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2013-04-16 12:00:31 PM  

what_now: I'm done being sad. I'm done being scared. This asshole set off a bomb near the Boston Public Library. Now I'm farking furious.


As a resident of New York City, I can only say: "F*ck yeah."
 
2013-04-16 12:00:43 PM  

Dimensio: Pants full of macaroni!!: Diogenes: Pamela Geller @pamelagellerJihad in Boston: 12 dead, 50 injured ...... horrific Boston Marathon bombing

Facts all wrong and jumping to a conclusion.  Doesn't surprise me coming from that witch.

Have any of the usual folks started saying "There were 12 killed, NY Post said so, the Boston PD is still claiming only 3, WHAT ARE THE BPD HIDING?????" yet?

The government is hiding its secret resurrection technology.


That's because many of the Lazarus Pits pull a Pet Sematary on users.  I am given to understand, until the terrible bicycle accident on his twelfth birthday, despite his family connections, Li'l Dickie Cheney was quite a nice, gentle child with a soft voice who regularly cared for the neighborhood stray animals, stood up to bullies without using violence, and once organized a balloon fair for childhood leukemia patients.
 
2013-04-16 12:00:58 PM  

Lawyers With Nukes: We're lucky it wasn't an Iranian drone. If they followed our POTUS's standard operating procedure, the first responders on scene would have been "double tapped."

Disgusting? Why yes, it most certainly is.

Meanwhile, we focus on blathering bungholes and their finger pointing, and their quest for advertising revenue.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-16 12:01:28 PM  

angrymonday: This incident will be used to remove even more rights and the masses will accept it.


Good job avoiding the use of "sheeple." I can tell how difficult that was for you.
 
2013-04-16 12:01:47 PM  
There are an awful lot of news stories and attention paid to the Boston Marathon bombing, where (144? 176?) people were injured and 3 people died.  That was terror, demanded an immediate response and a statement from the POTUS.

Last weekend 26 people were shot in Chicago and 4 of them died.  235 people are shot and 33 people are murdered (on average) every day in the US.

I'm not saying what happened in Boston isn't bad.  But I don't understand how last weekend we felt safe and now suddenly we no longer feel safe.  It sure seems like we tolerate an awful lot of some sorts of violence whereas other types are super outrageous scary.
 
2013-04-16 12:03:35 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: If you average the deaths due to the 9/11 attacks (2,977)out over his entire presidency, you'll see how safe we were.

He only had 1.02 deaths per day. That's pretty good.


Is that over the course of the 8 years he was in office or the 5.5 years of him working in office and not on vacation clearing brush on his ranch?
 
2013-04-16 12:03:58 PM  

lennavan: There are an awful lot of news stories and attention paid to the Boston Marathon bombing, where (144? 176?) people were injured and 3 people died.  That was terror, demanded an immediate response and a statement from the POTUS.

Last weekend 26 people were shot in Chicago and 4 of them died.  235 people are shot and 33 people are murdered (on average) every day in the US.

I'm not saying what happened in Boston isn't bad.  But I don't understand how last weekend we felt safe and now suddenly we no longer feel safe.  It sure seems like we tolerate an awful lot of some sorts of violence whereas other types are super outrageous scary.


But guns are FREEDOM.
 
2013-04-16 12:04:34 PM  
If the Iranians are involved, we will have another minor tragedy in the Senate Chamber when John McCain orgasms so hard that his body collapses in on itself like a dying star and the CSPAN cameras are there to capture it all.
 
2013-04-16 12:04:55 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: If you average the deaths due to the 9/11 attacks (2,977)out over his entire presidency, you'll see how safe we were.

He only had 1.02 deaths per day. That's pretty good.


You need to include the deaths from FEMA's gross mismanagement of Hurricane Katrina, as well as the American military and Iraqi civilian deaths that happened as a result of Operation Daddy Didn't Hug Me When I Was A Baby.

If you include those, the average is a bit higher than 1.02 deaths per day under Bush.

/and that's just counting the dead
//it doesn't include the injured
///or the trillions of dollars wasted
////including the pallets of cash that were sent there
 
2013-04-16 12:05:02 PM  

dericwater: rufus-t-firefly: If you average the deaths due to the 9/11 attacks (2,977)out over his entire presidency, you'll see how safe we were.

He only had 1.02 deaths per day. That's pretty good.

Is that over the course of the 8 years he was in office or the 5.5 years of him working in office and not on vacation clearing brush on his ranch?


