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  1. 1 prettyfoot58
    April 19, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    First

  2. April 19, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Anything else new? I don’t trust anybody but TOD.

  3. April 19, 2013 at 8:44 pm

  4. 13 dotster3
    April 19, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Alive and in custody, calling for medic. Good.

  5. April 19, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Unconfirmed:

    SUSPECT ALIVE AND IN CUSTODY; REQUEST FOR MEDIC ON SCENE — WHDH

  6. 16 sherijr
    April 19, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    To be the parents of these young men, all the hearts they’ve broken. It is all too sad.

  7. April 19, 2013 at 8:45 pm

  8. 22 dotster3
    April 19, 2013 at 8:46 pm

  9. 23 amk for obama
    April 19, 2013 at 8:46 pm

  10. April 19, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I’m so glad he’s alive, he’s just a kid.

  11. 29 jacquelineoboomer
    April 19, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    I am so reminded of the scene at the coal mine years ago when Anderson Cooper announced that all the miners were alive and walking out, based on what somebody whispered in his ear … and then they weren’t. So, I will wait to hear that the suspect is in custody and alive from a reliable source. Not CNN. Not MSNBC. But I hope and pray he is alive, and captured.

    Just heard: “Boston Police just tweeted suspect in custody,” per CNN, so hope so!

  12. 32 utaustinliberal
    April 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Hahahahaha…..good one Chipsticks. That is one of the tweets of the week.

  13. April 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Has to be said….

    • 34 HZ
      April 19, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      Yes, indeed meta. My blood pressure and heart was acting up, and I prayed, prayed, and sure enough I came back into the room and turned to 2, and there was the calm, careful soothing and cautious voice of Scott Pelley. God answered my prayers. That is how I wanted and stayed with his calm voice.

      Scott Pelley needs this beautiful BRAVO. Thanks meta. RT. HZ

      • April 19, 2013 at 9:00 pm

        xoxo, dear HZ. I had the same feeling and response to him. This is precisely the kind of reporting we need and deserve.

  14. 36 utaustinliberal
    April 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    This is freaking hilarious. This writer lives in Boston. Goes out with friends to get wasted because it’s been a hell of a week. Girl calls him for a one-night stand. He says “sure” They do the headboard banging thing and he wakes up to Boston being on lock down. A one-night stand becomes an all day awkward event. What to do? 😆

  15. 38 utaustinliberal
    April 19, 2013 at 8:50 pm

  16. 39 sherijr
    April 19, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    and now NBC talking terrorism again. He committed a crime, he will get a trial. We don’t know if he’s anything other than a criminal… same as Lanza was.

    • April 19, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      What pisses me off is Lindsay Graham saying that the Obama Administration should treat him as an enemy combatant and deny him his Miranda rights. Evidently, he wants the guy to be sent directly to Gitmo. This disgusts me because republicans are always telling us how much they love the Constitution and how they think we have the best judicial system in the world. The thing is that they don’t love the Constitution and they have no strong belief that our judicial system can be trusted to handle cases involving terrorists. I’m sick of their lies and hypocrisy.

  17. 41 JER
    April 19, 2013 at 8:50 pm

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  19. 44 amk for obama
    April 19, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    go fuck yourself lindsey

    • 45 majiir
      April 19, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      I read on SC’s largest newspaper, The State, the other day that Graham’s approval numbers are down. Since he is up for re-election next year, the b*stard will do/say anything to feed red meat to the SC mouth breathers, amk. He has no shame.

      • 46 4morefor44
        April 19, 2013 at 9:07 pm

        wonder if momentum from elizabeth colbert can energize and contender to lindsey? assuming unlikely in statewide race, but i really no nothing about that state.

      • 47 nathkatun7
        April 20, 2013 at 1:37 am

        Majiir, is Lindsey Graham up for re-election next year? I thought It was Tim Scott who was up for re-election? If Graham is up too, I hope both of them are vigorously challenged.

