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Word for the Day, Monday, July 23, 2012-- anathema
2/23/12 | xs

Posted on 07/23/2012 6:16:57 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday,7/23/12

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anathema; noun

1. a person or thing detested or loathed: That subject is anathema to him. 2. a person or thing accursed or consigned to damnation or destruction. 3. a formal ecclesiastical curse involving excommunication. 4. any imprecation of divine punishment. 5. a curse; execration

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To: afraidfortherepublic

Well, I THOUGHT that Boston Drivers were the worst, BUT when I moved to South Florida, my opinion changed! LOL!


51 posted on 07/23/2012 10:13:14 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Actually there are just a few loud freepers who hate Romney. Most others realize anything, anyone, anywhere is better than obama. It is childish to say romney is the same - they are pouting in the corner and refushing to admit what they know is true. We KNOW what obama will do in a second term - we may not have a 2016 if obama is reelected.


52 posted on 07/23/2012 10:15:33 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

it annoys the daylights out of me. it’s not a perfect world, we get what we get, and what we have currently IS THE EPITOME OF ANATHEMA. A+++


53 posted on 07/23/2012 10:20:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

A+++ you stateside?


54 posted on 07/23/2012 10:31:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

My husband would agree with you! He has driven just about every part of the U.S. at one time or another and while he claims Boston is really really bad, he has only been hit in Miami. The officer who came to investigate the accident asked how long he had been there working and when he replied 3 weeks, the officer said, “and this is your first accident here?”


55 posted on 07/23/2012 10:36:21 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Indeed. Not a day goes by when I don’t see either an accident or its aftermath!


56 posted on 07/23/2012 11:00:18 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: xsmommy

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/bear-cub-wanders-pittsburgh-mall-sends-shoppers-running-article-1.1119874


57 posted on 07/23/2012 11:13:27 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
This will get the left's blood boiling. Way to go, Sarah's kid.
58 posted on 07/23/2012 11:17:14 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

this is good. i am withholding judgment on Bristol bc of all the reality show crap, that gives me pause. but this was good.


59 posted on 07/23/2012 11:25:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

that is WILD!


60 posted on 07/23/2012 11:27:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Well, Miami is only technically still part of the US, from all accounts. ;-)

(I’ve only been to the airport).


61 posted on 07/23/2012 11:29:26 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Yes, truly wild. They’ve had more sightings of bears in that area in the last few days.

Is “33” unlucky for anyone except old Rolling Rock employees?

I’m in row 34, the numbers skip 33 inexplicably. Like it’s a 13th floor.


62 posted on 07/23/2012 1:11:06 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Then there was that movie in the 90s about women escaping from men whom they despised, which ended in a car crashing over a cliff: Anathema and Louise.


63 posted on 07/23/2012 1:27:08 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
xsteen sent pix of Flower and his beard...

the penguins may make a ton of $, but they dress like CRAP! tanger with brown suede elf shoes with a blue suit? and max talbot???

read all about it here.

64 posted on 07/23/2012 1:48:18 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

The anti-drilling lunatics need to mind their own fracking business...

I don’t see anyone happy with
The programs Obama supports
We see their tendency already
To end up being argued in courts

Hence, they are all anathema
To anyone thinking clearly-
However all the words are parsed
His projects will cost us dearly

And no matter how much koolaid
The unwashed masses will consume
Sooner or later, even those sheep
Will be led to their financial doom


65 posted on 07/23/2012 2:24:30 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I hear the usual suspects sobbing about “gun control”-shamefully using senseless tragedy to push an agenda (ala Brady’s law), while in the meantime, the PD and other bomb experts are finding possibly explosive packages at the madman’s work site.

I’m sure I’m not the only one concerned that this mass murderer managed to get exposive materials openly delivered to him to make and arm enough IED’s at one location to cause death and a conflagration, and possibly more at his work location. Can just anyone purchase tear gas canisters and bomb-making chemicals?

Tear gas is stupefying, crowd control stuff used by cops to tame dangerous situations with armed bad guys-this murderer tossed it into a crowded theater to render his intended victims helpless and easier to shoot. Shouldn’t the weeping and wailing be directed at the availability of chemicals like that instead of guns and ammo? Just my opinion...


66 posted on 07/23/2012 3:41:29 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5; SoothingDave; secret garden
A+++ this is so cute! Jules immediately started to try to sing along!
67 posted on 07/23/2012 3:49:17 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Texan5

they need to ban NUTS and not the guns. a nut is going to FIND a way to pull off mayhem, even if he was boobytrapping with KNIVES and spears etc.


68 posted on 07/23/2012 3:51:25 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Thank you! Husky girl wagged her tail and watched with interest, just like she watches TV, but Titus glared, hissed and ran under the kitchen table.


69 posted on 07/23/2012 3:55:37 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

jules was looking out the window for them at first, then he started trying to get up to the computer screen bc he figured out that’s where he was hearing them!


