I feel like I should say something about the Boston Marathon bombings here…

…but honestly, I can think of nothing original to say. This is horrific. I’m very sorry it happened and I hope they find and arrest whoever it was that did it. I hope the wounded all recover. What else can you really say about something like this?

I heard about it on the car radio and they didn’t have any details, just something about bombs going off on the Boston Marathon. I texted Mom (after I’d arrived at my destination and parked) saying “There’s some crazy stuff in Boston right now if you didn’t know.” She was at the summer home on a relatively isolated island, sans internet, so I thought she probably didn’t know. She texted back: “What?” And I texted: “Bombs.” Which probably sent her rushing to the TV or something. I went to a librarian and asked her about it, and together we looked at some of the online coverage.

This is a terrible world. No wonder I so frequently grow tired of my own existence.

Oh, this is just classic, get a load of this guy

I quote in full:

http://www.vaticancatholic.com I hereby declare- you to be – – an unlawful obstructionist. I order all those assembled to immediately disperse. I repeat- to immediately disperse. I order all your activity to immediately cease. I repeat-to immediately cease. It is not in accord with the ordinances of Canon Law. Due to your catalytic tendency of disseminating objectives adverse to Christendom – you are therefore ordered to discontinue your illegal profession. Failure to do so will result in proactive, responsive, and co-active measures. I judge, adjudge, adjudicate, deem, determine and declare your thoughts, words, actions, public or secret, and omissions, biological and spiritual property, subject to the Jurisdiction of the Unfathomable, Infinite, and Ineffable Excellence of OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. Further, your humanist anachronism, obscurantism, absurdum, intent, mission, and schemes, are henceforth proscribed and condemned. You may be arrested and or subject to other police action. It has so been declared: It is declared that all non-Catholic government exists in a state of in authenticity. It is thenceforth declared that all modern constitutional states lack canonical legitimacy. It has therefore been thenceforth declared that their existence is an offense to the Divine Majesty and a crime against humanity. The aforesaid Freemasonic corporations are hereby declared anachronical to true human progress. It is decided in order for modern constitutional states to gain authenticity they must recognize the Supreme Jurisdiction of the Papacy and all Papal Dogmas. As a failure to do so will only inflame the Catholic against such blasphemous tyrannical backwards regimes. Lord God is due to make Visitation to such blighted and noxious governments and tyrannies. He will Visit the iniquities upon the infidels and the Anti-Church bigots. Terror will overtake the faces of the unwashed masses. These exquisite bigots against the Papacy will know that the Lord God Himself has done it. The infidel are richly fattened for such Visitation. It is hereby determined. ‘Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo, et in terra’. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven. Libertarianism (and the constitution) are simply tyrannical failures and instruments that lead to false flag attacks and government-run pedophilia through their Manual (and Visual) Body-Cavity Searches of Juvenile Hall youth. A Catholic Monarchy simply is the answer to today’s varied and many problems. There is Absolutely No Salvation Outside the Catholic Church see http://www.vaticancatholic.com

Leave Isabella Ruth and Lisa Miller alone.

I don’t think Isabella was even raised Catholic. I think her church is Baptist.

I’m actually tempted to respond, just to see how crazy this wing nut gets. But I won’t. I’ll be mature and stuff.

Mailo Segura was executed in Fairbanks, Alaska 92 years ago today

And here is my post about him on Executed Today. Alaska doesn’t have many executions to write about and hasn’t had any at all since it became a state sixty years ago. But Mr. Segura committed quite an ordinary, forgettable murder which I wouldn’t have found worth writing about were it not for the fact that he was from Montenegro, a tiny Balkan kingdom 5,000 miles away, and I thought that was kind of unique.

Turns out there were quite a few Montenegrins in Alaska (relatively speaking) in the early 20th century, and there are about 80,000 people of Montenegrin descent living in America today, about a quarter of them in Anchorage. Now, 80,000 Montenegrin-Americans make a pretty small ethnic minority compared to, say, Irish-Americans or Chinese-Americans, but you have to consider that the present-day nation of Montenegro has only 300,000 citizens. Consider this your historigraphical lesson for the day.

People who vanished from five state capitals

For Make-A-List Monday. Now, because there are an awful lot of these, I only did those from the first five states, going in alphabetical order. If you want me to, maybe I’ll do more lists from capitals of the next five and the five after that and so on.

