10 May 2016

Tuesday Tidbits...
Welcome to a nice, rainy day...again.
If you wanted some sunshine, you can wait until tomorrow, when we're "supposed" to see a little...OR, you can move to the Bahamas (I think the former is still cheaper and safer).
Our Hoosierland weather today will see us with (as could be expected)...RAIN throughout most all of the day, with maybe a thunderstorm tossed in for good measure. Any heavy rain will be this afternoon, so get your errands done early.
Our temps today will top out around 65 degrees, and no gusty winds to speak of around here.
Now, let's all get that morning drink parked nearby as we see what's been transpiring elsewhere...
*** First out of the birdbath is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
May 10 -
(where would we be without THOSE? Just make sure you don't have TOO many)
(As long as it's not RAW, I am so there.)
*** Next up, and because it's TUESDAY, here are ALL the shots fired and armed robbery calls that went out over the past week that the media never tells us about.
MAY 2 -
16F056731 13:00:50 113 SHOTS FIRED 8800 LIMA RD & WALLEN RD W
((NO armed robberies))
MAY 3 -
16F057483 23:09:42 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 BETTY AVE
16F057477 22:45:00 53 ARMED ROB 300 WILLIAMS ST W
16F057194 13:38:51 58 SHOOTING 3700 MAYWOOD AVE
MAY 4 -
16F057824 17:58:28 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 GREENE ST
((NO armed robberies))
MAY 5 -
16F058007 01:19:26 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 ESMOND ST
16F058450 22:06:21 113 SHOTS FIRED 5200 LILLIE ST
((NO armed robberies))
MAY 6 -
16F058610 10:39:33 113 SHOTS FIRED 4000 WARSAW ST
16F058986 22:52:09 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 OXFORD ST & HOLTON AVE
16F059015 23:59:42 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 PAULDING RD E
16F058896 19:23:20 58 SHOOTING 2700 PAULDING RD E
16F058897 19:26:43 58 SHOOTING 2800 BARR ST S
((NO armed robberies))
MAY 7 -
16F059031 00:46:14 113 SHOTS FIRED 600 LEWIS ST E
16F059059 02:56:06 113 SHOTS FIRED 4200 AVONDALE DR
16F059365 18:33:36 113 SHOTS FIRED 3000 BARR ST S
16F059364 18:34:17 113 SHOTS FIRED 100 LEITH ST E
16F059390 19:34:44 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 PAULDING RD E
16F059405 20:10:00 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 PAULINE ST
16F059416 20:29:13 113 SHOTS FIRED 5600 ZUBER DR & ALBERTA DR
16F059437 21:18:20 113 SHOTS FIRED 5800 TURTLE CREEK DR & PAULDING RD
16F059467 22:21:23 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 PAULDING RD E
16F059470 22:24:23 113 SHOTS FIRED 5300 COOK RD W & FRITZ RD
16F059481 22:46:49 113 SHOTS FIRED 5200 WINTER ST
16F059490 23:00:20 113 SHOTS FIRED 8200 BRIDGEWAY DR
16F059339 17:35:18 53 ARMED ROB 4600 WASHINGTON BLVD E
16F059497 23:11:10 58 SHOOTING 3700 WASHINGTON BLVD E
MAY 8 - 
16F059558 01:42:09 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 SENIOR DR
16F059560 01:46:40 113 SHOTS FIRED 200 PETTIT AVE E
16F059561 01:47:50 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 PAULINE ST
16F059572 02:08:39 113 SHOTS FIRED 1900 FOREST DOWNS DR
16F059629 04:38:38 113 SHOTS FIRED 4200 CENTRAL DR
16F059628 04:38:42 113 SHOTS FIRED 3900 HESSEN CASSEL RD
16F059866 18:57:58 113 SHOTS FIRED 2400 CALIFORNIA AVE
16F059968 23:56:55 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 WASHINGTON CTR RD W
16F059562 01:48:44 58 SHOOTING 700 BROADWAY
((NO armed robberies))
Ever notice it's on the weekends that the "natives get restless"?
It's like the FWPD can't figure that one out.
---And we can't leave out those idiots shooting off fireworks, can we?
(someone get them a damn calendar and show them WHEN it's allowed)
MAY 7 -
16F059372 18:45:00 44FW 1800 WALLEN RD W
16F059403 20:06:28 44FW 8200 ROANOKE DR
Yep, and the "moron show" begins around the city...expect an increase each week from now on.
*** Next up, some more information on the last "reported" homicide in Fort Wayne (which currently is listed as NUMBER TEN).
(I call it eleven until the coroner releases the cause of death of the other woman found dead in her apartment.) Here's the story link:
He be dead!
Wow, now who could have imagined THAT...the slain man at 3702 Maywood Street, one Denyran D. Calvin, age 33, the latest victim of this year's dead-pool, was set to stand trial in July for felony dealing MORE THAN 10 POUNDS of marijuana (according to Marion County court records).
But, with people like THIS, there is ALWAYS more to the story.
His address is listed as Indianapolis (yet, here he is in OUR city...well not anymore, at least not in the living sense).
Here's a previous story from August 2015 in Lawrence, Indiana:
Makes you wonder what ELSE is going on in OUR city (especially on the SE side) right UNDER the nose of the FWPD and it's chief, doesn't it? A shame no one wants to scratch the surface and look deeper, isn't it?
Scene of the homicide
And the way the story was first presented, it almost had people sympathetic and thinking it was a home invasion that went sideways.
Sorry, I didn't really think that.
Not in THIS part of town.
Had too many hairs on the back of my neck standing up.
