By now, most folks have heard the news out of Boston. A person or persons, reasons yet unknown, planted numerous bombs (four at last count) near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Two detonated approximately 2:45 PM Eastern time.
At last count, 12 dead, 50+ injured.
To the best of my knowledge, everyone I know in and around the Boston area are fine. My family - my sister was AT the marathon helping out but had left minutes before - is fine; ditto the Mrs. The other MA Squirrel is fine as is his Mrs.
Don't know how this is going to shake out going forward, but speculation is already running rampant. The conspiracy theorists on the left are saying it's right wing anti-government extremists using tax day for the lynchpin. Haven't heard any of the right wing theories yet but they're certain to be forthcoming.
Latest word out is a Saudi national in custody. I am reluctant to believe ANYTHING at this early point - the media has repeatedly been shown its own behind in their quest to be first rather than right. If true, it does speak to the effectiveness of the War on Terror that this DIDN'T look like Breslan, London, or Madrid.
Thanks to everyone who called, texted, and IM'd checking in on us - I love my tribe and all in it.
That is all.
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