Also, if you like things more on the damp side (and who doesn't like that?), then get yourselves ready for some rain tonight into tomorrow in the Heartland.
Our Hoosierland weather for today finds us with mostly cloudy skies (sunshine must be at a premium this year), and temps rising into the 40s, with maybe an isolated shower over the course of the day.
Now, let's get this show rolling with a nice hot cup of our favorite morning drink, as we see what's been going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the tool shed is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
JANUARY 16 -
---Today is National Fig Newton Day
---It's National Nothing Day
MLK day? You're kidding, right?)
---It's National Religious Freedom Day
DON'T have. BTW, I think Christianity belongs ABOVE Islam and not the other way around on that sign.)
---It's National Without a Scalpel Day
---And, it's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
*** Next up, we managed to have our THIRD homicide of the year over the weekend
Mario Lamont Gray, 36, was the victim, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
He doesn't have a lengthy rap sheet, but plenty of traffic violations dating as far back as 1999. There are a couple possession charges including an intent to distribute from 6 years ago.
Police are looking for a person of interest.
*** Next, another slice of "Americana" comes to an end.
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus will cease to be.
Here's the story:
"The Greatest Show on Earth" will pass into history.
Soon, only stories or videos about what a real circus USED to be will remain to tell children.
(( The news comes after rising operation costs, falling ticket sales, and costly legal battles made the show increasingly more difficult to produce. PETA and other animal rights groups led protests against the circus and, after state and local laws placed more pressure on the company’s use of exotic animals, it ended its elephant act last May. ))
PETA applauded this calling it "the saddest show on earth", to which I would counter with I hope ALL you members have children that scream and carry on because they can't go to the circus anymore, and keep ALL you assholes up every night, as a result.
I suppose these f*cking idiots will now have nothing to do but try and go after ZOOS next? Don't rule that out. What about the denial of childhood activities to children?
*** Next up, I found out by accident something that should have been front-page news, but for some reason, was not.
Roy Innis, noted conservative civil rights advocate and leader of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) died back on 8 January. He was 82.
Here's the story:
And, here is his WIKI:
He is the ONLY man to shove Al Sharpton on his ass on national television (that alone made me a follower...heh). Think of Mr. Innis as the antithesis of someone like (rep) John Lewis.
ALL people, and not for some. And while Innis lost 2 of his sons to gun violence in Harlem, he blamed young black thugs.
I will certainly miss hearing his voice of reason on the airwaves. We certainly need such men of his type in times like these, just to balance out the leftists and promote truth.
*** Next, and speaking of civil rights (and truth), today IS the day we commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
ALL struggle...every day, whether we choose to believe it or not. And, it's not all about race, either.
Dr. King knew this, and sought to bring together ALL people of every race through his teachings.
And in our struggles, most of us seek that which is ignored by some...the wisdom of that higher authority that we can look to in times of trouble.
I also know that it pains me to see how some people of color have chosen to do the exact opposite of what Dr. King taught to all of us.I can only imagine how other blacks feel when they see their own people choose ignorance over truth.
WE are, and should aspire to become.
Does that make us BETTER people? No, it just makes us more insightful, and respectful of the morality that it takes to make what seems impossible...possible.
*** Next up, let's see what's happening at "Kitten Corner"...
|Guardians of the |
TV, and Gallifrey would come up and rub against her shoulder and neck.
Then, while I was in the living room, watching something else, Violet would come in and give me the "head-rub and bump", which signifies the bonding method cats use. A bit later, Gallifrey came in and climbed on my lap and gave me some rubbing along the face as well.
|A new take on "bunk-beds"?|
|"Lookit all the birdies".|
We had our share at my duct-tape patched feeder, too.
Red-Green would say) "The Handyman's Secret Weapon" aka duct tape, I managed to butch the damn thing back together and keep it usable until we can find a better substitute. I can't seem to locate a (like) replacement feeder anywhere, so we might have to spend more than $10 for a feeder that the squirrels can't trash and that will hold up to all weather.
Gotta keep the birds AND the kitties happy, right?
*** Last back to the tool box...It really kinda ticked me off that today was both MLK day AND "do nothing" day.
What many people these days DO need, is a good swift kick in their "complacency".
When people rally behind the likes of Sharpton, who manages to set his own race back a hundred years EVERY time he opens his damn mouth, you have to wonder where the hell their priorities lie, and why they seem so comfortable with things going in that direction.
The underlying message of Dr. King was EQUALITY...for ALL (not for some). He spoke about the content of one's character, rather than wealth, style, possessions...whatever. We judge people in THAT way, not by the color of their skin.
There are those who only seek personal gain, power, wealth...anything that is temporary or transitory, instead of the things that imbue permanence. Same can be said of every race and people.
Many serve other masters, none of which will better their status in life.
Doesn't it always seem to come down to making the right CHOICE?
Of course it does. Always has and always will.
Stay SAFE out there, America.
**Thank you ALL for having this blog pass the 600,000 PAGE VIEWS threshold!
((And to Catererin - I did answer your comment, thanks to fellow blogger, Chris Martin. What made you post WAY back on 4 Dec, 2015? LOL.))