And yes, those WERE thunderstorms you might have heard earlier in the morning...
Here's the story link:
Since this is officially a terrorist attack, let's keep it that way, and not "rename" it, as this administration loves to do.
And if whoever is responsible for the bomb blasts wanted to make a statement, they certainly DID.
-- The whole point OF terrorism, in ANY form at ANY level, is to make people DEVIATE from their USUAL ROUTINE.
By the looks of things, both in Boston, and around our nation, I would have to concur that they've succeeded.
It's "different" out there today.
But even a success like this comes with a price, and that will become ALL to evident when those COWARDS that committed this act are captured.
People today are waking up to a country "on alert", and what passed for everyday activity yesterday is being scrutinized more closely today by those in law-enforcement at every level...make no mistake.
Perhaps we, as a people lapsed into complacency, and this opened the door for such a heinous opportunity.
We think we're safe and therefore go right back to business as normal.
After 9/11, we ALL became a bit more wary of things, and with good reason.
Yet, as is the case these days, we become DISTRACTED, and Lord knows we've plenty of things happening daily that divert our attention, be they at home, on our streets, within our own government, or around the world.
THIS is the result of such globalization..and the growth of 24/7 media coverage.
One can also take note that April, for some reason, is a popular month with BAD things (aside from filing taxes).
Here's the list.
-- The Titanic sinking (1912)
-- MLK was assassinated (1968)
-- The Rwandan genocide (1994)
-- USS Thresher was lost (1963)
-- Lincoln was assassinated (1865)
-- The VT massacre (2007)
-- The siege at Waco, TX (1993)
-- The Oklahoma City bombing (1995)
-- The Columbine massacre (1999)
-- The Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion (2010)
Those are the most notable points in history, but there are quite a few more.
If anything, we should be KEENLY aware during this month...it really couldn't hurt, right?
*** A little closer to "home", there's this tale of 3 dumbass robbers.
Yes, friends, a tale of two black men, and the woman that drives the getaway car for them.
This took place yesterday morning at the Power One Federal Credit Union, located at 1520 Spy Run Ave. as the business was opening.
One employee was injured when she was pushed to the floor by one of the robbers who brandished a handgun.
The same robber then approached another employee, and collected an undetermined amount of money.
The first woman, locked herself in another room and dialed 911.
Trey Jackson, was taken into custody where police found a handgun on him.
(dem streets ain't be dat safe - where dat getaway car be gone?)
Copeland, 36, Andrews, 35, and Jackson, 25 are all Ft. Wayne residents (probably live down here in the ghettohood, too) and are all being held WITHOUT BAIL in the local jail.
But, God...I so LOVE a "happy ending" like THIS one...!
*** Lastly today, I want to postulate some possibilities regarding this latest attack on OUR people here in the USofA.
IS the perpetrator of this attack in Boston, rather than an execution (a PUBLIC one at that)?
What message ARE we sending these loons who are out to kill us, anyway?
The Fort Hood shooter (read terrorist) is STILL awaiting trial, but all we've managed to do SO FAR is determine whether or not he should have a BEARD.
Where's the speedy part of the whole "trial" thing?
You have to wonder what has become of our judicial system, and as a result, come to know what I find it so reprehensible along such lines.
TRUE JUSTICE is long in coming...if it ever comes along at all, and that's NOT the best message to send to lawbreakers both here OR abroad.
At what point does LAW supersede JUSTICE anyway?
The LAW is there to PROMOTE JUSTICE...NOT take it's place.
Then, there is another aspect of this to consider...
What is being done BEHIND OUR BACKS while we're focused on the Boston terror attack?
What legislation will be "slipped under the door" while we're watching what's being done in Massachusetts and around our nation to make us "safer"?
Like I have said so many times, we have to be watching BOTH hands of those in power, because such acts of terrorism like yesterday can very well wind up chipping away at our OWN liberty...in lieu of security, and that's a nasty road to stroll down.
Would we (in America) rather be FREE...or SECURE?
Helluva choice, huh?
I say we can be BOTH...BUT, it's contingent upon our willingness to not allow our government to tell us HOW to be both free...AND secure.
They can't be everywhere, just like the police, so that makes it OUR job to provide our OWN means of security many times.
But, when the government WANTS to "be everywhere", THAT is when we lose our freedom and liberty.
It's a fine line and a tight wire act worthy of the Flying Wallendas, but we should not be willing to give up one for the other regarding liberty and security.
We can do both...and we have in the past. We just have to also be willing to mete out TRUE JUSTICE when it's needed.