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Word for the Day, FRiday, July 13, 2012 - Valetudinarian
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Posted on 07/13/2012 5:21:09 AM PDT by tioga

In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “Word for the Day”.

Valetudinarian (also: valetudinarianism)

Noun

    A sickly or weak person, especially one who is constantly and morbidly concerned with his or her health

Adjective

    1. Chronically ailing; sickly.
    2. Constantly and morbidly concerned with one's health.


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Obama has taken a valetudinarian attitude about his first term, he thinks he failed to tell the story right. Mitt Romney nailed it when he said that Obama's failure in job creation is the problem. Obama's policies have not created jobs. None, nada, zip.

Obama: My Biggest Mistake Was Not 'Telling a Story'

1 posted on 07/13/2012 5:21:18 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

115 days till we throw the bum out! IF Obama thinks it’s hot this summer, wait till he simmers on election night as the final polls are taken.


2 posted on 07/13/2012 5:24:35 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: tioga

The character “Mrs. Snow” from Pollyanna comes to mind...

P: “I’ll come back tomorrow!”
Mrs: “If I’m not dead by then...”


3 posted on 07/13/2012 5:28:33 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: tioga

FRiday the 13th leads to Saturday the 14th! I am sure SD knows that classic.


4 posted on 07/13/2012 5:28:44 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: tioga

Some California valetudinarians may also be Valley ‘tudenarian....


5 posted on 07/13/2012 5:37:39 AM PDT by mikrofon (Gag me w/ a spewn...)
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To: MrB

Right! Remember this: “Ya hear that Elizabeth? I’m coming to join ya!”..as he grabs his chest.


6 posted on 07/13/2012 5:37:56 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: tioga
The big secret hidden in Obama's college transcripts? He wasn't the class valedictorian; rather, he was the class valetudinarian.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

7 posted on 07/13/2012 5:39:48 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: tioga

Michelle 0bama patterned her look after Aunt Esther,

though MO would inherently reject Esther’s faith.


8 posted on 07/13/2012 5:40:17 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: mikrofon

CA cannot be described as value -tudinarian. They waste tax dollars faster than a hooker fakes an orgasm.


9 posted on 07/13/2012 5:49:17 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: tioga

Joe Biden is valetudinarian in the head. Did I just read where he told the NAACP that “blacks should be educated to the extent they are educable”? Does that sound demeaning to anyone else? Methinks ol’ Joe was educated beyond the point he was educable.


10 posted on 07/13/2012 5:52:51 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I think Biden confuses them. Look what happened with Obama, he called him a clean black man and gets to be VP? Makes no sense, unless Obama was too dim a bulb to get it. A++


11 posted on 07/13/2012 6:09:15 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

A++ Obama is something else indeed.


12 posted on 07/13/2012 6:11:32 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: tioga

Valetudinarian

As Valetudinarian Percy had to give a speech at my high school parole hearing, also known as “graduation”. Everyone at Clemency High said Percy had a great attitude and some value to someone somewhere and so was a Valetudinarian in spite of looking kinda sickly.


13 posted on 07/13/2012 6:12:37 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: tioga

I used to think my sister-in-law was a hypochondriac, but now I realize she is a valetudinarian.


14 posted on 07/13/2012 6:15:02 AM PDT by Rider on the Rain
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To: tioga

Obama feels valetudinarian
Call a doc, wait! a veterinarian
‘cause his record’s a dog
No pluses to catalog
Since he’s naught but a platitudinarian


15 posted on 07/13/2012 6:30:13 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (If a gay guy wants a man date, give him a tax.)
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To: tioga

I still think the hair plugs damaged his brain.


16 posted on 07/13/2012 6:30:19 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: tioga
Right! Remember this: “Ya hear that Elizabeth? I’m coming to join ya!”..as he grabs his chest.

I loved Sanford and Son.

As Redd said:
"Beauty is skin deep but ugly goes all the way to the bone."

17 posted on 07/13/2012 6:33:59 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I don’t think he said blacks but rather youth/kids. Marginally less racist.


18 posted on 07/13/2012 6:35:43 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

But the fact remains, he is a moron, on stilts.


19 posted on 07/13/2012 6:53:56 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

That is incontrovertible fact right there.


20 posted on 07/13/2012 6:59:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Slow Joe was always the dumbest man in the senate, and he had stiff competition.


