05 April 2017

Humpday Happenings...
It's the middle of the week...again (already?), and I hope that the weather forecast is a bit more on the correct side.
So far this week, I think they're batting way less than .500.
At least they got the breezy part right.
Our Hoosierland weather today take us back to rain showers (most of the day), cloudy skies (naturally), and continued breezy conditions, with a high back up to around 53 degrees (give or take). Remember, it's not MY forecast.
Now, what say we get things started with a nice hot cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa, as we see what has been going on elsewhere, hmm?
*** First out of the cat food bag is our "WHO SAID THAT?" quote for the week:
"The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man."
I suppose if more people understood and practiced THIS, a lot of lives (and the world itself) would take a better path.
So, WHO said that?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at the American Antiquarian Society...
*** Next up, time for the "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
---It's National Caramel Day
(break out the ROLO candy)
---It's National Deep Dish Pizza Day
(Montesini's back in Philly - BEST I ever had)
---It's National Go For Broke Day
(sounds like something our STATE legislature has been working on - US becoming "broke")
---It's National Raisin and Spice Bar Day
(sounds like a fig newton to me)
---It's National Read a Road Map Day
(just not while driving, and FINDING one is a chore all by itself)
---It's National Walking Day
(like to get the "locals" to take a LONG walk...off a short precipice)
---It's Childhelp National Day of Hope.
(unless you're allowing the government to raise them, of course)
And a Happy Birthday to Hayley Atwell.
(if you have to ask, you probably don't know who she is)
*** Next up, so Wifey takes a jaunt over to the BMV to get her registration renewed (and her license...why the hell not, right?), and comes away from the place a couple HUNDRED bucks lighter...!
See, that's the thing with Indiana - they assess your registration "fee" based on the age of your vehicles. That means the NEWER the vehicle, the MORE YOU PAY...kinda sneaky, huh? Well, that's politics for 'ya.
Hell, even MINE has gone up (thanks to the wheel tax), and I own a 34 year old car (a classic...kinda like myself...lol).
As I pondered this, I began to wonder HOW in the name of God all these non-working gov't-sponsored welfare queens and their boyfriends of the month manage to possess NEWER vehicles with registration being as EXPENSIVE as it is?
Well, it USED to be a nice car.
How the hell do you pay THAT much moolah when you have NO job or financial means of support? Does the government have a program for "vehicle payment assistance" now?
One might think so, given the (current) prices of what I see them driving.
Every type and model of Caddys, BMWs, Lincolns, Avalanches, a Hummer2, as well as new Chargers, Camaros, Mustangs, and Challengers. NONE of these vehicles are cheap...believe me, I know.
Add in all the top of the line import "rice-burners" from Japan, and Korea (which have prices rivaling American cars in many cases), which can top out in the mid-$30K range, and you start to wonder what's going on.
This isn't even mentioning the expensive stereos and rims/tires placed on some of these posh ghettosleds.
Regular folks working regular jobs simply cannot afford these vehicles (I know THAT for a fact, too), so how can people who DON'T work AT ALL manage such a feat? Must be the active drug trade? Can't be anything legal, that's for sure.
This is all aside from all the POS "beaters" (crap-mobiles) many people drive around without headlights, mufflers, etc)
*** Next up, and speaking of vehicle charges, comes this little gem of a story:
Jack up the state's GAS TAX...hey, why the f*ck NOT, right?
The state's already charging MORE per vehicle, thanks to the wheel tax...let's go tax the fuel everyone puts INTO the damn vehicles as well. This deal with bring our (state) gas tax up to 28 cents (per gallon).
Oh, and don't forget that TIRE TAX they're tossing our way ($5 per tire). That's $20 more per set of four (my math teachers are smiling down on me).
Is anyone else thinking that this shit IS getting way out of hand?
*** Next, I guess when you decide to NOT WORK for a living, the best that a person (like an immigrant) can hope for is an "alternative form of employment", right?
Sometimes, that doesn't work out so well, like in this story:
Shoplifting is ALWAYS fun for such people, even iif such behavior steals from EVERYONE.
