Most who know me well understand that I'm a news junkie. On my way to work I'll listen to NPR and then unwind at the end of the day with some commentary from Chris Matthews on our nation's body politic and Obama love. Of course I read some obscure, funny, and often bizarre stories brought to the public by Fark. It's my reality television.
Some of the reporting I hear angers me, such as the current nuclear situation with Iran and North Korea, so after hearing enough about the worlds problems I'll tune into fluff pieces and human interest stories. One particular kind of news event really cheers me up when I'm feeling low and that happened in my area.
A good Samaritan in Tacoma saw a car on the side of the road that looked to be broken down. The 80 something man pulled over to offer assistance only to be attacked by the two occupants of the vehicle. The WWII veteran decided to do the right thing and kick the living crap out of them before they fled. Officers got a description of the two from an eyewitness and informed the old man that they were caught as he was lying in a hospital tending his wounds.
I love it when crooks get their comeuppance by the geriatric set. Seriously every time I hear a story like this I just smile. Harassing the elderly is about as low as one can get, but that generation lived through a world war and a depression. They are not to be trifled with.
I sometimes wonder how our pansy generation will be when we get old. Soft are we today with our excuses not to be fit and our constant worship of mildly watchable television. When we get old the young will prey on us like vultures. We'll call ourselves the victims of miscreant youth, but we'll only have ourselves to blame.
"When I opened the door, he started toward me and I kicked him in the balls," - Ted Mazetier
Don't you mess with grandpa, sonny