And the much-needed rain will be around for a bit this week.
So much for LOW humidity, right?
Our Hoosierland weather for this back-to-school day will find us with cloudy skies, rain continuing throughout the day (could be heavy at times later on this evening), with temps reaching to the upper 70s. Might even get a thunderstorm out of this, too.
So, let's get a soothing drink to start the week off as we see what's been going on elsewhere...
*** First off of the driveway is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
AUGUST 15 -
---Today is NATIONAL RELAXATION DAY
JUST have a "lazy" day?)
---And, it's NATIONAL LEMON MERINGUE PIE DAY
*** Next up, as usual, more shootings over the weekend in our "fair" city, and it looks like we notched HOMICIDE NUMBERS 22 and 23 (if you're keeping track in your deadpool).
This was again a fight that got way out of hand and led to the shooting.
The first victim (unidentified) was shot and taken to hospital in critical condition (if he dies, it's #24). The second victim (also not ID'ed) was shot (as a retaliation, no doubt) and died at the scene.
*** Next, a north-side apartment complex was next on the list. This happened minutes after the restaurant shooting, and not that far away.
Here's that story link:
THAT particular area seems SO damn familiar?).
Sounds like it was very close to "Fortress Martin".
This victim was listed as critical and transported to hospital (could also be #24, or #25, depending on the outcome). Police were talking to a group of people found a short distance away.
*** Next, the previous two shootings come on the heels of THIS story:
A man was found outside one of the buildings suffering gunshot wounds near Greene and Bowser.
(BTW, changing the name of the place does NOT change the behavior of the people infesting it - Lipstick on a pig time there.)
He was taken to hospital in critical condition but died there shortly afterward.
So, that brings us up to TWENTY THREE homicides (and waiting), if the math is correct.
Any bets as to how many blacks, at least at Eden Green, (whose lives didn't seem to matter all that much) are involved? We now know the Texas Roadhouse was biker gang-related.
*** Next, and speaking of blacks getting out of control (again), there's this story from Milwaukee:
Yes, once again, we're seeing anarchistic behavior rear it's ugly primate head.
BLACK police officer shot a BLACK man (who WAS armed), but apparently didn't faze those wanting to wreak havoc in that city. Can't wait to see the body cam video.
People like this don't want order, break the law, and expect police to look the other way....sorry, not gonna happen.
WITH law-enforcement, rather than tossing bricks at them.
(Cripes, I could do a month of posts JUST on this topic)
*** Next up, yes, it IS back-to-school time for FWCS.
And, of course, we have the obligatory messages for drivers about not passing school buses when the STOP arm is extended...like the idiots will pay attention no matter how many years the media promotes such safety.
But, there are the kids that HAVE to walk in the streets (when a sidewalk is a step or two away).
And the kids who will miss the bus, be tardy for class, and have parents that look to schools as babysitting services.
(they're not, contrary to the populist belief)
Gonna be fun to ask Wifey if she picked out the "trouble" kids already (after just one day).
*** Next up, more of "The Hobo Chronicles"...
|"Is that a squirrel near that tree?"|
We got to see lots of hummingbirds, too.
|"Hey, I'm only here for the nectar. Leave me outta this."|
|"I KNOW there's a cat around, Bob".|
Just what I need - more "social drama"...LOL.
*** Last back to the garage...God, I sure miss the days when I was in school.
|Never drop that desk lid on your fingers!|
When I see the state of the educational system today, compared with "my day", there is such a huge difference, and not a good one, mind you.
Public education USED to be damn fine for the masses. We even had dress codes from grades 1-12.
Kindergarten was NOT a "requirement" or mandate, and to even think of PRE-kindergarten was to invite laughter.
"God-On-Earth", and woe to any student who didn't obey the rules.
Color did not matter...if you misbehaved, you got punished...simple as that.
But we also had fewer incidents of such things, and we DID have more graduates, AND with higher grades overall.
Also, we came to school PREPARED...none of the free-stuff giveaways, even for the poor among us. Everyone could afford a pencil and eraser.
The basics of school preparedness was something Mom and Dad were very keen on...had to have a pencil box, pens, compass, ruler, pencils, eraser, protractor, notebooks...the "essentials" for higher grades.
And it was "Yes, Mrs Smith, No, Mrs Smith, Please, Mrs Smith, Thank you, Mrs Smith" from every student in every class. Words had power back THEN, too...
So did something called MANNERS.
Now, it's "come as you are", here's your yearly backpack full of free shit, oh, and do feel free to "express yourself", and if that means calling an educator whatever, playing with your damn smartphone (while you get dumber by the minute), well...you're entitled to do so.
Somehow, such things greatly detract from learning, rather than fostering it. But, you know me...I'm just so damn old-fashioned.
And I miss days of better behaved individuals.
Stay SAFE out there, America.