Skip to comments.Word for the Day, September 3, 2013
Posted on 09/03/2013 5:04:11 AM PDT by SoothingDave
Word For The Day, September 3, 2013
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".
not auspicious; boding ill; ill-omened; unfavorable.
[158595; in-3 + auspicious]
Pitt had an inauspicious debut in the ACC last night, getting spanked 41-13 by Florida State. I was suspicious that FSU was taking penalties just so they could make 3rd and 17s and 3rd and 30s.
Israel firing missiles now. This has an inauspicious tone.
it was not pretty.
wow, i have been so unplugged, i better find out what has been going on.
The recovery has been inauspicious
Despite the left’s outspoken wishes
The Keynesians lost
Now we all feel the cost
And the right is “malicious” and “vicious”
The offense had its moments, but the defense was just horrible.
or as Pontifex says:
War never again, never again war.
Someone tweeted that he sounded like yoda, LOL.
Of course this has gotten zero coverage.
I’m 1/3 of the way through Atlas Shrugged, which i had never read, and the similarity to our present reality is mindblowing. I knew the book was good, but i didn’t realize it would be this gripping.
It’s been a few years now, ok more than a decade, but what I think Ayn Rand did best is describe the vilians. They are with us in the modern day. Writing things like the “Fair Share Act” and “Anti Dog Eat Dog Act” isn’t all that far from what happens today.
That was the original title to War and Peace, ya know?
Wait till you get to the scintillating sex scenes. ;-)
The villains are front and center today! and those laws, and the DIRECTIVES which were not laws, but were foisted on the populace, are all with us today, with diff names.
oh been there. like i said i’m a third of the way through.
I think it had to do with driving the Moops out of Spain.
i’m reading it on my ipad mini. the girls and i went to see the Heat, at the movies on Sunday PM. HILARIOUS. of course, i loved the Bridesmaids and it’s the same director and Melissa McCarthy is in it with Sandra Bullock. and i do have the sense of humor of a teenaged boy, but i LMAO. i love her.
So we got home and i went to read on the ipad and i saw something in the lower left hand corner and i rubbed it thinking it was something on the screen, and it turns out it was a spiderweb crack of some sort. i was just sick about it. went to the Apple store yesterday, about 95% sure i’d have to pay to replace it. The Genius bar girlie looked at it and said, well since it’s damaged, there will be a charge associated with replacing it, $219. i said ok, and she went to the back to get the replacement and came out and said, your ipad was cracked when you came in, but it BROKE when i pressed on it, so since the damage occurred in the store, the replacement is covered. i said, you are so sweet. It was so very nice of her to do that, i got the replacement for free. I have nothing but praise for the Apple store in Fair Oaks Mall by me. I have had nearly ever single Apple device i own, replaced bc of some sort of malfunction, it’s always done quickly, efficiently and without any balking. This time i knew bc it was damage, although i had no idea how the damage occured, there was no dropping etc. I figured there was no way they’d cover it. SO that truly made my day yesterday.
And you keep buying them. ;-)
i have not bought a one. hubby buys them for me : )
The lease on the Highlander wasn’t due to be up until Feb, but the woman at the Toyota dealer called him and he said, well if you can get her out of the lease and into a new one, for the same $, we will do it. She did, and on Friday, i got the 2013 highlander, blue instead of the green i had. It does have the ability to recognize the ipod without wires, via the bluetooth, which was what i was dead set on. it has the computer stuff too, like his lexus, but i don’t see me using that much, if at all.
You are tough on electronics. I’ve never broken a thing, but my husband goes through phones like crackerjack.
But does it have a backup camera and beeper?
no, i am not at all tough on them. this was the first item that was damaged. the others were all flaws. The iphone 5 i had originally was not holding the charge. i took it in, she tested it, and said it was the first she had seen with that particular problem. The previous ipad 3 i had the button was not working, they replaced it.
Yes, it has everything that the 2011 had, there is no sonar, it’s not offered apparently, since this has all of the bells and whistles they offer.
