NOT raining outside (first time in three days). Amazing.
That doesn't mean we don't have rain on the horizon...we do.
Our Hoosierland weather will see us with partly cloudy skies (partly sunny, if you're a bit on the optimistic side) temps reaching into the low 80s and a chance of showers in the late afternoon (said there'd be rain...maybe).
So what say we get that morning drink poured as we see what else has been going on, hmm?
*** First out of the dryer is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity - the law of nature and of nations."
In a day when breaking the law seems commonplace, this stood out above many other quotes when it comes to obedience. So, WHO said that?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at the House of Commons...
*** Next, we have our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
August 17 -
---Today is NATIONAL I LOVE MY FEET DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL THRIFT SHOP DAY
*** Next up, there is supposed to be a "presser" today in Fort Wayne, and it concerns the FWPD and city curfews.
WANTS the curfew to be enforced. I want that man living next door to us!
One woman they interviewed saw it as some sort of "martial law"...(must be a liberal).
There is a HUGE difference between a simple curfew and martial law, and believe me, you don't WANT to have martial law. That shows we've lost all control.
*** In a related story from Wisconsin, there's this:
Calling a curfew into "question" in a city that has seen rioting over the past few days? REALLY?
The sub-heading says it ALL - LESS UNREST after the law in ENFORCED.
|Closing a park during curfew.|
In Fort Wayne, I can clearly see that any (state) curfew law is pretty much ignored by the age group it's supposed to be directed at (15-17 yr olds). Let's hope things change, because down here in the ghettohood, we need something to keep minority teens from becoming targets, right?
*** And speaking of the SE side, there's this story:
Yep, time to "change the rules" to make it easier for a business to get a tax credit down here.
ONE LINE in a proposed "plan" to revitalize our part of town, and it has to do with SUBSIDIZED HOUSING (big surprise there).
“Additional subsidized housing in the Southeast Strategy area should be discouraged until there is a better balance of subsidized housing throughout the Allen County Community,” the line slated for removal states.
Oh, so the city needs to SPREAD THE WEALTH around more (because that always works) right? Well, THAT should please people in nicer neighborhoods to NO small end, hmm?
I said for a while that crime was spreading, and it tracks true that wherever HUD goes, so follows the crime.
“At the time, 2007 I believe it was, we didn’t want concentrated poverty just on the southeast side,” said Councilman Glynn Hines, D-6th, who was on the team that produced the original plan.
So, you want to move poverty all OVER the city, and to RICHER areas...?
(lead balloon time, folks)
Sounds like a socialist move to me...redistribution of (taxpayer's) "wealth" after a fashion. How quaint.
Gonna have to keep an eye on this one (and Hines, our councilhack-for-life, apparently).
*** Next, and since we're talking about "poverty", this story is LONG overdue:
Wow...food stamp enrollment is on the DECLINE...who'da thunk THAT?
THIS, because it has NOTHING to do with anything HE implemented. Quite the opposite, really.
It DOES have to do with the STATES (where such power should lie) taking the initiative and cutting off benefits to those "able-bodied" individuals. And about damn time, too (imho).
|(By reaching into everyone ELSE'S pockets)|
The states' plan would push about a MILLION people off that role.
Hey, that ONLY leaves another FORTY FIVE AND A HALF MILLION to go.
Now THAT is progress!
*** Next, The fight AGAINST "eminent domain" continues. Here's the story link:
|That sounds all too familiar.|
(that plan is costing several hundred THOUSAND bucks, too).
Maybe the city needs to back the hell off of this one?
*** Next up, we bring you another chapter of "The Hobo Chronicles"
|"You talk...I'll eat."|
Well, that (impromptu) shelter kept the food dry throughout the showers we had...can't say the same for Hobo.
He got wet again, trying to stay behind the tall grass next to the house (and patio).
Still, he's got a healthy appetite, and LOVES to be NEAR you. Wifey goes out and always gets her legs rubbed for free...lol.
|"Finally, I can get stretch out and dry out."|
Along those lines, we also had a visitor at our FRONT door.
|"Good afternoon - Have you found GOD?|
Needless to say, I fed him. I figure he's OK with eating at a place OTHER than the patio...for the short term, anyway.
|"Not as nice as the other eatery, but it'll do."|
*** Last back to the yard...critters versus people.
|"Hey there, Sport!"|
I KNOW how the people are around here, and it's not a "neighborly" affair with most all of them.
They allow their kids to roam all over, often getting into places they don't belong, as well as riding and playing in busy streets. And many of them are part of the whole "government-sponsorship" program, because whoever is supposed to be parenting them thinks more of free stuff than seeking a productive profession to properly raise their children.
The critters tend to be the polar opposite, and they live totally by INSTINCT, without the complex thought processes we humans are supposed to employ.
|Except if the FORCE is strong with them...|
Deep down, we appreciate their companionship...and they ours.
Some might consider it sort of symbiotic in nature.
Self-reliance for us does have it's place, as dependence upon oneself only helps to make better people, but so does banding together in times of trouble, or even just to share some camaraderie.
There's something for OUR species to think about.
Stay SAFE out there, America.