31 October 2014

Friday Follies - Halloween Edition...
Well, here we are at last...another journey into (what I like to call) the Great American Beg-A-Thon.
Now, this isn't PBS asking for funds (to go with all the gov't money they already get), this is Halloween, and we'll be getting into this shortly, but first, how's the weather today?
(glad you asked)
The Hooiserland weather for "fright night" will find us with dropping temps throughout the day, some rain moving in as well  into tonight, and the good chance of some wet snow when the temps dip into the lower THIRTIES.
Oh, and don;t expect much in the way of sunshine today, but DO expect some gusty breezes into the 25 MPH range.
How's THAT for sending October on it's way?
Yeah, I know...looks like Autumn is beating a hasty retreat (dig out the long underwear).
Let's get our warm cup of that morning beverage poured and see what's going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the pumpkin patch is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature
October 31 - 
As you could expect everthing has to deal with Halloween in some manner.
Today is FRANKENSTEIN FRIDAY...take from that what you will.
It's also CARVE A PUMPKIN DAY - again, so surprise there.
Now THESE are cool...
And, it's INCREASE YOUR PSYCHIC POWERS DAY...I have NO idea how to manage that one, but I have some ideas...(bwahahahah)
Oh, to be Charles Xavier for just ONE day...
Now, if I COULD increase my psychic powers, I could guarantee that the immediate area around our "Fortress" would be a LOT nicer and quieter place to live, that's for damn sure.
Moving on...
*** There is a study (not another one) from Nationwide (who's on your side) that states that MORE vehicles are vandalized on HALLOWEEN, than any other day of the year.
The word "DUH" comes to mind...
Now THIS looks like a job for "Captain Obvious".
They suggest park in the garage if you have one, or in a well-lit place.
Lemme see, the airport RUNWAY is pretty well-lit, wonder how many folks are going to park THERE?
There's no reason to NOT park in your garage if you have one, except if you use it to house those 50 illegals the Feds shipped up here last month without telling anyone.
*** Law enforcement has FINALLY caught that cop-killer in the Poconos yesterday.
Found him in an airplane hangar...and he surrendered to police when confronted.
Here's the story link:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/10/31/eric-frein-suspect-in-pennsylvania-trooper-ambush-taken-into-custody/
And the death penalty has been brought up...now THAT'S a damn good idea.
Nice perp walk for Eric Frien, the self-taught survivalist, who apparently wasn't all that good at eluding police, even though he managed it for 7 weeks. His big mistake was staying in the area.
There was no way he could stay hidden without formal training, and even then, you're taught to "exfil" an area when an OP is over.
Only fools fight in burning houses, as the saying goes.
*** You folks know I'm not really into Halloween (as Wifey is)...just kinda lost it's luster over the decades.
There was a time when I enjoyed putting on a costume, aside from when I was a child...that was at whatever Star Trek convention I managed to attend.
But that was fine...you were among others of similar mindsets.
Now, I'm not going to do my 8 simple rules for Halloween...you can check my archives of past years for that one.
Elvira - One redeeming grace of Halloween 
Let's just say that THIS neighborhood is not really conducive to the "spirit" (no pun intended) of Halloween.
In times past, we KNEW all the kids on the block, or those from a couple streets over, but around HERE, kids are brought IN to the area...from God knows where, and I see enough adult strangers meandering about daily...don't need little ones coming to my door for free anything...their "parent" (or whatever is claiming ownership of them) get enough free stuff as it is, thanks to entitlements.
That must paint me as a cynic...not a problem. I know how things work in areas like ours.
Besides, I don't see these kids ALL year, so why should I GIVE them something for showing up on our steps this ONE day?
I mean, if the kid mowed my lawn or delivered our paper, that would be another story altogether.
And when you get to a CERTAIN age, stop going out trick-or-treating...it's no longer "cute", got it?
Nothing worse than seeing some TEENS going door-to-door with the so-called "costumes" they scraped together (used to mirror their future lives...mostly BUMS) and have the nerve to ask for free candy from anyone.
I also went to a few adult Halloween parties in times past...wasn't all that impressed, and never got that drunk where I became the stuff of stories told years later.
That's a poor excuse to get 3 sheets to the wind and act like an idiot...or worse.
Once in a great while, there would be a sci-fi con around Halloween, and THAT was worth going to...at least no one was begging for candy...lol.
