And, it's the middle of the week again, with another nice day in store for those of us in Hoosierland, with temps again reaching for the high 30s by late today. No sign of precip in the air, but a few clouds sticking around to let us know they're there.
It's Ash Wednesday, which kicks off the start to the Lenten season for Catholics around the world.
Since I'm a Methodist, my take on that is a simple one - I gave up LENT for Lent (but I will still take those filet o' fish sandwiches on Fridays).
Now, before we get into the meat and potatoes of today's post, we've some other business to attend to.
*** First up today is our Motto Of The Week, otherwise know as WHO SAID THAT?
"You don't lead people by hitting them over the head. That's assault, not leadership."
I thought this MOST appropriate considering recent events, and you'll see HOW this fits into things as we go along today.
So WHO said that anyway?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back in the trenches...
*** Another DB turns up in Ft. Wayne.
(could this be the NEXT member of the DEAD POOL?)
THIS time, and are treating the investigation as a suicide.
(or maybe this person had "help"...like an "assisted" suicide?)
Never rule ANY possibility out when dealing with people on the SE side of the city...they might surprise you.
*** It would appear that the CA gunman and ex-LAPD officer, Chris Dorner, has gone to his "just rewards" after yesterday's gunfight (which left one sheriff's deputy dead and another critically injured) and subsequent barricade in a mountain cabi at Big Bear mountain.
By early evening, the cabin became engulfed in flames (could have been set by Dorner, or my guess would be smoke or gas grenades or perhaps flashbangs sparked the fire), but officers on scene did not see anyone leave the cabin while it burned.
Forensic evidence will determine whether the charred body found in the cabin is, in fact, Dorner.
The manifesto stated that the violence of action WOULD be high, and Dorner was right there.
As to what was in the gunman's mind...we will never know.
But, my eye-teeth were floating after the first 40 minutes.
I confess that every time I hear this guy bloviate, I am amazed at how well he tries to package the barrage of lies, deceits, and falsehoods that come from his pie hole.
Naturally, he failed marvelously when it came to me.
I know better and been lied to by MUCH more professional deceivers.
And of course we HAD to hear the hackneyed "fair share" and "level playing field" BS tag lines...cripes almighty!
He even plagiarizes his OWN past speeches...how tiresome is THAT?
The only real HIGH point for me was when he said "God Bless the United States of America"...even if he really didn't MEAN it.
His 2nd term is just like the first one...with different packaging on the same pieces of bullsh*t.
(NEXT year, perhaps?)
The only, MAJOR problem with such an unrealistic and altruistic agenda becomes:
HOW THE F$CK DO YOU PLAN TO PAY FOR ALL THIS SH*T, JERKWAD???
That guy CLAIMS it won't add one cent to the national debt...BULLSH*T!
Who the hell do you think you're kidding, Bub?
You don't want to even address YOUR administration's SPENDING jag...and you bitch about CUTS.
-- You REDUCE the deficit by CURBING SPENDING, asshole...that's the way EVERY family in this nation does it.
When you SPEND LESS...you SAVE MORE...got it, dumbass?
And when you SAVE MORE...you can PAY DOWN your creditors (or in this case, the national debt).
Geezus H. tap-dancing Christ...how much EASIER can it get??
SHOULD be off somewhere toking weed, making protest signs, and getting busted for crapping on police cars...
We need a LEADER for our nation...and all we have is another "boss".
BIG difference between the two...believe me!
There, I've said it again.
-- At least the rebuttal from Sen. Marco Rubio made a LOT more sense, as it was supposed to.
HUMAN...and kinda nervous for his "first time" outing.
But the "kid" did okay in my book...got his points across well.
Leave the man alone because HE has a plan to straighten this nation's mess out...something this empty-suit Prez has yet to do.
All That Guy wants to do is "fundamentally change America", and by God, he's off to a decent start.
The latest EO to come down will be one that's "alleged" to keep cyberspace SAFE (from hackers).
Be WARY of this...it's a (backdoor) grab at controlling the Internet (which would be civilian surveillance and possible censorship).
The GOVERNMENT sites should be the only ones the government watchdogs...
And don't expect Captain EO to stop there...if he doesn't get HIS way, more dictates from our "ruler" will again circumvent our Constitution, giving more undeserved power to the wrong people for the wrong reason.
This guy is smug...and he's arrogant...and he's been emboldened by his re-election, and his minions are gathering at his feet.
TRUTH, and we'll probably be called every damn name in the book BECAUSE we do as much.
That's the only recourse such cowards have...
And in many ways, trying to even debate ANY of them is akin to shooting an unarmed individual.
SAFE out there, America.