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(Boston Globe)   Some Bostonians are wondering if it's worth celebrating freedom and strength on the 4th while also abiding by strict post-Marathon security measures   ( bostonglobe.com) divider line
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2013-07-02 11:06:25 AM  
9 votes:
It's a religious holiday. The Feast of St. Overtime.
2013-07-02 11:35:44 AM  
3 votes:
well when they pull down their pants for the security inspection they can light their farts.

bean town
2013-07-02 11:42:08 AM  
2 votes:

IrateShadow: Can we stop with the liquid bans already?  It's a farking stupid security measure that's based on the plot from Die Hard 3.

True American patriots demonstrate their loyalty to the Homeland by purchasing magnetic ribbons and $5 bottles of water.
2013-07-02 11:27:44 AM  
2 votes:
FTA:  For 30 years, Matt Lincoln and his family have trooped to the Esplanade to celebrate the Fourth, pushing a cart loaded with tents, a hammer and stakes, bunting, flags, chairs, tables, and a sizable buffet - not to mention a sickle to clear view-blocking weeds.

Good, we don't need commies at our celebration anyway.
2013-07-02 11:23:01 AM  
2 votes:
Actually, I'm really really pissed about this. We're celebrating a group of people who overthrew the British Army, and we're doing it while cowering from two morons with a pressure cooker.
2013-07-02 11:20:38 AM  
2 votes:

Mangoose: 2) Why is this asinine?

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2013-07-02 11:13:51 AM  
2 votes:
Pat Rioux and her best friend have been going to the Esplanade every year for the past decade. If they cannot bring a cooler, she said, they'll find food and drinks at the concessions. "It will cramp our style a bit," she said. But she understands why the security has been heightened. "The bottom line is we don't want to be terrorized," said Rioux, 62, of Bolton. "We want to celebrate and embrace our freedom."

2013-07-02 11:12:53 AM  
2 votes:
Well I think the police and the military should conduct thorough house to house searches over the entire Boston area to make sure everyone is safe before and after the marathon...
2013-07-02 06:20:55 PM  
1 vote:

TheSelphie: This.  I would know, I have to take Storrow on the way to work.  They sure as hell do not close it on the 3rd... except for this year.  One lane is going to be closed westbound starting at 6am, and the whole thing is going to be shut down by noon.  What a clusterfark.

See Thaetetus -now this is a guy to have sympathy for, for he will truly suffer. Not enough to take the T. like a reasonable person, but he will suffer.
2013-07-02 04:33:29 PM  
1 vote:

The My Little Pony Killer: Wow, it's really really sad that Boston is allowing themselves to remain terrorized.

If only they had a tradition of standing up against tyranny and injustice.
2013-07-02 02:26:49 PM  
1 vote:

Zulu_as_Kono: Theaetetus: Christ, what an asshole.

You probably complain about how expensive beers are at Fenway, and popcorn at the movies.

I don't go to Fenway, and I watch movies at home. But, even though said prices don't affect me personally, I still think it's outrageous for my fellow citizens, because I'm a human and have empathy. I think it's even worse when the government uses a terrorism "threat" to create a captive market, and I sympathize with the people who will suffer as a result. Because I'm not an asshole.

/I bet you complain about Obamacare forcing people to be a captive market to buy health insurance on the private market without any price controls
2013-07-02 02:18:53 PM  
1 vote:
Im shocked, SHOCKED, that Boston's police continue to full derp.
2013-07-02 02:07:56 PM  
1 vote:
I moved to Connecticut in December 2001 and decided to take the train down to Times Square just to say that I did it. I never felt worried or scared, but the security was ridiculous. I took a 10PM train home and watched the ball drop from the comfort of a hotel room while drinking scotch.

However, while trying to duck under a police barricade to see how long the line was, I blew out the crotch of my jeans. Had to go to buy a new pair and wear them out of the store, not realizing there was a security tag sewn into the jeans. Took me a month to realize why I kept setting off the security alarms every time I'd walk in or out of a store.

/Cool story, stupid fatty
2013-07-02 02:04:03 PM  
1 vote:

Zulu_as_Kono: Theaetetus: The real enemy they're targeting - people who won't pay $20 for a beer and a hot dog.

Again - the type of folks who go to this thing? F*ck 'em. Let them get overcharged.  None of this will affect me or anyone I know in any way whatsoever.

Christ, what an asshole.
2013-07-02 01:18:55 PM  
1 vote:
There were no problems at their Stanley Cup celebration so what makes them think the 4th of July will be any different?

Oh wait... Nevermind.
2013-07-02 12:21:44 PM  
1 vote:

Mister Buttons: I swear to god, all we need is a few biker gangs full of disenfranchised teenagers on motorcycles and we'll have fulfilled the prophecy of every 90's anime movie I've ever seen.

/tentacle porn need not apply.

As opposed to a few biker gangs full of disenfranchised teenagers on horseback?
2013-07-02 12:19:42 PM  
1 vote:

Zulu_as_Kono: BunkoSquad: I guess everyone has their own definition of "sniveling weenies". Anyone who feels "well, they can do whatever they need to do to me to keep me feeling safe" fits my bill, but hey, freedom to interpret it your own way.

Yeah, I don't see going through security in order to attend a free outdoor event within an enclosed area as a great affront to my liberty.  But maybe I'm more robust than you.

Hey, cool! Free cavity searches!
2013-07-02 12:04:12 PM  
1 vote:

BgJonson79: Well, it *IS* the People's Republic of Massachusetts...

Hahaha. You drive to work in Boston in a giant-ass pickup truck to prove you're a proud libertarian? New Hampshire-- the Texas of New England.
2013-07-02 11:49:59 AM  
1 vote:

Mister Buttons: I swear to god, all we need is a few biker gangs full of disenfranchised teenagers on motorcycles and we'll have fulfilled the prophecy of every 90's anime movie I've ever seen.

/tentacle porn need not apply.

2013-07-02 11:29:06 AM  
1 vote:

jshine: Were I in charge, I'd cancel the event entirely rather than going as far as what they describe in TFA. Just admit that the terrorists won rather than demonstrating the fact by making an obscene spectacle out of "security".


I'd cancel the event entirely

That'd go over well with the electorate.

admit that the terrorists won

That'd go over just as well.

Next time, before you share your brilliant ideas, think about why you're not in charge.
2013-07-02 11:23:32 AM  
1 vote:
FTFA:Visitors will also be banned from carrying in cans, glass containers, pre-mixed beverages, liquids greater than 2 liters, or any sharp objects.

Challenge accepted.

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2013-07-02 11:13:06 AM  
1 vote:
Boston Strong Butthurt
2013-07-02 11:11:59 AM  
1 vote:

FarkinHostile: I'd sooner snort draino than be in Boston for the 4th.

Heat in the 90s, muggy weather, drunk South Shore Massholes, and standing-room only from one bridge to another... yeah, not on my to-do list.
2013-07-02 11:07:24 AM  
1 vote:
I'd sooner snort draino than be in Boston for the 4th.
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