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Apr
13

“Our Hearts Are Broken…”

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Just re-posting UT’s thread, comments were all over the place in the last one.


121 Responses to ““Our Hearts Are Broken…””


  1. 1 MightyPamela
    April 15, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Love and Peace

  2. 2 Nena20409
    April 15, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Thank you TODers.

  3. April 15, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    I have shut down the TV and moved to more legitimate coverage online.

  4. 5 vcprezofan2
    April 15, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    What’s happening?

  5. 6 dotster3
    April 15, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    • 7 Nena20409
      April 15, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      Thank you….Hopefully, we will then get better information as to what the hell is going on.

  6. 8 vitaminlover
    April 15, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Thank You God for helping and protecting these people.

  7. April 15, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    My money is on some home-grown rightwing teabagger. Sorry. It’s Tax Day, Patriot’s Day, in Boston.

  8. 11 utaustinliberal
    April 15, 2013 at 5:42 pm

  9. 12 Melanie
    April 15, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Thank you for reposting Chips. This thread needed a fresh start.

  10. 13 Proud Former White House Intern
    April 15, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    I would love to be in the West Wing right now!

  11. April 15, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    The race was apparently dedicated to the Newtown massacre. I did not know this. Now I think it’s a bagger even more.

  12. April 15, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Sorry everyone for the post confusion – and sorry UT. I posted again at the same time.

    Re the earlier ‘Our hearts are broken’ post, I think when a comment is deleted in a thread it sends the whole thread crazy – I have no clue why.

    Thanks again UT.

    • 16 vcprezofan2
      April 15, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      What’s happening Chips? I went to work (in a cocoon) all day today and am just signing in for the 1st time. Obviously something negative has happened in Boston – please don’t say it’s another mass killing.

      • April 15, 2013 at 5:49 pm

        Sorry VC, just saw your comment. Yes, horrifically, two bombs at Boston Marathon today, two dead at least, many injured. Beyond belief.

        • 18 vcprezofan2
          April 15, 2013 at 5:54 pm

          Sigh! There is no end. Thanks, Chips. I opened my twitter account so am now seeing some of the related comments. I felt lost for a bit wandering in , realizing something wasn’t right but not able to pick up what right away.

    • 19 jacquelineoboomer
      April 15, 2013 at 5:47 pm

      Thank you, Chips – and UT. Thanks especially for the calm haven, here.

    • April 15, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      That’s my fault then apologies to everyone, I mis-identified COS McDonough for Donlin was typing on a phone and deleted my tweet.

      • April 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm

        Absolutely No worries LP, I do it ALL the time – and I should know better!

        • April 15, 2013 at 6:01 pm

          Just have so many thoughts running through my head…..I need to calm down like I hope the news anchors will, and take it all in….My thoughts and prayers are going out to everyone affected, and fellow citizens in general.

  13. 23 Obama Grandmama
    April 15, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Just heard police report from Boston and they did mention a 3rd bomb at JFK and the bottom of the screen included Library with the JFK initials. They are making a plea for videos or photos taken in the areas of the explosions.

    • 24 hopefruit2
      April 15, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      It was a fire, not a bomb Grandmama.

      • 25 Obama Grandmama
        April 15, 2013 at 5:49 pm

        Just saying what the Boston Police Commissioner said in his report on tv. Maybe it was proven wrong but I just watched him say that.

        • 26 hopefruit2
          April 15, 2013 at 5:59 pm

          Oh no I’m not blaming you – just giving you the updated info. I too, thought it was a 3rd bomb based on reports I had heard. I only just found out on Twitter so I posted it here.

  14. April 15, 2013 at 5:44 pm

  15. April 15, 2013 at 5:44 pm

  16. 31 Eleroy
    April 15, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    It’s a shame that there are such evil people out there who delight in killing others!!! May God help us all and blessings to those affected and to their families!!!

  17. April 15, 2013 at 5:47 pm

  18. April 15, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Also, as a reminder, Patriot’s Day had nothing to do with Waco siege end (1993) and OKC (1995), both of which happened on April 19.

    Let’s not believe conspiracy theorists or talking heads today.

  19. April 15, 2013 at 5:48 pm

  20. 39 Bill
    April 15, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Margaret Thatcher’s funeral is on Wednesday and London has its marathon on Sunday.

