(and certainly not the ones you sit down and have a meal at).
Those winds were sure kickin' up a fit over the past 24 hours, and finally, we'll have an end to it sometime today.
In spite of gusts reaching around 50 MPH, not that much damage was sustained by people in and around town (thankfully).
Our Hoosierland weather today will see us with partly cloudy skies (yes, that IS the sun you see rising), and temps, although getting off to a cool start will reach into the upper 40s.
Don't see any rain on the immediate horizon, but this IS Indiana, so you never can tell, right?
All one has to do is stand still for a minute and you'll find SOME change in the weather.
(the unpredictability is the ONLY thing predictable around here...LOL)
Now, grab yourselves a nice hearty cup of Friday Fortitude as we set off and take a look at what has been going on elsewhere...
*** First off of the driveway is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
November 13 -
---Today is NATIONAL INDIAN PUDDING DAY.
---It's also Friday the 13th
That might set things straight.
*** Since it's also week's end, let's see what will be going on over the next 72 hours:
November 14 -
---Saturday is NATIONAL PICKLE DAY
---It's also NATIONAL SPICY GUACAMOLE DAY
November 15 -
---Sunday is NATIONAL BUNDT (pan) DAY
---It's also NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL CLEAN OUT YOUR REFRIGERATOR DAY
---It's NATIONAL HERMIT COOKIE DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL RAISIN BRAN CEREAL DAY
---It's also AMERICA RECYCLES DAY
So there you have it...all the things to keep one out of trouble (we hope).
*** Next , There are many underlying "causes" for this flap out in Mizzou with black students (now growing to 20 other colleges) getting their asses up over relatively nothing, but our local paper has a story that nails a large part of it down fairly well. Here's the link:
The key word to all this is MICROAGGRESSION.
It's just more PC-BS coming our way.
|You tell 'em, Chuck|
While we wait, that doesn't mean we can't figure out what it is or means, right?
Here's we go, kids...
|And not nice for everyone ELSE.|
Personally, I see it as the next ploy some are using to get those "reparations", and there are those who are making it look easy by "crying wolf".
There are ALWAYS liberal ears listening for such things.
The weird part is, with this latest societal "fad" (like those flash-mobs from several years ago), it takes very little to instigate a microaggression.
You roll your eyes or even walk past someone, and some ethnic thinks you're RACIST..or a transgender thinks you're HOMOPHOBIC.
See how EASY it is? Don't even have to try hard at all, right?
And these people that perpetrate this tactic are all about what's EASY in life.
The WIKI is rather insightful and proves the basic beliefs behind this growing "trend".
Here's another website you may fine useful:
( a very interesting place to visit - power, privilege, hmm?)
And this from a year ago:
And social media with it's "instant gratification" helps feed it to no small end here.
When you allow a nation of wusses to gain a level of control, THIS is how they do it...pick on every...little...thing.
Like a thousand gnats buzzing all around all the time...a real nuisance.
Funny, back when I was their age, we had a lot THICKER skin...were a LOT more TOLERANT (a word this new-gen loves to toss around with abandon without knowing the contextual applications), and letting all these "slights" roll off our backs.
Can't do THAT today, however...better (and EASIER) to take a college president to task and have him removed.(wonder why no one wants to do that in D.C.?)
*** Last back to the garage...whatever happened to the whole premise of "live and let live"?
Sticks and Stones? Water off a duck's Back? Yeah, THAT kinda stuff.
|Self-declarations not withstanding|
|You tell 'em, Cap!|
But with all this "new-found" nonsensical microaggressive behavior, all I'm noticing is some perverse way to LEGITIMIZE BAD BEHAVIOR.
Sorry, that dog ain't gonna hunt for me.
(our parents drilled that into us)
We never gave pause to acknowledge the utter stupidity of either the statement OR the person mouthing it.
Can't do that today, though...gotta get it on YouTube, or some other liberal media outlet for ALL the world to see.
Buncha f$cking CRY-BABYS...that's all these young people are, and as long as ANY segment of our society provides a stage for them to "act out" upon, the rest of us won't sleep near as well as we should.
We need people who WILL stand up to them, teach them that life might toss a few lemons at them once in a while, and that they should learn to make some damn lemonade instead of protesting their lazy asses off, and giving them the power they should not have without the knowledge and wisdom to wield such power.
One might say it's like giving a Neanderthal a nuclear device.
Yeah, we used to just ignore them, and perhaps that time is past. I'd like to think otherwise.
Remember...what you ALLOW is what WILL continue. It's that simple.
And therein lies the lesson for this week.
DO have yourselves a very good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.