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Rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies © Robert Sommers 2017

Saturday, April 20, 2013

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The country has suffered through another catastrophic contortion with the events in Boston, they seem to now arrive with much greater frequency as if we flit from one disaster to another.  One of the guys at coffee uttered one of the better but more tragic lines of the week, " The only thing that will stop a bad guy with a bomb is a good guy with a bomb."

It is apparent that the collective mental health of our globe is at its all time nadir. One hopes that we can recover our moorings somehow.

I am too busy to really write, being presently engaged in an effort to pay my bills at an antique show, an effort that really isn't working just yet, so the comments I offer will be scattershot and brief.

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People are offering up a narrative that the surviving younger brother was powerless and entranced by his svengali older brother's grip. I think that people might want to hold on with these cheap dime store assessments of the psycho dynamics of the relationship. How do they know that this occurred? It is often the case that the seemingly passive member in the dominant/submissive dyad is actually pulling the strings.

I am still not convinced that there are not more players lurking in the background or that this whole terrorist action wasn't scripted by some foreign master on the older brother's trip back to the motherland.

But a brother that is willing to drive over and drag his own brother's corpse in order to make an escape seems to have his own ample store of grit and fortitude.

The lunatic aunt in Toronto is certainly a piece of work as is the brothers' father who is ready to declare war on America if Dzhokhar dies. I hope that he survives, if only to quell the nutty conspiracy theories that are now starting to simmer. You know Obama did this, so that he could aid the Zionists and punish the poor, peace loving muslims and that sort of thing.

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I thought that the father's minimizing of Tamerlan's assault on his ex girlfriend was instructive. "He only hit her a little bit , only for a half hour. Now he can't get his citizenship." Poor Tamerlan. Blame the victim and not the precious son. "Hey, this is the way we tenderize all the women back home."

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Great way once again to show your gratitude to America for granting you asylum and putting you in a position to buy your fancy white mercedes, blow the hosts up. How often have we seen that happen lately? Too often.

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YouTube has pulled Tamerlan's posting of the "Black Banners of Khurosan" business, you know where the muslim warrior from asia fulfills the ancient prophecy with his sword and restores the global caliphate. Certainly looks like an ideological grudge.

My friend Tracy, a budding violinist, was slightly disturbed to learn that the older brother was also an accomplished classical pianist in addition to being a superlative boxer. Odd dichotomy.

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The loss of life was so unnecessary, from the innocent bystanders at the Boston Marathon to the innocent policemen doing their job and paying the ultimate price to protect us. Unfortunately, the whole tragedy will give further ammunition to the state in their efforts to fulfill John Poindexter's DARPA dreams of Total Information Awareness. Detailed information of every citizen's personal communications, location and actions. The genie was already out of the bottle, now I am afraid that it will be permanently sealed.

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The first crowd sourced public investigation, amazing how much video and information was out there. Fools thought that they could just cruise home. Interesting to see them watch their work and then slowly skulk off into the shadows while everybody else was in such a frenzy. Completely desensitized to the pain that they caused, to the poor little girl, or the guy with his legs blown off.

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Younger brother was partying a day or two later, supposedly smoked pot. Now we can go after marijuana as the culprit. Maybe it would be a better idea if he had smoked a joint prior to the killing spree, perhaps he would have had second thoughts and chilled. They probably drank water, brushed their teeth, did a lot of normal stuff. Perhaps it was the toothpaste that turned them into killers?

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I was very impressed with the articulate Governor Deval Patrick, I'm staying at a friend's house and one of the rare moments when I watch television. Not so impressed with U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, she of the Aaron Swartz witch hunt. Didn't strike me as particularly sharp. Sounded like a typical politician.

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In another matter, Senator Cruz of Texas showed remarkable hubris asking for federal aid after denying aid to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The president was very gracious. I would have told him to pound sand.

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Senator Lindsay Graham couldn't wait to call for the suspense of the U.S. citizen's constitutional rights and wants the suspect tried as an enemy combatant. Somebody else suggested that we send a drone up and blast him out of the boat. Laws don't mean much at times like this, easily discarded.

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The bomb itself was made with the pressure cooker of choice, Fagor. Instructions for the bomb construction are readily available on the internet. Hobby shop parts for radio controlled cars. Once again, like the 9/11 terrorists with box cutters, we see that low tech weaponry utilized by people willing to die for their cause can be extremely effective.

Lord protect us from our enemies and ourselves.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Decades of U.S. murder/war/intervention in Moslem countries have radicalized countless young "jihadists" and no doubt will continue to do so - just as Ron Paul and other libertarians have been pointing out for years. Lindsay Graham is an unbelievable scumbag. Rich