03 November 2015

Tuesday Tidbits...
If you likes yesterday, then get ready to repeat the process, folks.
We're staring at a very close copy to Monday, and it will probably play holy hell with the garden plants.
Gonna confuse the crap outta them.
Our Hoosierland weather will have us seeing clear skies once again with lots of sunshine, temps again reaching into the low-70s, and no precipitation to speak off.
Sounds like a plan to me.
Couple that with a mild breeze, and it will feel more like springtime than autumn...not bad at all.
So what say we all get that morning drink close by as we see what's been going on elsewhere...
*** First off of the patio table is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
November 3 -
(thank the Earl of Sandwich for this one. I can live off of them)
(they still have those? What about house-HUSBANDS? Don't they rate?)
*** Next, as is typical for a Tuesday, we bring you ALL the police calls pertaining to the idiots that have to shoot guns, shoot people, and rob others, because working for a living is TOO damn hard for these morons to understand.
OCT 26 - 
15F141929 03:30:28 113 SHOTS FIRED 2500 SCOTSWOLDE DR
15F142363 22:48:11 113 SHOTS FIRED 2600 ANTHONY BLVD S & PONTIAC ST E
15F142390 23:54:27 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 RUDISILL BLVD E & BOWSER AVE
15F142153 15:39:01 53 ARMED ROB 900 COLISEUM BLVD E
OCT 27 -
15F142440 04:26:45 113 SHOTS FIRED 3500 OLIVER ST
15F142463 06:46:30 113 SHOTS FIRED 1900 SHERMAN BLVD
15F142436 03:43:47 53 ARMED ROB 1600 REED RD
OCT 28 -
15F142959 10:39:18 113 SHOTS FIRED 4400 GAYWOOD DR
15F143288 23:32:09 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 ANTHONY BLVD S
15F142966 10:50:58 53 ARMED ROB 5400 ANTHONY BLVD S
15F142994 11:51:12 53 ARMED ROB 600 JEFFERSON BLVD E
15F143235 20:31:35 53 ARMED ROB 3500 CLINTON ST N
OCT 29 -
15F143613 20:07:36 113 SHOTS FIRED 4700 HOLTON AVE & CAPITOL AVE
15F143663 23:06:04 113 SHOTS FIRED 1800 COLONIAL AVE W
((NO armed robberies))
OCT 30 -
15F143706 03:02:35 113 SHOTS FIRED 3900 BARR ST S
15F143814 11:27:00 53 ARMED ROB 3400 HOBSON RD
15F143707 03:08:58 58 SHOOTING 4200 LAFAYETTE ST S
OCT 31 -
15F144209 01:56:13 113 SHOTS FIRED 4200 CENTRAL DR
15F144507 19:03:29 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 PLAZA DR
15F144518 19:31:32 113 SHOTS FIRED 1900 GLENDALE DR N
15F144520 19:37:30 113 SHOTS FIRED 3600 AVONDALE DR
15F144549 20:38:50 113 SHOTS FIRED 4900 LAFAYETTE ST S & PETTIT AVE E
15F144501 18:52:06 53 ARMED ROB 4200 BLUFFTON RD
15F144631 23:21:26 53 ARMED ROB 2900 GOSHEN RD
15F144246 05:14:44 58 SHOOTING 1900 FOX POINT TRL
NOV 1 - 
15F144707 01:19:04 113 SHOTS FIRED 4000 LILLIE ST
15F144754 04:20:28 113 SHOTS FIRED 1100 ECKART ST
15F145076 21:51:21 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 RUDISILL BLVD E & ANTHONY BLV
15F145112 23:28:23 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 CATALPA ST & TAYLOR ST
15F144704 01:09:11 53 ARMED ROB 4900 MONROE ST S
15F144724 02:30:14 53 ARMED ROB 2100 WINCH ST
15F144697 01:45:32 58 SHOOTING 3600 MONROE ST S
FIREWORKS CALLS - 10/26 - 11/1
OCT 31 -
15F144515 19:21:54 44FW 4000 HIAWATHA BLVD
((there just HAS to be ONE effin idiot))
*** Next up, this is one of those stories that I find interesting, but has little to NO bearing on the current problems in our city, state and nation.
Here's the story link:
"Good boy".
Now, we were shown in science class that PLUTO was a planet (and Walt Disney showed us that Pluto was Mickey's dog), so THERE. And NEVER the twain shall meet.
More than a few years back, some dumbasses decided that the "planet" Pluto should be stricken from our solar system's "list of inhabitants".
Shame on them...and now, we argue this anew. WHY?
Just call it a PLANET and leave it the hell alone.
What has Pluto ever done to anyone?
(aside from the ancient Greek "god of the underworld" stuff...)
Looks like a damn PLANET to ME!
I'm not particularly interested in what atmosphere Pluto has, because it's too damn cold to enjoy it...or LIVE in it, kapeesh?
But those scientists have to know all about some place ELSE, when they should be debunking all this climate change garbage science HERE on Mother Earth.
THAT would make a lot more sense.
*** Next up, today is ELECTION DAY, and that means choosing a new MAYOR for Fort Wayne.
Wonder if it's "ERECTION DAY" in JAPAN?
Now, all of you already know how I've felt about the reign of our monarch, "King" Henry, and his master-plan to copy other cities by reinventing our downtown and riverfront areas to the exclusion of our neighborhoods.
Here's a related article about the local elections:
It's GOOD to be "king".
I think that unless we wish to start down the SAME road that my birthplace of Philly has traveled for decades with it's democrat rule (and subsequent journey down the crapper), we need a REAL change in this city, and that means a new mayor.
If you look back at the history of this city, you have to start with Win Moses, and his administration. Follow that up with the Helmke debacle and you can see where the priorities of this city were placed...and still are.
We've grown a lot in 30 years, and NONE of it on the SOUTH side at all (except for the blight and crime).
All of it has been either NORTH or WEST, and we even "claimed" some burbs and coerced them into becoming part of Fort Wayne, and to what end?
To shore up an eroding TAX BASE, that's what.