On the "up" side to this, there is a HUGE discount on the Halloween candy TOMORROW all over the place...kinda like the day AFTER Valentine's Day...only different colors.
There are of course, ALL the slasher movies that come with today, and I'm not a fan of those either for one MAIN reason:
The lead characters always go and do what logic would say they should NOT do...I can't stand stupidity on that order (I see enough around the ghettohood).
And what's with horror movies these days?
Go watch House of Wax w. the late Vincent Price...now THAT is a cool movie.
"It's just a jump to the left....
I will admit that Rocky Horror is fun, if ONLY to see Riff Raff "do the Time Warp again".
But the Halloween series and Friday the 13th series...gimme a break.
Add to all this some of the costumes that CHILDREN are wearing.
Many are much nicer than we had growing up, but some are just plain slutty for the girls, and disgusting for the boys.
They have plenty of time to look that way after they GROW UP...trust me.
Sure serves to bring the pedophiles out from under their rocks.
Can't go wrong with "Cap"...
There are exceptions for those who wear a SUPERHERO costume...one can never go wrong with fighting EVIL in the world.
And that goes for boys OR girls.
It's not that I hate Halloween...I just think whatever "fun" that used to be associated with it has taken a vacation.
Whaddya mean I can't say REDSKIN?
Granted, it's not exactly a "Christian" observance, but it used to be cool to (as a child) dress up as a cowboy or an astronaut, or even an INDIAN without drawing criticism or a lawsuit from the ACLU.
But when we decide to grow up, we put away childish things, right?
That doesn't mean we can't retain a child-like sense of wonder...or innocence, though.
Lord knows out society can benefit from something like that these days.
Well, I think I've said my piece on how I feel about today.
So tonight, it's Wifey, me, Garfield's Halloween Adventure on DVD and some popcorn.
All that candy, candy, candy, candy...
Sounds like a real plan to me.
*** Lastly, don't forget to set your clocks BACK an hour Saturday night (before 0200 hrs Sunday), as we shift over to "standard" time.
That means you're gaining an hour of sleep in the process..don't waste it...lol.
Personally, I think this is a waste (of time), and I miss when we didn't have to change the clocks twice a year in Indiana.
No one saves anything by changing the clocks..time relentlessly moves onward.
You people had it good here when you didn't have to play with the clocks.
More of "those" days we surely miss...right?.
Do have yourselves a great weekend.
See 'ya next month.
Be well, make a difference to someone today, and as always...
Stay SAFE out there, America.

30 October 2014

Thoughts on Thorsday...
Welcome to All Hallows Eve EVE, and all the briskness this morning brings.
Our Hooiserland forecast will see us with pretty much a carbon copy of yesterday's weather, with temps again topping out in the low 50s.
Going to be a mostly cloudy day as well, in anticipation for some rain later on, and perhaps a bit of...(dare I say it?)...wet snow!
That's right You are not mistaken. No accumulation is expected (that's a relief), but it will play into Halloween and all the trick-or-treaters who will be out and about.
So, as we greet this day, let's all get a warm and soothing cup of our favorite beverage and see what falls from the tree when we shake it...fair enough?
*** First off of the reservation today is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"Not a single time have we gotten a right from Congress or from the President. We get them from God."
This was spoken by none other than GLENN LEE BECK (born 10 February, 1964), and here is his WIKI:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Beck
Now, for someone who had his share of ups and downs in life, he's done pretty well, and I have to say I've been a follower of him since he was on CNN Headline News.
When he went to FOX, it was an even better match, and I was sad to see him leave.
But what he has done SINCE then is even more remarkable - starting his own Internet TV programming, which was the vanguard of what we now like to call "streaming television" on the web.
(not bad for a recovering alcoholic)
One thing that drew me to him...he just MAKES SENSE...plain old COMMON SENSE.
And when was he last time we heard that on a regular basis, hmm?
The WIKI is a good read and worth a few minutes, even if you don't find him all that appealing.
Now THIS is change for the better.
It goes to show that (once again) ONE man CAN make a difference, and he's doing a decent job of that.
I always say that you can tell how RIGHT you are by the number of LEFTISTS that despise you...LOL.
Moving on...
*** It's time for our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
October 30 - 
Today is NATIONAL CANDY CORN DAY...(big whoop).
I've not been much of a fan of that particular candy...don't know why.
