YOUR definition of fun).
Me? I'm just a resident cynic here.
Still, things could always be worse (just not by much as far as I'm concerned - I am still missing the cats).
Our Hoosierland weather for today finds us with things outside a bit more seasonal with a high today of around 57 degrees, and lots of sunny skies and mild breezes.
So, what say we dose ourselves with a healthy glass or cup of Friday Fortitude, as we take a look at what's going on among the masses of this crazy-ass planet, hmm?
*** First off of the disk drive is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
NOVEMBER 4 -
---Today is National Jersey Friday (has nothing to do with NEW Jersey or Jersey cows - it's SPORTS jerseys, gang).
It's National Chicken Lady Day (this never made sense to me), National Candy Day (which dentists always love), and National Stress Awareness Day.
And, since we are at week's end, let's see what we can observe over the following 48 hours:
NOVEMBER 5 -
---Saturday is National Doughnut Day
LEOS of the nation unite!), and National Love Your Red Hair Day (guess that would only apply to "gingers")
NOVEMBER 6 -
---Sunday is National Nachos Day (sorry, never got into them, and DEFINITELY not in movie theaters), Saxophone Day (Charlie "Yardbird" Parker YES - Bill Clinton NO!)
Daylight Saving Time Ends (like that REALLY saves anyone ANY time at all. Doesn't save money either).
There we go then...have at it, and try to stay out of trouble.
*** Next up, did you know that CHINA is supplying a controlled substance to people here in the USA?
(( SHANGHAI – Seizures of the deadly chemical carfentanil have exploded across the United States, with more than 400 cases documented in eight states since July.
Fueled by a thriving trade out of China, the weapons-grade chemical is suspected in hundreds of drug overdoses in North America. An AP investigation last month showed how easily carfentanil can be bought online from China.))
Excuse me..."weapons-grade" ??? That should scare the crap out of people.
(( Carfentanil is a controlled substance in the U.S., where it can be used legally to immobilize large animals like elephants. But it is not controlled in China, the top source of fentanyl-related compounds that end up in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
Since July, when carfentanil was first identified in the U.S. drug supply, the DEA has confirmed at least 407 carfentanil seizures in eight states, according to data obtained by the AP. Ohio, the hardest-hit state, has 343 confirmed carfentanil seizures.))
|If it makes THIS guy sleep, well...|
Now, just SUPPOSE that carfentanil wasn't taking straight away, but rather used to "amend" such other substances like heroin, cocaine, and yes, even marijuana.
You just don't know what the hell you're getting, so why even bother to roll the dice and buy this poison?
THAT many ELEPHANTS around here to properly use that chemical on, right?
However, we DO have a lot of JACK-ASSES - hmm, sounds a bit political, but what the hell isn't politicized these days?
*** Next, a story that has Mister Obvious written ALL over it.
Here's the link:
MORE obvious than THAT, can you?
And people can't see a down side to such vehicles...A-F*cking-Mazing!
They need to be very careful what they wish for...because they might get it (and then the shit will hit the autonomously-operated fan).
The only use for "self driving" vehicles is for people like Stephen Hawking, should he ever wish to drive himself someplace.
But, to have the masses of lazy-asses who can't be bothered with a privilege people used to actually enjoy, just makes me wonder where we're headed.
Handing over the control YOU used to have, for the sake of what, really?
I'll bet people can't even answer that one (too busy multitasking on some electronic smart device to be bothered).
You will get what you deserve along these lines, just like your political "leaders".
*** Next, we've a couple recipients of the local "TNB" award for "Ethnic Achievement in Brutality".
---Here's the first story:
Toriano Kurtz, 37 is the perp here, charged with stabbing his ex-girlfriend, and THEN, returning to the scene.
His feelings got hurt (oh, boo-effin-hoo), so he chose to HURT back, but with a damn KNIFE.
And, because his ex's dog was barking, he picked the dog up and THREW it against a wall.
(that alone incenses the hell outta me)
Rot in jail you stupid sonuvabitch.
---The next story can be found here:
In this case, a pregnant woman (8 months along) was BEATEN by her "homey", one Donvelle Fowlkes, 27, of the 2300 block of Versailles Village Place.
(( Neighbors called police, saying they could hear knocking, slamming and a female screaming. One neighbor said they heard these noises all the time. ))
How much fun would it be to have THIS loser living near you, hmm?
*** Next up, yes, time to switch BACK from Daylight Saving Time to STANDARD TIME.
Here's the skinny on DST:
It was back in 2005 that Indiana (general assembly) decided to adopt DST. And I was just getting used to NOT having the change the clocks and watches back and forth twice a year (Pennsy always did that as far back as I can remember).
Here's the lowdown on this:
Then, there are those that think Indiana should adopt CENTRAL time, as opposed to the EASTERN time we already have in place.
There are those who feel this preserves business. I don't think it does...or has.
*** Last back to the CPU...people will find the damnedest things in order to produce controversy.
|Many of the causes of controversy.|
A pretty pathetic way to go through life, that's for sure.
SHOULD be paying attention to, right?
Politicians seem to be masters of such diversions as well, otherwise we wouldn't find ourselves beset with all the obfuscation affecting us today. It's getting harder to stay focused on things that matter.
|Too many are okay with this.|
We abrogate OUR responsibility to be who we should be, or who we might become, and for what?
Convenience? Safety? The ability to keep playing that XBOX?
I'm not buying into that miasma of mediocrity...not on a dare.
If you haven't watched the movie Captain America - The Winter Soldier...you SHOULD.
DO nudge society in a particular direction, all for the sake of power and CONTROL.
There are those who seek to make our nation's people fearful enough, that we will ask (in some cases beg) for security while sacrificing our freedom.
Think about it.
Fringe groups making headlines daily, terrorist attacks around the world, police officers ambushed and murdered in our own cities, violent protesters causing chaos wherever they show up...do the math here.
Is THAT the America YOU remember? Is it the America you WANT?
LOT better, and we all SHOULD, if we are to preserve and continue a nation that was founded on an IDEA...certain principles and values that extol the God-given rights of the individual.
But if we're not careful, we will allow the wrong people to wrest the power WE have over our government, and make us like so many other nations that have fewer freedoms and liberties than we currently enjoy.
That should never happen to OUR country. And as usual, the choice is OURS to make.
Therein lies the lesson for today.
Have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.