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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 52
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2013-04-16 03:11:34 PM
11 votes:
Easy for him to say... not everyone can hide as well as he can.

icons-ak.wunderground.com
2013-04-16 03:30:24 PM
7 votes:
Its such a shame, because before he said this, I had so much respect for Mitch McConnell, one of our greatest Senators! How could someone so usually cogent and kind say something so terrible?

Its really upsetting.
2013-04-16 04:09:34 PM
4 votes:

vernonFL: 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.

You know who else was complacent in the face of terrorism?


lh6.googleusercontent.com
2013-04-16 03:05:35 PM
4 votes:
If the good guys had bombs then they could have stopped the bad guys with bombs, with bombs.
2013-04-16 03:58:24 PM
3 votes:
This is a party that has obviously learned from past mistakes.
2013-04-16 04:56:33 PM
2 votes:
i33.tinypic.com
2013-04-16 04:34:15 PM
2 votes:

rufus-t-firefly: 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.

We get complacent about alt trolls, and then they pop up again.


i48.photobucket.com
2013-04-16 04:30:06 PM
2 votes:
bobmccarty.com
2013-04-16 04:27:16 PM
2 votes:
If I wanted to see society grind to a pants-wetting halt every time someone leaves an unattended bag in public I'll go to London.
2013-04-16 04:26:00 PM
2 votes:
"Also, Ashley Judd was behind it all. Her hate for turtles knows no bounds!"
2013-04-16 04:23:39 PM
2 votes:
The Only thing we have to Fear,
is the GOP itself.

--FDR
2013-04-16 04:16:30 PM
2 votes:

vernonFL: You know who else was complacent in the face of terrorism?

lh6.googleusercontent.com


Complacent?  No.  He decided to, instead of attacking the system where the best intelligence indicated the Rebels were located, target a system that had no involvement with the Rebellion, and in fact had disarmed according to the mandates passed by the Galactic Senate.  I'm convinced Tarkin was at some point slighted by Bail Organa; perhaps he was convinced Organa was behind an assassination attempt targeting his father, H.Wilhuff Tarkin.  This is the most likely reason behind his vendetta with Alderaan.
2013-04-16 04:16:25 PM
2 votes:
Dammit! I don't see anyone else doing it, so I guess I will.

I'm sorry. It was all my fault. I'm pretty sure "it" has always been my fault. I've been sitting here in Seattle for the past several years feeling complacent. No, actually being complacent. All those bad things that have been happening to people who have been going around living their lives in a state of pants-shiating fear -- those things are all my fault. I'm sorry. My complacency led to all manner of bad stuff. Really, I'm sorry.

Starting today I changing my life. I promise to get my 'fear' level up to high and do my best to keep it there. I'm pretty sure that will finally stop bad things from happening.

Again, I'm sorry.
2013-04-16 04:09:03 PM
2 votes:

SkinnyHead: coeyagi: 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.

Except that is a completely transparent attempt at ginning up fear so that you will vote GOP and Big Government [Depart of Defense] and line the pockets further of defense contractors, but I guess in the post WWII era that isn't controversial, that is just the same happy bullsh*t we live with every day, much like oxygen poaching Fark posters who force us to respond to their retardation.

The actual reason why libs are so offended by talk about complacency is that they see it as an attack on their complacent president.


I know! just ask Osama Bin Laden!!! oh wait..
2013-04-16 04:08:34 PM
2 votes:
What a coincidence. I was just wondering what a cartoonish super villain would say.
2013-04-16 03:56:33 PM
2 votes:
I think it's safe to say that for many, the complacency that prevailed prior to September 11th has actually returned.

Actually, I'm not sure it is necessarily safe to say that. For example, try saying it in Boston. See how safe you feel then.
2013-04-16 03:53:41 PM
2 votes:
See, I think the problem is looking to McConnell for comfort in the first place.

The man has all the empathy and humanity of a petrified turd.
2013-04-16 02:39:39 PM
2 votes:
Living in a constant state of fear is the only way to defeat terrorism.
2013-04-16 02:36:40 PM
2 votes:
Would someone throw a bucket of water on this guy so we can watch him melt?
2013-04-16 12:08:56 PM
2 votes:
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.
2013-04-16 12:03:05 PM
2 votes:
Ah, Republicans, winning over losing more Americans one by one.
2013-04-17 10:09:32 AM
1 votes:
Yertle needs to just STFU, he hasn't really impressed anybody with anything he's said in quite awhile.
2013-04-16 09:21:43 PM
1 votes:
If we're fighting a war on terror, and Mitchy here is trying to spread fear, doesn't that make him a traitor?
2013-04-16 06:57:19 PM
1 votes:

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

It's easy to say this from the relative isolation of Kentucky. When was the last time a "terrorist" even looked at Kentucky on a map, The Civil War?

// yes, I know he spends lots of time here in DC
// the constituencies he's speaking to...don't


Mid-1960s, according to this guy:

www.bigflax.com
2013-04-16 06:41:33 PM
1 votes:
Fear will keep the local systems...er....state governors in line.
2013-04-16 06:11:38 PM
1 votes:
I think Mitch  McConnell is right. Americans have been way too complacent. It's time to invade North Korea to secure Americas freedom.
2013-04-16 05:58:51 PM
1 votes:
The appropriate response is to invade a country that had nothing to do with it.  Otherwise we're being complacent.

