17 November 2011

Believe It...Or Else...
Yes gang, time once again for some more of the "weird" that permeates our cities, town and boroughs, so grab that beverage , sit back and let your host, Bobby G. drive for the next few exits, fair enough?
*** First off, the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote WAS General George S. Patton (as quoted in Reader's Digest, April 1955, p 177)
*** The nation's deficit has hit a NEW milestone...a whopping FIFTEEN TRILLION DOLLARS!!!
(that's 15 with 12 zeros after it...looks like this: $15,000,000,000,000)
Now all those zeros ain't worth spit, UNTIL you dump a positive integer in FRONT of them.
Then, all those little buggers ADD THE HELL UP...REAL FAST!
I really have to laugh the way the drive-by-media calls it a MILESTONE.
They SHOULD be calling it a damn MILLSTONE instead.
And it's hanging around the neck of EVERY individual in these United States to the tune of about $130K (and change).
That's what "they" say WE owe...
Sorry, I don't owe ANYONE that kinda scratch...never have...never will.
Neither does the Missus, and I'm willing to bet same goes for the rest of you out there.
It's not "OUR" debt (individually-speaking)...it belongs to the nation, and the government, over bloated as it already is, that has seen fit to spend, spend, and spend some more in our best interest.
How's this working out for THEM anyway?
(short answer: not so well)
Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
*** A would-be sniper was caught yesterday after firing several shots at the WHITE HOUSE.
Here's the link to the story:
So lemme get this straight...this 21-year old guy is Hispanic, tattooed, has a history of run-ins with police in SEVERAL states, is also known to be a few fries short of a Happy Meal, and yet STILL manages to get an AK-47, move close enough to hit the white house, and he's not been rotting in some jail...WHY?
Was the rifle part of this FAST & FURIOUS operation?
Did he purchase the rifle in MEXICO?
How do all these NON COMPOS MENTIS creeps get weapons in the first place?
This is the kind of loophole that leads to problems...and needs to be CLOSED.
Inquiring minds want to know...we want ANSWERS.
*** Two people shot and in serious condition in Fort Wayne
Here's the story as presented:
(( 2 people shot, police looking for suspect
Updated: Thursday, 17 Nov 2011, 7:08 AM EST
Published : Thursday, 17 Nov 2011, 4:56 AM EST
Rod Hissong
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Fort Wayne police are searching for a suspect in an early morning shooting northwest of downtown.
Shortly before 4 a.m., police responded to the 1400 block of Third Street to find two people shot. Police believe some type of altercation occurred behind a house and that's when two people were shot.
The two individuals were transported to a hospital in serious condition.
A police K-9 unit was brought on scene and police were searching the area between Third and Sinclair Streets.
One FWPD officer located a bullet on a sidewalk near a truck that a witness said one victim was shot near.
Police are still at the scene investigating.
Hey, at least it didn't occur on the (...all together, gang...) SOUTHEAST SIDE of town.
*** Another update to a recent homicide in Fort Wayne.
Here's the link to this story:
Finally caught Theopulus Gordon, 36 , of the 100 block of Blue Cliff Place, Fort Wayne, who was arrested under sealed warrant in connection with the murder of Eric Robinson.
Melvin Sanders was caught earlier this week in Indianapolis.
Gordon was apparently too stupid (or probably LAZY) to even LEAVE the damn city.
No one ever said criminals were necessarily smart, right?
*** There''s gold in them thar cars...
Well, maybe not GOLD (per se), but obviously some precious metals, and these two felonious morons found out they can't be taking things that don't BELONG to them. Here's the story link:
Catalytic converters...proof positive that technology COMES WITH A PRICE (for the local metal recyclers or chop-shop).
Be easier to snatch the WHOLE damn vehicle, than crawl under them to remove JUST the converter...dumbasses!
The two perps attempted to flee by car (from the church parking lot where they were initially spotted on Crescent Avenue), but crashed into the sewage treatment plant gate (should have drove INTO the sewage).
One was tased, and the other was found in a nearby ditch, soaking wet, trying to hide.
Travis E. Smith, 26 and James I. Allen, 34, both of Fort Wayne are now "guests" of the Allen County lockup.
Enjoy the bologna sandwiches, boys...AND those free ORANGE jumpsuits and flip-flops.
You EARNED 'em!
*** Allen County Sheriff's Department reopens range.
Here's the skinny on this:
This looks like a really good solution to the problem that was brought to the department's attention, but some still see this as a hazard.
The link has a video that is worth watching.
I still don't believe the bullets that hit the mobile home area came FROM the range...that's a serious breach of protocol, and can get someone suspended, if not dismissed outright. Forensics was inconclusive regarding the rounds found as well.
Thing is, if they held a "grand" reopening, why wasn't I there to get in some trigger-time?
I'm NOT getting all my memos...it's that simple....LOL
Just when you think it's safe to live in a neighborhood...
A decomp male body was found in the 2600 block of Hobson Rd.
Police don't believe it was foul play, but that's determinate upon the coroner's findings.
I'm surprised the SMELL didn't tip people off sooner.
Here's the link to the story (with video):
One resident (Willie Woods) was concerned about the safety of the area.
I can't say I blame him...I "live the adventure" daily in our part of the ghettohood.
You can never tell WHEN something will erupt...it's like sitting on a powder keg, watching everyone pass by with lit matches.
And that seems to be part of this whole desensitization of America...for the sake of "tolerance"...or even "diversity".
Many people aren't all that "put off" when something like a shooting occurs, or even when a D/B is found where their kids might like to play.
And that's pretty damn sad.
We have become so entrenched in being entertained, that we've forgotten to BE INFORMED as well.
An informed public is a STRONG public...at least that USED to be the case.
Information, or KNOWLEDGE is STILL POWER, yet many of us would rather sacrifice that in order to feed the pleasure centers of our brain.
We become impulsive in out quest to feed that part of us that derives satisfaction...at most any cost, too.
Look at all the fights that "break out" on buses, subways, fast-food restaurants, or even on city streets.
This "impromptu" venue, fueled by YouTube postings and the viral video revolution are demeaning to our society, and serve no real purpose, other than to feed some perverse need to entertain.
Which begs the question: What ever happened to enlightenment?
When did many of us cease the want to become better than we were yesterday?
I for one, do not subscribe to such tripe.
And I believe you feel much the same way.
Life is way too important AND too brief to no longer desire to know more, to be more, or even to teach others similar things.
Sure, we live in an age of smart phones, and even smarter computers, but what about the SMART PEOPLE?
Don't we really need to promote THAT, instead of the technologies?
I think we SHOULD...and we MUST, lest we all become lulled into false senses of security.
The future waits for no one, and to settle on who you are (now), without the challenge of betterment urging you to higher goals and loftier achievements, benefits no one at all. It hinders rather than helps.
The people of this nation need to remember who we WERE, in order to become who we SHOULD be...it's that simple.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


