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Word for the Day, Tuesday June 4, 2013

Posted on 06/04/2013 4:04:03 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, June 4, 2013



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".

brabble [brab-uhl]

-vi
to argue stubbornly about trifles; wrangle.

-n
noisy, quarrelsome chatter.

[1490–1500; < Dutch brabbelen to quarrel, jabber]


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1 posted on 06/04/2013 4:04:03 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Brrr. 45 degrees here this morning. On the plus side, I got to try out the heater in my new car.


2 posted on 06/04/2013 4:04:47 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

When the guests on Hannity, or OReilly, break down into brabble, I switch the channel to something else.


3 posted on 06/04/2013 4:23:51 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

When don’t they?


4 posted on 06/04/2013 4:27:54 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Seldom. That is why we normally watch only Greta.


5 posted on 06/04/2013 4:28:54 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave
You could sing this as Brabble On.
6 posted on 06/04/2013 4:34:57 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

the eastern european stoicism of my beloved disco dan has been sorely tried of late. the time for brabbling is past, they better buckle down and play.


7 posted on 06/04/2013 4:44:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Used to be, the media scrambled for the “honor” of being first with the “news” - with information. Ripping down barriers and exposing errors and scandals.

Now, they are fighting to put stretch up newer and higher brabble-wired fences around their precious administration to protect and defend the illegitimate led by the unknowing in pursuit of the great unwashed .....


8 posted on 06/04/2013 4:49:43 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: xsmommy

Game 1 looked like 08 against Detroit. Just being outhustled and not getting any lucky bounces.

Last night was just desperation feeding on desparation. Rask is doing a superb job and the Pens are playing panicked.

Now a goalie question as well. I say Vokoun.


9 posted on 06/04/2013 5:10:31 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Bob Beckel the big dope
for him there is no hope.
His brand of brabble
sounds like the devil’s babel.
With truth the man cannot cope.


10 posted on 06/04/2013 5:18:34 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

your goalies are both iffy. if they get spooked they are done. Marchand did an excellent job of spooking MAF right out of the box there. Vokoun is not a world beater, in our experience with him, anyway. They are both going to have to dig deep and find some grit somewhere.


11 posted on 06/04/2013 5:19:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga; SoothingDave
nuts everywhere have found their spokesperson...
12 posted on 06/04/2013 5:21:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Jay Carney brabbles on with reporters as he works to protect the Brabbler in Chief.


13 posted on 06/04/2013 5:25:03 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: xsmommy

Poster boy of mental illness. Crazy Uncle Joe. Perfect.


14 posted on 06/04/2013 5:29:06 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

Barack lives by lying and brabble
A demagogue stoking the rabble
Gives Matthews a thrill
But he evokes Dr. Phil
With his meaningless, trite psychobabble


15 posted on 06/04/2013 5:36:38 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: SoothingDave
Vokie is much more reliable. And we like him because he's a great guy.
Here's another song that you could sing as Brabylon.
16 posted on 06/04/2013 7:17:34 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

ROTFLOL! Never better put!


17 posted on 06/04/2013 7:29:20 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

Haha - good one Ti


18 posted on 06/04/2013 7:35:30 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Good - except an “angry” Dr. Phil? lol


19 posted on 06/04/2013 7:37:04 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: xsmommy
I was singing They're coming to take me away.." to Tobbe yesterday while we waited for the bus.....it should be Crazy Joe's next youtube hit. Wish he would sing it. He would make my day.
20 posted on 06/04/2013 7:37:57 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Thanks.


21 posted on 06/04/2013 7:39:47 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy
Re Old Joe's assertion that nobody should be ashamed of mental illness: I'd like to see him have a session with THIS judge. I'm sure that THIS family is plenty embarrassed while the family of the victim continues to grieve.

Killer of woman in Milwaukee park sentenced to life in mental facility -- Son of judge Donegan suffered delusions, experts say

22 posted on 06/04/2013 7:45:43 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

i would not wish mental illness on my worst enemy. it is a terrible scourge and the family suffers more than the victim of it.


