12 January 2015

Monday Musings...
Welcome to a wonderfully snow-covered start to our week.
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 - 
(not to be confused with "street pharns" and those selling such wares).
Looks like I might need to raid the medicine cabinet later on...to "ease the pain"...OR, a shot of bourbon might work JUST as well.
Sorry, I like my chicken served in a normal manner...like CHIK-FIL-A.
Mighta had it, didn't really like it,  - don't really want it - 'nuff said there.
And if you're fortunate enough to even 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.
Way to go, Fort Wayne street department...the level of "care" you don't display to our streets is beyond comprehension.
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...
Nothing like being COUNTER-productive on the SE side - that's what made this part of town the boil on the ass of Fort Wayne that we've all come to know and "love", right?
Moving on...
*** Next, we're going to change up a bit, and toss in those SHOTS FIRED calls for the first week of the new year:

                                        SHOTS FIRED - 01/01- 12/08
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)
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
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
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)
15F001938 20:59:55 113 SHOTS FIRED 2500 DODGE AVE
15F002363 22:02:07 113 SHOTS FIRED 2200 HANNA ST S & CREIGHTON AVE E
15F002773 20:42:10 113 SHOTS FIRED 3100 REED ST
15F002722 18:39:37 58 SHOOTING 4500 AVONDALE DR
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???
But, there was ONE nation that SHOULD have been on that "front line" of global leaders...and was not.
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.
Our very own "whiner-in-chief" was too busy in "campaign mode" over in Kentucky, touting his "plan" to have community colleges become FREE (for qualifying students) to even bother to attend the shindig in Paris.
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.
Well, our own racist and treasonous Attorney General (Eric Holder) WAS in Paris for some lame-ass meeting, but even HE was not engaged in this march against terrorist Islamics.
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?
Hell no.
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.
And, it's only taken 6 years...
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.
We are he ones he's targeting...we are the ones in his cross-hairs, and he could give a rat's ass as to what we think for it's "all about him".
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?
He's painted himself into a corner of HIS OWN making, and the world knows it now.
(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.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


A Beer For The Shower said...

I feel like today is both National Curried Chicken Day and National Pharmacist Day because you're going to need a whole lot of meds after ingesting all that hot curry! My stomach aches just thinking about it!

Also, I can admit I drank the Kool-aid when Obama first took office. I thought he was gonna change the world. Now he can't even morally support our allies in a time of need. Yeesh.

John DuMond said...

Funny how our Prez -- Mr. "International Consensus" -- couldn't be bothered to show up in Paris. I guess he'd rather appease our enemies than support our allies. Oh well, not my fault, I didn't vote for the guy.

Bob G. said...

LOL...I hadn't thought about the COMBINATION of those two today...
(As The Stomach Turns)
Avoid it like the plague.

I also had hopes that he COULD become a unifying influence...but, it wasn't that long after he took office (within 6 months) that I could see the graffiti on the wall, as it were.
You're not alone there, believe me.
We just caught the "schmutz" being tossed earlier than a lot of others.

Hey, thanks for braving the weather and stopping by to comment today.

DO stay safe out there.

Bob G. said...

John D.:
Can't say I voted for him either...or EVER would (if my life depended on it).

What will be "fun" to watch is how the libtards try and SPIN this...as opposed to the FACT that he chose NOT to show up...

And, considering that FRANCE was out FIRST, REAL ALLY (during the Revolutionary War), there is a history between us - no denying that.
I want to see "da prez" called out on this one...a LOT.

Thanks for taking time to stop on by today to comment.
Much appreciated.

Stay safe (and warm) out there.

CWMartin said...

Well, Bob, I read this very late today, so at least I can be assured of being innocent of any charges that I copied the beginning and end of my blog today off you... and as you typed yours out before I did (still sleeping at the time), we can put it to bed with "great minds think alike!"

Bob G. said...

My summation of what you said makes so much sense, it has to be fattening...lol.
And yes, we DO...

Thanks for swinging by today and commenting.

Stay safe (and warm) up there, brother