Slamdunk said...

Catalytic converters? I though airbag theives had the market on creativity.

CWMartin said...

Bobby, people aren't likely yo get smarter. We let computers do our learning for us, the news media do our thinking for us, and kindle do our reading for us. "In the year 2525..." Devo was right, and Scientists who think mankind will evolve into the next big thing, should be teleported about a thousand years into the future to see how that went. And no, they ain't using MY time machine! Global warming knotheads always leave the windows open.

Bob G. said...

Airbags DO tend to bring higher prices on the black market, and they cost more to REPLACE.

I wonder if it was WORTH getting soaked in a drainage ditch, arrested and booked into lockup JUST for that orange jumpsuit?
-Maybe they LIKE bologna?
-Or perhaps Travis needs a new pair of flip-flops?
-Someone told these two they could make a LOT of money?

Stupid truly IS as stupid does.

Thanks for stopping by to comment today.
Much appreciated.

Stay safe out there.

Bob G. said...

I really WANT to think we're not headed in the wrong direction, but my God, many people sure are trying their damnedest to get there, and as fast as possible.
We're not Evolving as much as actually DEvolving.

And I know that leaving the windows DOWN on a time machine is the classic "no-no"...
All that "universe flotsam" blowing in on the solar winds...makes people think you don't care...LOL.

((My personal problem is all those darn DO NOT EXCEED 'c' signs posted near Jupiter...))

Hey, thanks a lot for taking time to drop on by today.

Youi stay safe up there.