Open Thread - 9/29/23 - Harvest Moon
Seems this year passed quickly since that last Harvest Moon. Age? Trying to hang on to life more intensely? Noticeably delaying the inevitable end as long as possible? The best thing out of the fast entry into the unknown eternity is to do it with some happiness until the end. And maybe a peace sign, or, maybe a raised fist, as you go into that dark night.
My latest dilemma is this:
If I participate in a crime committed by someone else, I am charged with the crime right along with the other person. Cops arrest you, and you rat me out as the person who told you where to score the dope. I am considered a dope dealer, too.
Now, as of September 1st, 2023, it is a felony for a custodian of a child not to release the child to the court ordered person that gets possession of that child. Not forever, necessarily, just weekend visitation between divorced or separated parents, governed by a divorce decree or other court order.
So, you are the Dad. Mom shows up for weekend visitation drunk or high. Dad must give the child to drunk or high Mom or face prison.
Now, the entire laws in re parent child are based on "best interest of the child". There are criminal laws on the books that charge you as a conspirator that endangered, harmed, or killed the child, and that fly in the face of the new laws that if you don't give the kid over to be endangered, harmed, or killed, you can go to prison. (Texas statues.)
Perfect example of damned if you do, damned if you don't. Call a cop, they walk away, "It's a civil matter."
Meanwhile, The Mavericks recently electrified and permanently infiltrated my brain. And I do not mind one bit. I hope I never get over it.
As I am writing this, Biden's impeachment inquiry magically misses the things for which the inquiry would succeed. Imagine that. Uni party, anyone?
Canada, which sucks, is revealing its' suckiness for the world to see. I did go to Banff for a couple of days years ago, but never had a reason to go back to explore other places and things. I would give them the pleasure of my tourist dollars now.
I toured Georgia and Armenia. Well, the next hot tour place the guide told me would be Azerbaijan. Uh...not now. Like Canada, f*ck that. I can't fund Nazis or genocidists. Maybe I am just too picky.
The full moon comes in a few hours. I hope you all have some love to express and receive, make it a special event. The best thing out of Canada:
I have been back and forth about the best concert I ever saw. Elvis. Bob Dylan. ZZ Top. Tom Petty.
Ran across this:
(I confess, Pavarotti, Beverly Sills, Rachmaninoff, etc...are in another category. I am talking non-classical stuff. And I thought I would die of a heart attack at the Rachmaninoff concert. That couple of hours was worth living and dying for.)
Well, while bathing, I learned scorpions can withstand hot water well, and walk on surfaces that are submerged. I learned these things by watching a scorpion closely while I was getting out of the bath tub after a nice bath. I came away unscathed. I tried to kill him, but wound up flushing him down the toilet.
Since any OT is about anything and everything, I say, let 'er rip!
Have a great weekend!