11 October 2016

Tuesday Tidbits...
It's starting out as another very nice day in the heartland with mild conditions outside.
I hear there is rain coming, probably by later on tonight.
Still, we won't let that put a damper on things, right?
Our Hoosierland weather for today finds us partly cloudy (or partly sunny, depending on your disposition) skies with temps starting off in the lower 50s. rising to around 70 degrees.
It could always be worse.
So, let's get that morning drink poured and parked close by and set about getting this show on thte road, okay?
*** First out of the toy box is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
(hell, ANY day can be that)
(Can we have ONE frigging month WITHOUT some day assigned to the LGBT crowd?)
(Polish hero of the American Revolution who died of wounds in 1779)
*** Next up, and because it's no longer Monday, we bring you ALL the shots fired, armed robberies (and related police calls) that the media NEVER tells us about...
SHOTS FIRED ((113)) / ARMED ROBBERY ((53)) CALLS - 10/3 - 10/9
((23,113 - vandalism by gunfire))
OCT 3 -
16F136283 10/03/2016 12:58am 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 STATE BLVD W & WELLS ST
16F136395 10/03/2016 11:08am 113 SHOTS FIRED 200 DEWALD ST E
16F136560 10/03/2016 05:36pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 600 HARRISON S & MAIN ST W
16F136623 10/03/2016 07:32pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3300 BARR ST S
16F136622 10/03/2016 07:45pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 MCCULLOCH ST & ELIZA ST
16F136718 10/03/2016 11:24pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 7000 BLUFFTON RD
OCT 4 -
16F136736 10/04/2016 12:05am 113 SHOTS FIRED 5700 BLUFFTON & OLD TRAIL RD
16F136740 10/04/2016 12:06am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2600 FOX AVE
16F136742 10/04/2016 12:12am 113 SHOTS FIRED 3800 MANITO BLVD
16F136746 10/04/2016 12:44am 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 BUCHANAN ST
16F136786 10/04/2016 06:08am 113 SHOTS FIRED 600 STRATTON RD
16F137049 10/04/2016 04:51pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 700 LAWTON PL
16F137160 10/04/2016 09:21pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 PROSPECT AVE
16F137169 10/04/2016 09:41pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2300 POINT WEST DR
16F136755 10/04/2016 01:39am 53 ARMED ROB 6200 BLUFFTON RD
16F136777 10/04/2016 05:05am 53 ARMED ROB 6300 STATE BLVD E
OCT 5 -
16F137269 10/05/2016 02:28am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 OLIVER ST
16F137457 10/05/2016 01:13pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2300 LONG RD
16F137459 10/05/2016 01:19pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 4300 SMITH ST
16F137667 10/05/2016 08:21pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3800 NEWPORT AVE
16F137707 10/05/2016 10:23pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 4300 GAYWOOD DR
16F137292 10/05/2016 04:13am 53 ARMED ROB 2700 CLINTON ST S  
16F137703 10/05/2016 10:19pm 53 ARMED ROB 2900 GOSHEN RD
16F137711 10/05/2016 10:37pm 58 SHOOTING 4300 GAYWOOD DR
OCT 6 -
16F137751 10/06/2016 01:02am 113 SHOTS FIRED 5300 REBECCA ST
16F137764 10/06/2016 02:19am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 GOSHEN RD
16F137770 10/06/2016 02:52am 113 SHOTS FIRED 4100 ARLINGTON & LEXINGTON AVE
16F137784 10/06/2016 05:26am 53 ARMED ROB 1000 COLISEUM BLVD N
OCT 7 -
16F138232 10/06/2016 11:23pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3700 SMITH ST
16F138244 10/07/2016 12:28am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 TILLMAN RD E
16F138288 10/07/2016 04:33am 113 SHOTS FIRED 100 CREIGHTON AVE E & CLINTON ST S
16F138661 10/07/2016 09:25pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 4600 ROSE HILL LN  
16F138709 10/07/2016 11:12pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 SHAWNEE DR
16F138714 10/07/2016 11:20pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 600 TENNESSEE AVE
16F138723 10/07/2016 11:52pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 RUDISILL BLVD E & GAYWOOD DR
16F138725 10/07/2016 11:55pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2300 BUCKHURST RUN & STATE BLVD E
16F138367 10/07/2016 10:17am 58 SHOOTING 2200 RANDALLIA DR
OCT 8 -
16F138745 10/08/2016 12:35am 113 SHOTS FIRED 700 RUDISILL BLVD E
16F138744 10/08/2016 12:37am 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 COLISEUM BLVD N
16F139214 10/08/2016 11:58pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2200 HOAGLAND & CREIGHTON AVE
16F139205 10/08/2016 11:32pm 53 ARMED ROB 5800 CLINTON ST N & WASH CTR
OCT 9 -
16F139226 10/09/2016 12:32am 113 SHOTS FIRED 5100 TRUEMPER WAY  
16F139227 10/09/2016 12:34am 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 AIRPORT XWAY & WINCHESTER RD
16F139250 10/09/2016 01:34am 113 SHOTS FIRED 4400 MCMILLEN PARK DR
16F139255 10/09/2016 01:40am 113 SHOTS FIRED 3600 MCCORMICK AVE
16F139283 10/09/2016 03:42am 113 SHOTS FIRED 600 POPLAR ST
16F139621 10/09/2016 11:12pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3100 PAULDING RD E & HESSEN CASSEL
16F139626 10/09/2016 11:26pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 8100 HANNA ST S & DOLPHIN DR
16F139228 10/09/2016 12:35am 23,113 3100 ENGLE RD
16F139380 10/09/2016 12:48pm 53 ARMED ROB 5900 LUNADA DR
16F139616 10/09/2016 11:05pm 53 ARMED ROB 3900 CLINTON ST S
16F139229 10/09/2016 12:39am 58 SHOOTING 1000 COLISEUM BLVD N
16F139254 10/09/2016 01:38am 58 SHOOTING 1400 VENTURA LN
16F139284 10/09/2016 03:43am 58 SHOOTING 2200 FAIRFIELD & CREIGHTON AVE
And we have a couple morons who STILL have to set off some fireworks in the city.
OCT 7 -
16F138651 10/07/2016 08:51pm 44FW 3800 WILDROSE DR
16F138712 10/07/2016 11:15pm 44FW 2600 BROADWAY
