THIS morning is a far cry from yesterday morning.
We've some serious low overcast out there, but that should be leaving us by the afternoon.
And to add to any angst, we had a very low-flying airliner come over the house before 0600 hrs.
All you could see were the blinking lights on the wingtips, which gave evidence as to HOW low the plane was. Given that the overcast has about a 200-300 feet ceiling, that plane was under FAA minimums...which SHOULD be 1100 ft at 4 miles from the outer marker.
|Let's NOT meet by accident|
(oh, wait...I DO)
Guess those at FWIA won't be happy until they put a plane into the houses out here?
Anyway, the rest of our Hoosierland weather is going to find us with those clearing skies that provide limited sunshine, and temps reaching into the UPPER 40s. Not a bad end to a craptastic beginning.
Beware of any ground fog during the AM rush hour, though.
The local weather-folks are saying that any fog is "patchy".
*** First out of the control tower is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
December 8 -
---Today is NATIONAL BROWNIE DAY
---And, it's PRETEND TO BE A TIME-TRAVELER DAY
RIGHT up my alley, as well as Chris Martin's...that's just brilliant! And besides, who said either of us might be "pretending" anyway, hmm?)
Crank up the TARDIS, fire up the DeLorean, or grab that phone-booth..we're headed everywhere.
*** Next up, we bring you all those wonderful police calls that pertain to the moronic behavior of the city's idiot-brigade who just HAVE to cause mayhem because they can get away with it.
SHOTS FIRED / ARMED ROBBERY CALLS - 11/30 - 12/6
NOV 30 -
15F158439 22:49:21 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 LILLIE ST
((NO armed robberies))
DEC 1 -
15F158694 14:55:10 113 SHOTS FIRED 2400 JULIAN ST
15F158916 22:21:58 113 SHOTS FIRED 3800 WARSAW ST
15F158878 20:58:20 53 ARMED ROB 7500 COLDWATER RD
DEC 2 -
((NO shots fired))???
15F159405 20:30:30 53 ARMED ROB 2100 OAKLEY ST
15F159425 21:41:43 53 ARMED ROB 2700 LYNN AVE
DEC 3 -
15F159472 00:10:39 113 SHOTS FIRED 6000 RADCLIFFE DR
15F159482 01:05:02 113 SHOTS FIRED 1800 WEBSTER ST & MASTERSON AVE W
15F159849 19:27:12 113 SHOTS FIRED 500 ARCHER AVE
15F159817 19:04:54 53 ARMED ROB 4400 BLUFFTON RD
15F159927 01:27:14 113 SHOTS FIRED 6900 DECATUR RD
((NO armed robberies))
DEC 5 -
15F160596 05:38:43 113 SHOTS FIRED 2600 ANTHONY BLVD S & PONTIAC ST E
15F160602 06:06:54 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 INWOOD DR
15F160871 18:58:52 58 SHOOTING 3500 COLISEUM BLVD W
((NO armed robberies))
DEC 6 -
15F161008 00:47:04 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 MAPLE AVE
15F161123 09:55:42 113 SHOTS FIRED 100 TILLMAN RD E & CALHOUN ST S
15F161252 16:35:30 113 SHOTS FIRED 7300 WINCHESTER RD
15F161292 18:27:10 113 SHOTS FIRED 6800 WIMBERLY XING
15F161328 19:56:13 113 SHOTS FIRED 3500 SAYMORE CT
15F161093 06:45:09 53 ARMED ROB 2500 SPY RUN AVE
15F161120 09:45:45 53 ARMED ROB 5700 ST JOE RD
15F161301 18:46:44 53 ARMED ROB 900 WAYNE ST W
((...well, it WAS a SUNDAY...))
FIREWORKS CALLS - 1130 -12/6
((none)) for a change. AMAZING!
Wonder why nothing showed up around 0220 hrs on 6 December for 8 "pops" I heard?
No one called that in for some reason.
Guess the FWPD is prepping for New Years Eve and staying AWAY from our area (as usual)?
THEFTS and BURGLARIES, as well as more FIGHTS..
Tis the season, right?
