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Saturday ‘Boston lockdown over’ open thread

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By Doug Powers  •  April 20, 2013 12:58 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

I have a laundry list of household repairs and chores that need to be done (a laundry list that ironically doesn’t include doing the laundry), including putting on a new storm door to replace one that was ripped from its hinges by a massive gust of wind a couple days ago. So how about open thread for discussion today:

–Last night the second suspect in the marathon bombings was taken into custody, and a celebration ensued and a memorial was made:

More:

The jubilation was widespread. The mayor of Boston, which was largely paralyzed during the manhunt Friday, tweeted, “We got him!” And at the home of the New York Mets, fans leapt to their feet and cheered when the news spread during a game against the Washington Nationals.

Hundreds of people marched down Commonwealth Avenue, chanting “USA” and singing the Red Sox anthem “Sweet Caroline” as they headed toward Boston Common. Police blocked traffic along part of the street to allow for the impromptu parade.

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–A Tweet about the irony of the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the second suspect:

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–Piers Morgan: Imagine if that’s your boat the terrorist suspect is hiding in.

Well, we knew it wasn’t John Kerry’s, because he keeps his in Rhode Island.
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Tsarnaev was not Mirandized:

A senior Justice Department official told ABC News that federal law enforcement officials are invoking the public safety exception to the Miranda rights, so that Tsarnaev will be questioned immediately without having Miranda rights issued to him.

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Cartoon of the day
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–President Obama yesterday:

But when a tragedy like this happens, with public safety at risk and the stakes so high, it’s important that we do this right. That’s why we have investigations. That’s why we relentlessly gather the facts. That’s why we have courts. And that’s why we take care not to rush to judgment — not about the motivations of these individuals; certainly not about entire groups of people.

Can we at least say the terrorists acted stupidly, or not yet?

After the bombings, Obama’s own flacks were out there saying “we shouldn’t make any inferences about who could have done this even though it’s possibly related to Tax Day”:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmDb3V9qp6E&w=420&h=236]

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–New York Governor Cuomo compares the Boston Marathon attack to climate change or something.
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–NBC’s extensive Nightly News coverage of the Boston story completely ignored one particular detail.
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–NBC News might as well just keep this as their new slogan.
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Here’s what happens when you can’t separate politics from humanity and vice-versa. So if conservatives shouldn’t care about the victims in Boston because Massachusetts is a liberal state, does that mean the left shouldn’t have cared about the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing because Oklahoma is a more conservative state? Complete tripe.
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UK Telegraph: Had Obama lulled America into a false sense of confidence about terrorism?
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Enjoy your Saturday, all!

**Written by Doug Powers

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