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Word for the Day, FRiday, December 30, 2011 - Faustian
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Posted on 12/30/2011 5:55:17 AM PST by tioga


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”.

Faustian

Adjective

    1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Faust: a Faustian novel.
    2. sacrificing spiritual values for power, knowledge, or material gain: a Faustian pact with the Devil.
    3. characterized by spiritual dissatisfaction or torment.
    4. possessed with a hunger for knowledge or mastery.


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.

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Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)

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Obama's faustian rise to power seems to be on a downhill tragectory with his latest rise in the polls short-lived.
1 posted on 12/30/2011 5:55:24 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

In Before The Ping


2 posted on 12/30/2011 5:56:55 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (A Ryan/Rubio ticket would energize the base.)
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Guenevere; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...
Rise and Shine! Tis the last school day of the year! Party weekend is upon us......


3 posted on 12/30/2011 6:01:25 AM PST by tioga (Woo-hoo! Another one bites the dust....bye bye Sen Ben Nelson....let's take the Senate back!)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

That you are! Good Morning!


4 posted on 12/30/2011 6:03:31 AM PST by tioga ( Happy New Year!)
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To: tioga

The Nation appears to have made a Faustian selection in 2008. Nov 6 2012 can’t arrive soon enough.


5 posted on 12/30/2011 6:04:16 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: tioga

As Obama beholds the White House he’s in
He must think of his bargain, so Faustian
The left’s calculation:
Destroy our great nation
How did he become Freedom’s custodian?


6 posted on 12/30/2011 6:08:01 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (A Ryan/Rubio ticket would energize the base.)
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To: JRios1968

A+++ I cannot wait to pull the lever for ANYONE BUT OBAMA.


7 posted on 12/30/2011 6:09:23 AM PST by tioga ( Happy New Year!)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Good one.... A+++


8 posted on 12/30/2011 6:12:27 AM PST by tioga ( Happy New Year!)
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To: tioga

The trucks arrived in front of my house late last night before I went to bed. I heard them digging somewhere down the street last night....NOW my water gets shut off. HUH? They wait till 8 to shut it off. What about those who were in the shower getting ready for work?


9 posted on 12/30/2011 6:16:24 AM PST by tioga ( Happy New Year!)
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To: tioga
Drafting RG3 would not be a faustian bargain.
10 posted on 12/30/2011 6:27:47 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Free TOTUS)
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To: tioga
The trucks arrived in front of my house late last night before I went to bed. I heard them digging somewhere down the street last night...

I thought you were going to continue that someone was letting the devil out from under your street in a Faustian bargain. LOL

11 posted on 12/30/2011 6:31:36 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

LOL.......they just turned my water back on, I could hear a big truck leaving. Phew. Only an hour or so without water.


12 posted on 12/30/2011 6:45:09 AM PST by tioga ( Happy New Year!)
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To: tioga

I am once again a Broken Glass Republican.......willing to crawl across broken glass to be able to vote for anyone but Obama. Although I would feel as if I were the one engaged in a faustian bargain if that lever says Romney.


13 posted on 12/30/2011 6:48:01 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Explorer89

I hear ya! A+++

I wish there was ANYONE in the running I was passionate about. In a way, I envy the paulbots there passion. They just picked the WRONG dude.


14 posted on 12/30/2011 6:49:59 AM PST by tioga ( Happy New Year!)
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To: tioga

their


15 posted on 12/30/2011 6:50:58 AM PST by tioga ( Happy New Year!)
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To: tioga

Obama’s faustian rise to power seems to be on a downhill trajectory with his latest rise in the polls short-lived.


16 posted on 12/30/2011 6:56:05 AM PST by tioga ( Happy New Year!)
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To: NeoCaveman

A+++ I had to look up RG3. LOL


17 posted on 12/30/2011 6:58:12 AM PST by tioga ( Happy New Year!)
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To: tioga

Headaches are back......gotta go lay down for awhile. BBL


18 posted on 12/30/2011 7:16:36 AM PST by tioga ( Happy New Year!)
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To: tioga

Faustian.

A song about a carton character, Faustian the Snowman. Frozen Dude terrorizes the hood til a cousin uses a flamethrower on him and smokes him. Nothing left but a spit of water.


19 posted on 12/30/2011 7:32:33 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: JRios1968; tioga; mikrofon
The Nation appears to have made a Faustian selection in 2008. Nov 6 2012 can’t arrive soon enough.

