08 February 2017

Humpday Happenings...
Welcome to our mid-week crisis known affectionately as Wednesday.
And today's forecast will be almost a polar opposite of yesterday's.
Like I've said...damn pneumonia weather.
Our Hoosierland weather for today will have us with mostly cloudy skies (yep, back to that again), scattered snow showers with a possible accumulation, and a high of only about 33 degrees. Sure is a marked change from 60, isn't it?
Sure makes getting rid of this cold a bit more difficult.
In any event, let's take care to dress properly, plan for the worst and expect the best, as we get ourselves a nice hot cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa to chase that morning chill away while we see what's been going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the scarf factory is out WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power."
Now, if THIS doesn't sum up our current state of affairs, I don't know what does. Seems almost TOO true, in fact. So, who said that? 
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post. 
 Meanwhile, back at the Cato Institute...*** Next up, it's time for our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
---Today is National Boy Scout Day
(please don;t get me started on what's being done to the BSA)
---And, it's National Kite Flying Day
(I still think they need to move this to MARCH)
*** Next, some sad news...
Richard Hatch, actor and star of Battlestar Galactica has passed away at the age of 71 from pancreatic cancer.
Here's his WIKI:
And, "Professor" Irwin Corey, once dubbed "the world's foremost authority", has passed away at the age of 102.
Here is his WIKI:
If you're around my age, you remember seeing him on various variety shows, especially during the 60s.
***((NOTE: Also, if you're having problems with AOHELL today, you're not alone - server problems (gateway errors out the wazoo) affecting the USA as well as the UK.))
*** Next up, it looks like our washing machine is giving up the ghost, which means a replacement. There goes a chunk of the tax refund (already).
It's time has come...and gone. Decent washer.
The old Frigidaire (they make more than refrigerators) washer has started making squealing noises, and the agitator isn't agitating as it should. I did a load yesterday and barely limped through it. It spins well enough, but it's in it's death knell.
We've had it since we moved here, so that's at least 20 years...plus however long Wifey's parents had it before that.
So, it's time to go get a new one.
Basic washer - got good reviews.
We're looking at a Whirlpool unit (from Best Buy - lowest price for what we need), and we should make a decision soon, as we're all caught up on washing at the moment, and I won't go to a laundromat in THIS part of town...no frigging way.
We'll let you know how this turns out.
*** Next, what could possibly be more annoying than having a sex or violent offender living next door (who is currently in jail for non-registration)?
TNB - loud because he's STUPID.
How about a female stopping by the place being driven there by the loudest jerkoff in the area?
Yep, the ONE car (2008 black Impala, no wheel covers) that drives by our house and TURNS UP his stereo every time he passes (and gets a spotlight or laser in his face when he does that) has taken to being even closer to our house. I have a good idea where the effin idiot lives (one street over on Warsaw), but there is no real way to call the cops on his law-breaking ass, because it's never long enough for the police to get here, and they never really seem to follow up on (mere) noise violations, which are at the heart of a LOT of problems down here. I say take care of the small shit before it becomes the large shit.
Don't dare be proactive though, and don't make it easy to report such activity. That would make sense. At least I got his license plate number, for all the good that will do.
(a few 9mm rounds in his head would also be nice, and would make the neighborhood a lot more quiet)
But, we will practice restraint...also, for all the good that will do.
*** Next up, I hear our "king" (mayor Henry) will not permit Fort Wayne to become a SANCTUARY CITY.
Here's the story link:
The city's spokes-hack stated: "Even without a designation, (John Perlich said) Fort Wayne is welcoming to outsiders."
Just HOW welcoming...and to WHICH outsiders, hmm?
Yes, THIS is (3rd world) Fort Wayne.
Well, maybe he won't "officially" allow becoming such a city to happen, but at the same time, are we not the city with the LARGEST number of  refugees from Myanmar?
We've got around 5000 so far, so perhaps we could claim the title of "Little Burma"?
Now, I'm sure they mostly came here legally, but I did see at least ONE sex offender in my research the other day.
And their "community" on the SE side (where else?) has seen it's share of criminal activity.
Maybe we don't have to CALL ourselves a sanctuary city to actually BE one...that would make sense to a liberal mind.
Don't "advertise" it...just send refugees there, and let's not forget the migration up from our southern border.
We need to add to the DEM voter base.
We have our share of non English-speaking people from Mexico and parts south, many who most likely have no documentation, and yet are living among us...and we're not even aware of it.
How else can you explain the boom in Hispanic residents here (and across the nation)?
*** Next, let's drop by "Kitten Corner"...
SO cute...when they're asleep...lol.
Well, I think I've managed to "fix" the issue with the cats getting into our kitchen's lazy-Susan.
And I have a frozen pizza to thank for that (how's THAT for ingenuity?) Allow me to expound...
What I had to do was make the turntable UNABLE to be turned by the cats, allowing them entry into the cabinets.
So, I took the round cardboard disk used in a frozen pizza package (I save them for BB pistol targets anyway), and folded it in such a way as to act as a "shim" of sorts, and when inserted into the space between the door and frame, provides enough resistance so that the door cannot be easily pushed open...pretty novel, hmm?
We're just holding the rug down...
They still get on the counter top, but when they see me, they get off...hey, it's a start...lol.
I just have to make sure they don't find alternatives to the kitchen counter. That should be fun.
*** Last back to the hat rack...there are times and people that really try my patience.
And most all of them can be found too close at hand.
So, when I see and hear our mayor tout his projects, my first reaction is "What is it benefiting those of us down here who still give a rat's ass and want our neighborhoods back?" The answer is always the same: "Not a damn lick."
You have to forgive my Draconian view of things, for I recall times down here (early on) when it WAS a nicer place, and you didn't have to sacrifice sleep for security, or didn't feel the need to have at least one gun available and at the ready.
I thought a war zone was (typically) for combatants, and not for civilian residents, but I suppose that has changed.
I also thought that more people gave a damn, and that too, has changed, at least where we live.
Got's ta let de weed-stank out.
Sadly, when the "locals" (government-sponsored renters) spend their time smoking joints in their garage, or blasting a car stereo to ear-bleeding levels, it doesn't take a genius to figure out that the priorities of such people do not belong in the realm of normalcy.
And, I suppose that is my biggest problem...dealing with those who are NOT normal.
Always trust the sonic...
But, this house IS still our home. We've invested time, money and much of who we are in order to achieve and maintain a lifestyle that intrudes on no one, and still provides us with what we require.
We have learned what true priorities are, and how to be good citizens. Others have not and will not.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there,America.


