Looks like we got another 2-4 inches on top of the three inches we got last week.
Here in the Hoosierland, if you think today will feel MILD in comparison to last week...you're right, but DON'T be fooled.
After a high today of just below freezing, the bottom will drop back out of the thermometer, and we drop to around TWO DEGREES.
And, it will stay cold for the better part of this week.
We might even see the sun peek out later today. THAT should make the roads so much better(not).
In the meantime, let's get a nice big cup of piping hot Monday fortitude poured as we see what's been going on since last week.
*** First off of the bobsled track is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
January 12 -
--Today is NATIONAL PHARMACIST DAY
OR, a shot of bourbon might work JUST as well.
---It's also NATIONAL CURRIED CHICKEN DAY.
---And, it's NATIONAL MARZIPAN DAY...
--It's also NATIONAL CLEAN OFF YOUR DESK DAY.
HAVE a desk, well, get to it...lol.
The rest of you...don't sweat the small sh*t.
*** Next up, we had ONE plow truck come through early on when the first snow event hit last week...haven't see another damn truck since.
|Only our sidewalk was clear.|
Now, while the main streets were relatively clear (we did go grocery shopping on Saturday), the REST of the residential streets were marvelously appalling.
I'd bet Mayor Henry's street is NICE and CLEAR. Hell, I'll bet Glynn Hines street is also clear.
Thing is, when all the main arteries are clear, you still have to GET to them, right?
If a side street has not been plowed, and has cars parked along them (because no one ever tells residents to MOVE the cars so plows can get down the streets...OR tickets those who don't comply), it makes going a mere two blocks the most dangerous part of any trip.
And when a plow DOES come down your street (here), they fly by SO fast, tossing up a "rooster-tail" of snow back onto a clean sidewalk
|We had them a damn YEAR AGO...|
*** Next, we're going to change up a bit, and toss in those SHOTS FIRED calls for the first week of the new year:
15F000010 00:12:33 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 LOREE ST & COLUMBIA AVE
15F000069 02:21:35 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 WOODLAND AVE W
15F000093 03:32:18 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 FOX AVE
15F000119 04:50:17 113 SHOTS FIRED 3300 BOWSER AVE
15F000195 11:51:59 113 SHOTS FIRED 2800 STATE BLVD E
15F000337 20:22:57 113 SHOTS FIRED 6900 SUNLAND DR
15F000340 20:26:20 113 SHOTS FIRED 7700 STATE BLVD E & MAYSVILLE RD
15F000344 20:31:33 113 SHOTS FIRED 4400 KEKIONGA DR
15F000391 23:10:05 113 SHOTS FIRED 5000 BUELL DR
15F000406 23:50:50 113 SHOTS FIRED 4500 LILLIE ST
(1 armed robbery)
JANUARY 2 -
15F000436 02:13:57 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 MILLBROOK DR
15F000770 20:56:18 113 SHOTS FIRED 4800 WEISSER PARK AVE & PETTIT AVE
15F000818 23:04:44 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 BURGESS ST
15F000823 23:06:36 113 SHOTS FIRED 700 PONTIAC ST E & WEISSER PARK AV
15F000825 23:09:27 113 SHOTS FIRED 1900 OXFORD ST & CENTRAL DR
JANUARY 3 -
15F000975 05:57:27 113 SHOTS FIRED 3300 PORTAGE BLVD
15F001170 19:30:15 113 SHOTS FIRED 3300 RAYMOND AVE
15F001174 19:37:42 113 SHOTS FIRED 2500 CALLMAN AVE
15F001233 22:09:13 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 ELMWOOD AVE
15F001255 23:21:15 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 MCKINNIE AVE & SPATZ AVE
JANUARY 4 -
15F001324 02:11:58 113 SHOTS FIRED 5200 ST JOE CENTER RD
15F001329 02:33:32 113 SHOTS FIRED 2200 FOX AVE
15F001347 03:33:32 113 SHOTS FIRED 600 CREIGHTON AVE W
15F001358 04:55:38 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 ECKART ST
15F001405 11:28:09 113 SHOTS FIRED 1900 HOBSON RD
15F001465 14:30:39 113 SHOTS FIRED 3800 CALHOUN ST S & RUDISILL BLVD
(2 armed robberies)
JANUARY 5 -
15F001938 20:59:55 113 SHOTS FIRED 2500 DODGE AVE
JANUARY 6 -
15F002363 22:02:07 113 SHOTS FIRED 2200 HANNA ST S & CREIGHTON AVE E
JANUARY 7 -
15F002773 20:42:10 113 SHOTS FIRED 3100 REED ST
15F002722 18:39:37 58 SHOOTING 4500 AVONDALE DR
JANUARY 8 -
15F002821 00:11:57 113 SHOTS FIRED 3300 BOWSER AVE
15F002936 12:44:39 113 SHOTS FIRED 3900 BOWSER AVE
(1 armed robbery)
And, as usual, the majority occur in MINORITY areas of the city...amazing, isn't it?
*** Next, the show of solidarity in Paris over the latest terrorist attack SHOULD instill some sort of sense of pride in how nations CAN come together.
|So, WHERE is the USA???|
The UNITED STATES did NOT have a real showing in this march over the weekend.
|THIS is how much I care about the United States.|
So, we sent the VP? Nope...Gaffin' Joe was not sent over there
What about our own Secretary of State John Kerry?
Well, since he can't protest the Vietnam War any longer and toss his medals on the Capitol steps, he was ALSO not to be seen in Paris.
SO who DID we send?
|And where is the president? MIA, that's where.|
That makes damn near ANYONE who was someone in our hierarchy pretty much M.I.A., does it not?
Pretty damn pathetic showing for a MAJOR world power, isn't it?
We know Putin wouldn't come, but he's a loose cannon and a major commie to begin with.
Cripes, we had Benjamin Netanyahu arm-in-arm with the PALESTINIAN leader...haven't seen anything like that since Sadat shook hands with Begin in the 1970s! But NO Barry Obummer...well, since he can't even bring nimself to CALL these terrorists WHAT they really are, can we honestly expect him to represent WE THE PEOPLE properly?
He's too busy locking into "free" education (for all those illegals who are being given driver's licenses for OUR country) along with all the other assorted crapfests he can executive-order his way into "law"...such a traitor to the AMERICAN WAY.
*** Last back to the snow-pile...our president has seen fit to "fundamentally transform" this nation, and he's doing a decent job of screwing things up.
The SAD part to this, is that no one held him accountable for his rhetoric, his ideologies, his blatant disregard for the laws of this land, and instead sat back and did little to nothing to halt this socialist agitator and community-organizer as he ran slipshod over the values and principles that made this country great, all the while feeding us bullshit and expecting us to believe it was sirloin steak, smothered in onions .
Fortunately, there were those of us that knew better from the start, while others caught into his plan shortly after that.
If anyone thinks that what this man-child does in the Oval Office has little bearing on us, who are a lot farther down the "food chain" - the people shoveling their driveways on snowy days and clipping coupons to save a few bucks at the store, you're very wrong.
|YES, I AM THE DREAM...|
Thing is, he's been too busy admiring the paint job he's done on that floor, that he didn't see that CORNER sneaking up behind him.
Now, with this latest thing about NOT being at the Paris march against Islamic terrorism, there is no way out for him.
|Aw, F$CK...can I blame Bush?|
(or they damn well SHOULD)
And it's up to us to make sure that the world doesn't soon forget such an affront.
WE can make that happen, and we should, because our country need not be called or even referred to as an ignorant outcast.
Drive safely out there this week. Take care going outside.
Stay SAFE out there, America.