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OftenBen  ·  814 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Somebody sent Hilary Clinton and Obama mail bombs

I don't understand why that is news.

Neither of them are (Supposed to be) active political figures.

Presidents have always been under threat just by virtue of their station.

That this threat briefly intensified is not news.

All it does is spook/distract Dems and give hard R republicans a good laugh.

user-inactivated  ·  814 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Dude, could you quit it with the passive-aggressive community tags? All it does is force the rest of us to come up with a second tag so you don't put words in our mouths.

PTR  ·  812 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oops. Wrong reply.

oyster  ·  812 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This is news, you’re just depressed.

PTR  ·  812 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Lol k.

10+ pipe bombs (and counting) sent to Democratic leaders is fucking news. This isn't a distraction; these are poorly executed assassination attempts at the "meddlesome priest" behest of our current president.

Go soak your fat head, this is news.

edit: ya this is fucking news...smdh

tacocat  ·  812 days ago  ·  link  ·  

"Pfft... Attempted murder? Do they give a Nobel Prize for attempted chemistry?"

ThurberMingus  ·  812 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, the fringes seem to be running with "none exploded, so this isn't news. Maybe incompetent, probably intentionally non-functional, either way definitely not news."

But that's BS. If the packages had nooses they would pose no personal danger, but that is obiously a threatening message. And if it happens to a dozen prominent members of one party, it's obviously news.

tacocat  ·  812 days ago  ·  link  ·  

They arrested a dude who drives the right wing propaganda ice cream truck so they've moved on to "lone nut who wasn't inspired to action by certain rhetoric." There's going to be a presser in an hour and a half.

(I have very little to do and a Twitter addiction so I end up following this sort of stuff through slim to no effort.)