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(Think Progress)   Mitch McConnell offers comforting words regarding the Boston Marathon bombing. Just kidding, he actually blames the victims for being too complacent   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 324
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2013-04-17 01:02:08 AM  

Chariset: It's a just world!

Bad happens to the bad; good happens to the good.   If something horrific happened to you, you must have deserved it.

After all the alternative is to think that bad things can happen to people who have nothing to do with the incident and are doing nothing wrong, like me, and we can't have that.


You joke, but this is the fundamental premise behind pretty much all of conservative thought.
 
2013-04-17 01:07:41 AM  
You have to wonder what sort of gang the gop is if they hate women, minorities, the elderly, the poor, muslims, and now, victims of terrorist acts.

Just waiting for them to declare war on puppies. You just know they'll get around to hating puppies too eventually.
 
2013-04-17 01:14:16 AM  

TV's Vinnie: You have to wonder what sort of gang the gop is if they hate women, minorities, the elderly, the poor, muslims, and now, victims of terrorist acts.

Just waiting for them to declare war on puppies. You just know they'll get around to hating puppies too eventually.


They already have.
 
2013-04-17 01:18:49 AM  

TV's Vinnie: You have to wonder what sort of gang the gop is if they hate women, minorities, the elderly, the poor, muslims, and now, victims of terrorist acts. gays

Just waiting for them to declare war on puppies. You just know they'll get around to hating puppies too eventually.


you forgot one and substituted it with something that subby and Think Progress made up
 
2013-04-17 01:21:26 AM  
We should ask Taran Zhu what he thinks of McConnell's support for the Sha of Fear.

/definitely not obscure.
 
2013-04-17 01:33:23 AM  

o5iiawah: I read TFA.

Nowhere is McConnell blaming the victims for being complacent.  he's making at statement about how as Americans, we have become complacent.  Nowhere did he tie that into the victims somehow being at fault.

This is fark at its worst.


No...

Fark at nearly its worst is when SkinnyDick and 10poundsofDerp keep posting...

Fark AT its worst is when you add your BS to it.
 
2013-04-17 01:43:00 AM  
Tarded subby is tarded.

"some" & "many" = victims of bombing? Dont hyper-extend yourself stretching like that, subby.
 
2013-04-17 02:01:22 AM  

Alphax: We should ask Taran Zhu what he thinks of McConnell's support for the Sha of Fear.

/definitely not obscure.


"I've had enough of [his] kind!"
*lulz*
 
2013-04-17 02:52:45 AM  

Enemabag Jones: please

//Where does one buy bulk ball bearings anyway?  Isn't that a lead?

at http://bearingballstore.com/wholesale-usa/cat_42.html
that's where!
 
2013-04-17 02:55:51 AM  
O' Mitch got to look tough and take the focus off of his caused problem with Ashley Judd.  Over the weekend I was listening to NPR and a reporter had wanted to release the story sooner and was asked not to because O'Mitch would try to play the victim.  Looks like he found another way to play the roll.
 
Xai
2013-04-17 03:27:59 AM  

Trayal: FTFA:  And so we are newly reminded that serious threats to our way of life remain. And today again we recommit ourselves to the fight against terrorism at home and abroad.

Hmm.

Total deaths from terrorism in US history: ~5,000.
Average deaths per year from auto accidents in the last ten years: ~39,000.

Tell me again how our way if life is threatened and why we should be living in terror?

Oh, right.  Fear mongering for political gain.  Got it.

/Take your fear-based political strategy and farking shove it into your dark smelly orifices.
//All of them.


you do realize that more people have been killed by stairs than by terrorists in the US?
 
2013-04-17 04:08:21 AM  
Crap, here comes PATRIOT ACT 2.0: THE DEFENDING. Every computer will be required to have a webcam that will be remotely operated and will be a felony to cover up to prevent it from taking images.
 
2013-04-17 04:18:21 AM  

jenny next: SkinnyHead: There's nothing controversial about warning people against complacency when it comes to terrorism.   Unless you happen to be a big fan of complacency.

Complacency, at times, can be a good thing.  Complacency is better than lashing out at random people who had nothing to do with the unjust act just to do something about it.

/I'm not criticizing any specific policy.  I'm just saying that, unless there's a time constraint that doesn't allow for it, it's better to get all your information before acting.


The better thing would be to correctly define "complacency." The real definition should look something like this:

COMPLACENCY:
Uh, Admiral Kimmel & General Short? There's been reports of a major Japanese build up in the Pacific and their entire fleet has just completely vanished. You ought to bring the state of alert at Pearl Harbor up a little bit. Oh, and you Brits over at Singapore? Yeah, same warning. Actual response: "We don't think those little yellow sons-of-biatches can do anything." And from the Brits "And if they do, we'll just shove the little fellows off."

