16 June 2015

Tuesday Tidbits...
Here we go again...and again...and again.
Welcome to another day JUST like yesterday...and the day before...and the day before THAT.
Yes, we are stuck in this weather-rut...humid, warm and rain-soaked.
To ME, this is becoming a bit TEDIOUS...and I know those that live near rivers or flood plains, it's a lot MORE so.
It's like you have to plan to do things between the deluges, frequent as they seem to be of late.
Whatever happened to APRIL showers?
This is JUNE, for God's sake!
The rest our Hoosierland weather will have us with highs once again into the mid-80s, with no real chance to dry out before we get more showers..
Next thing you know, we;ll be having a "monsoon season"...
(not to be confused with mongoose season).
No, son, it's NOT Mongoose season...
In any event, let's not all this rain dampen our SPIRITS, so get yourselves a nice cup or glass of your favorite beverage and let's see what's going on...
*** First out of the hig h-water area is our '"What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
June 16 -
Sorry, don't do that...except for baby spinach leaves in a salad (and even that is not every damn day).
Just cannot sit there and munch on celery...or carrots in a RAW state.
I DO like tomatoes (I grow 'em), but mainly on BACON sandwiches...heh.
Well, to each his/her own, right?
*** Next up, as is the case on Tuesdays, we take a look at ALL the mooks, morons, and moolies who wouldn't know firearm safety if it shot them in the ass (and sometimes, that is EXACTLY what happens):
JUNE 8 -
((NO shots fired)) WHAAAATTT??? 
15F072193 20:35:06 53 ARMED ROB 6800 BLUFFTON RD
JUNE 9 - 
15F072440 12:42:18 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 EASTLAWN DR
15F072734 22:15:23 113 SHOTS FIRED 5200 MCCLELLAN ST
15F072519 14:49:44 53 ARMED ROB 400 RUDISILL BLVD E
JUNE 10 -
15F072853 03:48:30 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 GREENE ST
15F073262 21:23:19 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 WAYNE ST W
15F073263 21:28:34 113 SHOTS FIRED 4000 LILLIE ST & BAXTER ST
15F073306 22:36:56 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 BITLER ST
15F073308 22:42:16 113 SHOTS FIRED 4000 LILLIE ST
15F073328 23:25:09 113 SHOTS FIRED 1600 BAYVIEW DR
15F072830 02:18:14 53 ARMED ROB 2200 EDSALL AVE
JUNE 11 -
15F073500 11:31:38 113 SHOTS FIRED 2200 REED ST
15F073790 21:06:49 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 WASHINGTON BLVD E
15F073528 12:50:01 53 ARMED ROB 7300 LIMA RD
15F073646 15:10:47 53 ARMED ROB 1600 WAYNE ST E
15F073355 00:12:43 58 SHOOTING 1500 BAYVIEW DR
15F073391 03:33:38 58 SHOOTING 2300 HAZELWOOD AVE & CAREW ST
JUNE 12 - 
((NO shooting or robbery ACTIVITY)) What, everyone take the damn day OFF?
JUNE 13 - 
15F074401 00:38:57 113 SHOTS FIRED 700 SENATE AVE & WEISSER PARK AVE
15F074410 00:52:49 113 SHOTS FIRED 100 ESMOND ST
15F074899 22:03:00 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 GREENE ST
15F074930 23:10:38 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 MILLBROOK DR
15F074492 06:02:13 53 ARMED ROB 4600 CALHOUN ST S
JUNE 14 - 
15F075254 16:22:54 113 SHOTS FIRED 3400 FAIRFIELD AVE
15F075373 22:25:31 113 SHOTS FIRED 6000 ST JOE RD
15F075014 03:03:57 53 ARMED ROB 7400 ANTHONY BLVD S
15F075023 03:49:10 53 ARMED ROB 1100 ELIZA ST & CHUTE ST
15F075109 10:46:26 53 ARMED ROB 1900 HOBSON RD
Amazing that SO many calls go out on the SE side for this...and very FEW ever get solved, or in many cases, halted
And, because you didn't ask for it (but I want to share anyway), here are the FIREWORKS calls (illegal as they are at this time of year:
Get OUT de street, dumbass!!!
FIREWORKS CALLS - 6/8 - 6/14
JUNE 10 -
15F073323 22:58:00 44FW 4200 PLAZA DR & WERLING DR
JUNE 11 -
15F073827 22:30:11 44FW 3000 HOAGLAND AVE
15F073829 22:33:18 44FW 300 WILDWOOD AVE W & HOAGLAND AVE
JUNE 12 -
15F074330 22:12:21 44FW 9100 COLTER LN & TREELINE CV
JUNE 13 -
15F074912 22:23:25 44FW 900 HOME AVE
15F074920 22:45:47 44FW 3500 WALDEN RUN
JUNE 14 -
15F075365 21:58:44 44FW 1400 DODGE AVE
