Had some pretty decent rain yesterday and those thundershowers did manage to keep the boomcars "at bay". Always a good thing where we happen to live. Nothing like a rain shower to help a person sleep.
Our Hoosierland weather for today will have us seeing a few more showers, with a possible thunderstorm tossed in.
Temps are expected to top out around the upper 60s, so the rain will be much easier to deal with. (don'cha hate those nasty cold rains?)
So, what say we all get ourselves some "Friday Fortitude" poured and parked nearby as we take a look at what has been going on as well as what will be going on...
*** First off of the downspout is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
April 22 -
---Today is NATIONAL EARTH DAY
---It's also NATIONAL GIRL SCOUT LEADERS DAY
LGBT crowd soils this establishment?)
---And, it's NATIONAL JELLY BEAN DAY
*** Since we're at week's end, it's only fair to mention the other national days we need to take notice of.
April 23 -
---Saturday is NATIONAL CHERRY CHEESECAKE DAY
ANY form of cheesecake gets MY vote)
---It's also NATIONAL LOST DOGS AWARENESS DAY
ANY pet is lost He looks so sad.)
---And, it's NATIONAL PICNIC DAY
---It's also NATIONAL TAKE A CHANCE DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE DAY
April 24 -
---Sunday is NATIONAL PIGS IN A BLANKET DAY
---It's also NATIONAL PET PARENTS DAY
US? Bring out that cheesecake)
And there you go...all sorts of fun things that should keep one busy and OUT of trouble.
*** Next up, our "Whiner-in-Chief" is trying (once again) to stick his nose where it doesn't belong (big surprise). Here's the story link:
The "Brexit" fight has to deal with the UK bowing out of the EU. They want to do it, and Obummer wants them to remain and even came out in support of PM David Cameron's decision to stay in the EU.
The mayor of London was quite adamant about his views on the situation regarding our president.
Hey, Barry, sometimes you DON'T (always) get what you want, especially when it has to do with ANOTHER COUNTRY that YOU can't rule or dictate policy to, so put on the big boy pants, STFD and STFU...got it?
*** Next, this kind of story borders on the disgusting for me, because I recall a better time.
Here's the link:
|"YO - tighten ALL those damn screws!"|
What the hell is with these auto workers?
They've been allowed to make damn near obscene wages while actually working LESS than those from the last century.
With all that going for them, you'd "think" they'd be making better products. Guess not.
Not to mention that GM has a LOT FEWER brands to manufacture, it should be easier to not screw things up.
|I do, Mike!|
That's pretty damn sad when your quality and "rep" means less than a stinking profit.
*** Next up, a little bit about "Earth Day".
WIKI on it..
(I'm still laughing)
Earth Day took place in over 2000 colleges and universities.
In Philly, an activist known as Ira Einhorn was a founder and participant in Philly's first Earth Day, and he was also known as being part of the counter-culture crowd.
He was also a murderer.
Here's his WIKI:
Another prominent person "behind the curtain" on environmentalism was the late (finally) Maurice Strong - a Canadian OIL businessman, who later moved to China (he died in Ottawa, however).
Many called his political maneuverings Machiavellian in nature.
|With talk like THIS, I'm glad he's dead.|
(and he was backed by none other than George Soros).
Here's a little tidbit from 2000:
OWN "vision" of what the world should become.
Can YOU say "Agenda 21"? Kinda creepy stuff, hmm?
*** On the "lot-less creepy" side, did I read right?
CUBS pitcher, Jake Arrieta toss a NO-HITTER while his team scored SIXTEEN runs?
Has to be the end of the world (as we know it)...lol. Outstanding.
*** Next, some recent pictures of our little buddies.
|Yes, we DO have "Bunny-Sign".|
|Patches likes the choice of table-seating|
|"NOW, this is AMBIANCE!"|
|"Good seating, good service, good food - four stars!"|
ONLY planet we have (currently), and we do need a modicum of restraint when it comes to mucking the whole place up, right?
But we cannot change the course of HOW our planet works anymore than we can have an alfresco brunch with God.
(I hear HE'S got the tab covered)
When the Earth decides to erupt some volcanoes, or cause a tsunami, we've got NO say it that.
When the Earth chooses to change it's own axial tilt (as it has in the past), we can't control that.
When the Earth wants to cause some species to become extinct (again been proven in the past), we cannot control that either. It's what our planet does...it's OWN thing, and we'd best get used to having things THAT way.
What troubles me, is that some people "think" (that in and of itself should be disallowed) they can change the planet and keep all the stuff it does on it's own from occurring.
They seek to impose strict mandates, regulations, laws, fines, whatever to get that point across, and to what end?
We already have the cleanest water and air we've even had, so why even try to "mess with perfection"?
It's not like we're still in that Industrial Age when the skies over England were brown with pollution.
Also, you're not going to change the way nations develop, either, and that's why India and China have crappy air quality. ditto for some of their water.
And we ALL know about Montezuma's Revenge south of the border.
I think instead of trying to CHANGE the whole planet, maybe we should just fall on our knees and be thankful to the ALMIGHTY for providing a planet such as we have.
The odds of our Earth being in the right place, the right distance from the sun, and having the right conditions to promote life, is, by itself...a miracle.
So, if the natural cycles of the planet cause some concern, let's try to adapt to them, rather than change something that can never be changed. Sounds like a REAL plan, hmm?
Have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.