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Word For The Day, Wednesday, September 5, 2012-- vainglory

Posted on 09/05/2012 4:48:38 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree

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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".

vainglory \ˈvān-ˌglȯr-ē, ˌvān-ˈ\

hear it pronounced

noun 1. excessive elation or pride over one's own achievements, abilities, etc.; boastful vanity. 2. empty pomp or show.

vainglorious
veɪnˈglɔriəs,-ˈgloʊr-[veyn-glawr-ee-uhs, -glohr-] adjective 1. filled with or given to vainglory: a vainglorious actor. 2. characterized by, showing, or proceeding from vainglory: a vainglorious estimate of one's ability.

Etymology: Origin:

vainglory
c.1300, "worthless glory," waynglori, from O.Fr. vaine glorie, from M.L. vana gloria (see vain + glory). Related: vainglorious

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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

When I looked up vainglory in the dictionary, I was referred to the Democratic National Convention.

To prevent further grade inflation, I have re-scaled the curve. The highest grade will be A+++.

No pushing at the door please!

1 posted on 09/05/2012 4:48:45 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Here you go, early birds!
If anyone wants on (or off) the PING LIST, please let me know.


2 posted on 09/05/2012 4:50:34 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

This morning’s media was replete with vainglorious tributes to the Wookie.


3 posted on 09/05/2012 4:57:51 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

i have my fingers in my ears and i am humming so as not to hear a single word from the DNC this week.


4 posted on 09/05/2012 4:58:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

i asked my husband if he got “misty” when i speak.... ; )


5 posted on 09/05/2012 5:00:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: left that other site
A++

I watched exactly none of the DNC. And even that was too much.

6 posted on 09/05/2012 5:05:35 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; NeoCaveman
i can't say anything to my SIL, but the first thing i thought of when i read THIS, was that their move from Warren, OH, to Houston if anything remotely like it happens, is ill-timed. My brother has no weaponry. i think he needs to remedy that.
7 posted on 09/05/2012 5:05:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

8 posted on 09/05/2012 5:06:23 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: xsmommy

ick.


9 posted on 09/05/2012 5:11:16 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
This vainglorious loser Ps me O to no end. WHAT possible point is there to this candidacy other than Fing over republicans for his own vainglory, and ensuring ObamaHELL for 4 more years, from which we may not come back.
10 posted on 09/05/2012 5:15:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

2012 DNC Requiem

They wanted glory, but in vain.
Vainglory was their only gain!


11 posted on 09/05/2012 5:16:13 AM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: xsmommy

A++
Don’t hold back,darlin’. Tell us how you really feel.


12 posted on 09/05/2012 5:16:56 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: Panzerlied
A+++ Outstanding!


13 posted on 09/05/2012 5:18:22 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: xsmommy

I must be a glutton for punishment, but I listened to MO’s speech. DrK was dead on....great delivery, but all bull$hit. She was not talking about the same man we all have known for 4 years. Worked 4yrs ago, not this year.


14 posted on 09/05/2012 5:26:47 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: xsmommy

He would be in a better position in Texas since we are gun friendly, and of course he won’t be in the inner city. But yeah when I read stuff like this it makes me want to live out in West Texas again. Not that there wouldn’t be problems out there, but you could see them coming for days in that flat land.


15 posted on 09/05/2012 5:27:25 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: tioga

i don’t know, there are people who LIKE him and will find that crap believable. i had zumba last night, but never turned the tv on when i got back bc i knew i would trash my own house in a fit of tourettes if i heard a word of it.


16 posted on 09/05/2012 5:32:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

i had the paralegal in here this AM talking politics so i feel on edge about it all again. her relatives in PA are not voting for obama. but the virgil goode candidacy in VA is a bad thing and i am just furious at the @#^%^#$^^& purists who think that this is somehow a GOOD IDEA and they can stand on PRINCIPLE by supporting a conservative. honest to God, so you are standing on an ash heap of our country/democracy feeling sooooo good about your @#%^U&) principles. good for you.


17 posted on 09/05/2012 5:35:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

My God I can hardly stand to read comments on FR anymore - the idiots who still refuse to support our Republican candidate are just infuriating. They are so filled with hate toward Romney/Ryan, they make me wonder if they will be cheering if obama is reelected because the “evil Romney” won’t have won.


18 posted on 09/05/2012 5:36:33 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: xsmommy

At this point, those suckers would have voted for him already. My dem driver last night walked into the squad room right after I put the DNC on CSPAN. He took one look at it, turned his chair so his back was to it and sat down to visit with one of the guys. I asked him if he was dissing the DNC and he loudly proclaimed “I told you I was not voting this year!” We all just smirked. I turned it off right after that. I had to stay up to 11 when I went off duty so I did watch MO’s speech when I got home. My other driver is a Rep, he loved Clint Eastwood. I told him about #EmptyChairDay and he got a good laugh.


19 posted on 09/05/2012 5:38:45 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: xsmommy

The situation in VA concerns me. This idiot needs to withdraw his candidacy so his followers vote for Romney. Jerks and their egos. Is he a cousin to Akins?


