18 October 2016

Tuesday Tidbits...
And this summer-like week rolls on. Not to worry, though, it will return to more seasonal weather before we get to the weekend.
This must be driving the plants and trees crazy.
Our Hoosierland weather for today sees us with temps again reaching up to around 80 degrees, a partly cloudy sky (seems more MOSTLY cloudy where we live, but maybe that's just the way I'm feeling of late), more breezy conditions, and yes, there is a bit of humidity out there.
So, let's get ourselves something to wet the old whistle, as we see what's been going on elsewhere, shall we?
*** First out of the cracker factory is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
---Today is National Chocolate Cupcake Day.
(that sounds like something worth eating - got cream filling?)
---It's also National No-Beard Day
(no beard - no problem)
---It's also National Pharmacy Technician's Day
(pill counters unite - and no "freebies")
---And, it's Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity
(no black lives matter bullshit attached to these people)
*** Next up, time to bring you ALL the important police calls that went out last week, and that the media doesn't seem all that interested with for some reason:
SHOTS FIRED ((113)) / ARMED ROBBERY((53)) CALLS - 10/10 - 10/16
((23,113 - vandalism by gunfire))
OCT 10 -
16F139644 10/10/2016 12:52am 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 PONTIAC ST E & LAFAYETTE ST S
16F139645 10/10/2016 12:54am 113 SHOTS FIRED 3300 WEBSTER ST
16F139647 10/10/2016 01:00am 113 SHOTS FIRED 100 LEXINGTON AVE  
16F139664 10/10/2016 02:56am 113 SHOTS FIRED 3300 FRUEHAUF DR
16F139738 10/10/2016 10:23am 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 COLERICK ST
16F139937 10/10/2016 05:57pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 7500 MILL RUN DR
16F140008 10/10/2016 08:38pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 4200 LILLIE ST & MCKINNIE AVE
16F140060 10/10/2016 10:25pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 WOODHAVEN DR  
16F140081 10/10/2016 11:33pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1100 RUDISILL BLVD E
16F140013 10/10/2016 08:45pm 53 ARMED ROB 6100 BLUFFTON RD
16F140021 10/10/2016 08:57pm 53 ARMED ROB 5100 COLDWATER RD
16F139904 10/10/2016 04:22pm 58 SHOOTING 5700 MINNICH RD & PAULDING RD E
OCT 11 -
16F140633 10/12/2016 10:02am 23,113 1700 FAIRFIELD AVE
((NO armed robberies))
OCT 12 -
NO shots fired
16F140912 10/12/2016 08:43pm 53 ARMED ROB 6100 CLINTON ST N
16F140959 10/12/2016 10:38pm 53 ARMED ROB 5900 ELLISON RD
OCT 13 -
16F141013 10/13/2016 02:03am 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 FOURTH ST W BLOOMINGDALE
16F141067 10/13/2016 08:31am 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 MAIN ST W & GREENWOOD AVE
16F141420 10/13/2016 08:52pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 CAPITOL AVE
((NO armed robberies))
OCT 14 -
16F141526 10/14/2016 03:54am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2400 STATE BLVD W
16F141560 10/14/2016 07:35am 113 SHOTS FIRED 1800 RIVER RUN TRL
16F141740 10/14/2016 03:24pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 6500 LANGLEY PASS
16F141872 10/14/2016 07:09pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 500 CATHERINE AVE
16F141498 10/14/2016 01:29am 53 ARMED ROB 700 BROADWAY
16F141928 10/14/2016 08:31pm 53 ARMED ROB 300 JEFFERSON BLVD E
16F141987 10/14/2016 10:38pm 58 SHOOTING 700 BROADWAY
OCT 15 -
16F142052 10/15/2016 02:29am 113 SHOTS FIRED 3900 VANCE AVE & COLISEUM BLVD E
16F142055 10/15/2016 02:33am 113 SHOTS FIRED 4700 DRUID HILLS DR
16F142075 10/15/2016 04:22am 113 SHOTS FIRED 3200 SMITH ST
16F142365 10/15/2016 07:03pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 5100 TRUEMPER WAY
16F142407 10/15/2016 08:48pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 4900 BUELL DR & LENOX AVE W
16F142427 10/15/2016 09:40pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 600 OXFORD ST & HANNA ST S
16F142428 10/15/2016 09:41pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3700 BARR ST S
16F142430 10/15/2016 09:41pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 4400 GAYWOOD DR
16F142441 10/15/2016 10:09pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 6100 GUILD DR
16F142459 10/15/2016 10:45pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3500 EASTWOOD DR
16F142496 10/15/2016 11:47pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 COLERICK ST & HOLTON AVE
16F142469 10/15/2016 10:10pm 23,113 6200 DERBYSHIRE DR
16F142362 10/15/2016 06:55pm 53 ARMED ROB 1300 COLERICK ST & HOLTON AVE
16F142038 10/15/2016 01:29am 58 SHOOTING 7000 CHADWICK DR
16F142086 10/15/2016 05:52am 59 CUTTING/STAB 4800 MONROE ST S (next door "neighbors")
OCT 16 -
16F142591 10/16/2016 05:09am 113 SHOTS FIRED 200 DUNBAR LN
16F142835 10/16/2016 08:22pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 600 PETTIT AVE W & SOUTHWAYNE AVE
16F142839 10/16/2016 08:42pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 SUTTENFIELD AVE W & HOAGLAND A
16F142850 10/16/2016 09:03pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 ST MARYS AVE
16F142622 10/16/2016 08:42am 23,113 2000 BAYER AVE
16F142770 10/16/2016 02:52pm 23,113 6500 BRISTOL RD
16F142896 10/16/2016 11:43pm 53 ARMED ROB 2800 KENTUCKY AVE
16F142562 10/16/2016 03:08am 58 SHOOTING 2200 RANDALLIA DR
16F142820 10/16/2016 07:37pm 58 SHOOTING 4700 WARSAW ST (down the street from us)
And we had ONE asshole who was setting off fireworks:
OCT 14 -
16F141964 10/14/2016 09:23pm 44FW 2200 CHARLOTTE AVE
Can't seem to get a handle on these jerks, can we?
