An Ironic And Sad Anniversary

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Today the Boston Police are searching the Watertown district for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Eighteen years ago on this day the police and firefighters in Oklahoma City were digging through the rubble of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. A man named Timothy McVeigh loaded a Ryder truck with barrels filled with ammonium nitrate and fuel oil, rigged it to explode and parked it in front of the building. When his truck bomb detonated it killed 168 people, including 19 children.

McVeigh was executed in 2001.

I have been to the Oklahoma City Memorial. Nowadays it is a beautiful and serene place. Eighteen years ago it was a scene of horror. It wasn’t the worst terrorist attack in our history, nor was it the last. Each atrocity is a reminder that freedom isn’t free.


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165 Responses to An Ironic And Sad Anniversary

  1. myiq2xu says:
  2. DandyTiger says:

    Some libs are making an effort to explain how if they used guns, there would be a lot more dead. WTF?

    • myiq2xu says:

      Can you smell the desperation?

      • DandyTiger says:

        Yeah. Their fantasy of a compete totalitarian state didn’t go as planned.

      • DandyTiger says:

        I’m afraid to check our former colleagues sites. Are they confronting the reality of who the bombers are? Are they having meltdowns. Maybe they’re pretending like they never spewed insanity a couple of days ago.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I saw Treacher going after Twitfeed Markos for covering Arkansas politics today. I think the left has given up and looking for other shiny objects to blame republicans for 😀

        • Worth a hoot in the comments: “Jeez, sounds like a lot of average Americans need lessons in basic logic and syllogisms.
          Not all Muslims are terrorists. Not all brown people are muslims. Some caucasians are both muslim and terrorists. All kinds of combinations possible. For all we know, these caucasian, muslim terrorist US permanent residents were pissed off about gun control.
          No one knows yet.”

          emphasis mine

  3. myiq2xu says:

    The little girl in that picture was Baylee Almon. She was born on April 18th 1994. She died on April 19th 1995.

    If there is a God then Timothy McVeigh burns in Hell.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Amen.

      That photo won a Pulitzer. I think the death penalty was too easy on McVeigh, we need to create prisons where the convicted can watch non-stop coverage of their crime and trial 24/7. Too cruel?

      • HELENK says:

        no the sickos might like it. they should be locked in a dark cell with nothing but the screams of their victims piped in 24 hours a day

      • 49erDweet (D) says:

        I favor taking advantage of the benefits afforded by Monsano and have them develop for our exclusive use a special breed of super-stinging fire ants which we may then hourly dump 500 of the critters into solitary pits containing the humanoids we’ve so convicted. This goes on 24/7. The ants will comprise their total sustenance,
        If 500 is too many, and we find death occurs too soon, say earlier than 50 year, we can always cut back on the number released till we find the perfect balance.

  4. driguana says:

    Hey, it’s because this is April….Hitler’s birthday and right wing extremist month!!! Not ironic at all!
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/04/18/NPR-Hitlers-Birthday-Might-Have-Motivated-Right-to-Commit-Marathon-Bombing

    • DandyTiger says:

      On NPR today, once they knew who the real people were, were all talking about how nice they were, and how some of the NPR correspondents knew the younger brother and how he came to some of their parties. Seriously, they went on about how great and nice he was, and what great potential. And maybe they’re right. If it’s caught, he can be a professor in 20 years.

    • Propertius says:

      Of course, Lenin’s birthday is on the 22nd.

    • elliesmom says:

      I used to donate to NPR because Elliesdad loved Car Talk. When Click and Clack retired so did my checkbook.

  5. DeniseVB says:

    Oh crap, tomorrow, Columbine’s anniversary. What a sucky week 😦

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbine_High_School_massacre

    • fif says:

      These two remind me of the Columbine killers. They are not “professional” jihadists (at least it doesn’t appear they are linked to any organized group), and they were absorbed in their own insane violent fantasy. The mind can be a dangerous place to live.

