AND the middle of the month.
Not bad for a Wednesday.
The Hoosierland weather around these parts will consist of below freezing temps some sun, some clouds (no melting today) with a high of around the middle 20s, and by the middle of the day, we might see more snow flurries and into this evening, where accumulation of only about an INCH will result.
Tonight, we'll drop into the middle TEENS.
Them's a lot of "middles" to handle, but I think we got this.
Indiana weather does change by the minute.
And can you believe that the "Miracle on the Hudson" (Captain Sullenberger) was FIVE years ago today?
How time flies...
*** First off the hotplate today is our WHO SAID THAT? Quote:
"Winter is not a season. It is an occupation."
I figured after that last cold snap, and the continuance of the "big chill", we needed something a bit more apropos, so there we are.
And if you pay attention in today's post, a clue is in here about the "quotee".
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back on Main Street...
*** It would seem that a "master-plan" that I have spoke about for a long time is beginning to take shape. And it involves the Ft. Wayne airport (no surprise to me).
I caught a chunk of this last night, but didn't stay on the channel long enough to get it all.
The smoke in front of this mirror is that the 122md ANG is being used as a "front" for rezoning and site planning.
TEN MILES from the runway...our "Fortress" (and a lot of other residential area) rests a mere FOUR MILES from the outer marker. So, we're "in the groove", so to speak.
It's the airspace that needs to "be preserved" for fast-moving fighters like the (potential) F-35, which COULD be the next venue for the 122nd.
REAL reason, that being the ability and desire to handle more and LARGER commercial and freight AIRLINERS never crossed anyone's mind? Well, it HAS crossed mine...many times over the last decade, because some of these planes come over our house a bit TOO low for comfort (unless I lived a lot CLOSER to the runway).
|The ONLY game the city plays down here.|
So, where would that leave US?
Well, we already have a depleted VALUE to our fortress, and Lord knows the crime around here is NOT going bye-bye soon enough...or FAR enough away. Perhaps the intention of the city is to "buy out" those holdouts (like us), and claim EMINENT DOMAIN for the remainder.
I mean if someone wants the airport to be the OTHER jewel in the city's crown (with the DOWNTOWN being the first and foremost), it would be only logical to conclude that THIS is what is being done. And you can't do it all at once...oh, no.
You have to proceed slowly and cautiously...allow some things to take care of themselves...like all the vacant housing and closed businesses we ALREADY have down here.
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F-35 here would be great, we USED to have the F-16s before the A-10s, and there was NEVER ANY TALK about rezoning OR site development...wonder WHY that was, unless there was talk about CREATING a larger airport and surrounding areas, right?
Back in Philly, something similar was done with THEIR airport, but their main runway parallels the Delaware River, so the impact to residential areas was minimal.
It was wetland preserves that took the hit there.
Mark my words, there is something afoot here, and like Sherlock Holmes once stated:
"When you eliminate the impossible,whatever remains, no matter how improbable...MUST be the truth."
And the truth WILL set you free.
*** Another asshole robber gets his just desserts (and maybe a Snickers bar, too).
Here's the story link:
Well, at least it WASN'T a Dollar General down here (lin Waynedale)...
He thought WRONG (as do most of them)
Alexander A. White, 21, of Fort Wayne has been arrested for armed robbery in connection with this incident.
This armed robbery took place at the D/G located up on 9149 Lima Rd around 2015 hrs Tuesday night.
NO customers were there at the time and only ONE employee on site, who was not injured.
A FWPD K-9 unit was brought to scene and managed to track the perp to a vacant house nearby that has a FOR SALE sign on it.
A witness told police he noticed a man running from the store, dressed all in black, who disappeared behind some businesses in the area.
K-9 at the house,. located in the 900 block of Village Drive, the perp came out without a standoff around 2145 hrs.
Police found items connected to the robbery in the house..
And another free orange jumpsuit with flip-flops are given to a very DESERVING person.
*** Lastly today, this retired police officer that shot and killed that other guy for texting in a movie house in Florida got me thinking...and that can be dangerous....
Let me say that this is WHY I don't like going to the movies ANY longer...
FLEECED out the ass every time you walk into the multiplex, does NOT give you the right to act AS IF YOU WERE STILL AT HOME...aka like an idiot. We had the same issue back in the 70s with those AFRO hairstyles that blocked out the bloody SUN, let alone the feature playing on much larger screens in those days.
|Yep...these are assholes!|
This is just more evidence that our society is going in the WRONG direction.
WHOLE movie is stupid beyond belief.
That's why some folks should NEVER be allowed in PUBLIC, until they complete a few courses in ETIQUETTE.
People need to learn...strike that...RE-LEARN how to behave IN PUBLIC.
ETHICAL BEHAVIOR covers such things, as does being and acting in a CIVIL manner.
|Words to live by.|
But perhaps, it's time we think long and hard about our BEHAVIOR, and how it bothers others when we act the fool.
Also, when people act up, it speaks volumes about their upbringing, doesn't it?
We find ourselves surrounded by a multi-generational crowd of disrespectful and uncivil morons, and unfortunately, they are making BABIES...to further their agenda and make life hell for still others for years to come.
ALL people great, and it's not acting stupid in public, that's for sure.
When you walk out your door to go ANYWHERE...you become an ambassador for YOUR life, YOUR parents and how they taught you right from wrong, and if you find yourself in another city, state or nation, you are a SYMBOL of that city, state or nation...and people will be watching and judging you BASED on how you conduct yourself. So conduct yourself in a manner that makes others see you as a good person, rather than have them view you with disdain.
Therein lies our lesson for today.
Stay SAFE out there, America.