19 August 2016

Friday Follies...
End of the week at last, but maybe not the end to the rain we've been having.
And here I was getting used to not having to mow the lawns as frequently.
Everything has to end sometime, hmm?
Our Hoosierland weather will have us with mostly cloudy skies (that's partly sunny for the optimists among us), temps around 85 degrees and that chance of rain showers following right along for most of the day.
I do know the weekend will be cooler, and that's always better than sweltering heat and oppressive humidity, right?
So what say we all get a cup or glass of Friday Fortitude poured and parked close by as we see what's going on elsewhere...
*** First down the stairs is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
(finally have something noteworthy)
(if it's 85 degrees outside, it WILL be even softer soon enough)
*** And since the weekend beckons, let's see what's happening there:
( nice to know some things still have longevity)
(I have seriously got to try one of these soon)
(it's not what you think, guys...has to do with women's hair care)
(Italian ice cream with candied fruit bits...not bad at all)
(just what I DON'T need on the eve of my birthday)
And there you go, a few things that should serve to keep you off the streets and out of jail.
*** Next up, one of the two juveys caught in the Woodbridge murder of a third teen will be charged as an ADULT.
Here's the story link:
Punk-ass killer
Kevin Hamilton, 17,  is charged as the shooter in the death of 18-year old Brian Quintana, who ID'ed him before he died. Must suck to be you right now, Kevin.
The other teen involved has not been named OR (more importantly) formally charged.
Unlike adult court, there is no 72-hour limit on releasing a person not charged.
These teens should do what older men do in our part of town, namely pull up to a curb (after contacting one another over the cell phones) and then conduct their business along a city street...like OURS.
Then, they can be caught on camera...just like I tend to do with such vermin.
*** Next up, more "rubber-stamping" going on, as if this were a surprise to the well-informed.
Here's the story:
If it's not the city, it's the county, right? They must have the exact same stamp.
The three housing "projects" were unanimously approved. One is in Perry Township, and the other two are in Aboite Township (well, there goes those parts of the county, especially with apartment units going in.
I mean, we DO have this federal assistance program designed to place dubious people (read the dregs of humanity) even closer to decent people in place...called the "fair housing act" (I've seen better actors and performances)
Thing is, what's "fair" to a few winds up being quite UNFAIR to many others.
Then there's people who cook at 3 A.M. and burn places down along the way...always a treat to displace others due to ONE moron, right?
*** Next, Kevin Leininger has a good column retarding the recent drug bust in Fort Wayne, and how our border situation figures into it.
Here's the link:
Jose Razo - ILLEGAL.
Yep, he's right there.
And it would seem that the ringleader of that bust, Jose Razo is indeed here ILLEGALLY (in spite of having a dead son who used to attend South Side High School.
A case is made for the LEGAL immigration process, versus the cost to everyone else for the illegality of those coming across our border.
This is nothing new.
Back in the year I was born (1952) there were 300K illegals coming across the border. And it's not abated since, but increased. That 20 MIL everyone says is the illegal tally is woefully under-reported. It SHOULD be closer to SIXTY MILLION (the other 40 Mil managed to assimilate themselves under the radar).
Hardly a win for anyone.
*** Next, we finally got our first "warning light" on Wifey's new(er) car - it was a low tire pressure light.
This is part of the TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system)...like we need that, but there we are.
I went out after she came home, got out the electric air pump, and took the pressure back up to specs (35 PSI) and that should be that.
Complicated MUCH???
Funny, it didn't look soft or even flat, but the pressure was down to 25 PSI.
Who knew? The damn onboard computer obviously did.
*** Next up, another chapter of "The Hobo Chronicles"...
Yesterday was another day to keep the food dry (in the shelter). And that again worked well enough.
"Crunchy, not soggy. My favorite."
This little guy craves someone to be close to, that's a given, and is ALWAYS at the door if you go outside. You have to nudge him out of the way to get outside.
But, Hobo doesn't mind it all that much...he comes right back to you and rubs against your legs.
He seems so grateful that you're taking the time to feed him and spend time with him, however brief it may be.
"Put the camera down - the plate's empty again."
Our older cat, Rassie has to suck it up and deal with it. He's still THE cat in our lives, for however much longer he has (he's 20 years old now). Hobo isn't replacing him. He's just an addition to our lives.
*** Last back to the garage...when did we decide that life had to be easier?
And when did we think that easier was better?
Don't push that button.
I wish to hell I knew all the answers to those, because what I've found in life is that the easy way out is fine in the immediate, but simply craptastic for the long haul.
Most things in life are meant to be a challenge, and we, as humans (and God's creation) are supposed to take that into consideration and overcome those challenges, no matter how large they may loom in our lives.
We keep chipping away and make those mountains into mole hills. And we never do it by ourselves, do we?
If we went through life just coasting along in "neutral", how would we become better people? How would we achieve more? And how would we be better able to tackle difficult situations?
Well, we wouldn't, and that's the truth.
We need to come to the realization that we are destined for something OTHER than mediocrity, and unfortunately, many people have ALREADY become mediocre in their beliefs, education, and lifestyles.
They have no care about changing, and when we have more people following THAT path, we will be on the road to ruin, as a nation. It's a false sense of security and belonging.
We just need to not give in and follow the herd, for that would be the easy thing to do, right?
The easy way is not the better way, but the better way can be made easier by diligence and persistence.
There's a lesson for everyone.
Have yourselves a good weekend.
Be well, make a difference to someone today, and as always...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

Heh... what I WAS thinking involved women's hair care, lol...

My question on the Hamilton story... if you know the guy's gonna stiff ya, why GO to him in the first place? In my old experience, there's always another place to go... or you could just clean resin out of your bongs until one gets some. But no, go ahead, go to someone who's gonna rook you so you can spend the next few years in jail. Called dope for a reason.

Damn, her machine lets you know at 25? Oh, wait, I guess mine only get inflated to 28....

Bob G. said...

---Hey, get yer mind out of the gutter (so mine can float past)!
---Exactly. WHY go through a hassle. We KNOW there are PLENTY of drugs in the Summit City. Just come down to the SE side...lol.
---I checked the door jamb.
There's a sticker there with all the tire info.
(that's where the manual sent me anyway)
Lucky I was a product of the OLD public educational system and CAN REALLY READ, hmm?

Thanks for swinging by today and commenting.

Have a good weekend & stay safe up there, brother.