The Weekend, October 30-31, 2021

Happy Halloween Deplorables !

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298 Responses to The Weekend, October 30-31, 2021

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Just in time for the Virginia Election (Nov2) and Joe with 800 staffers conveniently out of town ? At least it’s ISIS this time not the more evil “Insurrectionists”. What’s the buzz up there, Mt. Laurel ? Stay safe! (more info posted late last night downstairs).

    • votermom says:

      I bet it’s the FBI planning another false flag

    • lateblum says:

      If the VA elections were in a month, this report would be scheduled for then. And if this report contains truth, I’d wager ISIS terrorists came in with the unvetted Afghan refugees.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I moved my regular Tuesday grocery delivery to Monday morning. There have been indications there will be roads closed for “emergency” repairs. I would have done Sunday but it’s Halloween. I am in Maryland but they love futzing with the beltway and I would not put it past them to pull something in DC or Maryland just to try and make it appear it’s not the swamp cartel and their buddies aiming squarely at disrupting things in Virginia.. I picked up most of the items I can’t get delivered earlier in the week so it will be a small order mostly fresh produce and heavy things such as cat litter and juice.

      Normally I would head to Virginia Tuesday as one of my in office days. my floor will be empty as they get all election days off (last year they “helped “ count votes and yes I was snide and pointed out most of them still cannot even figure out how to submit their time sheets using the software they got a three years ago) and it’s peaceful and no mask . The rest of building always wonders about all the holidays because like us, they only get the major ones . Will see.

      There has been a lot of back and forth on trying to get people out to vote and how they cannot allow the cars in or they will ruin their extensive gerrymandering plans to eliminate as many red areas as possible like they did in Maryland. . I was hoping for bad weather like we had this past week. Flood them out because They need people to show to help cover the cheating.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Oh dear, Curtis Sliwa got hit by a cab yesterday, minor injuries now recovering at home. He also reported the cab is okay too. 🙂

  3. Dora says:

    Good Morning.

    Get Ready.


    The Glasgow Declaration

    the United Nations will meet with global oligarchs from the World Economic Forum to “hammer out the destruction of the old economic systems” in order to initiate The Great Reset.

    COP will be held there in Scotland…but…The Group of 20 Summit in Rome this weekend will set the tone as CLIMATE dominates the agenda.

    Glasgow, COP26, WEF Great Reset

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    • DandyTIger says:

      Of course it’s true. And if they GOP isn’t doing anything, it’s because they’re in on it. Uniparty. And Fairfax as already openly stated they will not have a count until everyone else is done. IOW, until they know how many they will need.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        Fairfax actually should be the first done because they have all the fancy equipment but they are the best place to not only add votes but change them because they assume people will not question results as they expect a given result and would be horrified they might lose all their woke credits.

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    • elliesmom says:

      My dad used to say to me, “You wind your brother up and point him at a wall.” Tucker does that to Swalwell and several of the folks at CNN. 🙂

      • Mothy67 says:

        Watching Capitol in Decline w/ Chris Bedford right now. I find Tucker Today a refreshing way to wake up. He lets the guests speak. News in the morning is too depressing.

        • elliesmom says:

          I used to like Bill Bennett’s show The Wise Guys over breakfast, but they haven’t made any new ones since last spring. Some of the conspiracy theory series are fun, and since most of them happened decades ago, they aren’t depressing. Bret Baier’s history shows are good. If you like crime shows, Nancy Grace is a “hoot”. She’s not my cup of tea, but she does dig around for the dirt as only she does. I don’t watch a lot of TV during the day. At night I go for a couple of hours of light entertainment and catch Tucker’s nighttime cable show on Fox Nation sometime the next day if I see a lot of clips have been posted online. His daytime show has made the nighttime feel frenetic to me so I sometimes just catch his monologue.

  7. votermom says:

    • elliesmom says:

      As one might expect at a university where every student was majoring in science or engineering, one of the offerings in the English department would be a course in science fiction novels. One would also understand why the class could not be used to satisfy the general education requirement in English. If it could, few students would choose anything else. 🙂 But it meant only the students who liked to read and talk about books ended up in class. The prof was able to get several science fiction writers to speak with the class, which he opened to the whole student body. Most of the time he just needed a few extra chairs, but when he secured Arthur C. Clarke and Michael Crichton, he needed to schedule the auditorium.

