And YES, it is colder outside this morning...and YES, it will be getting colder still.
Our Hoosierland weather will see us with mostly cloudy skies today with a high in (only) the upper 30s, so what you have outdoors now is gonna be pretty close to that mark.
We might even have some snow flurries in the immediate future...damn global warming...lol.
And we'll be looking at that among some other things in just a bit.
So, warm up some hot cocoa, tea or coffee, ease back and let's see what's been going on...
*** First out of the cooler is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave."
I thought this would a good choice, seeing as we've just come off of a two day commemoration of both the USMC birthday (Monday) and Veterans Day, which was yesterday.
I think you may be surprised who said this, and no, it was not a military leader.
The answer will be at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back in our nation's capital...
*** It's also time once again for "What the hell happens today, Bob?"
November 12 -
Today has only ONE item attached to it, and that's NATIONAL CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL DAY.
"of who you are, where you've been, where you're going, and who you will be thankful to when you get there."
(I don't make this stuff up)
Guess we could label this as a day of some sort of personal affirmation?
*** And we could not forget to post all the SHOTS FIRED calls over the last week, right?
SHOTS FIRED CALLS - 11/4 - 11/10
14F144194 15:57:09 113 SHOTS FIRED 600 FLORENCE AVE
14F145002 15:17:35 113 SHOTS FIRED 2800 HARRISON ST S
14F145211 00:30:49 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 FALL CREEK DR
14F145303 09:40:33 113 SHOTS FIRED 1600 COLLEGE ST & WALL ST
14F145575 20:47:27 113 SHOTS FIRED 3800 CONGRESS AVE
14F145639 23:57:28 113 SHOTS FIRED 3700 CONGRESS AVE
14F145585 21:16:35 58 SHOOTING 6600 BEATY AVE
14F145642 00:09:22 113 SHOTS FIRED 2300 NEW HAVEN AVE
14F145666 01:20:06 113 SHOTS FIRED 5300 MCCLELLAN ST
14F145680 02:33:02 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 NUTTMAN AVE
14F145687 02:58:36 113 SHOTS FIRED 6200 STATE BLVD E & MAPLECREST RD
14F145693 03:21:30 113 SHOTS FIRED 4100 CLINTON ST S
14F145959 20:02:43 113 SHOTS FIRED 6200 NINA DR
14F145969 20:20:03 113 SHOTS FIRED 6400 MONTE AVE
14F146049 00:02:33 113 SHOTS FIRED 6500 EMMONS DR
14F146066 00:34:01 113 SHOTS FIRED 4500 SOUTHPARK DR
14F146068 00:40:33 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 BUCHANAN ST
14F146080 01:07:58 113 SHOTS FIRED 1800 MCKINNIE AVE & ANTHONY BLVD S
14F146092 01:48:10 113 SHOTS FIRED 7600 WOODBINE AVE
14F146134 05:10:12 113 SHOTS FIRED 4500 PARNELL AVE
14F146322 18:28:15 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 WOODVIEW BLVD
14F146361 20:52:21 113 SHOTS FIRED 7900 DECATUR RD
14F146376 21:45:02 113 SHOTS FIRED 4400 LAFAYETTE ST S
14F146434 01:45:32 113 SHOTS FIRED 1600 WELLS ST & SPRING ST
14F146492 08:12:12 113 SHOTS FIRED 700 EWING ST
14F146538 10:27:05 113 SHOTS FIRED 4500 DICKE RD & ABOITE CENTER RD
I didn't include other possibly related events such as fights, party armed, armed robbery, or cuttings/stabbing, of which we had numerous calls regarding each, again, with the majority of the SOUTH side...good to see crime going DOWN, isn't it?
*** And speaking of "crime", Obummer is once again pushing his "climate change" agenda...which will cause MORE job losses in America, less coal production (however CLEAN it might be compared to other nations that are allowed to belch out greenhouse gases many times over what ONE of our plants produces).
Here's a link to this story:
|O: Now THIS is how America should look...|
I love a good communist regime.
If the world is warming up THAT damn much, then WHY is the arctic ice at a record THICKNESS?
And WHY are the polar bears GROWING in number?
Thought they were supposed to all drown or starve.
|Oh, God...Enough with the warming thing already...OY!|
Hey, maybe China watches FOX NEWS and gets THE TRUTH too? Who knew?
|Gotta LOVE that commie red|
At least the Chinese aren't adverse to hiding THEIR disdain of our leader...unlike the lemmings HERE who will follow this guy off the nearest cliff whenever we speaks.
Meanwhile, China launches cyber attacks on the USA while our president shmoozes with them...
Don'cha just LOVE runaway narcissism?
*** I wanted to post this yesterday, but I didn't, so here 'ya go...
I recently made an unexpected "find" at a local Walgreens the other week.
And, since I still retain some "childlike" qualities, you know I like cool toys.
Well, I happened to come across a DOCTOR WHO action figure...and of the 10th doctor to boot.
I had no idea these were even out, let alone to be found in a damn DRUG STORE!!
(those places were the realm and Holy Grail of silver-age comics from a bygone era)
Major toy retailers don't even have these, and if they do, they're charging a helluva lot MORE than the prices at Walgreens, which was $9.99 - bit of an ouch, but not as bad as paying $14 (PLUS shipping) online or at a toy store, if they're even available there.
This is a SERIES 7 figure (wave 3)...so why didn't I hear about the first SIX? Talk about trying to play "catch-up".
For a 3.75 inch figure, it's not bad at all.
Well rendered, and nicely articulated...would go well alongside the AVENGERS figures of the same scale (approx 1:18).
The "sonic screwdriver" accessory that comes with the figure could be EASILY lost, swallowed by a child or family pet, or sucked up by the nearest vacuum cleaner.
(break out some super glue)
Be nice to have more of these around and at the prices at Walgreens.
*** Last back to the skating rink...every year, the coming of the CHRISTMAS (there, I said it, so STFU you atheists...lol) season gets earlier and earlier, and while I do love the sounds, sights, and smells of this holiday, I really DON'T need to be reminded SO bloody early in the rolling year.
I feel for those employees that have to put on a Christmas face in late OCTOBER...that's ridiculous.
Hell, we at the "Fortress" don't even put up Christmas decorations until AFTER Pearl Harbor Day (just seems like a good time), and we take them down RIGHT AFTER Epiphany (6 January)..again, seems like the right time.
But others have NO concept of the linear passage of chronology.
I guarantee you will see a LOT of Christmas decorations up within the week (the city is already working on theirs), and while most will be taken down in timely fashion, a few morons will STILL have them up past St. Patty's Day...and that's a sure thing, trust me.
We have idiots in OUR part of the ghettohood that STILL have HALLOWEEN decorations on their (government-sponsored) doors...!
ENOUGH with all the crap this administration is tossing at us out of D.C.?
Do we really need more diversions? I think not.
We've way too many as it is, and I for one, will NOT add to the mix.
I refuse to bend or knuckle under to any marketing pressure, or political urging.
I think THAT is in much better keeping with the holiday season...to be a free thinker, and not a brain-dead follower without reason or purpose.
Stay SAFE out there, America.