Today we are all Bostonians

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Yesterday I walked into our office after an appointment and was quickly greeted by the unfolding tragedy, taking place in Boston.

A solemn hush fell over our humble work abode.

No one said much yet the silence spoke volumes.

America once again was under attack!

As updates on the situation rolled in I couldn’t help but to think that these violent attacks are just happening far too frequently in our country. So much so that it seems as though we simply accept them as a way of life.

With each horrifying tale of terror, our freedoms erode as our safety diminishes. And the perpetrators simply rub it in our face and laugh as if they’ve fulfilled a mission from some warped sense of faith through worship in gods that they believe condone such acts as part of their path to a higher calling.

Yesterday these terrorists chose Patriot Day in Boston simply to rub our nose in it and break down the fabric of America.

But what these heinous cowards fail to realize is that isn’t how Americans are wired. Yesterday all Americans became Bostonians. That’s what we do when WE are under attack.

We won’t roll over. We’ll collectively demand answers and maybe we’ll get them. Maybe we’ll get fake answers to diffuse the need for retribution. Who knows?

Time will pass and because we are a forgiving nation we’ll turn the other cheek. We’ll get complacent and the terror will reign down again! This is where leadership kicks in.

Isn’t it time that we protect our borders?

Isn’t it time that we stop rolling out the welcome mat to aliens who not only fail to contribute to our society but promote its decay?

Isn’t it time we realize that political correctness isn’t always correct?

And isn’t it time we simply do the greatest good for the greatest number and not cater to the whims of the vocal minority?

Failure to do any of these things will help to nick off your freedoms one by one until one day you’ll look around and not even recognize the place. Days when you are supposed to be celebrating Patriot Day and the winner of the Boston Marathon instead will be marked by death, scars, tainted traditions and a desire to retaliate.

You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything!

 

I pledge allegiance to the flag,
of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one nation under God, indivisible,
with Liberty and Justice for all.

 

Our leaders better get it right soon or that indivisible part could be a problem.

49 Raves on “Today we are all Bostonians

    • Tony LombardiTony Lombardi on said:

      True Gary, but for me it’s a reminder that our flanks are not the strongest and we make too many exceptions that potentially risk the freedoms of our people who have earned them.

      • Mark Miller on said:

        Don’t be so xenophobic. Whatever happened to “give us your tired, poor… Huddled masses… Wretched refuse… Yearning to be free?”
        It’s easy to dismiss, but is that right?

  1. DeputyDawg on said:

    I certainly have compassion on the innocent victims of this tragic event.
    I just want to ask you Tony, how potent do you think your prayers offered are, when you allow and defend F bombs on this board along with other profanity all the time ?
    And please don’t try the “you cannot judge me” crutch. Because any real student of the bible knows that is out of context.
    I ask you this because of children and ladies and ministers that like to surf your sports site but are constantly offended by this and to alert you that a polluted prayer don’t carry much weight.
    May God’s comfort, mercy and grace be given in abundance to the victims in Boston.

      • EnnIsFor on said:

        How is what you are saying above “good intent”? How is it anything more than YOUR OWN agenda?

        Seriously, this is not the time to pull out your soapbox.

    • Tony LombardiTony Lombardi on said:

      I’d like to think the thoughts are honest and sincere. Because you disagree you dismiss them?

      You say xenophobic, I’ll say patriotic.

      And by the way, aren’t platitudes trite by nature, to say the least?

      • EnnIsFor on said:

        I don’t know about Mr. Miller – but I dismiss them because they are completely off the mark and not germane to the matter at hand.

        When you know something more about who did this, maybe then you can spout off about it. Right now, 3 people are dead, more are in critical condition, and even more are injured.

        And you choose to spout off about immigration and PC.

  2. Mark Miller on said:

    Tony, stick to sports writing. Your platitudes are trite, to say the least. Please leave the serious writing to those who are qualified. Maybe that kid Joe Wedra could be more eloquent and thoughtful. Knee jerk reactions are not usually the most prudent.