A Beer For The Shower said...

"(and gets a spotlight or laser in his face when he does that)"

I never thought of that. I'll have to remember that next time one of those morons parks outside the house.

Also, that's hilarious that the cats kept getting into the lazy Susan. Cats will truly get into everything. Baby proofing a house? Not so bad. Cat proofing a house? Good luck!

Bob G. said...

Okay, when "beaming" a moron...always go with a I million candlepower SPOTLIGHT first. (makes 'em think the po-po is nearby, too).
Besides, if the jerk calls the police on YOU...tell them your spotlight is MUCH quieter than their thumping bass...lol.
--For "long-distance" jerkoffs, use a RED laser (green is higher frequency and brighter)
When it's foggy, the beam of either will be noticeable, so take care there. Don't want them to know WHERE it comes from, hmm?
---As for the cats?
Well, that "pizza-disk" did the trick (so far)...LOL.
As for Cat-proofing a house?
Damn near impossible - gotta think WAY outside the (litter) box on that one.

Thanks much for stopping by today to comment.

Stay safe (and happy hunting for a good spotlight) out there, guys.

CWMartin said...

IDK who the quote-ee was, but he sure is looking at getting a buttload of fails...

Kite flying in February? Who's the shithead there?

Wow, Apollo has landed...

AOL? People still use that?

About the washer debacle: If it weren't for bad luck...

For example, my cutter is got the reset blues again. I've been keeping a "panel count" this year just for shits and giggles, and the resets have taken me from a 227- per day average last week to a 137 for monday and Tuesday, and 193 today. One reset every 6.4 panels today on average- or one every 12 minutes. Yep, getting a lot done.

I'd suggest tire spikes, but that would only leave you stuck with him. As would pee in the gas tank. Worth considering, though, if you are into petty vengeance (which I know you ain't).

Bob G. said...

He's a contemporary of sorts...and another "newbie" here. I think he's tapped into the human condition pretty well
---Certainly NOT either of US, my friend!
---Yeah, that took me totally by surprise.
---Hey, THIS person does...!
AOL has a decent mail system (you can block EVERYONE...but those on a list you create. I like that...never get ANY spam there (unlike Yahell).
---Man, have you got THAT right. Wait until I fill you in with tomorrow's post...lol.
When machines WORK AS DESIGNED...they're GREAT. But when they decide to fail...they fail GLORIOUSLY.
---Nah...not into petty vengeance, just some proper PUNISHMENT....BWAHAhahahaaaa...
(no, my name is not Frank Castle, but he is a role model)

Thanks for stopping on by today and commenting.

You stay safe (warm and dry, too) up there, brother.