26 July 2016

Tuesday Tidbits...
Well, it was nice to see the low last night fall BELOW 70 degrees. Made for some nice sleeping (for a change).
Looks like today will provide a small bit of a cool-down (we take what we can get), as it will feel a lot less "oppressive" outside. Gotta love that.
Our Hoosierland weather for today will have us enjoying mostly sunny skies, and temps reaching up to around 88 degrees (some cool down). No rain is forecast for our area either. Sounds nice.
So, what say we get ourselves that nice refreshing cup or glass of our favorite drink as we see what's been going on elsewhere, hmm?
*** First off of the patio is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
JULY 26 -
(funny, as you get older, they become harder to find)
(I love bagels, but do we need a "fest" for everything?)
(I like milkshakes and coffee - no problem there that I can see)
*** Next up, as is usual for Tuesday, time to show you all the shots fired and armed robbery calls the drive-by media doesn't want you to know about because they want us to believe their narrative, rather than the truth.
JULY 18 - 
16F096961 00:41:32 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 GREENE ST
16F096967 00:59:08 113 SHOTS FIRED 7500 BLUFFTON RD
16F097458 22:23:42 113 SHOTS FIRED 5200 LILLIE ST
16F097492 23:37:40 113 SHOTS FIRED 6200 KENT RD
16F097290 16:36:04 53 ARMED ROB 300 CREIGHTON AVE W
16F097374 19:23:16 58 SHOOTING 11100 PARKVIEW PLAZA DR
JULY 19 -
16F097899 20:45:13 113 SHOTS FIRED 4100 SELKIRK CT
16F097545 04:39:15 53 ARMED ROB 3000 COLISEUM BLVD W
16F097742 15:03:55 59 CUTTING/STAB 400 COLERICK ST
JULY 20 -
16F098489 23:06:49 58 SHOOTING 1400 GREENE ST
((NO armed robberies))
JULY 21 -
16F098511 00:28:01 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 GREENE ST
16F098524 01:53:13 113 SHOTS FIRED 3000 HARRISON ST S
16F098545 03:48:22 113 SHOTS FIRED 7600 COLD SPRINGS BLVD
16F098744 15:18:06 53 ARMED ROB 5900 CLINTON ST N
16F098529 02:11:31 58 SHOOTING 1500 WELLS ST
16F098850 18:26:33 58 SHOOTING 2100 VANCE AVE
JULY 22 - 
16F098984 00:14:10 113 SHOTS FIRED 2800 WEISSER PARK AVE
16F099003 01:14:16 53 ARMED ROB 1100 WAYNE ST W
JULY 23 -
16F099532 02:03:10 113 SHOTS FIRED 2400 LAFAYETTE ST S & SUTTENFIELD
16F099555 02:48:58 113 SHOTS FIRED 2400 CLARA AVE & CAREW ST 
((NO armed robberies))
JULY 24 -
16F100063 01:55:35 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 WARSAW ST & PONTIAC ST E
16F100039 00:55:10 58 SHOOTING 2200 RANDALLIA DR
And, we can;t forget those assholes who HAVE to disturb the neighbors by breaking the law, can we?
JULY 18 -
16F096979 01:39:26 44FW 300 DEWALD ST W & HOAGLAND AVE
16F097416 20:59:53 44FW 1500 BLUFFTON RD & QUIMBY VILLAGE
16F097452 22:15:18 44FW 1000 MILTON ST
JULY 19 -
16F097939 21:43:56 44FW 7900 BUTTERMORE RUN
JULY 20 -
16F098388 19:08:05 44FW 4500 COLONIAL AVE S
JULY 21 -
16F098770 16:04:15 44FW 4200 THORTON DR
16F098793 16:33:05 44FW 2900 KOONS ST
JULY 22 -
16F098993 00:51:39 44FW 6500 COVINGTON RD
JULY 23 - 
16F099944 21:01:14 44FW 800 POPLAR ST
16F099942 21:35:50 44FW 5300 KYLE RD & SANDPOINT RD
JULY 24 - 
16F100096 03:00:36 44FW 2800 JACOBS CREEK RUN
16F100481 21:46:11 44FW 7400 PARLIAMENT PL
16F100482 22:01:54 44FW 7000 DUANE DR & HARMONY LN
Does the FWPD ever cite these idiots??? Apparently NOT.
*** Next up, The DNC started last night (I did not wind up hanging myself), and there were protesters in abundance over Bernie backing her bitchenss (Clinton).
Sad to say, it was reminiscent of the Nazi gatherings we had in NYC (Madison Square Garden, of all places) back in  1939. Never heard SO much propaganda (read bullshit), and none of it convincing. Guess I've become jaded over the years by wanting to hear some truth now and then. Glad I only watched a few minutes of it (recap version).
The less said about this...the better (imho).
*** Next, an INDY LEO was shot (but the shooter was killed) down in Indy.
Here's the story link:
How many bets that it was a black male victim?
Sure sounds like something they'd pull - fleeing from an officer and wanting a shootout (with someone that spends a LOT more range time than any perp). The officer is expected to make a full recovery. The victim - not so much...lol.
*** Next, and speaking of male black victims, here's more on the Ft. Myers shooting at Club Blu:
Didn't think it was a terrorist attack...unless you want to start calling black males shooting people DOMESTIC TERRORISM?
There was mention of the shooting being GANG-related.
Maybe we should start calling street gangs terrorists? Now THAT would be a damn good start.
*** Next, Kevin Leininger has a pretty decent column about all this "regional cities" money. Here's the link:
Now, all this is GRANT money mind you, but still, cash IS cash.
