We wrote last night that the story Scott–and no one else–has been reporting for the last week has been confirmed. The computers in the Executive Office of the President have been down for two weeks because they were hacked by a foreign power–the Obama administration now says Russia–and administration technical personnel are having trouble bringing them back on line. This is a huge story, obviously, and it is inconceivable that Power Line knew about it, but no one in the vast Washington press corps got wind of the fact that computer systems belonging to the White House and dozens of important federal agencies (National Security Staff, to name just one) had been hacked and were out of commission.
Wouldn't want to let this out right before the election, now would we?
***Ridiculous. The close races that go to the Democrat will almost certainly be stolen races. La Raza is circulating information to illegals regarding how to vote without ID. And you wonder why Democrats are so against voter ID? Look no further.
***Voter fraud is rampant in North Carolina. This has to be stopped.
***Houston mayor drops bid to subpoena pastors' sermons. I heard she got about 1000 Bibles in the mail. Awesome.
***American military knows how to have fun!
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Be silent in that solitude, Which is not loneliness — for then The spirits of the dead, who stood In life before thee, are again In death around thee, and their will Shall overshadow thee; be still.
From Spirits of the Dead by Edgar Allan Poe
History and Origins of Halloween
One of the world’s oldest holidays, Halloween didn’t start out as a holiday for costumes, trick-or-treating or carving pumpkins. The Halloween celebrated today has elements of several different religious and cultural traditions. The name Halloween is an abbreviation of “All Hallows Eve,” a traditional name for the Catholic holiday of All Saints’ Day.
Halloween wouldn’t be what it is today if not for the Celtic holiday of Samhain, an ancient celebration of the spirits of the dead. A Roman festival called Feralia is another Halloween inspiration. Although Feralia occurred in February, it was a public festival where citizens made offerings and sacrifices to calm the spirits of the dead so they wouldn’t haunt the living.
The original Celtic holiday of Samhain occurred on November 1, not October 31. Samhain was one of the most important holidays for Celtic people, and its festivals were conducted by their priests, the Druids. On Samhain, the Celtic people believed that the spirits of those who had died over the course of the year would mingle with the living before traveling on to the afterlife. In addition to the spirits of departed souls, other supernatural creatures like fairies and demons came out “to play” during Samhain. Festivals and celebrations were meant to aid the good souls on their way, and keep bad spirits from doing harm to the living. Samhain also celebrated the harvest, and foods associated with fall, such as apples, pumpkins, spices and cider, were part of the early traditional celebrations.
***A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn. ~Author Unknown
***Have a great day!