18 July 2017

Tuesday Tidbits...
Welcome to more of those wonderfully hazy, hot, and humid days of summer.
If you prefer being uncomfortable, then by all means, stay outside today...lol.
(or, you can always move down to the SE side of town...apparently, that makes a LOT of folks uncomfortable, and they're just passing through, or sit behind nice big wooden desks at City Hall).
Our Hoosierland weather for today brings us partly to mostly sunny skies, temps reaching up to around 88 degrees, and almost enough humidity that you can wring out the air...yep, that's summer all right.
So, in lieu of those conditions, what say we all get a nice refreshing drink to keep our personal hydration meter out of the "red", as we see what else has been going on, hmm?
*** First off of the patio is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
JULY 18 -
---It's National Caviar Day
(fish eggs...we used to use those for BAIT back in Philly, but they weren't the "rich-bitch" kind)
---It's National Get Out of the Dog House Day
(The real trick here is to avoid getting INTO the dog house in the first place, right, guys?)
---It's National Sour Candy Day
(beats sour apples or grapes any day)
*** Next, since it is Tuesday, and the media is busy working with the leftards to subvert our president and his agenda to make this country great (again), let's see ALL those FWPD calls that we were never told about...
SHOTS FIRED ((113)) / ARMED ROBBERY((53)) CALLS - 07/10 - 07/16
((23,113 - vandalism by gunfire))
JUL 10 - 
17F084828 07/10/2017 10:28pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 400 PACKARD AVE W & LA JOLLA CT
((NO armed robberies))
JUL 11 -
17F085304 07/11/2017 11:28pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2800 FAIRFIELD AVE
17F084880 07/11/2017 01:02am 53 ARMED ROB 1200 COLISEUM BLVD N
JUL 12 -
17F085351 07/12/2017 01:46am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2800 ABBOTT ST  
17F085764 07/12/2017 10:33pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 SHERWOOD TERR W
17F085667 07/12/2017 06:40pm 53 ARMED ROB 800 POPLAR ST
17F085682 07/12/2017 07:28pm 53 ARMED ROB 5400 HARRISON ST S
JUL 13 -
17F085810 07/13/2017 01:25am 113 SHOTS FIRED 3600 REED ST
17F085819 07/13/2017 02:11am 113 SHOTS FIRED 6900 WOLFSBORO LN
17F086171 07/13/2017 08:24pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3800 ICE WAY
17F085870 07/13/2017 07:42am 23,113         6900 WOLFSBORO LN
17F085803 07/13/2017 12:38am 58 SHOOTING         4500 SMITH ST
((NO armed robberies))
JUL 14 -
17F086284 07/14/2017 12:29am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 BROADWAY
17F086291 07/14/2017 01:01am 113 SHOTS FIRED 4500 SMITH ST L
17F086317 07/14/2017 03:31am 113 SHOTS FIRED 700 LOUISEDALE DR  
17F086747 07/14/2017 11:08pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 4600 SOUTHPARK DR
17F086316 07/14/2017 03:34am 23,113         2900 GOSHEN RD
17F086598 07/14/2017 05:33pm 53 ARMED ROB 2400 COLISEUM BLVD N
JUL 15 -
17F086777 07/15/2017 12:12am 113 SHOTS FIRED 1500 RUNNION AVE & SPRING ST
17F086801 07/15/2017 01:11am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 KENTUCKY AVE
17F086806 07/15/2017 01:31am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2200 CRESCENT AVE
17F086829 07/15/2017 02:59am 113 SHOTS FIRED 4200 CLINTON ST S
17F086831 07/15/2017 03:01am 113 SHOTS FIRED 500 BIRCHTREE LN  
17F086838 07/15/2017 03:38am 113 SHOTS FIRED 3000 STARDALE DR  
17F087123 07/15/2017 07:41pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2500 WESTWARD DR & OLD TRAIL RD E
17F087173 07/15/2017 09:44pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 5000 WOODMARK DR
17F087209 07/15/2017 10:47pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2600 PALISADE DR
17F087137 07/15/2017 08:15pm 58 SHOOTING         2200 WAYNE TRACE E
17F086944 07/15/2017 11:58am 53 ARMED ROB 1400 LOWER HUNTINGTON RD
JUL 16 -
17F087267 07/16/2017 12:24am 113 SHOTS FIRED 3300 TIMBERHILL DR  
17F087315 07/16/2017 02:29am 113 SHOTS FIRED 500 MCKINNIE AVE
17F087344 07/16/2017 03:46am 113 SHOTS FIRED 4500 SMITH ST
17F087347 07/16/2017 03:55am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 MAPLE GROVE AVE E & SALEM LN
17F087350 07/16/2017 04:09am 113 SHOTS FIRED 4500 SMITH ST
17F087611 07/16/2017 09:09pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3500 HARRISON ST S
