And reflects no light
Like day for night
And I slip on it every time
Those are lyrics from a song called "The Ice of Boston" by a band called Dismemberment Plan. It's a song I like a lot, an amusing tale of a loser's New Year's Eve celebration in which he pours champagne over himself, talks to his mother and excoriates Gladys Knight and the Pips, roughly in that order.
If that seems like a nonsensical sequence of events, it's not a hell of a lot less sensical than what actually happened in Boston yesterday. We saw a single terrorist bring a metropolitan area with millions of people to a standstill. Does that trouble you? It should.
What should trouble you more is having people like this on the loose:
We'll learn a lot more about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, I'm sure. What we've learned about Lindsey Graham is that he seems to view the Bill of Rights as optional. Tsarnaev is an American citizen. He's quite likely a mass murderer, too. I would very much like to see him tried and convicted. But we have laws not only to proscribe behavior from individuals, but also from government. And while it pains me to say it, Lindsey Graham is a greater threat to the American way of life than Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
We'll get to the shutdown of the city anon.