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Word for the Day, FRiday, July 20, 2012 - Hebetude
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Posted on 07/20/2012 6:01:00 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”.

Hebetude

Noun

    Dullness of mind; mental lethargy.


Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.

The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.

The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)

Practice makes perfect.....post on....

Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)

Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister

Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate


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No hebetude for local police who were on scene for the movie premier of The Dark Knight Rises. 15 dead, 50 injured.
1 posted on 07/20/2012 6:01:03 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

108 Days till we THROW the BUM OUT! Get busy, movies to see, summer days to enjoy, potential voters to recruit.


2 posted on 07/20/2012 6:03:15 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: tioga
Blogmeister J. D. Erickson is not suffering from hebetude with this offering The Dog Pile Papers: The dog and Cat Vote in 2012.
3 posted on 07/20/2012 6:21:56 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: tioga

I have been up most of the night with an agitated dog who barks nonstop at thunder and we had storms so I am suffering from an acute case of hebetude. I plan to go run and then take a good long nap.


4 posted on 07/20/2012 6:22:54 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Jules has taken to letting out a few barks at thunder. I decided to try to make it a pleasant association but quartering those little billjac training treats and when there’s a boom of thunder I say it’s time for thunder cookies!


5 posted on 07/20/2012 6:44:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

As I listen to Obama’s latest web etude
I am stricken by his manner and his hebetude
“All success comes from the village”
Makes it easier to pillage
He only wants a playing field that’s level, dude


6 posted on 07/20/2012 6:47:12 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: tioga
I got your "hebetude" right here:

7 posted on 07/20/2012 7:05:18 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: MrB
I'm not a Roman, Mum, and I never will be! I'm a Kike! A Yid! A Hebe! A Hook-nose! I'm Kosher, Mum! I'm a Red Sea Pedestrian, and proud of it!


8 posted on 07/20/2012 7:09:54 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Man, I must have missed the “Red Sea Pedestrian” part when listening to that rant...

That’s FUNNY right there, don’t care who ya are.


9 posted on 07/20/2012 7:23:21 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: MrB; SoothingDave

Chutzpah == Chebetude


10 posted on 07/20/2012 7:39:32 AM PDT by mikrofon (Lock-aim! ;)
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To: MrB; SoothingDave
The original 'Hebetude'


11 posted on 07/20/2012 8:20:23 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: SoothingDave; tioga

We have a grocery store called H.E.B. You say each letter. My kids call it “The Hebe” - It is our favorite store


12 posted on 07/20/2012 9:32:56 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: xsmommy

This guy is having big-time agitation, flipping his crate over while he is heavily sedated and nonstop barking. So I finally caved and ordered his thunder shirt this morning.


13 posted on 07/20/2012 9:33:27 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
I have even tried singing to him. Maybe he really doesn't like Jackson Browne.
14 posted on 07/20/2012 9:48:17 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

The Hebe, huh?Do they take 10% off of the top?

Finished season 2 of Eastbound last night. This just cracked me up:

It’s better to be strangled by a necklace of Mexicans than to be strangled by no one.


15 posted on 07/20/2012 9:48:59 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Filthy show, but hilarious.


16 posted on 07/20/2012 9:57:00 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I liked that his big epiphany with his father was that he needed to live in the moment and not care about what other people think.

Which is in no way anything different from his entire life up to that moment.

And: There’s no “i” in team, but there is a “u” in...


17 posted on 07/20/2012 10:09:17 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

First in, and I don’t even get an acknowledgement?


18 posted on 07/20/2012 11:07:41 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: secret garden

I could’ve sent Jules thunder suit ! Heck I’d get agitated if someone was singing Jackson Browne to me.


19 posted on 07/20/2012 11:17:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

I don’t see how anyone can
Say that guns cause crime-
But that hebetude has persisted
All through history and time

Never mind the insane ones
Who got their biggest kicks
By harming their fellow humans,
Even with rocks and sticks

Some humans are consumed by evil
And when it finds a voice
It is the person who does harm,
And not their weapon of choice

Words cannot describe something so awful, can it? I’m surprised that the shooter was taken into custody, and did not off himself-I suppose that we will hear soon enough if anyone noticed that he had been behaving strangely...


20 posted on 07/20/2012 11:18:48 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: secret garden

What is a thunder suit-I don’t think I’ve seen one-

When I first got Husky girl as a pup, she was afraid of thunder-I would put her right next to me on my chair of the couch if a storm came, and gradually she got better-old as she is, she still wants to be next to me when the thunder starts, though...


21 posted on 07/20/2012 11:27:02 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: afraidfortherepublic

Those creative dem voters. We need voter ID laws. A+++


22 posted on 07/20/2012 11:34:57 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: secret garden

Hope your storms have passed. A++


23 posted on 07/20/2012 11:35:58 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Level playing field. He wants the pubbies 6ft lower. A+++


24 posted on 07/20/2012 11:41:10 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

posted class and went to work. just got home and started grading homework


25 posted on 07/20/2012 11:45:13 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: Texan5

Was listening to mark steyn fill in for Rush today and he was saying george stupidopolis got a reporter to tie in the name of the shooter with someone who had joined the TEA Party and they reported it that the TEA Party was responsible. Already that is debunked, the shooter is john holmes, age 24. the TEA Party John Holmes is in his 50s.

