Today's Hoosierland weather will see us with a high today in the upper FORTIES, as we warm up throughout the day.
Should also have plenty of sunshine to aid in whatever melting we're going to have, which should be adequate for the temps.
It'll be good to not have to wear as many layers of clothing, and give the furnace a break, too.
In the meantime, let's warm up our morning beverage and set to work seeing what the hell has been going on since yesterday.
*** First up, proof POSITIVE that our local judicial system rarely gets things RIGHT.
Here's the story link:
|That SURE ain't no "cabbage" lookin' for some corned beef!|
|Whachumean I don look Irish?|
So, the guy gets hauled in...BUT, later is released on his own recognizance. Now, for the "big surprise"...the perp never shows up for court, so a bench warrant goes out to a guy now at-large (and quite possibly a dealer).
"WTF???" moments, people.
Cripes, if the jerk had a dime bag, I can see cutting him loose, but 14 lbs, all nicely wrapped (for distribution)?
And considering he was initially arrested for FELONY dealing, why turn him out?
He's from Lima, Ohio, and you didn't "think"(as usual) that he would be a FLIGHT RISK?
This is beyond stupid.
BTW, I've seen a silver Charger in my area, but didn't get the plate number...just in case anyone in law-enforcement wants to cruise around and possibly find him (if he's not back in Ohio...or even farther away by now).
Another good collar...wasted by the Allen County judicial system..thank a sh*tload, folks!
*** And speaking of even MORE stupid...there's this story:
This took place this morning around 0300 hrs on N. Clinton St near where the road divides (the Spy Run Ave split). A police officer with a good eye spotted gunfire between two vehicles.
BAR (where liquid courage is served by the mugful), and a minvan was being shot at from a silver car. Police found no weapon in the minivan, but DID find a handgun in the car.
It's believed the gunfire came from the moon-roof of the car. Police don't believe any damage was incurred by the gunfire (but whatever goes UP, has to come DOWN).
Two men in the car were detained by police and taken downtown for further questioning.
*** And sadly, there's even MORE stupid going around...as evidenced by THIS story:
|Sho'nuff, I does abuse women.|
And this perp sure looks like a "real" man...who now has another entry on his rap sheet.
Robert L. Harris, 31, of ft. Wayne went to his girlfriend's house at FIVE A.M. (these people got crazy sleeping habits), and when she answered the door, he PUNCHED her in the face (very manly), and then in the stomach (must hate his unborn infant, too).
The victim's OTHER two children were sleeping in another room (not for long, I'd wager with all THAT going on).
(anyone care to bet if she's "government-sponsored"?)
Harris tried to flee when police arrived, but was caught shortly after booking out the back door.
He faces two counts of felony battery.
*** And in today's Journal-Gazette, there is a story on the OP-ED page that further mentions that airline route to the east coast that I mentioned here earlier this week, and it's a good read.
Naturally, since this is a LEFT-leaning newspaper, they tout the initiative, but they DO also mention the lone vote AGAINST it by councilman Russ Jehl, and that alone is worth giving the article a look, because he speaks for the voice of REASON here...unlike those other eight.
-- From Monday was another editorial that addressed the sidewalk-clearing issue here in Ft. Wayne, and again, Russ Jehl is involved.
(I don't see the need for a "task force", but the city LOVES 'em)
I can only speak from what I see on my street...or rather, what I DO NOT SEE.
|The only CLEAR area is OUR sidewalk...|
But, that's so SIMPLE a solution (and cost effective, too) that you KNOW that will never see the light of day (or the sidewalk under all that snow).
*** Lastly today, I mentioned I'd be looking into some of the reasons I think our society has become the way it is, and although one can point to a LOT of different "things", such as the media, and that includes TV, movies, music, as well as news programs, there are other more visceral aspects that often go ignored.
The difficult part is how to boil it all down to it's most basic element...an overwhelming parameter that seems to run the show, or, to put it in terms from the Lord of the Rings trilogy..."one ring to rule them all"...LOL.
What is it that causes people to act and behave in the manner they do, and why have they chosen such a path, when there are so many better ones to travel?
Does the evolution of a society have to include things that can only serve to bring it down?
After a lot of pondering over this, and listening to a lot of people who are also very keen to observe humanity in general and our nation in particular, one can see a "theme" emerge, and it does happen to make a lot of sense.
Suppose the actual "elemental" within our society turns out to be classified as what passes for CULTURE?
CULTURE issue, and THAT is what I'll be taking a much deeper look into as the days unfold.
I will be looking forward to all of your input on this, and I hope it will be enlightening.
In the meantime...
Stay SAFE out there, America!
((Monday - the St. Patty's Day Edition...and it's FREE, too!))