20 February 2017

Monday Musings...
I don't think I've been happier to see a Monday than I am today. And, I believe this is a first for me.
This was one of those "weekends from hell" kinda deals, and through NO fault of my own.
It was all "external" forces at work here.
But, we'll get to that soon enough, trust me.
Our Hoosierland weather for today finds us with a day similar to what we enjoyed over the weekend (well, what the REST of you enjoyed, anyway). Temps will again rise to around 64 degrees, with partly cloudy skies and maybe a mild breeze.
Now, let's get a nice morning drink to chase the nasty away (gonna need a double of bourbon in my coffee JUST to get me rolling), as we see what ELSE has been going on...
*** First out of the ghettohood is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
FEBRUARY 20 -
---it's National Cherry Pie Day
(damn, and I bought blueberry...figures.)
---It's National Love Your Pet Day
Looks like a baby Gallifrey.
(in our case it's "pets" as in plural)
---It's Presidents Day
(yes, another FEDERAL holiday, so no mail)
Here's the skinny on it:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington's_Birthday
If it all seems a tad ambiguous, remember...it IS the FEDERAL government.
*** Next up, there was very little local STUPID going on.
But if you look long and hard enough, you CAN find some, like this story:
http://www.journalgazette.net/business/Politics-invade-the-office-17815075
I guess some people couldn't see this one coming?
Politics in the office. Seems I mentioned something about workplace "politics" very recently.
Well, there you go then. And this is aside from all the politicking that goes on WITHIN a company's workplace...that's a whole other post for another day.
I will say that's a good way to mess with a nation's economy...make the workplace more polarized and hostile. That's sure to help profits plunge and morale to tank.
*** Next...our weekend. Where the hell to begin?
Well, Wifey and I went grocery shopping and all went well UNTIL we hit the checkout line. For some ODD reason, her credit card would not work in the reader at Kroger. Funny, last week, it worked fine. Apparently, the "chip" embedded in the card became faulty somehow, so I used MY card (which worked perfectly), and off we went to the local PNC bank, where Wifey got a NEW card (same number and all), but the strange thing about the bank...THEY don't have the resources in house to "test" the card and find out WHY the chip crapped out.
(gotta love technology, hmm?)
Anyway, we get back home, and decide to give this new washer a "test-drive"...
Well, THAT worked brilliantly (wow, one in a row).
It's weird to NOT hear all the noise the OLD washer made.
Compared to that, the new one is damn near quiet as a tomb (well, it makes it's OWN noises, which are quite different and yet less in volume).
The clothes came out not even all that damp.
The spin cycle really spins! And the machine doesn't want to try and do the mambo across the floor...lol.
I have to say THAT went marvelously...score another one for the good guys (and Best Buy)!
Looks like this is a keeper.
Aside from that (and our cuddly cats, of course), the rest of the weekend was spent watching where the damn ghettohood "kids" (read wild animals) were at while the sun was up.
I don't live here to constantly watch OUR property. NO one should have to do that, because OTHER PEOPLE should be better f*cking behaved and KNOW what the hell is meant by BOUNDARIES and RESPECT.
(both are quite foreign to all the local aborigines down here)
The young hellions simply don't know what to do next - 15 minutes of basketball (too close to the street), then football IN the damn street, then mess about with the construction cones, then trespass on other people's property and screw with the trash-bins there, toss some trash about, then back again to basketball. And then more football...and so on.
This all takes place within ONE DAMN HOUR, so you can see what we have to deal with.
Add to that, the loudass jerkoff over on Warsaw St. just HAS to blast his damn bass in his car several times a day past the house.
Doesn't work, but can afford RIMS.
And by the time you "try" to call the police on his ass, he's long gone or turned the music off - thank you, dumbass FWPD menu and stupid dispatchers who HAVE to play "twenty questions" with you rather than roll an officer on someone breaking the law (and costing the city $150 bucks EVERY time he drives by and DOESN'T get caught).
I figure the city could fund an ENTIRELY NEW DOWNTOWN...AND RIVERFRONT with JUST the money they could make on ALL the citations they keep missing (down here). The city wouldn't have to ask for ANY money from anyone else...no shit!
I'd like to say that Sunday was better...that's what I'd LIKE to say. It was not.
Same old shit, different day (thanks to the warm weather)...brings out ALL the f*cking assholes.
I might as well hang a damn sign on the property: "Normal People Live Here - Please Feel Free to Annoy the Piss Out of Us For No Reason!"
(oh wait...they ALREADY DO THAT.)
To the "icing on the cake" were these TIRE TRACKS across the damn LAWN...like an illegal U-TURN was made (gee, another violation that goes unseen by police), and our lawn helped that out.
What...The...F*CK...???
THIS is what happens when the city does NOT bother to put in a sidewalk or curb (for decades), or you don't blow $2000 to put up a damn fence (which might be hit by the drunks at 3 AM that also never get caught).
