LONG side, it must be due to all the crap that's been going on.
Not the least of which is this crazy-ass weather.
And speaking of that...
Our very own Hooiserland weather starts off with some moderate RAIN, but that might give way to a brief snow shower (less than 1/2 inch accumulation) before turning to a much calmer day with a high into the forties
Expect the clouds to hang around for a bit, too, so it will be another gray day.
Now, with that done, let's get a nice LARGE cup of our favorite drink close by (we might need it today), as we see what else is going on...
*** First out of the cookie jar is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"The bad man desires arbitrary power. What moves the evil man is the love of injustice."
This was spoken by John Bordley Rawls (21 February 1921 - 24 Noveeber 2002) who was an American moral and political philosopher.
And here is his WIKI:
Now, before we go any further, let me state that he does not appear to be that much of a conservative, and yet many of his studies indicate that he was not a roaring leftist either.
His most notable works were:
--A Theory of Justice (1971)
--Political Liberalism (1993)
--The Law Of Peoples (1999)
--Justice As Fairness - a Restatement (2001)
Plus a book of collected papers and lectures on the history of moral philosophy.
He was a stutterer, so he never sought the limelight, and did not lecture all that much.
He not only won the Bronze Star while in the military (WW2), but also the Schock Prize for Logic and Philosophy (1999), National Humanities Medal (1999), and had an asteroid 16561 Rawls named after him.
He's an interesting person, and one with whom I had no prior knowledge of until I delved into some quotes of his.
*** Next up is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
March 26 -
---Today is NATIONAL SPINACH DAY.
(well blow me down).
Popeye must be loving this one.
MAKE UP YOUR OWN HOLIDAY DAY.
This should prove most interesting as I'm curious as to WHAT all of you out there would come up with.
Meanwhile...back at the morgue...
*** Yes, we not only notched HOMICIDE NUMBER SIX yesterday when a D/B was found in an empty lot near the intersection of Holton and Colerick Sts., but ALSO grabbed us a BONUS with HOMICIDE NUMBER SEVEN a bit farther south on the city's (you guessed it)...SOUTHEAST SIDE.
|The sheet in the background is the D/B|
Here's the story link for the 6th homicide:
WANE had a good interview with a neighbor, who (unfortunately) feels the need to VACATE the area...which means the bad guys WIN.
Here's that link to the video:
|Nice rims for a poor neighborhood.|
Still, there comes a time when you HAVE to take a stand...much like the Founders of this nation...AGAINST such tyranny and injustice.
We're not fighting another country...just some street thugs that think the world is THEIRS...
--- Here is the lowdown on the LATEST homicide (#7 for those dead pools you have):
Police don't believe this was related to other recent shootings (if it was drug-related, it probably IS related, however non-directly).
--- Amazing that "all of a sudden" all these shootings and killings take place.
Let's call the majority of these part of a "power-vacuum" that is attempting to be filled after recent major drug busts that have taken high-level distributors off our streets.
As a result, you KNOW that gangs are involved as well.
All these 2nd and 3rd-rate thugs are now trying to become the next drug "czar" in this city, and everyone not connected with this crap may be caught in whatever crossfire ensues.
We are way ahead of last year's totals (14 I believe), and we have the impetus to at least MATCH that number, perhaps exceed it well enough.
Thing is, these punks never go away...there are always MORE already living here, or being "imported" from other cities TO Fort Wayne.
And also, it would appear that whatever threats or promises our black FWPD chief leveled at these thugs meant little to nothing in the long-term prospects of cleaning this city the hell up.
Doesn't look like these cretins are afraid of our chief in any way, shape, or form...does it?
*** Next up, it looks like the top-rated show on the planet might be in a bit of a bind.
Here's the story link:
|(Left to Right) Hammond, Clarkson, May|
That's a damn shame, because the show is predicated upon the banter between the THREE presenters - Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond. It has become a world phenomenon in the realm of fact-based television with over 350 million viewers.
(that's a LOT of viewers)
*** Next, let's top off today's post with a look at recent visitations to our humble abode...
|Our BUNNY is BACK...!!!|
|.Wrinkles LOVES bread|
*** Last back to the coroner's office...we're seeing another increase in violent behavior, perpetrated MAINLY by the black community.
|Yep...and getting worse.|
A murmur here and there...and that's about it.
But we DO hear about a white man and his kids LEAVING the area...being FORCED from HIS HOUSE, because of the behaviors of a minority.
And we hear about ONE officer who may or may not have anger issues.
Hardly seems like anyone really wants the races to live together peacefully these days, at least in certain neighborhoods. And let's not discount the Latino community and all the drugs (and crime) THEY are allowing to come here. Whites also have the meth trade and pharmacy robberies on their hands. Plenty of crap to go around.
Broken Window Theory has been actively pursued in this city with relative abandon over the last 25 years...nothing has been done to STOP it. Community-Oriented Policing doesn't WORK down here.
A few arrests over the years to a handful of major players does NOT halt this disease in it's spread across the city, does it?
We change the FWPD chief...and we see the SAME things going on...guess this a case of no matter how you change things, they will remain the same?
If the police were permitted to take care of small infractions, and thereby force these low-information people to UNDERSTAND the law...and eventually OBEY it, then we might see a decrease in such larger instances where our officers are investigating homicides and shooting on an increasingly frequent basis.
And bring in everyone associated with them in any way.
Stop the freebies which are supposed to keep these people from being violent - stop the housing, the free food, the free child-care...ALL of it.
Find a way to make ALL these people accountable first to themselves, then to their families and then to society, make it stick once and for all, and perhaps then, we can all breathe a bit better each day, rather than find dead bodies near our houses.
Time for the good guys to start winning again...the way it should be, right?
Stay SAFE out there, America.
((PS - I just hit 9000 COMMENTS...and I thought "I" had a lot to say...LOL
Thanks again to every one of you.))