Cosmic Forecast, Nov. 1-7

Get as much done as you possibly can before the situation gets out of hand. Mercury moves retrograde in early Sagittarius for 3 weeks, starting at sunset on Election Day. The last time Mercury changed course around an election “was in 2000 (Bush vs. Gore), when Mercury went direct on the evening of Election Day, and it took 35 days before we knew who was the next president” (from “Llewellyn’s 2012 Daily Planetary Guide”). We’ll see, won’t we? Any system devised by humans will work if the people within it are conscientious. Let us all become more conscientious. There’s my vote. —MOJO POLL
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h SCORPIO (10.23-11.22)  Wham! Bam! Thank you, Ma’am! A healthy dose of…

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Blackshirts Back

These practice jerseys are a far cry from those distributed in 1964, when Nebraska’s Blackshirt tradition began, as near as anybody can remember, anyway.

Accounts differ on exactly when the originals were purchased and distributed.

And the jerseys were actually not jerseys but rather mesh vests, black ones, pulled over practice jerseys to provide color contrast, in this case the defense from the offense.

Originally, the pullovers were handed out each day before practice and turned in after. Sometimes during practice, a player would be told to take off the vest and give it to someone else.

In any case, the black practice jerseys are just that now, with a Blackshirt skull-and-crossbones logo on the…

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So You Think You’re an Atheist?

Well, so did I at one time — think I was an atheist, that is. At least I had good reason: My first exposure to the concept of God was as a young, baptized Catholic. I was told God was the benevolent Creator. But then I was also told He’d spark my ass with lightning bolts if I ate meat on Fridays, lusted after a girl, spanked the monkey or failed to attend Mass on Sunday. In addition, I could expect to spend eternity searing in hellfire for any of those violations and even pettier ones. I couldn’t rationally choose to believe in a God who acted with such whimsy. So I figured I must be an atheist.

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Cosmic Forecast, Oct. 25-31

Welcome into Scorpio. Happy Full Moon in Taurus — in opposition to the Sun conjunct Saturn — at 2:49 (Omaha time) on Moonday afternoon, October 29th. If your responsibilities (Saturn) allow you to see a break in sight, I’d party ’til the cows come home on Halloween night! Use your imagination. Wha’chu gonna be? Yours truly, your Golden Dragon, Michael DeLyon, Michael P.

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h SCORPIO (10.23-11.22)  AUM… Saturn just entered Scorpio for 3 long, hard, arduous years. Saturn deals with maturity, the past, traditions and the tried and true. The only way to get over on Saturn is through hard work, paying off old debts (of all kinds) and yoga — whatever that means to…

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Game-Changer or Not

Put it this way, when Taylor Martinez is good, he’s very, very good. And when Nebraska’s junior quarterback is bad . . . remember those three interceptions against Ohio State?

But the three interceptions, and a lost fumble when the game had been decided, reflected issues shared by his teammates on both sides of the ball. The 63-38 loss couldn’t be laid solely on his shoulders.

“I think if we can keep him clean, he’s going to make his reads and he’s pretty dang good,” junior offensive tackle Jeremiah Sirles said of Martinez. The Huskers’ 29-28 victory at Northwestern was a case in point, specifically the final 8 minutes and 31 seconds.

Martinez was pretty dang…

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Frankenfoods: The Most Important Vote You’ll Never Cast

When I was a kid, — long ago, — we took a summer vacation to Aunt Betty’s in La Crescenta, Calif., just north of Los Angeles.

The first thing I noticed (after the eyeball-searing smog,) was that cousins Dulice and Rob were different from my brother and me, even though we were roughly the same ages. Our cousins acted disconcertingly older. They talked differently, using words like “gnarly” and “groovy,” (honest). And most obviously, they dressed differently.

Dulice, well, tween-age girls in Omaha didn’t look as hot as Dulice did in her tube-tops and short-shorts. Rob wore what he called huarache sandals as he coasted downhill on what he said was a “skateboard.” But I most envied…

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Cosmic Forecast, Oct. 18-24

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g LIBRA (9.23-10.22)  What a beautiful transit! Heaven on Earth to see/find what our dreams are worth. Thanks for being so beautiful, so cordial and sooooo sweet! ’Til next we meet… Here comes Venus. Let Venus come between us.

h SCORPIO (10.23-11.22)  Saturn has just entered Scorpio, hand-in-hand with Mercury. Use your maturity and the fruits of your experience to school your brain/intellect and/or contemplate who you want to be socially/sexually/financially in this 3-D world we seemingly share, during these next 3 years as Saturn continues its transit through Scorpio. It’s your turn next. Put/bet it all on black 13 (Pluto) and give ’er a spin after initiating (you[’ll] know what!) on the 27th. Good…

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