The preceding is presented as a public service
in respect of Election Day tomorrow in the United States.

18h UTC; MONDAY, 3 NOVEMBER 2014: As well, you might want to keep handy that particular freecall number on your mobile to make reports of Voter Intimidation or Suppression, especially where Targeted National Minorities (including the poor, women, the disabled, veterans and racial minorities) come into the equation.

Perhaps the worst possible insult known to those descended from such who served in the Civil War, especially on the Union side and even more so such who served in the 1st Minnesota Volunteers: Mein Innkeeper Friend noted where the pickup of some supposed "patriot" type up this way featured prominently a Confederate battle flag, a perversion of the Saltaire, a/k/a the Cross of St. Andrew, Protector of Scotland, as was so martyred. Which, in his opine, amounts to an insult on the memory of those brave men of the 1st Minnesota who were themselved martyred to the cause of the Union in Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, losing over 80% of their ranks by fixed bayonet charges--or, as President Abraham Lincoln would so succintly phrase it in his Gettysburg Address, "gave their last full measure of devotion" to the cause.

And to make it even more galling: The fact of Minnesota being the first state to answer President Lincoln's call for troops in the defence of the Union.

How many of you readers as can actually count as your descendents such who served in the 1st Minnesota during the Civil War (especially the martyred at Gettysburg) would do well to offer up your comments and see if you agree with such a repulsive insult to the memory thereof.

How perfectly timed for National Sandwich Day today: You may have heard on the news where an Alabamian was arrested the other day in the car park of a suburban Birmingham Walmart after being suspected in no less than four robberies of Subway restaurants across the Heart O' Dixie, blaming his crime spree on the "Jared Diet" not exactly working as advertised. Meanwhile, we'd like to know how the real Jared would react to his name and repute being thus perverted for criminal purpose.

Such who question the effectiveness of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vis-à-vis the presence of the Ebola virus stateside, and the control thereof, aside from being under the influence of weird and unwholesome prolefeeders as may themselves be from, or otherwise associating with, the Dregs of Society,  must also be of the belief that the CDC is "willfully suppressing" information about Natural Homeopathic Treatments for All Manner of Known Loathsome Diseases as have been developed in Europe, and access to same, to "protect the medical status quo" and related "costly and ineffective research" based on more conventional drug therapeusis.

As well as needing to ask on my part whether anti-Semitism is creeping into such prolefeed.

There is no joy along the Whisky Trail in Scotland today: In a blind tasting conducted by an online whisky review site, Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky from Japan (annual production some 1,600 bottles; one such will set you back about $160) was ranked the world's best whisky overall, beating out all the great Scotch, Kentucky Bourbon and Canadian varieties known. And to make matters desperate for Caledonia, Scotch whiskies were nowhere to be found in the top five of this ranking.

I just hope Oor Wullie is holding his composure, compensated by a bottle of Irn-Bru.

So till next time, folks: "73"
(Which, incidentally, was railroad telegraphers' shorthand for "goodbye.")

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