Be nice if we could make that happen when we need to.
Doesn't look like that bad a day ahead of us.
Our Hoosierland weather for today sees us with some early morning fog (must bein rural and outlying areas), mostly sunny skies with temps topping out around 83 degrees, and no precipitation to speak of. That sounds okay by me.
So, what say we pour ourselves a nice glass, up, or mug of Friday Fortitude as we venture forth and see what's been going on elsewhere...and beyond, hmm?
*** First out the back door is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
AUGUST 26 -
---Today is NATIONAL WEBMISTRESS DAY
---It's NATIONAL DOG DAY
LOVE this one, as will Momma Fargo's two canines)
---It's also NATIONAL WOMENS' EQUALITY DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL CHERRY POPSICLE DAY
*** Since we're at week's end, lets see what we can discover over the following 48 hours:
AUGUST 27 -
---Saturday is NATIONAL POTS DE CREME DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL JUST BECAUSE DAY
AUGUST 28 -
---It's NATIONAL CHERRY TURNOVER DAY
---And it would be my late Father's birthday. He would have been 95 years old on this day.
Not one day passes that I don't think about him.
Well, there you go...plenty of things to keep you occupied (and not on Wall St.)
Just be sure to celebrate wisely.
*** Next up, I've been following this whole EPI-PEN clusterf*ck.
LOTS of people (and schools) who DO. I find what's going on with the sudden INCREASE in pricing (to the tune of about 400-500%) more than a little appalling. I find it CRIMINAL, in fact.
We only have ONE manufacturer of these devices in ALL the freaking world???
Where is the free market system? Where's the competition?
Sounds like a bloody MONOPOLY to me, and one that puts people over a financial barrel AND places then at serious risk.
But, the one company that makes them has a "solution"...discount (co-pay) cards.
|Another band-aid on a broken leg?|
There should be some sort of investigation into WHY the sudden spike in pricing.
This is simple piracy...no other way to explain it.
Here's another story that sheds some interesting light on this debacle:
Why doesn't another company come along and produce something similar? This cannot be THAT proprietary that no one else is permitted to manufacture these, and at a cost similar to the former price (about $57 bucks per pen).
The Mylan (parent company) CEO says we should "blame the broken system" and not her...really?
|Like father...like daughter?|
Leave it to the democrats to f*ck up a one-car parade.
*** Next up, we got us some crime in the Summit City (big surprise time, kids).
Here's someone who has to be in the running for DUMBASS OF THE WEEK:
Willie Amos (NEVER to be confused with the more FAMOUS AMOS and those great cookies), who was already out on bond for felony dealing pot.
|3 strikes, yer OUT!|
He chased a woman down Fairfield Ave. the other night, rammed her SUV, crashing both vehicles, then climbed out and shot her in the chest and knee with a .45 caliber handgun.
Guess some black lives don't matter that much.
Possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon is one of several charges against him. Police caught him soon after that and he gave up without a fight (damn). He could have used a "tune-up".
He's been in the penal system since he was 18 (back in 1995).
An elevated bond was set at over $100K...(that's a good start).
Can we please lock this bastard up for a VERY long time...THIS time?
*** Next, a police-action shooting of a teen earlier this year exonerates the officer. Here's the story:
Considering the jail phone calls were monitored, that led authorities to further look for a gun.,..which WAS found.
So, this punk-ass teen (whose parents are suing the FWPD for excessive force) got what he deserved. And, since the officer fired FOUR shots and only hit the teen ONCE, that kid should consider himself DAMN lucky;
|Scene of the shooting|
*** Next, what's a good way to arrested in this city?
Yep, maintain a common nuisance, such as having a D/B in your house, due to an O/D.
Also, make sure to have plenty of drug paraphernalia about the house, that you're renting from your parents.
Helluva way to live for a 21-year old woman, isn't it?
And don't keep a trash-bag full of used hypos in the fire pit...that's just stupid as hell.
Police found heroin and marijuana in the basement and more heroin in the back yard.
Jessica L. Clark is the winner of the latest "free ride downtown" lottery.
Remember, your parents rented that home to YOU...and not for any "stay-over" friends who happen by with drug problems. You ask for trouble...sister, you WILL get it.
*** Next up, We have another person who "gets it", and her name is Stephanie Malone (LaGrange).
She states that people need to stop paying the "victicrat" card, and she's correct. We all need to take responsibility for OUR actions. What others do...that's on them.
*** Next up, another chapter in "The Hobo Chronicles"...
|"I really hate being wet."|
|"I hereby proclaim this as MY patio".|
*** Last back to the garage...The evidence of evolution in the human species seems to be missing.
|Have we come "full circle"?|
We look to the exceptions as proof that we, as humankind, ARE moving forward. The majority seems to be content to wallow in a quagmire of de-evolution, and for many reasons.
|And some folks LIKE being "trapped".|
The same is said for allowing a "third party" to do FOR you...when it is done often enough and long enough, people get "comfortable" in that aspect of their lives, and that's just wrong.
Without the desire...the "want" to do for ourselves, there will not be ANY sense of accomplishment...or achievement, and that is what MADE this nation the best in the free world, and kept it that way for so long.
|Learn to depend on YOURSELF.|
Again, nothing wrong with making a choice to do better, and become better, is there?
Something to think about.
Do have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.