21 posted on 07/13/2012 7:14:12 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: xsmommy

OK. I apologize. Biden just has to open his mouth and steam comes out of my ears.

You should have heard what I had to say to my Pastor when he named Biden as a “great Catholic American who has made a difference in our nation” in his 4th of July letter to the parish. Fr. Tom, who is very interested in OUR Stewardship, was shocked when I pointed out that dear ol’ Joe gave an average of $379 per YEAR to charity of all sorts over 10 years. He gave NOTHING to any Catholic church last year. He did give $500 to his Diocese, but NOTHING else. He wife gave to her Presbyterian Church, but not a lot. Most of their donations were in the form of used clothes.

Then I hit him with how many times ol’ Joe has supported (publicly) Roe v. Wade. Scandal!

Father mumbled something about “I was trying to be evenhanded”, because he had also mentioned John Roberts and JFK in his tribute. I just rolled my eyes.

I asked him “Why not Mary Ann Glendon?” and he was quick to say, “I wish I’d thought of her.”

My husband came up behind me and said, jokingly, “If you think it is hard being her Pastor, try being her husband!” Everybody laughed, but Father Tom will be getting a letter from me about every 2 weeks on Founding Fathers and Catholics who SHOULD be honored.


22 posted on 07/13/2012 7:16:51 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: tioga
The Democrat convention is not only looking valetudinarian but also vaudevillian
23 posted on 07/13/2012 7:19:15 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: NeoCaveman

I had someone insist yesterday, that he did not suggest partitioning Iraq.


24 posted on 07/13/2012 7:21:02 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: hobbes1

Denial isn’t just a river in Egypt.

Unreal.


25 posted on 07/13/2012 7:31:00 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: count-your-change

Always something going on in Changeville. A++


26 posted on 07/13/2012 8:17:24 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: Rider on the Rain

A slight distinction, yes. Frequent Flyers come in both varieties. We call them EMS “specials”.


27 posted on 07/13/2012 8:19:16 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: Rider on the Rain

Ooops. A++


28 posted on 07/13/2012 8:19:49 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+++ Outstanding! We will all be flocking to vets when we can’t find a doctor.


29 posted on 07/13/2012 8:21:23 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; xsmommy

Good for you AFTR!

I just have to brag on the new assistant pastor we just got. OMGosh.....he mentioned abortion and how we are NOT good Catholics if we are not ardently opposed to it. Said “we the faithful” have to evangelize the other Catholics who have fallen. I sat right up and listened to every single word he said. I was so impressed. God bless him. Fr. Brian Carpenter. A hero. I looked for him after mass, but he was out front and I was parked out back. I am so excited to go to mass now.


30 posted on 07/13/2012 8:26:31 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

and btw ANY pastor who holds up an abortion politician as a good example is diluting his faith....when he gets to Heaven he will hear the words “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.” Matt7:23 A pastor has a duty to not lead us astray. Good for you to evangelize your own pastor.


31 posted on 07/13/2012 8:31:39 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: NeoCaveman

A+++ With Slow Joe as a vaudevillian act? LOL Should get some amusing footage out of both.


32 posted on 07/13/2012 8:34:47 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: NeoCaveman

A+++ With Slow Joe as a vaudevillian act? LOL Should get some amusing footage out of both.


33 posted on 07/13/2012 8:35:05 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: tioga

We have a new assistant Pastor too. He is from Colombia and was formerly a Military Policeman and was nearly killed. He was just ordained and speaks pretty good English. He’s been here about 4-5 years, so he came to milwuakee under Dolan. We have had a lot of good seminarians that were attracted to the priesthood by Cardinal Dolan when he was our Archbishop.

I haven’t heard a homily from him yet, but I’m hoping for good things. He’s excellent one on one. And handsome. Handsome always helps! He looks like he just stepped out of “The Greater Glory”. The interesting thing is that he has a Middle Eastern first name — Fr. Yamid Blanco — the Y is pronounced like J. Jah-meed’. I’ll have to hear the story about that. Maybe his mother was Lebanese.

When he got out of the military (after his near death experience) he was going to study law, but accepted a colleague’s invitation to apply to the Seminary in Milwaukee because of Abp. Dolan. He has 5 cousins who are priests. God Bless the Blanco family.


34 posted on 07/13/2012 8:42:52 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It sounds like He already has!


