And all this hot weather didn't help out one bit (well, maybe for one day).
But, we are heading into the home-stretch of summer (finally) with August right around the corner.
Our Hoosierland weather for today will have us once again with partly to mostly sunny skies, and temps reaching up to around 83 degrees.
Now, let's all get a nice cup or glass of Friday Fortitude poured and parked close-at-hand, as wee see what has been going on elsewhere...
*** First off of the rooftop is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
JULY 29 -
---Today is NATIONAL GET GNARLY DAY
Point-Break stuff like surfing or skydiving)
---It's NATIONAL LASAGNA DAY
---It's NATIONAL LIPSTICK DAY
---It's also NATIONAL CHICKEN WING DAY
---It's NATIONAL TALK IN AN ELEVATOR DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR APPRECIATION DAY
*** And since we are at week's end, lets see what's happening over the next 48 hours, as we send the month of July off in some sort of style:
JULY 30 -
---Saturday is NATIONAL CHEESECAKE DAY
---It's NATIONAL FATHER-IN-LAW DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL DANCE DAY
LOT since I was little)
JULY 31 -
---Sunday is NATIONAL RASPBERRY CAKE DAY
---It's also NATIONAL MUTT DAY
There you have it then...plenty of stuff to keep one occupied and out of jail (hopefully).
*** Next up, let's thank God that this political freakshow of conventions and nominations (of both major parties) is OVER.
Now we see who can go the distance "in the ring", as it were.
I did NOT watch Her Bitchness speak last night (there were infomercials more enlightening), but I caught some of the "aftershocks" from the final night.
|"I can't wait to start lying to ALL of you for the next four years."|
But, again, we saw and heard PLENTY of words being spoken, and NOTHING about SUBSTANCE.
|Sounds about right to me.|
Kinda makes me wish they covered the LIBERTARIAN convention. At least THAT would be prove a bit more insightful.
|Dumb and Dumber Again?|
It was like one large cavalcade of pop icons (all firmly entrenched on the LEFT, mind you). And sadly, THAT is what most of the low-information folks in this country will REMEMBER.
Here's a story link with photos of those attending:
I can hear them all now...
"Look at all those stars...THIS person must be the one to vote for", they'll say.
Pay no attention to someone who served government for "thirty years" and made it all look good, while not producing anything of (here's that word again)...SUBSTANCE. She served herself and her cronies first.
Make no mistake about that.
One might consider that a typical politician. I'm sure those of the old Tammany Hall are cheering from their place in hell over this woman.
|Meryl's revival of "EVITA"? Ironic of prophetic?|
|:If your IQ is THIS many - vote DEMOCRAT!|
This is clearly a case of "the lesser of two evils", but both evils are pretty BIG evils, any way you shake it.
Gonna be a new form of "crazy" for the next several months, that's for sure.
*** Next, a few local briefs (no boxers):
---I read where our fair city has rubber-stamped the latest chapter in the whole riverfront development (Costaplenty) project with a whopping $1.7 MIL payout to a firm to "design" how it will look...not a brick laid, or a shovel of dirt dug, mind you.
|Here we go AGAIN.|
The cost of the entire "first phase" of this will be around $20 MIL (expect THAT number to rise as usual).
---Kevin Leininger has another good column that speaks to the riverfront project being "just another park" (albeit an EXPENSIVE one). Here's the link:
|Another "Field of Dreams" fantasy?|
---A hearing is set for FOUR new housing "projects" (called "developments" for the politcally-correct) in our city. Here's the story link:
Two are in Aboite, with one each in Perry and Cedar Creek twnshps.
|BTW, the apartment boom is over, folks.|
The developers of CityScape Flats are doing the work (and how well are those downtown locations selling?)
For some strange reason, I'm smelling HUD all over these areas, considering they keep getting money for such ventures. All this "fair housing" bullshit (designed for the young and government-sponsored among us) that takes nice areas and turns them into ghettoesque slums just doesn't work for me. I've seen the results of such "noble" attempts.
*** Next up, more about our stray cat situation.
|"You gonna come out and play with me?"|
|"I'm gonna meow until I come out."|
The cat is MALE (might name him Hobo, for the obvious reason...lol), and is rather young (under a year old).
This cat is called a "community cat" by ACC, because it has it's left ear tip clipped, and has been neutered and received immunizations. It also has been "chipped".
So, basically, there was nothing the officer could do regarding taking it in to get a proper home.
They still have about 600 cats at their facility, and this little guy could easily wind up on the euthanasia list.
(not MY best option for such a cute cat).
I will say that, if conditions permitted, it would follow me into the house (Rassie would not take kindly to that).
|"Thanks for trying to get me a forever home."|
Somehow, that doesn't give me a "warm and fuzzy" feeling and allow me to sleep any better at night.
But, the alternative ends up being the same, although a bit more "humane".
I blame the people who turn out pets for no reason other than boredom. THEY are the ones that should be euthanized for their lack of humanity towards domesticated animals who only want a place to live, some food and water...and someone to love.
*** Last back to the basement...why can't people be satisfied with what they have when it comes to our cities?
Is there this urgent need to justify their own existence? Perhaps.
And, while this is most noticeable in the cities we live in, it's even worse at the federal level, for they often mandate what local municipalities will HAVE to do, rather than what the people living there wish to be done.
We've seen it with everything from wind farms to lightbulbs. Governments at every level want to make (for us, they say) a BETTER world...got news for them...never gonna happen.
That's NOT being fatalistic, either. It's being REALISTIC.
We can no more create a perfect paradise any more than we can eradicate ALL crime from our streets.
But, we CAN have a good place to live in, if we ALL are willing to work at it.
That's like anything in life, really.
D.C. telling us WHAT to do in our lives as they continually invade every aspect OF our lives.
And we don't need government coercing us to become more reliant upon THEM, when we should be focusing on more reliance on OURSELVES, right?
We, as a people, should never be "bought off" so easily, for that cheapens the American Dream, as well as those of us chasing after it.
We used to be a people that knew how to take a stand, and for the RIGHT reasons. Now people dig in for the most ludicrous of things, with no regard as to outcome, consequences, or reason behind WHY they do it in the first place.
Life has become a "fad" for these people, and they go from one set of shiny keys to the next, following whoever is dangling them in front of their primate faces.
|We need BOTH in abundance.|
And those who won't choose to pull their own weight along those lines (and reject evil), deserve whatever comes their way.
It's harsh to say, but it makes sense.
We have to re-learn to help ourselves first (and not to other peoples stuff) in order to help one another.
Like all things worth having, it requires WORK. Those unwilling to do so need not apply.
Do have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.
See 'ya next month!