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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

First, this thought from occasional kegger Bry_Mac:




Exactly.

And then, there's this:

Report: 8-year-old boy killed in Boston Marathon blasts identified

Here's my guy, who turns 8 in a month and a half:


Nope.  Can't imagine.

I trust the FBI and Boston's Finest are doing everything they can to find the perpetrator terrorist responsible for this.

No politics.  No statements.  Just...find them. It won't bring the 8 year old back, it won't heal his mommy's traumatic head injury and it won't give his little sister her leg back.  It won't make the world, governed by randomness, make any more sense.  But we have a system of justice, and this is a person or these are some people in dire need of some....justice.  If you catch my drift.

8 comments:

Streak 10:43 AM  

I trust you have already seen this bit from Patton Oswalt, but it helped me yesterday. And today.

Smitty 11:24 AM  

I did, and I like his statement, and that Fred Rogers statement that's making the rounds again. It's what's true about human nature: for the most part, we're helpful and empathic and worried about our common man.

steves 12:49 PM  

I like the statement from Mr. Oswalt. Sometimes it is hard to see the big picture when we are inundated with media coverage and images. I didn't even know it happened until much later in the day and had to finally turn the channel.

Speaking of politics, I was also disappointed (but not surprised) at the MSM stumbling over themselves to suggest who the perpetrator(s) was/were. Bravo to anyone that is suggesting caution, restrain, and a careful thorough investigation.

Bob 2:11 PM  

I have been having a hard time separating thoughts of my kids from these incidents. I am not sure how these parents move on.

", I was also disappointed (but not surprised) at the MSM stumbling over themselves to suggest who the perpetrator(s) was/were. Bravo to anyone that is suggesting caution, restrain, and a careful thorough investigation."

Ditto. I first thought was of Oklahoma City when everyone assumed it was done by Middle Eastern terrorists. In the end it was homegrown wingers from Michigan.

Also good on the President for being generally restrained in his language. If some people were in power we would have already bombed Iran.

Bob 2:25 PM  

...and that snarky BMac needs to post more. Maybe we should paste his twitter feed here.

steves 2:27 PM  

...or the Atlanta Olympics...or the DC sniper...or the DA in Texas. Hell, maybe it is just better to not make any speculation for a few days.

Bob 2:29 PM  

"...or the Atlanta Olympics...or the DC sniper...or the DA in Texas. Hell, maybe it is just better to not make any speculation for a few days."

Agreed. The 24-hour news cycle does not serve us well here.

Streak 2:43 PM  

Yesterday was really tough. I heard about it about a half hour after the event, and then watched tv for a while trying to find out what happened. As is always the case, after about an hour of coverage, they know all they are going to know for much longer, and unfortunately know a lot of things that aren't true. We heard about other explosives and suspects in custody. I finally turned the tv off, watched twitter off and on, and was able to manage my own frustration much better. Bob has it completely right, the 24 hour news cycle doesn't serve us well here, and maybe not ever. They just have to keep talking whether they know something or not. That isn't a good way to process information.

I have found, oddly, that twitter works pretty well, as long as you follow smart people. My entire feed had good information, pointed me to competent people from the area following the story, and repeatedly reminded everyone that most of what we were "learning" yesterday would turn out to be false.

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