Monday, October 31, 2005
It’s October 31st, which is “Hide From the Demon Children Night” at the Moore house. Your seesters and Amanda/Sam got all gussied up and terrorized a bunch of third-graders into giving up their candy. They say they went to houses but we know the truth. YM got the house to herself while I was in class and she got the privilege of listening to Grama Boyce talk to her on the phone, and like the Energizer Bunny, she kept talking and talking and…
President Bush picked a conservative judge as is next nominee to the Supreme Court to totally tilt the bench to the Right for the next twenty years. Remember those choices you used to have as a civilian? Well, don’t get me started.
Another person you probably don’t know said she’s sending you a letter. Hope these things are coming in droves. And I wish I had something exciting to tell you but I’m drawing a blank. How about some strange stuff from the news:
- Woman Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Buy House (AP):A federal grand jury was looking into allegations that a woman had written tens of thousands of dollars of bad checks when investigators got a startling call: She had just bought a house using a $400,000 cashier’s check.
- Getting Drunk Part of Australian Identity, Study Finds (Agence France Presse): A National Drug and Alcohol Research Council study of 1,500 Australians found that some 58 percent of people agreed that sometimes having too much to drink was “simply part of the Australian way of life.”
- Woman Gets Donkey for 50th Birthday (AP):Former attorney general and governor candidate Heidi Heitkamp, a well-known Democrat, got a surprise birthday president from her brother that fits her politics, though maybe not her yard.
- Pastor Electrocuted While Performing Baptism (AP):A pastor performing a baptism was electrocuted inside his church Sunday morning after adjusting a nearby microphone while standing in water.
- More Britons Believe in Ghosts Than in God (AP): Here’s one to ponder on Halloween. A new survey says more people in Britain believe in ghosts than believe in God.
- Hurricane Wilma Claims Latest Victim — Trick or Treating (AP): Lingering safety concerns a week after Hurricane Wilma struck meant a curtailed Halloween for most South Florida children.
- Inquest Told of Student Catapult Death (The Guardian): A student was killed in a bizarre stunt after he was hurled more than 30m through the air by a human catapult, an inquest heard.
- Dutch Witches Get Tax Break for Studies (AP): Dutch witches were guaranteed a financial treat when the Leeuwarden District Court reaffirmed their legal right to write off the costs of schooling - including in witchcraft - against their tax bills.
All my love,