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.
*** 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."
FEBRUARY 8 -
---Today is National Boy Scout Day
---And, it's National Kite Flying Day
*** Next, some sad news...
Richard Hatch, actor and star of Battlestar Galactica has passed away at the age of 71 from pancreatic cancer.
And, "Professor" Irwin Corey, once dubbed "the world's foremost authority", has passed away at the age of 102.
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.|
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'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.|
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.
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.
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.|
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.|
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.|
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.
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...|
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.
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.|
And, I suppose that is my biggest problem...dealing with those who are NOT normal.
|Always trust the sonic...|
We have learned what true priorities are, and how to be good citizens. Others have not and will not.
Stay SAFE out there,America.