April 15, 2013

2 explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line: "I saw people’s legs blown off. Horrific.... Runners were coming in and saw unspeakable horror."

"Eyewitnesses at the scene said there were two loud explosions about five seconds apart, and emergency vehicles crowded the scene. Up to 60 people have been reported injured, dozens of them seriously."

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Nonapod said...

Here's a list of stuff that's happened on April 15th. It's 230th anniversary of the ratification of peace of the American Revolution, and the 77th anniversary of the Arab Revolt in Palestine.

SomeoneHasToSayIt said...

What's the over-under for time it takes to blame the Tea Party?

Russ said...

Surely the press will try to pin it on the TEA party because of the tax day correlation.

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Scott M said...

Wolf Blitzer has already wondered aloud if this was a plot by anti-tax extremists because fuck proof.

AllenS said...

Sounds like the second explosion came from under the sidewalk per CNN.

bagoh20 said...

My guess is some loner asshole with a distorted reality and need to lash out. We just have more of those than the rest of the likely suspects.

wyo sis said...

A member of our community, a mother of 10, was running there.
Many prayers for those hurt.

Mitchell the Bat said...

Pheidippides wept.

Jay said...

And it took the left a full 30 minutes to invoke Timothy McVeigh...

Levi Starks said...

Get ready to kiss more of your constitutionally guaranteed right's goodbye.

Tim said...

I've run a marathon - what an absolutely horrific ending to a grueling, 26.2 mile run.

I hope the catch the bastards responsible - but an explosion from beneath the sidewalk suggests a gas leak, maybe?

Terrible, all the same.

Russ said...

> but an explosion from beneath the sidewalk suggests a gas leak, maybe?

Or a larger bomb planted in the city sewer system.

Beta Rube said...

A lot of coverage for a local crime story.

Scott M said...

A gas-leak explosion would force Wolf Blitzer to focus his not insignificant journalistic prowess on whether or not Boston Central has been paying their corporate taxes.

Marshal said...

The worst injured are spectators, not runners. There's video at NRO where you can see the explosion behind the barricade. A couple of runners drop but don't appear seriously injured. But apparently three are dead and one lost his legs (possibly one of the three).

Baron Zemo said...

We need to wait until the facts are in. It could be something as simple as a gas line explosion. Or a personal vendetta.

We can wait to see what really happened before we get all crazy.

Let's put some of those FBI guys on it that are investigating Benghazi. They know how to get right to the bottom of a problem.

James said...

>>I hope the catch the bastards responsible - but an explosion from beneath the sidewalk suggests a gas leak, maybe?

Terrible, all the same. <<

There were TWO explosions; unlikely that its a gas leak.

The UK Daily Mail says the following "A source who was speaking with authorities told MailOnline that there were shotgun shells in two explosions, which sprayed onlookers and runners with massive amounts of shrapnel, though the statement has not been confirmed by authorities."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2309545/Boston-Marathon-explosion-Dozens-reported-injured-device-goes-near-finish-line.html

Plus the police right now are doing controlled explosions of packages in the area so they must have a strong suspicion of terrorism.

edutcher said...

Al Qaeda said they'd be back. We'll have to see who says what, but, much as we usually disagree, the Baron's got the right idea (although I'm skeptical of a gas main).

In the comments "A tiny explosion that will be used as an excuse to take away major freedoms!
- Sean , Londonderry, Ireland"

With our government of laws, to pull a Reichstag?

Tim said...

"Or a larger bomb planted in the city sewer system."

NBC reports authorities say home-made devices found.

If true and accurate (caveat: as seen on a twitter feed), that rules out an accident.

tim said...

Completely inappropriate timing (but when had that ever stopped the responsible professional media in trying to immediately pin blame on right for any act of violence) but IF this is Islamic terrorism, which will be the first network news to say "this does not reflect on the administration or its policies." My money is on msnbc

praying for my fellow Americans in Boston

Lem said...

