Skip to comments.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".
to argue stubbornly about trifles; wrangle.
noisy, quarrelsome chatter.
[14901500; < Dutch brabbelen to quarrel, jabber]
Brrr. 45 degrees here this morning. On the plus side, I got to try out the heater in my new car.
When the guests on Hannity, or OReilly, break down into brabble, I switch the channel to something else.
When don’t they?
Seldom. That is why we normally watch only Greta.
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.
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 .....
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.
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.
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.
Jay Carney brabbles on with reporters as he works to protect the Brabbler in Chief.
Poster boy of mental illness. Crazy Uncle Joe. Perfect.
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
ROTFLOL! Never better put!
Haha - good one Ti
Good - except an “angry” Dr. Phil? lol
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.
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.
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...
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.
Brabble brabble, you’ve torn your dress.
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.
Never watched it. I surmise from Twitter that they had some startling or stupid development on Sunday.
and why do you, who watch all manner of idiocy on tv, shun this particular show?
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.
oh ok. it’s the medieval aspect that appeals to me.
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.
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
It being HBO, I bet the naked women are not hairy and filthy. ;-)
I’d love the see the battle between him and Schumer for any microphone or camera in the area.
Can’t be more ludicrous than Al Franken.
Surprised he’s not floating his other mancrush Bruce Springsteen.
you are absolutely right, he borders on gay with that.
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
and he postures himself as a republican, which drives me insane.
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.
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!?”
Most NJ republicans are just moderate democrats anyplace else. It’s that far left up there.(Excluding Truthy and the tiger).
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.
Execpt George Sr wasn’t smashing the windows and headlights of a brand new Corvette at the time.
Good news. Glad he is progressing.