07 March 2017

Tuesday Tidbits...
Alright, so it's another soggy day. Beats shoveling snow, doesn't it?
March has been known for those wacky freak snowfalls. Hell, I've seen them in May.
But, there's none of that on our horizon.
Our Hoosierland weather will see us with windy conditions through most of the day. The rain will be tapering off and we should see the sun by sometime this afternoon.
Temps will top out around 59 degrees.
Take the umbrella and  light jacket anyway. You'll need it this morning.
Now, what say we get that morning drink poured as we see what's going on elsewhere, hmm?
*** First off of the driveway is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
---Today is National Be Heard Day
(shout louder than the leftards, and you will be)
---It's National Pancake Day @ IHOP
(since we don't have one of THOSE down here as well, gonna make my own)
---It's National Cereal Day
(good backup if there's no pancakes)
---It's National Crown of Roast Pork Day
(Kinda fancy for a day other than a Sunday in my book, but still tasty)
*** Next, time once again to see ALL the important police calls the media didn't bother with, because they're way too busy touting trivial PCBS:
SHOTS FIRED ((113)) / ARMED ROBBERY ((53)) CALLS - 02/27 - 03/05
((23,113 - vandalism by gunfire))
FEB 27 - 
17F023844 02/27/2017 10:42am 113 SHOTS FIRED 4100 HESSEN CASSEL RD & MCKINNIE A
17F024088 02/27/2017 08:55pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 COLUMBIA AVE
17F024100 02/27/2017 09:40pm 23,113 1300 WABASH AVE
17F023990 02/27/2017 04:40pm 58 SHOOTING 1200 FAIRFIELD AVE
((NO armed robberies))
FEB 28 -
17F024193 02/28/2017 05:44am 113 SHOTS FIRED 6700 PAWAWNA DR
17F024370 02/28/2017 03:07pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 4000 WINTER ST
17F024507 02/28/2017 08:31pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3100 MONROE ST S
17F024563 02/28/2017 10:56pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3000 ALEXANDER ST & ECKART ST
17F024564 02/28/2017 10:58pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 4200 CENTRAL DR
17F024269 02/28/2017 10:37am 23,113 2800 LINCOLNDALE AVE
17F024303 02/28/2017 12:19pm 53 ARMED ROB 10100 MAYSVILLE RD
MAR 1 -
17F024593 03/01/2017 01:16am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2600 DREXEL AVE  
17F024923 03/01/2017 08:29pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2400 HOAGLAND AVE
17F024994 03/01/2017 11:35pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 4300 PLAZA DR & COLONIAL AVE W
((NO armed robberies))
MAR 2 -
17F025350 03/02/2017 08:46pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 6200 BOHDE TRL & MAPLECREST RD
((NO armed robberies))
MAR 3 -
17F025453 03/03/2017 03:04am 113 SHOTS FIRED 4100 WINTER ST
((NO armed robberies))
MAR 4 -
17F025913 03/04/2017 12:49am 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 DREXEL AVE & REED ST
17F025996 03/04/2017 07:10am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 SIMCOE DR
17F025998 03/04/2017 07:15am 113 SHOTS FIRED 6300 MIDFIELD DR
17F026182 03/04/2017 05:11pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 COOK RD W & INNOVATION BLVD
17F026255 03/04/2017 06:28pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 WEISSER PARK AVE
17F026260 03/04/2017 06:30pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 GUTHRIE ST & THOMPSON AVE
17F026321 03/04/2017 07:59pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2400 DREXEL AVE  
17F026342 03/04/2017 08:30pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2800 CALHOUN ST S
17F026256 03/04/2017 06:29pm 23,113 400 PONTIAC ST E
((NO armed robberies))
MAR 5 -
17F026485 03/05/2017 02:54am 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 ST MARYS AVE
17F026497 03/05/2017 03:46am 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 RUDISILL BLVD E & LAFAYETTE ST
17F026499 03/05/2017 03:47am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 SMITH ST
17F026498 03/05/2017 03:47am 113 SHOTS FIRED 1100 ELMWOOD AVE
17F026500 03/05/2017 03:49am 113 SHOTS FIRED 100 JEFFERSON BLVD E & CALHOUN ST
17F026509 03/05/2017 05:07am 113 SHOTS FIRED 3400 ANTHONY BLVD S & OXFORD ST
17F026621 03/05/2017 02:17pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1800 HOBSON RD
17F026804 03/05/2017 09:07pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 4200 CENTRAL DR
17F026812 03/05/2017 09:37pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1600 ROSEMONT DR & EDITH AVE
17F026487 03/05/2017 02:57am 58 SHOOTING 1400 SHERMAN BLVD & FOURTH ST W
((NO armed robberies))
FIREWORKS CALLS 02/27 - 03/05 - 
NONE (can you believe THAT?
*** Next up, finally, a decent sentence handed down in Fort Wayne. Here's the story:
Yep, 190 YEARS for this thug (Artavius Richards) participation in the Lewis St. triple shooting last year. Sixty years each for the killings and TEN years for the firearms use in the commission of the crimes.
Now THAT sounds about right.
Hey, with "good behavior", he could be out in HALF that time...say 95 years...LOL.
One less violent felon roaming our streets...only several hundred MORE to go, right?
His partner, Darrell McDaniel gets 20 years (thanks to a plea agreement).
Good riddance to bad rubbish.