We have STREETS for a reason.
Yeah, add that to the damn tracked vehicle STILL parked on our frigging sidewalk (which tore the hell outta the curb-strip).
Yep, STILL sitting there ALL damn weekend.
No wonder many GOOD people left the area...who wants to put up with all these f*cking government-sponsored shitheads?
Well, all that serves to do is GIVE the area OVER to those dipshits, doesn't it?
"You start running, they never let 'ya stop. You stand up, push back...can't say no forever, right?"
(Steve Rogers - Captain America: The First Avenger - 2011)
That what I try to do around here.
I'd prefer to just shoot the bastards and call it REAL "urban renewal"...LOL. Vermin-control.
Let's just say I KNOW it's going to be a VERY...LONG...SUMMER (that I'm not looking forward to).
*** Next, let's take a pause in the ranting and stop by "Kitten Corner"...
At least OUR "kids" pretty much behave themselves...and I have to say I wish the REST of the two-legged young'uns around our area were at least 1/10 as well-behaved...they could learn a lot, and we could not fret about OUR property and even have some quiet.
"Who's the OTHER kitty?"
Our cats follow us all around the house, and when it's time to eat...well, there's no stopping them. I can get Gallifrey to stand up a little when I hold his food, and Violet is trying to do the same. Cool to see cats on just their hind legs. Look, they're dancin'.
"Not now...I'm napping."
Now, if I can get them to "give me their paw"...that would be KISMET!
(it can be done, so I hear)
*** Last back to the blighted part of town...I said last week that PEOPLE are the cause of problems.
And, only people can find a way to solve them, right?
Well, what happens when people choose NOT to do so, or even acknowledge that any problem even exists?
Drive through ANY slum in any city, and you'll find out REAL soon.
There are those whose only mission in life IS to be a pain in someone else's ass.
(and usually, that someone else is a decent person, otherwise, it would be no fun for any of these mooks, would it?)
Welcome to our world.
There is a webpage I'd like you to stop by and read:
http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/022031.html
Now, while this does not include normal regular black folks (the ones the low-information crowd tend to despise), this is typical of many situations around the nation, simply because this is TRUE.
It's not racist to admit to this, in spite of what the leftards say, for they see race under every rock (where most of them already live), and every nook and cranny, because it's divisive, and such morons live for that, and that alone.
Thing is, much of the black community is "color-blind" to it's own problems, and that by itself is a big issue.
You can't solve a damn thing if you choose to not even be aware of it, right?
Granted, this is far from a perfect world, but for God's sake, let's stop patronizing and rewarding those who are making it farther from perfect every single day, and start holding them JUST as accountable as those of us who only want to live our lives and don't want to bother anyone. That can't be too much to ask...can it?
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.

17 February 2017

Friday Follies...
Well, here we are then...the weekend at long last.
And, it will be a rather unseasonable one as far as the forecast goes.
Break out the short sleeves and expect spring flowers to poke out (before they get frozen in a week or so).
Climate change? Yeah, the damn climate is changing ALL the damn time over the centuries.
Our Hoosierland weather for today brings us a warming trend for several days (starting today) with temps reaching all the way up to 56 degrees, clearing skies and a mild breeze.
(Ahh, I can see the crime rate in the city rising already, and that comes with being a bit more pragmatic than cynical.)
So what say we keep our eyes open and get that cup or glass of "Friday Fortitude" poured and parked close by, as we take a look at what else might be going on, eh?
*** First out of the compost pile is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
FEBRUARY 17 -
---Today is National Cabbage Day
(Shouldn't this come around St Patty's Day?)
---It's National Random Acts of Kindness Day
(I practice this every day with the restraint I show toward the "locals")
---And, it's National Caregiver's Day
(saluting those who give a damn about others in a special way)
*** And, because this IS the end of the week, let's see what the following 48 hours has to bring us:
FEBRUARY 18 -
---Saturday is National Battery Day
(you can never have enough of them for around the house)
---It's National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day
(now THAT sounds damn tasty)
---And, it's National Drink Wine Day
(got a feeling Momma Fargo will be observing THIS one...heh)
FEBRUARY 19 -
---Sunday is National Chocolate Mint Day
(better stock up on Junior Mints - only $1 a box at the store)
---And, it's National Lash Day
(keeping schmutz out of our eyes since mankind was created)
And there you have it. Remember to observe responsibly, and always have a designated driver.
*** Next up, let's take a look at all the STUPID that's been going on.
- This first story is typical of certain people and their behaviors:
http://wane.com/2017/02/16/teen-subject-of-amber-alert-charged-with-murder/
Yeah, an amber alert this week has turned into a murder investigation, but NOT because the teen involved in the alert was killed.  Instead, the teen killed her MOTHER.
How's that for ruining one's life at an early age?
