04 November 2014

Tuesday Tidbits...
Not a bad November day out there...the rain has arrived  TODAY (instead of yesterday as originally predicted).
Still, it's coming was like a jail-on-wheels.
It will serve to keep us in the moderate range today.
Our Hooiserland weather will find us with temps reaching into the upper 50s (not as high as Monday's 63 degrees, but we'll take it).
Remember, it won't be long before we're cussin' at the SNOW on the ground...lol.
So, sit back, pour a soothing cup of your favorite morning drink and let's see what's been going on elsewhere, shall we?.
*** First off of the hat rack is our "What the hell happens today Bob?" feature:
November 4 - 
"How'd he get so funky?"
Today is KING TUT DAY, and if you're in the mood, feel free to sing along with Steve Martin's song...or you can read up on how the tomb of the "boy king" was found...the youth had some physical issues by the score...
It's also U.S. General Election Day, and we all know what THAT means...
The nation you save MAY be your OWN.
Illegals by the score voting for dumbocrats, as well as other forms of rampant voter fraud, ALL designed to keep those in power...well, IN POWER (longer).
I really don't plan to get into that hairball of an issue...not right now anyway.
Moving on...
*** Okay, so I'm typing away yesterday morning, and my mouse decides to throw a fit - starts jumping all over the place and sporadically freezing, re-sizing photos by itself, and generally becoming an R.P.I.A.
NEVER had that happen before...in all the years at the computer...seemed like "someone else" had control of the damn system.
(it has been known to happen with the level of hacking going on these days...gotta love technology).
And naturally, I've graduated from the OLD-style of trackball mouse into the new OPTICAL muse with USB port (that I bought an adapter for, so I could STILL utilize the original mouse port).
Been working fine for years...until yesterday.
Turns out the MOUSE was faulty...the optics were flicking on and off, and when it's off - no movement.
Well, since we already have THREE mouse replacements (new and at-hand), it as simple enough to swap it out. I mean, when you can grab a replacement on eBay for as LOW as $2, it behooves one to "stock up", right?
Like I said yesterday...nothing is built to LAST any longer, but as long as "the price is right" (inexpensive), we can make due.
Now, I'm looking for cheap keyboards (where the letter have NOT been rubbed off the keys...lol), and other peripherals...
*** Next, is our famous (or is that infamous?) Signal 113 calls for the week:
October 28
14F140993 00:52:16 113 SHOTS FIRED 500 BUCHANAN ST
14F141011 02:17:04 113 SHOTS FIRED 500 LASSELLE ST
October 29
14F141430 06:54:52 113 SHOTS FIRED 3700 JEFFERSON BLVD W & ARDMORE AV
14F141698 19:56:12 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 LAKE AVE
October 30
14F141960 13:31:33 113 SHOTS FIRED 3200 ELMHURST DR & ARBOR AVE
14F142172 21:20:32 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 CREIGHTON AVE W & BROADWAY
14F142181 21:39:41 113 SHOTS FIRED 6000 BUNT DR
October 31
14F142257 01:17:01 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 WELLS ST
14F142263 01:35:56 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 CLAY ST & WAYNE ST E
14F142275 03:21:37 113 SHOTS FIRED 4300 PLAZA DR
14F142299 05:19:06 113 SHOTS FIRED 2300 BROADWAY
November 1
14F142788 02:47:25 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 RIDGEWOOD DR
14F142774 02:48:22 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 COLISEUM BLVD E & CLINTON ST N
14F142824 07:06:52 113 SHOTS FIRED 3300 EASTBROOK DR
14F143107 21:58:10 113 SHOTS FIRED 5000 NORTHFIELD DR
November 2
And, as usual, the majority are on the SOUTH side of the city...
*** Next up, I was busy doing the "leaf" thing yesterday (again).
Lookin' good...
Managed to get some decent piles all along the property line (as required) so when the city comes by (this week is SUPPOSED to be the 1st pickup) all will be ready...making work easier for a government employee...what have I done?
Lookin' REAL good...
The leaf blower has made a big difference over the years we've owned one...save wear and tear on the old body.
But it pisses me off when you take the time to get everything set along the berm, only to have some ignorant Latina park all over the pile when they pick up their kids from school.
You ARROGANT wetback bitch!
I stated before that OUR intersection is not that conducive (a bit on the NARROW side) to a school bus stop, but since FWCS has seen fit to block my emails (they must hate to hear they're wrong), it's a real UPHILL battle to get the stop moved to a larger and less occupied intersection (like the one two streets over on Avondale, where a former city building has sat empty since we moved here in 1997. That's a great corner to have a bus stop...nice and OPEN, and plenty of "parking" for the (gov't-sponsored)  "mamasitas" to congregate in their POS vehicles.
Some day, a lot more people will wise the hell up...just NOT today, unfortunately.
*** We have not seen our "bunny" friend stop by for a few days, but our squirrel buddies are pretty much a daily affair.
"Patches" stops by to say "hi"...and for peanuts.
And the birds also frequent both the feeder as well as the suet cake, and YES, the suet basket is STILL attached to that branch/pole...hasn't been spirited away like the other one was.
Goes to show that COAT HANGER WIRE is a pretty decent method to affix anything to anything else.
*** I saw a story the other day about a black business man who actually expanded his business (Madea's Soul Food , of all things), and I keep thinking "how many of those venues can you support, even down HERE?"
We already have WAY too many convenient stores, which have a tendency to get robbed on a fairly regular basis, and we have the "ethnic" stores, catering to a SPECIFIC clientele, such as the hair and nail places ("beauty salons?") and the eateries.
If this city prides itself so much on diversity, WHERE the hell is it DOWN HERE?
It's as if this part of the city were nothing more than a "novelty" where people drive through, like some safari park, windows rolled up, and encouraged NOT to "feed the wild animals".
Now, to ME, that doesn't exactly spell PROGRESS, either societally, or economically.
For example, the LAST time we had a BOOKSTORE down here was when the former Southtown Mall was still open...ditto for a real music store, clothing shops, and even a CINEMA.
And you'd think that (city council-hack of the 6th district) Glynn Hines would be trying to get something MORE moving when it comes to economic revitalization...sorry, but ONE small food business does NOT a revitalization make, my friends.
The best we seem to be able to do is put up MORE "low-income" housing (that costs taxpayers millions). Guess this is to replace all the former low-income housing trashed by the entitlement mindset lot.
Meanwhile, the NORTHERN part of the city keeps growing and expanding...you watch, it won't be long before we hear of another "annexation" in order to expand the city FURTHER north (or west).
I guess what pisses me off so much, is that those in city government don't even have the decency to tell any of us to our faces that they don't give a rat's ass about us down here, and to me, that's WORSE than telling me the TRUTH of the matter, which is what I just stated above.
They continue to lie to us and want us to believe that the SE is doing "okay", when we're far from it.
Look at the shooting stats ever week.,..or the armed robberies...or the ASSAULTS and FIGHTS...we got some serious issues down here, and they're just NOT being addressed at ANY level. That's pretty damn sad.
*** Last back to the storm cellar...today is election day, and hopefully, the GOP wins back the Senate and maintains the House.
At least we can see the PATH...
However, this doesn't mean any of us are "out of the woods" yet...it just means the Libtards will try another tactic...personal attacks for one thing.
That's their hallmark, when they have NOTHING to debate anyone with...typical.
It also means that our "fearless leader" will have a stack of items on his desk, all ready for more "executive orders" to BYPASS CONGRESS...another predictable ploy (and unfortunately, a decent one).
Personally, when it comes to all these socialist, PC, progressive idiots, I have a much better solution to the current problem (but there's never the right person around when you truly NEED them, if you get my drift).
I still believe in this country and ALL that she stands for, and I believe in the majority of people who make the nation great.
It's the morons who insist on running the show that shakes my resolve in this matter...those who "feel" they need to take care of us in every facet of our lies...like we're too damn dumb to KNOW better, or to DO better, or even to BE better.
This arrogance on their behalf is the problem, and WE are the solution.
We know us better than they can ever hope to, so why not get them to back off and allow us the dignity, as well as the God-given RIGHT to proceed in a manner more befitting who we are as a people and a nation.
We might just learn to like it...the way we used to.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.
(and remember - vote EARLY and vote OFTEN - the democrats do!)


