(some days, you think it will never get here).
And, as the waning moon sets over the western sky, the sun is making it's appearance on the eastern horizon.
(thank God the Earth is still where we left it)
Our Hoosierland weather today finds us with a close copy to yesterday - highs around 80 degrees, partly sunny skies, a nice breeze, but with a slight chance of an afternoon shower...like I said, a pretty CLOSE repeat.
So, in the best spirit of the day, let's get our morning drink close-at-hand, as we see what this day has in store for us...
*** First off of the runway is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
June 5 -
---Today is NATIONAL DONUT DAY...!!!
(sound the trumpets and loose the pigeons)
ANY day is a good day for donuts with me, especially powdered jelly ones!.
And you just KNOW the police won't be ANYWHERE around our neighborhoods.
Why, you ask?
Well, because WE no longer have ANY donut shops (or bakeries for that matter) around here for them to hang out at...THAT'S why!
|Ahh, the good old days.|
---It's also ((rolls eyes))...WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
.TWO things that allow them to live their lives in the manner they do.
(hypocrites...all of them)
*** And while we're at it, let's see what events take place over the weekend...
June 6 -
---Saturday is NATIONAL GARDENING EXERCISE DAY
MIX the two?)
Never thought of "Pilates while planting"...yoga while spreading fertilizer, anyone?
"Drop and give me twenty"... (seedlings).
---It's also NATIONAL TRAILS DAY.
|Doesn't include HITCH-hiking - that's for slackers.|
---And, it's NATIONAL YO-YO DAY.
NOT the people we encounter, or even the classical cellist.
---It's (lest we forget) the 71st ANNIVERSARY OF THE D-DAY INVASION OF FRANCE by allied forces back in 1944.
|Operation Neptune - part of Operation Overlord|
|Truly, the LONGEST DAY|
Let us never forget...and always remember.
June 7 -
---Sunday is NATIONAL CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM DAY.
|Need a larger cone?|
And there you have it...all you need to know for the weekend.
*** Here's more on that hostage, looting, kidnapping, home invasion, break-in...whatever the hell you want to call it in Pine Valley, along with A.J.'s Locker Room and the Athlete's Foot in Southgate Plaza:
HERE is a link for the "logs" of the reports filed by FWPD officers involved:
Obviously, the names of victims involved have been redacted to protect their identities.
But, this IS a good read and provides insight as to how reports are filed in the department.
*** And, if you think that was the ONLY crime going down on the SE side...think again.
Here's more of the "fun":
Lafayette and McKinnie (there's where the marathon is at) is where the stop was made early this morning.
Officers located the cocaine (wrapped in paper) UNDER the infant's car seat.
The mother, who was at work, was contacted by police and took custody of the children at the apartment, who were still asleep. CPS was also contacted.
The FWPD took custody of baby-daddy.
*** Next up, It's nearing graduation time across this nation, and with it, comes the "pomp and circumstance" of the commencement ceremony.
|Nice and orderly...|
I know Wifey usually tells me of the "yahoos" who just HAVE to be as BOISTEROUS as they are in our part of the ghettohood (on a daily basis), because they can get away with acting that stupid.
This never happened when I graduated in 1970...people were a LOT more IN CONTROL OF THEMSELVES and knew how to BEHAVE in public.
Not so these days...and with such actions DOES come consequences, as shown in THIS story:
Yep, at Senatobia High School in Mississippi, the loud and cheering parents (?) of one student found out there was a policy of not acting like a fool.
|Bet'cha they're the neighbors-from-hell, too.|
That's the problem these days...people cannot UNDERSTAND...because they don't take the time to LEARN.
(too busy being a dumbass, which for some IS a full-time "occupation")
The article clearly demonstrates that such behavior DURING graduation is not permitted at this school.
What you choose to do AFTER the graduation ceremony is perfectly fine and dandy.
|Just gots to be LOUD|
THIS story kinda says it all:
Yes, friends, graduation is NOT (nor ever has been)...a SPORTING EVENT.
Let those graduating have some DIGNITY in their accomplishments.
Lord knows the REAL WORLD will be one helluva wake-up call for all of them soon enough.
*** Last back to the hangar...I really detest this overly-permissive society we have these days in this country.
Now, don't get me wrong...I LOVE the freedom we're all accorded, and we do enjoy more of it than any other nation, but don't people comprehend what is known as LIMITS any longer?
Did we suddenly dismiss behaviors like this in the search for freedom?
We have HAD freedom for quite some time, but people should know when enough is enough.
We all USED to know "how far to go" in MANY aspects of our lives...not anymore, it seems.
Everyone is pushing the envelope in public and for all the wrong reasons.
And this covers criminal as well as what is passing for normal behavior today.
It's across the entire human spectrum of psychological principles.
People, for whatever reason, don't wish to restrain themselves, and that can be a dangerous path to tread.
When we know no boundaries, and those boundaries are no longer recognized by others, chaos will rule the day.
We've already seen such things in cities whenever "someone" doesn't get their own way.
It's like thousands of "spoiled brats" let loose upon society.
|NOT in MY future...|
WRONG (for all the wrong reasons) looking for the next handout is anathema to what we ARE as a people of this country.
That's not how we fought and died on the beaches of France, or the islands of the Pacific.
It's NOT how we fought against England to break from tyrannical rule in the 1700s.
And, it certainly isn't the way we set a standard for others to follow.
We need to remember who we USED to be...who we WERE, in order to reclaim the integrity, dignity, and honor we enjoy as a people who have the freedom and liberty we were provided with, and must ever strive to retain by those who came before us.
That is a lesson we can all learn from.
Do have yourselves a great weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.