19 October 2012

Friday Follies...
Hurrah, Huzzah, and Bravo...we made it to the weekend.
And here in the Heartland, it's a bit damp out today - more light rain through most of today and into early tomorrow, but NEXT week looks to be more June-like than mid-late October with temps in the 70s..that'll confuse the hell out of the plants, won't it?
I swear the weather is as crazy as most all the "locals" around here, but at least I can DEAL with the weather (without getting arrested).
"But officer, it's called 'URBAN RENEWAL'..."
In any event, let's get busy with whatever's been going on elsewhere.
*** The Wifeymobile goes to the shop for brake work AND (hopefully) the solution to "The Case of the Missing Coolant"...here's hoping anyway.
Be nice to get it back by day's end (for grocery shopping tomorrow).
*** It's always nice (NOT!) to be awakened around 0340 hours by some loudasses up the street...the kind you really can't dial up the po-po on, because these morons will shut the hell UP as soon as you put the damn phone down. Yeah, THOSE morons.
Whatever happened to treating your fellow man with at least SOME measure of respect?
--Being "neighborly" ring any bells?
--How about a little word called CIVILITY?
Guess in our neck of the woods, such words have been relegated to the anachronism bin.
Then again, with TOO FEW officers to actively PATROL an area (as we've been privy to for way too long down here in the ghettohood), what else can one expect?
Add to that a response time (for noise) hovering in the 20+ minute range, social "crimes" such as loud-ass neighbors (acoustic terrorism anyone?) go relatively unnoticed, unfounded, and unresolved.
And this is called "progress".
*** The police caught the man who robbed the Wells Fargo bank at KNIFE POINT yesterday.
Here's the *411*:
http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20121019/LOCAL07/310199975/0/FRONTPAGE
Alex White, age 47 is now a guest of the local hoosegow, after tips were received from CITIZENS which aided police in arresting this perp.
He was taken into custody in the 2100 block of Eden St (Eden Green Apartment area)...wow, BIG surprise there...one of the hotbeds of crime is where they find a criminal...who the hell would have known?
Nice job, PEOPLE!
Looks like when it comes to policing, the CITIZENS should NEVER be discounted.
*** Sparkle the cat gets her new home.
And here's the story:
http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20121019/LOCAL/310199974
Lynne Ticen was the lucky "mom" who took Sparkle to her new home yesterday.
They even had a cake to celebrate, and whenever there's CAKE, it's gotta be a big deal (to me, anyway...lol).
The trial for the perp who abused and tortured the cat is slated for 15 January 2013.
*** Think music these days is going to the (snoop) dogs?
Well, here's a place where you can track who's been busted , and it reads like a BET gala for hip-hop...LOL!
http://www.ranker.com/list/rappers-in-prison-complete-list-of-rappers-in-jail/whatevayoulike
This is a running list, which means it's updated often enough...but they don't include those who were just arrested. (either because the list would be TOO long or the bandwidth insufficient to post...)
*** I watched the Al Smith Memorial Dinner speeches on FOX last night, which has been a venue where the President and candidate trade jokes instead of political barbs...and last night's was funny. Wifey was wondering what I was laughing at.
Here are the 5 BEST Romney quips, and they are really good ones:
5. "I was actually hoping the president would bring Joe Biden along this evening. He'll laugh at anything."
4. "We're down to the final months of the president's term ... You have to wonder what [Obama is] thinking: So little time, so much to redistribute."
3. Romney quipped that St. Peter's skeptics told him, "If you’ve got a church, you didn’t build that."
2. He spelled out how the media will cover the dinner: "Obama embraced by Catholics, Romney dines with rich people."
1. "In keeping with the 'Sesame Street' theme, the president's remarks are brought to you tonight by the letter O and the number 16 TRILLION."
There was another good joke:
Romney also took his swipes at the news media.
“My job is to lay out a positive vision for the future of the country, and their job is to make sure no one else finds out about it,” he said.
Obama noted that he and Romney spent their free time before the dinner in somewhat different pursuits. “Earlier today, I went shopping at some stores in Midtown. I understand Governor Romney went shopping FOR some stores in Midtown.”
I did love the straight-laced manner of Romney's "delivery", though...nice touch.
Al Smth, for whom the Dinner event was named, was a remarkable man in the state of NY a while back, and here's his WIKI:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Smith
I remember him from the Ken Burns film: Prohibition.
He must have done something right, because he was elected Governor of NY state THREE times.
And he was a staunch opponent of FDR's "new deal".
Unfortunately, he was connected with Tammany Hall, too.
Although he was called a progressive, he was in FAVOR of more efficient government and GOOD government.
A very interesting individual indeed.
*** Lastly today, I wonder if we wouldn't benefit from a person LIKE AL Smith these days?
We are certainly in need of SOME form of real leadership in this country...
Seems we've been too long and too late over the last several years when it comes to following the principles and values not only of the founding documents, but bestowed upon our nation by our Creator.
I believe this nation has been given a marvelous opportunity to prove to the rest of the world who we are (both as that nation and her people), what we can do, and how we can help when required.
Time and history have proven that much to many around the world.
But we seem to have stumbled of late...lost our way...strayed from the true path.
And perhaps now is the time for us to return to our past, in order to preserve and protect our future
We'll never know, until we try, right?
Do have yourselves a great weekend.
Be well, make a difference to someone today, and as always...
Stay SAFE out there, America.

4 comments:

CWMartin said...

Great jokes! If these guys could get along as well in the halls of Government...

Oh, and Sparkle the cat is a nice story... HOWEVER I think it was a bit much to have it as WANE.com's top headline for a day and a half! Just sayin'.

As for the neighbors... haven't you mounted that air-raid loudspeaker yet?

Bob G. said...

CWM:
I agree with you 100% on ALL points:

--They all really DO have to put partisanship ASIDE and embrace the PEOPLE THEY SERVE (and who pays their freight)

--The Sparkle story was a BIT overdone (by WANE), and that's why my comments on it were brief...the way a human interest story (or feline-interest if you will) should remain.
Yet, WANE won't even post SOME stories...go figure.

--The air raid siren, ah yes...maybe it should be like that SIREN that the MORLOCKS used in the original movie THE TIME MACHINE...LOL!
(now, all I need is that MONOLITH...and city approval for a zoning variance...LOL)
Good luck with THAT, huh?

Hey, thanks much for stopping by today and commenting.

You guys stay safe up there this weekend.

John D. said...

A bit damp? Dude, we got soaked in my neck of the woods. Tomorrow's supposed to be nice, though. Keeping my fingers crossed.

What do you wanna bet that any rapper that's not on that list will be running out to commit some crime so as not to lose "street cred"?

Have yourself a good weekend, Bob.

Bob G. said...

John D.:
SO, YOU guys are the ones that got "gully-washed", hmm?

We're just getting steady, light rain...which we COULD have used a couple MONTHS AGO!

OH, yeah..the street cred...gotta have that INSTEAD of a damn EDUCATION, that could net you a REAL career.
And some people wonder WHY certain parts of oour population have "difficulties"?

Should be NO surprise, given these examples of social failure (money isn't everything - it just makes misery more tolerable...lol)

Thanks for rolling on up today and commenting.

Have yourselves a excellent (and drier) weekend out there.