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Last night Albert Pujols rocked the Texas Rangers for 3 home runs, 5 hits, and 6 RBI last night in the Cardinals' 16-7 rout of the Rangers in Game 3. It was a historic game for Pujols, and puts him up there with Reggie Jackson - who had 3 homeruns in the 1977 World Series.

The Cardinals now have a 2-1 lead in the series.

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This is yet another reason for Phillies fans to feel the pain. This is the team the Phillies should have swept had Cliff Lee not choked in Game 2 of the NLDS.

While the Cardinals-Rangers World Series is far from over, it looks like the Cardinals have the Rangers playing catch-up. Yet again it looks like a team will go on to win a championship after knocking one of our teams out of the playoffs.

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The Tooth Fairy was the biggest let down of the season to date!Billy Brown as Mike Anderson and Jennifer Carpenter as Debora Morgan (Season 6, episode 3) - Photo: Randy Tepper/Showtime Photo: Randy Tepper/Showtime

Episode 3 opened with the fast-paced, what’s gonna happen next rush that fans long for with this show.

Within seconds, Deb and Dexter were called to a homicide scene, we flashed to the jogger Gellar and Travis trapped being tortured by them, and then went to Miami Metro HQ where Deb struggled with her first day as lieutenant.

Yet the episode that seemed to bring back the momentum everyone is longing for from the Ice-Truck Killer and Trinity days ended in the usual blasé fashion we’re getting accustomed to.

The homicide scene led Dexter back to some childhood memories and helped him connect with his favorite serial killer from his youth; The Tooth Fairy. Dexter ended up befriending the now 70-something retiree on the golf course and doing his usual due diligence while preparing for a kill.

The Tooth Fairy scenario was exciting and had the audience thinking that perhaps this would be the hook for season 6- someone who has a trademark takeaway, a new twist in this long-winded entrance for Gellar and Travis perhaps? But alas, the Tooth Fairy was only on for episode 3 and he was killed before the show ended.

The lesson he brought was that of legacy. As the kill scene had him excited for his son to know the truth, Dexter switched his plans to make sure the secret stayed that way forever by making the death seem like a heart attack, and then dumping the trophy teeth into the ocean. This scene plays into the growth for Dexter and where he will go as a killer and a parent. Do serial killers still exist as senior citizens? Can he ever give up his dark passenger?

At Miami Metro, Lieutenant Morgan’s first day was less than enviable. She was undermined by LaGuerta and Quinn in the briefing room. Then while looking to replace the detective spot her new role left open, she received unsolicited advice by LaGuerta and Angel. Luckily, she had Dexter to lean on, and in the end she trusted her gut. We also learned there's more to Masuka's intern than her looks. Clearly she's 'going out' with him with a hidden agenda. Can't wait to see what she does with the 'hand' from the ice truck killer case! Also looks like there might be a Detective Anderson on the squad soon…though when he joked with Deb and asked her to fetch the real Lieutenant, he left himself on the chopping block for sure. Do you think he’ll end up dating Deb or LaGuerta?

As for Gellar and Travis, the two are less exciting in each episode (as I mentioned last week), and the writers are disappointingly slow to drum up any intrigue with the main villains this season. Here’s hoping, again, that this week we learn more.

In the meantime, the show switched gears to the final scene in a way that left audiences wondering whether they changed the channel. Homicide victims on horseback? Should be an interesting episode 4!

 

Check out last week's recap HERE!

Dexter airs Sunday nights at 9pm on Showtime, and if you’re too busy watching Sunday Night Football to tune in, there is an encore presentation Monday nights at 9pm.

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Loudmouth Congressman Eric Cantor normally cannot wait to open up his mouth and rip the Democrats and President Obama. Now, he's taking on another foe in Occupy Wall Street, obviously because they oppose the people he represents; rich people. On Friday Eric Cantor canceled a speech at the University of Penn once he learned the crowd in attendance would not be on his side.

Eric Cantor has condemned the Occupy Wall Street movement, claiming they pit Americans against Americans. Really? How about the Tea Party. What exactly are they doing? Does anyone remember when they shouted racial epithets at black lawmakers during a march in Washington D.C.? Call me crazy, but the Tea Bagger movement is the epitome of DIVISION.

And, once he received word that 300 seats would be open to the public at the Wharton School of Business, he bailed on his speech like Bobby Petrino bailed on the Atlanta Falcons in 2007. There were droves of Occupy Philadelphia protestors marching from City Hall to the campus. Naturally many of them would have been in attendance to speak their minds while Cantor spewed his B.S.

