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Forum Post: Tea Party Nation's Toxic Response to The Boston Marathon Bombing

Posted 12 months ago on April 19, 2013, 1:54 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (21785)
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[-] 1 points by 14W (-3) 12 months ago

Seen a lot of democrats using this tragedy( as well as Newtown) to score political points. Is that okay?

[-] -2 points by inclusionman (7064) 12 months ago

You should list them. I'm sure it will compare well against the wacko tea partiers.

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[-] 0 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 12 months ago

More cameras. More war. Less rights. More war. More police. More war.

We are going to bomb our way to defeating an ideology. How fuckin dumb are these people?

If this punk had any balls he'd go over there and join em if its so god damn important.

[-] 0 points by HCabret (-327) 12 months ago

If he had any balls, he would not have decided to do what he did in the first place.

All violence is cowardly and extremely ineffective.

[-] -1 points by HCabret (-327) 12 months ago

Anyone who votes for someone to decide for them, is by definition a 'moron'.

I am glad that the police did not partake in murder to please some who only want revenge.

[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (21785) 12 months ago

So, tell me, did you see anything in the article that you liked?

[-] -2 points by HCabret (-327) 12 months ago

the part where the police decided not to be murderers like the Tamerlan.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (21785) 12 months ago

Good, glad to hear it.

[-] -1 points by HCabret (-327) 12 months ago

I hope for america's and humanity's sake that the Federal prosecuters do not seek the death penalty and instead throw him in solitary confinement with the movie Gandhi playing 24/7 for the rest of his life.

[-] -1 points by Nationwide (-93) 12 months ago

Cuomo's comments:

"“It’s a terrible situation in Boston. And, unfortunately, … one gets the sense that this is more reflective of the ‘new normal,’ if you will,” he explained. “So much of society is changing so rapidly. We talk about a ‘new normal’ when it comes t0 climate change and adjusting to a change in the weather patterns. ‘New normal’ when it comes to public security in a post-9/11 world. Where these random acts of violence, which at one time were implausible, now seem all-too-frequent.”

[-] -1 points by inclusionman (7064) 12 months ago

Steve King is Tea Party also, here is how he uses this tragedy.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/16/steve-king-boston-bombings_n_3092929.html

[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (21785) 12 months ago

One more reason that the Tea Party sucks ass.

One more reason that the Tea Party trolls suck ass.

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[-] 1 points by shooz (26729) 12 months ago

Everything they've ever done is toxic.

They are the original Koch whores.

[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (21785) 12 months ago

Ya, notice they all kind of scurried away like cockroaches?

[-] 0 points by shooz (26729) 12 months ago

Yes.

The powerful sound of silence, is heard again.

[+] -4 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 12 months ago

Radical Islam and radical capitalism are really the same, both relying on a religious fundamentalism that justifies every violent action they take. Occupy needs to act as if we're fighting a war against "economic jihadists". Our battle must open their minds and expand their hearts.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20616) from South Burlington, VT 12 months ago

Radical Islam and radical capitalism are really the same, both relying on a religious fundamentalism that justifies every violent action they take. Occupy needs to act as if we're fighting a war against "economic jihadists". Our battle must open their minds and expand their hearts.

I like that. A bit simplistic regarding the similarities and the differences between each brand of conservatism but never the less. I like that.

[-] 2 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 12 months ago

Thanks. So how do we open their minds to the painful realization that they've been consistently lied to for decades? That the country they cherish has engaged in the most despicable practices. I think exposing the lies would be the logical way.

I happened across the story about Jessica Lynch, the female soldier who was rescued in the Iraq war. Much of the heroism portrayed by the media concerning her ordeal was concocted by the military.

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

Their must be a million similar stories out there. We need to write an encyclopedia called "The lies you believe" and include an essential addendum, "How to discern the truth".

Have any "stories" you'd like to include?

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20616) from South Burlington, VT 12 months ago

I've been sharing stories, thanks.

[-] -1 points by HCabret (-327) 12 months ago

ignorance will NOT further you cause.

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 12 months ago

Enlighten me then.

[-] -1 points by HCabret (-327) 12 months ago

Why is economics always brought into the disscusion? This thread is about the ingorance of the Tea Party and has nothing to with capitalism or socialism or most any other 'ism.

Getting people to stop being violent has nothing to with money.

[-] 2 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 12 months ago

Money has nothing to do with violence?

Our radical form of capitalism is a belief system that is the basis for the most extreme violence on the planet. In it's desire to plunder resources, justice is trampled in the almighty name of profit, and will ultimately lead to ever greater conflict.

[-] 0 points by justiceforzim (-17) 12 months ago

What you describe is the history of civilization. Capitalism really has no bearing on greed and lust for power. Just look at the examples of empires and dictatorships thru history. Most were not capitalistic

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 12 months ago

Yes, capitalism doesn't cause the greed or lust for power, but when radicalized, any belief system can be used to justify that greed and the violence associated with it. For example, radical Christianity presided over the atrocities of the Spanish inquisition. The exact opposite of it's basic teachings.

Even democracy can be radicalized. It's been turned completely upside down, manipulated by the few for their benefit, and the many, instead of condemning it, actually defend the few's right to do so.

It's the gradual twisting of a rational belief into an irrational one that allows it to be the justification for any possible injustice or atrocity that no sane human being would ever consider.

[-] -1 points by HCabret (-327) 12 months ago

poor people are often just as violent as rich people and vice versa.

Socialists, Communists, Capitalists all have histories of being extremely violent.