DO we manage to survive all this?
The weather in the Hoosierland will be most cooperative as well...temps into the lower 80s, lots of sunshine and no (real) hint of rain in the immediate forecast.
Later this weekend will be another story...for another day.
In the meantime, let's grab a cup (or two) of our favorite morning beverage and see how the world's doing, shall we?
*** First out of the haystack is our daily sojourn into "What the hell happened today, Bob?"
1709 – Bartolomeu de Gusmão demonstrates the lifting power of hot air in an audience before the King of Portugal in Lisbon, Portugal (and we know how well this works in POLITICS)
1863 – American Civil War: following his defeat in the Battle of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee sends a letter of resignation to Confederate President Jefferson Davis (which is refused upon receipt).
1876 – Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph.
1908 – Wilbur Wright makes his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It is the Wright Brothers' first public flight.
1918 – World War I: the Battle of Amiens begins a string of almost continuous victories with a push through the German front lines (Hundred Days Offensive).
|A forerunner to the Hindenberg|
|B-36 at Carswell AFB -1948 - WAY larger than the B-29|
1963 – Great Train Robbery: in England, a gang of 15 train robbers steal £2.6 million in bank notes.
|Who "buried" Paul?|
|A drop in the bucket compared to the current leader.|
1990 – Iraq occupies Kuwait and the state is annexed to Iraq. This would lead to the Gulf War shortly afterward.
2000 – Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor and 30 years after its discovery by undersea explorer E. Lee Spence.
2008 – Opening of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
1879 – Bob Smith, American physician and surgeon, co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1950)
1919 – Dino De Laurentiis, Italian actor and producer (d. 2010)
|I'd swim with her any time.|
1922 – Rory Calhoun, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)
1926 – Richard Anderson, American actor (Oscar Goldman in The Six Million Dollar Man)
1932 – Mel Tillis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Old Dogs)
1935 – Donald P. Bellisario, American director, producer, and screenwriter
|And we're BOTH the SAME height.|
|Now THAT'S "hotness"|
1944 – Brooke Bundy, American actress
|From those "glory days".|
1947 – Larry Wilcox, American actor (CHIPS)
1949 – Keith Carradine, American actor and singer
1953 – Don Most, American actor and director (Happy Days)
|The ONLY reason to watch Inside Edition.|
1961 – The Edge, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (U2)
And...in case you missed it, it's Farmer’s Day or Nane Nane, Swahili for "8-8". (Tanzania)
So now YOU know a helluva lot more than the person sitting NEXT to you at any stoplight...LOL.
*** Next up, another tale of INJUSTICE from the Summit City.
Here's the story link:
|And ROT in jail, you LOSER!|
And, as is always the case, the innocent people get the shaft.
*** Now when you go bowling, I'll bet THIS never happens:
|Beware of flying balls!|
The perp, one 41-year old Leonard L. Suggs then began hitting the woman at the THUNDERBOWL facility, located at 6700 Lafayette St (on the city's SOUTHEAST SIDE Sunday night around 2130 hrs.
|Lemme see what would make it 20 feet to her head...|
I mean whenever I or my friends wanted to get sh*t-faced, we ALWAYS headed to the damn bowling alleys...doesn't EVERYONE?
(just kidding...my bowling average is in itself a "crime"...lol)
Those types of PUBLIC displays of blatant stupidity, fueled by "liquid courage" demonstrate the penchant for chaos that many of these people choose to pursue with abandon...the SAME kinda crap that gets people (like in the previous story) shot...or killed.
|Isn't THAT the TRUTH?|
I mean they DO have programs in place to address such things, so why have it escalate to a scenario like either one of the above?
SOME folks who cannot handle freedom and liberty (as well as normal people) without becoming a total and chronic DUMBASS somewhere along the way.
*** Last back to the woodshed...I watched the interview between Sean Hannity and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, and it was one of the best and most candid interviews I've seen a quite some time.
And that gets me thinking...WHY bust on the Jews in the first place?
What the hell have they ever done to deserve such treatment not JUST by radical Islam, but all the other sh*theaded anti-semites?
|Jerusalem - the old city|
And before that, things were even worse with the Holocaust (that some buttwipes claim never happened), and various other nations claiming the lands that were originally given to "God's People"...history tells us as much, and we need to read up on it.
|UH-OH...but in a GOOD way.|
We will be the recipients of a repetitive series of events unless we LEARN from history, so as not to repeat it, right?
I think that's as good a guidepost as we can see these days, and if we can't see it, we should LOOK for it.
And that's the truth...plain and simple.
DO have yourselves a great weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.