In other words, we're beginning the weekend on the dreary side.
Our Hoosierland weather will have us with overcast skies, showers through the morning hours, tapering off sometime this afternoon. Skies will then clear, the sun will come out, and our high will top out around 80 degrees. As far as the humidity goes, looks to be about 100 percent right now...heh.
Now, since everything is wet outside, let's do something about the inside (of us) by getting a nice tall cup or glass of Friday Fortitude poured and parked close-at-hand.
*** First off of the rain gauge is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
JUNE 23 -
---It's National Hydration Day
ROFLMAO...go anywhere outside...you get hydrated all right)
---It's National Pecan Sandies Day
MILK rather than rain)
---It's National Pink Day
---It's National Take Your Dog To Work Day
*** Next, and since we are at week's end, let's see what observances are taking place over the following 48 hours...
JUNE 24 -
---Saturday is National Pralines Day
JUNE 25 -
---Sunday is National Catfish Day
DO grow to a large size)
---It's National Leon Day
NOEL, get it?)
---It's National Strawberry Parfait Day
And there we are then...a good amount of things to keep one occupied (and not on Wall Street).
Please remember to observe responsibly.
*** Next, got some local news that's fit to peruse.
---City Council GOP questions mayor on climate. Here's the link:
|Still good to be king.|
((Four councilmen – Paul Ensley, R-1st; Russ Jehl, R-2nd; Tom Didier, R-3rd; and John Crawford, R-at large – who signed a June 9 letter addressed to Henry, stressed that any future environmental initiatives must be weighed against the best interests of the local economy.
“The Fort Wayne City Council is prepared to participate in initiatives that make our community a better place to live, work and invest,” the letter states. “However, common sense says we cannot support measures which hurt our economy or that are cost prohibitive to taxpayers.”
The letter questions whether Henry's administration plans to adhere to a 2025 deadline to reduce emissions by 25 percent, whether Fort Wayne will “cease to welcome new jobs which have carbon footprints,” and whether City Utilities plans to spend large sums of money to stop all sewer overflows into Fort Wayne's rivers. The councilmen also ask if Henry plans to end “the area's use of coal power and denounce the Rockport plant?”))
Good for them. Nice to see some backbone from those residing at City Hall.
((Henry will attend the U.S. Conference of Mayors this weekend in Miami Beach, Florida, where one of the planned discussion topics is climate protection.))
Yeah, you work on that tan, your highness. You can't change what the PLANET chooses to do, idiot.
---Murder case filed in vacant house slaying. Here's that link:
((Xavier M. Miller, 22, is accused of luring Porter Billians to a vacant house on the south side, saying he wanted to meet with him and use his cellphone. Once at the house, Miller pulled a .40-caliber handgun and shot Billians in the back of the head.
Miller then took Billians’ money and cellphone.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed this week, Miller had conspired with another man a couple of days before the killing to rob Billlians because they needed money.))
Hey, here's an idea...try getting a damn JOB and EARNING some money, you lazy-ass piece of shit.
((Miller told police he was telling them all this because he cannot sleep at night and needed to make peace with it and try to move on.))
Move on...from where? You're already incarcerated at the Miami Correctional Facility. What a damn loser.
---The crime we "enjoy" on the SE side continues to grow into the SW side...and into Waynedale. Here's this story:
Once again, we see a black man feeling a bit more entitled than he should feel, waltzing in and robbing the place. Might want to canvass those Winchester Woods Apartments nearby...bet'cha he lives or cribs THERE.
And that "red and black camo" pistol COULD be something like THIS one.
Actually, ANY pistol can be so colorized.
It's a custom coating, so my guess was that it may be easy to trace (if stolen), or police can check all the stores that DO such work and see if anything can be tracked from there.
---This story gets repeated EVERY year, and people still do not pay the hell attention. Here's the link:
Government-sponsorship often contributes to such behavior.
((Garage door openers, Joyner said, are keys to the house. Thieves take the garage door opener and find the owner's home address on the vehicle registration, typically left in the glove box, making it easy to break into a home.
There have been about 6,000 thefts from cars since 2013. According to statistics supplied by the police department, the number of thefts in 2016 surpassed those for every year since 2013.))
Well, that's not a good thing to hear, is it?
It's like that black guy on the bike past week, who was "checking out" a car on our street (and left when he saw me watching him). And, such people will be watching your house or apartment as well. Kinda scary to think about, isn't it?
Don't set yourself up to be a victim is perhaps the best advice here.
*** Next up, and speaking of the "locals", last night there was this suspicious SUV parked across the street with music thumping from it. When it left 15 minutes later, I shot a spotlight beam at it.
|vehicle looked like this one.|
The police did cut them loose, so no drug bust (maybe a citation, who knows? probably not). The police left not long after that, and hopefully a lesson was learned:
OUR house and boom your damn ape-shit music, or you will have the police stop by and chat you the hell up.
The weird thing, we've had a few suspicious vehicles on our block of late (and I get pictures of as many as I can...just in case).
*** Next up, what say we leave this crap behind and visit "Kitten Corner"...
|What can I get into next?|
|I'm just posing for pictures.|
*** Next, let's see what's going on in our "Tales of Midnight"...
|A good vantage point to watch things.|
He does keep track of where YOU are, and if he's nearby, will come to provide a leg rub, or to GET rubbed by us.
|Just guarding the house for you.|
*** Last back to the rain barrel...Life where we live is a far cry from those 20 years ago.
And whatever crime there was stayed farther north of us. Not any longer.
Now, the police reports every week have a decent share of calls in our immediate area, and some of them are not the type you'd really want to see where you live. The "shots fired" calls are getting closer (most occur east of us on the other side of Hanna St.), and we've had one homicide one street over during the past year.
We also had a stabbing just next door, along with a couple domestics (that's the house where the sex offender resides), and with few exceptions, all the houses around here that USED to have those good neighbors have been "taken over" by non-working, lazy-ass, government-sponsored subhuman baby-makers...and their boyfriends of the month.
That's enough to bother a lot of normal people. And it sure bothers me.
That's financial lunacy at it's finest.
I would like to be able to better enjoy the autumn of my life, as I know Wifey would love to do likewise.
Yeah, when all is said and done, there is always...HOPE.
And some days, that's about all you have to run on. At least we're getting good mileage out of it.
Have yourselves a very nice weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.