And the weather (imho) could not be better.
Today's Hoosierland forecast will see lots of sun...perhaps a few clouds here and there, a very slight chance of showers later today (don't make book on it), and temps reaching up to around 72 degrees. Okay, so it's not swimmin' hole weather, but still, it IS JULY, and any chance to get away from heat and humidity should always be welcome, right?
Just remember back a mere TWO years ago...and those "century" marks on the old thermometer.
Anyway, go top off that refreshing morning beverage (or go pour yourselves one) and let's get busy with the rest of what's going on...
*** First out of the cookie jar today is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle."
I think this bears much fruit whenever we hear most politicians open their mouths these days.
So, who said that anyway? The answer will be at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...
*** There are a few more details regarding that "two-fer" shooting up on the 4500 block of Monroe St.
One of the teens was shot in the arm, the other had a leg wound.
Police found some 9mm shell casings and a partly loaded mag from a .40 cal nearby the house.
So, apparently shots were fired at the GROUP?
Someone just out driving about "having fun"?
Can't say I saw a heavy police presence after this incident yesterday...or later last night into this morning.
And, if police are looking for a dark-colored Impala, there ARE plenty of them to choose from, and I can point them at several houses in MY area that have them stop over frequently...just sayin'...
*** Next up, a really GOOD idea that winds up being more lipstick on a damn pig.
|Be nice for folks to have THIS in our area...|
Okay, so some people would like to see the city add some of those "trails" to bike and.or jog along down here...nice idea.
The Urban Trails group has been fighting for such trails for a YEAR...(good luck with that one).
This group wants connectivity to the Rivergreenway, and city "leaders" say there is LEGACY money for such a project.
A path along HANNA ST. would be the first choice for such a project.
Okay, so these people WANT a trail (path) along Hanna...right through the ghettohood, which is replete with drive-by shootings, rapes, assaults, robberies, and thefts...And why would doing this be a GOOD thing?
CRIME aspect of the area?
Remember the lady jogger that was accosted along a Rivergreenway path near Winchester Rd a couple years back...and that was the south-WEST side (but is a haven for government-sponsored minorities). Never did hear anything about THAT perp being caught.
|Let's begin with THIS...|
You can attempt to change the area without ridding it of crime first, BUT all you'll do is give the criminals a nicer place to "play" for a time, before it reverts back into the ghettohood, and if the city's not careful, it'll keep spreading out from the SE.
The city NEEDS to reclaim our part of town, and that means doing whatever is necessary to EVICT the criminal elements by making it so damn difficult to operate with the impunity they currently enjoy, so as to make all the perps WANT to leave the area (preferably the city) and never come the hell back.
|We DON'T need more of these...got too many already.|
*** Wifey and I are going to the post office today to send that (non-functioning) VCR back, and then maybe getting(me) some donuts and a few other items...like a gallon of exterior paint for the window sills on the house, and some birdseed for our avian critters (and the bunny and squirrels).
GOOD of late...have you seen them?
In some places, it's UNDER $3.50 a gallon (regular)...imagine how much LOWER it could be if only we stopped selling OUR oil overseas...
(but that's another post of two for another day).
We should also do likewise with our FOOD STUFFS...(read crops) too much goes to nations that don't think all that highly of us.
Be nice to see ground beef back to maybe $2 a pound.
*** And that brings me to a good solution I heard somewhere on FOX yesterday (maybe it was Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh)...
This pertains to the southern border CRISIS.
|Stop THIS flow and you'll stop the other.|
How's about we STOP the money and then tell these countries we're using the money we WOULD be sending to THEM...to PAY for the KIDS they've sent to US while we're trying to repatriate them BACK to these countries?
Bet THAT might change the tune of those nations...hit 'em where it REALLY hurts...in the POCKETBOOK!
A contrived plan by this administration, meant to undermine the values and principles that OUR nation was built upon.
(God, I SO detest Saul Alinsky)
*** Last back to the outhouse today....what the hell ever happened to our country?
Where have the values (that we all used to have) gone?
When did we become a nation of sheep, instead of sheepdogs?
Many men through history have marveled at our country, and how we managed to do what others wished they could.
But, in recent years, we've become more LIKE those other nations...and for what reason...to better "fit in" in the global arena and buddy up to anyone willing to show us a modicum of attention?
We used to stand like that beacon on a hill...or a lighthouse along a coast.
We showed the way, so that others may follow...didn't much matter where they hailed from, either.
Be real nice to get back to something along THOSE lines once again.
I believe we can do it, but it will take diligence...and perseverance...and persistence.
And today's as good a time to start as any, isn't it?
Stay SAFE out there, America.
(( BTW, for all you history buffs, today marks the 45th anniversary of the liftoff of Apollo 11 - AMERICA'S FIRST MOON LANDING excursion.))
|"Let's make some history"|