25 October 2016

Tuesday Tidbits...
Welcome to a rather cold morning outside today.
Fits right in with the way I've been feeling of late.
But, we do soldier on the best we can.
Our Hoosierland weather will have us with partly sunny skies (seems more cloudy than sunny to me), temps reaching up to around 55 degrees and a bit of light frost starting us all off (there go the plants, folks).
Got some rain rolling in by tonight.
Now what say we get our morning drink poured as we see to this day and all that it will bring, hmm?
*** First off the stove is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
---Yesterday we had National Food Day (gotta eat, right?), National Bologna Day (had me a bologna sandwich), and United Nations Day (for all the good they don't do these days).
---Today is National Greasy Food Day (that's more like it for me), Sourest Day (I could argue that one easily, and you all know why), and it's Chucky, the Notorious Doll Day (seriously? We need a day like that?)
*** Next, time for all the police calls that we DIDN'T hear about last week, because the media was otherwise occupied with the freakshow know as our Election Cycle:
SHOTS FIRED ((113)) / ARMED ROBBERY((53)) CALLS - 10/17 - 10/23
((23,113 - vandalism by gunfire))
OCT 17 -
16F143313 10/17/2016 08:53pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 FAYETTE DR
16F143348 10/17/2016 10:16pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2200 HOLTON AVE
OCT 18 -
16F143418 10/18/2016 02:00am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2600 DODGE AVE
16F143850 10/18/2016 10:15pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2200 BOWSER AVE
16F143414 10/18/2016 01:37am 53 ARMED ROB 5800 COLDWATER RD
16F143651 10/18/2016 03:22pm 53 ARMED ROB 1100 ONEIDA ST
OCT 19 -
((NO SHOTS FIRED)) (that's freaking amazing)
16F144060 10/19/2016 12:16pm 53 ARMED ROB 2900 GOSHEN RD & COLISEUM BLVD W
OCT 20 -
16F144384 10/20/2016 02:20am 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 ST MARYS AVE
16F144388 10/20/2016 02:41am 113 SHOTS FIRED 500 BEECHWOOD DR
16F144389 10/20/2016 02:46am 113 SHOTS FIRED 200 PETTIT AVE E & CALUMET AVE
16F144547 10/20/2016 01:43pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 SHERMAN BLVD & THIRD ST
16F144695 10/20/2016 05:39pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 200 COUNTRY FOREST DR  
16F144820 10/20/2016 10:22pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 SHERMAN BLVD
OCT 21 -
16F144879 10/21/2016 01:01am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2600 DODGE AVE
16F145256 10/21/2016 10:10pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1600 WASHINGTON BLVD E
16F145286 10/21/2016 11:29pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 DEWALD ST E
16F144918 10/21/2016 06:30am 23,113 500 JEFFERSON BLVD W
16F145261 10/21/2016 10:21pm 53 ARMED ROB 1900 COLISEUM BLVD N
OCT 22 -
16F145599 10/22/2016 06:24pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3000 FRUEHAUF DR & EVANS ST
16F145631 10/22/2016 07:44pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 5100 TYRONE RD KYLE RD
16F145668 10/22/2016 09:12pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 LAKE AVE & ANTHONY BLVD N
16F145669 10/22/2016 09:16pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 6100 BUNT DR & CHEVIOT DR
16F145671 10/22/2016 09:20pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3000 PAULDING RD E
16F145677 10/22/2016 09:25pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1900 CHARTWELL DR & GUILD DR
16F145716 10/22/2016 10:51pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 6900 PENMOKEN DR
16F145718 10/22/2016 10:57pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1500 COLUMBIA AVE
16F145532 10/22/2016 03:32pm 58 SHOOTING 6900 ANTHONY BLVD S
OCT 23 -
16F145763 10/23/2016 12:42am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 RAYMOND ST
16F145782 10/23/2016 01:46am 113 SHOTS FIRED 4200 ANTHONY BLVD S & MCKINNIE AVE
16F145818 10/23/2016 03:55am 113 SHOTS FIRED 3800 LILLIE ST & RUDISILL BLVD E
16F145845 10/23/2016 07:34am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2100 GILMORE DR
16F145844 10/23/2016 07:35am 113 SHOTS FIRED 10900 SMOKEY RIDGE PL  
16F146035 10/23/2016 05:50pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3100 PAULDING RD E & HESSEN CASSEL
16F146075 10/23/2016 07:43pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 CALIFORNIA RD E
16F145839 10/23/2016 06:44am 58 SHOOTING 3500 NEW HAVEN AVE
And, we had ONE asshole who still is playing with fireworks.
FIREWORKS CALLS 10/17 - 10/23
OCT 22 -
16F145662 10/22/2016 08:54pm 44FW 1000 OAK BAY RUN
*** Next, some news briefs, because I just don't feel like belaboring the stupid-ass behavior of a lot of people in the world (don't worry, all of you are still safe from any shit-list of mine...lol)
---Drug overdoses in Allen County are UP about 93%.
(well, you play...you pay, right? Maybe the docs have to stop over-prescribing pain killers?)
---FWCS budget is UP 1.5% to 289 MIL and change...
(but will students come out SMARTER as a result of all this babysitting and hand-holding, or will we start allowing educators to actually TEACH kids again, like when I was in school?)
---About 60% of young people side with "Hellary" while only 19% side with Trump.
(Goes to show we've at least ONE generation of SHEEPLE ready to be taken care of. We will be so royally screwed)
---Meth labs found by law-enforcement in Allen County are DOWN.
