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  • n. Plural form of factotum.

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Examples

  • This is understandable when faced with the statistical avalanche of factotums from the other industrialized nations that provide government funded healthcare.

    March 23rd, 2009

  • The emailed memo was leaked to TIME by a senior U.S. civilian official in Baghdad, who did not hide his disdain for the "factotums" in the Pentagon.

    Peace, order and good government, eh?: May 2004 Archives

  • In recent weeks, various Democratic factotums have lectured the public about “extreme” rhetoric, insinuating that the Tea Party takes its cues from The Turner Diaries.

    ‘The Bully Party.’ | RedState

  • With the Bush and Obama administrations behind them, he and other RIAA factotums routinely thumb their noses at the law, ignore due process and walk away.

    The RIAA belittles Charles Nesson

  • He solved his dilemma by turning himself into prime minister, arranging for one of his factotums to be elected as president, and carrying on as before.

    Shale Gas and the Putin Puzzle

  • A bill currently working its way through the US Congress, known as The Bereaved Consumer Bill of Rights (HR 3655) would bring all "vendors" of mortuary wares -- Amazon and Costco, archbishops and their factotums -- under the same consumer protections the Federal Trade Commission applied to funeral homes back in the mid-1980's.

    Thomas Lynch: Bamboozles, Sacred and Secular

  • After spending the better part of the last eight years making life miserable for those oil companies that invested in Venezuela, nationalizing oil fields and subjecting them to tax extortion and imposing confiscatory royalty increases, his factotums have begun soliciting the likes of Total, Chevron and Shell in the hope of getting them to invest in Venezuela again.

    Raymond J. Learsy: With Bush Leaving Town, Pity Poor Hugo and King Abdullah

  • Progressives fuel scapegoating rather than structural changes when they talk about a "Secret Team" or describe intelligence agency abuses and domestic political repression as "aberrations" that imply they can be fixed by pillorying a few agency factotums as scapegoats.

    Chip Berlet: CIA, Pelosi, Dems, Repubs, Media: All Guilty

  • They are content to be the factotums and errand boys and girls, signing national Turkey day proclamations, and selecting decor for the nation.

    Hillary Personally Slams Obama Over Reagan Comments

  • And we don 'need his obsessively defensive attack dog supporters doing their best to imitate politics as religion from the left like Bush's Regent University factotums have.

    Obama Hits Bill Again, Faults National Media For Misreporting On Reagan Comments

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