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Okay, okay, I know it’s a week between posts.  However I make no apologies.

Nope, haven’t gone fishin’. It’s the second week of the playoffs so I will be otherwise engaged. Among other playoff games, Annie’s L.A. Rams will be playing the Dallas Cowpokes.  My Saints will be playing the Philly “Igles”, at home in the Dome.  Sooo, this is a completely non-themed open thread.  Discuss whatever strikes your fancy.

 

 

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Happy Sunday Widdershins!

We made it all the way to January 6th!! The good news is: Democrats are now in charge of the House and Nancy Pelosi is in charge of the Democrats of the House. Trump is livid. It hasn’t been all smooth sailing. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was busted having danced in college on video! And Michigan Rep Rashida Tlaib was busted calling Trump a “motherfucker” in a bar. Republicans are flipping out! Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy – whom Trump called “Steve” in a Rose Garden ceremony – said GOP has written a resolution CONDEMNING such outrageous behavior. As someone on Twitter said, though: GOP might want to pace themselves. If they think a young woman in college dancing a tribute to “The Breakfast Club” and a grown woman cursing in a bar is scandalous, what are they going to do when the subpoenas start flying? They  might choke themselves to death on their pearls.

Oh and both Seth Moulton and Tim Ryan voted for Nancy Pelosi to be Speaker. So, take that! Remember how we were all rooting for Connor Lamb to win? He voted against Pelosi.

Anyway, just a tiny shred of optimism is setting in as Democrats announce plans to question Kirstjen Nielsen, whom I have dubbed “The Hyena of ICE”,  on what the hell’s been happening on the border. They announced their intention of looking into Trump’s profiting off of the Presidency. They want Wilbur Ross on the carpet. So…we’ll have some entertainment, at least.

So – hope and optimism is our musical theme for today! What are some of your favorite tunes that give you hope?

This is an open thread.

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR WIDDERSHINS!

Well I have to say Widdershins this is the most optimistic I have felt since November 2016.  I freely admit that the road ahead will not be easy but with a strong majority in the House, despite not having the Senate, things are looking up and since all revenue bills must originate in the House this is gonna be enjoyable.  Add in the new chairs of committees such as Judiciary and Intelligence, and it is gonna be a fun year to watch.

With that let’s look at some New Years songs.

(1) Bringing In A Brand New Year~Charles (not Charlie) Brown

(2) Funky New Year~Eagles

(3) Happy New Year~Abba

(4) Maybe Baby (New Year’s Day)~Sugarland

(5) It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve)~Barry Manilow (somewhat a downer)

(6) My Dear Acquaintance (A Happy New Year)~Peggy Lee

Okay Widdershins.  If you have any favorite New Year songs share them in the comments below.

Open thread of course.

 

 

Good Weekend Widdershins!

 

H/t to Uppity Woman’s blog for the idea for this post.  Thanks Upps!

That color above is red:  rage red, jealous red, angry red. You see, tRump had his nose rubbed into it at the G20 meeting in Argentina. Vladimir Putin just gave Donald (I’ve been hurt) tRump his back while he eagerly gave MBS a hearty hand grab at the meeting.  Was that a congratulations on the idea of bringing a bone saw to the Turkey meeting with Khashoggi?   tRump can’t do such things because we have a constitution, and laws and all that stuff.

Donald feels spurned.  He feels jilted.  Look at that picture at the top; he’s so all alone. He remembers the good days.

So let’s look at some songs about love gone bad. Jilted luvahs so-to-speak.  There’s a ton of songs out there about that.

(1) Another Lonely Night~Adam Lambert

(2) You’re No Good~Linda Ronstadt

(3) Tears Dry On Their Own~Amy Winehouse

(4) Don’t You Remember~Adele

(5) Kerosene~Miranda Lambert

(6) Bust Your Windows (Out Your Car)~Jazmine Sullivan

(7) You’re Breakin’ My Heart~Harry Nilsson

There ya go Widdershins, seven songs of love gone bad.  Feel free to add some of your own in the comments.

