Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Looks Like The Red Wave...

...was more of a ripple...whether by an appalling excess of unfounded enthusiasm or more nefarious means:  Election Theft 101

Here in Michigan it appears we'll now amend the state constitution, enshrining the right to kill babies in utero.

As if that's not enough of a blessing, we've also been saddled with four more years of Wretched Dimwitmer as guv.

To top it off, both houses of the state legislature turned blue.

That last one makes perfect sense, right?

Here's a red/blue map of Michigan:

Apparently some tumors are more virulent than others.

Get ready for more heavy handed, authoritarian dictates from on high.

Lockdowns, mask mandates and shuttered businesses, anyone?

For Christians who are waking up to yet another election of unanswered prayer, I suggest reading the book of Habakkuk.

The parallels to our situation today are significant, as the prophet laments, "O LORD, how long shall I cry and thou wilt not hear!  even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!"

The key verse is found in chapter 2:

The just shall live by his faith.

The apostle Paul seconds that sentiment in 2 Corinthians 5:7 - "For we walk by faith, not by sight."

And the writer of Hebrews agrees in chapter 11, verse 6 when he affirms "...without faith it is impossible to please God".

So that is our immediate duty, our pressing responsibility in the here and now - to live by our faith in God, especially when our circumstances appear dire.

In the meantime, might be a pretty good idea to move to Florida or South Dakota.

Just avoid Pennsylvania...

Abby Normal!

later, mcm fans...

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

The Big Event...

...has come and gone...and it started with us raising the Jolly Roger to let folks know we were open for business.

Numbers were down a bit this year, in spite of the decent weather and moderate temps...78 intrepid candy seekers traversed the "walk of fear", compared to an even 100 last year.

Chatted with the neighbors after and they suggested the "trunk or treat" events cut down on the old school neighborhood trick-or-treating.

Whatever the reason, for those hardy souls who did venture out, Marilyn and Big Frank were their usual friendly selves...

careful, she bites...

...but he doesn't

smiling jack-o-lanterns light your way

the skeleton crew working hard to get a head

the groundbreaker welcomes you... the walk of fear!

1st stop, willie the werewolf and the haunted urn

the hanging reaper with some words of wisdom...

...while the morphing pumpkin laughs with you (not at you)

the singing pumpkin serenades you while the blinking skull keeps watch

sir kitschalot stands guard

the creature from the black lagoon emerges from his watery home

the spooky owl wonders hoooo...hoo hoo hoo?

while a gaggle of ghosts do some precision flight maneuvers

jack skellington is your door man

and the beautiful mrs. bones handles the treat distribution duties

We handed out franky / drac / pumpkin bags...

...each one filled with "soul food", party favors and sweet treats neat to eat.

Happily, folks seemed to enjoy themselves...

...and Lord willing, we'll do it all again next year.

Happy Hallows, y'all!

later, mcm fans...