Not a bad day yesterday, with some off and on rain.
(wasn't quite enough to deter all the boomcar idiots, however).
The Hoosierland weather for today will be a close match to the previous day, with temps reaching to around 58 degrees, mostly cloudy skies (maybe some sun peeking through later on), slight breezes and a chance of some rain passing through.
Now, what say we give this month a proper send-off as we get ourselves a nice cup of Friday Fortitude poured and see what's been going on elsewhere, hmm?
*** First out of the corral is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
April 29 -
---Today is NATIONAL PEACE ROSE DAY
---It's also NATIONAL SHRIMP SCAMPI DAY
---It's NATIONAL ZIPPER DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL ARBOR DAY
---It's also NATIONAL HAIRBALL AWARENESS DAY
ALWAYS "aware" of them, trust me)
---And, it's NATIONAL TEACH CHILDREN TO SAVE DAY
LAST 8 years, they're gonna NEED to)
*** And since, it's the weekend, we just HAVE to know what will be taking place over those 48 hours, right?
April 30 -
(now I have to warn you...it looks like someone had to cram everything into the LAST day of this month)
---It's NATIONAL POOL OPENING DAY
---It's NATIONAL MILITARY BRATS DAY
BRATS and not "brats", so put the barbecue grill back)
---It's NATIONAL PREPAREATHON DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL ADOPT A SHELTER PET DAY
---It's also NATIONAL BUGS BUNNY DAY
---It's NATIONAL HAIRSTYLIST APPRECIATION DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL HONESTY DAY
TRAIT and not the Billy Joel song, that is)
---It's NATIONAL KISS OF HOPE DAY
---It's also NATIONAL OATMEAL COOKIE DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL RAISIN DAY
---It's NATIONAL SARCOIDOSIS DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL REBUILDING DAY
---It's also NATIONAL SENSE OF SMELL DAY
WHEW - that was one busy-ass day...cripes.
May 1 -
(here we go again)
---It's LAW DAY
NOT apply to many living around us down here)
---It's also NATIONAL LOYALTY DAY
---It's NATIONAL CHOCOLATE PARFAIT DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL MOTHER GOOSE DAY
---It's also SILVER STAR SERVICE BANNER DAY
---It's NATIONAL INFERTILITY SURVIVAL DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL LEMONADE DAY
And there you have it...LOADS of things to wrap your brain around and designed to keep one out of the local jail.
I'll tackle the MONTH of May on Monday, when I don't have to TYPE so damn much...LOL.
*** Next up, looks like some folks (down here) need to WAKE UP before they start to cook.
The FWFD stated the fire started in the kitchen, but are not sure what caused it.
Three adults, two teens and a child were inside at the time and are fine, but one other child was taken to hospital as a precaution.
*** Next, a story that comes as absolutely NO surprise to me.
ALL the work she's done to keep jobs in Indiana...ROFLMAO.
Yeah, tell me another one that's JUST as funny, sire.
Any jobs that have either come or remained in our state are due to the BUSINESSES themselves (and perhaps the governor a little). Clinton had nothing to do with any of it.
This is the type of delusional beliefs that occur downtown. It's so damn laughable.
*** Next, as mentioned (here) earlier in the week, part of the city's annexation plan was to also consider OTHER parts of county Allen, and curiously enough, we see THIS story:
SOUTHWEST Allen County.
They want to get all their ZONING ducks in a row, it would appear.
Whenever a city annexes land, one of the first things that's batted about is the zoning situation, and by the looks of things on the SE side with people burning themselves out of their rental cribs, they're gonna need SOMEPLACE ELSE to go. So, if the zoning regulations can be amended to ALLOW future development along the lines of housing, there you go then. By all means, take those "displaced" and put them in better areas where they can bring down more property values.
Not the best way to operate, just a convenient one (for the city).
Say what you will, it's a good CYA plan by the county.
*** Next, here's a gem that tells the tale about how local TAXPAYERS foot the bill for inmates housed at county jails:
OUT and pick up trash along streets and highways...or (heaven forbid) do the old ROAD-CREW gig? Cruel and unusual punishment?
|Works once again on Florida.|
But, it's not like that USED to work (and pretty well) in the past.
*** Last back to the barn...it's interesting to note that (all of a sudden) my adopted state of Indiana has become a focal point for the political arena.
Ted Cruz was in town yesterday, and I listened to the speech he gave .
|I prefer someone who talks TO people - not at them.|
It sure beats the hell out of hearing all the name-calling from "Darth Trump".
|And liberty may die with thunderous applause.|
Maybe others can fall prey to that, but I'm looking for more when it comes to anyone I would want running our nation, especially in times such as these.
BEST venue he could get, and it's SO damn apropos for him, if you get my drift. I mean he WAS "America's FIRST black president"...LOL. His wife is cut from the same cloth when it comes to dishonesty and lack of integrity.
Sanders is coming as well, and he's doing the collegiate circuit, because the millennials don't WANT to work for anything they desire (when they can have it handed to them by someone else).
That ALONE is a pretty sad commentary as to the state of our future here.
It's like I've said time and again - this reminds me of that movie (a satire of all things) WILD IN THE STREETS. And the irony to that is that NONE of those millennials were even around when the flick came out in '68.
Lincoln perhaps said it best.
PAST is the best teacher when it comes to how we decide the PRESENT.
Those decisions will indeed have a heavy hand in the determination of what will become our FUTURE, make no mistake about that. Words still have meaning and they carry with them the power to shape that future.
All that is required of us...is that we LISTEN.
Do have yourselves a great weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.
((see 'ya next month))