Didn't Al qaeda usually announce something... release a video, audio, before an attack?

This is probably not Al qaeda.

CEO-MMP said...

2 dead 23 wounded. Up from 22 wounded a few minutes ago.

Inga said...

I'm watching MSNBC, not one person has said a word about tax day or the Tea Party.

B said...

Gas and steam explosions are not all that common in Boston but neither are they rare. Anecdotally and without looking it up for sure I would say several times a year. If a car is parked atop the manhole its usually destroyed. So if the manhole cover goes off in the direction of people its going to do some horrifying damage.

I'd ignore the speculative reporters and wait on this one a bit.

tim said...

Wow, fuck my "this is inappropriate timing," nick kristoff of wapo already blaming republicans. Apparently if atf had a director this would not have happened.

Tim said...

I refuse to speculate any more than I have; I can only pray the casualty report is no greater than it is right now, and that those injured survive and recover.

CEO-MMP said...

Boyleston Street is now considered a crime scene and is being evacuated, including other buildings.

Mandarin Hotel is currently being evacuated.

Jay said...

These leftists are pathetic ghouls

Inga said...

Multiple explosive devices have been found, just heard this.

Jay said...

How nice:
"Nicholas Kristof
‏@NickKristof
explosion is a reminder that ATF needs a director. Shame on Senate Republicans for blocking apptment "

======
Remember, politicizing tragedies is wrong.

Baron Zemo said...

In New York we have those explosions all the time. So we should wait until we have some definitive word. First reports are almost always wrong and people jump to conclusions.

CEO-MMP said...

Ings, please don't repeat anything you've heard on MSNBC. They know nothing.

I'm watching local Boston media. There's nothing like that being reported.

Jesus.

YoungHegelian said...

Remember that we're in the middle of a pissing contest with North Korea right at this moment.

They've been known to plant bombs, too.

Freeman Hunt said...

I hope it turns out to be an accident and not an intentional evil act.

Marshal said...

Boston police tweeted 2 dead

Lem said...

I'm following Inga... and she not only mentions the tea parties, she also include the possibility that it could be White Republican for Gun Ownership and Marriage between a Man and a Woman.

Nonapod said...

Hmmm... 2 explosions in the one location (the finish line) where the most people would definitely be gathered? I'm not saying it couldn't be an accident but I'd be a bit surprised if it was at this point.

Darrell said...

Now 12 dead.Many more seriously injured--like limbs severed.

CEO-MMP said...

Lem, give her a few minutes she'll figure out I'm sorta local and blame me.


Marshal said...

Baron Zemo said...
In New York we have those explosions all the time. So we should wait until we have some definitive word.


WTF, literally no one is jumping to conclusions.

Palladian said...

We need more bomb control!

AllenS said...

I had to turn off CNN. I'll learn more here, reading the comments.

CEO-MMP said...

Palladian said...

We need more bomb control!


Stop worrying. Love the bomb.


Marshal said...

https://twitter.com/Boston_Police

Darrell, where's the 12 dead from?

Inga said...

MSNBCs coverage is better than CNNs, CEO.

bagoh20 said...

I hope this is an accident with gas lines or something, because we really screw ourselves over with other stuff. But it was the Boston Marathon. It would be pretty unlikely to just be a random accident at such a high profile time and place.

Lem said...

Boston police tweeted 2 dead.

Talk about a little bird told me.

C Stanley said...

Boston press and AP both reort that there have been two additional unexploded devices found. So, no accident. Pray that they'll find any additional decices and prevent any further carnage.

Jay said...

We need more bomb control!

Actually, we need ban marathons.

AllenS said...

Evil fucked up people will never be eliminated.

Inga said...

"I'm following Inga... and she not only mentions the tea parties, she also include the possibility that it could be White Republican for Gun Ownership and Marriage between a Man and a Woman."

4/15/13, 3:23 PM
Lem, really? Time for jokes?

CEO-MMP said...

Inga said...

