27 October 2015

Tuesday Tidbits...
Welcome to what looks to be a rather SOGGY day (a bit later) here in the Heartland, courtesy of the remnants of Hurricane Patricia, supposedly the largest event to ever hit our part of our world not noted for such storms ((rolls eyes)), and sure to be blamed on global warming.
Our Hooiserland weather will have us seeing increasing clouds and the rain moving in by late afternoon, with temps reaching into the upper 50s.
Some forecasts show we might get over 2 inches of rain, but hey, it could be SNOW (which would leave us with between 2-2.5 FEET of the powdery white stuff. And if that were cocaine, well, we're not going there, are we?
So, while we wait for the rain to commence, let's all get our morning beverages poured as we settle back and see what has been going on elsewhere..
*** First out of the seed bag is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
October 27 -
Please, none of that cat-piss Bud Light.
(for many in our part of the city, that is EVERY day, but you can make mine Sam Adams, thanks.)
---It's also NAVY DAY
Anchors Aweigh, people.
(not to be confused with the Navy's BIRTHDAY, this day acknowledges those serving in this branch of our military. Here's an idea, take a sailor out for an AMERICAN BEER and make it a "two-fer".)
*** Next up, and because no one pointed out that I MISSED this last week, we bring you ALL the police calls the media doesn't see fit to let you in on, so hang on, we've TWO weeks of "stuff" to catch up.
OCT 12 -
15F135585 01:37:08 113 SHOTS FIRED 4100 CLINTON ST S
15F135967 21:02:18 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 BOWSER AVE
15F135991 21:54:30 113 SHOTS FIRED 7700 TENDALL CT
15F135699 10:38:12 53 ARMED ROB 1600 OXFORD ST & LILLIE ST
OCT 13 - 
15F136343 19:44:53 113 SHOTS FIRED 4400 SOUTHPARK DR
15F136414 22:10:38 113 SHOTS FIRED 1500 KITCH ST
15F136329 19:11:49 53 ARMED ROB 6500 ST JOE RD
OCT 14-
15F136804 19:55:31 53 ARMED ROB 3300 COLISEUM BLVD W
OCT 15 -
((NO shots fired or armed rooberies...WTF?))
OCT 16 -
15F137344 00:59:43 113 SHOTS FIRED 1900 BEQUETTE ST
15F137347 01:07:29 113 SHOTS FIRED 6200 ST JOE RD
15F137663 18:57:54 113 SHOTS FIRED 1900 CHARTWELL DR & GUILD DR
15F137743 22:29:58 113 SHOTS FIRED 4800 BUELL DR
15F137726 21:55:00 53 ARMED ROB 2000 TILLMAN RD E
OCT 17 -
15F137789 00:27:59 113 SHOTS FIRED 1600 RUDISILL BLVD E
15F137798 01:09:20 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 WILDWOOD AVE W
15F137827 02:59:06 113 SHOTS FIRED 4100 CLINTON ST S
15F138144 20:45:41 113 SHOTS FIRED 4100 HANNA ST S & BAXTER ST
15F138170 21:57:28 113 SHOTS FIRED 600 PONTIAC ST E & HANNA ST S
15F138176 22:19:21 113 SHOTS FIRED 2800 RAYMOND ST
15F138207 23:36:14 113 SHOTS FIRED 4900 HOLTON AVE
15F137824 02:56:24 53 ARMED ROB 5400 ANTHONY BLVD S
OCT 18 -
15F138289 03:21:22 113 SHOTS FIRED 6900 DECATUR RD
15F138459 16:18:21 113 SHOTS FIRED 6900 ROTHMAN RD
15F138497 17:58:31 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 SUMMIT ST & CEDAR ST
15F138575 22:26:57 113 SHOTS FIRED 5700 CHRISTIAN AVE
15F138441 15:28:35 58 SHOOTING 2800 HARRISON ST S
((NO armed robberies))
OCT 19 -
15F138610 01:36:33 113 SHOTS FIRED 400 DOWNING AVE
15F138969 19:52:41 113 SHOTS FIRED 5700 BLUFFTON RD & OLD TRAIL RD
15F139013 21:47:04 113 SHOTS FIRED 4900 MONROE ST S
15F138607 01:17:08 53 ARMED ROB 3500 COLISEUM BLVD W
15F138637 04:42:11 58 SHOOTING 4000 WINTER ST
15F138650 06:07:02 58 SHOOTING 700 GUILDFORD AVE
OCT 20 - 
((NO armed robberies or shots fired...huh???))
OCT 21 -
15F139551 02:22:52 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 HADLEY RD S
15F139886 19:37:21 113 SHOTS FIRED 7300 ANTHONY BLVD S & TILLMAN RD E
15F139967 22:58:46 113 SHOTS FIRED 3600 HANNA ST S
15F139976 23:14:53 58 SHOOTING 3500 HANNA ST S
((NO armed robberies))
OCT 22 -
15F140004 00:26:12 113 SHOTS FIRED 1500 GOSHEN AVE
15F140007 00:33:32 113 SHOTS FIRED 7900 DECATUR RD
15F140009 00:34:00 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 ARCHER AVE
