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  • Word For the day (1/22/18) Dystopia

    01/21/2018 8:33:27 PM PST · by left that other site · 27 replies
    WORD FOR THE DAY(1/22/18)Dystopia Definition of dystopia 1 : an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives2 literature : anti-utopia 2 • writing a dystopia — dystopian play \-pē-ən\ adjective First Known Use: circa 1950 Recent Examples of dystopia from the Web • Detroit image makeover Despite its problems, Detroit’s image shifted in national and international media during the past decade from that of a scary dystopia to a resilient, innovative community with hot culture and restaurant scenes.
— bill mcgraw, Detroit Free Press, "10 key Detroit developments since 2007," 21 Dec. 2017 • Instead, this trailer...
  • Vanity - Spieberg, Streep, Hanks, Woman's Marches, Schumer's shutdown...not so good.

    01/21/2018 12:16:53 PM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 32 replies
    Like a good chess player, a smart strategic thinker and process manager, always looks at the broad picture, before the details of the subject matter. Bottom Line....the Democrat Party continues its implosion with each passing day. The recent hailed motion picture..."The POST", the workings of Democrat Liberals, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep & Tom Hanks, mega stars, all, ain't faring that well at the box office. Despite the media positive rantings of Entertainment Hollywood, the picture will just about make its budget of $50M, without adding in the massive cost of the pre-film marketing & advertising. It's been on the screens...
  • Vanity - POTUS, Trump should speak to the nation today, re: Government shutdown.

    01/20/2018 6:48:53 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 26 replies
    POTUS, Trump needs to address the nation this evening from the White House Oval office, relative the Democrat led Federal Government shutdown. He needs to clearly and honestly lay out the entire Democrat game plan, including the use and abuse of the "DACA" illegal immigrants, so-called children, who do deserve a better deal then to be treated as political pawns & fodder for a dying Democrat Party that has failed miserably for both all Hispanics & the overwhelming numbers of neglected and ignored, African-Americans, whom Obama and his Democrats did absolutely nothing, whatsoever, to better their lives, freedoms & opportunities...
  • Word For The Day - FACTOTUM

    01/19/2018 6:38:46 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies ^ | 01/19/2018 | Red Badger
    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ fac·to·tum fakˈtōdəm/ noun noun: factotum; plural noun: factotums an employee who does all kinds of work. "he was employed as the general factotum" synonyms: handyman, jack of all trades; More assistant, man Friday, gal/girl Friday; gofer; informalMr./Ms. Fix-It "back then, these wealthy college boys made sure their personal factotums were just a whistle away" Origin mid 16th century (originally in the phrases dominum (or magister ) factotum, translating roughly as ‘master of everything,’ and Johannes factotem ‘John do-it-all’ or ‘Jack of all trades’): from medieval Latin, from Latin fac! ‘do!’ (imperative of facere ) + totum ‘the whole...
  • Vanity - Democrats to shut down Government, Military, DACA & Child Medical Support.

    01/18/2018 7:00:01 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 35 replies
    The headline speaks for itself. No Government Service(Shutdown), No DACA, No Border Wall, No Military Funding, No Child Medical Support, No Immigration Reform, etc. That Jane & Jim America is the Democrat Party political agenda. More like Democrat Party self-inflicted political destruction. Have at it Democrats,..."all"! Go POTUS, Donald J. Trump...MAGA, Make America, Great Again!!!
  • Vanity - New Jersey, Senator, Cory Booker heads for the slime swamp. POTUS, not so much.

    01/17/2018 5:14:30 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 15 replies
    I have just a bit of good advice for "mentally disturbed", insane, New Jersey, Democrat, Senator, Cory Booker, don't count on ever being POTUS...period. Neither a Black Man or Woman that is currently a left-wing ,liberal, progressive, Democrat will be elected POTUS for a long time. folks are dreaming if you think that Oprah Winfrey, "Close Friend" and Admirer of Harvey Weinstein, is a viable run for POTUS. At least Oprah has the common sense and smarts realizing reality. And forget anyone White, Black or otherwise running from the failed states of New Jersey, Vermont, California, New York, Illinois,...
  • Quote from late Justice Antonin Scalia

    01/17/2018 3:00:04 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world. - Antonin Scalia
  • Vanity - White House Press Corps trolled by "Trump" Rear Admiral Doctor.

