And, I'm sure many of you have been awaiting it with quiet anticipation.
Not to worry - it's on it's way.
Our Hoosierland weather will see us with partly sunny skies to begin with, turning to mostly cloudy skiesas the day progresses, with our temps rising to around 35 degrees.
We do have the chance for snow showers this afternoon and into the overnight hours.
So, let's all get that morning drink parked nearby as we see what's been going on elsewhere...
*** First off of the rock pile is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."
MICHELANGELO (di Lodovico Buonarroli Simon), noted Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance (March 1475 - 18 February 1564).
And here is his WIKI:
ALL time. He obviously had a profound influence upon the development of Western art.
His versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal "Renaissance Man" alongside fellow Italian Leonardo Da Vinci.
PIETA and DAVID were sculpted before the age of thirty.
He also created two of the most famous frescoes in the history of Western art - the scenes of Genesis on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and The Last Judgment on it's altar wall.
WIKI, as could be expected is a rather long read, but gives you a nice look into the life, times, and works of art of Michelangelo.
Few people throughout history have provided such a beautiful legacy for the world to marvel at.
*** Next up is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
January 28 -
---Today is NATIONAL HAVE FUN AT WORK DAY
---It's also NATIONAL KAZOO DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PANCAKE DAY
---Also, it was on THIS date in 1986 that the Space Shuttle Challenger (STS-51-L) disaster took place.
NOT regarding the State of the Union (as he had planned), but spoke to the Challenger disaster, and he quoted from the poem "High Flight" by John Gillespie McGee, Jr:
"We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and 'slipped the surly bonds of Earth' to 'touch the face of God.'
*** Next up, did you know that the NYC city council is proposing to decriminalize PUBLIC URINATION ?
Okay, so this is being proposed "so MINORITIES can achieve their FULL potential"?
Are you freaking shitting me? What leftard is behind THIS?
Here's another article:
|NO full potential realized here|
The Big Apple could soon become the Big Urinal.
|None here either...|
|The council woman behind this proposal|
*** Next up, more details in that robbery - chase - car crash I mentioned yesterday.
Here's the story link:
FULL POTENTIAL by robbing a gas station at 2 AM on the NE side of town, and then trying to evade police by driving in excess of 120 MPH to finally crash the car into a house on Vance Ave.
Nothing says minority "success" quite like that, does it?
Gregory T. Clark, II already has a rather lengthy rap sheet, but it looks like Chancellor Shaquille Thomas has chosen to join this "club" as well, because he was the driver of the car (never let a rookie take the wheel in such situations). Clark had his license suspended several times and had numerous drug charges against him.
Such up-standing examples of minority manhood.
|Absolutely NO potential here.|
Maybe, if they were permitted to buy alcohol on Sundays, and public urination was not a crime in Fort Wayne, both of them would have done much better in life than they' have so far?
*** Next, the FWPD has ONLY waited three weeks to divulge some video of two men who stole from the Meijers on Lima Rd. Better late than NEVER?
I don't think so. Here's the story:
This took place back on 11 JANUARY - THREE WEEKS AGO.
SHOULD be here...information is TOO DAMN SLOW in getting to the public; those who can perhaps actually HELP the police in nabbing scum like these two.
And since Loss Prevention doesn't have a 3rd shift at the store, there was no one to stop them.
This pair probably knew as much, and that's why they struck in the early morning hours (doesn't any male under the age of 40 SLEEP at night in Fort Wayne?)
*** And while we're on the topic of NOT presenting information to the public in a timely fashion when it comes to crime, how about THIS story:
|I did manage to clean the photo up a bit.|
Again, it took THIS long to get a video capture to the public? Gimme a break.
At least the ONLY stuff the robber got was what he placed on the counter (like some Steel Reserve malt liquor), because the clerk just said NO to the robber when he handed a note saying it was a robbery.
And while he stuck his hand in his pocket,. he never brandished a firearm (doesn't mean he won't get charged for ARMED robbery anyway).
Personally, I think the people should be DEMANDING some accountability from the FWPD command for their "lack of vision" in allowing these two cases to grow cold over the last 3 weeks, when the populace COULD have been helping police look for these perps.
*** Last back to the exercise yard...this is not a perfect world, and none of us are anything close to attaining perfection (it's that "all fall short of the glory of God..." kinda stuff), but what's the harm in TRYING to be better, hmm?
THAT is worth SO much more than doing nothing, which is what many seem to content themselves with these days.
If you believe otherwise, then review what I said yesterday about mediocrity.
Why settle for average when you can shoot for excellence?
That sums it up nicely, right?
Still, we see the result of those who don't even bother to try to better themselves.
They only go about SERVING THEMSELVES, usually at the cost of something (or someone) else, for nothing is really "free". Would it be that some of these jerks would devote HALF as much time and energy to a WORTHWHILE pursuit instead of criminal activity...that would go far to change not only the perception but the reality of how we view certain elements in our society.
We can't legislate stupidity, but some can try to allow pissing in public...where's the "win" there?
NYC court system (or that in any other city) is overwhelmed, then perhaps more judges are needed, or a better and more expedient prosecutorial arm of law-enforcement is required.
What is REALLY needed is to send a very STRONG message to law-breakers...DON'T DO IT.
Regular citizens always have that Sword of Damocles over THEIR heads for a myriad of things..time to hang one over the heads of the criminals...the way things USED to be.
You "play"...you PAY.
Simple as that.
Anything less is not advancing ANY society in any way, shape or form, regardless of race, creed, religion, or ethnicity.
Solutions can be forthcoming (and often easy to figure out), as long as the REAL problem is defined.
That's called common sense...and it still works.
Stay SAFE out there, America.