I guess the wet weather likes the state of Indiana more than we know.
Lucky us, right?
The rain has kept the loudasses from shaking the neighborhood for the most part.
Now that IS lucky (for us).
Our Hoosierland weather for today will be windy, with rain showers and mostly cloudy skies (might have the sun peek through now and then).
The high for today will only be going up to around 53 degrees (sounds comfortable enough).
Let's ease into the day with a nice cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa, as we take a look at what's going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the house is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
MAY 2 -
---It's National Foster Care Day
---It's National Life Insurance Day
---It's National Truffle Day
*** Next, and since it is once again a Tuesday, let's see ALL the FWPD calls that the media never told us about, and that we couldn't HEAR about because some idiot thought it good to encrypt the radio frequencies, so we can no longer monitor the police band when crime comes to our neighborhood.
SHOTS FIRED ((113)) / ARMED ROBBERY((53)) CALLS - 04/24 - 04/30
((23,113 - vandalism by gunfire))
APR 24 -
17F049329 04/24/2017 10:40pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 4200 SMITH ST & MCKINNIE AVE
((NO armed robberies))
17F048930 04/24/2017 01:00am 58 SHOOTING 4900 VERMONT LN
17F048961 04/24/2017 01:01am 58 SHOOTING 4900 MOUNT VERNON PARK DR
APR 25 -
17F049570 04/25/2017 02:23pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 100 FOSTER PKWY W & CALHOUN ST S
17F049700 04/25/2017 07:27pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 PETTIT AVE E & SPATZ AVE
17F049748 04/25/2017 10:01pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 COLISEUM BLVD W
17F049751 04/25/2017 10:05pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 200 CREIGHTON AVE W
17F049766 04/25/2017 10:31pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 5200 WEBSTER ST
17F049439 04/25/2017 08:26am 23,113 6600 LAURELWOOD CV
17F049582 04/25/2017 02:49pm 53 ARMED ROB 2900 RAYMOND ST
17F049512 04/25/2017 11:51am 58 SHOOTING 4000 ROBINWOOD DR
APR 26 -
17F049827 04/26/2017 02:12am 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 WARWICK AVE
17F050181 04/26/2017 08:18pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3800 CALHOUN ST S & RUDISILL BLVD
17F050312 04/26/2017 11:29pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 5000 BUELL DR
17F050313 04/26/2017 11:34pm 53 ARMED ROB 3000 OXFORD ST
17F050319 04/26/2017 11:42pm 58 SHOOTING 500 BRANNING AVE W
17F050714 04/27/2017 09:28pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 SWINNEY AVE
17F050740 04/27/2017 10:37pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2800 KINGSLAND CT
17F050753 04/27/2017 11:17pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 BUTLER ST W HOAGLAND
((NO armed robberies))
APR 28 -
17F050794 04/28/2017 02:49am 113 SHOTS FIRED 4200 CLINTON ST S
17F050801 04/28/2017 03:49am 113 SHOTS FIRED 4200 HOAGLAND AVE
17F051166 04/28/2017 09:50pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 HOOVER DR E
17F051170 04/28/2017 09:55pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 100 PONTIAC ST E & CLINTON ST S
17F051168 04/28/2017 09:55pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 100 LEITH ST W & HARRISON ST S
17F051262 04/29/2017 02:40am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 CAMBRIDGE BLVD
((NO armed robberies))
APR 29 -
17F051266 04/29/2017 02:56am 113 SHOTS FIRED 4400 COVENTRY PKWY
17F051557 04/29/2017 08:43pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 ORCHARD ST
17F051604 04/29/2017 10:30pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1100 COLUMBIA AVE
((NO armed robberies))
APR 30 -
17F051732 04/30/2017 05:35am 113 SHOTS FIRED 7300 DECATUR RD
17F051742 04/30/2017 06:27am 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 PONTIAC ST E
17F051814 04/30/2017 01:15pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 4300 BEAVER AVE
17F051898 04/30/2017 04:28pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 400 OXFORD ST & WARSAW ST
17F051899 04/30/2017 04:29pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 4600 GAYWOOD DR
17F051902 04/30/2017 04:42pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 PETTIT AVE E
17F051967 04/30/2017 07:35pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2100 EDEN ST
17F052005 04/30/2017 10:05pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2100 EDEN ST
17F052007 04/30/2017 10:18pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 COLLEGE ST & JONES ST
17F052010 04/30/2017 10:21pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 SPRING ST & RUNNION AVE
17F051769 04/30/2017 09:51am 23,113 7300 DECATUR RD
17F051939 04/30/2017 06:14pm 53 ARMED ROB 1000 MCKINNIE AVE
17F051964 04/30/2017 07:30pm 53 ARMED ROB 5300 DECATUR RD
17F051394 04/29/2017 01:14pm 44FW 2800 LOWER HUNTINGTON RD
17F051598 04/29/2017 10:18pm 44FW 4700 MANISTEE DR*
*(THIS address AGAIN...looks like this numbnut doesn't learn all that well)
