WHERE was the rain we were SUPPOSED to get yesterday?
We got clouds, and that was it. Not a drop of precipitation.
Weather Forecasters - the only NON-political career where you can be WRONG at least half of the time, and still pull in a decent paycheck...gotta love that.
Our Hoosierland weather for today brings us (no rain, right) sunny skies, temps reaching up a bit more than yesterday to around 80 degrees, and yes, NO rain coming our way.
So, what say we grab ourselves a refreshing drink to kick-start the day, as we see what else has been going on, hmm?
*** First out of the fire-pit is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
AUGUST 8 -
---It's National Dollar Day
---It's National Frozen Custard Day
OR frozen yogurt in my book)
---It's National Happiness Happens Day
---It's National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbors' Porch Day
GOT to be frigging kidding me, right? And shouldn't it be ON TO rather than "into"?)
*** Next up, and since it is a Tuesday, let's look at ALL the FWPD calls that we SHOULD have heard about, but didn't because the media was too bust busting on president Trump for taking a (working) vacation...
SHOTS FIRED ((113)) / ARMED ROBBERY((53)) CALLS - 07/31 - 08/06
((23,113 - vandalism by gunfire))
JUL 31 -
17F094243 07/31/2017 03:36am 113 SHOTS FIRED 4400 COLONIAL AVE S
17F094611 07/31/2017 09:47pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 7700 WOODBINE AVE
17F094613 07/31/2017 09:52pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 5300 ST JOE CENTER RD & RED OAK DR
17F094633 07/31/2017 10:11pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3700 TAYLOR ST & ARDMORE AVE
((NO armed robberies))
AUG 1 -
17F094706 08/01/2017 12:45am 113 SHOTS FIRED 100 FOSTER PKWY E
17F094721 08/01/2017 01:39am 113 SHOTS FIRED 5200 MOUNT VERNON PARK DR
17F094730 08/01/2017 02:32am 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 COLUMBIA AVE & DEARBORN ST
17F094731 08/01/2017 02:37am 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 LILLIE ST & HAYDEN ST
17F094826 08/01/2017 10:43am 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 BARTHOLD ST
17F095158 08/01/2017 11:08pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 SUTTENFIELD AVE E & LAFAYETTE
17F095086 08/01/2017 08:02pm 58 SHOOTING 5800 TURTLE CREEK DR
((NO armed robberies))
AUG 2 -
17F095538 08/02/2017 08:59pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 3300 COLISEUM BLVD W
17F095570 08/02/2017 10:13pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 5200 WERLING DR
17F095389 08/02/2017 02:45pm 23,113 300 SUTTENFIELD AVE E
((NO armed robberies))
AUG 3 -
((NO SHOTS FIRED))
17F095826 08/03/2017 02:53pm 53 ARMED ROB 1900 QUIMBY VILLAGE ACCESS
AUG 4 -
17F096468 08/04/2017 11:10pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 5200 WILLOWHURST DR
((NO armed robberies))
AUG 5 -
17F096523 08/05/2017 01:36am 113 SHOTS FIRED 6500 ASHBROOK DR
17F096571 08/05/2017 05:34am 113 SHOTS FIRED 00 MAIN ST E
17F096907 08/05/2017 10:13pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 5100 COVENTRY PKWY
17F096950 08/05/2017 11:44pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 WASHINGTON CENTER RD W
17F096372 08/04/2017 07:24pm 53 ARMED ROB 5600 SOUTHWAYNE AVE
AUG 6 -
17F096958 08/06/2017 12:09am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2200 MAPLECREST RD & GEORGETOWN LN
17F097031 08/06/2017 02:33am 113 SHOTS FIRED 1600 CASS ST
17F097034 08/06/2017 02:34am 113 SHOTS FIRED 5800 TURTLE CREEK DR
17F097066 08/06/2017 05:10am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 BOWSER AVE
17F097321 08/06/2017 10:18pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2300 BOWSER AVE & HURD ST
17F097194 08/06/2017 04:00pm 23,113 600 FLORENCE AVE
17F097063 08/06/2017 04:54am 58 SHOOTING 2100 POINT WEST DR
((NO armed robberies))
More than 45+ vandalism calls, 139 domestic calls, 30 burglaries, and 31 narcotics runs.
FIREWORKS CALLS 07/31 - 08/06
17F094622 07/31/2017 10:02pm 44FW 2200 ARDMORE AVE
17F095153 08/01/2017 11:03pm 44FW 1800 FOX POINT TRL
17F096008 08/03/2017 10:12pm 44FW 3200 HARRISON ST S
17F096474 08/04/2017 11:11pm 44FW 4700 MANISTEE DR**
17F096890 08/05/2017 09:31pm 44FW 4700 MANISTEE DR**
17F096900 08/05/2017 09:57pm 44FW 2900 WHITE OAK AVE
17F096904 08/05/2017 10:05pm 44FW 2700 NORDHOLME AVE
17F096916 08/05/2017 10:16pm 44FW 9800 DEREV CT
17F096960 08/06/2017 12:12am 44FW 3600 HARVEST PL
**(((THIS GUY AGAIN???))
Nice to know we STILL have some assholes out there.