Open thread of course

 

 

I feel like this waddling around after the T-day meal and leftovers

 

Happy post-thanksgiving weekend Widdershins

Yes this will be a quick post.  Yes Fredster is still in recovery mode because he’ll be damned if he’s gonna throw any food out from T-day.  There’s more food left than I anticipated because a friend from Birmingham was supposed to come down, so I bought two cooked turkey breasts, many side dishes, and two deserts; a pumpkin pie and bread pudding with rum sauce.  Said friend was under the impression that Friday was an optional day of work.  After picking himself up off the floor from laughing, the friend’s boss informed him that, uh, no, there was no optional about it.  He’s lucky that his train ticket was refundable.  The food, not so much.

So while I’m still drifting in and out of tryptophan coma, here a few Thanksgiving cartoons plus one article that I’m sure is  going to piss off the Women of The Widdershins.  It certainly pissed me off.

 

 

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All the women are in the kitchen cleaning up

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This one is for Luna who I believe got chuckles out of it last year.

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I know that this piece is going to piss off everyone here as it should.  Completely sexist and odious decision.

 

Campaign money can’t be used for child care, Louisiana Ethics Board rules

 

The Louisiana Ethics Board told a woman running for the state Legislature she cannot use campaign contributions to pay for child care when she attends her own campaign events. The decision Friday (Nov. 16) reversed a ruling the board made 18 years ago, when it allowed a man in elected office to use campaign money for child care.

[snip]

“You have children. It’s your responsibility. It’s your decision to make as to how to balance your priorities,” board member and former state legislator Peppi Bruneau is heard telling the woman candidate, Morgan Lamandre, on an audio recording of the Ethics Board meeting provided to NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. Bruneau, who represented New Orleans in the state House of Representatives from 1976 to 2007, could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

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In 2000, the Ethics Board ruled differently in a request similar to Lamandre’s, made by then-Baton Rouge Metro Council Member Darrell Ourso. He wanted to use campaign money for child care during election fundraisers, other political candidates’ fundraisers and community events he attended as an elected official.

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy also used campaign contributions to pay for $580 worth of child care during a trip to Los Angeles in 2000, when he served as state treasurer. (bolding mine)

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Candidates are allowed to use campaign funds for community organization dues, meals, fuel, auction items and flowers for constituents.

Louisiana politicians also spent $310,000 from their campaign accounts to ride in Mardi Gras parades from 2009 to 2012, according to campaign records.

I don’t know if there is an appeal process for this decision by the state Ethics Board but I certainly hope there is and I hope Morgan Lamandre makes use of it.

Open thread, of course.

 

Good Weekend Widdershins!

 

Ah Florida, the gift that well, just won’t go away will it?  As a change of pace from weekend music I decided to do a quick search on strange news/crime/criminals in the Sunshine State and the ones below all occurred this year.  You may have seen some of these in the news but nevertheless I’m adding them here. So with that let’s move along.

 

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Yeah, I liked the Flintstones too but not this much.

 

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. – A Florida man (of course… Florida man) was pulled over by law enforcement and given a citation.

All sounds normal, until you learn that he was dressed as Fred Flintstone and the vehicle he was “driving” was the footmobile made famous in the popular cartoon show.

But before you go all T-Rex on the cops, understand that it was all in fun.

Don Swartz (aka, Fred Flintstone) was driving around the Pasco County area in his Smart Car disguised as the footmobile, WTVT reports.

Pasco County deputy H. Echevarria pulled Swartz over for allegedly speeding in a neighborhood and issued him a notice to appear.

“A very special thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Don and Trina Swartz for being such great sports… Yabba Dabba Doo!”

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This guy wanted something to drink and real bad y’all.

DeLAND, Fla. – A man says he climbed onto a DeLand convenience store’s roof Saturday morning in an attempt to get into the business, because he was thirsty, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

The Woodland Food Mart was closed when Michael Monacelli, 31, told deputies he tried to get inside the store because he was dehydrated and needed something to drink. He tried getting in by breaking a window, the suspect told deputies. Unable to get into the business, Monacelli climbed a tree and onto the roof, according to the arrest report. He told deputies that he then crawled into a hole on the roof  for shelter.

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While explaining how he came to be on the roof, a deputy confronted Monacelli about his reasoning, pointing to the full bottle, saying “You’ve had that water for almost 30 minutes and you’ve had two sips of it.”

