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Good weekend Widdershins

Yes, it’s now the fall season.  Yay!  The National Hurricane Center has a graphic of the Atlantic and includes “Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours”.  Yippee.  Also, the local mets have promised us a cold front next week which may even give the a/c a break.  I might fix something in the oven if that’s the case.

So with that let’s take a look at some songs about autumn. Some of these may be repeats but that’s okay too.

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Okie doke.  Feel free to add any of your own favorite autumn songs below or anything else that may strike your fancy.  Open thread of course.

Brief…very brief.

On the bright side I still have most of my supplies, didn’t touch them that much.  However I’ll still need to go to the grocery to pick up some things.  And Lordy, the “grid” in Louisiana is probably not in great shape with power companies still working on repairs from Laura.



So open thread and take it wherever you wish.  I’ll catch up with y’all later.


Is it correct to say that?  I’m not sure but I’m going to anyway.  I can say I hope you enjoy your day, whether you are at the beach, or you are having a barbecue or what have you. I also hope you are celebrating safely, six feet apart from strangers, and away from Trump boats on the water.  

However, let’s not forget the reason we celebrate the day.

In the United States, Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.

In many countries, the working classes sought to make May Day an official holiday, and their efforts largely succeeded. In the United States and Canada, however, the official holiday for workers is Labor Day in September. This day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, who organized the first parade in New York City. After the Haymarket Massacre, US President Grover Cleveland feared that commemorating Labor Day on May 1 could become an opportunity to commemorate the affair. Thus, in 1887, it was established as an official holiday in September to support the Labor Day that the Knights favored.

n 1882, Matthew Maguire, a machinist, first proposed the holiday while serving as secretary of the CLU (Central Labor Union) of New York. Others argue that it was first proposed by Peter J. McGuire of the American Federation of Labor in May 1882,after witnessing the annual labour festival held in Toronto, Canada.

Oregon was the first state to make it a holiday on February 21, 1887. By the time it became a federal holiday in 1894, thirty states officially celebrated Labor Day

Following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, the United States Congress unanimously voted to approve rush legislation that made Labor Day a national holiday; President Grover Cleveland signed it into law a mere six days after the end of the strike. The September date originally chosen by the CLU of New York and observed by many of the nation’s trade unions for the past several years was selected rather than the more widespread International Workers’ Day because Cleveland was concerned that observance of the latter would be associated with the nascent Communist, Syndicalist and Anarchist movements that, though distinct from one another, had rallied to commemorate the Haymarket Affair in International Workers’ Day All U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the territories have made it a statutory holiday.

Finally let’s celebrate with some songs

Enjoy the day and long weekend Widdershins.  If you are going out to celebrate, be safe!

Open thread.

Hey Widdershins

Consider this just something to give us a fresh, new post to, as I said, tide us over until the weekend post.


Infamous open thread.  Talk about anything.



Good Day Widdershins!

MB is busy with her move out of San Francisco so I’m taking her post for today.

So the Republican National Convention was scheduled to start Monday.  You can find some information about the convention and schedule here.

The actual nomination will happen in Charlotte on Monday, Aug. 24, with events scheduled for the following three days and ending in Trump giving his speech on Thursday, Aug. 27 — although from the White House, not with his party in Charlotte.

The roll call vote to formally renominate Trump will happen Monday night. First lady Melania Trump will speak Tuesday, Vice President Pence on Wednesday and Trump on Thursday.

I sincerely doubt I will watch any of it and I’m also not sure if I will even  bother with the nightly “analysis” by the MSNBC crew.  That’s partly due to lack of interest and partly not sure when we’ll lose power from the tropical storm twins of Marco and Laura.  Notice I said “when” and not if.  From past experience it’s a given.

So instead, let’s take a look at some of the speeches from the “good convention”.



And here’s an oldie but goodie courtesy of The Onion

As Linda Richman says tawk amongst yourselves.


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