|MY kinda Friday|
We're talking MINUS numbers outside in the Hoosierland this morning. And Joe took the week off to stay inside.
We have BELOW ZERO temps...not for the faint-of-heart, if you have to venture outside today.
This is bone-chilling, snot-freezing, hard-starting, slow-moving, joint-aching, skin-cracking, nothing you put down will work for ice-melting COLD!!!
But, it COULD be worse...like up in MAINE, where temps have plummeted to around THIRTY-FIVE BELOW..
That's like a summer day in ANTARCTICA..(where it IS actually warmer there today.)
The high today will try to get up around THIRTEEN DEGREES (not 30), so we might see very little melting...and no plow trucks (again).
Clouds will be scattered with mostly sunshine.
So, let's take it REAL easy today, pour a nice BIG steaming hot cup of your favorite morning beverage of choice, while I hitch up the dogs to the sled and get this show moving...
ERNEST SHACKLETON for some strange reason today...
*** First out of the freezer is more a curiosity of sorts...
I mean, with all this COLD impacting a vast majority of the lower 48 states, WHERE are ALL those "global-warming" pundits?
|We ATE them...heh,heh,heh.|
(they must be hiding under all that SNOW)
What would be very nice, would be for some of them to come out and say perhaps they were...WRONG, right?
Maybe with all this CO2 depletion through closing our coal plants, electric cars, those "curly-fries" light-bulbs and such...perhaps the globe is actually COOLING DOWN...then again, Mother Nature runs the show here, contrary to whatever to libtard, tree-huggers profess and believe.
*** Yes, the dog and pony show downtown was in full swing yesterday, as the new FWPD chief and Director of Public Safety were sworn in by our city clerk for life, Sandy Kennedy (is she 80 yet?).
And our new FWPD chief issued a A STERN warning to the criminals out there...
"...We're coming for you."
Uh, yeah...like Rusty has been doing for the past 14 years?
The perps are shaking in their athletic shoes...(with LAUGHTER).
I guess Garry forgot about the OTHER hand of the system - that of PROSECUTOR, and how THAT department tends to be a real sieve when it comes to plea-dealing all these perps back onto our streets.
|The two MOST powerful beings in the Fort Wayne universe.|
The good (?) news is that the SE side gets someone who is a better officer in some respects, one Derrick Westfield.
The down side, is that he was arrested for violation of an RO back in 2005, even though he was acquitted, he still has a nice mug shot.
A good cop...with a lousy personal life.
I guess it's better than a lousy cop with a great personal life...sorta, kinda.
It's a crapshoot these days.
So in MY part of the ghettohood, we go from an incompetent with no experience (but a nice guy) to a former felon as our deputy chief...how's that any better?
And Westfield will only be as good as the chief allows him to be.
Everyone's on a "short leash" here.
Sure, let's make THIS another one of those "WTF???" moments...
You just cannot make this stuff up...
FWFD contracts...told you he was going to place his finger in too many pies.
We get these people in Fort Wayne that never seem to go away, whether it's Win Moses, Helmke, Sandy Kennedy, York, Marty Bender, who is now head of FWPD "special operations'...
(does that include making DONUT runs, 'cause he looks like he's been GOOD at that, as well as "controlling" the purse-strings OF the department?. How does he pass the department physical?)
Doesn't anyone in this city EVER believe in RETIRING when it's past their time?
And if they're not retiring, they're being moved to ANOTHER position (they don't deserve to hold), like Greg Leatherman (wasn't much good when he was part of the street dept).
Now he's redevelopment "capo".
|They call me MISTER "Downtown"...!|
Urbahns, Al Moll...two more that have not done anything when they were doing whatever it is they were appointed to do.
It's like these people (and the city) were ALL on "cruise-control"
|Oh my God, another city hall DEMOCRAT?|
This city needs a major CONSERVATIVE overhaul, because if you look at how bad Philly is doing these days, you;ll see what it's like to be "ruled" by democrats (for over 40 years)...not a pretty picture, but you get what you pay for, as it were.
