And it appears that whatever freezing rain we were "supposed" to get which would play havoc with rush hour this morning has not materialized.
No complaints from me (or Wifey) here.
Our Hoosierland weather today will see us with mostly cloudy skies, a better than average chance of rain throughout the day, with temps reaching around 45 degrees, and light breezes.
Not the worst way to kick off the weekend, is it?
So, let's all get ourselves a nice cup or glass of our favorite morning drink as we see what's happening elsewhere.
*** First off of the wine rack is our :"What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
January 8 -
---Today is NATIONAL ARGYLE DAY
---It's also NATIONAL BUBBLE BATH DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL ENGLISH TOFFEE DAY
---It's also NATIONAL JOYGERM DAY
*** Since it's a FRIDAY, let's see what trouble we can get into over the next 72 hours...
January 9 -
---Saturday is NATIONAL APRICOT DAY
AND mixes well with rum or whiskey)
---It's also NATIONAL STATIC ELECTRICITY DAY
January 10 -
---Sunday is NATIONAL BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE DAY
---It's also NATIONAL SAVE THE EAGLES DAY
OH, you mean the BIRD...got it)
---And, it's NATIONAL CUT YOUR ENERGY COSTS DAY
There we go then...
*** Next, the Christmas tree is officially DOWN for the next 11 months, everything has been squared away, and we're back to the more familiar and banal around the "Fortress".
|MUCH easier to spot Zygons now, eh?|
(we do have multiple replacement sets...just in case. Always prepared.)
|Patches comes by almost every day for a bit.|
Not a bad start to a new year (still miss Mr Wrinkles, though. It's not the same).
Yet, we will press on, ever hopeful for making a "new" friend (or several).
*** Next up, our crocodile tear-laden president had a "town hall" meeting on CNN last night (sorry, I was busy watching dishes dry).
|I prefer a double-barreled FINGER-GUN.|
Anyway, here's the gist of what transpired:
|Taya had a "mic-drop" moment there. BAM!|
Kinda told him to pound sand in a way that would have him actually enjoy the experience...lol
I admire that. And HERE is part of the story the lame-stream media will not reveal:
NOT going to confiscate your guns, these executive "actions" (orders sounds so DICTATORIAL, doesn't it?) are designed to open the door (just a crack) to allow for future confiscation citing parameters established with THESE mandates...it's all smoke and mirrors, getting you to think that these actions are harmless...UNTIL that door gets kicked open and you're there watching your firearms and rights go bye-bye.
Told you...you have to watch BOTH hands with these politicians, especially the LEFTARD ones. They have this diversion down to a science.
*** But there is hope, like the kind from an Indiana legislator, one Marlin Stutzman, who is opposing Obummer's gun-CONTROL measures
And let's not forget state rep Jim Lucas and HIS bill (House Bill 1056) which would eliminate the license now paid for carrying a firearm (the cost JUST in Fort Wayne is $125 - for a lifetime permit to carry).
|Clean record = NO gun license required.|
BTW, I did not appreciate that "da prez" blamed INDIANA (my "adopted" state) for guns on the streets of ghettohood Chicago...NOT cool, dude.
*** A Philly police officer is ambushed and shot at 13 times in his cruiser.
Here's the updated story link:
|Fortunately, the officer survived the onslaught.|
Hartnett returned fire wounding the gunman, who was apprehended soon afterward.
|Maybe TWO-OFFICER cars are needed?|
The story tells the tale regarding a MOTIVE for the ambush of the PPD officer.
*** Okay, so yesterday I mentioned about all the hi-tech crap that's being shoved up into every orifice on our bodies, and how everything is becoming inter-connected, which might not be a good thing for us.
|It's everywhere, it's everywhere...!!!|
Here's the story link:
Now who really NEEDS a bluetooth for BABIES?
|I have to PROGRAM the dog dish?|
(gives pet-owners that Pavlovian power-trip, right?)
And why would I need a fridge that will tell me (or show) me what's INSIDE?
Is my mind that bad off?
|Doesn't opening the DOOR take LESS time?|
Many foil-covered "mystery foods" get tossed because of such activities like our checking the fridge (when said foods become ad hoc petri dish science experiments, right?
This is getting out of hand.
It's bad enough that we have at least ONE whole generation all but ADDICTED to handheld electronic devices like smartphones. Ask any high school teacher (like Wifey) who has to deal with teens who would rather take a 3-day, out-of-school suspension than give up that damn phone for the remainder of class. And sometimes, the parents are JUST as bad, because they back the kids UP. How is THIS producing better-educated students...I ask you?
Small wonder the Indiana ISTEP+ scores tanked, even though I think we need to STOP teaching to the tests and get back to teaching the curriculum.
|Bedroom? Looks more like the ICU!|
Tell you...this is not necessarily a good thing for everyone, and definitely a bad thing for many.
*** Last back to the meat locker...how does it feel to be a junkie?
ALL of us are...that's a fact.
But, it's not the kind of junkie you think.
We are fast becoming TECH-JUNKIES, like it or not.
And don't bother checking to see how much BETTER your life has become as you add more and more of this "smart tech" to your toy-chest...not gonna happen.
You life is not really better, as in THE JETSONS better, or even STAR TREK better.
EASIER, that's for sure; easier to bash, berate, or openly criticize people without having to get face-to-face, and much easier to bully others.
Now, it IS easier to buy stiff, but it's still not that easy to find a LIVE non-Hindu-speaking customer service rep (in America) that does not keep you on the snart phone long enough to drain that cell battery.
It's a lot EASIER to get into a traffic accident, thanks to diverted attention behind the wheel.
|Here comes an "OOPS" moment!|
See, this whole tech gig is a very sharp two-edged sword, and it WILL cut both ways with ease.
We have smart cars, smart dog bowls, smart houses, smart beds and other major appliances, but we still have the OTHER part of the equation - the PEOPLE, who have not produced a level of intelligence worth of the mastery of all this tech. Smart phones and dumb people - bad combo (imho).
They just follow along and let the tech tell them everything they used to learn for themselves by themselves.
When fast food employees can be seen on their smartphone after they just took an order says a lot about where we are headed. Like I said...it's become an addiction to so many people.
And to think that one, simple electromagnetic pulse would render ALL of it useless beyond belief.
Then what happens?
Let's hope they have an APP for THAT one, eh?
DO have yourselves a great weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.