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Cheers and jeers

April 20, 2013

CHEERS — To responders. The images of heroic acts after the sickening Boston bombings are fresh in our minds....

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Apr-20-13 9:06 AM

Obama said "the need to pursue the "remnants" of the terrorist group and its affiliates, the overall message was clear – al-Qaeda was badly degraded, the tides of war were receding and the US was winning this fight that was no longer even officially a war."

The Boston bombings would appear to present a fundamental challenge to that assessment and once again bring the nagging uncertainty of terrorism back on to the American main street. Once again he was on the wrong side of this topic. America must remain vigilant! It is the JOB of the government to protect its citizens from foreign threats. Fight them there... or allow them to "bring it" here?

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Apr-20-13 9:38 AM

TOT - well we did allow it here..we funded his education and housing and we gave him citizenship on the 11th anniversary of 9/11

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Apr-20-13 10:13 AM

I don't understand the logic in a "mass" 5th grade graduation. 8th grade graduation takes forever, senior awards night takes forever, no parent wants to sit there that long, no matter how proud. A 5th grade dance would have been a better idea.....

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Apr-20-13 10:57 AM

so ToT ... do you have inside information that the Boston bombers were al-Qaeda? Or that they were part of a foreign group threatening the United States?

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Apr-20-13 11:13 AM

lizzie, yeah it's a pain in the neck (or somewhere lower) when they have these awards and promotion things for those that deserve recognition. It ties up a whole evening. Let's just give the kids their plaques, awards, diplomas and stuff on the way out the door when the last class is over. This stuff takes so much time away from Facebook, texting, hanging out, and watching TV. It's the old way of doing things, we don't have time for that anymore. Can we get it done digitally??

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Apr-20-13 12:35 PM

After the media spent the week praying the Boston Marathon bombers wouldn't have ties to radical Islam, it's now going to be interesting to see how they report the religious beliefs of the Tsarnaev brothers. Failing miserably Friday was NBC's Nightly News which despite airing a 90 minute special broadcast on the ensuing manhunt in Watertown, Massachusetts, according to an examination of the closed-caption transcript didn't once mention the Tsarnaev's Muslim connection.

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Apr-20-13 12:36 PM

Authorities have identified the deceased suspect in the bombing of the Boston marathon, which killed three and injured more than 170, as Tamerlan Tsarnaev. A user by that name has posted a video to his YouTube playlist extolling an extremist religious prophecy associated with Al Qaeda.

A YouTube page reported owned by one of the Boston Marathon bombers reveals that they may have been followers of two radical Muslim sheiks - one who preached against the 'corrupting evils of Harry Potter' and another who advocates for al-Qaeda in their native Chechnya. A user called Tamerlan Tsarnaev - the name of the alleged bomber killed in a shootout with police in Boston last night - has posted several videos of sermons of fundamentalist sheiks. One video is from Abdel al-Hamid al-Juhani, a Russian sheik who reportedly preaches a form of Salafist Islam that is usually associated with al-Qaeda.

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Apr-20-13 12:38 PM

I know that liberals wanted the bombers to be US white male supremacists, or better yet tea party members. But the truth is we are at war with Muslim extremists. They want to kill Americans and if you open your eyes they tell you that every single day. White Americans are true Americans, we are not the enemy.

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Apr-20-13 1:06 PM

TiredOfTax, why is it so important to mention a person's religious beliefs? Or is it that you're just fishing for another excuse to blame a muslim, which by all accounts this was was a convert, not even a 'full' muslim.

Did you care about Timothy McVeigh's religion? Or Terry Nichols'? Or Ted Kaczinsky's?

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Apr-20-13 2:29 PM

If stating the obvious is racist, then I guess I am. Not full muslim? OK I guess that you being the expert would obviously know more than I, the casual non-muslim observer. What makes you the full authority on homegrown terror that you had wished this incident had perpetrated? How is your statements less hatred or even less racist than mine? I believe that the only difference is who called who what when. The left stirs hate then defends itself by calling others haters or racists, sounds a lot like YOUR leader! Blame the masses they had to do it!

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Apr-20-13 2:41 PM

Blind leading the blind? Or Misleading the blind? President Barack Obama's advisers will remove religious terms such as "Islamic extremism" from the central document outlining the U.S. national security strategy and will use the rewritten document to emphasize that the United States does not view Muslim nations through the lens of terror, counterterrorism officials said.

