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Word for the Day, Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - Agon
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Posted on 05/30/2012 4:45:31 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”.

Agon (pl, agones)

noun

    1. A conflict, especially between the protagonist and antagonist in a work of literature.
    2. The part of an ancient Greek drama, especially a comedy, in which two characters engage in verbal dispute.
    3. A test of will; a conflict: "Freud's originality stemmed from his aggression and ambition in his agon with biology" (Harold Bloom).
    4. A contest in ancient Greece, as in athletics or music, in which prizes were awarded.


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!)

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 agon of the Obama "story" is his own contradictions in his book from the established life story the MSM concocted. In his own words he inhaled, often. Choom gang truth now shows a high school pothead.
1 posted on 05/30/2012 4:45:38 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

159 days to we vote the bum out of the White House....get busy, work to be done.


2 posted on 05/30/2012 4:49:01 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

till we vote him out not to


3 posted on 05/30/2012 5:00:08 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

The agon of the Republican Primary Season has been pure agony.


4 posted on 05/30/2012 5:09:16 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: tioga

Elizabeth Warren’s own agon
Shows a woman conflicted, who’s way gone
One-32nd squaw
Got her in Harvard Law
But ‘twas false, now her pale face has egg on


5 posted on 05/30/2012 5:12:38 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: tioga

Not this **** agon.


6 posted on 05/30/2012 5:14:07 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Outstanding! One of your best.


7 posted on 05/30/2012 5:17:40 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga
I wonder how many agones between Obama and Romney the electorate will be subjected to before November, now that Romney is the GOP presumptive nominee.
8 posted on 05/30/2012 5:21:23 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Thanks very much.


9 posted on 05/30/2012 5:23:04 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: tioga

I’m a already agon.


10 posted on 05/30/2012 5:37:01 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

And I’m feeeeeling strong
I will sing this victory song
Whoo hoo hoo, whoo hoo hoo


11 posted on 05/30/2012 5:40:42 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga
In the seminal agon of the Twenty-first Century, Western Civilization must stem the rising tide of Islamic Jihad.



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)

12 posted on 05/30/2012 5:42:30 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: left that other site

A++ I keep focused: ABO.


13 posted on 05/30/2012 5:48:43 AM PDT by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Fauxcohauntus just keeps on giving. Did you check out Amazon’s book reviews for Pow Wow Chow. Hysterical. DH even sat laughing while I read them to him.


14 posted on 05/30/2012 5:50:49 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
I'm hoping Ted Cruz wins the great July agon against Dewhurst.
15 posted on 05/30/2012 5:51:36 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

oops. A+++


16 posted on 05/30/2012 5:51:36 AM PDT by tioga
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To: martin_fierro

Oh, yeah. A++


17 posted on 05/30/2012 5:53:04 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Hmm, let me count...dog war, war on women, Bain v public equity, high scool prankster v high school pothead....yeah, there will be a whole lot more in the next 159 days. A+++


18 posted on 05/30/2012 5:55:32 AM PDT by tioga
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To: NeoCaveman

Hmm, not much of a homework assignment from my star student. A++


19 posted on 05/30/2012 5:57:54 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave; NeoCaveman

Obviously, I have missed some pop culture reference.


20 posted on 05/30/2012 5:59:08 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
A conflict, especially between the protagonist and antagonist in a work of literature.

Close enough.

21 posted on 05/30/2012 5:59:31 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: ConorMacNessa

After electing a Muslim president, it’s a little late. A++


22 posted on 05/30/2012 6:01:12 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Just remember this, my girl, when you look up in the sky
You can see the stars and still not see the light

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/eagles/alreadygone.html


23 posted on 05/30/2012 6:04:13 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga
Real homework at #15. #10 was just a fun earworm

Star student?

Aww shucks ma'am.

24 posted on 05/30/2012 6:08:38 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: martin_fierro

I actually watched those reruns. A++


25 posted on 05/30/2012 6:09:54 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

That’s right.


26 posted on 05/30/2012 6:13:12 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: SoothingDave

That’s right.


27 posted on 05/30/2012 6:13:32 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: NeoCaveman

All I know is that Cruz is the TEA Party fav. When is the runoff? A+++ Excellent homework.


28 posted on 05/30/2012 6:19:07 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

LOL figures.


29 posted on 05/30/2012 6:25:33 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s looking like the agon in the Walker Recall story will have a happy ending.


30 posted on 05/30/2012 6:27:06 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
Yet I still hold out hope:

"Thought shall be the harder, heart the keener,
courage the greater, as our might lessens."




