Then again, it does tend to make one feel as if the clouds are following you around, and that's something else to discuss on another day.
(I know the feeling)
Our Hooiserland weather will see us with partly cloudy conditions to start off with, followed with a bit more sunshine by afternoon, and a high today into the lower 60s once again, with light breezes. A shame we can't always get a nice sunrise at ground level, isn't it?
Still, its another day...another "gift" as it were, and we meed to make the best of it, hmm?
Let's all get a nice drink parked alongside us as we see what's been newsworthy and on my mind of late.
*** First off of the sidewalk is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
(and do we have a goodly amount of things going on)
April 14 -
---Today is EX SPOUSE DAY.
(My ex passed away a couple years back, so it's just a day to remember for me)
---It's also INTERNATIONAL MOMENT OF LAUGHTER DAY
|"That's a side-splitter, Doc!"|
---It's also LOOK UP AT THE SKY DAY.
|Good reason for THEM to look up.|
Wait, they MUST be referring to our "neighbors"...lol)
Just don't stare at the sun (unless you're taking an LSD trip)
---And, it's NATIONAL PECAN DAY
|A wonderful day for pie (pecan that is)|
---It's also REACH AS HIGH AS YOU CAN DAY.
|Is this a "vertically-challenged" day?|
Just don't EVER let your reach exceed your grasp...a life lesson there to be sure.
*** Time once again for ALL the SHOTS FIRED calls and armed robberies that the media WON'T disclose to you (but I will...as a public service).
SHOTS FIRED and ARMED ROBBERIES - 4/6 - 4/12
APRIL 6 -
15F040115 01:28:48 113 SHOTS FIRED 5600 OLD DOVER BLVD
15F040121 02:10:57 113 SHOTS FIRED 4800 HANNA ST S & PETTIT AVE E
15F040124 02:15:55 113 SHOTS FIRED 400 BRANNING AVE W & BUELL DR
15F040128 02:16:18 113 SHOTS FIRED 4200 LAFAYETTE ST S & MCKINNIE AVE
15F040125 02:16:58 113 SHOTS FIRED 4100 ARLINGTON AVE
15F040296 13:59:55 113 SHOTS FIRED 4000 HESSEN CASSEL RD
15F040304 14:19:31 113 SHOTS FIRED 2200 RANDALLIA DR
15F040471 20:50:16 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 COTTAGE AVE
15F040508 22:20:26 113 SHOTS FIRED 700 EDGEWATER AVE
15F040529 23:34:57 113 SHOTS FIRED 2800 MANFORD ST
15F040291 13:45:02 53 ARMED ROB 1100 COTTAGE AVE
15F040234 11:23:12 58 SHOOTING 5400 INDIANA AVE
APRIL 7 -
(no shots fired)
15F040641 10:55:01 53 ARMED ROB 2200 HOAGLAND AVE
15F040652 11:30:08 53 ARMED ROB 300 CENTER ST
15F040893 22:38:13 53 ARMED ROB 1000 CLINTON ST S
15F040909 23:22:34 53 ARMED ROB 3400 DIPLOMAT DR
APRIL 8 -
15F041081 13:55:57 113 SHOTS FIRED 3000 BARR ST S
15F041305 23:02:12 113 SHOTS FIRED 3600 BLUEGRASS LN
15F041310 23:07:20 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 HOAGLAND AVE
(no armed robberies)
APRIL 9 -
15F041775 20:59:24 113 SHOTS FIRED 8000 MARSTON DR
15F041782 21:07:58 113 SHOTS FIRED 5400 PLAZA DR
15F041797 21:34:38 113 SHOTS FIRED 3400 SANIBEL DR
15F041836 23:11:40 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 ROSEMONT DR
15F041820 22:30:21 58 SHOOTING 1300 GREENE ST
(NO armed robberies)
APRIL 10 -
15F041858 00:10:15 113 SHOTS FIRED 600 HIGH ST
15F041881 00:23:49 113 SHOTS FIRED 3500 BARR ST S
15F042306 21:39:03 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 HOME AVE
15F041857 00:04:44 58 SHOOTING 1000 OXFORD ST & SMITH ST
(NO armed robberies)
APRIL 11 -
15F042456 03:08:24 113 SHOTS FIRED 1600 OAKLAND ST
15F042819 21:03:20 113 SHOTS FIRED 4900 SMITH ST
15F042832 21:19:07 113 SHOTS FIRED 1100 SEDDLEMEYER AVE
15F042840 21:46:13 113 SHOTS FIRED 7100 WADINGTON RD
15F042871 22:52:17 113 SHOTS FIRED 2500 WELLS ST
15F042872 22:57:34 113 SHOTS FIRED 3400 GAYWOOD DR & OXFORD ST
15F042899 23:39:00 113 SHOTS FIRED 400 BRANNING AVE W
15F042908 23:39:35 113 SHOTS FIRED 1800 NUTTMAN AVE
15F042901 23:40:09 113 SHOTS FIRED 3700 MANITO BLVD
15F042905 23:40:37 113 SHOTS FIRED 2100 ENGLE RD & BLUFFTON RD
15F042904 23:41:57 58 SHOOTING 4500 MONROE ST S
(NO armed robberies)
APRIL 12 -
15F042953 01:06:18 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 JEFFERSON BLVD W
15F042957 01:11:49 113 SHOTS FIRED 1600 WELLS ST & SPRING ST
15F042983 02:14:59 113 SHOTS FIRED 4600 CALHOUN ST S
15F043029 05:34:11 113 SHOTS FIRED 4100 HESSEN CASSEL RD & MCKINNIE A
15F043216 16:44:04 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 PAULDING RD E
15F043334 21:45:42 113 SHOTS FIRED 2200 SKYHAWK DR
15F043169 15:06:32 53 ARMED ROB 4100 HUTH DR
15F043186 15:49:39 53 ARMED ROB 1600 REED RD
15F043282 19:12:20 53 ARMED ROB 3900 ROBINWOOD DR
15F043033 05:50:42 58 SHOOTING 8800 EVENTER TRL
Yes, the assholes (especially on the SE side) HAVE been (very) busy this week, haven't they?
