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Word For The Day, Wednesday, June 18, 2014-- skulduggery

Posted on 06/18/2014 5:35:18 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, June 18, 2014-- skulduggery

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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".

skulduggery [skuhl-duhg-uh-ree]

hear it pronounced

noun

1. dishonorable proceedings; mean dishonesty or trickery: bribery, graft, and other such skulduggery.
2. an instance of dishonest or deceitful behavior; trick.

Origin: 1856, apparently an alteration of Scottish sculdudrie "adultery" (1713), sculduddery "bawdry, obscenity" (1821), a euphemism of uncertain origin.

Related forms:

Alternate spellings: skullduggery, sculduggery, scullduggery.

Plural: skul•dug•ger•ies.

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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The skulduggery of the Obama administration is limitless, as evidenced by the massive “dog ate my homework” excuse for Lois Lerner’s emails disappearing.
1 posted on 06/18/2014 5:35:18 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Homework is due. This means you!


2 posted on 06/18/2014 5:35:57 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

When I’m up to no good, I always put on my skuldungarees.


3 posted on 06/18/2014 5:36:46 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

skulduggery = incompetent brain surgery?


4 posted on 06/18/2014 5:37:11 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

Good morning from my hospital bed.


5 posted on 06/18/2014 5:37:39 AM PDT by tioga (WFTD...be there or be square.)
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To: tioga

well look at you! how are you????


6 posted on 06/18/2014 5:38:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
A+

gold

I'll wait for the denim-ent of your story.

7 posted on 06/18/2014 5:39:18 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
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To: MrB
A++

silver

I was surprised to learn that the word did not derive from grave digging (or brain surgery.)

8 posted on 06/18/2014 5:40:26 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
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To: tioga

How’s it going?


9 posted on 06/18/2014 5:41:02 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga
bronze

Good morning! How are you doing?

10 posted on 06/18/2014 5:41:35 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
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To: xsmommy

Nauseous and moderate p ain, but physical therapy is coming.


11 posted on 06/18/2014 5:42:18 AM PDT by tioga (WFTD...be there or be square.)
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To: SoothingDave

Surgery went fine. Now I have to deal with getting better.


12 posted on 06/18/2014 5:43:38 AM PDT by tioga (WFTD...be there or be square.)
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To: tioga

i’m sure you are hooked to a painkiller drip? be careful getting up the first time. i passed out before i even realized it, the first time i stood.


13 posted on 06/18/2014 5:44:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

The neurosurgery here is at a minimum.


14 posted on 06/18/2014 5:46:00 AM PDT by tioga (WFTD...be there or be square.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Self-serving, subversive, seasoned Senate skulduggery.


15 posted on 06/18/2014 5:46:20 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: tioga

Dang spell check. I typed skulduggery.


16 posted on 06/18/2014 5:46:57 AM PDT by tioga (WFTD...be there or be square.)
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To: Diogenesis

Lol


17 posted on 06/18/2014 5:47:52 AM PDT by tioga (WFTD...be there or be square.)
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To: xsmommy

Pain is not bad. No drip.


18 posted on 06/18/2014 5:48:39 AM PDT by tioga (WFTD...be there or be square.)
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To: xsmommy

A group of us from my department is going to the Pirates game tonight. It’s supposed to be 90 degrees and have some storms, so hopefully we get the game in and don’t get completely drenched.


19 posted on 06/18/2014 5:49:25 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

No narcotics.


20 posted on 06/18/2014 5:49:26 AM PDT by tioga (WFTD...be there or be square.)
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To: tioga; SoothingDave; TruthShallSetYouFree

My paralegal was just in my ofc telling me she had a voicemail, ostensibly from the IRS, saying that there were allegations against her and that she should retain an atty etc. She called the # they left and it was the # for the Magic Jack, phone gizmo thing. She said several months ago, a guy she carpools with had had a voicemail scam saying it was the IRS, where they were asking for money orders to be sent to such and such an address etc. he called and got the police involved etc. The IRS said they will never call you. I said yeah, i know, they will send a certified letter that you have to go to the PO and sign for, bc that’s what we had to do. The acct is supposedly taking care of whatever it was, but it is a sickening feeling getting a letter with IRS postmark. Though now, honest to God i would LOOOOOVE for someone from the IRS to call me and say ANYTHING, bc i would unload on them about the Lois Lerner BS in a nanosecond!


21 posted on 06/18/2014 5:51:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

then you are in a better position than i was, bc i def had narcotics for the first 24 hours. and i am not a wimp, it was standard procedure, you would press a button to dispense it to yourself.


22 posted on 06/18/2014 5:53:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

sounds fun if you can stay dry. heard on the radio today heat index here is 105 today.


23 posted on 06/18/2014 5:54:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

Benders and binders are coming, eh?

Good luck today.


24 posted on 06/18/2014 5:55:36 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: tioga

Hey T! I’ll bet you are glad to have the surgery over with - I hope the PT is smooth!


25 posted on 06/18/2014 5:58:54 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Diogenesis

A+++
Loved the cartoon!


26 posted on 06/18/2014 6:04:27 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
We have a White House practicing thuggery
Daily perpetrating political buggery
In a Nixonian way
On reporters each day
So to cover up its evil skulduggery
27 posted on 06/18/2014 6:05:20 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: tioga

Spell check changed skulduggery to neurosurgery?
Too bad it can’t change “Obama” to “Cruz.”


