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Check out today's Halloween Doodle: Magic Cat Academy game (super cute)!

https://www.google.com/doodles/halloween-2016

Here's a sample. It won't let me copy the whole thing: Happy Halloween!

These damn flies are driving me crazy!

We are having a warm, sunny day and they are all getting into the house. I have no windows or doors open but see them on the windows. One just buzz-bombed past my head. I must have killed about three dozen of them in one bedroom. I think they are "cluster flies" from searching online.

Any tips on how to repel them? They come in from the attic according to an online article. (I'm not going to climb up into the attic. Too old for that!) I hung a fly strip, but no takers so far.

Some sanity about the emails "thing" (from ThinkProgress):

What the FBI Director’s letter about the Clinton emails really says
It’s a good idea to read the letter before you report on it.

As of this writing, all three cable news networks are in a frenzy. FBI Director James Comey just sent a letter to Republican congressional committee chairs announcing that he’s taking a new look into Hillary Clinton’s emails. Another investigation! And right before the election! She could be indicted!
Well, probably not. Indeed, almost definitely not. Here’s what the letter actually says:


Much more at link:

https://thinkprogress.org/the-fbi-directors-letter-about-the-clinton-emails-says-a-lot-less-than-the-media-wants-you-to-aa61e81e5a97#.syywbhomm

I don't think it is right to assume that they are malingers.

I knew many teachers with serious health problems that required them to miss multiple days. One year, I missed 28 days due to a medical issue. Prior to that I had never missed a day in about 16 years! I had nearly 200 accumulated sick days.

Teaching is a stressful job and teachers get sick. It is difficult to schedule medical appointments and procedures after 4:00 or weekends. Some even get serious illnesses like cancer, heart disease, and other conditions that require long-term absences. You can't always schedule a serious illness over summer break.

VP Biden will be campaigning in Pittsburgh tomorrow: Tues. 10/25. Bon Jovi coming on Thurs.

TUE, OCT 25, 2016, 11:30AM – 12:30PM EDT
Pennsylvania Democrats GOTV Event with Vice President Joe Biden
Chatham University, Athletic Fitness Center
1 Woodland Road Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232

Official event

At a public event in Pittsburgh, Vice President Biden will lay out the high stakes of November's election for Pennsylvania families and highlight Clinton's vision for an America that is stronger together, with an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.

And Bon Jovi will be at Soldiers and Sailors Hall on Thursday:

THU, OCT 27, 2016, 8:00PM – 9:30PM EDT
GOTV Performance in Pittsburgh with Jon Bon Jovi
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum
4141 5th Ave Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

Official event

Jon Bon Jovi will host a Get Out The Vote (GOTV) performance for Hillary Clinton in Pittsburgh as part of Hillary for America's "Love Trumps Hate" performance series. At this event in Pittsburgh, Bon Jovi will tell Pennsylvanians "it's now or never" to go vote for Clinton and to support her vision for an America that is stronger together.

Today's Google Doodle: The Father of Microbiology

Today's Google Doodle: The father of microbiology:




The 'father of microbiology' is celebrated with a Google Doodle today, on what would have been his 384th birthday. (snip> biography)

Today's Google Doodle was designed by Gerben Steenks, who wrote: "I chose to make it an animated Doodle to show the 'before and after' experience that Antoni van Leeuwenhoek had — looking through a microscope and seeing a surprising new world." Here's to celebrating a true visionary!

More at link: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/antoni-van-leeuwenhoek-birthday-google-doodle

Today's Google Doodle: The father of microbiology:



The 'father of microbiology' is celebrated with a Google Doodle today, on what would have been his 384th birthday. (snip> biography)

Today's Google Doodle was designed by Gerben Steenks, who wrote: "I chose to make it an animated Doodle to show the 'before and after' experience that Antoni van Leeuwenhoek had — looking through a microscope and seeing a surprising new world." Here's to celebrating a true visionary!

More at link: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/antoni-van-leeuwenhoek-birthday-google-doodle

Hillary and Tim Kaine in Pittsburgh tomorrow: SAT. 10/22

From her website:

SAT, OCT 22, 2016, 4:45PM – 5:45PM EDT
Pennsylvania Democrats Pittsburgh Organizing Event with Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine
Official event

Taylor Allderdice High School
2409 Shady Ave Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217

In Pittsburgh, Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine will discuss the high stakes of this election for Pennsylvanians as well as their vision for an America that is stronger together, with an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. Doors open at 2:45pm.
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His questions were straight from r.w. talking points. Plus he let trump ramble incoherently and ...

interrupt while cutting Clinton off. At one point, they both talked over her at once. Really rude.

When he corrected trump, he was more deferential. But at least he kept the audience in check.

Have you seen this? Trump trying to kiss a child and she fends him off:

https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/788185087003152384

It is just creepy.
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