Up for Debate: In the wake of marathon blasts

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 12:03am

What are your reactions and thoughts on Monday's events surrounding the two bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon? What did you think about the response to this mass casualty event compared to others, including the response of the media?

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117 Comments on this post:

By: Loner on 4/16/13 at 10:49

TN's born-again Governor is in some sort of bind....looks like tax evasion on a grand scale?

http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-news/updated-fbi-and-irs-agents-lock-down-headquarters-haslam-family-business

The Gov. did NOT put his Pilot holdings into a blind trust...he's wheeling and dealing and signing legislation that benefits his business interests....and the educationally-challenged, coon-skin capped electorate sits there slack-jawed...thank God for the federal government...let us hope that Haslam does some serious time in a federal slammer...it's what the sleazy one has coming.

By: bfra on 4/16/13 at 10:53

Loner - Cherokee

By: bfra on 4/16/13 at 10:55

Loner - Agree with you on Haslam. However, he is just 1 of many. If they get all of them, we sure would be in better shape.

By: Loner on 4/16/13 at 10:56

Did you get any money from the JEEP corporation for usurping the tribal name?

By: Loner on 4/16/13 at 10:59

Bfra, we got sleaze here too...Gov. Cuomo...son of Mario...is in tight with the mob and the hydrofrackers....and the ambitious little guy is eying the White House in 2016...he would never get my vote....and oh yeah, for what it's worth, our Governor is shacking up too.

By: Loner on 4/16/13 at 11:02

Our protest went well yesterday...in Avon, NY...at the DEC complex there. Our numbers are growing and we got lots of horns honking in support...but again, our shifty Governor is a sleaze....so we dare not let up on the protests.....BAN FRACKING NOW.

By: bfra on 4/16/13 at 11:03

Loner - Na! Didn't even get a vehicle.

If they weeded all the crooks out of the government, we could load the rest in a 1 gal. basket.

By: Loner on 4/16/13 at 11:04

BHO's dog is the only honest creature in Washington, DC?

By: brrrrk on 4/16/13 at 11:07

bfra said

"brrrrk - I am native American & do not consider descendents of the first settlers as immigrants. They are completely different from what we refer to illegals today."

Ok... so how far back do you draw the line? I can literally trace my heritage back to a German family that had 6 English illiterate sons who fought in the Continental Army (hence the 6 major spellings of my last name in the U.S.), but I still consider myself part of the immigrant story. And what about the Italians and Irish? The Germans, the Japanese, the Chinese? Each of these groups came to this country in waves and each had to put up with the same type of bigotry that people like serr8d spouts. You can even argue that Native Americans are really immigrants to this country. Frankly, I think the very things that make America interesting, vibrant, and a country that others want to come to are the very things that serr8d bitches about. Who wants to live in a country where there's no variety? Our country was never about heritage; we left that behind us... it was about opportunity. Instead of fearing the differences, we should embrace them as the things that make our country unique.

By: bfra on 4/16/13 at 11:12

brrrrk - If I break it down to my thoughts, which are just that. I would consider anyone entering this Country after about 1980 illegally, to be an illegal immigrant. Along about that time is when the hispanic flood started.

By: brrrrk on 4/16/13 at 11:16

bfra said

"brrrrk - If I break it down to my thoughts, which are just that. I would consider anyone entering this Country after about 1980 illegally, to be an illegal immigrant. Along about that time is when the hispanic flood started."

So it's really about the Hispanics then?

By: bfra on 4/16/13 at 11:23

brrrrk - You are technical! I used hispanics because they out number any other nationality as immigrants.

By: Jughead on 4/16/13 at 11:34

Only Islam blows up innocent people in public places. Mental retards equivocate Jews and Christians.

By: Jughead on 4/16/13 at 11:36

ISLAM is the problem. Folks like Loner are delighted to see children blown to pieces because they hate America.

By: brrrrk on 4/16/13 at 11:38

bfra said

"brrrrk - You are technical! I used hispanics because they out number any other nationality as immigrants."

And if we were living in the 1850's, it would be the Irish flood.... with all the arguments (pro and con) being exactly the same.

By: bfra on 4/16/13 at 11:41

brrrrk - Wouldn't know about that, before my time.

By: brrrrk on 4/16/13 at 11:41

Jughead said

"Only Islam blows up innocent people in public places. Mental retards equivocate Jews and Christians."

Yes, anyway.... we White Christians are the saints of the world!!

By: bfra on 4/16/13 at 11:44

brrrrk - LOL I consider myself a pretty good person! Saint? Would never make that grade.

By: dargent7 on 4/16/13 at 11:45

The "Off the Deep End" crowd seem to forget most of the bomb blasts/maiming in America were from the homegrown. Tim McVeigh even served. Rudolf went after abortion clinics. Kazinski was a college prof.
My bet is these bombs were from locals.
Arab terrorists don't have a penchant for killing marathoners wearing underware.
They target buildings, airplanes, and children.