Serious question here: now that GW Bush is "retired" and is learning how to paint. Does he ever go somewhere to clear brush? Does he still have that ranch and does he ever go there and clear any of the brush?
 
2013-04-16 12:05:09 PM  
I reiterate: there are going to be a LOT of folks looking to score points over the next few weeks, and slathering at the chance to do so, and it would be satisfying as f*ck if we didn't give them the satisfaction, by ignoring their DERP and putting it into perspective for them...
 
2013-04-16 12:05:17 PM  

skullkrusher: Who the fark is Patrick Dullard?


Patrick Dullard is that guy.
 
2013-04-16 12:06:04 PM  

rumpelstiltskin: namatad: the_rev: what_now: This asshole set off a bomb near the Boston Public Library. Now I'm farking furious.

Not being smartass here... but... it was the bomb's proximity to a library that you find upsetting?

because some places tend to have more children near them, esp during the day.
because some places have the veneer of being "safer". the grocery store, the safe neighborhood that you live in, church.

And mostly because some places are supposed to be farkING QUIET. You're not even supposed to talk at the library, let alone blow shiat up.


True.  Explosive emissions of any kind, be them pyrological, scatological, flatulent, or nocturnal, are STRONGLY frowned upon in all the libraries and churches I am familiar with.  However, since Library Science considers itself a service industry, there's usually a warning or two before being asked to leave, though churches have been known to be less forgiving.
 
2013-04-16 12:06:19 PM  
People said Bush was behind 9-11. Seriously. People are stupid.
 
2013-04-16 12:07:22 PM  

dericwater: rufus-t-firefly: If you average the deaths due to the 9/11 attacks (2,977)out over his entire presidency, you'll see how safe we were.

He only had 1.02 deaths per day. That's pretty good.

Is that over the course of the 8 years he was in office or the 5.5 years of him working in office and not on vacation clearing brush on his ranch?


Um...Uh...

Have you heard that Obama plays golf sometimes?

THAT IS AN OUTRAGE.
 
2013-04-16 12:07:28 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Actually, I think it took less than 10 minutes


Yup, shills were out in force right after I heard about it.
 
2013-04-16 12:07:48 PM  
Clearly we need to equip the runners with bombs of their own. The only response to a bomb is another bomb
 
2013-04-16 12:09:02 PM  
It's funny how the people who tell us to "never forget" always seem to forget.
 
2013-04-16 12:09:49 PM  

lennavan: There are an awful lot of news stories and attention paid to the Boston Marathon bombing, where (144? 176?) people were injured and 3 people died.  That was terror, demanded an immediate response and a statement from the POTUS.

Last weekend 26 people were shot in Chicago and 4 of them died.  235 people are shot and 33 people are murdered (on average) every day in the US.

I'm not saying what happened in Boston isn't bad.  But I don't understand how last weekend we felt safe and now suddenly we no longer feel safe.  It sure seems like we tolerate an awful lot of some sorts of violence whereas other types are super outrageous scary.


It's not a numbers thing. Remember the Beltway Sniper? 10 people shot in Washington, DC (and around) over 3 weeks. Not far off of the normal pace for DC. Yet it was much more frightening for people there than the usual run-of-the-mill violence. It's psychological and the run-of-the-mill shootings are generally concentrated in certain areas in an urban environment. No one expects people to die watching a marathon. Walking around bad parts of DC at night... not so surprising
 
2013-04-16 12:10:58 PM  
farking cowards. Bombing a charity jog.

Public beatings should be legal.
 
2013-04-16 12:11:01 PM  

The Why Not Guy: It's funny how the people who tell us to "never forget" always seem to forget.


knock knock
who's there?
9/11
9/11 who?
YOU SAID YOU'D NEVER FORGET!
 
2013-04-16 12:11:55 PM  
One day? It was pretty much instantly the most used comment on Facebook that I saw on most of the posted news articles.
 
2013-04-16 12:12:14 PM  

lennavan: There are an awful lot of news stories and attention paid to the Boston Marathon bombing, where (144? 176?) people were injured and 3 people died.  That was terror, demanded an immediate response and a statement from the POTUS.

Last weekend 26 people were shot in Chicago and 4 of them died.  235 people are shot and 33 people are murdered (on average) every day in the US.

I'm not saying what happened in Boston isn't bad.  But I don't understand how last weekend we felt safe and now suddenly we no longer feel safe.  It sure seems like we tolerate an awful lot of some sorts of violence whereas other types are super outrageous scary.