*** Next up, have you noticed this one, GLARING DOUBLE-STANDARD in this presidential election cycle?
Helluva choice: turd-burger or crap-sandwich.
Much of it has to do with that video of Trump saying "inappropriate" things regarding women to someone else.
Whether or not it's considered inappropriate depends on the CONTEXT of the video.
And, as usual, the leftards WILL throw context out the window with the bath water.
Sound a bit FAMILIAR?
To be honest, this instance was nothing any different from typical male "bar room" or "locker room" talk.
That's just the way ALL men are. They will talk about things in "private" that they dare not speak in public.
It's not like this was done during a worldwide telecast of some interview.
The left LOVES to practice character assassination...it's the only card they have left for them to play, because they don't stand for anything containing substance..at least not since JFK. And HE was quite the "womanizer", as well., wasn't he?
So, it's okay for the dems to pull this kinda thing off, but heaven help any republican that even SAYS anything along those lines...yep, a double-standard...right in front of everyone.
The dems CREATE and shape our culture (far removed from what America should be standing for) and then castigate anyone who, in the slightest way FOLLOWS the culture, because they're on the other side of the political aisle.
That is utter nonsense. It's why this election cycle has turned into the sideshow freak we've allowed it to become.
*** Next up,  if you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7...TURN IT OFF.
Hope this wasn't in your pocket!
This is what happens when technology outpaces our ability to think it through or even utilize it properly. Here's the story:
MAJOR fail!!!
I mean, we don't want those "smart" phone blowing the hell up, do we?
That would cause people to knee-jerk themselves into believing another terrorist attack was being waged.
Maybe these phones are becoming TOO smart and are committing SUICIDE to prevent having to deal with the idiocy in the world?
They may be onto something...lol.
*** Next, FWCS asks for approval of it's $289 MIL budget. Here's the story:
And no spoke out AGAINST it. Not one.
The board prez, Mark GiaQuinta still laments the state-imposed tax cap on properties. Boo-hoo.
The caps are in place to keep properties from becoming ARTIFICIALLY-INFLATED so all these entities can't tax the crap out of us, right? Jack up the value of a property, and you can EASILY assess higher taxes from said property owners.
Simple economics (for the greedy).
Still, there are needs in the FWCS as far as building repairs and such which need to be addressed.
And I just know that because of the passage of this budget, the graduation rates will SOAR, students will ALL go to college with straight "A"s and  teachers will get the raises they deserve for playing "nursemaid" to these urchins...right?
Yeah, I can dream.
*** Next up, Frank Gray has a good article that talks about community cats.
We can do that.
Here's the story:
Yeah, these cats need a shelter for the winter, and they seem easy enough to assemble.
Wifey and I might be going to this gig they have this weekend and check things out. We might even come way with a FREE shelter (even though I already bought the essentials to build our own).
*** And speaking of community cats, it's time for another page from "The Hobo Chronicles"...
"I think I need an adventure".
Plenty of things to do yesterday, like check all the shrubs for mice (guess we'll not see any around), visit different places in the area (unfortunately, some mook neighbors with no sense to speak of, toss food all over, and we know animals LOVE that, hence the raccoon problems).
But, after all was said and done, it was time to take things easy (as if Hobo doesn't revel in that enough).
"Now, I just need a nap".
As long as he keeps finding his way BACK here to the "Fortress", he'll always have a meal and some hands to rub his fur when he needs it.
*** Last back to the litter pan...What do we mean by our AMERICAN culture?
And, I'm not talking about the rote answer; the one some of us still recall from history.
I mean the culture that (these days) sadly has this nasty tendency to get up in our face damn near DAILY.
I can clearly see that we (as a people) don't choose to embrace a culture that made us prosper as a nation. Sure a few will do exceedingly well no matter what, and yet, are as changing as the wind when it comes to their true allegiance, but what about the normal and average Jane and Joe Doe?
What does America mean to THEM these days?
It certainly is no longer the world of the Cleavers, is it?
We sent that packing during the counter-culture "revolution" of the 1960s, and apparently never looked back.
This revolution was fostered and nurtured by the progressives...that much is given, and we've been manipulated into thinking that such notions and beliefs were in OUR "best interest".
(that was a crock of shit from the get-go)
Well, after all this time, and all those failed (and costly)  programs to move this agenda forward, we SHOULD be noting that we've been sold the proverbial BILL OF GOODS, and have nothing to show for it, except aberrant behaviors, lack of principles, and values whose only worth is something to flush down the crapper.
This is no longer a nation that sets the bar, but rather BARS people from wanting to speak out or to take back those values and principles (written down by God-fearing men with a real sense of morality) that would steer us clear of the shoals of anarchy.
Our culture is no longer OUR OWN, and that's a very sad state of affairs.
But, if there is little to smile about, there IS always...hope.
And such hope drives beliefs, and words,  and actions.
May we all be up to the task in this regard...our future depends upon it.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