By: dargent7 on 4/16/13 at 11:51

bfra: Well, I'll be damned...I think I have some native American in me because every time someone at BART or VTA asks me "where's the bus"?, I put my ear to the ground....

By: Captain Nemo on 4/16/13 at 11:52

brrrrk there were more people in the crowed two hours earlier and the elite runners would have been caught in the blast.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/16/13 at 11:56

Two H bombs in Japan and innocent children died an d the Jugs swallows balls.

By: brrrrk on 4/16/13 at 11:57

Captain Nemo said

"brrrrk there were more people in the crowed two hours earlier and the elite runners would have been caught in the blast."

Cap, I'm just reiterating what one of the officials involved with the marathon stated.

By: yogiman on 4/16/13 at 11:58

I sure hope you aren't a Choctaw, bfra. I would feel ashamed to be "kin" to you/.

By: dargent7 on 4/16/13 at 12:03

Jug-H @ 12:34..."Only Islam blows up innocent people in public places.."
He's dumber than yogi.
I mentioned McVeigh...wasn't the Ohoma City Federal Building a public place?
Rudolph, Kazinski...all blew up "public places".

btw: the average time for a Marathon runner is just under 3.5-4 hours.
Even for an Elite course like Boston that attracts the prestigue.
The 'elite" come in at under 2.5 hours. Usually a Kenyan or Brazilian. Italians and the French favor cycling.
Middle America will be lucky to hit 3 hours.
So, the timing is relevant as to who these a-holes were trying to kill...assuming they targeted certain groups.
Who hates Kenya? Maybe an Obama hater who thinks he was born there.

By: brrrrk on 4/16/13 at 12:14

Wow, the right wingers in my office are in an absolute TIZZY over the fact that ANYONE is suggesting that there's even the remote possibility that this attack may have come from the right. Guess it's not so funny when the shoe is on the other foot, huh?

Thou dost protest.....

By: brrrrk on 4/16/13 at 12:18

darg,

Don't forget the Birmingham church bombing.... and all the other bombings across the South during the civil rights conflict.

By: brrrrk on 4/16/13 at 12:21

"Between 1957 and January of 1963, Birmingham had some seventeen unsolved bombings. The targets were black homes, black churches and black civil rights leaders. The city eventually earned the cynical nickname of “Bombingham” thanks to the volatile antics of some of its more unstable personalities. Birmingham miners, of which there were many, were well acquainted with the use of dynamite and often very outspoken in their views."

By: dargent7 on 4/16/13 at 12:22

The Right" are the one's who kill abortion Drs. and blow up clinics...."All in the name of Jesus".
American bombers seem to specifically bomb targets that they are upset with or hate.....that oppose their religious views, politics.
Now why someone(s) want to bomb a marathon...we'll find out.
Islamic nuts will take out the biggest targets, regardless who's in them or who they kill.

By: Rasputin72 on 4/16/13 at 12:42

Well. there are a lot of African/Cherokees as well as a lot of Cherokee Africans.

As Diversity divides the world there will be more people killed by terrorists emphasizing their
their own stake and claim in this diverse

Tragedy and lack of money coupled with diversity will make for an interesting decade for the American working class and perplexing for the upper clas

By: Jughead on 4/16/13 at 12:47

You mental giants equivocate Hiroshimo with what these Muslim animals are doing? You are either friggin morons or liars---one of the two.

It is SICK that you liberals cheer these muslim pukes on to kill more Americans. SICK.

By: bfra on 4/16/13 at 12:48

As usual brainless yogi can't read!

By: Loner on 4/16/13 at 12:50

The Rasp enters the forum late....delivers his usual anti-diversity blurb....with a certain gin-like flavor to his rant? One can almost hear the slurred speech in that post.....poor devil.

By: bfra on 4/16/13 at 12:50

Only the wannabes will be perplexed! You know like the pretend troll that tries so hard to be upperclass. He dreams of that daily! Go to work Raspy!

By: Loner on 4/16/13 at 12:54

Jug...calm yourself...go relieve yourself or something....you are whackier than usual today...is that displaced sexual energy? Can't score? Try wiping the foam off your mouth....for starters....again, I recommend that you visit a gay piano bar in Nashville....order a pitcher of Blue Balls, you'll be the darling of the party.

By: Loner on 4/16/13 at 12:58

Darge, the Jug is sicker than Yogi, but somewhat smarter....Yogi, Jug and Rasp are the 3-Stooges of the NCP boards....only not funny....just idiotic....and silly.

Serr8d has returned from exile....now, where is Slacker?

