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Good Superbowl Sunday Widdershins!

I can only say with a bit of sadness that this is my last active post for The Widdershins.  I didn’t come to this lightly and when I told my dear blog friends mb and DYB they understood.  Think of it this way: I didn’t ask the Widdershins Board of Regents about it but I’m taking emeritus status.

For one thing I cannot tell you how many revisions if not absolute discards I do when writing a post.  It takes me a lot of time but that’s just me.

Second can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked at the screen and wondered “what am I going to write about?” although there are plenty of topics these days.

I will be forever grateful to mb and our late chatblu when I submitted a sample post and they agreed to add me to our stable of writers.  I learned a lot and not just on the composition page.  I dug into all the background stuff in the admin section of a wordpress blog.

Also not to worry, I’ll still be around and mb has assured me I’ll still have the same privileges so if someone is stuck in spam I can get you out and I suppose I’ll still be the master of the sidebar.  LOL

And lastly I’m going to ask all of our readers and commenters to p*l*e*a*s*e consider becoming a writer for this blog.  You are a bunch of talented commenters and you can do it.

Oh and my strategy for the Super Bowl?  Brady and the Bucs because that may persuade Drew Brees to stay with the Saints for another year.  Patrick will be playing in more Super Bowls.

This is an open thread.





So the excitement/angst continues.  Will Trump take it to the courts?  Will any of them accept the case?  Will the likes of the proud boys and other Trumpsters take it to the streets?

Other topics: we didn’t take the Senate, and lost seats in the House but still maintain the majority there.  How will this affect a Biden/Harris presidency?

Inquiring minds want to know.


Happy Halloween Widdershins!

I’m writing this post early in the week just in case Hurricane Zeta decides to cause us more grief than any of us here in Louisiana really want to deal with.  And on top of that we get to deal with the **!@@@# roll back on the clocks this weekend.  Ugh.

So let’s check out some spooky Halloweenish songs.

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I have no idea what to call this but it has skeletons so

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I love they put this to a Betty Boop cartoon

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Okay, an abbreviated post due to getting ready for Zeta.  By the time this posts Zeta will have moved away from us and I hope it hasn’t left us with too much of a mess.  From what the local mets have been saying this one will be less of a rain event and more wind.  Of course that’s what knocks down power lines.

Also, don’t forget:


Good Weekend Widdershins

The countdown to November 3rd continues and it seems that tRump is in full panic mode.  And so is the media.  I cannot tell you how many segments or articles I’ve seen or read that El Caudillo del Mar-a-Lago may still pull out a win.  All I can say is if what I’ve seen of long lines for early voting and requests for absentee ballots are any indications, the media is once again spinning things for their own purposes. 

So anyway, speaking of the media let’s take a look at what’s happening in the world of political cartoons.

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Okie doke shinners.  Hope you enjoyed these and take the discussion/comments wherever you wish.


Good weekend Widdershins

We interrupt your normal musical weekend for breaking news

As “they” say, the chickens have come home to roost.  Trump and Melanie were diagnosed with the rona.  The announcement came at around 1:00 this morning and by the late afternoon apparently symptoms had progressed to the point that he was medivacked on Marine 1 to Bethesda Military hospital this afternoon.  It appears at this time that Hope Hicks was the “superspreader”.  The number of people who have tested positively has grown exponentially which makes sense in a White House that frowned on wearing masks.

Among the people who have tested positive positive:

  • President Donald Trump
  • First lady Melania Trump
  • White House Communications Director Hope Hicks
  • Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel
  • Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah
  • Three White House reporters
  • One White House staffer
  • The Rev. John Jenkins, president of Notre Dame University (Jenkins was at the White House Saturday, when Trump introduced Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee. Barrett was a law professor at Notre Dame for 15 years before Trump nominated her to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.)


Other tidbits:

  • Pence and “mother” tested negatively (for now?) He’s been jumping up and down shouting “I’m ready, I’m ready” but so far Trump has not turned over the keys to the kingdom, at least not yet.
  • Supposedly Trump was “spooked” when he got the rona diagnosis.
  • There has not been a meeting with the Gang of Eight from Congress to update them on the situation although I believe that would be a normal procedure.
  • Trump received a “full dose” of an experimental antibody cocktail under “compassionate use” criteria.

In the good news category, Joe and Jill Biden tested negatively for the virus, and I am very happy to hear that.

Take the conversation wherever you wish but including gossip is good and cheap gossip is even better.

Infamous open thread.

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