    01/16/2018 2:24:46 PM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 57 replies
    If you all get the chance watch a replay of today's White House Press conference. It is better then any SNL series of skits you will ever witness. There is not enough space or room to document the insanity remarks and questions, that poured from the lips and mouths of the White House Press Corps. I was laughing and rolling on the floor endlessly. The "entire" White House Press Corps consists of nothing more then idiots, morons, lie tellers, Trump haters, buffoons, dummies, that are truly, dumb, dumber and dumbest...and these words are complementary at best. The great, good news...
  • Vanity - Glimpse of Future USA through Democrat Party Hawaii political control.

    01/15/2018 12:46:52 PM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 17 replies
    Well. Mr. & Mrs. America, you got a grand taste & good hard glimpse of Democrat Party incompetent, dangerous and lack of civil control leadership in the great state of Hawaii a few days back. The panic caused by "Democrat Party" poor management, and inept public servants is the hallmark seal of "all" Democrat Party political and governing actions. The entire political leadership in Hawaii is guilty of causing an unforgivable sin of terrorizing both, all the citizens and tourists living or vacationing on the Hawaiian Island Paradise. None of them, from A-Z, has any idea of what they are...
  • WORD FOR THE DAY(1/15/18)Cabal

    01/15/2018 10:41:52 AM PST · by left that other site · 23 replies
    WORD FOR THE DAY(1/8/18)Cabal cabal noun ca·bal \ kə-ˈbäl , -ˈbal \ Definition of cabal 1 : the contrived schemes of a group of persons secretly united in a plot (as to overturn a government); also : a group engaged in such schemes 2 : club, group • a cabal of artists NEW! Time Traveler First Known Use: 1614 Examples of cabal in a Sentence 1. a cabal plotting to overthrow the government 2. a conspiracy theory about the existence of an international cabal devoted to world domination Recent Examples of cabal from the Web • BBC America After...
  • Vanity - Hawaii, America's Paradise, Island Political Smarts, Brains & Leadership lacking badly.

    01/14/2018 5:26:07 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 27 replies
    Watching that Hawaii news conference yesterday evening was painful, to say the least. The Democrat Governor & Civilian Defense Chief who were both badly lost at sea. Neither had a clue or answers to an event that should have a been "top priority" item, like number one...the protection and defense of the island state people, both residents and tourists combined. Folks, there was neither!!! The Democrat leadership on Hawaii whether, local or statewide was 100% missing. The only pragmatic efficient, leadership came forth from the Federal Government Military personnel, The Governor the two US Senators, the Congress Representatives, have nary...
  • Vanity - Wolff Book, DACA Law, Democrats, Self-Destruct.

    01/13/2018 6:34:57 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 19 replies
    In an earlier post, I stated that the author, Michael Wolff gig would last about three weeks. I was dead has lasted about five days. By the way, who is Michael Wolff, anyway? Ah, the Democrats with Obama leading the "slave plantation" way, have first screwed every African-American in the USA, and now, they are abandoning about 800,000 Hispanic illegal immigrants (DACA folks) trying to get legal status to remain here in the USA. The Democrats could care less about these Latinas...all the Dems want is their votes..period. The good news is, aside from the silly, false blabber of...
  • Vanity - USA through "Trump" now owns the aircraft & automobile industry across the world.

    01/11/2018 9:22:10 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 8 replies
    Last year the Boeing Aircraft Company delivered over 730 complete aircraft to operators across the world, literally destroying, Airbus, the European (European Union) aircraft manufacturer. Boeing stands alone as the greatest and largest supplier of aircraft worldwide. Boeing is also in talks to puchase Embraer aircraft, a Brazil based commuter aircraft manufacturer...and today, Boeing demonstrated a "cargo drone" that will change the world of air cargo hauling in the next five to ten years. The USA is basically doing the same thing in producing worldwide automobiles right here in the USA. Not only do we produce most "American" cars here,...
  • Word For Te Day: HEGEMONY

    01/10/2018 6:15:48 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 18 replies
    font> 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". HEGEMONY hear it pronounced he·gem·o·ny həˈjemənē,ˈhejəˌmōnē/ noun noun: hegemony; plural noun: hegemonies leadership or dominance, especially by one country or social group over others."Germany was united under Prussian hegemony after 1871" synonyms: leadership, dominance, dominion, supremacy, authority, mastery, control, power, sway, rule, sovereignty "the Prussian hegemony of the nineteenth century" Origin mid 16th century: from Greek hēgemonia, from hēgemōn ‘leader,’ from hēgeisthai ‘to lead.’
  • Word For The Day (1/8/18) Ubiquitous

