02 December 2014

Tuesday Tidbits...
And, it's another partly cloudy (or partly sunny) day here in the Hoosierland, with temps below freezing as we start the morning.
The rest of the weather isn't going to be that bad, considering we ARE in December.
Got some breezes going on, creating a windchill in the teens, and farther south an advisory of freezing rain or light snow showers.
The high today WILL get above freezing, however...all the way up to 36 degrees.
Could be worse...lots worse, but we'll not dwell on that.
So, get yourselves a nice warm cup of comfort (mine's from the southern area...lol) and let's see what has been going on...
*** First out of the root cellar is our 'What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
December 2 - 
--Today is (dog-lovers attend) NATIONAL MUTT DAY.
He's a Goooooodddd Boy!
(guess that could also apply to some people...like a few of the "locals"...lol)
ALL education is "special"...to someone.
(some folks left one form of slavery only to succumb to another).
--It's also GIVING TUESDAY (started way back in 2012) as a way to "counter" commercialization and consumerism following Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
(Pssst - the United Nations Foundation has a hand in it, so I'd be careful how you go about this day in that regard).
Here's the WIKI on it...decide for yourselves:
Moving on...
*** It's once again time for ALL of those "signal 113" calls that went out in Fort Wayne over the past week, but NEVER seem to make the lame-stream media news:
SHOTS FIRED CALLS - 11/24 - 11/30
14F153067 22:17:55 113 SHOTS FIRED 2800 WEISSER PARK AVE
14F153115 03:40:18 113 SHOTS FIRED 1100 ANTHONY BLVD N
14F153205 11:06:02 113 SHOTS FIRED 400 LEITH ST E
14F153327 15:53:44 113 SHOTS FIRED 4800 SPATZ AVE
14F153407 19:29:40 113 SHOTS FIRED 5600 BUELL DR
14F153448 21:08:27 113 SHOTS FIRED 3400 LOST VALLEY RD
14F153467 22:07:15 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 SUTTENFIELD AVE E
14F153878 17:18:01 58 SHOOTING 3700 MEDA PASS
14F154060 04:06:00 113 SHOTS FIRED 1500 WELLS ST
14F154226 17:54:16 113 SHOTS FIRED 1900 FOX POINT TRL
14F154348 00:31:56 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 ECKART ST & HOLTON AVE
14F154355 01:03:37 113 SHOTS FIRED 2500 EDSALL AVE
14F154378 03:22:30 113 SHOTS FIRED 5600 ST JOE RD
14F154646 16:01:45 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 MCKINNIE AVE & SMITH ST
14F154745 20:15:04 113 SHOTS FIRED 500 ELNORA DR
14F154785 21:44:10 113 SHOTS FIRED 3400 HANNA ST S & OXFORD ST
14F154803 22:27:00 113 SHOTS FIRED 3500 ROBINWOOD DR
14F154804 22:30:18 58 SHOOTING 4600 HOLTON AVE
14F154914 03:50:22 113 SHOTS FIRED 1100 GLASGOW AVE
14F155074 15:46:55 113 SHOTS FIRED 3600 MONTAGNE DR
14F155194 20:35:49 113 SHOTS FIRED 2600 REED ST
14F155258 22:50:02 113 SHOTS FIRED 4500 STANDISH DR
14F154919 04:17:28 58 SHOOTING 2600 COLISEUM BLVD S
14F155302 00:23:08 113 SHOTS FIRED 4400 ARLINGTON AVE
14F155321 00:54:00 113 SHOTS FIRED 1800 RIEDMILLER AVE & STOPHLET ST
14F155336 01:26:13 113 SHOTS FIRED 200 FOURTH ST W & CASS ST
14F155393 04:43:22 113 SHOTS FIRED 4200 CLINTON ST S & MCKINNIE AVE
14F155394 04:43:27 113 SHOTS FIRED 5300 BUELL DR
14F155397 05:04:20 58 SHOOTING 2200 RANDALLIA DR
There 'ya go then...with (as usual) the majority of calls going out on the SOUTH side of the city.
Seems we got some "people" with too much time (and ammo) on their primate paws these days.
*** And speaking of shooting (taking place on city streets, rather than at the range) we have this story:
Another person shot showing up at a local hospital (sure beats going to a DISTANT hospital)...getting to be a "trend".
This shooting took place at  another one of those "after-hours" clubs (which need to be shut the hell down).
Police were initially called to 2600 Coliseum Blvd S around 0420 hrs this past Saturday.
Minutes after that, police were called to a hospital where a male had come in suffering from a gunshot wound.
According to witnesses, around 75-100 people were at Tycoon's Cabaret and Grill when shots rang out, sending the crowd scattering.A woman noticed a man had been hit and took him to hospital.
*** Also, a BLACK male robbed a Dollar General up on the 6100 blk of Clinton St around 0830 hrs Sunday.
Here's the story link:
