25 June 2014

Humpday Happenings...
Welcome to the middle of the week, never to be confused with Middle Earth.
(fewer orcs to speak of for one thing)
Looks to be a foggy morning outside, but that should burn off in a couple hours, leaving us with a relatively nice day.
The rest of the Hoosierland weather will see us with highs around 80 once again, slightly lower humidity, and partly cloudy skies.
So, get that morning beverage topped off as we gather the troops and take on...the REST of the story...
*** First out of the pastry shop today is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"Without ethics, man has no future. This is to say, mankind without them cannot be itself. Ethics determine choices and actions and suggest difficult priorities."
So, who said that, hmm?
It seems all to apropos in today's times, does it not?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at the art museum...
*** If you ever find yourself driving on the SOUTH side of Ft. Wayne (and who doesn't these days?), you might want to take a look at THIS story in today's paper.
Apparently, we now have some rock-tossing morons whose pleasure is throwing said projectiles at MOVING CARS.
Several incidents were reported to the FWPD, which happened Monday night.
One was so severe, that when one passenger showed up at hospital, attendants there thought he had been shot.
Yeah, THAT left a mark.
Rocks through car windshields (or other glass) are cause for REAL concern.
I know one person who almost lost a loved one when a rock was tossed from an overpass.
In one instance, a car was hit with a rock tossed from an oncoming car, so it's hard to see it coming.
Not to mention, how often do you expect a rock to come at you in the city?
THIS will take your mind off of texting while driving!
Well, apparently, you need to NOW!
The incidents occurred on Fairfield (heading north - no cross street given), East State Blvd (oncoming car - broken windshield), Packard and Fairfield (oncoming car - van struck twice - no broken glass), and a 4th call in the area of Creighton and Fairfield (car struck by two objects, one was a rock which broke through a driver's side window - another bounced off the car's roof).
FWPD spokesguy Mike Joyner says "the reports were isolated to Monday night, and are not something the department has received calls about throughout the year."
So that's it? End of subject?
Perhaps we have a case of punks staking claims to "turf",. and this is a way of keeping the "normals" out of the area?
Looking LESS likely around town
Such thugs have done similar things in other cities, and in those cities police are instructed to NOT leave their vehicles unless necessary.
They also patrol in TWO-MAN cars.
I suppose since there are no HOMICIDES to speak of, we can just dust this all off as random acts of VANDALISM (like the happy face sprayed on the MLK bridge, which I find repugnant and very disgusting)...after all, as one person interviewed at the latest police pursuit that netted three of five teens in that Mercedes...
"Kids will be kids".
Nothing to see here, right?..until someone gets KILLED because of such "horseplay".
We should ALL be very concerned over this, because none of us knows when it will happen again, or to whom.
((Update - 1345 hrs - According to other sources, there were several ADDITIONAL incidents with rocks being tossed at cars - Tacoma and Walnut, Broadway and Home, S. Anthony and McKinnie,  in addition to the others mentioned. Police are now looking for a 90s era Gran Prix with a paper tag (temp plate) and a compact spare on one wheel.))
Like I said...a CAUSE for concern...too many incidents in one day to make me feel comfortable.
Moving on...
*** Seems that situation along our southern border is at a crisis stage...or it SHOULD be.
Over 40% of our Border Agents have been tasked with "baby-sitting" all these kids that have come illegally into the USA.
So, who's all watching the border NOW?
Bet those Border Agents never thought that changing diapers would be "part of the job".
And it SMELLS bad, too.
Here's one of many stories about this burgeoning fiasco (the latest one allowed by this administration, as you count them when they pass by):
I just chose this story at random...FOX has better coverage and more properly directed outrage over this.
What we're hearing now is this "humanitarian crisis", and how "bad" it is that we detain these kids at the border...
I agree...send them ALL the hell back ACROSS, where they belong.
We can't handle such an influx...and even if we could...should we?
When did it become the sole responsibility of AMERICA to take care of ALL the world's waifs and orphans? Should that not be the concern of the countries they were born in?
This isn't some exodus from Pharaoh of antiquity, or an escape from Nazi tyranny and execution from the 1930s and 1940s, people...this is 2014.
There is a right way and a wrong way to do it.
The kids come here because they KNOW this administration "wants" them here (convenient democrat voter base) and to use these children for ANY sort of political gain or motive is reprehensible.
Blame the "Dream Act", friends.
It's high time we made the nations that spawned these children take responsibility for them, and quickly.
With well OVER 100 MILLION illegals here already (the actual number is much higher, if you go back to the 1950s, when 300,000 came across yearly), and many others assimilated nicely into American culture over the decades since, we can ill-afford to take in so many (more) at once.
Be nice if the "Prez" would get off his community-activist, elitist ass and make the tough call..so THIS country can survive the onslaught and more FORWARD.
*** Last back to the bakery...TODAY is the birthday of none other than the Lovely Mrs. Bobby G., and that means our yearly soiree` up to RED LOBSTER for her birthday luncheon repast (as long as no rocks come through the car's windshield).
Look out...Wifey's comin'
Since I'm footing the bill...anything goes for her.
And she has already started to haul out her "garb"..festooned in damn near everything "lobster", from tops and pants to a handbag.
Hers isn't as bad as this.
(and I don't even wear camos...lol)
I also get to bake her cake...devil's food with chocolate fudge frosting (a favorite of mine as well).
When pressed as to what birthday it IS, she simply answers "My 29th..."
Yep, she's subscribed to the Bobby G. Birthday Calculation Primer, which states that you turn permanently 29 when you reach your 30th birthday...everything ELSE going forward is an ANNIVERSARY of that auspicious occasion.
And, it's worked pretty well for me over the years as well....lol.
If this guy ONLY knew...
The bummer (for me) in all of this is that when MY birthday rolls around, she will be back at school...as always.
Alone again...naturally (I feel a song coming on...cue it up, Chris...lol)
Nice to not be alone all day on your birthday, but hey, it can always be worse...like not being around to celebrate it.
(that would definitely suck)
And to think the both the BERLIN AIRLIFT and the KOREAN WAR started today as well....
Oh, and the rainbow flag was first flown in 'Frisco, representing gay pride.
It's also the birthday of General "Hap" Armold, George Orwell, Sidney Lumet, June Lockhart, and Jimmy Walker.
Both Michael Jackson AND Farrah Fawcett died on this day, and today is ALSO...
NATIONAL CATFISH DAY (wonder if that's on the menu?)
I can haz catfish?
So, if you happen to be in the area, and you stop in Red Lobster around noon-ish, look for the Lobster Lady...and the guy sitting across from her who keeps saying to everyone "She's really my crustacean-challenged daughter, home from New England".
Gonna be a good day...(unless someone comes along and screws it up), and I trust you all will enjoy it.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


