01 July 2015

Humpday Happenings...
Welcome to a brand new month, folks.
And let's hope that the start of this month has a better forecast than the one I copied down for yesterday.
The forecasters got that one all botched up.
Our Hoosierland weather today will see us with temps reaching into the mid to upper 70s, mostly SUNNY skies, and no precipitation to speak of.
Hopefully, between yesterday and today, things will dry out a bit.
Even the weekend's looking good, and we know what Saturday will bring, right?
In the meantime, let's get that morning drink poured as we sneak a peek at what else is going on...
*** First out of the tanning bed is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of Earth."
In troubled times such as this, I'm sure this is the dream of MANY men and women in this country,
So, WHO said that, hmm?
The answer will be at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at Sinking Spring Farm...
*** Since this is the start of a new month, let's see what it's all about:
July is -
--National Blueberry Month
--National Anti-Boredom Month
I know how you feel some days.
(I'm already bored with that)
--Unlucky Month for weddings
--National Cell Phone Courtesy Month
(does that mean that, as a courtesy, we can shove them up peoples' asses?)
--National Hot Dog Month
(been there, had that for dinner last night)
--National Ice Cream Month
(that's every month for me and the Missus)
--Week 2 - Nude Recreation Week
(Good Lord..why is that those who should NOT be nude...usually ARE?)
*** And it's also time for our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
July 1 -
---Today is CANADA DAY.
Wonder if THEY celebrate USA Day?
Have some back bacon, eh?
Sorry, but BROCCOLI flavored ice cream doesn't quite work for me.
"Tell 'ya...we don't get no respect/"
Oh, the fun we could have with THIS one, as if some other countries are not doing so already, right?
*** Speaking of which, and probably many of you might not remember or even know about this..Comedian Jack Carter passed away at the age of 93.
And here is his WIKI:
I grew up watching him on TV...really funny guy, and his "style" was much like Milton Berle and Morey Amsterdam.
One might say he was a pioneer when it came to stand up monologues that featured current events...a staple for most every late night talk show host.
And he appeared on many game shows as well as TV comedies.
and a few feature films.
Moving on...
*** It seems the less-than-dynamic duo are at it again, robbing Dollar General Stores.
Here's the story:
And once again, it happened before the store opened, with two BLACK MALES (armed with handguns) taking cell phones and cash and escorting employees to the back of the store as they made their own getaway.
Getting to be a habit around town, isn't it?
This took place at the DG located  at 3121 E. State Blvd around 0855 hrs. on Saturday (yes, during those nasty storms)
Police think this is related to the other string of dollar store robberies.
Congratulations on figuring out the obvious.
Whatta buncha EInsteins...sheesh!
*** Next up, police investigate ANOTHER attempted armed robbery on the SOUTH side.
Here's the story:
This took place around 2330 hrs at the Marathon Station located at 2410 S. Calhoun St.
Two men entered, one with a handgun. Both were described as wearing WHITE. 
(but I'll bet underneath, they were BLACK).
A bullet-resistant window separated the robbers from store personnel, and the men left with nothing (for a change).
A K-9 unit was unable to track the suspects.
 (had a car waiting, no doubt).
*** Next, A DQ also gets robbed.
Here's this story:
Two men entered the Dairy Queen at 1818 Colisuem Blvd N. around 2220 hrs Monday night, jumped the counter and robbed the place.
One of the perps brandished a revolver, and an employee noticed "copper" bullets in the chambers.
Sounds like some FMJ rounds to me.
Both perps are still at-large.
Both men were BLACK MALES and wore gloves...(big surprise there, hmm?)
*** Next, stories like this prove that certain priorities in this city are woefully misplaced.
The lights aren't on...but someone's home.
It's been damn near a week, and some people (less than 500) in the city are STILL without power, following those nasty storms we had.
This is deplorable, and it's not a smack at the people brought in from other states to assist in the repairs. They're doing all THEY can to get things up and running.
THOSE people are doing their jobs.
Or...you could BURY the power lines.
It's the way the city (and AEP)  has IGNORED (there's that word again) the potential for such major outages in lieu of dumping so much into the downtown (and soon the riverfront) area.
 Got a feeling that those "in the dark" are just not feeling the love here.
Maybe some of the WOODEN utility poles could be replaced with steel-reinforced concrete ones - the type that don't break near as easily when a tree whacks them? Wooden poles are fine in rural areas with nothing around them, but here in the city? Not a good fit, if you ask me (and they should).
Not to mention, they wouldn't snap as easily even if a car struck them (would total the car, though).
*** When Wifey and I walked back from Yeoman's the other day, I took some photos of our block's alley.
Granted it's nowhere close to being as nice as all the fantastic pictures that Chris Martin takes, but then again, we've nothing close to what one would call SERENE going on down here...and that's a fact.
More "broken windows"...
A busted up table...sitting behind a house.
Overgrown foliage - could stash a damn BODY there.
Nicely smashed TV - been there for ???.
The neighbor's "back yard" - if you can find it
So there you are...kinda looks like some BLIGHT going on to me, And where are the city departments?
Well, they don't come unless SOMEONE calls this sort of thing in, and given the number of people left (here) who might give half a damn about this, it often goes unreported.
But still, the city should canvass the area ONCE in a damn while, JUST to see how things are going.
To me, that would be a bit on the PROACTIVE side.
Been looking for YEARS...
Excuse me, I often forget that the way THIS city works, is nothing close to proactive - it's REACTIVE in nature, and that applies to almost ALL departments as well as public safety - make that especially public safety..
Ignorance is bliss, and by the looks of things, the city has a lot of extremely blissful people working downtown.
*** Last back to the compost heap...it's very disheartening to see your neighborhood decline over the years.
Works for City Hall
Hell, it's sad to see ANY area fall into such dire straits, right?
And yet, all these politicians, city and community "leaders"  claim that they "have the answer" to the problems...whatta crock of bullshit!
They don't give a damn about certain parts of their city, otherwise, SOMETHING would get done, hmm?
In fact, it behooves them to keep part of city in squalor, or allow the areas to devolve into it, because as long as that FEDERAL money comes rolling in, they;re doing OKAY in someone's book.
Thing is, when you don't hold individuals accountable for their own actions, choose not to admonish them for not following laws and ordinances, look the other way when they choose to do wrong, and play the ignorance game whenever someone else calls them out for being ignorant, that's not going to win any awards for forward-thinking and problem-solving, is it?
And please don't cajole me with any BS about ethnic "culture" and behaviors...that dog isn't gonna hunt for me.
OUR country - OUR culture.
In this country, we are AMERICANS first, and the sooner everyone figures that out, the better off we all will be (once again).
Here we are, at the doorstep of this nation's MOST patriotic time of year - a time to celebrate WHO WE ARE...as a nation, and WHAT WE DID to deserve the liberties and freedoms many fought and died for.
We are still the best nation on the planet, and by God, it's time that EVERYONE got on that page, hitched up their drawers and got to work keeping it that way.
Time to stop molly-coddling those who don't deserve it, and start helping those who DO deserve the assistance they've been crying out for for so long.
Anything less in this regard is simply unpatriotic, and takes away from all of us.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