Always happens when those EBT cards get "recharged", doesn't it?
*** Everything OLD is always NEW again...sooner or later, right?
|Welcome back....(sing along)|
Well, the people that closed the facility to all but a skeleton staff have decided that in the interest of national security, they will REOPEN the place.
This is due mainly to the fear of attack from something ELSE I have mentioned here over the years...the dreaded EMP (eletro-magnetic pulse), which can render ANYTHING electronic into a bunch of nifty paperweights in mere seconds.
Here's the story:
Leave to the Israelis to know more about our stuff than we do.
|One HELLUVA blast door!|
Okay, so WHY (exactly) did we close the place to begin with?
|Pays to keep your "pass"|
Guess the plan to shut the facility down was premature?
Thankfully, it was never TOTALLY "closed", but now, all this "Space Command" gear will have to be installed and the lights turned back on. Better to be SAFE...than sorry, right?
Here's the WIKI on the complex:
Guess that EMP stuff carries some weight to it, after all. Nice to see that the concern I (along with others) voiced for years is getting some traction.
|Well, I'M ready....|
*** Next up, a black guy gets busted for murder of a store owner.
Here's the story:
|Once a thug...|
Well, tips to police helped a bunch, too.
I wonder how THIS case will be plead down to "aggravated assault", or at worst, involuntary manslaughter?
Maybe he's just a victim of poverty and whitey keeping him down in life. I'm sure he's the life of parties, has a great sense of humor, and had turned his life around and found God (who was never lost in the first place).
No, I think he's a product of the culture of "thuggery"...and claims "victicratic status" as a minority who wants everything, but has NO desire to obtain any of it by ETHICAL means.
Sound about right?
Williams frequently donated plasma to a local plasma center (we know the type)
Now, nothing was said about him being CAUGHT (just charged), so I'm not sure if he is STILL AT-LARGE.
Some media sources are saying he's in custody.
Hope that's the case.
Funny thing, Williams was CONVICTED of a burglary by a jury in October 2007, and was sentenced to TWELVE years in prison.
(now, boys and girls...do the math here)
His EARLIEST scheduled release was supposed to be JANUARY 2015 (and he committed the murder late in 2014.
Guess he got out "early"?
Not a good thing for ONE store owner, was it?
*** Next up, Indiana looks to PR firm to shore up flagging image.
Here's the story:
For a NON-issue (RFRA) that was gunned up by the LEFT?
And the firm is from OUTSIDE the state/
(just to be "objective"?)
Who knows this state BETTER than those that LIVE here???
Certainly not those who DO NOT.
Why not take all that (soon-to-be-wasted) PR money and build a few more PRISONS to house the growing number of human refuse?
*** And speaking of human refuse, did you know that "singer" John Legend wants to SHUT DOWN PRISONS. Here's the story:
|Not "ready for prime time", folks.|
This guy must WANT anarchy, because that is what you will have.
"It's destroying families, it's destroying communities" Legend states.
NO, it's the CRIME that does that...prison is where bad people GO when they get caught AFTER the crimes are committed, you moron.
Crime destroys families (perp and victims alike) and it ALSO destroys communities...(I know, I, like Remo WIlliams, "live the adventure")
Get a grip, get off the dope, and look REALITY in the face for a change, instead of bloviating such nonsense.
*** Next, and definitely on the "lighter" side, we bring you THE most photographed squirrel in Fort Wayne - Mr. Wrinkles:
|...And the camera loves ME.|
|Okay, so it's NOT a beach chair|
|In "stealth" mode|
|Checking out the new grass.|
|Right up to the patio door|
(and we only have to feed them peanuts...and bird seed)
*** Last back to the patio...I'm always telling the lovely Mrs. Bobby G. how blessed we are to have the birds and other critters stop by our place...sure beats the TWO-LEGGED variety of flotsam, who have demonstrated time and again that THEY have less of a future than the cardinals at our feeder.
It's an added bonus if you will, to all the flowers and plants we have around our "Fortress".of Reason.
I alluded to it a bit yesterday when I spoke about HOW people now behave, especially in PUBLIC.
That's the cool thing with woodland creatures...what you see IS what you get, and to a city boy like me, that's pretty damn awesome.
With people, it's not as easily defined, because people LOVE to hide stuff (about themselves)
Other people are totally PREDICTABLE...like the :"locals" infesting the ghettohood around us.
Nature tells us much, and not just about itself, but about US, if we take time to pay attention.
There is nothing better than having your eyes opened to a larger vista...or universe, as it were.
Nothing wrong with that at all.
Stay SAFE out there, America.