Fortunately, there are those brief moments when sanity and reason win out, but the rest of the time, it's more like a controlled form of chaos.
But, at least the weather is wonderfully ambiguous today...
The Hoosierland is seeing low clouds this morning which are supposed to give way to sunny skies and warmer temps - into the 80s again -
The rest will be up to Mother Nature, along with the humidity.
So, let's get the cup of our favorite beverage topped off as we get busy with...the REST of the story.
*** First out of the penalty box is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"I have a very strict gun-control policy; if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it."
This was spoken by none other than our favorite SFPD inspector as well as the "man with no name" -
|...You gotta ask yourself a question...|
And here is his WIKI:
I'll leave reading this to you as your "assignment", and all his films, awards and the like can also be found via links on the WIKI, so have some fun reading about one of modern-day America's icons...one with some STAYING power. Not bad for a former mayor of Carmel AND, a conservative.
|The "Bobby G" method to secure curb appeal.|
*** Wifey gets to take the Wifeymobile to the service center today and get that window regulator fixed, and as will most likely be OUR luck, a week after the passenger side gets repaired, the DRIVER side will break..lol.
It could always be worse, though...right?
*** And speaking of our inglorious part of town, we have yet ANOTHER SHOOTING....and it's (naturally) on the ...(...all together, gang...)...SOUTHEAST SIDE.
WHO could have figured that one out, hmm?
Here's the story link:
Finally, we have a HOMICIDE...and it's NUMBER SIX for the county.
You had to conclude that with ALL the shots being tossed about, sooner or later, ONE of those dumb bullets WOULD (accidentally) find it's mark.
This homicide occurred just after 2100 hrs at a house located at 4219 Chippendale Court on the city's lower SE side (south of Paulding Rd near Wayne Trace)
The man died on scene.
(That's around the SAME time that OTHER shooting happened...curious, indeed)
WHITE car leave the area shortly after they heard gunshots (at least it wasn't a red one...with ONE headlight...that still has not been found).
Hey, I heard distant gunshots last night around 2332 hrs (5 rounds) and 2350 hrs (6 rounds)....never saw a FWPD car in OUR area.
Guess being proactive by doing more PATROLS isn't on chief Hamilton's plate for THIS summer.
|Another long,. cruel summer in Fort Wayne?|
They probably ARE related...too many of these people seem to know EVERY other person and since no one seems to keep track of who's screwing who in the last several decades, they've got to be related in some fashion. That explains why SO many show up at houses near us all the damn time, too.
Be surprised if none of them are related...REAL surprised.
|Whuchoo lookin' at, cracka?|
There is not ONE single "neighborhood" that these people don't infest, that is EVER what a normal person would call quiet...
Believe me on this one.
And, if the blacks aren't the noisy ones, it's the drunk (or high) Hispanics who blast music and yell to each other to all hours.
What few whites are left here, don't usually bother anyone, unless they're in WITH these other cretins.
It's just the way things have become, and the police (and city) cannot, (or will not) do a damn thing to stop any of it.
There is no preventive measures - just REACTIVE ones.
Someday they'll figure out how right I have been all this time...just not today.
*** Next up, the city of Ft. Wayne has snagged a $33 MILLION deal.
And here's the story link:
Wow...the newspaper calls this a "dream boost".
Seems we're going to be in the business of SELLING TAX CREDITS (to investors) now...
"WTF???" moment to YOU...I feel the same way.
This deal is meant to spur economic development, especially in LOW-INCOME areas (like the ghettohood), and I can tell you that will not work, and you also probably know WHY...
It's the CRIME, plain and simple.
Crime will keep ANY development or RE-development from that area, unless someone (with some balls) lights a fire under the city's ass to chase the crime the hell OUT of that area, right?
Who wants to put money into a crime-ridden area, where customers and employees might well be "at risk", hmm? That would be stupid as all hell.
|Ain't gonna find $33 million bucks THERE, Bub.|
The city spends more in FWPD resources down here than ANYWHERE else, and look where ALL the shootings still occur.
And that's aside from all the vandalism, the assaults, robberies, burglaries, car thefts and thefts FROM vehicles...and naturally, all the "domestics".
|Got TOO many down here now, thanks to ignorance.|
And THAT smells like 3-day old fish.
*** Last back to the locker room, the law of averages is always in play in every one of our lives.
In casinos, the odds are ALWAYS in favor of "the house", so you walk in at a disadvantage (and your money goes bye-bye real easy).
Once in a while, you can BEAT the odds, but that's usually the exception (for the novices anyway).
Life is like that casino, but on a much larger scale, plus it's a lot more "personal".
We always hear about "playing the hand you're dealt", or "the odds were against him", or even "he bet his career on that decision", and the law of averages will sometimes play INTO the mix, allowing people to succeed when they would naturally fail, and that's a good thing, if you're that person.
There are those games (of chance) where you can actually bet AGAINST yourself...and STILL WIN.
(craps is a prime example)
Life doesn't usually give us such an option...we have to play with what we're given, and in some cases, that ain't all that much.
(that WOULD be nice)
BEST to place any and all wagers, so that you can increase your chance of breaking even, or losing less than you intended.
Like I say...keep that in mind, and things won't tend to feel as bad as you think...even if they feel less good than you intended.
Every day is a "new deal" and we've already paid the ante...the least we can do is play our hand as well as is possible, under the circumstances.
Stay SAFE out there, America.