MSNBCs coverage is better than CNNs, CEO.


What the fuck does that even mean, and what kind of justification is that?

Christ. You're so stupid it should be a crime.

Palladian said...

Evil fucked up people will never be eliminated.

But we'll make sure we totally enslave ourselves trying!

Jay said...

Breaking: U.S. intelligence official: Two more explosive devices found at Boston Marathon; being dismantled.

The Boston Globe@BostonGlobe
BREAKING NEWS: Police getting multiple reports of unexploded devices around Boston

Baron Zemo said...

"WTF, literally no one is jumping to conclusions."

Really. Tell that to Nicky Kristof and the news bunnies who are putting the rankest speculation out there. All I suggest is we sit tight and wait a bit. That's all.

Sorry if that gets you upset dude.

Palladian said...

I know what this tragedy calls for: more bickering with Inga!

edutcher said...

YoungHegelian said...

Remember that we're in the middle of a pissing contest with North Korea right at this moment.

They've been known to plant bombs, too.


True, but most of their stuff is in-theater.

Then again, there is the Axis of Evil people like Choom and Lurch and Shotgun Joe and the trolls like to dismiss.

James said...

Now a report of an explosion at the John F. Kennedy Library in Dorchester.

CEO-MMP said...

Inga said... Lem, really? Time for jokes?


Why not? You're hollering about MSNBC after all.

Lem said...

I'll learn more here, reading the comments.

Our speculation are just as good if not better than those morons.

B said...

2 explosions in the one location (the finish line) where the most people would definitely be gathered?

True about the location, but not the timing if causing the most human damage is the goal. The leaders and front runners passed and left the finish line area hours before the explosion. That is when the spectator and news coverage numbers are highest.

Again, wait. As the Baron also noted, gas explosions are not rare in northeast cities.

CEO-MMP said...

James, it's an electrical fire at the JFK library, unrelated.

James said...

>>ue about the location, but not the timing if causing the most human damage is the goal. The leaders and front runners passed and left the finish line area hours before the explosion.<<


The front runners are mostly Muslim.

C Stanley said...

I should pray also that my IPad typing improves, but will ask that God prioritize :-)

James the JFK library incident was unrelated....electrical fire I think.

Clyde said...

Holy shit.

CEO-MMP said...

Well, at least people in Boston are tasting what it's like to live daily in Israel.

Palladian said...

I love the stream of erroneous nonsense that floods the internet right after these sorts of things happen. Pretty soon there will be reports of balloons pouring out of water faucets in Cambridge and a super volcano rising out of Jamaica Plain spewing molten taffy.

Marshal said...

Baron Zemo said...
"WTF, literally no one is jumping to conclusions."

Really. Tell that to Nicky Kristof and the news bunnies who are putting the rankest speculation out there. All I suggest is we sit tight and wait a bit. That's all.


I think it's unlikely Nick's reading Althouse. Anyway, it came off to me like Dan Rather and the good media folks lecturing the rubes. Sorry if I misunderstood.

James said...

Thanks for the clarification on the JFK explosion.

Darrell said...

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/two_explosions_at_boston_marathon_iMR0LCkcwASg0RQfVsH1yI

Via Drudge

Lem said...

I know what this tragedy calls for: more bickering with Inga!

There is no more video... what are going to do to pass the time waiting for Giuliani?

Palladian said...

Was this marathon really dedicated to the victims of Newtown? Bummer.

Michael said...

Just saw a still photo of a young runner with both of his legs blown off below the knee being pushed in a wheelchair. The look on his face. I cannot help but weep.

Lem said...

Inga said... Lem, really? Time for jokes?

Calm down people... this was not that bad... well, maybe except for the two dead.

CEO-MMP said...

Pennsylvania Ave has been shut off.

Because it's all about Barry.

James said...

Fox News is reporting that a suspect is under guard at an area hospital.

bpm4532 said...

