Wednesday Ten New Terms Open Comments

In a twist on a year-end “top ten” list, we have a list of terms that have sprung into being or into wider notice this past year.

Some you’ll recall immediately.

Tebow (verb)

Origin: Denver Broncos Quarterback Tim Tebow’s high propensity for praying midgame.

1. According to tebowing.com, a website that celebrates the practice, to “Tebow” is “to get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different.” 2. An Internet craze that explains all of those awkward-looking photos you see people taking everywhere.

Some are more obscure (at least to some of us).

Bunga bunga (noun)

Origin: Italy

1. A phrase of indeterminate origin and meaning, often used in reference to the sexual exploits of Silvio Berlusconi, former prime minister of Italy. 2. Just one way in which Berlusconi embarrassed many Italians (see also Berlusconi’s definition of “Tanned”).

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76 thoughts on “Wednesday Ten New Terms Open Comments

  1. A Mt. Juliet car dealership has been shut down on suspicion that it has ties to a terrorist organization.

    Nothing to see here, people, now just move along and pay no attention to those folks in the burkas and hijabs…yep, they’re just funny hat folks….

    Its the hats I tell ya! Make sure they can’t wear the hats! Take away thier hats and they’re powerless!

  2. There’s some monkey business going on. I remember reading and commenting about Cheetah dying several years ago on LST.

    In honor of Cheetah:

  3. The old grey lying sack of feces, the NYT is selling some of its local newspapers across the country.

    Regional newspapers have struggled recently because of weak local retail and national advertising, partly reflecting the economy’s broader travails.

    I guess it never occurred to those guys that the increasing glaring liberal slant is turning off readers and advertisers.

    “What it implies is that margins on regional newspapers were not as high as we thought, but the underlying profitability of the main New York Times is higher.”

    The analyst, however, said pension obligation will stay with the company and that could be one of the uses of the proceeds.

    So the NYT sells “underperforming” regional papers that actually contributed positively to the bottom line and gets to keep the pension obligations of the union employees?? You sell an income producing asset and keep the pension liability, sheer liberal brilliance. I wonder how much longer the NYT is going to stay solvent without a big govt bailout; isn’t the NYT “too big to fail” just like GM and Chrysler?

  4. Okay, this just wisses me off.

    I nursed both of my babies. Lovely Daughter was nursed for a full year, while Handsome hung in there for only about six months (he was more interested in what toys were on the floor). I nursed them in restaurants and other public places a lot. What I DIDN’T do what expose myself while doing so. I figured out how to do it so discreetly that a waitress asked to see my baby while we both were eating at a restaurant. I had to explain to the waitress that my daughter was nursing and wasn’t available for public view at the moment. “Oh,” she said, “I couldn’t tell!” “Then I’m doing it right,” I said. When Lovely finished, I covered up, rewrapped her, and then showed her to the waitress.

    These women who insist on breastfeeding in public can and should learn how to do it without disrupting the sensibilities of others around them. It’s like saggy pants – there’s no need for exposing stuff that shouldn’t be exposed in polite company, and it’s selfish of these women to insist on it.

    /putting soap box away

  5. #9 OTL: What do you figure the percentage is for those who would actually carry out such a cowardly attack and/or those who sympathize and support such behavior vs the mooooslime population in Lebanon, Syria, Israel including Gaza, Jordan and Egypt? I figure it is upwards of 20%.

  6. #10 TT: Correctamundo! My 4 sisters and one sister in law collectively breast fed 21 kids for at least 3 months each and most for more than that. They were all smart and discreet enough not to expose, yet still fed the infants in public places. It shouldn’t be that big of a deal for both sides to be accommodated.

  7. #11 Boney

    I would have no idea of the number who would do it, but I suspect the sympathizer % is much higher than 20% based on my dealings with the Cartel countries during my professional career.

  8. #10 TT

    I literally grew up in a horse and wagon country town where breast feeding was a 99.99% occurrence. Like you, the mothers had a blanket or diaper to cover with. Why would any one want to flop one out and flaunt it, I don’t understand. I guess modesty has gone out the window along with everything else…………………….