If Cantor's teabagger constituents were slated to be in the crowd you can bet your ass he would have gone on with the speech. But, the second it looked like a hostile crowd would be there, he ran like a coward.

Face it Eric Cantor is a joke of a politician. There is a word for Cantor and is has 5 letters: P - U - S - S - Y.

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By now you have certainly heard that 50 exotic animals "had" to be shot and killed by the police in the Zanesville Ohio area due to the threat they posed to local citizens.

Surely, these executioners had no other choice but to slaughter these animals.

Ever heard of a tranquilzer dart? Sure, the incompetent police out there are covering their asses by saying how hard it is to fire a tranquilizer dart at a lion or tiger in darkness.

I guess these idiots never heard of night vision.

Animal wildlife expert Jack Hanna has even sold his soul and is covering the asses of these moronic cops by saying they made the right choice in slaughtering the majority of the animals who were released from a wildlife preserve. The owner of the reserve, Terry Thompson went off the deep end and released the animals before committing suicide.

As for the threat this posed to the public...it was minimal. The citizens of the Zanesville Ohio area were clearly warned to stay in there homes until further notice. Schools were closed.

It was up to the police to safely knock these animals out so they could be transported to a zoo. Instead they went on a shooting spree because they were overzealous and unwilling to take the extra step to solve a problem. Then again we are talking about Ohio here. People in the Mid West and South operate on a different level then us educated folk in the Northeast. Sorry to say! 

There was word that a bear was in the back of some redneck's pickup truck. A 9-11 caller informed authorities that two men in camo were riding with a bear in the back of their truck. So, it is clear that the local cops weren't the only ones "shooting to kill."

The biggest insult is that 18 endangered bengal tigers were among the animals slaughtered. Muskingom County Sherrif Matt Lutz, who sounded like a total country bumpkin claimed they had no choice but to shoot to kill since they weren't trained to deal with this type of event. What? Aren't we talking about so-called responsible police here? These are people who allegedly are trained to protect the citizens. Then they should be trained to do the right bleeping thing and not slaughter innocent animals.

In a year with so many disgraces in America, this is just the latest one. Makes you wonder how low we can go. Oh wait...have you heard about the house of horrors dungeon case in Philadelphia? Perhaps we can go a little lower!

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Ice cream headache photo: www.emotioneric.comOdd title I know, but hear me out. I had an AWFUL ice cream headache the other day. The kind that just dug right into my cerebral mass and I had to take a seat and wait it out patiently.  What seemed like an eternity went by as I held my forehead like I was some ‘Nam vet having a wartime recall. The headache subsided, and the first thing I did post head trauma was finish my ice cream.  

Here’s my point; why do we jump into things that we know hurt, when we’ve already suffered the consequences?     

I have more friends than I can count who I give this lesson to on a regular basis of perpetuating behavior that should have stopped at the first go-around. But they didn’t, and none of us do really. Admit it: We all have that weakness and tendency to see clearly ahead of us the ultimate conclusion but we take the gamble anyway. We roll the dice and just think THIS time it’ll be different. Or THIS time she’ll call me back. Or THIS time he’ll ask for my number.

The bottom line is; Maybe. That’s the glory shot here. Not the typical belief that “the definition of insanity is doing the same behavior and expecting a different result," but having a set on you to even take that chance on different. I admire those of you out there who take the risk, those who do suffer the consequence but swim the deep end anyway. I thought about how when we were kids, all someone had to say was jump out of that tree, and OK.  We would. There wasn’t that second thought on the possibility of a severe limb break.  We all hit that point somewhere along the line (and if you haven’t yetOperation photo: allergictoyou.wordpress.com more power to you) when we start taking notice of the possible outcomes of a scenario and from there we choose our path. Not necessarily that we lived the consequences of the diverged path, but just that we summarize the possibilities, and this becomes enough to not venture to the new.   

I’ve had this thought a lot lately just contemplating the calls I’ve never made, the questions I’ve never asked, or the apologies I’ve never given.  I’ve made an attempt to justify my lack of action by IMAGINING that ultimately I am a fortune teller and I already know what the outcome will be.  Chances are you DON’T know, and you won’t until you at LEAST suffer that first time.  Some lessons we learn once, like the nose on the Operation game isn’t candy.  And then there are the others which you just have to keep anting up on, and they may just be worth taking that second chance.  

