28 November 2012

Humpday Happenings...
For all you LYCANTHROPES out there, just a reminder that TONIGHT IS a full moon, so hunt your prey SAFELY.
And beware of people wearing (or especially USINGSILVER bullets.
(...come to think of it, never saw the Lone Ranger bothered by such people)
Anyway, let's get started by jumping into the deep end of life this morning, and see what's been shaking.
Don't forget your "water-wings"...
*** First out of the gate today, time for this week's military quote of the week aka WHO SAID THAT?
"Who wants a military leader incapable of understanding that the opponent is not going to surrender - that he must be crushed?"
I think you'll find the answer interesting, and in today's world, this particular quote seems MOST relevant when dealing with terrorists.
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
*** Next on the plate, an update to the Warsaw/Boltz sts. double shootings.
And here's the link:
Keneisha A. Eley, 24, was the woman shot multiple times, and now upgraded from critical to serious condition.
Tyrion L. McNair, 19, was the other victim, and remains hospitalized in fair condition.
McNair was Eley's boyfriend.
Police have stated there appears to be a motive, and this was not "random".
While Eley appears to have no record, McNair is another story:
Tyrion L. McNair
3931 Weisser Park Ave.
Fort Wayne, IN 46806
02D05-1201-CM-000533 NA MCNAIR, TYRION L 01/30/2012
Allen Superior Court 5 CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
Decided 35-42-2-1(a)(1)(A)/MA: Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury
02D06-1203-CM-001812 000023732944
000023732944 MCNAIR, TYRION L 03/29/2012
Allen Superior Court 6 CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
Decided 9-24-18-1/MC: Knowingly or Intentionally Operating Motor Vehicle w/o Ever Receiving a License
9-21-8-32/IFC: Disregarding Stop Sign
02D06-1206-CM-003370 MCNAIR, TYRION L 06/14/2012
Allen Superior Court 6 CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
Decided 35-48-4-11/MA: Possession Marijuana/Hash Oil/Hashish/Salvia/Synthetic Cannabinoid
02D06-1211-CM-006117 NA MCNAIR, TYRION L 11/13/2012
Allen Superior Court 6 CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
Pending 35-44.1-3-1(a)(3)/MA: Resisting Law Enforcement
So THIS boy's got a "history", albeit a RECENT one...likes to smack people around, does drugs, doesn't believe in motor vehicle laws, and likes to put up a stink with the po-po.
How TYPICAL...and all too frequent an occurrence down in the ghettohood.
I get real tired of seeing so many of these perps living in MY zip code!
*** Next up, yes, friends...ANOTHER rolling shootout on the...(...all together, gang...)...SOUTHEAST SIDE of Ft. Wayne (you're ALL in fine voice today).
Here's the story link:
Here we seem to have a running gun battle involving two cars rolling along S. Lafayette St around 1410 hours yesterday.
Stray bullets struck two houses on Lafayette near the intersection of Senate.
One woman details how a bullet ripped through her house when she was at home with her dog. Another man described the vehicles involved. He said a Dark-colored Mercury Grand Marquis was being pursued by a red or maroon Impala with chrome rims. Both vehicles were northbound.
Obviously, police cannot determine WHICH vehicle the shots came from, or if even BOTH vehicles were shooting at one another.
If it were me, I'd be checking out BOTH sides of Lafayette St.
Curiously enough, THIS happened very close to Foster's Sports Pub, and we ALL know what went down there the other night, right?
So, my question is WHY the sudden spike in such "activities" since we have gotten a NEW SE Quadrant Captain (Capt. Garry Hamilton) and having NOT seen HIM on TV, saying what he PLANS TO DO about this crap?
I think the public should be made keenly aware that it apparently isn't safe to walk OUTSIDE after dark, or in some areas like Warsaw and Boltz, not even during DAYLIGHT.
And that it also isn't that safe to DRIVE through the main streets IN this area...or frequent banks, credit unions, liquor stores, or pharmacies.
Add to that not being all that safe to stop at red lights, because you might get shot at or jacked.
Cripes, this is worse that the frigging WILD WEST...
Granted, I DID see TWO (count 'em, 2) FWPD cruisers on MY street yesterday.
One was an unmarked, and he was cruising slowly through the area.
The other marked car was parked up the block, but I never heard ANY call for the area, so perhaps it was a case of "cooping"...not a problem.
They can coop down here all they damn well please. Hell, park in my driveway if you want.
As long as we have POLICE PRESENCE, the natives aren't restless, but as SOON as the 5-0 rolls off, it's back to "bid'ness", whatever that may entail.
And what about the BLACK community? Haven't heard ONE damn word from THEIR faces over these recent shootings, have we?
Why isn't anyone in the media asking the questions I'm asking, and why are they content to never get answers TO such questions?
I'm getting dizzy from rolling my EYES so damn much.
*** Indiana makes another list, and as expected, it's not a GOOD list.
Here's the story:
Interesting how our OWN media source stated we were THIRD (last year)...but we're actually NUMBER ONE (this year so far).
Helps to have the best, LATEST facts, doesn't it?
Leave it to the DEA to produce up-to-date numbers.
It's believed that 10-15 people might be at the heart of most of the robberies in the state (we can probably figure that one or two are responsible for the thefts JUST in Allen County).
The down side to these robberies, is that it denies those same pharms to people that have a REAL prescription and are NEEDING that particular drug for their condition.
You know, if your pharmacists were ARMED (with proper training), and shot DEAD these thieving perps whenever the robber wanted the next high, I'd bet the number of drug thefts would DROP markedly...just a suggestion, folks. It's proven to work in LIQUOR STORES (and quite well).
*** I found this story to be a case of "hoof-in-mouth" disease...from a LEO, no less!
Here's the link:
Indiana is beginning to consider legalizing MJ...personally, it's the whole slippery slope gig.
And the ISP's superintendent is OK with legalization, but the agency walked back his statement (smart move).
ISP boss Paul Whitesell states "...it (marijuana) is here. And it's here to stay."
Much can also be said for those stolen prescripts...along with HEROIN, COCAINE, METH...and CRACK.
So, WHERE THE HELL do YOU draw the line, chief...hmm?
The FEDS have placed into law that marijuana is a controlled substance and thereby ILLEGAL, so we want the states at odds with the feds over this, as they already are in Colorado and Washington state?
Tell 'ya what...why the hell not just legalize ALL of it...every single damn drug out there from"Spice" to "special K", and everything in between, THEN watch the chaotic behavior commence, along withall the INCREASED crime to feed those habits.
Won't matter how much you charge or tax these substances, there will STILL be those that will rob, cheat and steal to get them, unless you tell the feds to back off, and it comes under OBAMACARE...that will make life SO much better, won't it?
You know, the ISP chief has been a LEO for 40 years...maybe he's been tased in training one too many times, and needs to RETIRE.
This is lunacy of the first order, and will invariably lead to:
1) That increased crime that we're already seeing in states that HAVE legalized pot
2) A much LARGER stoner population, incapable of anything but munching snacks and staring at the sun (whoa...awesome...dude).
Sorry, but I don't want to be HIP-DEEP in Jeff Spicolis or Beavis and Buttheads...we got too many as it is.
*** Lastly today, again we see life is about CHOICES.
(and it's got little to do with how many Powerball tix you get today for the $500 million drawing...lol)
Some people make good ones...others, not so much.
And we can also see the result OF bad choices. The prisons are full of such people.
Sure, we can argue the points of prohibition (of drugs) 'till the cows come home, and never reach a consensus.
And yes, we know the result of alcohol prohibition (and it's subsequent repeal).
But, if we begin down this path of legalization of JUST marijuana, there will come those calling for MORE legalization, citing the same premise as they are for pot..."it's not that bad" or "more people are killed by drunks than by stoners".
You really want to entertain such nonsense by allowing MORE people to get behind the wheel of a vehicle while STONED.
There is NO real method for determination of DEGREE of being stoned either, like you have with the BAC and breathalyzers.
It soon becomes an ENFORCEMENT NIGHTMARE. (on Elm street...and every other street in this country)
But legalization of drugs does ONE thing - makes the people more "pliable"...better able to be CONTROLLED.
Again, this is a path we dare not tread, if we are to retain who we are AS a nation.
We have enough problems and obstacles to overcome as it is...why add more?
Just something to think about...that's all.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

