We actually needed some rain, in spite of the very moist spring and early summer we had.
I will say the air is humid enough to wring the hell out, however.
Our Hoosierland weather for today has for us mostly cloudy skies, bit of sun, a few bouts of showers throughout the day, temps reaching to around 86 degrees, and of course, PLENTY of humidity. Take an umbrella along anyway, and modify your driving accordingly.
*** First out of the cookie jar is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"Get correct views of life, and learn to see the world in its true light. It will enable you to live pleasantly, to do good, and, when summoned away, to leave without regret."
This was spoken by none other than Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was an American general known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865.
(I thought this so apropos in lieu of recent events in his home state of Virginia)
And here is his WIKI:
((A son of Revolutionary War officer Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee III, Lee was a top graduate of the United States Military Academy and an exceptional officer and military engineer in the United States Army for 32 years. During this time, he served throughout the United States, distinguished himself during the Mexican–American War, and served as Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point))
Lee was someone who proved himself time and again, both as a student at West Point as well as an engineer for the U.S. Army and later on, battlefield tactician,
As could be expected, the WIKI is a long read, and deservedly so, especially when you get down to Lee's legacy, the monuments and statues erected to commemorate the man, as well as his influence in pop culture.
Here's a link to a story that mentions this:
|Have we come to THIS in America?|
Both links are good reads, and I hope you take the time to understand the truth.
*** Next up, time for our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
AUGUST 17 -
---it's National I Love My Feet Day
---It's National Non-Profit Day
THIS status by now?)
---It's National Thrift Shop Day
---It's National Massachusetts Day
*** Next up, let's shift gears and stop over to "Kitten Corner"...
AS well-behaved as they could have been, but they were better than they HAVE been of late.
We get the ups and downs of feline frivolity, nestled in between bouts of napping and eating.
Violet likes to carry one around with her and "talk to it" in the hallway.
Gallifrey just likes to toss a toy in the air and ":juggle" it around.
A video might be in store there, because all you get with a still picture is a very blurry cat.
*** Next, time to look in on "Midnight and Company"...
M.I.A. for some of the day.
The afternoons have both of them back and staying until dusk.
*** Last back to the bakery, this story got me to thinking..
(and that can be dangerous at times).
But the sub-headline tells me much about the "real" meaning of this rally.
(Downtown vigil held in response to unrest, Trump)
IS another underlying "theme" to this get-together...
These people are playing the (pardon the pun) "Trump-Card", as in rail against the president (again).
IS a double-standard at work here.
No one seemed to decry Obummer when he was proven incorrect in his assessment of various actions taken by police when HE was in office...and those should have been called out, because he was dead wrong. He got a free pass (as usual).
Now, we have a president who denounced hate groups of ANY kind (and there are black ones as well as white ones...look them up), but that's not ENOUGH for these people...or he didn't "word it correctly", or some other bullshit excuse.
Thing is, I haven't heard ONE damn REASON as to why these (leftist) folks should be saying what they say about our commander-in-chief. I've only heard excuses, and we know that, like assholes, everyone's got one.
ALL may be guilty.
Think on this...if there is a hate group, and people speak out AGAINST that group, and actually say they HATE that group, does that not make the ones against the group a "hate group" in their own right?
It would appear so.
Oh, I also hate the terminally and chronically STUPID among us.
I'm far from being alone on this, so that must (by default) make us our own hate group.
Well, there is hate and there is HATE, right?
I know I hate hating things (and people)....I can find much better use of my time.
There is also "righteous indignation". I could do a week of posts JUST on that.
For some reason, people have become addicted to sensationalism, especially where it pertains to the media, and since many of these younger upstarts have never known a society without all these devices meant to divert their attention from what really goes on, they have no point of reference when it comes to how things used to be before all this.
Perhaps we need to open some addition centers for THIS kind or rhetoric?
In some ways, it's like having a planet full of spoiled little brats...in ADULT form.
And woe to us all if and when they "take over"; history will change according to their whims, and everything will be settled with violence, rather than discussion and reason.
And, like the saying goes..."If we don't learn from history, then we are destined to repeat it."
Maybe the change we sorely need will come before that happens (again). We can only hope.
Stay SAFE out there, America.