31 May 2016

Tuesday Tidbits...
Looks as though we in the Summit City will be leaving both Memorial Day AND the month of May with a BANG. (make that a LOT of bangs, several of which found their mark).
We'll take a look and that as well as how we managed at the "Fortress" over the weekend in a bit.
Our Hoosierland weather today will seem pretty close to yesterday, with mostly sunny skies and temps climbing back into the mid-80s. After that, we get a break with lower temps.
So, let's get that comforting morning drink close-at-hand...we're definitely gonna need it today...
*** First off of the shooting range is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
May 31 -
---Today is NATIONAL MACAROON DAY
(Hard to find GOOD ones. I like 'em nice and chewy)
---It's also NATIONAL SAVE YOUR HEARING DAY
(ROFLMAO...where WE live? You have GOT to be 'effin kidding me!)
---And, it's NATIONAL SPEAK IN COMPLETE SENTENCES DAY.
(depends on the I.Q. of the person you're speaking them to, doesn't it?)
*** Next up, and because YOU need to be "in the know", here are last week's shots fired and armed robbery calls that the media NEVER tells you about, fresh off the FWPD blotter:
SHOTS FIRED / ARMED ROBBERY CALLS - 5/23 - 5/29
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MAY 23 -
16F067588 01:47:06 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 CALIFORNIA AVE
16F068207 23:26:11 113 SHOTS FIRED 8400 LAKESIDE DR
16F068208 23:29:00 113 SHOTS FIRED 2200 REED ST
16F067992 17:49:44 53 ARMED ROB 2200 HOAGLAND AVE
MAY 24 -
16F068527 15:39:42 113 SHOTS FIRED 4600 CEDAR CREST CIR W
16F068744 22:27:03 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 BUCHANAN ST
16F068229 01:03:29 58 SHOOTING 1500 OXFORD ST
MAY 25 -
16F069301 20:45:20 113 SHOTS FIRED 4000 CALHOUN ST S
16F069323 21:30:01 113 SHOTS FIRED 700 BAXTER ST & HANNA ST S
16F069357 22:34:08 113 SHOTS FIRED 2400 OLIVER ST
16F069381 23:27:55 113 SHOTS FIRED 3000 BARR ST S
16F069382 23:33:56 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 EMILY ST & OLIVER ST
16F069145 16:10:14 53 ARMED ROB 1300 SINCLAIR ST
MAY 26 -
16F069458 04:31:48 113 SHOTS FIRED 200 PACKARD AVE W
16F069949 22:27:46 113 SHOTS FIRED 4900 FAIRINGTON DR
16F069967 23:21:53 113 SHOTS FIRED 5400 STONECREEK TRL
((NO armed robberies))
MAY 27 -
16F070018 02:07:43 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 LAKE AVE & BEACON ST
16F070020 02:11:20 113 SHOTS FIRED 1600 WABASH AVE
16F070029 02:55:19 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 EWING ST
16F070042 04:45:29 113 SHOTS FIRED 3200 REED ST
16F070475 21:38:22 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 COLISEUM BLVD S
16F070510 22:35:08 113 SHOTS FIRED 4700 WEISSER PARK AVE
16F070511 22:37:12 113 SHOTS FIRED 4600 AVONDALE DR
((NO armed robberies))
MAY 28 -
16F070659 02:43:12 113 SHOTS FIRED 4900 MCCLELLAN ST & LENOX AVE W
16F070687 04:35:19 113 SHOTS FIRED 1500 PRODUCTION RD
16F070732 08:34:33 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 CONCORD LN W
16F070914 16:17:14 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 TRICK AVE
16F070985 19:10:02 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 JOHN ST
16F071080 22:02:43 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 PAULDING RD E
((NO armed robberies))
MAY 29 - 
16F071138 00:02:01 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 RIDGEWOOD DR
16F071196 02:15:36 113 SHOTS FIRED 4200 WELLS ST
16F071199 02:22:29 113 SHOTS FIRED 3500 BARR ST S
16F071490 18:27:46 113 SHOTS FIRED 1900 ANDREAS WAY
16F071498 18:44:18 113 SHOTS FIRED 1800 SINCLAIR ST
16F071553 20:56:34 113 SHOTS FIRED 1600 FAIRFAX AVE E
((NO armed robberies))
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FIREWORKS CALLS 5/23 - 5/29
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MAY 24 -
16F068728 20:19:55 44FW 7800 ABOITE CENTER RD & DICKE RD
MAY 25 -
16F068829 04:54:07 44FW 2400 OLIVER ST & EMILY ST
MAY 26 -
16F069937 22:09:08 44FW 5400 ARCHWOOD LN
MAY 27 -
16F070418 19:32:31 44FW 5000 VERMONT LN
16F070489 21:49:09 44FW 2000 BITLER ST
MAY 28 -
16F070937 17:07:59 44FW 800 DEWALD ST W
16F071075 21:37:35 44FW 9600 HIDDEN VILLAGE PL & MYSTIC XI
16F071081 22:03:35 44FW 3100 PORTAGE BLVD
16F071101 22:37:37 44FW 3100 PORTAGE BLVD
16F070919 16:23:54 44LB 4800 HANNA ST S & PETTIT AVE E
16F071070 21:46:55 44LB 1300 SPRING ST
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Guess we know what a LOT of that SNAP money was used for, don't we?
*** Next up, we finally hit HOMICIDE NUMBER THIRTEEN in Fort Wayne.
(talk about yer "Baker's Dozen". Here's the story link:
http://wane.com/2016/05/30/one-person-critically-hurt-in-shooting/
This happened on the SW side (where the crime is spreading to) in the 2500 blk of Brooklyn Ave around 2230 hrs.
Detectives say the victims were outside the back of the house when the shots were fired. The shooter fled on foot, and no arrests have been made (obviously).
*** We had ANOTHER shooting that left FOUR people injured on the NE side (where the SE crime is also spreading).  Here's THAT story link:
http://wane.com/2016/05/31/4-people-shot-in-pawawna-drive-shooting/
This took place in the 6600 blk of Pawawna Drive around 0030 hrs this morning.
