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Word for the Day, Tuesday March 11, 2014

Posted on 03/11/2014 5:13:45 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, Tuesday March 11, 2014



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".

quinquennial [kwin-kwen-ee-uhl, kwing-]

-adj

1. of or lasting for five years.
2. occurring every five years.

-n
3. something that occurs every five years.
4. a fifth anniversary.
5. a five-year term in office.
6. a quinquennium.

[ 1425–75; late Middle English < Latin quīnquenni ( s ) of five years + -al1 ]

el retraso [reh-TRAHS-oh]

-n
delay

Hubo un retraso de dos horas en Chicago.

There was a two-hour delay in Chicago.


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1 posted on 03/11/2014 5:13:45 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Hay no retraso hoy.


2 posted on 03/11/2014 5:14:28 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

No hay retraso hoy.


3 posted on 03/11/2014 5:18:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

quinquennial

Politics again, eh?

Well, let me say that the current administration has not done anything the average five-year old could not have accomplished with equal flair and panache.


4 posted on 03/11/2014 5:19:31 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (My cleverness often has to be severely constrained in order to fit in a tagl)
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To: SoothingDave
The first state-run quinquennial scheme (Five year plan)
was Stalin's in 1928 for the Union of Soviet Socialist
Republics (USSR).

The first Moslem Communist Tyrant-by-Fraud has continued
this with his Executive pen, which is now the site of
ALL POWER in the USA.

For example, Obama's Climate Five-Year Plan, and

Obama’s five-year drilling plan.


5 posted on 03/11/2014 5:24:40 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: SoothingDave
My quinquennial colonoscopy comes up soon - emblamatic of life under the Obama Regime.


America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

EAGLES UP! Once more unto the breach, my friends, once more!

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)

6 posted on 03/11/2014 5:28:11 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: xsmommy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3131900/posts

Another chapter in the decline of civilization.


7 posted on 03/11/2014 5:28:53 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

8 posted on 03/11/2014 5:31:50 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: SoothingDave

Quitting smoking has been on my quinquennial for about 30 years now, I really need to get it done.


9 posted on 03/11/2014 5:38:29 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: SoothingDave

So after the quinquennial of zero, we have followed with a lustration of all things conservatives and Americans in general hold dear.


10 posted on 03/11/2014 5:39:03 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Look at it from a financial standpoint, in how much fishing gear and how many trips you could take if you weren’t blowing the money away on smokes. You just need the right motivation and LOTS of distraction and substitute activities.


11 posted on 03/11/2014 5:41:16 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I like how you think!


12 posted on 03/11/2014 5:45:35 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: SoothingDave

What kind of dog stood by and allowed that???


13 posted on 03/11/2014 5:46:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

A dog that knows his place, obviously. Must have been scratched once or twice.


14 posted on 03/11/2014 5:52:15 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Jules would be afraid of a cat simply bc he’s never encountered one before. had him to the vet for his well checkup yesterday and he is 28 lbs. The vet said that 2-3 lb of that is fur bc he is a hairy beast! but he is def at the top end of cavaliers for size and chan is the petite end, she weighs 14 lbs or so, half his size. She did not need to be drained yet, as of yesterday, so the inject-able lasix seems to be slowing the fluid accumulation some.


15 posted on 03/11/2014 6:47:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

The vet told us to get River to lose some weight. So we are trying to give him more food and less snacks/scraps.


16 posted on 03/11/2014 7:07:20 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

They have low calorie food too that works well. When we had to get the big dog’s weight down, I just reduced the amount of food by 25%. We don’t do treats or snacks because they do tend to make dogs fat. Maybe a once a week milkbone but that’s it. Cutting his food ration helped him to lose slowly. Increasing activity helps a lot too, with at least one daily walk. That’s all we could do with him when it was suspected he had heartworms. Now he gets more activity.


17 posted on 03/11/2014 7:21:56 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave
Here's why audits need to be more than a quinquennial event.
18 posted on 03/11/2014 7:32:41 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman

I saw that story yesterday.

In PA most of the revenue from tickets goes elsewhere, so there is much less incentive for speed trap towns.