I think it's because people can rationalize away gun injuries/deaths.  Ignoring the accidents, people can, in their head (regardless of truthiness), blame the victim.  "Oh, you made poor life choices to be in a gang"... "Oh, you shouldn't have gone to that bar and started some shiat over a pool table"... "Oh you shouldn't be growing up poor in a bad neighborhood"... "shouldn't have slept with your husband's brother".

Gun violence is typically one on one (or a few).  Terrorism, by nature, is against many and indiscriminate, which means there doesn't have to be a (rationalized) reason in anyone's head for them to be a target.
 
2013-04-16 12:12:43 PM  

FlashHarry: The Why Not Guy: It's funny how the people who tell us to "never forget" always seem to forget.

knock knock
who's there?
9/11
9/11 who?
YOU SAID YOU'D NEVER FORGET!


I'm laughing so hard I'm crying eagle tears of glitter.
 
2013-04-16 12:12:57 PM  

palelizard: Pamela Geller @pamelageller Jihad in Boston: 12 dead, 50 injured


In a fairness, Pam has to work very hard keeping her cover. If anyone knew she was a top ranking Syrian Intelligence Officer she'd have to find other work.  She cried when Valerie Plame was outed.
 
2013-04-16 12:16:23 PM  
OK conservatives, we need to talk.  We, by which I mean the center and the left, let you have that one.  You're welcome.  We let you have that one not because we agreed with it, or thought it was even close to basic reality.  We let you have that one because we were all so very done with Bush and company.  The previous 8 years were traumatizing as hell to us.  Your man-child preznit absolutely drove this country into the ground.  The US was a flaming wreck when he turned the keys over to Obama.  Depression, jobs crisis, banking crisis, real estate crisis, two wars being lost.  We were done.  We were done with him, we were done fighting with you over him, we were done explaining to you how truly awful he was on every possible level.  We realized that you needed to have some shred of substance to hang your hat onto, to claim that you hadn't foisted a complete and total incompetent jackass onto the most powerful nation on Earth.  So when you claimed that he "kept America safe", we just rolled our eyes and just waited for Obama to take office.  We remember him totally ignoring the pre 9/11 warnings.  We remember how he didn't catch any of the anthrax mailers. We remember the multiple embassy attacks (but Benghazi!!). we remember Jim David Adkisson, Mohammed Reza, the Beltway Sniper, the Seattle Jewish Federation shootings, the LAX shootings, and all the people in Iraq that hate the US with every fibre of their being because the US killed their family members.

But if you really want to re-litigate this one, we're happy to do so.  No, he did not keep us safe, and fark you for even trying to whip that one past us.
 
2013-04-16 12:16:55 PM  
Patrick Dollard @PatDollardGEORGE BUSH KEPT US SAFE FOR 8 YEARS AND ONCE AGAINBARACKOBAMA FAILS AS TERRORISTS BOMB BOSTON MARATHON


Well his name is Dullard.
 
2013-04-16 12:17:36 PM  

lennavan: There are an awful lot of news stories and attention paid to the Boston Marathon bombing, where (144? 176?) people were injured and 3 people died.  That was terror, demanded an immediate response and a statement from the POTUS.

Last weekend 26 people were shot in Chicago and 4 of them died.  235 people are shot and 33 people are murdered (on average) every day in the US.

I'm not saying what happened in Boston isn't bad.  But I don't understand how last weekend we felt safe and now suddenly we no longer feel safe.  It sure seems like we tolerate an awful lot of some sorts of violence whereas other types are super outrageous scary.

lennavan: There are an awful lot of news stories and attention paid to the Boston Marathon bombing, where (144? 176?) people were injured and 3 people died.  That was terror, demanded an immediate response and a statement from the POTUS.

Last weekend 26 people were shot in Chicago and 4 of them died.  235 people are shot and 33 people are murdered (on average) every day in the US.

I'm not saying what happened in Boston isn't bad.  But I don't understand how last weekend we felt safe and now suddenly we no longer feel safe.  It sure seems like we tolerate an awful lot of some sorts of violence whereas other types are super outrageous scary.


Its 2013 and you don't understand terrorism.
 
2013-04-16 12:17:49 PM  
Bush "kept us* safe for 8 years,"

* "Us* does not apply to anyone in the Armed Forces, their families, dependents, friends, or any other person possibly impacted by adverse events in unnecessary, ill-conceived, and/or fraudulent military operations.**

** 'Us' also obviously does NOT include any of 'THEM',  those with the wrong religion, language, skin-tone, nationality, home address and/or attitude toward being invaded, bombed, droned, shot at, wounded, killed and/or displaced during afore mentioned unnecessary, ill-conceived and/or fraudulent military operations.
 
