Welcome to our Thursday edition, folks. The weather outside is reminding me of a Neil Diamond song (September Morning). It's nicely brisk out there, great "waking-up" weather indeed. Temps will top out in the mid-70s and it looks to be a sunny day...with a few clouds to liven things up.
With that, let's begin our journey into this day, and see what awaits...
*** First up, time to find out WHO SAID THAT? from yesterday's Motto of the Week:
"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."
This is attributed to W. Clement Stone (4 May, 1902 - 3 September 2002), a businessman, philanthropist and New Thought self-help book author.
And here is his WIKI:
Now, before anyone thinks I went and joined some "cult" with the last 2 quotes spoken by these "new thought" movement supporters, nothing could be farther from the truth...This is just one of life's coincidences...and I don't create these mottoes...LOL.
Again, like Marden (last week), this man grew up without a father (died when he was 3) and was rather impoverished growing up.
Born in Chicago, when he was old enough, began to hawk newspapers on the south side.
At 16, he went to Detroit to help his mother in the insurance agency she had opened there.
He managed to take $100 and run it into millions, becoming a living "rags-to-riches" story of the Horatio Alger novels.
He created the Combined Insurance Company in 1919, and by 1979, that company exceeded $1 BILLION in assets.
It merged with the Patrick Ryan Group to form AON Corp. in 1987.
He gave $10 million to Nixon's campaign in both 1968 and 1972.
Stone always stressed the importance of PMA (positive mental attitude).and explained it best in THIS way:
"A positive mental attitude is necessary for achieving worthwhile success. We in America know what it is for us, for we have inherited the tenets of the Judeo-Christian faiths on which our Constitution, laws and customs have been based...Strive to understand and apply the Golden Rule...Believe that any goal that doesn’t violate the laws of God or the rights of your fellow men can be achieved"
It's a decent read and shows that no matter your circumstance, things are never THAT bad.
*** Yes, we haven't forgoteen that it's once again time for:
Bobby G's This Day in August History!
August 15 -
1842 - TIVOLI GARDENS, one of the oldest still intact amusement parks in the world, opens in Copengahen, Denmark.
1914 - The PANAMA CANAL opens to traffic with the transit of the ship S.S. Ancon
1935 - Will Rogers and Wiley Post are killed in a plane crash at Barrow Alaska
(The Winnie Mae was the name of the Post's Lockheed Vega aircraft)
1939 - The Wizard of Oz opens at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood (L.A.)
1945 - The official surrender of Japan to the allies, ending WW2.
1948 - The Republic of Korea is esatblished south of the 38th parallel.
1971 - Richard Nixon completres the break from the GOLD standard by ending the convertibility of the U.S. dollar into the precious metal by foreign investors
(how's that been working out for us since then?)
And yes, as mentioned, today is VJ Day...so go kiss a nurse in Times Square!
*** The whole lame-stream media backlash over this rodeo clown at the Missouri State Fair is another example of people acting in a SBB manner (stupid beyond belief).
|Why so serious?|
Yet, there have been other instances (rather numerous, too) where an Obama-mask was worn, and had NOTHING to do with rodeos, fairs, or even a BULL (if you believe that LAST one...LOL).
I just cannot understand WHY we have all these damn DOUBLE STANDARDS, unless it's to make SOME folks look better than others.
When did all these people suddenly develop "thin skin syndrome"?
And why can't they just take it all in stride, because we DO have freedom of speech AND expression in THIS nation?
These asswipes need to develop a sense of humor.
Sure was OK to wear a REAGAN mask...or a BUSH mask, though...nothing to see THERE, right?
It's a total CROCK, if you ask me, and that's all I have to say on that.
*** Wow, a neighborhood on Fort Wayne's SOUTHEAST side makes the news...AGAIN?
|Here we go again...!|
This is at Avondale Drive (3800 block) and Gumpper St, just above Rudisill. And I've been watching this "corridor" for some time...yes, crime HAS been on the rise there DAILY.
A corner house (nice "fortress"), and a white man gets targeted, either intentionally or not...doesn't matter at this point.
What DOES matter is that we have a group of people (Most likely black, given the ethnic demographics in the area) with NO regard for life, and all damn day to practice their "craft", as it were...to the dismissal of the safety of everyone else.
I'd tell the residents there to start wearing camos (because it seems to me like a damn WAR ZONE) and get themselves "armed up" and start firing back.
Take a few of the mooks OUT, and the rest will think twice. OR, we could have (what I've said for YEARS)...more POLICE PATROLS, especially down the ALLEYS...that's where these perps run and hide.
*** Lastly today, it's always nice to have our "critters" stop by, and yesterday found me prepared to catch some nice photos of our "extended family".
|His (feathered) Eminence graces Mr. Squirrel.|
Drama belongs on a damn STAGE, and not on some city street, living room, department store or parking lot.
You want to get noticed?
Either get FAMOUS...or get STUPID...either will work in this world REALLY well.
And maybe that's why I like our critters...no drama there, except maybe one squirrel chases another from some food, but that's more instinctual than faked or staged. By and large, all these little creatures are here to make us take notice about life when we're too busy NOT to be doing so.
|Good food, nice ambiance - I give it THREE stars!|
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.