07 October 2014

Tuesday Tidbits...
Seems like another Monday.
If you're looking for an abundance of sunshine today...sorry, you're going to have to climb a LOT higher to see it at length.
The Hoosierland weather will find us with mostly cloudy skies and some scattered showers.
(slated to taper off by tonight).
The high today will be somewhere in the low 60s...
A rather typical autumn day.
So, now that you know how to plan your activities, let's sit back, pour a nice warm cup of our morning beverage of choice and take a peek unto what's been going on elsewhere.
*** First out of the dresser drawer today is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
October 7 - 
We've only ONE event to not and that is BALD AND FREE DAY.
(Captain Picard is loving this, I'm sure)
Make it SO...
But, there are a couple bald guys to recall with fondness...
I clean my head with a LA-SER.
I just saved a bundle on hair-gel.
Et cetera, et cetera...
You were expecting the MARX brothers?
I was bald BEFORE it was cool.
(and no, we're not  considering Sinead O'Connor)
*** Next up, we've got to show everyone (who wants to see the truth) how many SHOTS FIRED calls we had in Fort Wayne over the last week or so.
"Duck and Cover"
SHOTS FIRED CALLS - 10/01 - 10/05
October 1
14F129445 01:04:09 113 SHOTS FIRED 4500 STANDISH DR
14F129807 20:40:23 113 SHOTS FIRED 4600 EUCLID AVE & CAPITOL AVE
October 2
14F129909 02:05:31 113 SHOTS FIRED 4400 ARLINGTON PKWY S & STELLHORN
14F129927 03:45:36 113 SHOTS FIRED 400 DOWNING AVE
14F130191 17:59:58 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 RUDISILL BLVD E
14F130271 20:54:15 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 PARK AVE
14F130299 22:08:57 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 WAYNE ST W
October 3
14F130758 22:13:38 113 SHOTS FIRED 4000 BOWSER AVE & BAXTER ST
October 4
14F130837 02:29:47 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 THOMPSON AVE
14F131104 18:07:05 113 SHOTS FIRED 5600 GOSHEN RD
14F131170 20:50:19 113 SHOTS FIRED 5100 JEFFERSON BLVD W
14F131152 20:06:50 58 SHOOTING 400 SUTTENFIELD AVE E
October 5
14F131270 02:25:25 113 SHOTS FIRED 1100 WILDWOOD AVE W
14F131288 03:07:04 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 OAKLAWN CT
(They haven't gotten around to posting YESTERDAY'S calls yet...lazy)
*** And what would this city (which can be called a Crossroad of America) BE, without another high-profile DRUG BUST, hmm?
Here's the lowdown:
We seem to get at least one per year, but this one involves TWELVE perps, and NINE residences in the NE and NW areas of the city.
This has to do with the distribution of synth-matijuana aka "Spice".
(and this is the best picture with all 12 busted...sorry)
Nice to know that law-enforcement got this nailed shut..and with the FEDS involved, I doubt you'll see any "wheeling and dealing".
*** Next, Sure great to see the "Supremes" going AGAINST the WILL OF THE PEOPLE in their latest clusterf$ck decision (to not get involved with the LAW)
I'm all for the CIVIL UNION thing with gay couples (and all pertinent perks)...just leave the word MARRIAGE the hell out of it, 'K?
Here's the story link:
And here is a link to Mark Levin's (correct) take on this with a 12 minute clip from last night's radio show...it as VERY good.
This is just another case of a few dictating policy to the masses...much like some atheist causing such a fuss, so as to BAN a prayer at a commencement for several HUNDRED students...it's all more PC Bullsh$t.
And the people are getting fed ip with it, too.
And here we thought the job OF the Supreme Court WAS to "hear cases" which can have a profound impact upon this nation's people and the laws established by our own Constitution.
Silly us, right?
*** On the lighter side, for all you comic book and superhero lovers out there, tonight is the premiere of THE FLASH on the CW at 8PM
The NEW series on the CW.
(sorry Bill O'Reilly...lol)
Here's the trailer link:
It's being done by those who brought us ARROW (another well-produced series).
I still love the original series starring John Wessley-Shipp, which aired on the heels of the Batman reboot w/ Michael Keaton.
The FIRST series from the late 80s.
Now, perhaps a few team-ups from the DC universe are in the near future?
*** Last back to the bat-cave...as General George S. Patton once noted:
"All real Americans love a winner...and will not tolerate a loser".
Today's world doesn't paint such issues that readily, nor in such stark contrasts as black and white.
Too often, we're assaulted with hundreds of shades of gray, and that will tend to "muddy the waters" when it comes to our decision process concerning winning and losing.
The gay marriage things is but a TACIT victory (for now).
The defeat of the AXIS powers during WW2 was a DECISIVE victory.
And, once in a while, there is a PYRRHIC victory - one that is costlier that one would prefer.
Has America been on the losing side?
Not when compared to everyone else, but since we're such a "young" nation, we don't have the luxury of THAT many centuries of history to either look back upon or learn from.
But, this nation TRIES to do the right thing, and in that, we have succeeded.
The challenges we, as a country face, are growing every year, and what is needed are a few victories in our plus column, to remind us that OUR nation was born out of necessity, and initially governed with a unique method OF that governance.
We need to remember WHY this nation as created, and at what cost.
THAT is the path we need to find again...and stay on.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


