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Word For The Day, Thursday, May 29, 2014 meliorism
dictionaries ad nauseam | 29 May 2014 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 05/29/2014 4:52:58 AM PDT by secret garden

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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".

meliorism \MEEL-yuh-riz-uhm, MEE-lee-uh- \ , noun
The doctrine that the world tends to become better or may be made better by human effort.

Example sentences:
For a life worthy to be lived is one that is full of active aspiration, for something higher and better; andsuch a contemplation of the world we call meliorism .
-- Paul Carus, Monism and Meliorism , 1885

The leaders rejected the soft meliorism of more secular activists, the idea that significant progresscould be made through consciousness-raising and education campaigns, through consensus andgradual reform.
-- David Brooks, "The Ideas Behind the March," The New York Times , 2013

Etymology:
Meliorism entered English in the late 1800s. It comes from the Latin word melior meaning "better."

The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
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Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish
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1 posted on 05/29/2014 4:52:58 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 05/29/2014 4:53:49 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
He will be branded a RINO for his meliorism, but Dr. Ben Carson has identified the problem of the unappeasables.
3 posted on 05/29/2014 5:00:30 AM PDT by xsmommy (A)
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To: secret garden

Hillary long felt that her world and her finances needed to be meliorated by cash, since the Clintons had none. First she registered a “gift list”, filled with suggested expensive gifts, when their term in the WH ended. Then she took her gigantic book advance, followed by expensive speaking tours. Now, it seems that there is $6B missing from State Department accounts under her watch. I’d say she’s meliorated her finances enough.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3161204/posts


4 posted on 05/29/2014 5:14:02 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

Mooch-elle’s attempt at nutritional meliorism through meal-iorism, particularly her school lunch initiative, has been a typical Obama farce, a complete and utter failure.


5 posted on 05/29/2014 5:29:29 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
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To: secret garden; SoothingDave
Tonight is the exciting finale of the BEE! The drive-time radio personalities I listen to on the way in conducted their annual fantasy draft for it this AM. It was pretty funny. If I remember I may even watch tonight to see how their picks do! VERY disappointing that western PA only appears to have one contestant, the rest of the PA contestants are from mid or eastern PA. Yet, both Warren and Boardman Ohio EACH have a contestant.
6 posted on 05/29/2014 5:34:23 AM PDT by xsmommy (A)
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To: secret garden
WFTD students interested in finding a SUMMER CAMP for their wordsmithing should check out the WORD CLUB!
7 posted on 05/29/2014 5:37:01 AM PDT by xsmommy (A)
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To: secret garden

The doctrine of the current “administration” would be more aptly called ‘me-liarism’.


8 posted on 05/29/2014 6:16:01 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: xsmommy
Spelling stuff correctly has its benefits.
9 posted on 05/29/2014 6:18:22 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: secret garden

Collectivists love to ameliorate meliorism!


10 posted on 05/29/2014 6:29:01 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: xsmommy
He's a smart man. A+ for you and the doc.
11 posted on 05/29/2014 6:45:42 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
She is evil incarnate. A+ for you.
12 posted on 05/29/2014 6:46:51 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
They fail at everything because they are incompetent. A for you!
13 posted on 05/29/2014 6:48:04 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

You have been a busy bee this morning!


14 posted on 05/29/2014 6:49:26 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SAJ

It’s like an AD-ministration, isn’t it? All campaign and zero substance or follow-through. A for you.


15 posted on 05/29/2014 6:50:21 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Do you remember FRee Republic’s “Count the Silverware Ball” after “W’s” first Inauguration?

That was all based on a WH usher’s remark that when the Clintons leave the WH, somebody should “count the silverware.” And then we found out about all the furniture and knick knacks she stole, including the bust of JFK.


16 posted on 05/29/2014 6:51:25 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Jack Hydrazine

A for you!


17 posted on 05/29/2014 6:52:56 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
meliorism: Conspiring to blow up Mel's Diner while shouting praises to Allah
18 posted on 05/29/2014 6:54:23 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment sust till stands?)
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To: xsmommy

Wisconsin’s entry:

http://public.spellingbee.com/public/spellers/2014/276


19 posted on 05/29/2014 6:55:25 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I looked but couldn’t find the gif of her in that enormous brown trench coat leaving the WH, and it was loaded with silverware.


20 posted on 05/29/2014 6:58:42 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
This girl probably likes spelling because her 'arents 9who named her) couldn't spell her name!

Karelyn is a future veterinarian who volunteers her time at her local humane society, where she often plays with the cats. At home, this animal-lover has three cats and one dog and can often be found knitting, creating beaded jewelry or playing the piano. She would love to meet country superstar Taylor Swift, who’s always on her playlist. Karelyn loves to meet fellow contestants at spelling bees and make friends with those who actually understand her love of spelling! She gets pumped up for a competition by eating a piece of candy; each time she has in the past, she's gone on to win.

But, she's a girl after my own heart with her use and excuse for CANDY! LOL

21 posted on 05/29/2014 6:59:23 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

OMG. Who was that who made that gif? She used to post here all the time and has totally dropped out of sight. She was very creative with the computer.


22 posted on 05/29/2014 7:01:27 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Cowman

A for you. Did you want grits with that?


23 posted on 05/29/2014 7:03:30 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Lady Jag

I don’t remember. LadyJag used to post a lot of gifs here.


24 posted on 05/29/2014 7:10:54 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

No. This member was so prolific that often her threads would go on and on with no responses. Her threads were lengthy, artistic, and graphic heavy.

