FOG outside this morning?
Yep, every school system BUT the FWCS was on a 2-hour delay today...go figure.
Aside from the fog, we are looking at a decent first of the month, with temps tickling the 80-degree mark and a good amount of sunshine.
So, with that dispensed with, let's all top off that morning beverage of choice, sit back and see what has been transpiring since last we convened.
*** First out the garage today, is this whole...(cue the Darth Vader theme)...government SHUTDOWN...!
Give me a damn break...this isn't anything new for God's sake. We've done this about 17-18 times JUST since I was alive.
Hell, I was even furloughed once...for like TWO days.
And guess what?
We all frigging SURVIVED...!!!
COUNTDOWN...like we were headed for universal and wholesale Armageddon.
Much of the media treated this like we should be looking for Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest in Times Square, waiting for "the ball to drop".
C'mon now...isn't THAT a bit MUCH?
(Apparently not for some)
So all the NON-essential personnel get a furlough...shouldn't that tell us what the government NEEDS and does not need?
I would think so, but then like you, I tend to think with common sense..and a bit of logic.
Then we should as why the government can't CUT BACK and do away with ALL the "dead wood"?
Technically,. it won't affect most all of us, and essential services will remain intact...but don't go plan a trip to Yosemite until this blows over...the place is CLOSED, as are all national parks, zoos and monuments.
Funny, there's NO door to the LINCOLN MEMORIAL...is there?
Yet, if it takes something like THIS to get D.C. back to something distantly approaching NORMAL...I;m all for it.
Enough socialistic rhetoric and political correctness...let's get back to running the NATION, and NOT RULING IT'S PEOPLE.
Moving on (mercifully)...
*** Those SW side burglaries were addressed at a meeting held last evening, and here's the story:
|We're now THIS deep in crime...|
1) 150 people show up for this (solidarity, yes?) and yet not nearly as many show up when the black community has a rally for violence in THEIR community...that should tell you something there.
2) ELEVEN burgalries were reported in the Harrison Hill area, along with hits in the Oakdale and Fairmount neighborhoods, which tells me the media coverage of the Southwood Park area may have chased the perp(s) to a neighboring area(s) for the time being.
3) FWPD chief York stated he "has poured more resources into the area"...from WHERE? We're already 20+ officers UNDER what we should have.
That explains the radio chatter with reassignments "on the fly" for better coverage.
4) Even after residents called police, they were met with "resistance" from dispatchers to roll a patrol cruiser to their area, or felt they were given the run-around. York told them to continue to call. Yeah, I've played "20 questions" more than a few times myself, so I can relate to those citizens.
5) Police also cautioned residents about the use of personal firearms (after a facebook commenter mentioned he would be conducting an armed patrol...and he didn't live in the area).
But at least SIX officers live in the neighborhood that's been targeted...that's SIX MORE than in OUR area.
SECONDS count, the police are only MINUTES away...get a damn gun and arm yourselves up.
A dead perp isn't going to commit any more crime, and will send a message to the thugs.
Would I think the residents feels SAFER after that meeting?
I would wager that many of them felt like they got some good lip-service...the proof is in the RESULTS.
YOU are always your first BEST defense...
*** The recent shooting victims have been ID'ed, and here's that story:
Let's just say it's more black-on-black crime...and then wait to hear the CRICKETS from the black community...again.
SPOT-CRIME) there are multiple police calls for SHOTS FIRED...every single day within a 3-mile radius of our "Fortress" down in the SE side aka the crotch of Ft. Wayne...those you never hear about, unless one of those bullets hits a person.
THEN,...it's "news". ((...rolls eyes...))
*** Lastly today, have you ever felt that life was getting just a might TOO complex for your liking?
I mean, sure...you can most always find some solace in your OWN HOME, but I'm talking about everywhere else OUTSIDE your four walls.
And yet HERE, in the Summit City, you folks are NOWHERE close to the problems that MAJOR cities suffer...yet (this city is working on that one, trust me).
Still, we're being pummeled by things at so many levels these days, aren't we?
|Bend over - Here it comes again.|
You can;lt turn around these days without having to deal with something that you SHOULDN'T have to deal with in the first place...like this healthcare "affordable act", that is NOT affordable, has increasing FINES targeting you, should you choose NOT to "obey and get in lockstep", should have NEVER been rendered constitutional by "the Supremes" because the FEDS cannot force you to buy something THEY are selling.
Well, the lists go on, and the problems for us mount continuously.
Life for all of us USED to be a lot easier to stomach, and a lot less difficult to deal with.
|Ain't THAT the truth...|
If we stay focused...if we stay intent on living our OWN lives, and not allow the government to dictate to us every single aspect OF our lives, I think we'll be okay. But we have to be ever vigilant for if we are caught "napping", we might not like things (even more) when we wake up.
Eyes open...ears open...and speak with clarity and purpose.
That's gets the message across every time.
Stay SAFE out there, America.