28 October 2015

Humpday Happenings...
It took all that "soggy" some time to get here, but we're in the middle of it now, aren't we?
Welcome to the middle of the last week of October (and we're already seeing Christmas-related commercials airing...sheesh!)
Our Hoosierland weather today - WET!
The rain will subside later this afternoon or evening, but we might have a thunderstorm tossed into this mess.
Temps will top out in the lower 50s, and don't expect any sunrise out there...just a whole lot of grey (not even close to 50 shades).
While we're trying to not spend much time outside getting soaked, let's all get our morning drink of choice poured and kick back as we see what else has been going on...
*** First out of the rain barrel is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"A person who is fundamentally honest doesn't need a code of ethics. The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount are all the ethical code anybody needs."
Would it be that this would ring a lot truer when it comes to those in power, right?
So, WHO said that. The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back in the White House...
*** Next up is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
October 28 -
(which is every day to those at the "Fortress"...lol)
That's the ONLY thing going on, but considering that it IS chocolate, you could be busy ALL day on this one.
*** Next up, is a case of if at first you DON'T succeed...try, try, try and try AGAIN.
Here's the story link:
Looks as though ALL that "bail-out" money tossed at GM went SOMEWHERE, but perhaps NOT back into all the DEFECTIVE vehicles they been producing since the 1997 model year.
Don't wanna park THIS in your garage
This time, there's an issue with valve covers which can degrade over time and during an abrupt stop, can cause oil to drip onto the hot manifold, starting a fire.
Well, that will certainly ruin one's day, won't it?
And this takes place AFTER the cars had been recalled and supposedly "fixed"...
You tell 'em, Fred!
So, what went wrong, people?
Everyone take the year off or something?
I mean, the entire reason FOR a recall is to FIX the problem, right?
The recall affects 1.4 million vehicles this time around, from 1997 - 2009, and include the 2000-2004 Impalas (there are a LOT of them still out there, and many in POLICE DEPARTMENTS...might want to check that out.
In a previous recall for the 2008-2009 model year, owners were instructed to park OUTSIDE, because the fires would start soon after the car was parked. Nice of them to be so "up-front".
You really hate to burn your garage down, right?
I suppose the ONE question I have to ask - "WHERE the f*ck is the damn accountability???"
*** Next up, I saw that video of the South Carolina school resource officer who flipped a desk and student to remove her from a classroom.
Here's that story link:
Now, while I don't think such tactics are required ALL the time, there are those punk-ass teens who feel the world revolves around THEM, and act in a bellicose manner to ALL authority, so maybe they should be "the example" to everyone else.
Guess that student FAILED this one.
Wonder what all would be said if the resource officer were as BLACK as the misbehaving student?
You just KNOW this is not going away soon, and the old "race card" will be pulled out of someone's ass soon enough.
Todd Starnes (Fox News radio) has a similar take on the issue.
This is what happens when kids are brought up with NO respect for anyone and basically allowed to act in ways we wouldn't dream of when we were her age.
Time to teach some consequences to these youngsters, and the sooner, the better (especially for them).
*** Next up, a near-miracle took place yesterday...our LEAVES got picked up...imagine that.
Nice and neat for the time being.
I went out after I posted my blog and took the leaf blower around , making our piles higher around the "Fortress".
Larger piles for collection
Took about 45 minutes, and it wasn't even a hour later that the city crew rolled through with the vacuum truck, sucking up the leaves.
What I didn't like was that they ONLY collected l;eaves where that were STACKED by the curbs, which means the gutters remained leave-covered, and we all know what that means.
We were one of TWO houses that had leaves piled.
Clogged street gutter culverts...and real soon with this rain.
If the crews took a BIT more pride (and time) in their work, the gutters would have been cleaned. Sure makes a case for the OLD days when crews came through with huge rakes and a front loader to clear ALL the leaves away.
But, this IS the SOUTHEAST SIDE, so  we're all supposed to thank the city for a HALF-ASS LEAF COLLECTION JOB, because it's better than NO leaf collection at all...right? Helluva pattern we got going on down here (for the last 20 years).
Now THAT machine SUCKS!
Add in the rain, which will bring down close to the rest of the leaves, and it looks like no one raked anything.
I would advise caution on the roads, too.
Wet leaves and 3000 lb vehicles (trying to stop) don't play well together, so adjust your driving activities accordingly.
*** Next up, one (lucky for us) Fort Wayne teen might never be a free man again, and he's got no one to thank for this...except HIMSELF.
Here's the story link:
And the BEST part to all this...he was ALREADY serving time for multiple armed robbery cases involving Craigslist.
Sure made it EASY for police to FIND his sorry ass.
Thing is, this teen just could NOT keep his junk in his saggys.
Now, he's got a RAPE charge against him, added to his current sentence.
That makes about EIGHTY  years on top of the THIRTY he's presently serving, so he won't be on OUR streets in his lifetime.
(or OURS...!)
Yep, sometimes, the system DOES work...just never often enough.
Good riddance to bad rubbish.
*** Last back to the rain  gutters...takes ALL kinds of people to live in this world...strike that - takes all kinds pf people to SCREW UP the world.
Some of these people are put here JUST to make problems. You know that.
Or, they're taught to BECOME problems simply by who they are.
Why do we even NEED such problems? Don't we already have plenty to deal with?
When did it become popular to bring children up with absolutely NO respect for any authority?
How did that work out around their OWN house, I wonder?
I'd hate to believe that anarchy reigned under THEIR roof, and if it did, why was it acceptable to any living there?
Yet, we find ourselves with more cases of bad behavior instead of the reverse.
I thought we,. as a species, were evolving?
There are times when I doubt that assessment when I read stories about such misbehavior (and the results from such things).
I always say we can do better, so why the hell aren't we?
We have a generation of parents that grew up with little restraints placed upon them...and now, they're having children.
We can clearly see the results of such slovenly parenting with some of these people.
It's time for some accountability and responsibility BY these people..period.
Unless you'd prefer a faster way for this world to go to hell in that hand-basket.
I think we'd all rather not, right?
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

Chocolate... I coulda used that today...

You know, most of the fault for that kids lack of respect is the parents... but a lot belongs to that amazing TV baby sitter we have now. Never saw us tagging buildings like Beaver Clever or beating someone's ass like Dennis Mitchell, did we?

That leaf machine isn't the only one that sucked today... but not naming names, lol!

"I thought we,. as a species, were evolving?"
If I thought you were serious, I'd have nominated that as the dumbest statement in the history of this blog! As it is, it should be enough to shame liberals who believe it... had they any.

Bob G. said...


I agree that the parents are to blame, AND the TV baby-sitter, and NOW, rampant social-media.
It keeps getting worse.
Beaver & Dennis -= REAL role models!

Guess YOUR machine was acting up.

That whole "evolution" line was my "Max-Sarcasm" for the day.
I couldn't find anything MORE appropriate with a MORE profound opposite meaning.
I'll keep trying.

Thanks for stopping by to comment.

Stay safe up there, brother