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Word for the Day, Tuesday September 17, 2013

Posted on 09/17/2013 3:52:40 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, September 17, 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".

mishpocha [mish-paw-khuh, -pookh-uh]

-n
an entire family network comprising relatives by blood and marriage and sometimes including close friends; clan.

[ (Yiddish) the entire family network of relatives by blood or marriage (and sometimes close friends)]


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1 posted on 09/17/2013 3:52:40 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

The entire Steeler mishpocha is in for a long season of disappointment. Lots of not living up to “the standard” going on and a certain offensive coordinator should be polishing up his resume. The brunt of the heat is going to fall on him.

And, today is Constitution Day. Hug your favorite clause or article today.


2 posted on 09/17/2013 3:55:06 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Well aren’t you an eager beaver posting at crack o dawn?


3 posted on 09/17/2013 4:02:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Had to get up to gather wood for the fire.

Not really, but it is cold. I broke down and wore a jacket for the first time this season. Mid 40s here.


4 posted on 09/17/2013 4:11:24 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

50 here. Love this nippinesx. Omg Jules is insane, he lost a cookie in a one inch space between the fridge and the bottom counter. So he has his nose pressed up against it, bawling and then barking at the cookie to come out. He’s going to drive me insane. They get a bug up their butt and then obsess on it. Dont worry they’ve had 2-3 cookies since that one escaped but we can’t get over that.


5 posted on 09/17/2013 4:17:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

"...it's what I say after a few drinks when I miss my girlfriend "Polka Dot"

6 posted on 09/17/2013 4:18:02 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: xsmommy

Well, get your yardstick and fish the thing out.


7 posted on 09/17/2013 4:21:55 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Doogle

"I favor brunettes"..*smiles*

8 posted on 09/17/2013 4:22:29 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SoothingDave

When xsbaby gets up she can try. Chan is sitting vigil there and bawling now.


9 posted on 09/17/2013 4:26:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Have never owned a yardstick since i left home. Def had one growing up. Will use the long handled duster thingie. Probs will just push it farther in.


10 posted on 09/17/2013 4:29:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Guido said to his newly-arrived cousin, “Salvatore, you gotta be-a real careful when-a you talk. If-a you not, people gonna think you mishpoch-a, an’ they gonna think you-a stupid.”


11 posted on 09/17/2013 4:32:46 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: SoothingDave

All of 0bama’a old college friends and friends of his mentors, with whom he has associated himself in government, and the absurd worshipers of his shtick may constitute a mishpocha for him, but to me they are all merely alien overlords with whom I have less than no genetic linkage.

I shall be ever so jubilant when the “visitors” are gone.


12 posted on 09/17/2013 4:34:55 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Modesty compels me to brag only about my modesty, at which I excel.)
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To: xsmommy

That’s how you get cat toys out from under the refrigerator. I don’t think anybody actually measures anything with them.


13 posted on 09/17/2013 4:35:22 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave
"Have never owned a yardstick since i left home."

If you have "blinds", some of them used to contain a small rigid sliver of wood in the bottom to keep the material straight across the bottom. These can be slipped out sideways, used for whatever purpose, and then put back. Careful, they're a might brittle.

Otherwise, one could employ an unemployed curtain rod. In desperate times, you could remove an employed curtain rod. Those curtains probably need washing anyway.

Depends how crazy the dog makes you.

14 posted on 09/17/2013 4:41:52 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Modesty compels me to brag only about my modesty, at which I excel.)
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To: NicknamedBob

Great ideas all, thanks. We have wooden blinds though and there’s not a conventional curtain rod in the house. You weren’t around for my embarrassing disclosure last dec when i discovered mold on the drapery and had to have the lady come to take it down, take it to her facility to clean and then bring it back to remount. The drapes are mounted on some board, there’s a name for that they are called but i can’t recall.pleated shades elsewhere in the house.