*** Next, if you recall, yesterday I spoke about the TOXIC waste produced by all those illegal pot-growing sites in CA (and God knows where else that haven't been found yet), and now, something ELSE has come to light.
|This is in Denver, CO.|
|This one's in Canada.|
I touched on this briefly back in my 9 June 2017 post, and I still believe this is NOT a solution to the problem, but rather a "fostering" of the problem.
I'm becoming frustrated at all these "new approaches" that NEVER seem to really approach the problem of opioid abuse.
And now, we have proof that an "underground" safe haven for drug users exists.
|Seattle is planning to open a shoot-up-salon.|
Other cities were considering such locations to "aid" in the treatment of opioid abuse, and I;m sorry, but such clandestine locations are not the solution. Maybe those who prescribe such medications might want to consider better monitoring of patients or other alternatives to these addictive drugs.
*** Next up, our local capo of the Urban League (of less than extraordinary gentlemen) is leaving town (for Pittsburgh (where the air is brown, and the people are as smart as house plants, so the saying goes).
To me, the Urban League was just another "good old (black) boy network" that did little to elevate blacks from their current state to a better way of living. It was more of an adjunct to the NAACP (imho), and served a few while denying the many.
I haven't seen the Urban League make an impact on black CRIME in Fort Wayne one damn bit.
In fact, in the last 12 years, it has RISEN...and become more violent.
When this agency (and others like it) makes a conscious decision to address crime and WANT to eradicate it (and not through taxpayer-funded giveaways), then crime will begin to decline.
*** Next, and speaking of black crime, we have this story:
|A real WINNER, and damn tasty cookies!|
Any bets that Willie-boy gets off with a wrist slap and lots of probation time for aggravated battery, rather than attempted murder?
We should all know how this city's judicial works by now...
*** Next up, another black criminal get an orange jumpsuit and flip flops. Here's that story:
How do I know he's black?
"Devarious", it becomes self-explanatory, does it not?
A FWPD officer saw a car speeding early Monday morning around 0053 hrs and gave chase.
The driver of the speeding vehicle (Devarious Coats, 26) sped off and lost control of the car in the 1200 block of Maumee Ave, where he struck a sign and hydrant. He was taken to hospital in critical condition, but was upgraded to serious. Charges are pending.
*** Next, that escapee from Paulding County was found...under his parents house crawl-space, dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Here's the story:
|Dead by the officer's gun - karma is a bitch.|
At least the perp was shot with the officer's service pistol, which was taken from the corrections officer when the prisoner overpowered him a few days ago, so I'd call that a WIN for law-enforcement.
*** Next, and definitely changing gears, Wifey and I had the very nice opportunity to have a visit from Chris (Martin) and Laurie.
They stopped down for some conversation, and to partake in a freshly-baked pan of brownies (we don't make 'em small at our house...lol). Chris also got his belated birthday gifts.
They did want to see our cats, but Midnight and Whiskers took off like they had been shot when Chris and Laurie walked past our garden gate...it was odd to see them react that way.
|A flashing Hello Kitty glass?|
He hid the entire time, and when Chris and Laurie were here last, both cats came out and played around (they were smaller and new to our house).
I can't explain their behavior, other than to say they're overly particular, and they should learn to grow out of that. Our friends are also THEIR friends, kapeesh?
|All good things must end...for the time being.|
*** Next up, let's see what's bugging the twosome at "Kitten Corner"...
|Which toy to play with?|
|A pre-visit nap (before he went M.I.A.)|
*** Next, time to check in with "Midnight and Company"...
|First meal of the day|
|Last meal of the day|
*** Last back to the smokehouse...we can always learn a lot about ourselves from our pets.
|This is also true.|
But, one question I'd love to find the answer to is "What do THEY learn from US?"
What messages do we send to them?
Well, if you're an observer of humanity (as I have been for decades), you can see for yourself the messages we, as humans, send to each other, and then you can do the math from there.
Sure animals are mostly predatory by nature, and have their own "pecking order", as it were, but mankind is supposed to be more evolved than that, right?
|Cats learning to drive...what's next?|
The robberies, rapes, murders, assaults...all of these (and more) prove that some portion of humanity is not ready to roam about with those of us who have made the decision to NOT act in such a reprehensibly savage manner.
THAT is where we differ from animals...conscious choice over instinct.
|Awareness of these make us human|
They seek power at any price, they succumb to their desires, rather than see to their needs, and are rarely willing to undertake anything coming close to working to achieve their misplaced goals.
Now, that's pretty damn predatory, is you ask me.
I'd much prefer to see more people helping each other, instead of people helping themselves to each other's stuff.
I'm not asking for a perfect world...just one where regular people don't have to be looking over their shoulders every other minute, to see if some predator is coming.
That should not be too much to ask...should it?
Stay SAFE out there, America.