      • DeniseVB says:

        And brothers, apparently gifted, athletic and talented too. The mind boggles how they could learn to hate so much to drive them to the organized insanity of killing innocent people.

        Would Obama’s gun control laws prevented this? Nope, but I bet many Boston residents wished they had guns right now.

  6. myiq2xu says:

    • Lulu says:

      I wonder if this is the domestic violence recipient? And if the idiots giving quotes to the media about these murdering terrorists being “nice, polite intelligent BOYS” I am going to start emailing them. They were not BOYS, and they sure as hell were not nice.

  7. votermom says:

  8. HELENK says:

    RT @ABC: #Breaking: Sources tell @ABC News that bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ran over his own wounded brother as he fled police.

  9. myiq2xu says:
    • DeniseVB says:

      What a “sweet” boy 😉

    • 49erDweet (D) says:

      This report was also floating around during the wee hours. The only problem is another scenario has big bro dropping off little bro during the chase, where he promptly made leg bail – hence the search for him today. So one or the other is probably not correct.

    • votermom says:

      I think the older brother covered fire for the younger one to escape.

  10. myiq2xu says:
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  12. myiq2xu says:
  13. 49erDweet (D) says:

    Yeah, and NPR is “just like” a real radio network. Only it ain’t.

  14. myiq2xu says:
  15. I’m starting to think this 19 year old brother is dead. Suicide, or succumbed to injuries sustained in fire fight.

  16. 49erDweet (D) says:

    Remember, to survive he needs food, water, sleep and – oh, yes, the most important two things – power to recharge his Ipad and a wi-fi signal. So he could still be on foot within a 10 mile radius. Be alert, e-mom.

    • elliesmom says:

      Did I ever tell you that Ellie is one big dog? And don’t be fooled by that goofy look. All I’ll have to say to her is “Jehovah’s Witness”.

      • 49erDweet (D) says:

        {{smiling because our Ridgeback has 6 relief UPS drivers and 4 relief mail carriers completely buffaloed – from behind a locked iron gate!}}

  17. HELENK says:

    because I need something beautiful to think about today

    http://www.pickchur.com/2010/05/how-to-grow-a-rainbow-rose-naturally/

  18. HELENK says:

    can you remember before backtrack when there was ever so much hate between Americans? I do not. There were differences in ideas which were discussed. The msm seemed giddy with the idea that it was a white American who did this in Boston. Why?
    Today is the anniversary of the Oklahoma bombing another horrible day for this country. I do not ever remember any American called McVeigh and his buddies heroes. There was total contempt and anger at what they did. Both sides the left and the right were united in anger at McVeigh.
    Why and how did that change?

  19. 49erDweet (D) says:

    On the east coast, somehow, I think thousands and thousands of rifles and shotguns were racked and reloaded in the past 24 hours

  20. votermom says:

  21. myiq2xu says:
  22. 49erDweet (D) says:

    Breaking…shots just fired in Watertown.

  23. 49erDweet (D) says:

    On Franklin Street…….

  24. 49erDweet (D) says:

    fnc on scene is saying word to them is suspect is down

  25. myiq2xu says:

    Friday Funnies:

    Sweet Sue, on April 19, 2013 at 10:40 am said:

    When this sort of horror happens in April, I always expect the killers to be homegrown. I was wrong.

    David Kowalski, on April 19, 2013 at 12:45 pm said:

    Only partly, Sue. These men have been in the US since 2000. The younger was aged 6 when he came over; the older aged 13. Both had US schooling. Allegedly, neither felt welcome. They weren’t home bred but to some extent they were home “grown.” No wonder investigators said that this had some of the marks of a domestic job and some of a foreign terrorist attack.

    This sounds like something from the 1890s or early 1900′s when immigrants were occasionally violent or anarchistic. Leon Czolgolsz, an unemployed immigrant who had lost his job in the Panic of 1893, shot and killed President McKinley in 1901. A few other violent acts from the era were also evident. Like today, it was a long period of sharp economic downturn with what Krugman called the Long Recession (1973-1898 ending with five years of real double digit unemployment. Corporations and big money were totally in the driver’s seat (Robber Barons) and screwing everybody else and Congress was pretty openly for sale (Mark Twain wrote at the time that it was a time when everyone had his price, generally low).