*** Next up, an update to the latest homicide victims (41 so far) over the weekend. Here's the link:
And, we're not done yet, kids. You wait and see.
I called the Warsaw St. victim correctly. She was Latino.
Erin Lecretia Lawson, 31 was the victim in the Colerick St. shooting death (most likely black, considering that middle name).
Reyna Elida Ramirez-Coronado, 36 was the Warsaw St.victim. They haven't said who the man was in that shooting, or what his relationship to the victim had been. Wonder why?
*** Next, in a related story, WANE interviewed both Rusty York (soon to retire, thank heaven), and the city's mayor, "king" Henry and here is the link:
I KNOW I have lousy "jazz-hands".
They said that every homicide this year has been either gang, drug or domestic related in nature.
Hey, let's go target THOSE specific issues, then. Why is it so "complicated" as YOU two put it?
York said: "We do not wait until a homicide happens until we are trying to figure out who is involved and what exactly occurred."
Are you kidding me?
How come the FWPD shows up AFTER a homicide, then?
What kind of answer is THAT?
You got a Ouija board downtown or something?
It sure SEEMS like you have to wait UNTIL AFTER a homicide occurs to find out WHO is involved, and many times, there is little real information forthcoming from witnesses...that's been proven. You two didn't manage to stop ANY of the 41 homicides that already took place this year, have you?
THESE are the kind of answers that really tick me off, and give me pause to question a LOT of what procedures are in place as opposed to what SHOULD be in place.
"It takes a village", said Henry...typical dumbocrat answer.
Yeah, all we need are some mud-huts for these aborigines and more spears instead of guns, and we'll have exactly what you're talking about, your highness.
The mooks have already been at work making the south side look like a damn 3rd world nation.
(for decades)
*** Next, and speaking of idiocy, we have an update on the mom who smothered her two kids and killed a man the other week. Here's the story link:
Sure, lets see IF she's competent to stand trial. Maybe she IS bat-shit crazy. I mean what SANE person goes and kills an older man to get his wheels, then proceeds to smother her two children, right?
Well, fs she's nuts, then we can't execute her...why not? I'd say what the world needs a lot LESS of, are people who ARE NUTS. That would make it better for the normals among us, right? Shades of Hinckley and Manson here.
(shoulda offed them, too)
*** Next, if you have Netflix (we do not), you might have seen a PRICE HIKE.
(uh oh, that can't be good)
And guess what?
That hike is HURTING the company. Here's the story:
The reason cited for the increase is all that "original programming" they're airing.
That's what happens when you try and become a "separate channel", as it were. Such things COST MONEY.
And this is why other channels that are profitable have things called COMMERCIALS...to help pay for a lot of what they air.
Cripes, a blind man could have seen this coming.
Netflix is doing better overseas, but even with that, it has to go head-to-head with AMAZON and HBO, as well as other direct competitors.
Good luck hanging onto your viewership.
*** Next, another page in "The Hobo Chronicles"...
"Where's that other cat that used to watch me?"
Our feline friend was ever so attentive yesterday. He must have known I was not on my "A" game with our cat, and what the two of us are going through.
"I'm sticking to you like glue...you take care of me."
Hobo was at my side whenever I went out to sit and think. And he was well-fed for his troubles.
"Hey Junior...it's been a while".
Later in the day, Hobo took off to patrol the rest of the neighborhood, and in his stead came Junior and Patches, the "community" squirrels.
"Hello Patches...missed you too."
And yes, they also got their fill (of peanuts). We never turn away an empty stomach.
*** Next up, our old cat Rassie continues his journey from this life, slow and purposed as it is.
He does move about the house, but it's very slow, and he stumbles a bit. This morning, I saw him near the family room drapes, so I sat at the table for coffee and to read the paper.
I happened to look down, and there he was, laying alongside my chair. I'll say one thing, he's STILL stealthy.
And he has to be near his "daddy".
*** Last back to the institution...it's not easy being on what we used to call a "death-watch".
We all will spend some time alongside a hospital bed of a loved one as they slowly slip from our lives. Once in a while, we're spared the length of that, and they pass quickly or quietly in their sleep. Another one of life's mysteries, I guess.
It's not easy to say goodbye to a loved one (whether they have two feet or four), and no matter how much time we have to prepare, we are never truly ready for such a departure.
Seems we ALL suffer some form of PTSD then, right?
It's not like standing at the gate, waving to someone boarding a plane, is it?
Some departures have a permanence to them, and that is something we can never get over, no matter how much time has passed since they left us.
I still feel it every day with my parents. Dad has been gone since 1978, and Mom since 1998.
Those are decades past, and yet, in some ways, it never seems THAT long ago.
With time comes familiarity, and a comfort attached to that familiarity. Perhaps that's one way we manage to get through those rough times...not by denial, but by a certain acceptance that the departed among us will not be departed forever. I like to believe that with God, such things are always possible.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


