Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Wednesday, July 16, 2014-- oriflamme
Posted on 07/16/2014 5:15:38 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
Word For The Day, Wednesday, July 16, 2014-- oriflamme
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".
oriflamme [awr-uh-flam, or-]
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1. the red banner of St. Denis, near Paris, carried before the early kings of France as a military ensign.
2. any ensign, banner, or standard, especially one that serves as a rallying point or symbol.
142575; late Middle English oriflam < Middle French oriflamme, Old French, equivalent to orie golden (< Latin aurea, feminine of aureus, derivative of aurum gold) + flamme flame
sacred banner of St. Denis, late 15c., from O.Fr. orie flame, from L. aurea flamma "golden flame." The ancient battle standard of the kings of France, it was of red or orange-red silk, with two or three points, and was given to the kings by the abbot of St. Denis on setting out to war. Cotgrave says it was "borne at first onely in warres made against Infidells; but afterwards vsed in all other warres; and at length vtterly lost in a battell against the Flemings." It is last mentioned in an abbey inventory of 1534.
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.
Let’s raise the flag and get in some homework.
I have the Choose Life one.
oriflamme — French paper folding
We follow the oriflamme of our star spangled banner because it symbolizes the cause of Liberty!
“You’re Number One!”
As I tell my 3 yr old - don’t point with that finger!
(Chuckle.) Paper that is carefully folded into interesting shapes and then set ablaze. I'm surprised it hasn't caught on here, although Obama is trying it with the Constitution.
We follow the oriflamme of our star spangled banner because it symbolizes the cause of Liberty!
Indeed! Too bad "we" doesn't include our fearless leader.
“2. any ensign, banner, or standard, especially one that serves as a rallying point or symbol.”....
I can see this being banned within a week. Anything that does NOT agree with the liberals thinking will automatically be banned FOREVER.
Yeah—the Stars and Stripes won’t be “diverse” enough for the commies in charge.
It’s already been court ordered to be removed in one case because it was perceived as “a threat”.
I recall the case. It was Cinquo de Mayo (what we used to call “May 5th”) and the court ruled that flying the American flag in a school that has a lot of Mexicans was incendiary.
That was one, but I was thinking of a different one:
Wow—wasn’t aware of that. Wouldn’t want to offend any Muslims, now would we?
it’s getting increasingly more difficult to stomach the news. every day it seems like it’s the worst imaginable, and then some new outrage takes place. I just read the FR story about Hillary on John Stewart written up in TPM and the comments after were just beyond belief. The left is fully ready to follow that woman’s oriflamme in 2016.
She was oldn news in 2008. She’s older now.
No, 2016 will be a lefter moonbat’s year, probably Elizabeth Warren.
The great toiltet paper riot will happen either in her first or second term.
We knew Obama would try to destroy the country. The surprise is how successful he has been.
They are going to put the hispano on there too, it is after all, the year of the Hispanic.
Leftists are insane. They keep thinking if they win a senator in Massachusetts, they can win the presidency. The pattern keeps proving them wrong but they repeat it anyway.
Do you tap into my brain-waves while I’m sleeping ;?
That’s what I said in 2008. That a rookie senator with a Marxist background could not win.
I was wrong.
The population of this country is not what I thought it to be. Not any more.
I agree with you.
It’s a shame that the governor just jumped the shark but maybe that’s the only space left for her....
I still think they should impeach. Who cares if the dem Senate won’t convict? They wouldn’t convict Clinton either.
Oreilly and Kelly are reaching that same conclusion. I think they are still hoping that people’s better sense will prevail. Oreilly has said more than once that the election of any Dem will just speed up progress along this same path. he has woken up. no more evenhandedness or giving Obama the benefit of the doubt from him, he is incredulous at what is happening.
and the Republicans would be painted as racist haters and will never win another election again. We are likely in that boat already, but that would INSURE IT. what is the goal if he won’t be convicted and removed? to set the record straight for the history books??? of what possible moment is that if we will set up Dem administrations for election ad infinitum.
this ivory tower BS of being RIGHT and insuring conservative irrelevancy, drives me insane. What the hell GOOD is it to be right if you can’t CHANGE anything?