  9. #13 OTL: Let’s assume for figuring purposes that the mooooslime population of the region is 300 million and let’s assume that the percentage is 33%; that would mean that
    99 MILLION people out there are nothing more than human bombs and can not be stopped or reasoned with. They will act given sufficient opportunity and means. One out of 3 in the region will kill you and themselves given means and opportunity. The only way that I can see that this can be turned around in any way, short of Divine Intervention, is to execute the entire family of each suicide bomber with bullets dipped in pigs blood and bury the bodies with that of swine. If the bombers knew or believed that the end result of their actions would be to condemn their families to hell, they may choose a different tactic.
    I realize that this is barbaric and abhorrent to the western mindset, however our enemy is not of the western mindset and we need to use the most effective tactics we have in order to defeat them. An effective tactic in our mindset is not the same as theirs; if we are willing to do that which will cause them stop their objectionable behavior then the tactic is effective.

  10. So there was a near riot at the Mall of America in Minnesota because there was a suspicion that “lil wayne” and “Drake” were present. YouTube has taken down the mall security camera video which shows the miscreants in action. I have not seen the entire video but have seen a few stills of it. I do not recall seeing very many white faces among the trouble makers. The comments section lists census data revealing that 5.2% of the population is black, yet this tiny minority is the perpetrator of over 50% of the violent crime in the state. If all cultures are equal, why is this the case?

  11. When is the GOP going to close its primaries to those who are not registered Rs? The GOP, by not restricting the primary votes to those registered as R, are allowing those who are hostile to conservatism and fundamental GOP values to choose the GOP nominees instead of only the registered R voters. I find this situation absurd. The GOP for some unknown reason still expects reasonable honest behavior from unreasonable (hardened socialist Ds) people.

  12. Handsome hung in there for only about six months (he was more interested in what toys were on the floor)

    I trust he no longer has that particular confusion?

    there’s no need for exposing stuff that shouldn’t be exposed in polite company

    buzzkill

  13. Heh

    Human microphone (noun)

    Origin: protests in the 1980s and 1990s; gained new prominence during Occupy Wall Street, Zuccotti Park, New York City

    1. A method of communicating. 1. A METHOD OF COMMUNICATING. 2. To a large audience. 2. TO A LARGE AUDIENCE. 3. When the police won’t let you. 3. WHEN THE POLICE WON’T LET YOU. 4. Use megaphones and microphones. 4. USE MEGAPHONES AND MICROPHONES.

  14. #9 OTL:

    Apparently your keyboard has developed the same problems that seem to plague Bonecrusher – a sticking “o” key and an inability to properly spell “muslim”. I am sure that it is frustrating you. (After all who wants to look like a pubescent brat!) There are several types of keyboard cleaners around that can cure stick or non-operating keys. And, if that doesn’t work a new keyboard can be purchased at several vendors around the city.

  15. #26 darren
    The endgame of bunga-bunga (THE ENDGAME OF BUNGA-BUNGA) is outside the cone of uncertainty (IS OUTSIDE THE CONE OF UNCERTAINTY). For most of us (FOR MOST OF US), it might as well be (IT MIGHT AS WELL BE) in Ubeki-beki-beki-stan-stan (IN UBEKI-BEKI-BEKI-STAN-STAN).

  16. I just found out that the timeshare that we thought we sold in 2010 was never sold. We exchanged it for a points program at a resort closer to home, and signed all the paperwork. The company who bought it screwed up, went out of business, and the successor company never filed the deed transfer in Florida. I’ve spent hours this morning trying to track down the current owner of the paper to find out what the status is. It seems that the deed paperwork has just vaporized. We are still the legal owners of week three in Orlando.

    We really enjoyed using the timeshare over the years, using them for ski trips and vacations from California to Florida. We bought a very high-tier property when we were younger and foolisher. It enabled us to transfer anywhere, anytime, but the maintenance fees have gotten very high. We wanted to sell it for a points program that would be more flexible at a resort closer to home that we could use more often. My MIL has several weeks with a resort company with units at various locations not too far away, and she uses them all the time. She really gets her money’s worth. Hubby and I want to get away more, when finances improve, so we’re looking forward to having the points available.

    We now own two timeshares. We are letting Lovely and Aggie Beau use our points for their honeymoon in the Caribbean. We now have the option of selling week three again or keeping it.

    Anybody wanna buy a timeshare? It’s a beautiful resort, almost within throwing distance of Disney World, and well run. I know a lot of people think timeshares are a waste of money, but we’ve really enjoyed ours.

  17. My long-lost brother will be joining us for dinner tonight. I am very excited. We’ll be looking over old family photos and laughing our fool heads off.

  18. Got our notice for our TWC rate for the coming year. It went from .56% to .61%.

    Thank goodness we haven’t had any claims against our account. No telling how high it would be.

