.JUST as we're drying out from the rain we had earlier in the week, we get more (coming by tonight into tomorrow). I guess if it were all snow, we'd be nicely screwed.
As for seeing the sun? Maybe a peek today.
And, since we didn't even make it to 40 degrees yesterday, we will do so today.
Our Hoosierland weather brings us mostly cloudy skies, some rain moving in later this afternoon into evening, and temps reaching up to around 48 degrees. Must be that global warming to blame.
So, let's stop messing around and get ourselves a nice hot cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa as we see what's been going on elsewhere...
*** First out from under the blankets is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom 'to' and freedom 'from.' "
Marilyn Vos Savant (born August 11, 1946) who is an American magazine columnist, author, lecturer, and playwright. She also has the distinction of being known for having the highest recorded IQ according to the Guinness Book of Records, a competitive category the publication has since retired.
(guess they couldn't take having such an intelligent WOMAN...how sexist of them...lol)
And here is her WIKI:
Robert Jarvik (yes, the artificial heart creator) since 1987
And, if you read Parade magazine, you would come across the ASK MARILYN column...yep, she is THAT Marilyn.
The WIKI is a good read, especially if things such as Fermat's Theorem interests you (and why wouldn't it?).
The method once used to test IQ scores is something worth reading (they've since abandoned it, and gone to a test that "limits" IQs to 170 (level the playing field?).
I thought it was really fun to read, especially about someone who is a fellow astrological sign (Leo).
*** Next up, it's time for our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
JANUARY 19 -
---Today is National Popcorn Day
---And, it's Get To Know Your Customers Day
*** Next, what's this we hear about the OLD police HQ building along Creighton Avenue?
Let's find out with this story link:
|The old FWPD HQ in better days.|
Now, that's a real two-edged sword kinda statement, isn't it?
(I could use a lot of them surrounding us)
There's a plan to keep the old building located in the 1400 block of Creighton Ave, which has been vacant for more than a couple years. Another plan is to RAZE it, due to interior deterioration...oh, AND the lack of any developer showing any interest in purchasing it.
How the hell are you going to entice ANY sane and reasonable developer to buy into a building that's a stone's throw from the Eden Green Apartments? I'm sorry...I mean "The Villages At Hanna".
That's the MAJOR problem with down here (as I've said too often)...the CRIME.
|The SE side does take it's toll.|
One community activist (uh oh) wants to keep the building a few years so they CAN find a developer.
FWPD moved downtown (which I still think was a bad idea...crime went UP when they moved out). The interior photos show that the inside isn't too bad off (whenever they were taken).
But, time never stops for anyone (or anything). The "new" plan is to raze the building and add it to the Renaissance Pointe YMCA for "recreational use" (like the drugs over at the Villages at Hanna?).
|Bowser complex in better days.|
So the city spent MILLIONS more to move the FWPD HQ downtown...makes sense (if you're a spendaholic dumbocrat).
*** Next, if you thought we didn't have any "STUPID" around town to speak of...think again.
A NORTH side house was the target of vice and narcotics when they raided a "crib" in the 600 block of Russell Avenue, near Wells Street, and arrested three people around 1200 hrs yesterday.
Nice work by the EST and detectives.
*** Next up, more proof that crime is spreading out, especially over in Waynedale.
Walgreens located along Bluffton Rd (and Lower Huntington) had it's pharmacy robbed on 17 January around 1730 hrs.
A man threatened to blow up the store unless he got some prescripts...which he did.
Good video capture of the perp, too.
First, we had black males snatching purses at the Kroger, and now we have white trash with bomb threats at Walgreens.
Makes you wonder what the hell will be next in a part of town that USED to be wonderfully sedate.
*** Next up, Let's leave the stupid behind, and take a stop over to "Kitten Corner"...
Some days, the kids are angelic as all get out, while other days they act like the spawn of Satan...lol.
|"Time to play with Daddy's slippers".|
|"What's he doing with Daddy's slippers?"|
Sure beats having an "empty" house, I will grant you that.
*** Last back under the comforter, I'd like to pose a query...
Question: How you create a "teachable moment" to those not willing to be taught? Welcome to one of Wifey's classrooms.
I'm sure this is applicable to many other high schools across America, too.
There are a few kids that refuse to be taught, refuse to learn, and refuse to participate in the "free" school they have available to them. When the hell did THIS mindset take hold in our educational system and why are we even permitting it?
|You're NOT at home.|
Today, it seems like anything goes in the classroom, and those few asshole kids tend to ruin the learning experience for the other 30+ or so, right? It's disruptive as hell, and denies education to those seeking it.
And you know what the WORST part is? People will always want to blame the educators, when the problem lies with the SCHOOL SYSTEMS and the STUDENTS (as well as what passes for parents of those problem kids).
The really sad part, is that the school systems seem selectively oblivious to this,. or will do little to get such troublemakers OUT of the class in which they're are a nuisance.
|Sometimes, police have to step in, too.|
|School is for LEARNING, not "hanging out".|
REALLY bad shit. Maybe, since we're so entrenched in "diversity", it's time to revisit such a venue...JUST to make things "fair" for ALL our children. That would truly be a TEACHABLE moment, would it not?
Stay SAFE out there, America.