02 March 2012

Friday Follies...
Well, the title of YESTERDAY'S post hit the nail on the damn head, didn't it?
March IS coming in like a lion.
Certainly, the weather over the next 24 hours here in the Heartland will be "interesting" with (severe) thunderstorms heading our way.
April showers coming a tad EARLY, don'cha think?
In the meantime, we've plenty to rant, rave, discuss and debate this morning, so let's have at it...
*** Andrew Breitbart dies at the age of 43.
If you are one of the growing number of people disgusted with the way the government has been operating, and wanted to have a voice, Mr. Breitbart was it. He was the tip of the spear, so to speak, when it came to calling people out for wrongdoing.
--When you think ACORN, you think Breitbart.
--When you think Anthony Weiner, you think Brietbart.
--When you think of "Occupy", you think Breitbart.
And don't think because of his passing that the TRUTH will be silenced or abated in any way.
If anything, I believe that whatever seeds he planted will bear fruit, and that for every voice quelled, TEN will take his place, and those ten will have TEN EACH...and so on.
I intend to keep his link under "THE PROS" heading on the sidebar, because his manner of reaching out to people, and his tenacity in following the trail to the truth of a story has allowed me to want to emulate (in a much smaller way) him and his methodology.
And I don't believe I'm alone in feeling that way.
Meanwhile...back at the Internet cafe...
*** Looks like the FWPD caught ONE of the Opana robbers...maybe one of the MAIN ones.
Here's the link:
Nice mugshot...looks like a publicity photo for the Los Banos or MS13.
This perp was the one that robbed the West Jefferson Ave. Walgreens MOST recently...maybe he got sloppy, or maybe he was pulling a copycat...who knows.
And he's from Columbia City...nice to know that crime has LONG tentacles (in small cities).
Here's his rap sheet:
02D04-0906-IF-007719 137068 Velez, Vincen 06/11/2009
Allen Superior Court 5 IF - Infraction
02D04-0907-IF-010316 139099 Velez, Vincen 07/20/2009
Allen Superior Court 4 IF - Infraction
02D06-1105-CM-002862 NA VELEZ, VINCEN 05/16/2011
Allen Superior Court 6 CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
Decided 35-44-2-2(d)(1)/MB: False Informing
02D05-1106-CM-003448 NA VELEZ, VINCEN 06/09/2011
Allen Superior Court 5 CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
Decided 35-43-4-3(a)/MA: Conversion
02D05-1106-CM-003883 NA VELEZ, VINCEN 06/30/2011
Allen Superior Court 5 CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
Decided 35-43-4-3(a)/MA: Conversion
02D05-1109-CM-005341 NA
NA VELEZ, VINCEN 09/06/2011
Allen Superior Court 5 CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
Decided 35-43-1-2(a)(1)(A)(i)/MA: Criminal Mischief - Pecuniary Loss At Least $250 But Less Than $2,500
7.1-5-1-3/MB: Public Intoxication
02D04-1109-MC-002415 NA
NA VELEZ, VINCEN 09/21/2011
Allen Superior Court 4 MC - Miscellaneous Criminal (Citation)
Decided 35-43-4-2(a)/FD: Theft
35-44-3-3(a)(1)/MA: Resisting Law Enforcement
35-44-3-3(a)(3)/MA: Resisting Law Enforcement
02D06-1109-FD-001284 VELEZ, VINCEN 09/26/2011
Allen Superior Court 4 FD - Class D Felony
Decided 35-43-4-2(a)/FD: Theft
35-44-3-3(a)(3)/MA: Resisting Law Enforcement
35-44-3-3(a)(1)/MA: Resisting Law Enforcement
Maybe if the police track this thug back, they might uncover a "ring" of thieves...who can say?
*** An arrest has been made in a drive-by shooting earlier this year on the (...all together, gang...) SOUTHEAST SIDE of Fort Wayne.
Here's the link:
Looks like old AC is going to the DC (detention center).
What an animal...the lack of regard for authority and people just oozes off of this picture
Here's the rap sheet:
02D04-0904-IF-004491 551956 James, Ac 04/16/2009
Allen Superior Court 5 IF - Infraction
02D06-1012-IF-015713 600346 JAMES, AC, Jr. 12/21/2010
Allen Superior Court 6 IF - Infraction
Decided 9-21-5-2(1)/IFC: Speeding - Exceeding 30 mph in an Urban District
02D06-1110-IF-015949 119999 JAMES, AC 10/06/2011
Allen Superior Court 6 IF - Infraction
Pending 9-24-19-1/IFA: Driving While Suspended
02D04-1010-MC-002116 NA
NA JAMES, A C, Jr. 10/04/2010
Allen Superior Court 4 MC - Miscellaneous Criminal (Citation)
Decided 35-42-2-2(b)(1)/FD: Criminal Recklessness (defn armed w/ deadly weapon)
35-42-2-1(a)(1)(A)/MA: Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury
35-47-2-1(a)/MA: Carrying a Handgun Without a License
02D06-1010-FD-000979 JAMES, A C, Jr. 10/07/2010
Allen Superior Court 6 FD - Class D Felony
Decided 35-42-2-2(b)(1)/FD: Criminal Recklessness (defn armed w/ deadly weapon)
