MY concern back then was thinking how Santa would manage that sleigh of his WITHOUT snow. No wheels, you see.
Somehow, he did all right...long before the PC-global-warming nitwits surfaced from under whatever rock they were trying to crawl from.
Welcome to the winter solstice of 2015 - shortest day of the year, which means it's also the LONGEST NIGHT of the year. (yeah, this day changes from year to year)
Our Hoosierland weather will see us with temps climbing near to the 50-degree mark, mostly cloudy skies, light breezes, and plenty of last-minute shoppers out there, so be warned.
And, since I already have a nice big cup of coffee (laced with hazelnut creamer, Hershey's syrup and some Canadian mist - it IS good, trust me) parked alongside, it's only fair that you get your morning drink as well so we can all see what's been going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the fridge is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
December 22 -
---Today is indeed the WINTER SOLSTICE
FIRST DAY OF WINTER, so say "hi" to a wiccan, or a druid)
---It's also NATIONAL FLASHLIGHT DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL HOMELESS PERSONS' REMEMBRANCE DAY
---It's NATIONAL DATE NUT BREAD DAY
---And, it's also the day known as YULE.
"YOU'LL" be spending some serious money for Christmas...got it?)
---It's FOREFATHERS DAY
And, it's ANNE AND SAMANTHA DAY
And there you go...all you need to know today.
*** Next up is our weekly salute to this city's "Hall of Shame" when it comes to the irresponsible use of firearms in Fort Wayne.
YOU know about:
SHOTS FIRED / ARMED ROBBERY CALLS - 12/14 - 12/20
DEC 14 -
15F164592 01:02:15 113 SHOTS FIRED 5700 DECATUR RD & PAULDING RD E
15F164599 01:18:33 113 SHOTS FIRED 5100 LILLIE ST & FAIRFAX AVE E
15F165031 23:52:45 113 SHOTS FIRED 100 HOLLIS LN W & CALHOUN ST S
15F164733 11:46:13 53 ARMED ROB 3400 HOBSON RD
DEC 15 -
15F165346 17:14:53 113 SHOTS FIRED 100 CONCORD LN E & CALHOUN ST S
15F165394 19:21:43 113 SHOTS FIRED 4000 LILLIE ST
15F165456 21:46:09 113 SHOTS FIRED 2800 INWOOD DR
15F165466 22:06:12 53 ARMED ROB 900 OAKDALE DR W
15F165474 22:34:11 53 ARMED ROB 1900 MAUMEE AVE
15F165487 23:03:17 53 ARMED ROB 3200 STATE BLVD E
DEC 16 -
15F165883 19:52:46 113 SHOTS FIRED 1500 MCKINNIE AVE
15F165912 21:30:23 113 SHOTS FIRED 400 WILDWOOD AVE W
15F165549 06:45:37 53 ARMED ROB 10200 ILLINOIS RD
DEC 17 -
15F166228 16:59:53 113 SHOTS FIRED 3300 TIMBERHILL DR
15F166326 20:26:47 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 WASHINGTON BLVD E
15F166280 18:27:59 53 ARMED ROB 3400 WAYNE TRACE & OXFORD ST
15F166357 21:34:51 53 ARMED ROB 500 BRACKENRIDGE ST W
15F166428 01:46:11 113 SHOTS FIRED 3400 LAREDO AVE & NUTTMAN AVE
15F166429 01:48:57 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 DARLENE DR & COVINGTON RD
15F166856 23:59:54 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 STANFORD AVE
15F166436 02:50:06 58 SHOOTING 4300 SOUTHPARK DR
((NO armed robberies))
DEC 19 -
15F166926 02:42:14 113 SHOTS FIRED 1600 RUDISILL BLVD E
15F166928 02:59:59 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 CALHOUN ST S & BRACKENRIDGE S
15F166945 04:02:02 113 SHOTS FIRED 5100 TRUEMPER WAY
15F166946 04:07:26 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 FRANKLIN AVE
15F167086 12:49:40 113 SHOTS FIRED 4400 MARQUETTE DR
15F167172 16:22:15 113 SHOTS FIRED 2100 SOUTHFIELD DR
15F167200 17:26:04 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 FLORENCE AVE & SHERMAN BLVD
15F167353 23:19:51 113 SHOTS FIRED 1900 MAIN ST W & DAVIS ST
15F167057 11:47:53 53 ARMED ROB 2300 CALHOUN ST S
DEC 20 -
15F167438 01:41:53 113 SHOTS FIRED 3100 WELLS ST
15F167480 04:42:44 113 SHOTS FIRED 200 SUTTENFIELD AVE E
15F167721 20:35:24 113 SHOTS FIRED 4800 BUELL DR
15F167724 20:39:54 113 SHOTS FIRED 1500 CINNAMON RD
((NO armed robberies))
FIREWORKS CALLS - 12/14 -12/20
((none)) for a change. Merry-effin Christmas.
