And while our nation is still healing after the vicious attacks by radical Islamists, we pause to remember those who perished in those attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shankville, PA, as well as those first-responders who died saving others at the WTC in New York City.
Our Hoosierland weather will see us with mostly cloudy skies to start off with, and a chance of some scattered showers. This will give way to clearing skies and a high today is around 67 degrees.
Won't need the A/C today, that's for sure.
Now that's not all that bad a day, and with the grace of God, we shall weather the day without incident.
Now, let's look to getting our morning drinks poured and parked nearby, because this post is packed tighter than a Syrian refugee boat.
*** First out of the trash compacter is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
September 11 -
---Today is PATRIOT DAY
This is in observance of all those who lost their lives back in 2001
WIKI with all the details:
I've got more to say on this a bit farther down, so read on.
---It's also STAND UP TO CANCER DAY
ALL must know someone who was taken from us by this insidious killer)
---And, it's NATIONAL HOT CROSS BUNS DAY
BTW, these are very tasty!
---It's also NATIONAL MAKE YOUR BED DAY
*** Since we're at the end of the week, let's see what happens over the NEXT two days as well:
September 12 -
---Saturday is NATIONAL VIDEO GAME DAY
PSX and blow something up)
---And, it's NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE DAY
ANY day is a good day for one of those)
---It's also the NATIONAL DAY OF ENCOURAGEMENT
OTHER 364 days?)
September 13 -
---Sunday is NATIONAL KIDS TAKE OVER THE KITCHEN DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL PEANUT DAY
---It's also NATIONAL PROGRAMMER'S DAY
WHO to blame for computer problems)
---And, it's UNCLE SAM DAY
OLDER than he should...wonder why?)
Guess I would too, given the current state of affairs.
---It's also NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL PET MEMORIAL DAY
Not bad for a "city boy".
|We'll all meet here again someday|
---It's also NATIONAL HUG YOUR HOUND DAY
Finally, it's my late mother's (Kathryn) birthday and she would have been 94 years old (and she always got the most gifts because her birthday came after both MINE and DAD'S...talk about cheating...lol)
So there you have it...all the things what's going on...
*** Next, there is another new proposal behind all the global warming bullshit, and this has GOT to be "the topper".
GLOBAL WARMING IS CAUSING GLOBAL COOLING....
|I've TRIED to tell these idiots this!|
Now, that sure sounds like the EARTH is in control of it's OWN cycles, and NOT mankind, does it not? Here's some "proof":
You decide...my brain hurts over this, and I KNOW I'm not alone here, right?
*** Next up, looks like the USA is taking in 10,000 SYRIAN refugees (to start)...and I have to ask the burning question...WHY???
|Whiskey - Tango - Foxtrot !|
Don't we also have too many refugees from Burma here as well?
Just another way to devalue and diminish those Americans living IN America...sure seems that way.
|Here we go...again.|
We could look to Europe and see how well THEY make out on this.
*** Next up, This Sunday, the lovely Mrs.Bobby G. and myself will attend the MONARCH FESTIVAL out at Eagle Marsh (Noon - 4PM)
Doesn't look that way THIS year.
Plus, Wifey's got a sweater to wear that would "fit right in", if you get my drift.
I just don the old "camos" and have at it...and naturally, binoculars for the both of us, along with a camera or two...you never know what you might see there. I am hoping Chris and Laurie can make it (dunno about Laurie's schedule). The moire, the merrier, right?
*** Next up, TODAY IS PATRIOT DAY, and just so we keep in mind that which took place 14 years ago, let's take a look back...
NO words are needed, right?
*** Last back to Ground Zero...our nation has gone through what I feel might be a paradigm shift in the way we conduct our day-to-day routines.
In fact, hardly anything seems "routine" these days, does it?
I remember flying across the country back in the late 70s and flying down to Aruba...not a TSA person in sight. We didn't NEED them.
Sure, we might get the occasional CUBAN hijacker, but that wasn't enough to make us change how we lived life.
Hell, I didn't even need a bloody PASSPORT to fly to Aruba - just my BIRTH CERTIFICATE (which still has the customs stamp on the back of it).
How times have changed.
Since the 9/11 attacks, America has been on guard, and even when the Boston bombings took place, it served as a reminder that our freedom is never as "free" as we'd like to believe. it always costs, and sometimes, costs a LOT.
Today's America is a far cry from the America of MY youth, that's for sure.
The Cold War was a prologue ...a rehearsal for things to come; things which would make the threat of nuclear annihilation seem almost an afterthought.
These days, we are wary of much more, vigilant beyond belief, and have lost whatever innocence we wanted to keep.
We have innocent motorists targeted from highway overpasses, and have managed to uncover various bomb and terror plots against our people.
Anarchy seems only several steps away, and WE, THE PEOPLE of this great land have to stand firm against such things, as well as the perpetrators behind it.
Our forefathers fought and died to provide us with the best country in the world, and we'll be damned if we will let it slip between OUR fingers.
(sounds like a real plan)
Do have yourselves a good weekend.
Be well, make a difference to someone today, and, as always...
SAFE out there, America.
(( ...and never forget! ))