Have you ever had a day when good intentions went bad in spite of your best efforts?
This has been one of those days. To prevent victimization by negativity, I’m taking the rest of the day off.
Even news coming from my workshop radio sucked. Another errant motorist plowed into a local Mardi Gras parade this morning. Thoughts go to the victims. Sorry to think it–but, what the heck is going on with this stuff?
Morning fog curtain has yet to lift–revealing the final tragic scene of a three-state manhunt. If you drive a late-model Kia, chances are it was manufactured at the nearby assembly plant.
A West Point, GA motel is where fugitive, Billy Boyette and his girlfriend’s murderous, seven-day crime spree came to an end. But not before the lives of four women ended at his hands.
Two of the victims were murdered, just for their cars. One victim from a nearby town, murdered, while working in her front lawn. I’m sure the victims would have gladly traded car keys for their lives. They weren’t given the chance.
Were it not for observant locals, Boyette could still be on the run. The white Chevy Cobalt, stolen from the fourth victim parked outside the motel, gave him away. Boyette vowed to not be taken alive.
The standoff lasted most of the day, Tuesday during fierce thunderstorms and rain. Investigators are still on the scene. Boyette was his own judge and jury; took his own life as law enforcement threatened to break down the motel room door.
Monday, the rumors flew. Where were the two fugitives hiding? Nobody felt safe. His girlfriend–I’ll not mention her name, because her part in this murderous crime spree will have to be proven in court. Boyette’s gone, his cold-hearted actions deserve no sympathy.
Highway construction was the big news last year. Errant drivers ignored the dead-end street sign and came through with everything from delivery vans to tour buses.
Normally a quiet neighborhood, this year two storms are brewing below the surface.
Notorious free-range pet parents are being sued for allowing their dogs to threaten–even bite people in the neighborhood. What will come from this is unknown. I hope relief is granted, and those in question will be forbidden from owning dogs.
The other problem–someone new to the neighborhood has been riding ATV’s on private lands and right-of-ways. Muddy washouts will interfere with natural drainage and destroy wildlife habitat. Some of this land is in a city park. This can not be allowed to go on.
Media generated hype
Wasn’t worth it
Don’t be afraid
Throw some shade
Said by someone
Stuck in a revolving door
All America needed
Was another fake
Everybody was motivated
By something–be it
Or something else
Ceiling fans turned
In agonized slowness
Heads full of doubts
Looked down at
Like lazy dogs
In hard to reach places
Give and take, give and take
Was all that mattered