      What all of authors said, including Clarke and Crichton, was every good science fiction writer needs to have an imagination that will create a story that will feel believable to people who will be alive in the year you set your story. You can get some things wrong, but some significant part of the story needs to ring true when you first write it and when it’s read in the future. Jules Verne is better known for “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” because so much of it came true than for “From Earth to the Moon” because so much of it turned out to be silly.

      There are a lot of books (and movies) about deadly viruses that have mysterious origins and/or escape from labs. Crichton’s latest book when he came to our class was “The Andromeda Strain”. Most of them have a government cover-up as part of the plot. A lot of them have plots that involve parts of the population being shunned by the rest. Whether the virus comes from space or is manufactured in a lab is not really as important as being able to predict how humans would react. We have very clear photos of Mars, and there are no signs of huge creatures capable of coming to Earth, but “War of the Worlds” is more about how humans react than the monsteres from space. Finding viruses capable of living on Mars could set the same basic story off.

      • swanspirit says:

        I think some science fiction writers, had past lives in the future, and write from subconscious memories. Or, that could be the basis of a science fiction novel. 😎📚😲👽👾🤖✍🚀🛰

  8. elliesmom says:

    I understand Elon Musk is probably living on the spectrum, but the Texas Institute for Technology and Sciences? I can hear the cheers at the Robotics competitions now. GO TITS!!!!

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  10. DeniseVB says:

    Meanwhile, at the Swampginia……..

  11. taw46 says:

    If there are any “regular, normal” Democrats remaining, do they approve of these tactics? How can anyone say it is ok?

  12. foxyladi14 says:

    Paul Joseph Watson
    Wealthy technocrats arriving on private jets staying at luxury 5 star hotels and being chauffeured around in large entourages are about to spend the next 2 weeks lecturing us about how we need to reduce our living standards.

    I won’t be listening and neither should you.

  13. taw46 says:

    No Zoom for the elites, no siree.

  14. DeniseVB says:

    People first, what a nice concept in governing 😀

  15. lyn5 says:

    • lateblum says:

      After finally reading the article, it sounds like the leaders Biden met with are all saying “Shut up and dribble”.
      There’s a pun in there somewhere. lol

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      Julie Kelly @julie_kelly2

      An absolute farce. “As President Biden has determined, any burden on the Office of the President is vastly outweighed by the Select Committee’s pressing need for the information to pass legislation of vital importance to our democracy.” Biden calling shots on executive privilege.

      “This is the first time a sitting president has opposed a privilege assertion lodged by a former president. Biden’s claim should win out, it argues, because courts have ruled the current president has a better perspective on how to protect Executive Branch interests.”


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    h/t Angie

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  22. Helen Kenney says:

    who would have ever thought this?/s

  23. Helen Kenney says:

    when citizens have to do the fed’s jobs because they refuse to do it

  24. Mt.Laurel says:

    I am now getting personalized emails on who I should vote for in the Virginia elections and where to go to vote (appears based on work address). Guess who for governor.

    Not something I have ever received before. I have not lived in Virginia since Regan was president and Baliles was Governor (Virginia). I did not have any email until around 1987/88 (Go Compuserve which was subsumed into AOL). The email addresses they are coming to are not ones I use for any real work they are mostly catchalls for things like news, health and tech newsletters and are not even on our website. so someone has been buying and selling info.

    On the fun side our web host is not USA based and tagged them as JUNK!

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  26. taw46 says:

    Winter has come to the Keys, it is 79°. Brr. LOL. It does feel cooler than that (it is overcast) which normally doesn’t happen this time of the year. Usually takes until Dec or Jan to cool off. You must be having some chilly weather north of here?

  27. Mt.Laurel says:

    It’s one of those times when the Northern Lights may be visible a bit further south than usual.✨

    Eerie glow of Northern Lights possible Halloween weekend:

    • elliesmom says:

      I’ve seen them from a mountain top in northern Maine.

