It's like this week doesn't seem to want to let us go, does it?
But, we are getting there, slow but sure.
The forecast looks like it's behaving itself as well. One thing we didn't hear about was this pop-up snow flurries yesterday afternoon. That caught me off guard, but it didn't last that long. You sneezed, you missed it.
Our Hoosierland weather has us with mostly cloudy skies, temps around 38 degrees and damn if it doesn't look like a close replay of yesterday.
|Like where's that morning drink???|
*** First out of the control tower is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners".
Laurence Sterne (24 November 1713 – 18 March 1768), and he was an Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. Here is his WIKI:
It's not that long a read, but shows once again how God works in men, especially men "of the cloth".
He wrote the novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, and also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics.
So much for the division of church and state, but remember, this was not America, and Sterne was not a colonist.
The family lived a rather nomadic life, never staying in one place for more than a year at a time.
Having been awarded a master of arts degree in 1740, Sterne was already a deacon since 1737 and became a priest in 1738.
He didn't start writing in earnest until he was in his 40s.
I think you'll find his life better than average for the times.
*** Next up, it's time for our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
FEBRUARY 16 -
---Today is National Almond Day
---And, it's National Do a Grouch a Favor Day.
*** Next up, how to properly assess our king's "State of the Realm" address yesterday...let me count the ways.
2) it focused on all the downtown/riverfront crap that 80% of the residents here won't be bothered with
3) he talked about violence, guns, gangs and drugs in our community, and labeled them as "criminal elements".
Sorry, but GUNS are not an "element" of crime...just a TOOL (much like yourself, sire), so please learn the difference, your highness.
(someone needs to take him to the pistol range...soon)
4) he IS a democrat, and that means he'll spend more than any republican.
At least I didn't toss my breakfast or put a bullet into the computer screen...but I did shout a bit.
I just get tired of the same old song and dance, while we wallow in a cesspool of human refuse down here with little to no REAL amenities to speak of (just some bare bones necessities, widely scattered as they are).
"low-lights" from the speech:
And here is the complete transcript:
That's all about that...for the time being.
*** Speaking of city "improvements", we now have street work going on right outside the "Fortress".
(think of this as "an adventure in pictures"...lol.
NO idea what's going on, but it DOES tone down the traffic and even keeps most of the boom cars away.
Thank God for small favors, hmm?
*** Next, let's see what kind of local STUPID we can dredge up...
|You tell 'em, George!|
|You be BUSTED!|
Police arrested Jonathan Lamont Parks, 39, and Cara Jay Kisling.
He's a got a nice LONG rap sheet, too. LOTS of traffic infractions, possession, resisting...another "20 miles of bad road" career criminal. His address isn't even listed as being on Wildwood.
Typical multiple address for this one.Try 215 W. Oakdale.
The Wildwood place has to be in her name.
Police also found 2 handguns, ammo, and about a 1/2 pound of marijuana at the house.
*** More on that recent shooting at the Lassus on Dupont:
And this is why it's not safe to venture out after dark in more parts of this city.
THIS city (anyone remember Rico Parrish?), Jailon was arrested on an outstanding warrant, but released on his own recognizance (typical).Pretty bad choice you made fleeing the scene.
*** Next, this story REALLY take the cake when it comes to stupid. Here's the link:
ANY politician with half a brain can see this funding won't work, simply because the number of smokers continues to DROP in the state...and with it the "revenue" that's supposed to be gathered.
Talk about your "duh" moment.
Better to take it from the state SURPLUS, and leave we smokers the hell ALONE.
The GOP is damn near as bad as the leftards these days.
*** Next, I have got to get away from all this damnable stupid, so let's stroll over to "Kitten Corner"...
|What? I'm not knocking stuff off NOW."|
|"Okay, I haz settled down now."|
Didn't take long, and soon all was right again with napping cats anda human with normal blood pressure.
|"I just wanna see birdies."|
Wonder if cats do the "millennial" gig like humans...sure hope not.
*** Last back to the hangar...people are notorious for creating problems.
THAT is something we all should know by now, right?
So, it would stand to reason that only PEOPLE can solve them, yes?
Well, not so fast, Sparky. That's isn't the way things seem to work nowadays.
What I'm noticing, is that after people create problems, they like to perpetuate them, and will devise all sorts of "stuff" in the hope that it will appear to be taken care of and thereby cured.
Nope...sorry. That's not a solution.
People will dance all around an issue, toss loads of crap at every wall, thinking that some of it will stick and make the problems go away.
What they need to do is define the problem...FIRST. Learn what caused the problem, and how that problem impacts on other things and can create even more problems.
PLAN AHEAD. Think about where you want to be, rather than where you currently are, and how best to get to that point with the least amount of hassle.
To many times, we see the folly of bad thinking, like the educational system.
Politicians go and fund all this PRE-K crap and VOUCHER programs, never realizing that THOSE funds take away from a public school system that has been in need of repair for decades, and still they claim they nee more money FOR the public schools. Is this starting to sound like nonsense yet?
It's like fixing the ENGINE in your car by REPLACING the TRANSMISSION...never gonna work, folks.
You can't take money FROM the schools to create programs designed to take students from the same schools and expect the education system to function as it was meant to...right?
And the sooner the people affected by these changes realize what's being done TO them, rather than FOR them, the better off we ALL will be. Sounds simple enough. All we have to do is choose the right path.
Stay SAFE out there, America.