22 July 2011

Friday Follies...
Ah, yes...another HOT one today as that high pressure dome
moves EAST.
And another wonderfully UNeventful drive to the grocery in Waynedale (thankfully).
When it's THIS hot out, people tend to have a LOT shorter tempers (yours truly included)...
Sorry, but I've done MY share of "grinning and bearing it" when it comes to being OUT in such oppressively HOT temperatures (and over too many years to number) with humidity thick enough to cut with a damn machete.
We're starting to hear the rumblings of "water & energy conservation" in Allen County.
I look at that THIS way...

(...okay, who left the BEAR in the damn pool AGAIN?)

WE pay for what WE use, so by God, WE are gonna USE it (whenever we feel the need).
WE are not on any government "subsidy" program (as are too many of the "locals" around here), so WE have every right to use what we we're going to be paying for...simple as that.
Out in Aboite (west and annexed..and apparently now VEXED as well), they're advising citizens to restrict their water use (get used to the color BROWN for your lawns). I say if THEY have the money, let THEM use whatever water they want to.
THAT used to be called FREEDOM (of choice).
And, it's worked pretty well since it became part of our CONSTITUTION.
*** Now, for all your "conspiracy theorists" out there, I wonder if all these floods, followed by a Midwest heatwave are part of the HAARP array up in Alaska. Someone leave the damn thing running and pointed the wrong way?
(Google up the acronym H.A.A.R.P., and then read about "weather control")
From a purely scientific standpoint, the technology IS in place and the physics is correct when it comes to "modifying" our weather...for whatever reason (even if it's an "accident").
It just makes too much sense to summarily dismiss it totally...just a thought.
Somewhere...a bit more closer to home...
*** This story made me ROFLMAO...and you'll all know why straight away.
If you read my post yesterday ( and if you did NOT...well, get right back there and READ it or drop and give me TWENTY...lol)
You'll see where this is coming from (and where it might be going)
Here's the link to the source article:
Sheriff Ken Fries (ACSD) is noting that PERHAPS the reason people are getting incarcerated is because they get BETTER HEALTH CARE...
(Gee, Ken...nice to know YOU read THIS blog, or THE OBSERVER's, even if you don't comment)
As a result, Ken has to ask the Allen County Council for an ADDITIONAL $350K to cover the rising costs.
Council gave him $250K and "he will have to make due".
Last year alone, the county paid $1.2 MILLION bucks to cover inmate health & dental costs.
Lemme ask all of YOU a question:
When was he LAST time your county, city or state paid ALL of YOUR visits to the doc or dentist?
(I thought as much)
And when was he LAST time you were arrested?
(yeah, I thought none of you had rap sheets...good for you)
You see the problem we have now?
People committing crime and getting FREE STUFF, when all (imho) they SHOULD be "entitled" to is "3 hots and a cot" (and you can skip TWO of those 'hots" as well). And YOU are paying for it.
If you're the victim, you pay for something (at the hands of the perps).
And if you're NOT the victim, you still pay anyway (for the criminal) in some manner.
The only thing I would prefer to "pay" for would be the bullet that drops their ass...period.
To me, that's ALL they're entitled to, and I would freely give that of myself TO them.
*** Next up, a LOT closer to home (like down the damn street)...
(( Deandre Riley, 26, of the 4800 block of South Monroe Street, was charged July 8 with possessing cocaine, possessing marijuana, carrying a handgun without a license and resisting law enforcement. He was being held in lieu of $5,000 bail. ))
He ACTUALLY lives down at 4836 S. Monroe St.
And he DOES have a rap sheet (imagine that)
(( 02D04-0112-IF-023570 Riley, Deandre L 12/07/2001
Allen Superior Court 5 IF - Infraction
02D04-0611-IF-018846 Riley, Deandre L 11/09/2006
Allen Superior Court 6 IF - Infraction
02D04-0907-IF-009941 557893 Riley, Deandre 07/13/2009
Allen Superior Court 4 IF - Infraction
02D04-1012-FD-001303 Riley, Deandre L. 12/28/2010
Allen Superior Court 4 FD - Class D Felony
Pending 35-48-4-11/FD: Possession Marijuana/Hash Oil/Hashish - Amount Involved OR Prior Conviction
35-44-3-3(b)(1)(A)/FD: Resisting Law Enforcement/Use of Vehicle to Commit Offense
35-44-3-3(a)(3)/MA: Resisting Law Enforcement
9-21-8-52(a)(3)/MB: Reckless Driving - Driving In and Out of a Line of Traffic
9-26-1-2(1)/MC: Failure to Stop at Scene of Accident Resulting in Damage to Attended Vehicle
02D05-1103-IF-003635 599221 RILEY, DEANDRE 03/26/2011
