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Word for the Day, Tuesday October 2, 2012

Posted on 10/02/2012 4:56:20 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, October 2, 2012



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".

hustings [huhs-tingz]

-n

1. (before 1872) the temporary platform on which candidates for the British Parliament stood when nominated and from which they addressed the electors.
2. any place from which political campaign speeches are made.
3. the political campaign trail.
4. Also called hustings court . a local court in certain parts of Virginia.

[before 1050; Middle English, Old English < Old Danish hūs-thing house meeting. See house, thing2]


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1 posted on 10/02/2012 4:56:27 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Not going to the hustings. Going back to bed. Been fighting this thing since Friday.


2 posted on 10/02/2012 4:58:04 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
uh oh, soother is a sicky....

get well soon, soother!

3 posted on 10/02/2012 5:03:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

"Please state the nature of the medical emergency..."

4 posted on 10/02/2012 5:06:36 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: xsmommy

Thanks. I was off yesterday and slept all day. I went through all the motions this morning and just did not have the energy to get out the door.

The dog is happy cause everyone’s home now.


5 posted on 10/02/2012 5:08:06 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

no school today?


6 posted on 10/02/2012 5:16:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

i have been feeling that i have something in the incipient stages, starting in my chest and vocal cords. for some reason my voice is prone to going. i recall when the kids were little going to the falls church quack center and he threaded something through my nose down to my vocal chords and said that they were strained and that i should stop talking, whispering is worse than talking and go in the steamy shower for 15 min at a time to breathe in the steam. Tell a mother of small children to STOP talking? yeah, right.


7 posted on 10/02/2012 5:22:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Chicken corn chowder, my specialty........get well soon.
8 posted on 10/02/2012 5:24:33 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

Gargle with blessed salt in warm water. Works for me.


9 posted on 10/02/2012 5:26:20 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

that looks really good and you are going to make me jones for it now with that pic!


10 posted on 10/02/2012 5:31:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

So Sorry you are feeling ill.

Honey and Lemon and Rest....
And Of COURSE, Chicken Soup are this old vocal teacher’s Rx.

Which is hard if you are a Mom...The most important job in the world!

The Hastings Will Continue and hold a place for you, awaiting your return.


11 posted on 10/02/2012 5:32:42 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: tioga

i need to send you Father DeCelles sermon from Sunday. Xshub came home raving about it. i wanted to send it last night, but your email doesn’t pop up on the ipad like it does on my computer, so i will do it now.


12 posted on 10/02/2012 5:32:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Listening to Romney/Ryan on the hustings gives us a reminder of what things U.S. has accomplished in achieving greatness. Then, Obama talks to us. Nights and days run together as his teleprompter-prompted diatribes continue unabated, from moon rise to sun sight.

I fear for our once great nation and sigh. NUTS! One whose treason in past years would have seen him hung, sits in the Oval Office as on a throne. His attorney general and other assorted thugs sin against the Constitution daily. And the outpouring of shit sung daily by Jay Carney is unprecedented in America, and rivaled only by Baghdad Bob. Fast & Furious, Libya, Egypt? Nothing happened? No Bush mouthpiece could have sung this tune and avoided media scrutiny.

Barack, our brother, is the giver of all things to all people: life, liberty, contraceptives, food stamps, and cell phones. Well, not all people. His real brother lives in a hut, signs outside saying “Feed me.” But Kenyans can’t vote here (although they can run for president) so Obama’s real brother is left to the kindness of strangers. Conservative strangers. How that stings. Uh! Brother George, my advice to you: drink heavily. Gin shuts out the pain.

13 posted on 10/02/2012 5:34:07 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: left that other site; xsmommy

Ooops...I was too HASTY.
The HUSTINGS will continue...


14 posted on 10/02/2012 5:35:24 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site; SoothingDave

well Soother is the one who’s really feeling sick, i am just feeling like something might be starting, so i don’t feel bad yet! but thanks!


15 posted on 10/02/2012 5:45:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

you haven’t graced us with one of those in eons! great job!


16 posted on 10/02/2012 5:46:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

So Sorry you are under the weather, Soother!


17 posted on 10/02/2012 5:47:53 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: xsmommy

Thank you.


18 posted on 10/02/2012 5:48:33 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: SoothingDave
The hustings are getting longer.
19 posted on 10/02/2012 5:51:53 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

Anyone else catching one of ArnoldS’s appearances promoting his tell all book? He looks old and worn, pining for Maria and just generally looking like a has been. Amazing. I think all this really broke him.


20 posted on 10/02/2012 5:53:48 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave
Upstate rural New York is never a hustings for presidential campaign appearances. New York City at times, but never up here it the boonies.


21 posted on 10/02/2012 6:01:06 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave; tioga

Yes, Arnold was using Fox and Friends and his book as his hustings in his feeble attempt to woo Maria back into his home.


22 posted on 10/02/2012 6:04:52 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: SoothingDave

Have you been in Texas lately? We’ve had an epidemic of West Nile Virus....


23 posted on 10/02/2012 6:19:18 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: SoothingDave

Hustings

Real simple. Some tings are man tings and some tings are women tings, hus tings and herse tings.


24 posted on 10/02/2012 6:25:17 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: xsmommy

That was an awesome sermon. Loved it.


25 posted on 10/02/2012 6:26:56 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

Given Cosby's brush-ups with Obama in the past over race policy,
support for The One now would be just so much Hustings-bull…

26 posted on 10/02/2012 6:33:47 AM PDT by mikrofon (From the Cliff)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s kind of a shock to see him humbled like this. Seems Maria is including him in all events involving the kids. Gracious of her.


27 posted on 10/02/2012 6:34:21 AM PDT by tioga
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To: theDentist

I just saw the clip from the debate where Scott Brown tell Fauxcohauntus that he is not a student in her classroom. Good zinger, he got booed though. How are things on the ground there?


