23 July 2013

Tuesday Tidbits...
Got ourselves a beautiful sunrise outside today, following last night's FULL MOON.
I wish I was in better spirits to enjoy it more, but we'll discuss that a bit latter on.
The Hoosierland weather today - nice, with some sunshine to start off, and then clouds rolling in with a chance of showers from midday onward.
Today's high will reach into the lower 80s with humidity that WON'T have your clothes sticking to you, or you to anything else.
So, let's set our sights on what's been going on, and thank God we're blessed in ways we haven't yet found out about.
*** First off the line today is a story about a perp, a credit union and a clean getaway.
Here's the story link:
This happened yesterday at the 3 Rivers Credit Union located in the Scotts store up on 4120 N. Clinton St around 1305 hrs.
The robber waited in line, then handed a note to the teller.
He made off with an undisclosed amount of money and fled in a car that was waiting behind the store.
No weapon was displayed during the robbery.
The FWPD has surveillance video to work with and needs your help finding this thief.
The robber was described as a BLACK MALE, about 6 ft. tall, thin build wearing a black Atlanta Braves hat, dark coat with emblems on it over a white t-shirt, and dark pants. Sounds like about 80% of the males in MY area...be a good place to START looking, hmm?
*** Bill O'Reilly had a fantastic "talking points memo" last night on his show.
Here's a link to the video:
This is some of the BEST seven minutes of TRUTH you will EVER hear...period.
You want to talk about PASSION?
Bill's got it going on...that's for sure, and rightly so.
MUCH of what he states in this memo is what I've been saying HERE...for YEARS!
I am SO glad that someone (else) has decided to say what NEEDS to be said, and for calling out these morons who hurt communities of color more than they have helped them. And I can't think of a better person to do this than Bill O'Reilly.
But, it's not like it hasn't BEEN said before, and not JUST by me...
People like Larry Elder, who mentions the victicratic mentality of his OWN people,. or Walter Williams...or Thomas Sowell, who DO know what their own communities lack, what they need, and why they have fallen into societal and economical decline for the last several generations.
But they get labelled OREOS..or worse...and all because THEY speak the damn TRUTH.
And, like I say, much, if not ALL of the problems encountered in the black community are derived through BAD CHOICES.
It's the "easy" way out, rather than challenging oneself, and that is NO way to evolve in today's world.
Give it a listen...or two, and then sit back and nod in agreement...you'll be glad you did.
Moving on...
*** This story about recently-acquitted George Zimmerman just makes my smile a bit wider.
Here's the story link:
Now here's a man who comes to the aid of a family that suffered a vehicle rollover, exits his vehicle, fire extinguisher in hand and proceeds to help extricate the people, with the aid of another good-deed-doer.
There is a 911 audio in the link as well.
This all happened about a mile where Zimmerman had his confrontation with Trayvon Martin.
And it's the SAME George Zimmerman that mentored minority children, and helped a black homeless man.
-- In a related story, since the gun in the shooting was NOT returned to Zimmerman, Buckeye Firearms is doing something about that.
Here's the story link:
I found this out through the emails I get from Buckeye 2 days ago, but now, the story has gone damn near viral.
Personally, there is NO reason for the DoJ or Eric (the shrub) Holder to DENY Zimmerman the return of HIS OWN PROPERTY under the laws of the Constitution, but when did this A/G EVER follow the laws of THIS nation?
I say get George a new gun...and whatever ELSE he needs.
*** Lastly today...the reason I'm feeling a bit more "down" than usual.
The three robin nestlings have gone on to that aviary in the sky.
Yesterday afternoon, Wifey and I spotted two of the trio on the lawn, and they were definitely not breathing. One was about ten feet away from the nest.
So, being the sentimental person that few get to see, I wrapped them in a paper towel, then bagged them and buried them in the border garden alongside the back of the garage.
Their resting place is directly opposite from the nest they were hatched in.
I checked the nest again this morning, and the third one had also died. I buried this one alongside his two other nest mates.
Now, all three siblings have become a permanent part of our house...and lives.
They are added to the sparrow, the baby bunny and the hummingbird I have also buried at various locations around the garden.
Some say that death is just another part of life, and there's no denying that.
And considering that 75% of ALL fledgling robins never make it past the first season, it would appear that that is still fact.
Still, it hurts to lose anything that lives, and the higher the species on the evolutionary scale, the harder the loss.
I know these creatures were in the wild, and that I will never have them as a pet...not a problem.
I also know that in many ways, THESE critters were much BETTER company that the lowlifes that otherwise infest our part of the ghettohood.
It would have been nice to see the nestlings mature, take their first flight and eventually move on.
The nest was removed from the butterfly bush earlier today, because robins will not return to a pre-existing nest, due to parasites and the like.
While taking the nest down, I did find a piece of trimmer string I had tossed when I swapped out the spool earlier this season, and I couldn't help but think that "I" was a small part of momma robin's (and the "kids") life for a brief time.
The good news is that these birds WILL produce up to THREE broods per season.
Maybe she'll return and start anew, and if she does, that will brighten my day.
Besides, I got more trimmer string for her to use for the NEXT nest.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

Sorry to hear about the babies. If it is ANY comfort, the species is still doing well- witness the "robin soccer" game on my blog this morning.

And they got cared about, which is more than a lot of animals get.

Bob G. said...

Yeah, that "tourney" you had up there was really cool!
Did the "pope" show up?

I know that even though I DO care (sometimes more than I should), I could probably never work WITH animals like in a shelter...
Thought about it a lot, but I get "attached" to these buggers too easily.

I'm probably the ONLY person you know that caught a catfish and then brought it home for a pet (in Mom's basement washtub no less) when Dad took me fishing one morning!

Didn't last long.

But, I also think I wouldn't want to befriend a skunk.
I do know where my limitations are...lol.

Thanks for the kind words and the soccer pics.
Made me smile.
And thanks for stopping by today and commenting.

Stay safe (Mr. soccer-dad) up there.

John DuMond said...

"The robber waited in line, then handed a note to the teller."

This dude's gonna threaten violence and steal money... but he won't cut in line? I wonder if he said "please" and "thank you" to the teller. ;)

That Talking Points Memo last night was something to behold. Methinks that Bill's mail bag will runneth over for the next few days.

Bob G. said...

John D.:
I know...sure nothing "gentleman bandit" about THIS thug...!

Bill hit the 10-ring on this one...haven't heard so much of what's wrong presented in the best way possible...right between the eyes of the race-baiters and leftards...!

He was about as subtle as a mallet through a plate-glass window.
(gee, that sounds kinda like me...lol)

Thanks much for rolling up today and commenting.

You stay safe out there.