    01/08/2018 8:36:32 AM PST · by left that other site · 17 replies
    1/8/18 | left that other site
    WORD FOR THE DAY(1/8/18)Ubiquitous : existing or being everywhere at the same time : constantly encountered : widespread • a ubiquitous fashion — ubiquitously adverb — ubiquitousness adjective First Known Use: 1772 Examples of ubiquitous in a Sentence 1. Hot dogs are the ideal road trip food—inexpensive, portable, ubiquitous. —Paul Lucas,  Saveur,  June/July 2008 2. Shawarma is the new street meat. Both a late night favourite and a quick lunch classic, the Middle Eastern dish is now ubiquitous on the streets of Toronto. —Chris Dart,  Torontoist,  8 Feb. 2007 3. In major league locker rooms, ice packs are ubiquitous...
  • Vanity - Elected Democrats silent on Michael Wolff book. Media goes wild destroying themselves

    01/07/2018 7:46:30 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 33 replies
    Amazing...isn't it. very few, if any Democrat elected politicians have anything to say about the just released Michael Wolff book. Meanwhile the nutcase Democrat, Hate Trump, left-wing, Media is having a field day ranting about a no dividend paying "Trump Lie Telling fest". Why? The "Wolff" tome is pure political poison for any elected politician, Republican, Democrat or otherwise, it is as simple as that. Democrats hate Trump...but, they are not that stupid to know that embracing this farce of a book by insane Michael Wolff is a sure ticket to never being elected again. Case closed.
  • Vanity - "Trading Places" Michael Wolff & Steve Bannon.

    01/06/2018 5:08:58 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 18 replies
    Laughing & rolling on the floor.....Michael Wolff & Steve Bannon, remind me of the two "Greedy, Cheating, Nutcases" Ralph Bellamy & Don Ameche in the 1983 "Eddie Murphy & Dan Aykroyd, comedy, Blockbuster film, "Trading Places"!!! And...I can clearly imagine Wolff & Bannon, becoming homeless seeking shelter under a cardboard box in the middle of the winter with no shoes on...broke with no money, begging on the street, shunned by all people of dignity, truth and honesty. How any sane human being could spend one cent on this disgusting tome of falsehoods, is beyond me. But, millions will buy it...
  • Word for the Day - OBFUSCATE

    01/05/2018 6:54:47 AM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | 01/05/2018 | Red Badger
    ob·fus·cate ˈäbfəˌskāt/ verb verb: obfuscate; 3rd person present: obfuscates; past tense: obfuscated; past participle: obfuscated; gerund or present participle: obfuscating render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible. "the spelling changes will deform some familiar words and obfuscate their etymological origins" synonyms: obscure, confuse, make unclear, blur, muddle, complicate, overcomplicate, muddy, cloud, befog "mere rationalizations to obfuscate rather than clarify the real issue" antonyms: clarify bewilder (someone). "it is more likely to obfuscate people than enlighten them" synonyms: bewilder, mystify, puzzle, perplex, confuse, baffle, confound, bemuse, befuddle, nonplus; informalflummox "her work became more and more obfuscated by mathematics and jargon" Origin late Middle...
  • Vanity - DOW passes 25,000. What say you Democrat Party?

    01/04/2018 6:58:09 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 35 replies
    Lookee...lookee, lookee, the Dow Jones Industrial average passes 25,000 with ease this morning. What say you Democrat party, losers, empty suits and deadbeats? And, the private job sector created 250,000 new jobs in November, 2017. What say you, now, Chuck Schumer & Nancy Pelosi? Go...POTUS, Donald J. Trump...God bless you...MAGA!!!
  • Word For The Day: SACERDOTAL

    01/03/2018 10:46:26 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    MIRIAM-WEBSTER | 1/3/18
    Word For The Day, 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". SACERDOTAL [sass ur DOH tel] hear it pronounced adjective Definition 1 : of or relating to priests or a priesthood : priestly 2 : of, relating to, or suggesting religious belief emphasizing the powers of priests as essential mediators between God and humankind