Written by Victoria Elizabeth

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But hold on now -- there’s something missing. After all, what would Halloween be without a little “scream cuisine”?

After checking outrepparttar 1,940 websites devoted to goblin gourmet and other ghoulish goodies, there are oodles of things to whetrepparttar 118145 whistle and appetite ofrepparttar 118146 hobgoblins and ghosts in your neighborhood.

Main Course:

-- Cervelle de Canut (Silkweaver’s Brain – an herbed cheese from Lyon, France) -- Cheesy Apple Fangs -- Cheese & Olive Fingers -- Crispy Bat’s Wings with Mushy Green Mash -- Goosebump Gravy -- Ghoulish Gruel -- Halloween Vegetarian Chili -- Spider Web Party Dip -- The Devil’s Salsa & Tortilla Spikes


-- Black Widow Fizz -- Bloody Marys -- Blue Witches’ Brew (...ha-ha) -- Cranberry Blood-Curdling Brew -- Pina Ghoulada


-- Banana Ghouls -- Black Cat Cupcakes -- Ghoulish Petites Fours (courtesy of Martha Stewart) -- Ghoulish Gooey Bars -- Langues de chat (Cat’s Tongues – a French Sugar Cookie) -- Orange Ooze Cupcakes -- Spooky Spider Cake

However, should a wisecracking whippet like George Bush Sr. kick up a fuss at your Halloween Feast Table by stamping his feet and shouting, “I’m President ofrepparttar 118147 United States, and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli!” …fear not.

Gently remindrepparttar 118148 offending soul about Hannibal Lecter’s fondness for food and unpalatable friends, “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti”, (fromrepparttar 118149 1991 film, "The Silence ofrepparttar 118150 Lambs").

Nowrepparttar 118151 real question is … who knows what delicious delights wait to be devoured and by whom at your Halloween party!

Oh, andrepparttar 118152 thought of eating frogs eyes, and pickled pigs toes doesn't grab you...why not visit Victoria and enjoyrepparttar 118153 "Ghosts of Victoria Festival" -- a great way to kick back with lots of other weird and wonderful folk like you!

Victoria Elizabeth, is a saucy scribe who muses about Life, the Universe and Everything In-Between through the pages of "The Quipping Queen" (http://www.quippingqueen.blogspot.com)

WWJV" — whom would Jesus vote for?

Written by Rev. James L. Snyder

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Forgotten are all those hanging chads and such, associated withrepparttar election of 2000. My mind is in a new direction; whom would Jesus vote for in November?

Religion has played an important role inrepparttar 118144 politicking of late. Every politician, these days, speaks ofrepparttar 118145 importance of personal faith in an appeal to religious groups. If you ask me, I've never seen a politician who could not do with a good dose of religion.

Even in Pennsylvania, politicians are chasingrepparttar 118146 Amish vote. Now, I ask you, what inrepparttar 118147 world does a politician ofrepparttar 118148 21st century have to offerrepparttar 118149 Amish living inrepparttar 118150 18th century?

The Amish have their own schools. They take care of each other and do not need a government health plan. And there is no unemployment among these sturdy people ofrepparttar 118151 earth. They go out of their way to keeprepparttar 118152 government out of their lives.

Therefore, what does a politician have to offer these quaint people — free axle grease for their buggy wheels?

Probably,repparttar 118153 most important point in this discussion is what political candidate has anything they can offer Jesus? What promise could they ever make that would in any way entice Him to cast a glance their way, let alone a vote.

A problemrepparttar 118154 politician faces is simply: Jesus demands complete and absolute honesty in every person — allrepparttar 118155 time. For a candidate to make some promise merely to entice a voter would be repulsive to Jesus.

Jesus can see through every promise and every person.

Every candidate for public office knows in his or her heart they cannot deliver on most of their promises. This inability to deliver does not in any regard stoprepparttar 118156 flow of smooth-as-butter promises.

Fromrepparttar 118157 New Testament, Jesus established some priorities:

* Honesty torepparttar 118158 point of personal harm.

* Preferringrepparttar 118159 other to himself.

* Helpingrepparttar 118160 poor and unfortunate.

Fortunately, Jesus does not vote. Rather, he invites people to come to Him for rest.

An Old Testament scripture illustrates this truth. "Come now, and let us reason together, saithrepparttar 118161 Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." (Isaiah 1:18 KJV.)

What politician offers forgiveness of sins? Jesus said, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28 KJV.)

St. Augustine hit it right when he said, "Thou, O Lord, has created us for Thyself and we are restless until we rest fully in Thee."

Rev. James L. Snyder is an award winning author and popular columnist living with his wife in Ocala, FL.

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