So, we were at the hospital doing a standard midwife visit, and the pediatric nurse managed to fanagle me an H1N1 shot (they want caretakers of infants to have the shot). So I am now fully inoculated. We also probably have a baby name picked out, but I’m not going to say what it is.
Then, leaving the hospital and heading back north, we saw it …
I think it was an F 15, but I could easily be wrong about that. It was heading south in what looked like a circle-the-airport formation. Then a second one following the first.
I clicked on the radio and in moments heard about the shooting at Fort Hood. A dozen or soldiers 30 or more wounded. That seems to have set a trigger for making the airplanes fly around. (Yes, in theory, one can see them at any time, but in truth one does not.)
The first version of the story I’ve heard suggests that three or more people have been arrested, and that multiple shooters were involved. However, two soldiers were taken into custody, but they were released, it would seem, and a third person arrested. It is all very confusing.
The conversation is confusing because people are assuming that the shooter was overstressed and went nuts, but there is this background knowledge of multiple people possibly being in (and out of) custody.
And so far I’ve only heard one person mention that this guy could have been a crazed middle eastern terrorist. Of cosure I don’t watch or listen to Fox News…. where people will be making the link between the dead shooter’s name (Hassan) and you know who’s middle name (Hussein).
Oh, and Hussein is not the baby’s theoretical name in case you were guessing…