Do you get 4x4?
My department secretary got a new Subaru Forester and said that it had a neat feature. If you have the (front) windshield wipers on and shift into reverse, it automatically does a swipe with the rear wiper.
yes, xshub said it’s 4wd. That is cool about the rear wipers. I had a good guy telling me how to do stuff in there, last time the guy didn’t tell me too much. This guy said the 2011 would have also played the ipod without wires, but that you had to go through several screens to get there, no one had told me that. xshub had said this was pretty similar to his lexus as far as features.
I wish we had rear wipers when the girls were still in diapers
i get what you did there... you goofball!
When I bought mine, the sales guy went through the setup to “pair” both my and my wife’s phones, and gave us a brief tour of the controls.
I just went over 1500 miles.
Yeah, I may not be in Hegewisch anymore, butt I’ll do my best to live up to the other half of my handle.
i had 45,000 mi on the 2011.
it’s in your genes/jeans... ; )
It’s sort of true. Except we say it when our kicker makes a field goal and they say it when they cut the head off an infidel.
And that my friend makes all the difference.
Every morning I feel like I’ve awakened in some alternate universe-
Obama loss of credibility
Is just almost delicious-
His ridiculous remarks are
Viewed as inauspicious
Unfortunately, that means
Most of our allies find
His actions as erratic
And him of unsound mind
He wants some bombs and tanks
For his silly, scripted play-
If congress has sense at all
They’ll take his keys away...
“Help, I’m stepping into the twilight zone-
The place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned”
And maybe I can escape into an estimate for a couple of hours-back later...
It’s always inauspicious when Juan & Grahamnesty bi-participate with The One to “resolve” the nation’s problems...
My budget does not permit newer vehicles, but I’ve never done that-can’t miss what you never had-I’m happy with an old 4X4 SUV/Truck that goes where I need it to go, out here in the land of few paved roads-and I’m totally not into cameras, GPS, etc-it is creepy to me-driving is breathing space-if I want/need to communicate, I’ll turn down the stereo, pull way off the road and call or text safely on my cell phone...
I read “Atlas Shrugged” again about 2 years ago, and was newly inspired to go galt. I just started reading Ira Levin’s “This Perfect Day” again, for another chilling take on where we are now...
Is it just me, or is McCain crazier than a s***house rat?
It’s not just you.
Why would anyone ever think that s person the age of Taylor Swift, who is an entertainer would have anything of note to say?
She is also one of those country singers whose songs prompt me to change the station...
Aaagh! “A person”...
There is a Twitter account I follow, not real high activity, that is Kim Kierkegaardashian (@KimKierkegaard). It’s a clever mashup of the two.
That might just be simultaneously too high brow and too low brow for me.
Have you caught up yet on Breaking Bad?
I am rounding third and headed for home. I have 5 episodes left from last season to watch on Netflix.
It seems to me like the end of season 4 (”I won”) could have been a series ender. I don’t know when Walter stole Jesse’s special cigarette, but that final reveal made the entire character much darker.
Excuse my French for a moment.
Fuck these people.
The gross dereliction of Americas unique authority in the world, is inexeffeingscusable, in this context.
Britian wint go...Screw them
France wont go Screw them.
We sat idly by while the Hutsis and Tutsis hacked each other to death.
Clintion turned tail and ran from Somalia, then backed the KLA.
These people are unfit to hold positions of leadership.
We have DRONES. We have assassinated scores of AQ leadership.
You know why Assad, is still alive? Our “leaders” fear the next Major Hasan.
Its not you.
Mr.Magoo, makes a shithousenrat, look like Siggy Freud.
I haven’t watched any of “Breaking Bad” or “Sons of Anarchy”, although both look interesting-but a bit darker than I like. I have slavishly watched both seasons of “Longmire” though-which shows the dark side of “good” people, as well-the rabbit trails, plot twists, mysterious goings-on and (rightly) vengeful natures of the main characters keep me interested.