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Word for the Day, FRiday, May 25, 2012 - Afflatus
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Posted on 05/25/2012 6:29:45 AM PDT 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”.

Afflatus

Noun

    A strong creative impulse, especially as a result of divine inspiration.

[Latin affltus, from past participle of afflre, to breathe on : ad-, ad- + flre, to blow; see bhl- in Indo-European roots.]


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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Practice makes perfect.....post on....

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!)

Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister

Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate


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The Obama team's afflatus about their candidate's dwindling popularity is racism. A smoke screen of self-delusion
1 posted on 05/25/2012 6:29:48 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Get to work, 164 days until we vote Obama out of office. Get busy!


2 posted on 05/25/2012 6:32:24 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

See Daddy THERE IT IS!!! 666!

From Lucianne.com this morning.

3 posted on 05/25/2012 6:34:40 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: hobbes1

Kid will go far. A+++


4 posted on 05/25/2012 6:37:36 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

If you don’t want to experience afflatus,
don’t pass gas near an open flame...


5 posted on 05/25/2012 6:38:00 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: hobbes1

Mine is a bit more subtle...

“Mister President? What does 9... 9... 9... mean?”


6 posted on 05/25/2012 6:39:13 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: tioga
The afflatus of a great statesman like the late President Ronald W. Reagan stands in stark contrast to the efflatus of a hack politician like the Narcissist-in-Chief!





Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

7 posted on 05/25/2012 6:39:35 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: MrB

Ha, ha. A++


8 posted on 05/25/2012 6:46:31 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

I prefer afflatus to flatulence.


9 posted on 05/25/2012 6:49:00 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Yeah, they follow different leaders. A++


10 posted on 05/25/2012 6:49:50 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
Fat Pantload wants us to quit mocking the afflatus he had over the One's speech.
11 posted on 05/25/2012 6:50:33 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: tioga

http://www.lyricstime.com/team-america-world-police-soundtrack-pearl-harbor-sucked-lyrics.html

“I need you like Ben Affleck needs acting school”


12 posted on 05/25/2012 6:51:17 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga
Afflatus: What every dictator, Communist and genocidal mass murderer has wanted since 1776
13 posted on 05/25/2012 6:53:20 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: tioga

Barry thought that he had an afflatus:
“I’ll apologize, then they won’t hate us!”
So before every king
He would bow, kiss their ring,
But that simply served just to degrade us...


14 posted on 05/25/2012 6:54:06 AM PDT by mikrofon (Afflatulence & Logorrhea)
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To: SoothingDave

Frank: It’s the same old story. Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers girl, girls dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Day.
Jane: Goodyear?
Frank: No, the worst.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095705/quotes


15 posted on 05/25/2012 6:55:24 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: NeoCaveman

Then the FPL shouldn’t have said it. A+++


16 posted on 05/25/2012 6:59:33 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Cowman

A++ We are not so easily defeated.


17 posted on 05/25/2012 7:00:51 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

And it is something he’ll never live down.


18 posted on 05/25/2012 7:01:58 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: mikrofon

The clueless wonder will be a one-term wonder soon. A+++


19 posted on 05/25/2012 7:02:18 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
Then the FPL shouldn’t have said it

At least I'm not the only one who hears the voice of my Flexor pollicis longus.

20 posted on 05/25/2012 7:05:24 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: hobbes1

Is there anyone he hasn’t bowed to?


21 posted on 05/25/2012 7:12:23 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: MrB

Yes, it is...but Liberals need to understand it too ; )


22 posted on 05/25/2012 7:12:54 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: tioga

Afflatus is a tough key to play in, with it’s four flats.


23 posted on 05/25/2012 7:13:03 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: tioga

Elizabeth Warren’s afflatus is displayed in her spirited defense of her aboriginal tall tales.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T0aVbOMmcI


24 posted on 05/25/2012 7:13:59 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

Yes.

The Founding Fathers.....


25 posted on 05/25/2012 7:14:05 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: tioga

I need to garner up some afflatus for birthday signs for a friend of mine at the park. He turns 80 next week and I want to put up signs on the markers.


26 posted on 05/25/2012 7:14:42 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: hobbes1

“Empty.....just like banging on a drum.”


27 posted on 05/25/2012 7:22:01 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: secret garden

Like a Burma Shave kind of thing?


28 posted on 05/25/2012 7:24:01 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Grooaaannn. A++


29 posted on 05/25/2012 7:25:40 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Fauxcohauntus just never goes away. Breitbart has a new article out exposing her use of that lie to get Harvard tenure. A+++


30 posted on 05/25/2012 7:27:30 AM PDT by tioga
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To: hobbes1; xsmommy; NeoCaveman; Explorer89

and all other tweeters...today is trend #BrettKimblin day. This guy is a convicted bomber turned left wing instigator who has been harrassing right wing bloggers. He “swats” them. Calls the cops in the middle of the night pretending to be his victim and claims he killed his wife and children. This could get his victim killed when the swat team show ups with guns and raid the house. Scary stuff. He’s gotten others fired from their jobs, legally harasses them, spreads lies and untruths about them. Breitbart was on to him, a lot of Breitbart’s friends have been targeted. Watch for it on Twitter today and join in.


