We do have areas of black ice which IS causing problems along highways near our city.
Taking one's time will avoid a lot of problems you won't wish to deal with.
Our Hoosierland weather for today will have us with more scattered snow showers, partly cloudy skies, and temps reaching to about 32 degrees.
The sun might make an appearance later on.
*** First off of the ice rink is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
MARCH 3 -
---Today is National Tartar Sauce Day
---It's National Speech and Debate Education Day
---it's National Anthem Day
OUR national anthem...no one else's)
---It's National Cold Cuts Day
---It's National I want You To Be Happy Day
---It's National Mulled Wine Day
---It's National Day of Unplugging
---It's National Employee Appreciation Day
---And, it's National Salesperson Day
Whew, that was a lotta stuff...
*** Next, and since it is the weekend, let's see what else we can observe over the following 48 hours:
MARCH 4 -
---Saturday is Marching Music Day
---It's National Grammar Day
---It's National Hug A G.I. Day
---And, it's National Pound Cake Day
MARCH 5 -
---Sunday is National Absinthe Day
---It's National Cheese Doodle Day
---And, it's National Multiple Personality Day
There you have it then. Plenty of things to keep you busy. Please observe responsibly.
*** Next up, a story that not provides a huge measure of STUPID, but manages to put a smile on my face EVERY time.
|Go get 'em, Dave.|
Eighteen racketeering charges were aimed at 4 black males, members of a gang that calls itself the "2500", because it refers to the 2500 block of Caroline St. (upper SE, where else?).
Two men are from Ft. Wayne, and the other two are from Bloomington (a college town...who'da thunk that?).
Named in the indictment are (left to right):
William Beamon, aka “Lil Will,” 24 of Fort Wayne
Kyombe Bolden, aka “Pudge,” 25 of Bloomington
Ronnie Burrus, aka “Ronnie Robinson and Yung Ron,” 25, of Bloomington
THERE are four LOSERS if ever I saw some. I wonder if any of our "locals" know them. I'd wager they DO.
That takes care of the "B's"...still got lots of letters in the alphabet to go...LOL.
*** Next, there is this followup story:
MAIN instigator of the 2014 homicide rate in Ft. Wayne?
Sgt. Gary Hensler (mentioned in the story) has got a finger on the pulse of this ethnic violence pertty well (imho).
I really wish they'd publish the addresses of these mooks, so we know where they're from.\
BTW, back in 2010, there were over 300 ACTIVE gangs just in Indianapolis.
Here's the source link:
Just tossing that out there FYI. And here we are 7 years later. Makes you wonder.
*** Next up, and while police were at it, they made some more collars. Here's the story:
Ferndale netted 9 lbs of pot, 3 grams of heroin, and $600 in cash.
Arrested were 25-year-old Brian A. Stacy and 25-year-old Samantha D. Yoquelet on multiple charges. Both Stacy and Yoquelet were initially charged with dealing in cocaine or narcotic drug, possession of cocaine or narcotic drug, maintaining a common nuisance, and dealing marijuana.
Arrested at Portage was 46-year-old Louis Simmons, initially charged with dealing in cocaine or narcotic drug, possession of cocaine or narcotic drug, possession of marijuana, and maintaining a common nuisance.
Looks like the po-po are on a mission...and it's paying off.
*** Next, let's look at our next to final day at "Bobby G's Kitten Wrangling Academy"...
|He's gotta watch daddy shave...sheesh.|
Not a big deal. With our former (and aged) cats, I got used to cleaning that kinda stuff up on a fairly regular basis.
|They want to help daddy eat breakfast|
Be nice to get pictures of them snuggling up at night (with me), but that's an impossibility.
We have been playing with another fun thing...BUBBLES!
YOU used to play with as a child...still popular with our four-legged friends.
While not actively chasing after the bubbles, Gallifrey and Violet love watching them float to the floor, only to pop and confuse the hell outta them.
|Yeah, it's kinds like THIS.|
|No, thee's no bubbles up THERE.|
*** Last back to the family room...The several crime-related stories here today are indicative of the obvious reasons why our part of town suffers, and why developers won;t touch this are with a ten-foot pole.
NO ONE will develop anything...there is that proposed new HOUSING gig with the solar panels and electric cars to "help" low-income people here (read ethnic locals) with child care and such when they attend secondary education.
That seems to be the "best" anyone can come up with...still no retail coming, no clothing stores, no music stores, no book stores, no hobby shops, no real SIT-DOWN restaurants, no ice cream place,
All those store left here over the last 20 years...never to return. And remember, we also lost an ENTIRE MALL.
A similar thing took place where Wifey and I once lived...in Columbus, Ohio.
The mall near our place CLOSED DOWN and is gone (Northland), and it was because of rising crime in that area (mainly black and Latinos moving into apartments nearby). We saw things change in our complex literally over a weekend.
It's not hard to see a "trend" here, or any place that suffers similar situations.
But, with diligence and persistence displayed by local, state, and federal police agencies, the tide can be stemmed to keep such blight from spreading. Maybe it can even reversed.
As to how affected areas can be reclaimed once again, producing tax revenue for that city?
Well, that takes more courage than many politicians are willing to display, and it take citizens willing to stand THEIR ground, and not be displaced by the thug culture that permeates cities today.
May all the law-abiding among us be up to the task, because sooner or later, we will run out of places to flee to, if we;re not careful.
Have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America