UN-Springlike day greeting us here in the Midwest.
Temps are starting out in the lower 30s, but it WILL warm up to around 60 degrees by late afternoon.
Plenty of sunshine to go around as well. And maybe a slight breeze
All-in-all, not a bad day for the middle of the week (until someone comes along and screws it up).
And in the best manner of enjoyment of Wednesday, let us proceed into this good day, so top off that morning beverage as we get this ball rolling.
*** First out of the frying pan is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers, any more than it is to make sheep ferocious."
And in following our path about culture, this quote, although brief in content, is lengthy is wisdom (and you can quote ME on that one...lol)
So, who said that?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back in the classical literature stacks...
*** Had an "oops" moment yesterday while cleaning up the patio area. We have this millet that grows over 6 ft. tall, and after Winter, it's dried out stalks that need removal.
I was pulling up some of them when I felt my hand a bit "sticky"...turns out it was blood.
|...To the rescue!!!|
So, after two well-placed band-aids on the fingers I cut, and some ointment, we're good to go once again.
A little "sacrifice" (via blood) can be a good thing.
*** Next, a recent drug bust on Ft. Wayne's...(...all together, gang...)...SOUTHEAST SIDE nets a nice amount of contraband.
If you get the J-G, you'd have to look DEEP in the METRO section to find this story, that, unlike the WANE account, provides the perp's address.
They don't like to make THIS kind of crap PAGE-ONE material (for some odd reason).
Richard E. Jordan, 47 (never to be confused with the late ACTOR, Richard Jordan), of the 3000 block of S. Monroe St (about a half mile from our "Fortress") was charged with multiple felony counts pertaining to drug possession and distribution.
|HE BE BUSTED!|
The charges are as follows:
-- Dealing cocaine (5 counts)
-- Possession of cocaine
-- Possession of heroin
-- Possession of paraphernalia
Bond has been set at (a nice) $265,000...!
The investigation that led to the arrest had been ongoing for several months.
As can be expected, Jordan has a LENGTHY rap sheet that begins WAY back in 1987 for forging an I.D. card.
|Welcome baa-aack. (sing along)|
And yes, he's a male BLACK, 6'0", 220 lbs
His addresses are:
3003 S. Monroe - 46806
4410 Oliver St. - 46806
(at least he stays close to "home")
His accumulation of SO many traffic violations SHOULD have gotten his ass taken off the streets...guess not.
Nice to know some things in this city never change over the years.
*** I always find stories like this SO damn satisfying, because I was right on about it.
Here's the link:
Now who DIDN'T see this one coming?
Fuels made from corn waste are NO BETTER than gasoline.
In fact, they're actually WORSE for the environment, releasing 7% MORE greenhouse gases.
And the best part, the FEDS paid for the study to the tune of $500K (nice song).
We ALREADY know that ETHANOL isn't any damn good (corrodes rubber components and is about 75% as effective as regular gasoline)
|It TASTES better than it "runs".|
|Facts don't lie...|
All the while, this administration pushes for more "green technology"...like ELECTRIC CARS.
And while the COAL PLANTS in America continue to dwindle in number (thanks to the EPA, that should be disbanded), what EXACTLY will be fueling those electro-mobiles, anyway?
Magic? Rainbows and unicorns? Alchemy? Prayer? (gonna need a LOT of that LAST one)
|WE pump OUR oil, and ship OUR oil overseas?|
I'm just not seeing it, folks.
*** Fort Wayne (Sh)City Council has FIVE street projects over the next FIVE years.
Here's http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20140423/LOCAL/304239973the story link:
How about that...and not ONE mention of the SE side, where the streets have more cracks in them than fine porcelain. After every rain event, our streets "weep" water for days following the cessation of tha rain. Street department says that's okay (until a sinkhole develops, or a main breaks underneath).
--And in a somewhat "related" story, some SE residents are pushing (not drugs for a change) to get TRAILS down here.
ALL the other parts of the city. THOSE get used by LOTS of people from walking to jogging and biking.)
We have a little bit of "trails" in the SE...mainly near that new YMCA (Renaissance Pointe area), and that's it, unless you trek down by the PSA and Southtown...or go over by Foster Park (but that's SW).
|The website shows the details.|
This solution is a simple as the day is long - you want REAL TRAILS down here?
...GET THE F$CKING CRIME OUT OF THE DAMN AREA...PERIOD!
|Gotta fix all THIS sh*t FIRST...|
You don't remove the bad element, none of this will happen, and wasting money by putting lipstick on pigs won't make it better one damn bit.
*** Last back into the fire...we see what can happen when people make those crap choices in life - they become crap themselves.
We can also see what occurs when people chose to give a damn and WANT better, but to stick out your hand and just demand it does no good, either.
It takes a self-motivated and concerned effort, and it can begin with ONE person (although that's a harder climb on the mountain).
It takes effort on the part of those in authority...doing what is needed to ensure that a community can move FORWARD, instead of regressing.
Such opportunities do abound, if we're willing to look for them, and not wait until they knock on our doors.
We ALL are affected by whatever good OR bad this city allows to happen, and those downtown have to answer for what goes wrong, as well as laud that which goes right.
It's TWO-WAY street here with cross-streets that demand our attention, lest we get broadsided.
And sometimes, you might need a traffic cop to straighten out the gridlock that can occur when people don't read the signage.
That...is something to think about.
Stay SAFE out there, America.