  21. 40 utaustinliberal
    April 15, 2013 at 5:49 pm

  22. April 15, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Reminder:

  23. April 15, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Another round of “not the media’s best day” is store for us…

  24. 43 jackiegrumbacher
    April 15, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Something truly insane is happening in this country. My brain can’t comprehend the point of killing innocent people at random–people who have done no harm and are simply running or enjoying a race. It wasn’t clear on the last thread if a suspect has been arrested, so it’s too soon to speculate on the who and the why. Right now I just pray there are no more explosions, no more deaths, no more injuries. If there’s a blame game in this–the governor’s fault, or the president’s fault–I’m really going to lose it. We’re creating a culture in this country where violence is the answer to everything. We need a long and showboating free national discussion of just what kind of country we want to be. And if we don’t want to end up living our lives in fear, then we had better start working together to make things different.

  25. April 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm

  26. 46 MightyPamela
    April 15, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    If you are going to watch, the local PBS station usually remains rational. Usually.

  27. 47 utaustinliberal
    April 15, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Shep Smith on Fox News is providing more thoughtful coverage than Chris Matthews in case you want to turn away from Chris’s poison.

  28. 50 CEB
    April 15, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    What awful news to come home to. God help us all.

  29. April 15, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    • 52 jackiegrumbacher
      April 15, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      I always imagined that Mr. Rogers had a wonderful mother. This quote proves that. When my son was very young, I used to turn on Mr. Rogers for “him.” He would go and play and I would watch. I just loved this man and all his words of wisdom and comfort.

      • April 15, 2013 at 6:05 pm

        It’s just the most beautiful quote, Jackie, and so perfect for today. If it’s all terrifying for adults, it must be impossible for kids to take in.

      • 55 vitaminlover
        April 15, 2013 at 6:29 pm

        Jackie, I have read a little about him in a biography and he was always a good child. he had a very good family life. He just decided in his life to remain a decent person. Short description.

    • 56 susanne
      April 15, 2013 at 6:21 pm

      thank you for this, chips. it is now going out to all the young people i know. children all over this country are seeing the t.v. images of shock and fear. they need to be reassured that the helpers are always all around.

      • April 15, 2013 at 6:23 pm

        Hi Susanne, It’s a long time since I was a child, but even I found it comforting – it’s a beautiful sentiment to share with children today and in the days ahead.

  30. 58 utaustinliberal
    April 15, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    • 59 jacquelineoboomer
      April 15, 2013 at 6:14 pm

      I’m not going to say anything about that namby-pamby at this time. I’m just not.

    • 60 jacquelineoboomer
      April 15, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      Call me crazy and distracted, but I would like the notes on Boehner’s desk magnified, so we could see how they read. The first one probably says, “The President’s name is Barack Obama. He lives at the White House.” You know, ’cause he might need notes.

      Okay, I’ll stop.

  31. April 15, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    The object at the JFK Library may not be associated with the other incident. Per press conference at http://livewire.wcvb.com/Event/117th_Running_of_Boston_Marathon

  32. April 15, 2013 at 5:59 pm

  33. 67 utaustinliberal
    April 15, 2013 at 6:01 pm

  34. 68 Obama Grandmama
    April 15, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    The Boston Police Chief just refuted the bomb at JFK Library on the station I am watching. You must be watching a station ahead of mine. He also said the reports saying there was someone in custody was incorrect.

  35. April 15, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Just another reminder:

    6:10 PM EDT: President Obama Makes a Statement

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/live

  36. April 15, 2013 at 6:01 pm

  37. April 15, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Sounds like they’re going to go live to the WH statement at : http://livewire.wcvb.com/Event/117th_Running_of_Boston_Marathon

  38. April 15, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    The contrast is remarkable ….

    …..

  39. April 15, 2013 at 6:07 pm

  40. 79 jacquelineoboomer
    April 15, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    This is not to take away from Boston, or any of our sadness about that, but it’s a good reminder … our country has several balls to juggle each and every day. I, among many, believe none of us are going to forget #GunSafety any time soon, no matter what else happens.

