Realism: The practice of accepting a situation as it is and being prepared to deal with it accordingly.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Bob Neely, Great American

Bob is the Elbow Room fry cook. Last week he received a random call from a Minneapolis Tribune healthcare poll. He expressed his views. Among other things the piece they ran happened to include his employer (one of his two full time jobs). Some asshole looked up the telephone number of the cafe and called him. The caller berated and insulted him (unjustly, I must say), and even vaguely threatened him. Bob invited the fellow to come down to Albert Lea and offered to "kick his ignorant ass". Bob has the caller's phone number and I encouraged him to turn it over to the police. Bob has declined unless he gets more phone calls.

What the hell is this country coming to when a person cannot express an opinion without being harassed?


Silk Hope said...

I think its called freedom of speech Gunnar. It works both way but it also has consequences for either speaker.

Gunnar Berg said...

Threatening phones are not freedom of speech. They are cowardly and illegal.

Silk Hope said...

Oh the ol' fire in the theater trick eh! that you and I are in aggreement 100%. He should flogged.