07 August 2015

Friday Follies...
And, it looks like we have a fantastic start to the weekend with a nice sunrise, comfortable temps, and the birds are about the only sounds out there right now.
Doesn't even seem like the screwed up mess we call planet earth right now, but I'm sure that will change soon enough.
Our Hoosierland weather has us again enjoying a moderate summer day, with our high reaching around the 80 degree mark, a few clouds in the skies, slight breezes, and that's about it.
Yep, not bad at all (until someone comes along and f$cks it all up).
So, let's all get our cup or glass of Friday Fortitude poured and parked nearby, as we see what is going on in some other places.
*** First out of the bird feeder is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
August 7 -
(not known to be a "biggie" in OUR state...OR Kansas)
And, if you want the backstory to the military award, here's the WIKI:
Also, the "official" website:
Lots of information to take in, and it's worth your time to do so.
*** Since it's the weekend, let's see what happens over the NEXT two days:
August 8 -
(that does NOT mean go ROB a dollar store in Fort Wayne)
(that should be an easy one for all of you)
(I miss the days when you didn't HAVE to be in a damn league to get some lane-time!)
(funny, I have YET to see ANYONE actually SELLING their garage)
(we shall see on this one)
August 9 -
(when done right...it is heaven)
(gonna take a major PASS on this one...so pass the rice pudding)
(anyone who doesn't love books just HAS to be an illiterate...or an utter moron)
And there you have it...plenty of things to get involved with...enjoy.
Moving on...
*** Next up, the FWPD hands out some suspensions (and Chief Garry gets a few bucks in his wallet because of it)
Here's the lowdown from the J-G:
Now, if the name of (officer) Diane Rogers sounds "familiar", it should.
Look up my archive posts from 2 Oct 2012, as well as 21 Dec 2010.
Getting suspensions is nothing new to her.
The sad part is that links on my archive posts are not longer available from the J=G (they must purge their files to protect the guilty), but I related the stories well enough
In 26 years she's gotten 20 reprimands, many of them dealing with "lapses in alertness" (drunkenness, perhaps?).
But, she's STILL on the force (as a functional illiterate, too), and other officers have (in the past) filled out reports FOR HER.
Guess we have to embrace our "diversity"?
Nice to see some things never chance, hmm?
*** Next, Wifey starts back to school (work) today for two days of "in service" admin BS.
The official day to start is next Tuesday, and wouldn't you KNOW it...her car was making a weird noise this morning.
I had a hunch about the sound, so I told her to turn off the A/C and the noise went away...so at least we know WHAT is causing it, I think.
As to WHY...that's a issue best left to the mechanics whenever we can get the car in.
Other than that, things seem normal, but it's something that NEEDS looking into, and Murphy (with his law) seems to be on our crap again.
This can never happen when we have THE TIME to do it...can it?
*** Next, I did watch BOTH of the Republican candidate debates yesterday, and I was impressed with some of the speakers.I didn't see either as a "win-lose" venue, unlike the lame-streamers.
I think of it more as a "meet and greet"...or a Q and A)
MY favorites are really not that important, but I will say that everyone brought SOMETHING to the table.
If one were to be able to create an AMALGAM of all the candidates into ONE, that would be too good to be true.
Some have experience, some are good with their ideas on economics, others with domestic police, others with foreign policy.
Right now, there is too much to disseminate (for me) to make a clear choice, and time will be the tlling factor.
Let's just say that neither Bush nor Trump rang the bells for me.
*** Last back to the bird bath...I would really love to see a return to old-fashioned values.
There, I said it...sue me.
When we were young, our parents were there to do what was needed for our family to get by, and some times, we got by better than others.
That's just the way life can be...good time or bad times, you manage to work through it.
Granted that good times are a lot EASIER to deal with, but the bad times build something called CHARACTER.
We LEARN to handle the downsides to life, and often through trial and error, but without such a learning experience, we can never hope to achieve a better sense of self, or (more importantly) of others.
All of us have a vested interest in this nation...and to see what some people can do to it, should make all of us run a gamut of emotions from sadness to anger.
Those who came before us set the stage for the subsequent generations, of which we are all a part of, and that should mean something.
We owe it to THEM to carry the banner of the values and principles they created and nurtured for us, and, we also owe it to ourselves, so that we can continue the journey.
But most of all, we owe it to those whose time has yet to come...we need to secure a future where people can enjoy the freedoms and liberties, unshackled by government overreach and outside influences against this country.
Sounds like a tall order, but it's not anything that our parents (and their parents) were not willing to do.
Therein lies the lesson for the week.
Have yourselves a good weekend.
Be well, make a difference to someone today, and, as always...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


ms nk rey said...

I thought it was very biased against Trump.. All other candidates: "how would defeat Isis if you were president?"
To Trump: " why do you hate women?"
Didn't get to hear any of Trump's plans on our veterans or illegal immigrants... Trump didn't get treated fairly
Cruz and Carson also treated highly unfair in the debate.
Murphy visited me a couple months ago.. a new battery.. yikes was shocked at the cost.
Have a good weekend.

Bob G. said...

I noticed that the moderators were "avoiding" Trump...maybe it was because he has this thing about going on and on...?

I would have also liked to hear more from CRUZ and CARSON...when they DID get a chance to answer, they were VERY well spoken and had good, solid ideas.

Glad you got that new battery...hope it didn't break the bank among the way (that would suck).
God, the prices of damn near everything these days is horrendous!

Thanks much for taking some time to stop by and comment.

Have a great weekend & stay safe down there, dear.

CWMartin said...

I had heard that Walker got ignored, and the mods were trying to get the boys to quit fighting each other and fight Hilary, but they didn't seem real interested- especially Christie and Paul.

Cars know their timing... for us it's usually based more on money than schedule. But they know.

Police officer- but having them meet minimum standards across the board is racist. Fine, I'd rather have awake, alert, racist cops than lazy, illiterate ones.

Well, Garage Sale Day and Frozen Custard Day. Wow. No Hot Chocolate Day or Ski Weekend Day? Rare that we get National days that match the seasons...

Hope you get that AC whipped into shape.

Bob G. said...

--To be perfectly honest (and very OBJECTIVE), I think ALL candidates were ignored at some point in the 2 debates...not enough time to get ALL of them to answer ALL the questions posed to several.

--Gonna have to maybe "lay hands" on the car and see if that will work...lol.
(couldn't hurt, right?)

--Agreed on the LEOs...we can ALWAYS weed out the "bad" ones, but they NEED to be on their "A-GAME"...period.

--I'd love to know WHO "proclaims" these days as national "events"...LOL.
They get lucky now and then.

Thanks for swinging on by today and commenting.

Have yourselves a good weekend and do stay safe up there, brother.
(BTW - The Avengers is on (again) today at 5PM - the world could always use some more "saving"...hmm?)