Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Are Shadows Dangerous?

Once upon a time we believed that Shadows Could Not Hurt Us. Certainly we still believe this…Or do we?


On June 27, 2017 what happened at the Redstone Arsenal in Alabama brings the “…Or do we?” above into sharp focus. Here are some bullet points about what happened or did not happen at the Arsenal…

Ø Parts of the Arsenal were on lockdown for about 3 hours.

Ø Investigators tried to investigate reports that a shooter was on the second floor of Building 5301—The Aviation and Missile Command Building. (“Investigators tried to investigate”, sounds like something the Smartfella would come up with in one of his sillier moments.)

Ø The Post’s Twitter Account said, “Installation is locked down. Run hide fight.” (“Twitter Account Said”, sounds like it is a thinking autonomous being behind a big curtain promulgating warnings and instructions to those not allowed behind the big curtain.)

Ø At some point there was also a lockdown for the rest of the post and the neighboring Marshall Space Flight Center. (The Fella is glad they stopped at the neighboring Marshall Space Flight Center because I live in a neighboring state and I had things to do yesterday.)

Ø In the afternoon authorities were quoted as saying they were, “Still working on confirming the situation”.

Ø  A post spokesman said he still didn't know what, if anything had happened at Building 5301 and he had no information about any casualties or anyone put into custody (Not a lot of information coming out of this guy. Kind of makes you wonder why he bothered to make a statement at all.).

Ø An ambulance service was sent to the facility.

Ø Looks like people were running everywhere. The FBI said its agents headed to the scene and base security personnel were working with the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. (I don’t mean to be picky but does it not seem that this Bureau is getting out of control regarding its responsibilities? Was it not once simply the Bureau of Alcohol and Tobacco? Did it not move on to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms? Now it’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. What’s next? Is it about to become the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives and Jaywalking?)

Ø The Governor’s office is being updated about the situation and she said, "I will continue to closely monitor and pray for a peaceful and quick resolution”.

Since we are at the Bottom Line of this Posting I will now give you the Bottom Line…

There was no shooter.

If I were Sly, Cunning and Alert I would title this Foolishness, “Are Shadows Dangerous?” Did you just say that I did title it “Are Shadows Dangerous?” I must be Sly, Cunning and Alert.


Would I kid u?



Lagniappe: Above I slipped in a bullet which said, “An ambulance service was sent to the facility”. Did you just ask why was the ambulance service dispatched if there was no shooter and no shots? The answer, my Dear Readers, is simple. The ambulance really would not have been necessary except for the heat problems and minor injuries caused by the lockdown … Which was not necessary.