Still, it's coming was like a jail-on-wheels.
It will serve to keep us in the moderate range today.
Our Hooiserland weather will find us with temps reaching into the upper 50s (not as high as Monday's 63 degrees, but we'll take it).
Remember, it won't be long before we're cussin' at the SNOW on the ground...lol.
So, sit back, pour a soothing cup of your favorite morning drink and let's see what's been going on elsewhere, shall we?.
*** First off of the hat rack is our "What the hell happens today Bob?" feature:
November 4 -
|"How'd he get so funky?"|
It's also U.S. General Election Day, and we all know what THAT means...
|The nation you save MAY be your OWN.|
I really don't plan to get into that hairball of an issue...not right now anyway.
*** Okay, so I'm typing away yesterday morning, and my mouse decides to throw a fit - starts jumping all over the place and sporadically freezing, re-sizing photos by itself, and generally becoming an R.P.I.A.
NEVER had that happen before...in all the years at the computer...seemed like "someone else" had control of the damn system.
And naturally, I've graduated from the OLD-style of trackball mouse into the new OPTICAL muse with USB port (that I bought an adapter for, so I could STILL utilize the original mouse port).
Been working fine for years...until yesterday.
Well, since we already have THREE mouse replacements (new and at-hand), it as simple enough to swap it out. I mean, when you can grab a replacement on eBay for as LOW as $2, it behooves one to "stock up", right?
Like I said yesterday...nothing is built to LAST any longer, but as long as "the price is right" (inexpensive), we can make due.
Now, I'm looking for cheap keyboards (where the letter have NOT been rubbed off the keys...lol), and other peripherals...
*** Next, is our famous (or is that infamous?) Signal 113 calls for the week:
14F140993 00:52:16 113 SHOTS FIRED 500 BUCHANAN ST
14F141011 02:17:04 113 SHOTS FIRED 500 LASSELLE ST
14F141430 06:54:52 113 SHOTS FIRED 3700 JEFFERSON BLVD W & ARDMORE AV
14F141698 19:56:12 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 LAKE AVE
14F141960 13:31:33 113 SHOTS FIRED 3200 ELMHURST DR & ARBOR AVE
14F142172 21:20:32 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 CREIGHTON AVE W & BROADWAY
14F142181 21:39:41 113 SHOTS FIRED 6000 BUNT DR
14F142257 01:17:01 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 WELLS ST
14F142263 01:35:56 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 CLAY ST & WAYNE ST E
14F142275 03:21:37 113 SHOTS FIRED 4300 PLAZA DR
14F142299 05:19:06 113 SHOTS FIRED 2300 BROADWAY
14F142788 02:47:25 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 RIDGEWOOD DR
14F142774 02:48:22 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 COLISEUM BLVD E & CLINTON ST N
14F142824 07:06:52 113 SHOTS FIRED 3300 EASTBROOK DR
14F143107 21:58:10 113 SHOTS FIRED 5000 NORTHFIELD DR
And, as usual, the majority are on the SOUTH side of the city...
*** Next up, I was busy doing the "leaf" thing yesterday (again).
|Lookin' REAL good...|
But it pisses me off when you take the time to get everything set along the berm, only to have some ignorant Latina park all over the pile when they pick up their kids from school.
|You ARROGANT wetback bitch!|
Some day, a lot more people will wise the hell up...just NOT today, unfortunately.
*** We have not seen our "bunny" friend stop by for a few days, but our squirrel buddies are pretty much a daily affair.
|"Patches" stops by to say "hi"...and for peanuts.|
Goes to show that COAT HANGER WIRE is a pretty decent method to affix anything to anything else.
*** I saw a story the other day about a black business man who actually expanded his business (Madea's Soul Food , of all things), and I keep thinking "how many of those venues can you support, even down HERE?"
If this city prides itself so much on diversity, WHERE the hell is it DOWN HERE?
It's as if this part of the city were nothing more than a "novelty" where people drive through, like some safari park, windows rolled up, and encouraged NOT to "feed the wild animals".
Now, to ME, that doesn't exactly spell PROGRESS, either societally, or economically.
For example, the LAST time we had a BOOKSTORE down here was when the former Southtown Mall was still open...ditto for a real music store, clothing shops, and even a CINEMA.
And you'd think that (city council-hack of the 6th district) Glynn Hines would be trying to get something MORE moving when it comes to economic revitalization...sorry, but ONE small food business does NOT a revitalization make, my friends.
Meanwhile, the NORTHERN part of the city keeps growing and expanding...you watch, it won't be long before we hear of another "annexation" in order to expand the city FURTHER north (or west).
I guess what pisses me off so much, is that those in city government don't even have the decency to tell any of us to our faces that they don't give a rat's ass about us down here, and to me, that's WORSE than telling me the TRUTH of the matter, which is what I just stated above.
Look at the shooting stats ever week.,..or the armed robberies...or the ASSAULTS and FIGHTS...we got some serious issues down here, and they're just NOT being addressed at ANY level. That's pretty damn sad.
*** Last back to the storm cellar...today is election day, and hopefully, the GOP wins back the Senate and maintains the House.
|At least we can see the PATH...|
That's their hallmark, when they have NOTHING to debate anyone with...typical.
Personally, when it comes to all these socialist, PC, progressive idiots, I have a much better solution to the current problem (but there's never the right person around when you truly NEED them, if you get my drift).
I still believe in this country and ALL that she stands for, and I believe in the majority of people who make the nation great.
It's the morons who insist on running the show that shakes my resolve in this matter...those who "feel" they need to take care of us in every facet of our lies...like we're too damn dumb to KNOW better, or to DO better, or even to BE better.
This arrogance on their behalf is the problem, and WE are the solution.
We know us better than they can ever hope to, so why not get them to back off and allow us the dignity, as well as the God-given RIGHT to proceed in a manner more befitting who we are as a people and a nation.
We might just learn to like it...the way we used to.
Stay SAFE out there, America.
(and remember - vote EARLY and vote OFTEN - the democrats do!)