09 August 2016

Tuesday Tidbits...
Get ready for the heat, which will remain with us until week's end.
Looks like the next several days will see us with a bit of that "tropical" feeling, only there will no umbrella drinks at beach-side or people playing in the surf (at least not where we live).
Our Hoosierland weather will see us with partly cloudy skies, temps reaching just over the 90-degree mark and increasing humidity. All the things that make staying inside that much more desirable.
So, what say we refill the ice cube trays, and get a nice cool refreshing drink. We will certainly need it today, as we see what's going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the steambath is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
(I knew there was something I forgot at the store Saturday...this week for sure)
(This deals with the succession plan designed into our Constitutional laws - it's not Joe Biden's b'day)
(stay inside and read a book - sounds like a real plan and libraries ARE air-conditioned)
*** Next up, and since it's Tuesday, lets take a look at all the shots fired and armed robbery calls that went out last week, because the media won't tell us a thing about those:
AUG 1 -
16F104243 01:02:49 113 SHOTS FIRED 2500 MINER ST 
16F104269 03:13:28 113 SHOTS FIRED 4500 PARNELL AVE 
16F104735 22:15:06 113 SHOTS FIRED 2300 EDSALL AVE & HARVESTER AVE 
16F104748 22:45:01 113 SHOTS FIRED 4900 BLUFFTON RD 
16F104713 21:14:37 53 ARMED ROB  00 MAIN ST E 
16F104750 22:49:41 53 ARMED ROB  1900 BROADWAY
16F104253       01:51:40 58 SHOOTING 1900 HAZELWOOD AVE 
AUG 2 -
16F104833 04:54:04 113 SHOTS FIRED 8400 ILLINOIS RD
16F105250 22:19:34 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 THIRD ST
16F104975 13:09:56 53 ARMED ROB 4200 LILLIE ST
16F105157 19:07:26 53 ARMED ROB 2900 LAFAYETTE ST S
AUG 3 -
16F105344 02:55:50 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 HOBSON RD
16F105814 23:56:11 58 SHOOTING 1200 RUDISILL BLVD E & BOWSER AVE
((NO armed robberies))
AUG 4 -
16F106200 19:34:30 113 SHOTS FIRED 3100 WELLS ST
16F106280 22:46:33 113 SHOTS FIRED 2300 POINT WEST DR
16F106199 19:34:39 53 ARMED ROB 2700 CHESTNUT ST
((NO armed roberies - 2 Stabbings))
AUG 5 - 
16F106718 18:34:35 113 SHOTS FIRED 1800 JEFFERSON BLVD W
16F106861 23:09:53 113 SHOTS FIRED 1500 APPLE GLEN BLVD
16F106863 23:11:40 113 SHOTS FIRED 4500 SPATZ AVE
16F106885 23:52:43 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 CALIFORNIA RD E
16F106488 11:02:03 53 ARMED ROB 600 DEWALD ST W
16F106402 06:02:13 58 SHOOTING 7900 WINSTON LN
AUG 6 -
16F106926 02:22:12 113 SHOTS FIRED 1500 WELLS ST
16F107006 09:39:08 113 SHOTS FIRED 9500 SAIL WIND DR
16F107057 11:59:16 113 SHOTS FIRED 1500 SPY RUN AVE
16F107202 17:48:34 113 SHOTS FIRED 4000 WEISSER PARK AVE
16F107210 18:21:48 113 SHOTS FIRED 4500 WEISSER PARK AVE
16F107337 23:21:54 113 SHOTS FIRED 7200 MOWHAWA DR
((NO armed robberies - 1 stabbing))
AUG 7 -
16F107372 00:32:22 113 SHOTS FIRED 1100 OAKDALE DR W
16F107395 01:19:00 53 ARMED ROB 800 COLUMBIA AVE
16F107584 12:03:23 53 ARMED ROB 5600 LAFAYETTE ST S & PAULDING RD
16F107520 08:46:44 58 SHOOTING 2200 RANDALLIA DR  
---And yes, we STILL have asshole playing with fireworks...
AUG 6 -
16F107259 20:16:01 44FW 2700 WAYNEDALE BLVD
16F107291 21:30:56 44FW 1300 VENTURA LN
16F107293 22:03:59 44FW 2500 ALLEGANY AVE & SANDPOINT RD
16F107309 22:07:17 44FW 2800 STINSON DR
16F107299 22:09:55 44FW 900 RUDISILL BLVD W
16F107304 22:13:32 44FW 1500 PARK AVE
16F107326 22:49:10 44FW 2800 JACOBS CREEK RUN
16F107343 23:28:36 44FW 400 EDGEWOOD AVE 
AUG 7 -
16F107784 20:41:49 44FW 4200 WINDING WAY DR
Cripes, don't these idiots EVER give up?
*** Next up, looks like technology caught a left hook yesterday as hundreds of DELTA flights had to be cancelled.
Park 'em if 'ya got 'em.
Here's the story link:
Try a couple of THESE.
Imagine that...a power outage caused all this crap to go down...
Guess the phrase "back up power" never occurred to these folks?
Works well for hospitals, doesn't it?
With an operation of THIS size and the amount of information being moved about , why are there no contingency plans for such an event? Bet there will be NOW (after the fact...as usual).
*** Next, The local NAACP has something to say...to our prosecutor.
Here's the story link:
Excuse me..."demands answers"?
Obviously, this has to deal with the lack of case-solving for the homicides we have seen in our fair city.
Well, if it even MAKES it to the prosecutor's office, I might understand the reasoning.
But, I have a feeling that the lack  (or unwillingness) of witnesses coming forward to assist law-enforcement solve the cases and make arrests is the major player in this culpability production.
I'm not sticking up for Karen Richards (aka the Blonde Phantom) in ANY way, either.
Maybe a better use of the NAACP would be to DEMAND ANSWERS from it's OWN PEOPLE???
They see plenty...and say nothing. That's the trouble.
WHY aren't people coming forward? WHY are they protecting the killers?
Loads of answers to be found THERE...and we're not even talking about the crumbling of the black traditional family, are we? Look in the mirror instead of pointing those damn fingers and assessing blame, people.
*** Next up, and in a related story, there's this:
Granted her son was killed right near his house, but what was a 14 year old doing outside after 1 AM? Where WAS mom?
Home surveillance video captured the scene moments before her son was shot and killed.
Add caption
(guess you NEED cameras along Lillie Street THESE days, right?)
Mom met with former FWPD chief Hamilton and came away feeling more confident her son's case will not go cold. But, given the recent history of the number of (homicide) cases solved per year in Fort Wayne, the odds are against it being solved, unless there are people who DO come forward and speak out, or the police catch a (lucky) break.
*** Next, it's time to choose (yet) ANOTHER license plate in Indiana.
Current standard tag
(and WE get to vote...oh, joy)
Here's a column from Frank Gray that covers the story:
Now, his choice and mine are not the same.
New plate - exhibit A
He likes that covered bridge one, while I like the more traditional PLAIN tag with the yellow ribbon at the bottom with the words "Crossroads of America" on it.
New plate - exhibit B
Seems the tag with "The Hoosier State" on it is the also-ran here.
New plate - exhibit C
Still, a tag is a tag, right?
Well, considering We've gotten MORE tags HERE than all the others for me (from two other states COMBINED), I wonder why we have to change them at all?
I LIKE the tags we have. Don't want to have to hang another set on the basement wall...lol.
*** Next, Kevin Leininger also got to sit down with new FWPD chief Steve Reed oin The Fort Report this past Saturday.
And here's the video of the telecast:
I watched it, and found it as good as WANE's series. Then again, I'm kinda partial to law-enforcement.
If you've got 25 minutes, give it a look.
*** Next up, Piere's nightclub is going through some ch,ch,ch, changes...
Here's the story link:
New owners...a new look, and hopefully a better way to conduct itself in the neighborhood, which means LESS shooting in the damn parking lot.
We shall wee, won't we?
*** Next, another chapter of "The Hobo Chronicles"...
When last we left our feline friend, he was listless as all get out...slept around all day.
Yesterday, the sun came back out for us.
He was coming out of his "spot" alongside the house (patio side) and ate some food.
He even got on Wifey's lap, and started rubbing against our leg again.
Today,  I couldn't find him at all. (WTH?).
Definitely a lot more "alert" and perky.
Then, a bit later, he came RUNNING around from the back door to greet me, and he even followed me over to the neighbor's house (I'm tending to her flowers and plants).
He had a nice little walk, and seems to be bouncing back from whatever was bugging him.
Let's hope it stays that way...you folks know how I detest "change"...lol.
*** Last back to the garden...there was this joke about an elevator operator (this dates itself nicely), who, when asked about how he enjoyed his job, and he answered:
"It's not the ups and downs that bother me...it's the JERKS!"
And so it is with many of us in our lives.
I always attempt to be as "jerkless" as possible. Let someone other than myself deal with those people.
I, along with many of you, have other, more important things in life to worry about, and be challenged by, right?
Thing is, we don't always get what WE want, and along those lines, we have to be flexible and able to adapt to a given situation.
If we take some time to reason that out, it makes whatever comes our way much easier to accept and deal with.
Again, it takes work on OUR part to achieve that, and some people are choosing the easy way out...woe to them.
When you change your priorities, you WILL change your life, as long as the right choice is made to do so.
Be well, make a difference to someone,and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