70 posted on 07/23/2012 4:03:19 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1

does your purse dog even know other dogs exist or does he think he’s the center of the universe, since your family has undoubtedly told him as much ; )


71 posted on 07/23/2012 4:07:27 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Amen! One of my neighbors and I were talking about crime and madness, and I pointed out several historical references to what we now call mass murderers during the middle ages. There are also references to such crimes in Roman historical writings-awful as it sounds, evil has been around as long as we humans have-and as long as humans have minds, it seems that some will be mad/psychotic as well.

I think the only logical way to mitigate the damage dine by a psycho is to be aware of someone doing something scary and weird like-oh, maybe pursuing a fantasy of being a movie/literary criminal, while ordering tear gas, body armor and chemicals to make IEDs-and inform someone who can get them away before they can do any harm.


72 posted on 07/23/2012 5:05:56 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

That is funny! I just fed the pets a few minutes ago, and when I set their food bowls down, Titus detoured about 10 feet around the computer desk while watching it to get to the food, while the other cats and Husky girl just walked right by it without a glance.


73 posted on 07/23/2012 5:14:01 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

Duh! Let’s try “done”...


74 posted on 07/23/2012 5:18:06 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

There’s no accounting for Quebecers.

As for the rest, if they dressed *too* well, you’d call them gay. So I’m OK with what they have. Suited up, but didn’t put too much thought into it.


75 posted on 07/23/2012 7:26:49 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy; Finny

Both Obama AND Romney are anathema to everything I support as a conservative.

My dear dad was heartbroken when George Romney lost the nomination - he loved the guy.

I’m so glad Dad is no longer here to see what an abominable candidate Mitt is, although Dad would (sadly) probably support him and would be sad that I cannot.

What is truly sad are the so-called conservatives on this site who are willing cheerleaders for ABO, and how stridently they oppose anyone who will NOT waste their precious vote on a tyrannical statist bully.


76 posted on 07/23/2012 8:32:21 PM PDT by b9 (Free Republic ~ the backbone of Conservatism, never soft on tyranny)
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To: xsmommy

Did you ever see the Subaru dog commercials? Those were great.


77 posted on 07/23/2012 8:56:32 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: b9

That street goes both ways. Those on my side of that divide feel that reelecting Obama means the literal end of our nation. Yet we are called mittbots and RINOs. I accept that you cannot vote for Romney. What offends me is the continual nonstop trashing of Romney on a supposedly conservative website. We get it. You hate him. But is your aim with the endless jpgs and vitriol to convince other conservatives NOT to vote for him? Because, if so, you are doing obamas work and that just boggles my mind. I comfort myself with the knowledge that no conservatives that I know in real life will stay home or vote for a third party for president. Everyone I know is TERRIFIED of an Obama victory and is doing everything in their power to make sure he is NOT elected. B9 you and I have always been friendly. It pains me to see this divide on FR. But our country is at stake in this election. I respect your choice, I hope you will respect mine and it’s my fervent wish that FR would at least DO NO HARM.


78 posted on 07/24/2012 7:14:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Max is not amused.


79 posted on 07/24/2012 11:40:31 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy; Finny
But is your aim... to convince other conservatives NOT to vote for him?

Many Californians here learned the hard way from dear Arnold Schwarzenegger that it is futile to vote for a Democrat In Conservative Clothing. Finny has the right idea, encouraging a vote for third party to weaken the win. Maybe it's a California thing. I don't blame others who've not been through the Schwarzenegger chaos. You just can't see it. Yet.

80 posted on 07/24/2012 12:53:22 PM PDT by b9 (Free Republic ~ the backbone of Conservatism, never soft on tyranny)
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To: b9

We cannot survive 4 more years of Obama. Period. To enable that in any way is anathema. I will never vote for a third party.and if it’s Virgil Goode you are hawking, that is a total nonstarter. I LIVE in Virginia And no one knows who he is.


81 posted on 07/24/2012 1:12:01 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: b9

I have lived in DC suburbs for 34 years. I am not a political neophyte. My husband worked as counsel on the senate judiciary committee during three sup ct nominations. We are both lawyers and we know exactly what is at stake in this election. We cannot afford idealistic votes for a losing third party candidate. All three of my kids will be old enough to vote republican in this election. My 18 yo daughter is interning at the fairfax co. Romney HQ this summer, making calls and knocking on doors. I have never done political work in my life, but she is passionate about this. Are we Mittbots? Not remotely. We are pragmatists convinced that defeating Obama is vital.
The USA is not CA.


82 posted on 07/24/2012 1:23:03 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
The USA is not CA.

Sadly, it is.

83 posted on 07/24/2012 2:18:46 PM PDT by b9 (Free Republic ~ the backbone of Conservatism, never soft on tyranny)
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To: b9

Whose win are you looking for the third party to weaken? And which third party candidate are you supporting?


84 posted on 07/24/2012 2:25:22 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Romney’s. I like Tom Hoefling.