*** Okay, back to that crap-sandwich we call politics...
All he seemed to talk about was tolerance for MUSLIMS...everything about MUSLIMS.
And for it being Hanukkah, not ONE word about JEWS.
Naturally, there was also more bullshit being spewed over GUN (read people) CONTROL.
All these libtards want is a disarmed public (if they had their way).
History proves all dictators love to pull this one off early with their people.
We've got god enough laws already on the books.
What we need is better ENFORCEMENT OF those laws.
I don't how many times you can tell these idiots that before it begins to sink the hell in.
These people (and this president) want total tolerance for everyone BUT when it comes to conservatives, or Christians, or law-abiding gun owners, then the tables turn. Wow, doesn't quite seem like EVERYONE, does it?
Seems a might closer to "picking and choosing" to me.
What happened to all that "tolerance", hmm?
Sorry, I'm not going to tolerate such nonsense (any longer)...and neither should you.
--And to think that two FOX contributors were suspended for 2 weeks because of what they SAID (Col. Ralph Peters called Obummer a "pussy" (he's being too kind, imho).
Stacey Dash (easy on the eyes) on Outnumbered slipped and said "shit", then apologized.
Funny, I hear such language on THE WALKING DEAD.
(must be a zombie thing)
*** One last shot at politics today, and my target can be found in the OP-ED section of today's J-G.
Here's the link to the page:
|Gimme a (major) "F".|
Well, I suppose that when WALKING IN CIRCLES, that ANY step could be construed as a "positive" one, right?
Such rhetoric (and ideas) have been batted about for DECADES down here...with NO positive results.
The column mentions that "Crime and blighted housing can be part of the cause and one of the byproducts of neglected neighborhoods". It's not PART of the cause, folks...it's THE cause of the lack of retail, because over a hundred BUGGED OUT due to the crime. Who WANTS to get robbed or vandalized?
Who WANTS their employees to NOT feel safe when walking to their vehicles?
And hiring expert after expert...developer after developer isn't cutting the muster here.
Sooner or later, someone has GOT to start FIGHTING crime, and not just having the rank and file officers going from one radio call to another (many of which are 911 hang-ups that are unfounded)
Active patrols in the badlands and hot spots are the key to deterring crime. And making harsher penalties for those committing crimes are a couple good starts to the entire revitalization process.
Going around in circles just gets people nowhere, and dizzy. Perhaps that's what the problem has been downtown for decades - too many dizzy people perpetually going in circles, not knowing their ass from a hole in the ground.
Sorry, but that pig is gonna need a helluva LOT of lipstick to make it "appealing".
*** Next, our bears are on the sofa for the holidays, and the rest of the house will be done this week, and that means boxing up all the OTHER stuff like books, models, diecast cars, action figures, and such.
|The gang's ALL here now.|
Didn't know there was that much, but you have to put it away so you can have room for the Christmas decorations.
My mom had this down to a science (could use her help, too...LOL)
There are four distinct bins we have JUST for Christmas items. The tree is in it's own box, and the ornaments are in two OTHER bins (all well-marked), Then, there are the 2 boxes of "soft" items - hats, stockings, lampshade ornaments, and kitchen holiday towels. Told you we have a lot of stuff to put out (makes a case for having about four kids...LOL)
By week's end, it will be a lot more "Christmasey" around the old "Fortress".
*** Last back to the runway... politics has it's own place in society, and it SHOULD be relegated TO that specific venue, but in recent history, we have found that politics has managed to force itself into most EVERY aspect of our society...and with the predictable results.
ALSO have rules (or laws) that help to keep everything (and everyone) "in check", so we don't step onto the rights of other people. At least, that's the way it's SUPPOSED to be.
We do not have the freedom to take another life (murder) for no reason, for example. Nor do we have the right to basically NEGATE any or all of the TEN COMMANDMENTS, although some might argue that we're not a CHRIST-based society or country.
|Looks good enough to FOUND a nation on.|
We need to take to task those who would politicize anything and everything.
Politics needs to stay on it's OWN side of the fence, as it were, and allow the other parts of our lives to manage on their own. That would alleviate a LOT of the problems we have today, would it not?
Stay SAFE out there, America.