And, it was nice to not have everything damp outside.
The balance of the week will have rising temperatures (but nothing approaching the 80 degree mark, thankfully). I think I've had my share of "summer fun", such as it was.
Our Hoosierland weather for today brings us mostly sunny skies, temps reaching to about 67 degrees and some windy conditions early on...not too shabby a day.
*** First off of the keyboard is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
OCTOBER 17 -
---It's Black Poetry Day
COLORS now? Save it for February)
---It's National Edge Day
---It's National Mulligan Day
---It's National Pasta Day
---It's National Pharmacy technician Day
---It's Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity
*** Next up, since we are at Tuesday, time to once again see all the FWPD that we should have heard about, but didn't, because most of the media was busy diverting our attention with nonsensical tripe...
SHOTS FIRED ((113)) / ARMED ROBBERY((53)) CALLS - 10/09 - 10/15
((23,113 - vandalism by gunfire))
OCT 9 -
17F124656 10/09/2017 01:33pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 6000 STELLHORN RD
17F124825 10/09/2017 07:55pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 500 KINSMOOR AVE
17F124839 10/09/2017 09:14pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 COLISEUM BLVD S
17F124847 10/09/2017 09:47pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3400 PLAZA DR
17F124675 10/09/2017 02:22pm 23,113 6000 GLENVIEW DR
17F124728 10/09/2017 04:13pm 23,113 7200 PEERLESS DR
((NO armedd robbereis))
OCT 10 -
17F124924 10/10/2017 01:46am 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 RUDISILL BLVD E
17F125186 10/10/2017 06:13pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3600 SPRUCE DR
17F125255 10/10/2017 09:40pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 OXFORD ST & ROBINWOOD DR
17F125279 10/10/2017 10:41pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 500 CREIGHTON AVE W & FAIRFIELD AV
17F125289 10/10/2017 11:05pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 PITTSBURG ST
17F125304 10/10/2017 11:52pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3800 WEISSER PARK AVE & RUDISILL BLVD
17F125250 10/10/2017 09:12pm 53 ARMED ROB 2800 RIDGEWAY DR
OCT 11 -
17F125312 10/11/2017 12:33am 113 SHOTS FIRED 3200 SMITH ST
17F125397 10/11/2017 09:34am 113 SHOTS FIRED 4700 BOWSER AVE
17F125675 10/11/2017 11:50pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 5400 YORKSHIRE DR
17F125625 10/11/2017 09:01pm 53 ARMED ROB 6400 JEFFERSON BLVD W
OCT 12 -
17F125695 10/12/2017 01:14am 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 HILLSIDE AVE
17F125696 10/12/2017 01:26am 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 WINTER ST
17F125846 10/12/2017 01:06pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 5500 BOWSER AVE
17F125895 10/12/2017 03:17pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 MAGNAVOX WAY
17F125943 10/12/2017 05:01pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1500 WOODSIDE AVE
17F125734 10/12/2017 04:56am 23,113 1200 LILLIE ST
17F125790 10/12/2017 10:01am 23,113 800 CANAL ST
17F126016 10/12/2017 08:43pm 53 ARMED ROB 3500 ANTHONY BLVD S
17F125875 10/12/2017 02:35pm 58 SHOOTING 00 MAIN ST E
OCT 13 -
17F126077 10/13/2017 12:32am 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 COLERICK ST & HOLTON AVE
17F126404 10/13/2017 06:13pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1800 CLAY ST & MASTERSON AVE E
17F126425 10/13/2017 07:15pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 700 HARMAR ST
17F126504 10/13/2017 10:55pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3400 SHERMAN BLVD
17F126512 10/13/2017 11:15pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 FOREST AVE
17F126522 10/13/2017 11:31pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 GREENE ST
17F126528 10/13/2017 11:51pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 5800 BUNT DR
((NO armed robberies))
OCT 14 -
17F126561 10/14/2017 01:44am 113 SHOTS FIRED 4400 CALHOUN ST S
17F126768 10/14/2017 03:02pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3700 GRAYSTON AVE & EASTROWE ST
17F126813 10/14/2017 05:14pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 400 DUNNWOOD DR
17F126919 10/14/2017 08:55pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1500 RABUS DR
17F126927 10/14/2017 09:17pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2300 BIRCHWOOD AVE
17F126933 10/14/2017 09:29pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2300 HOAGLAND AVE
17F126629 10/14/2017 07:49am 53 ARMED ROB 2700 COLISEUM BLVD W
OCT 15 -
17F127073 10/15/2017 04:41am 113 SHOTS FIRED 100 KILLEA ST & HARRISON ST S
17F127339 10/15/2017 09:21pm 53 ARMED ROB 6400 BLUFFTON RD
17F127074 10/15/2017 04:45am 58 SHOOTING 1100 LAFAYETTE ST S & LEWIS ST E
17F127335 10/15/2017 09:04pm 58 SHOOTING 700 BROADWAY
Also, 150+ traffic accidents (property and personal injury w/ lots of "hit-skips"), 100+ domestic calls (again), lots of robberies and burglaries, 1 stabbing, 3 indecent exposures, 4 pursuits, and 19 narcotics calls.
