09 May 2012

Humpday Happenings...

Nice to wake up to a cooler morning...open a window or two, let the breeze in, and air out the place.
Something about the early morning air that just smells great.
And the best part...few (if any) of the "locals" are up...and won't be until around 1100 hrs.
Gotta love that.
Anywho, it's that time of week once again...time for our military quote of the week, otherwise known as "WHO SAID THAT?"
"Given the same amount of intelligence, timidity will do a thousand times more damage in war than audacity."
SO...who said that?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile...back at the Fortress...
*** An update to the "Boyz ON the Hood" episode, and those whose charge they were in.
Here's the story link:
Wow, a "salt n peppa" duo...who'da thunk it?
Aaron Stefanski and Jessica Clark are no strangers to the Allen County legal system (surprise, surprise), as evidenced by their rap sheets below...and they are rather brief, so we can consider this an exercise in blossoming stupidity for both...don'cha just LOVE Springtime?

Jessica A. Clark - rap sheet
02D04-0808-CM-005275 Clark, Jessica A 08/07/2008
Allen Superior Court 4 CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
02D05-1010-CM-006445 NA CLARK, JESSICA A 10/20/2010
Allen Superior Court 5 CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
Decided 35-44-2-2(d)(1)/MB: False Informing
02D04-1203-CM-001681 NA CLARK, JESSICA A 03/23/2012
Allen Superior Court 4 CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
Decided 7.1-5-1-3/MB: Public Intoxication
02D05-1205-MC-001113 NA CLARK, JESSICA A 05/08/2012
Allen Superior Court 5 MC - Miscellaneous Criminal (Citation)
Pending 35-46-1-4(a)(1)/FD: Neglect Of Dependent-Depndnt Put In Situation Endangering Depndnts Life/Health
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
Aaron S. Stefanski - rap sheet
02D04-0203-CM-001975 Stefanski, Aaron S 03/15/2002
Allen Superior Court 6 CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
02D04-0309-IF-015042 Stefanski, Aaron S 09/17/2003
Allen Superior Court 5 IF - Infraction
02D04-0508-OE-000733 Stefanski, Aaron S 08/09/2005
Allen Superior Court 6 OE - Exempted Ordinance Violation
02D06-1108-CM-004815 NA
Allen Superior Court 6 CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
Decided 35-47-2-1(a)/MA: Carrying a Handgun Without a License
35-48-4-8.3(b)/MA Possession of Paraphernalia. Person who knowingly or intentionally violates (a)
02D05-1205-MC-001120 000030165972
000030165972 STEFANSKI, AARON S 05/08/2012
Allen Superior Court 5 MC - Miscellaneous Criminal (Citation)
Pending 35-46-1-4(a)(1)/FD: Neglect Of Dependent-Depndnt Put In Situation Endangering Depndnts Life/Health
9-25-8-2(a)(1)/IFA: Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Financial Responsibility
9-19-10-2/IFD: Failure of Occupant to Use Safety Belt
9-19-10-2/IFD: Failure of Occupant to Use Safety Belt
9-19-10-2/IFD: Failure of Occupant to Use Safety Belt
9-19-10-2/IFD: Failure of Occupant to Use Safety Belt
35-46-1-4(a)(2)/FD: Neglect Of Dependent-Dependent Abandoned/Cruelly Confined
35-46-1-4(a)(1)/FD: Neglect Of Dependent-Depndnt Put In Situation Endangering Depndnts Life/Health
9-30-5-3(a)(2)/FD: Operating Vehicle While Intoxicated; Passenger Under 18 Years of Age
9-30-5-2(b)/MA: Operating A Vehicle While Intoxicated; Endangering A Person
35-42-2-2(b)(1)/MA: Criminal Recklessness - Use of Vehicle
35-42-2-2(b)(1)/MA: Criminal Recklessness - Use of Vehicle
35-42-2-2(b)(1)/MA: Criminal Recklessness - Use of Vehicle
35-42-2-2(b)(1)/MA: Criminal Recklessness - Use of Vehicle
1213 Park Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
8908 Lakeside Dr 3A
Fort Wayne, IN 46816
246 E Dewald Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
Yep, two more outstanding citizens, who ALSO just "happen" to be neighbors of the Summit City's...(...all together, gang...)...SOUTH side.
And how much you wanna bet that they are BOTH "taxpayer-funded" to SOME degree...
Must be nice to see OUR tax money going to pay for Magnum 24 oz cans of ghetto swill.
(Make mine GUINNESS, thank you.)
Moving on...
*** This story caught my eye, and you will see why as we continue.
Woman charged in fatal crash.
Here's the story link:
I was following this on the PD radio...not a pretty scene.
Imagine that a DRUNK driver is out on the streets at 0915 hrs...a little EARLY to begin imbibing (and killing folks), isn't it, toots?
Corina Hurtado, 50 ran a light and killed 79 year old Harold Bebout when she broadsided his minivan with her Ford F 250 pickup.
I can tell you right now, those extended cab long-beds are pretty hefty, and tend to WIN most accidents.
And that sure looks a LOT like a pickup (damn near indentical, in fact) I've seen in MY part of the ghettohood...one that frequents houses that have DRUGS in them, and we're NOT talking Kaopectate or Ibuprofen here, boys and girls.
Well, that would explain MUCH as to WHY Hurtado was not ONLY drunk...BUT tested POSITIVE for COCAINE as well.
And to add insult to injury (and subsequent fatality), she was ALREADY running from another accident she JUST had...
Now THAT is...ONE...DUMB...ASS!
(and a recently incarcerated one now).
What does bother me, is that in spite of vehicular homicide, she is ONLY being held with a $39K bail...
Yeah, this is another "WTF???" moment...
It's no wonder we have SO much recidivism.
Hell, we have had one mook on our street that had a damn revolving door at the courthouse when it came to DUIs.
*** Now we all know that prohibition did NOT work, so the nation repealed it...and ever since, vehicular accidents with alcohol as the primary contributor have RISEN...consistently.
And while some would argue this is a good case to legalize MJ, I strongly disagree.
As difficult as you can make it to SELL alcohol...there will ALWAYS be those that "buck the system", play by their OWN rules, and still manage to acquire that which they should never be able to get.
Teen pot use is on the rise AGAIN (as I have said for years), and teen alcohol use is blatant as all get out.
With all the laws, rules, and regulations you already have in place, WHY isn't such use going DOWN with certain demographics?
Well, we can plainly see that it's not about the "product" as to where the problem lies...
It's the PEOPLE! (isn't it ALWAYS, Bob?)
Now, those of us who ENJOY a nice drink from time to time ALSO have to pay the price when it comes to purchasing alcohol.
I'm a social drinker, and have learned NOT to exceed my limit when it comes to drinking.
Then again, I consider myself to be a rather RESPONSIBLE individual that KNOWS what MY actions could cause, should I decide to become a nitwit and get drunk as a skunk, and then choose to (attempt to) drive a vehicle..
I have this thing about causing harm to total strangers, family, friends or even myself that don't deserve it...others (as we can see)...not so much.
(those that DO deserve it...that's another matter for another day)
I'm far from perfect (as are we all), but dammit, there has to be a level of conscious ACCOUNTABILITY somewhere in the mix, otherwise we wreak havoc in our wake. And that spells trouble for others...that much is certain.
We have at least one, perhaps two generations that have no inkling as to what boundaries are...said that here for some time.
Some folks simply do not know what is meant by LIMITATIONS, and they should, for we ALL have them, like it or not.
Whenever we toss caution to the curb, chaos ensues...that's a given.
And sometimes, the level of chaos can well EXCEED the amount of caution we choose to ignore...and can result in serious repercussions.
But, all we have to do is turn on the TV...or pick up a newspaper and find THAT much out...right?
The idea is to NOT let that happen to US...or the other person.
We need to reign in our "mindless primitive" (also known as our ID, from psychology 101) and think about not only ourselves, but of others.
What WE do has an impact (especially in vehicular accidents, which are often NOT as "accidental" as they would have us believe), and our job is to consider our actions BEFORE we decide what we're going to do...THAT is one very good way of realizing WHAT our boundaries are.
Our "rights" end where everyone else's begins, and conversely-speaking everyone else's "rights" end where MINE begin...it's that simple.
And we ALL have to account for ourselves and our actions in life...as well as our inactions.
How we choose to proceed will determine not only OUR fate, but the fate of others.
When you stop to consider the ramifications of negating such responsibility, there is no other recourse left to us...
But some people just can't be bothered...and that is truly sad...for everyone.
Having CHOICES in life is much of what our freedom is founded upon...but making the wrong choices imprisons us in ways we can never imagine.
Besides, I've never come across anyone who made GOOD choices in life, and caused mayhem in the process.
That is something to ponder, as I get off the old soapbox.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there,America.