17F087371 07/16/2017 05:31am 23,113         500 SHERWOOD TERR E
17F087410 07/16/2017 10:52am 58 SHOOTING         2200 RANDALLIA DR
17F087422 07/16/2017 11:26am 53 ARMED ROB 4800 SPATZ AV
More than 40+ vandalism calls, 80+ domestic calls, 50+ burglaries, over 60 disturbance calls, and  17 narcotics runs.
And, we can't forget all the numbnuts with leftover fireworks,  who are too stupid to read a calendar, are not concerned with the peace and quiet repose of others, and are totally ignorant to the laws, can we?
FIREWORKS CALLS 07/10 - 07/16
17F084443 07/10/2017 03:31am 44FW 8800 WAVE CIR
17F084821 07/10/2017 09:38pm 44FW 600 MEYER AVE
17F084865 07/11/2017 12:08am 44FW 5300 GOSHEN RD
17F085247 07/11/2017 09:09pm 44FW 1800 MARY ST
17F085243 07/11/2017 09:15pm 44FW 3600 WAYNE TRACE
17F085259 07/11/2017 10:03pm 44FW 300 PETTIT AVE W & HOAGLAND AVE
17F085261 07/11/2017 10:05pm 44FW 700 DAVIS ST & MARY ST
17F085271 07/11/2017 10:06pm 44FW 700 ORFF AVE
17F085265 07/11/2017 10:08pm 44FW 5100 HARRISON ST S
17F085279 07/11/2017 10:34pm 44FW 600 LILLIAN AVE
17F085353 07/12/2017 01:55am 44FW 4300 CASA VERDE DR
17F085653 07/12/2017 05:36pm 44FW 3600 WENTWORTH DR
17F085747 07/12/2017 10:03pm 44FW 1800 MARY ST
17F085762 07/12/2017 10:30pm 44FW 300 KILLEA ST
17F086222 07/13/2017 09:39pm 44FW 3900 WAYNE TRACE & DIPLOMAT DR
17F086209 07/13/2017 09:47pm 44FW 800 COLISEUM BLVD N
17F086232 07/13/2017 09:47pm 44FW 7700 TENDALL CT
17F086280 07/13/2017 10:34pm 44FW 7900 DECATUR RD
17F086275 07/13/2017 11:45pm 44FW 5600 WERLING DR
17F086277 07/14/2017 12:07am 44FW 700 DAVIS ST
17F086715 07/14/2017 10:04pm 44FW 4100 SMITH ST
17F086717 07/14/2017 10:19pm 44FW 2800 WAYNEDALE BLVD
17F086730 07/14/2017 10:34pm 44FW 4900 MARSTON DR & LYELL CT
17F086750 07/14/2017 10:54pm 44FW 4200 WARSAW ST & MCKINNIE AVE
17F086763 07/14/2017 11:40pm 44FW 1800 KENSINGTON BLVD
17F087108 07/15/2017 06:43pm 44FW 3600 DEER CV
17F087172 07/15/2017 09:32pm 44FW 1100 MAIN ST W & CHERRY ST
17F087196 07/15/2017 09:55pm 44FW 2700 POINSETTE DR
17F087202 07/15/2017 09:59pm 44FW 3600 STILLWATER PL
17F087204 07/15/2017 10:00pm 44FW 1900 NEUHAUS DR
17F087186 07/15/2017 10:06pm 44FW 5300 WHEELOCK RD
17F087194 07/15/2017 10:21pm 44FW 300 NORTHEAST DR
17F087215 07/15/2017 10:41pm 44FW 300 PENN AVE
17F087218 07/15/2017 10:55pm 44FW 6600 ST JOE RD & EVARD RD
17F087284 07/16/2017 12:59am 44FW 1700 LAKE AVE & ANTHONY BLVD 
17F087300 07/16/2017 01:44am 44FW 800 COLUMBIA AVE
17F087574 07/16/2017 03:58pm 44FW 3900 BURBANK BLVD
17F087628 07/16/2017 09:59pm 44FW 1100 FRANKLIN AVE
17F087649 07/16/2017 10:48pm 44FW 100 KILLEA ST & HARRISON ST S
17F087654 07/16/2017 11:07pm 44FW 900 LAKE AVE
Holy Crap, that's a lot...and ALL of them ILLEGAL by state law (after 9 July)!
*** Next up, it's always nice to find a place where you can enjoy the summer, but Indiana kinda missed the brass ring. Here's the story:
Why this appeared in today's J-G when it was originally published here back on 3 July beats me.
Indiana ranks 19th worst summer spot. Mississippi ranks 1st (worst) and Washington state ranks 50th (best).
At least PA is better by a little (21st), and WY is way better (32nd), but MICHIGAN is ranked 44th? They MUST be referring to the upper penninsula area and NOT anywhere near a major city like Detroit, or Lansing...heh. NJ is 45th? Somone's gotta be on some drugs there. Aside from the shore, it's hot and muggy most summers, believe me.
*** Next, the Sports and Spirits Bar, a place of ill repute over the years is no more. Here's the story link:
Amazing what it takes to motivate the city into action. Good riddance to bad rubbish here.
*** Next up, Two (count 'em...2) SE side projects get the green light. Here's this story:
Another Dollar store in the 3900 block of South Anthony Boulevard gets the go-ahead.
Decatur Rd Scotts during BETTER days
And it looks like someone found a use for the old Scotts market that has sat vacant for years.
((The approved Cornucopia Center proposal for the property that was a Scott's supermarket in the 5300 and 5400 blocks of Lafayette Street will allow a new entrance on the north side of the property.
Developer Rob Troxel previously said the plan in part is to cope with the closing of a “back way” driveway from Paulding Road. Also proposed is 8,000-square-foot retail building to the west of the existing building formerly occupied by Scott's.))
