Skip to comments.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".
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]
Not going to the hustings. Going back to bed. Been fighting this thing since Friday.
get well soon, soother!
"Please state the nature of the medical emergency..."
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.
no school today?
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.
Gargle with blessed salt in warm water. Works for me.
that looks really good and you are going to make me jones for it now with that pic!
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.
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.
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 cant vote here (although they can run for president) so Obamas 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.
Ooops...I was too HASTY.
The HUSTINGS will continue...
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!
you haven’t graced us with one of those in eons! great job!
So Sorry you are under the weather, Soother!
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.
Yes, Arnold was using Fox and Friends and his book as his hustings in his feeble attempt to woo Maria back into his home.
Have you been in Texas lately? We’ve had an epidemic of West Nile Virus....
Real simple. Some tings are man tings and some tings are women tings, hus tings and herse tings.
That was an awesome sermon. Loved it.
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
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.
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?
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.
eeks, he was in Houston recently as i recall!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Oh, I am watching. Will watch in the kitchen and commandeer the computer, too.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
The 18th Hole at Blackwolf Run (River Course).
Of course, I should mention that The American Club was developed by the Kohlers — Republicans all. ;^)
looks very nice.
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.
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.
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.