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Trump supporters are known for violence.

The insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, was carried out by Trump supporters. No, it was not Antifa or BLM. No matter what Laura Ingrahm or Rush Limbaugh tells you. There is more than enough video evidence to prove this fact. Participants were proud to have been a part of the attack, and it is posted all over their social media accounts.

Not to mention they have been planning and promoting the event on January 6, 2021, for months. Details were planned on social media. They talked about what they would do and bring once they got to the capitol to make “citizen’s arrests” of congress members. …


And the arrests that followed

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Pearl River, Louisiana, is outside of New Orleans and has a population of 2606. It is also the city where a Catholic priest and two women were arrested for public obscenity for having sex in a church on the altar.

Public obscenity is illegal in Louisiana. While no one was in Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church where the “public obscenity” occurred, the police said it could be seen from the street.

So, how were the police notified? “Peering inside to investigate, the witness reportedly saw a half-naked Clark having sex with the two women, who were dressed in high heel boots and corsets. The alter had been fitted with stage lights, and a phone was spotted mounted on a tripod, suggesting Clark had been filming the encounter. Sex toys were also present.” …


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Where everything, including the spelling of Plimoth, is authentic to the 17th-century

Plimoth Plantation, a Smithsonian-Affiliate living history museum, takes you back in time.

You can participate in the harvest celebration (it was not called Thanksgiving until the mid-1800s) 17th-century meal. Centuries-old psalms and songs will entertain you, and you will be encouraged to join in singing. The Settlers and the Natives’ first harvest celebration together lasted four days.

You will not have a fork during the feast because they were not that common during this period.

There was likely turkey during this time, but that would not have been the only fowl. There were ducks, geese, passenger pigeons, quail, and there might have been little shorebirds. …


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Yes, it can, thanks to the foundation laid by Beto O’Rourke.

Two years ago, the race for Senator between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke became the closest in Texas in 40 years. 220,000 votes short out of 8.3 million, losing by less than 3 percent. Beto came closer to winning a statewide office than any Texas Democrat in a generation and helped Texas Democrats pick up two U.S. House seats, two state Senate seats, and a dozen state House seats.

The GOP has controlled the Texas Senate since 1997 and the Texas House since 2003. Many Democrats gave up hope. In the 2016 election, Texas ranked 47th in voter turnout. …


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Don’t miss out on these the next time you are in the Big Easy

Plantations

  • Whitney Plantation

Whitney Plantation is on River Road and is about an hour away from New Orleans. Even though sugarcane is still grown on parts of the land, the plantation is a museum dedicated to slavery. The site is where a sugar plantation was operated, and three hundred fifty slaves lived. It is those slaves’ stories that are told at the Whitney Plantation. There is a “Wall of Honor” listing the people enslaved at the Whitney Plantation and another memorial dedicated to one hundred seven thousand slaves in Louisiana. A bronze sculpture of a black angel carrying a baby to heaven and around the statue are granite slabs with the names of twenty-two hundred Louisiana slave children that died before they turned three years old. …


The horror genre dates back to silent films of the early 1900s.

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Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde (1920), photo from Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

The first horror movie was a silent movie premiered one hundred and twelve years ago. The 1908 film, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, is not available for viewing today. There are no known copies. The Werewolf is another horror movie created during this time with no copies. Edison Studios released Frankenstein in 1910:

During the 1920s, more silent horror films were made, such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), Nosferatu (1922), and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) and Blackmail (1929).

Adaptations of the silent films Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932), and Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. …


31 movies perfect for Halloween

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Growing up, when the air getting started getting older, you know it was almost time to watch The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and to go trick or treating. Growing older horror movies were the thing in October, especially in the 80s, with Wes Craven movies. Unfortunately, everyone that is willing to watch movies with me is not willing to watch horror movies. But that is okay because I love to watch the not so horrified movies too.

Great Finds on Amazon Video


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The tradition of Halloween is rooted in ancient Celtic folklore.

Two thousand years ago, Celts in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France celebrated the new year on November 1st.

On October 31st, Celts would participate in a pagan spiritual celebration known as Samhain. During Samhain, families burned hearth fires in their homes while they gathered the harvest. When the harvest was completed, families and Druid priests would light a community fire: families would then take a flame back home to relight their hearths. This ritual was supposed to help them during the harsh winter days. During the celebrations, Celts wore costumes made of animal heads and skins.

They believed that on October 31st, dead spirits would return. Families would invite their deceased ancestors to join them for dinner. The adults would give updates on what they have been doing in the past year to the departed ancestors; then, the children entertained their ancestors by playing games. Windows and doors would be left open so the spirits could come in and eat the cakes that were left for them. Leading up to Samhain, in ancient Ireland, people would go door to door singing songs to the dead. This was called mumming, and cakes were given out to the singers. …


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Or choose new ones

I say stupid things at times. Sometimes the silly stuff I say slip out, sometimes they make no sense. Sometimes I blurt out random thoughts or say something I do not exactly mean. I accept this about myself.

It is not worth my time being friends with someone who is always offended by something I say. I am not a mean or malicious person. I would not say something to hurt you.

You know the ones. And you know it isn’t just you that offends them. Because you hear about the countless minor infractions others have done to them. A seemingly small remark that was probably taken out of context will meet their ire. …


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An Unpopular Opinion

I never quite understood the point of child support as a rule. Why is one parent always ordered to pay child support even when there is 50/50 custody? I know that this is an unpopular opinion but let me explain my reasoning.

When two parents care for their child, 50 percent of the time, they both have the same expenses. Since in most cases, it is the father ordered to pay child support so let’s use that example. Many fathers have difficulty paying for two households. Furthermore, it is usually the father that has to move out of their home and start over. Moving and home expenses are generally the largest expenses you have in life. They have to furnish their new home, including their child’s room. Just when a father has to do this, he is ordered to pay child support and the expenses of caring for his child fifty percent of the year. …

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Robyn Kagan Harrington

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