FLY the hell by?
(maybe it was because Wifey wasn't here for half of it?)
If you happened to notice, we're back into the "rainy" picture...AGAIN.
(and for the next several days...sheesh!)
Our Hoosierland weather sees us with mostly cloudy skies, temps into the mid 70s and spotty showers throughout the day.
Hey, I don't make the weather happen, t only tell 'ya what the forecast is gonna be.
We all have to deal with it as best we can.
So, go get yourselves that morning cup or glass of Friday fortitude, and let's see what the rest of the folks have been up to...
*** First up is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
June 26 -
---Today is BEAUTICIAN'S DAY
|NOT the girl I dated (thank God)!|
---It's also FORGIVENESS DAY
---And, it's TAKE YOUR DOG TO WORK DAY
|No, I'm NOT "Playing GALAGA"|
|Some go to work EVERY day.(good boy!)|
|"What? You BOUGHT me a damn LICENSE!"|
*** And since we're knocking on the door of the weekend, let's take a look at what lies in store later on...
June 27 -
---Saturday is SUNGLASSES DAY
THAT BRIGHT that we'd have to wear shades, as the song goes...who'da thunk that?)
June 28 -
---Sunday is INSURANCE AWARENESS DAY
NOT be aware of it every time one walks out the door or drives a vehicle?)
---And, it's PAUL BUNYAN DAY
|Bunyan and Babe|
And now, for something completely different...
*** Did you catch the "CYA" act our FWPD chief made yesterday afternoon?
If not here's the "4-1-1":
|Looks kinda small up there...|
Bad move, right?.
A black male later died (in custody) from an overdose, while a black female was taken to hospital and is in critical condition.
Chief Hamilton (who once mentioned that we were NOT like Ferguson or Baltimore) held a "presser" to head off the possibility of a citizen uprising.
You know that, and I know that.
And you could tell that he's not good at doing that either...kinda like an empty suit.
But the kicker for me came when he said that FIVE detectives were being placed on administrative leave...
|Whiskey - Tango - Foxtrot!|
Why so damn MANY? Did they ALL have an equal part in this (doubt that), and can the city afford to be THAT short-staffed when they already are operating at a personnel deficit?
Does anyone think this chief is making officer morale go UP?
Sure glad that TEN (or more) officers were not involved...think about having an entire SHIFT on administrative leave.
In my opinion, I think to minimize staff reduction, the LEAD detective should take the leave (as supervisor of the operation or arrest).
THAT makes sense to me..but obviously not to others.
|Let the windows be broken.|
When people are permitted to drive about blaring car stereos, have non-functioning license plate bulbs, allowed to park any damn way they please...that demonstrates how little he cares about ENFORCING the LAWS.
How else could you explain it otherwise?
Anyway, in spite of that, perhaps the chief IS on to something...follow along.
If the police can get these druggies to INGEST their purchases, and they die as a result of overdoses...problem SOLVED, the herd gets culled nicely, and we might even have a lot fewer people, houses and vehicles shot the hell up...that COULD work our very well down here in the crotch of Fort Wayne.
*** Next, up another robbery at a SUBWAY shop.
This took place around 0630 hrs Thursday morning at the Subway shop located at 1575 Goshen Rd.
And, as been the usual setting, took place right after opening (maybe a sandwich shop should open a bit later?)
The robber brandished a black handgun, demanded money, hopped the counter, and took cash plus a cash-box, running around the back of the business as he fled.
Oh, just wanted to add that the robber was a BLACK MALE, 5'5" tall, about 135 lbs (short little shit). He was wearing blue jeans, a gray hooded sweatshirt, and had a black bandanna over his face.
Good thing it wasn't a rebel flag bandanna...that would make him a racist.
He does remain at large.
|Not THAT kind of "battery".|
We call that "vehicular battery", and that's being NICE.
Cripes with friends like THAT, who the hell needs enemies?
The woman, one Shanell Allen-Lewis, 21, of the 3400 blo=ck of Kendale Drive.
The "battery" took place on 21 May around 1830 hrs near Kendale and Crescent.
(Note to boyfriend - never get into an argument with a young, mad black woman...it will HURT)
*** Yesterday was Wifey's birthday, and I was working on getting her car's molding strip repaired, among other things.
|Nice place - affable staff - prompt service.|
Well, that wasn't a problem as I had already planned to take The Lovely Mrs. Bobby G. to Red Lobster for lunch.
We got to the restaurant right as it opened (1100 hrs), and had ourselves a really decent meal
I like the setting...not crowded (and I don't have to sit with my back to a wall...lol).
|Looked good, tasted good, too, says Wifey.|
(She even had some left over for the doggie bag)
I opted for the Sailor's Platter (didn't see the Captain's Feast on the menu, plus my Captain America shirt was at home).
Wifey wore her "lobster-trimmed" attire (it's not what you think - it's proper), and always gets compliments on it by the staff. I think they look forward to it.
So, after we get home (encountering only a few people who seemed to leave their brains at home while driving), it was getting near time to take the car over to the repair place.
|Good to go once again|
Only cost $20...an easy birthday "gift"...to go along with the handmade hummingbird earring and charm set she got.
Later on, we had chocolate cake (I made it) to top it off.
Tell 'ya one thing...like to have a few MORE days as pleasant as that, but the "locals" have too much INPUT on that one, unfortunately.
*** And just because I can toss this stuff out here, we bring you some recently-taken pics from our "Fortress":
|Not a hawk on the street - a moth on the glass.|
|Mr.Wrinkles wanting a "DeMille" closeup.|
|Clover "at attention"...(at ease, soldier)|
|Yeah, we grow 'em BIG here...LOL|
Hell, it's not even as good as when we first moved here, so it certainly is not getting "better".
But, with the current state of affairs, I can't see that happening anytime soon.
I suppose that's the BIGGEST crime around these parts.
Yet, when people are NEVER held accountable for their actions and behavior, this invariably happens.
Bill O'Reilly nailed it the other night when he said a LARGE part of the problems in black communities is the dissolution of the traditional family unit. The crime and poverty follow along.
And this no longer something confined to minorities in America...it occurs (now( with every race and ethnicity.
We've managed to allow such behavior to thrive...AND be rewarded with the myriad of programs created to "help" these people.
USED are more than likely stolen or bought "off the street" illegally.
This is becoming a near-constant cycle of depravity in our cities, and the victim rate continues to rise to alarming levels.
The lame-stream media serves to use to help right these wrongs, but rather has become a cheerleader of sorts, on the sidelines, touting the bad conditions, as if to say the REST of us are to :"blame" for others "lack of vision"...or common sense.
Sorry, not buying that one...damn...bit.
These people need to start correcting their OWN faults, and stop pointing fingers at everyone else for their OWN shortcomings.
And the sooner THAT happens, the better off they are, and the sooner they can take back their neighborhoods.
We don't do that by financial coddling, nor by "giving away the farm", as the saying goes.
DO have yourselves a great weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.