“I was trying to put your thing first above my hydration,” Monacelli told the deputy, referring to his questions.

As he was being placed into a patrol car, Monacelli said he didn’t even try to climb on the roof, “it just happened.”

Monacelli was cleared by medical personal before he was booked into the Volusia County Jail on charges of attempted burglary and property damage.

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This one appears to have already had enough to drink.

BIG PINE KEY, Fla. – Authorities say a drunken Florida man bit another man’s fingertip off at a campsite in the Florida Keys.

Monroe County Sheriff’s spokesman Adam Linhardt said in a news release that the victim and his wife had a campsite next to 54-year-old Aurelio Rodriguez at Bahia Honda State Park. They told deputies that on Friday night, they brought a bottle of tequila to share with Rodriguez but he had already been drinking.

An arrest report says Rodriguez fell and the victim tried to lift him but couldn’t. When he tried one last time to lift him, Rodriguez bit the man’s finger.

A deputy found Rodriguez’s face covered in blood. Paramedics found the missing fingertip but doctors couldn’t reattach it.

Rodriguez is charged with aggravated battery. A lawyer isn’t listed on jail records.

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Yep, those robocalls bother me too, but

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A Brevard County man fed up with election-related robocalls was arrested Monday after deputies say he threatened to blow up the Brevard County Supervisor of Elections Office.

According to the arrest report, Daniel Chen, 65, of Melbourne, called the Supervisor of Elections Office and threatened to blow up the building. During the call Chen identified himself and left his phone number. In an interview with authorities Chen admitted to making the call due to being “extremely upset over the robocalls.” Chen told deputies he has been trying throughout the week to stop the calls.

“He was upset over the robocalls from political parties so he called in a bomb threat to the supervisor of elections,” Brevard County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tod Goodyear said.

Chen is charged with making a false report of a bomb. He was arrested Monday and ordered held in lieu of $15,000 bail.

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(sigh)  I’ve been curious about things also but never, never this curious about anything.

PALM BAY, Fla. – A man who admitted he’d been “curious” about public masturbation did so in front of a security camera at a water treatment plant because he’s “dumb,” according to the Palm Bay Police Department.

Police said they were called to the Palm Bay water treatment plant on Monday shortly after midnight because an employee saw a man masturbating and exposing himself to a security camera. An officer saw Nicholas Heinzen, 20, leaving the area in his vehicle as he was arriving to the scene to investigate.

olice said they were called to the Palm Bay water treatment plant on Monday shortly after midnight because an employee saw a man masturbating and exposing himself to a security camera. An officer saw Nicholas Heinzen, 20, leaving the area in his vehicle as he was arriving to the scene to investigate.

The officer pulled Heinzen over and questioned him about what he was doing in the area, to which Heinzen claimed that he had just turned down the road to turn around because he thought he had left his credit card at home, the report said.

When questioned further, Heinzen said he was “curious” about masturbating in front of the camera at the water treatment plant so he drove there, mooned the camera then masturbated while wearing a hat and napkin around his face, according to the affidavit.

Heinzen said he did it because he is “dumb,” the report said.    **

He was arrested on a charge of indecent exposure.

** No truer words have ever been spoken.

And last, courtesy of the Miami Herald we have a video compilation of dumb criminals.

 

That’s it Widdershins.

Open thread of course.

 

 

 

Good Weekend Widdershins!

Well it seems we may indeed have had a Blue Wave this past Tuesday.

  • We retook the House of Representatives.
  • Democrats won women’s support by 19 points, the largest margin in the history of midterm exit polling
  • Voters under 30 also favored Democrats this year by a 35-point margin over Republicans
  • Independent women voted for Democratic candidates by a 17-point margin after narrowly supporting Republicans in 2014
  • And white women, a reliable voting bloc for the GOP, split their votes evenly between the two parties this year
  • We picked up seven governorships

So perhaps we need to say thanks.  Thanks to all of those who got out and voted, all of the workers for the candidates who won and thanks to everyone involved in the GOTV process.

Let’s take a look at some songs that include thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Have to throw in some Bach because…Bach)

 

 

 

There ya go Widdershins.

Open thread, of course.

 


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