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Word for the Day, Monday, June 29, 2009-- adamantine
6/29/09 | xs

Posted on 06/29/2009 5:08:46 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 6/29/09



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".

adamantine; adj.

1. utterly unyielding or firm in attitude or opinion. Unyielding; inflexible: "If there is one dominant trait that emerges from this account, it is adamantine willpower" (Eugene Linden). 2. too hard to cut, break, or pierce. 3. like a diamond in luster.

Etymology:1200–1250; ME < L adamantinus < Gk adamántinos. See adamant, -ine 1

Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.

The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....




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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

oh ok, that makes sense.


101 posted on 06/29/2009 7:14:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
wise latina overturned.
102 posted on 06/29/2009 7:16:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
wise latina overturned.
103 posted on 06/29/2009 7:16:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Totally embarrassing!


104 posted on 06/29/2009 7:17:53 AM PDT by Laura Earl
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To: xsmommy

the wise latina’s adamantine idiocy was overturned! LOL


105 posted on 06/29/2009 7:18:21 AM PDT by tioga
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To: JoeProBono

I want that bee!!!

We’ve had an infestation of bees in the back of the house where the master bedroom is and the bathroom juts out. They arrived early Thursday, just about 15 of them climbing the wall. When we got back from my back doc, there were no less than 2000 of them. Cyber got photos, which of course I don’t know how to post.

We called the City and the City said they were just taking a rest. Today we call a bee keeper. I don’t want to kill them because lotsa people do, and bees keep our fruit and veges and flowers growing. We have no flowers or anything but trees in the backyard. I had everything pulled out because I want to redo the yard. So they’re not getting any food from us for their Queen. I have never seen anything like it in my entire life.


106 posted on 06/29/2009 7:18:34 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: null and void

If there ever was a word MADE for my dear Letaka, adamantine was it.


107 posted on 06/29/2009 7:18:51 AM PDT by Shimmer1
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To: xsmommy

so how soon before theOne pulls her nomination?


108 posted on 06/29/2009 7:18:59 AM PDT by tioga
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

After the cold winter we had, I’m not gonna complain about the heat. This Bama girl can’t handle temps below 50.


109 posted on 06/29/2009 7:19:44 AM PDT by Laura Earl
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To: Shimmer1

;^(


110 posted on 06/29/2009 7:20:51 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Michael J had to go to therapy when he realized "Boys To Men" was a band and not a delivery service)
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To: Laura Earl

the arrest report was amusing!


111 posted on 06/29/2009 7:21:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Laura Earl

I’d be happy to have 50 degrees all year long right now...


112 posted on 06/29/2009 7:21:24 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Michael J had to go to therapy when he realized "Boys To Men" was a band and not a delivery service)
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To: tioga

A+++


113 posted on 06/29/2009 7:21:58 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

oh she won’t be pulled. she will make it on there, no prob.


114 posted on 06/29/2009 7:22:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Your profile page is absolutely hysterical, unfortunately, a lot of it is true.


115 posted on 06/29/2009 7:23:38 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: xsmommy

Could be territorial between unions, or could be the unions know which companies are not union.

In a union state, not all companies must have unions, but if they do, then all workers must join. And naturally any public project will only get built at union labor rates, in the Orwellian parlance at “prevailing wages.”


116 posted on 06/29/2009 7:24:20 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Shimmer1

Impervious might also work.


117 posted on 06/29/2009 7:24:48 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 161 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: SoothingDave

that’s why card check would be particularly devastating in those states.


118 posted on 06/29/2009 7:25:43 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Yep, what industry cap-n-trade doesn’t kill, card check will.

At least the world is safe for white firemen now.


119 posted on 06/29/2009 7:27:26 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
Good morning,mad-mwas-zelle! :P
"adamantine willpower".....wow. Wish I had that at dinnertime! LOL
Right now,it appears that the only one of the GOP that has adamatine resolve is Boehner. He reportedly referred to the cap-and-tax bill as "a pile of s#!t".
Hopefully he'll extend the same forthrightness to ZeroCare.
120 posted on 06/29/2009 7:28:13 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Time to CLEAN HOUSE (AND Senate!!!) Kick their butts to the curb!!)
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To: xsmommy

that is actually quite shocking to me.


121 posted on 06/29/2009 7:28:19 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

my brother’s well services company has managers on a week of unpaid vaca every 10 weeks. that’s BEFORE either cardcheck or cap and trade comes to fruition.


122 posted on 06/29/2009 7:28:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Wow! Now there's a blast from the past....
Man! What happened to him? He used to be fairly nice-looking in his day.
Oh,well...
123 posted on 06/29/2009 7:30:35 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Time to CLEAN HOUSE (AND Senate!!!) Kick their butts to the curb!!)
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To: tioga

you thought that the overturning of the decision would derail her nomination? i really don’t think so. the person whose seat she is to fill voted to affirm her decision, but is just one of the 4 in the minority. republicans know her views and either will or won’t vote for her, but the dems won’t have any problem voting for her as they undoubtedly think the majority ruled incorrectly in overturning the decision.