It just never struck me as something to drool over. But I will admit that when it goes STALE, it makes some GREAT slingshot ammo.
(yes, it WILL break glass at distance)
-- It's also MISCHIEF NIGHT...the "All Hallows Eve Eve" thing.
And wouldn't you just KNOW it...they have a WIKI for THAT, too.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mischief_Night
And to think this goes ALL the way back to 1790 and from, of all people, a headmaster at St. John's College at Oxford.
We've come a long way from THIS...
It's also known as "cabbage night" (gotta read up to find the beginnings of THAT one), and "gate night". and "devil's night". It just depends on what part of the country you live in.
But, as you could expect, most of the "harmless" events escalated into things more destructive.
And THIS, even.
Pre-teens and teens would start to fill eggs with NAIR or NEET and toss them at individuals
In the mid 80s, garbage was set on fire, and cemeteries were either vandalized or set ablaze.
And in Camden, NJ, Mischief Night escalated to the point where, in the 1990s, widespread arson occurred, with over 130 acts of arson committed on 30 October, 1991.
Welcome to Camden, NJ...
And the populace (there) was mostly black back then, so you can figure out who was doing what to whom that night.
In Detroit, during that same time, they suffered a similar fate with all the rampant arson and vandalism, so residents took to the streets to patrol (thought that was the job of the police?) in order to stop those who would break the law.
This is now called ANGEL'S NIGHT, and runs from 29-31 October.
Even movies got in on this "craze".
In THE CROW, the main character (Eric Draven) and his fiancee are murdered on Mischief Night in (you guessed it)...DETROIT.
Brandon Lee's character returns from the grave one year later to the day, in order to exact his particular form of "justice" against the street gang. A good flick, BTW.
And now YOU know a lot more about today than the average person.
Moving on...
*** Now THIS story is a good one to take notice of:
http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20141030/LOCAL/310309968/1002/LOCAL
Very cool place - well-deserved award
The Fort Wayne's Children's Zoo was awarded the region's MOST sustainable business of the year.
Now, does that mean that the SOUTHEAST side of town COULD be considered for an award, because MUCH of our area can ALSO be seen as something of a "zoo" ?
It's just neighborhood kids playing..on YOUR car..
It seems to be self-sustaining as it is, what with all the "street-pharms"  sold and those EBT cards that abound...I mean something is paying for all those Escalades, right?
Surely, a VERY sustainable "business".
(and yes we have numerous "exhibits" to prove it)
*** Next up, an update of sorts on the airbag issues:
http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20141030/BIZ/310309949/1031/BIZ
Wow, the FEDS are urging "speed" on this whole airbag recall-fix thing.
Fill 'em with Jiffy Pop...problem solved.
And here I thought SPEED KILLS...oh, wait, that's the AIRBAGS that kill.
About 20% of all vehicles are involved in this clusterf$ck from the Takata Corp (maker of airbag assemblies).
It's said that humidity is the cause of the faults, but automakers are taking no chances on this one (and with good reason)...I mean, who WANTS to get "fragged" while driving or during an impact?
Ford is now recalling over 205K vehicles (SUVs) in COLD-weather states because the gas tank can rust, leak, and cause a fire.
WTH ever happened to taking some PRIDE in manufacturing cars and truck in this country?
This is SO much worse than the Pinto debacle...actually driving one of them NOW would be a helluva lot SAFER.
Guess that could also apply to the Corvair, for God's sake.
No vehicle is safe from recalls any longer...gotta love unions and the way they grab industry by the nose and kick 'em in the ass...all for the almighty dollar.
*** Last back to the wigwam...Wifey's been doing the "parent-conference" gig last night and this evening, so that leaves me "free" to fire up the old motivator...and do crazy stuff...like blow and rake the leaves AGAIN.
How long will it STAY this way now?
We're about the ONLY people to do this with any sense of purpose, because some folks don't bother at all, and some will just shovel all the leaves into the STREET. I prefer to place them where we're asked to, but I have no control over Mother Nature and how SHE chooses to scatter the leaves after they're raked...that one's not on me.
It also gives me time to keep the feeder filled and await other "friends" who stop by for a bit of a nosh.
Uh, oh...nuthatch on the screen.
And "Mr Wrinkles" comes by for peanuts
I can catch up on laundry, but I have "strict" instructions to NOT get up on any ladder (to clear gutters for example or trim limbs back on trees). 
