Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Senseless Tragedy

When I saw all of the TV and internet ads that had the A Christmas Story theme this past holiday season, I thought the trend was gratuitous and rather unoriginal. Now, it seems that there was a reason for it: a fitting final tribute to a man who gave my generation a holiday classic.

Back in 2005, when I was still living in New Jersey, my roommate at the time heard I had never seen A Christmas Story. When the holidays rolled around, he ordered me to curl up on the couch in our drafty living room that never quite felt like home to watch his copy of the DVD. And I did just that, right under the pinkish glow of the Christmas tree lights and near the toy train set my roommate had set up earlier that month. That's one great memory I have of that apartment: feeling cozy, happy, and not a little bit childlike as I finally watched all of those scenes I had heard my schoolmates talking about all of those years.

Rest in peace, Robert Clark.

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Blogger TheTownCrier said...

Bob Clark and his son are 2 of 13 victims per day killed by illegal aliens driving in the United States. Another 12 are murdered EVERY DAY by illegal aliens.

MORE AMERICANS DIE EVERY YEAR AT THE HANDS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS THAN DIED ON 9/11!!!

Wake up America!

This from the Border Patrol
http://www.usborderpatrol.com/Border_Patrol901_10.htm

"In all of the 70 years of the Soviet Union -- including the years of the proxy war of Vietnam.-- they killed fewer Americans in total than Mexican Illegal Aliens do inside this country in a single year."

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Crime Victims of Illegal immigration

http://www.immigrationshumancost.org/
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This from Congressman Steve King and others
http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/2006/04/biting-hand-that-feeds-you-read-this.html

Biting the Hand that feeds you

"What would May 1st look like without illegal immigration? There would be no one to smuggle across our southern border the heroin, marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamines that plague the United States, reducing the U.S. supply of meth that day by 80%.

The lives of 12 U.S. citizens would be saved who otherwise die a violent death at the hands of murderous illegal aliens each day.

Another 13 Americans would survive who are otherwise killed each day by uninsured drunk driving illegals.
Our hospital emergency rooms would not be flooded with everything from gunshot wounds, to anchor babies, to imported diseases to hangnails, giving American citizens the day off from standing in line behind illegals.

Eight American children would not suffer the horror as a victim of a sex crime. "
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Illegal Aliens Kill More Americans Than Iraq War
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/homeland.php?id=737771

Since no one is tracking illegal alien crime against Americans, we have calculated it using our own methods described here. Whether it is worth it for Americans to suffer annually thousands of murders and billions of dollars so that we can save about 10 cents on a head of lettuce is something America will have to decide.

10:38 PM  
Blogger NewbietoNYC said...

And I thought Lou Dobbs was messianic....

12:49 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

Hi Jane,

I guess TheTownWhiner never got the message that this post is about your enjoyment by your friends who made it so wonderful for you to be able to watch A Christmas Story?

I guess that maybe he is out panhandling for some crackers to go with that whine.

2:38 AM  

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