24 February 2016

Humpday Happenings...
We're waking up to a very different scenario outside this morning.
And unfortunately, it doesn't get ANY better.
A winter advisory is effect for our area (through tomorrow evening) of the Heartland.
We begin our Hoosierland weather with some freezing rain, which will turn to all rain until later this afternoon into evening, when THAT turns to SNOW. The snow will continue into tomorrow evening, with accumulation from the 3-inch range on up (totals could be between 4-7 inches).
Told 'ya to keep that shovel handy.
Highs today will not even reach the 40-degree mark (it will feel colder due to gusty winds as well) before they start dropping into the 20s for our overnight.
Gonna be a heavy, WET kinda snow, too
Welcome to the mid-week crisis called WEDNESDAY, such as it will be.
At least on Sunday, we'll be back around 50 degrees.
This is what my Mom used to call "pneumonia-weather".
Dress accordingly, and drive safely out there, because streets might be a tad slick, and those high winds might bring down branches or toss about trash bins and other flotsam.
Now, let's have that (needed) soothing cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa as we set about seeing what's going on elsewhere.
*** First off of the weather-desk is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them."
Sure sounds like this was spoken recently, does it not?
But, it's our history that is the teacher in this case, for such words still ring true.
So, WHO said that?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at the Anacostia area of Washington, D.C...
*** Next up, we bring you our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
February 24 -
(arriba! Pass the salsa, please.)
And that's all she wrote.
*** Next up, our "Prez" aka Blamer-in-Chief NOW believes (erroneously, as usual) that closing Club Gitmo is "the most pressing issue for America today".
Guess the ECONOMY, or GLOBAL WARMING, or FREE STUFF , or OBAMACARE, or all the other craptastic liberal agendas mean nothing all of a sudden?
Closing Gitmo is THE big deal now?
Yeah, well guess what? I've recently been elevated to Master of the Universe.
Okay, maybe not that (yet), but perhaps I AM a JEDI!
The FORCE is strong with him...
What is it with this jerk in our White House and his "cause of the week", which he loves to begin (usually by executive fiat), but NEVER finishes? Here's the story link:
Please tell me this man is NOT delusional, because I'm just seeing the exact opposite.
Keeping those terrorists (detainees) OFF our shores does NOT advance our national security, BUT, bringing those same terrorists (detainees) to OUR shores and putting them in one of OUR super-max jails DOES?
Yeah, let's call this our "WTF???" moment for the week.
Are you f$cking shitting me?
You'd rather have them IN our country than off our shores?
Your a damn lunatic, pal.
What makes you think that having these mooks ON our country's soil will NOT allow other such terror cells (for we DO have radical Islamists in America, "MISTER" president) to make some sort of attack AT whatever jail you stick them in (like the Boston Marathon bombing)?
The only reason no one has TRIED to attack Gitmo is that it's a MILITARY INSTALLATION...ON A DAMN ISLAND, you asshole. Any terrorist attack would be shelled and sunk before it made landfall.
I thought this was all figured out as being a GOOD thing?
But, by all means, bring them all HERE instead and place America at further risk...just as you've done for the past 7+ years. Is Barry still toking that weed in D.C.? Sure seems that way.
*** Next, and more locally, there us a electric utility rate HIKE a'comin to residents in Indiana. Who'da thunk that?
Here's the story link:
It's good to know we'll NOT be seeing an 11% rate hike. But, it's bad to see that 5.4% rate hike..
NIPSCO says this decision was made under a collaborative agreement.
Funny, no one asked US about ANY of this.
Now, what you need to know (per NIPSCO) is that the customers will benefit from:
• Smaller overall bill impact, as well as a substantially reduced monthly customer charge increase for residential, commercial and industrial customers when compared with the original proposal.
(that sounds okay so far)
• Platform for NIPSCO’s continued investments and service improvements for customers.
(again, not bad if it helps customers)
• Offering of a new LED streetlight rate, which supports a LED streetlight conversion program for municipalities awaiting approval in NIPSCO’s infrastructure modernization plan.
(another good idea - better lighting and fewer bulbs to replace)
• Expands interruptible program for industrial customers.
It "expands" the INTERRUPTIBLE program?
Which program is THAT?
And why does my (or your) service need to be "interrupted"???
That last one needs a bit more scrutiny.
And, could it mean that more SMART-METERS are on the way?
We really DON'T want that, trust me.
Check my archive post from 29 Jan 2013 for the lowdown on these smart-meters.
("What You're Missing" at right - new drop down menu)
There's more to this than meets the eye here.
*** Last back to the garage...Patches didn't stop by Monday evening, but he WAS outside way up in our big tree yesterday morning.
So, I called to him (..."You want some peanuts?").
Well, he could not get DOWN from that tree fast enough, and then ran down the garage roof SO fast, I thought he wouldn't stop at the gutter (he did).
Then, he dashed about looking for a way down from there.
He finally settled for using the downspout to get to the corner of the garage and climb down the wood.
Naturally, he followed me to the patio, where I fed him.
Now, this would have made a great video, but I hadn't thought about that.
Still, it was fun to see him so "manic" over some peanuts.
THAT is the type of behavior you love to see...not some kids screaming and running about unsupervised, or people walking down the middle of the streets, or double-parking and shouting to one another..
Hell, even the critters have better sense than THAT, so you know where my respect tends to go, right?
For an "evolved" species, there are times when I doubt the continuance of such "evolution", or even the ability to maintain that which we have evolved into.
Too much stupid going around, that's for sure.
Much of it that "special kind", also.
I related this little tale to demonstrate that the simplest acts can net nice rewards.
I want to think that all humans have the ability to wake up and just say "today I won't kill...", or I won't steal or defraud, or lie, or deal drugs, or use drugs...whatever.
If such sentiments can work for this old codger, why not others who need it much more than I do?
Just something to think about.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


Momma Fargo said...

Is this week over yet? Sigh. It needs to be. And next week, too. I'm also ready for a new president like right now. Let's just open the doors to all the prisons and give everyone a do over.

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
I agree.
The next TWO days will be "fun", and not in the BEST way (as far as weather goes).

Truth be told, I was ready for a new prez after the first 6 months of this CURRENT one...heh.

No no no noooo on that "do-over".
I like MY prisoners where they belong (and we know where they are) - IN PRISON!

Hey, thanks for rolling up today to comment.
(mind the crap weather coming)
Take care down there and stay safe, dear

CWMartin said...

First of all, that thing I mentioned I was going to have for you is now paid for and soon on the way. Assuming it survives the trip from Australia, I should be getting it in a couple weeks.

Hey, I think it's my wedding anniversary, too. No need to celebrate there...

He'll never close Gitmo. No tiene juevos, senor.

I think it's great you got Patches to come to voice commands. Of course, peanuts wouldn't work for me...

Bob G. said...

Well, when all the things get to where they're goin', you & Laurie will have to stop on down for some cake (or something else I might bake...like BANANA BREAD).
(g'day then)
There's always PIZZA, too.
((Just NEVER mix beer and lemon meringue pie...TRUST ME.))

And, Happy Anniversary, Buster...another reason for CAKE methinks!!!
(can never have enough, right?)

"No tiene nuevos"...ROFL!

Well, I DO talk to him whenever he stops by...calm soothing voice kinda stuff.

As for me having a calm, soothing voice for you?
You know me better than that...HA!
(maybe if there's cake or a brew involved?)

Thanks for stopping over today to comment.
Much appreciated.

Stay safe & dry up there, brother.