In addition, even though we has possibly in hiding, "someone" found out where he was and saved taxpayers a lot of money from his trial. Maybe some thanks should be given out?
*** Next, another new program designed to help inner city youth "get their proverbial sh*t together" that will cost $1000 per teen entered in this program, gets off the ground.
Lose the whole "hood" crap.
Here's the story link:
Try THIS first.
This comes from the New Beginnings Church, pastored by Rev. Carlton Lynch.
The program is called "I'm HOOD", which the "hood" stands for Helping Others Obtain Destiny.
(and her "child" ? LOL)
Maybe we should help these teens get some DIGNITY first...and some RESPECT FOR OTHERS, and maybe a sense of ETHICAL BEHAVIOR...and yes, even some MORALITY before we send them off to their "destiny"?
I'm just sayin'. Things should follow a specific PATH of achievement.
Making a similarity to thug culture might not be the best way to proceed here.
*** Next up, a letter to the editor that caught my attention, because it succinctly addresses this whole "entitlement" aspect to our society with welfare "handouts"...and our churches:
(( Welfare functions obscure church’s purpose
The first meaning of bum is “one who sponges off others and avoids work.” Many bums tolerate an imperfect “welfare church” while they dream of the perfect “welfare state,” run for professional bums by self-righteous opportunists. Unfortunately, this syndrome adversely affects the charity they count on.
My main concern with all of them is the damage they are doing to the church on their way to the good life of government-backed handouts and guaranteed happiness. People are beginning to treat the church like a welfare agency, concerned not with feeding souls, but filling bellies, not with helping people out of a tough spot but enabling them to survive there indefinitely on faith-based charity and tax-based grants.
Forget the Son of God, the forgiveness of sins and the eternal home in Heaven. They want free hots daily, a cot when it’s cold, and enough money to buy smokes, alcohol and other “goodies.” Beyond these necessities, they want the church to butt out.
Fort Wayne))
Yeah, I think John gets it. And, he's got the definition of BUM down nicely.
*** Next, There are two other letters on the page that you might want to peruse (for your amusement, if for no other reason). Here's the link:
Yeah, annexation and gas taxes...two great sources of feigned income for municipalities.
Maybe they should trim the pork?
Obviously, these two comments are from leftards, who always think that MORE is better (well, it IS costlier).
Sorry, but generations before did MORE with LESS...and did quite well enough.
*** Last back to the patio...it really pisses me off to no end when I hear the churches in American taking a beating from the minions of the anti-God cabal.
We've already seen that church membership is down, while the attacks on most every front to God (and His word) is on the increase. Where is that getting us, as a society anyway?
Bullies, bullies everywhere
For starters, it's making us into a nation of bullies. Not a good thing.
Just look at anything dealing with Christianity...or better yet, the election cycle.
Hardly anything mentioned about REAL policy changes, or addressing the issues of our day. it's all about who can best another at name-calling.
That makes two of us...
The candidates are too busy mocking or deriding one another to make ANY headway with telling us HOW the country will advance into the next four years (and beyond). This is meant (imho) to distract us from, among many other things,  the constant attack on the church (as a whole).
Every Christmas, the same morons drag out the same rhetoric about taking down nativity scenes.
Every graduation, we hear one person managing to prevent a PRAYER from being spoken for HUNDREDS of graduates at some school or university.
Whatever happened to "live and let live", anyway?
Seems in times past, we all used to get along a helluva lot better.
Why was that?
Maybe it was born of a mutual respect for one another. I mean, if there was something we didn't like, we could just change the TV channel, or not listen to something, or not attend whatever function bothered us. We just avoided it (and the angst included).
Not these days...people have to seek out that "15 minutes of (online) fame" someplace, don't they?
And the cost for that is what makes us uniquely AMERICANS, every single one of us. We are paying a high price here.
We're standing at a very important crossroads today, and no one wants to dare take the correct path.
They're content to sit their ass in the middle of that intersection, rather than choose a direction...ANY direction (gee that seems too familiar to me...wonder why?)
There are those of us that still wish to take the right road, path, trail, highway...whatever in order to preserve WHO we are in this country, and if we are to be damned, it will be for doing what was just for everyone.
I think there's a lesson for all in that, don't you?
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


