05 August 2014

Tuesday Tidbits...
We're waking up to some light rain showers this morning here in the Hoosierland.
Kinda nice, really...a chance to clean things off a bit and freshen the air outside.
Today's high will be around 80 degrees (again) and this morning rain will give way to heavier rain, so I'm not expecting to see anything close to a sunrise this morning.
There may be fog in outlying areas early in the day.
We might catch some sun...later.
"Some day a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets." - Travis Bickle (Robert DeNiro) in Taxi Driver (1976).
There 'ya go...free quote today.
In the meanwhile, let's top off that cup of whatever we're having today and get this puppy rolling...
*** First off of the stack is our "What the hell happened today, Bob?"
So here we go.
August 5:
1100 - The FIRST Henry ascends to the throne of England and is crowned in Westminster Abbey
The Mayflower 2 - 50th anniv photo
1620 - The Mayflower sets sail from Southampton, England on it's 1st attempt to reach the new world.
1861 - The Revenue Act of 1861 takes place, and the U.S. governemnt velies the FIRST INCOME TAX - 3% of all incomes OVER $800.
(it was rescinded in 1872...but obviously not for that long, right?)
1882 - The Standard Oil of New Jersey is established.
1884 - The cornerstone for the STATUE OF LIBERTY is laid on Bedloe's Island (now Liberty Island) in New York harbor.
1914 - In Cleveland, OH, the FIRST electric traffic light is installed (guess running red lights soon followed)
The Great Houdini
1926 - Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat; spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping. (that's one helluva breath he took)
1944 - Polish insurgents liberate a German labor camp in Warsaw, freeing 348 Jewish prisoners.
1944 - The Nazis begin a week-long massacre of between 40,000 to 100,000 civilians and POWs in Wola, Poland.
1944 - About 545 Japanese POWs attempt to escape outside the town of Cowra, New South Wales, Australia.
1957 - American Bandstand debuts on the ABC television network (from Philly) with Dick Clark as host.
1962 - Nelson Mandela is jauled in South Africa during the apartheid. He would be released in 1990.
1963 - The USA, the UK, and the USSR sign the nuclear tests ban treaty.
1974 - The U.S. Congress places a 1 billion dollar limit on military aid to South Vietnam
1981 - President Ronald Reagan fires 11,359 striking air traffic controllers who ignored his order to return to work.
Notable Birthdays:
1850 - Guy de Maupassant (d-1893)
1862 - Joseph Merrick (the elephant man d-1890)
From The Miniver Story
1887 - Reginald Owen - English-American actor (d -972)
A true legend.
1906 - John Huston - actor, director and screenwrriter (d-1987)
1911 - Robert Taylor - actor (d-1969)
...One giant leap for mankind.
1930 - Neil Armstrong - First man on the moon (d-2012)
1935 - John Saxon - actor
1940 - Roman Gabriel - football QB
That boy can play!
1947 - Rick Derringer - American songwriter and guitarist (The McCoys and Edgar Winter Group)
1956 - Maureen McCormick - American actress and singer
There are a lot more, but since I never heard of them ( I don't follow Greek cricket players or Sri Lankan actresses), you'll have to fend for yourselves there...LOL.
*** Next up, some of those marvelous stories that you probably won't be seeing from the "drive-by:" media.
Remember, we ALL have to be more "sensitive".
Like THIS one all about how OUR troops have to bow to "sensitivity"...let's hope that a physical "bow" is not in the offing.
-- Then, there is THIS story about how illegals were "secretly dumped" into TENNESSEE...
THAT'S not the ONLY state this has happened.
Something SIMILAR happened here in INDIANA, and our governor sent a latter to :"da prez" letting HIM know he wasn't all that pleased with this decision which went BEHIND THE BACK of many state leaders (in many other states).
My concern is HOW the F$ck are you going to round them all back the hell up when you DEPORT them back to their nation of origin?
(short answer - you WON'T)
-- And those who remember "Ole Miss" might want to take a look at the possible NEW ole Miss:
Even MORE "sensitivity" training.
The DIVERSITY POLICE are at it AGAIN...telling everyone HOW to walk, talk, and think.
Anyone smell some AUTHORITARIANISM burning in the air?
--Then, there's THIS story about how judges NEED to be chided when making legal decisions about a CROSS:
Yes, Virginia (and all you f$cking ACLU losers)...the CROSS is a symbol of...(wait for it)...CHRISTIANITY!
Get over yourselves and your libtard progressive-secularist humanistic atheist agenda and get with the REAL program.
In other words...STOP busting on Christians who display a cross.
Put away the broad brushes and stop saying a cross is a symbol to ALL people, because it is not.
It's a CHRISTIAN symbol...like the Star of David is a HEBREW symbol...got it?
*** Last back to the barn today, I don't know about all of you, but I am getting DAMN sick and tired of ALL these assholes in our society (and the world for that matter) who are CONSTANTLY dictating to those of us with a modicum of common sense HOW we should conduct our lives (obviously in "their image").
If it's not about what type of bulb we have to use, it's the type of food we should be eating...or the type of ENERGY  (the cost will necessarily skyrocket) we have to be using.
Or, it's to be more DIVERSE when it comes to ANY person who is differing from normality...or to be more "sensitive" to the needs of all those illegals flooding across our border...BULLSHIT!
Looks pretty damn SECURE to ME.
The damn WHITE HOUSE has a FENCE around it, and it keeps out those who don't BELONG in there REAL well, doesn't it?
(the armed guards and concrete stanchions help as well)
So, why not do the same along OUR BORDERS?
Now that's humorous.
Then, the CAFE standards for vehicles will soon "dictate" a 50+ MPG ruling in another decade...and that will ONLY lead to MORE HIGHWAY DEATHS, because when you make cars lighter (to get that mileage), they become UNSAFE (at any speed...with apologies to Ralph Nader...lol)
And getting back to this "diversity for diversity sake" crap...all that does is FURTHER polarize the populace (except for the sheeple, who will follow anyone off any cliff at the drop of a hat for any feigned reason).
I'm tired of all these minuscule groups of people dictating to the masses as to HOW we need to act, how to treat others and how to respect them (when THEY show absolutely no respect in kind).
When people fall into this trap, there can never be any long-term good that will come of it...that's just what I've come to know as a citizen of this planet for almost 62 years...you look, you listen...and you LEARN.
And if you don't...you've missed a sh*tload of things you NEED to know.
Those people need to get off the cruise-control mentality (by letting the government drive) and take the wheel back and feel the road beneath them, so they can get THEMSELVES to their OWN destination as intended..
They might get to know a LOT more about others, as well as themselves in the process, and that can solve a myriad of problems, right?
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


