Welcome to the mid-week crisis known as WEDNESDAY, friends.
As is usual, we'll begin with our military quote of the week, otherwise referred to as WHO SAID THAT?
"Never lead soldiers into combat before having made sufficient trial of their courage."
Meanwhile...back in the trenches...
*** Free Breakfast at Schools...you probably already KNOW what I'm going to say about THIS, right?
(...pause for effect...)
I've belabored this point for as long as the noise problems here with moronic boomcar drivers.
How in the name of God can someone NOT be able to figure out HOW to give their child BREAKFAST of all things?
It's the EASIEST MEAL of the day to prepare, if you've got several functional brain cells.!
The claim is that these meals are for the "low-income", or poverty-stricken...
Here's the story link:
They've already been handing out free (or reduced) meals ALL DAMN SUMMER...!
No one in this city can ever be THAT broke where they cannot be able to make TOAST...or a stinking bowl of CORN FLAKES.
I mean c'mon now...this isn't APPALACHIA...or SOMALIA...or even KENYA.
These folks HAVE to know how to make the most basic of breakfasts for their kids, even if it's to shove a bowl in front of them, hand them a spoon, some milk and Froot Loops.
If not, then WTH are all those EBT cards and WIC programs funding, anyway?
I say if they HAVE to have the free meal program, then make it a bit "less than free" by CHARGING their WIC account or EBT card...at least THAT way, we can "follow the money" and see that it gets to where it's "supposed" to go.
Yeah, that makes sense to me.
Perhaps they should have a class in school where teens can learn to make BREAKFAST in case they wind up as premature parents?
Oh, wait...they USED to have classes like that...we called them HOME ECONOMICS...!!!
And it wasn't for the pregnant girls in high school...didn't really HAVE any back then.
I do know something needs to be done for the accountability aspect of such programs.
But enough with all the FREE sh*t....because it's NOT free...everyone else who pays taxes PAYS for it.
Cradle-to-grave government intrusion...got a helluva start (in our schools), doesn't it?
*** This story is just SO damn typical of what passes for humankind on the..(...all together, gang...)...SOUTHEAST side of Ft. Wayne.
Here's the story link:
So, you "think" you can have a gathering or block party WITHOUT some sort of fracas down here?
Think again, folks!
Personally, I don't believe ANY of the people involved were actually displaying ANY kind of serious THOUGHT, otherwise, they'd not have dumbasses shooting up the place and injuring an INFANT...that was INSIDE A DAMN HOUSE!
This melee took place at the corner of Bowser and Oliver streets,
When police rolled up, there were about 100 people lining the street (hope they had a permit for a crowd THAT big), and multiple groups within that "mob" were being LOUD AND DISRUPTIVE...(sounds about right for such vermin).
Several groups starting FIGHTING, and that's when the several people began shooting at one another.
Someone yelled at the crowd to STOP, because there were children all over the place, the report stated.
And we ALL know how well such people tend to "comply"...like NOT AT ALL.
Even the FWPD PIO said: "...You have IRRESPONSIBLE PEOPLE with firearms..."
You expect these "people" to be anything CLOSE to responsible?
WTF are you thinking?
One juvey was busted for MINOR CONSUMPTION, DISORDERLY CONDUCT...AND RESISTING ARREST. (big surprise there)
Another was questioned in the shooting, but was then cut loose by the police.
And THAT is why I prefer to NOT have ANY number of such people milling about OUR corner.
To ME, TWO is a damn crowd with these folks.
I've already had impromptu fights break out on our property by total strangers (to me), and I simply will not tolerate it.
ASKING for trouble down here.
But, that's what you get with the "government-sponsored" and entitled people when they find that being LAZY gets you MORE than being productive.
(BTW, it can get you SHOT, too)
We're still right behind China (by 3) with overall and gold medals, but Great Britain has gotten by Russia into 2nd place, with South Korea ousting Russia for 3rd place. Getting really interesting now in the home-stretch of the games.
*** Lastly today, we see more and more evidence about the level that some people display when it comes to SELF-CONTROL, most notably in the Olympic games...
With such self-control comes self-confidence, and a real sense of self-esteem, but it's that foundation of self-CONTROL that gets the ball rolling with everything else.
And we see what can happen when people LACK self-control...and good old COMMON SENSE.
It's not because these people had a brain-fart that they wreak such havoc; they have never really come to KNOW what the hell self-control IS...or should be.
They have been brought up by a government willing to "take care of them", without TEACHING them the basics of civilized behavior.
In other words...you can't become a better person by doing nothing...or "you can't get to THERE from HERE."
Simple as that, friends.
Like I said yesterday, if people LEARNED about how to control ONESELF, all the other "controls" would pretty much take care of themselves...the way things USED to be..a lot less hassle for everyone, and a lot more civility to go around.
SAFE out there, America.