      • Helen Kenney says:

        hiw lucky you are to have seen them. It was a dream of mine to see them. I had plans to go to Iceland but then life got in the way and I could no go

      • jadzia1971 says:

        I grew up seeing them all the time! It wasn’t until I was a grown-up that I realized how special they are. My dream 50th birthday was to go to northern Finland and stay in a glass igloo (in January, ha ha) to see the Lights, but European lockdowns and travel bans put a stop to that. : (

  28. Mothy67 says:

    Brandon Straka is on GETTR

  29. elliesmom says:

    The House passed the bill that requires young women to register for the draft today.

  30. DeniseVB says:

    Let’s Go Brandon 🙂

  31. lyn5 says:

    Trump and Melania do The Chop!

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    h/t Angie

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  35. Helen Kenney says:

    just what we need a bunch of taxpayer-paid “karens”

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  38. DeniseVB says:

    Kappy’s back for another 15 minutes of fame with this stupid video.

    • DeniseVB says:

      It’s not a commercial, it’s an art piece he did for Netflix. Bet the Obamas are behind it, social justice warriors that they are !

    • elliesmom says:

      Someone close to him who he respects needs to tell him he’s past his expiration date, and he needs to sit down and shut up. Barring that, he’s already a millionnaire, how much more money would it take to make him just go away?

      • lateblum says:

        He’s become a slave to the $$$ he now brings in. He’ll never be able to get off this track. Sick

    • 1539days says:

      “Damn right, Colin! I don’t want the government poking and prodding me with a vaccine…”
      “That’s not what I mean. I’m complaining about millionaires getting a physical. You’re just some nobody who’ll lose his job over an untested vaccine.”

  39. Mothy67 says:

    Good morning and Happy Halloween.

  40. elliesmom says:

    When I worked on “America’s Technology Highway”, I had two routes to drive to work. One was down a highway that wasn’t completely access controlled, but the speed limit was 50 mph most of the way. The other was a country road through meadows and farms maximum speed 35 mph. Occasionally, someone driving farm equipment would slow me down for a half mile or so. The country road was almost a straight line to work and a shorter distance so the two routes took about the same time most days. Someone who lived in my town and worked in the next building used to taunt me for taking the “slow route” on the occasions I graciously gave him a lift to work. When a portion of the “faster way” was under construction, he went as far as to switch routes in the middle to avoid the construction and then return to the highway to complete the trip. Moving faster was worth the extra miles even if it took longer.

    I was reminded of the differences in how Lon and I approached our drive to work when I saw another story about the container ships in California ports. Some of the ships have chosen to stay anchored, ferry most of their crews ashore, and await the signal it’s their turn to unload. Other captains have moved their ships through the Panama Canal and to gulf or east coast ports where unloading happens almost immediately. I know there are lots of things besides the ships at play here. Not only do the shipping companies need to get the ships there, they also need to get the trucks and trains re-routed, too. I also don’t have any data about which choice gets the ships unloaded first.

    But Biden has added another feature to the mix much like the road construction on route 2 that took months to complete. The government will now impose fines on ships who are anchored too long in ports. It’s part of his “plan” to speed things up. How will the fines impact the decision to stay or move? The log jam in CA is expected to last well into next summer. Will shipping companies just routinely head for the east coast through the canal? Maybe find a way to do an Atlantic crossing? Fines cannot make things move faster in CA. Is Biden hoping to switch the burden to Florida in hopes of making DeSantis look bad? Florida ports seem pretty efficient. The simple solution would have been to suspend CA laws about which trucks can and cannot load at the docks for a year, and tell the truckers’ union they failed to meet the demand so all concessions are off. But Biden didn’t do that, and neither did Newsome.

    • 1539days says:

      When my company gets containers from China, they usually end up on the West Coast for obvious reasons. Eventually, containers get shipped to the East Coast. Once, we had them shipped by train to get here faster. If Chinese ships start putting shipments for the East Coast on one ship, this would make the logistics easier on the US end, but cost more. If they have to be unloaded on the East Coast randomly, then a lot of East Coast truckers will be going to the West Coast. We’ll need more truckers.
      Of course, with Biden at the helm we may end up with a recession and demand will drop off enough to cover the available ports. Then Booty Judge can go on FMLA.