Well, progressives are getting bolder, with more former terrorists getting academic positions. It wouldn't be unlike the progressive/anarchist/occupy ilk to try and make a statement at the Marathon, something they would equate with corporate and individual greed.

Or maybe Lance Armstrong is REALLY pissed about his ban.

BarrySanders20 said...

Terrible if an accident, worse if deliberate.

In the immediate aftermath, every misplaced lunch sack will be reported to authorities and investigated as a possible threat. Not saying there are no other unexploded devices, but most of those suspicious packages will reveal non-threatening PB&J.

Marshal said...

James said...
Fox News is reporting that a suspect is under guard at an area hospital.


Oh, so this isn't a media story then.

Palladian said...

Because it's all about Barry.

He'll get to make a grave and soaring speech tonight somewhere, which we know he loves.

Baron Zemo said...

Police get panic reports after something like this all the time. People want to be part of the story. You need to take it with a grain of salt and wait till they have time to sort it out.

The worst thing you can do is believe the news media. They are in the business of lying and sensationalizing things. Give it at least a couple of hours and let the cops have enough time to devise a coverup.

Don't you know how these things work?

B said...

Don't often double up my posts and certainly not quote myself but I have been at that finish line in years past and this really needs to be understood.

The leaders and front runners passed and left the finish line area hours before the explosion. That is when the spectator and news coverage numbers are highest.

If the explosion had occurred several hours earlier and been caught on video it would have shown spectators jammed behind the barriers on both sides and around the tent and double or triple the news wagons.

Lem said...

Was this marathon really dedicated to the victims of Newtown? Bummer.

Some of the best jokes out there come straight out of tragedy.

I say embrace it... maybe its like a coping mechanism... its good for us.

Baron Zemo said...

To be honest if there were Kenyans winning in this race I would want to know where Mick was today.

What....too soon?

Marshal said...

Boston PD news conference in 4 minutes.

CEO-MMP said...

Marshal, they've been calling for that presser for a while now. It keeps getting pushed back.

Inga said...

Lem, It not funny. What is wrong with you?

rcocean said...

"We can wait to see what really happened before we get all crazy."

What, we need facts before we blame it on "right-wing hate"? You're asking a lot of liberals.

Besides, Jumping to conclusions without evidence is what the MSM does best.

Ad Hominem said...

"We need more bomb control!

Actually, we need ban marathons."

Tax Day/Patriot's Day. Home of the Tea Party. Some Patriots just celebrate Freedom differently than others, I guess?

CEO-MMP said...

ABC is reporting that the BPD is advising people on scene not to use their cell phones.

Yeah...if cell phone use was going to trigger another blast, it would've happened way before now.


Morons.

Lem said...

I know this is highly speculative at this early juncture of the investigation... but, is there any chance that the sequester budget cuts are responsible for this mayhem?

CEO-MMP said...

Tax Day/Patriot's Day. Home of the Tea Party. Some Patriots just celebrate Freedom differently than others, I guess?


Really?

rcocean said...

I yearn for the days of responsible journalism - like when "uncle Walter" blamed the JFK assassination on "segregationists" or when Rather asserted that "hundreds" had died in the '89 SF quake.

Marshal said...

CEO-MMP said...
Marshal, they've been calling for that presser for a while now. It keeps getting pushed back.


Maybe by newsers. Original BPD notice has 2 minutes left.

CEO-MMP said...

Inga said...

Lem, It not funny. What is wrong with you?


He's funnier than you are.
It's called gallows humor (among other things). It's a time honored thing. Don't like it, don't read it--the way I generally try to approach your bleating stupidity.

CEO-MMP said...

It was scheduled originally, by the BPD, for 4 30.

For one thing.

tim said...

At first I was concerned but then I remembered it is in the past now and at this point what does it matter.

Clyde said...

It'll be interesting to see if the suspect's name is Mohammed or Billy Bob.

Darrell said...

BOSTON — Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers in the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts.