    Until we know what drove these men, we won’t know enough. The McKinley assassination created a wave of xenophobia. It also accidentally placed Theodore Roosevelt, a reformer, into the Presidency. Who knows what this will do?

    Randy, on April 19, 2013 at 4:35 pm said:

    One thing it wasn’t was right-wing.

    BTW – Czolgolsz murdered McKinley 3 years after the Long Recession ended. He was an anarchist/socialist, just like most of the Occupy activists.

    riverdaughter, on April 19, 2013 at 6:22 pm said:

    Um, I went to Occupy events and I’m not an anarchist or a socialist. I’m a new deal democrat liberal.

    If I wasn’t banned from TC I would respond with “That explains a lot”.

  26. HELENK says:

    not confirmed
    state police source suspect is down

    • 49erDweet (D) says:

      Female TV reporter on scene claims pointed out blood trail in boat shed to officers in an area already believed swept.

  27. myiq2xu says:

    Twitter just exploded again

  28. myiq2xu says:
  29. DeniseVB says:

    Somebody’s down ? Ewww, just saw the “death photo” of his bro on Gatewaypundit. I knew this wouldn’t end peacefully for either of them, which really makes me sad, we’ll never find the tenacles of their hate.

    Suspect is alive ?

  30. 49erDweet (D) says:

    word is he’s alive, surrounded and moving – but not yet in custody

  31. 49erDweet (D) says:

    ironically, local authorities had just told the neighborhood their area was clear and they could let their kids out, now.

    • 49erDweet (D) says:

      scuse, please. it was the governor who said they could come out.

      • yttik22 says:

        LOL, I saw that! The police chief said it too, told people it was safe to come out and to go about their business….right before all the gunfire broke loose.

        • 49erDweet (D) says:

          Remember, all LE Chiefs and chief wannabe’s are politicians, not Jethro Gibbs. They’ve lost their cop instincts in their rush for promotions.

        • 49erDweet (D) says:

          OK, not ALL. But at least 90%.

  32. 49erDweet (D) says:

    bringing in bomb-sniffing robot to clear area before they close in, so he might bleed to death but somehow I don’t think they care.

  33. myiq2xu says:
    • yttik22 says:

      The media is reporting that these two did not rob the 711. So that means there was a random naked dude and some robbers running around, all at the same time.

      It would be kind of a trip if these two got caught because they had the misfortune of going into a 711 that was being investigated for a robbery and were seen on the video because the cops were trying to identify the robbers.

      • 49erDweet (D) says:

        I think RNG was apprehended fully clothed with an attitude, smart mouth and lousy self control, and was then stripped in full view of God and everybody to ensure he was not otherwise armed, then re-clothed and photographed. As I recall. But that was ten years ago, now.

        It was never an armed robbery at the 7-11, I thought. It was a carjack outside and the subsequent activity associated with that crime. But I could be wrong.

        Lots of rumors and partial reports floating around last night. And switching around of numbers for the suspects. It was fun!!!!!

  34. myiq2xu says:
  35. votermom says:

  36. catarina says:

    jeezus, my friends’ elderly parents are a few houses down from “the boat.”
    their house is full of cops

  37. 49erDweet (D) says:

    Only hope that if the boat is really tightly surrounded by cops they don’t have to all begin shooting again, otherwise it will not be pretty in the squad room tomorrow.

  38. votermom says:

  39. 49erDweet (D) says:

    Shep Smith doing bang-up job providing analysis and context.

    • 49erDweet (D) says:

      Sez small explosions people are hearing now could be deliberate flash-bangs from the robot operation.

    • 49erDweet (D) says:

      Dark now at scene. Things change.

      • Somebody says:

        Is there any reason they can’t shoot him with some kind of tranquilizer dart like they do animals?? Obviously adjusting the dosage for his size.

