|Is it me, or does this feel like a Monday?|
Our Hooiserland weather has us a bit on the RAINY side today, with those showers tapering off later. Eventually. So they say...maybe..
Highs today (aside from those smoking, shooting up or snorting) will be in the mid-seventies range.
It will probably feel warmer out there today...a might "close" as it were, due to the humidity.
Now, let's get our morning cup of glass of Friday fortitude poured and parked nearby as we see what's in store for us...
*** First out of the parking lot is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
May 15 -
---Today is NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK DAY.
(in the rain...are you nuts?)
Been there, done that...in ALL kinds of weather.
Never wore a helmet...never got hit, and only dumped the bike ONCE......"just once" ...(he said as Danny Vermin)...lol.
---It's also NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP DAY.
|Hershey kisses - MY size "chips"|
---And, in keeping with National Police Week, it's POLICE OFFICER'S MEMORIAL DAY.
Nuff said there.
*** And since it's the weekend, shall we see what will be going on then?
May 16 -
---Saturday is ARMED FORCES DAY
---It's also LOVE A TREE DAY
(hippies and green-earthers will be out in droves, no doubt)
---And, it's NATIONAL SEA MONKEY DAY.
---It's also WEAR PURPLE FOR PEACE DAY.
May 17 -
PACK RAT DAY.
(not ever to be confused with the RAT PACK...got it?)
|I was collecting cocktail WAITRESSES, Sammy...|
And there you have it...all the cool stuff for the next 72 hours. Have fun with it.
*** Next up, being from the "RIGHT" coast (that's east to everyone not familiar), I like to keep up on things back there.
National Police Week, here''s a story that goes to show it's not anywhere close to being all "fun and games" on city streets:
The officer's partner, officer Geraldo Casaigne, made the split-second decision, and fired at the attacker four times, striking him in the arm, torso and head area.
As far as I'm concerned, another dangerous man taken off a city street.
WHY are such people allowed upon the streets in the first place?
Well, since we closed down nearly ALL of the mental institutions in this country, the only recourse is to "mainstream" these sick individuals.
After attacking four other women, Mr David Baril got some payback.
This would not have happened had he been placed in a formal facility where he could get proper care and medication, away from the masses where he was allowed to attack innocent people.
Perhaps it's time to bring BACK those facilities and keep such people OFF of our streets?
*** Next up, The thrill is gone, and now, so is he.
Blues legend B.B. King passed away at his home yesterday at the age of 89 years old.
|Never see another as good as him|
Knowing fellow blogger, Chris Martin, I defer to his musical expertise to do this man justice in his passing.
All I will say here, is that this was a man who defined the genre,,,gave it the level of exposure that was needed, and never compromised his value and dedication TO that music.
God, I so miss the days when people of color wrote, produced and performed GOOD music.
The word TIMELESS comes to mind.
King was truly the stuff of legend, and thank God, his MUSIC will live on long after his passing.
*** Next, FWCS will hear ideas in order to help their schools.
Here's the story link:
|Can this be an "oops" moment?|
Whatever happened to going to the people FIRST and then make BETTER decisions based on those ideas? Isn't this like wanting to fix the damn gate AFTER the horses got out?
(sure sounds like it, but we're used to that by now, right?)
I say YOU people (FWCS admins) dug the damn (financial) hole...perhaps it's time to put the damn shovel DOWN?
And stop it with all the "freebie" shit...it's NEVER free - it COSTS something to someone (usually the taxpayers)
If people want to FREELY CONTRIBUTE and be altruistic...fine.
Just a thought...
*** Next, a police and fire "camp' is being set up for the "youts" on the SE side.
Here's the story:
|Our "king"...and his court.|
|Don't screw with "Wrinkles"!|
To NOT allow it would be rather DISCRIMINATORY, right?
But, it IS a "front" to push for more "diversity" in both the police AND fire departments.
And, our noble King Henry is behind this "idea".
Well, I better not see kids milling around our area, because they should all be attending these camps, right?.
I mean, it IS a "desire of the king", is it not?
Maybe there will be a session regarding the RESPECT of other peoples property?
Now THAT would indeed be a novel proposal down here, knowing the persuasion of the citizenry, and the lack of parenting "skills".
*** Last back to the shooting range...It sure is nice to see ALL that's being done to HELP the SE side...like a camp for kids, and a new rec center, and...what else again?
How about a REAL BOOK STORE?
Or a music store that doesn't JUST sell (c) rap music?
Maybe some B.B.,King CDs?
(teach kids what REAL honest to God music is)
Anything called a playground here is someplace you wouldn't want to take your kids.
I've never seen a splash-pad at ANY of them...wonder why?
(scrappers would steal the piping)
Yeah, much of the problems one encounters down here can be attributed to ONE major factor - IGNORANCE.
And we all know that from there, all the other nasty crap springs forth, right?
|You know it, and I know it...|
That attribute is held and maintained solely by those with no future, no motivation, no conscience, and no sense of self...plain and simple.
Yet, they DO know how to stick their primate hand OUT for the next thing being given away
The educational system has not failed these people.
Big government has failed these people, and as a result, these people have failed THEMSELVES.
You see, even failure needs a little help from time to time.
It rarely is a self-causality event.
And as long as the old adage remains in place (you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink), then we will continue this nasty aspect of society.
To make such a life uncomfortable to these individuals would be the way to proceed, if we were to follow the doctrine of Ben Franklin.
Make people to become self-motivating, and they will gravitate AWAY from such activities.
Then, we, as a nation, can begin to move forward with a better intent and purpose.
Have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.