"Cornucopia Center"???
THIS is all you people have to offer...more places to get robbed, when you're never addressing the REAL problem of crime and the people committing it? Lord, give me strength to deal with such moronic insanity.
*** Next, this could be a major reason that we are growing generations of screwed-up, bad-ass kids out there. Here's the link:
Toxic Stress? Didn't know we had to call it that exactly.
To be honest, ANY form of stress can be toxic to some degree. It all depends on the situation.
The research mentioned in the story doesn't have to apply JUST to kids, either, But it's those formative years that bear the brunt of such stress greater than adults. Guess this means we'll have children growing up with a form of PTSD without ever having been in combat, unless you want to consider a toxic HOME environment a battleground, especially in the inner cities, right?
*** Next, more on the new Doctor Who...
A feminist critic blasted the BBC when they announced a new FEMALE doctor.
Okay, so this feminazi would like a black AND transgender Doctor?
It's a CHILDREN'S SHOW (primarily), snowflake.
This is my main contention with how the show has "deviated" since it's reboot...complex plotting that few children could actually follow (hell, I had trouble, and I've followed the Doctor since the mid-70s!), so why all this PC stuff? I would think that the realm of "childhood": would be more "off-limits" when it comes to such things. Apparently no longer.
I say if you WANT a time-traveling alien who is a female black transgender, then by all means, GO CREATE ONE, and stop all the damn co-opting of established shows and characters. This is getting way out of hand with these nonsensical fringe groups.
Man, this sort of chronically narrow-minded, tunnel-vision, politically-correct bullshit really pisses me the hell off!
*** Next up, time to kick back and stop by "Kitten Corner"...
The kids were not THAT bad yesterday...just being themselves, which means brief bouts of manic behavior squeezed between the eating, napping, rubbing, and grooming (not really in that order, mind you).
Not many birds to watch, just whatever becomes brave enough to hit the feeder.
Everything has it's own form of trade-off, doesn't it?
*** Next, time to see what going on with "Midnight and Company"...
Whiskers is part of our "landscape" now, it would seem, as is Midnight.
They both spent most of the day sleeping IN our garden, They tend to hang close by one another.
The farthest Midnight ventures is outside the fence gate now. Haven't seen him in the alley (thank God). Whiskers just stays close by.
This turn of events has changed up the feeding thing...gonna have to buy more dry food for this duo.
*** Last back to the flower beds...is all this diversity REALLY needed?
Stop shoving this down our throats!
Seriously, when have we all been so assaulted by all these groups claiming "rights" in the past?
Aside from the Civil Rights movement, which to me was perfectly justified and too long in coming (thanks to democrats not wanting it in the 50s), we've never had all this stuff thrust in our faces (so blatantly) on a daily basis...and to what end?
If everyone gets everything they want, and all the damn time...THEN what happens?
Where do we go as a society when no one has want of anything? How much more equal can one group become over all the others?
I think the old complacency factor will kick in...it usually does. That won't be a good thing.
And to take God out of this equation is simply stupid beyond reason, for there are true and natural rights that COME from God. Others are set down in our founding documents. But the groups today that we see protesting all the time, seem to have no need for either God or law...so what happens then?
How can you demand rights when you deny the source of those rights?
Quite the conundrum, and one which these people will never choose to understand...because it requires THOUGHT.
The cost today is our American culture.
There can never be wisdom without knowledge. And knowledge comes from learning..being taught right from wrong.
Understanding differences between rights from privileges comes from those things.
But, like anything worthwhile in life...ALL these require work...that each of us has to put forth.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

