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Word for the Day, Tuesday July 2, 2013

Posted on 07/02/2013 4:05:14 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, July 2, 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".

anabasis [uh-nab-uh-sis]

-n, plural anabases
1. a march from the coast into the interior, as that of Cyrus the Younger against Artaxerxes II, described by Xenophon in his historical work Anabasis (379–371 b.c.).
2. Literary. any military expedition or advance.

[1700–10; < Greek: a stepping up. See ana-, basis]


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1 posted on 07/02/2013 4:05:14 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Do not confuse today’s word with today’s song.

It’s another one senselessly and brutally maimed to make a “single” version. Enjoy it in its uncut splendor. This is as funky as a fat, bald Englishman can get.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbjfesCI254


2 posted on 07/02/2013 4:06:50 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I like today’s song.
Good Morning!


3 posted on 07/02/2013 4:13:38 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Good morning to you!


4 posted on 07/02/2013 4:14:25 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; onyx

Anabasis of today’s “Good Morning”ing is that everyone feels good and is happy, right?

Not necessarily. Today I’m celebrating that Popeye’s has its regular Tuesday lunch special.

And that it’s one of those special days that ends in “Y”.

Hooray!

Coffee.


5 posted on 07/02/2013 4:29:08 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Modesty compels me to brag only about my modesty, at which I excel.)
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To: NicknamedBob

You thinking about fried chicken at 7 AM?


6 posted on 07/02/2013 4:39:19 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

TheWon’s anabasis to Africa is costing us a fortune. Wonder who many Obama voters will be getting a vacation this year?


7 posted on 07/02/2013 4:42:18 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

who = how


8 posted on 07/02/2013 4:42:35 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

I start with cookies.


9 posted on 07/02/2013 4:48:09 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: SoothingDave
"You thinking about fried chicken at 7 AM?"

I actually don't think about Cheerios, even when I'm eating them.

10 posted on 07/02/2013 4:53:18 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Modesty compels me to brag only about my modesty, at which I excel.)
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To: tioga
"Wonder how many Obama voters will be getting a vacation this year?"

All of them, all year long. Same as last year.

11 posted on 07/02/2013 4:55:54 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Modesty compels me to brag only about my modesty, at which I excel.)
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To: NicknamedBob

You ever notice that there are essentially two kinds of cereal? One kind you can finish while it’s still swimming in the milk. The other kind, you have to “drain the swamp” in order to finish it.


12 posted on 07/02/2013 5:03:13 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
While the entitled idiots in the media and WH continue to ignore the anabasis of the MB, it is just another example of how they misunderstand evil at its core.
13 posted on 07/02/2013 5:04:20 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave
I see your Abacab and raise you more nonsense lyrics with a good tune.
14 posted on 07/02/2013 5:06:17 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

The title is taken from the structure of an early version of the song. Guitarist Mike Rutherford explained in an interview that the band labeled various sections of the song with letters of the alphabet, and at one point the sections were ordered A-B-A-C-A-B. Rutherford commented that the completed song no longer followed this format, but the name was kept nevertheless.


15 posted on 07/02/2013 5:10:25 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i love that song.


16 posted on 07/02/2013 5:23:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

i love that one too.


17 posted on 07/02/2013 5:24:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

Reminds me of the SouthPark where they put all the kids on ritalin and then they wanted to go to the Phil Collins concert....


18 posted on 07/02/2013 5:43:34 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: SoothingDave
You know who I'd have lead an anabasis? Mickey Kaus.
19 posted on 07/02/2013 5:50:47 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: SoothingDave

The mainstream media’s hypothesis
Has Obama leading the anabasis
Against social injustice
His motto is “Trust us”
With a “Let me be clear” just for emphasis


20 posted on 07/02/2013 6:13:20 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: NeoCaveman

Is he so fine he blows your mind?


21 posted on 07/02/2013 6:26:41 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

No. Just writes a good column.


22 posted on 07/02/2013 6:27:54 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: xsmommy

Saw one of these on a car window the other day. Pretty funny.

23 posted on 07/02/2013 6:46:40 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Did you ever listen to his other band, Mike and the Mechanics?


24 posted on 07/02/2013 6:55:14 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Those and the monograms have got to go.


25 posted on 07/02/2013 6:56:36 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Just the singles that got airplay.


26 posted on 07/02/2013 6:56:46 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
One of their good ones.
27 posted on 07/02/2013 7:07:07 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy; tioga; Texan5

Good morning - we saw so many bammer bumper stickers in Santa Fe that we almost quit rolling our eyes when we saw one. Lots of old men with long grey thinning hair, pulled back in a pony tail - women with no makeup and similarly grey hair - the sad thing was the young people were bums - begging for money on the streets. So even in the artsy fartsy liberal communities, the time has passed for people to enjoy their free lifestyle, selling their “art”. I assume many retired from elsewhere and moved to Santa Fe to live the artists life. It reminded me of Hawaii - a pretty facade but behind the art corridors is some pretty amazing poverty.


28 posted on 07/02/2013 8:59:25 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

What was the attraction in Santa Fe? See anything neat? Any good food?


29 posted on 07/02/2013 9:20:26 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
We saw a couple of art galleries - enjoyed the architecture, but other than that all I seemed to focus on was the poverty and the bums begging for (drug) money. The interesting part was the shopkeepers, who themselves are bleeding heart liberals, seemed happy that the police were pretty adept at moving the bums along......and clearing out their gathering areas to sleep. Hum, aren't they supposed to be supporting the "occupy" types and suggesting "the man" is the cause of their troubles? ;^)

I'm not a huge fan of the northern NM cuisine - I like Tex-mex better. We actually had better food in Arizona

30 posted on 07/02/2013 10:08:54 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: SoothingDave
Speaking of drum music, percussion is a key part anabasis for every good March
31 posted on 07/02/2013 11:57:58 AM PDT by mikrofon (And July 4th piece ;)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Just what every community needs-a bunch of young bums-aren’t they even holding up “will work” signs? I remember Santa Fe as a rather charming-if somewhat loony-place-and there was an “art” shop on every corner...


32 posted on 07/02/2013 3:01:13 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

No I didn’t see signs - a few were playing some kind of music so you could throw a few bucks toward their hat or whatever, but the woman who came up to us just wanted us to give her money.


33 posted on 07/02/2013 5:03:19 PM 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

there was a homeless woman who came up to my car window as i was getting in. we had to park near the shelter which is near our church. She was brandishing a prescription pill bottle. they are far more bold than ever in the past. i do desperately want to direct them down to 1600 Penna. Ave, which is just a few blocks away. Their friend lives there and he promised them so much.


34 posted on 07/03/2013 6:43:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Amazing-did the woman have a reason why a stranger should give her money? I had a vision of a woman in ragged clothes, waving a battered cup and saying alms for the poor...


35 posted on 07/03/2013 8:48:17 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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