RAIN yesterday evening and overnight...about time, too.
I could hear it on the roof when I woke up during the night. That helped get me back to sleep in no time.
Our Hoosierland weather for today will see us with some drying out, mostly cloudy skies, with perhaps a pop-up shower, and temps again reaching into the upper 80s. And yes, with all the moisture about, there WILL be humidity. (oh, joy, more sinus-hell)
In the meantime, let's get that refreshing drink in front of us, as we see what is going on elsewhere, hmm?
*** First out of the rain gutter is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"A woman who demands further gun control is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders."
Larry Elder (born Apil 27, 1952), an American lawyer, writer, and radio and television personality, who refers to himself as "The Sage of South Central". And here is his WIKI:
Nothing like getting the proper perspective from someone born the same year as myself...lol.
Larry did indeed grow up in the South Central area of L.A., and didn't become a thug in the process, but instead earned a B.A. in political science from Brown University. He refers to himself as a "Repulictarian", citing both libertarian and republican views on many aspects of society.
He has also coined the term "victicrat" when referring to the blacks who are always playing the victim card in America - a combination of victim and democrat.
(seems reasonable and correct to me).
I have one of his books (The Ten Things You Can't Say In America) and this is a marvelous read for a book going back over a decade.
Here is his website:
THIS is the kind of person I wish I had living alongside us. He represents the black men I grew up with, and doesn't play the race card.
*** Next up, is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
July 14 -
---Today is NATIONAL GRAND MARNIER DAY
NOT an old Mercury...it's an orange-flavored brand of cognac)
---It's also NATIONAL TAPE MEASURE DAY
---It's NATIONAL NUDE DAY
ALL have baby pictures - incriminating as they may be - of us in this state of undress...somewhere)
---And, it's NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY
*** Next up, still no cause of death to that man found dead and burned on the SW side.
Here's what's known:
|Scene of the crime.|
I would tend to think that this man was not black (the name Kowal leans to a Slavic root), but you never know.
Obviously, that area seems nicer than ours (we used to have better neighbors who gave a damn, too).
Sure doesn't seem like a suicide...people tend to scream when they're on fire, and no reports of screams were heard. Like to know if he was from that area.
*** Next up, any of you who drive on a regular basis must have known that the stupidity level of other drivers has risen markedly of late.
|Get yer brain outta neutral, dumbass!|
Now, I wonder WHY this is?
About 8 MILLION drivers took part in some sort of road rage (2014), and this includes getting out of their vehicle or bumping and ramming another vehicle.
|Uh oh, Grammy be packin'|
I believe that fate or karma WILL catch up to them faster than they realize.
As could be expected, the major players in this are MALE, ages 19-39 ,but no breakdown by race...wonder why not?
Just curious to see if black males are more prone to road rage than say...rednecks, or Asians, or Latinos.
I will admit that Americans (in general) seem to be a LOT more PO'ed these days, and perhaps with good reason.
I figure some people don't like be "disturbed" when they're on their smartphones as they drive, and will lash out at anyone without much provocation, just so they can get back to being stupid.
|Turn that DAMN music DOWN, moron!!!|
Plus, I'd wager that most of these numb-nuts are carrying an illegal pistol with them (for "negotiations" when purchasing or selling street pharmaceuticals).
If it were up to me, I'd mount some TOW missiles or a "Ma-Deuce" and put them to good use on the highways...heh.
*** Next, here is a story with some interesting statistics out of St. Paul, MN:
|What part of LAW AND ORDER don't they get?|
SMALL, don't discount the FACT that the majority of crimes tend to lead us back to the black communities in cities across this country.
Hell, we've PROVEN such facts here in Fort Wayne...MANY times.
So, the story states that 38% of arrests have been blacks in St. Paul...and what's their point? It's STILL under 50%.
That would tell me that the MAJORITY of arrests are for other-raced people.
Maybe if the black male shot and killed by police there had NOT fit a description of a bank robber, things may have ended much better.
|No, this goes in MY police cruiser!|
*** Next, here's a brief about today's "youts":
The paragraph is about halfway down the page, so be ready to scroll a bit.
GenForward poll of young adults.
Being a youth once (a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...) I have to admit that my generation was a lot more SAVVY when it came to politics (for the most part).
|"DUH" just took on a whole new meaning.|
These young adults don't even know WHO we fought in our own war for independence, for God's sake.
And they, like many of their adult counterparts, gravitate to anyone who "promises free stuff". They will sell out to "the highest bidder", as it were, rather than learn what the truth is, and fight for THAT.
About HALF of the youth polled believe that getting ahead economically, is reserved for a select few at the top. That tells you where THEIR priorities lie...scary stuff, huh?
Maybe we should raise the voting age BACK to 21? Just a thought.
*** Last back to the rain barrel...some day (and sooner than we think) today's young WILL be running the show in this country.
|Will it be a MAX HEADROOM future???|
I tend to believe that they thought things would be "in good hands" with us.
Well, not ALL of my generation followed the right path in that regard. Many glommed onto this counter-culture tripe and decided it was better to fall down the rabbit hole, than to work at making this nation better (as our parents had done).
We're not leaving much of that legacy for our children, who have now grown up and had children of their own.
Too many who are at least 2 generations out from us never bothered to challenge themselves, and instead allowed themselves to have their attention diverted, never fully taking to heart the principles and values their grandparents used to cling to, and teach to their children. A sad state of affairs to be sure.
Pokemon-Go is the fad of the day, and citizens of all ages are bemused with looking to "get them all", instead of looking in which direction our COUNTRY is headed.
Better to let our government raise today's children, teach them whatever indoctrination is warranted by whoever is in power. Force feed them destructive rhetoric instead of the truth.
|We do NOT want this.|
|See it for what it REALLY is.|
And if any of us are to be damned for what we attempt, let us be damned for what we've done to make things better, instead of being damned for doing nothing.
I think that kinda says it all...for every generation.
Stay SAFE out there, America.