A nice damp morning greets us after a night of thunderstorms and much-needed rain...(and about damn time, too).
Might even have to consider getting the LAWNMOWER back out and doing some trimming.
And, it's cooler than most days, with highs ONLY going into the upper 60s.
(be raking LEAVES next week at THIS rate...LOL)
So, let's get busy with our weekend, shall we?
*** First up, a story about a house...a stove...and FIRE.
Here's the link:
Yes, friends...yet ANOTHER house fire, sparked by an unattended stove.
This time, it was at 4865 S. Oliver St. on the city's...(...all together, gang...)...SOUTHEAST SIDE.
(thanks for your participation)
The occupant suffered smoke inhalation, but was recued from the house, as were two dogs (who were probably NOT using that stove).
Another case of not knowing WTH you're doing...with the predictable results.
When all you DO is cookouts with a grill or fire pit, there's nothing REALLY to figure the hell out...it's aboriginal in nature, actually.
See how it works?
It's when you make things "complex" and toss idiots into a situation where they have CONTROLS on an APPLIANCE that need to be turned ON or OFF...no grill, no charcoal, no fire pit...it's called TECHNOLOGY...and it WORKS damn well...when utilized in the manner it was intended.
Food does not tend to itself, especially on a STOVE that's ON...it becomes a study in physics with the application of continued HEAT to certain biological items and metal containers.
I'll tell 'ya...if there is ONE street I wouldn't live on down here on a dare (beside MY street...LOL), it would be OLIVER STREET...whatta damn depository for the chronically criminal and stupid...that street has MORE sh*t going down along just a few blocks, than damn near anywhere else (except Eden Green, the epicenter of crime in many respects).
If your neighbor isn't trying to burn down his crib, he's being shot at.
THIS is what happens when the city doesn't give a rat's ass...and neither do many of the residents...chaos (on a good day)!
But wait...we're not finished YET...
*** A fire at an apartment complex chases out two tenants.
Here's THIS story:
Oops, here we go AGAIN....more idiocy involving morons, fire, and a stove.
This time, the fire was at the Hickory Mills Apartments at 5804 Turtle Creek Drive near Paulding and Hessen Cassel Rd. on the SE side (where the hell ELSE would you expect this kind of sh*t?)
Two adults were evacuated from the property and slight smoke damage occurred at several other apartments.
This fire ALSO happened on the damn STOVE. (last time I checked, they still DO even come with INSTRUCTIONS with them)
Find a way to see if these folks can be RESPONSIBLE individuals BEFORE they get a chance to torch the crib...
Maybe we'll find out that SOME people really AREN'T meant to handle appliances...(or automobiles...or firearms).
Just a thought.
*** The FAST AND FURIOUS scandal is taking a weird "turn" of late.
Now, suppose all those guns that were allowed to go across our border were NOT by accident, but done ON PURPOSE...and the purpose being to SUPPLY one major cartel (Sinaloa) with enough arms and ammo to off all the OTHER cartels...?
Impossible you say?
Check out THIS story from THE BLAZE:
Now, it could be a ruse on the part of the accused (in custody), but sometimes, songbirds DO produce a nice tune (that helps the GOOD guys).
It would NOT be the first time the U.S. has done such an OP...
Anyone remember IRAN-CONTRA?
How about the PLOT TO OVERTHROW CASTRO??
Sound a bit too familiar?
This Fast and Furiious debacle has enough plausibility in it NOW (with this latest news) to warrant a lot more scrutiny, that's for sure.
GO USA...we're almost at the end of the games and I'd like to see us come out ON TOP.
*** Lastly today...it's always nice to go grocery shopping...meet a few new people, say hi to store staff, and to get bargains...IF you remember to BRING THE LIST.
Today, I did not.
But, I always have a fall-back plan...a PLAN-B (as should we all with much of our lives).
IS available to CIVVIES:
Now that would make a perfect birthday gift, OR stocking stuffer for Christmas...
(hint to the Lovely Mrs. Bobby G.)
(Note to self - might need a slightly LARGER stocking.)
Just so you know...it retails for around $6K...the price of a NEW ROOF (for our house)...I think under THIS circumstance, we'll opt for the ROOF, and I can settle for something a bit less..."costly".
I prefer to be DRY first, then well kitted-out second...it's called PRIORITIES...LOL.
Here's their website...(like a kid in a candy store...lol)
Yeah, I could easily see myself mowing my lawn with THAT on a 3-point sling....!
Hopefully, the zombies will stay dead...and not UNdead for the time being.
It's like I say...you NEED to be PREPARED...and you NEED to be INFORMED.
Everyone should be to some degree, because that makes things in this country run a whole lot smoother.
In order to do this, you NEED to set PROPER PRIORITIES, too.
Some of the folks above obviously did not...I always like to TRY to, and if I fail, I learn from it and move forward again (and at least I haven't burned down a house yet "by accident"...heh, heh, heh)
As long as we draw breath, we have the opportunity to BE better...DO better...and WANT better...as long as we're willing to work to pursue our goals.
That's the E-ticket, friends.
SAFE out there, America.