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Well, this sucks

news report:

Grinches are at work in the area, stealing Christmas decorations from two rural homes over the weekend.

A four foot lighted Santa was taken from a residence along Cr 75E, near Baseline Road. The owner discovered the theft at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, and saw tracks leading from the road to the home.

Two Gingerbread men were taken later from a home in the 100E block of CR 400S. The thieves left their footprints in the snow, going from the road to the home's porch to take the decorations. That crime was reported at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Although no one witnessed the crimes, it's believed the suspects had hearts two sizes too small.

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ozma914
Dec. 10th, 2007 09:56 am (UTC)
My opinion exactly.
kazzy_cee
Dec. 10th, 2007 07:57 am (UTC)
I wonder what they will do with them now they have them? Sell them?

We had a report on the radio this morning about a town who have banned lights from the lamp posts in the town because they 'can't take the weight' apparently. Someone pointed out that most lamp posts are able to withstand gale force winds and huge hanging baskets of flowers in the summer, so a few lights shouldn't make them fall over....
ozma914
Dec. 10th, 2007 09:56 am (UTC)
I suppose they could try to sell them, although they wouldn't be able to get away with selling them around here. Most likely they're going to use them as their own decorations, and personally I think that would be even lower than selling them ...

Those lampposts can take a lot of weight! Somebody's being either cheap or "politically correct".
curiouswombat
Dec. 10th, 2007 01:22 pm (UTC)
Good grief. Although I think the gingerbread men just sneaked off on their own, walking backwards to fool the householders...
ozma914
Dec. 11th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
Could be! Gingerbread do have a tendency to come to life, after all ...
lmzjewel
Dec. 10th, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC)
What Jerks! I hope that get a big lump of coal this year for their troubles.

LMZ
ozma914
Dec. 11th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
No, not coal -- that could be used to keep their homes warm. How about a brick?
lmzjewel
Dec. 11th, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)
A brick is good. And maybe they'll get the hint and hit themselves in the head with it repeatedly. Also, coal is not really considered enviromentally friendly is it? I'm sure Santa would do his part to slow down global warming this year and give out bricks to bad boys and girls instead of coal. (:

LMZ
ozma914
Dec. 12th, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
I think Santa should go nuclear. Solar won't work for him, and it's still too cold up there for wind turbines to function well without constant maintenance. :-)

Then again, the climate "experts" were making dire prediction 20 years ago that the Earth was headed for a new ice age -- caused partially by the burning of the very same fuels that are now supposed to be causing global warming. The smart thing for Santa to do might be to head to the South Pole, where there's dry land and where snowfall amounts have been increasing in recent years. He'll be safer there from whatever comes next!
enigmaticblues
Dec. 10th, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC)
That just...sucks. And is really horrible.
ozma914
Dec. 11th, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)
Sadly, theft and/or vandalism of Christmas decorations happens every year. I'm surprised nobody's punctured my inflatable Santa, after four years of standing in front of my house.
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ozma914
Dec. 11th, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)
Right -- I'm hoping they'll find stockings full of reindeer droppings this Christmas.
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ozma914
Dec. 12th, 2007 09:28 pm (UTC)
Well, climate change and all; I'm not a firm believer that humans are causing it, but I figure we should hold back on the coal a bit. :-)

Although -- come to think of it -- how much methane do those reindeer give out on a typical worldwide journey?
pfeifferpack
Dec. 10th, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
Speaking of Grinches
There was a house here in Albuquerque that was a DELIGHT. Lots of neat figures and lots of work went into the decorations each year. They elderly man would dress as Santa for all the kids to tell their wishes to. They collected money for the local homeless shelters from the throngs of people who came to enjoy the display. It was zoned out.


http://web.abqtrib.com/archives/news02/112602_news_bugg.shtml

Now the place that "adopted" the years of display collection (including a two story working ferris wheel with cartoon characters and an ice skating snoopy) has been sold and there is no "home" for it at all.

Jim and I drove by the house last night and not only is it dark but there isn't even a Christmas tree inside! It's like they took all the joy frmo this family and left an empty shell.

A heart two sizes too small indeed!

Kathleen
ozma914
Dec. 11th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Speaking of Grinches
I remember reading about that during the height of the court battle last year. As I recall, for a short time the family put up a giant inflatable Grinch, who was pointing directly at the neighbor who started the whole kerfluffle. Give it a rest, people -- it's just one month a year, and there are lots worse things in the world than a colorful lighting display! Don't those people have curtains? Sheesh.
lmzjewel
Dec. 12th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)
Re: Speaking of Grinches
After reading that article. I sent that Mayer woman a rather interesting message. Living out in the eastern part of the United States I've always wanted to visit the Western part...New Mexico and California, places like that. So I sent that council woman a little message informing her that she probably doesn't care cause she's way to busy enforcing stupid little anal zoning codes but Albuquerque lost my tourist money over being such grinches. I hope she has a lousy Christmas, too.

LMZ
ozma914
Dec. 12th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Speaking of Grinches
Good for you! She might not care about anything else, but I'll bet tourist dollars matter to her.
winsomeone
Dec. 12th, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
Unbelievable. And yet...not.

We had an incident in my city of an elderly man who dressed as Santa while his wife was Mrs. Claus. She gave out candy canes to the little kids while he rode them around their decorated drive way on a little electric scooter kilted out as a reindeer.

Someone ripped off the scooter.
ozma914
Dec. 13th, 2007 07:23 am (UTC)
Sadly, I'm not the least bit surprised. But then, I work in the bad guys/morons doing bad/moronic things business. *sigh*
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