TWO weeks to go.
Dunno if we'll have a white Christmas, but it won't be the FIRST time, will it?
Our Hooiserland weather will see us with higher than seasonal temps with a high around the upper 50s, along with partly cloudy skies and the possibility of some rain sometime during the period (grab an umbrella just in case).
BTW, screw "global warming"...we've had warm temps in winter decades ago before any of this climate crap was ever mentioned.
So, without any further ado, let's get this show on the road, get ourselves a cup of Friday Fortitude poured and set about seeing what is going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the linen closet is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
December 11 -
---Today is NATIONAL NOODLE RING DAY
---It's also INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY
---And, it's the birthday of UNICEF
*** Since it IS week's end, let's take a look at what will be going on over the next 72 hours:
December 12 -
---Saturday is NATIONAL AMBROSIA DAY
---It's also NATIONAL DING-A-LING DAY
THAT ding-a-ling - it's BELLS)
---And, it's GINGERBREAD HOUSE DAY
---It's also NATIONAL POINSETTIA DAY
December 13 -
---Sunday is NATIONAL COCOA DAY
---It's also NATIONAL VIOLIN DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DAY
---It's INTERNATIONAL SHAREWARE DAY
---It's also PICK A PATHOLOGIST PAL DAY
---And, it's the NATIONAL DAY OF THE HORSE
---Lastly, it's ASARAH B'TEVET
So there you go...plenty of things to keep you occupied and out of the local jail.
(don't recall any Sunday being THAT busy)...Enjoy.
*** It would appear that our Whiner-in-Chief (the self-anointed one) wants to pull his own version of LOCK AND LOAD and fire off an executive order on (more) GUN CONTROL.
Yep, when you want MORE power, bypass CONGRESS. Perfect M.O. for a dictator-in-training.
What this self-imposed moron in the White House does NOT understand is the following:
(no background check needed THERE)
2--- Many crimes are committed by individuals who STEAL weapons from family members, as demonstrated by Sandy Hook shooter Lanza.
(No background check needed THERE, either)
3--- Criminals often obtain weapons through STRAW PURCHASERS, which background checks cannot prevent
(I'm seeing a pattern here)
4--- The gun show loophole is being exaggerated to foster a false impression that THIS is how the bad guys get their guns. In a 2013 article in the Washington Times, it said that firearms dealers at gun shows are fully-licensed and MUST adhere to the FBI background check laws at the time of sale OF a firearm.
So any further background checks (aside from the laws we already have that COULD be enforced better) would be a waste of time, money and be a severe intrusion onto our 2nd Amendment rights...got it?
THIS is precisely how freedoms die...by abusive displays and execution of POWER by a disgruntled man-child who finds ways to move around our Constitution whenever he fails to get "his own way"...little spoiled brat.
*** Next up, a local bank robbery (and kidnapping) takes place in Fort Wayne.
Here's the story link:
LOCAL police cannot (or WILL NOT) provide much details to the media, but will be asking for our help...how the f$ck does one do THAT, hmm?
Anyway, this took place around 1930 hrs on 10 December at the 1st Source Bank located at 7821 Carnegie Blvd.
(well, it AIN'T on the SE side, for a change)
Now here is something you might find interesting:
Funny, the SAME bank was hit back on 12 FEBRUARY this year. Only THAT robbery took place in the early MORNING hours, instead of evening. Here's that story:
|Same bank back in February.|
We didn't hear any news source mention THAT, did we? Guess I keep better records.
|This time robbed at night|
The employee was not hurt during the kidnapping and heist.
Police have a vehicle description, but are NOT revealing it to the public.
They DID say the robbers were heavily clothed, and wore masks.
Well, THAT certainly gives concerned citizens a LOT to go on, doesn't it?
Be assured that the FEDS have entered into this case, and that a DESCRIPTION of the perps WILL be forthcoming, because the FBI doesn't screw around when it comes to allowing the populace the ability to help ID the suspects...unlike our local police, who have taken away OUR ability to assist THEM.
*** Next up, I really dislike opinion pieces like this, because it takes the entire aspect of Muslim citizens and rubs your nose in it, like YOU'RE some sort of infidel if you don't think bringing refugees 10,000 miles HERE isn't a good thing.
Here's the link:
See, you have to tread lightly whenever a certain group of people start touting THEIR particular belief as one that needs to be at some forefront.
This nation was not founded by men of ISLAMIC principles and values, but men of CHRISTIAN principles and values. End of discussion there.
I will concede that most every major religion has SOME similar aspects and universal truths when it comes to core beliefs and aspects of the creation of man (copycats?)
But they still differ greatly, and that is what needs to be remembered.
I'm sure the author means well enough, but all too often, the road to hell is paved with GOOD intentions, and we must always be aware of that. I really don't prefer to have any ONE group shove anything in my face, as it were, and that goes for those over-zealous, bible-thumpers as well.
ANY extreme push of ANY religion isn't good...it tends to turn people off, rather than bring them into the fold.
Let's try to keep the religion away from the POLITICIZING arena.
We've seen what happens when damn near everything ELSE becomes politicized, and none of it is good, is it?
*** Last back to the laundry room...If there is ONE thing I'm getting too sick and tired of hearing...it's almost ANYTHING connected with "diversity".
You really don't want to be a "Danny-Downer" at this time of year but it's the truth.
Where America was once a true "melting pot" of citizens from all over the world, we've since become steeped in this "protective" aspect of any and all nationalities within our OWN borders.
E PLURIBUS UNUM...(remember that?) - out of many...ONE. Pays to take Latin in high school.
|From the E Pluribus Unum Project.|
And, while some say to not embrace such other cultures is "not who WE are", I beg to differ.
That's EXACTLY who we are. Immigrants that flocked to our shores in decades past came to America for ONE purpose...TO BE AMERICANS (first and foremost).
|I don't like seeing this on OUR shores.|
Today, we've flipped that idea completely on it's ass, and we're told that if WE (the real Americans) don't subscribe to THIS, we're the bigots, the racists, the Islamaphobes...whatever.
If we continue to fall victim to such nonsense-based rhetoric, we might well go the say of SWEDEN, which, because of the massive influx of Muslims THERE, is expected to have a Swedish MINORITY populace in less than 20 years, in favor of an Islamic majority...in SWEDEN, for God's sake!
I think our nation is strong enough to survive such an onslaught, but it will take EVERY REAL AMERICAN to pay attention, learn the truth, be courageous to pass on that truth, and be ever vigilant for those powers and principalities that would seek to turn our country into something it never has been, or should ever be allowed to become.
Never forget that this is America first and WE are Americans. History has proven that we were founded on and are guided by divine providence. Sounds like a plan to me. And, it's worked pretty damn good so far.
Do have yourselves a great weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, AMERICA!