*** Next, police are looking an attempted robbery suspect. Here's the story:
Okay, so we have another male (black) trying to rob a T-Mobile store up on Maysville Rd.
The first time, he shoplifted from the store. This time around, he tried to trick an employee into opening the safe (where he said his wife's phone was...whatta load of bullshit). Kept his hand in his pocket as if he had a weapon.
When the employee told the man that 911 had been dialed, he left the store and got into a gold 1990s Lincoln (most likely, a Towncar).
I could swear I've seen that car around our part of the city passing through. Police might want to check out the SE side.
They just might find him and that car. It does sort of stand out.
*** Next up, The longtime host of Turner Classic Movies (since the day it began back in 1994) has passed away. Here's the story link:
Robert Osborne, who I came to know as someone who could always teach me something more about the movies I was watching with his knowledge of these films, actors and back-stories, has left us at the age of 84.
When it comes to cable channels, I would have to consider TCM one of the best and most HONEST channels out there.
No pretense, no politics, just good old classic films, shown without interruption and in their original cinematic entirety.
Ben Mankiewicz has done an admirable job taking over for Osborne, and I'm sure will continue to do so.
*** Next, Let's take a stop over at "Kitten Corner"...
Lounging IS my life.
Our twosome were not without their own unique brand of nuances.
While Gallifrey likes to lounge about (when he's not chasing his "sister"), Violet will roam about, and usually seeks me out just to get her daily dose of rubbing.
Violet borrows her brother's rug.
That's not to say he doesn't - but he likes for you to be doing something when he wants HIS rubbing, just so he can get attention. I see him sizing me up from the other room, and then he walks faster until hes up int he lap. With Wifey, he comes from behind and onto her lap in the family room.
I have to be wary of them trying to use anything other than the scratching post for well...scratching. And it's for THIS reason that I'm glad Wifey and I don;t have new furniture about. The microfiber sofas they have out today don't look like they would hold up near as well as the older stuff we currently have. A blessing in disguise.
*** Last back to the garage...there are many things in life you have to watch out for.
Perhaps one of the most important ones is that thing called a precedent.
(not to be confused with a president).
A precedent is an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances. We come across these more often than we realize.
What was and what will be can, many time butt heads, like with the ACA, or The Smokers Bill of Rights.
Without getting in either of those, let's just say that any changes to such things (as well as many others) never comes without a cost farther down the line.
What you establish as a "law of the land" can have consequences you never envisioned. And this is an aside from the personal precedents you might set for either yourself, or your family.
Granted, life is full of constant change, but it doesn't mean you have to change along with it all the time.
You CAN (and many times should) stand firm with the beliefs YOU have come to know are right, and just, and true.
Your decisions (based on those values) help shape the process and you, as a person in this regard.
It's fine to adapt yourself to a specific facet of life, as long as you never sacrifice the principles behind who you are or what you do. And, I think that's about as honest a way to go through life as can be achieved. And never change for the sake of change.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


Momma Fargo said...

"Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America." Whoa. You have turned Zen on me, but I like it! Great post, Bob. This drizzly weather is better than snow. We are flooding down in the near south central.

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
---That's just my usual "sign-off". Glad you like it. It's just what I try to practice daily.
---I'm trusting the water farther south doesn't rise TOO far. Hate to see the Harry Potter House become an ARK!
---Hope you're feeling better, too.
The whole "getting older" thing isn't something I take to kindly. Basically, it sucks, right?
---Also, I am nursing the hell outta that coffee, too. Love it! Still have about half of it left...lol.

Thanks for rolling up and commenting today.
Much appreciated.

Stay safe (and dry) down there, dear.

CWMartin said...

190 years... and this is better for the perp and society than execution HOW? Our sense of justice in this nation is so f'ed up...

T-mobile job... you gotta love the amateurs, dontcha?

In the mean time, stay tuned for a big surprise involving Scrappy...

Bob G. said...

---I totally agree.
He's become a financial burden to the taxpayers now. Cheaper to off them. Eye-for-an-eye time.
---They always provide a level of amusement not seen in some time.
---I hope it's a GOOD surprise...we like those.

Thanks for swinging by and commenting.

Stay safe (and comfortable with this crazy weather) up there, brother.