But, I shall do my best not to leave any of the good stuff out.
In the meantime, our Hoosierland weather will have us with a bit less rain than yesterday, and a lot less wind.
Our temps today are slated to reach into the upper 40s (might even hit 50), and it will be breezy outside with mostly cloudy skies (not ruling out some sunshine poking through, if we're lucky).
Now, with that behind us, let's get that cup or glass of Friday Fortitude poured as we see what's been happening elsewhere (that you should know about),,,
*** First off of the sofa is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature.
Since this is a NEW month, here's the list of events:
National Humor Month
(too much idiocy to laugh at these days, that's for sure)
International Guitar Month
|Strum it if 'ya got it.|
National Cannabis Awareness Month*
(that would culminate on Hitler's birthday - 4/20 - right?)
Keep America Beautiful Month
National Couple Appreciation Month
National Decorating Month
(lawn trash is NOT decorating for the ghettohood morons out there)
National Fresh Celery Month
National Garden Month
|I WISH our place looked like this.|
National Inventor’s Month
National Jazz Appreciation Month
National Soft Pretzel Month
|Philly does it RIGHT!|
National Straw Hat Month
National Poetry Month
National Pecan Month
National Welding Month
Records and Information Management Month
Scottish American Heritage Month
|Don't call them "Scotch", either!|
Stress Awareness Month
Here's the weekly events:
Week 1 Library Week
Week 1 Read a Road Map Week.
Week 2 Garden Week
Week 3 Organize Your Files Week
Week 3 Medical Labs Week
Week 4 Administrative Assistants Week
Week 4 National Karaoke Week
And finally, today.
April 1 -
---Today is APRIL FOOLS DAY
|They're only here for "comic relief".|
---It's also NATIONAL SOURDOUGH BREAD DAY
|Beats MOLDY dough any day.|
---And, it's NATIONAL ONE-CENT DAY
|Penny for your thoughts.|
CRIPES...almost forgot to show what's happening this weekend...sorry about that.
---Saturday is NATIONAL FERRET DAY
---it's also NATIONAL PB&J DAY
MY "free-lunch" program when I was young)
---And, it's NATIONAL RECONCILIATION DAY
---Also, it's NATIONAL LOVE OUR CHILDREN DAY
April 3 -
---Sunday is NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MOUSSE DAY
THIS mousse out of your hair)
---It's also NATIONAL FIND A RAINBOW DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL TWEED DAY
There 'ya go...NOW we've got it done.
*** Next up, here's more (of the same) regarding our LATEST homicide (#8) just a spit and a slide up the street from where Wifey and I live:
OUR alleys look bad. Looks like nothing short of a freaking SLUM, doesn't it? Where's the city agencies when it comes to CLEANING IT THE HELL UP?
Must be all that "entitlement" cluttering up the damn place...right?
And these people can't take care of what they already have, so they want MORE? You gotta be effin' kidding me...seriously.
They ought to use all that pent-up ethnic aggression to CLEAN UP their own backyards, before they mouth off about wanting ANYTHING. I know our "king" is on this like flies on shit (well, he's had the shit part down to a science for years regarding our part of the city).
--- They have ID'ed the "vic" - 16-year old Xavion Benson. Here's the link:
THE most important question to ask at THIS point is:
WTH is a 16-yr old doing UP and OUTSIDE at 3-frigging A.M...and on a damn SCHOOL NIGHT to boot? Where the hell is the baby-mama? Where's the parental accountability?
Obviously, none of the above was in play and allowed this to happen.
There's plenty of blame to go around here. All these people have to do is look in a damn mirror.
*** Next up, yesterday I mentioned some of the aspects of TRUTH, but there was one I left out (on purpose), because I knew a story like THIS one would surface soon enough. Here's the link:
No arrests have been made yet in the case.
And now, there's another "victim" - a veteran (18 years, in fact) news reporter from Pittsburgh who had the courage ("audacity" to the politically-correct out there) to speak the...TRUTH about the situation and the people involved.
|Truth = dismissal - WRONG!|
We see once again, thanks in no small part to all this SOCIAL-MEDIA BULLSHIT, the TRUTH taking another sock on the jaw and going down for the count. WHY?
This whole taking people to task for being HONEST is only going to increase, and hopefully, it won't end up with no one ever coming forward to speak the truth OR to show a modicum of courage,
I didn't see anything wrong with the statements made by Wendy Bell...they're totally FACTUAL.
But, she is white, and in today's world you can't speak the truth about ANY other race, no matter how many EMMYS you win for JOURNALISM (Bell won 21 of them).
*** Next, as if synthetic POT wasn't bad enough...now we have THIS crap:
XANAX (used for treatment of anxiety and panic disorders) is on the streets and causing police to be on the alert, as this "pharm" is of the LETHAL variety (helluva way to get rid of anxiety, isn't it?)
THIS is the type of fallout you can expect whenever you have a population that becomes "over-medicated" out the ass. And this primarily is targeted at young people. Like they don't have enough crap flying at them these days?
BTW, here's the lowdown on ALPRAZOLAM (real name of Xanax):
Got some pretty severe "side-effects", too...worse than what ailed you from the start. And now you know a lot more than the average reader...you can thank me later.
Oh, and similar occurrences have popped up in other places across the country.
*** Next up, this kind of story breaks my heart, but for a different reason:
Bill, the 10-year old African male lion at our own Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is dying of cancer.
(guess you don't have to be a smoker...or human to get it).
If you have ever been to the zoo since 2007, you saw Bill, and what a beautiful animal his kind truly are.
The zoo also recently lost a 16-year old kangaroo.
And we lost our little cat, Penelope (from cancer) back in 2013.
I can relate to the personnel at the zoo...they bond with the animals and become "family", and losing a member is always a bitter pill to swallow.
I wish them well in finding another male lion, but there will always be only one "Bill".
*** Next up, I got my new BB pistol yesterday, and immediately brought it downstairs, loaded it and charged it up and "took it for a test-drive"...sweet.
Every bit as good and accurate as the former one.
Pyramyd Air (in Ohio) is to be commended for being another company that provides great service and at decent prices.
Nice thing about this replacement pistol - I now have an extra magazine (from the old one).
Assholes of the ghettohood...BEWARE.
*** Last back to the family room... Again, we see where the TRUTH can set you free...like from a job where the "bosses" want to practice political correctness INSTEAD of practicing factual journalism.
Maybe some would say that life is too "painful" and what's needed is a RELEASE from all the truth - turn away from what you NEED to know, and get your attention diverted to things and situations you'd WANT to know about, like social-media and the instant gratification that can be found by bullying others with no threat of consequences.
Oh yeah, that's MUCH safer and a lot more "fun".
There are a LOT of people who need to come to know what CAUSE AND EFFECT are, because sooner or later, it's gonna smack them right in their primate faces, and they will be woefully unprepared.
Face it, people don't know HOW to appreciate things or other people. They're brought up not knowing boundaries, but knowing violence. They lack civility, morality and a sense of ethical behavior. They think they know a lot, when in fact, they know very little, but society pats them on the back anyway and rewards them.
Bad behavior becomes the norm, while good behavior is mocked.
And at the start to all of this...the TRUTH is always one of the FIRST victims to this assault on decency.
Society hasn't just blurred the lines between good and bad...it's in the process of erasing it altogether, and that's something we can never allow to happen. We need to preserve who we were, rather than who we are becoming.
And, if history is still the teacher we believe it to be, we need only look back (and learn) in order to look forward.
Do have yourselves a great weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.