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PDinDetroit

It was Patriots Day...

Patriots' Day (officially Patriots' Day in Massachusetts and Patriot's Day in Maine) is a civic holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War.

Danube of Thought on iPad

April 19, 1775: Patriots gun down a bunch of Brits at Lexington and Concord.

Jack is Back

Tax Day, which is a huge issue in Saudi Arabia.

Porchlight

Va Tech stood alone, until today.

How so? Not getting it.

Jack is Back

Also, Kim Jong-Il's 101st birthday, right?

Skoot

April is the cruellest month...

Threadkiller

Boston reporter asks "was yoose guys..."

Jack is Back

TK,

Would not surprise me.

Jack is Back

Mumbles was awful quiet in that presser. He looked like someone had manifolded his mouth:)

NK

I don't get TomM's 'stood alone' reference either.

Danube of Thought on iPad

"CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen told host Jake Tapper on Monday that the explosions in Boston could be the work of Al Qaeda terrorists as much as they could be part of a planned assault by “right-wing extremists.” Bergen said he was reminded of the Oklahoma City bombing, and that terrorism on the right could not be ruled out. Tapper asked Bergen if he thought there was a terrorist element behind the attack, to which Bergen replied that this event reminded of the 1995 attack on a federal building in Oklahoma City."

NK

I have know idea who did this-- but I have a high degree of confidence that 'analyst' Peter Bergen will look like the schmuck he is when this is sorted out.

Jack is Back

One of my two favorite restaurants in Boston are on Boylston. Legal Fish and Atlantic Fish. Wonderful places to eat and meet people. My Boston University collegues were so regular we called it the faculty lounge. I was just a guest lecturer but that experience and living there was special.

Jon

Don't miss Shepard Smith's reportage of this horror on Fox. His sublime, surpassing misunderstanding of everything everyone says, every bit of film Fox shows, turns tragedy to low farce. He never disappoints.

Rob Crawford

How so? Not getting it.

Committed by a not-citizen.

RichatGMU

Prayers for the dead and wounded. Just awful.

NK

No way of knowing if this atrocity was committed by a 'not-citizen.'

Jack is Back

So, all of you out there, how much safer do you feel that Lisa Manaco is your new Homeland Security adviser to the POTUS.

She is from Boston.

Sue

Have we heard from our Massachusetts JOMers!

Gus

Obama just put Hillary Rodham in charge of "getting to the bottom" of this.

NK

Manaco Wiki-- 2 years working in Mueller's office-- absolutely no other anti-terrorism experience. God help us-- she can't.

Ann

I hope all our Boston JOM friends are Okay.

Have they blamed the tea party yet?

Rob Crawford
Obama just put Hillary Rodham in charge of "getting to the bottom" of this.

Is it bad that my first thought was "oh, shit, coverup"?

Gus

"the man who put out the hateful video will pay for this" Rodham was quoted as saying.

NK

The Hillary thing's a joke, right?

Extraneus

Drudge link to NYP says a Saudi National is under guard at a Boston hospital with shrapnel wounds.

Danube of Thought on iPad

If only we'd had a new BATF chief, this never would have happened.

Danube of Thought on iPad

Maybe TM meant that OK City and (arguably) Columbine were tied to Waso, but VaTech had no apparent connection with any of the others.

Gus

This is OBVIOUSLY because of the REPUBLICAN SEQUESTER.

Extraneus

Ooops, I see you guys were all over that in the last thread.

Neo

On this day in 1865, President Lincoln died of wounds received the night before at the hand of John Wilkes Booth while attending the comedy “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C.

This ties it for me … it’s obviously those Republicans still distraught over the death of Abraham Lincoln some 148 years later.

Skoot

iBama refuses to call it Terror. WTF?

NK

VaTech, no Waco-- OK that's true. I also doubt that the Patriots Day Massacre had anything to do with Waco.

Rob Crawford
iBama refuses to call it Terror. WTF?

He's worried Ayers is involved.

lyle

An obvious anti-Ocare perp.

Sue

I am surprised this doesn't happen more often.

derwill

--iBama refuses to call it Terror. WTF?--

Because non-terrorists carry pipe bombs packed with ball bearing in their backpacks all the time. If a couple go off at the finish line of Boston Marathon. . . well, what difference, at this point, does it make?

Gus

Ball bearings. Bill Ayers (Obama's friend) and his peeps didn't use ball bearings. They used nails. They wanted to destroy bldgs not people. You see nails wouldn't hurt so many people. Right?