124 posted on 06/29/2009 7:30:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Slip18

One of my coworkers is absolutely hysterical happy over the Supreme Court decision regarding the New Haven firefighters, as her brother is one of the white firefighters who was discriminated against.

The second I heard the news, I ran upstairs to tell her, but she already knew.

WOOHOO!!!


125 posted on 06/29/2009 7:31:48 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: Laura Earl

well, lordy me, ms laura is here!


126 posted on 06/29/2009 7:31:54 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Facts don’t matter. She has the votes and is the right color.


127 posted on 06/29/2009 7:32:35 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; Laura Earl

We’re having a pretty mild summer here. We’ve only been over 110 twice.


128 posted on 06/29/2009 7:33:04 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: Slip18

Thanks! :)


129 posted on 06/29/2009 7:33:07 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: xsmommy
When Thomas Dolby hit it big here in the 80s,I remember having a cassette tape (LOL!) of his album The Flat Earth.Pretty good stuff.
130 posted on 06/29/2009 7:33:18 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Time to CLEAN HOUSE (AND Senate!!!) Kick their butts to the curb!!)
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To: xsmommy

well, it SHOULD be a major embarrassment.


131 posted on 06/29/2009 7:34:03 AM PDT by tioga
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To: CholeraJoe

God bless you. What a great way to spend the day.


132 posted on 06/29/2009 7:34:31 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Time to CLEAN HOUSE (AND Senate!!!) Kick their butts to the curb!!)
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To: Slip18

no globull warming in your neck of the woods?


133 posted on 06/29/2009 7:35:16 AM PDT by tioga
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To: JoeProBono

Wow! WATTA ROCK!


134 posted on 06/29/2009 7:36:55 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Time to CLEAN HOUSE (AND Senate!!!) Kick their butts to the curb!!)
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To: Slip18; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Tomorrow’s HIGH temperature is to be 67 degrees.


135 posted on 06/29/2009 7:37:39 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Laura Earl

We stimulate the economy a lot by mail order. Right now I’m wearing my Crazy Shirt 45 anniversary tee. It’s a copy of the orginal.

We both love their products. When I buy presents for my mom, I have them sent here; otherwise, we pay CA taxes. Nope, I’d rather pay FedEx to redeliver.


136 posted on 06/29/2009 7:38:22 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: tioga

not really, judges get overturned all the time. one case, even high profile, isn’t going to make any difference.


137 posted on 06/29/2009 7:40:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Hip, hip, hooray!


138 posted on 06/29/2009 7:40:42 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: xsmommy

I am adamantine on Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann!


139 posted on 06/29/2009 7:41:24 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann in 2012. With Liz Cheney as Secretary of State.)
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To: Laura Earl

This So.Cal. beach girl never thought she could handle 110. I’ve been in 117 here. You get used to it, kind of. Well, you just don’t go outside . . .


140 posted on 06/29/2009 7:43:26 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: tioga

anyone else having weirdness with FR? new messages are not acting read and new posts aren’t appearing either?


141 posted on 06/29/2009 7:43:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Slip18; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Tomorrow’s HIGH temperature is to be 67 degrees.


142 posted on 06/29/2009 7:44:15 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
color you say........well.......am I black or am I white?
143 posted on 06/29/2009 7:44:39 AM PDT by tioga
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To: gimme1ibertee; Cyber Liberty

My husband was a DJ here at that time. So he knows songs and has albums (remember those) of a vast number of the 80s and 70s groups. He was a DJ at 16 in Michigan.


144 posted on 06/29/2009 7:49:25 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: Slip18; Laura Earl

We really had a great winter - even I wore a jacket a couple of times (unheard of!) - mild spring no air conditioning needed until really late in the season...then bam! It was like an oven dropped on us. The worst part is no rain since early May


145 posted on 06/29/2009 7:50:27 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Michael J had to go to therapy when he realized "Boys To Men" was a band and not a delivery service)
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To: tioga

Not yet. Weird. We’re already in Monsoon weather, but have received .000000001 inches of rain. We’re supposed to get rain the rest of the week, but I don’t see it.


146 posted on 06/29/2009 7:51:00 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: xsmommy

Excellent news! Can I get a yee ha out there?


147 posted on 06/29/2009 7:51:42 AM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: tioga

Something has either happened to FR or this Vista. I got your post at 133 and there are posts up to 147, but can’t get them.


148 posted on 06/29/2009 7:53:33 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: tioga

Just pressed “view replies.” I received “no replies.” Something is amiss.


149 posted on 06/29/2009 7:55:37 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: xsmommy

I was thinking about creating a parody account on You Tube full of Billy Mays videos and testimonials about how he changed my life. If it wasn’t so disrespectful, I’d do it. The ‘Michael Jackson changed my life’ tributes are out of control.


150 posted on 06/29/2009 8:09:09 AM PDT by sig226 (Real power is not the ability to destroy an enemy. It is the willingness to do it.)
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