27 September 2016

Tuesday Tidbits...
Welcome to "one of those days", as I like to call them. It's the kind of day that no matter WHAT news (?) source you seek out, you just step back, look at the human race, and wonder how serious it seems to view it's own future.
Well, at least it's a bit more fall-like outside this morning, so we know the seasons are still functioning.
Our Hoosierland weather brings us mostly sunny skies mild breezes, and a high today of around the low 70-degree mark. Might have a late day shower, though. I do like light jacket or sweater weather...always did.
Now, what say we get a nice hot cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa to take any chill off as we see what's been going on in "all the old familiar places", hmm?
*** First off of the maple tree is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
(now there's a great way to start ANY day)
(I prefer to use them for target practice...and then crush them)
(kill two birds with one stone - eat a can of hash, then crush the can)
(move over Mad Max)
(shame we can't vote for who we REALLY want)
*** Next up, and because it's a Tuesday, time to publish all the shots fired and armed robbery calls the media forgot ever so conveniently.
SHOTS FIRED ((113)) / ARMED ROBBERY((53)) CALLS - 9/19 - 9/25
((23,113 - vandalism by gunfire))
SEP 19 -
16F129396 09/19/2016 12:39am 113 SHOTS FIRED 3000 HOAGLAND AVE & WILDWOOD AVE W
16F129413 09/19/2016 02:12am 113 SHOTS FIRED 4300 STANDISH DR  
16F129563 09/19/2016 11:16am 113 SHOTS FIRED 00 MAIN ST E
16F129926 09/19/2016 09:53pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 4100 WYANDOTTE DR
16F129433 09/19/2016 03:46am 23,113 1100 MONROE ST S
16F129449 09/19/2016 04:58am 53 ARMED ROB 400 TABER ST E
16F129676 09/19/2016 03:02pm 53 ARMED ROB 2100 MINER ST & DEWALD ST W
16F129881 09/19/2016 08:18pm 53 ARMED ROB 400 COLISEUM BLVD E
SEP 20 -
16F129991 09/20/2016 01:57am 113 SHOTS FIRED 4100 HESSEN CASSEL RD & MCKINNIE A
16F130331 09/20/2016 07:22pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 4100 AVONDALE DR
16F130401 09/20/2016 09:51pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3100 WELLS ST
16F130428 09/20/2016 10:57pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 4100 AVONDALE DR  
16F130447 09/20/2016 11:31pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 LOFTON WAY
16F130444 09/20/2016 11:27pm 53 ARMED ROB 1700 BAYVIEW DR
16F129988 09/20/2016 01:27am 58 SHOOTING 4300 LAFAYETTE ST S  
16F130142 09/20/2016 12:24pm 58 SHOOTING 400 ST MARTINS ST & WARSAW ST
16F130149 09/20/2016 12:42pm 58 SHOOTING 4000 LILLIE ST
16F130431 09/20/2016 10:58pm 58 SHOOTING 4100 AVONDALE DR
SEP 21 -
16F130471 09/21/2016 01:03am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2200 NUTTMAN AVE
16F130555 09/21/2016 09:20am 113 SHOTS FIRED 1100 KINNAIRD AVE
16F130924 09/21/2016 11:02pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 200 CREIGHTON AVE E & BARR ST S
16F130526 09/21/2016 07:40am 23,113 1100 KINNAIRD AVE
16F130541 09/21/2016 08:32am 23,113 1100 KINNAIRD AVE
16F130629 09/21/2016 12:15pm 53 ARMED ROB 3400 SENATE AVE
16F130911 09/21/2016 10:35pm 53 ARMED ROB 3200 ANTHONY BLVD N
16F130549 09/21/2016 09:01am 58 SHOOTING 400 BRANNING AVE W
SEP 22 -
16F130953 09/22/2016 12:36am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2100 WARSAW ST
16F131362 09/22/2016 09:51pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2600 GAY ST
16F131381 09/22/2016 10:36pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 FLEMING AVE E
16F130984 09/22/2016 03:15am 53 ARMED ROB 3800 STATE BLVD E
16F131108 09/22/2016 12:41pm 53 ARMED ROB 9100 LIMA RD
16F131371 09/22/2016 10:11pm 53 ARMED ROB 3300 DIPLOMAT DR
SEP 23 -
16F131515 09/23/2016 05:54am 113 SHOTS FIRED 3000 MCDONALD ST
16F131879 09/23/2016 08:56pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 HOBSON RD
