|Like this runner, America will finish the race to catch the bombers|
It's a credit to law enforcement in this country that they do not.
Apparently, dozens of such would-be attacks have been thwarted over the past decade.
Thank god, and the men and women who work diligently to prevent such catastrophic events.
And kudos to the bystanders and first responders in caring for the bloodied and the maimed.
Another salute to the doctors and nurses in saving lives and what limbs they could.
The bomber(s), though, got what they wanted: Repeated showings of the bomb blast on every TV channel in almost a continuous loop.
Since there was little news about who could have done such a horrible attack, it was easy to tune out TV and turn to the web for information.
But then, websites such as the New York Post, Fox News and CNN were quick to report erroneous information.
What websites such as the Wall Street Journal and Fox News did have, though, were comments by readers after various stories that show the true nature of the right-wingnuts in this country.
They complained about Islam as the "religion of peace," they whined that "they'll blame Bush again," and they mocked President Obama: "Lord Obama and his goon squad communist thugs, planned this false flag attack to blame white male tea party conservatives for political gain and more power."
Well, according to a Fox News poll (taken with a grain of salt, naturally), 62 percent of respondents believe those behind the Boston bombing were "homegrown" as opposed to foreigners.
I, too, believe that the Monday attack was carried out by angry tea-bagging American(s) who get their only information from Fox News and Rush Limbaugh.
However, it could easily be Islamic terrorists since they love high-profile assaults with lots of cameras around. Also, they have few qualms about blowing up children, women, the elderly and any other innocent bystander.
But, if the Islamic terrorists did kill three bystanders and gravely wound scores more, they would've gladly taken the credit for it by now.
Their silence is mystifying.
Or, it could mean that the "angry white male" in America was indeed behind the cowardly act. Afterall, it was national tax day and also Patriot Day in Massachusetts to commemorate the start of the Revolutionary War.
What better way for a tea-bagger to express his anger than in the town of the original Tea Party. That says something, doesn't it?
Not if Senators have their say.
Well, they did have their say today as they rejected a modest proposal to prevent felons and the mentally disturbed from buying assault weapons to kill innocent Americans in movie theaters, shopping malls and schools.
In essence, they cowered to the NRA which gave them an offer they couldn't refuse: Either vote "no" or your brains will spill all over your state.
As President Obama said, "this was pretty shameful day in Washington."
Unfortunately, the shame won't end for years.