15 posted on 09/17/2013 4:50:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; NicknamedBob
SERIOUSLY??? how !@$$ing sick do you have to be to engage in this crap? and in Fairfax Co. no less.
16 posted on 09/17/2013 4:58:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; NeoCaveman; hobbes1

http://www.forbes.com/sites/allenstjohn/2013/09/16/why-breaking-bad-is-the-best-show-ever-and-why-that-matters/


17 posted on 09/17/2013 4:59:10 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i put my fingers in my ears and hummed through most of yesterday’s thread, are you going to start that again? ; )


18 posted on 09/17/2013 5:01:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Two more episodes.


19 posted on 09/17/2013 5:02:44 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

20 posted on 09/17/2013 5:04:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

We have rolls of paper towels in the kitchen cupboard on the top shelf. Tall person puts them there, then goes away, so when I need a new roll I spear it with the yardstick through the tube.

Yardsticks also help adjust curtains when you don’t want to tug on them or climb the ladder.

Yardsticks can give you that exalted feeling of being a tool user, in places where a whip or a gun just aren’t appropriate.


21 posted on 09/17/2013 5:09:49 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: xsmommy

Don’t blame me. I saw where society was going a month ago regarding this show and decided to join in. It really is a work of art.


22 posted on 09/17/2013 5:13:38 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i eschew band wagoneering of any sort.


23 posted on 09/17/2013 5:16:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

I was in from the beginning.

And yes, it’s a masaterpiece.


24 posted on 09/17/2013 5:18:35 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: xsmommy

I would not have sampled it if it wasn’t for the public buzz about it.

I would not have watched more than an episode or two if it was not brilliant.

Sometimes, sometimes, the crowd is on to something.


25 posted on 09/17/2013 5:19:06 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I have used mine to measure lots of things. But it is used more often to get things out from under bigger things. We got ours from the county fair.


26 posted on 09/17/2013 5:26:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

But is it an all-American yardstick or one of those Communist meter sticks? ;-)

I have several tape measures for measuring things.


27 posted on 09/17/2013 5:27:57 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Isnt that where they found Tony Orlando?


28 posted on 09/17/2013 5:31:42 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy
nippinesx

whats fhe crocs cavorite hobby ? Thank you Alex I will take Pot Pourri for 400.

29 posted on 09/17/2013 5:35:27 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: SoothingDave

Hamlet.


30 posted on 09/17/2013 5:36:35 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy

Pulling the cookie out, would be nice,

Gnomeo fixates on his rawhide chewie.

When he flings it off the couch he expects a human to get it


31 posted on 09/17/2013 5:38:23 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: SoothingDave
Actually, we have several and they are American yardsticks, although one is 48" long so it's just a long stick.
I am watching BB from the beginning and still don't like it very much but I'm making the effort to see why my kids like it. I've never watched a show where I can't root for a single character.
32 posted on 09/17/2013 5:46:31 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: hobbes1

I’m not going to pretend I remember anything from 9th grade English class.

But it’s definitely tragic, in the traditional sense.


33 posted on 09/17/2013 5:47:40 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

I don’t know how far along you are, but in the early days I think you’re supposed to appreciate Walter for how quick-thinking he is. And his sad lot in life is supposed to make him sympathetic, too.

He applies a little of his chemistry teaching to real life, has his former student sell the stuff. Make a little nest egg for the family. How complicated could it be?


34 posted on 09/17/2013 5:54:00 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
In the wake of the Navy Yard Massacre, the Leftist mishpocha has immediately siezed on the opportunity to advanced its gun-grabbing agenda.


America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

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)

35 posted on 09/17/2013 5:55:45 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SoothingDave
I think you are supposed to root for Walt until he ______ then you are supposed to root for him to get caught.

Spoiler below in white text (needs to be highlighted to read as to protect those not through season 4.

poisons the boy

36 posted on 09/17/2013 6:33:53 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman

But Hank is such a jock/cop jagoff and that wife of his! I could never root for him.