Allen Superior Court 5 IF - Infraction
Decided 9-21-5-2(1)/IFC: Speeding - Exceeding 30 mph in an Urban District
02D05-1107-MC-001723 RILEY, DEANDRE L 07/05/2011
Allen Superior Court 5 MC - Miscellaneous Criminal (Citation)
Decided 35-48-4-6(a)/FD: Poss Cocaine/Methamphetamine Or Sched I or II Narcotic Drug
35-48-4-11/FD: Poss Marij/Hash Oil/Hashish/Salvia/Synthetic Cannabinoid-Amt Involved/Prior
35-44-3-3(a)(3)/MA: Resisting Law Enforcement
35-44-3-3(a)(1)/MA: Resisting Law Enforcement
35-47-2-1(a)/MA: Carrying a Handgun Without a License
02D04-1107-FD-000932 RILEY, DEANDRE L 07/08/2011
Allen Superior Court 4 FD - Class D Felony
Pending 35-48-4-6(a)/FD: Poss Cocaine/Methamphetamine Or Sched I or II Narcotic Drug
35-48-4-11(1)/MA: Possession Marijuana/Hash Oil/Hashish - Possession
35-47-2-1(a)/MA: Carrying a Handgun Without a License
35-44-3-3(a)(3)/MA: Resisting Law Enforcement
35-44-3-3(a)(1)/MA: Resisting Law Enforcement
( *AHEM* )
Yeah, I told our Quadrant captain about THIS house almost AS SOON AS THEY MOVED IN...lots of traffic to and from (and through the alley), and many OUT-OF-STATE plates to boot. Looks like someone acted on something I must have said....finally (only been close to TWO years).
Helluva long investigation, if you ask me.
Too damn long, really.
The thing the FWPD brass needs to understand above a lot of things:
MY HUNCHES are better than a lot of other peoples' FACTS.
(comes with the "territory", and you don't get to be 58 years old without picking up a FEW things along life's way).
I can size these people up as soon as I see them for less than a week, and the FWPD command staff would be well served to listen a lot more diligently to what I'm talking about around here.
I'm one of the best "weapons" they have at their disposal, whether they know it or not.
"No brag - just fact."
(quote from the Guns of Will Sonnett)
Now...if the department would get it's collective sh*t in gear regarding the OTHER several houses I've been telling them about...
(it would be a damn good start, anyway).
*** Lastly today, another superhero movie premiere...CAPTAIN AMERICA - THE FIRST AVENGER.
I've been waiting for this, as the other past treatments of this great comic character always had "issues" with me.
And I've been a fan of "Cap" since I was in elementary school, and have a SLEW of the comics from the 60s through the 80s.
The purity of the character's essence is what is important here.
Take a young man, named Steve Rogers, a 90 lb weakling (had polio in one movie from 1989) that becomes part of a "super soldier" project and always wanted to serve his nation (he's PATRIOTIC as well).
The project goes as planned, but the doctor in charge is killed and Steve Rogers is the ONLY one of "his kind"...endowed with damn near superhuman abilities.
All his senses are heightened, his physical prowess is beyond belief, and his stamina and agility border on unbelievable.
His only real weapon is an indestructible shield, which if thrown properly, will return to Cap like a boomerang...suh-weet.
Anyway, the actual story goes that he becomes a fighter against the NAZIS during WW2, but winds up entombed in ice and goes into suspended animation until he is found in modern times by the military (who had thought him lost over time), revived and helps found the superhero group known as THE AVENGERS.
GREAT storyline, especially when having to deal with "losing" well over 50 years, as time passed and the world changed around him (he still looks as young as he did in WW2).
And maybe it's high time that Captain America got his just due, especially in times like these.
Here is a character with no REAL super powers, per se...just a perfect example of human development at it's zenith.
What the body CAN do if it reached it's pinnacle of physical and mental achievement.
And it's a damn fine escapist fare,make no mistake.
It's gonna be a "keeper" in my library, just as IRON MAN has become.
And it will lead into the AVENGERS movie, which should be literally mind-blowing with ALL the heroes in that one.
Go get 'em, Kid...our nation is depending on you!
So, if you're wanting to get out of the heat for a couple hours, take in a movie...OR, you can do what I plan to do and dig out some of my old comics and RE-read the adventures of the Star-Spangled Sentinel of Liberty.
Whatever you have planned, make sure there's plenty of cool, refreshing beverages nearby.
Mind the heat and humidity, remain indoors and keep the A/C set to "comfy".
Have yourselves a fantastic weekend.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and as always...
Stay safe out there, America.


CWMartin said...