The lovely Mrs Bobby G. doesn't want me landing in the hospital when she's not there.
I told her if anything, I'd land ON THE GROUND, and that ANY fall wouldn't hurt me one damn bit...it would be that SUDDEN STOP at the bottom.
Still, I will accede to her wishes, and I also promised to not shoot anyone along the way (but, you never know around here).
We kinda prefer to live our lives with as little drama as possible...can't say the same for the "locals".
A study in exasperation?
They seem to LIVE for that, and some of those who DO show up for the parent conferences are good examples of how the kids are being brought up.
Wifey tells me they see their share of "drama queens" (and that's the CHILDREN)...when the teachers meet the parents, it's immediately clear WHERE the kids get it from.
That's not a way for any society to progress.
I'm always saying that WE (the people) are MUCH better than this, and should strive to become better...each and every day.
I think there is a modicum of common sense to be found in that.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.

29 October 2014

Humpday Happenings...
Welcome to the middle of the last week of the month...fast closing in on All Hallows Eve.
It's a bit nippy outside this morning, but don't expect that much more of a warm-up.
The Hoosierland weather will find us with mostly sunny skies and temps only getting up into the .lower 50s.
Considering we're knocking on November's door, that's not all that bad.
But the next several days will bring us all back to reality with temps topping out in the FORTIES (and yes, it will drop slightly BELOW freezing at night).
The weekend looks to be a bit nicer overall.
In the meantime, grab yourselves a warm cup of morning fortitude, and let's get this show on the road...
*** First out of the coffee pot today is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"Not a single time have we gotten a right from Congress or from the President. We get them from God."
Now THAT sure sounds like a whole lot of truth to me.
So, who said that anyway?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at the broadcast booth...
*** Next, is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature.
October 29 - 
Whaddya mean go find a mountain to live on?
Today is HERMIT DAY...take from that what you will.
When normal people become surrounded by incorrigible and disrespectful "neighbors", one might consider themselves to become a "hermit"...out of necessity.
 (you may quote me...lol)
--And, it's also... NATIONAL FRANKENSTEIN DAY...!
Even John Kerry approves of this!
So get those bolts in your neck and feel free to wander about, or better yet, have a cup of tea and watch the original movie version with Boris Karloff.
Awww...ain't that so sweet?
Or, you could watch Young Frankenstein for a few laughs...it's still a classic in it's own right.
Just remember...FIRE is always no-no.
*** And that brings us to our weekly look at ALL the signal 113 calls that the media never tells you about.
SHOTS FIRED CALLS - 10/21 - 10/27
October 21
14F138335 22:15:24 113 SHOTS FIRED 4700 WEISSER PARK AVE
October 22
14F138617 16:04:49 113 SHOTS FIRED 3500 AVONDALE DR & WARSAW ST
14F138632 16:36:59 113 SHOTS FIRED 100 MECHANIC ST
October 23
14F138822 01:34:16 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 PONTIAC ST W & HOAGLAND AVE
14F139084 17:08:29 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 ROSEMONT DR
14F139096 17:13:46 113 SHOTS FIRED 1800 STEUP AVE & CHEROKEE RD
14F139238 23:45:15 113 SHOTS FIRED 3400 BOWSER AVE & OXFORD ST
14F139239 23:55:08 113 SHOTS FIRED 7100 HICKORY CREEK DR
14F139134 19:01:56 58 SHOOTING 400 CREIGHTON AVE E & WARSAW ST
October 24
14F139383 11:57:05 113 SHOTS FIRED 2800 LA BALME TRL
14F139589 18:57:31 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 CREIGHTON AVE W
October 25
14F139771 03:00:34 113 SHOTS FIRED 1600 COLLEGE ST & WALL ST
14F139782 03:57:22 113 SHOTS FIRED 4500 STANDISH DR
14F139780 03:57:34 113 SHOTS FIRED 1800 MCKINNIE AVE & ANTHONY BLVD S
14F140110 20:32:23 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 RICHARDSON ST
14F140121 20:56:15 113 SHOTS FIRED 2400 BOWSER AVE
October 26
14F140210 00:47:57 113 SHOTS FIRED 4200 WASHINGTON RD N
14F140264 04:16:47 113 SHOTS FIRED 3000 BARR ST S
October 27
14F140596 00:23:25 113 SHOTS FIRED 6200 ST JOE RD
14F140597 00:25:34 113 SHOTS FIRED 3000 MARDIGRAS LN
14F140878 18:59:14 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 BUCHANAN ST
14F140940 21:43:43 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 RUDISILL BLVD E & ANTHONY BLVD
14F140847 17:49:43 58 SHOOTING 3100 WINTER ST
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Now, on to some other "stuff" that's been going around (and around, and around)...