ms nk rey said...

And yet another senseless death because some one decided to drink and drive. What is wrong with people? Every day it is something bad, that did not have to happen. Makes me heartsick. Think I will go watch the river to bring me back a sense of peace.

Bob G. said...

I'll tell 'ya dear...there are times when I seriously wonder WTH is WRONG with people today?

Do they HAVE to "get their drunk on" SO damn early and then believe they are STILL just as capable of driving a 3000+ lb vehicle as if they're sober as a judge?

I'm getting DIZZY shaking MY head, that's for sure!

And yes, that river scene DOES help with getting one grounded in reason and clarity.
(I use your pictures MYSELF...)
Reminds me of MUCH nicer days.

Thanks for swinging on by today and commenting.

You stay safe (and calm) down there.

CWMartin said...

I was thinking of perhaps a politician, like good ol' Ronnie, might have said that. Imagine My surprise when I saw who it was! Talk about the voice of respect!

Gee strap-boy sure has a taste for beautiful women, don't he?

At 9 in the morning is a pefectly lovely time to be .17... if you never stopped from the night before. Sounds like she was just coming home from one of the city's lovely after-hours establishments. Now in my day, we used to hit IHOP or something similar on the way home for some good ol' alcohol-fighting grease. She was probably trying to watch her figure, I guess.

Bob G. said...

LOL...it's funny you call that guy "strap boy"...

Back in MY days in high school, we used to call other kids that were idiots "straps"...
(it's an east coast thing)

They were NEIGHBORS...(yikes)...that would keep me up at night, and not in the manner you think.
She's got that coyote ugly pall about her.

We used to hit the diners sometimes, too...and never got tossed for being rowdy (in a big city, no less)...who'da thunk it?

I think we called it CIVILITY...LOL.

Yep, that quote is from someone who really DID know war...

Thanks much for stopping by and commenting today.

Stay safe up there.