04 August 2016

Thoughts For Thursday...
The weekend creeps ever closer, and with it, plenty of "down-time" from the crazy week.
Today will seem a lot like yesterday, so you might need to check the calendar for the CORRECT date.
Our Hoosierland weather will have us once again seeing mostly sunny skies, a high around 90 degrees again, but the humidity will be higher than yesterday (we have showers coming sometime tomorrow, too).
Do, you get your favorite drink to start the day (I've got mine) and together we'll set off and see what has been going on elsewhere...sound good?
*** First out of the flower pot is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"Each of us has a natural right, from God, to defend his person, his liberty, and his property."
This was spoken by a "newbie" (here), one Frederic Bastiat (29 June 1801 - 24 December 1850) who was a French author and economist, who was a prominent member of the French Liberal School (guess their liberals are different from OURS?). He developed the economic concept of opportunity cost, and introduced the "parable of the broken window".
His views favoring free trade and opposing protectionism provided a basis for libertarianism and the Austrian School. Here is his WIKI:
Born in Bayonne (not New Jersey), Aquitaine, on the Bay of Biscay, his father was a prominent businessman. His mother passed when he was only seven years old.
You can read up on his early life. It's when he first becomes published that things get interesting.
To quote the WIKI:
(( Bastiat's most famous work, however, is The Law, originally published as a pamphlet in 1850. 
It defines, through development, a just system of laws and then demonstrates how such law facilitates a free society.
In The Law, he wrote that everyone has a right to protect "his person, his liberty, and his property". The State should be only a "substitution of a common force for individual forces" to defend this right. "Justice" (defense of one's life, liberty, property) has precise limits, but if government power extends further, into philanthropic endeavors, government becomes so limitless that it can grow endlessly. 
The resulting statism (what America seems to suffer from when liberals are in power) is "based on this triple hypothesis: the total inertness of mankind, the omnipotence of the law, and the infallibility of the legislator." The public then becomes socially-engineered by the legislator and must bend to the legislators' will "like the clay to the potter".
Bastiat posits that the law becomes perverted when it punishes one's right to self-defense (of his life, liberty, and property) in favor of another's right to "legalized plunder," which he defines as: "if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime." Bastiat was thus against redistribution.))
There you are then...he was AGAINST redistribution (unlike our Democrats here)...told you the FRENCH form of liberal was different than ours...lol.
*** Next up, is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
(okay, so pass the milk...it's DUNKIN TIME)
(protecting our shore lines since 1790!)
Read more about them HERE:
*** Next up, yep, another shooting in Fort Wayne.
AND, it was (you guessed it) on the SOUTHEAST SIDE. Here's the story (so far):
This took place at the intersection of Bowser and Rudisill (smack dab in the badlands of the ghettohood) just before midnight last night. While at the intersection, someone approached the pickup and shot a female passenger sitting in thee truck. She was taken to hospital in serious condition.
Police tried to track the suspect with a K-9, but were unable to find anyone.
Police believe the shooting may be the result of a domestic situation (good bet),  They also said the woman was arriving home to a house near the intersection., and the truck was parked in the street when the shooting occurred.
*** Next up, our "Commuter-in-chief" has decided to turn loose over 200 federal prisoners in what looks to be an unprecedented move.
Here's one of many story links:
This story has the complete list of those being turned out (December 1) and the charges they were in for. And 67 of them were serving LIFE sentences...imagine that,
Now, this poser-president has turned loose MORE prisoners from federal jails than the LAST NINE presidents...COMBINED.
How the hell is that making our cities and streets ANY safer?
Oh, I get it...it's NOT.
*** Next, and speaking of making our country LESS safe, there's THIS little gem:
Well THAT seems rather UN-American...
