LOT like Springtime today...no doubt about that. Overnight temps did not even get down into the 30s. I know we're already seeing some flowering plants trying to poke through last year's dead leaves in parts of the garden.
Our Hoosierland weather for today will be even warmer than yesterday with expected highs into the mid-to-upper SIXTIES! That's right, we're going to be seeing the "satin-shorts" brigade out and about (at least down where we live...lol).
Partly cloudy skies will follow us around with the chance of some rain late tonight. Expect some mild breezes.
Now, with that taken care of, let's get ourselves a nice cup or glass of your favorite morning beverage as we see what has been going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the mulch pile is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
March 8 -
---Today is NATIONAL PEANUT CLUSTER DAY
ANY cluster of peanuts)
---It's also NATIONAL PROOFREADING DAY
THIS one to heart...lol)
---And, it's NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY (IHOP)
Nothing like a short-stack to get the day rolling, hmm?
BE NASTY DAY
(gee, all our "locals" seem to perform THAT deal ALL the time around here)
*** Next up, it is Tuesday, and that means time to show you ALL the FWPD calls that went out for the wonderfully moronic jerks in our city that can't seem to stop playing with (illegal) firearms (or robbing people while armed).
SHOTS FIRED / ARMED ROBBERY CALLS - 2/29- 3/6
FEB 29 -
16F025940 03:28:10 113 SHOTS FIRED 1100 HAMILTON AVE
16F026229 18:28:38 113 SHOTS FIRED 4400 CALHOUN ST S
16F026237 18:44:28 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 WEBSTER ST
16F026296 20:50:57 113 SHOTS FIRED 600 WALLACE ST E & HANNA ST S 29 -
((NO armed robberies))
MAR 1 -
16F026376 00:19:54 113 SHOTS FIRED 5100 BOWSER AVE
16F026499 10:29:14 113 SHOTS FIRED 3300 PAULDING RD E
((NO armed robberies))
MAR 2 -
16F027202 21:13:47 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 CREIGHTON AVE E
((NO armed robberies))
MAR 3 -
((NO shots fired))
16F027615 21:15:01 53 ARMED ROB 2800 HOLTON AVE
MAR 4 -
16F027976 17:59:27 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 WOODVIEW BLVD
16F028021 20:09:18 53 ARMED ROB 1700 ANTHONY BLVD S
MAR 5 -
16F028140 00:51:30 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 WAYNE ST E
16F028145 01:01:06 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 RIDGEWOOD DR
16F028154 01:18:24 113 SHOTS FIRED 4800 WINTER ST
16F028549 21:24:41 113 SHOTS FIRED 3200 BROADWAY & PACKARD AVE W
16F028556 21:46:26 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 NUTTMAN AVE
16F028574 22:16:59 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 NUTTMAN AVE
MAR 6 -
16F028654 01:44:41 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 HUESTIS AVE
16F028689 03:50:26 113 SHOTS FIRED 4500 STANDISH DR
16F028688 03:47:48 58 SHOOTING 1000 WILDWOOD AVE W
And the best part - NO DAMN FIREWORKS ALL WEEK! A-Frigging-Mazing!
*** Next, you could certainly tell that the weather was nice, as the boomcar idiots crawled out from under their rocks and proceeded to allow us the displeasure of hearing their (c)rap music...blocks away.
|Try THIS in OUR neighborhood.|
(you'll get shot)
Now, this city STILL has a noise ordinance, but the FWPD have placed such a quality-of-life issue SO far down their priority list that it barely exists, except on paper.
Broken Window Theory be damned, I suppose?
|I think all the LOUD MUSIC did this.|
Bullshit! Breaking the law still applies to EVERYONE.
|Well, THAT explains their aberrant behavior.|
*** Next up, I will never live long enough to figure out HOW some people can exist the way they do.
And this isn't JUST about the way they can't figure out HOW to prioritize anything in their government-sponsored lives...it's about how they can't even manage the simplest of tasks relevant to cribbing in someplace OTHER than a HUD or Section-8 managed living complex.
|Maybe ANOTHER bin? (or less trash)|
(put the trash IN the can, put the can OUT on the proper day, bring the can BACK after it's empty - pretty damn EASY).