A federal law-enforcement source confirmed to The Post there are at least 12 dead and nearly 50 injured. Fox News reported that Massachusetts General Hospital was treating 10 people with amputated limbs and all operating rooms were on hold.

Authorities have a identified a suspect, who is currently being guarded in a Boston hospital with shrapnel wounds.



Law-enforcement sources said at least the first explosion occurred in the lobby of the Fairmont Hotel.

Darrell said...

Relatives of the victims of December’s school massacre in Newtown, Conn. were among those attending the race finish at a VIP area. It was not known of any of the relatives were among the casualties.

James said...

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/two_explosions_at_boston_marathon_iMR0LCkcwASg0RQfVsH1yI

12 dead, nearly 50 injured after 2 explosions rock Boston Marathon, suspect identified and being guarded in hospital

Scott M said...

The front runners are mostly Muslim.

Based on what?

Lem said...

Lem, It not funny. What is wrong with you?

I'm having some chocolate bars... because I cant have the other thing I want.

Just give me a break will you?

Inga said...

CEO, if you think THIS is the time for gallows humor, when we don't even know the extent of the deaths and injuries you are a sick puppy. And Lem, oh well what can say?

I done responding to either one of you two fools.

CEO-MMP said...

Darrel, where are you getting your copy to paste? Not even the sensational boston stations are reporting that stuff, and they just broke in to assure everyone there was no radiation....

CEO-MMP said...

Scott M said...

The front runners are mostly Muslim.

Based on what?


Based on who wins the Boston Marathon year after year.

Darrell said...

NY Post

As already cited.

rcocean said...

10-1 its a lefty or Muslim. Maybe the IRA?

CEO-MMP said...

"Inga said...

CEO, if you think THIS is the time for gallows humor, when we don't even know the extent of the deaths and injuries you are a sick puppy. And Lem, oh well what can say?

I done responding to either one of you two fools."

Now if you'd just stop posting...

Eli Blake said...

You know, at least half of the early information to come out of these things turns out to be dead wrong (think Newtown or Aurora or 911.) People want to know 'right now' and rumor, speculation or honest mistakes get reported as fact.

Let's wait until we have an official statement before we start speculating on the suspect(s) or motive.

virgil xenophon said...

Man 'O Man, what a Rosarch Test this is going to be for the Left, can't WAIT until all the usual suspects weigh in and/or are conspicuous by their absence..

CEO-MMP said...

Bruins game is cancelled.

Fuck.

Jay said...

Given that Bill Ayers did just about this same thing, why can't we assume this is the work of a budding college professor?

Lem said...

This Boston PD spokesman does not inspire confidence.

A third incident?

At a library?

Inga said...
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CEO-MMP said...

Now the BPD commish is trying to panic people by saying the JFK library fire is unrelated but they're lumping it together anyway.

Stupid fat corrupt ass.

Darrell said...

Authorities have a identified a suspect, a Saudi national, who is currently being guarded in a Boston hospital with shrapnel wounds.



Inga said...

Darrell,
Fox news, so much more reliable than MSNBC.

4/15/13, 3:53 PM

Jay said...

Confirmed in press conference that there was a 3rd explosion at JFK Library.

CEO-MMP said...

Inga said...

Fox news, so much more reliable than MSNBC.

Is anyone watching or quoting Fox, twatwaffle?

dreams said...

"Really? Among the First Things You Think of Is Senate GOP?"

On Twitter:

"explosion is a reminder that ATF needs a director. Shame on Senate Republicans for blocking apptment articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-02-01/wor…"
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) April 15, 2013

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner

Basta! said...

I'm sitting here in Boston, happily oblivious, and just this second got a guess-what-happened phone call. Me: the Norks pulled the trigger. Not yet. . .

She suggested I turn on the TV, but I think I'll go through this thread instead, from the top. You guys are on it

CEO-MMP said...

No Jay. He said they were treating it as though it was related.

James said...

