From burglaries to abortions

There recently was a burglary in Foster Village, where I live.  A woman saw a man trying to pry open a door, but said she was “too afraid” to call the police.  When the security alarm sounded, none of the neighbors called 911, because they thought it was a car alarm that sometimes goes off for no reason.  So, all of this resulted in a colossal burglary.  I think the owner of that house was at fault for not having the security alarm monitored. 

For my peace of mind, I pay an alarm center $25 a month.  Last night, our defective smoke detector triggered the alarm.  As there was no fire and no smoke, I informed the alarm center that there was nothing to worry about and not to dispatch a fire truck.  Yes, humbug, but what the heck!  Monitoring the system could save lives – our lives – not to mention our property.

On another note, have you read about the big brouhaha over a Super Bowl ad, which was funded by a conservative group, called Focus on the Family?  It discusses how college football star Tim Tebow’s mother refused to abort her fifth child in order to save her life when she got sick.  She survived and that child turned out to be a Heisman trophy winner in 2007 and the leader of a football team that won two BCS championship games.  Now, feminist groups are rallying against the ad, because, they say, it conveys an anti-abortion, anti-choice message.  Huh?  I don’t get it.  To me, this is simply a heartwarming, feel-good story!  Let it go!

Ah, well, there’s always something to moan and groan about.  All I have to say is:  Monitor your security alarm, and celebrate family life!

13 Responses to “From burglaries to abortions”

  1. kavita Says:

    Be safe Gigi !!About this story….similar thing happened with one of our family member,she wanted to get this pregnancy aborted but Dr. refused ,now that (brilliant)kid is doing wonders in studies.All God’s will,i suppose.

  2. Kay Dennison Says:

    Better to be safe than sorry, Gigi — I am glad you have that service!!

    As to the abortion thing, doctors — of any stripe — don’t know everything — a diagnosis is merely an educated guess and not all doctors are good doctors. I once had a doctor say I’d never have children — I have two!! And if my family doctor had listened to the specialists 31 years ago, I’d still be in a wheelchair!!!!! I take what doctors tell me with a grain of salt and if it doesn’t make sense, I don’t do it. That philosophy serves me well! There are a lot people who don’t ask questions when they should and that is dangerous. I walk in with a list.

  3. Susan at Stony River Says:

    She was too *afraid* to call the police? Can’t you leave anonymous tips? Either way, I think that’s disgraceful, to let a neighbour’s house get burglarised when you could have stopped it.

    I agree with you on the ad, though the ad’s politics and mine don’t agree. If we really value free speech, then we need to stop complaining when other people use it.

    $25/month is beans in the context of safety and peace of mind; I’d say that’s money very well spent!

  4. DrumMajor Says:

    Hey Gigi —

    May want to get the “defective” smoke detector fixed or replaced. It’s only $5 for the cheapest ones from Home Depot. If your’s meshes with the security system, we hope it works correctly when you may really have a fire or smoke! Don’t torch in paradise!
    DrumMajor

  5. Linda Hillin Says:

    I side with the critics of the Focus on the Family ad. I’m familiar with that organization and will not be sad to see that it go by the wayside. James Dobson, the founder, is an old man now and I believe is retiring. I believe that organization is having money problems. Those kinds of organizations usually don’t flourish under second generation leadership. Nothing is just a heart warming story with that group.

  6. quilly Says:

    I agree that monitored alarms are the way to go. Peace of mind has a price tag!

    As to the Focus on the Family ad, I am 100% certain they were sending an anti-abortion message and they most definitely are anti-choice supporters. The worst thing about their “Christianity” to me is that in promoting their message they torture women who regret having abortions. Jesus came to forgive our sins, not condemn us for them and too many so called “fundamental” Christians miss that fundamental message!

  7. Denise Says:

    That’s pretty darned scary Gigi, glad you are well protected and I am sad for your neighbor but hopefully he will make changes. My husband in his bachelor days was broken into twice in one week by the same people the police say. Once to make off with things they could carry like cameras for instance, and the next time they took television and sound systems. It was an apartment back then. We’ve had a few cars broken into in this neighborhood, for GPS systems, but it’s been pretty quiet otherwise, touch wood! I am forever watchful.

  8. Denise Says:

    Forgot to add about the Focus on Family issue. Abortion is a very sad issue and I hope one day it will be one we won’t have to deal with. At the same time I am glad I live in a country where both sides are allowed to have their say, no matter how much we might disagree with one side’s point of view.

  9. Dobbs Ferry Dude Says:

    Why let it go? It’s right wing propaganda. Those people are making life tough for the country and are very low level citizens.

  10. wafan Says:

    I wonder how that woman would feel if her place was burgularized then found out someone witnessed it but refused to call the authorities.

    What happened to helping others? Difficult to believe anyone would consciously ignore or choose not to act. She should be ashamed of herself.

  11. cloudia Says:

    and don’t be afraid to call 911 for your neighbor!

    Aloha, GiGi

    Comfort Spiral

  12. Hattie Says:

    I am tired of anti-choice propaganda. I think it is in very bad taste. But I think the Superbowl is an overrated form of entertainment, too. I was invited to a Superbowl party and turned down the invitation!

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