23 posted on 06/04/2013 7:54:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Just so you don’t think that I am heartless, my husband and I employ a paranoid schizophrenic in our company. Our employee served 13 years in the Mendota State Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Madison for killing his mother and was released on parole. He had been found “not guilty” by reason of mental defect. He’s been out and re-accepted by his remaining family for at least as many years, but he couldn’t get employment in his field. He’s been a real asset to our company. A psychologist who is a friend told me that he’d never heard of anyone serving 13 years at Medota and getting out.

Our employee is heavily medicated and is religious about taking his meds. But, he must report monthly to a psychologist, a psychiatrist, a social worker, and a parole officer at his own expense. He also must show up for drug testing every 2 weeks. Distance running and training is part of his requirement. He spends his weekends volunteering for St. Vincent DePaul delivering furniture to the inner city.

He’s worked for us more than 9 years, and we assume a huge liability because of the other people working with us who don’t know his background. But, we keep a close eye on him. He’s a little forgetful sometimes (drugs, I’m sure) but he has been a wonderful employee over all. He comes to my house often and works for extra money, although I think he’d do anything we asked for free.

I previously had about 7 years working closely with a Mayor who was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and who wouldn’t take his meds and who became suicidal. His ex wife actually tried to goad him into overdosing on pills and alcohol and prevented their daughter from calling 911. The daughter called anyway, but that family spent all their time trying to cover up his illness. He’s divorced and teaching school now, but I don’t think he’s stable yet. He refuses to speak to any of his family, or old friends. I wouldn’t trust him as far as I would trust our paranoid schizophrenic.

I saw him on the street a couple of years ago and he was pretending to be a crippled old man. Startled, I said, “Hi, Jim!” as I passed him. My husband said the same. He pretended he didn’t know us. 2 weeks later we got a card in the mail that just said. “I’m an A** H***, Jim.” But, he refuses to answer his phone.

I have plenty of sympathy for the mentally ill, their families, and their victims. But they need to be under the care of professionals. Clearly, Mr. Donegan’s family was willing to let him slide when he was displaying very alarming and dangerous symptoms.


24 posted on 06/04/2013 8:22:56 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave

That IS cold-it was 63 here, which is just about an average morning for this time of the year-

The scandals in DC are gathering
Like vultures at a pile of trash
And they will not be quieted
For any amount of secret cash

The shocking revelations have
The attention of the rabble-
Nothing interests them more
Than a lot of lurid brabble

This time, if they listen to
The people who are talking
They’ll see it’s all our funds
Big brother has come stalking...


25 posted on 06/04/2013 8:27:24 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

taking the meds is key, i am sure, and once they are feeling “OK” they think they no longer need the meds and so then they quit and they are not ok any longer. Well bless you for giving the guy a chance, and i am sure it’s a heavy responsibility.


26 posted on 06/04/2013 8:28:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDetQ18fw5Q

Brabble brabble, you’ve torn your dress.


27 posted on 06/04/2013 8:45:36 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

TG our guy knows the difference between life on the meds and life off the meds.

We have another friend (scion of a famous brewing family, but who doesn’t have any access to the money) who won’t take his meds. In the years since we’ve known him, he’s been normal, he’s been suicidal, he shot his teeth out with a gun, he emptied his daughter’s trust fund and ran away to Mexico where he was jailed, he’s lived on the street in Milwaukee, he’s been abandoned by family, he’s picked fights with the police, and on and on.

He’s now working odd jobs and living off some woman in Milwaukee. At least he has a roof over his head. His mother won’t speak to him. We won’t bail him out of jail any more, although we’d speak to him.

Mental illess is a thorny problem.


28 posted on 06/04/2013 8:53:05 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
what do you tv watchers think of game of thrones? of course you know i've never seen it, only heard of it. But i was intrigued in reading this thread to hear it was based on the War of the Roses. Since i am a Tudor fanatic, that has me wondering if i should watch this or read the books? any ideas? you know i am extremely resistant to things au courant, so that mitigates against watching/reading, but i do love me some Tudors.
29 posted on 06/04/2013 9:04:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Never watched it. I surmise from Twitter that they had some startling or stupid development on Sunday.


30 posted on 06/04/2013 9:37:36 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

and why do you, who watch all manner of idiocy on tv, shun this particular show?


