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?
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.
ManateeGag: so, who has the list of attacks after 9/11 but before Obama took office ready?
FlashHarry: didn't dana perino claim that once too? wtf is wrong with these people?
dericwater: 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?
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.
Uranus Is Huge!: Foundling: During exactly which eight years did Bush keep us safe?Sometime before 1492?Florida wasn't attacked once while Jeb was governor./I know. He specified 'George'. Maybe he's referring to HW's tenure as CIA Director.//Nope. He's just a derp volcano in the midst of an eruption.
machoprogrammer: Seriously, you can't have it both ways. IMO, neither president is responsible. Shiat happens
machoprogrammer: So, it looks like the thread is as follows:The Democrat nuthuggers on 9/11: OMG BUSH FARKED UP! WHAT A DOLT! LOL!The Democrat nuthuggers now: No way Obama farked up. It would just be pure derp to claim that!Seriously, you can't have it both ways. IMO, neither president is responsible. Shiat happens
skullkrusher: HighOnCraic: whidbey: aspAddict: It's interesting that for the last 11 years, we have been told "We hafta go to war against al Qaida/terrorists/brown people with towels on their heads, they are TEH DEBIL and want to kill us all!" It's been drilled into us for over a decade that THEY are the enemy and that our Glorious Leaders are the only thing standing between us and a turban wrapped nuke showing up in our morning coffee.Then an attack happens. Bombs go off. People are hurt and killed, and our Weeners is "Prolly terrorist Muslim radicals" and people are shocked - SHOCKED I say - at this jump to a conclusion. We have been conditioned for years to believe that "seekrit all kayak" is everywhere, lurking in the shadows, climbin' in our windows, snatchin' our people up, tryin' ta rape 'em.In the 70's/80's, it was Russia - they had subs sitting just out of our reach with huge missiles pointed at our moms for years. They had secret spies waiting to blow up our dams, meltdown our reactors, and reset all of our VCRs so that they flash "12:00" again. THEY were the enemy. If anything bad happened, the first thought in our heads was, "It was probably the Russians."You can't indoctrinate a culture to believe one thing, then act surprised when they follow that "training." That would be like Fatty Kim yelling at his citizens for accusing Americans of something evil after they have been brainwashed for half a century to believe that we are Satan's minions.Also, to Alex Jones - you never go full retard.It's totally OKC all over again. It'll be a rigtht-wing white guy. History repeats the old conceits.I've got a feeling you're gonna get a lotta grief for saying that...oh, it's totally OKC all over again. All the hallmarks are there. Federal Government bui... oh crap. My theory broke
skullkrusher: coeyagi: skullkrusher: FlashHarry: [i50.tinypic.com image 435x502][upload.wikimedia.org image 314x283]/downvote11.5 years when converted to Fark years = too soon.unfunny shiat is just unfunny. You know all about that though
Epoch_Zero: CygnusDarius: You sir, you are awesome.what_now is one of the most respected vagina-americans on fark.MinkeyMan: Epoch_Zero: There's no reason we can't live in a free society where we are also assured against being blown to smithereens.There is no society in which you can be "assured against being blown to smithereens".Well, a society where it is unthinkably rare. Mister technical.Pants full of macaroni!!: "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance." ~ can't remember who said it"We live in colonial times and are huge idealogues" - some old guy who wrote some deep shiatskullkrusher: Epoch_Zero: Gyrfalcon: skullkrusher: 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?I've said that since Oklahoma City, but I'm in the minority on that sentiment.There's no reason we can't live in a free society where we are also assured against being blown to smithereens.yes there isNope. No excuse for it.
Dr Dreidel: Bush kept us safe for 7 years, 4 months.
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.
Dimensio: Pants full of macaroni!!: Diogenes: Pamela Geller @pamelagellerJihad in Boston: 12 dead, 50 injured ...... horrific Boston Marathon bombingFacts 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.
Esc7: Now that's a cool library.
Dr Dreidel: But math is not their strong suit.
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".
Diogenes: Patrick Dollard @PatDollardGEORGE BUSH KEPT US SAFE FOR 8 7.5 YEARS AND ONCE AGAINBARACKOBAMA FAILS AS TERRORISTS BOMB BOSTON MARATHON
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