      • elliesmom says:

        It makes no difference which coast shipping going to the midwest arrives at in the US in terms of how far the goods need to travel on land. Truckers who own and operate their own trucks have been banned from loading at California ports so they’re out looking for work already. Likewise, any shipping company whose fleet has a lot of trucks manufactured before 2011. Convincing truckers to relocate is already being done. Trains who bring goods from west to east and return to the west coast to bring another load can make the trip in reverse. The only real issue is how expensive it becomes to ship products made in Pacific Rim companies to the gulf and east coasts instead of California. Time is money, as the say, and having ships backlogged in ports costs money on both sides of the process. The Pacific Rim companies can’t load on their side of the ocean until the ships come back. The big losers if more product is processed on the east coast will be the CA longshoremen.

  41. DeniseVB says:

    Oh Jill, stop using MO’s stylist, you’re not 24 anymore……

      • elliesmom says:

        She doesn’t look like she shopped at Forever 21 this time, but once again her dress fits poorly. When you’re standing up straight, there’s no reason for a dress to have all of those wrinkles at the torso. She needs to put a tailor on her staff if she’s buying OTR. If her clothes are bespoke, then her designer needs some speaking to. Or the White House chef if she bought the dress awhile ago.

      • swanspirit says:

        She needs better undergarments. Better taste. Better morals. A much better dress.

      • Constance says:

        It’s the Malibu Barbie look again. I don’t really like the dress but it would be better in a midnight blue/navy color. With such a plain neckline a necklace would have been nice. It seems like a plum color would be a better purple color for fall if she had to go with purple.

      • jadzia1971 says:

        I’ve gotta say oh honey no on this one. The color is one of my favorites, but it isn’t the best on her. The dress photographs so shiny it almost looks latex-y, which for sure isn’t appropriate at that kind of an event. Although I do appreciate that she is covering her ass this time out, the length of this dress gives it a really dowdy look, which is quite a feat for something that shiny/sparkly. As elliesmom notes, it doesn’t really fit her that well. The cut doesn’t flatter her figure. The shoes look like they wandered in from a board meeting somewhere, and she doesn’t seem to have accessorized at all.

        I’m not a big fan of Granny and the Dauphin, but I would NOT want to be photographed next to chic Brigitte Macron dressed like Jill.

        Also, can Jill Biden afford a hairdresser? Or at least a good deep conditioner? Before I quit going because I can’t stand wearing a mask, I went to the hairdresser once a week to deal with my similarly dull, frizzy-ish, out-of-control hair. It ran me about $30 a visit. Surely they can find that in the couch cushions?

    • Miranda says:

      That dress looks like it’s made out of vinyl. The woman on the right would look ok if she had good posture. The woman on the left looks good.

    • elliesmom says:

      The What Not to Wear crew should do a revival show and give Jill a makeover.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Very few people can wear that shade that hits between lilac and mauve with a slight yellowish undertone. Jilly is not one of them. A much deeper shade of purple or midnight blue would have looked better on her and the dress would not look like it is from the bargain bin of overstock. The hair at the very least, needs to be trimmed, colored properly and styled as it looks as plastic as the dress. On a more positive note, she makes those of us on much smaller budgets feel good about looking better running out to put gas in the car.

      The other couples both look so much better but then I assume they are all wearing Italian made items and they are bespoke/tailored. The woman on the far right (the Italian President’s daughter) looks as if she was still adjusting her position and they snapped the shots because Jill was ready and Joey (although it looks like a double) can only stand for so long.

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  43. DeniseVB says:

    That Southwest pilot has broken the Democrats, lol.

  44. elliesmom says:

    Whole Foods says you need 6 bottles of wine for 10 people at Thanksgiving. Sounds about right if there are 4 kids. 😉

  45. foxyladi14 says:

    My President.

  46. Helen Kenney says:

    another embarrassment for this country. Today’s dems really hate this country

  47. Helen Kenney says:

    If I were her, I would tell the low class, no class benedicts to go to hell and register as an Independent

    • Helen Kenney says:

      one bonus for that action would be that benedicts no longer have the majority . that would make me happy.

  48. Helen Kenney says:

    this is my old stomping grounds. it used to be Philly was dem, Delaware cty was not know if that still applies

  49. Helen Kenney says:

    bid-on and backtrack must be so proud

  50. taw46 says:

    • lyn5 says:

      ❤ All the shit they threw at Trump and his supporters is thrown back. Finally. The difference is we don't attack the supporters the way Fuck Face Democrats "leaders" do.