gadfly said...

Besides the Ole Miss Rebels, we also have to contend with the UNLV Rebels. But it is OK to insult Minutemen, Irish, even Gyrenes.

But someone got even with the State of Oklahoma for displaying an Indian, complete with bow and arrow on the state license plate.

Bob G. said...

I checked out that link and that's a very interesting take on thins like this.
Personally, I think license plates should have ONLY numbers and letters on them...screw all the "graphics"...AND they should be EMBOSSED and manufactured by this nation's' PRISONERS...the way they USED to be.

I'm sick of all the "derogatory" THIS and sensitivity THAT.
ENOUGH already...and I think you feel much the same way.
Call things they way they are, stop banning words, and grow some thicker skin, right?

Thanks for stopping by to comment.

Stay safe out there.

CWMartin said...

Gee, Bobby, was that article linked to my last post a bit inspirational for your ending editorial, or just eerily familiar? Because the groups she described and the ones you described are pretty much one and the same.

A Vice-Chancellor of DIVERSITY? How 'bout one for douche-canoery?

Bob G. said...

Eerily familiar my friend.
Truth be told, I guess watching FOX news and listening to Rush and Glenn was getting my "dutch" up a bit.
And with good reason...

Average folks have been set upon by EVIL..pure and simple.
The groups I posted about were ones I heard about from the radio (and fact-checked)...maybe we were listening to the same station?

Secondary education is becoming a farce (unless you attend a CHRISTIAN-BASED university), and it's been trickling DOWN to elementary levels for years...and people are FINE with such garbage...amazing.
Change for change sake does more damage than good.

Hey, thanks for stopping by today and commenting.

Stay safe up there, brother.

Slamdunk said...

Wow, I was just calculating in my head that "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha" is. I now officially feel old.

Great point about the White House fence. Yeah, scale that and see what happens to you.

Bob G. said...

I don't think many would even get THAT far.
Those concrete posts that line the perimeter are a deterrent for vehicular intrusion, and they are "heavy-duty".
Can't be that hard to do IF we ENFORCE the border and TURN people back BEFORE they get in...works down in Aussieland REAL well.
They tow the boats BACK to where they came from.

Thanks for stopping by to comment today.

Stay safe out there.