Well, the Boston Police is asking for information/tips on possible suspects who caused the explosion...that rules out the gas line or manhole cover explosion theory.

CEO-MMP said...

Darrel, where are you quoting from?

Icepick said...

Anyone know if Titus is actually living in Boston? It's a little hard to tell sometimes how much of what he posts is a joke.

Lem said...

An "ongoing event"... I take that to mean they are expecting further explosions?

I Callahan said...

Authorities have a identified a suspect, a Saudi national, who is currently being guarded in a Boston hospital with shrapnel wounds.

Sweet Jesus. If this is true, watch how the media fall all over themselves to dismiss the nationality of this guy.

Jay said...

Don't worry guys, Nick Kristoff "took it back"

People jumping on me for criticizing Sen Repubs for blocking ATF appointments. ok, that was low blow. i take it back.

How nice (and 3rd grade) of him.

Palladian said...

It's a little hard to tell sometimes how much of what he posts is a joke.

Definitely the mark of a good comedian.

Chip S. said...

This seems like an awful lot of attention being paid to a local crime story.

edutcher said...

CEO-MMP said...

Pennsylvania Ave has been shut off.

Because it's all about Barry.


will he go back to sleep or off to a fundraiser first?

Inga said...

Lem, It not funny. What is wrong with you?

"Who of us has not had his laugh amongst the skulls?"

Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, "The Second World War".

CEO, if you think THIS is the time for gallows humor, when we don't even know the extent of the deaths and injuries you are a sick puppy. And Lem, oh well what can say?

I done responding to either one of you two fools.


Don't belieber. IT'S A TRAP!!!

Darrell said...

Today's date: Jumada Al-Akhir 5

For anyone keeping score at home. You have to see what happened on the Hijri calendar, too.

Jay said...

Ok, no gas line exploded.

Let's stop that talk.

Darrell said...

NY Post--or I would have said. With an electronic journal, the story gets updated.

Jay said...

If they have a suspect in custody, why are they asking for tips?

I have a hard time believing the NY Post on that.

CEO-MMP said...

Dear God the fat BPD commish just told the media horde to draw their own conclusions.

CEO-MMP said...

No offense Darrell but I wouldn't believe the Post about anything.

Darrell said...

If they have a suspect in custody, why are they asking for tips?

Gee, more than one person involved?

CEO-MMP said...

And ed, bonus points for saying "belieber".

Jay said...

CEO-MMP,

You are correct, he did say they are treating it as related.

Darrell said...

Thanks for your concern, CEO-MMP!

Jay said...

Police commissioner, asked if this was a terror attack: "You can draw your own conclusions based on what happened."

damikesc said...

Can people finally see that police CANNOT protect you.

End of story. It is impossible. There is no event that a cop is going to prevent if somebody wants to execute it.

Lem said...

Where is Giuliani?

CEO-MMP said...

Darrell said...

Thanks for your concern, CEO-MMP!

Like I said (and meant)--no offense.

Jay said...

NY Post:

Authorities have confirmed to The Post that they have identified a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.

The suspect — a Saudi national who suffered shrapnel wounds in today's blast — is currently being guarded in a Boston hospital.

A law enforcement source confirmed to The Post that 12 people were killed and nearly 50 were injured in today's blast.


Darrell said...

Investigators have a suspect — a Saudi Arabian national — in the horrific Boston Marathon bombings, The Post has learned.

Law enforcement sources said the 20-year-old suspect was under guard at an undisclosed Boston hospital.

It was not immediately clear why the man was hospitalized and whether he was injured in the attack or in his apprehension.

The man was caught less than two hours after the 2:50 p.m. bombing on the finish line of the race, in the heart of Boston.

12 DEAD, 50 INJURED AFTER 2 EXPLOSIONS ROCK BOSTON MARATHON



NY AUTHORITIES RAMP UP SECURITY AFTER BOSTON EXPLOSIONS

PHOTOS: EXPLOSIONS ROCK BOSTON MARATHON

In addition, Boston police have has surveillance video of someone bringing multiple backpacks to blast site, according to CBS News.