  20. 48 utaustinliberal
    April 19, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Best news of the day.

  21. 49 dotster3
    April 19, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Oh my—–they somehow managed to bring President Obama into the immediate aftermath reporting—–that suspect will be taken into custody and handled in civilian manner as any other arrest—–according to President Obama’s justice belief—-adding that there are some in Congress—-gee I wonder what party—-who want him declared enemy combatant. Pete Williams said “I can tell you that President Obama would never allow that.” (paraphrase)

  22. 52 prettyfoot58
    April 19, 2013 at 8:52 pm

  23. 53 JER
    April 19, 2013 at 8:53 pm

  24. April 19, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Wonder if PBO will make a statement tonight……

    • 55 anniebella
      April 19, 2013 at 9:24 pm

      No, I don’t think POTUS need too make a statement, release a statement, but let the Governor and the people in Boston handle this.

  25. 56 4morefor44
    April 19, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    too bad the f.b.i. wasn’t owned by mitt romney and his friends, since we know the thirst for personal gain and profit is the only motivator for us selfish animals called “humans.” let the FREE MARKET reign!!!!

  26. 57 sonjiaduncan
    April 19, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Loud applause at end of Franklin Street as SWAT walks out to crowd.

    Read more: http://livewire.wcvb.com/Event/117th_Running_of_Boston_Marathon#ixzz2QxcCa85I

  27. 58 utaustinliberal
    April 19, 2013 at 8:54 pm

  28. 59 japa21
    April 19, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    While, assuming the news is correct and he is alive, there will be two very important post mortems that need to take place.
    The first will be the who’s, why’s etc of what happened from him. I have my own guesses, but I will withhold them at this moment. Let me just say it is obvious he is not a dedicated jihadist.

    The second, and probably for the long term, more importnt post mortem will be on how the media handled this whole situation. Particularly, there should be a comparison between the local media and the national media. I think the results will be telling.

    I’ll be back a little later with some other observations.l

  29. April 19, 2013 at 8:54 pm

  30. April 19, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    There’s some serious drinking going down in BAHSTIN tonight.

  31. 62 jacquelineoboomer
    April 19, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    • 63 4morefor44
      April 19, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      yes!!!

    • 64 jacquelineoboomer
      April 19, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      Probably not a good idea to fill up their Twitter feed, but I did not want to show restraint in congratulating them.

      MSNBC (mound of salt) says police say suspect has suffered gunshot wound and will receive medical treatment, and I hope it’s not life-threatening. It will be important to hear what he has to say. We need to know what made him and his brother take this route. Plus, it will be a big plus up if Boston Police didn’t immediately go in for the kill.

      • 65 majiir
        April 19, 2013 at 9:08 pm

        On Politics Nation, it was reported that he looked up to his brother, and this might be the reason he decided to do what he did. Sad. When I was growing up in the 1950s, the oldest brother/sister was supposed to be a role model for the other kids in the family. Some security analysts think that the fact that two brothers had made a trip to Chechnya recently might have something to do with why they did the things they did. President Putin called PBO to convey his condolences.

        • 66 dotster3
          April 19, 2013 at 9:24 pm

          Only the older brother left the country—-for 6 mo.—–reportedly flew to Moscow—-who knows where he went from there—-but returned and started posting angry, extremist videos.

          • 67 4morefor44
            April 19, 2013 at 9:32 pm

            i read earlier that his trip was to hang out with is dad for 6 months. it would make sense that he’d fly into moscow and drive in from there or take a smaller plane.

    • 68 HZ
      April 19, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      Thank God. Scripture teaches us: “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and of a sound mind.” Second Timothy 1:7. That is one of the scriptures that POB used in his speech yesterday to all of us. I have been praying that scripture all day long. I am so weak from just eating a little soup and drinking water all day.

      I am so grateful for all of the hard work that we all did to work so hard to re-elect POB. Thanks to All of our law enforcement men and women. I just prayed, “Please let them capture this young man tonight and let him be alive and please Lord do not allow those precious people in Watertown have to live in an unrestful night tonight. Let it end tonight. I am so grateful to everyone who made this a successful capture.

