Come next week at this time, we'll be greeting March and seeing if it comes in "like a lion" as the saying goes.
Our Hoosierland weather for today will have us with possible the warmest day of the week (maybe even a record-breaker) as temps reach to around 68 degrees. Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies as well. Got a little fog up north beyond the city, too.
So, what say we begin the day with a comforting cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa as we see what else has been going on.
*** First off of the mole hill is our WHO SAID THAT? quote for the week:
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
LOT more than we seem to these days.
Wonder how this got lost over the decades?
So, WHO said that? The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at Booker T. Washington High School...
*** Next up, we bring you our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
FEBRUARY 22 -
---Today is National Cook a Sweet Potato Day
---It's National Margarita Day
---And, it's the birthday of our FIRST president, George Washington
WE learned when we were in school)
*** Next, it's time to turn our attention to some STUPID going on out there.
---This story is indicative of the driving "habits" of many around here:
|Helluva park job.|
(maybe driving too fast had something to do with it?)
The car also took down a utility pole which knocked out power in the area.
Two businesses were affected.
Power restoration is expected by 0900 hrs today.
--- This story is one of those "cart before the horse" situations:
STABILIZED, due to natural EROSION.
That makes sense, but why wasn't this even considered LONG before anm riverfront projects came to see the light of day?
The current of the river has been taking away about a FOOT of riverbank per year, and this is near the Old Fort and Headwaters Park.
So, NOW someone wants to do something about this.
Well, the city IS able to get a $100K grant from the Indiana DNR.
STARTED, but what will the FINAL price be, and WHO is going to pay for it? THOSE questions should come with answers, because we KNOW this master plan will grow in cost, as they always seem to do.
---This is about AS stupid as you can get:
SURGICAL MASK (what? no scrubs?) and sunglasses, hand the teller a not demanding money and then flee in a green car (looks like an early 2K Buick LeSabre), only to get CAUGHT ten minutes later. WTH were you thinking, cupcake?
ID? NAH...no way. BUSTED!
*** Next up, and moving from all the dumbassery out there, FWCS board member (and often president) Mark GiaQuinta is leaving as of April 1. Here's the story:
SUCH an "impact"...LOL.
Perhaps I should try this with the mayor? No, already tried that and he's still in office (damn).
((Under GiaQuinta’s leadership, FWCS passed two building referendums, supported both student achievement and teachers, and made “some really tough decisions” – including closing Elmhurst High School and outsourcing custodial services – that other school boards would have caved on))
The outsource of custodial care is a very mixed blessing. It's far from being the "best fit" for the school corporation.
MY take on this is that I often felt there were some conflicts of interest that were glossed over, And, he is a democrat, which says a lot to me, and not in any conservative way.
*** Next, the Indiana House makes what seems to be a good call:
Now, if the House does likewise with HB 1056, which does away with the licensure for carrying a handgun for citizens able to carry (sorry felons, you're still breaking the law when you carry).
*** Next up, more on that street demolition going on around the "Fortress"...
I will say that is one huge pile of dirt across the street.
HAVE to drive through the site, a couple even speeding, which I;m sure makes the workers there feel SO much safer. Be nice to have a cop around JUST to bust some of the local morons.
Hell, I'd set up a chair, sit outside, and watch that going down.
As long as any noise doesn't scare the cats, we'll get along just fine.
*** Next, and speaking of cats, let's see what's going on at "Kitten Corner"...
Like I just said, some noises the crew made caused the cats to leave the sanctity of the living room, but they weren't exactly running to hide. That's good to see.
And when it was time to eat, you'd think no one was digging holes in the street.
|"Waitin' for the food, daddy."|
|"Tryin' to get a nap, daddy."|
It's also funny to see Wifey TRYING to play a game on her phone while a cat rubs against her.
(maybe Wifey needs to put the phone down more often?)
*** Last back to the mountain...I often wonder why we have become a "complaint-driven" society.
OME form of that attached to it.
I know most EVERY city department operates under such a banner - they hear a complaint, and THEN, they react, but rarely before.
It's like the river bank thing.
I suppose some think that being more proactive is a waste of time and resources?
I would tend to think the opposite. You know, take care of things before they get out of hand.
Yet, no one wants to make a move unless a complaint comes along, and is usually the case, that complaint was caused by someone else getting sick and tired of noticing that something was amiss. Like potholes.
That is completely complaint-driven, usually when a few tires are flattened and a couple vehicle rims bent.
The police are complaint-driven, as are the fire departments.
Most of the time, police are fire arrive well AFTER the fact, rather than stopping something before it's out of control.
I look to those ragging on our president, who is just trying to do what he SAID he would do.
They're complaining because of who he IS (they're also sore losers), and that's a misplaced complaint (imho).
Maybe we wouldn't have to complain AS much, if people didn't spend so much of their time looking for things that aren't there, and instead take care of things by themselves, for themselves.
We used to call that self-reliance, and it's a pretty good way to go.
Get enough people signed up for that, and we create a lot better atmosphere to thrive.
Yeah, such novel concepts could work.
Stay SAFE out there, America.