I'm guessing the "no backups" thing at Delta is one of those "squeeze the margin" shortcuts the airlines are so fond of, much like the "removable" front gear that Southwest had the other day.

NAACP needs to tell its constituents to COOPERATE with the FWPD if it wants charges filed. Even the Blonde Phantom can't do plea bargains ex nihilo. (Can you tell I wrote THAT before I read your summation? Great minds etc etc.

"Mom met with former FWPD chief Hamilton and came away feeling more confident her son's case will not go cold." And as she left the room, Hamilton gave his best Bugs Bunny impression :"She don't know me very well, DO she?"

Thanks for putting the plates up. I knew Laurie told me something I needed to check into the other day! IMHO, on the road you won't be able to tell that covered bridge from a turd.

I think Pierre's day is done in either event. They were already to a point where some FB commenters said they were down to about 25 people or so showing up, and all those cancelled concerts did good will no favors.

I saw Gad's comment yesterday... I had a long haired cat that acted like that until I "trimmed" her, so he may be spot on.

Elevator joke: "Hey! I resemble that remark!"

Bob G. said...

Yeah, the airlines can jack UP the prices out the wazoo, BUT...when it comes to more "basic" things (like keeping the POWER on), they have NO effin clue, do they?
---Nothing at all wrong with thinking ALIKE (great minds indeed). And the NAACP should know as much (but they were founded by white democrats).
---LOL...I wouldn't equate Bugs to Garry, but you did manage it well.
---You know...now that you MENTION it....there IS a resemblance (from across the computer room)...LMAO!
---Gonna take "SOME kinda wonderful" to make Piere's anywhere close to viable (as long as they curb the "rap" events).
---I will defer to Gadfly as well. Good to see him alive and kicking. Hope he drops by often. I miss his blog.
---I think we ALL resemble that remark at SOME point in our lives...lol.

(Give us an update on KC when time allows.)

Thanks for dropping by today and commenting.
Stay safe & keep cool up there, brother.