It may be the middle of the week and the middle of August, but it feels MORE like the middle of NEXT month outside this morning.
Looks to be a fair and very MILD day with temps climbing out of the low 50s into the mid 70s...not bad at all.
And the sun looks like it will arrive to rise on time today...nice way to end the summer for the schoolkids.
With that said, let's get busy with what all is going on elsewhere.
*** First off, it's time for our Motto of the Week aka WHO SAID THAT?
"There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude; the big difference is whether it is positive or negative."
So, who said that?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
*** Next up, it is our daily tribute all this month for the events conveniently overlooked by the masses, and we call it...
Bobby G's This Day in August History!
August 14 -
1893 - France becomes the FIRST nation to introduce motor vehicle registration
1935 - Social Security Act was enacted, which created a government pension system for the retired.
(and that government's been stealing from OUR money from it ever since)
1945 - Japan accepts the allied terms of surrender in WW2, and the emperor records the Imperial Rescript of Surrender
1959 - Founding and 1st official meeting of the American Football League.
1975 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest running release in film history, opens in the USA theater in Westwood, California.
|Let's do the TIME WARP.......AGAIN!|
And now YOU know...the rest of the history.
*** A home invasion on Fort Wayne's SW side leavs an 85 year old shaken.
Here's the story link:
So here we have a man, 20 years my senior, who repairs bicycles, bothers no one, and just wants to do what he enjoys...and his life has to be interrupted in such a heinous manner. Well, I did say that crime WAS spreading outward from the SE side for a while now.
The perps were believed to be WHITE (for a change), but no real definite descriptions of all three of them have been forthcoming.
Kenny Spillers was bound up by black duct tape after he let one of the men inside to use a phone "because his car broke down". Two accomplices ransacked Spillers' house, taking a diamond ring, some collectible coins, his wallet and other cash he had in a bedroom.
The armed robbers (one did have a handgun) left him a pair of scissors to cut himself free as well as his cell-phone, to call 911.
(how nice of them - I'm sure this will be taken into account when they're caught, so they get a light sentence).
Here's the WANE story link with video:
Now, if you're thinking that it's "odd" that an 85-year old would be up at 0115 hrs, perhaps you should put yourself in his shoes for a moment.
Spillers has been battling cancer for NINE years, and takes medication for it, not that it's causing a remission.
And when you believe that the time left to you is shorter than once thought, you tend to "savor" every moment you can get, and that means you stay awake more than usual, or perhaps adjust your sleep patterns, if you can even sleep with such things on your mind.
Every hour becomes a precious gift, and you don't want to waste it, so I can understand where Mr. Spillers might be coming from.
I hope that Spillers not only gets back his stolen property, but manages to live long and well enough to see real JUSTICE brought to his situation.
*** The 3 black punks that beat up that one white teen on a school bus had their first appearance in court, and here's the story link with video:
The one boy's dad says "he's not that bad a kid"...typical BS.
That's the problem...they're ALL "good"...as in NO DAMN.
And the boy says "he's sorry"...yeah, THAT HE GOT HIS SORRY BLACK ASS CAUGHT!
At least former Florida representative, Allen West spoke up, chiding Sharpton and Jackson for NOT getting involved.
Jackson said this case was in no way comparable to the Martin/Zimmerman trial.
(nice "out", Jesse...you're just so colorblind)
*** Lastly today, everywhere you look, there are so many double-standards, and the fallout from THOSE double-standards produce their OWN set of double-standards.
If blacks rob someone, or beat someone, or kill someone, it's because they're poor, or they're "just kids acting up".
If whites do likewise, it's a vicious crime against society, or even a hate crime.
Crime is crime...period. And stupidity in the commission OF those crimes is just that...stupid.
But, there should be equal treatment of the crimes, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, etc.
And there must be EQUAL PUNISHMENT for those crimes...
That's where our society falls flat on it's ass.
When liberals go after the NYPD's use of "stop and frisk" in certain neighborhoods that are almost exclusively BLACK or HISPANIC, don't try to whitewash it out of existence by saying that the police are "targeting minorities"...don't insult my intelligence, please.
Those neighborhoods ARE black and Hispanic, and the likelihood of stopping a suspicious person IN those areas will almost always result in a MINORITY being stopped...that's just the damn law of averages, people.
It's like I said about OUR part of the Fort Wayne ghettohood a while back when I stood up for the police as they were taken to task by certain minority pundits, claiming the FWPD was pulling a "driving while black" tactic, and were racially-profiling.
Hell, the areas the FWPD were covering while making the traffic stops were 90+ percent BLACK.
It doesn't become a black and white issue be it here, or in NYC...it becomes (and will remain) a BLACK AND BLUE issue.
Some people don't LIKE authority...don't WANT authority, and will do anything to keep that authority OUT of their sub-culture
Again, we come back to double-standards, and that's a damn shame.
We, as a society...as a nation are capable of so much more than this petty crap.
Like I am always saying these days...it should not be about double standards...but BETTER standards...for everyone.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.