Montgomery, Alabama
Kimberly Nicole Arrington
Michael Raymond Barrentine
Edward Sirio Consuegra
Damian Kinte Dill
Jimmie Lee Green
George Erick James
Aubrina Nicole Mack
LaQuanta Nachelle Riley
Judie A. Wilding

Juneau, Alaska
Gabriel Adams Demmert
Martin Ebona III
Darryl Bruce Fawcett
David P. George
Fredrick Harrison Howard
Ralph L. Jensen Jr.
Jeffrey Scott Walkenford

Phoenix, Arizona
Brian Chukwuma Anuforo
David Sosa Arrieta
Yareli Marlem Barjas
Michael Paul Bazan
Dana Elaine Becker
Mark Anthony Berumen
Alexandra Bethany Billman
Aussie Antoinette Binford
Brian Richard Bleyl
James Alan Bradford
Charles Edward Bretzman
Michael James Bruce
Gaudencio Cazarin Carbajal
Nachida Keota Chandara
Daniel Gerard Chervenka Jr.
Dorothy Mildred Clitheroe
Christopher George Cochron
Susan Denise Cook
Arazen Cordova
Patricia Rachelle Corona
Miguel Cortes
Darla Kay Crist
Tina Lynn D’Ambrosio
William Andre Davcev
Bobby Davidson
Harlan James Dennis
Christian Diaz-Borjas
Leonardo Diaz-Borjas
Victor Gene Donald
Ruth T. Doss
Barry Paul Duncan
Ismael Ortiz Elias
Roxann Ellison
Antonio Fazari
Jesse Gabriel Florez
Edward Dennis Foster
Clinton Frank
Jesus Rios Galindo
Michael Timothy Georgeoff
Niani Afrahiyana Tarik Gillum
Julie Ann Grubaugh
Jaime Ramirez Gutierrez
Bradley Blake Hansen
Monico Urquidi Hernandez
Pablo Plutarco Hernandez
Shelley Corinne Hoke
Rochelle Marie Ihm
Deborah Suzzanne Johnson
Paul Wayne Johnson
Ira Jack Josytewa
John Mitchell Kinsora Jr.
John Stephen Kozma
Jeannette Marie Lamb
Joey Gale Ledlow
Baltazar Lopez
Marco Antonio Lopez
Robert Lynn Manley Jr.
Aleca Renee Manning
Manuel Gil Martinez
Maria De Los Angeles Martinez
Maria Antonia Mauricio
Lawrence Andrew Minter
Robert Morales
Laverne Rae Morrow
Brandy Lynn Myers
Catherine E. Nelson
Prisciliano Ontiveros
Antonio Rojas Ortega
Rickie Ricardo Outlaw
Qingping Ouyang
Rosario Imelda Pacheco-Flores
Tia Teresa Payne
Jayson Nathaniel Pearce
Patrick David Penwell
Guillermo Monge Perez
Julissa Monique Perez
Kristina Ann Perkins
Tiffany Marie Perry
Ronald Chris Peterson
Joseph Thomas Polidoro
Israel Quintana Sr.
Jesus Ramirez
Patrick Joseph Ratchford
Patsy Ann Ravens
Elvin Gerardo Reyes Aldana
Samuel Clay Robinson
Richard Elias Rodriguez
Tomas Rodriguez-Romero
Charles Martin Russell
Jose Rosendo Sanchez
Margaret Isabel L. Sandidge
William Bruno Leon Sandidge Jr.
Bertha Beatrice Smith
Luther Valentine Smith
Eduardo Acosta Soriano
Ricardo Soto Soto
Aleacia Di’onne Stancil
Shawn Edward Steward
Dang Tang
Dean Alan Thoms
Myron Timell Traylor
Ducong Trinh
Consuelo Christina Trujillo
Alissa Marie Turney
George Jay Vandermark
Luis Fernando Castillo Villafana
Paul Alan Vogen
Diane Marie Webb
Phillip Troy Weldon
Valerie Wojcik
Amy Marie Yachimec
Rosario Acosta Zazueta
Lisa Renee Zochowski

Little Rock, Arkansas
Corey Deon Bobo
Patsy Delios Destelia Ridens Clark
Cheryl Denise Cottrell
John W. Glasgow
Pamela Kay Golden
Darla Melissa Harper
Amir Abdul Holloway
Virginia Jewell
Beverly Redmond
Briana Elizabeth Reed
Chassity Reed
Randy Lee Rich
Contina Savage
Taniticia Shelton
Patrice Lynae Smith

Sacramento, California
Ilias Badys
Mary Boston
Anthony Mario Bryant
Michael Clifford Bundy
David Ernest Burnside
Zenobia Collins-Williams
Gail Lenoar Cookson
Norman Edward Creech
Angelina Joy Evans
Crystal Ann Fox
Terry Steven Fox
Martin Alan Gentry
Otis Girels
Ricky Lee Goldstein Jr.
Kristy Ann Green
Teresa Faye Hammon
Steven Leroy Keyes
Hemangini Kulshreshtha
Yashaswi Kulshreshtha
Monty Laine
Paige Lawrence
Tina Louise Layton
Diane Renee Loewen
Chisun Mao
Elias Yutaro Martinez
Latisha Hayes McCarter
Henry Arthur Moreno
Michael Anthony Navarro
Timothy Russell O’Kane
Jose DeJesus Padilla
Ernest Phillips
Khymbrly Marcella Scruggs
Edwin James Seaha
Alan Wayne Soper
John Sebastine Spina
Bao Sun
Abraham Volker
Dawn Marie Young