28 posted on 06/18/2014 6:06:00 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
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To: dblshot

A+++
I do love a good limerick! Excellent!


29 posted on 06/18/2014 6:08:30 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
The chickens of years of skullduggery are hopefully, at long last, coming to roost.
30 posted on 06/18/2014 6:29:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

did anyone see the Hillary interview on Brett/Greta last night? she said absolutely NOTHING. she blathered without saying a word, in the style of Obama. GayPatriot had tweeted how she was more likeable than Obama and i agree. not that i LIKE her, but Obama is SMARM on stilts, the hubris oozes from every pore. She doesn’t have that, but is equally loathsome in every other way. obvious EYE work and face tightening, you can’t have that chicken neck with a smooth face. and the WIDE eye look was just stupid.


31 posted on 06/18/2014 6:33:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I just saw that on Twitter. Obama’s ratings are lower than Bush after Katrina.

There are still 40% who approve. The normal 30% leftist morons boosted by racist blacks.


32 posted on 06/18/2014 6:33:53 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
You've seen the picture showing her before and after makeup?


33 posted on 06/18/2014 6:35:21 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

nightmarish. and the one on the right is pretty bad too...


34 posted on 06/18/2014 6:36:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Brett was hearing it on Twitter from people thinking he was too easy on her.


35 posted on 06/18/2014 6:37:23 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I can’t listen to Hillary for more than a few seconds. When she started defending her lies on Benghazi, I put it on mute. “That the attack was in response to the video was the best information we had at the time. “ (Complete lie.) “The video did cause some of the rioting.” (Yeah, one millionth of one percent, but that counts as “some.”)

Wife ran in when she heard me screaming at the tv.
“Where’s the baseball game?”
“Why do you think I’m watching a baseball game?”
“Because you keep screaming, ‘bunt, bunt!’”
“Uhh, I think you misheard me, dear.”


36 posted on 06/18/2014 6:50:27 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

LOL!!


37 posted on 06/18/2014 7:02:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I’ve long said that if her hair is washed and styled, she is running for something. Before the senate race: styled, after: looked dirty. Even at times in the White House, her hair looked bad


38 posted on 06/18/2014 7:10:43 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
When even Hillary suggests there may be skullduggery, the jig is up.
39 posted on 06/18/2014 7:10:48 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

A+++
Even Hillary is throwing them under the bus.


40 posted on 06/18/2014 7:34:00 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Interesting etymology… I had always thought that the term originated with the actions of grave robbers.


41 posted on 06/18/2014 7:41:31 AM PDT by mikrofon (WWFTD Bump)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Wait, is that Michael Caine in the group shot?
42 posted on 06/18/2014 8:30:12 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; SoothingDave; NeoCaveman
we are Venezuela. they unilaterally are attempting to change the name of the Redskins. Every day credulity is strained beyond the breaking point. You watch Oreilly and Megyn Kelly and they are literally dumbfounded by what they are reporting the Administration is doing. Last night Megyn said "you can't make this stuff up!" in re; the 6 other IRS employee emails being "lost."
43 posted on 06/18/2014 9:07:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Something ugly is going to end up happening because the media has failed to do its job. You thought it was bad when they got Obama elected. Now he is just daring anyone to call him out.

Will any of the “esteemed estates,” our institutions, stand up?

I am afraid that, with no justice and no truth, that some loner or band of loners is going to decide it is time to act.

It’s going to be a long time till November, and then a very interesting time after that.


44 posted on 06/18/2014 9:20:05 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I was in the kitchen making dinner and only half listening, it must have been the Five yesterday, where someone said that the media is starting to turn now that Obama is starting to make THEM look bad. can’t recall what the context was and what they were pointing to as an indication of them starting to cover more, be more critical etc.
I do honestly believe it’s going to come to violence of some sort.
I hadn’t been watching Fox for months, basically until hockey ended, and I have been struck by the animation and incredulousness of people like Oreilly, Kelly etc. But then Megyn will P me O by STILL saying something stupid. was it last night or night before she had Dinesh D’sousa on and she was saying something like: you almost make it sound like Obama HATES the US is anti-American, so WHY WOULD HE WANT TO BE PRESIDENT if he felt that way?

DUH!!!! seriously?? You think being leader of the free world and the power to FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE the US isn’t an incentive? I couldn’t believe she made such a stupid point! Dinesh responded that it was kind of like if your dad is a child molester, and you still love him, but you want to prevent him from doing bad things. So then she was laughing and saying, oh so the US is a CHILD MOLESTING PEDOPHILE?? RME.


45 posted on 06/18/2014 9:36:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I heard Andrea saying she likes the World Cup cause she likes anything that makes daytime drinking acceptable. LOL


46 posted on 06/18/2014 9:41:52 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

The skullduggery at the IRS
Has become almost amusing
School kids all have better
Excuses than they’re using

Computer crashes made files
Vanish into some empty space-
Yet another desperate attempt
To keep from losing their case

Someone should hire Snowden-
That might cause a sensation
If he salvages the hard drive
And retrieves the information...


47 posted on 06/18/2014 9:49:22 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

yes I heard her say that too, she’s funny.


48 posted on 06/18/2014 9:52:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
DC is the hottest spot in the nation at noon. great.
49 posted on 06/18/2014 9:56:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

It sounds like you are doing great-I hope your PT session goes well, too...


50 posted on 06/18/2014 10:18:19 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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