15F140014 01:01:21 113 SHOTS FIRED 1900 OXFORD ST & CENTRAL DR
15F140028 01:41:39 113 SHOTS FIRED 8200 BRIDGEWAY DR
15F140040 02:49:29 113 SHOTS FIRED 2800 DEVON DR
15F140050 04:07:33 113 SHOTS FIRED 4200 VICTORIA DR
15F140053 04:29:57 113 SHOTS FIRED 3300 ABBOTT ST & DREXEL AVE
15F140359 19:11:17 113 SHOTS FIRED 3700 WASHINGTON BLVD E
15F140285 16:35:58 53 ARMED ROB 2000 COLONY DR
15F140337 18:33:20 53 ARMED ROB 1400 COLISEUM BLVD N
15F140046 03:11:13 58 SHOOTING 5900 LIMA RD
15F140045 03:11:18 58 SHOOTING 3300 COLISEUM BLVD W
15F140054 04:44:25 58 SHOOTING 1800 PONTIAC ST E & ANTHONY BLVD S
15F140134 11:39:30 58 SHOOTING 5200 PLAZA DR
OCT 23 -
15F140446 00:43:55 113 SHOTS FIRED 600 LEWIS ST E & HANNA ST S
15F140447 00:48:22 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 WAYNE ST E
15F140922 22:40:08 113 SHOTS FIRED 400 KINNAIRD AVE
15F140828 18:43:57 53 ARMED ROB 7000 JOHN ST
15F140845 19:27:59 53 ARMED ROB 5100 COLDWATER RD
OCT 24 -
15F141087 09:17:41 113 SHOTS FIRED 2500 COVINGTON POINTE TRL
15F141392 21:20:19 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 OXFORD ST & REED ST
15F141447 23:49:12 113 SHOTS FIRED 7900 DECATUR RD
15F141042 04:40:09 53 ARMED ROB 4200 CLINTON ST N
15F141049 05:25:17 53 ARMED ROB 4500 LAFAYETTE ST S & SHERWOOD TER
15F141167 13:09:09 53 ARMED ROB 6300 STELLHORN RD
15F141344 19:35:16 58 SHOOTING 2500 DUPONT RD E
OCT 25 -
15F141459 00:20:23 113 SHOTS FIRED 8200 KINNERK RD
15F141482 01:44:13 113 SHOTS FIRED 3400 SHERMAN BLVD
15F141661 14:36:24 113 SHOTS FIRED 600 DEER CLIFF CT
15F141680 15:23:02 113 SHOTS FIRED 5700 CHRISTIAN AVE
15F141861 21:55:29 113 SHOTS FIRED 3800 ANTHONY BLVD S & RUDISILL BLV
15F141869 21:57:32 113 SHOTS FIRED 3300 WINTER ST
15F141873 22:19:06 113 SHOTS FIRED 1500 NORTHBROOK BLVD
15F141470 00:59:50 53 ARMED ROB 3500 WAYNE TRACE
15F141892 23:32:43 58 SHOOTING 3000 BARR ST S
FIREWORKS CALLS - 10/12 -  10/25
((NONE - A-freaking-MAZING!))
And there you go (WHEW!)...been kinda BUSY, and in ALL the "old familiar places", hmm?
*** Next up, I watched the Fort Wayne MAYORAL DEBATE on WANE last night, expecting a snooze-fest, and was pleasantly surprised.
I thought candidate Mitch Harper did quite en exemplary job of taking our incumbent monarch (King Henry) Harper took our mayor to task for his "shortcomings" when it comes to our fair city,and facts (to me) trump almost anything else.
The king looked a bit less prepared, hesitated here and there, and resorted to parroting his achievements once again, such as they have been.
Here's the lowdown from the J-G (which tends to lean to the left):
And here's Kevin Leininger's article on the differing visions of those seeking the mayor's office:
And here is the take from less-liberal WPTA :
Lastly here is the story from host station WANE:
I have to admit that at one point, I thought moderator Heather Herron was going to laugh (on a Henry response).
I admit that our king DID provide the humor I found in the debate, whereas Harper stated much of what I have said HERE (and you already know about), so if any of what was said sounded familiar, you know where you read about it (first).
Moving on...
*** Speaking of CRIME (which was a major topic in the debate), they have ID'ed the female victim of the 27th homicide I touched on yesterday.
Homicide 27 crime scene - Esmond and Barr Sts.
Here's the story link:
Gimme an "F"...
Now, since King Henry thinks we don't need any MORE officers on the streets, because as he says: "Tossing more officers doesn't solve the crime rate", I guess we can look forward to MORE such shootings in and around town?
Henry believes that the PER CAPITA method of determination of the number of officers required isn't the right way to go.
Really? REALLY???
You mean you feel better with having one officer per every 1000 + citizens instead of every 500 or so?
No wonder all the FWPD sector officers seem to DO is chase the damn radio.
How is that BETTER for the citizens...and SAFER for the officers?
