Whatever snow showers we were promised never did materialize, at least not where we live. We never got that much rain either, but we did get a glimpse of the sun, just to let us know it's still there, I suppose.
Our Hoosierland weather for today will be a lot like most of the days from last month. We're looking at mostly cloudy skies, a high of around 36 degrees, and the chance of snow flurries this afternoon.
*** First off of the calendar (which I assume you all changed), is our WHO SAID THAT? quote for the week:
"Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us."
And this quote would appear to be as powerful today as when it was first spoken.
So, who said that? The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at the 1960 Rome Olympics...
*** Next up, time to see what this month brings.
FEBRUARY 1 -
---Today is National Get Up Day
---It's National Baked Alaska Day
---It's National Freedom Day
---It's National Serpent Day
And there you have it...a good start to this month.
*** Next up, what would a day in Fort Wayne be without it's daily dose of STUPID, right?
---Our first tale takes us to (where else?) the SE side where TWO police raids made out well. Here's the link:
(( Before police arrived, a man later identified as 32-year-old Gerrelle D. Woodson was spotted leaving the home. Police stopped Woodson and found him with some 24 grams of cocaine, according to police.
At the home, police found two people, one – 40-year-old Taiwan C. Booker – in possession of marijuana, police said. Police also found some six pounds of synthetic marijuana, less than a gram of methamphetamine and a stolen 9mm pistol in the home, according to police.))
But the FWPD wasn't done yet...they had some more stupid to take care of.
|Boyz ON the hood (of the police car, that is)|
Not a bad haul...got TWO cases of stupid off our streets (for the time being).
---The next story typifies much of what the democrat party is about. Here's the link:
Ex-treasurer admits taking money -Former 3rd District Democrat official expects no charges.
You might have to read the story a couple of times to get the gist of it, because it is a bit screwed up.
Seems we have a case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand was doing (again). How typical of politics.
---This last story just cries out STUPID, and for the obvious reason. Here's the link:
(( A proposal to expand the state-funded prekindergarten program passed committee Tuesday despite language in the bill that connects the early-learning pilot to the state’s controversial voucher program.))
Yeah, how is that going to impact the public school system and it's funding...I wonder?
Haven't vouchers taken plenty of money away from them as it is?
And aren't the public schools the ones in need of betterment (and not by tossing money into programs that do nothing)?
Sure seems like another "double-dip" into the taxpayers' pockets once again.
*** Next up, all of us DOCTOR WHO fans are probably reeling (and taking a "deep breath" from the latest news from across the pond.
Naturally, there is plenty of buzz as to WHO could be the NEXT "Doctor"...
I don't really know if I'm ready for either a black OR a female Doctor just yet.
But, there are rumors of a female time lord...maybe a "ginger" (at last)?
It will be sad knowing that the last 12 episodes in the upcoming series will be Capaldi's last, as I found HIS version of the Doctor a wonderful culmination of more than a few of the previous ones.
*** Next up, time for a stop at "Kitten Corner"...
|"How I can get on the ceiling?"|
Gallifrey has now discovered what it's like to get on top of our stove...a definite NO-NO!
I would not want him to get burned when I'm cooking, so I will take steps to stop that.
Between meals they do get into chasing one another, when not following me around when I have my breakfast.
If they're well-behaved, I will let them lick the (cereal) bowl. Oatmeal should be okay, right?
Evenings are the best, as they take to tagging off between Wifey and myself while we're watching the tv.
|"I'm curling up ON Daddy later".|
(as long as the claws are retracted...no problem).
*** Last back to the post-it pad...yes, this is Black History Month, and I wonder how many of the REAL black-Americans will be featured in our schools.
WAY back to the late 1950s), we learned about the contributions to our country by many black-Americans, and we didn't even celebrate the month.
The actual observance of Black History Month didn't come along until SIX years after I was out of high school (1976).
MLK, Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Frederick Douglass, and so on.
Hell, you couldn't even turn on the radio without hearing the likes of Nat King Cole, The Platters, The Ink Spots, and many more. That's when black music was enjoyed by EVERYONE.
The legacies that such people have left (to us and to history) is indelible, and yet, many of their own race dismiss ALL the contributions made by these Americans TO and FOR our country.
I would love to see a time when we could unite for GOOD causes again, rather than what we're experiencing today.
Time to get back to some basic human understanding...and values, perhaps.
Stay SAFE out there, America.