A fellow blogger I read heaped praise on the Cap movie- a releif to me, since Ebert liked it as well. I thought it would suck on Ebert's say-so, but the other guy I actually trust.

And for the HAARP stuff, all I can say is I listen to Isaiah 8:12 and let it be. I think if someone human tried to control the weather, it would be a lot more f'ed up than it is.
We'll keep a eye out for the bear, though...

Wrexie said...

This is where "but it's a dry heat" comes into play.

Where are the superhero's when you need them? Does that shield really work? hmm. I'll have to go see it, maybe he's as cool as Iron Man. maybe...

Bob G. said...


I think we might have a REALLY good take on captain America (at last).

The 1989 movie (with Italian production) had SO much potential (and names like Ronny Cox, & Ned Beatty), and althought the actual ORIGIN of Cap was fairly well done, the "followup" and subsequent showdown w/ the Red Skull went way overboard.

If you want a good NOVEL to read about Captain America, look for a copy of THE GREAT GOLD STEAL by Ted White (1968).
It was actually the FIRST superhero novel written by Marvel and reads like a pulp fiction book (Doc Savage or John carter).

The weather is bound by nature, and as such, should remain the domain of our Creator.

But you know, if MAN interferes, several kinds of hell couod be unleashed.
I'm just sayin'...

Hey, thanks for stopping on by and commenting.

Stay safe (and keep cool) up there.

Bob G. said...

God, I WISH our heat was "dry"...but the humidity is such where you can almost wring out the air you're breathing.

We could use a superhero (or several) right about now, that's for sure.

And yes, Cap's shield works (as long as the CGI department is on the job)...LOL.

Interesting thing about Cap & Iron Man...they used to SHARE the same comic book back in the 1960s.

And it fast becamse MY FAVORITE issue to wait for at the drugstore every month.

It was called "TALES OF SUSPENSE with Captain America & Iron man".

And fortunately, I have a lot of those issues still.
(IMHO, I liked issue #86 the BEST)

Thanks so much for spending some time here and commenting today.

Stay safe (and keep cool) out there in God's country!

Phil Marx said...

Sounds like you have your very own "Rico" in your neighborhood! I would say had, but you know he'll be back out pretty quick.

Bob G. said...

Sad to say that ANY "neighborhood" such as ours will have a RICO somewhere...
And yes, when it comes to people such as Parrish OR Riley, the Allen County judicial system seems to provide a REVOLVING DOOR for them to keep them in our respective areas.

But, it's not like we (up until now anyway) NEVER told the FWPD about these perps.
I've been on the quadrant captain for YEARS (now) over this.
And, like you, it appears as if my initial assessment WAS correct.
I think we still have an INVESTIGATIVE division in the department, right?

It really comes down to a study in persistence AND patience when dealing with the command staff (it would appear).

Only thing...every person has a different LEVEL of patience.

And I believe OURS (yours and mine) borders on SAINTHOOD...lol!

Not to sound nasty, but an "accidental" well-placed round would END such neighborhood problems...once and for all.

And that would make such areas a LOT better (for starters).

Thanks for taking time to come on by today.

You stay safe up there, Buddy.

Diane said...

Wow! you still have your Capt America comic books? I wish I had mine. I used to read that one & Fantastic Four.

On that rap sheet, I noticed "failure to wear seat belt"... that one I think is a totally crap reason for a ticket...Remember when they put that into effect, they said they wouldn't be writing tickets just for that? They certainly do. It costs more than a speeding ticket. (more nanny state watching out for you). If you want to get bounced around in your ride when you run into something, go ahead. But don't expect me to pay for your medical bills :P

Sounds like our weather down here. It's 7:13 am, 83f out (feels like 93), with humidity of 85%. And it only gets better as the day goes along! It's drier inland Texas, but we don't get so cold/hot here by the coast at least.

Rico's last words "Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?" ... E.G. Robinson. Also James Cagney did pretty good as a gangster, as did George Raft. :)

I think I need to catch up on my old movies again today!

Bob G. said...

I am still the proud owner of a LOT of the old Tales of Suspense, as well as the first incarnation of the CAPTAIN AMEIRCA issues when they split off into separate copies.
(began at issue 100...weird thing)

The whole seatbelt thing (to me) is like HELMET LAWS...driver's CHOICE.
(and besides, my front belts don't retract on the old Firbird any longer...gotta get them fixed eventually)

I miss the days when a gangster WAS a real gangster...
Now, every damn kid or adult seems to be one or WANT to be one.

Guess crime PAYS a lot better THESE days than when Cagney, Raft, Bogart & Robinson were on the streets.

Thanks for stopping on in today to comment.

Stay safe (and keep cool) down there.

Phil Marx said...

