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Word for the Day, Monday, April 14, 2014-- bien-pensant
4/14/14 | xs

Posted on 04/14/2014 4:58:00 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 4/14/14

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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".

bien-pensant; noun; adj.

1.Right-thinking, orthodox, conformist; conservative.  [quotations ▼] 2010, Bagehot, The Economist, 23 Aug 2010: He hopes Mr Abbott wins the election in part because it would, he says, annoy bien-pensant British journalists and Leftists who oppose the Australian's positions on things like abortion, gay marriage or climate change. 2.Someone who accepts and/or espouses a fashionable idea after it has been established and maintains it without a great amount of critical thought.

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Etymology: French ; from bien, well + present participle of penser, to think

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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

I am not up-to-date on the Bundy ranch situation, but the bien-pensant appear to suspect there is a Harry Reid connection.

No pushing at the door please!

1 posted on 04/14/2014 4:58:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; SoothingDave; rarestia; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...
Assume that one of yinz is gonna ask how to pronounce it, so here ya go.
2 posted on 04/14/2014 4:59:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Here's to a contemplative Holy Week.

3 posted on 04/14/2014 5:03:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

How are the peasants?

The peasants are well.


4 posted on 04/14/2014 5:07:31 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Please hold a bien-pensant (the literal translation from the French) for me today as I ship the last of my Mom’s possessions home and board a flight back to Wisconsin. Mom left this earthly this earthly vail yesterday morning, and my husband and I have spent the last 24 hours sorting and packing her things — 13 boxes.


5 posted on 04/14/2014 5:07:38 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Condolences and prayers for you, and for your mom.


6 posted on 04/14/2014 5:09:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A+++


7 posted on 04/14/2014 5:10:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

A- you can do better.


8 posted on 04/14/2014 5:10:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

ok, so did the Penguins lay down for the Flyers on Sat so as to draw Columbus instead of the Rangers?


9 posted on 04/14/2014 5:11:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Obama is très cool, nonchalant
The perfect left-wing bien-pensant
Global warmist, so caring
My income, he’s sharing
A naïve economic enfant


10 posted on 04/14/2014 5:15:05 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I am sorry for your loss.


11 posted on 04/14/2014 5:15:12 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

No, never. The Flyers just wanted it more. ;-)


12 posted on 04/14/2014 5:16:15 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Thank God for all the bien-pensant patriots who showed up en masse to help Clive Bundy not get murdered Waco-style by the feds.


13 posted on 04/14/2014 5:18:31 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

fantastic! A++++


14 posted on 04/14/2014 5:18:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’m sorry for your loss!


15 posted on 04/14/2014 5:19:30 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

A+++ can you give a cliffs notes version of what is going on there?


16 posted on 04/14/2014 5:20:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

today is break-down day at Kettler Iceplex, i hope someone is ready to do some BREAKING!


17 posted on 04/14/2014 5:23:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJQQYUjPUNQ&feature=kp


18 posted on 04/14/2014 5:31:44 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

ok, you can have a plus for that + ; )


19 posted on 04/14/2014 5:33:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

so we went from having the heat on, to me begging for the A/C yesterday night [to no avail. xshub quoted PghDad as reason not to turn it on yet!]


20 posted on 04/14/2014 5:34:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Yes, 82 yesterday, 48 tomorrow.

No, you’re not turning the A/C on in April.


21 posted on 04/14/2014 5:36:09 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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his next biz trip? the minute his car is going down the driveway? ON.


22 posted on 04/14/2014 5:39:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

You could try opening some windows. Get a breeze going.


23 posted on 04/14/2014 6:02:11 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Or just don’t wear so many clothes. Pragmatic bonus: there will be less to wash.


24 posted on 04/14/2014 6:04:30 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: SoothingDave

that’s fine on the main floor, and that’s what we did in our room last night, it was helped by the ceiling fan. the kids rooms do not have ceiling fans, and xsboy is coming home this weekend for Easter and he has horrible allergies, which are compounded by open windows. If he’s feeling it up in Syracuse, he will be miserable at home where far more is blooming. As i told xshub i just HATE to be hot; i do not complain nearly as much about being cold, bc you can add sweaters, blankets, socks etc.


25 posted on 04/14/2014 6:05:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

we have de minimus laundry : )


26 posted on 04/14/2014 6:07:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Get him some Flonase. Changed my life.


27 posted on 04/14/2014 6:09:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

pretty sure he’s had that in the past. need a scrip for it right? He’s too old for the pediatrician, so that means he would have to see Jafar, xshub’s internist. Jafar was referred by the Sultan, xshub’s urologist who dealt with the kidney stones.


