SMELLS like a nice day out there.
That's a good start.
After the rain we had yesterday evening, everything's well-watered, and today will follow in step with that to some extent.
The Hooseirland weather for today will see us with more sunshine (let's call it partly cloudy) and temps reaching to around 88 degrees (more like August now). We've got a 30% chance of rain, so keep that umbrella somewhat nearby..just in case.
Now, I've got my cup of coffee pour and at the ready, so you get something for yourself and we'll take a look and see what's been going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the barn today is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"There comes a time when deceit and defiance must be seen for what they are. At that point, a gathering danger must be directly confronted. At that point, we must show that beyond our resolutions is actual resolve."
Now, in the wake of all this "stuff" going down out in Ferguson, Missouri, I thought this quote was right up the old alley.
So, WHO said that?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back on Capitol Hill...
*** Next up, we have our month-long "salute" to all the things and people who basically get ignored (unlike that which occurs the rest of the year,)otherwise know as "What the hell happened today, Bob?"
|And there's a lot he DIDN'T know|
1866 – President Andrew Johnson formally declares the American Civil War over.
|Took a bit longer to come out on vinyl|
1920 – The first commercial radio station, 8MK (now WWJ), begins operations in Detroit, Michigan.
|The"IRON HORSE" of baseball.|
|And at last check, he STILL is.|
1940 – British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes the fourth of his famous wartime speeches, containing the line "Never was so much owed by so many to so few".
|Now waiting for backing to become a museum|
1918 – Jacqueline Susann, American author (d. 1974)
|Gotta love the hair.|
1932 – Anthony Ainley, English actor - (d. 2004)
1935 – Ron Paul, American physician, captain, and politician
|Resident "soul man" and "Chef"|
|She still looks good.|
|On The Young and the Restless|
|I am NOT Odin the all-father.|
|"Pope" in the TNT series FALLING SKIES|
Now YOU know more than the person sitting at the Mayor's desk downtown.
*** Next, a killer is caught in the latest homicide in Allen County...and he's WHITE!
Amazing that they caught this guy so fast...well, niot really.
There's a reason things like THIS happen.
In the white community, a lot more people are not afraid to provide information to authorities, and are not prone to inhibit an investigation.
|The scene of the murder|
I suppose I could say that this happens in a CIVILIZED community, just so we don't disparage anyone else.
CAN be of any race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual persuasion, right?
Now, if only the death penalty can be "arranged" for this murderer...that would be nice.
*** Could it be that the protests (and rioting and looting) in Ferguson are winding down?
Well, this story seems to say it is:
Why we have to have this buttwipe of an Attorney general sticking HIS nose into this is beyond me.
He's dropped the ball on damn near everything ELSE he's touched such as the voter intimidation in Philly by the New Black Panther Party, the "fast and furious" scandal, the border situation...the guy's a train wreck,. professionally-speaking.
NATIONAL GUARD close by there and perhaps the protesters are getting the "message" about behaving themselves.
Lord know they probably suffer from short-term memory issues in addition to that Oppositional Defiance Disorder and ADHD.
The governor of the state now wants a "vigorous prosecution of the shooting"...
So, what...we're gonna go after the officer with a vengeance?
Why not look for a strong limb and some rope?
I thought we had DUE PROCESS here, so let's take this one step at a damn time.
Preliminary evidence has shown the Michael Brown was not that "innocent", but how guilty was the officer? What about the 12 witnesses that corroborate the officer's side of the story?
And did the officer indeed fear for his safety before he deployed deadly force?
Let's not rush to judgment in order to satisfy those who look to protest at the drop of a hat (because they don't work, are on the dole and have all day to plan such annoyances...like my "neighbors").
I mean, when the Lt. Governor comes out and speaks against the statements made by the governor, THAT has to tell you something's a bit amiss.
*** Last back to the corral today...it would be nice to see people conduct themselves in a better manner than we've seen in Ferguson.
It's sad to see people leave their OWN city like Chicago for example, where shooting deaths occur with disturbing regularity every day, and come to some small town JUST to be a pain in someone else's ass.
They can't bother to tend to their OWN neighborhoods to stop the killing, but they can sure beat a path to the nearest media circus to get their "fame" plastered all over the news (and YouTube).
THEIR part of the ghettohood. That's one helluva double standard.
Don't we have too many of those already?
More people need to wake up and get their collective sh*t together, lest we all fall victim to knee-jerks and race-based rhetoric, which can only serve to divide this nation further.
That should be the LAST thing anyone wants, right?
Stay SAFE out there, America.