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mariecarnes commented on the word oftenist
"Men are whipped oftenist who are whipped easiest." -- Frederick Douglass
January 24, 2009
mariecarnes commented on the word brutal tyranny
Partial comment to a letter to the editor in Friday's paper: "The most brutal tyrannies in the history of man have all been theocracies. Mixing God and politics is a very dangerous combination."
November 22, 2008
mariecarnes commented on the word absolute power
The power mayors and village presidents can develop over the years can be awesome and the temptations of such virtual absolute power are obviously great. -- Cal Skinner Me: This can be applied to more than mayors and village presidents.
November 2, 2008
mariecarnes commented on the word sardonic
"But when President Bush demands Russia go home and leave Georgia alone, his pal Vladimir Putin - the modern Russian czar - gets that sardonic smile on his face." -- Bill Moyers
September 6, 2008
mariecarnes commented on the word rendition
"In the view of Mr. Addington and his acolytes, anything and everything that the president authorized in the fight against terror - regardless of what the Constitution or Congress or the Geneva Conventions might say - was all right. That included torture, rendition, warrantless wiretapping, the suspension of habeas corpus, you name it." Link
July 23, 2008
mariecarnes commented on the list scrabble-words-2
Words I would probably use only in Scrabble.
July 12, 2008
mariecarnes commented on the word bellicose rhetoric
"We're not engaged in direct diplomacy, we're combining bellicose rhetoric and not effective action and that's something I'd want to change as president." -- Barack Obama, July 9, 2008.
July 10, 2008
mariecarnes commented on the word features
July 3, 2008
mariecarnes commented on the word wheedle
"There's no surer way to make me want to understand than to tell me I won't. I wheedled him, demanding that he tell me." Little Brother - Cory Doctorow
mariecarnes commented on the word qoph
An excellent Scrabble word.
June 29, 2008
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bilby commented on the user mariecarnes
Hi, welcome to Wordie. I promise not to make any Springfield jokes. But ...
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