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Word for the Day, Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Posted on 06/03/2014 4:05:17 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, Tuesday June 3, 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".

flak [flak]

-n
1. antiaircraft fire, especially as experienced by the crews of combat airplanes at which the fire is directed.
2. criticism; hostile reaction; abuse

[1935–40; < German Fl ( ieger ) a ( bwehr ) k ( anone ) antiaircraft gun, equivalent to Flieger aircraft (literally, flyer) + Abwehr defense + Kanone gun, cannon ]

en seguida [ehn seh-GEE-dah]

-adv
immediately

Debemos llamarla en seguida.

We must call her immediately.


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1 posted on 06/03/2014 4:05:17 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Who knew “flak” was an acronym? I just saw this on a History channel show about words that derived from our wars.


2 posted on 06/03/2014 4:06:04 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

ugh. Hope there is no flak in my coffee.


3 posted on 06/03/2014 4:06:55 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: SoothingDave; tioga; xsmommy

Speakin’ of witch, the book “The Wrong Stuff” about the sometimes sobering, always very entertaining, sometimes hillarious mis-adventures of the 8th Air Force against flak in WWII is something hillary would NOT found interesting at all.


4 posted on 06/03/2014 4:09:18 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: SoothingDave

I am off to my pre-op tests to get cleared for surgery. I hope I take no flak and pass with flying colors.


5 posted on 06/03/2014 4:36:26 AM PDT by tioga (WFTD...be there or be square.)
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To: tioga

Good luck!


6 posted on 06/03/2014 4:38:13 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

prayers!


7 posted on 06/03/2014 5:13:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
There is a Freeper who apparently knows the Bergdahl's pastor and is urging that people not JUDGE the situation. He is, rightfully so, taking a Lotta flak!
8 posted on 06/03/2014 5:14:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

You mean his imam?


9 posted on 06/03/2014 5:16:55 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
At the dissolution of Sovereign Redeemer Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Boise last year, Bob and Janil were members in good standing

Nope, his pastor.

10 posted on 06/03/2014 5:18:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

did you read the pastor’s FB post to which i linked? Sounds like the happiest, slappiest, novus-ordo-on-stilts pastor ever.


11 posted on 06/03/2014 5:19:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

It’s an interesting piece of information, if genuine.

As you said, there is a whole lot of suspicious information about this family.


12 posted on 06/03/2014 5:21:48 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Col. David Hunt on OReilly last night, said that Bergdahl called his former platoon the day after he left, SAYING that he had deserted. Hunt acted like it was beyond question. I had not seen that anywhere before, in what i have read.


13 posted on 06/03/2014 5:27:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Obama is taking some flak
(Though protected because he is Black)
He has reached a new low
Swapped five killers for Bowe
Now he lies to deflect the attack


14 posted on 06/03/2014 5:38:51 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
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To: SoothingDave

looking like Pierre McGuire may be your new GM. He has wanted Sidney for a long time...here’s his chance...


15 posted on 06/03/2014 5:44:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Pittsburgh dad getting some BIG DEAL company today...
16 posted on 06/03/2014 6:02:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

We’ll see. Talk to me next April/May. Nothing means anything till then.


17 posted on 06/03/2014 6:14:36 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; secret garden

well i don’t think we will have to wait that long to know about the Caps. The fact that they are not cutting Brooks Laich loose from his $6mil K, when he probably cannot even pass a physical, really sounds like they do NOT want to blow up this team but rather as McPhee was always saying, “we like our team.” I am afraid this is putting all of the pressure on Barry to produce, and while i know he is an excellent coach, he is not a miracle worker and he has no say-so over personnel, but can only work with that which is on his roster. It is very disappointing. This news today is demoralizing a lot of fans. Ted Leonsis is a control freak and does not want the team blown up, and hired a GM who will abide by his wishes.


18 posted on 06/03/2014 6:22:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Everyone is getting BENt out of shape about it.


19 posted on 06/03/2014 6:25:57 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Speaking of WWII, have you seen the movie, “Monuments Men”? Oh my, it was such a reminder of the evil mind of hitler....


20 posted on 06/03/2014 6:58:37 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

Did you pick up on the comment from your link that the Dad was worried if his son had become saved? In other words his son had no religious conviction at all before going.... which is interesting because my husband believes he converted which is the reason they didn’t kill him.


21 posted on 06/03/2014 7:02:44 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

This poem was funny! Protected because he is black... lol


22 posted on 06/03/2014 7:03:46 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Maybe he’s Reek pretending to be Theon Greyjoy?