Police believe there was some sort of "gathering" (read loud-ass party with too many people) at the house, and that someone shot into the house from the rear, hitting people inside the house.
NO suspects and NO arrests. The victims all remain in hospital.
But wait, we're not done yet. We had even MORE stupidity running rampant in our fair city.
*** A Memorial Day BBQ gets a bit out of control. Here's the story link:
http://www.21alive.com/news/local/Memorial-Day-barbeque-sets-house-ablaze-381334911.html
This took place  at a house located at 4825 Gaywood St (yep, another SE side moron at work) around 1900 hrs yesterday. Apparently, a grill was placed TOO CLOSE to the house and the structure caught fire.
I keep telling you that people like this have NO IDEA how to cook, either INSIDE or OUTSIDE, and if you ever saw a black man fire up a grill down here (as we have many times) the HIGHER and BIGGER the flames, the better (another form of "compensation"? LOL).
Well, these idiots just burned down their government-sponsored house. Time to "give" them another one?
*** And now, we bring you the Chronicles of The Fortress of Reason...Memorial Day edition.
---Okay, so first up, Wifey and I find out that the people down the street (the ones that always block the sidewalks with their vehicles and park the wrong way may have moved out.
Well, it IS the end of the month - favorite time for the aborigines down here.
---Then, we find out that someone has moved out of the loud-ass house where people just moved in last month...imagine that! Talk about your "two-fers".
This is after they had a party with our property acting as "overflow-parking".
Too many people over.
NO lawn damage - THIS time.
Someone looks to be still at the house, but we're not sure who or how many.
---And then, we see the house across the street (sold to Latinos) being given a REPLACEMENT WINDOW for the one that was boarded up for OVER a year and a half.
Be still my beating heart. Now all they have to do is gut the interior and redo all the walls and ceiling, fix the roof, clear out the mold, and maybe it might be habitable again.
---The Wifeymobile has developed a "weird" problem over the weekend - the digital electronic speedometer gets REAL dim...can barely read it.
Similar gauge cluster
A couple times, it was getting bright then dim...all by itself.
When we got close to home, I made a sharp turn and it came back on bright, and when Wifey took the car out Sunday, it stayed on bright. I have NO frigging idea what's wrong, but...as usual, if it were NOT electronic, it would still be working fine. That's whyI love the ANALOG stuff!
---Of course, the neighborhood was not without it's usual group of black stupidity, and that's because the law of averages is in play and the numbers of whites are minimal. The Latinos DO work, so they're not always around to BE stupid.
Some girls from the rental crib across the side street were mucking about the house across from us...AGAIN.
After they opened the garage door, I shouted "CLOSE THAT DAMN GARAGE DOOR", which they did then took off back to their hovel.
---And, we had "Trikeboy" rolling through the area...to which I adorned his face with my green LASER until he did shut the hell up.
Next stop -BB pistols and slingshots at 20 paces...LOL. He can play whatever music he wants, as long as I don't hear it from INSIDE my house with the TV and A/C on...kapeesh?
---As an aside, Wifey and I had a "mini-cookout" yesterday. Nothing fancy, just burgers and hotdogs.
And guess what...our house DID NOT BURN THE HELL DOWN.
I told Wifey "See, you CAN cook safely either indoors OR out. It just takes something called INTELLIGENCE"...LOL.
(and, other than under OUR roof, it's in VERY short supply down here in Ghettoland).
---Oh, and there were FIREWORKS a'plenty going off...just like I said yesterday - NO regard for the MEANING of the word MEMORIAL, and absolutely NO appreciation for what they have.
Maybe THAT'S why we had those shootings...and house fire. Ya think?
*** Last back to the ammo store...it's not hard to see why I get so damn PO'ed at the people down here. It's actually quite easy, considering the LEVEL of stupidity at which most of them operate.
The sad this is...this type of behavior is typical of the lack of knowledge when it comes to decision-making AND (more importantly) their PRIORITIES in life. It would seem that many of them have NEITHER.
Or, at best, they have misplaced or skewed ones.
They basically CHOOSE to act reprehensibly...helluva way to go through life, isn't it?
That's what happens when you come to embrace an entitlement mindset.
Sorry, but decision-making SHOULD come down to the...INDIVIDUAL (first).
And when there is no morality or ethics driving those decisions, the results are usually much of what I mentioned in today's post. Pretty obvious, right?
Still, it's NOT something that cannot be changed, but it does take something we call EFFORT.
Life is hard enough, without complicating things by one's own hand.
It's little wonder we see the state of our nation looking less like OUR country, and more like someone else's.
The solution is SO simple, and yet, requires work on the part of each of us.
Sadly, work is something foreign to many of what passes for people down here.
That can change, but it has to begin with a change of heart and mind.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.

