Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Wednesday, November 7, 2012-- dirge
Posted on 11/07/2012 4:58:21 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
Word For The Day, Wednesday, November 7, 2012-- dirge
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".
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1. a funeral song or tune, or one expressing mourning in commemoration of the dead.
2. any composition resembling such a song or tune in character, as a poem of lament for the dead or solemn, mournful music: Tennyson's dirge for the Duke of Wellington.
3. a mournful sound resembling a dirge: The autumn wind sang the dirge of summer.
4. Ecclesiastical . the office of the dead, or the funeral service
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Get your homework in. There is much to mourn this morn.
OK, we’ll play one funeral dirge for America, and then we start resisting these f***ers. Question everything, DARE to write the WH directly and criticize. DON’T surrender to him. And REFUSE to give one f***ing red cent to the RNC.
I'm all for going John Galt on them. Many entrepreneurs have been waiting for the election to see whether they should expand or contract their efforts. With the looming disaster of Obamacare and the red tape of the EPA and the rest, the boom years are over.
Enough with the dirges.
TO THE BARRICADES!
I quite understand.
I was hoping for a dirge for liberal monstrosities and repudiation of a usurper who merely votes “present” when confronted with situations from Benghazi to Sandy’s aftermath.
A funeral song sounds about right. The deceased got six feet of dirge dumped on him. We tried to get the swans to sing a swan song for the poor guy but they put up a real flap.
Two year old Lauren will be here in a few minutes. There will be countless people there to express the dirge of loss. Sixteen year old girl driving herself home from a post season volleyball win, too fast, texting her parents that she would be home in a few minutes. Heartbreaking.
Huh.......insert......Lauren’s mom is going to a funeral this morning.
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No need to post. I know the definition of “dirge.”
Very sorry to hear that news, Ti.
I had two possible words picked out for today. I didn’t get to use the positive one.
I keep hearing bagpipes.
While we commiserate in our dirge
And looked towards a GOP purge,
We will work and we’ll pray
For that red-letter day
When we’ll finally get rid of this scourge.
Dirge: How appropriate for WFTD. I cannot bear to tune into the news. My husband just learned that Wisconsin is sending Tammy Baldwin to the US Senate. His screams of anguish were no dirge — more a battle cry.
Two notes: Yesterday when I was sorking at the polls, a 60ish voter came in about 2 pm. As he signed the poll book, he looked at us and announced, “It’s all settled. The stock market is diving. It’s all status quo for the next 4 years.”
My co-worker and I looked at each other open-mouthed. Then she said, “It’s just like the media. they can say anything they want. Pay no attention.”
But that was the first harbinger of doom.
Then my husband stopped by at about 8:15 PM, 15 minutes after the polls closed. He said “Fox News Channel has vcalled the Wisconsin for Obama.”
“How is that possible,” I responded. “We still have 900 absentee ballots to count. I’ll be home very late. Go to the Victory Party by yourself.”
“I’m not going,” he said. “FNC called Wisconsin with only 1% of the vote in. What is going on?”
FWIW — The poll where I worked turned out 80% voter participation and the vote for Romney and Tommy Thompson was 3 to 1. We had 2400 registered voters already on the books. We registered another 110 on election day. Romeny and Thompson each got more than 2000 votes at the end of the night. Both the Touch Screen and the Optical Scanner registered the same portions — 3 to 1 Romney. I have no doubt that the poll where I vote was the same, or even better totals for Romney.
We had 3 poll watchers fro the Romney campaign who stayed 14 hours at my poll, taking names and caling them in. I had to admire their tenacity. Hopefully they’ll use that info to build a stronger campaign in the future.
Bag pipe? That’s what the old hag’s bong was called.
I loved the limerick, Mik, but I fear the day we will rid ourselves of this scourge will never arrive.
It’s very tough to win with the media against you and an undereducated public. Abortion has been settled law since Roe v. Wade, 4 decades ago. Contraception has been available even longer than that. Yet, the Obama campaign, fueled by the media, was able to make those things the issue, while skirting 8% unemployment, 16 trillion in national debt, no budgets, huge deficits, Solyndra, Fast & Furious, Benghazi, dumping on Israel and all the rest. If we can’t beat a fatally-flawed candidate like Obama, I have almost no hope for the future. A future which, by the way, will have Sonia Sotomayor as the swing vote on the Court.
It’s simple: we need a better electorate.
Unless we can counteract the media, we will always lose to the uninformed who vote based on myth.
Democrats lie about their actions and intentions and the media covers for them.
The path forward is twofold: infiltrate and transform the media in the long term. Us living in a conservative news bubble does nothing for the real “low information” voter.
In the short term, we need to have the GOP stand down. The people want Obama in charge we need to give them the consequences.
I know what you mean, Truthy It’s tough to see a way out of this in proximity to that debacle.
As far as removing the scourge, Obama will necessarily be out in four years, but we’ll have to make sure our representatives stay vigilant in resisting Socialism at every turn.
MYou nailed it with the “conservative news bubble.” I, for one, have certainly been guilty of hanging out on FreeRepublic and Twitter with like-minded souls. I have pretty much dumped all of my liberal acquaintances under the theory that anyone dumb enough to support Obama is too stupid to spend any time with. So, there is a lot of preaching to the choir, and we are surprised to learn, time and again, that a majority of the population does not share our viewpoint.
We hear oxymoronic statistics that depict the cognitive dissonance in the air. “54% of the population dislikes Obamacare.” But not enough to vote out Obama and get it repealed. “58% (or some such number) feel like the country is heading in the wrong direction.” Call me crazy, but wouldn’t a different president increase your chances of heading in the right direction? “more people are pro-life than pro-choice, and they oppose same-sex marriage.” Really?
Bagpipes seem particularly appropriate today.