Police also confirmed that there was a third explosion, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. It was not immediately clear how much damage was done or whether it was related to the bombings at the marathon finish line.

The library bombing occurred about 4:30 p.m. and more than a mile from the marathon.

A law enforcement source confirmed to The Post that 12 people were killed and nearly 50 were injured in today's blast.

CEO-MMP said...

Keep calm and avoid crowds.

Shit--I'm ahead of the game for once!


Darrell said...

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/authorities_under_suspect_guard_y2m8cJO29uC2PDGIjYBalO

heyboom said...

That is very true, Inga.

Renee said...

http://live.boston.com/Event/Live_blog_Explosion_in_Copley_Square

It is what I'm following.

Michael said...

Wouldn't rely on the Post story. They have 12 dead while all other outlets have 2.

Jay said...

By the way, Nick Kristoff doesn't seem to understand the ATF has an acting director who has been in place since September 2011.

Why are these lefties so stupid?

garage mahal said...

Allegedly, a Saudi national is being held. NY Post. (grain of salt)


And I get to fly tomorrow morning. Yay.

Renee said...

RT @ap: Cellphone service shut down in Boston to prevent remote detonations of explosives, official says: apne.ws/ZwBMKb -CC

— susantran (@susantran) April 15, 2013

"Many runners can't get to hotels. People of Boston may need to open their homes tonight, show visitors what's great about this city."

CEO-MMP said...

garage mahal said...

Allegedly, a Saudi national is being held. NY Post. (grain of salt)


And I get to fly tomorrow morning. Yay.


Good luck with that, garage.

Darrell said...

Wouldn't rely on the leftist/Muslim apologists stories. They have 2 dead while The NY Post has 12.

Lem said...

Boston shuts down cell phone service.

That has to suck.

How many parents do you think were running on that marathon?

Renee said...

Police are asking everyone in Boston to stay home; if you do go out, do not travel in large groups.
by Teresa Hanafin, Boston.com 5:05 PM

CEO-MMP said...

Judging from the number of people I see walking around with phones glued to their heads, I'm pretty sure the AP's tweet is way, way wrong.

They were asking people not to use phones.

furious_a said...

Nick Kristof, NY Times: People jumping on me for criticizing Sen Repubs for blocking ATF appointments. ok, that was low blow. i take it back.

Can't take pee out of a pool, Nick. First drafts are SO revealing.

Palladian said...

Cell phone service shut down in Boston to prevent any remote controlled detonations through the use of cellphones.

Ridiculous.

Palladian said...

Let's make sure almost no one can communicate!

Renee said...

They're telling the runners to leave Boston Common, but where do that go?

CEO-MMP said...

They sent the runners to Boston Common as an alternate route.
Now they have to go home from there.

Alex said...

It was only a matter of time before Al Queda decided to start planting bombs.

furious_a said...

And I get to fly tomorrow morning. Yay.

Godspeed, Garage, and be nice to your flight crew.

Clyde said...

Sounds like a Mohammed rather than a Billy Bob, then...

Jay said...

FBI has classified Boston Marathon explosions as a terror attack.

Michael said...

Garage: No fear on the flying front. There is zero chance of that working again. You will be safe.

CEO-MMP said...

Logan now has a ground stop.

Oh goody!

James said...

More Muslim outreach...

Shanna said...

What an awful story. I saw something about explotions and I thought someone was just colorfully describing the final leg of the race. This will freak runners out, I think.

The front runners are mostly Muslim.
Based on what?
Based on who wins the Boston Marathon year after year.


OK, I'm guessing your thinking Kenyans. According to my research, Kenya is approx 11% muslim. So probably not every year.

Tim said...

Still only two confirmed dead.

Let's hope it stays that way.

CEO-MMP said...

They sprung Mumbles Menino from the hospital to take charge! laissez les bon temps rouler!

