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Wed Sep 5, 2018, 05:02 PM

 

"Lodestar" is not the most common word


https://www.vsotd.com/featured-speech/vigilance-and-resolve-will-be-our-lodestar

Vigilance and Resolve Will Be Our Lodestar
"The United States of America will soon unveil the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever."
Address by Mike Pence, Vice President, United States of America
Delivered at the Kantei, Tokyo on February 7, 2018

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We may no longer have Senator McCain. But we will always have his example ó a lodestar for restoring honor to public life

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Interestingly, this line was delivered by Henry Kissinger at McCain's funeral:

Honor was Johnís lodestar.

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Reply "Lodestar" is not the most common word (Original post)
jberryhill Sep 2018 OP
janx Sep 2018 #1
eleny Sep 2018 #2
Guy Whitey Corngood Sep 2018 #3
Revanchist Sep 2018 #12
janx Sep 2018 #4
irisblue Sep 2018 #5
blogslut Sep 2018 #6
jberryhill Sep 2018 #7
JuJuYoshida Sep 2018 #8
dalton99a Sep 2018 #9
Gothmog Sep 2018 #10
jberryhill Sep 2018 #11
Gothmog Sep 2018 #14
jberryhill Sep 2018 #15
JuJuYoshida Sep 2018 #13

Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 05:03 PM

1. I noticed that too. It was so different from the rest

of the language.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 05:09 PM

2. It was the Merriam-Webster word of the day just recently

Like within the last week or so. Just sayin'.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 05:10 PM

3. The guy from Spaceballs?!! nt

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 06:35 PM

12. That was Lonestar

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 05:11 PM

4. McCain--lodestar--Navy? n/t

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 05:14 PM

5. Yeah. Noticed that too.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 05:15 PM

6. Somebody else notice it too :)

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Response to blogslut (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 05:55 PM

7. Ah, I've been googling names and "lodestar"

 

But it is a certainty that someone with actual statistical text analysis software has this nailed already.

The other interesting aspect is the use of the word in connection with McCain specifically, in the speech given by Kissinger at the funeral.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 06:00 PM

8. They did use the word "lodestar" in the piece, not a very common word

It's a marine navigation term. Also says it's a "senior" official so my guess is Mattis or Kelly, both Marines.

The only thing that sucks is that the Times dropped this during the Kavanaugh hearings taking the spotlight away from showing what a real unsympathetic prick that guy is.

Either way, we pretty much have a de facto coup on our hands and I fail to see how disobeying the POTUS is any better than invoking the 25th to get his ass out of there.

And this bothered me:

"The bigger concern is not what Mr. Trump has done to the presidency but rather what we as a nation have allowed him to do to us. We have sunk low with him and allowed our discourse to be stripped of civility."


Speak for yourself, a majority of us knew what he was before he got elected and decided, nah, we'll pass, but YOU and others like you voted for him.

Thanks for trying to keep him from destroying the world I guess but you and your buyer's remorse can go fuck off on the horse you rode in on.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 06:10 PM

9. Could be a diversion as well

Something that the writer normally doesn't use and has never used before in published writings or transcripts

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 06:28 PM

10. What will trump do when he finds out that the author is pence?

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 06:31 PM

11. Great question

 

Pence is the one person he cannot fire.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 07:11 PM

14. Does trump know this?

Pence should immediately announce that he is the author and dare trump to try to fire him

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 07:18 PM

15. I doubt he knows it

 

He doesnít know how any of this works.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 06:36 PM

13. at first I thought Lodestar was a free game on PS4

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