Feels like we've more of these than weekends of late.
Oh, and if you're looking for relief from the heat and humidity, that rain we're supposed to get will only serve to dampen your spirits. Temps start dropping again early NEXT week, just so you know.
Our Hoosierland weather for today brings us partly to mostly cloudy skies, increasing chances for scattered rain with thunderstorms (I keep hearing that word "severe"), and a high of around 90 degrees.
And that rain continues into tomorrow (off and on they're saying).
I'd keep the umbrella handy, but then, I LIKE to be prepared.
|Just in case, right?|
*** First out of the clothes dryer is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
“Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”
And I feel that this particular quote sums up MUCH of the problems in today's society, no matter which country it hails from.
So, WHO said that? The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at Blenheim Palace...
*** Next up is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
JUNE 14 -
---it's National Bourbon Day
---It's National Flag Day
---it's National Pop Goes The Weasel Day
---It's National Strawberry Shortcake Day
*** Next up, I happened to catch this story in the J-G about FWCS, and thought it rather humorous:
We already have the highest funded students on the bloody planet, and yet we still lag behind other nations who spend less per student. So the solution HAS to be to spend even more, right? LOL!
But, there WERE also donations from parent-teacher groups, businesses, churches and individuals. The donations totaled $413,074.57. Well, that should offset some of that spending (right).
BTW, all the spending was pretty much rubber-stamped as far as approval goes.
*** Next up, and speaking of (impending) rubber-stamping, we have this story:
ALL of County Allen, and NOT just Fort Wayne, even though the (proposed) uses of the revenue FROM that increase will go for sidewalk and alley improvements IN Fort Wayne, along with (what else?) the RIVERFRONT projects.
What? nothing about that arena you're also proposing?
Cripes, we've more proposals than can be found on Sadie Hawkins Day.
(yeah, I'm from the days of L'il Abner comics...sue me)
Naturally ALL the Dems on council are with this (including his highness, our mayor), along with John Crawford and even Tom Didier (who says he hasn't REALLY decided yet).
“Having a strong neighborhood core for citizens to reside is imperative to the health of Fort Wayne", said Crawford.
REALLY? Then hire enough LEOs to actively PATROL our part of town and head off the crime, rather than have the number of police we currently have chasing the damn radio for butt-dialing 911'ers, as well as having officers always showing up AFTER a crime has taken place. Now THAT creates a strong neighborhood core and imbues such areas with MUCH better health (and safety), don'cha think, councilman Crawford?
Also, let's not forget that the increase affects ALL of Allen County, and yet residents outside the city basically have NO SAY in any of this, because CITY council doesn't represent THEM.
|Well, the mayor's smiling over this proposal.|
THIS is the kind of stuff that make you shake your head in disbelief.
*** Next up, we got another one of those (pink) "door tags" saying our WATER was going to be shut off between 0900 - 1300 hrs TODAY "in order to make necessary repairs"...
THIS time, they let us know in advance. Wonder how long I'll have to wait to have our curb-strip turf repaired from all the DAMAGE they did a couple months ago? Can't run a mower over it - not with all the ruts and humps left by work crews, that's for sure. Of course, the "locals" are not bothered by any of this...they don't give a damn because they have NO vested interest in the area. Gotta love that, right?
*** Next up, the "little assholes" across the street were out playing b'ball in their driveway/alley around 1:30 AM this morning.
|No threat to Lebron James, trust me.|
|And at 1 AM, they NEED to be INSIDE.|
They definitely don't make parents the way they USED to, that's for damn sure.
*** Next, time to stop by and see what's going on at "Kitten Corner"...
|"Some days, looking outside bothers me"|
|"I haz birds outside...cool."|
*** Next, let's turn a page in our "Tales of Midnight"...
|"I never turn down free food from nice people."|
Have no idea how he managed with those kids out to all hours, but he was back this morning.
*** Last back to the couch...I watched part of that awful apartment building fire in west London that has trashed about 120 flats and displaced God knows HOW many people.
It's said the fire started on the 2nd floor and "spread quickly upward".
That should bring into question the subject of building STANDARDS.
I'd wager that once single family residence has been "converted" into at least a duplex (multi-family residence).
We never had such things in Philly, and with good reason - too many obstacles prevented the wholesale conversion of houses from single-family to multi-family dwellings. Someone back there must have known it comes with it's own problems.
And such problems surface under the auspices of Murphy's Laws.
I believe this can be a case of differing standards of construction, which, since people are pretty much the same, basic construction should also be kept to similar standards. I mean, we're not in mud-huts, are we?
Perhaps cutting corners when it comes to architecture and the safety of residents is something that needs to come under scrutiny a lot more than it has been...just for the sake of peoples' lives.
One sacrifice should not have to beget another, and surely not with tragic results.
Stay SAFE out there, America.