Most of the early part of the day will be cloudy with off and on drizzle.
The good hews is that it's not BELOW freezing, so that means no danger of icing on the roads and streets.
Temps today will reach into the upper 30s, which is right in the ballpark for the season.
Not a bad day as December days go, right?
So, you go get yourselves a nice hot cup of your favorite morning beverage (got mine right here), and let's see what is going on in this crazy world of ours...
*** First off of the hat rack this morning is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
December 9 -
Today is NATIONAL PASTRY DAY (and right after brownie day...how conVEEENient).
|I'll have one of EACH, please...|
And, it's also WEARY WILLIE DAY...ROFLMAO!
I dare not even put into words all that I was initially thinking about THIS one, folks...
Kelly was the most famous of the "hobo" clowns , and starred in the Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus.
His son took up the mantle after his dad passed.
Here's the skinny on him:
And lastly, it's INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION DAY...
POLITICIANS to NOT practice what they do the OTHER 364 days?
(yeah, right...got it).
Good luck with that one!
*** More shooting on Fort Wayne's SE side...like you expected less from these morons, hmm?
Here's the story link:
AFTER 0200 hrs? And people as OLD as 24 show up there...and they have GUNS?
Yep, surely one of THOSE moments.
WHY this is allowed, when we have a brand new "yout" center where the old McMillen Park ice rink used to be...that is obviously NOT being used for a gathering spot for teens?
And what is this 2AM bullshit?
As a teen, I was NOT allowed to be out THAT damn late, even on a weekend.
"HOME BY MIDNIGHT" (at the latest) was the parental mantra in those days.
I suppose we DO have a problem with parenting on the SE side of town...as in they seem to not give that much of a damn. Sure bodes well for the future down here...NOT.
*** The FEDS are following (read dictating) "new" guidelines when it comes to RACIAL PROFILING.
|Leave it to the "Empire"|
I like the Q-A explanation, but they're telling us it's ONLY for the federal agencies (with the Border Patrol being an exception...well that's frigging good to know).
|More need to read this.|
Some cities already have them in place, and when asked about whether these dictates will be applied to the FWPD...there was....no response (...crickets...).
I've said for a LONG time it's NEVER about RACIAL profiling...it's CRIMINAL profiling, and there have BEEN established parameters that have to be followed BY law-enforcement when it comes to ANY arrest, search or seizure, and yes, that also applies to "being stopped".
There HAS to be enough evidence presented to an officer to make that call BY the officer, such as SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY, or ERRATIC DRIVING...you get the picture.
Wait and see if this doesn't paint a different scenario with minorities in the future...which would make things MORE equal for others than was intended..
Not a good way to deal with race relations...or CRIME.
*** Next, WANE's Adam Widener did a good piece about fake (read toy) guns.
Here's the story lin and video:
It's a good story, but what this Ohio lawmaker proposes does not solve the problems.
Then again, my FIRST post regarding lookalike weapons appeared here WAY back on 21 November 2008.
A followup blog post was made on 21 December, 2010...so it's nothing new to me. Search "lookalike guns". here.
There are other people who know what PAINT is, so making a toy gun bright orange does little if nothing.
Plus, the air-soft pistols are SO easy to come by (and for cheap). BB and pellet pistols as well as rifles can be had also, but many sellers DO have"restrictions" and will NOT sell to certain cities (like Chicago...wonder why that is?)
One knee-jerk I've seen over the years that hurts others who do NOT use such items to rob businesses are stupid-ass laws that BAN lookalike weapons (toys) altogether.
|Sure LOOKS real, eh? (that's the idea)|
Even the PPD didn't harass us. One officer offered me a chance to join up.
BTW, the ban on such pistols did NOT lower shootings and robberies in Philly, either.
This just goes in circles every few years.
*** Last back to the gun store...when people are taught that there are no boundaries for them, and that they can "do what they want"...they invariably will, unless their moral compass is pointed in the right direction.
That's not a good lesson to teach ANYONE, and we see the results of such ignorance on the aprt of the civic and city leaders, especially in the minority areas of town.
You want to get people motivated...then start by making their current condition "uncomfortable" for them to remain a part of.
Stop the freebies crap, make them accountable, get them some education in HOW to parent, HOW to maintain a household, and HOW to obey the laws put down by the damn city...simple as that.
And, this is NOT an impossible feat...many people adhere to this without batting an eye, and do not feel put down as a result.
This includes any or all minorities. It's not "just a white thing".
In fact, those that choose to do better manage to succeed beyond the boundaries of the inner city.
Remember...as far as society goes...what you allow is what will continue, and that says it all about human behavior, or the lack of it in a civilizedsociety..
Something to think about...right?
Stay SAFE out there, America.