Our Hoosierland weather for today brings us mostly sunny skies, temps only creeping up once again to around 28 degrees, and some breezes creating some substantial wind chills. Dress accordingly and be aware of black ice.
Aren't we glad we're not shoveling up to 2 feet of snow this morning? Yasureyoubetcha!
*** First out of the cereal box is out WHO SAID THAT? quote for the week:
"I don't believe in quotas. America was founded on a philosophy of individual rights, not group rights."
MARCH 15 -
---it's National Farm Rescuer Day
---It's National Artichoke Hearts Day
---It's National Everything You Do Is Right Day
WISH that were true. That would make my year)
---It's National Freedom Of Information Day
*** Next up, more proof that those at City Hall practice their own unique brand of stupidity and don't really listen to their citizens, especially if they live on the SOUTHEAST SIDE.
FWPD HQ will be demolished beginning tomorrow.
So much for TRYING to save the building, and having it repurposed, as some people wanted.
And I think this is the FIRST time councilman Glynn Hines and I actually AGREE on something.
((Councilman Glynn Hines said it is like the Charles Dickens novel, “A Tale of Two Cities.” The city is investing millions of dollars into downtown development but Hines is concerned that development on the southeast side is being ignored.
“There’s a heavy focus on downtown… That’s the best of times,” he said. “Worst of times you have total neglect of economic development on the southeast side.”))
Holy crap...that actually made sense, and mirrors the sentiments that I've had for YEARS!
He is right, however...development down here IS being ignored, but the reason behind such development is clear:
We STILL have too damn much crime (in this quadrant) to make ANY development viable...don't we?
"Aye, there's the rub", right?
((Community Activist Donita Mudd has led the charge for over a year to preserve the building and she says: “This mayor… this administration has just been hell bent on demolishing that building and putting another vacant lot in southeast Fort Wayne,”))
Yep,that says it all.
(( Hines said he is frustrated with the city’s plans to move forward without hearing from the citizens first. “I’m calling the mayor and I’m asking [him] where in the hell is this meeting we should be having on Friday,” said Hines. “If we’re not going to have this meeting, there’s going to be hell to pay.”))
OTHER businesses that left and as well as stem the tide of rising crime with YOUR own people down here. A day late and a dollar short?
Sure seems that way. Now you know how democrats REALLY work, and you're one of them.
But don't worry, maybe King Henry will put up another "park" in place of the Bowser building...lol.
*** Next , and speaking of places where REDEVELOPMENT is taking place in the city, we have this story from Kevin Leininger. Here's the link:
|Always looks better on paper.|
But, this is another one of those downtown-riverfront projects, and they always seem to get the green light and rubber stamp.
Maybe not THIS time, however, as the word "deception" is being batted about.
Guess it pays to still "read the small print", people?
*** Next up, looks like FWCS has another "hard sell" on their hands. here's the story:
|Make a perfect special-ed school.|
((FWCS is giving prospective buyers until July 27 to submit a purchase offer, which gives them time to complete a "due diligence" inspection of the building and property before making an offer to buy. That is different than with most home sales, where the prospective buyer usually doesn't get to have experts inspect the home until after the seller accepts the purchase offer.))
If you want to tour the place, it will cost you $250 (non-refundable fee)...are your serious?
((FWCS plans to keep Elmhurst's athletic fields and facilities, which now are used by South Side High School.))
I thought South Side already had THEIR OWN FIELD and facilities. What happened to those?
Funny, the more I read, the more questions I have...typical FWCS.
*** Next, let's leave this crap behind and take a stroll over to "Kitten Corner"...
Well, the cats were somewhat well-behaved...for most of the day.
|Waiting to pounce?|
Still, when they're "at rest", it kinda makes up for all the hyper-activity.
Guess I got used to older cats wanting a lap to nap in over the years.
|"Top of the world, Ma..."|
It's that curiosity thing with them. I'll be glad when they decide to outgrow that...
*** Last back to the cupboard...this city is a wonderful study in contrasts.
The good aspects that make up Fort Wayne are indeed that...good, but the bad ones are becoming increasingly bad.
Just within a mere mile, you can go from nice neighborhoods with thriving retail to a veritable wasteland of businesses and the associated ghetto-esque areas that have caused such a blight.
If we wish to partake in the same amenities that other parts of the city have, we have to GO to those other places. Can't enjoy what we have down here, because we simply do not have anything we can enjoy, unless it's under one's own roof.
And that doesn't speak well of how the city has managed this quadrant, does it?
When you read police reports about assaults taking place around Southgate Plaza at MIDDAY, that stuff kinda shakes one's resolve on how our part of the city is doing. Used to be such occurrences were rare, but nowadays, it's a lot more commonplace. Not that safe to walk anywhere down here these days, is it?
(must be all those "poor" people living around us who are the cause)
Thing is, it doesn't HAVE to be this way, but perhaps, even more troubling, is that it is permitted to continue.
We should never have to settle for that...not in this country.
Stay SAFE out there, America.