06 August 2014

Humpday Happenings...
Welcome to a rather foggy morning here in our part of the Hooiserland.
Had some decent rain last night before midnight...actually was kinda QUIET around here (for a damn change).
Rain does seem to keep nearly all the boomcar "boyz" at bay...does the job the FWPD can't seem to want to do...lol.
The rest of today's weather shapes up with temps reaching into the upper 70s...and it looks like the sun is trying it's damnedest to break through the overcast (so far, unsuccessfully)...that will be nice if it shows up.
(not holding my breath though...)
So, let's get cracking and have that cup of morning fortitude filled up as we see what's been going on...
*** First out of the rain-barrel today is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"There's nobody who cares more about you than you, and there's nobody better equipped to take of you than you."
So, who said that anyway? And if you guessed ME (because I often invoke such rhetoric), then you are unfortunately incorrect. (but I DO appreciate the sentiment...lol)
But, the answer will be at the top of tomorrow''s post...and it might surprise you.
Meanwhile back at the tea party...
Next, is our look at "What the hell happened today, Bob?"
August 6:
1536 - Bogota, Colombia is founded (didn't know it was losted...lol)
1781 - Fifty proof sheets of the U.S. CONSTITUTION are delivered to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
1881 - The UK annexes Lagos, Nigeria (and were glad to get rid of it later on)
"Old Sparky's Dad"
1890 - In Auburn, NY, murderer William Kemmler is the FIRST person executed by the Electric Chair (...you want fries with that?)
-- Check out the full story over at John D's NOBODY MOVE blog (link at left)
1914 - WW1 - Serbia declares war on Germany. Austria declares war of Russia. 
(I declare I'm confused)
Gotta love being first.
1926 - Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel.
And STILL, the Japanese didn't surrender.
1945 - WW2 - Hiroshima is devastated when the first atomic bomb ("Little Boy") is dropped on that city, by the U.S. B-29 ENOLA GAY. Some 70,000 people are killed instantly, and tens of thousands die from burns and radiation poisoning.
1962 - Jamaica becomes independent from England (pass the rum)
1965 - LBJ signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law.
Who opened Pandora's box?
1991 - Tim Berners-Lee describes his idea for the WORLD WIDE WEB - WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.
And...plenty of parking.
2012 - The NASA rover CURIOSITY lands on the surface of Mars.
Notable Birthdays:
1809 - Alfred, Lord Tennyson (d-1892)
1902 - Dutch Schultz - American mobster (d-1935)
Everyone still Loves Lucy.
1911 - Lucille Ball - Actress, singer, and producer (d-1989)
From "The Longest Day"
1917 - Robert Mitchum - actor (d-1997)
1950 - Dorian Harewood - actor
1951 - Catherine Hicks - actress
A Bond girl & starred in "Crouching Tiger Hidden dragon"
1962 - Michelle Yeoh - Malaysin Hong Kong actress and producer
1972 - Gerri Halliwell - English singer, dancer (Spice Girls)
Punky Brewster all grown up.
1976 - Soleil Moon Frye - actress
And, if you happen to be in (or going to) Japan, today is the Hiroshima Peace Memorial ceremony as well as the beginning of the TANABATA ceremony in Sendai. (hope there's tea involved...and cake)
Now you know...all of what's happening.
*** Next, Sean Hannity has been broadcasting his show (10PM - FNC) from ISRAEL for the last two days and I have to say it's been extremely riveting to watch.
Can't wait for tonight's show. It is a real eye-opener and shows what other stations will not.
To see what Israel has to endure (as a nation and as a people) while the "hamasholes" (as Mark Levin has been calling them) seek to wipe the Jewish people off the earth...kinda sounds like GENOCIDE to me...now WHERE have we heard this before?
That's right...NAZI GERMANY.
What is really pissing me off about all of this is that HERE, in AMERICA, there are protests AGAINST Israel...
Yeah, this should be a real "WTF???" moment.
Why isn't anyone protesting those hamasholes who are trying to kill every last Jew on the planet?
What the hell did Israel do except to defend itself when attacked?
They don't actively go out and look for Palestinians to kill in a wholesale manner.
But, the Palestinian terrorists WILL set off bombs in Jerusalem...or Tel-Aviv.
Sure there are CIVILIANS being killed, but when war happens, that WILL one of the results of that war...no avoiding it.
And it's HAMAS that's been tunneling UNDER the border INTO Israel, and NOT the other way around, people.
We can't be THAT "selective" when fighting, no matter how smart our weapons become, because the bad guys will invariably use their OWN civilians as human shields to exacerbate the perception of the conflict...to their advantage.
Think of this as a way to garner (false) sympathy for the cause of terrorism...and too many people HERE have bought into this ruse.
THAT is what pisses me off...all this sudden surge in antisemitism.
Enough with being sad over the hamasholes...it's the ISRAELIS who are being attacked without provocation.
Study HISTORY a bit...LEARN the truth, and then spread the word.
*** Last back to the mud puddle...it saddens me to see that people can be so EASILY manipulated in their lives, especially when it comes to POLITICS.
The worse part is that some people don't even become engaged at all.
I admit to once being in that crowd...didn't have the time...didn't concern me...and so on.
Thing is, it DOES concern us all, for the results of our indecision are something we have to live with, just as much as all the decisions we make in our lives. It's one of those nasty unavoidable aspects of life.
The best we can do is get ourselves more learned about what DOES apply to us, bone up on history, and the basic tenets of our founding documents, so as to get a better grasp of what's going on both HERE, and elsewhere, because ALL of it affects us to some degree.
Not saying we ALL need to be law-scholars...just informed enough to help us make better decisions...better choices in life.
And, isn't that always what it comes down to?
Shouldn't be difficult at all for ANY of us to do...if we're willing to pursue the quest for knowledge...and wisdom, right?
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


John DuMond said...

I had never heard of Gertrude Ederle. Just looked her up on Wikipedia. She lived to be 98 years old! (She passed away in 2003.) I guess that proves the value of swimming as a means of keeping in shape. :)

Bob G. said...

John D.:
Yeah, people from that era seemed to have a LOT going for them.
More robust, took better care of themselves (in spite of cigarettes all over the place and a lot less healthcare and medical precedures).

My aunt lived to be 92, and she ALWAYS had a shot of whiskey before bedtime..and smoked Chesterfields.
And she passed from NEITHER one of those.

Hey, do you think maybe Gertrude knew Jack Lalanne?

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Stay safe out there.

CWMartin said...

"1914 - WW1 - Serbia declares war on Germany. Austria declares war of Russia.
(I declare I'm confused)"

After all I've taught you the last few weeks...

But truthfully, rather ironic that WWI's kickoff and the Hiroshima bombing fall on the same date.

And selective hate... another common theme with that "10 reasons I'm no longer a leftist" article. And even atheists should scratch their heads at a people who have been persecuted and slaughtered far more than any other people and for far longer, who are still around- and still an object of hate. Almost what a theoretical being of evil would do to a people under hypothetical divine protection, right?

Oh, wait, that can't be right. I must be a bigot. Hail, er, Heil Hamas!

Bob G. said...

Hey, I've been burning up the WIKI checking out all those people behind the start of WW1...I need a bigger "scorecard"...lol!
(definitely a faster computer)

Yeah, I agree...you HAVE to admit that after ALL the trials that the nation of Israel has endured over ALL the centuries...there IS a level of divine intervention when it comes to their survival.
No other way to explain it.
(I like that - it's GOOD to be so "connected".)
And we "bigots" have to stick together...lol.

Thanks much for dropping by to comment.

Stay safe up there, brother.