Makes things nice and tidy.
And, if you were looking to wash the car, leave it outside...LOL.
Our Hoosierland weather brings us more rain headed our way, mostly in the afternoon.
Temps will top out around the mid-60s, and none of the wind we had the other day. Sounds like something we can deal with.
So, let's all get that cup, glass, or mug of Friday Fortitude poured and parked close by, as we see what's been going on elsewhere, shall we?
*** First out of the maelstrom is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
APRIL 28 -
---It's National Blueberry Pie Day
---It's National BraveHearts Day
---it's National Great Poetry reading Day
---It's Workers' Memorial Day
---It's National Superhero Day
---It's National Arbor Day
---It's National Hairball Awareness Day
---It's National Teach Children To Save Day
*** And since we have arrived at week's end, let's see what we can observe over the next 48 hours (and there's quite a lot).
APRIL 29 -
---Saturday is National Kiss of Hope Day
---It's National Peace Rose Day
---it's National Shrimp Scampi Day
NOW we're talking!)
---It's National Zipper Day
---It's National Rebuilding Day
---It's National Sense of Smell Day
NOT lilacs, so who farted?)
---It's National Pool Opening Day.
COOL for this, isn't it?)
APRIL 30 -
---Sunday is National Military Brats Day
---It's National PrepareAthon Day
---It's National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
---It's National Bugs Bunny Day
---It's National Hairstylist Appreciation Day
---It's National Honesty Day
---It's National Oatmeal Cookie Day
---It's National Raisin Day
---It's National Sarcoidosis Day
---It's National Pet Parents Day
Cripes, that was a LOT of stuff. It was like someone tried to cram 10 pounds of observances into a 5 pound last day of April...geez!
Why do they do that?
*** Next up, more light shed on the "two-fer" (robbery attempt/shooting) mentioned yesterday:
ARE related, as in the shooting victim IS ther perp who tried robbing the Sunoco station (and was shot at by the clerk there twice).
It's just too much of a coincidence to summarily dismiss anything less.
And the timeline is correct, given the distance (as I said yesterday) between the two FWPD calls.
If that clerk was a slight bit better shot, this could be solved...just sayin'.
*** Next, another section 8/HUD apartment complex on the SE side gets a potential makeover?
BELEAGUERED...so that is what we now call things down here now?
Used to be just "blighted"...guess things are not getting better as we're supposed to believe?
|Hard to find a photo WITHOUT police.|
A CALIFORNIA (the land of fruits and nuts) "investor" looks to be taking a chance on this group of 140 hovels.
When you read about the conditions there, you have to wonder HOW did it get that way?
Well, such conditions don't spontaneously occur, that's for damn sure.
The people infesting the place helped to no small degree...bet on that.
|See what I mean? (from October 2015)|
They tear things down to their own "level", and why they would want to live like that eludes me.
But, look around ANY area that has similar "patrons" living in similar subsidized housing...it's the SAME DAMN THING.
In every major city across America...urban blight is growing.
In the most prosperous nation on the planet...we have scenes like THIS? So I have to ask the obvious question.
I think many of you already know the answer to that one. We'll come back to this shortly.
*** Next, I think it's time we took a break and stopped by "Kitten Corner"...
They wait for Wifey to come home from school, and are at my feet when it gets close to "eats".
They come in when I'm in the living room, and then go bother Wifey in the family room. They also follow her to bed (she heads off to sleep first). And they also find time to grab some "cat-naps".
DO so manage their time well.
They don't ever take the place of pets you've lost, but make their OWN place in your life and heart.
Nothing wrong with that at all.
*** Last back to the societal tar pit...many people out there don't know how to take care of stuff.
We USED to call it "good stewardship".
How many SE side apartment complexes have seen the same things happen at them, and then have some investor come by, attempt to renovate them time and again in the hope that things will turn out differently?
I think Einstein used to call such things INSANITY.
|Yeah you tell 'em, Al!|
ENTIRE neighborhoods becoming "beleaguered", as the story above stated...not a good way for a city to move FORWARD, no matter HOW nice (or at what cost) the city "leaders" make the downtown OR riverfront...is it? And yet, those in power (here) keep ignoring the REAL problem, because they cannot (or will not) admit to it.
SAME standards as normal folk, made accountable, responsible, and not permitted to become the blight on a city or society that has been allowed to fester, like some cancerous growth...THEN, you can start making real progress.
BE a responsible individual (and are not allowed to do anything less), and be productive in their own lives, they will find themselves in a much larger and better universe.
And that's a damn good thing for everyone in the end.
Have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.