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Boston blasts – what a yawn

16 April 2013, 09:00

Woke up this morning to news of the Boston marathon bomb blasts. What should have been terrifying news; left me yawning.

I watched a series of pictures taken at the bomb sites, as well as a short video clip of the actual event.

One of the pictures – supposed to shock and awe the viewers – was of litter and rubble strewn all over a street and sidewalk in Boston. I was not shocked in the least. The pavements and streets in Pretoria look exactly the same. And we didn’t even have bombs going off here – just an incompetent municipality, who cannot run a city.

Then, listening to the video clip, there was some fool who was repeating the words: “Oh my God, Oh my God,” over and over. This is the same phrase used by Americans, on all their radio and TV shows, whenever they find something extremely funny. I was not shocked in the least.

Then, Boston police commissioner Ed Davis urged the city's residents to stay indoors. Here, in our “beloved country” we automatically stay indoors or behind walls, razor wire, spikes, and electric fences most of the time – because of crime. I was not shocked in the least.

New York police stepped up security around key landmarks in the city on Monday after the double blast. Nothing new: At Nkandla, the corrupt ANC government has stepped up security to protect their shower headed leader’s key landmark compound, to the tune of hundreds of millions, of stolen taxpayers’ money. Yawn.

President Barack Obama, responding to the explosions at the Boston Yawn, said: “We will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable. All resources will be mobilised.” We frequently hear these words from the ANC-government when one of the comrades gets caught with the hand in the cookie jar. Ho-hum.  

More than a hundred people were injured in the twin explosions. Here, in sunny South Africa, 144 women report rape to police every day – that is six cases reported every hour. However, the Medical Research Council’s (MRC) latest research reveals that only one in 25 women in Gauteng report rape. Extrapolated, up to 3 600 women could be raped in this country every day. Are they not also “injured?”

The injured in Boston will all get medical treatment. Here, they’d probably die while waiting outside one of our dysfunctional hospitals. Hundred people injured in Boston? Yaaaawn!

Three people were reportedly killed in the Boston Yawn, yawn. More than 50 people are murdered in our “democratically” elected country EVERY DAY!

Aaah, well, I’ll just go back to sleep now. There’s nothing happening on the news front. Yawn, yawn.

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