Thursday, February 01, 2007

Boston authorities courageously protect citizens from deadly light brights.

Congratulations are in order for Boston PD, bravo gentlemen for your courageous misinterpretation of a pop culture reference as a terrorism plot.

Also, kudos to the media for such gems as "It appears to be a spongebob character flipping the bird" and "The packages are consistent with IEDs". So apperantly now anything with batteries and LEDs are considered suspect as explosives. Don't leave your cellphone on the bus kids, or they'll blast it with a fucking water cannon. It's a circuit board, it has no payload, if it was a bomb it wouldn't even scratch paint off that bridge.

Seriously CNN, you are part of Turner broadcasting and you can't recognize a mooninite? Running low on competent interns?

As a practical matter, these things (from the looks of it) have been placed in ten cities for THREE WEEKS before you even managed to hilariously overreact to them. If they actually were bombs, we'd already be watching tributes to the victims and plotting revenge attacks against Iran by now. I'd already be able to buy cheesy commemorative plates and shit. Go go Boston PD!

Think about this for a second, 9 other cities have the same devices, so either their security is even more lax, or more likely they didn't go crazy over a bunch of novelty items.

Newscasters keep insisting that 9/11 changed everything when covering this story, and I'm starting to believe the line. We're living in a different world now, a world full of people that seem to be getting dumber by the day. That's the only change I see.


Blogger Butchieboy said...

Hey, is that a Spongebob charactor flipping the bird?

9:57 AM, February 01, 2007  
Blogger AnnieAngel said...

How do you feel about the fact that those bozos actually filmed the police response? How would you feel if you had needed to get to the hospital and you couldn't cuz the roads were blocked, while those bozos were FILMING what was happening as a result of their actions??

They need jail time. People are getting dumber when they pull stupid stunts like this, you're right.

3:50 PM, February 09, 2007  
Blogger teh l4m3 said...

annieanal, you are a moron, plain and simple. The people who need to be smacked around are all the bedwetters who overreacted and made such a mess of things.

5:15 PM, February 16, 2007  
Blogger Timmah420 said...

Annie: This is why I always loved you, your responses are just too loveably retarded desperate reactionary housewife looking for approval to be real.

I imagine, to answer your question that I would be angry that the Boston PD caused such a ruckus over something that had been in over 10 cities for over two weeks. Just because someone overreacts to something isn't proof we should blame the person who triggers the overreaction.

8:47 PM, February 17, 2007  
Blogger AnnieAngel said...

My point was Timmah, that the guys who put up the signs knew they weren't bombs, and instead of telling the police that, they FILMED the cops's response. They purposefully allowed it to continue by not telling anyone what was going. And don't call me a moron please. I don't call you names.

They are indefensible idiots, Timmah, please don't try to defend their actions in this.

2:31 PM, February 25, 2007  
Blogger Timmah420 said...

They are indefensible idiots, Timmah, please don't try to defend their actions in this.

Perhaps you can explain the law they broke, besides littering that is?

1:42 PM, March 03, 2007  
Blogger AnnieAngel said...

Interfering in a police investigation? By withholding information.

The were filming for goodness sake. Once they let it get that far, they are responsible for the city being shut down.

Common sense, try it sometime. ;)

5:51 PM, March 07, 2007  
Blogger Timmah420 said...

So you would charge them with obstruction of justice? Despite the fact that their employers instructed them to keep quiet about it?

And what exactly does filming have to do with anything. You may not understand the nature of viral marketing, but the reaction to the marketing is as valuable as the initial effort. Filming police officers isn't a crime, for that matter, neither is withholding information from the police as far as I know, especially if there are extraneous circumstances, like pressure from an employer.

If anything the people who instructed him to not inform police should be held responsible but I'm still not sure for what.

You can't legally punish people because it feels good.

3:25 PM, March 08, 2007  
Blogger AnnieAngel said...

Oh come ON. You really think their "employers" telling them they would take care of it absolves them of the guilt of letting it carry on when they could have stopped it?

Please. They should have told the cops what was going on right away, not called their boss first.

Use your brain, Timmah. I know you have one.

5:27 PM, March 08, 2007  
Blogger Timmah420 said...

Shoulda coulda woulda Annie, a moral obligation is a very different thing than a legal obligation. I referr you to the gist of my argument.

They didn't do anything illegal.

5:36 PM, March 08, 2007  
Blogger AnnieAngel said...

Sure they did. That's why they were arrested. :)

11:30 AM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger Timmah420 said...

Because everyone who has been arrested is guilty right?

Just like in gitmo.

6:05 AM, March 17, 2007  
Blogger AnnieAngel said...

You are comparing these idiots with terrorists in Gitmo now???

They are guilty of causing all the bullshit by not telling the cops that they had placed the signs as a promotional gimmick. They actually FILMED the hoopla Timmah. That sows that they knew it was being taken seriously, and by not speaking up they are GUILTY of impeding a police investigation.

I bet you'd feel MUCH different aobut it if you had been trying to get across town while these two noobs got their rocks off filming the chaos they caused.

And then they call a press conference to talk about their hair?

Nice idols there, Tim.

11:29 AM, March 18, 2007  
Blogger Timmah420 said...

Jesus christ, they aren't my idols. That shows been going downhill for awhile now anyway.

I'm just into that whole hippy "due process" bullshit thing. Withholding information does not an obstruction of justice charge make.

And yes I am comparing it to gitmo, people these days seem to want to put people in jail and stifle their freedom of speech because it makes them feel good about their security and themselves regardless of the law.

I've asked you three times to point to a law that they violated, and you can't. The best you can muster is "impeding an investigation" which I guess is something you confuse for an actual charge. The closest actual law I can locate is obstruction of justice, and in no interpretation of that law is withholding evidence mentioned.

If a detective is interrogating you, and you give false information you can be charged with obstruction of justice. Hell even then you have a constitutional right to take the fifth amendment and say nothing anyway.

Unless you can provide more than unsubstantiated assertions, you lose this argument.

(see? that debate forum is improving the form of my arguments :) )

7:48 AM, March 20, 2007  
Blogger AnnieAngel said...

No it's not Timmah. You're talking shit. Once they didn't tell it's not a hoax, it becomes one.

11:41 AM, March 20, 2007  
Blogger Timmah420 said...

It becomes one what?

I'm not even sure you know what you're talking about anymore.

If you're talking about an obstruction of justice charge, you are incorrect. I don't know how else to say it, but you are. Go read the law for yourself.

7:58 AM, March 21, 2007  

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