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Friday Night Photos - Too Much Turkey edition

(small groan).

Anyway, we were touring Middle Earth last year in the off season. Here's a shot of the entrance to Moria. Suffice to say, the trek through the mountain is as scary as the account given by J.R.R. Tolkien in his guidebook to the area. The balrog is a 'must see'... or rather a 'must run away'.

2 whislteblower PSAs

(Although Assange is technically not a whistleblower, but a journalist and publisher.)

‘Julian Assange ‘Has Refused to Attend’ Latest Remand Hearing Due to COVID-19 Outbreak at Belmarsh’, sputniknews.com, Nov. 26, 2020

“Julian Assange did not attend his remand hearing on 26 November 2020 because of the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak at Belmarsh prison. “Nothing is happening today”, a lawyer connected to the case told Sputnik in the morning at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, due to the fact that “55 people [in his block] in Belmarsh” have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.

Friday Open Thread ~ "What are you reading?" edition ~ opening paragraphs

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As with pubs and shoes, you know you’re reading a great book from the second you’re inside it.

In the right hands, a novel’s beginning alone can make you feel like you’ve just fallen into a fast-flowing river, snatched away from reality and hurtled downhill. They range from hard-boiled pulp fiction to classics to, well, The Bible; the only thing they have in common is that they’re so good it’s impossible not to read on.

As with pubs and shoes, you know you’re reading a great book from the second you’re inside it.

In the right hands, a novel’s beginning alone can make you feel like you’ve just fallen into a fast-flowing river, snatched away from reality and hurtled downhill. They range from hard-boiled pulp fiction to classics to, well, The Bible; the only thing they have in common is that they’re so good it’s impossible not to read on. Unfortunately, right now you can’t. But in the meantime, enjoy the best literary handshakes of all time…

The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)

Obomba, Please Kiss My Grits

Obama says Hispanic Trump voters looked past ‘racist’ comments because they agreed with him on gay marriage & abortion’, 25 Nov, 2020, RT.com

“People were surprised about a lot of Hispanic folks who voted for Trump,” the former president said during a Wednesday appearance on ‘The Breakfast Club’ to promote his memoir ‘A Promised Land.’
Obama chalked up Hispanic support for Trump to “evangelical” voters who weighed certain issues as less important than their faith.

“The fact that Trump says racist things about Mexicans or puts detainees, undocumented workers, in cages, they think that’s less important than the fact that he supports their views on gay marriage or abortion,” he said.” [...]

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