I have a small theory that pretty much every 80’s movie has that “take the shot” moment. And unless my memory fails me, Teen Wolf won the basketball game, Lane conquered the K-12,  and Maverick took out the Bogies.  

History can’t be wrong.  

Ladies, ever wonder where the phrase "tapped that" originated?  Fella's, ever wonder if girls had slumber parties with nighties and pillow fights?  Yeah, well me too.  The Vagina MonoBlogs takes a proactive but honest point of view on some of these timeless questions and offers some perspectives to apply...or avoid for that matter!

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In all great dramas, there are episodes that leave you speechless, episodes that leave you spooked, and then the anti-climatic episodes like “Once Upon a Time” that are set-up shows to prepare you for the edge-of-your-seat thrills that Dexter is known to have.Michael C. Hall and Mos Def in 'Dexter.' Photo: www.vibe.com

Last week’s show had highlights and lowlights that offered lots of insights into where the season is headed.

The show opened with Dexter talking about his nighttime ritual: putting Harrison to bed, and how at the end of a story, Harrison says "Daddy's box," and Dexter worrying that his baby knows too much. It’s hard to predict where the writers will take this storyline. Just think about the religious set up from last week, and the religious theme going on with Gellar and Travis.

Speaking of Gellar and Travis, the strange pair were the focus of several scenes this time around in odd and uncomfortable settings. Gellar was upset that Travis would be late for some sort of work, and Travis had dinner with his sister who realized something was wrong… wanna bet she’ll be killed off somehow?!

In the final scenes, Travis faked an injury to attract a victim, and it will be interesting to see whether the duo use snakes in this kill. Still, the writers seem to be stalling with this story line. It’s one thing to peak the audience’s interest by sparking questions, but at this point the two are just odd side stories. The scenes are so vague it’s less entertainment and you could (more the time), walk away for a minute without missing anything if you wanted to. Hopefully that is likely to change by Episode 3, or some folks will be lost on this season for good.

Meanwhile at Miami Metro HQ, Masuka takes the ‘hot’ intern Ryan Chambers (Brea Grant) and while examining the snakes found inside Omar's body, their study leads to investigating some toxic waste sites. Brother Sam (Mos Def), who Dexter considered a target, was brought in to help with an investigation. It turned out Brother Sam had turned to God to be healed, but he led Dexter to a kill nonetheless!  

The biggest story in the department; Deb was named Lieutenant, beating out Angel and thickening the plot between him and LaGuerta. His line about why he gets ‘screwed’ when Maria messes up was foreshadowing at it’s best, and clearly that theme in this season will be highlighted in episodes to come.

For the romantics, Quinn proposing to Deb may have been their favorite part, until Deb moved out after she said no. Quinn’s never seemed like the romantic who had to get married, but the back story here looks like it gives him more ammo to open his off-record Dexter investigation-  especially since he asked Dexter why Dexter told her to say no!?

Again, this episode didn’t run with the momentum that the season-opener did. The writers have to pace themselves, and hopefully Episode 3 unveils more about Gellar and Travis, and leaves you sleepless for an hour or two.

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A McDonald's employee is being thrown under the bus by the McDonald's corporation and local authorities in New York City after defending himself during an attack on Thursday, which was caught on video. This video is being dubbed as the "McDonald's Beating", but in reality it is just a human being defending themselves from wood-be ghetto predators.Of course the bleeding heart libs, like the ones who write at the Village Voice are acting like the McDonald's employee defending himself is the one in the wrong. Typical libs for you though.

 

 

Let's be real and call it the way it is. All across this country workers in the service industry have to deal with punks, hoodrats, ghetto thugs, bottom feeders, and obnoxious a-holes on a daily basis. They are often threatened and insulted. And, sometimes these bottom feeders don't like being told "no" so they get physical. What we have here in this so-called "McDonald's beating" video is a case of self defense.

The employee, Rayon McIntosh told a couple of hoodrats that he had to scan their $50 bill (big shock huh) and they took a lot of offense to him doing his job. Then these two hood rats promptly jumped behind the counter and began to assault the man when he pulled out a metal rod and defended himself.

The McDonald's employee is facing assault charges and is likely screwed for defending his life. In reality, he had no idea if these criminals were carrying guns or knives. He simply did what any sensible human being would and should do in that situation. So what if one of them ended up with a fractured skull? They had no business charging behind the counter to begin with.

