Seems to take longer when it's this hot out.
But, the weekend will bring less of the heat and humidity (until the middle of next week, anyway), so that's a plus.
Our Hoosierland weather will see partly cloudy skies, temps again reaching to around 90 degrees, and more humidity. It's already in the mid-70s and it's barely past 0600 hrs.
Maybe some iced tea or coffee might be in store, but you get your favorite drink poured as we see what's been going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the perspiration factory is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
I have to apologize as I posted today's days yesterday, so I will post yesterday's TODAY...got it. Sorry about that, even I screw up now and then.
AUGUST 12 (actually AUGUST 11)-
---Today is NATIONAL SONS AND DAUGHTER'S DAY
---It's also NATIONAL PRESIDENTIAL JOKE DAY
HAVE had one for the last 8 years, right?)
---And, it's NATIONAL RASPBERRY BOMBE DAY
*** Also, since it's the weekend and I'm done with brain-farts, let's see what the next 48 hours holds in store:
AUGUST 13 -
---Saturday is NATIONAL PROSECCO DAY
---It's NATIONAL FILET MIGNON DAY
---And, it's LEFT-HANDER'S DAY
---It's NATIONAL BOWLING DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL GARAGE SALE DAY
AUGUST 14 -
---Sunday is NATIONAL SPIRIT OF '45 DAY
---And, It's NATIONAL CREAMSICLE DAY
There you have it, plenty of things to keep you from making mistakes like I did with these calendar days...LOL.
*** Next up, we do have the ID of our 21st homicide victim.
(seriously, who ELSE would be roaming the SE side streets with handguns to all hours?)
Dominique M. Mitchell, 21 was the victim, and she didn't even LIVE on that street.
But she WAS "socializing" with several others IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET (how ghetto is that?) You don't socialize in the damn street...idiots!
That's what sidewalks and porches are for.
If anything, police should have been rolling through, getting them OUT of the street. Guess this is what happens when you DON'T have enough officers on the streets to take care of the small things like this.
And neighbors there DON'T feel threatened?
How effin desensitized ARE you people?
Just because the houses are new (government-subsidized, no doubt) and the neighborhood is "tidy" (less trash than other areas nearby) does not necessarily translate to being SAFE, especially on the SE side of town...wake the hell up and smell the cordite, you fools.
*** Next, such things come in multiples, so we have another shooting on the SE side.
This took place in the 700 block of Philley Ave around 1940 hrs last evening.
ASPCA and a spit and a slide from the "Fortress", after he tried to drive himself to hospital (cheaper than the ambulance, but does present it's own set of problems - like bleeding out).
Apparently, this was a robbery attempt by two other males who were seen fleeing east on Philley.
No suspects, no arrests and not much else is known at this time. Could easily become homicide #22 if things go downhill.
If it's not black males in cars with guns, it's black males on foot with guns.
THAT is the REAL problem here, make no mistake..
*** Next up, a pretty good OP-ED column in the J-G. Here's the link:
The writer is correct. The effects of such large-scale drug operations (in ANY city) should cause us all to take notice and at least want to do something other than legalize this poison.
Well, those who dwell (on the taxpayer dollar) in the inner city ghettohoods don't seem that bothered, do they?
Must be too busy spending everyone else's money.
*** Next up, another chapter of "The Hobo Chronicles"...
|"In your heart, you know I'm cute".|
I change the water in the dish several times a day (trying to keep it cool), because no one like warm drinking water, right? Last evening, I was sitting out there with him, and he comes up and crawls onto my lap, and started to nod off.
|"Later on, your lap is MINE."|
This morning, he's waiting for me right outside the back door, so I go out the patio door, and he comes running around to meet me and get his eats.
|"And a roll in the grass to freshen up."|
*** Last back to the patio table...there are many people out there who don't know how damn GOOD they have it.
We are still a pretty prosperous country (in spite of Obama and his cronies ideological PCBS), and what the liberals consider "poor" here is NOWHERE close to the REAL poor in so many other nations (and that includes the industrialized ones as well).
Here, we concern ourselves with Pokemon-Go! while others scrounge for some scraps of food. Hell, a stray cat HERE has it better when it comes to getting by in life. We are THAT blessed, it would seem.
And yet, we have a small section of the population who live for anarchistic behavior...those who drive by and shoot people, or walk the streets, seeking who they can prey upon next.
That is the type of thing you'd expect in other countries that don't come close to the prosperity we enjoy here.
|This is REAL poverty|
But, there is a catch, and that comes with a lack of appreciation OF such charity.
|NOT real poverty here|
We don't ask our poor to rely on themselves, and that is a great trap.
Just a thought...
Do have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.
((Almost forgot - today and tomorrow on BBC America is the Doctor Who "Christmas in August" who-a-thon.))