A+++


26 posted on 07/20/2012 11:50:55 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: tioga

Thank you! I would not be surprised to see a lawsuit or two or ten over crap like that-people are likely sick of being publicly mis-identified by the driveby media, and I’m sure lawyers need work as much as everyone else.


27 posted on 07/20/2012 12:04:47 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: tioga

TY


28 posted on 07/20/2012 12:09:55 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: tioga
I've turned the TV off in our room, because I am sick of all the speculation about this choas in Aurora. But, not before I heard the Pre'sent's words on the matter. He started out saying, "Sasha and Malia go to the movies. They could have been there." I switched off right then because I am incensed at the very idea that he would insert his own family into the tragedy. First of all ANYBODY's kid could have been in the theatre (if you let your kid go to a midnight show). BUT, secondly, Sasha and Malia go to the movies IN THE GD WHITE HOUSE private viewing rooms. A'Hole!

Do the Pre'sent's words strike anybody else as exactly the wrong note?

29 posted on 07/20/2012 12:20:52 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: tioga

gotta love Twitter. the reporter, brian ross, who reported falsely that the shooter was a TEA Party member has the same name as felons. they are reporting that abc’s brian ross was arrested for making meth and various other crimes. LOL


30 posted on 07/20/2012 12:22:43 PM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

as a narcissist, he sees EVERYTHING through the prism of himself.


31 posted on 07/20/2012 12:24:26 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Texan5
thunder shirt. also available at Petco.
32 posted on 07/20/2012 12:26:30 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Would it fit a 60 lb. dog? If so, I would have been begging you for it. Did he need one and did it help?


33 posted on 07/20/2012 12:56:37 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5
Fear we could handle but the nonstop barking and running and jumping in circles is too much. A thunder suit is like a full body swaddle to calm a dog or cat and looks like this:
34 posted on 07/20/2012 1:02:11 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

Burge has been on fire today.


35 posted on 07/20/2012 1:42:54 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

Don’t go googling John Holmes videos!


36 posted on 07/20/2012 2:36:07 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Texan5

Great job T!


37 posted on 07/20/2012 2:41:31 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Thank you-the media is already running around looking for motives, associations, psychological trigger, etc-watching the forest instead of the trees. Why not say he is a madman, period? Even if it turns out that he embraced some radical philosophy, suffered from schizophrenia or some other mental illness, craved attention or whatever-he is still a madman and a mass murderer.


38 posted on 07/20/2012 3:19:46 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
the idiot hollywood types screeching for gun control have gun carrying bodyguards.... and can't see the irony.

They also can't see how one law abiding carrying citizen could have stopped this madman very quickly.

39 posted on 07/20/2012 3:34:57 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: secret garden; xsmommy

Those are really neat-do they work?

When I have a few extra bucks, I’d like to maybe get my ‘fraidy cat Midget girl one of the kitty ones-she is spooked by pretty much any loud noise, and thunder sends her behind the door in the study, screaming in terror until I go pick her up and wrap a towel around her-but I didn’t see one sold that is small enough for her.


40 posted on 07/20/2012 3:37:30 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: secret garden

No his would be too small. Think it helped some but wasn’t a miracle worker. Jules tends to be insecure by nature but not so that he’s unmanaeable or to the point of medicating.


41 posted on 07/20/2012 3:44:12 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

One of the first things that came to my mind was did no one else in there have a gun? Granted, he threw gas cannisters to cause panic and confusion, but the people who dropped and crawled between the aisles kept their heads about them.

I also would think that with all the terrorist plots involving public venues unearthed in the years since 9-11, places like theatres and malls would have security at all entrances/exits-especially late at night-to prevent someone going in with suspicious stuff-the amount of ordnance that shooter was carrying would hardly have been inconspicuous...


42 posted on 07/20/2012 3:56:33 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: tioga
The MSM's reporting lately best describes hebetude.


43 posted on 07/20/2012 4:09:23 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (One out of three ain't good enough, Make November work.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I just heard that the madman has lawyered up and shut up-there was something about him getting a cell phone call and having access to that side exit he got into with weapons-maybe he did not act alone after all?


44 posted on 07/20/2012 4:11:40 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
the idiot hollywood types screeching for gun control have gun carrying bodyguards.... and can't see the irony.

They also can't see how one law abiding carrying citizen could have stopped this madman very quickly.

45 posted on 07/20/2012 4:39:11 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Could have slowed him down anyway. This guy apparently had full riot gear on, bulletproof everything you can get, helmet and faceshield and all.

And yes, he entered from the emergency exit.

I bet this puts the kibosh on people dressing up for movie premiers.


46 posted on 07/20/2012 9:14:13 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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