*** Next up, some GOOD news in the wonderful world of criminal activity.
Here's the story link:
Yes, the "Sultan of Stupid", one Hozyfa Sultan, age 25, has managed to piss away the rest of his sorry-ass life when he was sentenced to
110 years in prison.
Naturally, he plans to appeal (good luck with that).
((Surbeck sentenced Sultan to 60 years for murder, 35 years for attempted murder and 15 years for using a gun in a crime. He ordered the sentences be served back to back for a total of 110 years.))
Now THAT sounds about right to me...one less violent and dangerous asshole on our streets.
Only have several hundred more to go...heh.
*** Next, I want to reprint a Letter to the Editor that just struck a nice chord with me:
Rights Bestowed By God
The author of the sarcastic March 28 letter dismissed my “Too many rights (March 14)” as “the most ridiculous letter I have ever read.” Then, he went on to demean President Donald Trump as “Supreme Leader,” supported by “fascist flunkies.”
One might assume he belongs to the self-righteous left. As such, he has nothing to contribute to our understanding of “fake rights” or our need to eliminate them as constitutionally irrelevant and socially destructive. Let me try again to reach him and those who agree with him.
As an American, I believe that the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are bestowed on us by the creator. But the right to pursue happiness cannot be exercised apart from common decency. Any liberty that deprives others of their legitimate privileges is not a right, but a sin or crime. And life that justifies misleading people with personal lies or fake news demeans the common good and the divine will.
Natural rights from God are implemented with sound thinking and proper behavior. Other rights are little more than convenient fictions. They may be politically useful or serve as excuses for depravity and villainy. It just depends.
Thank you John...YOU "get it".
*** Next up, a little stopover at "Kitten Corner"...
(yeah, got scratched...it happens).
Gallifrey doesn't seem to mind as much...but both come to you and want their necks rubbed.
Other than that, a pretty good day, and one which had them watching another cat.
Midnight) stopped by and was licking at an empty dish. I went out (and it ran away as usual) and put more dry food in the dish.
He meows, too, and hung around for a good hour before he left.
God knows there are many days when it's not fit to be outside.
Who knows...there may come a time when Midnight manages to find a good, permanent home.
*** Last back to the garage...The History Channel had a really good 2-part show on last evening - Superheroes Decoded, and it was a nice homage to something that has been truly AMERICAN in nature.
It showed how writers of comics brought into perspective these heroes' reactions to our changing times in this country (and the world), and even mentioned the McCarthy era attempt to call comic books a major influence on juvenile delinquency.That was a laugh. Didn't make ME one.
Fredric Wertham's book, Seduction of the Innocent was quoted by (host) Brad Meltzer. It was Wertham who was behind the reason that the Comics Code Authority being enacted.
Talk about a real wet-blanket upon childhood.
ALONE demonstrate that much) into graphic novels (no comics code required?), and how these superheroes continue to be an integral part of our growing up (well, for some of us). Joseph Campbell would smile.
Still, I miss the days of real comic books, but the values found within all those costumed heroes lives on, especially in the movies.
Then again I miss the days when people wanted to conform to better lives and better values.
Stay SAFE out there, America.