According to The Smoking Gun, McIntosh was in prison for 10 years before for manslaugher. And, he tried to do the right thing and turn his life around by just getting a job. Now, he'll be screwed by the legal system barring the assistance of a good lawyer who comes to his defense.

If Casey Anthony can get away with murdering her daughter, while someone like McIntosh gets boned for defending himself, then our legal system is seriously FUBAR.

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On Saturday, October 22, starting at 10 A.M., Frey Boutique will open its doors to local fashionistas for its grand opening. Please "like" Frey on their Frey Boutique in Exton PA has it's Grand Opening Saturday, October 22nd!Facebook page, where the 200th person to "like" the page will win a $50 gift certificate.

We will also be giving out a $50 gift certificate to the first person who brings a print-out of this e-mail to the grand opening to thank our loyal friends!M2F Clothing

The Boutique will feature women's apparel, shoes and handbags from several designers including Joie, Sky, Hudson Jeans, Dolce Vita and more. Those who stop by for the opening festivities can relax and enjoy refreshments, entertainment and the help of personal stylists while they shop.

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Kristen Hagopian, Philly2Philly Columnist and Host of “The Brilliant Frugal Living Show” on News/Talk 1180 WFYL, is hosting the “Brilliant Frugal Living Conference” on Saturday, October 22nd at the Days Hotel and Conference Center in West Chester.  

$5.00 of every ticket sold will be donated to The Chester County Food Bank, an outstanding organization that not only helps to feed hundreds of local families in need, but also coordinates more than 65 food cupboards in Chester County and beyond!

Larry Welsch, Executive Director for The Chester County Food Bank adds: “The number of families utilizing our services here at the CCFB has doubled since last year.  This donation comes at a time of great need in our county.  The food bank provides food for 27 food cupboards and 50 meal sites in the county, and I can tell you that the number of people coming for food at these sites continues to rise.  The donation from the conference will allow us to purchase much needed food for these partnering agencies.”

The conference agenda, complete with breakfast, money-saving gift takeaways and an autographed copy of “Brilliant Frugal Living”, is designed to tackle the biggest areas in which Americans wish to slash spending today, namely food, clothing, home improvement & décor, and of course, creating beautiful holidays on a smaller budget.  Effortless, proven strategies on how to slash your grocery bill by 50%, find designer clothing for a fraction of the price of retail, create grand holidays on a small budget, acquire beautiful home furnishings for 90% off, and pay down your debt faster than ever (including your mortgage) are just a few of the ideas to be shared. Learn dozens of easy strategies designed to keep your hard-earned money in your bank account, where it belongs.

This conference guarantees that you will slash your spending by hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in one year’s time, or your money back, no questions asked.   Are you ready to reduce your household spending and substantially increase your savings?  Please join your fellow savvy spenders October 22nd for a fun, informative event that not only guarantees you’ll dramatically reduce your spending, but will benefit our local food banks as well.

10% ticket discounts for YMCA Members, Rotary Club Members, Chamber of Commerce Members and many others.  For more information and online ticket sales, please log onto www.BrilliantFrugalLiving.com. For more information on The Chester County Food Bank, log onto their website at www.ChesterCountyFoodBank.org.

Kristen Hagopian hosts “The Brilliant Frugal Living Show” Tuesdays at 11A on Philadelphia’s WFYL 1180AM.  Her next Brilliant Frugal Living Conference is October 22nd in West Chester, with $5 of every ticket sold being donated to the Chester County Food Bank to assist families in need.  Log onto www.BrilliantFrugalLiving.com for more information!

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On Tuesday some wild news out of South Philadelphia sounded like an episode of Boardwalk Empire.

Yesterday, Philadelphia police busted a prostitution ring, but it was in a very unlikely location - a Mummers Clubhouse!

According to Philadelphia Police there were many women inside who propositioned the undercover officers. In addition, many women were scantily clad and naked - ranging from the 20's to 40's.

Police also reportedly saw sexual acts taking place inside the Downtowners Fancy Brigade Clubhouse on 148-50 Snyder Avenue.

After the police were tipped off about the sex parties every second Tuesday of the month they began an investigation which lasted six months.

It culminated in the visit by two undercover officers. Once they were propositioned and saw some shenanigans going on they called in the raid.

Ten women were arrested for prostitution offenses. One man was arrested for promoting it, while two others were arrested for illegally selling alcohol.

Between 50 to 60 people were found inside and 15 to 20 kegs of beer were confiscated along with assorted liquor.

Looks like for some Mummers there is more to life than the Mummers Parade.

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