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Apr-20-13 3:57 PM

ToT, while I agree with your statements of fact, I really can't like the facts that pres Soetoro is removing terms that while truthful, seem to offend. It's an old adage that the truth hurts. But the truth has no agenda.

I see swizzer is still defending his chosen Arab Muslim leader who is trying his best to destroy the Constitution, but he still has no answer to my previous question after the better part of a week.

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Apr-20-13 4:00 PM

swizzer, have all the imported terrorists been Islamists or Muslim??? We're not seeing too many extreme Jewish, Hindu, or Christian terrorists are we??

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Apr-20-13 4:33 PM

druggy, funny because all of the terrorists I named were in fact Christian. And those Americans killed called far more people than these two muslim converts.

And President Obama isn't muslim. I'm not sure where you got that from.

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Apr-20-13 4:51 PM

swizer, you are putting all the nut jobs in the same pot of stew. The names you mentioned were Americans who committed horrendous crimes BUT they each had an agenda that was not primarily the destruction of this country.

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Apr-20-13 5:52 PM

RS-what you name means nothing because it's bull, you have NO real facts... You are just a person trying to push some liberal agenda!

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Apr-21-13 8:00 AM

Muslim fanatics are in the extreme minority as are pro-life people that kill abortion doctors and blow up clinics. Should we export all pro-lifers because of the actions of a few? Stop making this a political issue. It's an AMERICAN issue.

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Apr-21-13 8:54 AM

RS, "And President Obama isn't muslim. I'm not sure where you got that from." Go to youtube and so a search for "Obama: "My Muslim Faith"" Some say it was a mistake, how many times have you mistakenly said that you have a Muslim faith? I can remember back over 50 years and never, not even once did I ever even come close to saying anything close to claiming another religion than my own! So to answer your question, from BO himself!

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Apr-21-13 9:04 AM

TOT..ignored my I'll bite. If, indeed, Obama was a Muslim, who cares? Only those fearful of anyone who is not like them. No bigotry? hah!

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Apr-21-13 9:26 AM

@used to....Your spelling out of such an obvious concept is a testament to the lunacy/ignorance of many comments here. A poster, who has become so predictable, has sunk to a new low by injecting politics into this god awful American tragedy. Her comments make rebuttals unnecessary, let her hang herself. Thankfully, as we have seen all over the country, most Americans regardless of political persuasions, have made it a priority to stand together during this tragedy.

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Apr-21-13 10:13 AM

laker, yes we do stand together in times of tragedy, the American population that is. It is unfortunate that that the elected leader is busy like a cat in a litter box trying to put a lid on the rest of this story.

usedto, ToT has told you where to find the truth, as have I many times. Don't simply disagree with our posts, look for yourself , unless you are afraid of what you will find. - The same goes for swizzer

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Apr-21-13 10:21 AM

You can slap a liberal in the head with facts and yet they see to almighty Obama as their god and our savior. I see him as a lying progressive that is forcing an agenda that has weakened our country and divided our country more than many of the disasters prior to his menacing ways. As far as name calling, nice laker you can be the leader today in subwitty banter!

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Apr-21-13 10:24 AM

Why have muslim leaders called daily for the death to America? Why do they want to kill all infidels? Do you know who they are talking about? If we are done with the war on terror why is it the war on terror keeps fighting with us?

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Apr-21-13 10:36 AM

Thank you to all the First Responders who saved lives that day as opposed to the islamist cult members who relish killing Americans and seem to view it as some kind of muslim sport. Looking for a motive? HATE. Yup, its that simple. Far too many have accepted the premise that islam is a religion and proceed to make equivocations in their defense. It is not, it's a murderous ideological cult cloaked in lies, superstition and hate for anyone who does not believe as they do. That sounds all too familiar in this era of ideological division. All those other murderers Rs mentioned had a political axe to grind and had absolutely nothing to do with 'religious' beliefs. You can bury your collective heads in the sand at your own risk...not me.

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Apr-21-13 11:13 AM

Dr. Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon and conservative recently had this to say about political correctness: “we’re being crucified by political correctness,” an unwillingness to tell the truth because it might offend someone or be deemed judgmental.

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