October 2015 Blog Posts (359)

New Species of Wolf, Coyote and Dog Evolving

New Species of Wolf, Coyote and Dog Evolving:  Wildlife biologists say that wolves, faced with a diminishing number of potential mates, are mating with other similar animals and that a whole new species of wolf, coyote and dogs is evolving right before our eyes in the eastern United States.  Oh great, that’s all we need - thanks Obama!  An angry Mike Huckabee says that while there’s little we can do to stop them from mating, we should never allow them to…


Added by Johnny Robish on October 31, 2015 at 8:54pm — 8 Comments

Tales of J: Halloween

Putting a costume on a kid in a wheelchair is a little odd. After all, most costumes are of entities that are fairly active, and the chair isn't conducive to that image. I was trying to remember J's earliest costumes. My wife thinks when he was three and in preschool, he went as Barney. 

But then one day we were looking through a catalog and we saw a picture of a kid in a wheelchair costumed as a drummer,…


Added by koshersalaami on October 31, 2015 at 5:30pm — 19 Comments

Trick or treaty? For economic terrorUSt$, it's one and the same


Where is the elixir "Financial Services" ?

This cartoon came from http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/10/30/trick-or-treaty, yet it is clearly applicable to most all methods and means by…


Added by moki ikom on October 31, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Halloween Extravaganza


   The Enhanced people were putting on a show for the Decayed ones.  The Decays didn't have all their parts in order, like new hearts or a mouth full of implants but they enjoyed a good show just like anyone.  The Enhances knew they had special privileges because of their wealth and they looked good in the…


Added by Zanelle on October 31, 2015 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

Blowing Leaves

I enjoy blowing autumn leaves.  All of the colors and crisp air bring back to me fond childhood memories of playing in piles of leaves, making construction paper leaves to tape to the school window, Halloween, hot apple cider, and just the thrill of going back to school after the summer recess.

Every morning now I hear the neighbors blowing leaves.  Some people dislike this sound, but to me it is just part of the season.  As a boy it was the ‘scritch, scratch’ of leaf rakes. …


Added by Rodney Roe on October 31, 2015 at 11:00am — 20 Comments

31 days of my stuff twenty five through thirty one

October 25th

When I was a kid my favorite movie was Winnie The Pooh and the Honey Tree, however it was the pre VCR era so the only time you got to see Disney movies was either during their theatrical release or when they came on The Wonderful World of Disney. However you could buy the soundtrack.

So, one year for my birthday I got a copy of the sound track and I played the record all the time. My parents probably got sick of hearing it but I…


Added by ocularnervosa on October 31, 2015 at 10:34am — 4 Comments

Good Scenes from HBO's miniseries, "John Adams"

One of my favorite television miniseries was HBO's "John Adams." Every citizen of the Republic should watch it as an adult, as one will gain more from it with the maturity of age, than from the vantage point of youthful naivete.

Many of the political and economic issues we currently discuss were debated, at length, by the Founding Fathers. Many of the issues in this program are relevant to the modern citizen, concerned with the course of our country.…


Added by Rob Wittmann on October 31, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Which path?

I've had stuff on my mind lately. There have been a lot of articles floating around about how people in the United States are indoctrinated to follow the rules. About how children are rewarded for conforming to a standard. About how schools are complicit in this indoctrination. I always knew my parents were martinets and beat us into submission on following their rules without argument, it never hit me on a…


Added by Phyllis on October 31, 2015 at 9:23am — 12 Comments

Happy Halloween Repost: Shamhna – a Liminal Time at the origins of Halloween

Thinking of James Emmerling and Margaret's family this Halloween, I offer up this yarn about an imagined trip to the Emerald Isle and the ancient folk who gave us Halloween and Jack-o-Lanterns: 

JMac was unaware that they had arrived in Dublin at a …


Added by JMac1949 Today on October 31, 2015 at 8:34am — 10 Comments

Memories of Full Size Candy Bars and Bat Wings

In a small town where scarecrows were real and pumpkins were local, we put on our costumes and headed out in groups of two or ten, pillowcases in hand, not returning until our bags were full. House by house, we covered the whole town, never involving parents until we needed cars to deliver us to houses of teachers or friends who lived in the country.

Trick-or-treating went on for a week, with one night set aside for Unicef and…


Added by Jeanne Sathre on October 31, 2015 at 8:15am — 9 Comments

Autumn Splendor

The majesty of autumn

meadows and groves



Added by M. C. Sears on October 31, 2015 at 7:42am — 13 Comments

Obama's Military Legacy

The U.S. Constitution’s designation of the country’s president as the armed forces’ commander-in-chief was an obviously well intentioned move to be sure that the country would be and always remain under civilian authority.

Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama has the distinction of being the first sitting (and boy does he know how to sit) president to call this decision gravely into question.

Forget that Obama’s background as an affirmative-action academic, community organizer, and…


Added by Gordon Osmond on October 31, 2015 at 7:15am — No Comments

A Tiny Terror Tale

She isn't dead. But almost. I watch and wait. Two faint hairs just below her swollen lip move as she still breathes. She has to give up soon.

She has not been able to speak since it happened. She thrashed and threw and banged. I listened to that for three days. When she quieted I waited another day and then unlocked the door. There was quite a mess but I didn't make her clean it up.  She should have thanked me for that. I won't hold it against her since she can't talk…


Added by Mimetalker on October 31, 2015 at 12:30am — 8 Comments

Preservationists Raising Money for Alamo Facelift

Preservationists Raising Money for Alamo Facelift:  Preservationists are attempting to raise $300 million, so that the famed symbol of Texas independence - the Alamo - will be able to undergo what many say is a long needed facelift.  Sounds like what they really need is one of those big, corporate sponsorships.  I tell ya, nothing quite says “American frontier” like the “JP Morgan Chase Alamo.”…


Added by Johnny Robish on October 30, 2015 at 9:28pm — 4 Comments

Ted Cruz And GOP Break With NBC Over Idiotic Debate Moderation

Ted Cruz Takes On CNBC GOP Debate

During the recent CNBC GOP debate, the third televised, Republican debate, the unprofessional and leftist hacks who served as the moderators were called out and humiliated for their obstructive questioning. The…


Added by Doc Vega on October 30, 2015 at 2:30pm — 19 Comments





        Emileeannalee was an impish muundog.  She flitted in the forest freely at night.

        This Halloween night brought ground fog and with it fear, for the fogdogs may follow. …


Added by Allen "Skipper" Howlett (ASH) on October 30, 2015 at 1:08pm — 2 Comments

Halloween Romance Execution

    It started out quite nicely in an online search for love.  He was tall and had enough money to feed himself which are the basic criteria…


Added by Zanelle on October 30, 2015 at 11:07am — 4 Comments

The Middle Ages: Return At Your Own Risk

You would think that news of the Bubonic Plague being prevalent would cause some alarm.

Most would think it was gone, with the wooden carts carrying stacks of dead bodies to be burned. It's not that bad yet. But it has never gone away.

The local cyber-rag Oregonlive, carried an…


Added by alsoknownas on October 30, 2015 at 10:05am — 13 Comments

Massachusetts Leads the Way in New Spirit of Bi-partisanship

Republican Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts shares a laugh with departing Governor Deval Patrick in the Governor's State House press room.…


Added by Ted Frier on October 30, 2015 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

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