  3. Mark Miller on said:

    That double post was a computer error…
    But seriously, who made you arbiter of all things patriotic? To say that we “roll out the red carpet for aliens who contribute nothing,” is just false. To say that political correctness is a problem is foolish. There is a big difference between patriotism and the vitriol you’re spewing.
    If you want to write about politics and current events, take it seriously. Study Political Science or Anthropology or anything that will actually broaden your narrow mind.
    When it comes to the Ravens, you’re ok. Otherwise you’re a hack.

    • Tony LombardiTony Lombardi on said:

      So do you now feel any better knowing that our relaxed border controls invited these terrorists from abroad. Maybe they even were recipients of free education O’Malley style. Oh and excuse me these aren’t terrorists…let’s use the politically correct terminology… “New Americans.” Please!

  4. KeepItOnPoint on said:

    Would shoring up our borders have prevented the Oklahoma City Bombings? The countless mass shootings over the past decade? Bringing up immigration and PCness is way off topic. If you’ve got an axe to grind, try another forum.
    I come to this site to escape the unpleasant realities.
    I like you’re sports writing Tony, let’s keep this a sports site.

  5. Mark Miller on said:

    Wow, Tony! Looks like I’m not the only one who thinks you should keep your worldly opinions to yourself.
    Remember the whole Ravens 24/7 thing? Keep it that way and you’ll keep readers on your site.

    • Tony LombardiTony Lombardi on said:

      If people are going to leave because I’ve voiced my opinions on protecting our country then all I’ll say is don’t let the door hit you in the ass. We don’t want you anyway.

      • DeputyDawg on said:

        Thanks for proving my point Tony, you know as much about prayer as you do politics, nothing, as Mark Miller has just revealed.
        You want people to respect your opinion but tell them don’t let the door hit you, when they oppose you.
        Real classy !!!! Maybe you should do a little inventory of your own character or lack thereof.. Clean up the filth and the house won’t stink anymore…

          • DeputyDawg on said:

            Better use that prayer for yourself, it’s worthless to anyone else at this point.
            You can pretend to be a boxer until you get in the ring, you can pretend to be a Christian until you open your mouth.
            You really should stick to sports, you don’t fare well otherwise.

          • Tony LombardiTony Lombardi on said:

            For someone who proclaims to be a Christian you sure do cast a lot of stones there Dawg and come ofF as an elitist.

            John 8:7

  6. Ravcolt on said:

    The problem is we, as a country, are dying from within. Those who committed the cowardly attack and increasing numbers in America have ignored or have gotten away from God’s word. Adhering to God’s word is the only way to bring us back. You may not agree with Tony, but last time I checked he still has the right and choice to speak his opinion. I read it, perhaps incorrectly, that Tony is voicing the exasperation and sadness that many millions feel about what we are doing to our own country. Why is it that after the bartender, teacher, and psychologist have fiinished with the patient, he then turns to the minister to find out his real problem?

  7. Jim Atkinson on said:

    I agree with everything you said, Tony. Ironic how people are telling you to get off your soapbox and then quickly step on their own.

  8. DeputyDawg on said:

    I’m not judging your soul, that’s not mine to do.
    Just your actions that reveal what you really believe. You can’t serve 2 master’s, you have to make a decision which one you’ll stand for.
    If it’s self {mammon} then you’ll display the things they do.
    If God ,then the things he does. very simple.
    2 Cor.6:17 Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
    I’m just trying to get you to clean up the offensive language on an otherwise very good sports board. Your eternity is completely between you and God.

    • Tony LombardiTony Lombardi on said:

      So let me get this straight, it’s not ok for me to pray for the fine citizens of Boston if people on our message board use bad words?

  9. David on said:

    Tony you speak the truth and I agree with it all. Who better to get up and speak the truth then someone who has an audience. I read you’re reports because you aren’t 1 deminsional but cover all sorts of things. Keep up the great work.

