OUT the same way it came in...like a lion...A rather SOGGY lion, but a lion nonetheless.
Hope we didn't exhaust our reserves of April showers for next month...heh.
Our Hoosierland weather for today brings us some rain (as if you couldn't hear the thunder and see the lightning already), temps reaching back up into the mid-50s and windy conditions.
By the way, today's post has more links than a bloody chain factory, too. You have been cautioned...heh.
Lots of reading for all of you out there.
So, how's about we all get that nice hot cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa, as we take a look at all the stuff that's been going on elsewhere, hmm?
*** First out of the umbrella shop is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself."
This was spoken by another "newbie" here, one Tecumseh (March 1768 – October 5, 1813) who was a leader of the Shawnee Native Americans. And here is his WIKI:
It was he who led a confederation of various tribes against the United States during what became known as "Tecumseh's War" which, prior to the War of 1812, caused this confederation to side with the British.
((Tecumseh grew up in the Ohio Country during the American Revolutionary War and the Northwest Indian War, where he was constantly exposed to warfare. With Americans continuing to move west after the British ceded the Ohio Valley to the new United States in 1783, the Shawnee moved farther northwest. In 1808, they settled Prophetstown in present-day Indiana.))
If you're into native-American history (especially in and around Indiana), this is a pretty good read.
A shame that Tecumseh was killed in 1813, at what was called The Battle of the Thames.
WIKI for that:
This was also known as the Battle of Moraviantown, located near present day Chatham, Ontario Canada.
It's good to read about our 2nd war with England and how we won that.
*** Next up, time for our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
MARCH 30 -
---It's National Doctor's Day
A doctor is one thing...THE Doctor is quite the other)
|And WE should know...|
READY to have ME in control...lol)
---It's National Pencil Day
---It's National Take A Walk In The Park Day
ELSEWHERE to find a park in the city where I won't potentially be assaulted)
---It's National Turkey Neck Soup Day
*** Next up, when it's Springtime, the hyacinths, crocuses and daffodils, along with the assorted STUPID all begin to bloom anew.
((Please note - The Journal-Gazette links MIGHT NOT work. I'm having problems accessing them all of a sudden. Someone screwed something up somewhere and it wasn't me. Let me know if there's a problem. Thanks. ))
1) Downtown building to get MAJOR makeover? Here's the link:
|Metro Bldg - downtown (or course)|
Why the hell not...I mean the METRO building IS after all...DOWNTOWN.
2) A Frank Gray column talks about the Bowser facility:
|The ONLY part worth saving?|
3) Indiana's school voucher bill (House bill 1384) advances through the legislature, but beware...
And here's an OP-ED that clarifies things:
INCLUDE failing schools?
How "novel" that is...(rewarding "bad behavior" once again) and even proves more costly to our public education system.
I can see more snowballs being kicked down more mountains with this. Gonna need MORE tax money from someplace to continue "feeding the beast", right?
*** Next, and in keeping with the mode of STUPID around the city, we have THIS story:
NO death sentence?) after a jury found him guilty of gunning down one man and injuring another back in October of 2015 at a (where else?) SE side home.
And, as predictable as ever, the "tribe" got restless after hearing the verdict.
Typical (you-know-what) behavior.
*** Next up, some fun with armed robberies in the city.
1) A liquor store was held up last night:
((A police K-9 officer attempted to track the suspect but was unsuccessful. Other officers canvassed the neighborhood but were not able to locate the suspect. Police did not release a description of the man believed to have robbed the store.))
There you go...no mention of a weapon, no suspect description, and no mention if he took any booze. He DID get away with an undisclosed amount of cash. Not a total loss.
2) A gas station is robbed...once again:
The robbery took place around 0300 hrs this morning.
Funny thing, the place HAD been closed during overnight hours due to previous armed robberies but had since opened back up to offer 24/7 service.
So much for offering around-the-clock convenience.
Only takes one idiot to ruin things for so many others, does it not?
*** Next up, What say we dump the stupid and instead, drop by "Kitten Corner"...
|Gallifrey in the window.|
|Violet napping in the window.|
*** Last back to the mud room...People CAN be predictable. VERY predictable.
YOU have to do is be a good OBSERVER, right?
With years comes knowledge, and with knowledge comes experience, and with experience comes the ability to make better decisions, choices, and assessments of various situations.
It's just a logical progression of the human condition.
So when warmer weather comes, it's no surprise that crimes rise in proportion to the outside conditions.
I mean, who robs businesses when you've got a foot of snow outside anyway, right?
(the dumbest of the dumb, usually)
People don't tend to leave things unlocked when it's well below freezing...see how this works?
Life is about many things...one of which is something called "patterns".
Many ARE actually good for you...others, not so much.
Your choice (as always) is to discern one from the other, isn't it?
Stay SAFE out there, America.