06 October 2015

Tuesday Tidbits...
It's going to be another one of those "ditto days" as far as conditions outside will dictate.
And, considering it's fall, that's not too bad. It could always be worse, like out in South Carolina, where parts of the state are under water due to flooding, or it could be the Socialist Republic of Kalifornia, where drought has got people all but rationing water.
On the UP side, you NOW can take your own life, so, I guess things break even out there, given that Governor "Moonbeam" is running that state.
Back here, our Hoosierland weather sees us with partly to mostly cloudy skies, temps reaching into the low 70s and some light breezes.Not seeing any fog, though.
Like I said...we're doing okay, and that's the main thing.
So, go get your morning drink poured and let's get this ball rolling...
*** First off of the hard drive is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
October 6 -
(Guess that means a very happy UNBIRTHDAY to all? Have some tea)
(You could break out the lederhosen, but I was never one of those "hyphenated American" kinda guys. We're AMERICANS first and foremost)
(you can either USE yours...or enjoy a bowl of the other chicken kind
*** Next up, as is a regular event on Tuesdays, it's time to see ALL the police calls that the local drive-by media doesn't tell us about involving moronic gun-play, as well as armed robberies (wonder what is an UNARMED robbery? Is that like a robbery on crutches?).
SEP 28 -
15F129173 11:43:36 113 SHOTS FIRED 4800 LILLIE ST
((NO armed robberies)
SEP 29 -
15F129844 19:24:05 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 TAMERA GARDEN AVE
15F129899 21:51:36 113 SHOTS FIRED 400 MCKINNIE AVE & AVONDALE DR
15F129898 21:52:04 113 SHOTS FIRED 5200 BOWSER AVE & ROOSEVELT DR
((NO armed robberies))
SEP 30 -
15F130417 23:36:40 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 RUDISILL BLVD E & BOWSER AVE
15F130419 23:37:32 113 SHOTS FIRED 4800 BUELL DR
((NO armed robberies))
OCT 1 -
15F130432 00:32:52 113 SHOTS FIRED 200 MCKINNIE CIR
15F130453 02:58:33 113 SHOTS FIRED 2500 DREXEL AVE
15F130863 21:59:37 113 SHOTS FIRED 2100 HOAGLAND AVE
((NO armed robberies))
OCT 2 - 
15F130911 01:08:46 113 SHOTS FIRED 4000 BOWSER AVE
15F130982 09:03:06 113 SHOTS FIRED 4000 LILLIE ST
15F130991 09:25:15 113 SHOTS FIRED 4600 WERLING DR
15F131263 18:58:49 113 SHOTS FIRED 1800 JEFFERSON BLVD W
15F131299 20:20:37 113 SHOTS FIRED 3100 LILLIE ST
15F131310 20:43:10 113 SHOTS FIRED 2200 FOX AVE
15F131387 23:44:58 113 SHOTS FIRED 3100 WELLS ST
15F130923 03:15:13 53 ARMED ROB 3700 WASHINGTON BLVD E
OCT 3-
15F131528 10:53:23 113 SHOTS FIRED 3200 HARRISON ST S
((NO armed robberies))
OCT 4 -
15F131854 02:59:23 113 SHOTS FIRED 400 KINNAIRD AVE
15F131862 03:40:20 113 SHOTS FIRED 1500 WELLS ST
15F131868 04:17:51 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 COLISEUM BLVD E
15F132122 20:55:09 113 SHOTS FIRED 2100 CLINTON ST S & DEWALD ST E
15F132130 21:15:00 113 SHOTS FIRED 2200 DUNKELBERG RD
15F132151 22:40:58 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 GREENE ST
15F132123 20:58:58 53 ARMED ROB 2600 GOSHEN RD
15F132141 21:46:41 53 ARMED ROB 5400 COVENTRY LN
FIREWORKS CALLS - 9/28-  10/4
FINALLY, no more fireworks...took these morons long enough!
Fights and assaults ARE rising markedly, however.
*** Next, a woman (randomly) gets shot while "just walking" along a SE side city street. (where else?)
Here's the story (so far):
This took place in the vicinity of Hanna and Oxford Sts around 1147 hrs yesterday morning while walking westbound along Oxford.
She was struck in the arm. Her 4 year old daughter was not hit, but her son (age undisclosed) took off after the shooting.
(now THAT seems odd, especially if he was school-age, right?)
The shooter was described as a MALE BLACK, wearing a fishing hat (?) and driving a green or blue minivan.
Police did recover several .380 caliber shell casings in the street. The woman did not provide police with an explanation for the shooting.
As a result, two nearby schools went into lock-down , but later lifted.
Maybe the real target was the SON? I mean why would he take OFF?
This leads me to think he might have been on home-detention OR was older than school age.
Something just doesn't quite add up, does it?
*** Next up, the news was abuzz with this "new report" (regarding a very old problem, I suppose) about FWCS students who are HOMELESS.
Here's the story link from the J-G:
NOT happening
(except in South America)
Now, forgive me if I'm not seeing school kids sleeping under trees or bridges around the city, but I'm wondering how this can really be an issue when the entire premise is being a bit misrepresented.
These kids are not EXACTLY what one would call HOMELESS...let's make that clear from the start.
What the people who made up this report MEAN is that these kids do NOT have what we call a REGULAR RESIDENCE.
They're not without a "home" (as we define it)...just without a PERMANENT  RESIDENCE or ADDRESS.
Makes a BIG difference, does it not?
In Indiana, we have seen an 81% INCREASE in such cases, and with the dissolution of the TRADITIONAL family, does that really surprise anyone?
In the 2013-14 year, over 15,000 students were without a permanent residence (that's the term I will use, and not the misleading one).
And yet, there has been resources to alleviate such things, like a GRANT program , that in 2006 helped 305 students with $24K to shelters and other related services. But this refers to the "worst of the worst" aspect and certainly does not portray ALL of those without a roof over their heads.
Take for example, the students displaced when their house burns down (because baby-mama was cooking at 3 A.M., or left something on the stove when she visited friends).
That is a worst-case scenario for SOME children, but not for the vast majority of them. Same can be said for a house flood.
We're actually talking about kids (students) being shuttled back and forth between parents or other assorted relatives, sometimes from out-of-state.
This discounts kids who "visit" a parent during summer break, naturally.
I've said for a while that we've got this "nomadic" portion of the population that moves around almost constantly, and some of that can be traced to eluding the long arm of the law (usually for the parent or guardian), but other factors ASIDE from a job-related move (by a parent) figure into this.
I also wonder if the numbers take into account students who LEAVE home (are runaways) for whatever reason?
*** Next, Kevin Leininger wrote a very good column in light of the Oregon shootings and the fallout that always follows about gun-control in the wake of such tragedies.
Here's the link to the story:
Now, there are some comments after the column, and if you can take this guy named "craig" (resident libtard whacko who probably has a "list" somewhere) OUT of the equation, it's a very good read.
Works for ME.
Sorry, but social media always lets the trolls out from under their bridges.
Libtards always love to take pot-shots at Kevin.
Guess that's to be expected when you don't have anything to contribute to a debate or conversation, right?
Can't attack the MESSAGE, so attack the messenger instead...typical.
*** Last back to the programming department...there seems to be this recurring problem in this nation of late - that of the unwillingness to present the TRUTH to it's citizens.
And, it's not as blatant as an outright lie. That's usually reserved for the POLITICAL arena...LOL.
Let's call it more like a misrepresentation of the FACTS.
It's like a little white lie...a VENIAL sin instead of those nasty CARDINAL ones, hmm?
Perhaps it's due to the unwillingness of some people to actually ACCEPT the truth.
Sure, the truth can often be painful and hard to stomach, but to allow people to be led about by lies and deceit from one generation to the next isn't helping anyone anytime soon, is it?
People really need to start paying attention to such "details" in life, because ALL those little things are cumulative in nature, meaning that sooner or later you've got another case of that broken window theory - the small shit becomes the BIG shit, and THEN, what do you do?
Starting to seem that way...
Those in power and authority need to stop being so damn concerned about whether or not we can "handle the truth" as is quoted in the movie "A Few Good Men"...when presented with the truth in a timely manner, and more importantly, in it's proper context, we CAN handle it...it we CHOOSE to.
Oops, there's that one aspect of humanity again...CHOICE.
Only, in this case, there is no right or wrong choice to be made...just A SIMPLE CHOICE to listen to what others are saying (or not saying).
It's called DISCERNMENT for a reason, and that reason is to help US make better choices, based of facts, which are usually found in the TRUTH of things.
I think we can see where we need to be in this regard, right?
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


