Thankfully, we had ONE day that was nice...
Sunday was one of those "blech" days (seemed so to me, anyway). Getting the paper late (again) didn't help that out one damn bit.
Our Hoosierland weather for today is beginning a little on the foggy side this morning (reminds me of Jersey), but eventually it will go away and leave us with partly to mostly cloudy skies, as more rain moves into the area later on.
Temps wlll wind up somewhere into the mid 80s and there WILL be humidity in abundance.
So, with that behind us, let's try our best to get this week off to a rousing start, as we get our morning drink poured, and take a look at all the "stuff" that's been going on...
*** First out of the steamer trunk is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
July 13 -
---Today is BARBERSHOP MUSIC APPRECIATION DAY
THESE guys OR gals (the Sweet Adelines comes to mind) to make you smile. Never heard anyone who disliked them yet.
Check out THIS fella (and his pals):
Now THAT'S entertainment!
---It's also EMBRACE YOUR GEEKNESS DAY.
ANY day of ANY week.
---And, it's FOOL'S PARADISE DAY
On, man...could I run with THIS One...lol.
|Kinda looks like the SOUTHEAST side of town these days...lol.|
"A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell."
Welcome to MY world on the SE side of Ft. Wayne, folks...ROFL!
---It's also NATIONAL FRENCH FRIES DAY.
MY fries...none of this fancy-ass flavored crap. And yes, not ALL (plain) fries are alike...some ARE better than others.
They also DO NOT COME FROM FRANCE...and here's the proof:
*** Next up, I'd like to say we had a decent weekend around the "Fortress", but alas, twas not to be.
Saturday started off fine enough...even watched the TRF parade.
Our local "natives" weren't even that restless...until the sun went down.
(no, they're NOT nocturnal)
Some morons at least ONE block over (on or past Hanna St) had music playing SO loud, you could copy down the lyrics (not that you'd want to)...
And it went on for a while (over an hour - sounded like a PA system) before I called it into the FWPD, and was put ON HOLD...AGAIN...WTF is up with this shit?
|People in OUR area NEED to attend.|
It's like I said...we have these PARTY HOUSES in the area, and the FWPD can't seem to (or won't) do anything to close them down...that's how people get SHOT, in case you haven't read the news lately...parties attacked by thugs with guns...shooting randomly. Makes good copy.
*** And speaking of GUNS, former mayor (and RINO-at-large) Pail Helmke is STILL at it...pushing for (you guessed it) more GUN LAWS.
Here's his latest BS-filled piece of rhetorical nonsense:
For the umpteenth time, we don't need any more STRICTER gun laws, regulations, or rules...just ENFORCE the ones you already on the damn books and close any (and all) loopholes when ti comes to MENTAL HEALTH issues...
|We need stricter laws on POINTING FINGERS, too.|
|Even THIS guy is tired of hearing you, Paul|
You never know when you might NEED it.
*** Also, while we're talking about criminals and police, let's take a look at our FWPD chief's latest version of "soft-policing"...
|We Always put you on HOLD...|
So, the FWPD misconduct list becomes more "severe"; because we want a more "kinder, gentler" police force when it comes to confronting a disruptive crowd that never listens to you, shouts swear words in your face, when they're not spitting at you and refusing to comply to directives at active crime scenes (or maybe just on the streets).
Yeah, that's JUST what we need...whatever happened to the "HEADHUNTERS" aka "Internal Affairs?
THOSE are the ones tasked with bringing reprimands or charges against officers, and believe me, people trump UP a lot of shit if they don;t like the police straight away. They will lie and then swear to it.
I've never encountered a rude or disrespectful officer (well, once, but that's another story), anywhere, but MAYBE that's because I treated THEM with the respect and courtesy I expected?
Just a thought.
The softening of America's law-enforcement....gotta love it.
Meanwhile, the perps get treated better and better.
*** Next, the billionaire drug lord of the Sinaloa cartel has escaped from a maximum security jail in Mexico City...for the SECOND time.
Here's the story link:
In fact, it was MUCH better than the one Steve McQueen and the boys used in the movie The Great Escape.
|This doesn't look at all like Pismo Beach|
They can hold one of OUR Marines who made a f$cking WRONG TURN for seemingly EVER, but when it comes to am international drug kingpin...oops, sorry, he got out again.
Bunch of morons.
No other way to explain this.
*** Now, here's a story that's becoming a bit too familiar:
|Hurry up...and wait (for 6 hours)|
The woman and 2 children vacated the house, located on Cutter Cove, but the man was nowhere to be found...now THAT is amazing, and worthy of something PENN AND TELLER might pull off.
And isn't it called a STANDOFF when you HAVE someone that is on the OTHER end of this scenario?
Seems the EST (SWAT) has gotten a few houses (recently) where the suspect was NOT THERE.
Maybe they should make entry SOONER, so these resources aren't wasted AS LONG...'ya think?
*** Last back to the stockade...Our world today has become a LOT more complex, and I'm not talking about the level of technology at our disposal...THAT is a whole other story, and worthy of more than a few posts (perhaps in the future).
|And THAT'S on a GOOD day...|
I suppose one might say we and the technologies have become SO intertwined, and that would be a good call.
I do know that the "personal" interacting between people has been redefined because of such things.
Look at the way the "PC-Police" come down on people and have made it their "mission" to cleanse our language of that which THEY consider"offensive', like THEY know better.
We see people that look like they rolled out of bed who are shopping, or getting some fast food.
Whatever happened to our personal dignity?
Did we toss it out with last week's trash?
We accept the unacceptable, while allowing others to tell us what they think IS unacceptable and permit them to delete it from our lives.
I think WE need to learn, or maybe RE-learn that which we used to know was right in the world, and in our lives, rather than acquiesce to "someone else" to which we ourselves should be taking care of in our lives.
We need to do MORE for ourselves once again, and a lot more frequently, because that's who we are...or used to be.
Stay SAFE out there, America.