Why is it when we were young, this kinda stuff didn't seem to bother us as much?
No matter. We shall soldier on in our best fashion, right?
Our Hoosierland weather for today will have us seeing mostly sunny skies, with temps reaching upwards to the ninety-degree mark. Did I mention that humidity?
A good day to get any yard or lawn work done...EARLY!
Now, let's get that morning drink poured and parked close by, as we see what is going on elsewhere...
*** First off of the sidewalk is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
July 12 -
---Today is NATIONAL SIMPLICITY DAY
Occam's Razor this morning...lol)
---It's NATIONAL DIFFERENT COLORED EYES DAY
---It's also NATIONAL PECAN PIE DAY
---It's PAPER BAG DAY
---And, it's EAT YOUR JELLO DAY
*** Next up, and since it's a TUESDAY, we bring you all those wonderful shots fired and armed robbery calls (and some others) which the media never wants to tell US about, because they want us to think crime is going DOWN.
SHOTS FIRED / ARMED ROBBERY CALLS - 7/4 - 7/10
JULY 4 -
16F089676 00:02:31 113 SHOTS FIRED 3100 WELLS ST
16F089678 00:05:36 113 SHOTS FIRED 4000 HANNA ST S
16F089699 00:58:43 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 SUTTENFIELD AVE E
16F089869 14:40:44 113 SHOTS FIRED 3100 WELLS ST
16F089958 18:28:13 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 HANNA ST S
16F090012 20:35:31 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 HANNA ST S & COLERICK ST
16F090031 21:15:33 113 SHOTS FIRED 2800 OLIVER ST & MCKEE ST
((NO armed robberies - 1 stabbing))
JULY 5 -
16F090127 00:14:34 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 PONTIAC ST E & JOHN ST
16F090128 00:16:58 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 CAPITOL AVE & BOWSER AVE
16F090193 03:21:57 113 SHOTS FIRED 3900 OLD MILL RD
16F090632 21:45:34 113 SHOTS FIRED 3200 HANNA ST S
16F090161 01:26:10 53 ARMED ROB 1800 BROADWAY
JULY 6 -
16F090741 02:27:21 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 CALHOUN ST S & DOUGLAS AVE E
16F090898 12:03:08 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 WESTBROOK DR
16F090721 01:20:25 53 ARMED ROB 300 KINNAIRD AVE
JULY 7 -
16F091231 00:11:19 113 SHOTS FIRED 4300 HOLTON AVE & SENATE AVE
16F091587 18:05:46 113 SHOTS FIRED 1100 DELAWARE AVE
16F091275 02:27:31 58 SHOOTING 2100 HOBSON RD
JULY 8 -
16F091769 03:23:57 113 SHOTS FIRED 2800 EUCLID AVE
16F092146 20:25:23 113 SHOTS FIRED 4300 STANDISH DR
((NO aermed robberies))
JULY 9 -
16F092275 00:02:01 113 SHOTS FIRED 6300 REED RD
16F092322 02:12:51 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 MARCY LN
16F092724 21:23:46 113 SHOTS FIRED 3400 ROSEWOOD DR
16F092731 21:42:43 113 SHOTS FIRED 3900 SOUTHPARK DR
16F092733 21:43:50 113 SHOTS FIRED 4400 GAYWOOD DR
16F092738 22:05:33 113 SHOTS FIRED 3500 MONO GENE DR
16F092776 23:07:24 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 FAYETTE DR
16F092659 18:36:40 53 ARMED ROB 5200 LAWFORD LN
16F092703 20:30:08 53 ARMED ROB 6400 ALVAREZ DR
16F092357 04:17:02 58 SHOOTING 7900 JEFFERSON BLVD W
JULY 10 -
16F092845 01:16:32 113 SHOTS FIRED 5100 COVENTRY LN
16F092867 01:55:41 113 SHOTS FIRED 700 LEWIS ST E
