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Seats in the huge outdoor theatre in Cherokee NC — for the play “Onto these Hills”

Why do you think looking at them made me smile wide?

Pastoral and bucolic. Plus elks in Carolina.

A few from today. But I must say I spent a good amount of time in the Casino, where they don't allow photography

Late afternoon walk today, Appalachian fall color

Queen Offers to Restore British Rule Over United States - as told to Andy Borowitz

LONDON (The Borowitz Report)—In an unexpected televised address on Saturday, Queen Elizabeth II offered to restore British rule over the United States of America.

Addressing the American people from her office in Buckingham Palace, the Queen said that she was making the offer “in recognition of the desperate situation you now find yourselves in.”

“This two-hundred-and-forty-year experiment in self-rule began with the best of intentions, but I think we can all agree that it didn’t end well,” she said.

The Queen urged Americans to write in her name on Election Day, after which the transition to British rule could begin “with a minimum of bother.”

Elizabeth acknowledged that, in the wake of Brexit, Americans might justifiably be alarmed about being governed by the British parliamentary system, but she reassured them, “Parliament would play no role in this deal. This would be an old-school monarchy. Just me, and then, assuming you’d rather not have Charles, we could go straight to William and those children of his who have mesmerized you so.”

Using the closing moments of her speech to tout her credentials, the Queen made it clear that she has never used e-mail and has only had sex with one person “very occasionally.”


Comey Praises Brave F.B.I. Agents Who Had to Touch Anthony Weiner’s Computer —Borowitz

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—James Comey, the embattled director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, presided over a special ceremony on Friday evening to commend the brave F.B.I. agents who had to touch Anthony Weiner’s computer.

In awarding the commendations to the agents, whom Comey called “the bravest men and women this country has to offer,” the F.B.I. director criticized the political uproar that he said had overshadowed “their selfless acts of heroism.”

“These agents have performed far and beyond the call of duty,” a visibly angry Comey said. “I know we’re eleven days away from an election and tensions are running high, but we shouldn’t let that subtract in any way from what these brave agents did with their own hands.”

“Who among us could look at ourselves in the mirror and say, ‘I have what it takes to touch Anthony Weiner’s computer’?” Comey asked. “I know I sure as hell couldn’t.”

Harland Dorrinson, one of the agents who received the official commendation, acknowledged that touching Weiner’s computer was “the toughest mission I’ve been on” since signing up with the F.B.I. “I spent two weeks undercover in El Chapo’s drug cartel, and this was much scarier,” he said.


Bill Maher landed President Obama ----- he just told it ----- next week

Do you remember he had a petition for his 60th birthday and begged him to come on - and apparently the begging worked.

Updated to include the link that I just got by email:


Bill Maher tonight 10 pm EST / HBO ---Repeat at 11:30 EST - LINEUP:

Van Jones, Michael Moore, Kristen Soltis Anderson, Former Rep. Rick Lazio and Chelsea Handler

I remember Michael Moore and Bill Maher shaking hands on a pact to antagonize Donald J. Trump by making fun of him, because that is what gets under the thin skin of the "whiny little bitch" the most.
I will watch for it with happy anticipatation, and hope they find some time to do just that.
But I also hope Michael Moore gets to discuss his one week old one man show "Michael Moore in Trumpland" --- available on itunes.

Best Button I saw today at the at least 14 000 folks rally with Hillary and Michelle


The crowd in Winston-Salem NC was energized. Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama were a wondrous team to witness.
There was no heckling, no demonstrating.

I saw ONE person with a TRUMP shirt. About 28 / male / strong / handsome.
I said to him: “Are there more of you?” —he smiled and said “I hope so”. I smiled back “I don’t, but welcome anyway”.

And Deborah Ross, our hope for a new Senator to unseat Richard Burr

Nation Unsure It Can Tolerate Thirteen More Days of Rudy Giuliani- reveals Andy Borowitz

NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—With thirteen days until his scheduled return to oblivion, many Americans are unsure if they can tolerate that much additional exposure to Rudy Giuliani, a leading psychologist said on Wednesday.

As millions of Americans actively count down the days until Giuliani disappears forever, thirteen more days of him “seems like a lifetime,” Davis Logsdon, a psychologist who has been studying the Giuliani ordeal, said.

“Americans’ traumatic experience of Rudy Giuliani in 2016 has gone through several phases,” Logsdon said. “First, they struggled to remember who he was. Then, once they remembered, they recoiled in horror. Finally, they began actively wishing he would go away forever. That is the phase many people find themselves in today.”

Even as they long for the day when Giuliani resumes his rightful place in obscurity, many Americans are experiencing feelings of anger and disbelief that he was permitted to crawl back into their consciousness to begin with, Logsdon said.

“Of the many inexcusable things that cable news has done this election, repeatedly subjecting Americans to Rudy Giuliani is at the top of the list,” he said. “The human cost has been enormous.”


Rachel is telling it now "I don’t rent to the N Word” quoting Fred Trump with Donald listening in

Fred Trump’s rental agent tells details of discrimination against Blacks, Rachel is showing a video of his statements. Stanley Leibowitz, the agent, tells this was a direct quote of Fred Trump while Donald Trump stood next to him listening in. Fred told the agent to put the applications from black people in the drawer and ignore them. And Donald agreed with his father.
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