Gress (Scottish Gaelic: Griais), a hamlet on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland, is adjacent to the larger village of Back. Gress is within the parish of Stornoway. Between 1919 and 1921, Gress - along with nearby Coll, Lewis and Tong - was the scene of several land raids.
May 30th, 2006 at 6: 44 pm rushtalion says: wow, it’s so comforting to see that the opposite of “pro” gress is in full swing, and not working on issues like THE PRICE OF GASOLINE!!!!!!!!!!
(The "- gress" part recurs in egress and congress; it's from gradus, step.)
The sense is that it will bring the Con gress back to the middle a bit, about what needs to be done.
Nothing is going to get done in this "CON-gress", because if these Democrats don't have the fortitude to correctly handle this situation, then they won't have the fortitude to pass the legislation to create real change.
But only after Lehman was allowed to go bankrupt in mid - September, followed by the collapse of AIG and other financial institutions, did he at last demand the controversial $700 billion bailout fund from Con-gress and eventually proceed to supply capital to banks with part of it.
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