Because he has committed impeachable offenses and should be held accountable. We will lose battles but win the war. This is the same argument that was presented when they went after clinton for his offenses. It did not hurt the party. They can cry victim and racism all day but the truth cannot be denied.
What is the point of ignoring all of it and hoping it goes away? Look where it got us, two more years of this incompetence and corruption.
Yep. Tilting at windmills and wasting political capital for nothing. Or less than nothing.
If the GOP were smart, they would focus on economic issues, real middle-class pocketbook issues, like a laser. EPA and rising electricity rates and shortage because of coal plants closing. Gas prices because of environmental issues and Feds dragging their feet on approval of drilling and harrassment of refining.
Taking on the enviro extremists in the name of the economic interests of the “Reagan Democrats” and the hopeless millennials (now that they are in the 6th year of Obama unemployment) and all of the other people who want to work and succeed is the last gasp hope.
They need to forget about being loved by the media and the “scientific consensus” and start talking common sense. Enough is enough.
Knock off a few other agencies with unlimited regulatory power and nothing but ill results while they are at it, like Education.
See the soother’s response. We will not prevail in an impeachment scenario, and being right will accomplish nothing but insuring we never win another election. Those in congress, even the true conservatives, don’t see it as a wise course. They know the consequences. Sarah Palin may not.
I think it’s OK for SP, being outside “the system”, to speak out and tell the public why Obama should be impeached.
But, she needs to state at the same time that impeachment would be impossible because of the race issue.
That, basically, America has elected someone that can’t be held to the checks and balances the founders built into the government.
exactly. the ONLY thing the great unwashed care about are economic issues. they do not give a good damn about encroaching executive power, or foreign policy debacles or myriad other OUTRAGEOUS things he is doing. they don’t CARE! We are not going to get justice for Obama on this earth. we just aren’t. But we CAN hope to elect someone who MAY avert the almost certain disaster we are becoming.
yes, I can see that, it makes sense that she say what others can’t. but you have freepers beating the dang gong for her and how she is being dissed, and they should do what she says, etc. and that drives me nuts. the purists make me want to open my veins.
People don’t want political fighting, they want an improved economy.
GOP needs to tell the real story about unemployment and growth and inflation. Tie it to the failed policies and theories of Obama and the “progressives” in charge of the Dem party.
They won’t get elected by promising to impeach anyone. They will if they offer common sense solutions to getting the economy working again.
A GOP Congress will make Obama’s duck even lamer and if not actually achieve real change help set the contrast for the 2016 election.
Then, for fun, they can always hold impeachment hearings on Holder.
I saw this in an article on another thread and all I can say is “DUH!”...
“The mayor reasoned that L.A. was a good place for sheltering the illegal aliens because their parents are probably in the Los Angeles area.”
I have a Gadsden flag decal on the window of my 4x4-even the convenience stores in this county are selling them now. I just have Old Glory and the Texas flag on the driveway gate, but I see all kinds of oriflamme choices on the gateposts out here...
The oriflamme of choice
For most of the population
Is the one that Americans
Chose to fly as a nation
Time goes by, so what we fly
On our fences, gates and such
Under Old Glory, as statements
Often bears an ironic touch-
Texas flags, and Gadsdens,
Stars and bars on a staff-
Sometimes even a jolie rouge
An irony to make us laugh...
Do you own one of the 5 most dangerous guns in America?
OMG I missed it, thanks that was FANTASTIC!! should be the soundtrack to this thread! I LOVE IT! was just dancing in my seat at my desk to it!
think we got a coupla them!
I just tweeted @BryanAGarner about it! someone had already tweeted him that it should be his anthem, LOL!
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