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Word for the Day, Monday, July 8, 2013-- halcyon
7/8/13 | xs

Posted on 07/08/2013 6:15:16 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Thursday, July 8, 2013 – halcyon


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".

halcyon; adj;noun 1.calm; peaceful; tranquil: halcyon weather. 2.rich; wealthy; prosperous: halcyon times of peace. 3.happy; joyful; carefree: halcyon days of youth. 4.of or pertaining to the halcyon or kingfisher. noun 5.a mythical bird, usually identified with the kingfisher, said to breed about the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea, and to have the power of charming winds and waves into calmness. 6.any of various kingfishers, especially of the genus Halcyon. 7.( initial capital letter ) Classical Mythology , Alcyone ( def 2 ) . halcyon (ˈhælsɪən)

— adj 1. peaceful, gentle, and calm 2. halcyonian , also: halcyonic happy and carefree

— n 3. Greek myth a fabulous bird associated with the winter solstice 4. a poetic name for the kingfisher 5. halcyon days a. a fortnight of calm weather during the winter solstice b. a period of peace and happiness



Etymology: C14: from Latin alcyon, from Greek alkuōn kingfisher, of uncertain origin]



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1 posted on 07/08/2013 6:15:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

i’m bringing cake because my baby turns 19 today!


2 posted on 07/08/2013 6:16:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
She's a big Potter fan, so it's a theme cake.


3 posted on 07/08/2013 6:17:23 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I think Obama expected halcyon days after he won and has been surprised at the reaction to his autocratic rule.

#1


4 posted on 07/08/2013 6:20:57 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy
Happy Birthday!

Oh how I long for the halcyon days when politics were a matter for my parents to worry over, when a simple ice cream sandwich was a more than ample reward for being good all week, when real money was a 50 cent piece.

5 posted on 07/08/2013 6:22:25 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist

those were the good old days, that’s for sure. A+++


6 posted on 07/08/2013 6:25:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

well he was the object of much [undeserved] adulation, of course he expected that. A+++


7 posted on 07/08/2013 6:25:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I think that he received adulation at the knee of his motherand grandmother. He could do no wrong and everything he did, no matter how mundane, was wonderful in their eyes. Do you suppose he ever received any disciipline? It’s been a while since I read his biographies, but I don’t think I remember that he ever had to paythe price for anything he ver did. Even his schools were indulgent.


8 posted on 07/08/2013 6:32:45 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It makes sense that he did not receive any nay-saying whatsoever, which is why he takes any negativity directed towards him so very badly.


9 posted on 07/08/2013 6:41:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Happy birthday to her.


10 posted on 07/08/2013 6:43:24 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: xsmommy

Halcyon

Halcyon or just Hal, was that condescending blabbermouth computer in 2001, a Spaced Oddity.

“Good morning, Dave, Did you dream terrible things, Dave? I did, Dave. I may vaporize you Dave! Bring me coffee, Dave!!!”


11 posted on 07/08/2013 6:52:30 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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Keiran Halcyon was Corran Horn’s alias when he went into Jedi training under Luke in Michael Stackpole’s excellent I, Jedi novel about X-wings, the force, crime and criminals and police and warriors, philosophy and pursuit of evil, marriage and love and lust, ... and the universe in general.


12 posted on 07/08/2013 7:27:22 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; Texan5; tioga; All
I would like to point out that XS's 19 year old baby was called xsbrownie when she began posting here. Brownie- my gosh we have been here a long time folks!

Happy birthday to your lovely daughter -

13 posted on 07/08/2013 8:10:22 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
Happy Birthday to your baby! This WFTD is also the name of a sleeping pill.
14 posted on 07/08/2013 8:27:56 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

The sea was angry that day, my friend. Like an old man returning soup at a deli.

We’re all here safe and sound. The ocean is cold and fiesty. Took about 9 hours overall with traffic and a couple of stops. We avoided DC but still hit heavy 95 traffic when we re-joined it.

Happy that we were not heading north as that was a parking lot.

Happy Birthday to yours! My niece just turned 21 on the 4th.


