At least that rain missed us for the most part. We only got scattered light rain late in the day here.
And, the weekend will see us with a bit of a cool down, as we drop back into the mid to upper 70s (well, it is cooler than it has been, just not by much.
Our Hoosierland weather for today brings us cloudy skies to start with, giving way to sunshine by this afternoon, temps reaching to about 78 degrees, and a noticeable drop in that humidity.
Friday Fortitude, as we see what else has been going on, hmm?
*** First off of the rooftop is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
JULY 28 -
---It's Buffalo Soldiers Day
---It's National Get Gnarly Day
---It's National Milk Chocolate Day
---It's National System Administrator Appreciation Day
---It's National Talk In An Elevator Day
---It's National Waterpark Day
FTW will decide they want one of THESE near the riverfront?)
*** Next, and since we are at week's end, let's see what we can observe over the following 48 hours...
JULY 29 -
---Saturday is National Chicken Wing Day
---It's National Dance Day
---It's National Lasagna Day
---It's National Lipstick Day
CAMO gloss for the transgender troops)
JULY 30 -
---Sunday is National Cheesecake Day
NYC style cheesecake)
---It's National Father-in-Law Day
---It's National Whistleblower Day
ONLY person blowing a whistle was the crossing guard)
And there you go...plenty of things to keep busy, and remember to always observe responsibly.
*** Next up, the Indy suburb of Southport lost one of it's finest.
Lt. Aaron Allan, the Southport Police Department's officer of the year in 2015 was killed while on duty answering a call for a traffic accident Thursday after walking up to a car that had flipped in a crash and one of the occupants shot him multiple times.
What prompted the shooter to fire at Allan was unclear.
Police arrested Jason Brown, 28, on a preliminary murder charge in the shooting that killed Southport Police Lt. Aaron Allan.
What the hell is this world coming to?
*** Next, our governor is not endearing himself to me when he talks about things like THIS:
PAY for HEALTH CARE? Aside from the IRONY connected to something as ludicrous as this, why does ANYONE have to generate any form of HIGHER TAXES for health care?
Are they doing it for CAR insurance? Or HOMEOWNERS insurance?
What about BOAT insurance?
Stop all this damn idiocy with healthcare, and go back to what worked LONG before the feds decided to stick their fingers in our pies when it came to being treated by doctors who had neighborhood offices, and who USED to make house calls and never charged ANY amount as criminally high as they do today (just to look you over).
ALL government intrusion OUT of healthcare and let the private sector run this dog-and-pony show, before we ALL go belly up, financially.
OR...you COULD provide everyone the EXACT SAME coverage that all these congresspeople and senators get...now THAT would be equally FAIR, don'cha think?
*** Next up, a shoplifting "girlrilla" gets her just dues.
((Shoplifting suspect allegedly attacks
A Fort Wayne woman is in custody, accused of shoplifting clothes from a Kohl's store and using a stun gun on a loss prevention officer.
Tyresha Ranae Thomas, 29, of the 700 block of McKinnie Avenue, walked out of an unspecified Kohl's store around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday while a loss prevention officer followed her outside and tried to stop her, according to court documents.
“Back off, (expletive),” Thomas said and displayed a stun gun. She continued to flee while a second loss prevention officer pursued her.
When he told her to stop, she turned around and discharged the stun gun. The prevention officer stopped after she used her stun gun, court documents said.
Fort Wayne police officers arrested Thomas along with an accomplice and recovered the stolen merchandise valued at more the $1,800.
She is in the Allen County Jail charged with robbery and theft and a misdemeanor charge of using a stun gun while committing a crime. Her bond is $13,250, a jail spokesman said.))
Using a stun gun in the commission of a crime is akin to using a firearm...sorry, bitch.
These people are growing a more brazen and violent crop of criminals these days, especially the females of the tribe.
*** Next up, time to stop on by "Kitten Corner"...
"spazmotic" (Bob's lexicon again).
As long as they keep from tearing the place apart or breaking stuff, I'm good with that.
|"We can haz TREETS? Yay!"|
*** Next, let's see what's going on with "Midnight and Company"...
Midnight was there, but then ambles off, only to come back later that morning and spend the rest of the day in the shade, waiting for the kibbles I take to them both.
As to the caterpillars? Have no idea where they went. Not my fault they're M.I.A.
*** Last back to the basement...it amazes me when I listen to people interviewed on TV these days.
Crime IS on the rise, and has been for the last couple decades. Also, the LEVEL of violence has risen markedly.
You can blame street gangs for this, along with most of the other crimes that occur.
In fact, the number of gangs in America (and their memberships) have been rising, and that should be a wake up call to every single law-abiding citizen.
This is the result of the lack of a real plan to eradicate and disband such entrenched groups across this nation.
But that may change soon. Here's just one account of many:
Hispanics account for the largest number of such people, so do the math.
Neighborhoods that WERE safe are now fast becoming havens for those with criminal intent.
So, when people talk about living in a "good" area of any city, they might want to give themselves a reality check.
There's no reason under the sun WHY we can't have a safe country to live in, and safe(er) cities for the residents who only want to live their lives, and raise their families.
And along those lines, a good healthy does of MORALITY all around, would be the BEST foundation to (re)build upon.
OUR country what it should be and not what some wish to make it. Let's try something we know will succeed.
Therein lies the lesson to be learned..
DO have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.