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Word for the Day, Monday, January 23, 2012 - Pawky
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Posted on 01/23/2012 8:04:43 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”.

Pawky

Adjective

    Shrewd and cunning, often in a humorous manner.

Also: pawkier, pawkiest
pawkily adv
pawkiness n


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Our pawkish president used character assassination on Hillary Clinton to win the presidency. Then he makes her Secretary of State. A case of keeping your friends close, your enemies closer?
1 posted on 01/23/2012 8:04:49 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

The mulatto usurper refers to Pakistan, in private as .. Pawky


2 posted on 01/23/2012 8:07:17 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

xs is having computer problems, but she is here...so get


3 posted on 01/23/2012 8:07:33 AM PST by tioga
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To: knarf

That he does. A+


4 posted on 01/23/2012 8:10:01 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

I’ve never heard this word but it reminds me of snarky so I like it!


5 posted on 01/23/2012 8:31:11 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: tioga

The Giants’ detractors are talky
Sarcastic, disparaging, pawky
But fans of Falcon and Niner
Found out who was finer
As did those Cheeseheads from north of Milwaukee


6 posted on 01/23/2012 8:31:18 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: tioga

This is the game you play where you try to roll a ball past your cat, and he rolls it back to you.


7 posted on 01/23/2012 8:31:35 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

finally repaired. thanks, Ti, i’ll do weds.


8 posted on 01/23/2012 8:37:53 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

GOOOoooooo Giants! A+++


9 posted on 01/23/2012 8:43:34 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

All you wordsmiths may be interested in this movement taking root in Wisconsin. Actually, the lady featued in the article could be called pawky because she’s a librarian and she’s found a clever new way to get books circulating. http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/thinking-outside-the-box-with-little-libraries-j43rv4u-137866938.html


10 posted on 01/23/2012 8:45:06 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

Oh, good. I was wondering where you have been. I thought maybe you had too much Newt or something.


11 posted on 01/23/2012 8:45:06 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

All you wordsmiths may be interested in this movement taking root in Wisconsin. Actually, the lady featued in the article could be called pawky because she’s a librarian and she’s found a clever new way to get books circulating. http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/thinking-outside-the-box-with-little-libraries-j43rv4u-137866938.html


12 posted on 01/23/2012 8:45:16 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Aww, that’s sweet. Sadly, I have left behind books for my Nook Tablet. I can sit in my own home and download new books. I will not be giving up my Nook. A+++


13 posted on 01/23/2012 8:49:41 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

I posted my library story here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2836492/posts


14 posted on 01/23/2012 8:50:37 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave

gee, I thought it was when your cat pawed your keys and went joyriding in your new car.


15 posted on 01/23/2012 8:51:03 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

But, what will you do with your abandoned books? This is a way to share them with your neighbors.


16 posted on 01/23/2012 8:52:21 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga
Pawky.

Paw Paw in Lee County, Ill. When you have to repeat the the name of your town it makes you feel pawky.

Now some of you may not know what a paw paw is and that's your loss since there is no finer fruit on earth in my estimation, I'm speaking of the native kind not the artificially jinned up nursery sort. Paw paws also were called “Indiana bananas”.

17 posted on 01/23/2012 8:55:27 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

My books alway look like new when I am done, I lend them to my MIL, then mail them to my son. Others I use for gifts when someone is in the hospital. I, also, donate to my local library and a couple of Book Nook Corners, that my hairdresser and doctor host in their establishments. I lent so many books to one of my friends, she has bought a Kindle Fire to keep her reading. I have had a Kindle, now I have a Nook Tablet. I won’t be having real books to dispose of any more.


18 posted on 01/23/2012 8:58:15 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

xshub was on a newt tear over the weekend, sees him as incapable of winning and concluded there’s nothing to be done about it and the bigger question is, will SU lose again tonight? you can see what his priorities are....


19 posted on 01/23/2012 9:01:52 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

With that star SU player on academic suspension, I would say losing again is a good possibility


20 posted on 01/23/2012 9:07:08 AM PST by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

that’s a lovely story! i love that idea! my niece is a librarian. She got her degree last May and when she and her husband were down visiting, she wanted to go tour the Library of Congress, so we did that. it was fascinating. She’d mentioned the philosophical discussions in her Masters program about the ebook v. paper book and how it would affect their field. very interesting.


21 posted on 01/23/2012 9:11:56 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

Hopefully Fab Melo is not THAT essential to the team. xshub thinks that he won’t play again and will instead opt for the NBA. They had 20 in a row, it was only logical that they’d lose sometime. they got it over with against Notre Dame, so hopefully now they are prepared to dig in and win again.


22 posted on 01/23/2012 9:13:45 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Ain’t nothing saying ol’ Mitt was capable of winning either.