  10. DeputyDawg on said:

    You can’t be that ignorant Tony. The point is that you support the foul language, and use it yourself.
    On one end of your forked tongue you say you’re praying for the victims in Boston and representing yourself as one who cares about other people, then you turn right around and tell your posters that if we don’t like , don’t let the door hit us on the way out, while blasting immigrants who had nothing to do with it. Can’t you see the hypocrisy in that ?
    Well, I guess not, when the blind lead the blind, they all fall in the ditch.
    If that’s the low standard you set for your wife and children, I pity you.
    You should pray, without ceasing, for your eyes to be opened to the truth.

    • Tony LombardiTony Lombardi on said:

      You know nothing about me or the language I use, the kind of father I am or husband that I am. Please stop pretending to and oh by the way your behavior here with your twisted half-truths to support your lame argument matched up against your holier than thou bravado is the essence of hypocrisy.

      Gee for a site that seems to appall you, you sure do spend a lot of time here.

      • DeputyDawg on said:

        Your words are a snare unto you, and all the evidence anyone that can read would see and understand.
        You really aren’t near as sharp as I previously thought you were.
        Nothing twisted about what I have said, all very clear and sticking to my point.
        Unlike the roller coaster ride you call an opinion.
        Since you are dragging a little behind on this one, I’ll explain again; you can’t talk out of both sides of your mouth about praying for people on one hand, while crucifying innocent people on the other hand, using and supporting foul language and think anyone with an IQ above a frog would believe you.
        Nothing holier than thou about that, but I understand, desperate people say desperate things.
        I asked you a legitimate question, and all I got was babble.
        Thanks for nothing, I see I’ve wasted my time talking to a know it all that doesn’t respect anything but his own opinion.

  11. RON on said:

    YOUR STATEMENT IS CORRECT AND THOSE WHO DISAGREE ARE THE ONE WITH THE PROBLEM. THEY WISH TO TWIST AND TURN EVERYBODY THINKING INTO THEIR AND AWAY FROMWHAT WE ARE FOUNDED UNDER [ONE NATION UNDER GOD]

    • Mark Miller on said:

      The “one nation under god” was added to the pledge of allegiance during the cold war era- not by the founding fathers.

      • RON on said:

        IM NOT SAYING IT WAS WRITTEN THEN IM SAYING THAT IT IS WHAT THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED UNDER — GOD— AND THE FREEDOM TO BELIEVE IN HIM AND THAT WE CANT SAY HIS NAME OR SHOW WE BELIEVE HIM WITH OUT SAYING WE ARE INSULTING THEM

  12. DeputyDawg on said:

    But Christopher Columbus believed he was fulfilling scripture by bringing the gospel to an unknown land.
    It’s every man’s personnel choice, but you do have to choose, whether you will serve God Almighty or self.
    My mother used to have a saying, “if you lay down with dogs, you have to expect to get fleas on you”
    It’s very simple, if you choose to live a life of sin on purpose, you will reap the things it produces. Eternal torment.
    Likewise, if you purpose to live for God, you’ll reap the things it produces. Eternal joy.
    The bible says in Dt.30:19 I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life.
    I pray you will.

  13. DeputyDawg on said:

    Wow. This board discriminates against Christians. I responded to the last post from Mark Miller and put a scripture in the post, and it got deleted.
    After having a discussion earlier with the board owner, no doubt ,is the reason.
    It remains very clear that Christianity can only be discussed in a negative manner on this board.
    Not really shocked at all, but surprised that they would be so weak that instead of debating their point, they simply delete what they don’t like and tell you, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
    I’ve been posting on 2 other boards for well over 10 yrs and can say without a doubt, this one is a groupie board.
    If you don’t see me back, the weaklings may have banned what they can’t dominate, me.

