Weather wise it’s been spectacular; low eighties, sunny, and no humidity. This evening the rains will come in and the temperature will drop a bit, all announcing that Fall is here. Marcia, never at a loss to celebrate a new season, has loaded the lobby with pumpkins.

The words from the site run by ‘Your Money Geek’ stuck with me; “Review: Don Pablo Coffee is Small-Batch Perfection”. By the smell in the kitchen they are correct. Now a quick break while I fill my pre-heated mug. Yup, I do know how to do it right.

DNA – Earlier in the week waiting in line at the Walgreen Pharmacy several of us guys got to talking. One asked if we ‘popped’ a long-neck since it was “National drink a Beer Day” (celebrating the end of this year’s Octoberfest). I guess that is about the time that Earl, yup, that is the Earl Pitts, jumped into the fray. I happened to be able to record it:

Afghan not in the news – The world community, the civilized nations of the world, stood idly by while centuries of Art and Culture disappear from this nation by a band of lunatic death-cultists. Sahraa Karimi was the Afghan Film Director General; she had directed 30 short films, 3 documentary films, and 1 fiction films as part of her credentials. The photo is of what had been her office, now with its new occupants. The world and U.N. watches ‘progress’ without uttering a peep!

Great insight – this on the current state of learning at our nation’s Universities as CRT and Wokeness runs rampant throughout these institutions. It’s from Dr. Adrian Vermeule who clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia, joined the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School, and became professor of law at Harvard Law School (at age 37):

”I don’t think we should be shocked by the intellectual collapse of the American universities. Sure, it happened fast. But sooner or later a system not centered on a substantive view of human ends has no natural defenses against a substantive and passionately imperial ideology.” ~ Adrian Vermeulen, JD, PhD

Apostles – Here are a few names, some you’ll recognize and some you won’t. All but one known as ‘Preacher’; that person has different primary occupation. But, all were or are the snake oil salesmen and I-am-the-way hucksters of their era: Benny Hinn, Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart, Kash Amburgy, Kenneth Copeland, Jerry Falwell, Joel Osteen, Rod Parsley, Robert H. Schuller, Kathy Hochul.

The exception has a different primary occupation, but offers the same “I am the way – be my apostle” nonsense; Kathy Hochul governor of New York. Don’t believe me? Here you go:

McKamey Manor – It’s October and Halloween is approaching, Haunted Houses are springing up again. Our neighborhood is always big on any event with opportunity to ‘score’ on yard decorations. It’s begun!

However, imagine a haunted house requiring a 40-page waiver signed by all participants, being subjected to an eight to ten hour fright, creating a safe word to escape early; and be eligible for a $20,000 prize for completing the experience (which to date no one has won).

This Haunted House operates year round in several venues, and has a waiting list of 24,000 people. Employees of the McKamey Manor may “physically assault patrons, waterboard them, force them to eat and drink unknown substances, have them bound and gagged, and engage in other forms of physical and psychological torture.” Oh, and the 40-page waiver signed by participants lists possible risks “which included having teeth extracted, being tattooed, and having fingernails removed.”

The closest Manor to us is in Summertown, Tennessee (population 866). District Attorney Brent Cooper said “the program is legal because people subject themselves to it voluntarily, though participants can withdraw their consent at any time according to Tennessee law.”

Are you ready, able, and willing? Happy Halloween.

President Biden’s photo-op of the week;
Theater at its finest, complete with a stage and movie set complete with fake windows. So the question is, was the ‘nurse’ just an actor or not? Better yet, was the ‘poke’ real or also theater?

Cameras off in scene 1, cameras on and its scene 2. Notice the difference? But then remember people, it’s all about “The Science”!

It was Albert Camus who posited; “The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants”.

Fini –
• It would seem that a new Bond 007 movie will have a woman as the main character. If true, this was spotted on the internet as the movie’s new working title; “On Her Majesty’s Secret Cervix”.

• Climate Change over the years. Recognize the monument and ask how we see it different from those who first saw it in 1920?

• Sometimes phrases stand the test of time. Phrases so good that they must be repeated:

• This past week Denmark, Sweden, and Norway removed their Covid-19 restrictions and nothing akin to a Covid passport is required. Scandinavians are living life like normal. Funny, I did not catch anything on this major bit of news on our regular news.

  • Once in a while it’s good to be tall. Yesterday at Aldi’s (where for months on end I’d been waiting find Roggebrood on the shelves) I spotted 9 ‘bricks’ of the wonderful black bread behind some other products on the backside of a top shelf. It’s a true delicacy! Guess what’s now on my breakfast menu?

• Those wondering, yes we did go Apple Picking last Saturday. The question now is, what exactly do we do with all those apples? I can handle two per day. Marcia has already filled a jar with homemade Apple-sauce, and it seems lake we’ve not made a dent in our haul.

Make it a great week. Stay happy. Be graceful and good to those around you. Best till next weekend.

Dirk

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