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Word For The Day, Wednesday, May 29, 2013-- philippic

Posted on 05/29/2013 4:46:50 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, May 29, 2013-- philippic

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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".

philippic [fi-lip-ik]

hear it pronounced

noun

a bitter or impassioned speech of denunciation; invective

Origin:

1592, "bitter invective discourse," from M.Fr. philippique, from L. orationes Philippicæ, translation of Gk. Philippikoi logoi. The L. phrase was used of the speeches made by Cicero against Marc Antony in 44 and 43 B.C.E.; originally of speeches made in Athens by Demosthenes in 351-341 B.C.E. urging Greeks to unite and fight the rising power of Philip II of Macedon.

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Obama has used every means from raving philippic to IRS collusion in an attempt to to destroy the Tea Party.
1 posted on 05/29/2013 4:46:50 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Good morning! Let’s see some homework today.


2 posted on 05/29/2013 4:47:48 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

I am betting that MO’s philippic is more inspired that BHO’s. Just sayin’.


3 posted on 05/29/2013 5:00:24 AM PDT by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

They played some John Philippic Sousa at the parade Monday.


4 posted on 05/29/2013 5:09:16 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga
A++

gold

You're Number One.

5 posted on 05/29/2013 5:11:10 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: SoothingDave
A++

silver

Obama's favorite is Stars and Stripes Hammer and Sickle Forever.

6 posted on 05/29/2013 5:13:19 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

Slow day. What happened to the early birds?


7 posted on 05/29/2013 5:42:16 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
What happened to the early birds?

Catching worms?

8 posted on 05/29/2013 5:48:08 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
Massatwoshitts announced that they did an audit of the welfare system and determined just over $2 Million was spent on fraudulent accounts for the EBT cards. Really? $2 Million?

Now perhaps this will seem a bit philippic, but in the same breath they also noted there was some $15 Million that was spent on very questionable purposes that should have been investigated, but weren't. There were a fair number of anecdotes of the EBT cards being used in Vegas, Disney, Florida, and Bahamas. EBT cards routinely purchased lobsters, prime rib, duck, imported foods. We won't even mention that it's likely they were also used to purchase a couple pressure cookers.

And perhaps it's the cynic in me, but the vote on overhauling the EBT system (verify SS numbers, photos on the cards) was just last week. I've got to wonder if it's a coincidence that the release of the report was after the vote just by happenstance.

I gotta get the hell outta this ******* state.

9 posted on 05/29/2013 5:55:40 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist
A+++

silver

I gotta get the hell outta this ******* state.

Come here to New Jersey. Oh, wait...

10 posted on 05/29/2013 5:58:50 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: theDentist

I neglected to say: The Vote last week REJECTED the requirement to verify SS numbers, put photos on the EBT cars etc.


11 posted on 05/29/2013 6:05:45 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist

You need to feed, house and clothe those terrorists.


12 posted on 05/29/2013 6:21:51 AM PDT by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

That is a good word. I had never heard of it before your post. Thanks.


13 posted on 05/29/2013 6:34:01 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

The Eagles of Philippic Matt Barkley as their new QB.


14 posted on 05/29/2013 6:42:24 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: PGalt

Thanks. That’s why they pay me the big bucks. :)


15 posted on 05/29/2013 7:10:45 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: Hoodat

A+++
Philly-pick. Excellent punning.


16 posted on 05/29/2013 7:11:48 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: Hoodat

I didn’t realize Matt Barkley was on the Eagles roster - of course I’m not an eagles fan so I don’t keep up with them much but I’m a rabid NON-FAN of Michael Vick so anyone replacing him would make me happy.


17 posted on 05/29/2013 7:20:21 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
It was not a philippic just a declination to run again.
18 posted on 05/29/2013 7:24:20 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Weren’t there some letters and a radio message to the Phillippies that MacArthur wrote?
You know, after he was defeated by the Japanese and left those islands on a PT boat?


19 posted on 05/29/2013 7:38:56 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: NeoCaveman

A++
I hope she stays active in politics.


20 posted on 05/29/2013 7:43:09 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: Robert A. Cook, PE

I shall return.


21 posted on 05/29/2013 7:43:50 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

One of my friends told me her neighbor’s dog gave her big dog some philippic and ended up with stitches.


22 posted on 05/29/2013 7:44:19 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

It’s my little baby’s birthday today. She’s 12.

