19 November 2014

Humpday Happenings...
Welcome to a wintery Wednesday in the Heartland, where we DON'T have over FIVE FEET OF SNOW like out in Buffalo, NY.
(see, it can always be worse)
Our Hooiserland weather will see us with a slight "warmup" today, but there will be a chance of snow later on, so plan accordingly.
(gave Wifey her snow brush/scraper...just in case)
Temps will rise today to ABOVE freezing (all the way to 35, if we're lucky), but don't expect to see the sun, as the clouds will be socking us in nicely early on.Expect some winds coming along for the ride with that snow, too, so take care in the rural areas, as many of the roads will no doubt become snow-blown with possible drifting.
If there is good news here, it's that the snow might not last that long on the streets with above-freezing temps (and traffic and salt trucks), but we're back into the freezer for tonight with a low of around 15 degrees.
Like I said...DO plan accordingly...
Now, without any further ado, let's get that hot cup of morning fortitude in front of us as we see what's been going on.
*** First down the bobsled track is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
November 19 - 
Today we again have only ONE item of note, and wow, it's a doozey.
Uh Oh...this can't be good.
Say hello to...HAVE A BAD DAY DAY.
(like in THIS weather we can actually have anything OTHER than that?)
Mama said there'd be days like this...as the song goes.
But, it's more a speed-bump than a roadblock, right?
Not a permanent state of affairs, thank God.
And never a bad lasagna
I like to think there are not REAL bad days...just days less good than others.
Some a LOT less good...lol.
Just be sure to always remember...it's only a bad DAY...not a bad LIFE, kapeesh?
Moving on...
*** Next up, it's time for our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"If you love life, then don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of."
If you're wondering, this is not a Doctor Who quote, although it would certainly fit the bill there.
The answer will be at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at the dojo...
*** This Jonathan Gruber creep (architect of Obamacare) is one interesting guy.
Did you know he had a "COMIC BOOK" published?
Yep, it was over 150 pages LONG...sounds more like a graphic novel to me, but I'm sure that Frank Miller had nothing to do with it...lol.
Because YOU'RE all too STUPID to read WORDS...
Here's a link to a story that "splains" it:
Imagine that...a bloody COMIC to sell the ACA...whatta joke (on a lotta people).
When it comes to comics, I much prefer the "metal ages", like bronze, silver and gold.
MY kind of comic book
At least THEY had better plots artwork, and dialogue.
You can get Gruber's publication on AMAZON, too:
Like we really WANT to, right?
Funny how this guy us (suddenly) not KNOWN to the regime, and yet Obummer himself said he borrowed "liberally" (how else?) from people like Gruber Yep, another case of "double-standard-itis".
A MUCH better read.
And what?
NO superheroes? hardly call it a comic bool then, right?
Makes you long for the days of drugstore comic books costing only 12 cents.
More proof of your tax dollars at work (read being wasted).by this administration.
*** A woman was found dead in Fort Wayne due to a hit-and-run and here's the story link:
This took place on the NE side of town around 2210 hrs last night at Maplecrest Rd. and Georgetown North Blvd.
A driver noticed the woman lying alongside the road and flagged down an Indiana State Trooper..
NO witnesses saw the accident, so there is little to go on.
The coroner will release C.O.D. info sometime today.
*** A South Side high-schooler was shot yesterday afternoon around 1530 hrs on the 4400 block of Champlain Dr (yep, it's the SE side again)
Here's the story link:
Another drug deal gone sideways, obviously.
The vic, 18 year old William Heingartner was taken to hospital suffering a gunshot wound and listed in serious condition.
Scene of the crime.
The drug deal was supposed to have taken place in an alley off Hamilton Ave. between Weisser Park Ave.and Hanna St.
(damn shame the FWPD doesn't PATROL the alleys the way they USED to do)
The shooter fled on foot after shooting Heingartner (who let the other male into his car for the tansaction) in the back and remains at-large
(try checking out our part of the ghettohood for any perp)
*** Okay...five to six FEET of snow in Buffalo?
I cannot fathom that amount of snow
Cripes, I'd be out shoveling every HOUR to stay ahead of it...if I even could.
You just know the city is under siege on this one...
(global warming my ass)
How can the city get RID of that much snow?
Where the hell are you going to PUT it?
Bet the residential areas will look like No-Man's-Land, with all the slit-trenches dug through the snow, just so people can get around.
This surpasses that blizzard of '78...by a WHOLE LOT!
Kinda makes that INCH we're looking at in Fort Wayne (today) kinda PALE in comparison.
Thank God for small favors, hmm?
*** Last back to the igloo...life is nothing short of one marvelous challenge.
Some would say it's lots of challenges one after the other.
But whatever the case and your feeling on this, you have to admit that life is rarely, if ever...boring.
Even when we say it's boring, it's not. We're just in between challenges (or events).
Some of us are challenged more than others, and more often.
Others appear to be challenged "less", but we're not in THEIR shoes, so we don't really know,.do we?
And that is the important thing...to focus on the challenges set before US...not everyone else.
If we cannot accept and face our OWN challenges in life, how the hell can we even attempt to tackle those of others?
Aye, there's the rub, as Shakespeare would say.
Challenges are not really meant to break us, but rather to FORGE us into something better...like tempering a piece of common steel into a sharp-edged and strong cutting blade.
If, however we allow life to break us, it will, and without so much as blinking an eye.
Our job is to be less the oak and more the willow...able to bend with the winds (of fate).
Sure, it's great to be strong, but how often are those mighty oaks uprooted by a bad storm?
I know this all may sound a bit sappy (no pun intended), but it's very true. Think about it.
Even the strongest blade is made to flex a bit, so as to not snap in battle, and the ancients found this out. But more important than the blade, is the person wielding it.
In this, we can know that life's challenges are in parallel to nature.
And we can learn much from that, right?
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.

((It's also the 151st anniversary of Lincoln delivering his Gettysburg Address...give it a read))


John DuMond said...

I'm surprised Gruber didn't title his comic, "The Walking Brain-Dead". It would have been a fitting tribute to the typical ObumbleCare supporter.

Bob G. said...

John D.:
ROFL...ahhh...I like that one!
Perhaps there was a copyright violation with AMC?

Indeed, a VERY fitting tribute.
Thing is, when Gruber called voters "stupid" he was ALSO referring to DEMOCRATS...and the lame-stream media isn't smart enough to pick up on THAT.
SO, maybe a part of what he said could be somewhat true?

Thanks for rolling on by today and commenting.

You stay safe & warm out there.
(and don't bust a nut shoveling any snow)

CWMartin said...

I'm surprised Gruber didn't just call it "The Complete Idiot's Guide To..."

It was certainly on his mind...

Bob G. said...

Along those lines, I was thinking about...

Guess he had an issue with the copyright THERE, too...lol.
When I saw it on Amazon, it was a "WTF?" moment.

We all seem to have consensus, and we're far from stupid, so...

Maybe all of us (here) should start a MOVEMENT.

Thanks for stopping by to comment.

Stay safe & warm up there.