Welcome to that wonderful mid-week crisis we refer to as WEDNESDAY.
And, hopefully, the weather will be a tad less "eventful" as it was yesterday.
Yes, that WAS the clap of thunder you heard more than a few times yesterday in the Heartland.
We had some thunderstorms move through...in January.
Beats a foot and a half of snow any day, right?
Our Hoosierland weather for today will see us with a bit of patchy morning fog in rural areas, so take note.
And, it'll be more sunny and less breezy than yesterday (thank goodness), with a chance of (maybe) a stray shower following us into the evening, with our high being whatever the temps are outside this morning.
They're calling it around 45 degrees for the day.
It's one of those "reverse temps" thing...getting colder as the day progresses. so take a coat with you...you'll need it later on when we get back into the chill of things.
Now, with that over with, let's see what awaits us after we get ourselves a nice refreshing and soothing morning drink, shall we?
*** First out of the laundry chute is our "WHO SAID THAT?" quote of the week:
"Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties."
Believe this or not, this is not as recent a quote as you might think, yet it sounds just as appropriate as if it were, and it pertains to something going on this month. There is a "theme" attached to it.
So who said it anyway?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at the Maryland Historical Society...
*** Next up is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
February 3 -
---Today is NATIONAL DAY THE MUSIC DIED DAY
WIKI for the info:
As you might expect if you're NOT a young'un, this deals with the death of the Big Bopper, Richie Valens and Buddy Holly in a small-airplane crash which took place near Clear Lake, Iowa in 1959. The pilot, Roger Peterson also died in the crash. This event was much of Don McLean's song: American Pie.
---It's also NATIONAL CARROT CAKE DAY
*** Next up, some vandals desecrate the deceases near the "Fortress".
Here's the story:
|Can't even let the DEAD rest in peace down here|
A few of the stones would require more than ONE person to topple them, as well.
Now, there is a "government-sponsored" housing complex VERY close by, and it would not surprise me if some ethnics living there had something to do with it.
|Right across Decatur Rd, in fact.|
No graffiti or markings were found, so investigators with the FWPD believe this was not aimed at the Jewish community.
JEWISH cemetery, and the ONLY people buried there are...(surprise)...JEWISH!
Maybe we need to look into gang activity, and I don't necessarily mean skinheads, if you get my drift.
*** Next up, another shooting, and this time right NEAR where Charlie Benson was captured...imagine that.
The person (gender not mentioned) was taken to hospital in serious condition with a wound to the arm.
*** Next, here's a story of a robber who waited for the right moment (and person):
STAR financial Bank branch located at 127 W. Berry St (right near DOWNTOWN, folks) yesterday around 1630 hrs Monday.
(I cleaned the video capture up as best as I could)
This guy just waltzes on, grabs a deposit bag off the counter from a woman, and flees the bank.
He was spotted fleeing east on Berry St.
No weapon was mentioned in the story.
Don't even need a note these days or a gun.
Walk right in...and get some free money. You can bet there was NO dye-pack in a deposit envelope, either (damn).
*** Next up, two pieces of white trash were busted for drugs on the SOUTHEAST side of the city.
Here's the story link:
(see, we have ALL flavors of perps down here, don't we? - a problem the city can't or won't address.)
Taken into custody were Damien Cross, 35, and Stephen Reed, 28.
|Damien Cross Stephen Reed|
*** Next, a standoff brings out the FWPD armored car for a dust-off.
|How 'bout that, Sarge. The perp was really THERE..|
Moral to the story: Never overstay your welcome at a relative's house...with a knife.
*** Last back to the dry cleaners... above are some prime examples of totally useless people.
Just ONE decision made differently (and a lot more positively) could have produced a much better outcome for ALL of these stories, but, like I say, it's easier to do the wrong thing than the right thing for some folks.
Many times, "the RIGHT thing and the HARD thing are the SAME thing" (Dr. Steve Maraboli), and yes, that requires a conscious effort to make that happen.
The rest of us usually do it without a second thought.
Must be the way we're brought up.
Or, it can be that commitment to a "higher authority".
Whatever the case may be, it doesn't take much to see WHY people fail society and fail themselves, does it?
Yet, we're supposed to think that it's somehow OUR fault, and I refuse to take blame for the lack of intelligence and understanding by others.
Got enough on my plate as it is, without excess baggage that some leftard wants to make MY own.
Not gonna happen here.
A return to all those basic values we remember as children is what's needed for these others who seek chaos instead of civility.
Humanity has been around too long NOT to be able to figure that out, right?
Stay SAFE out there, America.