COLD start to this day, and for us in the Heartland, it will only get COLDER over the next 7 days.
Plus, winter is less than two weeks away. Who'da known?
Might want to bundle up a bit more as a result.
Our Hoosierland weather for today has us with partly cloudy skies, some snow showers to our north (maybe a flurry here), and winds gusting to around 25 MPH, which will only add to whatever wind-chill we have. Temps won't even make it past freezing, as we're expecting a high of about 24 degrees (told you it was cold).
So, let's all get a nice big cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate, as we set forth into this day...
*** First off of the portable heater is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"Of all the characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude. Grateful people are happier, and grateful people are more morally decent. "
Dennis Prager (born 2 August 1948) who is an American conservative and nationally syndicated radio talk show host, columnist, author, and public speaker. And as could be expected, he does have a WIKI. Here it is:
He is New York City born and raised (Brooklyn-Flatbush) and eventually graduated from Brooklyn college with a double major in anthropology and history.
It's not a long read, but provides insight as to how such things like having our first Muslim elected to Congress take his oath on a Qur'an is wrong, because "American civilization" has been based on the Bible and it's values.
As a religious Jew, he WOULD take the oath on the Bible, even though he sees the Old Testament as sacred.
He's a person I'd like to hear on the radio, just to see how his conservative views play against much of what we hear. Take a few minutes to give the WIKI a look-see.
*** Next up, time for the "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
DECEMBER 8 -
---Today is National Brownie Day
THIS one covered all week...ask Wifey)
---It's also Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day
"Sonic" to prove it)
*** Next up, more on the background about our latest shooting victim. Here's the link:
(with sadly, similar results).
Now, maybe he was a good soul, and maybe he might have been trying to break up some argument and was killed for his troubles...we may never know. It IS a shame when life is taken indiscriminately and without reason.
I just think that spending time at a bar is perhaps not usually the BEST way to turn any life around, unless you're in training to be a bartender, but that's just my take on it. If he were not there at that particular time of night, he'd still be alive and not be missed, right? Fate can be a curious (and sometimes deadly) mistress.
*** Next, It looks like the 122nd ANG won't be getting those F-35 jets this time around.
My thought on this is that the decision could be a GOOD one, in that this plane has been over-budget for WAY too long, and they're STILL ironing out the "kinks" in it.
I'd rather have a unit flying fully capable and totally airworthy ships over my house (and wherever else they happen to be).
I do wish they'd choose to keep the A-10s as well, but a real replacement for that particular type of aircraft (and it's mission-specific attributes) has not been forthcoming.
*** Next, The Garrett man arrested for killing his father faces murder charges. Here's the story:
FWPD assist in the arrest. Guess it's easier to bust someone from OUT of town for a shooting than those living here? Just asking.
Makes you wonder the reason behind the killing, too. Either this young man is seriously effed up in the head, or his dad must have been one helluva sum'bitch.
*** Next up, Wifey's dad was admitted to hospital down in Vincennes for bronchitis, so she's heading down there today.
|And drive safe out there, dear.|
I've had bronchitis so many times, that if I had a buck for every occurrence, I could make a couple car payments of the Wifeymobile 2.0.
I just got used to it over time, and that's before I even smoked.
(yeah, I know, nasty, expensive habit)
At least she'll miss any precipitation over the next 2 days, and wind up coming back to expected snow by late Saturday into Sunday. We'll have been to the grocery before that happens, but the trek should be interesting.
*** Next, let's see what the feline "new kids on the block" are up to...
|We're kinda sleeping here...|
|SO many places to nap, too!|
Oh, and let's not forget playing with a random toy between meals.
|This old stuffed carrot is a new favorite.|
They have separate bowls, but they always go to the first one I put down, until one hears me shake the other bowl and comes to that one.
|Yo, put down the camera and put down some eats.|
It's a good kinda busy for me...and for them.
*** Last back to the electric blanket...young people today bother me.
|Driven by fake news and drama.|
There is such a chasm between what WE did at a young adult age and what people today are doing. In many instances, it's downright scary.
For example, we never thought of being arrested as some "right-of-passage", or doing the kind of thing that even GOT you busted by the law.
That was unacceptable to us, but even more so, by our parents.
See, while we are all individuals, what we choose to do, or become in life has this nasty way of being REFLECTIVE...like some road worker's vest at night.
SHOULD have been brought up.
To make oneself a pariah in the community didn't bode well for you OR your family back in the day.
(The old "Sins of the Father" type stuff, boys and girls)
Today, doesn't matter all that much...anything seems to go, and that's just not how a civilized society should operate, if it's moral compass is working, right?
You wonder how parents are raising their kids in a world where bullying become the stuff of social media, and where the more sensational something is...the better, regardless of how many are hurt in the process.
Some parents are doing things the right way, and for the right reasons. Too many others are just not desirous enough to get involved and make sure their kids are "towing the mark".
And if you think young people today are scary in many ways with their violence, apathy, and unwillingness to understand viewpoints and opinions of others...you ain't seen nothing yet.
Let's hope it never comes to that. We can do better and should expect better.
Stay SAFE out there, America.