  14. DeputyDawg on said:

    Pitiful board. It’s obvious Tony, you Can’t stand up to opposition , so you just delete it.
    My work is done, your cowardice has shined brightly through, and you have to sleep with knowing that to be the truth.
    So long weakling.

    • Tony LombardiTony Lombardi on said:

      From your lips to God’s ears re: “My work is done”.

      Thank you so much!

      By the way, it’s funny that some stealth dude with cyber muscles who hides behind a screen name of Deputy Dawg can make wildly insulting accusations on this blog and then say that I am a coward despite the fact that my name and face are plastered on these pages. Wow, if shrouding yourself in a cloak of anonymity is your definition of courageous, uh, no thank you. Maybe you should follow the yellow brick road.

  15. DeputyDawg on said:

    Your spiritual ignorance is showing again, and if you call hiding behind a delete button and wiping out all opposing posts that school you, then I guess your work is done.
    And last time I checked, few to none of the posters on a sports board put their photo up, except egotistical sad sacks like you, who just enjoy looking at their own picture and hearing themselves babble.
    You better take a look at your responses before you label others comments as insulting.
    You reap what you sow, little man !!

  16. DeputyDawg on said:

    Lol, thanks for proving my point again, that last delete proves beyond doubt, you are a coward !!
    Hurry now and delete this before someone sees what a child you are.
    Pitiful, Pitiful ,Pitiful !

  17. DeputyDawg on said:

    Oh, mine was done after the first post. You were revealed for the phony you are.
    I would be glad to meet you face to face to debate the issue at hand, but I’m sure you are too slow to keep up and too coward to man up.
    Your actions show you to be cheap and disrespectful.
    Don’t be surprised if you begin to see a drop off of advertisers, smart aleck.
    Rodents always end up in a gutter.

  18. DeputyDawg on said:

    Can’t handle me ,so you banned me. HAHA, what a little child.
    I will be sure to reveal your petty actions on the other sports boards and to 105 the fan.
    P I T I F U L , poor excuse for a man.

  19. Barnabas on said:

    DeputyDawg how can you determine what is an isnt foul language? Are not many words in todays vocabulary used as normal speech 100 years ago considered filth and vile or what is now known as “cussing” Hell, crap, even to some fart were all at one time considered filthy words.

    It is not up to us to accuse and make judgement. It is God’s decision when we stand before him on judgment day.

    I would rather commend Tony on allowing people to freely type and allow people to speak thier minds and express themselves the way THEY THEMSELVES see fit not how he sees fit to be displayed. People that cry about how other people act/talk on a message board are further proof of how society these days are so self entitled and sissified.

    Live your life as an example for others. That is what the bible commands you to do. not to judge others or to cast stones…

  20. DeputyDawg on said:

    I’ve got all the posts you discriminated and deleted on my computer. The city councilman will be interested to see how this site is manipulated and uses discrimination against religious comments, even when it is responding to one they left up..
    Tony, you are a total sissy that has no backbone at all, you should be sewing and ironing like a good little woman..
    Dirt always gets exposed, so people will find you out..

    • Tony LombardiTony Lombardi on said:

      Spoken like a true man of faith.

      But this one was your best. Thanks for the morning laugh. I almost spit out my coffee.

      I guess all the glitters isn’t gold is it Bobby?

      Happy Mother’s Day.

  21. DeputyDawg on said:

    You’re a disgrace to the Lombardi name. And way too immature and unqualified to run a sports board, or a Bingo game for that matter….Hurry and delete this now before it shows what a nothing you really are..
    And are you judging me after you said that’s not right, oh that’s right, that was out of the other side of your mouth wasn’t it, Anthony ?????…..Bwahahahahaha…..Fools Gold !!!!!

    • Tony LombardiTony Lombardi on said:

      Hmmm, our customers seem to think we’re doing just fine.

      Anyway, back on topic…on April 16th we were all Bostonians. And despite someone who doesn’t think I am qualified to pray, my prayers remain with the families affected by this tragedy.

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