2013-04-16 12:19:00 PM  

BunkoSquad: what_now: The finish line is right outside the oldest public library in the country for a reason. "The Commonwealth Requires the Education of the People as the Safeguard of Order and Liberty".

And both of the city's art museums are free for everyone today. I love this town.


Srsly? I haven't been to the Gardiner in forever....
 
2013-04-16 12:19:34 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Bush kept us safe for 7 years, 4 months.


Oh, really?
 
2013-04-16 12:19:49 PM  
The persistent gun violence in places like Chicago is part of a systemic problem with many factors, and usually happens out of sight of most people (willfully so in many cases). This was a bombing in a very public place during a highly publicized event. Of the hundreds injured, 20 or 30-something lost limbs. This is an uncommon occurrence, rather than a systemic problem. When it happens, it makes people realize "holy shiat, this can happen here."

I'm not saying it's right that we are shaken by sporadic terrorist attacks, but accept persistent gun violence as a matter of course, but I understand how it got like this. 

/the more cynical explanation, of course, is that violence isn't scary until it happens to white people
 
2013-04-16 12:19:52 PM  

what_now: Srsly? I haven't been to the Gardiner in forever....


Ugh. 2 out of 3. I meant the MFA and ICA.
 
2013-04-16 12:24:10 PM  

BunkoSquad: what_now: Srsly? I haven't been to the Gardiner in forever....

Ugh. 2 out of 3. I meant the MFA and ICA.


.....fail horn.
 
2013-04-16 12:25:03 PM  

Cyberluddite: I can't wait until Fartbongo's National Security Advisor goes before Congress and testifies about why they ignored that presidential daily briefing memo from about a month ago that was entitled "[NAME OF PERSON RESPONSIBLE] DETERMINED TO ATTACK BOSTON MARATHON CROWD BY PLACING HOME MADE BOMBS AT FINISH LINE."  Of course, he's not as attractive as Condoleeza Rice, so it probably won't get any coverage on the liberal media when he does.


Hey!

upload.wikimedia.org

Words can hurt!
 
2013-04-16 12:25:45 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Actually, I think it took less than 10 minutes


Yeah, the timestamp on the Tweet is 12:47 PM. What a farking dumbass... Well, Bush has about 1,000 times the death toll of Obama for terrorist attacks, so Obama definitely is worse than Bush. At least in the 'Getting-People-Killed-by-Terrorists department.
 
2013-04-16 12:27:18 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Satanic_Hamster: Dr Dreidel: But math is not their strong suit.

You're allowed to round up to the nearest whole number.

If we're going to be pedantic, Jan-Sep 2001 is 8 months, meaning Bush kept us safe for 7 years, 4 months. Closest whole number would be 7, not 8; I rounded to the nearest .5.

// ignoring that Bush was president for half a day on the 20th, and counting the "short month" from 20AUG-11SEP as 1



So, you're just granting a pass on the Beltway Sniper attacks?  Maybe you should tell the 13 people that were gunned down that they were being kept safe.
 
2013-04-16 12:29:56 PM  
America was pretty safe until just after Bush the lesser gained the throne of the President.

Would the Saudis of destroyed the two towers if a Democratic had been President?

Would the world be safer if the CIA had not been created to fark it up?

If Christianity had not murdered millions of Middle Eastern people in the search for Jebus, would they not be so pissed off at Christians?

/Questions that no one is willing to ask in the mainline news.
//Time to have a clear talk on how the rightwing is getting more dangerous because of Foxnews and the Limbaughs of the U.S.
 
2013-04-16 12:30:45 PM  

Bermuda59: Is the prize one of those 9-11 commemorative coins?


I hope so!  You can tilt up the towers as they stood in all of their American glory.
Some call them tacky, but I say NAY.  Those are awesome!

encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
9-11!
Never remember!
 
2013-04-16 12:34:06 PM  
ummm I seem to recall something like 4,000+ Americans being killed by "terrorists" that largely employed exactly this method of attack: improvised explosive devices.

The fact that under Bush we very conveniently had a delivery option where we'd send the Americans to the terrorists rather than making them come here doesn't in any way mitgate the body count or the president's responsibility
 
2013-04-16 12:35:02 PM  
I get the feeling I'm going to be deleting some people from Facebook.
 
