Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Tuesday, Buctober 1, 2013
Posted on 10/01/2013 9:36:01 AM PDT by SoothingDave
Word For The Day, Buctober 1, 2013
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".
Archaic great, large, much
[ before 900; Middle English mikel < Old Norse mikill; replacing Middle English michel, Old English micel (see much); cognate with Old High German mihil, Gothic mikils, akin to Latin magnus, Greek mégas]
A little under the weather this morning, but here I am now.
Let’s Go Bucs!
Bucs in October! Woohooo
great, large, much? Yeah, but that was back when a mickle was worth a mickle and you could get a good cigar and the politician attached to it for a mickle.
“Tis OK, global warming will warm you up.
St MicklesMass used to be a Christian celebration. Now, you can’t even play hymns at “mid-winter’s ....”
It figures that after 21 years of waiting for this day to arrive, the world would end on the very same day.
The world DID end today right? I mean, the government shut down, do it had to end, right?
The Senate Dems want spending mickle,
And putting the House in a pickle.
All part of the plan
With Obama ‘the Man’
To move towards the Hammer & Sickle
I hope you conquer your bug soon!
In the faux mickle disaster-
That mother of all distress
The only train off the rails
Is the Obamacare express
It pulled out of the station
With neither fuel or thought-
A poorly working website shows
The mob what they have bought
The coverage is just for those
Who send in a check, you see-
Otherwise fool, your ass gets fined-
Did you really think it was free?
It is 110 years to the day of the very first World Series game ever, played in Pittsburgh. The Pirates beat the team from Boston. Boston had some hack named Cy Young pitching.
Schadenfreude, schadenfreude-I have no sympathy whatsoever-it is not like the idiots weren’t warned to be careful what they wished for...
And I’m howling with glee-it goes a long way to making up for the economic hell caused to my work-and life-by these jerks to see them squirming and gasping in their own net...
What are Bucs?
I’m sorry that you are under the weather. I feared that the government shutdown caused the absence of Word for the Day! sarc/off
Feel better soon.
Last govt shutdown was 17 yrs ago. I live in suburban DC and world still turning round these parts.
Who is squirming and gasping? Cuz I’m not seeing it. This is a no win for us. Had to happen but Repubs will be blamed.
Well, here’s hoping you get soothed, Dave!
Bucs, buckos, buccaneers aka pirates.
Only if they’re stoopid.
And what % of voters are smart?
If it is a damned if you do/don’t, I’m for standing on principle-there are many ways to spoil the soup.
I was referring to the whiners who rushed to the nearest computer to collect their free stuff-two of whom I’m acquainted with, albeit reluctantly. One of them-a woman who is a certifiable hypochondriac-was lamenting that she’d been “fooled again” because there was a premium and a deductible to pay, just like she has now-she had been promised an obamaphone and hadn’t gotten that, either.
I told her nastily that was what clueless people get, and nothing is free. The owner of the general store practically threw her bag of groceries at her-if she wants service with a smile, she’ll have to go elsewhere...
I don’t hear any conservatives getting the brunt of the blame game in my travels today, but these rural areas are conservative strongholds...
I was more or less referring to their Reps.
See my Twitter feed.
The LONE talking point should be,”The House, has passed budget...after budget.....after budget...yet Harry Reid, and the President have refused to pass anything. We have attempted to pass a compromise CR, and again, the Democrats including the President, refuse”
It doesn’t help that Peter King, is running around trashing Ted Cruz, either.
Maurice Joseph Micklewhite
No, its time for an anarcho-conservative revolution.
Conservatives have to stop whining about the system, and start grabbing every freebie available.
The Dem strategy, is to rely on reluctance to do so, so they get 30%, and some in the mushy middle, so they only fight for 15% of the vote.
Conservatives should muddle that picture by taking theirs from that system.