Gus

Christopher Stevens could not be reached for comment.

daddy

Just a reminder,

´I don´t regret setting bombs,´´ Bill Ayers said. ´´I feel we didn´t do enough.´´

NK

Bill Ayers was a rightwing/Aryan Nation/Tea Partier?

Sue

I am so sad. It kind of brings back 9/11. That day never really goes away, it just lays dormant to show back up when I see this on tv.

Danube of Thought on iPad

"I also doubt that the Patriots Day Massacre had anything to do with Waco."

I think that's why he said "until today."

matt

Wars until this century, and even today, ramp up in Spring. The weather turns and people are more active. In Boston, the marathon is the perfect venue for a terrorist, especially the finish line.

That they are finding other bombs will probably be the tell tale. If they find a suspect the authorities will have the technology to detect residue fairly easily.

Composition, detonator, trigger, etc will probably even allow them to trace where the bomber got their training and materials.

But like Benghazi, this will probably be blamed on a video.

Jack is Back

But why the middle of the pack and not the celebrity front runners? Unless it had more to do with some one in the middle of the pack.

/ get all my ideas from criminal intent

NK

Matt-- I agree with your 6:36. I am not a conspiracy monger-- if anything I consciously try to avoid scenarios involving conspiracy. But if this massacre was by Jihadis-- this is a major test for the Lamestream media. Will they unload on the Obummer's incompetence? Will they honestly report on the Jihadi menace? Big test for the so-called media. Will they be team players like Benghazi and cover up fortheir teamate Obummer?

Extraneus

A smart terrorist would have used an AR-15 and a few 30-round magazines.

Gus

In lighter news ,Kathy Boudin has a nice job at Columbia!!

Gus

Tom M was asking specifically about this time of year.
Spring, sounds so familiar. Oh yeah!!!
IRISH SPRING!!

Nothing to see here, move along!! It's just the Boston Irish acting up.

IRISH SPRING!!

Janet

Yeah, Extraneus....and if caught, he'd be saying Terry Jones burning korans made him distraught.

Jane

Re; timing. Fenway got out and the crowd swelled

Jack is Back

NK,

Need to take that naivete meds again:) The MSM will find a way to blame Bush policies or like Kristoff the Republican Congreess for not approving an ATF director. This is the chaos Emanuel wanted. Believe me they will find a way to dis-associate and find someone like hey Paul Ryan (his budget) to blame.

Too bad gun control legislation could not have prevented this but Immigration reform could, right?

daddy

Posting this just so that it doesn't get buried by the Boston Bombing.

Philadelphia's medical examiner testified opening the red and blue plastic bags crammed into Gosnell's freezer and found the remains of 47 aborted fetuses ranging in age from 12 weeks - the end of the first trimester - to late second trimester and beyond the 24-week ceiling under Pennsylvania's abortion law.

"This was something that in 15 to 16 years . . . I had never been asked to do," Gulino told a Philadelphia jury today as Gosnell's murder trial entered its fifth week."

NK

Jane-- I agree-- biggest crowd would be around 300, Saux game lets out, family and friends of amateur runners gather near the finish or 3-4 hour finishers.

JiB-- if the Media covers-up a Jihadi mass terror attack for Obummer, then I'll need more than anti- naivete meds.

Gus

All these GOP CUTS stopped first responders from being available.

I'M SURE OF IT.

MarkO

OKC was admitted revenge for the Waco killings. It was a bomb against a Federal Building. There was a reason. This is random violence with no seeming object except instill fear and terror.

It does not appear to carry a political message other than random vulnerability.

Gus

OH YES!! THANK GOODNESS!!! Juan Williams is weighing in!!! Deep thinker. He'll fix things.

Jack is Back

My doofus for the year is Juan Wiliams. Are you so naive, jerk?

Marlene

Hubby has been texting a friend who has an office in Boston. This guy is Mr.Calm and Cool,but he is freaking out because it has been such a shocking event. Our daughter kept in touch all afternoon with a good friend who had the day off and was in a nail salon when the bombing happened.Her friend was sitting next to an off duty Boston policewoman who had her radio so they listened to the events unfold.

gmax

Our inhouse legal counsel has run the marathon 8 times, and was there again. My first reaction was my heart sinking when I heard the news. I frantically called one of his partners and ask if he could get through to him or his wife. About 30 minutes later he sent me a text with the good news. This shit has to cease...