      • taw46 says:

        Yes, they deserve it all and more. It does my heart good to see it. No more of that, “this is not who we are”, meaning let the left crap all over us.

      • taw46 says:

        I wanted to tell you I watched 4 hours of Tucker on Fox Nation yesterday. 2 with Douglas Murray, 1 with VDH, and 1 with Mark Steyn. All favorites of mine, so what a treat to be able to listen to them talk for so long. The hours flew by, seemed much shorter.

        Douglas Murray, probably the most positive of the 3, thinking we Americans can stop this insanity if we just develop a spine and say no. But he does think we have become very stupid, so unlikely to happen. If we could just clone him and send him around to the schools. VDH, wonderful to hear how he grew up. And he is right, so many young people today are clueless about rural life and poor people. And of course, they know nothing about the history of the world. Then there is Steyn, who probably thinks it is too late for Western civilization. But then, I believe VDH does, too. So yes, it was somewhat depressing listening to them, but wonderful to hear long, intelligent conversations instead of soundbites. But the “powers that be” don’t want those conversations on networks available to the masses, they would rather keep the people stupid. (All 3 of these people are worth listening to again, so I may do that one day.)

        Since I haven’t been here in awhile, I wanted to ask you how you are feeling now? Have you just about healed from your surgery?

        • lyn5 says:

          I’ll add those to my list. I watched Mollie and Mike Flynn’s interviews last night. MTG is next. Douglas Murray sounds great. Let the little people push back, because most politicians aren’t.

          My eye seems healed. I get it checked this week. I went to see my local eye doc regularly after the eye pressure spiked to 40 and then to 31 two weeks later. I never went to him last year when my left eye had surgery. The local doc also took a stitch out of my eye. My eye pressure has gone back to normal. The docs thought the high pressure was from the gas bubble and steroid eye drops. However, I stumbled across some info that the Brimonidine eye drop can cause fluctuating eye pressure and conjunctivitis symptoms (I had both). The pressure became normal when I stopped that drop. The two docs smiled at me when I shared my discovery with them. LOL.

          Thanks for asking, taw. I will call you soon. Swannie is on my list too,

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            P.S. The symptom of my high eye pressure was like I was looking through fog. I don’t know how long it takes to determine if the optical nerve was damaged.

          • lyn5 says:

            And I switched back to my first surgeon for post-op check ups. He was a Marine Medical Officer in Iraq for two tours, and he treats me like an intelligent human being.

          • taw46 says:

            Anything to do with the eye is scary and makes me cringe. I hope this has corrected the issues and that you won’t have to undergo additional surgery. Praying for no damage to the optical nerve. And your first surgeon sounds the best.
            Look forward to talking with you soon. And I hope to stay here now, I think I broke my long running depression/funk/disgust/etc. – whatever it was, lol.

          • Helen Kenney says:

            Lyn ask your doctor is there is a film behind the lens, This happened to my and I just had to go an get lazer treatment in both eyes to clear it up, It is better now and I do not have to go back for a year

          • lyn5 says:

            I will, Helen. The eye fog left quickly with oral Diamox, an altitude sickness med. Two doses dropped my eye pressure from 40 to 8 in 16 hours. I had the YAG laser for some protein build up following the two cataract surgeries. I bet there is protein build up on the fake lens after this surgery too. The first surgery on my left eye caused a blinding cataract on the natural lens.

          • lateblum says:

            That blinding cataract sounds painful. I know I couldn’t even look in the bathroom mirror because there are lights on either side of it. So I had to juggle with the light bulbs and open the mirror to try to block the light. smh

          • Mt.Laurel says:

            I have always found docs that treat you well and talk to you not at you are the best.

            Glad the eye is improving and that you may have helped yourself by reading the fact sheets on your meds carefully.

          • lyn5 says:

            The cataract was painless.

    • 1539days says:

      It works on two levels. One, is that it is a “secret” way to say something, but it also points out media bias. An on-air announcer on NBC tried to rewrite the reality of the what the crowd was chanting with “Let’s go, Brandon.” So, if you ask what it stands for, they have to say it stands for FJB and then why.

