THAT much like autumn today around our neck o' the woods.
But, if you look at the ground, the ever-increasing number of fallen leaves should keep you knowing otherwise.
They're slowly starting to come down.
Looks like it's time to dust off the leaf blower and rakes.
Welcome to another action-packed week in the Midwest.
( it does depends on how YOU define action, doesn't it?).
Our Hoosierland weather will see us with clear skies, a good amount of sunshine, some breezes, and a high today topping out in the upper 70s.
And from here on, the temps will be a lot more in tune with fall conditions, so enjoy it while you can.
You go get your morning drink, I'll get mine, and we'll all see what has been going on elsewhere...
*** First off of the bird feeder is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
October 12 -
--- Today is NATIONAL FREE THOUGHT DAY
TAXED, BANNED or REGULATED like the leftards want)
---It's also NATIONAL FARMERS DAY
REALLY feed and clothe America)
---And, it's NATIONAL GUMBO DAY
---It's also NATIONAL ONLINE BANK DAY
---It's NATIONAL KICK BUTT DAY
---And, it's NATIVE AMERICAN DAY
ANY of us were)
---Lastly, it's COLUMBUS DAY
ALL the sales toll.)
*** Next up, as can be expected, we had some idiots out and about this weekend.
---The first story is not a followup to the Bowser Ave shootings from last Thursday...it was just ANOTHER separate shooting in the SAME damn area.
This took place around 2015 hrs Friday night in the 4000 block of Bowser Ave.
|Weren't we JUST here yesterday, Sarge?|
Trouble is, we're seeing MORE areas like this, and in more parts of the city...thanks, Mr. Mayor.
---The next story takes place in the Mad Anthony brewery parking lot:
Here's that story link:
This also occurred Friday night around 2325 hrs in the parking lot of Mad Anthony's, located at 1109 Taylor St.
AS USUAL, hardly ANY information is forthcoming as to victims, weapons used, suspects, arrests...you name it.
---The NEXT story involves another shooting and another parking lot.
Here's the story:
This one took place in the parking lot of a bar called The Pantry, located in the 1500 block of N. Wells St. around 0230 hrs Sunday morning.
And police actually HAVE SOMEONE IN CUSTODY...can you believe it?
That's ONE for how many again?
And THIS is something else I've been noticing in the police blotter lately - a LOT more ASSAULTS AND FIGHTS.
This is a DAILY occurrence, too, and seems to say we have an awful lot of people with some serious anger-management issues.
And they're choosing to "settle" such actions with either a gun or a knife.
Maybe we should outlaw HANDS...can't shoot a gun or wield a knife without one, right?
With some of the mooks out there, it would be a godsend to the rest of us.
*** Now, we've been fortunate of late with ANOTHER "nasty habit" that some people have practiced...that of driving a vehicle into a house.
Looks like we're back in the "impaired driver" mode again.
---Here's story number one:
Damn shame - used to be a decent-looking Mustang.
The story said the car stopped when it hit the house ...gee, 'ya think?
That's why we don't live in tents...lol.
I'd wonder what the hell happens if the house was not constructed well enough to STOP a damn car?. Can I get my deposit back?
No explanation why the car went off the street and struck the house (try impaired driving?).
This kinda stuff doesn't happen at 25 miles an hour. The driver is listed in serious condition.
---Here's story number two:
Now, in THIS case, which took place in the 6600 block of John St. around 1930 hrs last night, the police state that the driver (male) had a seizure, and hit another vehicle before jumping the curb and hitting the house.
I can't wait for a police pursuit to end up with a car married to someone's house...because you just KNOW that one's coming.
*** Next up, could this be an "oops" moment for the outgoing City Clerk in Fort Wayne?
Here's the story link:
|Sandy Kennedy Colin Keeney|
What gets me, is that this newspaper tends to be LEFT-leaning, so why take a crack at a democrat?
Allegations of electioneering from the Clerk's office have been raised, and the video sounds evidential enough.
Guess this is what can happens when some people possess a level of power for too long? I'm just asking. Colin Keeney is the Parking Enforcement "super" who (in good conscience) resigned over what was on the video.
Time will tell, but let's not toss a senior under the bus just yet...she's probably got cookies to bake.
*** Last back to the yard...if all goes well, Wifey and I will be able to participate in one of those many "Martin Nature Walks" this weekend.
I also know that when Wifey procrastinates with getting the bills in the mail AND it's a postal holiday (like Columbus Day), you can be privy to a late charge, and I detest paying people MORE than what they don't even deserve.
Still, "clerical errors" happen, and it's no real big deal. Lesson learned there, hmm?
But what about all the SOCIETAL ERRORS that occur with other people, like those mentioned in the above story links?
Starting fights in bar parking lots, driving into houses, and ALL the assorted "fun" things that we've come to know
All serve to show us that no matter how EVOLVED we "think" we are...we've still got a very LONG way to go.
As neighborhoods (themselves) devolve, city leaders concern themselves with downtown and riverfront projects. Political candidates send mailers to us touting their "successes", when in fact many (if not all of them) can be refuted with FACTS.
TRUTH of such matters.
Try as some might, there is just NO escaping the truth, is there?
I would much prefer that people own up to things, rather than sweep them under some carpet.
After all, that rug IS getting kinda LUMPY these days, isn't it?
Stay SAFE out there, America.