28 posted on 10/02/2012 6:56:40 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Humbled? He’s had 16 yars to be humbled. No, I think he’s a politician who was caught red handed, and he is just saying what he thinks needs to be said at the moment. Maria is a politician too, and is toying with his affections. I hope they work it out, but I doubt that he’ll be a changed man.

In the mean time he’s ruined at least 8 lives, not counting his own.


29 posted on 10/02/2012 7:02:22 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

eeks, he was in Houston recently as i recall!


30 posted on 10/02/2012 7:08:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The bottom line was that it was the MAID, older, unattractive....and a son. He kept both in his home with his wife and children. He was despicable. Cannot fathom ever taking him back with the betrayal so personal.


31 posted on 10/02/2012 7:09:47 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

will you watch the debate tomorrow PM? xshub and i agreed it’s impossible, we won’t be able to stand it. he said it would be worse than watching an SU basketball game live [and this from someone who walked around the outside corridor of the Superdome at the final four bc of his inability to sit in his seat and watch it live]i MAY be able to handle following it on Twitter, depending on how it goes!


32 posted on 10/02/2012 7:10:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

Wonder if she was tested for HIV; with him no better than a alleycat, who the heck knows what he was bringing home disease-wise.


33 posted on 10/02/2012 7:13:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

Regarding election MONTH: my husband and I have already voted. I have the dubious honor of being the first person in my municiipality to wreck my ballot and had to trek to City Hall and ask for a new one. I got to rip my old one in half and place it into the “spoiled ballot” bag — all by its lonesome. I voted September 20 the day after my ballot arrived in the mail.

I had used a felt pen marker to show how determined I was in my vote, and the ink bled through, spoiling the reverse side. The election workers are supposed to re-make my absentee ballot in that case, but I don’t trust them. So, I remade my own ballot, using a ball point pen.

The reason I vote early is because I work at the polls on election day and it will be a full day with no time to travel to my own polling place to cast my ballot. My husband has no good excuse for voting early, other than I won’t be home to remind him to go to the polls.


34 posted on 10/02/2012 7:14:58 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; xsmommy; SoothingDave; NeoCaveman; TruthShallSetYouFree
too funny.....Obama is practicing for the debate at a golf course with a Mid East theme.........LMAO


35 posted on 10/02/2012 7:17:07 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

Oh, I am watching. Will watch in the kitchen and commandeer the computer, too.


36 posted on 10/02/2012 7:20:22 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

I ask again: why does Obumbum need to go to Vegas to practice? He could go to Camp David. He has many rooms in the WH. He has an empty mansion in Chicago. Does he just like to spend our money? That’s a rhetorical question. I don’t expect an answer. I wonder where Michelle is during these practice sessions?


37 posted on 10/02/2012 7:22:53 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: tioga

what an odd mix though, it says it has a replica of the Ponte Vecchio, which is in Florence? usually those hotels stay pretty close to theme.


38 posted on 10/02/2012 7:25:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Yes, my ballot will probably be waiting for me when I get home as Election Month starts today in Ohio.

I’ll probably be working at the polling place like you on election day.


39 posted on 10/02/2012 7:26:08 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: afraidfortherepublic

well Nevada is a swing state for one thing, so that’s a reason to be there. He doesn’t need to go anywhere exotic for sure, but i can understand wanting to get away from your normal routine when preparing for something like that. preparing for oral arguments before an appellate court is not dissimilar from what he is doing, and i would prefer doing that elsewhere than my house, mainly to avoid the distractions. he appears to have even less self control than i do as far as concentrating, and he is going to be distracted no matter where he is.


40 posted on 10/02/2012 7:29:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Romney prepared at home.

Obumbum takes an entourage to Vegas. Perhaps he’s making up for telling folks to stay away from Vegas his firsst year in office.

Wisconsin is a swing state too. We have at least one 5 diamond resort — The American Club — with several acclaimed golf courses attached. Of course, he wouldn’t want to stay anywhere called “The American Club”, would he?


41 posted on 10/02/2012 7:57:08 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: SoothingDave

I’m going to hop on board the chicken noodle soup wagon. It really does help, since it has some good antioxidants in it and a good mix of protein and carbs. Rest up and feel better soon!


42 posted on 10/02/2012 8:07:21 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave
It's Hustings season and I can't wait for it to be over so I know whether we're going to be restoring American freedom or continuing our goose step towards communism.
43 posted on 10/02/2012 8:07:52 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: xsmommy
The American Club -- the midwest's only 5 diamond resort.

The 18th Hole at Blackwolf Run (River Course).

44 posted on 10/02/2012 8:14:13 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; xsmommy

Of course, I should mention that The American Club was developed by the Kohlers — Republicans all. ;^)


45 posted on 10/02/2012 8:17:25 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
No Romney prepared in Vermont at various times and more recently in Denver.
46 posted on 10/02/2012 8:26:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

looks very nice.


47 posted on 10/02/2012 8:27:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

The Boston Globe is supporting her hook line and sinker. There’s a surprise. The Herald is asking about her practicing law without a license, but not sure if it’s got traction.

I dunno. Too many damn liberals here with their hands out.


48 posted on 10/02/2012 8:32:38 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; xsmommy

Romney spent a day or so practicing at the private home of a friend as well. As I recall, McCain used his own estate for the practices. I highly doubt Obama will resist the golf course. The more he golfs the better at this point.


49 posted on 10/02/2012 8:47:51 AM PDT by tioga
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To: theDentist

Well, hope you got registered and are voting Brown. Can’t imagine intelligent folks voting for a lying fake women who probably broke the law.


50 posted on 10/02/2012 8:51:34 AM PDT by tioga
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