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Keyword: verrcktenfreude

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  • GOP's conservatives strain for leadership

    02/03/2007 9:22:54 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 91 replies · 1,280+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Feb. 4, 2007 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Conservative House Republicans are disappointed that their leaders have no strategy to win back in 2008 the majority they lost in November. "We think they need to be a lot more aggressive than they are," Rep. Steve King of Iowa said. "They don't seem willing to have blood on the floor, and there's got to be blood on the floor." He and other House conservatives who came here from Washington for an annual meeting say they are united in thinking that the United States must win the war in Iraq.
  • Kristol : Dems are becoming radicals - good news for '08

    02/03/2007 4:54:03 AM PST · by drzz · 61 replies · 2,438+ views
    Kristol's article in Time Mag ^ | 02/03/ 2007 | drzz
    In the past few weeks, the Democrats have gone wild. The mushy domestic agenda is quickly disappearing beneath a tide of antiwar agitation in Congress. Joe Biden is leading the way, seeking to have as one of the first acts of the new Democratic Senate a nonbinding resolution condemning a troop increase in Iraq. Others want action, not just words. On the presidential side of the party, Hillary Clinton has gone at breakneck speed from being a mild critic of the war to calling for a legislated troop cap and threatening to cut off funds for the Iraqi army. Obama...
  • JunkYardBlog has coined a fascinating new word to add to JYB coins new word: "Verrücktenfreude"

    07/25/2006 5:36:44 PM PDT · by auzerais · 4 replies · 461+ views
    JunkYardBlog ^ | 7/20/06 & 7/24/06 | SeeDubya
    JunkYardBlog has coined a fascinating new word to add to our lexicon. Perhaps with enough use and exposure, it might even be made an entry in the new OED. "Verrücktenfreude" There’s a word in German, “schadenfreude”, which refers to the malicious pleasure we sometimes take in the misfortunes of others. “Schade” is like “Too bad”, or “that’s a shame”, and “freude” means “joy”. I think we need a new word. “Verrückt” is German for “crazy”, “nutty”, or “psycho”. (Actually there’s supposed to be an umlaut over the u, but I can’t make that show up through Movable Type [fixed —Duty...