2013-04-16 12:35:45 PM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: Cyberluddite: I can't wait until Fartbongo's National Security Advisor goes before Congress and testifies about why they ignored that presidential daily briefing memo from about a month ago that was entitled "[NAME OF PERSON RESPONSIBLE] DETERMINED TO ATTACK BOSTON MARATHON CROWD BY PLACING HOME MADE BOMBS AT FINISH LINE."  Of course, he's not as attractive as Condoleeza Rice, so it probably won't get any coverage on the liberal media when he does.

Hey!

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x333]

Words can hurt!


Well, Condoleeza Rice is a successful and attractive African American.

Except for that nasty gap-tooth thing she had. Yuck.
 
2013-04-16 12:36:05 PM  

Vodka Zombie: ManateeGag: so, who has the list of attacks after 9/11 but before Obama took office ready?

Sadly, it doesn't matter.  You can beat them over the head with that list.  You can carve every item on that list into their skin.  They will always forget because it's politically convenient for them to do so.

Why people still consider these willfully ignorant morons worthy of anyone's time says a hell of a lot about the current intellectual state of America as a whole.


You should read The Republican Brain, it actually explains this pretty well. We map memories and beliefs through distinct neural pathways. Changing these beliefs actually requires your brain to rewire itself physically, destroying these old connections, and making new ones. It would explain a lot, actually.
 
2013-04-16 12:37:34 PM  

skullkrusher: Who the fark is Patrick Dullard?


Someone who conforms to truth in labeling laws?
 
2013-04-16 12:37:37 PM  
can we stop pretending that in order to maintain a free society where rights are (largely) respected, this is not going to be the price to pay from time to time regardless of who is in office?
 
2013-04-16 12:39:10 PM  
So it's okay for George W. to come in from the cold and be embraced as a Republican again? 'Cause he sure was awfully preoccupied with oil painting the last 4 years.
 
2013-04-16 12:41:17 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Well, Condoleeza Rice is a successful and attractive African American.


I heard she got 99 problems...

..out of 100 on the final exam
 
2013-04-16 12:42:29 PM  
images.nationalgeographic.com
What America kept safe may look like.
 
2013-04-16 12:43:20 PM  

what_now: the_rev: what_now: This asshole set off a bomb near the Boston Public Library. Now I'm farking furious.

Not being smartass here... but... it was the bomb's proximity to a library that you find upsetting?

I find the whole thing upsetting. This is a special day- a celebration of the Revolutionary War, a random holiday that only we have, the Marathon, a 11am Red Sox game (played early enough in the season that we all still have some hope), and a street party. This is when spring starts in Boston.

This Marathon isn't just Kenyens and crazy hardcore runners, it's regular people who spend a year preparing for this for a charity- a friend of mine is 6"5; and 250lbs and a few years ago he finished, because he was running for a cause.

The finish line is right outside the oldest public library in the country for a reason.  "The Commonwealth Requires the Education of the People as the Safeguard of Order and Liberty".


SO decoding these clues we can build a profile of the Bomber based on the symbolism of what he attacked and when:

He attacked on Patriot's day, in an area rich with revolutionary symbolismm,  so clearly he's an Anti-American foreigner.  His bombs went off at the 26th mile, which was dedicated to the 26 victims of Newtown, so clearly he's a gun-rights nut/Sandy Hook denier.  His attack occured on April 15th -tax day  so he must have hated paying taxes.  The bombs exploded right near all the international flags  so he hates furriners and the UN.  He attacked outside the oldest public library in the country so he clearly hates both books AND socialism, and of course he interfered with a SOX game, so obviously he's a Yankee fan.

Putting all that into the Bat computer clearly tells me we are looking a Fundamentalist Muslim jihadist Tea Party member, who is also a "young earth" creationist and a white supremacist...how hard can THAT guy be to find?
 
2013-04-16 12:43:49 PM  

midigod: Dr Dreidel: Bush kept us safe for 7 years, 4 months.

Oh, really?


sabreWulf07: So, you're just granting a pass on the Beltway Sniper attacks? Maybe you should tell the 13 people that were gunned down that they were being kept safe.


I should have put "kept us safe" in quotes. It's a silly thing to say, and a sillier thing to believe. I also "forgot" anthrax (I saw Anthrax perform in February 2002 on a "We're Not Changing Our Name" tour - my little brother's first concert), and a host of other things.

// I live in DC, and the damn sniper ruined my 21st birthday
 
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