85 posted on 07/24/2012 2:31:04 PM PDT by b9 (Free Republic ~ the backbone of Conservatism, never soft on tyranny)
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To: b9; hobbes1

Okay I’ve read some of Finny’s posts and I see he’s relying on more than one erroneous premise. Sorry but even assuming arguendo that USA=CA, the strategy is extremely faulty. Did Ross Perot’s candidacy result in a weakened presidency? To think that the supreme narcissist Obama would be chastened/reined in by a close win is ludicrous. He’s incapable of embarrassment and he will press ahead with his socialist agenda with a one vote margin. To think otherwise is dreamland. And the assumption that Romney’s a shoo-in, is also erroneous.


86 posted on 07/24/2012 2:37:57 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; Finny

Maybe we should ping Finny, as long as we’re talking about her.

She makes good sense to me.


87 posted on 07/24/2012 2:47:13 PM PDT by b9 (Free Republic ~ the backbone of Conservatism, never soft on tyranny)
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To: b9

I have never even heard of him and I’m a political junky. Gary Johnson has more of a prayer of taking Romney votes. I pray that Romney has a shot at winning but it is FAR from a sure thing. Do you think Obama is going to lay down and take defeat? There’s NOTHING he won’t do to win. Nothing too low/destructive/dramatic. The far left is not going to give up the reins of power. They just won’t.


88 posted on 07/24/2012 2:47:13 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: b9

You’ve been pinging and I don’t see her weighing in. It’s the difference between pragmatism and idealism and I cannot be anything but pragmatic. I fundamentally disagree with all of her premises.


89 posted on 07/24/2012 2:49:41 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; EternalVigilance

He’s a FReeper.


90 posted on 07/24/2012 2:53:30 PM PDT by b9 (Free Republic ~ the backbone of Conservatism, never soft on tyranny)
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To: b9; xsmommy
Oh good God - you 10 freepers who are voting for Hoefling and bashing us for attempting to unseat obama are just pathetic. You remind me of 8 year old who are angry their Mommies won't let them do something so they whine none of the rest of us should get to do it either.

Waste your vote if you want to -but quit attacking those of us who are trying to get rid of a KNOWN socialist.

91 posted on 07/24/2012 3:02:26 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: b9

Freeper or not, I will not vote for someone who has ZERO chance of winning. There really isn’t any point of discussing this as third parties make my head want to explode. I respect your right to vote as you see fit, no matter how misguided it appears to me. Hopefully those of us who pray with heart and soul for a defeat of Obama are entitled to the same respect.


92 posted on 07/24/2012 3:14:29 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
I respect your right to vote as you see fit

As do I, FRiend.

93 posted on 07/24/2012 3:19:40 PM PDT by b9 (Free Republic ~ the backbone of Conservatism, never soft on tyranny)
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To: xsmommy

Yeah they are showing you a lot of respect calling you a “so-called” conservative.


94 posted on 07/24/2012 3:23:02 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; b9; xsmommy
Oh good God - you 10 freepers who are voting for Hoefling and bashing us for attempting to unseat Obama are just pathetic

Hoefling .....AYFKM?

How the hell do you have the stones to cast aspersions at liberals as ignorant, than consider helping tip the scales to an outright communist.

I'm of a single mind here.

If you live in a state that is 5 points outside the MoE (for you 'I just dont get it' types, thats Margin of Error) against you...feel free to vote your conscience.

I live in NJ, and barring Camden and Patterson, and Newark taking nukes, I'll probably pull the lever for Johnson.

At least Governor Veto ran a lefty state as a LIBERTARIAN.

But my states demography already prevents me from casting a meaningful vote.

Hoefling? really? Let me ask you the same question I begged of Obama supporters, in 2008...

What has he done to qualify himself to be President....?

95 posted on 07/24/2012 8:32:41 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: b9; Finny; xsmommy; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Let's just ask this question every day....

What has Hoefling done, to justify being President?

He's more conservative than Obama, but his resume? Even less.

We already allowed a neophyte into the top slot, now you want one with less credentials?

96 posted on 07/24/2012 8:38:31 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: hobbes1; EternalVigilance

He’s won my respect, over the last several years.
I hope he’ll be on our CA ballot.


97 posted on 07/24/2012 9:52:54 PM PDT by b9 (Free Republic ~ the backbone of Conservatism, never soft on tyranny)
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To: hobbes1

So you are throwing your vote away too?


98 posted on 07/25/2012 10:39:15 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I menat to ask b9 what the resident state was.

I live in NJ. I throw away my vote, in every election cycle.
See....

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/nj/new_jersey_romney_vs_obama-1912.html

If the polls in NJ are close, clearly I’d vote for Romney.

However, instead of casting a useless vote I’d think of it a pragmaticv way to send a message.


99 posted on 07/25/2012 11:37:10 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: hobbes1

I believe b9 is in California but isn’t that exactly what she said? Perhaps if more people voted for the candidate we have been given the message would be sent that indeed fewer Americans want obammy than even before. They do give a total vote count, as you know, so your vote does indeed count.


100 posted on 07/26/2012 6:06:35 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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