John DuMond said...

"When did it become the sole responsibility of AMERICA to take care of ALL the world's waifs and orphans?"

Liberals are always telling us we can't be the world's policeman. But apparently they think it's okay for us to be the world's babysitter.

Bob G. said...

John D.:
The Libtards are ALWAYS talking out of BOTH sides of their pie-holes...and people aren't seeing it OR hearing it???

This border debacle is totally UNprecedented in U.S. history, and will not end all that well if we are to retain ANY vestige of what this nation was founded upon.

We will CEASE to be...AMERICA.
(don't think I ever want that to happen)

Hey, thanks for stopping by today to comment.

Stay safe out there.

CWMartin said...

The rock thing sounds like "minor league gang initiation". Hopefully- and sorry to be mean- one of those morons will put a loved one in the hospital; that might make them do something really revolutionary and THINK.

Birthday: You mean she ISN'T 29??? I knew you robbed the cradle, but if she is indeed YOUNGER than 29, I'll have to consult the state's statutes...

Tell ya what- what day of the week is your birthday? If I'm off, I'll pick ya up, run you around MY neighborhood, and the young'un (AKA the wife) can come get you when she's through educating little heads full of mush.

Bob G. said...

THINKING being a revolutionary idea to these idiots...LMAO.
It'd would be a bloody EPIPHANY!
Now THAT is funny, right there.

Oh, no...Wifey's been "29" for more than a couple of years (wink, wink...say no more).
While I've been 29 for a couple DECADES...LOL.

Or...Hey, if you're off on my b'day, you can come down HERE, we'll shoot some BB pistols, read some comics, maybe watch a superhero flick and otherwise act childlike for a spell...
(hope I can still remember HOW)
Either way, lots to consider, right?

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by and comment.
Take care of that back & do stay SAFE up there, brother.