Got ourselves another winner of a day outside. Had plenty of stars to see with that clear sky.
Our Hoosierland weather today will see a "three-peat" with another fine day of sunshine , but it will be getting cloudy later on, and highs again into the lower 70s.Tomorrow, we turn the corner with a bit of a cool-down...and some rain expected.
But, let's not allow that to be a damper for this day.
Go grab your favorite drink and we'll get this show on the road.
*** First out of the laundry chute is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.".
Makes you think about how much better this old world would be if ONLY more people took this to heart, right?
So, who said that? The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at the Newsstand...
*** Next, it's time for our 'What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
November 4 -
---Today is NATIONAL CHICKEN LADY DAY
|Dr. Tina Dupree|
(I do remember the "duck lady" in center city Philly...what a curiosity and not a pretty picture)
---And, it's NATIONAL CANDY DAY
*** Next up, it looks like we're STUCK with FOUR MORE YEARS of the "status quo" down at City hall with the re-re-election of our monarch, King Henry the Mediocre.
I'm sure we'll just see SO many positive changes down here on the SOUTH side...
|Hail to the king, baby! (again)|
I will say that the Good Old Boy Network is one powerful regime to unseat, and that our king IS the best mayor money can buy.
There is an up-side to all this, and that is the fact that City Council now has ONE MORE republican seated there. We could call that a super-majority now.
|Y'all ain't NEVEH gittin' ridome.|
Rusty York's bid for 4th district councilman came up short (just like his ability to run the FWPD with any level of perspicacity), which means he will remain as our Public Safety Director, unless council can find a way to defund it.
|2 Empty Suits aka The "Far From Dynamic" Duo|
And, we probably won't see ANY additional police officers on our streets, or the reserve program increased, which means more radio-chasing for the boys and girls in blue.
|It was a DAMN GOOD try, Mitch.|
Now, nothing will change (except for the worse) down here for another four years, because the problems we've had to deal with have not affected our king's ability to get a good night's sleep. His conscience must be okay with an entire quadrant going down the crapper, and costing the city money, instead of actually producing revenue...the way it used to.
And let's not forget that OUR problems are fast becoming the same problems for the SW and NE sides of Fort Wayne.
But, we'll have a great DOWNTOWN, and soon, a fantastic RIVERFRONT!
(because that matters more than entire neighborhoods)
At least, I'll have a foil for my rantings for another 4 years...it's not a total loss.
*** Next up, Ohio voted down the referendum to legalize marijuana in the Buckeye State - a damn good move (imho).
We have enough problems with state-line jumping drunks...we don't need to add to that mess.
|Sorry, ain't gonna happen (YAY!!!)|
It's not about money, either. Colorado is already thinking about a repeal, because of those unintended consequences.
Common sense has prevailed to our neighboring state for the time being.
*** Next, Greg Gutfeld, co-host of THE FIVE on FOX News, is going to be in Fort Wayne TODAY at NOON up at the Barnes and Noble bookstore.
|It will be SUNNIER...I promise.|
|Gotta love this guy - he speaks the TRUTH.|
|His latest book.|
*** Last back to the dry-cleaners...almost feels like we've been living at the dry cleaners (we've been TAKEN there for years) for the past couple decades in Fort Wayne.
|More of this on the way.|
|A "D" would be welcome!|
We get the trash picked up (usually by a new crew ever month, which is scary), and Neighborhood Code Enforcement does a decent job with violations (but are understaffed).
Police are there to ANSWER CALLS...notice I didn't say TO STOP CRIME, because that is a task they apparently have been denied the ability to perform, as we need a more ":community-understanding" department.
|At least for the next FOUR years.|
When I lived in a row-house in Philly for 25+ years, I called the PPD TWICE...maybe three times...tops..
HERE, I call the FWPD about twice...a MONTH. And that's only for the most blatant violations or noise. I could EASILY call them ten times a day for all the little things THEY are missing JUST in our area, but it all comes down to being able to ANSWER my call in a TIMELY manner.
|TWICE NOTHING is STILL NOTHING, sire!|
If there were more patrols, we wouldn't even have to revisit this mess all the damn time.
But, our king IS doing a great job (for those in his court).
History is replete with how so many monarchs were not good rulers, and ignored the cries of their people.
HIS gates, but we SHOULD have a better voice than the one that's being portrayed.
There HAS to be more people who think his reign in Fort Wayne has been overstayed'
And yet, there he sits once again...in his office at City Hall, oblivious to those of us who have few amenities, little in the way of safety, especially after dark, and no real light at the end of any tunnel.
Hell, even the tunnel is not on the "fix-it" list anytime soon.
But...we DO have one nice DOWNTOWN...and soon, a matching RIVERFRONT.
Long live the king...(yeah right).
It's not a case of sour grapes for me.
It's a lack of solutions to decades-old problems - problems that will continue to befall us down here.
And it's a lack of action by MORE of this city's people.
They want to keep wearing their blinders and embrace the familiar...at whatever price it may cost others.
Be nice to change THAT.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.