Thursday, December 31, 2020

Saturday, December 19, 2020


An Internet friend and author, J.L. Curtis (AKA the Ancient Naval Flight Officer ), published The Grey Man: - Vignettes back in October of 2014.  Thanks to the author, who has the tenacity and disposition of a rottweiler with a brand new rawhide chew toy, and the considerable efforts of Scott Tackett at 3 Ravens, Tina Garceau (cover art), and Mark Bielecki (narration), this book is now available on Audible (Grey Man Vignettes)

If you're looking for something by way of entertainment, this is a solid choice.  The stories are well thought out, the characters develop, and the writing is well above average.

When the devil's In The Pulpit

CW Martin reminded me of this pastoral train wreck, and reminded me that I'd written about it back in October of 2017.  Read it or not at Church Scandal in Toledo, Ohio.  The short of it is that three scumbags and one scumbaggette got caught abusing a teenage girl.  They are:

Kenneth Butler (Works as a Prophet at Kingdom Encounter Family Worship Center 3030 N. Reynolds Rd. Toledo, Ohio)

Anthony Haynes (Works as an Apostle at the Greater Life Christian Center, 1130 Detroit Ave, Toledo, Ohio)

Cordell Jenkins (Works as a pastor at Abundant Life Ministries, 5025 Glendale Ave, Toledo, OH.  Father is Bishop Chorrethers M. Jenkins and works out of Grace Evangelistic Temple in Youngstown, Ohio.

Laura Lloyd-Jenkins is Cordell's soon to be ex-wife, used to be a political somebody, and is scheduled to be sentenced later on this week.

Now Haynes is trying for compassionate release due to - well, read for yourself.  The usual warnings apply - not safe for Moonbats, may contain racist, misogynist, and deliberate insults to minority groups and protected classes.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Not The Midnight Shooter - Updated 12/15/20

On Monday, December 14th at 11:02 PM EST, I heard 20-25 shots fired somewhere nearby.  Judging by the sound, there were multiple firearms in use by multiple shooters.  One sounded like a shotgun, but let fly with over five shots so I'm thinking more like an SKS or something.

This is not the Midnight Shooter.

For one thing, the time is all wrong.  For another, this sounded more like some kind of Iwo Jima starting up.  Well-now, me being a relatively sober, civic minded citizen of the United States, I called 9-1-1 immediately and reported shots fired.  The nine-eleven operator asked me if I wanted to talk to the police, and I replied that it wasn't necessary.

Five minutes later I could hear the first siren wailing away in the distance.  It was joined by a second, then a third, then an entire parking lot full of emergency vehicles got into the act.  It stayed that way for a solid twenty minutes, and various vehicles with flashing lights passed my house.  The CPD came by with the hammer down, maybe five or six cars.  I counted two meat wagons, one fire truck, and a final CPD unit bringing up the rear.  Probably older guys, as they have better sense than the young ones.

We'll see what's on the morning news, but I'm guessing a drive-by.  Looks like Machine Gun Alley is living up to its name.


20-Year-Old Killed, 16-Year-Old Injured in East Columbus Shooting

From the article:
Officers were called to the 6100 block of East Livingston Avenue near Brice Road around 11 p.m.

Police found two people shot.

20-year-old Osjahnique Eugia [STET] Nicole Giles got a meat wagon ride to Mount Carmel East Hospital where she cashed in her chips.  Her 16-year-old companion went to the hospital and is expected to recover.  Physically, that is.

No, I don't know how to pronounce her name, even phonetically.

If you believe the local talking heads, the CPD said that the actual shooting happened on E Livingston Ave near I-270, which is West of where Osjahnique and the teenager were found by police.

CPD Detectives have no motive and no leads.

So it's either gang-related or road rage.  Or both.  Given the current political climate, I'd check to see if the car is sporting a Biden/Shaniqua bumper sticker.

Good luck with this one.  I'm betting it goes unsolved.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Old Age and Memory Loss

I get a news feed from Slashdot (News for Pseudo Intellectuals and Crap No One Should Care About), and most days I glance at it and delete it - usually after it's been sitting in my in-box for about eighty years.  Today I actually found something interesting.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Midnight Shooter

Well, he's back.  I think I've written about this guy before.  He gets full of beer (or whatever), and when he's half in the bag he wants to shoot his pistol.  He used to have a .38 revolver, then he had two .38 revolvers which he'd shoot at the same time.  I think he's got a .40 now.

Last night (technically, early this morning) at two minutes after midnight by my bedroom clock, he torched off ten shots, rapid fire.  I think he may have switched to a .40, as the sound of the shots is notably different.

Maybe I'll email the local PD and see if they have any interest.  I doubt they do - last time they returned my email with a rather terse statement that I'd have to come down to the station and fill out a report in person, because, you know, rules and regulations.

Since I really don't care about him shooting, I'm going to skip the cops and just remind him to shoot safely.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Impeach Ohio Governor Mke DeWine!

Looks like the pellets have hit the turbine blades once again, and the GOP is involved while the Democrats are strangely silent.

The short of it is that Mike DeWine has stepped on a few toes, and as a result members of the GOP have decided to give him a fair trial and a fine hanging.  Three things bother me about this, which I'll mention at the end of my usual curmudgeonly diatribe.

Standard warnings apply on this one.