The armed perp got away with an undisclosed amount of money and left in a dark-colored car driven by another black male.
(I guess dey needs de munny fo Crimmis shoppin?)
*** Next up, King Henry (da mayor) touts his neighborhood improvement projects for 2014.
Here's the story link:
Now, I have to say that of ALL those projects, NOT ONE took place around OUR part of the ghettohood...(imagine that).
And we NEED streets fixed, trees trimmed, pavements fixed OR added...things that would make it look HALFWAY decent.
(the rest is up to the people living in the area).
Yeah, $20 MIL spent everywhere but down HERE, and another $20 MIL allocated for NEXT year, too.
(Wonder if anything will get done around here? Probably not, as usual)
Here's the 2015 budget link:
Didn't see anything in the way of improvement down here AGAIN...curious stuff.
*** FWCS has to rethink their transportation plan...(aww, poor baby)
Park 'em if 'ya got 'em!
Here's the story link:
Seems there is a budget DEFICIT regarding busing...such a shame.
NOT a good intersection to have THIS daily.
Maybe that will stop the bus stop at OUR intersection (where there never should have been one in the first place)?
This could mean a change on school hours as well, and Wifey gets up early ENOUGH as it is.
Just go back to the days when I went to school...use public transportation (offer a token discount), or let the kids WALK or get those parents up to drive them (car pool anyone?).
You ALWAYS need the "short-bus", though.
Whatta frigging concept...a system that actually WORKED and didn't cost a fortune in school buses or their usage.
If kids live LESS than a mile from the school, don't send out a damn bus...that's stupid (and costly).
Money saved that could be better spent (probably wasted) elsewhere, hmm?
When WILL they learn?
*** Last back to the house of cards today...it never ceases to amaze me in the way some people conduct what they call their life.
Pretty simple, right?
Granted, no one is perfect (and we should be thankful for THAT), but when you see places like Ferguson (and other parts of other cities) devastated by behavior that is SO uncivilized, you have to wonder WHY people prefer such a "lifestyle".
We have such creatures down here, although not nearly AS violent (yet), but certainly inclusive in the group that prefers being uncivilized.
It's all the little things that add up over time...like not keeping your property somewhat tidy.
They much prefer tossing trash into the street, because someone ELSE will take care of it.
More litter from stupid people.
They place the trash out DAYS before pickup, in direct violation of when it SHOULD be placed out (no earlier than midnight the day BEFORE).
Got us WAY too many of these.
They park too close to fire hydrants, intersection curbs, take up too many spots on the street, leaving others with NO parking in front of their OWN houses, they park on the GRASS, they "angle-park" on property (when they're supposed to park parallel to the street or curb)...it never ends.
And NO ONE seems to want to take them to task, as if saying something to a minority is VERBOTEN (forbidden).
THIS (and more) is what takes neighborhoods down the path to becoming a SLUM..or GHETTO.
What kind of life did these morons have that led them to think that doing whatever you want is being an ADULT (with responsibilities)?
It's the exact opposite...these "people" HAVE no responsibilities...that's YOUR job (to have it FOR them).
Sorry, too busy with my OWN, and besides, you couldn't pay me enough to be responsible for these idiots.
The Broken Window Theory doesn't have to solely apply to crime and those who commit it...
Someone has to teach them, however, or this blight WILL continue..,.and it WILL grow.
Sure makes you long for the days of decent parenting...and when people knew their place, respected others, and took a modicum of pride in THEIR house and neighborhood, doesn't it?
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

Bobby, you just gave me inspiration (?) for a post- stay tooned...

Bob G. said...

That's why I'm here...you know me.

The muse for the masses..lol.
(glad I could be of service)

Thanks for stopping on by today.

You stay safe up there, brother.