16F092878 02:14:55 113 SHOTS FIRED 6300 ROXANNE DR & FAYETTE DR
16F092898 03:17:29 113 SHOTS FIRED 3200 FAIRFIELD AVE
16F093280 23:21:04 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 BAXTER ST & SMITH ST
16F092949 09:03:04 58 SHOOTING 2200 RANDALLIA DR
((NO arm,ed robberies))
FIREWORKS CALLS 7/4 -7/10
JULY 4 -
16F089675 00:01:26 44FW 8200 ROANOKE DR
16F089691 00:11:27 44FW 2700 BUTLER RD
16F089687 00:13:52 44FW 7200 BAER RD
16F089689 00:27:39 44FW 2900 MAPLECREST RD
16F089694 00:44:14 44FW 3000 WARSAW ST & WILDWOOD AVE E
16F089709 01:17:07 44FW 600 COLISEUM BLVD W
16F089798 10:47:07 44FW 12600 COLDWATER RD & UNION CHAPEL
16F089935 17:23:51 44FW 1400 LAKE AVE
16F090002 20:15:38 44FW 1800 KENWOOD AVE
16F090008 20:21:16 44FW 1700 WELLS ST
16F090026 21:06:09 44FW 4800 WINTER ST
16F090035 21:24:24 44FW 5300 ARCHWOOD LN
16F090037 21:28:14 44FW 500 WOODLAND AVE E
16F090043 21:43:45 44FW 2900 KOONS ST
16F090046 21:50:08 44FW 1300 FAY DR
16F090072 22:01:14 44FW 900 PETTIT AVE E
16F090059 22:01:29 44FW 11900 WILLOWIND CT
16F090069 22:20:46 44FW 4700 PARKERDALE DR
JULY 5 -
16F090129 00:26:06 44FW 1200 STOPHLET ST
16F090159 01:12:35 44FW 4100 REED ST
16F090158 01:21:08 44FW 900 WASHINGTON BLVD W
16F090168 01:30:34 44FW 3700 SMITH ST
16F090674 23:08:47 44FW 2600 CLINTON ST N
16F090677 23:12:33 44FW 3800 NEWPORT AVE
16F090685 23:36:11 44FW 1200 GAY ST & HUGH ST
16F090692 23:51:45 44FW 1500 CASS ST & FIFTH ST
JULY 6 -
16F090706 00:16:42 44FW 200 SOUTHRIDGE RD
16F090701 00:20:22 44FW 4700 WEISSER PARK AVE
16F090722 01:27:34 44FW 5400 KEYSTONE DR
16F090944 13:36:22 44FW 1300 LYNN AVE
16F091200 22:43:03 44FW 4400 GAYWOOD DR
16F091209 22:59:21 44FW 1200 COLLEGE ST & JONES ST
16F091206 23:04:03 44FW 1900 FOX POINT TRL
16F091223 23:35:55 44FW 3200 WATER WHEEL RUN
16F091226 23:49:10 44FW 6200 ST JOE CENTER RD & MAPLECREST
JULY 7 -
16F091239 00:29:23 44FW 2000 FOX POINT TRL
JULY 8 -
16F092195 21:42:23 44FW 2000 ALABAMA AVE
JULY 9 -
16F092306 01:24:30 44FW 1300 ASHLEY AVE
16F092781 23:22:56 44FW 7500 BLUFFTON RD
16F092782 23:23:22 44FW 7900 DURBAN DR
16F092808 23:48:53 44FW 2200 DALE DR
JULY 10 -
16F092826 00:20:57 44FW 1600 ROY ST & REYNOLDS ST
16F092833 00:28:15 44FW 3800 THREE OAKS DR
16F092827 00:31:37 44FW 5100 WINDY KNOLL CT
16F092864 01:49:08 44FW 3400 ADDISON AVE
16F093057 14:52:31 44FW 7100 SHADY LN
16F093193 19:58:06 44FW 2400 ENGLE RD & HIAWATHA BLVD
16F093197 20:40:56 44FW 1800 DUPONT RD W
16F093230 21:42:34 44FW 2600 CAMBRIDGE BLVD & TRINITY BLVD
16F093235 21:56:46 44FW 500 MILDRED AVE
16F093241 22:03:36 44FW 3500 SMITH RD & GLENDALE RD
16F093242 22:04:09 44FW 400 COLISEUM BLVD W & LIMA RD
16F093243 22:06:31 44FW 600 CEDAR GLEN DR
16F093249 22:18:39 44FW 4300 LIMA RD & COLISEUM BLVD W
16F093256 22:19:41 44FW 3900 PETTIT AVE E
16F093262 22:41:05 44FW 6300 BAY TREE DR
16F093278 22:54:40 44FW 800 LARCH LN
16F093277 22:54:58 44FW 6000 BEAUMONT DR
16F093281 23:06:48 44FW 6000 MILLHOLLOW LN
((these calls are past the window of legality))
*** Next up, can you believe that the Dallas Police Chief, David Brown, has received death threats? WTH is wrong with people???
