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.
1100 - The FIRST Henry ascends to the throne of England and is crowned in Westminster Abbey
|The Mayflower 2 - 50th anniv photo|
1861 - The Revenue Act of 1861 takes place, and the U.S. governemnt velies the FIRST INCOME TAX - 3% of all incomes OVER $800.
(it was rescinded in 1872...but obviously not for that long, right?)
1882 - The Standard Oil of New Jersey is established.
1884 - The cornerstone for the STATUE OF LIBERTY is laid on Bedloe's Island (now Liberty Island) in New York harbor.
1914 - In Cleveland, OH, the FIRST electric traffic light is installed (guess running red lights soon followed)
|The Great Houdini|
1944 - Polish insurgents liberate a German labor camp in Warsaw, freeing 348 Jewish prisoners.
1944 - The Nazis begin a week-long massacre of between 40,000 to 100,000 civilians and POWs in Wola, Poland.
1944 - About 545 Japanese POWs attempt to escape outside the town of Cowra, New South Wales, Australia.
1957 - American Bandstand debuts on the ABC television network (from Philly) with Dick Clark as host.
1962 - Nelson Mandela is jauled in South Africa during the apartheid. He would be released in 1990.
1963 - The USA, the UK, and the USSR sign the nuclear tests ban treaty.
1974 - The U.S. Congress places a 1 billion dollar limit on military aid to South Vietnam
1981 - President Ronald Reagan fires 11,359 striking air traffic controllers who ignored his order to return to work.
1850 - Guy de Maupassant (d-1893)
1862 - Joseph Merrick (the elephant man d-1890)
|From The Miniver Story|
|A true legend.|
1911 - Robert Taylor - actor (d-1969)
|...One giant leap for mankind.|
1935 - John Saxon - actor
1940 - Roman Gabriel - football QB
|That boy can play!|
1956 - Maureen McCormick - American actress and singer
There are a lot more, but since I never heard of them ( I don't follow Greek cricket players or Sri Lankan actresses), you'll have to fend for yourselves there...LOL.
*** Next up, some of those marvelous stories that you probably won't be seeing from the "drive-by:" media.
|Remember, we ALL have to be more "sensitive".|
-- Then, there is THIS story about how illegals were "secretly dumped" into TENNESSEE...
|THAT'S not the ONLY state this has happened.|
My concern is HOW the F$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.|
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!
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 armed guards and concrete stanchions help as well)
So, why not do the same along OUR BORDERS?
|Now that's humorous.|
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?
Stay SAFE out there, America.