15 posted on 07/08/2013 8:50:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Happy birthday to your baby!

The emperor’s ratings falling
Show that “change” was all about
Still more halcyon days for him
While we wage slaves do without-

Without an extra penny for
Any truck driver or clerk-
Without the peace of knowing
That tomorrow we’ll have work

I wonder if that Roman mob
That voted as they were taught
Are happy as he golfs and travels
With the new taxes they bought...


16 posted on 07/08/2013 9:09:17 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: theDentist

When I visited my grandparents in the summer my grandfather would always have my table setting ready; cereal, juice, & a half grapefruit sectioned & ready w/ a grapefruit spoon on top. There was always a 50 cent piece under the grapefruit.

Those were the halcyon days.These days,not so much.


17 posted on 07/08/2013 9:12:22 AM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Texan5

Heck no, they don’t care. They don’t pay taxes anyway for the most part.


18 posted on 07/08/2013 9:12:55 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I hope your daughter’s special day is wonderful!


19 posted on 07/08/2013 9:13:31 AM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: secret garden

The description of ingredients and effects actually doesn’t sound like it lives up to the name...

My cat Titus, who considers it his mission to kill every rodent and insect miscalculated last night and scared the hell out of me-he was after a scorpion-he usually kills them by getting the stinger off of them first-and apparently got stung on his face.

I heard him howling and found him and the dead scorpion, and took him to the sink to cool him off with a wet towel and get the swelling down. He was so sick for a couple hours that I was afraid I might lose him-I held him and kept him cool, and after a while he started to come back.

This morning, he was himself, yelling for food and chasing Midget girl. Is there a remedy of some sort that I can keep around in case something like this happens to one of my pets again? It isn’t like I can kill every dangerous insect-they come into every little space out here in the middle of nowhere...


20 posted on 07/08/2013 9:31:05 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: Texan5
Eeew, I DO NOT like scorpions! I found this site but I don't know if the products are safe around pets. I didn't know scorpions glowed under black lights. We would find them in the shower sometimes. That wakes you right up.
21 posted on 07/08/2013 9:43:50 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Nappy Birthday to XSTeen.


22 posted on 07/08/2013 9:57:27 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Oy vay, we certainly have.


23 posted on 07/08/2013 9:59:17 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy

These are the halcyon days.

Republicans have learned that if you say Strom Thurmond should have been President, you slink off into the sunset.

If you are involved in a manufactured leak investigation, and the lesker worked for a liberal favorite Republicn, you go to jail, instead.

Meanwhile, Client number 9, and Weiner dog, get to run for elective office.

Rmfe.


24 posted on 07/08/2013 10:06:14 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: secret garden

I don’t like them either, or most other insects. What I need is a remedy for the pets if they get stung-something I can give them to minimize the effects.

The reason I don’t have a lot of them coming in is because I spray the outside door and window frames with Greenlight-but there is no way to get them all-this is rocky country, which the things like...


25 posted on 07/08/2013 10:12:59 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

True-they don’t pay taxes, but the price increases of everything else is starting to slam them, too-and the general store is the only place to take Lonestar cards-the icehouses and restaurants won’t take them at all-good...


26 posted on 07/08/2013 10:18:08 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: NeoCaveman

Thanks, 19 yo!


27 posted on 07/08/2013 10:37:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Thanks! We are in chickfila drive thru and saw hilLarious bumper sticker i couldn’t wait to tell you about: “caution: unsocialized homeschoolers on board” I roared!


28 posted on 07/08/2013 10:40:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Texan5

I’ll keep the snow. You can have the scorpions.


29 posted on 07/08/2013 11:00:13 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: hobbes1

There is no hope.


30 posted on 07/08/2013 11:00:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Oh that is fabulous!


31 posted on 07/08/2013 11:32:51 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

The time really does fly.


32 posted on 07/08/2013 11:39:53 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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“Client number 9, and Weiner”

I can’t believe that any city would want a circus like that for an election-however, since it is happening, I want to know who has the contract to sell the tickets, and how much for a front row seat at each debate?


