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Nice fall day. 90 degrees here,
I just love that first photo. A classic shot. Good work!
Nothing like a crisp fall day. And October is lovely pretty nearly everywhere around the globe. It's my favorite travel month.
Brokedown Bobby Shakes says...Ain't nothin' no better than a fine crisp autumn day and a twelve-year-old girl by your side: it's like God is smiling himself right down on you, you know...?People say to me "Brokedown Bobby, ain't it time you got yourself a real woman, not some twelve-year-old girl?" And I say right back: "Would you say that to Chuck Berry? Would you say that to Jerry Lee Lewis? Would you say that to ELVIS...?"Elvis, his problem was he liked them fourteen. At fourteen they already be thinking they know shit about shit -- I'm lookin' at YOU, Miss Priscilla -- and that shit just don't work. Elvis, I bet he'd tell you that now if he could, bless his white-boy soul...When a young rock-and-roll boy gets his first guitar, even if it's some cheap boxy piece of shit from Sears, it will still be the bestest guitar he ever done held. Well, I like my girls like I liked my first guitar: new and unplayed...Here's how it is, people: I wrote my first song for the love of a twelve-year-old girl, and I'll die writin' my last song for a twelve-year-old girl. They'll all be women soon enough: I'll jess let someone else write the songs for them then...So I live my life on the road, rockin' and rollin'. Who knows -- I might be comin' to your town, too, and if you come see me, do Bobby a favor: bring your granddaughters...I am Laslo.
"And October is lovely pretty nearly everywhere around the globe."I tend to like the peak times for various places. With one exception: shoulder season in Aspen (i.e. now) is my favorite time to be there.
Next week the undefeated (!) Cornhuskers are coming to Madison. I need some tickets, Althouse.
Congratulations on the Badgers' win today. My Washington Huskies also won and are 7-0, ranked #5. It's been a long drought so this is great!
Go, Cubs Go! The Cubs are going to the World Series for the first time in 71 years, facing a Cleveland Indians team that hasn't won a World Series since 1948. The Cubs, of course, haven't won it since 1908, so either way a very, very, VERY long drought is going to come to an end. Since I have a good friend who lives in Chicago, I'll be rooting for the Cubs.Somewhere, Harry Caray is raising a Budweiser and smiling...
Holy Cow!Never give up.Never lose hope.Never stop believing.
Go Cubs! :-)
Look at all those pink flamingoes in the second photo!
I have to go with the Indians because I lived in Cleveland.
Whoa, OSU bit the dust.
They beat Michigan, Wisconsin, Oklahoma - but can't get past ... Penn State??
OSU and Michigan play the last game of the season..
Thanks, I was thinking of the Mich Wisc game which Michigan won.
Brokedown Bobby Shakes would probably approve of this one:Pictures of two Egyptian children engaged to be married trigger outrage — once again CAIRO – While celebrating his eldest son's lavish wedding, at which a number of famous singers and belly dancers performed, Nasser Hassan decided to "double the joy," he later recalled.He announced that his son Omar would marry his cousin Gharam.At the wedding, held in a province about 75 miles north of Cairo, the guests didn’t find it strange. Some would later tell Egypt’s Al Watan newspaper that there was “nothing inappropriate,” adding that it was only “an engagement, not a marriage".Omar is 12 years old. His fiancee, Gharam, is 11.If you want to know why Muslim countries are so messed up, incestuous marriages between cousins probably account for a lot of it. Family trees need more branches than that.
Don't worry. Nobody's noticing the shapely legs of the jogger in the middle-ground of your first photo.
I would like to announce here what should be Gary Johnson or Jill Stein's campaign slogan. It's what I am going to say from now on to anybody who wants me to vote for their horrifically flawed cadidate:"When you're in a hole, stop digging!"
"Clyde said...Go, Cubs Go! The Cubs are going to the World Series for the first time in 71 years......Somewhere, Harry Caray is raising a Budweiser and smiling..."Harry was an admitted life long Cardinals fan.
Last night, spouse and I joined a prison ministries team to sing Amazing Grace to a group of inmates gathered at the fence at a regional state prison. We froze, but the reaction of the inmates was priceless.Our first exposure to this ministry group. Our sacrifice was minimal, make that insignificant, compared to the team inside the prison walls. Yes, inside. They spent Thurs through the weekend working inside with the inmates, leaving in the evenings. Changing lives - one at a time. All volunteers. Who knew?
Humperdink said...Last night, spouse and I joined a prison ministries team to sing Amazing GraceWhen I was in jail in Louisiana, every Sunday this old white woman would come down the stairs with two deputies, and they would make us stand at attention while she read a passage from the Bible.The Sheriff said, that anyone so much as cough's, that he would send us all to the state prison. After she left, we were allowed yard time. I walked over to this guy named Chester, and mentioned that the old lady sure thought she was changing the world.That "lady" he said, weren't ever no "lady." She was a fraud.I just kind of chuckled to myself. I guess it was the image of an old white woman reading a passage out of the Bible, being a fraud. You have to be pretty far gone, I thought, to suspect something like that.Then he said she was the Sheriffs sister.Well shit, as they say. Louisiana is a bunch of f'n inbreds. I hope they all f'n drown.
This morning we watched video of Trump at Gettysburg.The core of the speech was the typical politician's string of promises to fix perceived problems with the use of Presidential power. Some of the objectives we agree with, some not. In nearly all cases we disagree with the approach.The best solution is not another Government action, but removal of Government involvement.Trump proposes Congressional term limits. The real problem is too much Federal power available. In many cases the Parties pick ignorant shills to send to Congress. Term limits would simply shorten the useful life of the shills.In education, Trump promises to decrease Federal control of local schools. In the next sentence, as President he will "make college affordable." Say what?! That ain't in the Federal charter.Hammond will be voting Libertarian.
Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...Hammond will be voting Libertarian.No guts no glory.The only hope is Evan McMullin. If he wins 7 electoral votes in Utah, then he denies both candidates an outright win.Well, that is if they are essentially tied, as it appears now.With that, Congress could pick our next President.
I've been thinking a lot about internet trolls this morning. Maybe because I watched the Black Mirror episode Hated in the Nation Friday night. These trolls have become pervasive. I like to read First Things. It's devoted mostly to theological topics and sometimes art and literature, and sometimes politics. There is a good opportunity for serious discussion in the comments, but the comment section is infested with trolls who seem bent on insulting Christianity. For example, this morning I read a post about The Merchant of Venice and the first comment was a link to a news story about a pastor convicted for abusing one of his church members. Are these people paid to do this, you think, or are they just activist agitators? They always seem to have a leftist agenda.I remember back when Obama was first elected, a troll showed up on a family medicine listserve I belonged to that focused on practice management issues. Who would expect a troll there? But it was the most popular listserve in our professional organization, so he probably was going for the biggest audience. I couldn't decide if he was there to troll us or if he had a vendetta against one of our members who happened to be politically active outside the listserve. He was constantly talking about how hard it was to run a practice with so many insurance companies to juggle. And he would post inflammatory things about the other member and urge for her to be banned from the group. Since we aren't anonymous there, it was easy to track down his background- didn't work in a private practice, but in a community health organization (so no insurance to deal with) and listed himself on his CV as a "political activist." He was so insulting and impolite that he got himself banned from the group. I think they have become more sophisticated since then, but not smarter.
Sydney, I believe some trolls are paid and others are hobby trolls.
@coupe. Skeptics of Chrisitanity typically cannot be won over with anecdotes, but I will tell you becoming a Christian turned my life around. And maybe a few others.
Mine, too, Humperdink.
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