Thursday, April 18, 2013

My Take on Boston

I am blogging today about recent news in the's fine if you don't agree with me, but honestly, I have my own thoughts on the matter, and this venue is sort of my journaling. If I bore you, just close the window, okay??

First off, the bombing in Boston. Messy. Unprofessional. Not thought out very well. Inept. Let's just say that who ever is responsible, they should fry or get the needle, or maybe spend the rest of their lives in a hole in the ground in Pakistan with lots of ants and no water. I'm not sure I could make the punishment any more severe.  I know all about how I'm not to judge, but there are limits to what I can put through this traumatised heart.

Put it this way. If the bomber had thought it out better, in other words, if he/she had MEANT to kill people, rather than just make a "statement", the bomb would have gone off when people were standing 10 deep on the sidewalk, instead of only 4 deep. Yet, as bad as it turned out to be, it could have been MUCH MUCH WORSE. 

Don't even think that law enforcement/FBI don't know "who done it". The Saudi national that was questioned? Rich parents that apparently want him home RIGHT NOW. Not that he was involved, you understand. He was just in the WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME. A victim of racial profiling. Imagine yourself in his shoes. You're brown, there's a bomb goes off, and someone sees you, and eyes you with a "just what do you think you're doing?" stare, and yes, I think I'd run the other way, too.

Force of habit, fight or flight is going to take hold--instinct made him run. Had he fought first, things might have been very different for him. Imagine the fear? I sure can.

My take on the whole matter is that it was a homegrown terrorist group, but only a couple maximum of people willing to shed a little blood for their cause. I don't know which cause, you understand, but I'm pretty sure it's got something to do with racism on some level. And because "these two perps" were alone in their credo's (meaning that their group didn't agree with their views) they decided to go off on their own and create a little mayhem. It's also very possible that they didn't intend to kill anyone, or they would have used a more lethal weapon. I had some concern in the beginning that there might have been a biological inside the bomb. Not that I want to give anybody ideas. That would make things much, much worse, later on down the road. Frankly, those folks in the hospital need to be quarantined, just to make sure. Nothing's been done on that score, and so it's possible that, further down the road, there could be more. Just sayin'.

I tend to think the perps are black, not brown or white. I don't know why that is, but the "hoodie" business is my clue.

Does it tie into the Treyvon Martin thing? Who knows?

Someone does, and they aren't talking.

The "We got him!" and the subsequent "We don't have him..." was a total CNN FAIL. But you know, truth is more often told in the first 20 minutes of a disaster, after that, everyone is covering up, and CMA becomes the catchphrase of the day.

Final analysis? Sad. Just very, very sad. And CNN asks "Is man evil or good?" All I can say is "Only God can judge the heart." One day, He will.

Monday, April 15, 2013

More Progress...

  More progress.

From the blue line on Sunday.

Saturday, April 13, 2013


  Good news! The pair finally found their way to their destination! Almost 3 weeks from the mail date. I have no idea what took them so long. Perhaps everyone who touched the package, opened it to see if it was safe, and then admired them for a while, then sent them back on their way? 

I believe they took that left turn at Alburquerque.

I also finished the pink pair, and have them put away for the next need.

And I began a pair of socks for myself...I'm doing an afterthought heel, so it's just hours and hours of knitting, therefore, I am trying a new technique.

I'm lever knitting. This is the way Yarn Harlot knits, and she is so darn fast, it's not funny! But I'm getting there, slow but sure. I have the first sock finished, and the second is on the needles-the square ones I mentioned in my last post. I find them no different than round needles, but because they are square and some sort of wood, the stitches don't flee on me, making practice on this new technique just a bit easier.

So with that, I go back to my knitting.