  19. #34 Tedtam

    I used to know a guy in Houston who sold super high risk policies for worker’s compensation. He told me his best account was the biggest offshore rig service SCUBA diving company in town. Their rates were something like 58 cents on the dollar.

  20. I’ve been away from the computer for a while. #18 Shannon: The primaries need to be closed in every state, including Texas. Otherwise, when you have a situation like the one we currently have, the Ds don’t really have much to vote on in the primaries so they will try to screw ours the best they can. If you have to be a registered R for at least 6-18 months to vote in the R primary, the Ds lose a weapon against us. Don’t think for a moment that they don’t vote in our primary to foul our system; it happens with stunning regularity. Add to that the fact that we did not have voter photo id (in the past, the future is uncertain) one can see the potential for mischief is enormous.

  21. I don’t think there’s much shenanigans in the open primaries. I can’t think of a singe time when Democrats picked a Republican candidate in the primary. I like the idea of an open primary and no party registration. On the contrary, I think the open primary system is a benefit. If I had to register as a Republican just to be able to vote I just wouldn’t vote.

    In my estimation, a bigger problem is having primaries spread out for over six months with IA and NH holding such a prominent role in the process. I’m tired of having the nominee essentially decided before I even get a chance to vote. I’m in favor of ALL state primaries being held in a one month period. May or June would be my choice.

  22. It’s high time the establishment killed off the asinine, ignorant, dangerous Ron Paul phenomenon.
    Calling all establishments.
    Coded message follows:

    Dwez3#}+£• x;)@999??? Z4/–46nine bowser 6330

  23. #38 Hamous: IA and NH having the big say when they represent so little is absurd, we are in complete agreement on that point. I suggest 4 or 5 “super tuesdays” say 10, 20 30 40% of the delegates per election. That way each election becomes way more important, after the first some may drop out, after the 2nd all but the top 2-4 will drop out. This will happen because if after 30 % of the vote has been cast and the bottom, in this case, 4 candidates together can’t muster more than 20% combined, it is clear to all that they have no chance. This system will flush the non viables early and give the real contenders a fair shot all the way to the end.

    I don’t think there’s much shenanigans in the open primaries. I can’t think of a singe time when Democrats picked a Republican candidate in the primary.

    Outright pick maybe not, knock out reasonable contenders early – almost a certainty; exert influence where they should have no wissin say whatsoever – absolutely. The R primary is for registered Rs to pick their candidate, just as the D primary is for the Ds to pick theirs. When there is crossover, in this case Ds who do not have a choice, the goal is to screw up ours. When there is crossover the registered party members get their votes diluted by crapwads who have no intention of voting for that party.

  24. I think the current system in Texas is just fine.
    I’ll not be forced to declare an affiliation ahead of time.
    I might want to some day vote in the Democrat Primary for Michelle Obama or Al Sharpton. Or Sarge.

  25. #40 shannon
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  26. Banner on Drudge calls Mr. Charisma, Rick Santorum, the wild card. Romney is a wild card as he is all over the map on abortion, gay marriage, Romney/Obamacare, gorebull warming, etc. Does he have any firm positions on issues that have not changed in the last few years? Ditto Gingrich. Luap Nor is wackier than a bag of squirrels, Bachman burnt too many bridges with wild attacks. Huntsman is way too liberal and that kind of leaves Jimmy Dick and Mr. Charisma. From what I know about Santorum, we could do a whole lot worse and I really don’t care how much charisma my prez has, I care what he gets done. Who knows, perhaps Iowa will surprise everybody.

  27. At any moment a Pennsylvania dominatrix drag queen will disclose his/her long term relationship with Santorum.

  28. In my estimation, a bigger problem is having primaries spread out for over six months with IA and NH holding such a prominent role in the process. I’m tired of having the nominee essentially decided before I even get a chance to vote. I’m in favor of ALL state primaries being held in a one month period. May or June would be my choice

    .

    I dunno—at least this time around.

    It wasn’t Iowa or New Hampshire that’s narrowed the field this time. Perry is not going to win either of them because he’s a dumbass, and proved it on TV. Same can be said about Bachmann. People were on the Cain Train for a while, until they found out it was going in and out of too many tunnels. Newt was hot, but his past caught up with him.

    The bad news:

    Nobody wants Romney. So much so that Newt Gringrich and Ron Paul have been considered by normally rational people as a viable alternative.

    Its all good news for Rick Santorum, who is now everybody’s second choice—-and there’s a radio ad going on in Iowa right now urging caucus goers to vote for Sara Palin.

