It’s time for another Who Won the Week prompt. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.
I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.
For this week’s Who Won the Week, I’m going with a sign of the times.There’s an app called “Nextdoor” that I have on my iPhone and every day there are multiple posts about people stealing their political lawn signs. Seriously? Why would people do that? If someone has a political sign for one candidate or the other, does anyone really believe that swiping that sign is going to make a difference?
Anyway, the one and only hard copy magazine I subscribe to is The Week. And in this week’s edition, I read two short blurbs on the topic of political lawn sign thefts that I thought I’d share with you.
An Iowa man who pleaded guilty to stealing a “Biden-Harris” lawn sign then stole hundreds of copies of the local newspaper that reported on his crime. After his name appeared in the Dickinson County News police blotter, the 70-year-old man took entire stacks of the newspaper from multiple stores, earning another conviction and a far lengthier write-up in the Dickinson County News.
A municipal worker in Michigan required 13 stitches after moving a Trump lawn sign rigged with razor blades. The sign was closer to the roadway than permitted by local ordinance, the town supervisor said, and when the worker put his hands on it, he initially “thought it was electrified,” and then “realized he was bleeding aggressively.” The homeowner has denied doing the booby-trapping.
So, yeah, this week’s winner is a sign of the times…and a rather sad sign of the times, at that.
What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?