16F131931 09/23/2016 10:45pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3700 SMITH ST
16F131971 09/23/2016 11:40pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2100 SANDPOINT RD & BLUFFTON RD
16F131970 09/23/2016 11:43pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 500 HAMILTON AVE & WARSAW ST
16F131979 09/23/2016 11:46pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3400 LAFAYETTE ST S
16F131972 09/23/2016 11:47pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3500 AVONDALE DR
((NO armed robberies))
SEP 24 -
16F132075 09/24/2016 03:25am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 CENTRAL DR
16F132293 09/24/2016 04:18pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 6100 LUNADA DR
16F132440 09/24/2016 10:13pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 ROCKHILL ST
16F132491 09/24/2016 11:45pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 500 BIRCHTREE LN
16F132025 09/24/2016 01:07am 53 ARMED ROB 2200 FAIRFIELD AVE
16F132034 09/24/2016 01:35am 53 ARMED ROB 100 SUTTENFIELD AVE E
16F132455 09/24/2016 10:42pm 58 SHOOTING 3300 SENATE AVE
16F132483 09/24/2016 11:25pm 58 SHOOTING 4600 WASHINGTON BLVD E
SEP 25 -
16F132511 09/25/2016 12:43am 113 SHOTS FIRED 4200 WASHINGTON RD N
16F132557 09/25/2016 03:00am 113 SHOTS FIRED 500 REWILL DR
16F132729 09/25/2016 02:33pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 600 TATTERSHOLL CT
16F132972 09/25/2016 11:56pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 7000 LEMAR DR & DELLVIEW DR
16F132709 09/25/2016 01:57pm 23,113 1200 TAYLOR ST
16F132523 09/25/2016 01:17am 53 ARMED ROB 4100 MONUMENT DR  
16F132563 09/25/2016 03:13am 53 ARMED ROB 4800 COVENTRY PKWY  
16F132567 09/25/2016 03:39am 53 ARMED ROB 3900 SUMMERSWORTH RUN
16F132552 09/25/2016 02:25am 58 SHOOTING 3200 PINEY CREEK DR
Oh, and we can't forget the few stupid-ass people who STILL have some fireworks to set off, can we?
SEP 19 -
16F129788 09/19/2016 05:24pm 44FW 3100 ABBOTT ST
SEP 24 -
16F131988 09/24/2016 12:02am 44FW 2500 ALLEGANY AVE & SANDPOINT RD
16F132399 09/24/2016 08:46pm 44FW 7300 MAPLECREST RD & ROTHMAN RD
16F132409 09/24/2016 08:57pm 44FW 4200 FERDINAND CT & CHADWICK DR
16F132429 09/24/2016 09:10pm 44FW 4000 GAYWOOD DR
*** Next up, a tragic end to yesterday's state-wide Amber Alert. Here's the story:
The children were found dead, thanks to their VERY disturbed mother (who is in custody), and this is such a shame. The kids didn't do a DAMN thing to warrant such an end.
Who speaks for the innocent?
The older man who was said to be with the mother has not been found yet, either.
(maybe he's the body found on Wallen Rd?)
She's in custody - he's not found yet
This began in Fort Wayne yesterday morning and ended up in Elkhart .
I think hell has a place reserved for this mother of two.
We all know that her punishment won't fit the crime.
Drugs will do strange things to people, and take innocents along for the ride. Very tragic.
*** Next up, the natives are still pretty restless down on the (...all together, kids...) SOUTHEAST SIDE of Fort Wayne.
Let's see what they've been up to.
---Our first shooting hands us HOMICIDE NUMBER THIRTY SIX (that's 36 now). Here's the story:
This took place around 1650 hrs in the 4400 block of S. Warsaw St.
Police responded to a call reporting shots fired and when they arrived, found a male in a driveway suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Paramedics transported the victim to hospital where he later died.
Shell casings were found nearby, and neighbors said a car left the area right after the shooting.
No other suspect or vehicle information was forthcoming, and this remains under investigation.
---The NEXT shooting takes place later that night. Here's that story:
This  happened around 2230 hrs in the 2500 block of Drexel Avenue.