FIREWORKS CALLS - OCT 9 - OCT 15
Well that's just A-f*cking-mazing!
*** Next, more about the shooting that took place at (or near) Foster's Sports Pub.
And this is the "icing on the cake":
So, ONE resident in that area thinks Fosters is like CHEERS?
Sorry, dear...I can't defend a place that has such a "history", as was mentioned in the story:
2013 shows 39 calls related to Foster’s
2014 had the most calls with 69
2015 had 47 calls
2016 had 54 calls
There have been 48 calls this year (as of 8 October and not including Monday’s call.)
Doesn't quite seem to give me that "Norm, Cliff and company" feeling.
I'm sure everybody knows your name...but ONLY if that "everyone" happens to be wearing a shield and carrying a service pistol in their FWPD cruiser.
This place fits the criteria as a chronic nuisance property to me.It needs to simply go away.
((Monday’s shooting added to a worsening reputation. “I just hate that this neighborhood gets a bad rap all the time because of a few sets of people who choose to bring garbage to a place that was intended to be a place to socialize and quote on quote fellowship.”))
|From November 2012|
|From May 2012|
|Now THIS works for me.|
(then again, there IS that fellowship of the ring gig in Middle Earth)
|This ALSO works for me.|
*** Next, I've never been a fan of NETFLIX, and with good reason - cable costs enough as it is!
Imagine that - with MORE subscribers, Netflix is wallowing in debt.
How the hell does that happen?
((The billions of dollars Netflix has borrowed to pay for exclusive series such as “House of Cards,” ''Stranger Things,” and “The Crown” has helped its service more than triple its global audience the past four years – leaving it with 109 million subscribers through September.))
Ahh, so THAT is the reason. Makes sense, I suppose.
But, to me, I'm not into that kind of thing. I feel like any "fad", it will fade eventually.
*** Next up, we already know HOW distracted drivers are with all the crap in the "infotainment" systems in vehicles, right?
Now, while being asleep at the wheel IS a problem (literally as well as figuratively), they already have driver alert systems in many vehicles. Or maybe, people SHOULD NOT DRIVE when that tired (or otherwise impaired)?
Toyota is leading the charge here, but you can bet others will follow (another fad).
Lemme ask the obvious question then:
How is any of this THAT important when you're ALSO trying to develop SELF-DRIVING cars, anyway? Doesn't that take the driver OUT of the equation?
*** Next, and while we're on the subject of cars...Mercedes has a big problem. Here's the story:
(never had this problem when we DIDN'T HAVE airbags...did we?)
Doesn't Daimler also own Chrysler?
Be interesting to find out if THEIR airbags have similar problems? Just wondering.
*** Next, time to drop on by "Kitten Corner"...
|Stretching on the kitchen floor|
|C'mere...there's 2 cats outside|
*** Next up, let's check in with "Midnight and Company"...
|I don't wanna look up. I'm busy eating.|
Other than that, all is fine in our community cat realm.
*** Last back to the mainframe...the way some people think today should scare the hell out of the rest of us.
I'm sure at some time in the past, that WAS a reputable establishment that catered to a working class of people who DID enjoy the company of like-minded individuals. That's what a neighborhood bar usually was.
That's the way things were, and I never recall any fights breaking out at such places, let alone homicides.
I guess back then, people having a few drinks made them LESS combative, rather than today when people pick fights for NO good reason and will shoot you quick as look at you.
It also says a lot about the "clientele" that frequent these bars.
|Outside the former Sports and Spirits bar|
When you add illegal drugs into the mix, or sexual improprieties, or other types of lewd behaviors, you'r asking for trouble. Where once you had a nice place to stop and have a cold one with people you knew, you now have a place where you might wind up taking your life in your hands.
Sure the south side of Fort Wayne has a bad reputation, and it's because we no longer have the civility in the neighborhoods. We no longer have businesses where people can go to shop...or relax and have a drink with neighbors.
All we have around here today are places to hang out.
We called them...vagrants.
Something to think about, isn't it?
Stay SAFE out there, America.