Hard to believe it’s nearly October. Back home at about this time Georgia Bulldog fans put on bright orange t-shirts festooned with the logos of the Florida Gators, Clemson Tigers, Auburn Tigers and Tennessee Vols and the legend: “In the Fall, Rednecks Turn Orange.” We should talk!

Here are some seasonal midday news/views treats:

* Well, so much for the Fox boycott: Trump will appear on O’Reilly’s show tonight. These birds just can’t do without each other.

* Bachmann warns yet again that God is probably going to destroy sinful America like Sodom. Who needs a congressional seat to promote The Crazy?

* House Conservatives getting behind Benghazi! chief Trey Gowdy as potential majority leader.

* Ta-Nehisi Coates awarded a well-earned MacArthur “genius” grant.

* TNR’s Jeet Heer takes a closer look at some surprisingly strong talk of schism among conservative Catholics.

And in non-political news:

* WaPo takes a long look at the Washington Nationals’ very disappointing season.

As we break for lunch, here’s Koko Taylor with the very funky “Voodoo Woman.”

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.