Yes, we also have a new president-elect.
Ourworld as we know it is STILL here, too...astounding, isn't it?
Our Hoosierland weather for today will see clouds starting out, but giving way to partly sunny skies, temps up to around 53 degrees and mild breezes. Not a bad day, as days go.
Now, let's all get that first drink poured to get things rolling, as we see what's been going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the locker room is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"Life in general has never been even close to fair, so the pretense that the government can make it fair is a valuable and inexhaustible asset to politicians who want to expand government."
Probably one of the most apropos quotes we've had here, because it is SO very true.
So, who said that?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back in Gastonia, North Carolina...
*** Next up, is the "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
NOVEMBER 9 -
---Today is Microtia Awareness Day
---And, it's National Scrapple Day (
HAD some in this damn city - no cats, AND no scrapple now)
*** Next up, police need help in catching another thief.
(good video capture)
Yeah, it's THAT time of year - the holidays are fast approaching and it's time to start hitting the dollar stores, like the Dollar General located at 1915 E. Tillman Rd.
The robbery took place on Monday around 1300 hrs.
This black male demanded money from a female employee while holding a knife.
The suspect fled with an undetermined amount of cash (no Newports, though).
The best way to handle a riobber with a knife, is to have a store manager with a GUN....simple as that.
*** Next, that tortoise shell colored cat was back yesterday...and Wifey got to see it on our patio table, licking at an empty food dish (the birds came by earlier and ate the CAT food). And, it ran away again.
Now she knows I'm not imagining it - no Phantom Feline Syndrome there.
Rassie passed...sorry, not any easier for me...not without Hobo around to "take up the slack", as it were.
I could find some comfort petting him while he laid in my lap.
Should have brought him inside to stay.
"It’s funny. The day you lose someone isn’t the worst. At least you’ve got something to do. It’s all the days they stay dead." (Doctor Who - Heaven Sent)
Yeah, that sums it up well. Art imitating life once again.
*** Next, and I suppose it's kinda important...we do indeed have a new president-elect.
Donald Trump will become our 45th head "Capo" next year, along with our soon-to-be former governor, Mike Pence as his VP (loads better than "Gaffin' Joe", that's for sure).
Let's just say if you didn't vote dumbocrat, you sorta nailed this election.
And about damn time, too.
Hopefully, this will stave off the liberal agenda for a while.
Personally, I'd love to see it eradicated totally, but you take what you can.
What I found very telling, was that "Hellary" just called Trump to congratulate him on his victory, but NEVER addressed the people IN PERSON with a concession speech, that she was said to have already written (along with a victory speech)....wonder why THAT was, hmm?
Or was she that ill?
Perhaps those health concerns were not without some basis?
At least we know why that fireworks show over the Hudson to celebrate her win was CANCELLED many hours before the polls even closed, don't we?
Here's the NY Times link to the page with the election results:
Pretty good maps showing that Clinton's "blue wall" came tumbling down like those of Jericho, and all Trump had to do was blow his own horn. Not a bad tally.
Have to say that my "home" state made a stellar showing by putting Trump "over the top". Nice to see Pennsylvania getting away from being a totally leftard state (the major cities still are mired in liberalism, sad to say).
It was good to see all of the corn belt make the better of two not-so-good choices.
While certainly NOT a landslide close to anything of the Reagan era, it was a decent victory nonetheless.
*** Next up, so what does all this mean NOW?
|He DOES have pretty good "jazz-hands"...|
Let's just say that our president-elect KNOWS how to talk the talk.
The REAL challenges will start when he's inaugurated. THEN, we get to see if "The Don" can walk the walk.
And for God's sake, PLEASE keep him off of social media...!!!
Hire a damn twitter "ghost-tweeter" to do that sorta stuff.
Trump is his own worst enemy at times.
Now, considering that Trump is not EXACTLY what one may call a true CONSERVATIVE (which is the reason I begged off), he has proposed some good ideas to get this nation back on the course it should be on, and time will tell if he meant it, or was just blowing smoke out his butt.
After all, a LOT of people had high hopes for Obummer, and we saw how poorly THAT turned out, almost from the start, didn't we?
|He was good at this...|
It went the distance, had it's share of "big plays" (read stink-eye commentary), and left a lot of debris in it's wake ( how the mighty fell). All that was missing were some Super Bowl first-run ads.
*** Last back to the patio...can someone with no prior political experience be the person to make the needed changes in our nation and straighten out the clusterf*ck from the past 8 years?
|I'd settle for making America NORMAL again.|
And will the republican party support him as they should? Will we have enough people of character and morality stepping up to make the right choices and do the right thing?
Most importantly, will our next president BE the person who can make the tough calls, keep his composure, and not be a schoolyard bully when faced with opposition?
|I feel the same way, Cap...|
While not feeling as good about this as I suppose I should, I am confident enough that we're perhaps no longer headed down the road we, as a nation have been forced to travel over the last eight years.
In that, there is hope...REAL hope and not the (false) "hope and change" we were promised and that never surfaced.
Yes...time will tell, as it always does.
Stay SAFE out there, America.