Coming down the chimney now: It's Monday Mail.
The holiday season
Today's opening is from a campy Christmas song Andy Williams recorded with his brothers.
Today we have reactions to a cop brief posted online when the news broke about 11 p.m. Dec. 12.
It told the story of Gene Autry Breyer, a man born on Christmas, who was charged with robbing the Holly Hills Package Store December 1. The cop brief also noted cowboy singer Gene Autry was known for his rendition of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
Like a child on Christmas, I awoke the next morning to find that No. 3 on our list of most popular online stories.
So, after checking all the criminal court dockets, I eventually went back and read the comments, reported here in order, starting with "The Spider":
To mock the latest Political Correctness trend... "what difference does it make what day of the year he was born on"?
Are you psychic?
Then Jim West wrote:
Who gives a crap what his name is, or when he was born? Apparently being born on Christmas didn't influence his life of crime anymore than it did his obvious lack of formal (home) training. (They're usually running the streets by the time they can walk, while mommy is making their 'next' sibling!)
You think we can track suspects without their names and ages?
Chris Jenkins quipped:
I hear they're still looking for his accomplices -- John Wayne Jackson and Lone Ranger Williams.
We can't tell which John Wayne Jackson you're talking about without his date of birth.
Dan McIntosh posted:
They should give Tim Chitwood a Pulitzer for this hard hitting investigative report... does he even leave the confines of his office to do any reporting?
Well, I posted that from home, so, yeah.
Morae Bordeaux wrote:
Lol they didn't have anything else to make this article interesting so they said Christmas 100 time like who gives a f--- about his birthday!
You don't give an F-word about people born that day? Well, thanks for ruining Christmas.
Tim Chitwood, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-571-8508.