23 posted on 06/03/2014 7:19:23 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

BT has been doing that for the past 17 years. It’s what he does. Makes the best of bad situations when he cannot control the flow of personnel in or out. I wouldn’t worry.


24 posted on 06/03/2014 7:21:03 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

OH thanks - I”m having breakfast and you now put Reek in my head! lol


25 posted on 06/03/2014 7:22:52 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Thanks.


26 posted on 06/03/2014 8:03:01 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
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To: SoothingDave
Watch obama's face en seguida when the koran is invoked. And try and tell me he isn't working for the muslims.
27 posted on 06/03/2014 8:16:17 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave
Last year, some people in the 'Hood we're giving Roberta Flak over some local property dealings…
28 posted on 06/03/2014 8:23:41 AM PDT by mikrofon (% Feel Like Makin' Dough %)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

xshub and i saw it in the theater bc SU was playing Duke in bball that night, as i recall. It was interesting.


29 posted on 06/03/2014 8:25:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

yes i did. i thought he was 20+ years old and has not accepted Christ while he was under the dad’s dominion and control?


30 posted on 06/03/2014 8:26:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

it is unfair to put that burden on him. it is beyond annoying to fans that the mgmt will not blow up this team.


31 posted on 06/03/2014 8:27:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon

There it is.


32 posted on 06/03/2014 8:28:42 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

You didn’t tell me that Stephen Root was in “Turn.” He plays such interesting characters.


33 posted on 06/03/2014 8:31:45 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I trust my husband’s knowledge of that satanic religion and he says it is unlikely he was kept alive unless he converted


34 posted on 06/03/2014 8:43:33 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: SoothingDave

I don’t think I’ve heard that word used, other than on the telenovelas made in Florida-I’m used to hearing/using “de vez”-at once...

Obama did a Carter again-
Looking like a total fool
Like Jimmy, he is drowning
In a terror appeasement pool

As with Benghazi, his idea
Of dodging a verbal attack
Is to send Rice out on Sunday
To protect him from the flak

But this time it didn’t work-
Those soldiers who are pissed
Are happy to say Bowe deserted,
Which Obama conveniently missed...

I want to see Bergdahl restored to health-if he is really even ill-declared legally competent and court martialed. I hope he spends the rest of his life in Leavenworth...


35 posted on 06/03/2014 9:32:08 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: SoothingDave

I knew you’d notice him. Good series so far.


36 posted on 06/03/2014 9:37:33 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

We enjoyed it.Good movie.


37 posted on 06/03/2014 9:41:37 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; xsmommy

I’m also pretty sure the “disillusioned” little jerk either converted or pretended very well-if he hadn’t, he’d be missing his head. If MrT5 were here, he’d be saying the deserter needed to go directly to a court(s)martial, do not pass go, etc.


38 posted on 06/03/2014 9:41:50 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

so, how’s married life???


39 posted on 06/03/2014 9:43:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

Thoughts and prayers.


40 posted on 06/03/2014 9:43:11 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: xsmommy

Terrific


41 posted on 06/03/2014 9:43:53 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: secret garden

I got as far as the duel with Simcoe last night, so I have 3 or 4 episodes to watch still.

That Simcoe sure radiates the jerk and makes you hate him just like the main Nazi character in Inglorious Basterds. Really makes you want to punch him in the face.


42 posted on 06/03/2014 9:44:35 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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glad to hear it. have you gotten to your texts and emails which had you so consternated yesterday?


43 posted on 06/03/2014 9:45:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I was already getting emails in WiFi areas.

Got my texts, let’s just say there was nothing worth turning on my phone.

I was kind of hoping to hear on a potential job offer.


44 posted on 06/03/2014 9:50:40 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman

oh ok, that makes more sense, then.


45 posted on 06/03/2014 10:02:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Did you see this? maybe it's pointless, but I keep waiting for something that will not be able to be swept aside by the obams.
46 posted on 06/03/2014 10:10:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I see a court-marshal in his future.


47 posted on 06/03/2014 10:23:26 AM PDT by tioga (WFTD...be there or be square.)
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To: NeoCaveman

Oh no, are you without a job or just hoping for a different one?


48 posted on 06/03/2014 10:33:47 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

Unreal - but the left will still support him - as I’ve said before - Bammer could kill a baby on live tv and the left would still praise him


49 posted on 06/03/2014 10:36:20 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: tioga

well I certainly hope that he makes it in front of a military tribunal. The media appears to be covering this pretty well, even the MSM, and I imagine the hue and cry will continue to grow. This punk needs to feel consequences beyond those that he voluntarily undertook over there by his desertion.


50 posted on 06/03/2014 10:37:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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