By: budlight on 4/16/13 at 1:00

If our friends south of the border want to play over here, we should not allow them to vote, period, unless and until they can understand our Constitution and the founding principles that made this Republic (hell, few if any LeftLibProggs care to understand that!), and they must make effort to learn our language and our culture. No more neighborhoods going to deprived third-world squalor status because 'immigrants' have no desire to interact with our culture.

Legal immigrants do want to interact and join our culture. It's the illegal vultures that I worry about. Scavengers.

By the way, news reporting that at least one bomb make from pressure cooker and that YES, it's same kind as used by terrorists and suicide bombers in Afghan and Pakistan, etc. Just saying.

Raspy, diversity is so diverse -- and perverse at times. I know a lot of you think you are decended from Indians, but are you really? The American Indians respected and loved the earth. White man don't!

By: Loner on 4/16/13 at 1:10

Update on Boston...cops say the bombs were made from pressure cookers, filled with black powder and ball bearings..hidden in knapsacks...an unexploded bomb was found by the police.

One must ask, Qui bono? Who benefits?

Somebody wanted to destroy America's complacency and replace it with generalized anxiety...was it for political or religious reasons....was it done by a state actor(s) or freelancer(s)? Or was there a financial motive behind this? Additional millions will now be poured into the security industry.....and crass politicians will use this for personal gain...pastors will milk it too....now, ain't that America? Home of the not so brave anymore...and the not so free.

By: budlight on 4/16/13 at 1:15

Yes, Loner. All of the above. I know that I used to volunteer every year for the Music City Marathon. It's too crowded and has too many people running all over the place so I'm too old and too afraid to get caught up in the event anymore.

It is probably some disgruntled person who didn't get their entry information into the event organizers on time. Or something stupid like that. Actually, there is no real good reason for killing children any time, any place. 20 in Connecticut; 1 in Boston; and the numbers go on and on for children. And the politicians, educators and clergy say we all need to protect children.

Who's protecting them? Everyone is too busy fighting each other to protect them.

And yes, close the borders and do immigration the old fashioned way. People get in line and wait their turn. It worked in the past and it will again.

By: Loner on 4/16/13 at 1:23

Could some right-wing nut-job hate BHO so much, that he would do something like this? Surely many Tea-Baggers would like to see Obama in the hot seat for being, "soft on terror"....the right-wingers have this blame-Obama-first habit....we'll see how McCain, Graham and Cruz will work this tragedy, once the dust settles.

By: yogiman on 4/16/13 at 1:23

dargent7,

If Obama wasn't born in Kenya, why did he say he was? And why did he advertise he was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii for 16 years if he wasn't born in Kenya. Was he lying about it for a reason?

Did he think he would one day use his birth place in his presidential race? If so, why did he change his birth place when he threw his hat in the ring?

Just wondering, of course. I'm sure you have an answer.

By: dargent7 on 4/16/13 at 1:50

Loner: Read the Boston Globe and USA Today accounts of this.
Schrapnal and nails....that's an American signature.
170 wounded w/ their legs blown off or crippled for life.
American bombers want to permanently maine vs. outright kill like Islamic.
Bet they catch these fools, and quickly.
Still, the lingering question is, "why marathon runners"?
Maybe because they knew they'd be 20,000 people their...maximum impact.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/16/13 at 2:01

Loner the only reason Raspy entered at all, is because he had a gas bubble go off in his head.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/16/13 at 2:07

Jugs you should never call anyone a mental giant, before you understand just how mentally immobilized you are.

By: brrrrk on 4/16/13 at 2:09

Loner said

"The Rasp enters the forum late....delivers his usual anti-diversity blurb....with a certain gin-like flavor to his rant? One can almost hear the slurred speech in that post.....poor devil."

Rasp is basically the SNL "drunk uncle" of the group.....

By: Jughead on 4/16/13 at 2:20

Balls.

By: Jughead on 4/16/13 at 2:23

Cap'n Nimrod: Learn basic punctuation and I will think you are slightly less stupid. I'll be glad to help, no charge.

On second thought, you'll remain just as stupid, but your command of English shall rise above that of your Muslim terrorist friends. You can feel better about memorializing your hatred for America, knowing that you will not be ridiculed by Abdul Ali Bomber.

By: Jughead on 4/16/13 at 2:27

The left's hatred of GWB (calling for his death) was, of course, "political speech." Libtards are lying pukes, and I cannot wait for the day when this country implodes and their pansy, gunless, nuanced asses are drug in the street and stomped by folks who don't give a rats ass about law and order.

Of course, they will then blame the right for not protecting them.

I have balls. Liberal men have vaginas.

By: Jughead on 4/16/13 at 2:28

Balls.

By: bfra on 4/16/13 at 2:32

jug - I find it odd that you appreciate what you call Libtard's asses. Are you gay?