NOT COMPLACENCY:
Boston Marathon provides National Guardsmen, Boston PD, Boston Fire Dept., assorted volunteers, other staff and first responders; in case anything--including a terrorist attack--were to happen. That's the opposite of complacent, that's preparedness.
 
2013-04-17 04:47:51 AM  
Wow.    He just sad the terrorist have won.  Pussy.   He is what is wrong with America.
 
2013-04-17 04:48:49 AM  

riverwalk barfly: Wow.    He just sad the terrorist have won.  Pussy.   He is what is wrong with America.


Or he's saying that they haven't won enough.  We're not scared enough.
 
2013-04-17 05:10:25 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Reason is because of the ungodly number of amputations that seem to have resulted from the blasts. Whoever set these devices placed them low to the ground, at locations that were near the race, but not right up against it, and detonated them after the top runners finished, so the crowd was dissipating but still large; so there would be maximum injuries. Somebody wanted to ensure the largest number of lower-body casualties he could manage--he wanted to make sure a whole lot of people never got to run again.


I thought about that, but I think the placement was done out of necessity.  It's a busy area with a lot of surveillance.  They stuck the bombs where they could, and the bombs were fairly amateurish, so it's not like they knew how to (or even cared to) control an explosion.  Nailbombs on the ground tend to blow off legs, not heads.  At this point, I have no reason to think the blown off legs are the medium.  This bomber was going for public carnage, but not the final message.

Also, disgruntled man in wheelchair, stacked to the eyebrows with wired up pressure cookers wrapped in shrapnel straps tends to send off alarms.  Whoever hid these bombs did it swiftly and on foot.  Probably two people, simultaneously, and probably emerging from the subway.
 
Bf+
2013-04-17 09:13:56 AM  

Chuck Wagon: I hope I am not the only person who thought of Bert the duck and cover turtle after reading this.

 [upload.wikimedia.org image 300x232]


Came here for this.
Thank you.
 
2013-04-17 10:09:32 AM  
Yertle needs to just STFU, he hasn't really impressed anybody with anything he's said in quite awhile.
 
2013-04-17 11:28:22 AM  

Propain_az: but I am talking about the bigger picture. The long view.


No you arent.
 
2013-04-17 11:29:09 AM  

o5iiawah: I read TFA.

Nowhere is McConnell blaming the victims for being complacent.  he's making at statement about how as Americans, we have become complacent.  Nowhere did he tie that into the victims somehow being at fault.

This is fark at its worst.


it stinks and it's sad and it's not fun or funny anymore.
 
2013-04-17 11:35:37 AM  

SkinnyHead: There's nothing controversial about warning people against complacency when it comes to terrorism.   Unless you happen to be a big fan of complacency.


Blaming the dead and maimed for being "complacent"? That's particularly vile, even for you.

Tell us oh genius how much less "complacent" the marathon runners and their friends and family should have been.

Feh.
 
2013-04-17 11:46:05 AM  

SkinnyHead: THX 1138: SkinnyHead: Well, I looked up "complacent" in the dictionary:  It means: "pleased, especially with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect; self-satisfied."  The only thing missing was a picture of Obama.George W. Bush actively ignoring a brief entitled "Bin Laden Determined To Strike In U.S."

FTFY.

Or does that definition of "complacent" not work for you?

Well, like Sen. McConnell said, there was a sense of complacency that prevailed prior to September 11th.  He's saying that we shouldn't go back to that.


OK, as long as you have no particular opinion on what "Sen. McConnell" said, thanks for your pointless regurgitation of his equally pointless, useless, meaningless statement.

So, what level of complacency is appropriate? The level that we had on Sept 12, 2001? Maybe, instead of the terror alert color codes, we should have a "complacency alert" color code.
 
2013-04-17 12:43:53 PM  

o5iiawah: I read TFA.

Nowhere is McConnell blaming the victims for being complacent.  he's making at statement about how as Americans, we have become complacent.  Nowhere did he tie that into the victims somehow being at fault.

This is fark at its worst.


hehehehehehe
so he wasnt blaming everyone at the marathon/running the marathon (aka americans) for not being vigilant enough?? LOLOLOL
sure sounded like he was

unless you are saying boston isnt really part of america, which I am ok with ...

but turtle man is COMPLETELY correct
when was the last time a CTA train was stopped before reaching a station in order to clear a suspicious package? not for 10 years.

Until we start treating EVERY last package and bag as a potential bomb, we are not even CLOSE to vigilant enough.

/raiding the Tube really taught me how much americans take their safety for granted.
 
2013-04-17 08:38:48 PM  

namatad:

/raiding the Tube really taught me how much americans take their safety for granted.


Um, so we're SUPPOSED to live in a constant state of complete blithering terrified paranoia?

Your a idiot.
 
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