31 posted on 06/04/2013 9:40:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

No shunning involved. I watch very few dramas and the idea of a bunch of medieval people running around on horses didn’t catch my fancy. Like a Renaissance Faire.


32 posted on 06/04/2013 9:44:50 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

oh ok. it’s the medieval aspect that appeals to me.


33 posted on 06/04/2013 9:55:23 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic
When the guests on Hannity, or OReilly, break down into brabble, I switch the channel to something else.

Like what the definition of 'is' is?

WHen the Carnie spokesman for ODrama doesn't wish to talk about a law broken, he tends to try to sedate the WH rabble with brabble. And the Presstitutes fall into line.

34 posted on 06/04/2013 10:09:42 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: xsmommy

I bought the books for my son last Christmas and we LOVE the series on tv - it is bloody though and sort of more adult fantasy than War of the Roses since it is NOT earth as we know it.....many mystical type things and lands not like anything we know. it did make my husband rethink ever wanting to live in the Middle Ages....his love of swords and chain mail does not make up for living in that filthy time period


35 posted on 06/04/2013 10:13:26 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Liberals chant that ID for voting is racist, so isn't ID for purchasing a gun racist?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

It being HBO, I bet the naked women are not hairy and filthy. ;-)


36 posted on 06/04/2013 10:19:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
OMG seriouslY?
37 posted on 06/04/2013 10:47:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

:)


38 posted on 06/04/2013 10:48:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I’d love the see the battle between him and Schumer for any microphone or camera in the area.


39 posted on 06/04/2013 10:51:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Can’t be more ludicrous than Al Franken.

Surprised he’s not floating his other mancrush Bruce Springsteen.


40 posted on 06/04/2013 10:53:24 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

you are absolutely right, he borders on gay with that.


41 posted on 06/04/2013 10:58:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Appointing Senators reminds me of this bit of dialog from BlackAdder, where the Prince contemplates bribing one of the Lords with a judgeship:

E: Well, you could appoint him a High Court judge...

G: Is he qualified?

E: He’s a violent, bigoted, mindless old fool.

G: Sounds a bit *over*qualified


42 posted on 06/04/2013 11:09:34 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

and he postures himself as a republican, which drives me insane.


43 posted on 06/04/2013 11:11:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

there are only two things you bludgeoned me into watching and i enjoyed both— The Big Lebowski, and Flight of the Conchords. I follow thebotlebowski on twitter, as i am sure you must, and yesterday i literally LOLed at it, and of course wanted to retweet it or otherwise bring it to your attention, but do not want the profanity in my timeline~! “this is what happens when you F* a stranger in the @$$”. I RORed.


44 posted on 06/04/2013 11:14:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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I haven’t yet, but I want to get that for my email ring tone.

Not the swear words, but just “Do you see what happens, Larry?! Do you see what happens!?”


45 posted on 06/04/2013 11:16:17 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Most NJ republicans are just moderate democrats anyplace else. It’s that far left up there.(Excluding Truthy and the tiger).


46 posted on 06/04/2013 11:17:47 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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It sounds like George Sr. teaching his sons a lesson on AD.
And that's why we don't...
47 posted on 06/04/2013 11:19:31 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5; tioga; xsmommy

My little dog is now allowed to leave Coney Island! We’re down to meds 3 times a day instead of 5 or 6, which is a big step. He said he’s healing well, stitches haven’t dissolved yet but incisions look great. We saw a full dog show there(shih tzus, poodle mix, Maltese, Cav who looked like Loosh, golden retriever, Airdale, Westie, Boston Terriers, Corgi, wirehaired fox terrier, and a chihuahua/Chinese crested mistake named Clarence) in the waiting room today and one tortoiseshell cat in the cat room. That man is raking it in from 3 surrounding states as well.


48 posted on 06/04/2013 11:25:17 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Execpt George Sr wasn’t smashing the windows and headlights of a brand new Corvette at the time.


49 posted on 06/04/2013 11:29:49 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Good news. Glad he is progressing.


50 posted on 06/04/2013 11:30:21 AM PDT by tioga
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