I told her she’s gotta pay full price at the movies now.

She countered that she’ll need a license to go out hunting with her pappy.

She’s grown a bit from 3 lb 15 oz.


23 posted on 05/29/2013 7:54:21 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman

Do you think she is setting up for a Presidential run?


24 posted on 05/29/2013 8:02:45 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: SoothingDave

Happy birthday to your daughter! I didn’t realize she was such a tiny baby -


25 posted on 05/29/2013 8:04:36 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree


26 posted on 05/29/2013 8:06:38 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Yes, she was 9 weeks early. She didn’t come home till 4 weeks after being born.


27 posted on 05/29/2013 8:16:42 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; TruthShallSetYouFree

I’m not sure what her next move is.

I do think that she will have one.


28 posted on 05/29/2013 8:28:38 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: secret garden

A++
Some demagogues (Hitler, for one) got so worked while delivering a philippic that they appeared to be rabid.


29 posted on 05/29/2013 8:30:13 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: JoeProBono

A+
Is that a philippic or is he just being McCainical?


30 posted on 05/29/2013 8:32:04 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: SoothingDave

Wow, my son was really lucky - he was smaller than her but pretty healthy for a 10 week early baby...came home after 3 weeks


31 posted on 05/29/2013 8:44:33 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: NeoCaveman

How secure is her district for another republican?


32 posted on 05/29/2013 8:44:55 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: SoothingDave

Happy Birthday to Sarah Soother!


33 posted on 05/29/2013 8:50:58 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I heard the dems redistricted her into an even tougher battle than last year. I think Michelle will become another Sarah and be a force to contend with. Neither one can look to a bigger political future. I think she should form her own PAC and influence elections for a decade or more to come.


34 posted on 05/29/2013 9:07:22 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

Wow. Happy Birthday to your daughter.


35 posted on 05/29/2013 9:08:21 AM PDT by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; RikaStrom; SeaDragon; tioga; xsmommy
Breaking News:

Washington, DC - The Justice Department has just announced that, due to sequestration "cuts", all defendants being prosecuted in U.S. federal courts will now be required to bring their own kangaroos to trial.
Effective immediately.

36 posted on 05/29/2013 9:18:26 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper (It sounds like a joke, but IS IT?)
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To: secret garden; tioga

Thanks!

As I pointed out to the wife, she’ll be driving my new car before we’ll be done paying for it.


37 posted on 05/29/2013 9:27:48 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

I wasn’t aware of the redistricting, thanks. I agree - she could do more good without the constraints of having to be reelected every other year.


38 posted on 05/29/2013 9:35:50 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: TheGrimReaper

Haha - that’s a good one!


39 posted on 05/29/2013 9:37:48 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: SoothingDave

That is a shocking thought, isn’t it? Seems they grow up in the blink of an eye


40 posted on 05/29/2013 9:40:10 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: SoothingDave

That’s why you bought a safe one.


41 posted on 05/29/2013 9:41:01 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I loaded some music on the car last night. I don’t know how much I’ll actually use the voice command feature, but it is pretty neat to know I can tell the car “play Metallica” and it actually will do it!


42 posted on 05/29/2013 9:51:37 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

It looks like it is going to rain here-

The emperor and his minions
Are on a working vacation-
Every speech is philippic
And adds to the devastation

Any sort of accountability
Seems beyond comprehension-
Their golf games and parties
Are too numerous to mention

That game was played before-
They’re using the same book
That tells about enemies lists
And saying you’re not a crook...


43 posted on 05/29/2013 9:51:46 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

Happy birthday to your baby!


44 posted on 05/29/2013 9:54:40 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

MN-6 is actually more secure for another republican.

I’d expect Cook and the others to move it from lean R to likely R now.


45 posted on 05/29/2013 10:11:49 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: Texan5

A+++
Good job!


46 posted on 05/29/2013 10:34:00 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: SoothingDave; xsmommy; mikrofon

Rangers wised up and fired Torts.


47 posted on 05/29/2013 10:35:07 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

Thank you!


48 posted on 05/29/2013 10:36:04 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: NeoCaveman; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

It seemed to me that Michelle B. was dragged into the weeds somehow since the beginning of this year-I found that perplexing, odd for her, and wondered if she had changed advisors...


49 posted on 05/29/2013 10:45:11 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy; martin_fierro

50 posted on 05/29/2013 10:58:24 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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