Momma Fargo said...

Hey, I like the word hood. It has many good meanings. I don't know what you mean about wet outside...it's hot and muggy here. Good fixins' for a tornado if you ask me. Love your Liam meme. Stop with the shots fired already. Jeesh. Have a great day. Is it Friday yet? Erg

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
--If you mean the part that hides a naked engine, I'm with 'ya.
The only other version of "hood" that makes me smile is the old Philly PD t-shirts that had "Boyz ON the hood" across the chest...LOL.
--We got us rain up here...off and on.
Not that muggy, either, unless you're referring to all the ASSAULTS and STRONG ARMS we have around here daily...heh.
--Feel free to use the meme ANY time (I borrowed it myself!).
--I haven't fired ONE shot (yet)...it's ALL THE MOOKS doin' it...I SWEAR!

Friday is comin' like a JAIL-ON-WHEELS...trust me.

Thanks much for rolling up today and cooping for a spell.
Always appreciated.

Stay safe down there, dear.

CWMartin said...

On the late Mr Calvin: Maybe Ft wayne should market itself for what it is: "THE PLACE to go into hiding when your attempts to become a big-time hood fall short"!

Oh, and HOOD- more like Helping Oneself to the Owned property of Decent citizens. Just another way of coddling hoods-in-waiting until they can become big time hoods elsewhere or dead ones here. Unless they actually LISTEN to your advice for a change and start focusing on responsibility and self-respect.

So let me get this right- Hupp favors annexation because otherwise Ft Wayne will be choked off by New Haven, Huntertown, Leo, Grabill, Zanesville and Poe. Thank God King Tom stopped evil Aboite from contributing!

And Goldstein... I'm sure that "little extra tax" wouldn't hurt YOUR pocket book. Try living check to check for awhile and see if you think so still. A-hole!

MUTUAL respect? The garden variety social lib doesn't grasp the meaning...

Bob G. said...

---Hey, now THAT is a city slogan I can sign off on...LOL!
---That TWO in a row...bravo!
Listen to "me"? Believe me, that community is NOT ready for what I have to say, regardless of HOW TRUE it might be.
---Those upstart Aboiters...heh.
Yeah, those good old boy "haves" never stop to see REALITY with many who struggle to have ANYTHING, do they?
---I can dream when it comes to the "mutuality" gig...right?
(they are probably crying out for someone to love them...Bwahahahaha)

Thanks for stopping by today to comment.

You three stay safe & dry up there, brother.