IF you like windy days.
We sure have one here...some gusts up to 45 MPH!
Hang onto the kids, small pets and especially your hat.
The rest of our Hoosierland weather will have us seeing the sun later on, plenty of clouds early on, and a high today in the mid-fifties.
Considering the morning started off around 50, it's not much of a jump, is it?
Still, beware of blowing debris, falling branches, potential power outages...the USUAL stuff in Indiana whenever such weather stops by.
In the meantime, let's get a nice BIG cup or glass of our favorite soothing beverage poured as we look to all the other fun things going on.
*** First out of the kite factory is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
April 10 -
---Today is GOLFER'S DAY.
|"I don't see any golf"|
I will play a round or two on MINIATURE golf on occasion.
---And, it's NATIONAL SIBLINGS DAY.
BOTH only children.
Let's also take a look at this weekend's "events":
April 11 -
---Saturday is EIGHT TRACK TAPE DAY...ROFLMAO!
---It's also BARBERSHOP QUARTET DAY.
THIS I can get into...always loved the music. Nothing like it in the entire world.
---And, it's also NATIONAL SUBMARINE DAY...
|The type you SAIL|
|The type you EAT|
April 12 -
---Sunday is BIG WIND DAY. (sounds like TODAY, if you ask me).
Always something that BLOWS there, hmm?
---It's also RUSSIAN COSMONAUT DAY...(da!)
|Yuri Gagarin - the FIRST.|
*** Next up, is what looks to be HOMICIDE NUMBER 8 !
Add to this lots more gun-play down in the (...all together, kids...) SOUTHEAST SIDE made last night and early this morning an "interesting" time for officers of the FWPD.
And here's the rest of the story (so far) from WANE:
|And THIS was back in 2013. - nothing changes.|
Gee, must be the PEOPLE (read animals) living there.
Now, to me, this is NOT any form of "revitalization" in MY part of the city.
All this crap started last night around 2230 hrs when police were called to the 1300 block of Greene St.
There, officers found two people had been shot, a male and female. The female was shot in thew foot and taken to hospital in good condition. The male was also transported in serious condition and died not long after that.
As officers worked the scene at Eden Green, several gunshots were heard farther south.
Around 0005 hrs, police were dispatched to a 2nd shooting (alleged drive-by) at Oxford and Smith Sts.
|Smith St. shooting scene|
|Sure seems so|
No officers were struck by the gunfire.
As is the case, NO arrests have been made, NO descriptions of the shooters or vehicles involved, and NO suspects in custody.
Now, THAT is how to start a weekend...down in the ghettohood.
And the WORST part to all this?
It's not EVEN THAT WARM out yet.
Guess those "power vacuums" in the drug dealing trade and street gangs just HAVE to be filled, hmm?
*** And, we had another drug bust on the (where slese?) SOUTHEAST SIDE.
This took place last evening at a house located at 5510 Standish Dr.
A combined effort by several agencies made the raid where they found THREE women, TWO men, an infant, TWO children and TWO dogs inside the house. (what? no partidge in a damn pear tree?)
SEVEN lbs of MJ, 31.8 grams of cocaine, $7,672 in cash, and FIVE handguns, TWO of which had been stolen.
Officers busted Joshua McKinney, 23, of Fort Wayne (aka rapper "Stu Hustlah"), and Keneisha A. Eley, 26, of Fort Wayne. (Gee, they both sure sound black to me)
The juveniles were place in the custody of family members, and the dogs were placed in animal care and control. Sure beats working for a living, doesn't it? Check for welfare fraud while you're at it.
*** Now, you might be wondering what the FWPD chief was doing yesterday...well, wonder no longer.
|Looks like HE'S having fun...|
FINALLY, he has found a job he IS qualified for.
Here's the blurb, because there is no REAL story here:
Even serving food, Garry looks like he STILL needs someone "helping him" (that would be Paul Shrawder, (D/C of investigations)
C'Mon, Garry...time to do something ON YOUR OWN....lol.
*** Next, I hope everyone has seen the in-dash camera of the Charleston officer BEFORE he went and shot the black male in the back, because it explains a LOT about police work, and how something as "simple" as a traffic stop for a broken tail light can go deadly wrong in mere seconds.
PURSUIT (on foot) of the person, rather than standing and unloading on him.
Then, again, the driver should have COMPLIED with the officer's instructions to REMAIN IN THE VEHICLE.
But the exchange (caught on microphone) between the officer and driver shows how "hinky" some people will act when asked simple questions.
Rather than "fess up" and tell the truth, they change thier story several times within a minute...not normal.
But, it still does bot defend the officer's shooting.
JUSTIFIED, Raylan shoots a man fleeing from him in the back (mighta been his ass), and the perp yells out
"You shot me in the back".
Obviously, it wasn't a fatal shot.
Raylan Givens, a U. S. Marshal (played by Tim Oliphant) replies:
"If you wanted to be shot in the FRONT, you shoulda run TOWARD me."
That is a CLASSIC line, destined for longevity.
Perhaps a lot of these shootings CAN be avoided, if ONLY these minorities make ONE GOOD CHOICE...and COMPLY with law-enforcement.
Yeah, I know that for SOME of them...it's a stretch.
*** Last back to the garage...I'm starting to get to the point where I might start carrying a firearm WITHOUT this stupid-ass permit (that costs $125 bucks), because it seems to be getting a might "tense" down here in the ghettohood.
2nd Amendment should be ALL the permit ANY law-abiding citizen SHOULD need.
And while MOST opf this crap happens farther from our "Fortress", there is ALWAYS the possibility that some of these dumbass mooks will be MOBILE, and start some kind of rolling gun-battle.
I certainly don't want to be caught with MY drawers down around my ankles on this one...that's for the "other guy".
I plan to do whatever is necessary to protect Wifey, myself, and our property
These jerks can all go and kill ONE ANOTHER, as long as their stupidity does not find it's way anywhere near our place.
WILL be a fatal mistake for them...I guarantee that much.
And it's because I am damn sick and tired of this city doing little to nothing about the problems we have.
Decent people should NOT have to exist in this manner...not when they strive to make a house into a home, and see potential for REAL change for the better down here.
ONE person can make a difference, given the proper circumstances and resources, but there are times when ALLIES are needed, and the more, the merrier.
To just move away and allow the bad guys to win, is not, nor should ever become an "option".
You should not to surrender when victory can be achieved.
Perhaps the city should look into that and give THAT as much attention as has devoted to it's "downtown" area. It does have the novelty of never having been tried yet.
Do have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.