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
|I know how you feel some days.|
--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
|What? No CHILI DOG?|
--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?|
---It's also CREATIVE ICE CREAM FLAVORS DAY
BROCCOLI flavored ice cream doesn't quite work for me.
---And, it's INTERNATIONAL JOKE DAY
|"Tell 'ya...we don't get no respect/"|
*** 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.
*** It seems the less-than-dynamic duo are at it again, robbing Dollar General Stores.
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.
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.|
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.|
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|
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...|
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|
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.|
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.
Stay SAFE out there, America.