How did that song go again?
"...Ev'rybody's workin' for the weekend"...yeah, that's it. That's the one.
Our Hoosierland weather will be mostly more of the same as the past few days...some morning fog, giving way later on to partly to mostly cloudy skies, perhaps some rain, some humidity, and temps reaching back into the lower 80s.
Nothing sounds quite the same as repetition, does it?
Okay, I've got my morning beverage...you get yours, and we'll take this trip into what's been going on together then. Fair enough?
*** First off of the kitchen table is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"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."
This was spoken by one John Peter Berger (born 5 November1926), who is an English art critic, novelist, painter and poet.
And yes, he has a WIKI:
After attending a private school in Oxford, he served in the British army from 1944-1946, and almost immediately after his service was over, enrolled in the Chelsea School of Art and the Central school of Art in London.
His works went on exhibit soon afterward in the late 1940s.
It wasn't long after this that he began his career as an art critic, and his strongly-stated opinions made him a controversial figure.
His initial "Marxist humanism" changed when, after the soviets achieved nuclear parity with the USA, he became more critical of the USSR.
His first novel "A Painter of Our Time" was published in 1958, and perhaps his most notable work is a collaboration called "Ways of Seeing" (1972).
I suppose one might look as his writings as somewhat "quirky" in nature, but he has made an impression in the world of art and perhaps even in contemporary literature.
*** Another "update" about the rolling rock-tossers. It seems that it wasn't ONLY cars that were targeted.
Here's the link to the crime brief:
This took place the SAME night as the vehicular vandalism and the injuries to the one passenger.
|NOT just a "theory" anymore, is it?|
The location was given as the 1900 block of Oxford St.
A piece of a cinder block came through a picture window in the living room of the house, making people think it was a gunshot.
Can't imagine that the resident were IN the living room at the time...still AWAKE at 4AM???
(typical ghetto schedule...probably getting ready to GO to sleep)
|THIS is what came through OUR window in 2006.|
And the perp got away on BICYCLE...tracks were in the grass...
I showed the officers who came on scene, as THEY didn't see them.
(chalk another one up for me)
Still have that block too...as a reminder to remain vigilant (and perhaps some day RETURN it IN LIKE MANNER this "souvenir" to the person who tossed it...lol)
*** Next up, Wifey and I had a pretty good time up at Red Lobster yesterday.
|The "Lobster Lady" cometh...|
Now, before we set out, I baked Wifey's cake ahead of time, so it would cool while we were uptown.
|There's the "victim"|
I ordered clam chowder, and the Seaside Sampler, which in and of itself (I found out) is pretty filling on it's own.
|The SEASIDE SAMPLER...yummy!|
|There WAS the "victim"|
And our waitress was a very charming black girl named Deana...the kind of decent person I WISH we had living across the street from us.
Suffice it to say, she got a nice 20% tip from me.
The lunch was really good, and the Lovely Mrs. Bobby G. even got dessert (chocolate wave) which she shared with me (I got the ice cream part).
Now, I will say that driving anywhere from just south of downtown north isn't anything close to the LACK of traffic we "enjoy" down here...but you have to remember...I'm from PHILLY, and traffic THERE was always am R.P.I.A., especially during RUSH hour (when you everything BUT rush...lol)
You folks here have got it a LOT better, and some people here need to realize how good you DO have it.
|LANES for turns - whatta novel idea.|
I get dizzy WEAVING all over trying to find the CORRECT lane to be in when I want to go bloody STRAIGHT!
Other than that it wasn't bad...until we hit a "construction area", complete with orange barrel mania.
HAD to then when I heard a SIREN behind us, and I craned my neck from mirror to mirror to see WHAT was coming...
Didn't have to wait long.
AMBULANCE, running "Hollywood" (lights and sirens), and I had NOWHERE to go (traffic was down to ONE lane).
Now, the guy in front of us didn't move AT ALL...he FROZE, while I pulled as far to the right near the curb as was possible, and that allowed enough room to get by. But we weren't done yet...
|They ARE bigger "up close"...and LOUDER.|
The guy in FRONT of us was...and still he did not move, even after the fire truck AND me blew out horns at him.
I damn near was close to getting out of OUR car and moving the damn barrels...as there as no holes in the ground or other encumbrances in the left lane. But somehow, the fire engine weasels through, after the SUV in front if us slightly pulled over.
|...On a mission from God.|
(pretty slick move, Bob)
It worked (as it usually does) and we were clear of the clusterf$ck straight away.
The ambulance and fire engine turned off a few blocks south, so we passed them and had a clan run back to the "Fortress".
Again, we had an example of someone NOT paying the hell attention (the SUV driver) and it cost the ambulance a good MINUTE...and that translates to life...or death. Hopefully it was not the latter result.
*** Last back to the garage...this whole thing about GAY MARRIAGE and the on-again/off-again BAN is getting real boring and tedious.
MARRIAGE should be subscribed and attributed SOLELY to the union between a MAN...and a WOMAN...period.
Been that way since Biblical times...been established in numerous state constitutions, and pretty much been the "law of the land:" since the country became AMERICA.
And we also have this "separation" of CHURCH and STATE, which all but keeps the FEDS the hell OUT of RELIGIOUS affairs...or at least it SHOULD.
Now, we have a lower level FEDERAL judge overturning state laws...who the f$ck does he think he is, anyway?
NO right to infringe in ANY aspect of religion, especially when it comes to what constitutes a MARRIAGE in the eyes of any church.
The CATHOLIC BISHOPS refuse to knuckle under and I applaud them for that.
All other denominations should do likewise.
You want to be gay and get hitched..FINE...got NO problem with that, AS LONG AS you DO NOT call it a MARRIAGE.
Call it a CIVIL UNION, complete with all the same binding laws and benefits that a MARRIAGE comprises.
Just don't CO-OPT the WORD "MARRIAGE"....
Start you OWN church with whatever denomination will permit it, just leave MARRIAGE out of it.
That makes things a LOT easier to deal with...just like ATHEISTS...get YOUR OWN church and your OWN followers, but leave those who BELIEVE IN GOD the hell ALONE, kapeesh?
I don't shove Christianity down YOUR throat, so don't shove being GAY or ATHEISM down MINE...got it?
We CAN all get along together, as long as THEY stop telling us what WE can or cannot believe in or tolerate.
We know right from wrong, and what some in both the gay and atheist community fail to understand is that they don't represent ALL gays and atheists...just as SOME in Christianity (who appear extremist in nature) do NOT represent ALL followers of Christ.
Doesn't get any easier to figure out, but in today;s world, there are those who will over-complicate the simple, and over-think the reasonable...all in the name of THEIR agenda.
That's why we have the problems we do, and the animosity from generation to generation.
When you start removing the laws, what is left is lawlessness, and we've too much of that already.
Therein lies the lesson for today.
Stay SAFE out there,America.