*** Next up...so what DOES chief Hamilton really got in mind?
Well, let's see, if it were ME that was appointed to FWPD chief, I would not be having MY strings pulled by YORK...OR have a "deputy chief" to cover my ass, as Steve Reed was appointed to do for Hamilton. If Garry doesn't have a crutch (someone to make sure he doesn't screw up) , he falls down.
|A GOOD place to start with these mooks!|
1) Have ALL after-market DARK window tint removed from vehicles in order to better protect MY officers. Besides, we don't live on the sun..or in Arizona.
2) Any NOISE violations from car stereos will result in IMPOUNDING of said vehicles and a fine to have them given back, WITHOUT the stereo. Worked well in Chi-Town.
3) Citizens WILL be cited when spotted walking IN the street (only) when there IS a sidewalk parallel to the street. Those in 3rd-world nations walk in the damn streets!
4) The institution of our own version of STOP, ASK, AND FRISK, especially in chronic crime areas.
Worked in NYC, despite what the lame-stream media says.
5) Noise violations at residences will result in arrests if officers are dispatched to the same house several times a month.
6) More active patrols along the ALLEYS in high crime areas, with NCE followups to code violations.
And the citing of residents that trash up those alleys.
7) More monitoring of gun stores and ammunition purchases by people associated in ANY way with felons (straw-purchases). ANd mandatory sentences for gun-related CRIMES.
8) A ban of ALL vehicles with rims larger than designed for the vehicle that are DRIVING along city streets. They're not safe on DRY streets, and should be for displays at specified shows.
This is called PROBLEM-oriented policing...
When people SEE you are serious about crime, and are taking definitive steps to alleviate it in targeted area, by starting with the small stuff (which leads to the BIG stuff), THEN, the citizens will begin to feel comfortable enough to come forward to officers, and will readily confide in you (law-enforcement), but NOT before.
Then, after you've built up that TRUST, you can apply COMMUNITY-oriented policing.
It all has to be done in the PROPER steps to succeed.
It's called FIXING those broken windows.
As chief, I would also petition City Council to change the relevant city ordinances to reflect my mandate for a SAFER city for everyone.
But, we ALL know none of this would ever happen, because the police chief is an APPOINTED position (BY the mayor), and that means being a lap-dog FOR the mayor...or being an outcast with every decision you make coming into question.
Great for all the kiss-asses in the crowd - not good for anyone that places the citizens OVER the mayor's "agenda"..
*** Next up, a little something for "Garry" to look into...
Here's the story link:
Imagine that...another Vito's pizza delivery man was robbed AGAIN...!
And where did this happen?
(all together, people...nice and loud)
THE SOUTHEAST SIDE!
It began in the 5000 block of Winter St., around (the usual time) 0415 hrs this morning. when police were called there for an armed robbery.
The pizza man was robbed of cash AND his car (typical entitlement mindset by the thugs).
If you ask me, places like this should NOT be OPEN 24 hours..who the hell NEEDS a damn pizza at FOUR-f$cking-AM?
(Answer - the pot-smoking crowd in the ghettohood, that's who)
The deliveryman's car was recovered in the 4700 block of Reed St.
|Business AS usual.|
*** Lastly today, it's often been said that "the more you change things, the more they stay the same", and while that might be a good thing when it comes to certain parts of society, there are those aspects where change for change sake is NEVER a good thing.
CHANGE the bulbs when we really didn't NEED a change?
Or, why CHANGE our view of global warming, when it's been a hoax from the start?
Why CHANGE over to unproven alternative fuel sources when the government closes down coal plants whose reserves will last HUNDREDS of years?
You go with WHAT WORKS...and WHAT HAS BEEN PROVEN.
Now, there is always some sort of EVOLUTION with society, be it in social facets themselves, or technology, or even a philosophical view of things.
It's when we CHANGE technology (or the manner we live our lives) that we encounter problems.
Evolution denotes a move in a better direction, whereas change doesn't always follow suit.
So, with all this cold weather, perhaps this weekend would be a good time to ponder these things...change and evolution.
We cannot avoid one, but can often do well without the other.
Just something to think about.
Have yourselves a great weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.