And still no radar guns for local cops.


19 posted on 03/11/2014 7:42:13 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

We have, or is it had, a few towns like that one in Ohio.

Just a speed trap really.


20 posted on 03/11/2014 8:06:21 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: SoothingDave

%%
Quin-quennially quinquennially quin-quin-quenee,
In five years: NObama, and happy we’ll be.
Quin-quennially quinquennially quin-quin-quenoo,
Unless we get Hillary — that &#*@! shrew...
%%


21 posted on 03/11/2014 8:33:52 AM PDT by mikrofon (O la elección se retrasa.)
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To: SoothingDave

This 5 year Obama quinquennial
So endless, it’s like a centennial
Hope that 2016
Is the last that he’s seen
And his reign isn’t marked as perennial


22 posted on 03/11/2014 8:56:55 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: SoothingDave

Mine are on lean cuisine science diet already. Try mixing chick peas in with his food that worked for loosh.


23 posted on 03/11/2014 10:32:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

How did you do that again? My sister’s dog is overweight and always hungry. She could use the chickpea plan.


24 posted on 03/11/2014 11:00:06 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

No need for drastic measures. We are trying simply feeding him his food instead of treats and table scraps so much.


25 posted on 03/11/2014 11:02:06 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
I have entered his contests each month and with my luck I'll end up winning this one which will kill my arthritic knees.
26 posted on 03/11/2014 11:08:14 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

When the Soviet Union existed
Everything had a long term plan
Always for the same time frame,
With quinquennial the only span

Five years for this, five for that
Whether building a bridge or tank-
Obama is doing the same thing now,
Though the Soviet system was rank

With the stench of corruption
From all the elite at the top
Now it is spilled in our senate-
Someone bring bleach and a mop...

El retraso en los trabajos es culpa de Obama...


27 posted on 03/11/2014 11:15:58 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; secret garden; Texan5

chick peas are not really drastic measures. The vet said that chickpeas are pure protein and that they were very good for them. Because my dogs are prone to/have heart conditions, salt is a no-no. so i could not use canned chick peas. So i soaked and cooked them from scratch with a piece of chicken to flavor them. I would mash them up bc otherwise you will see them fully formed in the yard later... I mixed half the regular food with half the chickpea mixture. it makes them full and it isn’t as high in calories as the dogfood. If you can get them to like them enough he said you can actually mash them and bake them into cookies to make your own low cal treats. I never did that. I have found “no salt” treats for Chan bc she can’t have any salt at all now. and i had to order a salt free dogfood for her from the vet. chan, bc she has so few teeth, prefers the chewy cookies and they almost all have salt. i don’t know if salt is what makes the treats soft and chewy or not. i have finally found some she likes that are salt free. Jules is not picky in the slightest and will eat any cookie no matter what it is made of!
do you guys brush their teeth? we were bad and didn’t do it for Chan and she ended up having so many pulled bc of the decay. the vet yesterday said that Jules has a lot of tartar on the front fangs and that i need to brush them. He eats the dental treats but they don’t chew with the front teeth, so they don’t help that, but those have helped the back ones stay tartar free. i don’t know if cavs are more prone to tooth decay or what. Chan is a total treat snob, she will smell it and either eat it or just walk away. Jules has never met a treat he didn’t consider delicious!


28 posted on 03/11/2014 11:43:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy; secret garden

I saw that cat story on the news early this AM, and I was amazed at the cluelessness. Having had pets in the house all my life, including when the cub was a newborn, there is a rule a sensible pet owner follows-never leave even a pet parakeet alone with a child under 10 or so-they do not know how to treat an animal, and it is a recipe for disaster.

Did the idiot couple have the cat or the baby first? Since we infantilize our pets just by feeding and cuddling them, they are hard-wired to be jealous of a newcomer, whether child or pet, seeing it as competition-”you’ve got to keep them separated”...

Those people need to let a shelter find that cat a home with someone who has no kids, and knows something about cats. I have a 22 pound cat, and I’m sure he could do some damage on a rampage-that couple has no business with any pet other than a rock, in my opinion-you have to show the pet who is the alpha early on-and you don’t ever freak out and hide in a room...


