And, it's also a 2-hour delay for most all the area schools, due to some impromptu freezing drizzle.
((Oops. looks like the schools are CLOSED now...so much for that))
We're socked in with overcast so well, that my laser pointer reflects off of it...(that's LOW, folks).
Welcome to Wednesday, such as it presents itself.
Our Hoosierland weather isn't much to write home about...mostly cloudy skies with hardly any change in temps from this morning, where it's hovering around the freezing mark.
|It's true TODAY.|
We could see a light snow shower, but no accumulation.
I've got my hot cup of java right here...you go get your comfort beverage and together we'll see what's going on elsewhere...
*** First off of the slip and slide is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy".
In a time where our government SHOULD lead by example (and has not for some time), this quote seems all too appropriate, don't you think?
So, WHO said this anyway?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile back in the D.C.Courthouse...
*** It's also time for our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
January 21 -
---Today is NATIONAL HUGGING DAY
I added that for the benefit of the Lovely Mrs. Bobby G....lol)
|Aww...good race relations in the feline world.|
---It's also NATIONAL GRANOLA BAR DAY. ((yawn))
I admit to actually eating these from time to time, but they never have been, nor ever will be a PART of MY dietary plan..
Sorry, I like MY oatmeal in a BOWL with milk.
---And, it's also one of MY favorite days - SQUIRREL APPRECIATION DAY...
|We're polite and patient.|
Now, you all KNOW how much I care about the squirrels that frequent our "Fortress", right?
|We check your roof for leaks|
|We guard the side of your house, too.|
|We watch your driveway for trespassers.|
|We even perform "wellness-checks".|
*** Fortunately, I did get to watch THE FLASH last night before "da prez" took over most of the airwaves to bring us his "State of the Liar's Club" message (which he could have just sent everyone an email, and saved us an hour of wasted time).
I actually thought about doing a "drinking game" during this speech...every time Obummer tells a LIE, I take a drink.
|I like my people fat, drunk and stupid.|
But, then I thought that it wasn't my place to have Wifey drive me to hospital when I suffer ALCOHOL POISONING from the ad hoc "binge" during only the FIRST 20 minutes of the propaganda-fest.
That's what WOULD have happened, had I pursued such a venue.
Instead, I settled for Dr. Pepper...and belched a lot...lol.
|All I needed was Crow and Tom Servo.|
There was hardly two sentences this guy spoke together, that I didn't have something to "add"..especially when it came to his pathological lying...(talk about a BINGE there, hmm?).
Then, he throws all these grandiose proposals that he has no plan to pay for, other than to tax those already being taxed, telling us it's going to help the MIDDLE CLASS. He'd make more sense if he helped MIDDLE EARTH...ROFL!
|One "rube" to rule them all...|
It's the middle class that carries the majority of the log during PE "Happy Hour"...many of the rich dodge the issue, and those claiming poverty (and raking in over $40K per annum) don't do a damn thing either way...them's the FACTS.
But I look at such speeches concerning their CONTENT...and CONTEXT.
What REALLY is being said, and is it germane to what problems this country and her people are suffering from?
THAT is what I listen for, rather than merely hear what's being said.
Yeah, I know...that makes me an outcast of sorts, right?
Tough (Girl Scout) cookies...that's the way I roll.
Stop with all the deception.
Better to be hurt by the TRUTH, and comforted with a LIE, hmm?
A shame that such a quote remains "unknown"...like to know who had the fortitude to claim this.
Then again, isn't that what makes up much of this country?
*** Last back to the salt truck...our nation was founded by unique people...a gaggle of folks wanting something better than what they knew. And they were willing to do whatever was necessary to make that happen.
Yet, along the way, they never sacrificed their core beliefs, principles, and values, and never succumbed to those who would deny them of such an opportunity. Surely, an amazing people who settled on our shores.
Perhaps that's where we all need to go...back to the beginnings of this nation, especially those with whom the power of this country still resides
We have allowed too much wrong to permeate our society, and have given up too much good along the way, in the hope things will become better for us all. In that, we are all at fault. But all is not eternally lost.
We can once again reclaim that which we have forgotten - rekindle the fire in our souls for a better country, and perhaps even use history as it was originally intended...as a learning tool.
I believe that such things are still possible...AND achievable, IF we're willing to do as our founders did.
In that, there is TRUE hope.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.
(( ***1040 hrs - On a sad note, my wife's mother quietly passed from our world into the next overnight. This was sooner than expected, yet not totally unexpected. But, as I always say, no one we love or cared about is ever REALLY "gone"...as long as we REMEMBER THEM. Rest-in-Peace, mom. ))