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Word for the Day, FRiday, February 22, 2013 -
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Posted on 02/22/2013 5:31:27 AM PST 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”.

Monomania

Noun

    1. Pathological obsession with one idea or subject.
    2. Intent concentration on or exaggerated enthusiasm for a single subject or idea.

monomaniac - n.
monomaniacal - adj.
monomaniacally - adv.


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


TOPICS: Word For The Day
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The monomaniacal Democrats are determined to take our guns, yet their elite have protection. Heck, they want to take our guns and give us whistles.

Excellent essay on why we need guns, too.

1 posted on 02/22/2013 5:31:32 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Anyone else go through FReeper withdrawal this week? We are BACK! Thanks to JimRob and the team who put us back online.


2 posted on 02/22/2013 5:33:56 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Anyone else go through FReeper withdrawal this week? We are BACK! Thanks to JimRob and the team who put us back online.


3 posted on 02/22/2013 5:34:46 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Does my paycheck get docked for not putting up Wednesday’s word? Do I lose my Obamacare?


4 posted on 02/22/2013 5:40:05 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: tioga

Re: the left’s tax and spend monomania
Can nothing be done to contain ya’?
Wasting all of our cash
Turning commerce to trash
Paying liars like Carney to explain ya’


5 posted on 02/22/2013 5:48:21 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+++ Nah, just so you weren’t the one who pulled the plug on the server.


6 posted on 02/22/2013 5:57:33 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga
Due to an FBI raid on The Scooter Store, this years races will be canceled. $100mil in fraud? No wonder we are broke.
7 posted on 02/22/2013 6:00:12 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

8 posted on 02/22/2013 6:06:47 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

I did also. What happened?


9 posted on 02/22/2013 6:10:38 AM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist

Server crash. They had to buy a new one.


10 posted on 02/22/2013 6:37:37 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Monomania

When I explained to cousin Philbert that monomania was a single minded obsession he suggested widening out our goals to multimanias for the sake of variety.

Not hearing very well cousin Philbert thought I said moMomania and went into a daddodepression which required the voltage be turned up.

Philbert has a fear of nuclear power so he may be suffering from mononuclearosus or something.

Anyway don’t let monomania turn into malaise or you could have monomaninaise.


11 posted on 02/22/2013 6:40:20 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: tioga

I am one of those monomaniac Freepers checking every hour to see if the site is back up! Yay and welcome back, everyone.


12 posted on 02/22/2013 6:40:50 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

Glad we are back up.

Had to buy a new server?

What does this do to our budget?


13 posted on 02/22/2013 6:47:46 AM PST by YepYep (Build the America you want at your address, and keep looking up. --Sarah Palin)
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To: YepYep

Don’t know about the budget, but I think that they were planning a new server in the near future anyway. I think that is why the quarterlies jumped into the high $80k range a couple of fundraisers ago. Does anybody else remember?


14 posted on 02/22/2013 6:57:41 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: count-your-change

As usual, you’ve got an amazing handle on today’s word. A++ LOL


15 posted on 02/22/2013 6:58:49 AM PST by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

LOL I didn’t check every hour....just once or twice a day. I figured I needed the break from politics. I actually had to do something else with my time. A++


16 posted on 02/22/2013 7:00:59 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Crimony crickets! A company badgering doctors to prescribe scooters? I know that I could use a scooter, and my orthopaedist says “no”. He thinks that relying on a scooter will make my recovery slower. I grab one every time I go into a store that offers them, however.

Surgery is scheduled April 5.


17 posted on 02/22/2013 7:01:40 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: YepYep

I’ll have to go with Fraidy’s answer as I have no clue. Time to make a donation, though.


18 posted on 02/22/2013 7:03:20 AM PST by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Never tried one, I walk even if every step is painful. I need the exercise.


19 posted on 02/22/2013 7:04:59 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

I’m bone on bone in one leg. It is WAY too painful to try to navigate around a “large box” store, or a supermarket, without the scooter. I’m going to get it fixed in April, but I suspect that I will hurt a whole lot more afterwards for a while.


20 posted on 02/22/2013 7:24:04 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Yeah, I hear ya. Arthritis in both knees and it’s started in my right hip area. Never a day without pain somewhere. Good luck with the surgery. I am not there yet.


21 posted on 02/22/2013 8:02:59 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

I’m not there yet either, but Obamacare is pushing me very fast.

I will not qualify for surgery under Obamacare (age and BMI), so I need to get it done now. I need both knees done, and it will be tight to get the 2nd knee done before Obamacare is fully in force (2014).

Aren’t you worried about the pain in your knees causing further damage to your hips? That is what has happened to my 2nd knee — favoring the right knee has caused the left knee to deteriorate. I’ve been suffering with this since 2004. Glucosimine helped for a while, but after my accident on the ice a year ago, I’ve been in constant pain.

So far, my hips are fine.


22 posted on 02/22/2013 8:30:48 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

My hospital of choice is now declining my insurance. Not likely I can get anything done at all. Would have to start anew with a new doctor.


