LOL! With the way retail is these days, they never seem to begin early enough.
We did get by with no rain yesterday. Can't be that sure about today, though.
Our Hoosierland weather brings us more of that warm-up, with temps reaching back up into the upper 80s, mostly cloudy skies, and a slightly windy day.
There will be a chance of a scattered shower all day (more tonight). Do plan accordingly.
*** First off of the counter-top is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
This was spoken by someone I only featured ONCE here (and I checked), although he's been quoted here more than a few times. That's none other than John Adams (October 30 [O.S. October 19] 1735 – July 4, 1826), who was also an American patriot who served as the second President of the United States (1797–1801) and the first Vice President (1789–97).
|Adams birthplace - Braintree (Quincy), Mass.|
And here (again) is his WIKI:
The White House. You will also learn about the "Quasi-War", the XYZ Affair and The Alien and Sedition Acts. And you'll find that Adams NEVER owned a slave, nor believed in using slave labor.
*** Next up, time for our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
JUNE 29 -
---It's National Almond Buttercrunch Day
---It's National Bomb Pop Day
---It's National Camera Day
ANY day for me..love taking pictures, and love not having to spend $$$ developing them)
---It's National Handshake Day
*** Next, an update on that drug bust along Michigan Ave that netter FIFTEEN arrests.
Here's the story:
Four of that group that were busted face felony charges.
|McGuire Cavinder Patton Twilley|
Thomas Burke Patton, 52, from Detroit, and Stephanie Twilley, are the other two facing the felony charges.
((In the house, police found one sandwich bag containing 50 small 1-inch-by-1-inch bags labeled “420,” each containing crack cocaine, along with a digital scale with white powder residue on it, three charred spoons, one crack pipe, numerous plastic bags and one stolen .40-caliber Beretta 69D handgun with extended magazine and 15 rounds.))
Never heard of a Beretta "69D" pistol.
|Beretta .40 model 96D|
A nice haul . Now, let's see if we can KEEP them in jail for a long time, hmm?
*** Next up, we have another death investigation.
Another instance of finding out things like this days AFTER it happens.
A man was found dead in a house located at 432 W. Masterson Ave., just east of Fairfield.
MANNER has yet to be determined. IF it's ruled a homicide, then it may be the city's 14th one of the year (depending on how the coroner rules on the two that were also found dead in another house on the SE side).
Now, if that name Breon Lamar Scott sounds familiar, you can thank me. His name appears in my blog post from 1 August 2012 (see, it pays to follow things here, they do become connected, sooner or later).
Unfortunately, the source article was pulled, so that link doesn't work any longer.
But, Scott has a nice history with the po-po...years of driving our streets w/o a license. several drug charges and receiving stolen property. Also has some citations from New Haven.
I for one, am glad he's off our streets. Now, about the other several hundred that also need to go away...
*** Next, time to get away from all the nasty out there and visit "Kitten Corner"...
There are so many times that you WANT to get a picture of them, but they don't hold still long enough.
THEN, they hold still...lol.
You almost wish you had a head-cam to follow them around and catch the fun...
*** Next up, let's step outside and look for those "Tales of Midnight"...
"fuzzy-buddy" was there yesterday morning, and stayed for part of the day.
He returned later on for afternoon food, and later when it started to get dark.
He stays on the patio whenever kids are out running and screaming (good thing, too).
And, he makes a much better "neighbor" than most everyone else around here, even if he is transient.
*** Last back to the breakfast nook...what has happened to the values that people like John Adams used to have?
All I seem to see these days are people at odds with one another, and for the dumbest of reasons.
We've got a nation of angry-ass people, and I know, because I also suffer from this "affliction".
I'm pretty angry...a lot of the time (more than I would prefer), and I don;' think I should HAVE to be like this. I'm sure you feel likewise.
I'm usually angry at the way people act, which appears counter to what used to pass for normalcy in our society.
|Okay, so maybe I don't get THIS angry...|
|Maggie "gets it".|
Watching or reading the news, you'd clearly see otherwise.
Everyone has rights, given by God and provided by our founding documents, but the main provision for ALL of these rights lies in the knowledge that each person's right end where another person's rights begin...and vice versa.
THAT is what many people can't wrap their primate brains around, and they really need to start doing that.
Privileges are given and/or taken away based on your merit, character, and ability to demonstrate an adherence to basic human guidelines in our society. Go against them and you're asking for a hard road to travel.
And face it, life is often challenging enough, without seeking out more things to divert one's attention from whatever task is at hand, right? Life is too short to waste on nonsense like selective tolerance, or PCBS, or anything that runs counter to what makes that life worth living.
Just a little something to think about.
Stay SAFE out there, America.