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Fri Jul 3, 2020, 12:17 AM

Who uses the word "chicanery"? No matter.. brilliant Biden move

https://news.yahoo.com/biden-pulls-together-hundreds-lawyers-011711185.html

Reuters
Biden pulls together hundreds of lawyers as a bulwark against election trickery
Trevor Hunnicutt
July 1, 2020, 8:17 PM CDT

(Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Wednesday that his party has assembled a group of 600 lawyers and thousands of other people to prepare for possible "chicanery" ahead of November's election.

"We put together 600 lawyers and a group of people throughout the country who are going into every single state to try to figure out whether chicanery is likely to take place," Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, said on a video conference with donors to his campaign.

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Reply Who uses the word "chicanery"? No matter.. brilliant Biden move (Original post)
Laura PourMeADrink Jul 3 OP
napi21 Jul 3 #1
onetexan Jul 3 #2
elleng Jul 3 #6
Cha Jul 3 #11
onetexan Jul 3 #13
Cha Jul 3 #15
LisaM Jul 3 #17
Cha Jul 3 #21
canetoad Jul 3 #18
Cha Jul 3 #22
cstanleytech Jul 3 #23
czarjak Jul 3 #27
Mopar151 Jul 3 #3
Laura PourMeADrink Jul 3 #4
Sogo Jul 3 #5
chriscan64 Jul 3 #10
Cha Jul 3 #12
ProcureTheReceptacle Jul 3 #7
onetexan Jul 3 #9
FM123 Jul 3 #8
The River Jul 3 #14
LisaM Jul 3 #16
smirkymonkey Jul 3 #19
Hekate Jul 3 #20
Tipperary Jul 3 #24
sandensea Jul 3 #25
Tipperary Jul 3 #29
sandensea Jul 3 #47
Igel Jul 3 #48
DFW Jul 3 #26
Hamlette Jul 3 #28
Laura PourMeADrink Jul 3 #39
Hamlette Jul 3 #49
usajumpedtheshark Jul 3 #30
JonLP24 Jul 3 #31
Laura PourMeADrink Jul 3 #40
SiliconValley_Dem Jul 3 #32
JI7 Jul 3 #33
obamanut2012 Jul 3 #34
whistler162 Jul 3 #35
Laura PourMeADrink Jul 3 #41
MaryMagdaline Jul 3 #36
JHB Jul 3 #37
ChazII Jul 3 #38
panader0 Jul 3 #42
Stinky The Clown Jul 3 #43
MineralMan Jul 3 #44
displacedtexan Jul 3 #45
calimary Jul 3 #46
LakeArenal Jul 3 #50

Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 12:33 AM

1. Thanks Joe! One of the reasons the GOP has gotten away with removing thousands from the

voter rolls & all their other sh^t is because nobody ever challenged them. At least nobody who had the knowledge of how to stop them. We'll be right there to help you & your band of lawyers. Just let us know what you need us to do.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 12:35 AM

2. Apparently John Adams did

"Be not intimidated nor allow yourselves to be weedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery, and cowardess."

Such fitting words for the current GOP!

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Response to onetexan (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 12:49 AM

6. THANKS for this,

a truly great man! ('Viewable' Saturday @ 2:30 PM -- 1776 (1972)
The founding fathers struggle to draft the Declaration of Independence.)

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Response to onetexan (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:18 AM

11. Like "Malarkey" that so many made fun of.. how's

that working out for them?

Mahalo for that, onetexan

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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:21 AM

13. I don't know about anyone else but i'm with Joe on Malarkey

he'll have the last word come November to prove the RW'ers exactly that - MALARKEY

Great quote from a great man Cha

Bedtime now

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Response to onetexan (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:29 AM

15. Good night, early bird!

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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:40 AM

17. Yeah, what's wrong with saying Malarkey?

We always said it (we do have a lot of Irish ancestry).

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Response to LisaM (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:13 AM

21. I think at the time.. they made fun just bc Biden said it.



I have to use it more.. I have a lot of Irish in me. :patiot:

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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:44 AM

18. GMTA

The same person who uses 'malarkey'.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #18)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:14 AM

22. Right!

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Response to onetexan (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:18 AM

23. Other words to describe the House and Senate Republicans include

weasels, assholes, liars and traitors.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 03:04 AM

27. "If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'!" True story.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 12:38 AM

3. Need independent national compilation!!!!

From every precinct, on up to the national.hub

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Response to Mopar151 (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 12:42 AM

4. What if my precinct has been corrupted? Remember them saying the biggest

Weakness is in the local LAN vulnerability to a hack. Whatever PC/program that compiles votes from machine 1, 2 & 3

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 12:46 AM

5. That word's up there with

malarkey.

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Response to Sogo (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:13 AM

10. Or shenanigans.

The older generation knows the words, looks at Trump and see him as just that.

