Yeah, that helped put a smile on MY face.
Our forecast isn't too bad either, if you like hot conditions (always worse in Death Valley - remember that).
Our Hoosierland weather will see us with cloudy skies to start out, with the sun shining soon. Temps will top out in the 83-degree range, and the humidity is much lower than yesterday evening.
So, if you have anything to do about the house, lawn, or garden, a word to the wise: Get out early and get it done.
Now, let's all get ourselves a cup or glass of Friday Fortitude poured and parked at the ready, as we see what's been going on elsewhere on this crazy planet...
*** First out of the bird bath is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
June 24 -
---Today is NATIONAL PRALINES DAY
ALL I need to know)
---And, it's NATIONAL TAKE YOUR DOG TO WORK DAY
JUST to prove that dogs ARE smarter than some people...lol)
*** And, since this IS the weekend, let's see what takes place over the following 48 hours:
June 25 -
---Saturday is NATIONAL CATFISH DAY
BIGGEST ones I've ever seen - over FOUR feet long...seriously!!!)
---It's also NATIONAL LEON DAY
NOEL - 6 months from Christmas, coming OR going)
---And, it's NATIONAL STRAWBERRY PARFAIT DAY
ANY parfait gets my vote)
June 26 -
---Sunday is NATIONAL BEAUTICIAN'S DAY
---It's also NATIONAL CHOCOLATE PUDDING DAY
There you have it. Plenty of things to keep you occupied and out of the hoosegow.
*** Next up, our Whiner -in-Chief doesn't get his OWN way, and I am smiling like the Cheshire Cat. Here's the story link:
SO damn good, it simply HAS to be fattening...lol.
This deals with the immigration deal Obummer forced through by executive decision.
And, it's totally UN-Constitutional, as Speaker Paul Ryan called that one out.
He said that "The executive branch of government does not make the laws...Congress does".
About time Barry found that out, even if almost 8 years have passed before he was reminded of what many of us learned in 6th grade American History class... guess they don't teach such things in THAILAND, do they Barry?
*** Something else that got me to smiling today was the BREXIT vote in Jolly Olde England (aka the UK).
|Bloody good show, chaps!|
PM David Cameron also resigns as a result OF that vote.
The British Pound takes a nosedive (to 1985 levels), but I expect it to bounce back.
Personally, I LOVE the UK and I feel this WILL be a good move for them to reclaim their sovereignty.
Wales and England carried the vote to LEAVE, while Northern Ireland and Scotland voted to REMAIN (what's with you Scots? Thought you lads and lasses would lean to the CONSERVATIVE side of this fence).
Going to be interesting who gets the nod to become the new PM.
DOCTOR WHO back???)
We "colonials" need to be kept abreast of this type of stuff, don'cha think?
*** Next up, more GRANTS for more PROGRAMS to help more POOR folks.
|Head of HUD - Julian CASTRO (that can't be good)|
Here's the story link:
Wow, the CITY awards $360K...must be nice to have that kid of "tossin' around" money available. Ten Fort Wayne non-profits will benefit from the block grant money.
Our "king" was in attendance explaining this to the peasants at a presser yesterday.
|Unlike city money, THESE can't be flushed down the crapper...lol.|
|MY type of HUD.|
I'm not against non-profits, but there has to be a better way to garner funds.
|NOT my type of HUD.|
*** Next, it's time once again to take a page from Albert Einstein's book of pertinent quotes with this story:
Now, didn't they TRY the exact same thing a couple years back when we had that RECORD number of homicides (45 - the majority of which have NOT been solved)?
How's that been working out for their community?
Obviously, not all that well, otherwise crime down here would be on the DECLINE, rather than on the rise, right?
But, what will happen is these folks will (quote alert!) "DO THE SAME THING EXPECTING A DIFFERENT OUTCOME".
Einstein defined that as...INSANITY, if memory serves.
|Albert "got it".|
*** Last back to the bird feeder...try as we may, we never seem to solve the problems that are vexing us.
PROBLEM that begs for a solution is never properly addressed.
Yet there are those who grasp at any straw and see that as a "solution", when in fact, it's a stop-gap measure at best, and total FUBAR at worst.
CULTURE, and how THAT has been affected by the myriad of issues these days, we can find out the causes OF our problems.
Rampant (and illegal) immigration, poverty, class-struggle, crime, and more serve to place an ever-growing strain on our nation, and yet, all the programs created to take care of these situations have done little or nothing to quash or slow these problems down where they can become manageable.
When we, as a people begin to realize that we have a CULTURAL problem, and that IGNORANCE is at the root OF that problem, then we can get on the road to solving it, but not before.
Evil loves to have a place to "play", and all too often, we have provided the perfect venue for that.
AS victims by a (liberal) system determined to perpetuate the mindset to serve it's own purpose, and not to aid those truly in need.
ALL of us.
We are much more than the mediocrity we have allowed to dwell in our country, and it's time we proved it.
Remember that old saying: The journey of a thousand miles begins with but a SINGLE STEP.
Therein lies the lesson for the day.
DO have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.