Guess Henry has a lead role in our production from the Theater of the Absurd.
*** Next, seems that the World Health Organization thinks that damn near ALL the processed meats we partake of will give us cancer.
Cripes, according to them, what the hell DOESN'T?
(here we go...yet again - politicizing the family dinner).
Are these the same loons that told us cholesterol was bad, whole milk was bad, coffee was bad, and red wine was bad...and proven WRONG on every single count???
Here's the story link:
I think what these people SHOULD tell us is that a diet consisting ONLY of such meats might give you a greater RISK of colon cancer, but if it's taken in MODERATION (Thanks, Ben Franklin) it's okay (which it IS)
Is this another part of the NWO mandate, designed to rid us of a large piece of mankind, so the world can better sustain itself?
Sorry, not buying into this BS.
Personally, I think anything "could" give you cancer based on your genetic proclivity for getting it in the first place.
Maybe we should focus LESS on bacon and sausage and focus MORE on adapting our DNA markers to disallow cancer to ravage our people?
Whatever turns "on" the defectiveness of cellular activity should just be turned off...problem solved.
And then I can have a bacon sandwich.
*** Next up, I decided to watch SUPERGIRL after the debate (and the Big Bang Theory), and I like the look of the series pilot.
Since it's produced by Greg Berlanti, who also does ARROW, THE FLASH and the soon to be released LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (and also produced the Green Lantern movie, which was not THAT bad a flick).
It does deviate somewhat from the original comic book premise, but not so much as to keep you from watching. The special effects are every bit as good as the Flash.
The times have changed (read updated) to fit the plot-line, and some cool continuity was tossed in the mix.
Kara Zor-El is also a Kryptonian, sent to earth to watch over Kal-El (Clark Kent aka Superman), but her escape pod from the doomed planet is lost in the Phantom Zone, where she does not age.
When the phantom zone is destroyed, Kara's ship crashes to Earth where she is raised by her adoptive parents, played by HELEN SLATER and DEAN CAIN, and if know your Hollywood films and TV, you KNOW the roles they played...it's kinda cool, really.
I think the show's got potential. And, well she IS kinda cute...for a super-powered young lady.
*** Last back to the bird feeder... it's always nice to escape the drudgery of reality once in a while with some hobbies, or a good book, some music or perhaps a video game or a movie or TV show.
But, whenever that escape from reality is a chronic way to avoid the challenges that life presents us, there is trouble.
We were meant to  challenge ourselves, each other and accept the challenges of life...THAT is how we evolve.
Such things make a nation great, as well as produce innovations and inventions which can often make US better.
And yet, when people fail to spend time in the "real world", they deny themselves the ability to make mistakes, learn from them, and become more than they were the previous day. When you multiply that behavior by all those embracing it, it's little wonder we see more crazies out there, because they have lost touch WITH reality.
We all only get one shot at life, so it's in our best interest, as well as in the interest of many others, that we pay attention, try our best, and never settle for mediocrity.
Sadly, many are doing just the reverse of that...and are being rewarded for their lack of enthusiasm.
I think that, coupled with the brevity of life all of us get, is what we need to utilize our escapism in the manner it was created...NOT as a substitute FOR our lives, but as something to do when we need some of that "time off" from all the pummeling we take from reality.
Always know the distinction between fantasy and reality, and you can never go wrong.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