(and yet spice and heroin use are UP, not to mention the crystal meth coming from SOUTH of the border is still getting here)
---About 30% of cancer deaths are due to smoking.
(nice to see things spread around evenly. Guess greasy foods, alcohol, soft drinks, and global warming are some of the other culprits? )
---Speaking of global warming, here is a link to a (keep your tongue in your cheek) list of things "caused" by this:
(and the list is NOT yet complete, thanks to the progressives - your hard-earned tax dollars at work?)
---Uh oh...looks like those nasty Obamacare PREMIUMS are due for another JUMP UP. Here's the proof:
(hell, blind folks saw this one coming...but many Americans did not...like I said: SHEEPLE)
*** Next up, I got a nice call from my nephew, Erik (Alexandria, VA FD Captain) yesterday.
It was good to hear from him, and we talked for over a half hour.
He and I talked about a lot of things from dying felines to missing ones, and even work ethics and superheroes.
(yes, we CAN get all that addressed in UNDER an hour...we're that good...lol)
*** The CUBS and the INDIANS in the World Series...might be worth watching.
And who'da thunk that way back at the start of the season? Glad I kept my Indians ball cap.
*** Next, it's kinda weird to NOT have our daily cat-fest here,
Hobo's place to eat during the rain....vacant now.
Missing my feline friends (Rassie and Hobo) only adds to the emptiness I felt three years ago when Penelope left us.
I told Wifey that I wish I had a dime for every time I went to the patio door looking for Hobo since he went missing...it would pay off her car in a month,,,heh.
I still put some dry food out, but the birds or squirrels must be eating it. We've got a screwed up food cycle here.
Hobo knew where to go to eat..
The birds eat cat food, squirrels eat bird food, and we've no cats now to eat anything.
I did contact Animal Care and Control yesterday, and they called back saying that Hobo was not brought in (as a stray), so he's still out there...somewhere (hopefully alive, too).
We'll keep the light on for you, buddy.
With the weather getting colder, my wish is that he'd make his way back here, so we could keep him safe and warm...and well-fed.
*** Last back to the breakfast nook...why does it take so long to develop wisdom?
If I knew that, I'd be a wiser man, that's for sure. I can only surmise the reasoning here.
Let's just say that maybe, as we age, many of us SEEK knowledge that schools simply don't teach us.
I'd like to believe it's a melding of that which we formally learned combined with all the life experiences and honest social interaction we have with all the people we come across IN our lives.
That would explain why many folks lack the wisdom they should be trying to acquire, and also, why they make a LOT of bad choices in their lives.
I'd bet that our prisons are chock full of men and women who made nothing BUT bad choices,, right?
Now, I'm not of the "life is against me" persuasion. I managed to grow beyond that since my youth, thank God.
Yet, I will say that life is not always on one's side. That's the way life is.
If it were meant to be EASY, none of us would have a care in the world, would we?
And not much would get done along the way.
It's through the deluge of obstacles and challenges that we find solutions...maybe not to ALL the problems we encounter, but we do manage well enough .
And, it's because of what and who we come across in our lives that produces the wisdom to avoid more failures than we take in, work through our difficulties, and even succeed once in a while to our benefit.
We take whatever we learn and properly apply it to a given situation...that is the beginning of wisdom.
Whether others can see that or not is not important. What IS important, is that WE know what we do, how we do it, and what results can be expected from OUR choices, as well as any consequences.
Think how nice it would be if we could learn this a lot earlier..save us all a lot of crap, wouldn't it?
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

I sure know what you mean, not wanting to document the daily parade of stupid people and Kool-aid drinkers that are bound and determined to turn us into Mexico north. I've been itching to use a phrase that that little voice in my head came up with, but been trying to do the forgive thing and haven't had a chance. BUT, I can lay it on you:

"I have learned one important thing about political supporters, no matter which party. There are three kinds of supporters. First you have the casual supporters, who lean one way, but when pressed will say, 'Meh, what's the difference?' Then you have the people who are passionate about their causes. And then, THEN you have those who are so allergic to the mere mention that someone has a valid opinion that DISAGREES with their own world view, that the merest exposure for them is like an Astronaut who takes his helmet off in hard vacuum: about fifteen seconds of panic and hysteria, and then their head explodes." Clean up, aisle Time Machine, lol!

Bob G. said...

---Okay, so who's channeling who now? You or me? LOL.
---That is a pretty dean good saying.
And very true.
Never thought of it that way, but I certainly do NOW.

That's more than merely a phrase...let's call it a MAXIM...or is that an AXIOM?

Anyway, I'm gonna need a larger T-SHUIRT for that one.
Well said.

Stay safe up there, brother.