I was just starting this post when the explosions in Boston occurred. Needless to say I stopped and was glued to the television for a few hours.
It probably hit home a little more because I went to school in Boston, and love the town dearly. It was a town that offered everything I wanted at the time, and still does. Entertainment, shopping, parks, architecture, and sporting events (Fenway Park is the only place to watch baseball). It’s also a college town, and when I lived there it offered lots of young gals, and their dorms were up and down Commonwealth Avenue, just steps away, but that’s another story for another time.
The bombings yesterday, Patriot Day, are a reminder that we are still under attack by terrorists, both homegrown and foreign, and we need to remain vigilant. I couldn’t help thinking of Oklahoma City, and that the Boston tragedy could have been much, much worse. I also feel certain that those responsible will be found quickly and dealt with accordingly.
Tragedies like this will make the headlines, and that of course is why these attacks are planned and carried out. What our enemies do not understand however, is that when they attempt to bring us down, they just bring us closer together. Who can forget 9/11, when there were no Democrats or Republicans, no differences in the color of our skin, and what church we went to, or did not go to, was of no importance . The United States flag became a hot commodity, and we were Americans, one and all. When I saw the film clips of what happened yesterday, and saw all those rushing to help the injured, without any concern for their own safety, I knew once again that we are still all Americans, and damn proud of it.
My thoughts and good wishes go out to all those families affected by this tragedy in Boston….
BARFORD HAS A PITY PARTY…..
Well Paul Barford is now back home in Warsaw, and apparently he is an unhappy camper. Woe is me, the tekkies who showed up for his seminar were not members of the Barford fan club. Holy Mackerel Batman, how could that be?
Well, for starters, he’s hasn’t any fans within the metal detecting pastime, and why he thinks otherwise is beyond me. Has he EVER said anything good about us? No! In fact yesterday he used the phrase “the erosive hobby of metal detecting”. Not exactly fodder to warm our hearts.
For years he has beat us up verbally, and in the process made false accusations, and created fictious statistics to show our pastime in a bad light. And he was expecting a hero’s welcome?
Now he’s pissing and moaning about someone taking his photo during his talk, and worries that it’s now out there on the internet. Of course he also mentions that he noticed an individual with a camera sitting in front of him, and apparently never said anything about it? I guess it’s much easier to cry foul after you are home in Warsaw, tucked away in the bat cave. Keep in mind too that he promoted his appearance well ahead of time on his blog.
Oh well, he came, he saw, and he bombed….
THE VIEW FROM THE MALAMUTE SALOON
Of course the impassioned sot from across the pond has his own take on all this (what a surprise?). Not sure why, but John Howland has a special affinity for Mr. Barford and for his twin brother who oversees the Heritage Action blog. Just their mention causes him to guzzle instead of sip that single malt. A waste of fine spirits and not a pretty sight, trust me….
To read John’s take on all this click on the Malamute Saloon link above and scroll down to today’s date….
ANOTHER GREAT NEWSLETTER
REMINDER TO TASK FORCE
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