|Seriously? Rain Again?|
Another day of sogginess here in the Hoosierland,
Today's weather will be very wet...as in rain and thunderstorms, so don't expect to see the sun shining anyplace around here for most of the day. Clouds will reign supreme in he Midwest.
But we should NOT require hip-waders.
Much the same tonight and into tomorrow, too.
The temps will be rising to around the 70-degree mark today, but with 100% humidity, it might feel a bit "close" out there.
Take an umbrella...you're gonna need it.
And watch for flooding on roads as well as standing water
With that over with, go grab yourselves a cup of your favorite beverage and let's see what's been going on...
*** First out of the rain barrel today is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?"
(glad you asked)
October 14 -
Today is NATIONAL DESSERT DAY (not to be confused with any DESERT in any land)
|Yes, I'll have one of each.|
|Now THAT makes sense!|
And today is also (listed as) Bald and free Day (again?)...we had this last week on the 7th, so I don't really know what's up with this.
If you've already shaved you head...never mind...lol.
Meanwhile, back at the barber's shop...
*** More info on the latest homicide victim ("lucky" number 13 for those keeping a dead pool list)...
And your homework will be to look up his rap sheet.
Here's a link for you:
(he did like to drive fast...among other "fun" things.)
Now, before I go further, the ID was provided yesterday...BUT, I wanted to see any and all the "attaboys" this person got (from those who knew him) before I posted anything...looks like I wasn't all that disappointed.
Here's the story link:
Curiously, there is a picture of the victim (other than the mug shot on another site) but the online version deleted the photo.
Now, you can "say" he was turning his life around, and I'm sure friends (and family) will defend such a person, but he WAS awaiting a 45-day stint in house arrest for a domestic against a former girlfriend.
There ARE...always two sides to every story, and William Shakespeare summed it up best.
*** Next up...I was running a tad long yesterday, so I didn't post this, but we were robbed over the weekend.
Now, before you get worried, it wasn't anything IN our house or garage.
Well, we STILL have the wires.
That's right, some"thing" took the entire bloody feeder basket and removed it from our yard.
Wifey and I scoured the entire area and could not find it...talk about some thievery.
(bet it was a raccoon...they already are wearing a black mask, and are NOT the Lone Ranger)
No bird could have taken it...too heavy and bulky...ditto for squirrels or a roaming cat (we have several in the area). could have been a possum, but no matter the case, they were sure QUIET when they were lifting the basket. I men they could have JUST pried open the damn thing and taken the suet cake...THAT would be the EASY way to do it.
We'll be making a run to Menards on Friday (school day off for Wifey) to get another (probably get TWO, just in case)
And this time, gonna affix the basket with BARBED wire...let's see anything chew through THAT.
*** Next...wanna toss something out there for all of you to think about.
Have you noticed in today's world that so much of what makes up out lives is driven by WANT, rather than need?
We don't NEED that latest electronic gizmo...but we WANT it...same goes for most anything that advertisers stick in front of our primate faces.
We line up for days at some store awaiting the arrival of the "next big thing", which is usually smaller than the last one, hmm?
And why is that?
What is the purpose BEHIND such ploys, other than the obvious money to be made by the companies tossing this stuff out there?
Cripes, people today have succumbed to the Pavlovian response to the latest gadget or other fad.
A mob-mentality is a prime example...and we see more and more of them each year.
It can be a protest mob or a flash mob...social media has a large part in fostering such tendencies.
The Blacklist, and if you saw it, you know what I'm talking about.
This is nothing new - having the government perform social experiments on it's people, and is not the stuff of legend or speculative conjecture...it's been documented (no matter how redacted the documents were at one time).
I think there is a lot of room for discussion on this (and there needs to be by all concerned Americans), and maybe...sometime in the not-too-distant future, we'll take a closer look at all this.
*** Last back to the drainage ditch...this nation is a GREAT nation, as long as certain people leave it the hell alone.
And by that, I mean those who would subvert what this nation stands for...the ones that want to shape this country into something it is not, nor ever was.
Other nations wanted to be LIKE us, and immigrants flocked here (legally) to become citizens of THIS country, leaving their homeland behind...that's gotta say something for us.
It used to be about the CHANCE...the OPPORTUNITY to become better...to DO better, and to achieve more...not to sit back and have your hand out.
These days, it's more about getting something for nothing, and the more somethings you can get, the better.
THAT is what is defining people, and that's blatantly wrong.
Like I always say...a return to what we USED to be, both as a people and as a nation will be the saving grace.
And the sooner we start, the better off we ALL become.
Stay SAFE out there, America.