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(WTOP News)   Police in standoff with man threatening to blow up van parked one block away from White House   ( divider line
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2005-01-18 05:08:04 PM  
Stop it, Dad.
2005-01-18 05:08:37 PM  
Another witness, Nick Wutherich, visiting from Texas, says he walked past the van and describes the driver as looking like a hippie, with a blank expression on his face.

hmmm, could be stoned.
/dave's not here man...
2005-01-18 05:09:32 PM  
2005-01-18 05:09:45 PM  
Damn Hippies.
2005-01-18 05:09:57 PM  
Is this guy another crazy tobacco farmer? Any farkers remember that guy?
2005-01-18 05:09:59 PM  
Another witness, Nick Wutherich, visiting from Texas, says he walked past the van and describes the driver as looking like a hippie, with a blank expression on his face

Ha ha ha!
2005-01-18 05:10:00 PM  
your white house asplode

/didn't EVEN rtfa
2005-01-18 05:10:10 PM  
awesome, needed some sort of exciting news today. Now I can sleep easy
2005-01-18 05:10:29 PM  
wow, that'll do a lot of good

/didn't RTFA
2005-01-18 05:10:32 PM  
So this shows how all Muslims are terrorists and can strike at any second, right?
2005-01-18 05:10:33 PM  
15 gallons of gas... yeah that will do a lot.

2005-01-18 05:11:18 PM  
Clear the area, throw him a match, let the problem take care of itself.
2005-01-18 05:11:27 PM  
You'd think this would get major news outlet coverage on television or the net.
2005-01-18 05:11:29 PM  
i say, let him light the gas. any luck, he'll get the whole van too. then we should make all the ignorant people do the same thing. darwinism?
2005-01-18 05:11:31 PM  
Do Texans even know what hippies look like?
2005-01-18 05:11:35 PM  
we should outlaw vans
2005-01-18 05:11:46 PM  

glad to know you have x-ray vision and know the entire contents of the van, including any explosives in the back of it.
2005-01-18 05:12:14 PM  

been done before. Only he was going to blow up the country's phallus monument
2005-01-18 05:12:20 PM  
Great, there goes my commute.
2005-01-18 05:12:23 PM  
Not close enough.

/knock, knock...
//oh shiat
2005-01-18 05:12:37 PM  
I hope he doesn't blow up the ice cream vendors.

That's the only place in the US where you can still get Good Humor products they stopped making 10 years ago.

Super Mario Bros. 3 pops. Oh yeah.
2005-01-18 05:12:37 PM  

haha, note to self. rtfa before being a jackass.

2005-01-18 05:12:44 PM  
justanotherfarkinfarker: moran

my initial thoughts exactly.

an average SUV gas tank holds more than that.
2005-01-18 05:12:45 PM  
Well, that guy's farked....

/you don't recover from one of these personal meltdowns
2005-01-18 05:12:48 PM  
It's a block from the whitehouse...the presidon't isn't in town...nothing to see, move along....
2005-01-18 05:13:10 PM  
But then only terrorists will have vans.

/probably obligatory
2005-01-18 05:13:28 PM  
Billy Sol and Big Jim are rushing to the scene.
2005-01-18 05:13:29 PM  
Tobacco Farmer, Disgruntled Arab, Disgruntled TFarker ...

/we need a roll call of all of the usual suspects. ( at least we can rule out all of our buddies from outside the US )
2005-01-18 05:13:33 PM  
It's really difficult to blow up gasoline. Seriously, it'll catch fire okay but it's not going to do one of those "A-Team" kabooms.

Shoot him. He's probably blocking traffic.
2005-01-18 05:13:36 PM  
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Was that WRONG? Should I not have done that ???
2005-01-18 05:13:44 PM  
I miss the old-school standoffs like that one where the dude drove his tractor into the pond and sat there for a few days. That was real.
2005-01-18 05:13:57 PM  
He couldn't have waited 2 days?

2005-01-18 05:14:01 PM  
That van should be down by the river.

[image from too old to be available]
2005-01-18 05:14:19 PM  
we better have George outlaw gasoline. Oh wait.
2005-01-18 05:14:22 PM  
Do Texans even know what hippies look like?

Aren't they the ones without horses?

2005-01-18 05:14:33 PM  
Truth man, get back to Angel Pine man, you blowing it!
2005-01-18 05:14:40 PM  
On behalf of all Washingtonians, I'd like to say that we don't care, until he starts farking up traffic. Then it's open season on him.

/I keed
//sort of
2005-01-18 05:14:42 PM  
Day late and a dollar short, buddy.

/Bush voter
2005-01-18 05:14:45 PM  
Diablopop: Yeah, they all look like Californians.

/I keed?
2005-01-18 05:14:51 PM  
Standoff? It will never explode now. It would have been 2 good things. 1. Something big happening near the white house and 2. A hippy on fire.
2005-01-18 05:15:00 PM  
What a dumbass. I hope he gets shot. Alot.
2005-01-18 05:15:11 PM  
He's probably just pissed that Kid Rock won't be playing at the ceremonies.
2005-01-18 05:15:26 PM  
I'd advise a little discretion and common sense when posting to this thread.

/doesn't expect it
2005-01-18 05:15:35 PM  
He is so not getting invited to the state dinner
2005-01-18 05:15:40 PM  
HAHAHAHA - hope it takes some visiting Texas asshats with it!

Tobacco Farmer guy was great - snarled up the city for days sittin' on a tractor. If this guy acts threatening for a couple of days, this could make everything way more interesting.

Think I'll go drop a blanket off for him, and maybe get some Chinese delivered.

Lots of sirens going by, still no 'splosion noises. Unless it sounds like sirens...
2005-01-18 05:15:54 PM  
Rocket's Red Glare, Baby. Don't touch my BOOMstick.
2005-01-18 05:15:58 PM  
What's up with the hippie comment?

They should quote him as ignorant cowboy.

/resents hippie comments when used to make you (more of) a target for cops
2005-01-18 05:16:06 PM  
wow, quick timing, even before CNN
2005-01-18 05:16:06 PM  
hah. i just figured out what rtfa means. that's funny.

that guy's pretty crazy to go a-nuts over a child custody case. i mean, the white house isn't event he correct branch of government to attack.
2005-01-18 05:16:07 PM  
So this shows how all Muslims are terrorists and can strike at any second, right?

Well, Muslims do look like them hippies with the long beards, and the funny clothes and the inflamed GLA-vins
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