WET yesterday...so much for any rain "deficit" in our city now.
Today doesn't look to be near as bad, as far as conditions go.
We did beat the record for rainfall yesterday with 2 inches (previously 1.66 inches). Take that to the next trivia event.
And, we might see a scattered shower or two, but none of the downpour variety seen previously (cross your fingers).
Our Hoosierland weather will bring us partly to mostly cloudy skies (the sun is trying to make an early appearance), with temps rising to around 80 degrees, and whatever leftover humidity lingering from yesterday. Better than all that hail out in Colorado.
*** First off of the well-soaked lawn is our WHO SAID THAT? quote for the week:
"Immigration laws are the only laws that are discussed in terms of how to help people who break them."
You have to admit that the person saying this IS speaking the truth, and it is nothing less than sage wisdom.
So, WHO said that? The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at the Stuyvesant High School in NYC...
*** Next, time for our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
JUNE 20 -
---It's National American Eagle Day
---It's National Hike With a Geek Day
---It's National Ice Cream Soda Day
---It's National Kouign Amann Day
---It's National Vanilla Milkshake Day
*** Next up, from our Department of Chemical Infusion Confusion, we have this little deal
KNOW we were headed in this direction, right? CBD-LACED BEER..
And, while you might NOT suffer the effects of a hangover, is it really something we want to embrace?
Blue Moon brewery does.
Now, WHO will regulate the amount of CBD (THC) that goes in the beer? Yes, I know cannabis and hops are pretty much genus-cousins, but, it's the alcohol that gives beer that "kick", right?
Somehow, I'm seriously doubting that.
*** Next, from our Department of the Overly Obvious, comes THIS:
Yep, gas prices are rising in Indiana...one of only three states to see that rise. But at least "we" have a reason - that damnable GAS TAX.
|Looks like THAT boat already sailed.|
I'm just waiting for the next refinery shutdown for maintenance to jack prices even HIGHER, because you ALL know that's due to come when we least expect it...right?
*** Next up, a jet blows a tire our at our FWIA. Here's the story:
NOT from the 122nd ANG, but a cold war era North American F-100 Super Saber (first jet to achieve supersonic speed in LEVEL flight). That's pretty cool.
I thought I heard a jet overfly us that day, and I couldn't place the engine noise (wasn't an A-10 or an F-16).
|Taken in 2012|
(but we did see one at an air show they had here years ago).
*** Next, a really nice BIG drug bust in Columbus, OH . Here's the story:
And, it looks like this was a major multi-state deal. Well, you have to admit that Columbus is a good "hub" for the drug trade in this country.
Looks like a multi-agency task force can deal with such things handily.
Jesse Montelongo-Rangel, held on $20 million bond
Luis Villareal, held on $20 million bond
Juan Vela, Jr., held on $20 million bond
Antwonne Hunter, held on $20 million bond
Toinairis Hunter, held on $7.5 million bond
Davion Craig, held on $7.5 million bond
Antwone and Toinairis Hunter are both from Columbus. Vela, Villareal, and Montelongo-Rangel are from Texas, and Davion Craig is from Charlotte, North Carolina.
To all the LEOs involved...nice job, people. Good to see some nice HUGE bonds, as well.
*** Next up, and dfrom our Department of Culinary Nonsense, we bring you THIS:
MEAT? Are you shitting me? There IS no alternative to meat...that's why we EAT it, for God's sake.
I've NEVER been a fan of tofu (and never will be), and I don't even like turkey burgers or turkey dogs...turkey should be TURKEY, as in thanksgiving type stuff, got it?
And I won't be a supporter of various "substitutes" for meat (like we see in all those sci-fi flicks). That's just not right.
If red meat is gonna kill me, at least I'll die happy (and with a full stomach).
*** Next, time to stop by our "Kitten Corner"...
|What can I get into next?|
And, they've figured a way to open the coat closet bi-fold door off of the family room. Ingenious little buggers.
|Don't do it...daddy's watching.|
No complaints from me with any of that.
*** Next up, let's check in with "Midnight and Company"...
The furry twosome managed to become a soggy twosome yesterday, when those downpours hit.
|Gotta enjoy being dry while I can.|
Midnight tried to stay dry under the patio table, but with the winds shifting, it was difficult at best.
Whiskers took to a shelter and remained there until it was time to eat.
|I feel a storm coming...|
We even had a window of calm to get some hand-held treats time in, which went well.
*** Last back to the rain barrel...this whole leftist mantra about the illegal immigration children being taken from their illegal immigration parents is utter nonsense, and getting boring.
And we're not mistreating the kids...hell, the camps they're kept at have been described more like "summer camp" than anything else.
If I did the same thing in another country, I would expect no less than whatever punishment was due me for MY actions.
Same thing when it comes to refugees...our country simply CAN NOT become the world's "dumping ground" for all the displaced.
We can't afford it, we can't sustain it, and damn it, it's not helping everyone here who IS a citizen and has pursued that course in a legal manner. We have plenty of "home-grown" problems in this country right NOW that need immediate attention
To take in every and all "comers" at the drop of a hat is tantamount to an invasion, rather than any form of immigration.
NOT doing for our OWN people.
I know it might seem a bit callous, but this country has got to take a stand and demand that any immigration here HAS to be done "by the numbers", and within the purview of the laws already in place.
To do any less will cause repercussions we're not ready to accept...or be able to deal with.
Just a little something to think about.
Stay SAFE out there, America.