29 posted on 03/11/2014 11:50:03 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: xsmommy

I think they have chickpeas in the “ethnic food” aisle at Giant Eagle.

My dog will eat anything. We feed him a good dry food that we get mail order. He is a beggar and a starer and will try to get some of anything you have.

I think my daughter made an effort once or twice to brush his teeth, but no, it’s not something we usually do.


30 posted on 03/11/2014 11:51:45 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

oh we have begging and staring going on here nonstop. and when we had a regular height kitchen table and Loosh, someone would leave the chair out when they left the table and if you turned your back he would be on all fours on the table top eating off any plates he found there! i LOVE our bar height table and chairs and no four legged creature can get up on them.
Chickpeas aka garbanzo beans are common on salad bars and can be found with the baked beans, great northern beans, kidney beans in the BEAN section of the grocery store!


31 posted on 03/11/2014 11:54:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; SoothingDave

Last year, Husky girl needed to lose about 8 pounds, so I just traded the fattening soft treats for the American made-no China-rawhide chewy/hard ones, and stopped letting her have more than a bite of the wholewheat bread from my occasional deli sandwich, putting the rest out for the birds-she is now 7 pounds lighter.

Huskies are very destructive if they are bored or lonely-check out some of the stuff on youtube-so mine has always gotten rawhide chews to amuse her-along with 3 cats-while I’m at work. I feed her pedigree dry food with a couple tablespoons of one of those fancy Beneful prepared meals mixed in. She has great teeth, even at 15 but I don’t know if the chewing stuff and kibble is why...


32 posted on 03/11/2014 12:06:45 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

its prob genetic, bc my dogs have never lacked for the rawhide chews, the braided bully sticks etc. I do not give them any table scraps at all. They get boiled chicken mixed in with their food, just a few little pieces, and Chan is getting her pills buried in pieces of chicken bc she got tired of the salt-free peanut butter i was coating them in. Its much easier to find the made in USA treats now and petsmart has a big selection.


33 posted on 03/11/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I’ve noticed too that there are almost no Chinese dog treats in the pet section of the grocery store now-or even in the dollar stores, which is great because before I was going to great lengths to avoid the Chinese stuff out of fear of poisoning my dog...


34 posted on 03/11/2014 12:17:01 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

I just happened to remember that a few years ago we were discussing the disgusting ingredients listed on the labels of some of the dog chews here...


35 posted on 03/11/2014 12:21:28 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: Texan5

yes, it was scary and that seemed to be all that you could find.


36 posted on 03/11/2014 12:24:20 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Texan5

Lordy i just had a call from the national republican senatorial campaign, boy was he bound and determined to be heard by me, i had to TALK LOUDLY over him to say, oh no, no, no. We are not remotely happy with how things are going in the Republican Party and we will NOT be supporting you, but thanks anyway, and hung up. I think they must be encountering some pushback on their calls bc he clearly was not taken aback at my trying to voice my displeasure!


37 posted on 03/11/2014 12:30:32 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Out here they don’t bother you on the phone much, but the mail has been full of the begging Party newsletters with a detachable strip at the bottom for the amount of your donation-and even an envelope with postage. I’ve been sending the strip back in the envelope with the words, because your lack of courage contributed to this administration ruining the economy, I will not donate to you.

I’ll send to Ted Cruz and Greg Abbot if I have an extra $5 or $10, but I’ll send it to them, not the Party...


38 posted on 03/11/2014 12:49:00 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

You just have to brush the outside of their teeth, as the tongue is supposed to keep the inside clean. They always brush at the groomers for us, too. I should do it daily, but am lax about it.


39 posted on 03/11/2014 5:18:10 PM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

Pill pockets work great. Just pop the pill in the smelly things and squeeze them shut. Looks and smells like treats.


40 posted on 03/11/2014 5:20:53 PM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Was off line all day.....making up for it tonight.


41 posted on 03/11/2014 5:22:30 PM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

I read somewhere that this is the TEA Party’s quinquennial. I think that it has more underground traction than we know.


42 posted on 03/12/2014 4:24:30 PM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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