35 posted on 07/13/2012 8:55:28 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

My husband would have given you a standing ovation for that response to your pastor in re Biden! Bravo to you.


36 posted on 07/13/2012 9:40:06 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

THAT is fantastic, i am so happy for you guys. it’s about time some fresh air blew into Catholic churches in upstate NY and blew out the heretical stink!


37 posted on 07/13/2012 9:41:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I speak Spanish and have spent time in Colombia. I also googled the name Yamid and even though it sounds middle eastern i could find nothing that indicated arabic derivation for it, and the only people named Yamid that it turned up on google were FROM COLOMBIA, so it could be that the name has some significance to the country? Several Colombian baseball players are named Yamid apparently.


38 posted on 07/13/2012 9:44:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
GOOD GRIEF!!! seriously, what is the point of a class on human sexuality? humans have sex. period. moveon.org
39 posted on 07/13/2012 10:04:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Waiting for the 3D imax show. You may roll your eyes at space, but you’ll like this.

If you brought your dogs they have a free air conditioned kennel space for them while you visit.


40 posted on 07/13/2012 10:13:29 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

Obama is running out of smoke
And shiny mirrors to explain
Why most of us know he left us
Standing broke, out in the rain

I suppose that the next “story”
His minions are directed to tell
Is that he’s been too valetudinarian
To see plainly the road to hell

That he has sent us speeding on-
If he is concerned he might be ill
He needs a psychologist for that-
Preferably one with plenty of skill...

I swear he is has a major emotional problem-now he thinks if he becomes story-teller in chief people will learn to like no work, no money for bills, ramen noodles and hamburger helper to eat every day with salad as a treat? If I were a casemanager for his employer I’d recommend a psych eval for him before he got a dime of workers comp benefits...


41 posted on 07/13/2012 10:23:29 AM 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

“humans have sex” Apparently, that instructor either does not, or is kinky-he is a voyeur, at the very least-he needs to be sued...


42 posted on 07/13/2012 10:30:40 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave
i have access to a 3d Imax show about space at the air and space museum here in two different lcoations, won't go on a dare : ) plus 3D makes me motion sick...
43 posted on 07/13/2012 10:33:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

did you get my email pic of xsteen with Sid’s dryer? also has pix of his school uniform and report cards....


44 posted on 07/13/2012 10:34:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I had a roommate in college who was a sociology major and she had a class in Human Sexuality, and the days they showed sex films, the room was always packed. BTW, she dropped out one semester shy of graduating. I guess she noticed what the job market would be and went back to waitressing.


45 posted on 07/13/2012 10:43:28 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman
After your Depeche Mode link the other day, I thought of you right away when I saw this.
46 posted on 07/13/2012 10:47:59 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

That is interesting to know! Someday when I have the oppotunity, I’ll ask him about it. When we were anticipating his arrival, we were trained to say Yah’- meed. Oooops! We were quickly re-trained the day of his arrival to say Jah - meed’. In any case, he seems like a eally nice guy.


47 posted on 07/13/2012 10:52:45 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: xsmommy

Oh, mine did. I stepped in to keep my husband from giving him “what-for”. He might have gotten us ex-communicated!

My husband did get his 2 cents in by muttering “serial adulterer in the White House” at the mention of JFK. But his crack about “you should be glad you are not married to her” caused the pastor to crack up, and that broke the tension.


48 posted on 07/13/2012 10:58:08 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Good for you! But Biden? JFK? Good Catholics? I have to wonder what his criteria is.
I raised the issue this week in one of our bible studies about the danger of being moderate in religion and how our national church was careening toward irrelevance with the latest approval of a same-sex blessing. Not a marriage ceremony, which is how the heretics are trying to get around a huge brouhaha. I said our denomination has gone from 8th to 14th in the last 10 years and that is directly related to the liberal takeover and changes implemented. I asked the spouse how they could continue on this path, how against the faith it has been and don't they understand anything? He said they don't care. I still hope the orthodox are able to ignite their passions and take back our church but this was a long time coming and may be a long time going.
49 posted on 07/13/2012 11:07:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Ya meed is fine. The Ja is really a nuanced Y sound. I don’t have the phonetic vocab to describe it but you put your tongue on the roof of your mouth behind your front teeth to pronounce the Y sound and it ends up a little like a J.


50 posted on 07/13/2012 11:11:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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