Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thanks For The Theft!

I had a building burglarized last week.
Thieves broke in and stole some valuable items and vandalized the place.
Here’s how I feel about it: It would be worth them breaking in, if I could catch them breaking in.
I wonder if we could get the laws changed where the victim can get five minutes alone with the perpetrator(s).
I guess that wouldn’t fly. Our liberal friends would have a fit if we did that. Too bad. That would be five minutes well spent.
It’s frustrating when people decide to hit you where it hurts. You go through a gambit of questions and feelings.
Luckily, we have a group of people capable of getting things done regardless of the situation! I’m sure proud of them!
So many times newspapers are regarded as the bad guy for printing the news.
I’ve put family and friends in print ... and not for scoring the game-winning touchdown either. I’ve even placed myself in the not-so-flattering limelight.
As far as I’m concerned, having your name published is a risk you incur when you decide to do something which might get your name in the newspaper. In other words, before knocking off the local Allsup’s, you might consider the fact that your name may indeed, end up in the newspaper.
I suppose you can consider the publicity you receive a deterrent of sorts. It should also encourage law enforcement to release names and information so they get the credit they deserve for keeping us safe and sound.
As for the criminals which burglarized my building - I certainly hope I get to publish your names soon!
President Obama made a great call giving our U.S. Navy SEALS the okay to rescue Capt. Richard Phillips, who was taken hostage when his freighter ship, the Maersk Alabama, was hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia last week.
“I am very proud of the efforts of the U.S. military and the many other departments and agencies that worked tirelessly to resolve this situation,” Obama said.
The SEALS, which everyone should know are weapons unto themselves, were the perfect solution to the problem.
Obama deserves credit for not only making the call, but letting would-be pirates know our stance on piracy and kidnapping.
The following is some feedback I received recently. It is regarding a recent column I wrote which had the word “puke” in it.

Mr. Blackburn,
I was agreeing with you all the way down the page. Couldn’t have said it better myself. Nodding my head and sitting in the “amen” corner on everything you were saying and then you had to ruin it by saying “puke.”.
Why couldn’t you have just said something like regurgitate (for polite society) or maybe up
chuck, throw up, vomit ( I always want to when I see that word) or toss your cookies or even hurl ... or one of my favorites that it was sick enough to “gag a maggot.”

I really never even thought before writing the word “puke.” I guess it’s one of those things that is in the eye of the beholder. One man’s puke is not another man’s regurgitation.
I hope none of you are trying to enjoy a meal while reading this. If so, I apologize.

Copyright Christopher Blackburn 2009


honeyma said...

Yes, isn't it disgusting when someone violates your privacy. Our Fantastic Footwear was broken into a couple of weeks ago. We only lost probably $1100.00 or so in merchandise and cash but why they found it necessary to dump the desk drawers, file cabinets and ruin the cash register, I don't know. It is very upsetting to think our SS #'s and shoe account #'s were in that file. However, they were probably too stupid to pick up on that. Sorry about your burglary.

Christopher Blackburn said...

It's such a violation and a pain to deal with. Likewise, I'm sorry you got hit as well.