SECOND day in a row of nice weather here in the Midwest.
(can we stand the strain?)
But, never fear - rain is headed back into the area within the next 24 hours.
I know I've come to expect anything good around here to evaporate...and I've decided it's because of the weather...LOL.
And speaking of which, our Hoosierland weather will be mostly FAIR today, with a high around 82 degrees, a mild breeze, a few clouds, and low humidity. Can't really argue with that, can we?
With that said, I've got my morning coffee nearby, so you get whatever you're having, and together we'll see what's been shaking elsewhere.
*** First out of the faucet is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"Bad laws are the worst kind of tyranny."
This was spoken by someone I've only featured TWICE before - EDMUND BURKE (12 January 1729 - 9 July 1797), and he was an Anglo-English statesman (born in Dublin), an orator, author, political theorist, and philosopher.
Don'cha miss the days when people wore a lot more hats and they were of a much better "quality"?
And here is his WIKI in case you didn't want to check archival posts:
Now, Ed was mainly noted for his SUPPORT of the American Revolution...not that many in merry olde England felt the same way.
Interestingly enough, he OPPOSED the French Revolution.
And, he is also thought of as the philosophical founder of conservatism.
|That's how the leftards are doing it, too.|
If you haven't read the WIKI on Burke, now's the time to do so. I think you'll find him not only a man of considerable substance, but also a man with a vast knowledge of the human condition and how it impacts on politics.
|Seen plenty of this as well.|
*** Next up is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
July 23 -
---Today is NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY.
|Yellow mustard - NOT brown.|
Oh, wait...it's HOT DOG MONTH...I got it.
---It's also VANILLA ICE CREAM DAY
|Makes a good mix with ROOT BEER.|
---And, it's NATIONAL REFRESHMENT DAY.
|So many choices, so little time.|
*** Next up, what's a good way to get rid of all of us nasty seniors, disabled, and other people who DO depend on the money they paid into the government when they worked?
"Find a way to dry up their Social Security disability funds, Bob" the you get a gold star.
And here's the proof:
Wow, the TRUST FUND for SSD is facing "cuts"???
How can you cut money that's been paid INTO the system?
Where the f$ck has the money been going?
Who took the "trust" out of this TRUST fund, anyway?
Perhaps it's those who have defrauded the system, because you CAN actually get MORE money than being on "welfare"?
Sure makes a case about proper OVERSIGHT, doesn't it?
|Doesn't seem AS "secure" as we thought.|
You HAVE to watch "both hands" of these people...they WILL (and want to) bring this nation DOWN.
Over 7 MIL medicare recipients will see a 50% INCREASE in outpatient coverage - yeah, they're robbing Peter to pay Paul
That dog' not gonna hunt, and only serves to show that Obamacare IS NOT working to SAVE people money - quite the reverse.
Of course, the Feds could ALWAYS do the unthinkable (as they usually do) - SHIFT MONIES from the RETIREMENT fund...again, it's robbing Peter and paying Paul...only Paul has been screwed already.
|Now THAT I believe.|
And this gig is supposed to have "NO adverse effect on the solvency of the overall Social Security program"...
Where have we heard THAT line of BS before?
Well, if you tax the hell out of more people (and still have all the damn freebies that taxpayers are already paying for but cannot get) you'll HAVE the monetary reserves to shore up a system being played by too many of the WRONG people...makes perfect sense.
This WILL be worth keeping track of, because we're ALL involved in it one way or another...as our the children (more so for them).
*** Next up, , I was listening to Mark Levin last night and he spoke about something I've not heard of until yesterday.
It's called the DEGROWTH MOVEMENT.
|It's ALL part of the show, folks.|
And a website:
|Isn't that like Communism?|
(and not some conspiracy theory)
Don't take my word for it...read up on it for yourself.
*** Next up, one of those "feel good" stories about a neighborhood NOT that far from our "Fortress" - Lafayette Place
Here's the story link:
It's a location I've driven through many times, and the architecture is wonderfully varied.
Every year, they have a concert at the GAZEBO along the wide medial "strip" that separates both sidea of the area.
Hell, I get to hear "music" every damn day from passing cars, trucks, and even a motorcycle...don't need a bloody gazebo.
What is not mentioned in the story is the fact that they have been having more police calls to the area.
And, I will grant you that many of the "original" owners of the houses no longer reside there, because they have moved away from the nearby crime (that would be OUR side of Lafayette).
Yes, crime does spread to surrounding areas, like ink on water, but who needs to hear that when we're having a concert there, hmm?
The neighborhood also has tennis courts, and a bustling summer program for youth.
Well, we have street basketball, littering contests, shouting contests, and barking dog contests (and that's aside from the gunfire and fireworks "contests".)
|They NEVER mention THIS - our ALL-year-long extravaganza.|
Like I said...it's a "feel good" story, and if they can keep crime under control, more power to 'em.
But I hope no one living there who THINKS they can...is holding their breath.
*** Last down the drain today...again, we see that situations do NOT cause themselves (aside from those random acts of nature).
People are always at the root of whatever takes place in this crazy world.
|Some choose "WISELY"...|
|Others choose NOT so much...|
We see the lack of respect for our founding documents, and we see the lack of respect for authority damn near every day.
Usually the blame for such things is misplaced, and the media has a frenzy reporting it...because it's ":entertaining".
But, it's MORE than that...it's REALITY, and the sooner the majority of us decide to spend more time THERE, rather than in the pursuit of trivial events that serve to falsely lull us into a state of mental torpor and feigned contentment, we need to see BEYOND all of this tripe.
|You cannot have it BOTH ways.|
Our nation was founded on freedom and liberty, and not communism or any sort of authoritarianism.
It's time we all remembered that, and then choose to fight for it in whatever manner we have at our disposal.
All of us, together, can reclaim that which our parents (as well as those who came before them) left to us...
Stay SAFE out there, America.