Welcome to the last gasp of September, because by week's end, we'll be in a whole new month.
Our Hooiserland weather will be quite fair today, with highs in the upper 70s, and plenty of sunshine.
Now, onto more pressing matters...
September 29 - Today is NATIONAL COFFEE DAY
|"Bean me, Baby!"|
It's also VFW DAY, and that would mean every veteran that has served overseas in theater around the world in whatever conflict we fought.
Now, let's all grab a cup of our favorite morning beverage (you already KNOW what mine is), and let's get this show on the road.
*** First out of the broom closet today...I hate starting off on a "bad" note, but our less-than-stellar POTUS has stated that "the U.S. misjudged Iraqi army and militants' threat".
Here's the story link:
SELECTIVE PRONOUN USAGE?
Like, whenever HE does something, the word "I" becomes SO repetitive, but when something goes WRONG, the narrative suddenly is laced with "they", or "we", or "he", or "she"...NEVER is that "I"-word used. That says to me this guy simply does NOT believe in taking responsibility HIMSELF.
Well, he IS the "commander-in-chief" (when he's not the blamer-in-chief), so HIS say is rather important in the grand scheme of things, right?
One would think so, anyway.
Most transparent administration ever, I believe he once said...not hardly.
*** This story got Wifey and I discussing reasons as to WHY the Dept. of Education should never have been created. here's the link:
|Only those that NEED discipline receive it.|
Well, the last time I checked, NO two kids are the same.
They all LEARN at differing rates, so education (itself) is enough of a challenge.
But now, some want to not punish blacks as much as they deserve (when they act up).
It's the same with our criminal (in) justice system, that plea deals the crims back onto our streets.
And most times, it's the criminal element of the black community who causes the MOST problems...the "minority of the minority" as I like to say.
Granted, crime is across the racial board...and if we follow that premise, then so is education AND punishment inside of school, right?
Everyone gets the same OPPORTUNITY to learn, and therefore has the same "opportunity": to get punished when bad behavior infiltrates a classroom.
It's just that some minorities cause the most trouble, and therefore are punished.
|How you behave HERE works in the REAL WORLD.|
But it DOES have to do with race, as in all the black families that have ONE parent raising a child, and the rate of children being born TO a single woman.
The men are not to be found in many instances...that is FACT. Seventy-three percent of black kids are born to single parent households. Again, FACT
And (big surprise time) the most disruptive children in schools are...black males.
So...who are the ones causing the most crime (when they get older)? Black males.
It's not about poverty, but it is ALWAYS about choices (how many times have I said that?).
|Some people need to commit this to memory.|
Maybe he was brought up that way, too.
This debate will not end soon, nor with the conclusion that SOME would like to see...
Reason will win out...it has to.
*** Okay, so Wifey and I head out to the Waynedale Scotts (Kroger) to grocery shop on Saturday, and it went pretty well...UNTIL we got to the checkout line.
|So, who didn't notice the bags were running LOW?|
How on God's green earth does a grocery store (in a chain) run OUT of large paper bags?
Someone in the office seriously "effed the hell up".
Anyone ever think of doing a run to ANOTHER location and getting some???
I don't think this could possiblu be CITY-WIDE...no damn way.
So, we get everything in plastic...which you can't stick a lot of heavy items in for obvious reasons.
Well, that was fun...NOT.
In all the years I've been grocery shopping, I've NEVER come across this...'ya learn something "new" every day, hmm?
*** Last back to the parking lot...the more we're told the world is better (for us)...the more evidence I see that it certainly is NOT.
OTHER way around), people in power that have no idea how to assess blame...or even accept it for that matter, and stores that were "paper bagless"...and that's the obvious stuff.
We won't even get into a (teen?) nightclub shooting in Miami that left several dead, and over a dozen wounded, or the "birthday party" down in the Indy VFW post where several were shot by another loon, or even the LEO that was shot near Ferguson, MO (we're being told it's not related to last month's shooting).
How is ANY of this stuff demonstrate a sense of better...or is even making us better?
I'm just not seeing it, people.
Add to this, all the electronic crap that's shoved down our throats, leading to people walking into mall fountains or street lightposts, causing numerous accidents on highways, and devaluing the ability of people to properly interact.
ITSELF, causing recalls out the wazoo from damn near every manufacturer.
Simpler is MUCH better...notice I said SIMPLER and not EASIER...there is a major difference.
And I think when we get back to simpler things, we will all benefit a lot more.
We can still have our contrivances...but not allow ourselves to permit them to run OUR lives...
That should always be OUR job, right?
Stay SAFE out there, America.