        • 49erDweet (D) says:

          Anything is possible when you have a clear field of view. It’s dark. He’s inside a semi-obscured boat hull, on a boat trailer, that has a tarp over it. And he’s armed and wounded. He could be wearing a suicide vest or be surrounded by tweeked pipe bombs. If it were me I’d go slow, too.

  40. myiq2xu says:
  41. votermom says:

  42. swanspirit says:

    OH Reilly suuucks …

  43. votermom says:

    • elliesmom says:

      New Bedford and Dartmouth are in the same area of MA so if he was involved with other terrorists near school that would make sense.

  44. yttik22 says:

    Is it just me, or do others feel bad for the people of Boston who now have half of America peering into their backyards?

  45. 49erDweet (D) says:

    {{ABCWorldNews doing their best to stay relevant}}

  46. votermom says:

    NBC saying there is a fire in the boat

    • elliesmom says:

      I’m watching this on local news. There’s a police helicopter with a very bright light hovering over the boat, but there doesn’t seem to be a fire.

    • 49erDweet (D) says:

      At the Big Bear thingy the flash bangs started the fire that destroyed the cabin, but this is a boat hull and hopefully not as flammable – hopefully.

  47. votermom says:

    • yttik22 says:

      LOL! Our media is so helpful. NBC is just stringing together random words that sound like they go with a crime scene, DNA, evidence, forensics….

  48. votermom says:

    There just was a 7 earthquake in China.
    This IS Hell week.

  49. DeniseVB says:

    Whoa, FNC just cut off the O’Reilly/Geraldo interview and threw it back to Shep. ThankyouThankyou……

  50. myiq2xu says:
  51. 49erDweet (D) says:

    If there’s one other person in America that could be in that boat tonight, why couldn’t it be Piers Morgan?

  52. catarina says:

    The prick’s an Obot:

    Tsarneav’s Twitter account provided clues about the suspected bomber’s political views. On November 6th, he retweeted several statements suggesting a preference for President Obama over Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

    He retweeted a statement from President Obama’s Organizing for Action account that said: “This happened because of you. Thank you,” in reference to Obama’s victory.

    He also retweeted a statement and a picture making fun of Romney. The Tweet said: “WTF Romney is winning ??” and linked to this image.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/19/one-bombing-suspect-loved-pot-and-obama-the-other-was-married/#ixzz2QxYaYTXV

  53. HELENK says:

    #BREAKING .@BostonGlobe photog can hear police say, “We know you’re in there. Come out on your own terms. Come out with your hands up.”

  54. 49erDweet (D) says:

    In custody.

  55. elliesmom says:

    He’s in custody.

  56. HELENK says:

    tweeted:
    KNX1070
    #BREAKING.@BostonGlobe: 3 people taken into custody in New Bedford as part of #BostonMarathon terror #bombing investigation.

  57. elliesmom says:

    Law enforcement officers are posing for pictures. Ambulance has moved in.

  58. Underwhelmed says:

    And now goatfucker #2 is in custody. But let’s not celebrate yet — the insane left will now be launching fundraisers to help the poor misunderstood little lamb.

  59. HELENK says:

    I am willing to contribute to his passage to Gitmo

  60. Underwhelmed says:

    And if Obama can Benghazi this one way, he surely will.

  61. elliesmom says:

    The neighbors are cheering.

  62. myiq2xu says:
  63. votermom says:

    No death penalty in MA?
    😦

  64. 49erDweet (D) says:

    Now, tonight, might be the best possible time to send in bomb-sniffing AND tracking dogs and a crew to forensically retrace his steps, back to last night’s shoot out scene, collecting all available trace evidence before its further compromised or destroyed by weather or human overprinting. Such a learning opportunity is so rare as to make this location and scene temporarily invaluable. But I’m skeptical.

  65. elliesmom says:

    From a Watertown neighbor – “We weren’t terrified. We were just wicked pissed.”

  66. myiq2xu says:

    New thread up!

    Closing this one cuz it’s full.

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