If you like rain and some thunderstorms, with winds that could reach up to 50 MPH, and temps dropping later this evening, adding some snow to the mix by tomorrow morning, then TODAY is going to be JUST what you've been waiting for.
While some are calling this "severe" weather...I pretty much take it as it comes this time of year..it IS December, after all.
So, feel free to top off your morning beverage of choice, sit back and allow me to fill you in on what's been happening since this time yesterday.
Oh, and there might be some pungent social commentary tossed in for good measure.
*** First up, the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
And here's "Mo's" WIKI:
Pretty interesting guy...for a Byzantine. He was considered to be a better judge of policy than of men...and that led to the death of him and his six sons when the leader of the army (Phocas) marched into Constantinople and was crowned emperor.
Goes to show you never piss off the guys with all the weapons.
Meanwhile, back at the palace...
I was listening to the police radio and heard this "robbery" going down at the post office branch in our zip code (Diplomat Plaza branch).
It's located near the intersection of Hessen Cassel and McKinnie...deep in the heart of the ghettohood.
Seems there were two masked men (armed) who entered the facility around 1530 hrs.
It's not clear if they were there to rob the USPS or were running from a Shell station holdup attempt.
(talk about some overkill)
Still, neither of the two perps were found on site, one customer came out unharmed and the four employees also came out, and were taken to the detectives for questioning (S.O.P.).
At this time, no one is in custody and no leads have been forthcoming.
Cripes, with the PRICE OF STAMPS these days, it might make some sense to hit the USPS...I'm just sayin'...
Around 2047 hrs last night, Wifey came in to tell me that police found a man in an alley along Reed St.
Turns out the man was unresponsive and later pronounced dead on scene.
The "vic" was ID'ed as being male, between 16-25 years of age, but the name is being withheld until the coroner makes his determination as to the C.O.D.
(how much you wanna bet it was either stabbing or gunshot?)
Lt. Mike McQueen (FWPD) stated last night that: "We can't tell if there are gunshot wounds."
Neighbors said they didn't hear any gunshots...many of them NEVER DO...even when it happens right outside their crib, or next to them at a nightclub...that's the way these people shake. Maybe they should TURN THEIR MUSIC DOWN?
What I find curious is that if no neighbors HEARD anything, HOW did they know the man was lying in that alley?
I mean, it's dark out, hard to notice things, unless the guy was dumped from a vehicle or there was an altercation IN the alley prior.
I still think we can make THIRTY homicides by year's end.
Which speaks VOLUMES as to the (lack of) effectiveness of our new FWPD quadrant captain, Garry Hamilton.
Nice to see that affirmative action still works for some.
*** At least in New haven, the victims make things "easier"...
Here's the story:
Here we have a pedestrian who walked...INTO A TRAIN (ouch).
STILL...but this train was MOVING at the time.
(much bigger ouch)
Yeah, the guy DIED immediately.
MY guess was that the person had to be impaired to some serious degree, otherwise, you'd kinda NOTICE that big, honking train zipping past, stirring up a real good breeze as it rushed by...right?
Hell, I used to photograph trains, and our crew ALWAYS stayed at last 10 feet away from the rails...you could feel the suction from fast moving trains THAT much. Somehow, I don't believe this guy was taking pictures.
*** The regime's "fearless leader" makes a move for GUN control...
Gaffin' Joe Biden, our very own veep is placed "in charge" of the task force.
Make NO mistake, THIS guy IS a gun-grabber, and makes no bones about it.
Rush Limbaugh made one of the most MARVELOUS statements yesterday, regarding this whole tragedy and the violence connected with such acts like the one in CT.
He said: "You cannot have a COLLECTIVE solution to an INDIVIDUAL problem."
Personally, I LOVE this quote...and I think we should ALL say it out loud a few times.
In EVERY case such as a mass shooting, the results are often similar, but the person that commits such a heinous act has to be dealt with on an individual basis, and if that means better diagnosis and treatment earlier on...so be it.
But there will never be ANY new law that will totally HALT such acts...ever!
This administration can't seem to find it's own ass with both hands (with instructions written on the palms), so I can't imagine them being able to tackle this problem with common sense and reason. It's just NOT in their playbook.
*** In a related story, there's THIS:
2nd Amendment rights.
They even interviewed Billy Harris of B&H Firearms on W. Paulding Rd. That's where I bought my Taurus PT 145 semi-auto pistol. He's good people and knows his stuff.
He says the same thing I do - to BETTER ENFORCE the laws we already have.
He also says: "Banning anything over 10 rounds won't stop violent incidents. It takes a half second to reload, so it's like you have TWENTY ROUNDS anyway."
And maybe we can find that break in some old movie...a seasonal song or performance, or even just looking out our own back doors at how God has managed to grace us with HIS works.
SAFE out there, America.