And this trend will last for the next 2 days, so says the forecast-people.
Our Hoosierland weather will have us with partly cloudy skies, breezy conditions and a high of around the 60-degree mark. Can't get any more Springlike than that.
And don't fear when you hear the tornado sirens going off around 1015 hrs. - it's a TEST. Ditto for tonight.
So, now that we've gotten all the mundane stuff out of the way, let's get ourselves a nice morning cup of glass of our favorite drink and set about seeing what has been going on elsewhere...
*** First off of the recliner is our 'What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
March 22 -
---Today is NATIONAL BAVARIAN CREPES DAY
---It's also NATIONAL GOOF OFF DAY
|Up in the air, junior birdman!|
That's all I can find, since the server for the national day calendar site is giving me an 521 error saying it's DOWN - STILL gotta LOVE technology, right?
*** Next up, it's time to once again delve into the dank, dark world of dumbassery as we see ALL the police calls the media NEVER tells us about when it comes to morons who play with guns and fireworks:
SHOTS FIRED / ARMED ROBBERY CALLS - 3/14- 3/20
MAR 14 -
16F032781 00:07:05 113 SHOTS FIRED 2100 HENSCH ST & FLORENCE AVE
((NO armed robberies))
MAR 15 -
16F033396 04:43:49 113 SHOTS FIRED 5200 LILLIE ST
16F033595 14:01:34 113 SHOTS FIRED 4000 DANER DR
16F033848 20:48:40 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 LILLIE ST
((NO armed robberies))
MAR 16 -
16F033918 00:53:12 113 SHOTS FIRED 8200 SANTA FE TRL
16F034484 23:11:03 53 ARMED ROB 5900 CLINTON ST N
MAR 17 -
16F034501 01:00:27 113 SHOTS FIRED 2800 FAIRFIELD AVE & HOME AVE
16F035024 21:27:28 113 SHOTS FIRED 2600 FOX AVE
16F035040 21:49:58 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 RUDISILL BLVD E & ANTHONY BLV
16F035065 22:51:22 113 SHOTS FIRED 4700 BOWSER AVE
16F034500 00:50:54 53 ARMED ROB 2700 PAULDING RD E
16F034678 13:48:15 53 ARMED ROB 3100 HOAGLAND AVE
16F034904 18:45:27 58 SHOOTING 3700 WASHINGTON RD S
16F035073 22:53:13 58 SHOOTING 4500 OLIVER ST
16F035071 23:19:24 58 SHOOTING 2200 RANDALLIA DR
MAR 18 -
16F035128 03:20:35 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 GREENE ST
16F035260 11:47:58 113 SHOTS FIRED 6900 EDGEBROOK DR
16F035666 21:44:16 113 SHOTS FIRED 400 PUTNAM ST & CORTLAND AVE
16F035473 16:10:47 53 ARMED ROB 2900 CANTERBURY BLVD
MAR 19 -
16F035752 00:06:16 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 WASHINGTON BLVD E
16F036029 16:06:13 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 PETTIT AVE E & ANTHONY BLVD S
16F036207 22:55:21 113 SHOTS FIRED 3000 BARR ST S
16F035788 01:52:14 53 ARMED ROB 4600 HANNA ST S
MAR 20 -
16F036334 07:58:30 113 SHOTS FIRED 6000 BUNT DR
16F036638 21:58:24 113 SHOTS FIRED 700 HARMAR ST
16F036544 18:15:39 53 ARMED ROB 3200 HANNA ST S
16F036628 21:27:56 53 ARMED ROB 1400 TAYLOR ST & RIEDMILLER AVE
16F036624 21:13:01 58 SHOOTING 2200 RANDALLIA DR
16F036664 23:47:53 58 SHOOTING 700 BROADWAY
FIREWORKS CALLS 3/14 - 3/20
MAR 16 -
16F034413 19:36:24 44FW 4700 MANISTEE DR
(wow, this is the SAME location where SIMILAR calls went out on 17 Feb, as well as from LAST year - 29 Dec, 22 Dec, 26 Nov, 17 Sep, 11 Sep, 6 Aug, and 18 July.)
