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Halloween 2019…

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Halloween is a fine time to  examine Martin  Luther,  the religious reformer.  We could use a couple of him now,  as people either eschew religion of any sort or are prone to claim their religion absolves them of whatever behavior general society frowns upon.

You still have time to travel to the  scary stays  Airbnb has sourced for you.   You may want to drop a note to Federal District Judge Marc Treadwell, who took 25 pages to rule that the Butts County, GA sheriff’s office provided no evidence that the sex offenders posed any risk of harm to trick-or-treaters.   The sheriff has wanted to put up [posters warning trick or treaters to avoid the location.    The judge hoped that children would be safe,  despite his having ruled that convicted sex offenders’ constitutional rights are more important than protecting children.  Perhaps some local parents will convince him otherwise, as the judge does not appear to know that most counties have online sources that allow you to search for registered sex offenders in a certain area.

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory took  a photo  of a flaming sun.   The high-resolution  shot is  even more of a jack-o’-lantern on fire.   The  chefs aboard  Air Force One got into the spirit by giving stuffed peppers jack-o’-lantern faces.  The reporter liked that,  despite her snarkiness, but seemed to have trouble identifying what appears to be baked chicken fricassee.  She may have never eaten it  before,  but she threw in an Ina Garten reference just to let us know what a sophisticated foodie she is.

The White House was  beautifully decorated  with loads of pumpkins and black branches wrapped around the columns.   The First Lady could have been  an artful  decoration all by herself.   She and the President looked delighted to be handing  out treats  to the assorted fairies and hobgoblins assembled.

I hope bad weather doesn’t dampen your planned Halloween festivities,  and that all your trick or treaters return safe and happy and not yet in sugar shock.

 

 

 

 

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October 31, 2019 at 4:14 pm

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Halloween 2018…

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I’m a bit late to the party, but if I weren’t,  I wouldn’t have seen this perfectly ghoulish  costume on an adorable little girl.   Fortunately her mother did not make any  of these,  evidently being immune to the dire warnings from American colleges  about cultural  appropriation,  meaning you won’t be accepted if your costumes have ever  been inappropriate.  No lesser personage than law professor Jonathan Turley was moved to pen a piece on  the subject.  The hard-sewing mother probably prefers her native sweets to  this listing.

Britain’s candy-seekers  had a  very chilly  night.  Some may have wished to visit some of the country’s  possibly haunted  churches.  Some may have given up in despair at the task of creating a costume which would avoid notice by  the pc  police.

Or scare yourself by reading historian Robert Grenville’s  new book  on 150 of the world’s scariest places.  This Texas museum didn’t make it into the book,  but  it’s interesting  all by itself.

Jenna Bush Hager told us the White  House is  haunted.  That didn’t seem to bother  Pres. Trump or the First Lady as they  welcomed visitors  to their residence.   Here is how some  other politicians  celebrated.

The one thing to remember about this Halloween is that next Tuesday you will either have a chance to keep your country,  or turn it over  to these people to finish the destruction His Oneness started.   Study that list, people!

UPDATE:  Lest you think I am overstating the importance of the midterms or the eagerness of the Democrats to destroy us, read what Rep. Maxine Waters (likely Financial Services Committee chair) has  promised as payback.

 

 

 

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November 2, 2018 at 3:15 am

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Halloween 2017…

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Halloween should be light-hearted  and fun,  but the  social justice jerks are out in full force.   To which I reply we should all  carve pumpkins  with a Henry rifle or some  other firearm.     You might skip this in some areas, like  Salem,  Massachusetts,   where police are already on alert.  If you’re still decorating,  try these ghosts  or a  spider web   or some  spooky silhouettes    or masks.   The White House has  finished its  decorating and it looks great.

October 31st is also the date Martin Luther  launched the  Protestant Reformation but if you don’t feel like studying that,  enjoy  this historical collection of Halloween pranks and such,  then marvel at  7,000 Jack O’Lanterns.   Or take a gander at Debby Witt’s  collection of  scary stuff at The Corner of National Review Online.   Appropriate as you see fit,  because it’s  really appreciation,  and proceed to enjoy the evening as it should be celebrated!   Don’t behave like these  miserable miscreants.  even to provide a few chuckles for your local police.

 

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October 31, 2017 at 2:05 pm

Halloween 2016…

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I’m letting Debby Witt at The Corner do my  Halloween work  for me this year.   She never disappoints,  does she?

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October 31, 2016 at 11:42 pm

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Pumpkin master…

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This grower has figured out a way to grow the Halloween staples with  Frankenstein’s face already on them.   As someone with woefully limited artistic talent,  I would buy one of these in a heartbeat to save myself the embarrassment of trying to paint and/or carve one!

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October 16, 2014 at 10:17 am

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Halloween 2013…

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I hope yours was safe and dry.   Mine was quiet and peaceful,  although I’m sure Big Girl would have been delighted to meet any visitors at the door bearing a sack of goodies.   The children in my own extended family aren’t afraid of her,  but her sheer size makes even adult strangers stop in their tracks,  and when she grins,  all they see is rows of very white, very large teeth.

Previous White House occupants  have seen  ghosts.   Perhaps wishing to add to the experience,  His Oneness and Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction handed  out M&Ms  along with their healthy dried fruit snacks.   The huge  spider web with its attendant creepy-crawlers is apparently a functional web site,  unlike ObamaCare.

As an adult,  my primary enjoyment of the occasion is the astonishing  pumpkin art  we see each year.   I leave this year’s spooky day with a  smashing cartoon  by Yogi Love.

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November 3, 2013 at 10:15 am

Spooky stuff…

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Take a quick tour of some of America’s most  haunted places,  or the world’s most  haunted forests,  courtesy of Accuweather.   Or have a look at the world’s eeriest  abandoned places,  from Travel & Leisure magazine.   If you’re in Louisville, KY,  you can search an  abandoned TB  hospital for ghosts.

Wherever you are,  make it a safe night of fun for the children!

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October 31, 2013 at 11:08 pm

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