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    Biden a no show.

  57. jentx says:

    Stay the FUCK away from masks, staying inside and any so called fucking “vaccine” just like the super rich and/or politically connected. MY GOD people here need to wake up too do you not remember the doctors saying that protests for the piece of shit Floyd were MORE IMPORTANT than death from covid, do you NOT remember how every single rich and/or politically important people did NOT stay inside, wear a mask or do jack shit other than make money off your stupidity and fear, do you NOT remember that countries like India and Sweden have beat this man made virus with herd immunity and ivermectin….come on people do not be this stupid. Fakebook has block 1.5 million posts from people who got the jab and died, had serious heart/blook issues or just got wrecked all for damn flu you have 99.9% change of living through. WTF at this point if you believe anything on any tv channel I would question your sanity. It is the flu, yes it kills some young and healthy people because of bad luck but it mostly kills people in Virginia and New York (represent 80% of USA victims of covid go figure maybe has to do with putting sick old people in nursing homes vs. hospitals and NO FUCKING WAY a plandemic of death hits two states with 80% unless it was planned people COME ON) and very old very fat very sick people. Period. Rest is political nonsense meant to destroy the world, make the rich richer, destroy middle class, and get rid of trouble making smart people. Your body needs exercise, it needs to fight infections, viruses, etc. to stay in shape to fight bigger fights, it needs vitamins and nutrients and it needs to be free. My doctor is world class and none NOT A ONE of his patients (almost 10,000) got covid and he put us all on immunity pack of Vitamin A, C, D, E zinc and probiotics. If you get it make sure you have Hydroclox., Ivermectin and ZPack. Boom. I am so over this. THey lied, they still lie, we need to fight back while we can. Now. Take off masks, tell them to stick the jab where the sun does not shine, and take your country back. Now.

    • jeffhas says:

      This was all about getting rid of Trump.

      Chinese flu comes from wet market located in the same city as a level 4 virology lab where the US government has been funding gain of function research for years… just ready to ‘escape’ (released) when needed.

      They had to stop him. Had to. Their lives and livelihoods depended on it for them, their families (the next in line to inherit the monarchy).

      I don’t know if they expected to get richer off it until they got rid of Trump, but they got richer before and after Trump – just ask Bezos and any in the investor class.

      We are serfs. We don’t have to be, but right now we are.

      Until we wake up and go out and MASS protest this is how it will be…. That is what 1/6 is about – scaring us to protest, after those arrested being sent to gulags for 10 months with no bail, who wouldn’t be scared.

      We only have Trump…. But first we must show we can win an election beyond their fraud.

      Pray for Tuesday. Prayer may be all we have left (and I’m not a particularly religious person – until these last couple years).

      • 1539days says:

        First, fight on two fronts. Impeach him and fight attempts to stop travel from China. Next, stage protests which changed the new case rate from going DOWN to going up. Then use it to institute massive “mail-in” balloting that was improperly verified and vetted.

    • jadzia1971 says:

      I so wish this was available in Europe.

  58. Dora says:

    CNN demands killing healthy trees to save the planet; Evergrande collapse risks global financial chaos

  59. lyn5 says:

    Avery needs to be sniffed by President Poopy Pants.

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  62. Helen Kenney says:

    this made me laugh

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          Here’s Mr. Einstein ….

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    • lateblum says:

      Oddly enough, they never thought R E S I S T was indicative of terrorism. I had to look at that mother of a sign nearly every day for four years. The letters were 4 feet tall and painted white. They were solidly planted in a front yard almost at the edge of the public sidewalk. I don’t know why they finally moved it to their front porch, but I’m glad they did. it got to the point that I’d try to find another route so I didn’t get “triggered”.

  65. elliesmom says:

    I was getting ready for the trick or treaters. One basket for the kids and for Ellie’s doggie friends and remembering trick or treating as a kid. There were about 15 houses on our dead end street, but the street was long. We kept our trick or treating confined to our street. The kids made a loop up one side of the street and down the other, and we joined in when the group reached our house. No parents needed. An older sibling or two was all we needed. Most of the folks passed out candy bars, but Mrs. Johnson had warm apple cider doughnuts for us. The two spinster sisters who shared a house made homemade caramel apples. Mr. Smith made us dunk for an apple from his orchard. “Auntie Foo” dressed up like a witch and handed out pumpkin spice cookies. On cold Halloweens Mr. George built a fire to warm us up and gave us marshmallows to roast.

