And we'll be having this bit of a cool down for the next couple days, before it gets hot again next week.
The biggest change was in the humidity...didn't feel like I was breathing water when I went outdoors.
Sorry, I just can't take the heat and humidity a well as I used to...gotta be the age thing.
Our Hoosierland weather for today bring us mostly sunny skies, temps reaching to around the 80 degree mark, and breezy conditions (in the 20 MPH range). Not bad...and getting a might better.
*** First off of the hard drive is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
AUGUST 18 -
---It's National Fajita Day
AMERICAN delicacy? Save it for Mexico, compadre)
---It's National Ice Cream Pie Day
THAT'S more like it)
---It's National Mail Order Catalog Day
*** Next, and since we are at the end of the week, let's see what the following 48 hours has to offer in the way of observances...
AUGUST 19 -
---Saturday is National Aviation Day
---It's National Soft Ice Cream Day
TWO days of ice cream in a row...nice trend)
AUGUST 20 -
Sunday is National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
AND chocolate? Be still my beating heart!)
---It's National Radio Day
THOSE airwaves are STILL FREE, right?)
And there you have it...not that much going on, but some very good desserts in the offing.
Remember to observe responsibly,
*** Next up, seems Spain is now reaping the "benefits" of allowing the wrong people into THEIR country.
Here's a link to one of the many stories:
|Hey Europe...READ this!|
France has found out the hard way, as has Germany, the UK, Sweden...the list is getting longer, isn't it?
Hell, we even had our share of radical Islamists among us.
And yet, it all comes down to becoming permissive societies, doesn't it?
You let the camel get his nose in the damn tent, and now he's sleeping, pissing, and crapping all
over your satin pillows and expensive carpets.
Sooner or later, everyone will find out this isn't working out and that many nations stand to lose much of their OWN, unique cultures...for the sake of WHAT, exactly?
*** Next, a little something that caught my ear when hearing another story about the confederate monuments.
THAT is what made me stop and think (uh oh...there he goes again).
Those states that seceded from the union (then) went by a SPECIFIC NAME, didn't they?
They called themselves...(get ready, this will be a shocker for some):
|Even had their OWN flag.|
They still recognized themselves AS AMERICANS, and not some other (new) country. Amazing stuff, huh? Even got a WIKI, found HERE
They didn't break away FROM America, just the "union", the northern states, the yankees (not the Mets...never the Mets).
And that was my point of contention...these newscasters spoke without knowing the history behind what they were saying. Also, there were abolitionists in the south, just as much as there were those who were slaveholders in the north.
|Learn it, live it, love it.|
We're treading on very dangerous ground here.
*** Next up, more proof that local government has NO idea what a CIVIL SERVANT really is. Here's the link:
((Security for the building is the major issue here. Residents say their main concern is safety. However, police and Park Center officials said the community will be more safe with more drug addicts receiving help.))
What the hell kind of LOGIC are these officials operating under? Maybe these "officials" need to check THEMSELVES into a drug facility, because they seem to need a LOT of help getting off of whatever they're smoking, snorting, or shooting.
THIS type of venue is somehow safer?
The plan is to have two security guards there around the clock, and possibly a police outpost nearby. Hell, we could use that (plan) on OUR DAMN STREET!
Yeah, somehow, having all those addicted felons near MY house would make me nervous, too.
They manage to burglarize, rob and steal at their leisure these days...why would that miraculously STOP if and when this center gets approval and houses these people?
*** Next, a nice little drug raid uptown nets one (and more).
This took place yesterday just after 0900 hrs at a house located at 1230 Swinney Ave.
((Inside the home, officers found a digital scale with cocaine residue, more than 100 grams of cocaine and several used baggies, according to a report.))
Quyon (which must be Swahili for DUMBASS LOSER) Dsean Rogers, 21, faces charges of Dealing Cocaine, Maintaining a Common Nuisance and two counts of Neglect of a Dependent.
Excuse me, but THAT is a woman? Getting harder to tell these days.
((Police also found a 10-month-old child and 3-year-old child. They were removed from the home and taken into custody by the Department of Child Services.
Neighborhood Code condemned the home after the raid.))
I condemn people like this for breeding and wreaking havoc on society.
*** Next up, let's tag out of the garbage heap, and instead spend some time at "Kitten Corner"...
|"I'm not cute...I'm ADORABLE."|
Well, you COULD say they get those crazies on, and they don't seem AS cute.
|"She's right. I'M the cute one."|
*** Next, time to look in on "Midnight and Company"...
|"Hahaha...humans are a hoot."|
For one thing, they're not tearing through the house.
|"Did I miss something funny?"|
As usual, Whiskers was around ALL day (into night), while our ebony feline had his morning meal, and then did his "patrol" gig until early afternoon. He stayed until dusk, then set off for another "adventure".
*** Last back to the CD-ROM...crazy doesn't begin to describe the world today.
OTHER kind - the dangerous kind of
Take the way we seem to excel at BANNING things today.
Then we started banning WORDS, and not enough people pushed back as they did with the books.
We also banned religious items in government places (and some private ones, too), and as long as every other religion was INCLUDED, the Ten Commandments could stay (how nice of the leftards).
USMC monument in Arlington?
I mean, we ARE hearing murmurs about the Washington monument and Jefferson Memorial (because both had slaves, who were WELL-treated and educated, btw). The Lincoln Memorial was recently vandalized, and he was AGAINST slavery (anyone remember that Emancipation Proclamation thing?).
We only had slavery because it was PERMITTED in the colonies (thanks, England), and later in the fledgling United States.
We have a great many things in the USA because they are permitted, but that doesn't necessarily mean they are correct or what we need.
Many times, we allow things we're not even aware of, but are there as an unintended consequence to previous actions (or inactions).
And that unfortunately brings us back to this crazy-ass world.
Not that hard to figure out how we got to this point in time.
The challenge is for us to decide how we're going to extricate ourselves from this Gordian knot.
Time can work for us, or against us in this matter.
Do have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.