We've got us a pretty full boat today as well.
Lots of stuff going on, and not all of it of the stupid criminal variety.
Our Hoosierland weather brings us mostly cloudy skies (in anticipation of rain for tomorrow), a high in the upper 40s, and not much else (thankfully).
So what say we all get a soothing cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa as we take a look at what has been going on elsewhere, hmm?
*** First out of the pantry is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?"
FEBRUARY 27 -
---Today is National Kahlua Day
---It's National Polar Bear Day
---And, it's National Strawberry Day
*** Next up, I've been doing the "part-time bachelor" gig again.
Wifey has gone down to Vincennes for her dad, who is having cataract surgery today.
Shouldn't take that long, in fact.
He's gonna need someone to help him around and give him eye drops, so, I get to play with the "kids" all by myself.
More on that in a bit.
At least Wifey doesn't have to deal with students taking ISTEP this week.
*** Next, actor Bill Paxton died following complications from surgery. He was 61. And here is his WIKI:
---And, we only lost Judge Joseph Wapner, who passed away at the age of 97. Here is his WIKI:
IS indicative of our changing times, isn't it? Society doesn't seem to have evolved in 30+ years.
*** Next up, and speaking of (the lack of) "evolution", that "toddling town" called Chicago has reached another milestone - in just 53 days of this year, they have ALREADY crossed the 100+ HOMICIDE mark.
At that rate (on par with 2016), they could break last year's record number of murders due to gang and drug violence. The EXACT totals vary.
CPD places it at 762, while the Tribune has the total at least at 781 (police action shooting, highways shootings, et al).
Bet those numbers reflect typical demographics - mostly black-on-black homicides.
*** Next, it seems that complaints against our very own police department (FWPD) are below the national average. Here's the story:
|Broken Window Theory|
That's a whole different animal, and I often mention that here.
As to the "racial" profiling thing... some day the morons will learn that it's not racial in nature, but CRIMINAL (profiling) that goes on.
BLACK, the percentage of stops, arrests, and such will typically be overwhelmingly...(you guessed it)...BLACK.
It's just the law of averages at work here, so don't try and manufacture race issues where none are involved, unless you're talking about the MAJORITY RACE in a certain part of a city, where most all the residents are of a specific ETHNICITY...got it?
*** Next up, there is an interesting graph attached to a story regarding homeless students.
Here's the link (and the graph):
I would have liked to have seen a story about the graph, as the higher rate of female bullying is interesting.
*** Next up, time to stop by "Kitten Corner", or as I call this in Wifey's absence: "Bobby G's School of Creative Cat Wrangling". (hint: always keep a laser handy)
|"We're tired from running daddy all over".|
Yesterday, we had to play "See how many times we can get daddy to come to the laundry room while we hide in the clothes hampers". Kinda hard to watch a movie with such interruptions.
But Gallifrey can extricate himself now. Violet is content to walk around the tops of the bins and watch him.
Difficult to get pictures when they see you coming, know you'll speak louder than normal and chase them away.
But, all gets forgiven soon enough, and they get treats...and I get some rest.
*** Last back to the cupboard...it always amazes me that so many people will not accept the truth.
IS indeed truthful, rather than some contrived and muddled faux-facts drummed up for the sake of sensationalism, as the lame-stream media likes to do.
Thing is, some truths are universal in nature...unchanging, uncompromising, and unable to be refuted (although some will try...and fail).
We always have to be wary of anything that comes our way, taking the time to test the veracity of such things (and people), and be able to always separate the "wheat from the chaff", as it were.
In this, life is meant to be a challenge, and we should be able to accept it, if we are to find the truth from the falsehoods.
Stay SAFE out there, America.