    • DandyTIger says:

      That sounds perfect. Kind of like the small town neighborhood when I was little. A bit later we moved to a big apartment complex. Not as small town cozy, but holy moly did we make a candy haul – lots of doors, lots of floors, and several buildings. 🙂

    • taw46 says:

      I grew up in a small town but we only went trick or treating to certain houses on our street. Like you, no adults with us, just older kids. And I definitely remember the one lady who made candy apples.

      We only have a couple of young children who live on our street, so they may not even show up tonight. So we will eat the candy. 😋

      • elliesmom says:

        We had a bumper crop tonight. I’d guess about 75-80 kids. I know I gave out 50 chew sticks to kids who had a dog. I had lots of candy in my basket, but I also had 36 small boxes of animal crackers for the little ones, and they’re all gone. I’m definitely going to do the animal crackers again. The smiles on the toddler faces when they recognized the litttle boxes was perfect. And I have some new doggie friends. 🙂

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          Animal Crackers are the Bomb!
          We don’t get many as our condos are further away from the very busy main area with the larger houses and near the community center and the art center that has a hunted house display maze and activity booths set up. In fact, we prepare baskets or pumpkins with treats and set them out on the shelves in our alcoves as most are younger kids coming to show off costumes to grands and often arrive earlier than usual so they can hit whatever later at home.

          I always have boxes of animal crackers for the littlest ones. The cutest is when the slightly older sibling is sent up the stairs (my neighbors know who has treats for the kids ) and notices those distinctive Barnum boxes and excitedly calls out to parents waiting below that there is something for baby brother or sister. As always the Reese’s cups are a favorite but this year the white cheddar puffs were a big hit . I think the bag looked big to those little eyes.

    • lateblum says:

      There were tons of trick or treaters this year. They started around 4:30 and the older ones are still making noise. They’re likely high school kids. I’m in a building, so we don’t have anyone ringing doorbells. It’s one of those city “rules” but I’m certain it’s meant to keep kids safe. It’s a bit of a letdown for me. So until last year, I’d go to my son’s house and hand out candies while the little ones (and their parents) could go house to house. Last year they were in their new home, but the pandemic did not allow for trick or treating here. (You know, I live in the most woke town in Illinois.) This year, there were block parties and costume parades and Calamity went to parties yesterday and today while g-girl #1 was playing soccer. (She said she didn’t mind. She also informed me that she went to her own friend’s party last evening, and got “tons of treats”.)

      I just got a pic of the girls and their cousins at their neighborhood costume parade, I wish I’d been there. They looked so happy!

      • Constance says:

        I can’t believe it I had about 25! I haven’t had any trick or treaters in 3 or 4 years! They didn’t wear Covid masks either and this is Seattle. I guess people are fed up with the Covid BS.

        • lateblum says:

          No one in the photos from the costume parade here (that I saw) was wearing a mask, either! Nor at the soccer game. Last fall, they were giving me the evil eye for not wearing a masks OUTSIDE at a soccer game. Last spring they were even forcing the players to wear masks! %$^%*
          BTW, the announcements from the town and from the local Chicago news all reminded EVERYONE to wear masks.

  66. swanspirit says:

    In the spirit of the season

    • 1539days says:

      Very 70’s video. The singing was live, but the music was pre-recorded. I had no idea there was actually a video with the Werewolf of London.

  67. DeniseVB says:

    The kids are getting so big, so cute ❤

  68. Helen Kenney says:

    On Levin tonight, one of the signers of the national school board got a job with the bid-on bunch two days after the letter was received

    does anyone remember not too long ago hearing that soros was giving money to people running for the school boards and the district attorneys’ offices?

  69. Helen Kenney says:

  70. lateblum says:

    I finally have to take my car in for repairs tomorrow morning. I’ll be without a car for at least a week. This is the weather forecast for the coming week…

    At least it’ll be a dry cold. lol

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