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


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The Democrat operative who oversaw the harassment of conservatives from the IRS will now oversee the implementation of Obamacare within the IRS. No diktat for her. She skates with a promotion. Thanks Obama.

A Dem Senator on TV in hearings saying she needs to be fired. Bipartisanship. Obama finally accomplished it.

1 posted on 05/17/2013 6:13:58 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Obamacare is “The Won’s” diktat against Republicans.


2 posted on 05/17/2013 6:17:23 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

In before the ping.


3 posted on 05/17/2013 6:19:21 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Sorry for the late start. Today was Tobbe’s birthday breakfast. Waitresses sang Happy Birthday and brought him a slice of Birthday Cake with a candle, while singing Happy Birthday. So cute. He turned all shy.

Class is in session now.


4 posted on 05/17/2013 6:25:53 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

I usually try to pun the definition... I think I’ll pass on this one for the sake of maintaining a good reputation.


5 posted on 05/17/2013 6:29:35 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: tioga

Can’t resist, though!

“Say, where did you say you got a tattoo?”


6 posted on 05/17/2013 6:30:41 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

A++ Nice. Dik tat is so scary.


7 posted on 05/17/2013 6:35:20 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Finally, I restarted the computer. I wanted to correct the comment, but it was taking too long. The computer is in it’s old age. Not fast enough without restarting over and over.


8 posted on 05/17/2013 6:37:12 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Jay Carney is cornered, the slick rat
From all of the lies, Jay, you pick that?
“The changes were minor
Objections? You whiner!”
Our Leader is ruling by diktat


9 posted on 05/17/2013 6:39:05 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: MrB

Yours says “Wendy.”
Mine says “Welcome to Jamaica, mon, have a nice day.”


10 posted on 05/17/2013 6:40:30 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

11 posted on 05/17/2013 6:41:31 AM PDT by tioga
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To: MrB; tioga

I seem to remember a joke about a diktat; the punchline was something along the lines of “It doesn’t say ‘Wendy’ it says ‘Welcome to Maui, have a nice day’”.


12 posted on 05/17/2013 6:42:56 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: tioga

Hey! Don’t I get a grade, or (at least) acknowledgement for being first in class?


13 posted on 05/17/2013 6:48:58 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Another great one. A+++


14 posted on 05/17/2013 6:52:24 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Huh. The computer had to be restarted while I was grading you. Forgot it didn’t go through. A++


15 posted on 05/17/2013 6:53:44 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

TY


16 posted on 05/17/2013 6:56:49 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

How do you pronounce that child’s name?


17 posted on 05/17/2013 6:57:15 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: MrB

when i get out of the pool it says TINY. bout sometimes it says.....
SOUVENIR of TICONDEROGA NEW YORK


18 posted on 05/17/2013 6:59:37 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: tioga

It’s RAINING here. The forecast was for a warm and sunny day today. You just can’t trust anyone these days.


19 posted on 05/17/2013 7:02:32 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

Toby...it’s actually his mother’s maiden name.


20 posted on 05/17/2013 7:08:42 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Anyone watching the live hearings and that IRS lying jerk evade answering?


21 posted on 05/17/2013 7:09:58 AM PDT by tioga
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To: MrB

you don’t have a good reputation, so please, proceed apace... ; )


22 posted on 05/17/2013 7:10:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: MrB

HA~! see you did! LMAO!


23 posted on 05/17/2013 7:10:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
So 50 gays tried to rally for gay rights in Georgia, then THOUSANDS descended on the rally and took over. Those Georgians are tough.
24 posted on 05/17/2013 7:16:42 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

I had been wondering each time I saw it. My college roommate named her firstborn with her maiden name too. It seems more common among women who only had sisters or were the only children. Ugh, still raining here.


25 posted on 05/17/2013 7:21:25 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

OMG i am so dim! i thought it was OUR georgia and wondered how there were so many Slavs down there in crackerland!! LOLOLO!


26 posted on 05/17/2013 7:21:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; tioga
also holds true for press pools....
27 posted on 05/17/2013 7:22:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

They call it Code Brown at the Y. I’m not kidding.


28 posted on 05/17/2013 7:24:05 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

i am more than a little nauseous after reading this! i forget what they called it at ANCC when my kids were counselors there, but it happened at least once a summer.


29 posted on 05/17/2013 7:25:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Enough chlorine can kill anything.