Thanks to increased section 8 and HUD intervention is specific parts of the city, the good old boys network has shot itself in BOTH feet, with a serious loss of revenue that even all that increased retail and service businesses up north and west cannot completely compensate for the mess created.
The SOUTH side has lost SO much in just the time Wifey and I have lived here, and I;ve kept a good chronicle of the changes, which never got better...except for the criminal element.
This too, has been a point of contention with police chiefs and City Hall, as they are in a perpetual state of denial that things are WORSE here.
Every year, we hear that crime is going DOWN to the tune of around 13%, and if that IS true (per year), then the last TEN YEARS of decline have indeed placed us in NEGATIVE CRIME STATS...LOL.
Yeah, we all know what a fallacy THAT is.
And while NATIONAL crime has been going down a bit, VIOLENT crime is on the INCREASE, and that applies here as well.
The only way to make crime "seem" to go down is to RECLASSIFY certain crimes to other categories..like the old "shell game".
Shuffle things around, and maybe we can pull some wool over a lot of eyes.
Like I say, NOW is the time for some change, and I believe that Mitch Harper has what it takes to make SOME sort of betterment possible for declining parts of this city.
If he can halt (or even slow) the growing blight into other parts of town, THAT alone would be a win for a LOT of people.
That would also mean a changing of the guard at the FWPD too, and it's high time we got a chief in there with some DEFINITIVE street experience and common sense, and not some former retiree or affirmative-action driven diversity-laden lap-dog for the mayor.
If you want the "same old", you know who to vote for, but if you want to break up this status quo downtown, then you will do the right thing.
And that's all I have to say on that (for now).
Take a page from the dems - vote early and vote often...lol
*** Here's someone ELSE who thinks all this "time-change" BS might be just THAT...bullshit!
Chris Ingraham has a good column about the BENEFITS of full-time DST, and he makes some very good points in the column.
To me, this should be sufficient to silence the critics, and since all of you already know how I feel about this topic, see if any further convincing is required.
There are too many up-sides to deny this outright.
People need to become more self-informed.
*** Next up, if this doesn't just make MY day, I don't know WHAT will.
Here's the story link:
I guess any "blame" on higher death rates for middle-aged WHITES can be attributed to the DRUG CULTURE of the '60s, rising crime (targeting middle aged folks), and increased burden on healthcare (thanks Obummer),
Now, fortunately for ME, I miss the target ages of between 45-54 years (thank God).
Those whites aged 55-64 have seen a drop in death rates..
Whites between the ages of 35-44 have been static.
Other races have seen declines in death rates, but I guess those doing this study never take into account all the minorities who suffer from impulsive "lead-poisoning" at the hands of others of their OWN race, right?
Prescription pain-killers are also to blame for increased rates for middle-age whites...guess that also figures into teen suicides and their access to the same pharms?
Blacks still hold a higher death rate per 100,000 people, however.
Makes me wonder how all the illegals here fudge the stats...because you KNOW they are.
*** Last back to the fire-pit...As I'm keen to say, LIFE is complicated enough without having to fret over the flip side of that coin...death, right?
I mean one can prepare for the inevitable, and many times, the cessation of life can be as abrupt as some drunk moron crashing through a house and taking the life of a teenager, or a person who refuses to give up a wallet, purse, or register money.
Death is ever-present...another fact of life (and a bit of irony tossed into that mix), but we need not bow TO that presence.
We need to concentrate on the LIVING part of our life.
Every day is a gift (from God), and we need not cater to powers that would deny us that gift.
We have to become more appreciative of this gift...to allow ourselves the limitless possibilities that life has to offer, no matter how small they might seem, because it's our one shot at it.
And above all, we need to make it our very best every day.
What's the harm in doing that, hmm?
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

Bit distracted watching NCIS... tried to connect "I can live off them" with "National Housewife's day". Oops!

The funny thing about Pluto is that it got bounced because "its gravity doesn't clear its orbit of objects." And yet, it crosses orbit with Neptune... and no one required Neptune to clear Pluto...

"Erection Day"... You vewy bad man, lol!

I really hope Mitch wins, if for no other reason than to watch the feminist's heads explode since the last two opponents Henry beat were women, and he couldn't beat a man, lol!

DST- now that IS funny! Turning the laws of nature against perps!

Bob, I'm in the death range... and my Mom died at 54...

Bob G. said...

LOL...MAJOR oops!!!

Kinda odd that Neptune is not held to the SAME celestial "standards"...
(must be a democrat...heh)

A VEWY bad man...yessir!

You're right...BOTH former opponents were female. Good point.

Right, you just cannot MESS w/ nature!

You better beat those odds, buster, or I will be ONE pissed off fellow time lord!
If I can do it, anyone can.

Thanks much for taking time to comment today.

Stay safe (and very much alive) up there, brother.