I'm done. I've heard enough talking heads make s**t up and pull stuff out of their nether regions to last me the rest of my natural born life. The speculation has been rampant, the media has learned absolutely nothing from their abysmal coverage of, well, every tragedy since the recorded history of man, and they have gotten just about every single possible thing wrong about this attack that they could have. If I didn't live here, I would question whether it really happened in Boston, that's how bad the coverage has been,
I'm sick and tired of hearing every pompous blow-dry and bubbleheaded ex-cheerleader stare vacantly at the camera and talk about how the bombs may have been filled with nails. You know what? I don't care what they were filled with. Someone or a group of someones deliberately set multiple bombs (how many? We have no idea! We know two went off simultaneously; there may have been a third that went off later - or it may have been a small fire; there may have been 2-5 others discovered or none! See my comment about getting everything wrong). This wasn't a happy fun friendly act; this was a cold, deliberate act of evil. Doing something else evil doesn't change it from being evil. We don't need to have some sort of twisted "evil scale" where mass murders get rated, okay?
My little sister was in Boston helping out in the marathon. She missed the bombs going off by minutes. It is only by a happy accident that she wasn't directly at ground zero on this; and from the looks of things, it's only that she decided to head home when she did that spared her from being right in the thick of things. That's good, because it's bad enough hearing the morons pontificate about what we need to do, about what freedoms we need to give up, about what sacrifices we need to make in order to "feel" safe without having skin in the game.
We can't stop acts like these. I think that's the hardest pill to swallow. Even in Soviet Russia, with the KGB eavesdropping every where and the penalty for something like this would be the execution of your entire family they couldn't stop acts of terrorism. The devices needed for something like this are trivially easy to make or procure, and the likelihood of getting caught remote. What we can do - and we've failed miserably at it so far - is not collectively lose our s**t and run around like decapitated chickens.
Sometimes I'd like a gag order on the entire human race.
That is all.