    The net effect of Iowa will likely be that candidates who don’t have a chance anyway will drop out. There’s no way Rick Perry can stop being a dumbass, and there’s no way he’s going to avoid being on TV to keep people from being reminded of it—and the same goes for Bachmann.

    So Iowa has devolved into a contest between a guy nobody really wants, a guy nobody has really heard anything about, and Dr. Kookoobananas.

    And not a single vote has been cast.

    So don’t blame Iowa and NH this time around. There’s way too much blod on the floor before anybody casts a vote to do that.

  29. Yah.

    He just told me that Romneycare was inherently Conservative legislation. Glad he clued me. I’ve been such a fool.

  30. You know–

    I’ll let a politician insult my intelligence a little bit now and then cuz I know that’s how the game is played.

    But that one was like he slapped my Momma and told me a monkey ran in the room and did it, then ran back out again.

  31. If big brass ones were spaghetti, Stedman would be Chef Boyardee.

    The number of officers killed in the line of duty jumped 13 percent in 2011 compared with the year before — and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder condemned the increase as “a devastating and unacceptable trend” that he blamed on illegal firearms.

  32. All I have to fall back on is, I expect to vote for ABO. At least any Republican elected as president is likely to be reined in by the (hopefully redder) Congress, and that can’t be said of Obammy after all he’s unleashed on us.

  33. 63 mharper42 says:

    December 28, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    All I have to fall back on is, I expect to vote for ABO. At least any Republican elected as president is likely to be reined in by the (hopefully redder) Congress, and that can’t be said of Obammy after all he’s unleashed on us.

    I’ll vote for Obama if Dr. Kookoobananas somehow becomes the candidate. Or Gary Johnson. Hipsters smokin legal dope out on the stoop will be much more preferable to me than a guy who thinks an Iranian nuke is no BFD. And Obama is, at the very least, killin all the right people and likely won’t close out Navy and Army bases overseas.

  34. Darren, all those odd phrases came straight out of today’s OC link…

    I didn’t get the microphone effect until I read post #22.

  35. Shannon;

    I think it’s his passionate conservatism and joie de vivre

    Heh. I’m sure you meant both in a stiff way.

    Newt’s campaign is done. Paul’s recent “revelations” justifiably make him look more cocernable than ever. At this point I’d love for a Santorum surge to ocurre but even if there is one it’ll likely die off just as the others did but I will get behind him if he does surge. I think from the start I’ve been mentally preparing myself for Romney becoming the nominee.

  36. #65 Sarge
    Fortunately, I don’t think Ron Paul has any chance at all to be the R candidate. Most people know he’s a nutburger. Who cares if Iowa and New Hampers like him? Truth is, all the candidates stink. My main point was an R who stinks can nonetheless be guided by good Tea Party people in the Congress.

  37. Newt’s campaign is done. Paul’s recent “revelations” justifiably make him look more cocernable than ever. At this point I’d love for a Santorum surge to ocurre but even if there is one it’ll likely die off just as the others did but I will get behind him if he does surge. I think from the start I’ve been mentally preparing myself for Romney becoming the nominee.

    Newt’s not done. Far from it. He’s certainly done in Iowa, but if Dr. Kookoobananas wins it, Iowa is a gimme for all the candidates. Romney is expected to win in NH, so nobody who is doing better than 10% when all is said and done in NH is still in the running. That’s gonna leave out Bachmann and Perry. If Santorum does extremely well in Iowa, he will pick up in NH, but right now he’s at 3.3% so some real tectonic shifting will have to be done there form him to do better than Newt who’s at 18%. Santorum’s problem in NH is that Huntsman is looking like everybody’s second choice there. Huntsman has made no effort in Iowa. Newt is still way in the lead in SC with a 16 point lead over Romney, and nobody else is over 10%. And nearly half of Florida favors Newt.

    He’s also still in the lead in Virginia even though he didn’t make the ballot, and if Jimmy Dick’s suit against the state is successful, both of them will get on the ballot there. Not that it will help Jimmy Dick all that much.

  38. My main point was an R who stinks can nonetheless be guided by good Tea Party people in the Congress.

    There were folks who told me that good Tea Party folks in the Texas Lege would be able to control Joe Straus.

  39. And the New Hampers don’t like Dr. Kookoobananas all that much either.

    The thing in Iowa is that the system there is odd—its not an election per se, and having fanatical supporters wearing brown shirts can actually help there.

    Having said that, there’s an article out there somewhere that the Holidays are playing holy hades with pollsters that’s not giving a clear picture in Iowa.

    But things sure are getting wierd up there.

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