*** Kevin Leininger had a good column about the recent city council "proposed cuts" and what has been mentioned is worth a read for a few reasons..
Here's the story link:
http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20141028/NEWS/141029718/1041/LEININGER
It's always about "MY" people...
Council-hack (seemingly in perpettum), Glynn HInes - 6th district...that's OURS, unfortunately-  wanted to cut about $117K - the SAME amount that Rusty York gets for being the "capo de capo" of Public Safety in the city.
Now, on the surface, I agree 100% with that move ONLY...we never needed that position in the first place (imho), and York should be retired anyway...not to mention, his tenure as FWPD chief was "less than stellar", shall we say?
But Hines has ulterior motives for his proposal (which he eventually withdrew anyway yesterday)...and the story spells it out.
It was only a year ago that Hines WANTED the Public Safety Director job to be created...thought it was good.
The real reason becomes clear after a year...it's more about racial politics and civil rights.
Hines thinks some officers are not treated "fairly", even if they get 23 reprimands over 34 years on the force.
Naturally, Rev. Micheal Latham (said to be running for local NAACP president AGAIN) agrees with Hines.
(birds of a feather here)
It's the SAME people saying the SAME (hackneyed) BS...maybe THAT'S why things never change for the better, especially on the SE side of town?
The officer in question (Sgt Rogers) even helped to mentor current chief Garry Hamilton (and Lord knows Garry can use all the mentoring he can get...nice guy, but wonderfully ill-prepared for the role of chief).
People in the department have been carrying Garry for years...as he rocketed his way UP the law-enforcement ladder...all in the name of "diversity".
(Affirmative action strikes again...and again...and again)
Like I said, the column is a good read.
*** Last back to the lockup...today's quote says a lot, and not just about what constitutes a "right" in America, as laid down by our Founders.
It speaks to the INTEGRITY of individuals who WROTE the founding documents.
It speaks to the MORALITY of these people, as well.
And, in days like today, we seem to be a bit lacking in such matters.
Whether it's by choice or design doesn't matter.
What matters is that we need to remain constant in our beliefs, values and principles, and not deceived by what others may think or say or do.
We stand firm on the words of God...and of the words penned in our founding documents.
That is what this nation is all about, and to have our attention diverted elsewhere harms us ALL in the end.
Let hope, faith and courage be our guideposts for today.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America

28 October 2014

Tuesday Tidbits...
This Deja vu is getting too repetitive.
And if you prefer your tidbits a bit on the SOGGY side, you've come to the right place today.
We're starting this Tuesday on a "soft" note, meaning it's RAINING outside.
For most of this morning the rain will continue, with perhaps a thunderstorm.
Nice way to have a last shot at Indian Summer.
The rest of the Hoosierland weather will see us with dropping temps throughout the day, so whatever it is outside NOW will most likely be the HIGH for the day.
That puts us in the lower 60s - upper 50s for the remainder of the day.
We might see the clouds break up a bit before the sun goes down.
(as if we can even see the sun past this overcast).
So, with that said, join me in a soothing cup of that morning beverage as we see what else has been going around the block...
*** First off of the umbrella stand is our "What the hell happens to day, Bob?" feature.
October 28 - 
--Today is PLUSH ANIMAL LOVER'S DAY...now we all have loved some plush animal growing up, so this day must be for us, right?
Well, there's no mention of that, and neither is there mention of loving plush animals today, so, it seems to be a toss-up.
Happiness is a Pooky to hug.
So, do we "lovers" love our plushies, or does everyone love us (for loving plushies) today?
What a quandary, right?
--It's also International Animation Day (according to the International Animated Film Association, founded back in 1960 in Annecy, France).
There are more than 20 chapters throughout the world (even in Iran...who would think any of THOSE camel-jockeys would have a sense of humor to create animated anything?)
Moving on...
*** Here's an update to the latest shooting in Fort Wayne (Se side, naturally) that left one person ion serious condition last Thursday:
http://wane.com/2014/10/27/victim-i-was-set-up/
Socrates Bragg, Jr was (allegedly) the shooter, at least that's why he's in jail at this time.