23 posted on 01/23/2012 9:15:38 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I was in the car a lot this weekend, our talk radio station was rerunning one of Laura Ingraham’s radio shows and she had Jonah Goldberg on. I had to agree with what he was saying. He can’t understand why Mitt can’t muster some dang passion for his positions. Says he sounds like he is reciting canned lines that he has memorized. No passion, no speeches from the heart. Newt and Rick both are capable of passion, and Newt is parlaying it to the top. He thought Mitt was just incapable of it. That voters want a fighter.

After the example I posted exposing that theO did indeed campaign dirty and attacked Hillary’s character, he will go even harder to protect his White House gig. After all, MO isn’t gonna give up those vacations, so he’s gotta make it happen....on our dime.


24 posted on 01/23/2012 9:17:46 AM PST by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

oh believe me, i know. it’s a very close case, which is why the hope has to be, a la NEO, a brokered convention.
Newt has titanium balls and will take on Obama, but will the media even report his debate floggings of Obams accruately, will the populace even be aware that he won? will that be enough? Will women overcome their nausea at his serial philandering and vote for him, when that will be played up in spades? Fat Newt with his freightcar of baggage and plasticine wife up against the lithe [albeit femmy] basketball playing Obams and his youthful family. Will that play to the populace? is there enough rage against Obama that the rank and file will vote ABO?


25 posted on 01/23/2012 9:21:26 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

If mitt has any prayer, he has to grow a set and fast, he has to go balls to the wall against Newt to prove to the republican electorate that he will take it to the Obams hard. Because that’s the fear that he will cave like McCain. I have no idea if he’s capable of that or not.


26 posted on 01/23/2012 9:23:47 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: knarf
Pawky: where you buy booze in South Boston.
27 posted on 01/23/2012 9:24:39 AM PST by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: xsmommy
I read a book that I would recommend. It spans the lifetime of a woman from 19 to 80. A Catholic priest befriends her at a young age and remains throughout her life a good friend. I couldn't put it down. The Mill River Recluse, by Darcie Chan. It' was a .99 bargain book on my Nook, but it was good.


28 posted on 01/23/2012 9:24:53 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

I read an article about his philandering over the weekend. Part of it pointed out that in the eyes of the Catholic church he has had only one marriage, the one with Callista. The marriage with the teacher who seduced him was tainted and would have been annulled. The marriage with the second bimbo was not valid as she was married before her marriage to him. I found it interesting. And that deathbed conversation he had with his first wife, she is still alive and well. Lots of bad info out there, sifting through it is a full time job.


29 posted on 01/23/2012 9:30:23 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

thanks, i will look for it. i am telling you, you should read the Hunger Games. Whyisa, Explorer89, Hobbes1 and i all enjoyed it, thoroughly. xsteen just finished the triology and loved it. And many of my other real life friends are thanking me for the recommendation. Pay no attention to the middle school designation, it’s a page-turner trilogy that totally sucks you in.


30 posted on 01/23/2012 9:34:30 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

This campaign has to be about issues, not personalities.

That way, if the voters really choose more Obamanomics, we are at least sure that it was the message that lost.

I don’t know who would be “brokered” into a nomination and have zero hopes that such a thing will happen.

Let’s make our case with passion.


31 posted on 01/23/2012 9:36:27 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I’ve had similar discussions with my son-in-law who is a college text book publisher. He does not feel threatened yet. He says that the e books will take over when his son and friends (now an 18 year old college freshmen) are adults calling the shots in the business world. That is hard to imagine, frankly.

I am not into e books, myself. I spend too much time at the computer already, and I relish curling up with a good book. If it is a fine edition, the feel of the binding and the pages are delicious on their own, no matter what is written on them. Many editions, nowadays, contain beautiful pictures that just can’t be duplicated on a little computer screen.

But, I have too many books, and my mother is worse. I am going to have to dispose of her collection someday, and I dread it. I’ll hear her voice nagging me about every volumne that I discard.


32 posted on 01/23/2012 9:37:00 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

I have it on my list. I have been putting it off till I wasn’t sick, now with this dang bladder infection...I may not EVER be healthy again. It’s ticking me off. Someone said it’s a tough start in the first book, and that it was a bit of a downer. Is that true? If so, I will wait till I am more upbeat.


33 posted on 01/23/2012 9:42:22 AM PST by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Oh, so you are the Giants fan. I wondered who liked them. ;^)


34 posted on 01/23/2012 9:46:00 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

My husband watched the games yesterday, while I went to a movie and dinner with my son. At the restaurant the entire crew, even the cooks in the kitchen were watching the game. NY state has no one else to root for, we are all reduced to cheering the Giants along.


35 posted on 01/23/2012 9:51:35 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

the eyes of the Church, maybe. The eyes of God? I doubt He is going to parse away the infidelity inherent in Newt’s behavior, and if voters choose to, then i guess BJ’s aren’t sex either.


36 posted on 01/23/2012 9:53:34 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga
in the eyes of the Catholic church he has had only one marriage, the one with Callista.