Shanna said...

Cell phone service shut down in Boston to prevent any remote controlled detonations through the use of cellphones.

There must be some sort of reason they do that, since they did the exact same thing on 9/11. You had to find a land line to call anyone...

CEO-MMP said...

Shanna, I don't believe it, I was just trying to be helpful and clarify what I thought might have been meant.

Palladian said...

Scene outside of Tufts Medical. Boston Swat officer pulled gun on non-compliant man. Unclear if related at all but crowd in panic

The police are here to help!

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Lem said...

Over 100 injured.

AJ Lynch said...

I'll jump the gun. Twelve years ago in 2001, 16-17 terrorists pulled off the 911 hijackings. Most had overstayed their visas but were still running free and so were able to do their terrorist work.

If we asked Janet Napolitano how many "overstayed visas" there were today and how many were from Arab countries, I bet she would be unable to give us accurate numbers. My point is WTF are they doing in DC ? Because they are sure not doing their jobs.

Tim said...

CEO-MMP said...

"Logan now has a ground stop.

Oh goody!"


There are lots of things Americans do really well.

Over-reaction?

Especially by governments?

We're the best.

Palladian said...

There must be some sort of reason they do that, since they did the exact same thing on 9/11. You had to find a land line to call anyone...

The reason it happened on 9/11/01 was because of call volume, not because the system was "shut down".

I'm not sure I believe the Boston shut-down story.

Nomennovum said...

Time for the president to visit a mosque.

CEO-MMP said...

Palladian said...

Scene outside of Tufts Medical. Boston Swat officer pulled gun on non-compliant man. Unclear if related at all but crowd in panic

The police are here to help!


Early on, after the second blast I saw a cop running away from it, pulling his gun.

Protect and serve, bacon boy!

CWJ said...

If someone has said this then my apologies. But what about the NORK's?

Baron Zemo said...

These cops are out of control. Shutting off cell phone service? Somebody has to get fired for that. You can't stop people from communicating with their families at a time like this. It is unbelievable.

What a fuck up.

furious_a said...

Cell phone service shut down in Boston to prevent any remote controlled detonations through the use of cellphones.

That's how AQ detonated the bombs aboard the Madrid commuter trains in 2004. Seems like a prudent precaution.

Palladian said...

Federal intelligence agents have told CBS News that there was no indication that any sort of attack was planned for Boston.

There's our great Federal government, protecting us as usual!

Widmerpool said...

Guys,

Sitting here in my office in the Prudential Center (just about ground zero). I have cell service and plan on taking public transportation (the T) home in about an hour or so. Things aren't quite chaotic as the media is making out.

Revenant said...

There must be some sort of reason they do that, since they did the exact same thing on 9/11. You had to find a land line to call anyone...

I thought the problem on 9/11 was that there were a lot of relay antennas on top of the WTC towers, which obviously went offline when the towers fell.

CEO-MMP said...

I read some twitter pages via the web. It's funny to see some of these ultra lib boston media people just mad as all get out, "these cowards need to be held accountable" and so forth.

Conservatives are liberals who've been mugged, yeah?

Palladian said...

Things aren't quite chaotic as the media is making out.

Chaos makes a much better story!

Patrick said...

And I get to fly tomorrow morning. Yay.

Godspeed.

Baron Zemo said...

It is a load of bullshit. If the bombs were going to go off when cellphones were used they would already have gone off. They closed the door when the fucking horse is miles away.


CEO-MMP said...

I think the cell phone shut down is an AP fantasy.

Palladian said...

I thought the problem on 9/11 was that there were a lot of relay antennas on top of the WTC towers, which obviously went offline when the towers fell.

That was a part of the problem, but it was mostly because of an unprecedented volume of calls on a system that was still in its relative infancy.

Baron Zemo said...

Typical of the news media fucking it up.

But it is a toss up as to who lies the most.

The cops or the media.

We won't know the truth for weeks. If ever.

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