30 posted on 05/17/2013 7:28:30 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

oh, she has a brother who has a family including sons. the name is not dying out at all. the other son is Skyler, same spelling as a girl with the same name in his class. ((shaking head))


31 posted on 05/17/2013 7:30:58 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

LOL


32 posted on 05/17/2013 7:32:10 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

So much for my theory that they don’t want the family name to disappear.


33 posted on 05/17/2013 7:33:59 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Wow, the hearing was brutal for Miller, the IRS disgrace. “I don’t remember”......gees, what if we tried that with the IRS? We’d be in jail.


34 posted on 05/17/2013 7:44:54 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

That’s why I like my own private pool.


35 posted on 05/17/2013 7:45:26 AM PDT by tioga
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No sooner did i drive into Maryland than i saw a car with a “namaste” bumper sticker.

Not in Kansas anymore. LOL


36 posted on 05/17/2013 8:43:02 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga
Something to make you smile.
37 posted on 05/17/2013 9:00:50 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

We were in Silver Springs last summer and thought we were at the UN. It looks nothing like our neck of the woods.


38 posted on 05/17/2013 9:02:04 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

You have left the provinces ; )


39 posted on 05/17/2013 9:15:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Yep, we’ve got every stripe of foreign you can think of.


40 posted on 05/17/2013 9:16:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

We are back to regular spring here, but it is supposed to cool off a few degrees over the weekend...

Obama’s minions are confused
They don’t seem to understand
That their retro enemies lists
Have gotten way out of hand

People have seen this before-
The false courage and lying
Do not impress committees
But they can’t help trying

Nixon-like, they dig for dirt
On those they want to throttle-
But diktats will no longer put
The genie back into the bottle...


41 posted on 05/17/2013 9:26:24 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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There have been a couple of articles on the Web this morning linking the IRS scandal to efforts made last year to scuttle the Verify the Recall and the True the Vote efforts in Wisconsin. Although our Hurculean efforts to comb through nearly 1,000,000 signatures did not stop the recall against our Governor, we gleaned much useful, searchable information and manged to unseat a partisan judge in our County who signed the petition against Walker and couldn’t explain why.

It is ironic that I sit here, nursing my replaced knee that I originally injured when I slipped on an unseen patch of black ice on my way to a meeting to review petition signatures in Feb. 2012. Not only did I wrench my knee, I broke 3 fingernails below the quick which hurt even more than the knee. I BLED on the Governor’s petitions while working on them, so I feel like I have a vested interest in this whole deal. I’ve been using a cane ever since, but I’m getting better now.


42 posted on 05/17/2013 9:46:13 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: MrB

I thought you might say it was the title of some foreign “film”....


43 posted on 05/17/2013 11:01:33 AM PDT by mikrofon (Ich bin ein Badleerer)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I followed the whole Wisconsin recall fiasco with great interest, and laughed my ass off when the liberals got a well deserved smackdown-you are justified in being proud of your part in it, knee, fingernails and all...


44 posted on 05/17/2013 11:06:01 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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Excellent. A+++ My little dog was left in her kennel today while I went out to get Tobbe’s cake for after school. She moved her kennel a good three feet while I was gone. I need to find my gates so she can have the run of the kitchen while I am gone.


45 posted on 05/17/2013 11:37:16 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Texan5

TY, TY!


46 posted on 05/17/2013 11:38:14 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

I never tire of these stories.


47 posted on 05/17/2013 11:39:32 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Liberalism is a disease of their character. It’s fatal to their souls. Pathetic excuses of humans. Miller was disgusting this morning on my tv, lying like the lying king. I want him on the ground to kick him around....however being a Christian I wouldn’t actually be able to do that to anyone....just tempted.


48 posted on 05/17/2013 11:42:10 AM PDT by tioga
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Thank you! Smart puppy-she got the point across.

Midget girl has apparently been tutored in creative begging by Titus, who is a master of it. Unlike Yeti boy, who sits quietly by my desk until his soulful look prompts me into putting in front of him some bits of whatever filling is in my sandwich pocket/wrap, Titus stands on hind legs, leaning forward against the chair, reaching out a front paw and whining as if he is starved.

I was eating a tuna wrap I’d made awhile ago, and Titus was doing his act when he was suddenly joined by the Midget, waving a paw and whining with him. I gave all 3 cats bits of tuna, which made them happy. Husky girl doesn’t like fish-she’d have eaten my whole lunch otherwise...


49 posted on 05/17/2013 11:56:23 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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I saw the picture yesterday. What kind of dog is it?


50 posted on 05/17/2013 11:59:29 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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