Sunday, November 02, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Above, our new spider web that I mentioned in the post below, complete with giant spider.

Above, an old friend, a mechanical ghost who moves up and down in the corner of our front yard.

Above, one geeky executioner and two not-very-scary trick-or-treaters. Emma is a sweetheart bat and Brendan is some type of ninja, mask and shoulder spikes not worn in this picture.

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22 Comments:

Anonymous Hard core gop neighbor said...

You know I was really looking forward to seeing an effigy in your yard of Obama strapped to a guillotine and Mccain pulling the rope to release it, and of course Palin spraying his body with bullets from a machine gun.

Soooooo disappointing. :)

6:30 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I'm having trouble posting ... grrrr....

7:30 PM  
Blogger David N. Scott said...

Wow, great yard! Love the costumes, too. Yours looks great. I now officially plan to dress up next year!

10:06 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Thanks, David and Julie! I'd like to take credit, but it's all my husband's doing.

6:05 AM  
Anonymous luther said...

So is everyone just too depressed after the election to post anymore?

8:28 PM  
Blogger Mike LaRoche said...

Maybe. However, it should be fun seeing the inevitable looks of dejection on the faces of the HopeChange Kool-Aid drinkers when they find out they will still have to work for a living and pay for their own mortgages and gasoline.

11:51 AM  
Anonymous HopeChange Kool-Aid drinker said...

Gasp! Dost thou dare to insinuate The Messiah would mislead us? Blasphemy!!!

9:24 PM  
Blogger Mike LaRoche said...

Heh. Starbucks sucks, too. ;)

1:38 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

No sour grapes at all! I wish the president-elect the best of luck!

6:41 AM  
Anonymous luther said...

No sour grapes at all!

Not only that, there's just no apple pie either!

3:10 PM  
Blogger Mike LaRoche said...

I wish the president-elect the best of luck!

I don't.

6:25 PM  
Anonymous Luther said...

For 8 years now all the hard line partisan GOPers have complained and complained at the unfairness that no one on the left would give George Bush credit or support for anything. It would be nice if all those people wouldn't behave the exact same way now that it isn’t their president of choice. As just one example, in the area of energy independence, Obama clearly is not going to pursue offshore drilling and nuclear power but instead other renewable sources of energy, but since those were also part of the Mccain’s platform shouldn’t we fully support efforts like those instead of trying to derail everything he does if he won’t do it exactly like John Mccain would have done?

That type of behavior was one of my biggest complaints of the Bush administration. They always struck me as always having a "my way or the highway" approach which I don't think is warranted by any leader who marginally wins half the popular vote - a condition that is also true of Obama.

Clearly there are areas for which there isn’t neutral ground – but I would hope that as a nation we could make some headway on common ground issues and not try to derail any progress out of angry spite. But my dream is probably a silly one.

Oh and before anyone starts calling me names and labeling me "liberal", I wanted Mccain to win.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Mike LaRoche said...

For the last eight years, leftists have sown the wind. Now they shall reap the whirlwind.

After having undermined this country during the War on Terror and the Iraq conflict - and after having repeatedly called Americans like me "racist" and "fascist" - now they want to make nice and come together? No sale.

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Luther said...

Now they want to make nice and come together

In all honestly I don't think they do, and it wasn't true for the Bush administration either. My point is only that if everyone would be a bit more pragmatic instead of "all or nothing" then the country would be a lot better off.

But like I said, just a silly dream of mine and something that I'm certain will never happen.

5:59 PM  
Blogger Mike LaRoche said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Nancy!

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Bob Dole said...

Bob Dole also wishes Nancy Matocha a happy thanksgiving! And a happy thanksgiving to you as well Mike Laroche!

4:56 PM  
Anonymous The Angel Maroni said...

Well said Bob Dole. We must be courteous even to the wicked. Happy Thanksgiving to ye named Laroche and Matocha.

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Yoda said...

mmmmMMMMmmmm....for turkeys Thanksgiving a happy day is not.

1:47 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Yoda!

Maroni--who you callin' wicked?

Nancy says Bob Dole needs to go back into the senate. Nancy says Republicans need Bob Dole.

7:09 AM  
Blogger David N. Scott said...

Huh. I thought I'd be catching up on Bystander goodness after finishing my latest semi-voluntary internet sabbatical, but I guess I'm not the only one afk lately, huh? Hope all is well! :)

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

I'm a big loser on the blogfront!

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Ace Ventura said...

You can strike out "on the blogfront" little missy!

DAMN I'M GOOD!!! YES! YES! YES!

7:14 PM  

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