Could that not also be phrased: “The Nation appears to have made a Faustian selection in 2008. Nov 6 2012 can’t arrive Fastian enough”?

20 posted on 12/30/2011 8:12:45 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: tioga

Obama is, Faust and foremost, intent on consolidating governmental power to himself, though technically has no “spiritual” values to sacrifice (unless Rev. Wright counts)...


21 posted on 12/30/2011 8:35:30 AM PST by mikrofon (Faustian Furious)
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To: count-your-change

LOL what a tale of woe. A spit of water? U r inventive. A+++


22 posted on 12/30/2011 10:05:08 AM PST by tioga ( Happy New Year!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Love your posts, Robt.


23 posted on 12/30/2011 10:13:17 AM PST by tioga ( Happy New Year!)
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To: tioga

A spit of water is an exact amount like a burn of hot sauce or a gag of okra. Let’s see....a choke of peanut butter, a slime of oysters, exact amounts all.


24 posted on 12/30/2011 10:27:40 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

I believe you!


25 posted on 12/30/2011 12:03:42 PM PST by tioga ( Happy New Year!)
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To: tioga

This word used to remind me of the clintons. He was actually a clever man, unlike his wife or the couple of losers in today’s WH.


26 posted on 12/30/2011 1:33:57 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

Home from a couple of errands to the general store and talking to one of my neighbors about trading some leftover 1”x6” leftover wood flooring that I have-and she can use- for something that I might need/be able to use-

The Faustian state of affairs
That Obama promotes without shame
Has made Washington, DC a toilet-
And that’s the least offensive name

While he’s golfing in Hawaii
And splurge-dining with Michelle
He’s oblivious that most of us
Remember who consigned us to hell

How lovely if, after the election
Accountants going through the trash
Find that the grifters owe us money
And make them pay it back in cash


27 posted on 12/30/2011 1:44:58 PM PST by Texan5 ( "You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: tioga; secret garden

None of the few of us living on this road are in the mood for celebrating New Year’s-most of us have lost someone in the last couple of years, we are broke, and mostly down. I’m going to find a movie on TV for myself and the pets to curl up with, then go out on the deck and see if pyro who lives across the water is doing fireworks with his neighbors-he always has such good ones...


28 posted on 12/30/2011 2:01:08 PM PST by Texan5 ( "You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: secret garden

Yup. Wild bill is like the riverboat gambler. You know he’s a liar and a cheat....but....as a politician it’s to be expected and if it was like sports you’d take him on your team tomorrow


29 posted on 12/30/2011 2:34:47 PM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: Texan5; tioga; secret garden; xsmommy
"None of the few of us living on this road are in the mood for celebrating New Year’s-most of us have lost someone in the last couple of years, we are broke, and mostly down. I’m going to find a movie on TV for myself and the pets to curl up with, then go out on the deck and see if pyro who lives across the water is doing fireworks with his neighbors-he always has such good ones..."

I'd recommend "Up!" It's a cartoon, but it has a sensitivity and a poignancy that just might help you work up a cry.

And it has a lot of happy moments to cheer you up again.

30 posted on 12/30/2011 3:43:19 PM PST by NicknamedBob (I am as down-to-Earth as a baby duck, but my mind still roams the stars.)
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To: NicknamedBob

Many thanks, I happen to like cartoons, but there is no place to get movies in any form out here.-I don’t really think I want to cry-I’ve pretty much done all of that I care to this holiday season, so maybe I’ll find a favorite romantic comedy somewhere on DirecTv.


31 posted on 12/30/2011 4:07:47 PM PST by Texan5 ( "You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: NicknamedBob

Can I find “Up” to rent/buy at the video places? I’ll look for it when I’m in the nearest “city” 20 miles away next week...


32 posted on 12/30/2011 4:12:28 PM PST by Texan5 ( "You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: NicknamedBob

That’s what makes you an optimist. Someone asks me for an uplifting movie.....I recommend the Zapruder film

/secserv. Humor disclaimer


33 posted on 12/30/2011 6:17:17 PM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: hobbes1

Just goes to show how intricate and convoluted my thinking can be. Someone asks for an uplifting film, and I think of “Up!”

Devious and inscrutable I am alright.


