IS April, because the weather outside sure isn't convincing THIS Philly boy one damn bit. If you liked the conditions yesterday in the Midwest, you'll most likely find today a close copy.
Our Hoosierland weather will find us with (here we go again) cloudy skies, rain and or snow showers and a high of around 48 degrees. Sound familiar? Reminds me of yesterday...and some of the day before, and the day before that.
In the meantime, let's get a nice deep cup of hot Friday Fortitude poured and parked close by as we see what's going on elsewhere...
*** First off the futon is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
April 8 -
---Today is NATIONAL ALL IS OURS DAY
---It's also NATIONAL EMPANADA DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL ZOO LOVERS DAY
Bill the lion isn't here to see it...very sad)
*** Since it's the weekend, let's now see what is going on over the next couple days.
April 9 -
---Saturday is NATIONAL CHERISH AN ANTIQUE DAY
---It's also NATIONAL CHINESE ALMOND COOKIE DAY
---It's NATIONAL PRISONER OF WAR RECOGNITION DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL NAME YOURSELF DAY
---It's also NATIONAL WINSTON CHURCHILL DAY
WAS made an honorary citizen of the USA)
April 10 -
---Sunday is NATIONAL CINNAMON CRESCENT DAY
---It's also NATIONAL ENCOURAGE A YOUNG WRITER DAY
ANY of the young ones around here CAN write...or read that well)
---And, it's NATIONAL FARM ANIMALS DAY
---It'a also NATIONAL SIBLINGS DAY
AND myself missed out on this - lucky us?)
And there you have it. Plenty of things to keep YOU out of trouble (and jail).
*** Next up, hey, guess what? Another shooting victim showed up at a local hospital.
Here's the story link:
ER. It was mentioned that gunshot WOUNDS (plural) were suffered by the victim.
Paramedics took him to ANOTHER hospital (interesting), and hospital security notified police about the shooting.
He's in critical condition.
The woman returned (to the first hospital) and investigators were questioning her (good luck with any information).
*** Next, here's an idea that (for some reason) has not been explored...until now:
WHY hasn't anyone thought of this before, and if they have, why wasn't it made available to lots more seniors?
They have done this before...just not in OUR area.
I know I always "joke" about leaving our "Fortress" (permanently) by the manner of "feet first", if you get my drift.
TrueCare is the name of this outfit, and they look to have done a LOT of "homework" to make the autumn of many senior lives a lot better to handle.
Sure beats some nursing "homes" where the staff abuse or neglect seniors, that's for sure.
*** Next up, a burglar is caught and charged, and you'll NEVER guess where.
Here's the story link:
SOUTHEAST SIDE BURGLARY? You mean we have THAT sort of thing going on?
Darryl L. Calvin, 48, of the 3000 block of Central Drive (east of Anthony) is the perp-in-question.
He allegedly broke into a house last Sunday around 0455 hrs (location undisclosed) and took a 60 inch TV, a Playstation (and 4 games), speakers, and headphones, valued at $1420 bucks.
Witnesses (wow, we still have those down here?) ID'ed him and when police responded, found Calvin nearby (obviously in a vehicle) with a hammer, screwdriver, headphones and TV remote (hint: when you do a B&E - LEAVE the immediate area, you dipshit), and the witnesses verified the car that Calvin took the items to when he left the burglarized house.
|He DID get free bracelets.|
Ctripes, not even in the ghettohood can you get THAT kind of a "bargain", believe me.
Calvin appeared in court yesterday for a revocation of his bond in ANOTHER case (a career crim, imagine that) that was also a burglary back in March 2014 at a house on Gay Street.
See 'ya...wouldn't wanna BE 'ya. (loser)
*** Next, this story shows that conditions in our nation might be worse off than you think.
That's right, and ISP trooper gets FIRED for alleged proselytizing at a traffic stop.
And it's only the SECOND time it's happened.
|Trooper Brian Hamilton|
Hang 'em out to dry and twist in the wind. Sure, why not?
WTH is so wrong with trying to "witness" to a person now and then?
Don't we have FREEDOM of religion here?
And aren't people JUST as free to NOT LISTEN when the mood strikes them?
Can't preach to citizens "while on duty", BUT you can swear an OATH (to God and country) to UPHOLD the law.
Now THAT is a very dangerous double-standard to shove down anyone's throat.
The ACLU of Indiana is to blame for this...the ANTI-Civil Liberties Union.
And since when is doing a little bit of Christian "work" for God considered a violation of anyone's constitutional rights?
DUTY of that officer to pull them over for BREAKING a law, right? C'mon...let's get REAL here. And this woman was apparently "so traumatized", she wants a JURY trial...(hope that case reverses right in her smug-ass face and sees NO damage done by the trooper).
Should have just suspended the trooper for a couple days and called it done.
Another assault on the values and principles that helped FOUND this nation...A-F$cking-Mazing!
*** Next up, Wifey returns today from visiting her Dad in Vincennes, and she'll be coming back with us enjoying one LESS "neighbor".
The people in the house behind our "Fortress" must have moved out.
Guess that U-Haul tipped me off (thanks, Captain Obvious).
EARLY (that gets reported to solid waste today).
WORST people in the area (we have others), but they had their noise issues. And once again, it'll be interesting to see what NEW bunch of morons are placed in that (now vacant) hovel. I will say they lasted a few years, and had their share of police problems.
Plus, the woman living there was burglarized FOUR times during her stay at the house.
Now THAT is motivation to move, and is the reason many leave the area.
SHOOT anyone that tries that stuff with us, or, as I love to say:
"NOTHING IN OUR HOUSE IS WORTH DYING FOR."
I think that gets the point across nicely.
*** Last back to the garage...if you ever want to see what goes on in YOUR neighborhood, all you have to do is check out the police blotter (it's the FWPD for us in the Summit City) and filter your results according to location.
ALL the bad choices people are so fond of making.
We no longer live in a time or society that allows us to have open windows, unlocked doors or vehicles, and certainly not unprotected properties. And, although there are security measures we ALL can take, people just do not avail themselves of them, at least not in sufficient quantity to deny our stuff to prowlers, burglars, and home-invaders.
USED to have, but even they are not totally foolproof.
In many ways, one might say we have taken over part of the exclusive "domain" of the law-enforcement officer, and we do it to protect OURSELVES, because the LEOs can't, for whatever reason. It's NOT due to a lack of DESIRE on the part of the officers, so don't think that for a moment.
In law-enforcement, as well as in OUR everyday lives, it all comes down to PRIORITIES.
Some crimes have higher ones than others, like we have certain things that take precedence over another., like getting FOOD rather than buying some bling.
That's where we have culture shock where WE live.
Priorities of those living outside OUR abode are so screwed up, it's downright scary.
That's why we have the situations we do, along with the amount of crime that goes along with a crapload of bad choices and an inability to properly prioritize.
As some people choose to do the wrong thing, they can JUST AS EASILY choose to do the RIGHT thing. It just takes EFFORT.
And, more importantly, if you do something LONG enough, and OFTEN enough, it becomes second nature, be it good OR bad.
Therein lies the lesson for this week.
Have yourselves a very good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.