MARCH, which, so far, HAS managed to "come in like a lion", albeit a pretty WET lion.
Here at the "Fortress", the weather was not as bad as was predicted, and that's a good thing.
Our Hoosierland weather for today will bring us...RAIN, and partly sunny (?) skies, with temps falling through the day, finally reaching to around 40 degrees. Guess the high is right NOW then (lower 50s?). If that ain't confusing. Could always be worse, right?
Now, you go and get your morning drink (already got my java fix to get me running), and together we shall see what this day (and month) has in store for us, okay?
*** First out of the rain barrel is our "WHO SAID THAT?" quote for the week:
"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself."
*** Next up, it's the "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
MARCH 1 -
---Today is National Dadgum That's Good Day
---It's National Fruit Compote Day
NEVER to be confused with fruit compost)
---It's National Horse Protection Day
---It's National Peanut Butter Lover's Day
---And, it's National Pig Day
TWO-legged variety - bacon anyone?)
---It's also ASH WEDNESDAY (the start of Lent).
LENT FOR LENT (a shouting Methodist here), it's academic for me.
|Getting hungry already, too.|
*** And since this IS the start of a new month, let's see what observances are forthcoming:
Asset Management Awareness Month
National Caffeine Awareness Month
|I'm aware I need a REFILL.|
National Cheerleading Safety Month
National Craft Month
National Credit Education Month
National Flour Month
National Frozen Food Month
National Kidney Month
National Noodle Month
National Nutrition Month
National Peanut Month
National Sauce Month
National Trisomy Awareness Month
National Umbrella Month
National Women’s History Month
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
National Music in Our Schools Month
National Professional Social Work Month
Okay then, there's plenty to get working with, isn't there. Have fun with it.
*** Next up, time to check out some STUPID going on out there...
WHY retail and honest redevelopment have no plans to return to our part of town:
BLACK man (the majority of criminals down here) who used a taser to rob a woman after she left the store and went to her car.
He's described as being around 30, with a beard.
He was wearing glasses, a gray hooded sweat shirt, jeans and white gym shoes.
SUV and STILL has to rob people for spending money. How stupid can a person get?
(spend some time down here, if you dare...you'll find out REAL soon)
---This story has me wondering what the hell is going on in our statehouse
---And if THAT isn't bad enough, state legislators take stupid to even higher levels with this story:
This has got to be our "WTF???" moment for the week...and it's only Wednesday.
|This isn't Gallifrey, BTW.|
Why not just give all them a f*cking house...and a car...and how about a boat for the summer at the lakes? Where does such madness end?
We need some push-back on this before the REST of the camel gets into the tent here.
*** Next up, THIS story should be on the front page, and not buried back on 5A.
Here's the link:
BS is just that? And what have I said about it taking money from public schools? Wow, right again, Bob.
A study states there is no REAL advantage to the voucher program for students as an educational reform strategy.
GOOD money after BAD, are we now? It's not like our state and federal governments EVER did anything such as that before, have they? Gimme a break!
What an epiphany, right? Even blind folks saw this coming.
*** Next, I watched some of the president's address to Congress, and the BEST part was seeing ALL those dour, sourpuss faces of the dumbocrats...LOL.
THEY have created in our nation.
The speech wasn't that bad, and, if nothing else, provided some real hope that things can be turned around and changed for the better, unlike the "manifesto" we've been subjected to for the LAST 8 years.
If you wanted a critique of the speech, FOX was not near as biased, unlike the "doom and gloom" ministers at the lame-stream media (propaganda) stations, that's for sure.
Now, if the walk and match the talk, we might wind up with a nation that will be great...as it should be.
*** Next up, time to stop by "Bobby G's Kitten Wrangling Academy"...
Gallifrey and Violet were on their better behaviors yesterday, and I hardly had to chase them away from anything (the counter). None of the clothes hamper or lazy-Susan thing to fret about (for now). Lots of face rubs and lap time for petting.
I will say that eating (for me) is getting fun.
THAT quick enough.
Now, it appears that every meal I have elicits the same response from them - "gotta see what daddy's got - maybe he'll share"
*** Last back the rain gutters...I may have missed a few stories today...not a big deal.
And one doesn't necessarily have to cross the globe to find it (although other nations DO have their share of stupid, and it's pretty damn hilarious). I can always find something close by and usually on a daily basis.
I can remember a time when such asinine behavior was a novelty...an aberration to the "human condition", much like a carnival sideshow attraction.
Today, it seems to be S.O.P. (standard operating procedure) for too many people.
So, I have to ask WHY do we permit this to occur and thrive?
I thought Americans were better than that in general.
This is one area I dislike being proven wrong, and so should any of you.
But, when we become as permissive as we have, as a society, and to the point of near exhaustion, this type of thing will take place, and on an increasingly tedious level.
Perhaps our nation is due for a proper, purposed "reset", and I hope it's in the best way possible.
We need to get back to what made our country stand apart from others, and what makes each of us better people because of who we can still become...if we so choose.
Stay SAFE out there, America.