As is always the case in New England, the weather here is almost always annoying and always bizarre. Halloween makes me think about trees full of yellow and red leaves and pumpkins in the garden and kids running from house to house getting candy. Instead here we get 4 inches of snow and trees full of leaves get weighed down by all the snow those leaves will hold. And when those overloaded branches crack some of them take the power lines. So that’s what trick or treat looks like around here. But I do enjoy complaining about New England weather so I guess there is a bright side to it.
I’ve been trying to be cautious about my optimism on the election but it’s getting more difficult. The tenor of news coming from the official organs of the Democrat establishment, (CNN, MSNBC, NYT, WP, and the tv networks) really doesn’t sound very hopeful for Creepy Uncle Joe. Even the “good” news sounds like them whistling past the graveyard. Now maybe 2016 has permanently traumatized them and provided some much needed hesitance to embrace polls that have been shown consistently biased in only one direction. But I’ve got to tell you that when the black celebrities start flirting with endorsing Trump and Hispanic polls start veering dangerously high for the President it gets harder and harder to see Joe winning. I and my cronies will spend Election Night overeating and discussing the results as they come in. I’ll open up a post for comments and will update the post with thoughts, snide comments and hopefully links to video of suicidal leftists.
Happy Halloween. I’ll continue to review horror and sf&f movies right through the holiday and beyond. I always enjoy the fun of seeing old movies I haven’t seen in decades and praising them or mocking them (or both). I still haven’t gotten the resources together to review the movies and books of the Thomas Harris (Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, etc.) series completely. Some of the books are no longer around the house (you have to get rids of some things) and I haven’t seen some of the movies in years. But that’s still on the radar. Because of the movie reviews and the election I have been a little remiss on my Star Trek reviews but that will be fixed soon.
And finally, I have been talking about how I think the COVID crisis will be allowed to peter out once the election is over. Currently New England is in full blown panic because testing is showing a spike in new cases. If my theory is correct, the state governments and media will discover that COVID has suddenly become much less dangerous. I’m dying for that to be so because I would love to salvage at least Christmas this year. Let’s see.
So, my good friends out in the real America, stay tuned and and stay well. The best is yet to come.