"National coming out Day"... Damn, I thought I was zipped up...

Salute to you, General! A hero in a world woefully short.

One of those things I did want to talk about but didn't was the double standard. I would point out that, while I agree with you that the whole thing was just stupid locker room talk, that there are 2 ways of looking that get left out that way. One is that basically Trump, by being able to say that and having not been accused of anything, proves that the women that he has been in contact with are basically all golddiggers; and 2, had he been accused of actually DOING any of that, would make him tantamount to a serial rapist. Thoughts to consider...

Phones committing suicide... LOL! Another "wish I'd thought of that first" moment by Bob.

Mark GiaQuinta could say he was jumping off the top of the Lincoln Tower, and I'd say "Gimme a minute, I parked my car outside."

Not to be a scrooge to cats, but I wonder if that might not lead to a feral cat explosion. Believe me when I say it don't take a lot of mama cats to make one.

"Our culture is no longer OUR OWN, and that's a very sad state of affairs." I would posit that our CULTURE is still our own... but it is not the world's. Now, I saw one of the wikileaked e-mails addressing the migrant situation in Berlin- where it is no longer safe to be a German kid- and I would say THERE that phrase could be applied.

Bob G. said...

---LOL, now, I have to ask the OBVIOUS question:
Do you zip THEN fasten, or fasten THEN zip?
(I'll let you think on that one)
---He was a pretty important guy back in Philly.
---Agreed on the gold-diggers. Agreed to a serial rape charge as well. Good points made.
---Well those phones HAVE been PROVEN to be smarter than a lot of those OWNING them (maybe a case could be made for a form of "slavery"?)
---LMAO on GiaQuinta. Well said.
---Nah, they have people who trap the cats and send them in for spaying and neutering. Then, they're turned back out (and usually wind up on my GARAGE ROOF...lol) No Scroogification that I see.
---Perhaps I SHOULD have said "our culture, as defined by what we USED to espoused"? THAT we seem to have lost.
Slowly, people in THIS country are redefining what it means to BE an America...not a good sign.

Thanks for stopping by to comment.
Much appreciated.

Stay safe up there, brother.