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Response to Sogo (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:19 AM

12. I just posted about that upthread. No Malarkey Bus Tour!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 12:50 AM

7. "Chicanery" is such a cool sounding word.

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Response to ProcureTheReceptacle (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:07 AM

9. I've heard the word used for thugs & mobs. very fitting word for the Idiot - a MOB BOSS wanabe.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 12:58 AM

8. Brilliant move, getting all the lawyers in place and ready to roll.

We know what they tried to pull when they closed the doors at the ONE voting station for 600,000 people in KY the other night and had to get an injunction to let the folks inside to vote. No doubt they are going to be up to "chicanery" or worse in November.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:26 AM

14. I've Used It

from time to time. Yes, I'm older.
It's use is very appropriate.

chicanery (n.)

c. 1610s, "legal quibbling, sophistry, mean or petty tricks," from French chicanerie "trickery," from Middle French chicaner "to pettifog, quibble".

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:37 AM

16. Who doesn't?

Is that a serious question?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:46 AM

20. Me. I love that guy.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:43 AM

24. It is a great word.

 

I remember when some people here were somehow upset over the use of the word “methinks.” Something about being elitist.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:47 AM

25. I remember Old Man Bush getting into a bit of flap over his use of that term during the NAFTA talks

It was, as I recall, in the Summer of '92.

Bush had very little to show for himself - especially on the economic front.

But he did have NAFTA, which - hard as it seems to believe now - was still fairly popular in '92 thanks to a massive media campaign in its favor (of course!).

Still, he didn't quite have it because the talks had stalled.

So when asked about why exactly, Bush replied (I'm paraphrasing):

"Well, there's been a good bit of chicanery on the Mexican side."

Suffice it to say, it did not sit well with Chicano voters - and of course Mexicans themselves.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #25)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 03:09 AM

29. The word has nothing to do with Chicanos.

 

What an odd thing. The word comes from a French word, and has been used for centuries.

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #29)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 03:25 PM

47. The term 'Chicano' did in fact originate in the word chicanery - and was originally a slur

In time, Mexican-Americans (those born in the U.S.) came to embrace the term, and it's of course no longer a slur.

But it was originally very much meant as such.

Sure enough, when Bush used the term to describe Mexican negotiating tactics, many in the Chicano community took it as a thinly-veiled slur - to say nothing of Mexicans (in Mexico) themselves.

I remember it being quite a flap in Latin American media - albeit a brief one.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #47)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:37 PM

48. Hardly.

It's another one of those "let's think up a fake origin to make sure people get upset" etymologies.

There are so, so many it's hard to fight all the agitprop/disinformation/misinformation.

https://www.etymonline.com/word/chicano

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 03:02 AM

26. Joe Biden and 80 million Germans

Chicanerei means the same thing in German, and is a word used in everyday conversation.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 03:08 AM

28. my mother accused me of chicanery all the time

grew up with that word.

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Response to Hamlette (Reply #28)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 09:25 AM

39. That's cute. For us, it was that we were galavanting.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #39)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 05:41 PM

49. lol, we were galavanting around too.

its a generational thing. Mom never swore but she smoked pot a time or two.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 03:24 AM

30. i'm waiting for jumping jehoshaphat!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 03:35 AM

31. Chicanery is the name for one of the best episodes of Better Call Saul

If it isn't the best episode of the show.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #31)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 09:27 AM

40. Time to go back and watch again. Loved Breaking Bad

so tried BCS but gave up after couple shows.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 05:04 AM

32. literate people use words like chicanery along with

machinations, corpulent and erudite.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 05:26 AM

33. Someone that you know will read their PDB

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 06:44 AM

34. I do

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 08:12 AM

35. Humans that speak English!

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #35)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 09:28 AM

41. Of course. Just a bit of attempted humor. Post really about

Being impressed that he hired all those lawyers

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 08:39 AM

36. I have trump to thank for learning new word

Dotard. Korean translator taught me that one

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 09:03 AM

37. I do. Not often, but it's in the vocabulary pantry, ready to sprinkle in...

...when it's what the wordsmithing recipe calls for.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 09:07 AM

38. It's a wonderful word

and describes and is a perfect description of what might happen.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 09:45 AM

42. What's the rumpus? No need for a rhubarb!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 10:02 AM

43. I use the term quite a bit

Its a good word.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 10:08 AM

44. I prefer "shenanigans," personally.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 12:21 PM

45. People with secondary & tertiary vocabularies use those words.

Learning multiple synonyms also makes thinking and replying in another language easier. At least, this has been true for me.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:44 PM

46. Maybe Biden's the one with the "best words," 'eh?

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Response to calimary (Reply #46)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 05:57 PM

50. Be assured, Biden does indeed have the superlative lexicon.

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