Sundarpal Singh Ghotra, 22, of the 1100 block of Amastarr (NOT "emma starr"  - get it right, people) Cove, a very nice NW side cul-de-sac development (apparently for camel-jockeys).
Effin LOSER!
 Yeah, he sounds All-American to me too,,,lol. He had this thing about stealing NIKE items at a Kohls store (obviously up north - we don't have one down here any longer) and led police on a chase that ended  at Lima and West Washington Center roads after Ghotra struck a pole at Valley Hills Trailer Park. He then fled on foot. Needless to say he was caught, and then bragged that the pursuing officer hadn't been able to keep up with him. He's got a decent "history" with law-enforcement, too.
Later, Ghotra said he fled because there was a warrant for his arrest.
So, he had an ACTIVE warrant and he STILL had to shoplift...WHATTA DUMBASS!
The really sad part to this was that Ghotra was released from the Allen County Jail on a total bond of $3,500!
He faces charges of resisting law enforcement using a vehicle to commit the offense and misdemeanor charges of conversion and two counts of leaving the scene of an accident. That's IF he bothers to show up for his court date.
*** Next, it's time to stop by and visit "Kitten Corner"...
The kids had another good day for the most part.
Not much to do...and plenty of time to get it done...heh.
Hey...You lookin' at ME?
Gallifrey loves to get a running start and leap up onto the back of the couch in the family room, usually scaring the bejeezus outta me if I'm sitting there.
I'll watch later after I wake up.
Violet is more lady-like and prefers to just watch the "action", when she's not rubbing against your leg and following you about the house.
Two distinct personalities, and yet both endearing in a similar manner.
*** Last back to the water bowl...people need to take a cue from animals.
By the same token, we often wish animals were more like people.
I don't know about that. I tend to think animals, especially domesticated ones are SMARTER than that...LOL.
Our pets provide unconditional love...people demand anything and everything, and when they don't get it, they will TAKE it (like Mr. Dumbass above)...no love given there.
That's why I'm glad that our pets are not more like people...can you imagine the problems connected with THAT?
Yet, people in general could be a lot less demanding, and a lot more understanding. That alone would provide solutions to a myriad of society's ills, right?
Perhaps any "human" traits we see in our pets is based on what we WISH we saw in our fellow man. Nothing wrong with a little idealism once in a while, is there?
What society needs to do is stop with all this instinctual behavior - the type that fosters only the personal gratification of the self (at the cost of everything else).
We need to develop a better sense of integrity, and come to know about real compassion.
That is going to be a major challenge, because we have to overcome our collective want and need to to be distracted by whatever shiny keys are dangled in front of us.
It worked well when we were all infants, but there are many out there who need to wean themselves off of the instant gratification teat, and learn to do for themselves by themselves and not avail themselves of everyone else's stuff to feed their own hedonistic desires. Kinda sounds like a plan to me.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

D clued me in on the BMV mess- complete with a warning of the basic extent that YOUR tags went up. A lot of GOP in the statehouse are looking unemployment in the face next time around IMHO- and a lot of good conservatives are gonna let 'em go twist.

Sundarpal lives amongst the new rich way up north by Gump road, I see. Just another case of no respect for anyone or anything. If he skips, he'll be back on the news on a murder rap (victim or felon).

Day two of snot wars ongoing. Should be back in the less-green of things by tomorrow, hopefully.

Bob G. said...

---Messes should be so screwed up!
The GOP is the lesser of two (expensive) evils (imho).
People have GOT to start sifting the chaff away from the conservative "wheat" out there.
---Those new rich are the ones the rest of us need to watch out for (added to the criminals already among us).
The newbies come fully packed with their OWN brand of "entitlements"...don't they?
---Snot Wars...LOL. Hey, at least you got to watch some eps of the Doctor. Not a total loss (or drip).

Thanks for spending some time here today to comment.

Stay safe (and less-congested) up there, brother.