Extraneus

Triple your income? Pay 10 TIMES as much toward national defense and food stamps, but Obama tax-day 'receipt' website makes it nearly impossible to find out

It took MailOnline 35 minutes to calculate the taxes paid by a hypothetical $240,000 salaried earner who is married and filing taxes jointly with a spouse, using the same conditions as in the White House's example for an $80,000 earner.

That $240,000 salaried employee, would contribute toward every federal program more than 10 times what the $80,000 employee chips in, despite earning just three times as much money.

Under the same assumptions as the White House used, his or her $48,287 in federal income taxes would include $11,897 for national defense, $10,840 spent on health care-related costs, and $8,334 for the broad 'Job and Family Security' spending category.

Can we trade American reporters for British ones?

Jack is Back

Its Muzzies. Can't confirm but that is what my little network is spelling out. 2 ex-SS and FBI friends.

daddy

Lou Dobbs is on now and mentions that "FOX is being told that a person of interest is being held." I still don't take it as fact. I don't know if Lou's show is live or tape delay.

Anyone have an official statement from the BPD or the FBI verifying a suspect is being held?

Gus

Did someone mention NAIVE?
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/kerry-foreign-students-scared-guns-america_716377.html

Maybe we should change our laws to make foreigners happy!!!!

MarkO

Ext, we have no reporters to trade.

Gus

8 year old girl???? Wow. My mind reels.

NK

MarkO-- very true-- we have JournoListers, but no reporters.

Jack is Back

daddy,

Saudi national. Enuf said. Read well . I love those books espcially when you read with a glass of claret handy.

Beasts of England

On a lighter note, earlier today the Alabama Crimson Tide football team met with Obama at the White House. Third time in four years. Just sayin'...

Gus

Jack is Back, Saudi's are probably angry that we buy so much of their oil!! Alternatively they may be mad that we may have a KEYSTONE PIPELINE. Either way, CAPITALISM is to blame.

Gus

Oh YEAH!!! SHEPTARD SMITH looks up "definition " of terrorism!!
Next up, MARRIAGE!

Jack is Back

Can't post. Young Saudi on studenrt visa.

anonamom

I told Jamie he can't go outside any more.
Sad, crazy world.

We are in Moab,Utah, doing some mountain biking today.
Got back to car, husband checks his cell phone--voice mail from son who lives in Boston, works at the Prudential Center.
We knew it something serious--he NEVER leaves voice mail.

Husband picks it up---and all he can say is "Jamie is OK."
He's got his sunglasses on, so I can't see his eyes.
"What? He's OK? What happened?"

He can't speak---choked up, ?crying?
He says again "He is OK."

So I assumed someone died. Tim? Dad? Mom? Joyce?

And someone did. At least two someones, and someone else's leg blew across the street.

But this time, not my someone.

But somebody else's most precious someones.

And right where my someone walks to work, every work day.

He saw blood on the street when he walked--?ran?-- home

It's getting too close.

Extraneus

Its Muzzies.

If so, it's extremists hijacking the peaceful message of The Prophet.

Extremists are bad.

“I think it is a damning commentary on this Congress and the extremists in the Congress,” Cuomo said. “I think it points out the intelligence of what we did in New York State and thank God we did.”

-- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Unless they're on your side, of course. Such as the Muzzies are wtih Democrats.

narciso

Miller, seens to be the latest source;

https://twitter.com/thematthewkeys/status/323927597388034050

NK

From the Atlantic-- most up to date stuff about 'suspects' in 'custody':

"So the Post is either so far ahead of the story the story or wrong in the worst possible way. The truth likely lies somewhere in the Post's choice of words, as it now seems they may be vindicated in the end. Reports are still foggy right now, but it seems the Post was more right than wrong about everything. NBC News is now reporting Boston Police are "guarding" a wounded man at a Boston hospital. CBS' John Miller is also reporting a Saudi national was taken into custody after the bombing. Miller also said the suspect is denying any involvement with the bombings. The L.A. Times adds that a Saudi national was taken to a hospital and questioned about the attack, according to federal law enforcement sources. "The person was not identified as a suspect," they add, though."

Injured saudi on the scene-- suspect or victim? TBD.

NK

John Miller-- back in the day -- 80s-90s NYC -- John Miller was a solid crime reporter.

Gus

Did Obama mention the Cambridge Police acting stupidly??

pagar

"Will they honestly report on the Jihadi menace?"

Please refer to the LUN which I posted this morning.

"Will they honestly report on the Jihadi menace?"

Many years ago John Kerry was leading the effort to insure that the American leftists were behind North Vietnam defeating the USA/Allies in Vietnam.