35-47-2-1(a)/MA: Carrying a Handgun Without a License
02D05-1012-IF-015605 616046 JAMES, A C, Jr. 12/17/2010
Allen Superior Court 5 IF - Infraction
Decided 9-19-10-2/IFD: Failure of Occupant to Use Safety Belt
02D04-1102-IF-000909 613747 JAMES, A C, Jr. 02/10/2011
Allen Superior Court 4 IF - Infraction
Decided 9-21-3-7/IFC: Disregard Lighted Signal - Signals Exhibiting Colored Lights
02D05-1104-IF-004325 621693 JAMES, A C, Jr. 04/05/2011
Allen Superior Court 5 IF - Infraction
Pending 9-19-6-3/IFC: Improper Headlights
02D06-1107-IF-010238 630655 JAMES, A C, Jr. 07/11/2011
Allen Superior Court 6 IF - Infraction
Decided 9-24-19-1/IFA: Driving While Suspended
This kind of story always has me laughing my ass off, and I think YOU will know why.
Here's the link:
Yep, thanks to Obama and his anti-capitalistic cronies, higher FUEL prices WILL translate to higher EVERYTHING prices...
Well, DUH...!!!
Cripes, BLIND people can see this one coming.
But the good news is that others are catching on to many of the REAL reasons behind the surge in prices at the pump.
Just last night, I heard someone on FOX mention that printing ALL that money a couple years back (as part of the stimulus / bailout fiasco) only served to DEVALUE OUR DOLLAR, and naturally, when such inflation occurs, everything costs MORE...like that barrel of CRUDE OIL.
Whatever happened to all the pre-OPEC competition between oil companies that ALLOWED us all to enjoy gas prices UNDER A DOLLAR per gallon?
This whole "dump our oil into the GLOBAL market" is pure BS to me.
That's like taking all the food from YOUR freezer and pantry and then dumping it into a vast "pool" so someone ELSE can jack UP the price before you have to buy it back...makes no damn sense to me at all.
Please stop this merry-go-round...a lot of us want to get the hell off...NOW.
America CAN do better, and we should DEMAND better from those we vote into office. We should also hold those voted in accountable for ALL decisions THEY make on our behalf, and be bold enough to question everything that needs questioning.
Sitting back on "cruise-control" is no longer an option for this nation and her people.
*** Lastly today, I have always said that ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, and that stems way back to the old Knight Rider days, when a man is given a "second chance" to right a wrong.
(( Caution - synopsis alert!))
~A self-made billionaire, Wilton Knight leaves the legacy and resources of his empire, as well as the organization he founded (The foundation for Law And Government) F.L.A.G. to one man he resurrects from near death.
He tells the young man (now named Michael Knight, a new identity he was given) that:
"One man can make a difference".~
That stuck with me, and even in the trappings of some fictional TV show, one can sift through all the "schmaltz" and find a nugget of truth.
And sometimes, that one nugget is all a lot of us need to get us motivated into action.
Andrew Breitbart exemplified the RIGHT side of the fence, while these other thugs demonstrate how WRONG it can be to also be motivated into action...the criminal kind, that is.
Our politicians also can make a difference, both good AND bad, and each one of us needs to see beyond today whenever we decide on a particular candidate. Today will be tomorrow's history, and if history is a good teacher, we should LEARN from past mistakes.
Our future will become tomorrow's present and THERE is where most all of us will be spending the most time,.so we'd best set about making it a GOOD future...for ourselves AND our children.
Have yourselves a great weekend.
Be well, make a difference to someone today, and as always...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

The sad thing is that Obama will never figure out WHY it leads to higher prices. "If driving goes down, " He'll figure, "Then shopping will go down. Stocks in stores go up, and they'll have to lower prices! Except on non-organically grown stuff. We'll keep that high by putting a 'health-risk tax' on it." Spotted owl wins again!

Bob G. said...

You can bet the farm on it (if you OWN one)...

Don't they call that trickle UP poverty at that point?

It really cheeses me off when I see gas prices that have remained almost STAGNANT for close to TWO DECADES (from my birth to graduation) now rising damn near weekly, and by margins close to 4x that of that same 18 year span.

This boy couldn't BUY a clue about how to LOWER prices if someone gave him the money (hey, that's WE, THE PEOPLE, isn't it?)

Thanks much for stopping by today and commenting.

You stay safe (and out of that damn wind) up there.