The Hoosierland weather today will be pretty much cloudy all day with an increasing instance of rain showers and maybe a thunderstorm...already having some light showers outside early on.
Temps will reach up around the 80 degree mark, and yes, there will be humidity...sorry, it comes along with the rain.
Well, we DO need the rain, so no big deal, right?
|No paint-by-numbers here.|
1854 – Henry David Thoreau publishes Walden.
1892 – Thomas Edison receives a patent for a two-way telegraph.
|Boop boop be doop...!|
1942 – Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by British forces, launching the Quit India Movement.
|Looks good for his age.|
|At Wright-Patterson AFB museum|
1974 – As a direct result of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office. His Vice President, Gerald Ford, becomes president.
|We need a bigger boat?|
|When the game MEANT something|
1938 – Rod Laver, Australian tennis player
1942 – David Steinberg, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1943 – Ken Norton, American boxer and actor (d. 2013)
|From the movie GETTYSBURG|
1963 – Whitney Houston, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (d. 2012)
1968 – Gillian Anderson, American-English actress
1968 – Eric Bana, Australian actor, producer, and screenwriter
|From THE LAST SHIP (and shoulda been Lara Croft)|
...And, it's the International Day of the World's Indigenous People (International)
1519 – Ferdinand Magellan's five ships set sail from Seville to circumnavigate the globe. The Basque second in command Juan Sebastián Elcano will complete the expedition after Magellan's death in the Philippines.
1776 – American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.
|Lots of HANGINGS, but no one died.|
1846 – The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress after James Smithson donates $500,000.
1944 – World War II: American forces defeat the last Japanese troops on Guam.
|Might have been the first "reality show"|
1953 – First Indochina War: The French Union withdraws its forces from Operation Camargue against the Viet Minh in central Vietnam.
1961 – First use in Vietnam War of the Agent Orange by the U.S. Army.
1995 – Oklahoma City bombing: Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are indicted for the bombing. Michael Fortier pleads guilty in a plea-bargain for his testimony.
|How the chocolate has flowed since.|
1874 – Herbert Hoover, American engineer and politician, 31st President of the United States (d. 1964)
|And there IS a real Marvin Gardens, too!|
|Yes, THAT Jack Haley|
1913 – Noah Beery, Jr., American actor (d. 1994)
|Made some great breakfast sausages, too|
|Eddie was a player...|
|The one, the only...BILLY JACK!|
1965 – Claudia Christian, American actress and singer
|Currently on Rizzoli & Isles|
...And, it's International Biodiesel Day (international)
1919 – The constitution of the Weimar Republic is adopted.
|And...it's OUTTA THERE!|
1942 – Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a Frequency-hopping spread spectrum communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones and Wi-Fi.
|This is NOT "urban renewal".|
|Keep walking...don't look back.|
|From the movie AIRPORT|
1921 – Alex Haley, American historian and author (d. 1992)
1925 – Mike Douglas, American singer and talk show host (d. 2006)
1949 – Eric Carmen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Raspberries)
1950 – Steve Wozniak, American computer scientist and programmer, co-founded Apple Inc.
1953 – Hulk Hogan, American wrestler and actor
|As THOR...performing his daily edification|
...And, it's INDEPENDENCE DAY...in CHAD.
So, now you know a sh*tload more than when you woke up this morning...cool, hmm?
*** Next up, we've managed to reach HOMICIDE NUMBER NINE here in County Allen with this sad story:
Yeah, looks like the perps have switched back to targeting innocent and (relatively) helpless older citizens...sorry state of affairs.
We usually see at least one of these types of killing per year, but even one is a tragedy.
*** Then we have this story about some "free stuff"...oh, yeah, and something lacking down here in OUR neck o' the ghettohood...namely FATHERHOOD.
|It's ONLY Father's Day, guys...|
Amazing that you NOW have to hold such "events" and give away free stuff to get men to do what they're SUPPOSED to do when becoming a father.
The same applies to young women...they all have to be "cajoled" into being what nature has dictated through their sexual exploits.
WHY they're there, but that's the way we seem to do things these days. Time to put on the grownup pants and get with the parenting program...period.
*** Last back to the station house today...we seem to never be at a loss for ways to prove that portions of our society don't deserve to inhabit the same space as normal people.
Take for example, the OVER 9000 bullying reports for our local school systems - everything from verbal and physical abuse to written and electronic abuse. My personal favorite is the "shunning" of someone...to me, that's something I would PREFER, because that means no one will bother with you, and that allows you to concentrate on more IMPORTANT stuff...like SCHOOL.
And you're never shunned for long, because there ARE others who are also shunned and when YOU guys get together, that's a good thing. Hell, you can even form your OWN "clique" as it were...a GOOD one at that.
But, what we all have to realize that in today's world we have TWO set ways of dealing with one another:
1- DOUBLE STANDARDS
2- NOT HOLDING EVERYONE TO THE SAME STANDARDS
Damn shame, because without properly defining a problem and calling it what it really is, there will never be ANY long-term solution to the problem, right?
That's something to consider...at length.
Stay SAFE out there, America.