Momma Fargo said...

It's cold! Not too bad here. 66 degrees. Quit yer whining...it's snowing in the west. LOL. I did not know it was bald and free day. I shall celebrate only because it is a reason to party. I agree with your final statements...very well said. I feel our prestige and power slipping on the foreign front as is our respect. Don't like it. Maybe that's just my feeling.

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
The weather is keeping the locals guessing...LOL
(love it).

Wonder if they also have a "Thinning Hair But Quite Reasonable" Day?
I was NEVER THAT kind of "free".
Glad you liked my closing statement...it's just how I feel, and it's a far cry from just 20 years ago.
Fortunately, there ARE lots of others that are waking up about this as well.
(can always use allies, hmm?)

Thanks for rolling up today and commenting.

You stay safe down there.

John DuMond said...

I've been scratching my head over the Supreme Court for a few years now. Chief Justice Roberts has been a major disappointment. He seems more interested in avoiding controversy than he does in doing his job. Pretty lame.

Bob G. said...

John D:
I know...used to think we could pretty much RELY on some GOOD calls from the Supremes...apparently NOT any longer.
Damn shame, as it's gonna hurt WE, the people in ways we can't even yet imagine.
More justice being tossed away.

Thanks for stopping on over to comment today.

Stay safe out there.

A Beer For The Shower said...

We're both of slender build so neither of us could pull off the bald look without looking like cancer patients.

Since the Supreme Court decides things for the people without their consent, I hope they don't force us to get gay married to each other. I don't know how our wives will handle that.

Checked out your blog earlier after you dropped your comment but didn't have proper time to drop our own comment until now. Great blog you have here. We'll be back.

Bob G. said...

Glad you could stop by.
Yeah, I feel the same way with being bald...even a "buzz" cut never did much for me.

And being of slender build myself sure does NOT help in chasing away ANY of the "locals" from our neighborhood (or lives).

Ya know, I NEVER thought about that regarding the "Supremes"...lol.
That would be an EYE-OPENER for our significant others of the female gender!
And I won;t even get into bestiality marriages...!

Thanks again for taking time out to swing on by.

You roll safe out there.

CWMartin said...

I saw your comments on their blog, and their comments on your blog, and told Laurie, "I've created a monster!"

We aren't missing anything on the bust picks... one 51-y-o "babe" and a bunch of twenty somethings, passing a single brain cell around like Medusa's tooth.

Every time I see a group like this I think of the immortal words of Kang (thru Walt Simonson): "They are idiots... and they are creating MORE idiots!"

In the SCOTUS' defense, I think perhaps this can be justified by the concept that this is a idea the nation is torn socially over- and as their job is deciding law and not the destiny of society, they choose to demur until society resolves the issue.

Well, they might think it. Or perhaps, there is such a divide in the court that the issue could potentially split them apart at the seams for good.

Me, I call cop-out.

Bob G. said...

You haven't created a monster...you've created a MOVEMENT...heh!

"Medusa's tooth"...ROFL!
(never heard THAT one before)
Stupid ALWAYS begets stupid...that's a FACT.

The ONLY way to NOT grow MORE stupid is to put it IN THE GROUND.
Oppositional Gardening, anyone?

MY gripe with the SCOTUS was that they DEFERRED to the LOWER courts, which many happen to be VERY LIBERAL, hence the decision THEY made.

I think is was a FED cop-out.
Should be a referendum...THAT would make things final.

A couple of the judges should be retired (and filled with DEMS if Da Prez has anything to say)
Hardly fair OR balanced (imho).

Hey, thanks again for the link to a great blog AND for taking time to stop by to comment.

Stay safe (and dry) up there.