End of the week, AND the end of the month.
Wifey tells me this is the last of the Friday grocery trips, as we return to Saturdays next week
(oh, joy). Less ass-hats on the road.
The Hoosierland weather will be nice this morning...but we might have a chance of some scattered showers later in the afternoon.
Big difference with lower humidity, too
And, there are those increasing clouds as the day progresses.
Temps are expected to rise to around 85 with some mild breezes.
Some of the garden plants got spoiled with all the rain we were having...and now they expect a decent watering EVERY day, or they start to wilt.
There's never a break in the action...is there?
So, with that accomplished, let's get our cup or glass of Friday fortitude poured as we see what else is going on...
*** First off of the park bench is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
July 31 -
---Today is NATIONAL MUTT DAY
|No, not THAT "mutt".|
|He's a goooooooooood Boyyyyyyyyyyy!|
Some of the friendliest dogs in my life have been mutts.
---And a hearty congrats to Rush Limbaugh for completing his 27th year on the Excellence In Broadcasting network at the golden EIB microphone.
|Talent on loan...from GOD.|
BTW, he DOES have some of THE best teas on the planet..
*** And since it's the weekend (as well as the end of July), we need to see how the next month starts out...
|Yeah, I'll be doing THIS.|
Family Fun Month
National Catfish Month
National Eye Exam Month
National Golf Month
Romance Awareness Month
Water Quality Month
National Picnic Month
Week 1 National Simplify your Life Week
Week 2 National Smile Week
Week 3 Friendship Week
Week 4 Be Kind to Humankind Week
August 1 -
----Saturday is NATIONAL MUSTARD DAY
---It's also NATIONAL RASPBERRY CREAM PIE DAY
|Sorry, I'm working on a 1/2 price PECAN pie.|
August 2 -
---Sunday is FRIENDSHIP DAY.
---It's also NATIONAL KIDS DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL ICE CREAM SANDWICH DAY
|The waffle ones in high school were the best.|
---It's also SISTER'S DAY
|Oh, you mean the REGULAR kind of SISTERS...|
And there you go...loads to observe and take in this weekend...
*** I've been following this whole Planned Parenthood fiasco with the selling of fetal organs and tissue, and personally, I find it disgusting and repugnant.
COULD I expect from something that's funded by government (read taxpayer) monies?
I came up with a novel "solution" to the entire thing...CLONING.
|Never know until it's tried.|
And a "supply" could be had by NOT forcing all these abortions.
Guess that's TOO simple a solution, and doesn't line ENOUGH pockets with ill-gotten cash.
*** Next, have you noticed ALL the media "attention" being given to the LION that was killed in Africa as compared to ALL the unborn MURDERS being committed?
|Yes, I do look good.|
Granted, the lion was lured from it's protected area.
Now, I'm no hunter and wouldn't partake in this particular "type" of hunting if you paid me.
Cripes, we have several elephants that were recently killed in Kenya by POACHERS.
Haven't heard much on THAT, yet here's the story:
And THESE elephants WERE on the ENDANGERED list.
|We haven't done anything to deserve death.|
Don't ELEPHANT LIVES MATTER?
(nope, just black lives...in America...even when they break the laws...and disrespect authority.)
What a mixed-up world.
*** Next up...it looks as though the boisterous (and too-often drunken) mixed Latino couple across our street MIGHT be moving away.
HAVE been moving things OUT of that house.
I guess they've trashed the place as much as they could...maybe it's time to move into one of those brand-new housing additions like Renaissance Pointe and try their hands at THAT now?
I have never seen such lazy people, in spite of the fact that one of them worked concessions at the Tincaps games.
And, Rent-A-Center was a regular visitor to the house, so you know they didn't BUY much (except beer).
Not to mention that is NOT the most cost-effective way to buy any item with the "rent-to-own" thing. You pay almost twice as much in the long run.
They also were the ones that had a problem with the driver's door on their Jeep Cherokee and had to use ROPE to keep it shut.
(A decent mechanic could fix that in no time, and not cost an arm or a leg in the process)
To them, it was all about drinking plenty of the cheap-ass crap and many times until 4 AM...
THAT they could do (helluva role model for the two daughters).
These are the ones that had a knockdown-dragout on our lawn after midnight a couple years back...model citizens - NOT!
*** Next, crime NEVER takes a holiday...we all know that.
Some of it even gets an early start to the weekend in the Summit City.
Now THIS took place last night around 2130 hrs along Engleton Rd (near Engle and Ardmore) on the city's SOUTHWEST side.
(what have I said about crime SPREADING to the SW?)
Three bullet holes could be seen on the truck and police were able to pull over a suspect vehicle with four occupants.
The four were detained for questioning in connection with the shooting.
Police have not said if those involved knew each other or what lead to the disturbance.
VERY dubious people, so it comes as no surprise that crime WOULD be on the increase...can't keep all the shit in this city located in just ONE area any longer.
*** Last back to the woodpile...have you ever wondered, when being part of this whole "global" thing, if you haven't either seen or heard about what's going on once BEFORE?
|Not much left.|
Well, if we were to allow history to be our guide, we could EASILY see that we are following right in step with the (eventually failed) Roman Empire.
|Started out looking GOOD.|
I think we all need to re-acquaint ourselves of the lessons the Romans had to go through, if we're to avoid a similar fate.
First off, life IS NOT cheap...but it was in ancient time (as it is becoming here and now)...look at the gladiatorial games.
And that leads us to the ENTERTAINMENT "value" (?) in today's society.
|Keep the citizens "busy" with diversions.|
We've become a society obsessed with entertainment, and the more "noir", the better.
We've turned sports figures as well as what is passing for a "celebrity" these days into icons we all but pray to. That's not a good way to go.
High political figures take to comedy shows like ducks take to water.
Anything is NOTHING if it's not entertaining us...and this is aside from the "normal fare" like concerts, stage shows, movies, and the like.
Like the Romans, we have become permissive to a fault, AND we've allowed those from other nations across OUR borders in numbers that are unsustainable for us.
Government and private sector corruption is out of frigging control these days.
It is becoming SO obvious, blind people can see it.
(that's not good for any of us).
|And the walls came tumbling down.|
And, truth be told, it's NOT doing THIS nation a helluva lotta good, either...is it?
Just wanted to point these things out...because they NEED to be.
Have yourselves a great weekend, in spite of what life tosses at you.
Stay SAFE out there, America.
(See 'ya next month)