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Boston Bombing Footnotes (and ironies)
www.Takimag.com ^ | April 25, 2013 | John Derbyshire

Posted on 04/25/2013 1:42:20 PM PDT by Lowell1775

And this is of course Massachusetts. Zip code 02116 is in congressional district 8, which went for Obama 58-41 last November. That’s Barack Obama, the guy whose political career was launched in the living room of terrorist bombers Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. There’s your irony.

Mind you, that 58-41 for the district is a tad less than Massachusetts overall, which went 61-38 for Obama. Why? Probably because of Euro-ethnic Reagan Democrats. I see 13 percent of persons in zip 02116 declare their first ancestry as Irish.

Irony. Irish-Americans, along with a cast of characters that included Colonel Gaddafi, Yasser Arafat, and the KGB, were keen supporters and financiers of the 1966-1999 terror-bombing campaign by the so-called Irish Republican Army (a name insulting to the Irish Republic, which has a perfectly good professional army not involved in terrorism). snip----------------- Coincidence. In the 2010 British comedy movie about terrorism, Four Lions, the main target of the terrorists is the London Marathon.

It’s possible that the Tsarnaev brothers were inspired by Four Lions. If so, they must have watched a version with subtitles. Even I, born and raised an English prole, had trouble understanding the Paki-chav accents. Five minutes in, my wife, a fluent though non-native English speaker, turned to me and asked: “What language is this?”

Irony. The prole-hating white Tutsi classes were of course on their knees praying to saints Abraham, Martin, and John that the Boston bombers would turn out to be white clingers.

Well, they were at any rate Caucasian. snip-----------------------

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TOPICS: History; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: boston; bostonbombers; fourlions; sourcetitlenoturl; terror
Dryly and morbidly amusing discussion of some of the ironic coincidences of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Knowing a few of them may get you a free beer in some bars for the telling....or get you thrown out of some others.

1 posted on 04/25/2013 1:42:20 PM PDT by Lowell1775
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I usually refer to 'white folks' as 'white folks' ~ every now and then somebody will tell me that it is more correct to use 'caucasion'.

Actually most Europeans are not of any 'caucasion' ancestry at all ~ particularly the 'white folks' who live there.

I'm sure glad those days of critical comment on my choice of terms are over!

It's 'white folks'

2 posted on 04/25/2013 1:54:53 PM PDT by muawiyah
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“George Orwell” said it took him thirty years to recover from having been named Eric. The effect of one’s name on one’s personality development has been much mused on, to no conclusions that I know of.

drunk tank pink - an incredibly facscinating book I am reading

This comes to mind because the elder Tsarnaev brother was named after Tamerlane, one of the baddest badasses in all of history.

But here is who the other one is named after, I believe. former president of Ichkeria

3 posted on 04/25/2013 2:19:42 PM PDT by MarMema
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4 posted on 04/25/2013 3:13:35 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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