Bob, there’s something fundamentally wrong with the Department, and I’m sure guys like you and me (who pay their salaries) will never be privileged enough to know the full story.

Go back a little over a decade and look at the Mosley situation. How in the hell could a cop be running a drug operation in a town this size without others knowing about it? It took nearly two years after he shot two of his employees (killing one), before they charged him.

Also look at Alexander, which followed shortly after this. The Vice unit coerced a girl into prostituting herself so they could bust him. Now I’m not suggesting the guy was a good cop, but there’s something reeeeeeealy odd when the court document basically states. “Although there were problems with the way FWPD handled this, Alexander was involved in things far worse than what he is being charged with, so it’s OK.” No mention of what those other things were. No charges against him for them.

Look at Morales, about a thousand strikes against him, and he’s still allowed to carry a badge - incredible!

Look at Arnold. I can honestly see how he could have done what he did without any actual malice. But when one cop completely unloads his clip while the other dozen officers right beside him didn’t even draw their weapons there is certainly a problem. Either Arnold needed to decompress a bit more before returning to being a domestic soldier, or those other officers need to be reprimanded for being lax. But FWPD says all is fine.

The first rule of being a cop seems to be “A cop can do no wrong.” And this psychosis is so ingrained that they don’t even seem to recognize when they contradict themselves with their own propaganda. If you call and ask them to address the crime in your neighborhood, chances are the person you speak with will do everything they can to discourage you from ever calling again. And then, York will turn around and say the reason he can’t fight crime here is because the citizens won’t help him.

An ego that disallows you from ever even considering that you might have made a mistake is the epitome of corruption. And, although I still say there’s more good than bad to be found in this department, too many people who run the department seem to suffer from this problem.

Of course, the situation is further exaccerbated when you have the major news source in the area that takes a cop who sells drugs and murders people and reduces it to “Gentry Mosley, a 10-year veteran of the force, was fired by the board in 1998 for misconduct. Mosley was accused of telling two felons how to avoid apprehension and of concealing information that could have affected a criminal case.”

Phil Marx said...

By the way, when I mention Mosley, I need to say "accused of" committing crimes, as he was found not guilty.

here's an interesting project for you, Bob. Do a google search on Mosley now and see if you can find anything at all related to this. The old story I had saved no longer connects. Neither does the link you had on one of your old posts. There are a few stories that are listed on a google search, but not a single one of them connnects to anything useful. It's almost as if it never even happened!

Bob G. said...

In such a VISABLE position as POLICE OFFICER, there comes a certain level (above the average person) when it comes to ACCOUNTABILITY.
Sadly, a few here and there just don;t"get it", and have NO idea what the oath they SWEAR to "serve and protect" really means.

But we should be careful to never paint everyone with a BROAD BRUSH when it come to ANY wrongdoing by ANY LEO.

Those that pull the "major fail" deserve to be taken down JUST like anyone else, but perhaps MORE SO, as they were held to a HIGHER STANDARD (and still are).

And ANYTHING that compromises that standard...that "faith" (from the citizens) needs to be addressed ASAP, because people DO have long memories when it comes to the POLICE and the mistakes they might make (knowingly or otherwise).

When a city decides to sweep stuff under the carpet, as it were, it becomes our task to start looking for BUMPY RUGS.

It would not surprise me if someone went and deleted the pertinent stories, but whatever REASON they might have for doing so may never be known.
ANd that's a damn shame.

Because it only helps to perpetuate whatever problems the department might be suffering.

Lemme know the link that's busted and I''ll try checking into it, as well as digging around in the "ether"...

Thanks for spending more than a few minutes here, and bringing some (needed) details to your comments.
Much appreciated.

Stay safe up there, Buddy.

Phil Marx said...


The problem is not with your sight, that link works fine.


But the link that you and I mentioned there no longer works. Neither do the other ones I had saved. And neither do most of the ones that are listed on google search. The ones that are accessible only mention drug charges, nothing about the murder at Link’s.

Bob G. said...

There are references to shootings, and I dug up very little...
I told Wifey it's like "someone" wanted to ERASE his ass.

(And I thought I was the only "Ghost" around...lol)

The link works (I tracked back to the archives), but the actual site itself (the dot org) not longer exists...curious.

Thanks for the update.

Stay safe (and Rico-free) up there.

The shadow said...

2 cohorts of Mosely have been gunned down in the past 5 days. Coincidence? I think not. What r u doing Gentry?

Bob G. said...

The Shadow:
FOUND 'Ya...at LAST.
(man, that was "fun".)

Yeah, this is MORE than coincidence.

I do thank you for commentiong here and hope you can come back often.
IOf there's any info you wish to remain off the blof, let me know.

DO stay safe out there.