21 November 2012
Seems we went from Halloween RIGHT into the Christmas season, and here in Fort Wayne, they're even shooting off FIREWORKS at Parkview Field tonight...WTH for?
We're kind of shuffling Thanksgiving a tad farther down into the deck is would appear.
More about that at the bottom of the post, but first, let's get into today's military quote of the week, known to all of you as: WHO SAID THAT?
"The terrible power of a standing army may usually be exercised by whomever can control it's leaders, as a mighty engine is set in motion by the cranking of a handle."
Sounds pretty deep, especially since we've seen at least FOUR major commanders of OUR armed forces fall by the wayside, and NOT due to wounds inflicted in COMBAT. So, who said that? The answer at the top of FRIDAY'S post.
Meanwhile, back at the Officer's Quarters...
*** The mediation between Hostess Foods and that obstinate union, which a judge had convened has failed to settle the strike OR the problems in that company, so it looks like those 18,000 + employees will get an "early" holiday vacation....in the form of a permanent LAYOFF (without pay).
OUT OF WORK by their UNIONS, and to the UNIONS...may those of you IN that union that allowed this to happen choke on a turkey bone tomorrow...you bastards!
*** The second installment (and complete story) of WANE'S "The Big Empty" (large retail space vacancies in Fort Wayne) can be found HERE:
*** Yes, Virginia, the holiday season IS in full swing, as evidenced by the BUSY day yesterday in Fort Wayne, which saw not one, not two, but THREE robberies in the same part of town within a few hours of one another.
Here's the story link:
I just LOVE the title of the article...
"As Robberies SURGE, Police seek HELP".
Yeah, I'd say that by being (how many is it again?) TWENTY-ONE officers down in staffing, you DO need help, but your "chief" sure isn't going to give it to you boys and girls out there on the thin blue line.
AFTER all these robberies occur...
The money's been taken, the perps have vamoosed, the employees are shaken (not stirred), and all the 5-0 can do is watch a video...and HOPE they catch a break.
For ALL this technology we have, nothing is done to be PROACTIVE here.
These thugs aren't THAT poor that they can't afford a GUN and AMMO, right?
They ARE probably "entitled" though...
-- Let's recap...we had a Chase Bank robbed around 1023 hrs at 6704 E. State Blvd (black male suspect with a gun) , then a Burger Dairy at 1147 hrs (black male and female - the woman had a gun) at 1450 St. Joseph Blvd, and then a Dollar General, located at 6414 E. State Blvd was hit around 1422 hrs (male Hispanic) who also pulled a handgun.
All fled with cash and are still AT LARGE.
And unlike the police statements to the media, I WILL state that ALL these perps should be considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS!
(in other words - you see 'em, you shoot 'em FIRST...problem solved. And it will save the city, county and state a LOT of expense and paperwork)
I dunno, but I see this dichotomy at work here.
One the ONE hand, the police are (seemingly) ALWAYS seeking OUR help (from the citizens), and on the OTHER hand, when you attempt to PROVIDE information, you get the brush-off...what the f$ck is up with THAT, anyway?
You either WANT our help...OR NOT. Make up your damn minds.
I already KNOW you get little IF ANY information from most of the mooks, moolies, and morons that abound on the SE side of town, even WHEN you question them AT LENGTH. So why think that EVERYONE ELSE is like-minded and won't be forthcoming with information you CAN use?
That's being extremely presumptuous, isn't it?
Well, that's on YOU (the department)...not me.
You need to get to know (well) those few citizens that WILL provide good information, and on a regular bases, so YOU (law-enforcement) can be BETTER able to know what you're up against down in the ghettohood (since NONE of you even LIVE down here).
Now THAT makes sense, doesn't it?
*** Lastly today...let's tone a down a bit...Tomorrow is THE day...a day for GIVING THANKS.
DO have much to be thankful for...but that's not the case.
We ALWAYS have something to be thankful for, regardless of how trivial it might seem.
To be thankful that we are ALIVE should be at the top of a lot of lists (I know it is with mine).