4 comments:

Momma Fargo said...

Good morning, Tuesday is Monday. Gah. Had such a nice weekend. I wasn't ready for work. First, let me help you with some things. Those shots fired were fireworks because of Memorial Day so don't get your panties in a wad over that. Just ghetto fun there. Second, the wife's speedo isn't working because it is at ZERO.Crank that thing up to rocket speed and it will light up. Nice that your house is getting worked on. That is a relief. Hope it continues. I think my neighbors think the same thing.

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
Good call - "Tuesday is Monday"...((yikes!!!))
It's like DEJA VU...ALL over again.
--Oh, there was a clear distinction between the SHOTS and the pyrotechnics down here...SIX peeps found out the "difference".
--As for the speedo - changing speed didn't make it come back on or get bright again...very odd. Prolly hit a bump and knock it back out...LOL.
(the picture was a demo stock photo, BTW)
--One replaced window does NOT a neighborhood revive...trust me. I've seen the changes over the last 20 years here.
I'd settle for just not getting any worse...getting BETTER is a long haul down the road.

Hey, thanks for stopping by today and commenting.

Roll safe down there, dear.

CWMartin said...

And don't forget the idiots that call at all hours looking for Rural King...

Bob G. said...

Chris:
You MUST be mistaken. We know of NO such people.
;)
We DO provide directional assistance and various store locations, though (gratis).
And, we tend to be MORE accurate than Garmin...HA!

Thanks for stopping by to comment.
Stay safe up there, brother.