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Good weekend Widdershins!

Yes, words are important.  Words have meaning and sometimes imply more than what they seem.

despite the fact that; although.
“though they were speaking in undertones, Philip could hear them”
even if (introducing a possibility).
“you will be informed of its progress, slow though that may be”
however; but (introducing something opposed to or qualifying what has just been said).
“her first name was Rose, though no one called her that”
however (indicating that a factor qualifies or imposes restrictions on what was said previously).
“I was hunting for work. Jobs were scarce though”

Donald Trump will soon find out how important words are since his words will probably soon lead to him being only the second U.S. President to be impeached. Of course we Widdershins, being the politically astute crowd that we are, all know that Nixon resigned before he could be impeached.

So lets take a look at some songs about words.  They’re out there.

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So there ya go Widdershins.  Big football day today, Saturday, for me.  LSU is playing Flo-Rita in a night game at Tiger Stadium.

Also, it’s an election day today and I have fingers crossed that John Bel Edwards gets the 50% plus 1 that will enable him to win outright in the primary and avoid a runoff.  He might be a blue dog Democrat but he’s given us expanded Medicaid and a state surplus in the budget.  As Molly Ivins wrote: You Got to Dance with Them What Brung You

Open thread of course but your musical contributions are always appreciated.



No, not really.  However this time of year is the worst for me when it comes to writing posts because football.

The Tigers have an early kickoff for their game this weekend plus all the other teams in the SEC playing this week.

So here’s a new, fresh, and completely open post for you to take wherever you wish to take it.

Here’s a topic that might bear some discussion:

How Politics Can Make You Sick


Good Weekend Widdershins!

No, not falling back as in the (ugh) time change but rather offishully  *fall* or autumn which arrives on Monday, September 23rd as the autumnal equinox.  I hope however that DYB enjoyed his fallish temps last week.  Did they stay around D?


Now despite that scientific fact, we here in Nola are probably going to continue having our high temps in the 90s.

Nevertheless, we’ll just pretend it’s “fallish”.  And speaking of autumn or fall I found some quotes concerning the season.

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”

— Lauren DeStefano, Wither

“But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.”

— Stephen King, Salem’s Lot

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.”

— Nathaniel Hawthorne, The American Notebooks

So let’s take a look at some fall or autumn songs and I hope you add some of your own.


Love me some Ella.




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And lest we forget that because it’s Fall or “pre-Fall” it’s also time for this:

Okie doke, open thread as usual.



I was able to crop his paw out

Good Weekend Widdershins

I bet you already guessed that I’ll be absent most of the day and into the evening today because football.

It’s been said  “weather: you just can’t do anything about it”.  Well, they weren’t counting on tRump and his ever handy sharpie.  He’s not going to let measly little things like science, or meteorology, or complex mathematical formulas get in his way.   That hurricane was going to Alabama-by-god!

So while we mere mortals can’t do anything about the weather, we can do something about weather music.  So let’s take a look at some songs about weather.

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Those are my contributions and I hope you’ll add some of your own below.

Open thread always.

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Addendum:  tRump had such a hit with the hurricane map he decided he’d finish up the border wall/fence also.


Tiger Stadium Baton Rouge La. And no, the jets are not getting ready to strafe the Bama football team


Happy Labor Day Weekend!

I’m going to post this early so things move along.

The Labor Day holiday/weekend typically brings a close to summer.  This, even though we have another heat advisory here in Sela (southeast Louisiana). And it also means the start of college football, at least for me.  As our late, and great chatblu said, “the dark times are over”. 

So I’ll be watching LSU football, and whichever of the future opponents I can view.  Have to scope out the competition. Also the Saints will have had their final preseason game against Miami on Thursday.

No great or “yuge” plans here.  I’ll grill something I get on sale at the local grocery, whether burgers, chicken, or brats. Also I’ll be keeping an eye on Hurricane Dorian.  The damned thing wasn’t supposed to be all that much and now forecasters are saying possible cat 3 by the time it hits the east coast of Florida.  (As I said above I’m writing this early and there are a couple of outlier models I’m watching)

So for those widdershins who will be traveling this weekend, be careful and be safe.

In keeping with the spirit of the weekend:


Allons les Tigres!

Open thread.






Good Weekend Widdershins

Happy weekend to you widdershins.

As crazy, insane and bizarro-world as this past week has been I thought perhaps we needed professional help.  Professional help in the form of some political cartoons.  Well that and there’s an early afternoon Saints exhibition game on so I’m gonna be elsewhere until later in the day.  So with that let’s take a look at some toons.

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Okay shinners, hope you enjoyed those and I’ll see y’all after the Saints game is over



Good Weekend Widdershins

So this past week we had the second of twenty-three quilizion Democratic candidate debates.  Actually I’m not sure how many are scheduled but I know the next one is set for September in Houston Texas.  I’ll add a widget for that later.

Purportedly the idea is to present all the candidates who want to run as the Democratic nominee and have them answer some questions about their positions on various issues.  Then, Democratic voters and the public at large can make a choice on who they prefer and want to support.

So it comes down to choices, and with that in mind let’s take a look at some songs about choices.  Choice or choices can be in the title or lyrics, or it can involve decisions or anything similar.  No strict rules here.

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Okie-doke Widdershins, there ya go.  Consider adding some of your own choices in the comments.







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Wise Words from Paul Ryan


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Perfect Picture

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Need Reminders?

Never too early to shop for Christmas

“Look this way”

Manafort’s Jail Photo

Indeed who?

Trump spam

IOW Dumb = Happy?

Simply Put


Awrite! Here’s your damned wall

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