33 posted on 07/08/2013 11:55:03 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: SoothingDave

I think scorpions live just about everywhere except maybe close to the North and South poles-they are probably more prevalent in hotter places because of the longer frost free seasons. I don’t remember seeing a lot of them the times I was up north, but they were there in smaller numbers and size...


34 posted on 07/08/2013 12:00:15 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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A+++ I chatted with Paula re the road that we are destined to go down with the loss of religious liberty in light of DOMA. She’s skeptical and sees it as doomsaying, thinks it will never come to that. It was difficult to point out that was a naive perspective, that the gay lobby has an agenda and that they are not reasonable people. She kept chirping separation of church and state. Now this is a faithful Catholic, a physician and extremely bright. She’s not your run of the mill ignoramus, uninformed voter. She thinks churches will not be forced to perform marriages.


35 posted on 07/08/2013 12:35:20 PM PDT by xsmommy
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She thinks churches will not be forced to perform marriages.

Well, they won't be forced. They'll just have their tax exempt status stripped and they may be sued out of their property.

I guess it is back to the catacombs.

36 posted on 07/08/2013 12:39:42 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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There is no hope.

We are doomed.

37 posted on 07/08/2013 12:40:14 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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Because she’s a doc who doesn’t perform abortions (she is gyn) and hasn’t been sued bc of it, she thinks it can’t happen.


38 posted on 07/08/2013 1:21:07 PM PDT by xsmommy
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But Obama promised he wouldnt make churches do gay weddings.

(He will let a judge force it)


39 posted on 07/08/2013 1:24:58 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Tax exempt status is the biggie.

Gays are just the pawns. Leftist states since the French Revolution have always been after the Church’s money.


40 posted on 07/08/2013 1:36:26 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: Texan5

Some species of them may, but i have never heard of or seen any. Certainly nothing invading homes and stinging cats.


41 posted on 07/08/2013 1:41:47 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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Benadryl 1 mg/lb for dogs, need to double check dose for cats.


42 posted on 07/08/2013 1:45:59 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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Not only are they not reasonable people, many are hateful, bitter and intolerant people. I think you are closer to the truth, but if the states continue to assert their rights in the matter and some have civil marriages of just about anybody/thing, churches might be just for those who want religious/sacramental marriage-then I suppose it is up to the church hierarchy of each religion or sect.

Some splinter sects of certain denominations already perform polygamous and same sex “marriage”-I think it is heresy, and want no part of that church. I suppose it could come to that-a schism between denominations/sects that allow unions of something other than 1 man and 1 woman, and those that only perform marriage for the real deal of 1 man and 1 woman...


43 posted on 07/08/2013 1:46:31 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: xsmommy

And bakers should not be forced to make wedding cakes but look what happened in the NW.


44 posted on 07/08/2013 1:48:23 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

Earlier than that-don’t forget Henry VIII, and his looting of the monasteries...


45 posted on 07/08/2013 1:48:28 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

Thank you! I’ll ask the vet-wish I’d thought of that before, because I do keep OTC Benadryl to take to work for my compadre and a couple of the other guys who react a bit more than most of us to insect stings/bites.


46 posted on 07/08/2013 1:54:53 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
Earlier than that-don’t forget Henry VIII, and his looting of the monasteries...

I should have remembered that. After all I have said that Barack is the most aggressively anti-Catholic English speaking politician since Henry VIII

47 posted on 07/08/2013 1:56:59 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman

It could be argued that he is even worse, because Henry VIII had a more valid excuse-he wanted his own church and rules, and he needed money for war with France.


48 posted on 07/08/2013 2:08:22 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: xsmommy

The gov has delayed their own healthcare plans for “certain” people so I feel certain they will also not enforce any provision to close the borders and will forget that pesky sep of church and state when it comes to gay marriage. I totally agree with you that this is the end goal - to basically do away with the strong Christian faith groups in America. They pick and choose what laws or legislation to enforce or forget


49 posted on 07/08/2013 2:09:20 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: Texan5

Probably the infant Benadry liquid would be best for administering to an animal.


50 posted on 07/08/2013 2:36:34 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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