Police responded to a shots fired call and when they arrived, they found a man inside a home suffering from (what else?) a gunshot wound. Police believe an altercation began outside and that was where the victim was initially shot.
Police found shell casings outside and a vehicle that had been hit several times by gunfire.
Would not surprise me if at least one of these shootingd might be related to the Avondale shooting last week. With these vermin, you never discount ANY possibility.
*** Next, there was SUPPOSED to be a presidential debate airing last night.
Thankfully, there was other fare to watch like Three's Company reruns and Supergirl...lol.
What I did see of this debate boiled down to two petulant and spoiled children bickering in a school yard...not much more.
They should BOTH step aside and allow our country to choose someone who can run our nation, and not into the ground as has been done for the last 8 years.
The less said about this debate...the better.
*** Next up, another page of "The Hobo Chronicles"...
"That squirrel is one quick sumbitch".
Our little buddy spent most of the day TRYING to chase some more squirrels. One squirrel was on the front lawn, with Hobo on the steps watching him. When Hobo decided to make his move, the squirrel did likewise UP the tree. I called Hobo back, and as soon as he came back to the steps, the squirrel came down the tree, and stood up on his hind legs watching the cat. Talk about a bit of an intimidation factor...LOL. That was priceless, and all happened out of reach of the camera, unfortunately.
"I need to refuel before another chase."
When Hobo came back around to the patio, I left some peanuts on the front step for the squirrel (seemed like Squirt or maybe Junior). The peanuts were gone in less than a half hour.
*** Last back to the old oak tree...like I said in my open, are we, as humans in general, and Americans in particular, taking our future seriously?
In many ways, it would appear not so much.
The lead-up to the debate seemed more like a damn WWE pay-per-view event than something as serious as what it should be. All that was missing were the pyrotechnics. Maybe for the NEXT "debate"?
Too much of life is becoming a damn sideshow for too many people.
Granted that life is too short to take TOO seriously, but c'mon now. Sooner or later you have to give in and start becoming responsible and put on the grown up pants.
You have to learn to strike a balance...much like the moderation that Ben Franklin told us about.
You can have your moments of stark seriousness, just as much as you can have your moments of complete frivolity, but you can't have one OR the other all the damn time.
When we start treating the important things in life as the trivial, and the trivial as the important, we start down a very slippery slope, and one that will most assuredly catch many of us off guard.
People need to start putting things in their PROPER perspective, and not be allowing the winds of change or the waves of evil to set upon them and push them off course.
To do less it to become less, and we don't want to tread there.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

Chocolate Milk day- wow, I actually HAD some this time!

Crush a can- did that, too!

I have a VERY hard time having mercy on the kids story. All I can say is, into Your hands, O Lord.

Well, if that's how you feel about the debate, you might wanna avoid my post today, lol...

Seems like squirrels like teasing cats as much as dogs, huh? That's why Scrappy ignores 'em.

Bob G. said...

---I'm one of those folks that puts Hershey's in his COFFEE...LOL.
---Sorry, didn't crush any cans today. Shot a couple, though.
---The only mercy I can see in that story is GOD'S mercy on the children (two new angels).
---NAH...I HAVE to check that out! You know me...LOL.
---Good for Scrappy...(bad for Hobo)...the little bugger was wonderfully defiant...heh.

Hey, thanks for stopping by to comment today.

Stay safe (and knowledgeable) up there, brother.