/Brought to you by KBR
2013-04-16 05:46:11 PM
1 votes:

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

US Gun related deaths year 2000 = 75,000


Deaths from heart disease in 2011 = 597,689

Therefore only Michelle Obama is safeguarding America and Mitch McConnell has to dress up like one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and work through the entire Sweatin' to the Oldies series.
2013-04-16 05:29:20 PM
1 votes:
"It's unclear exactly who McConnell is saying has become complacent regarding terrorism."

Yeah, I wonder which black Kenyan socialist gay Muslim history's-greatest-monster ol' Mitch could possibly be referring to.
2013-04-16 05:10:19 PM
1 votes:
Can we finally admit that security theater and million dollar security details for events are largely ineffective?

No?

OK, we must spend MOAR!
2013-04-16 04:46:08 PM
1 votes:

UNC_Samurai: rufus-t-firefly: 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.

We get complacent about alt trolls, and then they pop up again.

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img218.imageshack.us
2013-04-16 04:45:51 PM
1 votes:
Easy for a guy with natural body armor to say.
2013-04-16 04:43:11 PM
1 votes:

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.


Bullshat. It was also missing a picture of a crying eagle in front of an American flag.
2013-04-16 04:37:37 PM
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org
2013-04-16 04:35:44 PM
1 votes:
Punching his face is now a patriotic act.
2013-04-16 04:31:11 PM
1 votes:
Obamacare == Complacency!

We must repeal Complacency!!1!
2013-04-16 04:30:09 PM
1 votes:
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
2013-04-16 04:24:07 PM
1 votes:

JolobinSmokin: Somacandra: ASSHOLE: On 9/11 we forever disabused of the notion that attacks, like the one that rocked Boston yesterday, only happen on the field of battle or in distant countries.

[i.imgur.com image 413x333] [i.imgur.com image 408x599]

fark YOU MITCH MCCONNELL.
SERIOUSLY.
fark YOU AND ALL YOU STAND FOR
YOU INCREDIBLE ASSHOLE


/OKIE

I was in OKC that day on a field trip.  We had just left downtown OKC and were heading back to Sequoyah county were I am from and had made it to Shawnee when we heard the news, don't even remember what we were there for at the time.

Fark you Mitch McConnel from another

/OKIE


Also could have worked:


websites.wnc.edu

csb:
my wife and I were on Oahu for our honeymoon and took a day trip to visit pearl harbor. While we were on the Arizona Memorial one of the survivors entered with the group behind ours. The staff called the place to attention and there was a huge round of applause.

It's tough to put into words how we felt that day. It was sobering. It was terrifying. It was beautiful. Everything that happened that day was recorded down to the minute. To this day I get chills thinking about that experience.
2013-04-16 04:23:14 PM
1 votes:
Not turtley enough for the turtle club.
2013-04-16 04:07:17 PM
1 votes:
Yes how complacent of me for gathering in large groups, going outside and doing things.  I should be ever vigilant and huddle in the darkness, alone so not to make myself a target.
2013-04-16 04:04:29 PM
1 votes:
OH! and preventing the infiltration of our Government of Islamic extremists!
2013-04-16 04:03:14 PM
1 votes:
But we've been stopping the construction of Mosques and protecting our 2nd amendment rights!

everything marked everything membered!
2013-04-16 04:01:58 PM
1 votes:

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.


Except that is a completely transparent attempt at ginning up fear so that you will vote GOP and Big Government [Depart of Defense] and line the pockets further of defense contractors, but I guess in the post WWII era that isn't controversial, that is just the same happy bullsh*t we live with every day, much like oxygen poaching Fark posters who force us to respond to their retardation.
2013-04-16 03:57:42 PM
1 votes:
Keep talking, Mitch. You are currently bolstering the Dems.
2013-04-16 03:57:42 PM
1 votes:
The Turtle's mind runs just as fast as his body.
2013-04-16 03:52:35 PM
1 votes:
Sure, easy for him to say, he has the FBI watching him.
2013-04-16 03:19:19 PM
1 votes:
Alternatively, is McConnell suggesting that "complacency" by ordinary Americans somehow contributed to the attack?

So be afraid and vote republican, otherwise the libs will keep letting this shiat happen.
2013-04-16 03:15:37 PM
1 votes:
Mitch...

(insert you aren't helping photo)

that is all.
2013-04-16 03:09:27 PM
1 votes:
The right wing seems to be going out of their way to be as awful as possible in the past 24 hours.
2013-04-16 03:06:06 PM
1 votes:
How's that outreach coming?
2013-04-16 03:02:21 PM
1 votes:
If I understand him correctly, his concern is that we have allowed citizens to collectively neglect their civic duty to take affirmative steps to protect other Americans, a duty which cannot be considered a personal responsibility? And that such steps may require sacrifices of both freedom and money?

Did I read that right?
2013-04-16 01:28:49 PM
1 votes:
The pols know there's an opportunity here to put the boot down even harder on our necks.  It would be stupid to think they won't attempt to capitalize on it.  We have become complacent about terrorism, and I don't honestly think that's a bad thing, but more dangerous is how complacent we've become about politics and accountability.
 
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