Momma Fargo said...

Well, vote we shall! Yay! I hope the US gets some good changes out there. I will be watching with jazz hands ready. Too bad it was not the presidential election.

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
My late Father used to say "Today's the day we see how MANY votes were purchased".
He was right then and now.

A process that SHOULD be SO damn simple...made complex by those who commit fraud at every election.
And too many people fall for it and think it's fine...very sad.

I DO hope we get something BETTER than we we have now.
I'm starting to not recognize the country I was brought up in.
(that's a scary premise)

Hey, thanks for stopping by to comment today, dear.

Roll safe down there.

CWMartin said...

First up, voting is done, and once again the Blonde Phantom got a "blank vote" from me. Can't understand, is there no democrat understudy paralegal willing to take a pay cut to be Prosecutor? Of all the places I'd jump to vote for one...

And no write-in space either, or else Mickey Mouse woulda had one vote at least.

On the parking job... at least she was on the right side of the street! Progress in increments, no?

Bob G. said...

All the "dems" that have ANY legal expertise are busy creating MORE entitlements for their voters, so they can stay in power...vicious cycle that it is (and costly, too).

Mickey Mouse?
I thought it would a vote for YOURSELF...you got it hands DOWN over the "Mickster"...!

That is EXACTLY the kind of "progress" that's been sending this nation down the poop-chute since LBJ's war on poverty...
(psst - being entitled means NO sense of boundaries)
Maybe a brick through her windshield would work?
(or a ticket back to Mexico?)

Hey, thanks for stopping by today to comment.

Stay safe up there, brother.

catererin said...

I went by the former Value City Department Store on Coliseum yesterday when I went to Kmart, was there ever a Value City store at Southtown Mall, because this link says there were other locations at one point http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/chris-details.php?product=1000. miss Value City.

Bob G. said...

I don't recall a VALUE CITY at either Southtown Mall or even at Southgate Plaza.
And my recollection dates back to when I moved here in 1997.
Before thst, I don't really know.

Wifey and I did go to Value City on Coliseum once...was a pretty good store...as were ALL the K-Marts we USED to have.

The closest K-Mart NOW is in...WARSAW - a nice drive if you're so inclined.

We've lost SO MUCH retail in just 17 years, it's very hard to keep track of them all, and that includes restaurants.

Wouldn't surprise me to see the SEARS at Glenbrook up and leave in a few years (if not sooner).
They're still not far enough "in the black" that they won;t stop closing stores.

Thank so much for taking the time to stop by and comment today.

You stay safe out there.

Bob G. said...

My wife told me that there was another Value City over in QUIMBY VILLAGE...and that one closed first.
Just FYI.