While THESE calls seem a lot more spread out across town, there is NO mention about the person in OUR area that detonates those M-150s several times every night!
Scare dem white people...
(gotta be within a two-block area).
Moving on...
*** Next up, as predicted (by your humble host here) the police-action shooting is this city's THIRTEENTH homicide of the year.
And here is an update to the story with the victim's ID:
Now, first off, he doesn't look like the type of person I would be chatting up on a regular basis, even if he WAS my neighbor, and that's not to say I;m anti-social. I just find him a bit on that "dubious" side. I might say "hi" and that's about it.
Given his proclivity of alcohol consumption and subsequent inability to maintain control of his anger issues, that would be the "clincher" for me to want to avoid him. You just know when someone's got a "hinky" demeanor.
Anthony W. Hodge, 46, is the latest statistic
Nice to note that our Public Safety Director is "earning"(?) his paycheck by stating that he was "probably intoxicated".
Well, when you're tossing chairs through windows, threatening to shoot people and refusing to drop a large-caliber revolver when police come calling...then YEAH, you're not in what we call a NORMAL mental state...are you?
Love to see the tox-report on this one and find out what his BAC was, or even if he had other substances in his system.
And, naturally, there is NOTHING TO SEE HERE...because the guy was WHITE.
(that was probably the FIRST question our police chief and York asked about the situation...lol)
*** Next on the blotter, and speaking of SHOOTINGS, it looks like homicide number FOURTEEN has presented itself.
Here's THAT story:
Naturally, this appears to have caught all the meid :"off guard", especially since this FATAL shooting took place at The Villages At Hanna Townhouses..
If you don't recall THAT particular nomenclature...try EDEN GREEN APARTMENTS, for that is what this place (dump) USED to be called.
The name was changed - to protect the cretins living there.
The shooting took place in one of the "townhouse" (read apartment) buildings in the 1400 block of Greene St around 2020 hrs. A woman was found by police in a hallway, suffering from a gunshot wound. Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.
And no one in the building heard or saw anything? (as usual).
No one came to the woman's aid until help arrived, it would appear...
Helluva way to die...alone in some filthy hallway in an apartment complex KNOWN for violent behavior, drugs, and the like.
*** Next, I'm sure you're still laughing over that woman who "claims" to be black, when you can clearly see she's just got frizzy hair. She does not look negroid in any way, sorry....
"Transraced"? - are you effin' KIDDING me?
Well, she's suing the University she attended, and has resigned from the Washington state NAACP...because she's WHITE.(imagine that)
Weird thing here...her PARENTS seem as white as white can be (without being ALBINO).
Sure LOOK white to me.
But THIS woman takes the cake..when hearing her on the news, you can plainly see she has some "issues", and would tend to need SOME form of counseling to get her races straight. I'd place her in that "hinky" category, as well. Something just a bit creepy about her, even if she means well.
I will say that if she wanted to "infiltrate" the NAACP in Spokane, she worked that room well enough.
Makes me wonder why we don't have a National Association For the Advancement of WHITE People.
(uh, because they can advance themselves without outside help or riotous behavior?)
Just thinking out loud...
*** Yesterday, although it seemed more like SE Asian weather than America's Midwest, I DID manage to mow the front lawn.
Give me one good hour of dry conditions and I can damn near work miracles (just not in the Biblical sense).
Now, all I have to do is catch a break long enough to do the back yard (again)...that fertilizer worked too damn well...lol
Wrinkles loves to get close for his treats...that's MY leg.
And, as could be expected, I had some "familiar faces" gracing our patio, to which I fed them copiously.
