Daily Archives: October 19, 2014

Riots Mar Keene, N.H., 2014 Pumpkin Festival — Record Attempt Takes A Back Seat.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


Anura Guruge

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Keene 2014 schedule.
Keene 2014 preview.
>> Keene Pumpkin Festival 2013.

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This is BAD!

It is all over National news.

It will be a major setback to what was a hugely successful event.

I am GLAD we couldn’t make it this year because of Devanee’s cross-country State meet. The campus is right there. This would not have been funny for anyone, especially not if you had small children.

This is a shame. Somebody is trying to harm this Festival. I am not happy. I like OUR Pumpkin Festival.

Sunday Morning Update.

Weird and upsetting to hear about the riots on National TV this morning. I am not amused.

This is inexcusable. This is crazy.

WMUR coverage, inimitably and as many of us have grown used to expecting, is patchy, stale and non-incisive.

The “Keene Sentinel“, below, thankfully has much better coverage.

Appears that pumpkin count was WAY DOWN. Just 21,912! That is not good. 72% of the number they had last year. So despite the claim that the Festival went on, unscatched, that was NOT obviously the case. Having been to the Festival I know that the College is right there.


Click to access. BEST COVERAGE of everything to do with Keene … this weekend.


From WMUR. Click to access WMUR. Google for coverage from across the country. Nothing about the world record. Just the riots.

As I Foretold, Conservative Bishops Push-Back On Gays; Francis Gets Eggs Benedict On Face.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

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>> Calm DOWN about Gays Welcome Oct. 14, 2014.

>> U.S. Conservative Catholics — Sep. 23, 2013.

>> NO Change in Doctrine — Sep. 22, 2013.
>> Gay Catholic marriageMay 31, 2014.
>> What celibacy means — Oct. 4, 2014.

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Check the above cited posts.

I told YOU.

I said calm down. The Church is full of gays BUT they will NOT change the doctrine.

John Paul II and Benedict XVI over 35 years managed to create,
very successfully, a very homogeneous, VERY conservative
clerical hierarchy.

Think of it like Regan having had the chance to appoint ALL 9 Supreme Court Judges.

Pope Francis is on a very slippery road,

Getting rid of Burke, though the right thing to do,
just created more animosity and enemies.

This pope desperately wants to be Pope John XXIII Mk. II.

But, he doesn’t have the knack, the nouse, the inner-circle
nor the temperament to ever be that.

Yes, he has the autocratic power to just ignore the
bishops and enact whatever he wants.

Alas, the Vatican always has the option of
executing ‘Plan B‘.


From “Fox News” click to access.


From “The Washington Post”. Click to access.


From ‘NCR’. Click to access.