And, it took place in Gary, Indiana to boot...how predictable.
Chastinea Reeves, once at the center of the amber alert is NOW at the center of the murder of her mother.
Prosecutors will try to waive her to ADULT court.
Cute kid, but stupid makes no exceptions for being cute, does it?
- The next story si about an armed robbery that no one seems to know much about.
http://wane.com/2017/02/16/police-respond-to-armed-robbery-at-family-dollar/
This took place at the Family Dollar in the 5300 block of Decatur Rd around 1900 hrs last evening.
No suspect information,  no injuries and no information if anything was stolen.
Then why report it?
That sure is stupid.
But it is indicative of the typical behavior around our part of the ghettohood.
-And this story proves that last point quite well:
http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/police-fire/Murder-charge-filed-in-July-shooting-17837747
Another animal off the streets and facing murder charges.
Davon M. Burden, 28, of the 5000 block of Salem Lane (east of S.Anthony) is typical of the predatory nature of the criminals we have in this city.
No regard for life, and certainly does NOT believe that BLACK lives matter...not one friggin' bit.
Damn shame he's going to be a "burden" on the judicial system for a long time.
Maybe the death penalty?
(death by old age, no doubt).
- This story had stupid written all over it from the start.
http://wane.com/2017/02/16/cost-for-planned-downtown-arena-spikes-to-105m/
Funny thing, the News-Sentinel kinda predicted this back in March 2016:
Initial rendering
http://www.news-sentinel.com/news/local/Downtown-arena-could-cost-millions-more-than-originally-thought
A second rendering
But that was when the INITIAL cost was around $60 MIL and the N/S said it was going to cost $85 MIL.
The latest rendering - another "Costaplenty" venue.
NOW, the cost has jumped (yet again) to a whopping $104.9 MIL. Where will all the stupidity end? (and how far will it reach into YOUR pockets?)
Some of us tend to NOT forget stuff, and that makes the leftards nervous.
*** Next, and getting back to some semblance of normalcy, the work on our street that took place back on Wednesday was halted for some odd reason yesterday.
No one around doing anything.
NO ONE showed the hell up.
Well, there was ONE guy, and he chose to park a tracked piece of gear ON our damn sidewalk, gouging up the curb-strip nicely along the way.
What the hell does THAT thing do?
I saw some "children" messing about, and I say: "Hey, you got someplace ELSE to be?" One of them said: "yeah", and I said: "Good, then GO THERE."
Whiskey - Tango- Foxtrot - !!!
Now, since THAT belongs to the city, I fully expect THEM to re-seed or sod the area when they are done, or else they will get a nice call from yours truly to get things set to rights as it was before this fiasco began.
(moral: never piss off an older man who takes pride and care of what he has in life)
*** Next up on our sojourn, and whistle-stop over at "Kitten Corner"...
Gallifrey loves his sister, Violet.
A calm day, not too much rampaging through the house,and some wonderful play-time to tire them (and me) out.
Actually had Gallifrey sleep with my last night for a bit - curled up between my legs.
That brought back memories of Rassie and Penny.
Violet was not to be denied, either. She stopped by to rub against me before I settle in for whatever sleep I would get.
And the napping continues...
They're just the kind of pets you cannot stay angry at, and that's always a good thing.
(remember, he's the CUTE one, and she's the ADORABLE one)
*** Last back to the fire-pit...I heard the presser that president Trump had yesterday, and it was pretty damn good.
Your fake news is the problem.
I have not heard such a proper indictment of the drive-by media in ages, and it's about damn time, too.
And that begs the question: WHY hasn't this happened sooner?
Well, the past 8 years had a slobbering love-fest between Obummer and "his" media, and woe to anyone that even dared to say anything contrary to the lies that were thrust upon the American people. Not to mention the scandals that went unreported.
Bill O'Reilly nailed it too in his latest column. Here's the link:
https://www.billoreilly.com/b/BOR-Staff-Column:-Civil-Servants...or-Uncivil-Masters/-882833235440129925.html
I suppose it's easier to spot such propagandist bullshit when you pursue more truth than lies.
Personally, I'd enjoy hearing MORE politicians growing a backbone, and some brass balls to take on the lame-stream media and expose them for the fake-news purveyors that they have become.
As to those who shy away from such falsehoods, it sends a wake-up call to them to not even try to peddle such pablum for the brains of the low-information crowd.
So, everyone makes out, especially WE, THE PEOPLE.
Hell, such things may even get more of us to pay the hell attention to things we SHOULD be paying attention to...you never know. Better to be educated and aware, than dumber than a bag of rocks and being led around by the damn nose, right?
This could be the impetus needed to get more of our people in touch with the truth they all need to hear. Let's hope so, anyway.
Do have yourselves a good weekend.
Be well, make a difference to someone today, and as always...
Stay SAFE out there, America.