And Clover loves early morning visits...
Nice to have such "supervisory assistance" around our "Fortress", especially of the WOODLAND variety.
*** Next up, a "new, quasi-regular feature" I will call (set reverb to maximum and cue some heroic music)
I've been fortunate enough to "get the band back together" with the 3.75 inch Avengers figures, so I decided to graduate to some of the 6-inch figures.
So far I managed to get THREE...and at a substantial cost REDUCTION from what can be found in local store (or even many online locations).
Hulkbuster Iron Man - I added proper facial hair
But, they are not without imperfections of a sort. No, the faces don't have slanted or crossed eyes...they're just not painted on the BACK sides.
Had to paint belts and buckles on the flip side
Not a problem - I've been a model builder since little on up (thanks, Dad), and I have my stash of supplies to do the job.
With a little patience (and a magnifying glass for these old eyes) a better figure than I had an hour prior.
Mark LXII Iron Man armor - didn't need much work
Sure beats trying to paint those 1/72 scale figures, that's for sure. Talk about pain-staking..
And, while the figures are not AS articulated as others the same size, I can get THREE of them for less than the price of ONE at TRU.
One small part of the upper "Sanctum"
Good for a static display in our "Toy Room" upstairs (Chris knows the place).
Gonna need more shelves...LOL.
*** Last back to the rain-forest (at least it seems like one)...do you find yourself missing the ability to PLAY as you get older?
I know I do, but then again,the manner in which we played was vastly different that what passes for playtime today.
--We had loads of those green army men, and there were times when several of us brought them all out and we had massive battles at someone's house or lawn.
Now THIS was playing.
And we never got arrested for being too loud...or ruining property..
The same goes for ALL those cool cap guns.
Choose your "weapon", Pilgrim
There wasn't a single boy in the neighborhood that did NOT have at last SEVERAL...for ANY period of history)...add them up and you could equip a small country these days...!
Stocked better than many African nations.
The girls had their dolls, easy'bake ovens and the boys had WAR TOYS...lots of 'em.
Well, THAT looks deadly to kids.
And this did not raise a generation of mass killers or wussy men...nor did the girls playing with dolls raise a generation of stay-at-home, Beaver Cleaver housewives. Many went on to own businesses, and some...whole companies.
The thing was, we are permitted to BE CHILDREN when we WERE children.
We knew we had to grow up sooner or later, as did our parents, but we were allowed to be boys and girls ehile we were young enough to enjoy it.
There were some things missing from today, however...
---We skinned our knees, got dirtier than a ditch-digger, caught poison ivy...all that and more.
And we SURVIVED...
---All those (by today's "standards") DANGEROUS toys...yep, we played with every damn one of them.
And we survived.
---We suffered cuts, bruises, bites, scratches, abrasions, and scrapes...and we STILL survived.
My GOD, is that a torture palace?
---We spent a lot more time OUTSIDE than inside...we ran around, fell down, and then got the hell back up and ran around some more.
---Then there were those PLAYGROUNDS...and we survived that.
So what has happened with the ability of children to play NOW?
Everything has to be SO protective...and "safe"...and damn near sterile.
It's little wonder we have more kids with more things wrong with them than we did in our past.
Not as many natural immunizes (if you ask me). for one thing.
And we force kids (today) to grow up SOONER...much sooner...very wrong.
Life will unfold for all of them in it's own good time...no need to rush things that don't need rushing, hmm?
Let kids be kids, and maybe they won't get into all that adult trouble we see today.
Just a thought...and one that is long overdue.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