And the "bidding" wars continue for this cash. Who can out-promise another?
There is coercion aplenty here, and some of it has to do with HUD (big surprise).
See, a lot of projects hinge on a version of the "50-50" deal - WE (whatever 3rd party is involved) pay part of this project and YOU (the city aka taxpayers) pay the rest. There's where the rubber doesn't quite meet the road. Private versus public funding.
And the city swallows a lot of hooks to that regard, but they don't seem to care (it's YOUR money, not "theirs").
Makes a good case for not funding projects and programs that serve a few and leave the REST of the citizens (of the city) with the "tab". That's just not right.
*** Next up, Wifey heads back up here today.
She should be home around 3PM-ish, barring road construction or other encumbrances.
Return of the Silver Streak.
Be nice to get back to a "normal" schedule around here.
Well, as normal as can be had given the area of the city we live in, right?
*** Last back to the garden fence...no matter how hard you try, there is NO getting around politics. I know, that conclusion was a job for Captain Obvious, right?
Wish it were otherwise, but there it is.
Every election cycle seems to become more convoluted, more complex, and certainly more incomprehensible.
And, WE, THE PEOPLE should be "up on the wheel" and paying attention when this comes around.
We need to be well-knowledged, able to reason, have a modicum of "clarity of thought" (discernment) and by all means, have some level of what is meant by ETHICS.
There was a time (and not that long ago) when we could trust at LEAST 50% of what came out of the mouths of politicians. That number has dropped dramatically, as can be evidenced by all the scandals and lies that come to light as each cycle runs it's course with candidates from BOTH sides of the aisle.
And, there are certain PREREQUISITES when it comes to politics.
Helps to be a lawyer (the CYA factor), and it behooves one to have a college degree (or three).
(Gee, that's sounds a lot like a certain class of people, Bob)
Back when we were a fledgling nation, such men were in short supply (many were farmers or people of manufacturing or other businesses), but were elected to office based on something that meant more to the people back then...a person's CHARACTER.
Were they truthful? Were they trustworthy? Were they people that had a true sense of morality?
Folks back then asked such questions of their politicians and pretty much DEMANDED it of them.
What do WE (today) demand of OUR politicians?
Well, they have to be CHARISMATIC (first).
Screw what they know, or don't know. Screw experience and sometimes, even the law.
Popularity rules the day. It's more a "talent show" than a "hiring process".
We gotta LIKE them! Funny, other people once were considered charismatic...like Jim Jones...weird, huh?
The politicians have to be able to hide their lies from us, so no one finds out (thankfully, that's getting harder to do with social media, 24/7 news cycles, and the whistle-blowers.).
And when we hear the lies, we try to take them to task (well, some of us do), and WE are the ones  scolded for even questioning these people's integrity (of which they've proven they have little to none to begin with). That's just back-asswards.
We basically have a bunch of morons going to the polls, and voting for people you wouldn't want to have as a damn dog-catcher, for God's sake...and to what end?
People today have much shorter attention spans, and that shows with the politicians they elect.
Where will all this end? I have no idea, but the premise before us should be scaring the crap out of any reasonably sane individual. Time WILL show us the end-game, and may we all be able to endure it, OR better yet, change it.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

I did eventually tune in, hoping for laughs, but Silverstone crying out Hillary's name like the Lord had just touched down on the Mount was too much for me. When I heard she and franken both got booed, I wished I'd stayed tuned just a bit longer...

Bob G. said...

ROFL...I had a suspicion that seeing and listening to that Marxist rhetoric would be too much to take.
Remember...ONLY in (very) small doses.

The booing will gradually diminish as the week goes on (sadly).
People STILL have extremely SHORT attention spans.
(and THESE lefties make Scrappy look like the Rhodes Scholar he probably is).
I's vote for HIM over who we have to choose from anyway).

Hey, thanks for stopping by to comment.
(thank God someone still does...lol)

You stay safe and stay cool up there, brother.

(and rest assured I'm already working on that NEWSPAGE-GO! LOGO)