That rain we had yesterday early on didn't seem to dampen the spirits regarding the rest of the day. Turned out pretty good, in fact.
Our Hoosierland weather for THIS day will have us enjoying sunny skies, temps reaching around the 75 degree mark, and as far as precipitation is concerned...nothing on the immediate horizon.
So, let's get ourselves that drink to wet our whistles (fresh pot of coffee here), as we see what's been going on in some of the old familiar places...
*** First off of the garden greenery is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved."
William Jennings Bryan (March 19, 1860 – July 26, 1925), and he was an American orator and politician from Nebraska, and a dominant force in the populist wing of the Democratic Party.
And his WIKI can be found right HERE:
Bryan was also a three-time contender for the Presidency (1896, 1900, 1908).
[He served two terms as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Nebraska and was United States Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson (1913–1915). He resigned because of his pacifist position on World War I.
Bryan was a devout Presbyterian, a strong advocate of popular democracy, and an enemy of the banks and the gold standard. He demanded "Free Silver" because he believed it undermined the evil "Money Power" and put more cash in the hands of the common people.
Yes, there are some things I disagree with him about, and I think you also know what they are, but he DID have some good things going for him.
As democrats go, I'd have to put him in the ranks of someone like JFK. He seemed more the MODERATE than a full-blown LEFTIST.
[Bryan opposed the Darwinian theory of evolution for two reasons.
First, he believed that what he considered a materialistic account of the descent of man (and all life) through evolution was directly contrary to the Biblical creation account, which he accepted.
Second, he considered Darwinism as applied to society (Social Darwinism) to be a great evil force in the world, promoting hatred and conflicts, especially the World War, and inhibiting upward social and economic mobility of the poor and oppressed.]
The WIKI is a very interesting read and one that shows the complexities of someone who, although he was a democrat, exhibited many traits of someone you could consider a republican (by today's standards).
If nothing else, you'd have to say he was a MORAL conservative...something almost ALL democrats (and some republicans) lack today.
*** Next is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
(and I finally get to post these that I misplaced here back on Monday...lol)
SEPTEMBER 15 -
---Today is NATIONAL ONLINE LEARNING DAY
---It's also NATIONAL CHEESE TOAST DAY
NOT to like?)
---It's NATIONAL LINGUINE DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL FELT HAT DAY
---It's NATIONAL DOUBLE CHEESEBURGER DAY
---It's NATIONAL CREME DE MENTHE DAY
---And, it's GREENPEACE DAY
*** Next up, they have released the names of the three men shot to death at Sports and Spirits bar (which is now officially and permanently closed).
MAKE babies, it doesn't necessarily make you a "family" man...let's be clear on that before we proceed further)
I mention that because of THIS story:
The two who were privately taken to hospital (wounded) were described as JUVENILES.
Now, call me crazy, but WHO in their right mind takes underage youths to a bar KNOWN for criminal activities...at 3 AM...on a SCHOOL NIGHT?
I know...it takes ALL kinds these days, doesn't it? A special kind of stupid at work here?
*** Next, you just knew that our own Public Safety Director had to weigh in on this (when he could have made a dent in this issue when he was FWPD CHIEF...and didn't). Here's the link:
|Clueless? You decide.|
And we can blame all those home runs that baseball clubs score on the BATS and never the talented person HOLDING it, right?
There 'ya go then. Proof positive that a left-leaning person will NEVER understand the REAL cause of such issues.
Guns were not the ONLY police calls to Sports and Spirits...ever hear of a KNIFE?
Yeah, stabbings there too (more of those than gunshots)...and the only difference between a stabbing and a homicide (by stabbing) is WHERE that knife winds the hell up.
God, these people piss me the hell off with their knee-jerk assessments.
*** Next, as I said earlier this week, there would be FOUR murder charges against the "family killer". Here's the story link:
*** Next up, time for another installment of "The Hobo Chronicles"...
|"You know I make doing nothing look good."|
When I went out to get the mail, he wasn't around, but as I came back to the house, a grey and white blur flashed by...it was Hobo, coming back from who knows where...again.
|"Hey, lookit what I can do!"|
|"I got a good place to bury this one."|
Still, nice to revisit the "old friends" for a spell.
|"So, fill me in. What did I miss?"|
*** Last back to the flower pots...why people can't follow the simplest of rules amazes me.
You take city ordinances that say where you can place trash bins and when...people can't be bothered being "asked" to do something so damn easy (like move the bin away from the curbs and streets). And we wonder why they get PO'ed when TOLD to do what they were asked to do?
Same goes for those walking in the neighborhood., I can count the number of ADULTS that actually use the sidewalks per month on ONE hand...so shit! It's like they PREFER to act in a 3rd world manner, by walking down the middle of a residential street (that has perfectly good sidewalks).
|Another question of the ages?|
No culture in THIS country should permit the blatant ignorance of ANY law designed to promote safety for it's citizens. And when it comes to safety, I'd much prefer a sidewalk to a street, should I wish to take a stroll.
JUST for them...but everyone.
There comes a time when excusing such behavior does not benefit anyone, and hurts those that the rules were made to protect. And ignorance of those rules should not dismiss anyone from obeying them.
KNOWN...and very CLEAR. Can't say that happens as much today.
And, we know what the results are, don't we?
Without rules, everyone runs wild, and if people cannot take time to police themselves, we hire officers to keep the peace and enforce the rules (laws).
Maybe some folks prefer anarchy.
I happen to NOT be one of them.
An orderly society is a thriving one; one in which everyone benefits from an equal standpoint.
To invite disorder is to invite disaster...it's that simple.
We don't need to give up our rights and liberty to achieve that...just our ability to do that which we know to be wrong. And that's not that tall an order, is it?
Stay SAFE out there, America.