28 posted on 04/14/2014 6:12:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
There definitely was a Reid connection to the chicoms and a solar plant idea because as soon as that news hit the fan, the invasion stopped.
Not being your everyday bien-pensants, I got the family tickets for some fast action this weekend. I'm thinking Sugar Magmaulya will be a sight to see.
29 posted on 04/14/2014 6:16:42 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Yes, he would need a prescription. Doesn’t he have a “family doctor”?


30 posted on 04/14/2014 6:16:54 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I am so sorry. It’s good you were there with her, so she was surrounded by love before she left.


31 posted on 04/14/2014 6:17:53 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

are you JOINING the roller derby or just going to watch??? A+++


32 posted on 04/14/2014 6:18:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

As I understand it:
1890 Bundy family comes into possession of a massive amount of land.
1993 Feds take over land without compensation to Bundy family, start harging ‘grazing fees’, Bundy’s say FU
2014 feds swoop in with snipers and helicopters, start confiscating cattle, Patriots find out, show up, feds threaten some more, more patriots show up, feds back down.

Now it sounds like harry Reid is involved in some solar farm deal with the Chinese for the land stolen by the feds from the Bundy’s.


33 posted on 04/14/2014 6:19:09 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: SoothingDave

the kids had the pediatrician as a family dr, he kicks them out when they get to college. He has not needed a dr since, so his “FAMILY” doctor will be Jafar, xshub’s internist. xsgirls see my internist as their family dr.


34 posted on 04/14/2014 6:20:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
It looks like the seaons of pandering to the bien-pensants has begun. The Huckster is in New Hampshire.
35 posted on 04/14/2014 6:20:27 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

harry reid is one of the sleaziest, slimiest DWEEBS on the planet. HOW in the WORLD does he keep being re-elected?


36 posted on 04/14/2014 6:21:23 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
I was talking to a dear friend about it yesterday and she said her girls have gone to several games and would do it if their jobs allowed them the time. She said the games are a lot of fun and that if my family wouldn't go with me, she would.
37 posted on 04/14/2014 6:21:33 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Interesting, my twins would be good at that!


38 posted on 04/14/2014 6:21:57 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: NeoCaveman

Huck makes me HURL. A+++


39 posted on 04/14/2014 6:22:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I despise that scumbag. There has to be vote fixing for him to keep getting reelected. He has got to go!


40 posted on 04/14/2014 6:22:50 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

I remember watching it with my dad when I was little.


41 posted on 04/14/2014 6:23:10 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

xsteen just last week got rollerblades from Overstock.com, and she and xsfiance went rollerblading on the C&O canal path, she said they went about 4 miles and it was an excellent workout. he has his roller hockey skates, but i imagine he still looked like a goober.


42 posted on 04/14/2014 6:24:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Been there. The very real definition of the Bleeding Heart. God give you peace and perspective, and eventually, joy.


43 posted on 04/14/2014 6:33:31 AM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: secret garden

Yeah, it was on saturdays or sundays, on the two or 3 channels we used to get.


44 posted on 04/14/2014 6:34:51 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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Oh yeah, this is State Staff Ranger for the Oregon BLM Michale Roop.

http://cdn.grumpyelder.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Michael-Roop-BLM.jpg

He saw fit to tackle 57 year old cancer survivor Margaret Bundy Houston from behind with no warnign. What did she do the cause this? Watering the cows.

Contact info:
State Staff Ranger Mike Roop, BLM,
Oregon State Office, 333 SW. 1st Ave.,
Portland, Oregon, 97204, 503–808–6410
or michael_roop@blm.gov

Scumbag.

friggin militarized bureaucrats. Grrrr.


45 posted on 04/14/2014 6:45:28 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

World has gone crazy!


46 posted on 04/14/2014 6:57:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

My condolences. My uncle passed as well....Mass is today....

I am very sorry for your loss.


47 posted on 04/14/2014 7:18:35 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Easier access.


48 posted on 04/14/2014 7:19:59 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: Travis T. OJustice
These threads bring out some of the worst in Freepers.
49 posted on 04/14/2014 7:23:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; tioga; Texan5; SoothingDave

Weeeellll, ya gotta figure that, for all of the fairy tales about princesses and frogs and dragons and kings and queens, most of all people ver born have bien-pensants.

Or smiths, fellers, farmers, carpenters, shepherds, clerks, millers, .... So house come there ain’t no people named “Engineer”?


50 posted on 04/14/2014 7:48:08 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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