AND a brand new month.
And another day of pre-summer heat is coming our way.
Our Hoosierland weather for today sees us with a partly sunny (or partly cloudy, whichever floats your boat) sky and temps reaching back into the middle 80s. Got a nice mild breeze out there, and some rain showers (possibly) moving into out area later on. Plan accordingly.
So, now that we have that under our belts, let's get that morning drink parked close by as we see what has been going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the doghouse is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for."
WISDOM, right? I'm seeing less of it.
We should BE so lucky to have that trend reverse itself, right?
So, WHO said that? The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at Christ's College in Cambridge...
*** Next, let's see what things are happening this month:
Fight the Filthy Fly Month
LGBTQIA Pride Month (seems they have something EVERY damn month)
National Accordion Awareness Month
National Adopt a Cat Month
National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
National Candy Month
(dentists are loving this one)
National Camping Month
(just don't burn down the tent along the way)
National Country Cooking Month
National Dairy Month
National Great Outdoors Month
National Iced Tea Month
(make mine sweet tea raspberry, please)
National Papaya Month
National Soul Food Month
(coulda had this one back in February?)
Turkey Lovers Month (let's move this one to November)
*** Next up, is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
June 1 -
---Today is NATIONAL OLIVE DAY
---It's also NATIONAL GO BAREFOOT DAY
OUR neighborhood with all the litter scattered about)
---It's also NATIONAL HAZELNUT CAKE DAY
---It's NATIONAL HEIMLICH MANEUVER DAY
---It's NATIONAL PEN PAL DAY
DO that...with real PENS...filled with INK??)
---And, it's NATIONAL SAY SOMETHING NICE DAY
"Today I don't think I'll have to shoot anyone"?)
---It's also NATIONAL RUNNING DAY
*** Next, some updates on the latest shootings in our fair city.
---The first has to do with some of what I already said - homicide number 13. Here's the story link:
ALL homicides. This was a case of Latinos involved, rather than blacks. The shooter was later found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. That was ruled a suicide.
I just have to ask: "Was all this shit really worth it?"
---The other story has a very irate MOM whose house was shot up. Here's that story link:
UNINVITED people over for a party that should have never taken place, but DID, thanks to social media.
People will "invite themselves" when this kinda crap hits the old "fakebook" scene.
And then to have some people asked to LEAVE the party, only to have them shoot at the house, injuring four people INSIDE.
This is also a case of Latinos acting out.
When will the stupidity end?
*** Next, and speaking of stupidity, there's THIS story:
|Something smells HERE.|
It has a "musty" smell to it, like maybe someone tried to dump some cleaner in it or something.
Water should not HAVE a smell...or taste, but I know the ice cubes in my Dr. Pepper are making the soda taste funny.
(and that's not "funny ha-ha", either. It's funny-PECULIAR)
We're being told there is an issue with our river...how so?
We haven't had any floods, so nothing from that got in there from either here or someplace else.
Vicky Zehr (water department supervisor) seems to be a might out of touch with what has been going on.
What's flowing down to us from (dare I say it?) MICHIGAN, anyway?
Why isn't the HEAD of that department (Kumar Whatshisname) making a news statement instead?
All this AFTER Fort Wayne city "leaders" brag about how GOOD our water is.
Careful when it comes to speaking TOO SOON, people. It might come back to bite you all in your big fat taxpayer-sponsored asses.
*** Next, and STILL riding whole stupidity carousel, we have THIS:
The story says "he didn't have anything else to do"...well, that's BULLSHIT!
What about that nice McMillen Community Center?
What about the "I'm Hood" program?
Well, this young piece of crap IS "hood"...as in GHETTOHOOD!
So, he "amused" himself by setting fires...how "quaint".
Police confronted Wattley when he went back into the BK nearby. (Blacks LIKE fighting In there, BTW)
Wattley resisted and had to be tased. One officer had minor cuts from the scuffle.
Hey, I got a job for "Marqueer" - cleaning out ALL the crappers in the ACJC and the ALLEN COUNTY JAIL...and that's JUST for starters!
*** Next up, a wonderful Letter to the Editor in today's paper - short but OH, so sweet:
(( City leaders turn away from signs of decay
Mayor Tom Henry, Chuck Surack and their committee have great plans for a bigger and better Fort Wayne. If they look around, they will see very few following.
Average citizens are concerned with the lack of adequate funding for public schools, the public library and other cherished institutions. Homelessness, mental illness and criminal activity have a firm grip on our coattails and are pulling us back.
A bigger and better city cannot be built successfully on a foundation of decay.
SUSAN ARCHIBALD STONE
Fort Wayne ))
My God, Susan also "gets it"...kudos to her marvelous call on saying what needs to be said...because it's ALL TRUE..
*** Last back to the kennel...is there a problem with telling the truth and being "up-front" with people these days?
NOT a good road to spend a lot of time traveling down.
Whenever we find the attention of the people being diverted for whatever purpose of those DOING the diversion, the people will allow (by design) things they would once never entertain the notion of allowing.
HUGE culprit when it comes to such tactics.
Where such a technological advance SHOULD be used for the acquisition of knowledge, it's used for outrageous videos...like the show "Jackass" on steroids. Sure, there's some "cute" stuff, too, but again, this is all meant to keep our eyes off of what's really going on behind our backs.
Add in all the other ridiculous things we see and hear on what passes for news today, and it's little wonder people retreat to social media because they've all but lost REAL interpersonal skills.
Few want to find out the facts, or the truth. There are fewer of us willing to be more SELF reliant than in times past as well.
It's easier to tweet than to truly discuss...or debate...or even to properly converse.
That's why, whenever I hear the news, I take little at face-value. I have to verify what I see, hear and read, JUST so I can know what I'm supposed to know, and not what "they" want me to know.
Call it curiosity, call it being desirous of knowledge, call it what you will.
It's just something that a lot more of us used to chase after without hesitation.
Would we be fortunate enough to be as hungry for the truth and wisdom as we currently are for the latest overly caloric, overpriced fast-food "gimmick".
We'd find ourselves a lot better off, and quite soon.
Stay SAFE out there, America.