The Streets Are ALIVE

…with the sound of SCREAMING!!!!!!


(Ghoulish House of Horrors, courtesy of the Squid Terrorist)
And to the utter and complete amazement of Major Dad and myself,

9 out of 10 kids cheerfully say “Thank You!.

Wow. I mean W. O. W.! And the few who forget either have a mouthpiece that prevents speech or still yell Happy Halloween as they escape into the night with their booty. It’s been incredibly heartwarming and fun. The Happiest Night of the Year !!

Our house, with it’s tasteful plethora of Jack-O-Lanterns and multitude of lights.

Just As Well There Was No Internet

…when I was there.

A Roman Catholic high school has ordered its students to remove their online diaries from the Internet, citing a threat from cyberpredators.
Students at Pope John XXIII Regional High School in Sparta appear to be heeding a directive from the principal, the Rev. Kieran McHugh.
McHugh told them in an assembly earlier this month to remove any personal journals they might have or risk suspension.

Then Father McHugh was a happy-go-lucky young Irish priest known affectionately as “the Leprechaun”. And we (Class of ’74) managed enough excitement on our own, without having to post about it.

(Strange how everyone knew my name in a regional high school. I’ve always wondered about that.)
Thanks for the memories, Kate.

And Speaking of the Dead and Undead

Chuckie the Clown
spirit channeled today.

Schumer…Will Alito use his seat like Rosa Parks did to change history for the better?…

Swill Salute to Michelle Malkin.

Speaking of Ghoulish, Grinning Carrot Tops

Jack-O-Lanterns !! (sheesh)

Swillfully stolen from Sluggo, because I have a perverse streak in my nature that I can’t control.

Halloween Pig Of The Day

Word of the Day

: refers to an abnormal and persistent fear of clowns.

Make No Bones About It…


The Happiest Day of the Year!!!

Party responsibly and keep a good head about you.

Hmmmm. Why Does This Bug the Sh$T Out of Me?

(Alito)…replace moderate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in a bid to reshape the Supreme Court and mollify his political base.

Oh, yeah. I want Rush Limbaugh the pill-head or Pat Robertson the love-fest director dictating who gets a Supreme Court berth.

The MOST Wonderful Time of the Year!

Bingley has his cheap booze Evil Clown and we have one of the most haunted lighthouses in America.

It was open for Halloween tours today. I didn’t go in. I know better.

Semper Fi, Sweet Boy

Jonathon came home yesterday.

Officially, he is the 2,000th U.S. military death in Iraq and the first killed from Escambia or Santa Rosa counties, according to a Department of Defense casualty listing.

They’ll bury him Wednesday at Barrancas National Cemetary.

The Evil Clown

Just so folks know what Suzette and I were refering to:

The Evil Clown of Middletown.

Pig Time!

Well, it’s Saturday and as Suzette figured out that means I’m drinking cooking!
First off, the beverage:

The Evil Clown™ had the Rutherford Grove 2000 Merlot on sale. Normally $30.99 it was discounted to $11.99. Muito Bom, as they say.

Ummmm, tasty. Lots of fruit, somewhat higher acidity than one would normally expect in a merlot, but good rasperry flavors. But whoa Nelly, there’s a lot of sediment. Decant this puppy for guests!
Tonight we’re having Spare Ribs!

Take that wussy-assed town councils in England!

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“Update” Is A Scary Word

I updated Swilling to 3.2 this morning.
If there are any issues I humbly beg your forgiveness, and please remember the immortal words of Bill Gates:
“It’s not a bug; it’s a feature.”

Governor Blameco: “What To Do, What To Do?”

Bodies of people killed by Hurricane Katrina went uncollected for more than a week in the New Orleans area as the federal government waited for Louisiana’s governor to decide what to do with them

Doesn’t get much better, as Halloween stories go.


discover your jack-o-lantern face @ quiz me

Because this d*ckhead MT can’t remember what I wrote and saved from one fast forward to the next…and because the first question doesn’t include an answer that contains “lives for this 24/7 and dances naked in the moonlight with dead chickens at the first frost, she’s so freakin’ happy”…although one is gratified to see the “Alien” included in a roster of Hollywood’s greatest scary guys…even though, according to my calculations, angry pumpkins are only 7% of the people infantile enough to take this quiz…so thank you, peteb, for yet another miniscule, quantifying factor of my life…but I’m not bitter. Why? Because it’s the

MOST wonderful time of the year!!!

“This isn’t representative of our department,”

Police were unable to account for 240 officers on the 1,450-member force following Katrina. The force has been investigating them to see if they left their posts during the storm.

Well, acting superintendent Warren Riley, I’ve got a calculator that says “240 divided by 1450 comes out to…16.5% of your officers” hit the road or vaporized exactly when they were most desperately needed. Creeping up on 20% of your police force pulling chocks is pretty representative in my book.

The Plame Game

Ok, so I’ve read through the whole indictment.
This is all we get after 2 years’ work? I’m underwhelmed. I ain’t no stinkin’ lawyer, but it seems all they have is that this guy said he didn’t have sex with that women to the Grand Jury.

There Must Be Something In The Air…

in Oregon:

MEDFORD, Oregon (AP) — A woman bought a winning lottery ticket worth $1 million with a stolen credit card and could wind up with nothing if convicted, police said.

I’m sure the state would love to keep it.

A search warrant served at her home Thursday turned up some methamphetamine, but little money, George said.
“Our investigation is still trying to determine what happened to the $33,500,” George said.

Maybe she invested in a horse farm?
Update: Beaten by the Perversion Catalyst yet again.

Circle Jerks

A great article in the NY Sun on the corruption and cronyism going on between the National Park Service and Circle Line here in NY:

Circle Line-Statue of Liberty Ferry Incorporated, which next month will ask the National Park Service for permission to raise its fares, has apparently paid for more than $1.7 million of its own operations by using a fund meant to pay for capital improvements at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

One of the most outrageous bits in the article is how Circle Line took $100,000 from the federal capital improvements fund, which means your and my tax dollars, and gave it as a ‘donation’ to the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. I’m sure they were properly feted at the Black Tie Gala Event for their kindness. Bastards.
The collusion this points to between certain Park “Service” employees and Circle Line is disgusting, and horribly corrupt. You want some pork to cut? Here’s a great spot to start.
Thanks to the NY Sun for great reporting.

Word of the Day

valetudinarian \val-uh-too-duh-NAIR-ee-un\ noun
: a person of a weak or sickly constitution; especially : one whose chief concern is being or becoming a chronic invalid

The MOST Wonderful Time of the Year!

Especially if you’ve got a plane ticket.

On The Road With Cullen

Amazing, and saddening, pictures and stories by our friend Cullen of his tour in Afghanistan.
Go look.

Not Much has Changed, These 90 Years

I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold.
1stLt. Clifton B. Cates, USMC
in Belleau Wood, 19 July 1918

This is what I want my sons riding into combat in when/if they are Marines?

I don’t think so. I just don’t like this whole program, and think we could have had an aircraft already in service had we better spent the $ elsewhere.

An Air Force version of the V-22 tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft last week experienced a condensation stall of both engines after flying into a cloud at 18,000 feet, presumably because of icing problems, sources have told the Project On Government Oversight. The aircraft, CV-22 #6, was on a routine flight to Edwards Air Force base in California. It did not recover from the stall until it had descended to warmer air at about 10,000 feet, the sources said.

If this is confirmed, they really need to roll a few heads about the V-22.

Coulda Done That a Smidge Quicker

How embarrassing. Or mortifying.

Miers Withdraws Supreme Court Nomination

Or all of the above.