There are no words
Wednesday April 17th 2013, 11:18 pm
Filed under: Amaryllis,History,Politics

This amaryllis is dedicated to the people in Boston. It’s supposed to have a good two feet of stem, but due to its exposure to red virus last year, wasn’t able to grow one. It refused to let that stop it from offering the blooming it was meant to give to the world.

Meantime, they caught the guy (and I’m sure that story will be updated by morning). He was arrested today and accused of sending ricin-laced and threatening letters: the President was sent one, as were five members of Congress, some of them hand-delivered, and what looked like a bomb was left at a Senate building entrance; thousands of staffers were locked down.

Those Congressmen’s peers still voted to make it so that, should this man get out of jail, on bail or for time served, he then can have access to any gun of any capacity he should so choose without submitting to a background check against his mental or criminal state. The Senate wasn’t even willing to say to Heller with you. (Paging Scalia.)


But I thank those those worked so hard at identifying and stopping this guy so fast and I pray for all the other investigators needing the help, as well as for the wounded and those tending to them.

Of whom there are now more. My heart goes out to everybody in the town of West, Texas tonight.

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seems things have gone a bit crazy this week — yikes!

as for the Senate — I think the President covered it in one word — “shameful”

Comment by bev 04.18.13 @ 8:04 am

For a moment I thought you were referring to the Boston bombing, but I do remember the ricin story from yesterday. That was quick work.

I am completely disgusted with the naysayers in the Senate. What will it take, a shooting in their own homes? Gah!

Comment by Don Meyer 04.18.13 @ 9:37 am

Sigh. So very much sadness this week. My heart hurts for everyone involved.

Comment by Pegi 04.18.13 @ 7:44 pm

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