I don't know what your article said, but that is not exactly right. The Catholic Church considers Protestant marriages valid if they are with Baptized Christians and married acccording to Protestant rules. So, if later, a new partner (who is Catholic) wants to marry a divorced man, he must seek an annulment from his earlier (Protestant) marriage and make his case before the Tribunal and get those marriage(s) nullified. This is a lengthy process that could take a couple of years. Witnesses must testify that knew the couple before and after the marriage. Families must testify.

This happened to some people I know, and the family of the woman was highly connected within the church: thus they had all the resources to get an annulment. It surprised me too. The couple cancelled their church wedding and got married elsewhere.

I don't know what is in Newt's heart, so I can't comment. I do know that, as a politician, he broke my heart back when he resigned his seat in Congress rather than be demoted after the 1998 election when it looked like his people might remove him as Speaker. I kept wondering why he had not taken a more prominent role in the impeachment proceedings, not been more outspoken about Clinton's crimes, etc. Then it all became public. I'll never trust him again.

37 posted on 01/23/2012 9:54:32 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

It’s fantasy, not real life troubles. I think the best way to describe it is Survivor combined with the Triwizard championship. If any of that gets you down then by all means wait, but it will grip you, i guarantee it.


38 posted on 01/23/2012 9:55:41 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; tioga; xsmommy; secret garden; sweetliberty; MHGinTN; neverdem; SmithL; ...

Been up here in the mountains of Texas Tech land (Lubbock, TX) babysitting some gas turbine mods fer the past week ....

(I think I’m allergic to AZ and NM. Every time a 60 mph dust storm blows from the west, I end up sneezing my head off.)

So, speakin’ of the ex-Big Twelve Conference, anybody considering that the IowaPawkEye’s were an excellent liberal “investment” by McGovern way in 1972 when he was able to convince the nation that two very liberal states (Iowa and NH both voted for democrat Presidents in most elections since 1968) should lead off the Republican and Democrat primary voting?


39 posted on 01/23/2012 9:55:41 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: afraidfortherepublic

Newt has stated that his marriage to Callista is valid in the eyes of the Catholic church and that he is a practicing Catholic along with his wife. I assume that is the truth, as there has been nothing in the press to dispute that. The article merely stated how that possibly happened.


40 posted on 01/23/2012 10:00:57 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Nancy Pelosi says that she is a “devout” Catholic too. Many disagree.


41 posted on 01/23/2012 10:12:45 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

It is by no means a blessing on his various discretions to note that the Church has weighed the merits of his previous unions and found them lacking.


42 posted on 01/23/2012 10:12:45 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Explorer89

i hear you and felt that way until i got the Ipad and the Kindle app has made downloading books possible. i would not have ever gotten a kindle to just read books, but the multiplicity of function with an ipad is just fantastic. I can go from Words with Friends with Explorer89, to email, to FR, to twitter, to the book i am reading— all with one touch. And the immediate gratification of finishing one book and being able to immediately start another, is something i am loving too. Yes amazon will bring it next day, but amazon kindle books can be there in a NY minute. Also, i paid $57 for the Hunger Games Trilogy for my daughters to be able to read them in paper form, at B&N. i downloaded the trilogy to my ipad for $17.
Xxteen is firmly in the paper books, i want to hold them in my hand, camp. i think until you’ve experienced an ebook, that’s an understandable feeling. i had it myself.


43 posted on 01/23/2012 10:14:00 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Cowman

That’s packy ... in Southie.


44 posted on 01/23/2012 10:16:51 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Apples and oranges. Newt was married in the Church. This isn’t his opinion of himself. It’s an objective fact.


45 posted on 01/23/2012 10:16:51 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Didn’t say it was. Facts are facts, and morality is morality.


46 posted on 01/23/2012 10:19:29 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Nancy’s very platform of abortion and such shows that she is NOT a practicing Catholic. Even her meeting with the Pope left all of us wondering.

As for Newt, he has stated that he has had a conversion. If my church, as I am a practicing Catholic, says he is in a valid marriage, I accept that. I have no desire to snoop into the annulment process or ask anything more. Should another bimbo come along and be able to PROVE a current affair, I may reconsider.


47 posted on 01/23/2012 10:19:48 AM PST by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

Newt was married in the church,fine. i think what afraidfortherepublic and i are talking about is the objective reality of his behavior and the likelihood that it will be accepted/excused by the voting populace.


48 posted on 01/23/2012 10:21:20 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I notice that you are typing i instead of I. Is that because you are using an Ipad?

Before I get into nooks and kindles and Ipads, I need someone to guide me through. Actually, we have a restaurant in the movie theatre where we often go. They LOAN Ipads to their patrons to play games. I’ve tried it with Angry Birds and I just can’t get into it. I just don’t feel right about sitting there playing a game while my 3 companions are talking. It feels rude. LOL (Even though all the kids are doing it.)


49 posted on 01/23/2012 10:21:35 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

It sucks to be carrying a big book around once you’ve finished it. Especially in a backpack in an airport.


50 posted on 01/23/2012 10:22:03 AM PST by SoothingDave
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