Which is why people need to get the gov’t they voted for. They want Obamacare repealed yet re-elect him. They cab’t have both.
Bob Casey runs ads saying his grandpa was a coal miner and therefor he works for coal’s interest. No matter that Casey is a vote against any GOP attempt to rein in the EPA or Obama.
Can’t have it both ways.
The voters need more Obama, unfiltered.
The bright side is that Obama will own the fiscal cliff, new EPA regs, and all his Obamacare provisions that will kick in in his second term.
my FIL is on his deathbed; xshub had to leave yesterday afternoon to drive up. Between that and the election results, i am beyond depressed. I went to Mass at 8:30 am, figuring all we can do is cling even more bitterly to our guns and our religion.
God bless you and your family at this time...
So sorry for your troubles, both the family one and the one we are all feeling today. Stay strong.
Sorry to hear that. All will be right in the end.
thank you all. i know God is in control. the responsorial psalm this AM was God is our Light and our Salvation. the priest who was incredibly subdued, bc he’s African and normally pretty dramatic in his presentation, in his short homily said in light of the election to focus on that psalm. Father Frank Pavone tweeted that the Catholic church is now on a direct collision course with the gov’t and that we should be prepared for acts of civil disobedience.
how could we be so wrong? who were all the people at the polls voting til way past close of polls? was it all “takers”? is it truly the changing demographic that has doomed us? xsbaby was distraught this AM, crying all the way in to school. But she has to buck up because she has to do a paper on the election and what went wrong for her Honors Government class. I am going to need to help her find sources for that, so if you guys come across stuff let me know.
The mystery is how you get all that turnout when there are no signs of enthusiasm. Obama rallys down, yard sicns almost non-existent, etc.
They hate Republicans because that is how they’ve been conditioned, pure and simple.
When i came back from Mass, our Iranian contractor was here with his crew doing my fam room floor. when we started talking about the election, I literally dissolved into tears and he was hugging me to comfort me. He said this is the greatest country on earth, you don’t even KNOW how great it is bc you have not lived anywhere else, we will bounce back. I don’t know if i can believe that. Were things not BAD ENOUGH for people to catch on this time? i think you are right that people need to see the end game of what they voted for with Obama’s policies. Will the media stop shielding him from Benghazi now that he is in place for four more years. Will they continue to cheerlead this mess?
Thanks for Zero America.
I am going to add from memory. A poem from an old ‘MAD’ paperback from the 1960s.
“Death to thee, my little fellow!
Fink and creep with stripe of yellow.
The guys you finked on have the urge
to sing and shout your funeral dirge.
In the bay, you should have went.
Neatly wrapped in wet cement.
Seeing you, it makes me sick to think.
That I was once a Yellow Fink!”
there better not be any more BS about a more rightwing candidate having a better shot either. this proves that to be a ridiculous proposition.
OH, how sad, prayers for your FIL. And on top of the depressing election results. I tried to hustle off to bed so I wouldn’t have to face it last night. I turned off the kitchen TV as soon as they called Ohio for 0, and headed upstairs. As I passed through the living-room, Shep was on that TV calling the election for Obama. I just kept going. Didn’t stop to see him gloat.
There are 2 paths and the split in the GOP will fester. Some will want to abandon principle and just be a party that goes after moderates.
The other path must involve changing hearts and minds by infiltrating the media and education.
Interesting that Bush is still blamed by many. It proves the point that the media never told people about the Dem policies and threats that encouraged risky lending.
i am skeptical of our ability to change hearts and minds. people don’t want to hear anything other than what they can GET, what directly affects them personally. going after moderates doesn’t work either, so it looks hopeless to me.
WHO stayed home? no one i know stayed home. every faith-filled person that i know, KNEW this was IT, this was the line in the sand, that once crossed spelled doom for us. i don’t know a single person who stayed home.
Endless days of early voting rife with fraud.
This country was born from a war aganst the greatest military power on earth....
THen We fought the War of 1812.
We Survuved 4 terms of an outright Communist sympathizer.
We Won two World Wars.
We Fought our way out of the Frozen Chosin in Korea.
We survived a war we were winning that the fifth column subverted, thanks Mr Cronkite,I hope it’s warm down there.
We Defeated the USSR, in a thirty year struggle.
This country can suvive a two term commie lighweight.
It is always darkest before the Dawn.
The problem is running people that fight Marquis of Queensbury against Hells angels.
While I’m pissed at the Fat Man for giving the most Partisan jackoff ever the imprimatur or Presidentiality and non partisanship....
Pray that fat f**k runs in 2016.
Well, that was sad. Little Lauren, 20 months old, toddled around my house while her mom was at her babysitter’s funeral.
I have got to run errands. Maybe that will distract me. Rush on the radio...he is always optimistic.
Yes there was plenty of that.
The sources you are looking for, are the stats the confirm the fact of building a coalition of the bought.
The end of the paper should be the unsustainablitiy of such a thing.
I loved Alfred E. Newman and company.
Based on the whistling-past-the-graveyard mentality of so many people, I have to say let them suffer the consequences of their folly. The rest of us will just have to suck it up and do the best we can-if the old native american prophecies are right, it is a moot point anyway.
Personally, I don’t see why we don’t just split the blanket into two countries, for awhile-let the dumbasses live with their socialist vision without bringing sensible people down any more-reunite when the useful idiots grow the cojones to be free (again).
Now that the dirge has been sung
And the new Roman mob rejoices
Gorging on bread and circuses,
Thus rewarded for their choices
With all the koolaid they can drink
And promises of taxpayer money-
When it runs out in a year or two
They’ll be out of milk and honey
It isn’t likely that we who work hard
Will help the greedy takers at all
Revenge is a dish best served cold-
We’ll be satisfied when they fall...
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