On drugs: You are spot-on, as usual. The problem in this world is that a Liberal will never believe he is wrong until he puts his plan in motion and everything falls apart. Then he finds ways to blame it on everything but himself as he plans his next stupid adventure.

On the quote: I considered Hitler. Frightening how close I got, eh? (I always look 'em up after I guess)

On your new QC: Looks like a guy whose response to your quadrants problems would be, "It's cool, it's cool." HEY DIPSTICK! Sit up straight, try to look professional!

On the shootings: I think it would be interesting to compare FW crime rates to, say, Gaza or Northern Ireland in the seventies, when the gun-toting thugs killed themselves off in acts of terrorism and not "crime". Maybe if we just opened a "hunting season" once a year, say at Memorial Stadium- shoot whoever you want for one hour, just stay within the stadium till the hour is up, survivors to be arrested.

Bob G. said...

-- To me, it was always about that commercial with the FIRED EGG ("...this is your brain on drugs...any questions?").
Seems to be more TRUTH to that than any commercial we see TODAY.

-- VERY interesting quote indeed.

-- The new QC needs some SERIOUS "QC"...LOL.
(yeah, he be "down" wid all dat in da hood)

-- I'd like to do something similar with the druggies...then bulldoze the (dead and overdosed) bodies out and bring in the NEXT group.
Man, we're sounding like supporters of a version of THE HUNGER GAMES...!
Only in OUR version, everyone ELSE...WINS!

Hey, thanks for swinging on by today and commenting.

Stay safe (and bullet hole-free) up there.

John DuMond said...

Funny, isn't it? We're on the verge of legalizing pot, while making tobacco use practically illegal. So I guess it's nicotine, bad, THC... good? Strange, last I checked nicotine doesn't impair judgment and motor skills. But what do I know? I didn't even go to Harvard.

Bob G. said...

John D.:
One of the REALLY weird things about wanting to BAN ciggies, is that If the government manages to do THAT...ALLLLLLL that TAX MONEY they've been getting with every single purchase ALSO goes "bye-bye".

Wonder how the states will make out LOSING all THAT, hmm?

I didn't go to "Haahvaahd" either..or Yale, or any other big name university (just one year at Pierce Business college in Philly..learned enough at the time, too).

The WORST thing that happened while driving and smoking, was dropping a lit CIGAR between my legs (wearing shorts in the summer).

Never knew I could drive "standing up", as it were...sorta.
No accidents though, and NO burns on the seat (OR me)...LOL.

Guess tobacco IS really SAFER!

Thanks for rolling on up today and taking time to comment.
Much appreciated.
(hadda smile about that cigar thing, too)

Stay safe out there.