Sometimes they were a little obtuse (at least to me.) I wasn’t always sure about her point, although she always had one. I haven’t seen her posting for several years. She may have gotten banned, or she may have left us because she was insulted at the lack of response. One of the old timers might remember her name, and a search of her name on FR would turn up that gif.


25 posted on 05/29/2014 7:31:35 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

xshub and I were in attendance at the Count the Silverware ball!


26 posted on 05/29/2014 7:51:08 AM PDT by xsmommy (A)
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To: xsmommy

So were we! That was the most fun of anything I’ve ever done, I think.

We went from the Ball to my daughter’s in VA to be present for the birth of one of my granddaughters on the 23rd. It was a memorable week!


27 posted on 05/29/2014 7:55:57 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden; afraidfortherepublic



Thank you for Supporting FR


28 posted on 05/29/2014 8:22:40 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

it was definitely more fun than the OFFICIAL inaugural ball we attended for HW Bush’s inauguration! that was totally boring!


29 posted on 05/29/2014 8:23:30 AM PDT by xsmommy (A)
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To: Lady Jag

Thank you, thank you! I think there was another gif running around about the same time, and I can’t remember sho created it. It was more “cartoon” like.


30 posted on 05/29/2014 8:25:42 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

The AGW (or “Climate Change” – pick your favorite Lib euphemism) movement is the home of fascist, militant anti-meliorism & pseudo-science ...


31 posted on 05/29/2014 8:27:27 AM PDT by mikrofon (RWFTD Bump)
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To: xsmommy

There were people from the Wisconsin GOP establishment (including a National Committee member) who were locked out of the OFFICIAL G W Bush Inaugural Ball the same year that FReepers threw the “Count Your Silverware Ball”. They’d paid big bucks for the official Ball, and we’d paid $50/head, although many of us kicked in more $$$ afterwards when the committee came up short.

Somebody’s husband stepped out for a cigarette (from the official ball) and was never allowed back in to be with his wife because of Fire Marshall rules. Others said that the food at the official Balls was sparse and not very good, and the drinks were expensive and “watered”.

The DC FReepers threw one heck of a PARTY! I’ll never forget it — especially when Gov. Huckabee sang “Jailhouse Rock” and Kristinn and Dr. Rauel (sp.) danced in their masks and costumes.


32 posted on 05/29/2014 8:33:20 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

yeah Huckabee was still tubby back then!


33 posted on 05/29/2014 8:34:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

My husband spent some time talking to the Arkansas Trooper who accompanied Huckabee to the venue. The trooper told my husband that Huckabee would take his band any place in AR to place at a wedding, or anniversary, for free. The people loved it.


34 posted on 05/29/2014 8:38:05 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

That was before he had a TV GIG to play at weekly! LOL!


35 posted on 05/29/2014 8:43:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Lady Jag

There it is! Thank you!


36 posted on 05/29/2014 8:44:04 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Musicians, amirite?


37 posted on 05/29/2014 8:46:00 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Happy to help.


38 posted on 05/29/2014 8:49:53 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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To: secret garden
Top 3 MSM outlets recognize that there ain't too much meliorism going on with the Obams.
39 posted on 05/29/2014 8:56:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

The ‘Capitol Offense’ “because we hang around the Capitol and offend just about everybody!”

Huckabee said that the 2nd question on the job application at the AR Capitol was, “What instrument do you play?”


40 posted on 05/29/2014 8:56:42 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden
sorry, here is the link.
41 posted on 05/29/2014 8:58:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon

Amen, brother. A for you. We’re ruining everything but more government and higher taxes can fix it.


42 posted on 05/29/2014 9:01:09 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
“ludicrous … uninspiring … disturbing”
Hey, that's what we say about obama all the time. A+ for you!
43 posted on 05/29/2014 9:03:09 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I don’t think I know of that one.


44 posted on 05/29/2014 9:19:32 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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To: secret garden

If Obama thinks of meliorism,
It would have to be selective-
Somehow it would have to fit
With all his gloomy invective

Many cadets at West Point
Looked bored at his speech
And not at all respectful of
The stuff he tried to preach

Carter had more charisma,
And that is saying a lot
He’d served, and held a job-
Obama certainly has not...

Midget girl got up on the chair the minute I got home from an estimate, and is asleep against me, just like she is any time I’m at the computer-or sitting down reading, watching TV, or in bed asleep-where she is joined by Titus. I’ve never had a cat so insistent on touching a human-I suppose it is because she is such a little ‘fraidy cat, remembering when she was alone in the woods, and wants someone to protect her.


45 posted on 05/29/2014 10:21:56 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: Texan5

Our cat likes to be in the same room with us. Not on us unless it’s cold and then it’s just to absorb some body heat. A+ for you.


46 posted on 05/29/2014 10:34:58 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Titus and Yeti boy both have long, thick fur-they want to be in the same room and close-but not on, unless it is cold-Midget is a typical short-haired tabby-she likely prefers being warm more than they do...


47 posted on 05/29/2014 10:52:17 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: secret garden

As many as 40 members of my volunteer fire department have given up on meliorism. They are leaving the department for greener pastures after last night’s department elections. God help us. Just took a look at FB and wow. The animosity and infighting has spread to the whole community. Staggering.


48 posted on 05/29/2014 11:28:03 AM PDT by tioga (WFTD...be there or be square.)
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To: secret garden
Looks like Scout Willis thinks the world will be better with her walking topless in NYCity. Her own brand of meliorism, I guess. You have to look around to find the pics, but they are censored...so have at it.
49 posted on 05/29/2014 11:44:25 AM PDT by tioga (WFTD...be there or be square.)
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To: tioga

If you have 40+ members, that is a pretty big squad.


50 posted on 05/29/2014 11:44:43 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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