John DuMond said...

Truth is the new hate speech... it would appear so.

Love that column by Leininger. The Pavolov's dog comparison is spot on.

Bob G. said...

John D.:
Yep, Orwell was more correct than we could imagine. Scary, huh?

Kevin got it right...shame the LEFT can't seem to.
(maybe that CAN'T is really a WON'T? That's gotta be it.)

Thanks for rolling on by today.
Much appreciated.

You stay safe out there.

CWMartin said...

The Mom shooting: I think you added it up just fine. Hope big brother enjoys putting his little sister through such trauma in order to be a thug-in-training.

The numbers reflect what numbers always do- the agenda of the numerologist. A manufactured crisis looking for tax dollars.

I see, as you did, that craig used the typical lib-troll argument: If you can't beat the hypothesis, insult the postulator. Must have went to a "Approved by W. Robinson" school.

And for the last, John 18:37-38- we live in a world of Pontius Pilates.

Bob G. said...

--Yeah, I just don't see it another way.
I'd REALLY hate to think that we have some loon shooting at totally RANDOM people.
About 80% of all shootings involve people who KNOW one another.

--That's the ONLY way to fund a crisis - with (ill-gotten) TAX dollars!

--LOL...sure sounds like a grad from THAT school!

--Amen on that - We KNOW the media is FULL of Pilates...!
(perhaps Pontius was an "original" LEFTARD?)

Always good to have you stop by to comment.
Thanks much.

And do stay safe up there, brother.