Today John Kerry as US Sec of State is assuring the Chinese Communists that the US Missile Defense System will not really be used to stop them.
http://bostonglobe.com/news/world/2013/04/13/kerry-tells-china-that-will-reduce-missile-defenses-area-korea-drops-nuclear-plans/HvOUstCOksmlSJ2dV7aRhP/story.html

Jane - Mock the Media!

Anonomon,

I'm so sorry. If he needs a place to stay outside of the city let me know.

This is much harder with an absolutely pathetic administration at the helm.

Danube of Thought on iPad

AP:

"AMMAN, Jordan — The head of an extremist Jordanian Muslim Salafi group said early Tuesday that he was 'happy to see the horror in America' after the explosions in Boston. 'American blood isn´t more precious than Muslim blood,' said Mohammad al-Chalabi, who was convicted in an al-Qaida-linked plot to attack U.S. and other Western diplomatic missions in Jordan in 2003. 'Let the Americans feel the pain we endured by their armies occupying Iraq and Afghanistan and killing our people there'" he said early Tuesday. Al-Chalabi served seven years in prison for his part in the foiled attack. His group is outlawed in Jordan."

DrJ

A comment at The Belmont Club:

My bet is the film "Chariots of Fire" about the Jewish runner. That had to inflame Muslims, and some idiot TV station probably showed it before the Marathon.
Gus

Danube, my brother was head of Security for the US EMBASSY in Amman for 2 years. His family stayed behind in Amman last year as my brother went to Bagdhad for the year. Jordon is slipping. The entire N.Africa and Middle East has been sacrificed by Obama.

narciso

Right, like the Atlantic is such a stickler about such things?

Janet

“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” ~ President Obama Sept. 25, 2012

He's gonna have to choose his words carefully.

Sue

Navy is sending bomb disposal unit to help local authorities.

Gus

SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME OUT HERE.
When the TIMES SQUARE BOMBING was thwarted.
What did Mike 15oz Bloomberg tell us???
Anyone recall???

Gus

Janet, I remember Obama saying those words to the U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY. What the fukk did those words have to do with what happened in Benghazi??? It sickens me. It was the typical Commie diversion. NOTHING ABOUT BENGHAZI had ANYTHING TO DO WITH slandering ISLAM. Obama knew that. This was 2 FULL WEEKS AFTER BENGAHZI.

FOLKS. Think about that. Think about how dishonest and sick Obama is.

NK

The Atlantic-- this report grudingly acknowledges multi-sources of an 'injured Saudi national' in hospital, and that he is at least being interviewed by FBI. The Atlantic report leaves open whether he is a suspect or innocent victim-- but they were fair to the original NY Post/NBC 'custody' reports IMO. TBD -- I hope.

Jane - Mock the Media!

Any word on the Hoyts? Given the staggered starts I have no idea when they could expect to finish. I hope it was long before this happened.

Moxieman

" The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” ~ President Obama Sept. 25, 2012

He's gonna have to choose his words carefully.
===================
You need to learn how to selectively quote when others are familiar with the subject matter. Obama spoke of those slandering Islam by committing violence in its name.

Care to be intellectually honest enough to tell us why you left that part out, Janet?

Didn't think so.

Extraneus

AMMAN, Jordan — The head of an extremist Jordanian Muslim Salafi group said early Tuesday that he was 'happy to see the horror in America' after the explosions in Boston.

What an idiot. He could have said "We're saddened about any American blood that was spilled" and been on all the Sunday shows this week.

Gus

Moxiepad. You are a patheic piece of sh!t. Obama sought to make the BENGHAZI attack into something it CLEARLY WAS NOT. Our Consulate was attacked, raided, burned, and 4 Americans died. It had ZERO to do with anyone mistreating ISLAM.
You are a miserable heap of crap.

matt

thoughts on the Left's reaction to the Gosnell hubbub. LUN

I think I will try to watch TV without watching the news tonight. Either that or an old 1940's film on DVD.

The security apparatus doesn't like to release anything but the official version, and the key will be the videos from the surrounding buildings unless this was a highly professional operation.

They have unexploded bombs. They have video. Now we need to find the bomber and find the motive. Everything else is just noise.

NK

The CCTV images and dog sniffing 'drill' reports have my attention.

Clarice

Moxieman, If you dispute Janet's quote, do it respectfully and give us a cite to what you claim Obama said or get out of here. This isn't one of those places where under cover of anonymity you can be as rude and obnoxious as you choose to be.

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