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Word for the Day, Monday, July 15, 2013-- sisyphean
7/15/13 | xs

Posted on 07/15/2013 5:29:19 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, July 15, 2013 – aleatory


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".

sisyphean; adjective 1. of or pertaining to Sisyphus. 2. endless and unavailing, as labor or a task.

Etymology:
"resembling the labors of Sisyphus," 1635, from Sisyphus, from Gk. Sisyphos, a name of unknown origin. King of Corinth, famed as "the craftiest of men," he was condemned in the afterlife to roll uphill a stone which perpetually rolls down. •

The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....




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1 posted on 07/15/2013 5:29:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

sorry for the way the thread looks, i am at home today and posting this from an email. Secret, i know the blocks show up in your threads and they showed up the last time i posted from this, but today it decided not to. OH WELL! people can just deal with a less than pretty thread. And yes, i do see that the word ALEATORY was left when i edited it, OH WELL again and i am looking at you, Soother.


2 posted on 07/15/2013 5:32:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

"..it's what got me in trouble when I was spying on my sister"

3 posted on 07/15/2013 5:33:07 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

serves ya right! ; ) A+++


4 posted on 07/15/2013 5:39:43 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Liberals are sisyphean as well as sissy peons.


5 posted on 07/15/2013 5:41:46 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman

you can do better than that, i’m sending you back to your seat ; )


6 posted on 07/15/2013 5:45:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

i paid zero attention to the zimmerman trial and i will now have to force myself to avoid info about what is being done in it’s aftermath, bc it will drive me insane. the handbasket is hurtling ever faster towards hell.


7 posted on 07/15/2013 5:47:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Well he's the guy with the rolling rock, right?


8 posted on 07/15/2013 5:54:35 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman

Don’t go bringing that New Jersey beer into our respectable thread.


9 posted on 07/15/2013 5:57:52 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman

ok, that’s better A+++


10 posted on 07/15/2013 5:59:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
I do not believe I have ordered one since the change.
11 posted on 07/15/2013 6:04:41 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: SoothingDave

Since when are we respectable?


12 posted on 07/15/2013 6:04:59 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: xsmommy

Sisyphean

Sisyphean is a very nasty disease but can be cured with tons of anti-biotics. It is not nearly as bad as owning a condo in Phoenix, both are easy to get but getting rid of the condo is next to impossible.


13 posted on 07/15/2013 6:06:36 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: SoothingDave

so is it back to the salt mines for you today? i am enjoying a pre-vacation day off today. Have to take the dogs to be boarded, am having lunch with my st james mom friends, to celebrate those of us with july birthdays.


14 posted on 07/15/2013 6:07:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: count-your-change

nasty biz! A+++


15 posted on 07/15/2013 6:10:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

16 posted on 07/15/2013 6:13:06 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: xsmommy

Obamacare’s dreck we’re now seein’
Compliance with rules, sisyphean
Delays, changes, waivers
Supporters get favors
That don’t accrue to the plebeian


17 posted on 07/15/2013 6:18:15 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: NeoCaveman
Wasnt our pride being the most raucous,disreputable thread on FR?
18 posted on 07/15/2013 6:18:18 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy

Little known is that Soccer began with the ancient Greeks — originally it was called Sisyphus-ball

Some might describe the languishing, seemingly unending nature of the game as Sisyphean ...


19 posted on 07/15/2013 6:38:14 AM PDT by mikrofon (Sports BUMP ;)
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To: SoothingDave

It just moved on to greener pastures ; )


20 posted on 07/15/2013 6:40:35 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy

I am spending the day with my friend’s husband while she has a day’s vacation from her sisyphean care of her husband. She gets a day with her three daughters at the lake. He has a feeding tube and I will have to assist him throughout the day with food and water. Her husband is a very pleasant man, so no big chore for me. He has COPD and is on oxygen. Just making a pit stop here to check on Buffy, due back there by 10:30.


21 posted on 07/15/2013 7:01:00 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

I am still grinning about the verdict. The rest is just icing on the cake. Let them all squeak like greased pigs. Does my heart good to get a win now and then. Restores my faith in this country, truth be told.


22 posted on 07/15/2013 7:03:06 AM PDT by tioga
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To: BenLurkin

Oh yeah that for sure!! A +++


23 posted on 07/15/2013 7:29:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Excellent!! A ++++


24 posted on 07/15/2013 7:30:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon

Played by sissies! A ++++


25 posted on 07/15/2013 7:31:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

A+++ what a nice treat for her !


26 posted on 07/15/2013 7:32:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

That is so nice of you to give her a day off


27 posted on 07/15/2013 7:41:16 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

We’re just happy to have a thread. If anyone complains about its appearance, they just volunteered to take a day hosting it.


28 posted on 07/15/2013 8:09:55 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
Trying to get tickets for this show have proven to be sisyphean.
29 posted on 07/15/2013 8:32:07 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I was working on a bid off and on, but I’m at a halt until I get some info from a company...

If the idiots in Washington
Would do as the people ask
Keeping body and soul together
Wouldn’t be a Sisyphean task

Instead of just butting out
So market and nature can rule
They just stir the Roman mob
Till all DC looks the fool

They don’t see the money is gone
As their mob continues to shout-
Let’s all hide and watch the show
As the masses figure that out...


30 posted on 07/15/2013 10:17:10 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: tioga; xsmommy; NeoCaveman; count-your-change; SoothingDave

Nasty work - Thank you for helping the family (both patient and wife!) out though. 8<)

Wasn’t it Hercules who diverted a river to wipe out the sishityphean mess from those stables? Seems to me we would need an entire Missippisisyphean flood to clean out Washington’s mess.


31 posted on 07/15/2013 10:52:50 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: secret garden

That looks cool! I’d never heard of it!


32 posted on 07/15/2013 12:13:33 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Clever robt!


33 posted on 07/15/2013 12:14:34 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Texan5

Great job! A ++++


34 posted on 07/15/2013 12:15:15 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Thank you!


35 posted on 07/15/2013 12:27:40 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: hobbes1
Wasnt our pride being the most raucous,disreputable thread on FR?

Well, we did have that going for us.

36 posted on 07/15/2013 12:29:16 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: xsmommy
i am enjoying a pre-vacation day off today.

Good for you! I just got back in town and it's going to be a very long week.

37 posted on 07/15/2013 1:09:23 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman

Which is nice.


38 posted on 07/15/2013 1:42:34 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy
Last night we had our Fourth of July fireworks at the park after the concert. This is the song the band opened with to get everyone going.
39 posted on 07/15/2013 1:43:17 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

I caught part of Cavuto’s show w/Varney substituting, and he had Florida gov Scott on, and he sounded like a world class wuss-Varney was asking him about Holder’s likely continued meddling in the Zimmerman/Martin case, and he just kept saying “think of the parents, tragedy, 17 year old boy, parents’ hearts broken, boo hoo, poor parents of Trayvon”, dodge, dodge-you’d think he was elected apologist of Florida-not governor-I’m not up on Florida-does anyone know what that is about?


40 posted on 07/15/2013 1:52:51 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: hobbes1

So I says hey lama...


41 posted on 07/15/2013 1:56:09 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Lol

How about a little something for the effort!


42 posted on 07/15/2013 5:13:09 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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