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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

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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".

oriflamme [awr-uh-flam, or-]

hear it pronounced

noun
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.

Origin
1425–75; late Middle English oriflam < Middle French oriflamme, Old French, equivalent to orie golden (< Latin aurea, feminine of aureus, derivative of aurum gold) + flamme flame

History
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.

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Many Texans are carrying the Gadsden Flag, “Don’t Tread On Me,” in response to the influx of Central American illegal immigrants spawned by the policies of this corrupt administration.
1 posted on 07/16/2014 5:15:38 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Let’s raise the flag and get in some homework.


2 posted on 07/16/2014 5:16:35 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Ora-flamme.

3 posted on 07/16/2014 5:21:04 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
xsboy sports the oriflamme of the Gadsden flag on his license plate.

I have the Choose Life one.


4 posted on 07/16/2014 5:22:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

oriflamme — French paper folding


5 posted on 07/16/2014 5:24:24 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

We follow the oriflamme of our star spangled banner because it symbolizes the cause of Liberty!


6 posted on 07/16/2014 5:29:53 AM PDT by HammerT (The Right to keep and bear arms: A Commonsense Civil Right)
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To: MrB
A++

gold

You're Number One!

7 posted on 07/16/2014 5:33:49 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: xsmommy
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silver

Pretty soon both of those license plates will be banned, replaced by "Accept Illegals."

8 posted on 07/16/2014 5:35:14 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

“You’re Number One!”

As I tell my 3 yr old - don’t point with that finger!


9 posted on 07/16/2014 5:36:27 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: SAJ
A++

bronze

(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.

10 posted on 07/16/2014 5:37:35 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: HammerT
A++

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.

11 posted on 07/16/2014 5:39:58 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

“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.


12 posted on 07/16/2014 5:41:19 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: DaveA37

Yeah—the Stars and Stripes won’t be “diverse” enough for the commies in charge.


13 posted on 07/16/2014 5:43:45 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

It’s already been court ordered to be removed in one case because it was perceived as “a threat”.


14 posted on 07/16/2014 5:45:01 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: MrB

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.


15 posted on 07/16/2014 5:52:28 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When using "he" or "him" to refer to Barack Obama, is it still okay to use the lower case "h"?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

That was one, but I was thinking of a different one:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3174617/posts


16 posted on 07/16/2014 5:55:02 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: MrB

Wow—wasn’t aware of that. Wouldn’t want to offend any Muslims, now would we?


17 posted on 07/16/2014 6:27:13 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When using "he" or "him" to refer to Barack Obama, is it still okay to use the lower case "h"?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

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.


18 posted on 07/16/2014 6:53:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


19 posted on 07/16/2014 6:55:23 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: xsmommy

We knew Obama would try to destroy the country. The surprise is how successful he has been.


20 posted on 07/16/2014 7:05:26 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When using "he" or "him" to refer to Barack Obama, is it still okay to use the lower case "h"?)
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To: NeoCaveman

They are going to put the hispano on there too, it is after all, the year of the Hispanic.


21 posted on 07/16/2014 7:14:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

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.


22 posted on 07/16/2014 7:20:53 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SAJ

Do you tap into my brain-waves while I’m sleeping ;?


23 posted on 07/16/2014 7:59:09 AM PDT by mikrofon (GMTA ;)
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LOL, following up RE origami oriflamme ...
24 posted on 07/16/2014 8:08:35 AM PDT by mikrofon (WWFTD Bump)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Palin is the oriflamme for many freepers. I guess I am a RINO, because I think impeachment would be disastrous. In a perfect world, YES, of course he has committed impeachable offenses. Can he be convicted of them? no, he cannot, and would not be. so what is the @##$%ing point then? because it's RIGHT? well yes, we love being right on principal and then being ROYALLY SCREWED in practice. that's how we DO. RME>
25 posted on 07/16/2014 8:18:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; TruthShallSetYouFree
Speaking of hispanics, does this name wave any oriflammes? She was corrupt and I hope she pays the price.
26 posted on 07/16/2014 8:24:09 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

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.


27 posted on 07/16/2014 8:27:44 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: xsmommy

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....


28 posted on 07/16/2014 8:28:58 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: xsmommy

I still think they should impeach. Who cares if the dem Senate won’t convict? They wouldn’t convict Clinton either.


29 posted on 07/16/2014 8:35:00 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

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.


30 posted on 07/16/2014 8:39:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

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?


31 posted on 07/16/2014 8:42:44 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


32 posted on 07/16/2014 8:46:35 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

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.


33 posted on 07/16/2014 8:47:50 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

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.


34 posted on 07/16/2014 8:50:03 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

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.


35 posted on 07/16/2014 8:52:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


36 posted on 07/16/2014 8:55:21 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: SoothingDave

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.


37 posted on 07/16/2014 8:55:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: MrB

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.


38 posted on 07/16/2014 8:56:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; secret garden

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.


39 posted on 07/16/2014 9:03:02 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Make sure to pass along email from those who support the Flag (and keep your rifle ammo at the ready ;) so that our Oriflamme will always fly high as a proud Memorial for our fallen Heroes...
40 posted on 07/16/2014 9:10:15 AM PDT by mikrofon (Wednesday Bonus)
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To: xsmommy

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.”


41 posted on 07/16/2014 9:27:00 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; Hegewisch Dupa
this is GREAT!
42 posted on 07/16/2014 9:40:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Texan5

LOL!


43 posted on 07/16/2014 9:40:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

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...


44 posted on 07/16/2014 9:50:37 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: xsmommy

Excellent.


45 posted on 07/16/2014 10:05:58 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: xsmommy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3180921/posts

Do you own one of the 5 most dangerous guns in America?


46 posted on 07/16/2014 10:33:13 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
Oh hell yeah!!! Had not seen that one yet. Just in case anyone missed yesterday's; would be a shame for a word-based thread not to enjoy...
47 posted on 07/16/2014 10:36:24 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

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!


48 posted on 07/16/2014 10:43:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

think we got a coupla them!


49 posted on 07/16/2014 10:43:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

I just tweeted @BryanAGarner about it! someone had already tweeted him that it should be his anthem, LOL!


50 posted on 07/16/2014 10:49:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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