But, some people think they still live in those complexes and believe that trash will take itself out, as well as whatever they put in whatever "container" they use will be picked up.
Doesn't work that way. Cardboard boxes get wet and fall apart (trash all over), and loose items or overfilled bins allow critters to tear into it, again with trash all over.
|A "quality-of-life" issue?|
The baby-mama across the street (with 4 kids in her charge, no less) puts her overfilled bin out every week, along with other cardboard boxes (they always take out MORE trash they they take in...like they "manufacture" the trash INSIDE the house out of thin air).
That amazes me, especially when they move into the houses with the bare minimums amount of "belongings".
Anyway, this past week, the cardboard boxes did NOT get picked up , and the trash looked nasty, spread about the way it was, so I sent some emails around and lo, and behold, the same day, Code Enforcement came out and the baby-mama was out there cleaning the mess the hell up .
|Wow, lower primates CAN be taught!|
We keep our bins INSIDE the garage - easy to manage, and they don't "walk away" from our property, if you get my drift. The bins are to be taken FROM the curb or alley area and stowed near the house until next pickup day (per Solid Waste department flyers).
I'd wager not. I know the way these people shake, and it's NOT to make the area better for anyone else.
But, at least they know that "someone" is paying attention to their ghettoesque behavior and will do something about it. The "work" never stops down here for concerned citizens.
*** Next, the shopping center known at The Marketplace at Canterbury is UP FOR SALE.
Southtoiwn Mall was sold?)
Here's the story link:
IS the location up on St. Joe Center Rd.where Piere's is located, and we ALL know the checkered history of THAT establishment (and the shootings there), right?
The owner of Dark Horse Tattoo (there) has said that: "Everything is kind of falling in. The parking lots are terrible and nothing gets fixed around here."
Yep, kinda sounds JUST like Southtown when it started it's decline.
I said that crime WAS spreading, mainly because not much is left DOWN HERE as far as real retail, so the perps HAVE to go elsewhere for their pursuit of criminal activity.
The property is going to auction, because the former owner passed away, and his estate doesn't have the business savvy needed to keep managing the property as it used to be managed.
This is the largest single auction in recent Fort Wayne history.
May they fare better than we did down here with Southtown Mall (and all the nearby businesses that left the area).
*** Next, a SE side apartment is raided and nets TWO losers.
A house in the 500 block of McKinnie was the target for the raid, where a fatal overdose happened back in January.
Police found 17 grams of "horse" there, along with over $3000 bucks.
Nothing was said whether or not weapons were found at the address.
|Edward Goings Chris McCue|
The raid was part of an effort to reduce heroin sales and use (try stopping the curbside sales in vehicles, people. THAT might help).
And, while we're at it, here's a picture of the shooter at Las Lomas...Eduardo Lopez, age 22. - another loser.
|No relation to Jennifer.|
Hey, let's see if he's here LEGALLY while we're at it, hmm?
*** Last back to the barn...I don't know about you, but I'm getting damn sick and tired of hearing that POVERTY is driving criminal behavior.
|Ghetto-Welfare Creed - sounds about right.|
And we've allowed those who CAN to NOT earn their own way. In fact, we've pretty much REWARDED that kind of behavior, and it's getting to be a costly venture.
America can boast that it has the RICHEST POOR PEOPLE on the entire planet.
This manner of living for those people is NOT what's meant by EQUALITY, but they think it is.
I wish to God that these people would come to learn that we ALL have the same opportunities, but never the SAME results, for results are based on personal diligence, performance, and behaviors, based on the choices made.
We've taken the word POOR and used it as a crutch for the lazy, the mediocre, and the lack-luster people who are set on letting others take them through life. The rest of us give them damn near everything (through government programs), and that does nothing to get these people off of their co-dependent behavior WITH the government.
It's like a bad relationship that is self-sustaining.
I just wish those who created these grandiose schemes to artificially elevate others to that of working people with good values could see the obvious.
Guess those (government-bought) rose-colored glasses tend to not allow that to happen.
Stay SAFE out there, America.