31 posted on 05/25/2012 7:32:25 AM PDT by tioga
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To: hobbes1; xsmommy; NeoCaveman; Explorer89

and all other tweeters...today is trend #BrettKimblin day. This guy is a convicted bomber turned left wing instigator who has been harassing right wing bloggers. He “swats” them. Calls the cops in the middle of the night pretending to be his victim and claims he killed his wife and children. This could get his victim killed when the swat team show ups with guns and raid the house. Scary stuff. He’s gotten others fired from their jobs, legally harasses them, spreads lies and untruths about them. Breitbart was on to him, a lot of Breitbart’s friends have been targeted. Watch for it on Twitter today and join in.


32 posted on 05/25/2012 7:32:43 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
Obozo is so narcissistic that he thinks even his flatulence is afflatus
33 posted on 05/25/2012 7:46:28 AM PDT by verga (Party like it is 1773)
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To: verga

(plugging nose) ok... A++


34 posted on 05/25/2012 7:52:23 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
Where is everyone?
35 posted on 05/25/2012 7:54:19 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
Afflatus

Afflatus is Latin for a disease, lack of air, that affects old tires on my truck and is related to the word flatulence but how that one could help the other is a mystery of plumbing science.

Edward, from the nursing home, says to keep yer diapers dry but he says that to everyone..... fact is that's all he's said since imbibing his own home brew, come to think of it.

36 posted on 05/25/2012 7:54:20 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: tioga

can’t speak for everyone but i spent 2 hours in a dental chair.


37 posted on 05/25/2012 7:56:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic; tioga
It is funny how family stories get passed along. My family came to Texas when Indians were still raiding homes and stealing children and there is a documented story about such a raid and one of the little boys in our lineage. There is also a story that someone in the family was an indian and the "proof" was a single moccasin handed down.

We have found NO proof that anyone was an indian and I find it hard to believe we would even have had any indians in the family since during the time period it would have happened they were fighting them to stay alive! lol

We've gone back to the 1600's and not found an indian so I'm thinking the family story was misunderstood or just made up by someone who found that little shoe. Of course this is UNLIKE Elizabeth Warren's story, which was possibly made up to gain advantage as a minority.

38 posted on 05/25/2012 8:02:57 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: xsmommy

I want you to imagine all those nasty right wing talking points,

Now, what would you say if, Congress was investigating DOJ for stonewalling over Fast & Furious, allowing guns to be transferred to Mexican Drug Cartels, and wound up killing an American Law Enforcement Officer.

That the Administration ran up 5 Trillion dollars in Debt over 3 years.

That it was defending it’s Health care bill @ SCOTUS over Unconstitutional Individual Mandate.

That as another facet of the same bill the Administration under was unprecedented Legal actions in Federal Court by over 40 Catholic/Religious institutions over assault on
First Amendment.

That that there were over 100 Criminal investigations by DOE Inspector General over 11 Billion dollars given to cronies under the auspices of Green Jobs programs......

And Imagine that all happened while the President was playing 100 Rounds of Golf, in between jetting off on Vacations, totaling over 10 million dollars in 3 years...

Can you imagine that?

Now Imagine that the Administration was Republican....


39 posted on 05/25/2012 8:03:53 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: hobbes1

That, my friend, is a keeper of a list. So I will keep and memorize it.


40 posted on 05/25/2012 8:08:32 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: tioga

Yes. I’m not sure if he’ll be biking or jogging that day but he told me about his birthday 4 months ago, saying he hoped he’d make it. He’s in great shape for someone half his age.


41 posted on 05/25/2012 8:14:06 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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of course i can. one can’t think that way though, bc we are DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE! that’s the only way to describe life these days. NOTHING MAKES SENSE, everything is upside down. add in that 40 Catholic institutions sued the administration over loss of religious freedom. The Arlington Catholic Herald had a good write up on that yesterday, listing the various parties to the suit. Archbishop Carroll HS in DC is one of them. They did a good job in putting together a list of petitioners, covering all of the bases of things that the Catholic church does.


42 posted on 05/25/2012 8:14:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

The novocaine is wearing off and my face/lip itches but scratching it does NOTHING bc i am numb and cannot feel my own touch! it’s maddening!


43 posted on 05/25/2012 8:20:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Please take a painkiller before the numbness wears off completely. I know what a stoic you are, but it’s hard to catch up once pain gets ahead.


44 posted on 05/25/2012 8:27:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: count-your-change

LOL A+++


45 posted on 05/25/2012 8:27:35 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
Here's the story, morning glory.
46 posted on 05/25/2012 8:28:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Add In????

‘That as another Facet...’ ; )


47 posted on 05/25/2012 8:29:18 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: NeoCaveman

I cribbed the format from the Closing Argument in ‘A Time to Kill’


48 posted on 05/25/2012 8:31:28 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy

D’ja ever notice druggies consider their every thought divine afflatus? Helps explain the Won’s proclivity for genius.


49 posted on 05/25/2012 8:32:26 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (The day liberals grow up is the day tyranny ends.)
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To: tioga

While afflatus is being inspired to play Amazing Grace on a bagpipe, Infattus is the actual process.


50 posted on 05/25/2012 8:43:47 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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