The Obummer administration paid RANSOM as a "settlement" for a failed arms deal going back to 1979???
And a $400 MILLION dollar ransom at that...
Hell, you can buy a tactical nuke on the black market for that and STILL have money left over for a shitload of falafel. Can we use the word TREASON now?
I thought America didn't pay ransom, because it would lead to blackmail payments that could last damn near forever.
Sounds like the Barbary Pirates all over again, and history showed us how WE dealt with THEM.
(we kicked THEIR asses on the damn oceans).
Here's the proof and what we can LEARN from history:
(Has NO clue on how to negotiate)
A secret airlift (in the middle of the damn night) to Iran of "something" worth $400 million was made (probably wasn't cash outright...maybe gold?) It sure wasn't anything from Walmart of Kohls.
And, this is ONLY the "first installment" of a $1.7 BILLION payoff (of our tax money)...I mean payout.
No wonder Kerry (Herman Munster) was SO on board with sealing a "nuclear deal" with Iran...
You have GOT to watch BOTH hands of these Marxist libtards...every...damn...day.
Transparency my ass!!!
*** Next, another thug gets his day in court...and a pair of nice, shiny bracelets.
Here's the story link:
THIS life don't matter.
Nice to know they caught the perp behind this shooting death of Edword Kiel back on 6 July.
Christopheer Figgs, 28 is being charged with MURDER, using the gun he TOOK from a former girlfriend (who legally bought it back in February. And a Kahr CM-9 isn't the lowest priced pistol around.
Figgs didn't BUY a gun to commit murder...he TOOK it (let's say STOLE) back in May after a domestic dispute.
And the girlfriend SHOULD have reported it stolen, because it was obvious that Figgs wasn't bringing it back, and it was not a "long-term loan" in any way. Not under such conditions.
Let's toss several books at this punk-ass thug and be DONE with him for about EIGHTY YEARS. That ought to get his sorry ass used to "the color orange" (sounds like a good movie title, imho).
*** Next, time for "The Hobo Chronicles"...
Had to trim some shrubbery yesterday morning, so I figured Wifey was already riding shotgun with me on the ladder (and a power tool in my mitts), so why not have another "supervisor" on scene JUST to make sure safety was "job-one".
"Not bad...for an adopted human".
Well, look no further than our resident community cat- Hobo, who took to being the overseer of the day. Most city work crews have SEVEN for each working employee anyway.
"Hey, you missed a spot...near the top."
And he was right there, making sure I not only did a good job, but cleaned up all those trimmings.
You tend to do a better job when you're being watched so carefully.
"All that supervising pooped me out."
There is a sense of accomplishment when the audience (of one) touts your diligence.
*** Last back to the vegetable garden...you have to admire the powers that be in our nation's capital for one reason alone....
Sounds like a liberal to me.
They know absolutely NO shame whatsoever.
And, considering their actions over the last 8 years, I'm surprised that people aren't yelling from the rooftops over such treasonous activities.
Thing is, most all of us have something called LIVES, and whether we like it or not, we have to LIVE them.
That means we usually are more concerned about the "immediate" - what takes place under our OWN roof, such as tending a household, paying bills, (and in our part of town, keeping from getting shot for no damn reason).
Many of us still work for a living, while some of us may have health concerns that need attention, or children that need likewise. Hell, a few of us even take care of stray animals or wildlife. We are pretty busy when you stop and think about it.
These documents STILL mean something!
We EXPECT those we elect to public office to be watching out for us, but that's not always the case these days.
They're looking out for themselves and whatever agenda they can pull out of their liberal asses.
Haven't found many conservatives that fit that mold (thank God).
So, who is really watching our "six"?
It seems that WE have to take on that duty as well, until we can find people who decide to put our nation and her people FIRST. It's a sad state of affairs, but to allow the wrong people to decide for us what THEY "think" is best, we've little choice but to think FOR OURSELVES...rely on ourselves, and take care of ourselves.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