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)

31 posted on 05/30/2012 6:40:00 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: tioga

Runoff is July 31


32 posted on 05/30/2012 6:43:39 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

LMAO!


33 posted on 05/30/2012 6:47:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman; tioga

i had a “conversation” of sorts with a liberal in my ofc today. i was minding my own business talking to my paralegal (who happens to be black) about Obama, and asking what her friends were thinking. she says she doesn’t think he will be re-elected, that her friends are all over the lot about him. well the white jewish liberal had to poke her nose in, and she is to the left of Obama, thinks he is a hypocrite, really can’t stand him, thinks he is Bush lite. she got off of obama to politics in general, which was not productive. i would have preferred to hear her rag on Obams some more. He annoys her. she said she is depressed watching the news, and that she really can’t talk politics with people bc it upsets her too much. this is someone from the left. so it was interesting.


34 posted on 05/30/2012 6:52:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
thinks he is a hypocrite, really can’t stand him, thinks he is Bush lite

Finally a consistent liberal. Most seem pretty groovy with domestic spying and indefident detention and undeclared wars as long as they aren't being done by a Republican.

35 posted on 05/30/2012 7:04:00 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

“The thrill of victory
and the agony of defeat.”
-ABC World Wide of Sports


36 posted on 05/30/2012 7:07:23 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: NeoCaveman

she thinks she is a dying breed, classic liberal. loves FDR, thinks we need to TAKE CARE OF the poo-er. my head wants to explode talking to people like that, though i was gratified that she sees him as arrogant, and a narcissist.


37 posted on 05/30/2012 7:10:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman; tioga; SoothingDave
xshub wants to go see this this weekend. Eduardo Verastegui is GORGEOUS. i follow him on twitter, he tweets in spanish about prolife stuff all the time.


38 posted on 05/30/2012 7:16:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

If you were questioning someone else about how their family and friends view Obama, how is this “minding your own business”? ;-)


39 posted on 05/30/2012 7:21:08 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i didn’t bring up the subject, the paralegal did, and this other person left her ofc to come across the hall and engage in the conversation, uninvited.


40 posted on 05/30/2012 7:34:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; tioga; NeoCaveman
Well that info is very encouraging! So black americans who work for a living are seeing that their cultural vote was ridiculous and didn't give them what they had hoped for. Instead of respect they got the results of voting for skin color instead of experience and real convictions.

On the upside our State elections yesterday got great results here - we got the Sheriff we wanted in our County and Cruz will be in a run off with dewhurst for the senate seat previously held by Kay Bailey Hutchison this summer. Mostly everything else was uncontested but we were very interested in the Sheriff's race here!

41 posted on 05/30/2012 7:42:13 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: tioga

The love of my life, Allen West certainly was the victor in the agon with the troll questioning him about his aggressive interrogation of an enemy combatant. Loved the tweet, tioga.


42 posted on 05/30/2012 7:48:57 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: xsmommy

Four lines to that story and we still don’t know if she’s hot. Jeez.


43 posted on 05/30/2012 7:51:24 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Which one, paralegal or buttinski?


44 posted on 05/30/2012 7:59:38 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I was really asking about the nosy broad, but now that you mention it I’ll take info on any babes in the mix there.


45 posted on 05/30/2012 8:01:18 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: tioga
 

We need more Agon!

46 posted on 05/30/2012 8:11:45 AM PDT by mikrofon (Ancient Chinese Commercial)
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To: xsmommy
TAKE CARE OF the poo-er.

I have a running war with a neighbor who thinks he's an independent, but who is actually a liberal. He says that we agree on a lot of subjects, but that he is more compassionate toward the poor. You have to give the left credit--after decades of repeating that Big Lie, it has become a huge talking point for them. Too bad it's totally false.

47 posted on 05/30/2012 8:17:57 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: Explorer89

that was DELISH!


48 posted on 05/30/2012 8:18:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; Hegewisch Dupa

i said, of course we have to take care of each other, as a community, as a family, as CHURCHES and other CHARITIES, it’s not the function of a GOVERNMENT to do so. She rolled her eyes at me.
and no HD, nothing remotely hot. you should know better than to think it’s even possible for a lib woman to BE hot. She’s older than i am, and not as well preserved. And, my paralegal is a doll, but 60+


49 posted on 05/30/2012 8:24:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

You got an eye roll - nice. Basically saying “I hate what you’re telling me but have nothing to say to defend my position.”


50 posted on 05/30/2012 8:34:48 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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