He claims he was "walking across town" while the shooting went down...
ROFLMAO...sure he was.
(And I'm really Master of the Universe)
He's probably just a good boy...never hurt anyone...whatever.
The victim, who was shot multiple times still has a round lodged against his spinal column and may wind up paralyzed  for the rest of his life.
Be claims it was a "set-up"...for WHAT, exactly?
*** And an update to the loon that killed a woman in a park last week:
http://wane.com/2014/10/27/murder-suspect-described-as-scary-child/
Got those CRAZY eyes.
Quinn Albers is the perp here, and he's had a nice history of aberrant behavior (they used to have places for such people in the past...called ASYLUMS), and was prone to outbursts of anger for no apparent reason.
(At least I always have a reason)
And, according to someone who dealt with Albers at an agency (for emotionally-troubled children) on a regular basis, he was very manipulative.
Kinda sounds like the student that shoved a pen into the ear of a female student the other week...same expression of behavioral "traits",
Wonder if THAT teen is getting some help...and moreover, why he is being "mainstreamed" with normal students when HE is clearly wanting of "special needs".
This open a whole can of qworms here, because in recent history, people have taken to "redefine" what is meant by SPECIAL NEEDS, and have painted it all with a much BROADER brush.
To ME, a student (or any child) that has special needs used to mean some physical infirmity, such as deafness of blindness.
It could even mean the loss of a limb, which restricts the type of mobility needed in a classroom setting or otherwise being wheelchair-cound.
But now, we're taking children with all this emotional and psychological baggage and adding them into the mix.
And many times, such children (and teens) have this tendency to just "go off" and exhibit behavior far from what we used to view as normal...how disruptive can that be in a classroom, hmm?
Those with such issues need to be remanded to s special school with teachers and caretakers who can properly deal with them and still have them learn in the process.
Not to be mainstreamed with normal folks.
But to arbitrarily place them with regular children can often place too many in the way of behavioral problems...problems best left to professionals in qualified schools and lifestyle settings.
Nothing racist or bigoted about it (as some leftards would imply erroneously)...it's just common sense and practical application of the right methodology for teaching such children (and yes, even adults).
*** Next up, there are those times when a craving becomes SO powerful, that you just have to take matters into your own hands...
Well, maybe not.
http://wane.com/2014/10/28/driver-slams-into-local-doughnut-shop-runs-off/
Helluva park job.
An SUV rammed into the Fairfield Donuts shop early this morning around 0330 hrs when police were called to the business, located at 1925 Fairfield Ave.
It's at this point that the story gets a bit "fuzzy", because they say the driver "was likely south on WEST Masterson".
(???)
Now, I've gone south on southbound streets, and west on westbound streets, but NEVER gone south on a westbound street, so either the reporter got it wrong, or the driver was going SIDEWAYS on Masterson...
Mmmmm....donuts.
Naturally the police have NO ONE in custody, as he bailed and ran after hitting the business and left the area, so, no one was found in or around the vehicle.
Its unknown if the business will be open today (cops gotta go elsewhere for donuts...damn shame...lol)
*** Last back to the coffee shoppe...I seem to be noticing more and more "bad" in the world, and I'm sure I'm not the only one seeing it.
And, as I said yesterday, the degree of this bad seems to be on a significant increase.
But it's not just the level of such things, but the chronic regularity of it all.
Now, aside from those lunatic radical Islamists seeking to die for their beliefs (and something I'm all in favor of helping them along with by ridding the world of ALL of them), we have more and more people just going "crackers" these days.
It's not only the "sensational" that makes the hourly news, either...it's just the manner in which people wish to conduct their lives that should be troubling to the rest of us.
I'm not saying they all bow to "our" way of living, but for God's sake, these people should at least ATTEMPT to practice some degree of civility.
It's not only better for us, but better for EVERYONE, right?
With every year, it feels like folks such as us are becoming more of an anachronism than anything else.
I can say that more people seem to be waking up from their self-effacing slumber and getting in touch with things that matter.
But too many are still hitting that SNOOZE button, and looking to government to help them along as they remain unchallenged, uninformed, and ill-equipped to handle the complexities of today's world.
Life (itself) is rough enough without having to deal with all the OTHER things around us, so why not make the best of it, rather than allow someone else to deal with it?
Sure sounds like a plan to me.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.