Here's the story link:
"the police are asked to do too much".
I always said that it's damn hard to be both a "diplomat" AND a "soldier" on the streets.
This whole community-oriented policing thing isn't living up to the reputation we're expected to believe.
Maybe it's due to all the broken communities?
Better to try some PROBLEM-oriented policing first?
And to make things worse, "da prez" is set to go to Dallas today, and you can just imagine all the BS we're going to hear from HIS piehole.
Funny thing, Rudy Giuliani caught several types of crap for saying the BLM group is inherently racist.
He'll spew out some campaign-like rhetoric, calling for gun control, and standing by the Black Lives Matter movement (that means he also condones the Nation of Islam (Calypso Louie's posse)as well as the New Black Panther Party...both of which can and should be considered HATE GROUPS in this country just like the KKK.
(well, it does seem exclusionary, so I'm with Rudy, as I said yesterday) ALL lives (should) matter.
*** Next, Evan Bayh makes it clear he SO wants to be a "career politician". Like father, like son? Here's the story link:
|The FARCE is strong with this one...|
He wasn't that great a governor of Indiana, in spite of being elected twice.
Check his political barometer here:
LIBERAL (of the first order)...spend the hell out of everything to fix that which needs less money tossed at it in the first place. But he does the "two-step" with a few things to make one think he's a moderate.
Just something about this guy reminds me of something "greasy", and not in a good way.
Do we really want or need the dumbocrats to take back the U.S. senate?
Anyone remember this last clusterf*ck with Pelosi and Reid running things?
How'd THAT work out for America? (not well at all).
*** Next up, and shifting gears,...As you know, Wifey recently got a 2015 Impala (the rolling computer...lol). Still learning the "nuances" on this one.
1996 Caprice) was sent off to who-knows-where (probably some black thug who will ghetto the hell out of it), so when I saw rthe following article, it got me to thinking (and you know how scary a premise THAT can be).
This story talks about WHEN we should replace certain items about the house.
Now, I have to admit that WE, here at the "Fortress of Reason" have tossed such conventionality off the ramparts.
|Them's some HIGH ramparts, too!|
---REFRIGERATOR - Over 15 years old, needs replacing (average cost about $500+ dollars). Trust me on THIS one.
We just did that...after having a fridge that had to be close to THIRTY+ years old.
---MICROWAVE - Should last about 10-12 years. We had one (that still works fine) that has NO push-buttons, but a DIAL to set the time. We got a newer one from Wifey's mom after she passed. Might be at least several years old.
---TOASTER - These last about 6-8 years. Again, we blew this away, as ours is close to TWENTY (we got it before we married), and aside from one slice getting darker than the other three (it's a 4-slice model), it still works fine.
---VACUUM - They say about 5-8 years (according to the EPA, which should be ABOLISHED). Screw them.
