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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:06 AM
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pro·fes·sion·al (pr-fsh-nl) adj.
pro·fes·sion·al (pr-fsh-nl)
adj.
1.
a. Of, relating to, engaged in, or suitable for a profession: lawyers, doctors, and other professional people.
b. Conforming to the standards of a profession: professional behavior.
2. Engaging in a given activity as a source of livelihood or as a career: a professional writer.
3. Performed by persons receiving pay: professional football.
4. Having or showing great skill; expert: a professional repair job.
n.
1. A person following a profession, especially a learned profession.
2. One who earns a living in a given or implied occupation: hired a professional to decorate the house.
3. A skilled practitioner; an expert.

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TransitJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:08 AM
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1. adj. 2 is the meaning Gibbs used
I think he meant that the people he was deriding are insincere in their advocacy.
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:10 AM
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2. That would be a problem if they are insincere.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:13 AM
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3. Gibbs is a mouthpiece.
A professional one.

Just saying.

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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:16 AM
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4. It's a good thing you gave us the dictionary definition.
Otherwise, we fucking retarded, drugged, crazy people wouldn't have known what it meant, let alone how to say it.

I am a professional. I follow a learned profession: educating. I'm on the left.

I don't think that's what Gibbs meant, though. I think he's pissed that some on the left are skilled practitioners when it comes to evaluating the value of, and effectiveness of, this administration's policies, words, and actions.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:12 PM
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5. There's always "A skilled practitioner; an expert." Yeah, I like that one.
On the other hand, "conforming to the standards" just doesn't cut it -- since when did we "professional leftists" ever conform. ;-)
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