29 October 2014

Humpday Happenings...
Welcome to the middle of the last week of the month...fast closing in on All Hallows Eve.
It's a bit nippy outside this morning, but don't expect that much more of a warm-up.
The Hoosierland weather will find us with mostly sunny skies and temps only getting up into the .lower 50s.
Considering we're knocking on November's door, that's not all that bad.
But the next several days will bring us all back to reality with temps topping out in the FORTIES (and yes, it will drop slightly BELOW freezing at night).
The weekend looks to be a bit nicer overall.
In the meantime, grab yourselves a warm cup of morning fortitude, and let's get this show on the road...
*** First out of the coffee pot today is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"Not a single time have we gotten a right from Congress or from the President. We get them from God."
Now THAT sure sounds like a whole lot of truth to me.
So, who said that anyway?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at the broadcast booth...
*** Next, is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature.
October 29 - 
Whaddya mean go find a mountain to live on?
Today is HERMIT DAY...take from that what you will.
When normal people become surrounded by incorrigible and disrespectful "neighbors", one might consider themselves to become a "hermit"...out of necessity.
 (you may quote me...lol)
--And, it's also... NATIONAL FRANKENSTEIN DAY...!
Even John Kerry approves of this!
So get those bolts in your neck and feel free to wander about, or better yet, have a cup of tea and watch the original movie version with Boris Karloff.
Awww...ain't that so sweet?
Or, you could watch Young Frankenstein for a few laughs...it's still a classic in it's own right.
Just remember...FIRE is always no-no.
*** And that brings us to our weekly look at ALL the signal 113 calls that the media never tells you about.
SHOTS FIRED CALLS - 10/21 - 10/27
October 21
14F138335 22:15:24 113 SHOTS FIRED 4700 WEISSER PARK AVE
October 22
14F138617 16:04:49 113 SHOTS FIRED 3500 AVONDALE DR & WARSAW ST
14F138632 16:36:59 113 SHOTS FIRED 100 MECHANIC ST
October 23
14F138822 01:34:16 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 PONTIAC ST W & HOAGLAND AVE
14F139084 17:08:29 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 ROSEMONT DR
14F139096 17:13:46 113 SHOTS FIRED 1800 STEUP AVE & CHEROKEE RD
14F139238 23:45:15 113 SHOTS FIRED 3400 BOWSER AVE & OXFORD ST
14F139239 23:55:08 113 SHOTS FIRED 7100 HICKORY CREEK DR
14F139134 19:01:56 58 SHOOTING 400 CREIGHTON AVE E & WARSAW ST
October 24
14F139383 11:57:05 113 SHOTS FIRED 2800 LA BALME TRL
14F139589 18:57:31 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 CREIGHTON AVE W
October 25
14F139771 03:00:34 113 SHOTS FIRED 1600 COLLEGE ST & WALL ST
14F139782 03:57:22 113 SHOTS FIRED 4500 STANDISH DR
14F139780 03:57:34 113 SHOTS FIRED 1800 MCKINNIE AVE & ANTHONY BLVD S
14F140110 20:32:23 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 RICHARDSON ST
14F140121 20:56:15 113 SHOTS FIRED 2400 BOWSER AVE
October 26
14F140210 00:47:57 113 SHOTS FIRED 4200 WASHINGTON RD N
14F140264 04:16:47 113 SHOTS FIRED 3000 BARR ST S
October 27
14F140596 00:23:25 113 SHOTS FIRED 6200 ST JOE RD
14F140597 00:25:34 113 SHOTS FIRED 3000 MARDIGRAS LN
14F140878 18:59:14 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 BUCHANAN ST
14F140940 21:43:43 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 RUDISILL BLVD E & ANTHONY BLVD
14F140847 17:49:43 58 SHOOTING 3100 WINTER ST
Now, on to some other "stuff" that's been going around (and around, and around)...
*** Kevin Leininger had a good column about the recent city council "proposed cuts" and what has been mentioned is worth a read for a few reasons..
Here's the story link:
It's always about "MY" people...
Council-hack (seemingly in perpettum), Glynn HInes - 6th district...that's OURS, unfortunately-  wanted to cut about $117K - the SAME amount that Rusty York gets for being the "capo de capo" of Public Safety in the city.
Now, on the surface, I agree 100% with that move ONLY...we never needed that position in the first place (imho), and York should be retired anyway...not to mention, his tenure as FWPD chief was "less than stellar", shall we say?
But Hines has ulterior motives for his proposal (which he eventually withdrew anyway yesterday)...and the story spells it out.
It was only a year ago that Hines WANTED the Public Safety Director job to be created...thought it was good.
The real reason becomes clear after a year...it's more about racial politics and civil rights.
Hines thinks some officers are not treated "fairly", even if they get 23 reprimands over 34 years on the force.
Naturally, Rev. Micheal Latham (said to be running for local NAACP president AGAIN) agrees with Hines.
(birds of a feather here)
It's the SAME people saying the SAME (hackneyed) BS...maybe THAT'S why things never change for the better, especially on the SE side of town?
The officer in question (Sgt Rogers) even helped to mentor current chief Garry Hamilton (and Lord knows Garry can use all the mentoring he can get...nice guy, but wonderfully ill-prepared for the role of chief).
People in the department have been carrying Garry for years...as he rocketed his way UP the law-enforcement ladder...all in the name of "diversity".
(Affirmative action strikes again...and again...and again)
Like I said, the column is a good read.
*** Last back to the lockup...today's quote says a lot, and not just about what constitutes a "right" in America, as laid down by our Founders.
It speaks to the INTEGRITY of individuals who WROTE the founding documents.
It speaks to the MORALITY of these people, as well.
And, in days like today, we seem to be a bit lacking in such matters.
Whether it's by choice or design doesn't matter.
What matters is that we need to remain constant in our beliefs, values and principles, and not deceived by what others may think or say or do.
We stand firm on the words of God...and of the words penned in our founding documents.
That is what this nation is all about, and to have our attention diverted elsewhere harms us ALL in the end.
Let hope, faith and courage be our guideposts for today.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America


John DuMond said...

Nice quote. Don't know who said it, but I'm pretty sure most of our "representatives" in DC aren't familiar with the concept.

Bob G. said...

John D.:
I think you might be a little surprised at the quote.

And I would have to agree with you regarding your assessment of those in D.C.
Clueless...AND overpaid. How did "we, the people" manage that one?

Hey, thanks for boppin' on by today to comment.

Stay safe out there.

CWMartin said...

Hard to believe Mr. Rogers could have that many reprimands. Wearing the wrong shoes and sweater to work? Personally, I have often wondered about him and Mr. McFeely...

Bob G. said...

LOL...nice one.

Oh, there is a LOT more (there) than meets the eye...only no one wants to uncover it and bring it out.
Like I said...it's the "same old song and dance" with these people.
Serve themselves and THEIR friends...to hell with everyone else.
(and believe me, it shows)

Thanks for stopping by today and commenting.

You stay safe up there.