Betting your article got "sat on" until after the tourist season started. 19th seems tres harsh.

Maybe they should make Corny Center into a better mousetrap. You know, Newports and Ripple at one end, shooting range on the other...

And this feminist wouldn't watch it anyway. How many times have you tuned into RuPaul's drag Race, lady (term used loosely)? Guess what, I DON'T WANT TO!

I would comment further on your EXCELLENT closing, but this world has left me with a bit of a headache. Feminist TV critics just made it worse. Someone may have to pay tonite. Luckily, I'm too tired to make them.

Bob G. said...

---By George, I think you have NAILED it once again. let the TRF go by and THEN, we say how bad we (Indiana) sucks. makes sense to me.
---LOL! While I like that idea a lot, we've too many similar places all OVER the SE (and encroaching into the SW now).
Plus, I'd hate to see all those bullet holes in the old cornucopia.
---I'd bet those "ladies" on RuPaul's show are MORE WOMAN than this feminazi critic...ANY day...heh.
---If you liked today's close, then tomorrow's might rock a small part of the universe (I hope), if not provide a couple smiles along the way.
You take care of that headache...don't want to catch any of that TOXIC STRESS...do 'ya?

Thanks for carrying the old blog today, my friend.
Always appreciated.

Stay safe (and bag some rest) up there, brother.