Just seems like we started this month in a few respects. This time next week, it'll be JUNE.
Our Hoosierland weather will see us with conditions sort of like yesterday, but with partly cloudy skies, a chance of rain later on and temps reaching back into the low-80s. Beware the humidity, too .
Now, with that behind us, let's get that morning drink poured as we take a gander at what's been going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the cedar chest is our "WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"Look, we want freedom and we want liberty in this country. But we've also got to have the guts to stand up and run a tight ship in America. Morality is now a word that many people consider very square and outdated. But if we don't stand up for it, we deserve what we will get in the end - unprincipled anarchy."
NOT by some politician (or socialist), but it should be someone you're familiar with. So, who said it? The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at the National Aviation Hall of Fame...
*** Next, it's time once again for our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
May 25 -
---Today is NATIONAL BROWN BAG IT DAY
---It's also NATIONAL MISSING CHILDRENS DAY
---It's NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL WINE DAY
---It's also NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY
*** Next up, a case where our technology did what it's supposed to do. Here's the story link:
|Caught you little bastards!|
And Columbia City owes this to social media...who'da thunk THAT?
In Fort Wayne, it's more like people snapping pictures OF a crime taking place to brag about it later on Fakebook.
As is the case, it's the people who choose to do right...or do wrong through their ignorance.
That's why I post stuff that happens around our place...not afraid to call out those that need calling out.
Like to see a lot more people in OUR city follow suit and do the right thing.
*** Next, another city councilman weighs in on the wheel tax (and annexation).
Here's the link:
|Mr "If we got it, spend it"|
Yeah, and if the dog hadn't have stopped to crap, he would have caught the rabbit, too.
There is a REAL reason why a lot of this "junk lawmaking" shouldn't see the light of day.
---You (Anytown, USA) decide to levy a tax to fix roads...sounds good (on the surface), but there is something that will not only ENSURE that a tax such as this one remains a permanent addition (or rather SUBTRACTION) to people's paychecks and savings, and will actually wind up INCREASING over time. What's the reason for that?
RISING COSTS to do the exact same work that was performed in years past (for less).
|Got ENOUGH signage there, Bub?|
Toss in rising healthcare costs (thanks Obamacare) and it adds up way too fast, costing more every time this carousel makes another turn. Sound logical enough?
Try and cut a few corners and you only exacerbate the problem with deteriorating streets, and cost more people even MORE money...
Makes me wonder what ever happened to using all those recycled TIRES to pave roads, highways and streets. Don't hear much about that these days.
*** Next up, so yesterday, I'm working on my blog post one minute, and the next...nothing (?!?)
Well, THAT'S not normal. I check the router and reboot that...all seems fine there. I scan both systems...everything okay there, too. So, what's the story with Frontier Communications?
Well, I decided to call, and got a very nice technician named Thomas.
He checks out our connection and it appears like our router isn't there...(again - ?!?)
Turns out I was one of the FIRST to call this in, as more calls started to trickle into the help center.
Thomas tells me they will get the comms up ASAP, and that works for me. Sure enough, within and hour, we were back online again, and I wasn't that late posting yesterday (by 1030 hrs). Pretty good customer service, if you ask me.
Guess being offline still doesn't make anyone ANY money. That's motivation, folks.
*** Next, another plea deal from the (local) justice system that has forgotten the meaning of that word. Here's the story link:
|Still a LOSER!|
But, if the plea deal is accepted by the judge, this loser won't see more than SIX years in jail...tops!
He's a REPEAT offender with handguns, so that should mean something...you'd think.
Aggravated battery and criminal recklessness only? Are you serious? He's got a "past" that includes multiple bodily injuries AND resisting law-enforcement. What's there "not to like" (and prosecute)?
And people wonder why we have a violent crime problem with minority communities?
Not hard to figure out WHY, is it?
*** Last back to the footlocker...I heard where thefts from vehicles are UP in Fort Wayne...to the tune of around 30% over last year's numbers.
Sooner or later, there has to be some sort of proactive things a city can do to head such crimes off at the pass.
Not everyone has the luxury of a garage, but you can be targeted just as readily at a mall or even in front of where you live. These perps have nothing better to do than take what is yours and make it theirs.
And with unemployment as low as it is, you'd think there were better ways to acquire one's desires.
Nah - take the easy way out in life.
THAT is fast becoming the "new norm".
And that should bother a LOT more people than it currently does.
But, since the government is in this part and parcel, actually HELPING the lazy-asses to remain lazy, not much is going to change. If anything, it will get a bit worse.
I'd like to see people learn that it's better to help themselves in life (and not to other people's stuff).
Something along those lines of self-reliance would go a long way to getting or nation back on track.
We used to be more like that...and we can once again.
Stay SAFE out there, America.