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Word for the Day, Monday, May 12, 2014-- screed
5/12/14 | xs

Posted on 05/12/2014 5:33:22 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 5/12/14

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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".

screed; noun

1. a long discourse or essay, especially a diatribe. 2. an informal letter, account, or other piece of writing. 3. Building Trades. a. a strip of plaster or wood applied to a surface to be plastered to serve as a guide for making a true surface. b. a wooden strip serving as a guide for making a true level surface on a concrete pavement or the like. c. a board or metal strip dragged across a freshly poured concrete slab to give it its proper level. 4. British Dialect . a fragment or shred, as of cloth. 5. Scot. a. a tear or rip, especially in cloth. b. a drinking bout.

Etymology: 1275–1325; Middle English screde torn fragment, irregular (with sc- for sh- ) representing Old English scrēade shred

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.

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Practice makes perfect.....post on....




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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

Yesterday, at xsboy's college commencement, we were subjected to a full-on leftist screed loosed by the editor of the New Yorker, David Remnick.

It was beyond offensive, and honestly i don't think that Hillary or Biden [who we feared might be the commencement speaker] would have been this bad. As one of the comments notes, he left no leftwing trope untouched. No pushing at the door please!

1 posted on 05/12/2014 5:33:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; SoothingDave; rarestia; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

i am beyond exhausted from the graduation weekend, but that doesn’t mean i am not going to sit here and expect some decent homework from you layabouts. Hope everyone had a lovely mother’s day yesterday.


2 posted on 05/12/2014 5:34:58 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Oh how I do love to hear the little frogs in the spring...

“screeeeeeeeeed”


3 posted on 05/12/2014 5:37:06 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: xsmommy
sorry, here is the leftwing screed delivered by David Remnick.
4 posted on 05/12/2014 5:37:55 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: MrB
A+++
5 posted on 05/12/2014 5:39:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Were y’all the ones booing him?


6 posted on 05/12/2014 5:44:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

The anti-Bylsma screeds are approaching a crescendo.


7 posted on 05/12/2014 5:44:31 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
Rand needs to let up on his Oh-we-must-stop-offending-people screed. Voter ID matters.
8 posted on 05/12/2014 5:46:51 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
Turbo Tax Timmy has written his own screed on the financial crisis.
9 posted on 05/12/2014 5:48:56 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman

Rocky Balboa fought Apollo Screed in Rocky the Second.


10 posted on 05/12/2014 5:50:02 AM PDT by Ueriah
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To: SoothingDave

And Elaine can’t coach power plays in NY.


11 posted on 05/12/2014 5:54:01 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

we sat silently. there were some Jamaicans sitting behind us who were cheering both the Trayvon Martin references as well as the LGBT crap. i nearly had to sit on xsbaby to keep her from making a scene. xshub was immediately tweeting about how offensive it was, right from the scene.


12 posted on 05/12/2014 5:54:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

those people are FOS, yinz are lucky to have him! A+++


13 posted on 05/12/2014 5:54:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

He must want to be president too much, cuz it’s affecting his brain. A+++


14 posted on 05/12/2014 5:55:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I would have been doing the audible Oh, please.


15 posted on 05/12/2014 5:56:12 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

the man has ZERO credibility, who is going to buy that? A+++


16 posted on 05/12/2014 5:56:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Ueriah

that is PERFECT!!! A+++++


17 posted on 05/12/2014 5:56:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

well i did make audible comments at certain times, like when he said that Catholics invented waterboarding, i said oh and there are no CATHOLICS in this crowd, i guess. and then he made some remark about republicans being racist and i said, and i guess there are no REPUBLICANS In this audience either. i mean, honestly, they are going to just vent their vile BS and do not give a dang who they are talking to.


18 posted on 05/12/2014 5:58:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

They lose tomorrow and he’s gone. There is no excuse for the bi-polar play of the team.


19 posted on 05/12/2014 5:59:12 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

then i pray to God WE get him and xsbaby will just have to get over her aversion!


20 posted on 05/12/2014 5:59:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Has xshub written to the SU administration?


21 posted on 05/12/2014 6:00:26 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

how about some fall-out for the EGGSHELL CAPTAIN, constantly vaunted as the best player in the universe? if it was the caps, OVIE would be constantly derided by the media. Anyone riding Sid’s ass up there over his failure to produce?


22 posted on 05/12/2014 6:01:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Your captain has been downright hissy. I hope the dirty plays are going to start getting called. His groin pokes and cross checks are blatant now.


23 posted on 05/12/2014 6:01:21 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Why is she averse?


24 posted on 05/12/2014 6:02:15 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

well he said that i should not just tweet it out to the intarwebs but to put the school’s graduation hashtag with it, so that it would come to their attention. He will make his views known.


25 posted on 05/12/2014 6:02:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

because she loathes the penguins with every fiber of her being!