34 posted on 12/30/2011 6:54:09 PM PST by NicknamedBob (I am as down-to-Earth as a baby duck, but my mind still roams the stars.)
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To: Texan5
"Can I find “Up” to rent/buy at the video places?"

Yes.

You won't need to watch it more than once, but it's worth having around if kids appear.

35 posted on 12/30/2011 7:00:13 PM PST by NicknamedBob (I am as down-to-Earth as a baby duck, but my mind still roams the stars.)
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To: mikrofon

You mean GOOD spiritual values as in a Loving God.....I suspect he is a true Faustian as are a lot of soulless liberals.


36 posted on 12/30/2011 10:59:04 PM PST by tioga ( Happy New Year!)
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To: Texan5

I hear you. We are invited to a party where there will be some heavy drinking. I want to go, if just for a bit. We went last year. I will go closer to midnight and leave immediately.
Our other option is if the girlies’ grandmother bails on them for on New Year’s Eve and we will go down for the night and babysit, which is our preferred choice. We, also, can go down to the station and hang with others, no alcohol allowed, and take turns running calls. There will be food and drink there as well. Or, we can just stay home. Except for babysitting, it all sounds boring to me. I must be getting old or something.


37 posted on 12/30/2011 11:08:40 PM PST by tioga ( Happy New Year!)
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To: Texan5

Excellent. A+++ Would be nice if he went to jail for something. A pipe-dream, I know.


38 posted on 12/30/2011 11:14:44 PM PST by tioga ( Happy New Year!)
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To: tioga; Texan5
"Except for babysitting, it all sounds boring to me. I must be getting old or something."

I could recommend a good book, except that I haven't written any.

39 posted on 12/31/2011 11:08:11 AM PST by NicknamedBob (I am as down-to-Earth as a baby duck, but my mind still roams the stars.)
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To: tioga

Thank you! The get together at the station sounds like fun. I’m going to wash my hair, touch up the gray and answer my e-mails. Maybe that will put me in a brighter mood.


40 posted on 12/31/2011 11:20:47 AM PST by Texan5 ( "You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: NicknamedBob

I’m reading “Beloved Exile” for the 6th or 7th time-makes me feel good to read about another woman overcoming adversity, even if it is fictional.

I’ve got a book to write-I need a publisher and probably should obtain a release from at least one person before I do the final research on the most contentious stuff-it all concerns people I know, so I suppose heavy flak is going to come my way.


41 posted on 12/31/2011 11:28:05 AM PST by Texan5 ( "You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: NeoCaveman; xsmommy

Want a free car?

http://www.thestreet.com/story/11360292/1/if-browns-shut-out-steelers-kia-buyers-get-car-free.html

Bill Doraty, who owns a single Kia dealership in Medina, 30 miles south of Cleveland, says if the Browns shut out the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday, everyone who bought a Kia at his dealership this week gets their car for free.


42 posted on 12/31/2011 1:20:56 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: NicknamedBob

I do believe mI still have your last one.


43 posted on 12/31/2011 1:59:42 PM PST by tioga ( Happy New Year!)
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To: Texan5

Sadly, DH and I both have come down with the nasty D, been rumning to the john, the first time I didn’t make it. Gads. Haven’t been this sick simce early in 2011. Good thing I have my nook.


44 posted on 12/31/2011 2:05:20 PM PST by tioga ( Happy New Year!)
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To: tioga

Oh, bummer-not exactly a great ending to the year-I hope it goes away soon. I have a little alcove/corner in the kitchen where I have the computer, a TV and a comfy chair, and I spend my evenings there-is that the kind of nook you’re talking about?


45 posted on 12/31/2011 3:27:15 PM PST by Texan5 ( "You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: SoothingDave

Dang!


46 posted on 12/31/2011 3:27:15 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: Texan5; tioga

Doing nothin here. Xshub is sick and the kids all have plans


47 posted on 12/31/2011 3:30:04 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

What are you and yours doing for New Years?


48 posted on 12/31/2011 3:30:34 PM PST by Texan5 ( "You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: xsmommy

You beat me to the punch-hope Xshub gets better quick.


49 posted on 12/31/2011 3:32:12 PM PST by Texan5 ( "You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: Texan5

He’s in the throes of a bad cold. Do you have your yellow panties ready for tomorrow.


50 posted on 12/31/2011 5:00:46 PM PST by xsmommy
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