An inch here...an inch there...just enough to piss you off, but not enough to snow you in, or make things come to a nice quiet halt. Yes, just enough to be concerned about (because a lot of others aren't).
Our Hoosierland weather for today brings us sunny skies, temps reaching to around 24 degrees (the only snow melting will be reflective then), and light winds.
*** First off of the slippery sidewalk is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"You don't teach morals and ethics and empathy and kindness in the schools. You teach that at home, and children learn by example."
This is attributed to one Judith Susan Sheindlin (née Blum; born October 21, 1942) who you all know by her "other name"...JUDGE JUDY. She is an American prosecution lawyer, former Manhattan family court judge, television personality, television producer, and author.
Not bad for a little girl from Brooklyn, is it? And here is her WIKI:
((In October 2013 it was reported that Sheindlin was still the highest paid TV star, earning $47 million per year for Judge Judy. Sheindlin is the longest serving judge or arbitrator in courtroom-themed programming history, a distinction that earned Sheindlin a place in the Guinness World Records.))
Now that is certainly saying something. Anyone care to argue that women in the workplace don't get their dues? All it takes is hard work, dedication and passion.
|All she can say to some is "really?".|
Would be be so fortunate that OTHER court systems in other cities were wanting to do likewise.
(especially in our fair city of Ft. Wayne)
Author Brendan I. Koerner has commented on the popularity of Judge Judy:
"Court-show viewers don't seem to want moral conundrums or technical wrinkles. They love Sheindlin's show because she offers them a fantasy of how they'd like the justice system to operate—swiftly, and without procedural mishaps or uppity lawyers. They get to see wrongdoers publicly humiliated by a strong authority figure. There is no uncertainty after Sheindlin renders her verdict and bounds off the bench, and there certainly are no lengthy appeals."
|Another dummy gets the eye roll.|
Since the debut of her court show in 1996, it has been the #1 rated show of it's kind.))
It's a really good read, and you'll find out the other facets of broadcasting she is involved with, as well as a list of her books (she has written seven to date).
I really like her...maybe it's because she reminds me of my late Mom...lol.
*** Next up, time for our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
DECEMBER 14 -
---It's National Alabama Day
THIS, with that recent election, hmm?)
---It's National Bouillabaisse Day
*** Next , an update on the two men found dead on Calhoun St. Here's the link:
NOT 39 homicides, but 38 (for the time being). The other death has been ruled a suicide (which is really a SELF-INFLICTED homicide).
In any event, I would be surprised if we did NOT hit at least 40 homicides here for the year. Last year's record rate of 49 is the new "benchmark" for the criminals to shoot for (no pun intended).
*** Next, and just in time for the new year comes THIS story:
ELECTRIC rate hike (of damn near astronomical proportions like 20+ %), and (as could be predicted) smack-dab on the heels of THAT jackal come a study which looks at raising the WATER rates.
Sure, implement it INCREMENTALLY over the years...so as not to make we peons feel TOO put out (of pocket) with whatever funds we have available. More bullshit from more sources. A shame we can't somehow make THAT substance work to alleviate our constantly rising rates for every utility under the sun.
((The last water rate increase was phased in between 2013 and 2015.
“While no one likes a rate increase, all the money they spend on it goes right back into benefiting the entire community,” CEO Kumar Menon said. “You might not experience a water main break today, but when you do, it's a pain. This is one way to stave off that pain.” City Utilities' $184.6 million budget is funded through rates paid by customers.))
And WHO, EXACTLY pays for the all the government-sponsored welfare queens who use water like there's no tomorrow? Oh, that would ALSO be the TAXPAYERS, my friend.
WHO is paying for that BIG DIG (sewer runoff tunnel) we got going on? Is this rate hike ONE way of paying THAT bill? Just asking.
*** Next up, another black guy gets brave with a knife. Here's the story:
|He be busted AGAIN.|
Some men just cannot take "NO" for an answer...can they?
((Harris was arrested the next day when he appeared for a probation meeting at 11 a.m.
He was being held at the Allen County Jail in lieu of $37,500 bail, a jail spokesman said. ))
He was ALREADY ON PROBATION? Well, that sounds TYPICAL, doesn't it? And ghetto, too.
No wonder the black community has problems...they ignore them and let them fester.
*** Next, let's not be biased, so here are some meth-head white trash perps and their fanciful story:
((Colton Vibbert and Veronica Grear, both 25, of the 3200 block of Lost Valley Drive, are charged with dealing methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance.
When police raided a mobile home Nov. 9, they found more methamphetamine than what would be normal for personal use. Five separate plastic bags contained 46.5 grams of methamphetamine and another plastic bag had 12.2 grams of inositol, a common cutting agent used by narcotic traffickers, court documents said.
Yeah, they weren't doing any free lunch programs with THOSE sandwich bags.
((Vibbert was being held in lieu of $125,000 bail; Grear has bail of $52,500, according to an Allen County Jail spokesman. The location of the raid was redacted from court records.))
Redacted? I thought it WAS at the mobile home...maybe some place we're NOT supposed to know about, because it might cause CONCERN?
BTW, nice HEAD and FACE TATTS, you moron. Sure to get hired with THAT crap inked all over you...NOT! Got that "illustrated man" thing going on, hmm?
*** Next up, I've got to get away from all this crap and take a visit to "Kitten Corner"...
|But then they do cute stuff like this...|
Had to even shout at them once.
They were flying through the house, leaping over furniture, but thankfully not breaking anything along the way.
Guess they miss "mommy"?
Nah, I think it's more of the "terrible twos" acting up...lol.
*** Next, let's see what's going on with "Midnight and Company"...
"Wet Food Wednesday", they got some Friskies pate` (turkey and giblets) with dry food covering the wet food.
Needless to say, ti was well-received.
I think ALL three of us thought that worked out well.
*** Last back to the frozen pond...the human condition is a funny thing.
So, if you want to see a typical slice of the nonsense some people can display with a zeal that could best be used elsewhere, watch Judge Judy a few times.
LOT of her cases involve the type of people and their behavior that permeates our part of Ft. Wayne.
Granted this is "small claims court" (most that can be had is a $5K limit), but the mannerisms of those involved on both sides of that aisle are SO southside Fort Wayne.
I believe you can learn a lot from her program. You can learn about the LAW, and you can learn about the morons who BREAK the law.
|She's NOT addressing Congress...lol.|
Fortunately, Judge Judy doesn't tolerate much, and says so quite often.
Be nice to see and hear MORE people speak up and not put up with such BS...PC or otherwise.
Stay SAFE out there, America.