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  • v. Present participle of boondoggle.


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  • Before they were even out of the terminal, Jane rounded on her, accusing Betty of being a spy from the Calcutta office “on a boondoggling hejira to the Land of the Lotus Eaters.”

    A Covert Affair

  • The private sector profit machine is who will benefit from more NASA boondoggling, just like the privatized arsenal system makes long war profits.

    Space: The Final Caliphate « Blog

  • While you are into boondoggling; the amount of money spent by the military for construction in Europe is insane.

    Matthew Yglesias » F-22 Stimulus

  • Thing is, like Cherie, she'll soon begin to enjoy the boondoggling and become just as avaricious as Ms Booth, whose epitaph will surely be "Born in Bury - Buried in Bunce".

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • "Rhythmic dancing" — whatever that means — was also sponsored, as was craft-making, or what the Boy Scouts might have called "boondoggling."

    The New New Deal

  • In Congress, those who wanted to keep the F-22 jet fighter boondoggling along raised an uproar over cutting a measly $1.5 billion out of a military budget that has swelled to over $630 billion.

    Joseph A. Palermo: Warfare Over Health Care

  • They're not worth a heck of a lot, but they do require some thought, and can make up for some unfortunate boondoggling elsewhere.


  • No more corporate boondoggling and complaisant Revenue Canada write-offs...

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • In the aftermath of 9/11, however, defense boondoggling has mushroomed.

    God, Intelligent Design, Darwin, Einstein, Evolution, Politics, Morality, Cheney/Rove and I

  • Figuring out how to extricate the U.S. from Iraq is more important right now than scrutiny and public disclosure of the deceptive, boondoggling causes which produced the pre-emptive and illegal invasion.

    Archive 2006-11-01


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