Cavalry Charge Heard in Boston
Let me see if I have this right.
The people wearing jackets with FBI and ATF on them, the ones who supplemented the admirable Boston and Massachusetts officers, are part of top-heavy federal government?
The brainy public officials, current or retired, who went on television, glowing with expertise and assurance, are a drain on our tax dollars?
The men and women driving off into the Boston night, to the sounds of applause and cheers from the crowds lining the roads, are the ones who are going to come and take guns away from the so-called good guys?
The 50 states could all put up web sites like the FBI's, with its photos of the two suspects?
4/20/2013 10:48:05 am
Amen George, or the secular equivalent.
4/21/2013 03:43:54 am
GV - I love the work of Douglas Adams, the since-departed creator of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," because every paradox of human life is explained to some degree in his narrative. In this case, we are introduced to the glowing prerecorded face of Slartibartfarst, warning us that our continued approach to a seemingly lifeless planet is about to be halted by a pair of nuclear-tipped missiles. It turned out that both the missiles and Slartibartfarst were real enough, but only representations of their true meaning.
4/21/2013 01:12:38 pm
Charlie, thanks. I wouldn't argue with you about the "afterglow of a dylng society." But in this case, my only point was that an organized society, with some expertise, did manage to stop two dangerous hope-to-die lunatics who were throwing bombs and shooting at them. (As opposed to latter-day vigilantes taking out their weapons.) Of course you are right to honor the individuals who moved toward danger and saved lives. GV
4/22/2013 01:54:00 am
On Easter Sunday Bob Schieffer quoted my favorite historian when I was growing up. It was a quote still haunting me last Monday:
6/26/2013 12:33:19 am
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“I don’t think people understand how Covid affects older Americans,” Mr. Caretti said with frustration. “In 2020, there was this all-in-this-together vibe, and it’s been annihilated. People just need to care about other people, man. That’s my soapbox.”
---Vic Caretti, 47, whose father recently died of Covid at 85.
---From an article by Paula Span, who covers old age for the NYT, which currently has 2646 comments, the majority criticizing the American public – and public officials – for acting as if the pandemic is “over.”
Classic wishful thinking, at a lethal level.