20 posted on 09/05/2012 5:41:01 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: tioga

apparently Clint played well in the “provinces.” the paralegal said her relatives in PA and WV all loved it and thought it was funny as all get out.


21 posted on 09/05/2012 5:45:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

and her relatives are Dems, btw.


22 posted on 09/05/2012 5:45:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

he’d have to be more sane than the third party purist wackjobs on FR, and considering he has the b@!!s to run for President when he could not even win reelection in his own district, shows you he’s not tethered to reality. it’s all about fing over the GOPe, even if it means fing over the country and consigning it to the dustbin.


23 posted on 09/05/2012 5:48:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
why i love HD right here.
24 posted on 09/05/2012 5:54:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

There was also a tribute to Ted Kennedy, the only soldier known to have a confirmed kill in the war on women.


25 posted on 09/05/2012 5:57:18 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: xsmommy

(man - I was so nervous it was going to be some “not guilty” comment of mine...)


26 posted on 09/05/2012 5:57:18 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa (Vote for Goode, end up with evil, pat self on back repeatedly)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

oh i see those too ; )


27 posted on 09/05/2012 5:58:58 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

the phrase tommy the halfling made me LOL!


28 posted on 09/05/2012 5:59:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Vainglory, thy name is Hussein.


29 posted on 09/05/2012 5:59:44 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

If one wants to know the true meaning of “vainglory”, they should watch the Democratic National Convention!!!!

NO mention of God, praising those who enter into same-sex “marriage” as having the courage of our Founding Fathers, and calling the Presidency of Barack Hussein obama Soebarkah a success!

PHOOEY!!!!

Note the presence of muslim women in full hijab as delegates to this cracked convention, clapping for every mention of women’s “rights”. Women who must be encased in tents all day have no rights! And they and their cohorts are NOT Americans!!!!


30 posted on 09/05/2012 6:03:17 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Honorary Serb
Note the presence of muslim women in full hijab as delegates to this cracked convention, clapping for every mention of women’s “rights”.

seriously? whoa! that's just ridic!

31 posted on 09/05/2012 6:07:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I had the TV on in the background last night, so caught a few snippets of Rham and the San Antonio mayor.

I’d vote for the Democrats if I believed anything they were saying wasn’t complete BS. We’re for the middle class, they just support the rich. Same rhetoric they haul out every time since FDR.


32 posted on 09/05/2012 6:11:22 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Old Sarge

A++
Indeed.


33 posted on 09/05/2012 6:12:36 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: Honorary Serb

A++
Nice rant!


34 posted on 09/05/2012 6:13:38 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
So what is with all the vainglory for the do nothing mayor of San Antonio. Sounds like more of the soft bigotry of low espectations, again.
35 posted on 09/05/2012 6:23:42 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

A++
Trotting out someone named Castro at the DNC seems very fitting.


36 posted on 09/05/2012 6:41:20 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I was expecting Fidel, or at the very least Raoul.


37 posted on 09/05/2012 6:44:44 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

Maybe I’m being harsh, but that military mom who introduced Michelle is the textbook definition of “useful idiot.”


38 posted on 09/05/2012 6:49:12 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

did you see that apparently barney frank checked in somewhere wearing an autoerotic collar. no holds barred now, barney, let all of that creepy sordid perversion hang out.


39 posted on 09/05/2012 6:50:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
here ya go.
40 posted on 09/05/2012 6:52:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

Oh WOW! Well Said!


41 posted on 09/05/2012 7:00:06 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: xsmommy

Oh. My. God.

I can’t BELIEVE it!


42 posted on 09/05/2012 7:06:45 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: SoothingDave

When she gets the form letter he didn’t even sign after the death of her son she will turn on him. Hopefully, it doesn’t happen. Not wishing that on her sons bc she is a fool.


43 posted on 09/05/2012 7:06:55 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: hobbes1; Hegewisch Dupa
Tiger, didn't you live in Montclair in the past? since your oldest is starting HS this year, let's hope he doesn't encounter any of these predatory teachers, be they innocent or guilty.... and HD, sweetie, i haven't checked the thread for you input, but it's undoubtedly there....
44 posted on 09/05/2012 7:07:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

you need to give a warning on that one. as someone noted on the thread, not possibly his belt, too small to fit around his waist.


45 posted on 09/05/2012 7:08:57 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: left that other site

no maybe he just forgot to put the belt in his luggage after taking it off for TSA so he just looped it around his neck. right??? ; )


46 posted on 09/05/2012 7:10:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

someone postulating that it was perhaps “medicinal” was pretty funny...


47 posted on 09/05/2012 7:12:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

WHATEVER! (LOL!)


48 posted on 09/05/2012 7:15:48 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

While Obama basks in his vainglory,
The economy is still the main story.
Once this Socialist boor
Gets thrown out the door,
That will go far to ease the pain for me.


49 posted on 09/05/2012 7:18:04 AM PDT by mikrofon (And 300+ Million others...)
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To: left that other site
Oh WOW! Well Said!

It's not original. I saw it on twitter last night.

50 posted on 09/05/2012 7:18:23 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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