I know I am...been hard to schedule duties outside the house around the weather.
You look for a small break, and then you might be able to mow a lawn, or clean the gutters, or even touch up some paint around the windows.
(two outta three ain't bad for me...lol)
Our Hoosierland weather today finds us with mostly sunny skies with a high of around 84 degrees, and LOWER humidity.
Chances of any rain are damn near nil, but never rule it out around here these days.
So, having gotten that behind us, let's grab a morning drink and see what else has been going on since last we met...
*** First out of the kitchen is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
July 20 -
---Today is (a personal favorite of mine) NATIONAL JUNK FOOD DAY.
Not into "nachos" either...ever since they started selling them at movie theaters (who was the dumbulb that thought that a good move?)
Also, since the government seems to list damn near EVERYTHING as some sort of "junk" food (except for kale, and other crap the first lady loves to eat), why not indulge yourself, if only for the day?
I still eat what I LIKE, and I eat it in moderation, and yes, I might sneak in something "healthy" once in a while..gotta balance things in life, right?
*** Next up, another house fire on the SE side that leaves one dead.
Here's the story:
FWFD after the house was ablaze (and a total loss - more green-space?).
Sheress T. Parker, 45, was the victim.
It was later determined that the fire started in the KITCHEN when a pan on the stove was left unattended.
BTW, the house was a rental...just so 'ya know.
Now, what was it I was saying about people not knowing how to run a household down here?
You have to be pretty damn stupid to leave a pan THAT long on a stove so as to start a fire.
I cook all the time, and I can tell you that if you HAVE to step away from what's on the stove, turn the heat down (or off) until you return...or KNOW how long you can leave something "by itself". I can take a bag of trash to the garage and return while something's cooking and I've NEVER had an incident yet.
And I don't ever plan to, either.
Plus, we have something called a FIRE EXTINGUISHER nearby (A-B-C rating). They don't even cost that damn much.
|And KNOW how to use it|
*** Indiana (as of today) is one of SIX states who now ALLOW National Guardsmen to carry weapons.
Here's this story:
This is one of the best damn mandates to come along from the statehouse in some time, and I commend Governor Pence for such a wise and timely decision. I mean to not be armed when you're trained to shoot military weapons makes no sense when you're on duty.
This law applies to the state's 62 armories, the two ANG bases, 12 recruiting centers, and the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Jennings County.
Now, since they can shoot back at any potential terrorist, how's about some LVL 3 body armor for defense?
*** Next up, what happens when an attempted rape happens at one of Fort Wayne's "hot spot" apartment complexes?
|At least he wasn't SHOT...that's a first.|
Here's the story:
This took place at Eden Green Apartments - 1400 block of Greene St - around 0135 hrs this morning.
When police were called to the scene about an attempted rape., they discovered a man who had been beaten and unresponsive.
Police were told that a female was approached by a male (most likely both were black) while tabnding outside her apartment.
When the female began screaming, "individuals" came to her aid.
It is believed that those assisting the woman battered the male, and then left the scene before police arrived.
No arrests have been made.
Street justice...gotta love it, hmm?
*** Next, our Socialist-In-Chief is wanting to take the gun-control issue to yet ANOTHER level.
Here's the source story ink:
Why sure, if we don't REALLY have a gun issue, but a MENTAL HEALTH issue, by ALL means, let's target those on... SOCIAL SECURITY.
Okay, now who is the largest number of people ON social security these days?
If you're thinking SENIORS, you get a gold star (and a cookie).
|You tell 'im, Gram...!|
Are they gonna be (still) flying under the radar of the government?
Apparently so. And that ain;t good, people.
Hell, most RETIRED police, and military are usually on (you guessed it)...social security (in adition to pensions and the like), so WHY treat THEM unfairly?
Hell, I'm 62 (soon to be 63), and was thinking of signing up for SSI (eligible now), but I;m having second thought because of future "scrutiny" that is unwarranted.
This is just another grab at power and control by someone who can't live without it.
I have never heard of such bullshit in my life.
Banning the sale of firearms based on something like "financial competence", is beyond stupid.
Older people may indeed have trouble with checkbooks, or even the Internet (or even avoid it on purpose), but to grab that wide brush and paint ALL of them with this rhetoric baffles the hell outta me.
And this coming from the nation's forearms Salesman of the Year (since 2008)...anyone else smell a touch of irony here?
*** Last back to the family room...if you read history (and you should), you would find that our government was ORIGINALLY created to be...SMALL!
|Not OUR future, right?|
But there are those who don't want you to know it was the DEMOCRATS that caused this, nor that THEY were the driving force behind the rise of such racist organizations as the KKK.
Yes, it's was the Dems who DID (finally) pass such things as the Civil Rights Bill (even though it was EISENHOWER who first tried to pass such legislation, but was turned back by Congress).
The main reason this act was passed was not because of equality for all, but rather a way to grow government to obscene levels, and extend it's control over the working masses.
You can see this because it's the LEFT that has created all these programs to "help the poor", while after ALL the decades of such programs, we STILL have poor (and in greater numbers).
It's the left who have consistently raised the bar of the poverty live, artificially creating "more" poor.
I don't remember a time when $40K+ was considered "poverty-stricken".
When I was growing up, my Father would have damn near killed to have THAT kinda moolah rolling in, but there was one difference - he wasn't AFRAID to WORK for it (and that is worth more than a few posts in and of itself).
We need to embrace knowledge of ALL kinds, especially that from times past, if we are ever to learn from history, and avoid repeating mistakes.
We need to seek wisdom to know the truth from the lies, and then the courage to call those out and shame those who would deceive us.
Funny thing, we USED to do that, and without some false pall of guilt being tossed at us.
Perhaps, it's time the change that too.
Stay SAFE out there, America.
((Damn...almost forgot - TODAY is the 46th anniversary of America's FIRST moon landing - Apollo 11 - how time passes. We should never forget this event in our history.))