Momma Fargo said...

Oh..the heat. Ugh. And you got me all riled up over the commuted sentences again. Grrr. That makes me so mad. I am sure he doesn't give a rat's ass because they aren't going to be parked outside on his lawn. Grr. Love your cat. He has quite the cocky attitude and I love it.

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
---Yeah, it IS hot out there, that's for sure. I only spent a few minutes at a time, and it's brutal. I feel for those that GHAVE to be out in this working (or those in factories w/o A/C...!
---Those commuted sentence damn near made my freaking EYES BLEED!!!
What a shithead (pardon my French) Obummer is. Trying to undo the justice system in 6 months...right.
---I think we could strike some sorta "deal" if you're interested and if the doggies at the Harry Potter House don't mind all that much.
(just a thought).

Thanks for rolling up today and cooping for a spell..
Stay safe and stay cool down there, Kiddo.

CWMartin said...

"The State should be only a "substitution of a common force for individual forces" to defend this right. " I really think this becomes the heart of the problem: in his theory, a "state" does not take on a life, or take action, on it's own name. We lost that very early on, in the name of protecting ourselves from other nations who hadn't considered the notion long before Louis said, "L'etat c'est moi".

You know, you should do these national days like a week ahead, so we could stock up on things (like chocolate chip cookies).

And that money to Iran gets funneled straight to ISIS, and all the conspiracy nutjobs who claim that we are financing Daesh get proven correct by dumb luck. I think the defining difference between liberals and conservatives is that Liberals will find the nitpicky things to prove their agenda- both the little things that they do right and the nibblets that the others do wrong- where a conservative doesn't need a magnifying glass and tweezers to analyze the contents of a cowpie before declaring, "Why, this is bullshit!" And that is why Libs are aghast when we tell them that Obama set new records on how to be a POSUS.

Girlfriend prolly didn't want to report the expensive "borrowed" gun because then she might have to fess up to the "loaned" drug money that bought it in the first place.

Nice job, Hobo. That reminds me, I have a story I can only tell sans my usual contacts...

The gist of my problem at work last week is when our second in command told us we would be working 9's plus Saturday "for the foreseeable future" because Missouri was "2,000 covers behind". When I tried to ask "how the forecast got mismanaged so bad", I was told "It wasn't a matter of management", that Tracker business had just exploded, and this might be the new normal.

That was, as I said, last week, while our big boss was off the grid in New Mexico. When he returned, he needed Monday to get his metaphorical feet underneath him. But at 10:30 Tuesday, he came around to everyone and told us ALL overtime was done. But a real explanation of what was going on waited-

Until today. He led it off with, and I quote, "Somebody wasn't paying attention." Seems like when he looked at the numbers BEFORE he left, he thought we'd be out of OT by the time he got back. And we should have. But the powers that be in Missouri (which includes HIS boss) were already putting what we were making for them into their future stock. When he asked why then we were working over, the answer he got was- and I quote him again- "Uh, I guess because WE were."

He topped off this discussion by saying that later that day, they would be digging into the question of whether Missouri itself needed to be working over.

So basically, the people that claimed they didn't realize the cutting machine they sent us was such a POS also had no idea that THEY weren't behind anymore- and these great geniuses of our company needed a man hundreds of miles away to explain to them that THEY should look into it.

I went over to my floor boss afterwards and said, "Is it just me, or did we just hear that we've worked all that OT because the people in Missouri have no F***ing clue what they're doing?"

"Pretty much", came the laughing answer.

To which I said, "Well that explains the Haney, doesn't it?"

I feel like sending them the Clue board game at Christmas just so they might have one in the future. But you know how pride is. So you'll have to excuse me, we have to recut 90 curtains that my partner cut from the wrong material while I was on vacation (and nobody caught till they got to Harris).

Bob G. said...

---Shame we didn't see that coming...when we SHOPULD have.
---I know. I was ALSO caught unawares...shame on me.
(I only had the milk and NOT the damn cookies)
---That Iran deal is worthy of a firing squad (in times long past)
Damn sorry we've become SO "civilized" since then.
---THAT is a very good explanation...and most likely TRUE.
---Hobo is a very GOOD supervisor, if a tad on the quiet side...lol
---Good Lord...they might have to take to heart the name of Missouri as "The Show Me State".
Looks like you folks showed THEM...!
I remember the "Haney"...unbelievable.
I was wondering how someone could cut the WRIONR material, but perhaps I might not WANT to know.

Seems a pretty hard mistake to pull off, unless somebody told that person to do it...or the person themselves were less than paying attention.

God Bless you for having patience I could only DREAM of...seriously.

And thanks for stopping by today and commenting.
YOu stay safe and stay cool up there, brother.