Momma Fargo said...

Oh Bob. Of course bacon giving you cancer creates mass panic and frenzy. More bacon for us then! LOL. I swear. They just need to shut up about things. Everything can give you cancer in too much quantity. Cavemen were eating bacon for Pete's sake. A dinosaur got them before cancer did.

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
I totally agree...must be those climate change goofballs trying to screwing up something ELSE that needs absolutely no changing.
In my kitchen, when it comes to ANY or ALL meats - COOKING is the only PROCESSING needed, period...HA!

BTW..."Supergirl" -I think I found the PERFECT costume you could wear for Halloween.


That would be worth a couple 3 musketeers and Snickers bars from our house!

Thanks for rolling up today to comment.
Stay safe down there, dear.

CWMartin said...

National beer day- on a TUESDAY? Pass.

You should charge the FWPD per "shots fired" entry- call it a Bob Tax- just to see how much you'd make at say, 3 cents a call? That'd be $1.44 this week... or $4.80 if you made it a dime...

I'd have given $4.80 to see Heather laugh at King Tom...

If you're not going to base police coverage on per capita, simple logic tells you that you then require a better quality of officer on the job... you see that coming? (Heather snickers)

I saw on the CBS News that your chance of colon cancer goes from 1.6% for average Joe to 1.7% if you ate one hot dog EVERY DAY.... frankly I'm tired of all the reasons they want me to change my food intake. Didn't listen to Upton Sinclair, won't listen to John LePook.

Slater and Dean are her parents... wow, now that's casting!

Bob G. said...

--That's what I thought too...TUESDAY??
SHOULD be on a SATURDAY (there 'ya go)

--A BOB TAX...I'm liking that one...a LOT.
I could buy an electrified FENCE w/ that $$$ in NO time...heh.
Digging my moat would take a bit longer.

--Yeah, if we're NOT going PER CAPITA...then we need a ROBOCOP! (or some ED-209s...lol)
Wonder what size uniform a HULK would take???

--I hear 'ya...(pass the bacon, cheeseburger, and deli meats!)
Could be worse...could be S.E ASIA (they eat dog)...
Hide the Scrappster!

Thanks a lot for taking time to stop by and comment today.

Stay safe up there, brother.