Boston & Texas Thoughts…

I think I’m finally gathered enough to finally write about the Boston Marathon incident and the Texas plant explosion.

It’s been a crazy week, I’ll tell you that much.

I’ve been glued mostly to social media and what I could listen from the police scanner, more than my local news on TV.

However, not all things on social media are good.

I say this because people think it’s totally okay to take a photo, attach a false story to it and then it goes viral.

The woman who lost her legs to shrapnel with a man leaning over her in a red shirt? That’s not her boyfriend. She’s not dead and he wasn’t planning on proposing to her at the finish line.

That was a random stranger helping a very much alive, injured woman.

The little girl running with a runner’s bib? She didn’t die in the explosion and she wasn’t participating in the race.

Boston Marathon doesn’t allow children to compete and the child that lost their life was actually a young boy.

The man walking around on a rooftop? Not the suspect.

These days, I take everything posted on Facebook with a grain of salt because you truly do not know if your friends are posting truth or straight up lies some person thought of to get their fifteen minutes of fame.

Texas. Texas. Texas.

We didn’t forget about you.

Again, Twitter saved the day in me finding out about this.

However, there is just one question..

The fire department went there for a structural fire, yet, the plant owner/workers seemed to have failed in telling the fire department that:

ammonia fertilizer + water = BOOM?!

That just has to be the biggest thing that sticks out to me in the whole ordeal and YES it is sad that people have lost lives and homes due to this explosion but….


Anyway, here’s to Boston law enforcement, first responders and all those random strangers that reached out to help.

You kick a bunch of ass.

Here’s to Texas rebuilding.

All those people who lost their lives, you may be gone, but not forgotten.

Hopefully Suspect #2 has some answers to this whole mess and justice will get the throwdown.