  41. 80 carolyn
    April 15, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    I’ve watched CBS coverage. It’s been very good. No editorializing, no hypothesizing, no hyperbole…..calm, rational, complete coverage.
    I went to college in Boston, go back as often as I can, have walked where this took place…..cannot imagine anyone wanting and planning to do this.
    Have been so glad to see the calm co-ordination of all emergency services….city, state and federal.

    • April 15, 2013 at 6:22 pm

      I think you mentioned before that you’re not on Twitter. Here’s some reasonable tweets from earlier today re: unsettling and tragic events in Boston:

    • April 15, 2013 at 6:29 pm

      I was watching CBS when I went home for lunch. I watched the Evening News last night for the first time in years, and it does seem like it’s the best of the networks.

      • 83 carolyn
        April 15, 2013 at 6:44 pm

        What I have appreciated so much at CBS…..no conjecture, no hype. Perhaps Scott Pelley and his crew are in the process of bringing back real hard news.

  42. 84 jacquelineoboomer
    April 15, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Here’s the President …

    • 85 jackiegrumbacher
      April 15, 2013 at 6:17 pm

      JOB, I stepped out of the room for just a couple of minutes and missed it. What did he say?

      • 86 jacquelineoboomer
        April 15, 2013 at 8:02 pm

        Jackie – The President said we have no conclusions yet, but whoever is responsible will face justice. Calming words to the nation, AS USUAL.

  43. 87 utaustinliberal
    April 15, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Love this man.

    • 88 jackiegrumbacher
      April 15, 2013 at 6:20 pm

      Thank you, NW. I was annoyed with myself for missing it.

    • 89 dotster3
      April 15, 2013 at 6:22 pm

      The sad thing is, however, that I have seen evidence that there are still Republicans today—-ugly ones—-more interested in trying to score political points with this event than any concern for their fellow citizens.

  44. 90 utaustinliberal
    April 15, 2013 at 6:17 pm

  45. 91 utaustinliberal
    April 15, 2013 at 6:17 pm

  46. 92 susanne
    April 15, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    our hearts and prayers are with the people of boston.

    thank you mr president for saying exactly the right thing– the perps will be found and held accountable. we know we can count on you!

  47. 93 utaustinliberal
    April 15, 2013 at 6:21 pm

  48. 94 carolyn
    April 15, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    This does bring back our OKC bombing……that is a memory that doesn’t leave. Scott Pelley just mentioned that Tim McVeigh was apprehended that night because of evidence found at the crime scene. I’m so glad these people (CBS) aren’t making any conjectures as to perpetrators. After OKC some news people immediately jumped to blame Muslims, and one perfectly innocent man was arrested quickly.. Of course, instead it was a homegrown white Caucasian. A doctor is now cataloguing the injuries at one of the hospitals. People aged three through 62. Now we know 54-55 people injured. The trauma centers at the Boston hospitals are among the top in the country.

  49. 95 sherijr
    April 15, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    POTUS says exactly the right thing at the right time. They’ll find who did this, no doubt in my mind. To speculate on national tv by ‘journalists’ is destructive and wrong, so glad he commented on that.

  50. 96 hopefruit2
    April 15, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Erik Erikson feigns sanity while secretly hoping this is PBO’s 911. I have to remind him that PBO ALWAYS rises to the occasion – no matter what is thrown at him.

  51. April 15, 2013 at 6:28 pm

  52. 109 utaustinliberal
    April 15, 2013 at 6:35 pm

  53. 110 utaustinliberal
    April 15, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    • 111 nathkatun7
      April 15, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      This is so heartbreaking! What’s wrong with people who would take the lives of innocent people, and especially innocent children?

  54. 112 dotster3
    April 15, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    8 yr. old child one of the dead. This is just so senseless, infuriating and sad.

  55. 114 hopefruit2
    April 15, 2013 at 6:42 pm

  56. 116 japa21
    April 15, 2013 at 6:50 pm

  57. 117 utaustinliberal
    April 15, 2013 at 6:55 pm

  58. 118 utaustinliberal
    April 15, 2013 at 6:57 pm

  59. 120 99ts
    April 15, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    What a sad wake up in my world today – thank you for such compassionate descriptions and responses on TOD

  60. 121 Titti
    April 16, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Hey, see my comment didn’t make it to the new thread (not signed up to wp; usually just use email and name to comment). Anyway, thinking and praying for the families that have lost loved ones and for all those affected in Boston. The world shares your pain.


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