      Little Martin Richard, we just stopped two people from stop hurting people. ” Peace” for little Martin Richard and all of the families tonight. I am so full, but “giving thanks in all things” as Gov. Deval Patrick stated in his speech yesterday. I cannot remember the chapter and verse right now. I am just so grateful that this part is over. HZ

  32. 69 amk for obama
    April 19, 2013 at 8:56 pm

  33. 71 4morefor44
    April 19, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    i noticed a circus was in boston and their show was canceled for tonight. maybe they can have a new act now…The Fleeing Tsarnaev Brothers

  34. April 19, 2013 at 8:58 pm

  35. 76 JER
    April 19, 2013 at 8:58 pm

  36. 77 utaustinliberal
    April 19, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Awwwww…he and Gov. Deval Patrick

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  38. 79 ewok2
    April 19, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Thank you Boston Finest indeed.This is how you do it.

  39. 80 prettyfoot58
    April 19, 2013 at 8:59 pm

  40. 81 zizi2
    April 19, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Kudos to bluestate Big Government in Massachusetts

  41. 84 99ts
    April 19, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Seems it was quite a day – for those in the midst of it – I hope you are safe and well – for all the Chips folks – thank you for all the news reports

  42. 85 prettyfoot58
    April 19, 2013 at 9:00 pm

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  44. 91 dotster3
    April 19, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Locals cheering loudly for law enforcement. Very grateful for a job well done.

  45. 92 prettyfoot58
    April 19, 2013 at 9:02 pm

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  49. 97 prettyfoot58
    April 19, 2013 at 9:06 pm

  50. 101 amk for obama
    April 19, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    • 102 majiir
      April 19, 2013 at 9:12 pm

      I love this tweet, amk. Thanks for telling Graham that he’s not all that. He seems to forget quite often.

    • 103 99ts
      April 19, 2013 at 9:29 pm

      Guess Graham wants to use some enhanced interrogation – he must have missed the recent report on torture

    • 104 a4alice
      April 19, 2013 at 9:36 pm

      ha! awwwww thank you Amk. You just know the prettiest things to say 😉 RT’d yez.

    • 105 nathkatun7
      April 20, 2013 at 1:58 am

      Great, Great, tweet, AMK! Lindsey Graham is a joke, but MSM is in love with him because he is John McCain’s side-kick.

  51. April 19, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    • 116 4morefor44
      April 19, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      must say it’s sweet watching cnn flounder especially hard since jeff zucker took over. his first action was to force out soledad o’brien out and very clumsily too. this is the same guy who managed the conan o’brien/jay leno debacle that n.b.c. still hasn’t recovered from (what is it with zucker and people named “o.brien?”). yet the “FREE MARKET” keeps promoting this guy all over the place with $30M golden parachutes. i’m beginning to think the “free market” is one of the most INEFFICIENT systems possible. perhaps profiteering should be outlawed? any system that rewards the mental midget born on 3rd base mitt rmoney with hundreds of millions, and now thereby his sons, is f-ed up. just sayin….

    • 117 99ts
      April 19, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      Dear Ms Chips – I was going to thank you for your lovely g’nite a post or two ago – and then I read the retraction. My heart is broken.
      But thank you for this wonderful place where the real news comes through – and how great that no-one has lost their sense of the real and sense of humor

  52. April 19, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    • 119 nathkatun7
      April 20, 2013 at 2:09 am

      Did O’Reilly & Rivera forget all those suicide bombers and Israel repeated bombing and occupation of Gaza and West Bank? So who should be bombed and occupied in response to the Boston bombing? Russia? And these idiots are paid millions to spew nonsense on television and want to tell me that i’s all about meritocracy.

  53. 120 sonjiaduncan
    April 19, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Job well done to all who came the protect we the people. I hope you can now rest you deserve. God bless you all who serve and protect.