"--Week 2 - Nude Recreation Week
(Good Lord..why is that those who should NOT be nude...usually ARE?)"

Are you talkin to ME, buster? Oh, wait, I have clothes on. Never mind.

International Joke day AND Canada Day... ooh, someones gonna get hurt for that one...

I saw that about Jack passing. Boy, we are getting severely outnumbered here, Robert...

Too bad those robbers couldn't have gotten caught IN the storm; say, under that tree on my picture post today.

As for your ending, I kinda fought that battle last night. A blogger friend had a guest post, and I guess I objected to the haughty attitude of the blind-of-all-points-but-mine. For someone who was all "we're so downtrodden because of what white society has done to us," She sure didn't take my objections with a downtrodden attitude. Thing of it that amuses me, she stands up and fights for a lot that would probably just laugh and call her an "uppity b_." At least I was respectful.

Bob G. said...

---I KNOW I'm not talking to you...lol
(Scrappy is exempt, however)
--Yeah , putting those two days TOGETHER cost someone a job.
--But there IS good news - with the passing of ALL these (great) comedians, WE can swipe their material, and knowing the "Millenniums", they'll think it's BRAND NEW...HA!
--Under ANY tree would be a good start.

--With my "Sixty Second Sermon", I was trying to put into a better perspective what this upcoming day of celebration SHOULD mean...to ALL of us.

People use the "po-me" defense whenever they don't get (or hear) WHAT THEY WANT...much like a spoiled child.
We ALL went through that stage growing up.
Some never have left it behind nor learned from it, unfortunately.
And since people never LEARN what they need to, they have no idea how to pick a battle in the arena of ideas.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop bu and comment.

You stay safe (and enjoy the nice weather) up there, brother.

Slamdunk said...

Too bad that your energetic robbers are celebrating National Anti-Boredom Month in the wrong way. ..And, I don't remember Jack Carter. I'll have to look him up.

Did you see that former CNN anchor Lynne Russell's husband shot and killed a robber while they were traveling through New Mexico? He is evidently former special forces and had his gun handy when a felon burst into their hotel room brandishing a gun. Funny, I could not find the story on CNN.

Haha. Enjoy your 4th!

Bob G. said...

Yeah, those robbers are setting a very BAD example, aren't they?
I'd say unless you're over 50, Jack Carter might not jog your memory of classic comedians.

Did not hear about that story regarding the CNN anchor, and it would probably NOT show up on CNN - they broker their OWN agenda, and the proper use of a firearm to DEFEND oneself isn't on their short list.

And that's why we call such stations and sources the LAME-STREAM media...lol.

Thanks much for stopping by to comment today.

Stay safe out there.