Our Eureka Victory model (LOVE that name) is another "close to 20" item we have that STILL works fine, so why change it out? When it gives up the ghost, THEN we get a new one.
---WASHER/DRYER - We're supposed to swap these every 10 (or so) years...ROFLMAO...yeah, right!!!
|We have the WHITE model of this one.|
Our dryer has to be close to the same age, and it works well enough. I even repaired the thermostats year ago, and we never run it at "high", but on the permanent-press setting, which dries everything real well.
---MATTRESS - Okay, we kinda fail here (the story says change it every 8 years), as ours is close to 20 years old, and still has retained it's shape and "spring". We flip it over every couple years, and that helps extend the life (Mom taught me that one). Considering the COST of a mattress today (and box spring), it's being smart and frugal.
---PILLOWS - Again we beat the average (which says change them every 8 years also). They talk about fungus and such building up (that's why we have that old WASHER, people)...!
Now, why THESE items were specifically selected for this article eludes me, as there are other things that get MORE use, but there is ONE common element you can assign to ALL these things...
NONE OF THEM LAST THEY WAY THEY USED TO.
(there, I said it...sue me).
And what about COFFEE-MAKERS? The average coffee drinker uses that bugger at least several times PER WEEK.
Hell, our old Mr. Coffee machine dates back to 1976 and works PERFECTLY.
Proper radio sets (tuners, tape decks, CD players, etc) are on their way out, with the advent of Internet everything...same goes for your television sets. They are now smart monitors that just "happen" to also be a TV.
Those things are used DAILY (and for hours at a time).
There is ANOTHER commonality most ALL of these items have...can you guess what that is?
THEY ARE NOT MEANT TO BE REPAIRED.
You just toss 'em out and get a new one. What the hell has gone wrong with the world?
SO damn long, was that:
a) They didn't break down as much as today's craptastic items
b) There was always someone able to FIX them if they did.
It has become cheaper to change something out, rather than to fix it.
In the case of small appliances, that's fine, but when you start getting into the MULTI-HUNDRED DOLLAR range (or in some cases into the THOUSANDS of dollars), that can damage the old "hip-national bank".
I neither need nor want a refrigerator that has THREE cameras inside it so I can view what's there on my smartphone app (I have a nicely dumb flip-phone, thank you very much).
You have to wonder WHERE will it all end?
*** Last back to the driveway...we have become a society of DISPOSABLES.
I guess this all began with the "instant revolution" as I like to call it.
Instant COFFEE...whatta godsend, right? That was just the FIRST snowball down the mountain.
Then, it was disposable lighters, and then disposable diapers, and with all this "disposability" at our fingertips, we were supposed to think this would free our lives up so we could do BETTER things.
Didn't quite work out that way, did it?
The obvious impact was the exponential increase to trash sites (soon to be called LAND-FILLS)
BURN the stuff (thanks to the assholes at the EPA). God forbid we toss particular matter into the atmosphere so that we cause a global COOLING effect (as has been done in the past). We need an Utopian planet (replete with perfect everything)...sorry, not gonna happen in our lifetimes, or ANY time after that.
Now, we find that not only are THINGS disposable...PEOPLE are as well.
The most blatant example of this is the whole ABORTION issue...well over 20 MILLION lives snuffed out since Roe v. Wade...and counting. Such barbarism.
Toss in the callous manner in which individuals kill off their fellow man...quite disposable.
What on earth has happened to the SANCTITY of life we seemed to revere with humankind?
Granted, there are evil people in the world, and they need to be erased from the living, but we're not talking about them. We're talking about the victims of crime throughout our country (and around the world), who are all but at the mercy of these uncaring and mentally-unstable people.
This is a case where we really DO need to return to bygone days when we USED to fix things when they didn't work as designed. Only this time, we need to fix OURSELVES.
And, in that regard, finding a repairman might be easier than many think.
You won't find one in our nation's capital, so don't bother searching THERE.
Such fixing begins from within.
Think on that for a spell.
Stay SAFE out there, America.