23 posted on 02/22/2013 8:34:53 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Bummer! Sometimes a new doctor is not a bad thing. I am with a new surgeon (although the old one would have operated.) But, after asking around, I chose a younger man. After I made my choice, 2 people came forward and told me that my original surgeon had messed up their knees and they had to have them done over again! Arrrrrggggghhhh! I can’t think of anything worse!


24 posted on 02/22/2013 8:40:34 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

oh, yeah....the one I have at that hospital is the best in the area. oh, well. life stinks, then along comes 0bamacare and it gets worse.


25 posted on 02/22/2013 9:27:11 AM PST by tioga
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To: RikaStrom; CholeraJoe; xsmommy; SoothingDave; NeoCaveman
Coffee Break! It's guns and coffee day at Starbucks....
26 posted on 02/22/2013 9:46:25 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

It is interesting that my first doctor was considered to be quite capable until I chose another. Then, 2 different people came forward to tell me of problems they had with his surgery (the glues came loose). I also found one case against him listed in the Wisconsin Circuit Court on line listings. Nobody will tell you these stories until AFTER you have made another choice. They say they didn’t want to “influence” me.

I hear nothing but good about the man who is going to do my surgery. Does that make me feel better? A little, but I am quite aware of the dangers and everything that can go wrong.

Can you change your insurance? It seems scary to have insurance that is not accepted by your local hospital...


27 posted on 02/22/2013 9:47:35 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

I thought Monomania was an obsession for all things Jamaican?


28 posted on 02/22/2013 10:07:59 AM PST by mikrofon (Dot be right, mon...)
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To: mikrofon

Are you going through Ruffdrawal up there?


29 posted on 02/22/2013 10:44:52 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Do I lose my Obamacare?

We should all be so lucky.

30 posted on 02/22/2013 10:50:46 AM PST by TheGrimReaper (Media: Stenographers for the White House)
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To: tioga; RikaStrom; xsmommy; SeaDragon; Texan5
Here's a piece of monomania for you:

N. Korea (nutjobs) is going ICBM nuclear.
Iran (nutjobs) is going nuclear.
Syria (nutjobs) is mowing down hundreds of its own people daily.
Iraq (thanks to the Iranian nutjobs) is quickly on its way to jihad.
King Barry I is GIVING (not selling) high-tech arms/planes to Egypt (nutjobs).

And new Sec of State John F. Kerry give his first major speech on what?.... CLIMATE CHANGE?

Beam me up, Mr. Scott. NOW would be a good time.

31 posted on 02/22/2013 10:58:29 AM PST by TheGrimReaper (Media: Stenographers for the White House)
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To: secret garden

A lot of people are, it’s still a shock to many although really not unexpected under the circumstances. Lindy is one of the good guys who’ll be missed — though I wouldn’t be surprised if he still lives around here, like a lot of other former players.

The Sabres play like a totally disinterested team who didn’t want to come back this year, so I’m not sure even the new coach can motivate them. Plus their talent is frankly not that good in comparison to the teams that are perennially in contention.


32 posted on 02/22/2013 12:18:35 PM PST by mikrofon (NHL Bump)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

the hospital in question is in PA, not NY....there are two others in the other direction and just as close.


33 posted on 02/22/2013 12:33:54 PM PST by tioga
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To: mikrofon

Must be just you. A++


34 posted on 02/22/2013 12:35:27 PM PST by tioga
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To: TheGrimReaper

A++ dems are divided into several different monomanias...killing the unborn, taking our guns away or climate change. must be when they sign up they have to pick one.


35 posted on 02/22/2013 12:38:53 PM PST by tioga
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To: tioga
The Swiss have an interesting monomania -- eliminating wild bears. They killed the last wild bear in Switzerland because it was too friendly. Didn't capture it and put it in a zoo. Didn't transport it to a wilder area. Just shot it dead.


36 posted on 02/22/2013 1:05:34 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga
With the Narcissist-in-Chief we have a real trifecta: monomaniac, gimcrack, and wetback.



Where's my Choomwagon?



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

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)

37 posted on 02/22/2013 1:11:05 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: TheGrimReaper

“Beam me up”

Stop the world-I want to get off...


38 posted on 02/22/2013 1:18:16 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: tioga

Nice to see everyone again...

Biden’s latest monomania
Is preaching gun control
He tells us to buy shotguns
And he’s really on a roll

He says if you are threatened
Here is what you should do-
Go outside with a shotgun
And fire off a round or two

That will rouse the neighbors
And make them mad as hell-
They’ll shoot the finger at you
And call the cops as well...


39 posted on 02/22/2013 1:53:46 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

WTF is the matter with them? Bears are wild animals-so where do the Swidiots want them to be-in a yard on a leash? Where is PETA when there is a REAL case of animal cruelty out there?


40 posted on 02/22/2013 2:17:59 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Our neighborhood bears appear to be safe from getting shot....dang. A++


41 posted on 02/23/2013 10:28:13 AM PST by tioga
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To: Texan5

Biden said just this week he was a 30 year supporter of the NRA......who believes that? LOL A+++


42 posted on 02/23/2013 10:30:50 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Yo no creo...

Thank you!


43 posted on 02/23/2013 11:24:53 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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