Momma Fargo said...

I'm so glad I shaved today for no beard day. I love your pics of your cat and fat squirrels. They amuse me. And yes, crazy people are everywhere including your "fireworks" problems. I think we have more homicides going on down here in Muncie, however.

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
--I used to have a beard...now I'm back to getting my 5 o'clock shadow by 3PM...heh.
--Glad you like the pictures...keeps me "busy", plus, I have to honor St. Francis. (and I ain't even Catholic).
--Crazies...way too many for my liking.
--More homicides in Muncie, huh?
Wouldn't have thought that.
Betcha I know who the majority of them are...
(not hard to figure out)

Thanks for rolling up to comment today.
You take care & stay safe down there, Kiddo.

CWMartin said...

Okay, so no chocolate cupcakes about, no beard, and I was very nice to a needlessly apologetic PharmTech today, bout covers that...

Minnich and Paulding? Out in goat roper territory... prolly shooting at coyotes, lol!

"We don't wait..." That don't even make sense.

Funny... Laurie just signed us up... and now stayed tuned to the new original series, "Netflix meets Blockbuster..."

"Flashbacks..." how true, how true...

Bob G. said...

---Hey, one outta three is never bad...it's about average...lol.
---Four legged or two???
---A LOT of things coming outta downtown rarely DO these days, right?
(but it sure looks NICE)
---This whole stupid-ass cable/satellite/Netflix/blockbuster/amazon/ Hulu/whatever (scheme) has but ONE, SOLITARY GOAL:
To get everyone to go ONLINE for TV viewing (and radio)...nothing more.
It's all about them controlling US, plain and simple.
I shudder to think of that "next step".
And how I miss the days of good old ANALOG free TV viewing.
---Yeah, like I said, we ALL suffer from some small form of PTSD...sooner or later.

Thanks much for taking some time to drop by and comment.

You stay safe up there, brother.
(same goes for Laurie & Scrappy)