Get am Obama phone.
if the our side fought that sort of guerrilla warfare, the system would collapse, and their electoral projections would always be wrong,
There are a lot of stupid people, but sooner or later, they either turn on each other, or smarter people get tired and go after them like a pack of wolves...
See above. My point exactly :)
That talking point will not get airtime.
That form of guerrilla warfare can get you fined/arrested for fraud-I do not know anyone who is really qualified for that stuff-not even me, poor as I am right now. I can’t do it anyway-I was in a profession where I dealt with that fraud almost daily for far too long-and I’m not about to compromise my honor and ethics, either-never have, never will.
There are other tactics that are legal, albeit sneaky and downright mean, but at least they are not dishonorable.
I truly believe the best tactics in this battle for support is to go by secret ways-or as my mentor/supervisor said, use the things done in the dark of night. I never figured out if he was speaking literally or figuratively, but either way, he was damned good at it-never failed to bust a comp cheat, and taught the rest of us well...
No fraud involved. No one should be dishonest. But wherever possible, they should exploit the system.
Particularly conservative college students with low incomes.
It will if they keep saying it.
News organizations want a quote.
Thats the only one they should give.
They might indeed be qualified, but if they have an obamaloan, that is an axe over their head-my own cub did not realize the “free” laptop, ipad, phone with bells and whistles and house payment money, per diem, etc was fed money. Now it is payback time, and she is jobless with a loan bill upwards of 40K due NOW...
Not a loan.
Some other service.
What sparked me, was this mornings news.
Apparently Obamacare has sparked a new business called “navigators” the political equivalent of inner city community outreach centers,
Read, a signpost into the system.
Conservatives should clone it. Overload the system. More customers, in government services means higher price points. What this administration has been doing is making more services available to higher incomes. OK. They are counting on one set not using the services.
Use the services, drive the price point lower(reverse of normal economics), remove the Dem voters,
I was referring to the college attendees who already have obamaloans, not anyone getting one. There are plenty like my cub who do not realize how much they are in hock for...
That could work, along with some other stuff as a distraction-flood the (non) free market with applications for goodies
I get that. I was referring to subsidies, not loans,in inner cities and now with OCare, there are people that have businesses set up, to funnel a certain constituency in.
Conservatives should replicate that formula.
That “business” sounds like some kind of a covert reincarnation of ACORN-and just as prone to massive, easily caught fraud-talk about a Trojan horse...
As I said, they are already in place for Ocare.
Woman on TV was EVP of a company, that is a NAVIGATOR.
A more immediate-and less expensive-thing to do might be to send in the hidden cameras/recorders to these centers to document the confusion, rudeness, bogus explanations, screw-ups, careless treatment of personal information, and all the other madness of this total fuster cluck while it really looks apocalyptic...
I believe Hobbes is referring to the fact that at age 24, if you don’t have an income above a certain amount, but want to go to college, you can qualify for a Pell grant, subsidized housing, food stamps and possibly other forms of income.
The Five showed bammer speaking today saying they have 150 different languages available at the gov office in case you need help signing up. 150. Seriously -
It truly would make more sense to work for a few years after high school and live at home to save money - then go to school on the governments dime when you are 24.
Much like those of us whine about Republicans not fighting fire with fire, we should be doing the same societally.
Conservatives start gobbling up Gubmint dimes, that well will dry up quickly.
My daughter partook of the Pell grant, as well as income, school loans, gadgets and such-she bragged about taking the money and when I cautioned her to remember these things were part and parcel of her student loans, she said she’d been told by her advisor that they were not, and anyway, she she’d have a 60K job right here in Texas waiting as soon as she graduated...
When she called last month she was still jobless, her “green” degree useless, at least in the southern states-and was with her hubby-who has found carpentry work where his family lives in SC-and she has loans due right now on all the freebies...
Just why, if you are an American citizen, would you need any language but English? That is some really stupid advertising if you are trying to attract the working class here...
LMAO, my 8th grader went ballistic when he saw that on the news.
A mickle jerk: