Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Musings 39--Dead kids, deals and the border

Last Saturday was prom night for scores of high school students in our area. This is suppose to be a happy time for kids and parents. Many schools sponsor an all-night lock-up for a senior party. This seems to be mostly a good thing as it keeps youngsters off the roads and gives them a bit of supervision. For four kids in Huntington, it was not.

At about 5 a.m., coming home from after-prom, four young people were fatally shot and killed in the driveway to one's home. Two boys and two girls. All shot dead by a person or persons unkown. Dead kids seem like such a waste.

The Huntington Police Department are doing their thing, but I have a feeling that this one will not be solved. There is indications that drugs may be involved. Maybe somebody owed somebody money, or maybe somebody just got mad over a slight. Nobody knows now...except the shooter or shooters.

Police are looking into a connection to Detroit, Michigan. It would not be the first time that thugs from the big city have come to our fair town to do harm.

It is sad to think that these four kids earlier were having the time of their lives only to lose their lives as the sun started to peak through the clouds. Life if precious. It doesn't matter if it is lost here of in Iraq. That count is now marching up toward 1,700. All young, and all gone.

On a brighter note: It seems that the democrats and republicans have cut a deal in the senate. I think that that is a good thing. The elimination of the fillibuster rule would have had dire consequences farther down the road. Bunches of diehard conservatives are squealing that Senator Frist sold them out. Don't you just love the "my way or the highway" folks?

Lastly: Mr. President needs to do something about the open borders. It does not take a brain surgeon to understand that one of these days a crazy with a big bomb is going to slip across and blow up something. Is it to much to think that the Department of Homeland Security means what the title suggests--a secure homeland.

Many critics feel that the national guard should be used to back up the border patrol. I don't subscribe to that ideology since most of our national guard and reserves are spreading democracy in Iraq. Not even superman can be in two places at once.


At 9:28 AM, Blogger JSE said...

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