  54. 123 amk for obama
    April 19, 2013 at 9:15 pm

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  56. April 19, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Boston Police: 9:30 press conference….

  57. 128 japa21
    April 19, 2013 at 9:17 pm

  58. 129 JER
    April 19, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    White House watching local Boston TV – POLITICO.com
    White House officials have been watching events unfold on television much like the rest of the nation. But they’re watching local Boston channels. Through a special internal network, officials in the West Wing have been monitoring the capture of 19-year-old bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on NBC affiliate WHDH and ABC affiliate WCVB. It’s…

  59. 132 majiir
    April 19, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    IMO, this is a good rebuttal of Wayne LaPierre and his supporters. Although these brothers posed a threat to everyone in Watertown, none of the residents felt the need to grab an automatic weapon and go “hunt” them down. They let the very capable and highly trained FBI, National Guard, local law enforcement officials handle the issue, and they did an excellent job without having local, untrained gun wielding yahoos complicate their job.

    • April 19, 2013 at 9:22 pm

      Was just thinking the same thing!!

      #FORWARD Together

      • April 19, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      • 136 majiir
        April 19, 2013 at 9:31 pm

        Thanks for the tweet, Bobfr. You are our Twitter King!

      • 137 nathkatun7
        April 20, 2013 at 2:36 am

        Thanks Bob for this tweet! You and majiir are absolutely spot-on. I think “what professional law enforcement just accomplished in Watertown MA” was not only “a major rebuke to Lapierre & NRA,” It was also an affirmation of what the founders intended with the 2nd Amendment, which talks about ” A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state….” Surely if we had all these individual gun nuts, who claim to be the enforcers of the 2nd Amendment, dealing with this volatile situation in Boston we would have definitely ended up with more tragedies. Innocent people, suspected of resembling the alleged dark-skinned suspects, would have been killed. Black people, especially those in the South, know the horrors of so many innocent people murdered by the well armed and unregulated white mobs claiming to enforce justice.

    • 138 Lovepolitics2008
      April 19, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      Gun advocates are going to argue that it took 9000 law enforcement people to resolve the case.

      Let them babble.

      Let’s just wait for the news that those young men bought their weapons on the Internet or in gun shows…. Now THAT will be interesting…

      • 139 nathkatun7
        April 20, 2013 at 2:46 am

        “Gun advocates are going to argue that it took 9000 law enforcement people to resolve the case.”

        So what? What is important is that innocent people were not killed because they were alleged to be suspects. In the Jim Crow South, whenever a black person was alleged to have committed a crime, unregulated white mobs, armed to the the teeth, would go on a rampage murdering innocent people. Just imagine how many suspicious “dark-skinned” individuals, entirely innocent, may have been killed, if gun advocates were allowed to go around trying to enforce the law?

    • 140 nathkatun7
      April 20, 2013 at 2:12 am

      Thank you Majiir for this excellent comment!

  60. April 19, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Suspect is in critical condition…..

  61. April 19, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Twitter is about to be broken…..

  62. 151 Jovie
    April 19, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    3 other arrested in NB in relation to the bombings.

  63. 158 utaustinliberal
    April 19, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Hahahahahahaha.

  64. 161 utaustinliberal
    April 19, 2013 at 9:27 pm

  65. 164 JER
    April 19, 2013 at 9:28 pm

  66. 166 sabreen60
    April 19, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Helluva week, y’all. So grateful to 1st responders, the CIC +Comforter In Chief and for all of you here at TOD. Thank you is so not sufficient Ms. Chips – but Thank You!

  67. 169 japa21
    April 19, 2013 at 9:30 pm

  68. 171 utaustinliberal
    April 19, 2013 at 9:35 pm

  69. 173 Eveingeorgia
    April 19, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    President Obama to speak soon.

  70. 174 Jovie
    April 19, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Carmen Ortiz, US attorney appointed by President Obama-

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmen_Ortiz

    Oh yeah!


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