37 posted on 09/17/2013 6:58:10 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Well for what it’s worth, the Bears will be rolling into town Sunday night, fresh of two come from behind 4th-quarter victories. They were fun, for sure - but good freakin’ luck trying to pull that crap off at Heinz Field. Plus, the Bears defensive line is producing zero pressure - Big Ben will have plenty of time to make stuff happen. I know the Steelers season may not look too bright, but at least this weekend need not look too dark.


38 posted on 09/17/2013 6:58:17 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: hobbes1

she could find nothing under there, and thankfully they have moved on.


39 posted on 09/17/2013 7:36:58 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

you and the crowd are welcome to it, you know i have an aversion to watching tv. I literally haven’t had it ON at all for weeks. we did watch a tiny bit of the Steelers game. Will watch more tv with hockey getting ready to start. honestly i don’t know why, but i just cannot stand watching tv.


40 posted on 09/17/2013 7:39:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

We shall see. Sandlot Ben scrambling for his life is no way to run a football team.

Can’t believe we won a Super Bowl doing that 08 season.


41 posted on 09/17/2013 8:10:05 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Hank revealed himself, when Walt told him, he was on a 4 month death sentence, and asked him to just drop it, for the sake of Skyler and the family.

Consider this....the conversation at the table, where Walt says, I am out...let it go for my childrens sake.

EVERY OTHER PERSON at that table, is a criminal.

Hank, committed GBH on Pinkman.

Marie, was a serial shoplifter, that got Skyler in hotwater.

Skyler knowingly cooked Teds books.

And Walts money, at some point....bailed all of them out.....


42 posted on 09/17/2013 8:12:26 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy

I know you will think this is hypervole.

Its not.

This is the best tragedy produced in the modern age.

There are some flaws, yes....but ots several uears, not 30 pages like Hamlet.


43 posted on 09/17/2013 8:15:44 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

If you are making the effort, try to fixate, on the evolution/devolution of Walter. And as you go along, take notice of the criminal acts, of those in his circle. (see above).

Everyone who finally sits in judgement of Walter, has comitted direct criminal acts.

Irony says hello.


44 posted on 09/17/2013 8:20:35 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: hobbes1

I’m sure Hank didn’t believe him.

But, you’re right. Hank has his hubris, too.

I do wonder, since we are talking about flaws and you mentioned Hanks’s run-in with Jesse. Hank was in some sort of trouble for his behavior. Sent home, with no gun or badge.

All that gets dropped and you are re-instated just cause some Mexicans try to kill you in a parking lot?


45 posted on 09/17/2013 8:22:35 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: hobbes1; secret garden

Maybe women don’t respond the same to Walt. I think most men of a certain age identify with the fantasy of flying away from the mundane and doing something bold.

He’s an everyman hero when he starts.


46 posted on 09/17/2013 8:25:39 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

The drapery thing you were talking about sounds like some kind of a cornice/decorative top piece made of rigid material. MrT5 made cornices for the kitchen windows, but they are decorative wood-no fabric-so they can be easily cleaned-I had the fabric covered ones at my other house, and they were a bitch to keep dusted.

I love wooden cornices, and drew a plan for one made of fancy 1/4 in. plywood with a pattern of leaves cut out with my jigsaw and dremel tool-it didn’t fit the masculine décor here, but I will make it this next time around...


47 posted on 09/17/2013 8:35:19 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: hobbes1

Sounds like you are still on Team Walt....


48 posted on 09/17/2013 8:54:06 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: hobbes1

doesn’t interest me, even if it’s the second coming of shakespeare.


49 posted on 09/17/2013 8:58:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; hobbes1
I do think it's a bit like Stooges, as in guys instantly gravitate to it whereas most women tolerate it and find it occasionally amusing. Not that BB is a funny show, far from it, it is chock full of tragedy of the human condition. I'll keep watching, just to talk about it with the kiddos.
Tiger, it's like watching hockey and trying to understand the game. Watching one player makes it more understandable, if you're trying to learn the nuance of it and not just watch the puck flying about.
50 posted on 09/17/2013 9:08:03 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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