Now, I wonder if the FWPD is seeing this pattern, because they obviously are not doing anything to halt this, and have not been able to quiet this idiot who has to be bothering the neighbors along that street (NE side not far from Reed)
*** The police-action shooting has provided "new information", according to local media sources, but I sure didn't see, hear, or read much more than we already knew (how typical of them).
|We call this: SEVENTEEN REASONS TO COMPLY!|
Here's the link, just for the hell of it:
|Wasn't a Dunkin Donuts nearby?|
And we know this all started from an argument IN the AutoZone between two customers (doesn't take much to set these animals off) and that's when an employee tried to break up the argument, and was shot by the recently deceased perp.
The 62-yr old Hispanic guy, Abraham Martinez, tried to RUN from police after shooting the employee...that was destined fail. It would not surprise me if the victim wasn't carrying ANY form of ID - too many locals around here are notorious for that, and some even drive around without it...they just aren't stopped often enough. Many are habitual offenders and yes, are Latino.
At least this didn't wind up as another damn footnote.
*** Next up, the "proposed" downtown ARENA gets a green light from this "study committee" (unlike the SE side which gets the shit end of every stick).
|Our "king" (right) and his court vassals.|
They're saying they don't want to rely on PROPERTY taxes to pay for this.
BUT (uh oh), there HAS been a suggestion of RAISING the SALES TAX 1%.
Does EVERYTHING these people say HAVE to include the word TAX?
Aren't we taxed out the ass ALREADY?
And why does EVERYONE have to pay for something that not everyone will visit?
It's like you have no say in the matter.
|Must seem like a game to THEM.|
Then, there's the "big dig" deal with that huge sewer pipe going in under 5 or so miles of the city.
That ain't gonna be cheap.
I mean, where the hell does this end, and why isn't EVERYONE who is capable helping to pay, instead of JUST the working-class stiffs?
Why do we even NEED all this in the first place?
(we gotta keep up with OTHER cities, Bob)
Oh yeah...that's right.
*** Next up, there are always problems galore when living in a part of town that has become BLIGHTED, thanks to government-sponsored lifestyled people.
|These guys aren't moving in, that's for sure.|
It becomes a haven of sorts to the local gutter-rats - aka "Babay's kids", who see the entire street as some sort of personal PLAYGROUND.
|Who gave them permission to trespass?|
Now, they roam about IN the damn street, at vacant houses (entering garages left unlocked) awith NO parental supervision to speak of. And with speeders (who are ALSO never caught by police) along our streets, it's a matter of time before "something wicked this way comes".
|Try your OWN yard...or that new McMillan rec center.|
*** Last back to the laundry room...how many of you are always wishing for the times in your youth when things were a lot less "effed up"?
|A "personal" mantra of mine.|
We all used to be a better people, and had a better nation, so what the hell went so wrong?
Well, the first answer that comes to mind (for me) is that we, as a society started rewarding bad or slovenly behavior.
That kicked the snowball down a very steep mountain, and it's been gathering momentum (and mass) ever since. And guess who is at the bottom?
Then, the libtards started "giving away the farm" so to speak, to those claiming poverty, but actually grew to become too lazy to actively pursue a useful and productive vocation.
All the years of rampant liberalism are catching up to us all, and the future is looking a lot more bleak than was portrayed decades ago.
We've also permitted the GOVERNMENT (on every level) to tell us "what's best' for us, as well as over-regulating every aspect to our lives, businesses, and lifestyles.
Our nation finds itself at the heart of a nexus - a point connecting other points in time and history.
As to whether we continue on our current path or decide to want better for ourselves and future generations hinges on a great many things, so it should serve as both a warning and a way to make changes for the BETTER. If that means stepping back to more forward...so be it.
I don't think that our nation, "the great experiment" stopped being great...but I do believe that many of her people stopped wanting us to maintain that distinction in the global arena.
The time has come for us to work together, work smarter, and start solving our problems, instead of creating new ones. Lord knows we have too many as it is.
Stay SAFE out there, America.