26 posted on 05/12/2014 6:02:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

One of my superintendents went off on a nasty screed on our Scotish laborer who did a not-quite perfect screed job on a concrete slab, causing the Scot to go off on an after-work screed.


27 posted on 05/12/2014 6:03:02 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: secret garden

As Staal repeatedly attempts to take his head off? Yeah, let’s hope that penalties are going to be called, but you know that isn’t going to happen.


28 posted on 05/12/2014 6:03:41 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Sure was nice to see them lose last night. :)

I’m no rangers fan, I just want the points for my NHL bracket, and I want them bruised and battered when the Bruins kick their butts.


29 posted on 05/12/2014 6:04:35 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

whole lotta screed-ing goin’ on up there! LOL! A++++


30 posted on 05/12/2014 6:04:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Obama’s getting screwed by his screed
As he spoke with intent to mislead
“If you like your plan
Then you keep your plan”
In November, we’ll remember his deed


31 posted on 05/12/2014 6:05:56 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
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To: xsmommy

Crosby has generated a lot of offense, so it’s not like it was last week where he was no where to be seen.

In the past two games, I think it’s been more Lundqvist taking a lot of heat from the Pens in the 2nd period, and then late in the period the Rangers score and give themselves some breathing room.

If the Penguins convert one of the shorthanded opportunities last night we have a tie game. We also had Crosby set up Kunitz and he fanned on the shot.

If those go in, it’s a different game.


32 posted on 05/12/2014 6:06:19 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+++ but he’s focusing on the kidnapped Nigerian girls now. didn’t you see the sad Moochelle face with the #? RM#E


33 posted on 05/12/2014 6:08:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

We were in the car driving back last night during the pregame and they spoke to Ray Borque? is that his name? he’s a pens announcer, former player. He criticized Sid, said he needed to be better.
i was glad for the Hobbit to get the first goal for the Rangers, bc it was Mothers day and his mom had just died. i think everyone wanted the Rangers to win last night for that reason. Well, maybe not Pens fans....


34 posted on 05/12/2014 6:10:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Focusing? By posting on Twitter?


35 posted on 05/12/2014 6:10:55 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

that’s where he does his best focusing...well, there and the golf course.


36 posted on 05/12/2014 6:11:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Phil Borque.

I was under the impression we gave St. Louis Friday’s game for his mother.


37 posted on 05/12/2014 6:14:00 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman
seriously??? i thought this couldn't have been real, the kiss-- we were obv out of commission with grad stuff all weekend, but i saw a drudge headline with a headshot of the kiss and i showed xshub and said do you think this really happened or is this just a joke or what? he didn't think it could have happened. Today i see it really did. Honestly, it is not going to be possible to live on this planet much longer.
38 posted on 05/12/2014 6:14:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

well that too, but yesterday was Mothers day and so....


39 posted on 05/12/2014 6:14:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Well, yes, but it did lead to a funny tweet after the first openly gay man was drafted in the NFL:

Still searching for first openly straight Subaru owner.


40 posted on 05/12/2014 6:16:47 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Oh please.


41 posted on 05/12/2014 6:17:53 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Speaking seriously for a moment, where is “moderate Islam”? Why are we needed to go rescue these girls? Why don’t moderate Muslims go and correct their own “deviant” co-religionists.

Today I read that these girls have been forced to convert.

Where is moderate Islam today denouncing this forced conversion? Where is the declaration that any conversion not done of free will is void?


42 posted on 05/12/2014 6:18:53 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

haha! Perfect!


43 posted on 05/12/2014 6:19:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

It’s a well-known fact that when the NHL doesn’t officiate players take things into their own hands. Sid doesn’t start things, but he plays along when that is the operating “rules” (for lack of a better word).


44 posted on 05/12/2014 6:19:55 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

We break barriers in this house. We were conservative Volvo owners and we are conservative heterosexual(not that there’s anything wrong with it) Subaru owners now too. We also opt to recycle because it is not required here. There is no city trash pickup either so we have to take our sorted recyclables to the center. Take that, stereotypes!


45 posted on 05/12/2014 6:23:17 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

You know that is not true. Kunitz should have penalized for third man in on that fight too. I think you and I are going to have to agree to disagree today.


46 posted on 05/12/2014 6:24:54 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Also, Sid is getting quite the rep this series for whining to the refs every 5 minutes. Even the commentators have remarked about it.


47 posted on 05/12/2014 6:26:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

moderate islamics are mute. there is that one guy on Fox who is outspoken moderate, can’t recall his name right now. i know of no others.


48 posted on 05/12/2014 6:30:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

So, he is to blame when he looks for justice from the referees? And when, finding none, he administers his own justice?


49 posted on 05/12/2014 6:31:03 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman
and lest anyone forget it's

12 days until Neo's nuptials.

50 posted on 05/12/2014 6:32:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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