Momma Fargo said...

Just because it is fresh veggies day, does not mean you have to eat them RAW. You can cook them and it is still celebrating. Must I explain everything? LOL. Love the fact you are now naming yard animals. Welcome to my crazy world. I think all your shots fired calls are really fireworks and the police are skewing the stats in order to make Fort Wayne look like a criminal empire. Rachel, Rachel, Rachel. Have a great day, Bob! Love your post.

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
I never get tired of you needing to "splain" stuff to me...lol.
I really like COOKED veggies (well, some of them, anyway)

Yepper, we like naming our critters...
Hell, I even "name" many of the locals around the area...now THAT if fun!
Most of them have similar names..like "SHIT FOR BRAINS"...HA!

--I dunno about the FW vs SF calls...people down here can tell the difference (they hear MORE gunshots than fireworks every year)
The tricky part is playing what I like to call: "guess the caliber"...LMAO!
We have a criminal ELEMENT, grant 'ya that...and THEY are working on that "empire" *(if they could spell it).
--Yeah, that wacky Rachel...they have MEDS for such things.

Thanks for rolling up and commenting.
Always a pleasure.

Stay safe down there, dear.

John DuMond said...

And this did not raise a generation of mass killers or wussy men..."

No, it seems like our oversensitive, tolerance-obsessed culture of today is better suited to that task.

Bob G. said...

John D.:
...And they are doing THAT job a little TOO well to suit a LOT of us, are they not?
All this ass-backwards-ness of what is not only ALLOWED< but touted as "the new normal" (for America) is really getting to me, as I'm sure it is you (and many many more.
We are certainly NOT becoming a BETTER people for all this nonsense...are we?
I'm just NOT seeing it.

I swear this is more like BIZARRO WORLD than the Earth we grew up on...lol.

Hey, thanks much for stopping by today to comment.
You stay safe (and sane) out there.

CWMartin said...

Fresh Veggie Day- with you on that one.

I have little comment about "Michael Jackson's Bizzarro", other than 20 years ago, psychiatrists would be lining up to diagnose and name the syndrome she has. In PC land, they might get disbarred for it.

Too bad your cute little supervisors can't be trained to do the work...

Why does "Tony Stark" look like Jon Cryer?

They don't paint the backside? WTH?

You ain't got ROOM for more shelves!

I miss playing... and not just because I can't do it anymore. We could walk out with the door wide open, traipse a mile or so to the woods, ask mom for a butcher knife with which to mark trees a la Daniel Boone- and get it! Makes me sick that some of the little things we could do, our children won't be able to. Makes me sicker that they won't WANT to.

Bob G. said...

Gimme meat any day compared to veggies...

Yeah, and if we go farther back in history, she'd be BURNED at the stake for being a witch with what she has said about her race...LOL.

It's not from want of TRYING to get them interested...!
(no opposing thumbs is the usual excuse I hear...heh)

Jon Cryer...ROFL - let's say that MINE doesn't, and I'll get a photo soon enough to prove it. It was a challenge.
(maybe Jon Cryer w/ a goatee?)

Nope...the backs are just a solid color...talk about getting "creative with my paints and sharpies.

LMAO...had a feeling you'd notice THAT one.
(there is ALWAYS...the CEILING...bwahahahaha)

That's exactly it...those ":little" things we didn't think TWICE about...today, no kids seem to pursue any longer, and THAT is the REAL crime here.
Childhood is fast becoming a LOST ART.
Then, as you stated...they don;t WANT to do any of what WE did, but waste days texting or video-gaming...

No wonder we have college age youth with NO idea what is going on (and those are the ones NOT on drugs)
What a future that lies ahead for us all.

Thanks for swinging on down to comment today.

You stay safe (and dry) up there, brother.