|I don't think I'd recognize the sun if I saw it|
I mean, it's the SAME OLD, day after day, and damn near week after week.
Our Hoosierland weather is more of just that - the SAME, as is mostly cloudy today, high around 80, LOTS of humidity, and the chronic chance of showers later in the day (if we don't get one earlier in the meantime).
Quite the repetitive forecast...don'cha think?
I DO feel for those having to play the old "pack 'em an stack 'em" game with all those sandbags around their properties in the area.
People in a modern society (even in Indiana's 2nd largest city) should NOT have to deal with such things and never to such a degree.
Anyway, let's get ourselves a nice tall drink poured and parked nearby, as we take a look at what else has been going on...
*** First out of the overtaxed sewer system is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."
DOLLY PARTON (Born 19 January 1948) and here is her WIKI:
Here also, is her official website:
|But NEVER appeared nude.|
Dolly is an American singer, songwriter, actress, author, business woman and philanthropist.
(talk about a renaissance woman)
And her life is pretty much a rags to riches tale. Goes to show what persistence and perseverance can do for someone.
She was born in Sevier County, TN, and was the 4th of 12 children. Her father was a tobacco farmer, and her mother was busy tending to all the children.
Dolly's dad paid the doctor who delivered her with a bag of OATMEAL.
She started out singing on the radio and received her first guitar at the age of eight.
By ten, she was appearing on local shows in Knoxville.
|Porter and Dolly|
Cash urged her to follow her instincts with her music.
The day after she graduated high school in 1964, she moved to Nashville.
Chris could cover ALL her work a lot better than me, so, I'll leave it to you to read her bio instead.
Let's just say her big break came with Porter Waggoner, and this was when I first saw her on TV.
Dolly married Carl Thomas Dean (and aaphalt road-paving business owner) on 30 May 1966, and she has said "This is our first marriage...and our last".
The WIKI goes on at length as to her creating "Dollywood" theme park, her tours, albums, various charities and the like.
It's a really good read, and you'll come away with a much better understanding of someone who refused to quit and took whatever odds were against her and turned them around to become as successful as she is today.
(and she's pretty easy on the eyes, if you ask me)
BTW, she does plays a mean banjo...
*** And, it's time for our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
June 18 -
---Today is GO FISHING DAY
|But mom, this IS the roof...|
---It's also INTERNATIONAL PANIC DAY
|THIS woman is among a very FEW|
---And, it's INTERNATIONAL PICNIC DAY
|Bring a flotation device for parks in Fort Wayne|
---It's also NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY
ARE in the MIDWEST.
---And, it's RAMADAN...for what that crap is worth.
OTHER word from decades past - TET.
I always expect the unexpected on BOTH days, knowing those behind it all.
*** Next up, when someone comes into a church prayer meeting, and killes nine people, you just KNOW this perp is more than a few fries short of that Happy Meal.
And you KNOW the way that people like Sharpton will run with this, because the shooter was WHITE, and the victims were BLACK.
The shooter remains at large, but the pastor of the historic church was killed, along with 8 others in this vicious attack Three others have survived the attack..
Let's say that something like THIS is not helping race relations one...damn...bit.
And to pick off church-going CHRISTIANS makes it all the more despicable.
THAT would be a godsend, rather than such a heinous crime against truly INNOCENT people.
|Shooter ID'ed - Dylann Storm Roof - (at-large for now)|
(( Editor's Update - 1200 hrs - Suspect has been arrested on a traffic stop in Shelby, NC.))
*** Next, the city needs volunteers for sandbagging. Here's the item:
Now, WHO would have thought that?
And there is also THIS story:
SW side of town, and how some want to see the Taylor University campus turned into a rezoned area complete with businesses and what is being called "live/work" projects (to the tune of $8 MIL).
I guess having the SE side of town go to hell wasn't enough?
Now, there are some that want the SW to "join in the fun"?
Well, neighbors there aren't really on board with this proposal, because they can see the graffiti on the walls.
And the City Plan Commission dodged their responsibility to provide a recommendation for the area, and when objections were raised, the planning board moved it along WITHOUT the recommendation...how "typical" is THAT?
|Another "re-branding" ploy.|
|Out with the "old"|
Might as well say community ORGANIZERS...and we know who is always behind such things, and it's not conservatives.
Be interesting to see how this shakes out.
*** Last back to the waterlogged lawn...you know, this city DOES have a lot of potential, especially for growth, or should I say...a RETURN to the level of growth it USED to enjoy.
This city has done it's level best to kiss off the entire SE side, in favor of some sort of perverse "fairness", and what seems fair to some, turns out to be highly UNFAIR to others.
The amount of revenue the city take in from OUR quadrant of the city is minimal AT BEST...and YET, the same quadrant is touted as being the SECOND HIGHEST when it comes to "disposable income".
How the hell can that possibly be, if we have the highest number on welfare down here, the lowest amount of jobs available, and the highest crime rate in the entire city? And if we have THAT much money, WHY isn;t the city trying to get their grubby hands on it by RECLAIMING and restoring our part of town to a more viable retail area?
I'm keen to say that when it comes to such matters, the more questions you seek answers for, the (even) more questions you wind up with...
And now, we see a PUSH (or is that a ":nudge"?) to claim parts of the SW side of the city.
This is how other cities plowed ahead into financial strife...simple and complete ignorance of the problems that refuse to be addressed.
NOT to allow people freedom, unless you consider chaotic behavior and crime to be anywhere close to ":liberating".
Time for this city (and it's leaders) to extricate their craniums from their alimentary canals and get to work reclaiming parts of the city they have allowed to go down the crapper.
All it take to get the ball rolling is the right "plumber", doesn't it?
Stay SAFE down there, America.