Looks like all the idiots are warming up for New Year's Eve...when much of the south side of Fort Wayne sounds like the south side of Chicago...or Fallujah...or a Civil War re-enactment. You get the idea.
*** Next up, another day of Bachelor-living...and I didn't go postal on the neighbors.
(to quote Han Solo: "Sometimes, I amaze even myself.")
|Hey, it's a gift|
See, some moron up north decided to marry his vehicle to some utility poles, and that damaged a transformer (no, it wasn't Optimus Prime or Bumblebee).
That domino effect managed to take several radio stations OFF THE AIR for an hour or so.
Weird thing about it - the ONLY TWO stations I listen to and have on in the house were WOWO (talk radio) and WBNI (classical).
I tried to find a rock station, but "The Bear" was also off the air, as was K-105 and WMEE.
Luckily, I went to the WOWO site and got a live feed of what was on, but the rest of the house (and not those hills) "...was alive...with the sound of STATIC....!"
You know, when the Lovely Mrs. Bobby G. is not here, this house seems a bit larger.
((BTW, the Doctor Who "takeover" starts TODAY rather than tomorrow on BBC Amerca. Time does get complicated, eh?))
*** Next up, our Blamer-in-Chief is still at it...the latest "claim" is that Donald Trump and the MEDIA are responsible for the ISIS/ISIL bullshit going on...
|We caught you...as usual.|
If Trump is playing on the fears of Americans, he is not incorrect there.
After all, it was our "fundamentally-transforming America" president that has CAUSED the fears in the first place. Something ELSE he won't take the blame for. Push it onto anyone else...that's the ticket.
Here's the story of the media being blamed:
EVER take responsibility for the fallout or their own shortcomings...surely the sign of a real loser in life.
I thought the media (for the most part) was in Obummer's hip pocket?
*** Next up, Frank Gray takes a look at intersections in Fort Wayne that prove hard to navigate (when people are under some influence. Here's the story link:
|Excessive speed? Welcome to "DUH"!|
Helluva draft he's got there.
Not exactly habitable for a house that's been in the family since the 70s. As someone who also lives at a corner, I worry about the same thing - excessive SPEED and drivers either drunk as hell or stoned off their asses.
Hell, we also have a utility pole at the corner and THAT could come crashing down on the "Fortress" if hit the right way.
The only "saving grace" is that our house is on a slight hill, so a vehicle would have to climb the hill to get to the structure, but I would not put that past SOME of these idiots that the FWPD can never seem to catch (oh, wait, you have to be PATROLLING the area to catch them...right. Forgot about that).
*** Next up, and speaking of the "homeless" AND some BAD driving, a black woman purposely drove onto a sidewalk along the Vegas strip, and ran over a lot of people, killing one, and putting over 30 more in hospital, some of whom are still in critical condition.
(nice job, LEOs).
It was said that she might have been trying to get to her "boyfriend" (who is the father of a 3 year old she had in her car) living in Dallas.
Got news for this loser, you DON'T get to Dallas from Oregon by running into a crowd of people in Vegas.
The no-nonsense attorney in Las Vegas said that seeking the death penalty is "a consideration", as charges of murder and attempted murder are staring this woman in the face.
Way to screw the holidays for so many, shit-for-brains.
Tis the season.,..to be stoopid, hmm?
*** Last back to the kitchen sink...Christmas SHOULD be a time of cheer, and of good will toward our fellow man, right?
That's when we see that this time of year displays BOTH sids of mankind and the society we have allowed to be created.
We see the BEST of humanity through charitable and unselfish giving, and we also see the WORST side of humanity; the predators who only TAKE from others by any means, or choose to ignore the laws we have created JUST for them in the first place.
You know, it's MUCH easier to be a good person, especially during the Christmas season, and there is simply NO excuse (or reason) to NOT be that way, unless you feel you're entitled to think yourself above any and all laws.
And, it's these few morons that will attempt to ruin the season for many.
SHOULD all be focused on WHY we celebrate what we do, we find instead, a study of contrasts within our society, and this is without the external influences we have to endure.
It would benefit us ALL greatly, if we made just a few better choices in life.
And, more importantly, it would allow us to fully understand the ethical and moral implications of the season.
To not take such things to heart does more harm than we can imagine.
After all, isn't THIS time of year one in which any form of harm SHOULD be put aside?
Just something to think about...
Stay SAFE out there, America.