Someone stole my grandson’s bike the other day. Someone thought it would be ok to walk all the way up someones driveway and take a kids bike that wasn’t theirs. The dirtbag was good enough to leave another bike. It was the last one he stole which had a flat tire. Probably because he has not yet mastered the art of stealing shit that is the correct size for him and his weight popped the tire. I say him in a general term because I’ve never seen a girl steal a bike. I have however seen boys steal bikes. One time it was from my neighbors garage. My daughter, a small girl, ran him down and scolded him. I wish I could have seen his face. I think what irritates me the most is that these people don’t even want the bike to keep it, they are just too damn lazy to walk anywhere. We see quite a few bikes abandoned around the high school when football and the other high school sports practices start. They’re suppose to be athletes! They should want to jog to practice. Where’s their commitment? I don’t think the cops think this is worthy of their time but just wait for the study to come out that declares bike theft as a gateway theft to cars. You heard it here first.
There is no doubt that we are getting soft. But seriously, prisoners going on strike? Modern day slavery? It costs $30-60,000 a year to house a prisoner. There are numerous reasons that a person is in prison. Perhaps they raped somebody’s daughter or killed somebody’s friend. Maybe they stole a senior’s life savings, forced a child into sex trafficking, or simply scared the shit out of someone while they robbed them at gun point. Whatever the reason they are there, it probably has something to do with violating somebody’s right to feel safe.
But now they feel like slaves? Not happy about the amount of money they make? The work is too hard? I have no doubt that they aren’t happy, but that isn’t exactly the reason that they are there. Our prisons are overcrowded and we have to keep adding to them so I’m sure there are issues that we need to fix, but prisoners going on strike to complain about their situation is about as stupid as a bank robber suing the bank because there wasn’t enough money to steal.