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Can somebody please have an intervention with Boston?
I think it's overdue at this point because they're still blowing random shit up and claiming that whatever they detonated was a "suspicious item." Who can fault their logic... if it's something somebody doesn't recognize than it must be a bomb! Right? I can't wait until they have some country bumpkin up there pointing at everything he's never seen before and really stirring up the hornet's nest.

I dunno about Boston, but in my neck of woods we have a name for people who go around blowing things up without provocation or reason: terrorists. Nice going, Boston's Finest. You're a shiny badge away from being lumped in with Osama's band of merry men.

Joe at techdirt raised an interesting point when he wrote his own post about Boston's new-found habit of using explosives to "safely dispose" of anything they deem a "possible threat." Joe said, If this really was just for monitoring traffic, will transportation officials face fines ... for placing a hoax device in public? I, for one, would like to see that happen. It's called "equal treatment" and it might just help put the reaction over the apparently seminal "safe detonation" incident into perspective.

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frostyw From: frostyw Date: March 1st, 2007 03:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, dear God.

I wish I could write to the newspaper, "Dear Mayor Menino, oh, give unto me a fucking break." But they probably couldn't print that, could they? Nevertheless, I'll be picking up a copy of the Globe tomorrow to see all the mocking editorials. :)
linnaeus From: linnaeus Date: March 1st, 2007 04:30 am (UTC) (Link)
On the bright side, Boston has given us a handy analogy for use in explaining how autoimmune disorders work.
feren From: feren Date: March 1st, 2007 06:11 am (UTC) (Link)
loboguara From: loboguara Date: March 1st, 2007 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
My suggestion was that people ought to take and leave obviously harmless objects all over the place in public areas. Things like a toy squeaky duck, a potted plant, a coffee mug, or a mounted fish on a plaque, each with a large label proclaiming it "SUSPICIOUS OBJECT".

Or just stick labels saying that on lampposts, mailboxes, trash cans, fire hydrants, politicians...
nekosensei From: nekosensei Date: March 1st, 2007 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh heh. That's awesome!
varro From: varro Date: March 1st, 2007 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Dumbfounded is right.

Again, wouldn't the police know what those traffic-counter things are? They probably see those things all the time, and base things like where to write tickets based on it...
duckhunter From: duckhunter Date: March 2nd, 2007 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, the reason is quite simple.

The Irish.

Keep in mind that it was a Irishman/woman who invented car bombs. They love blowing crap up.

And if they can do it legally... that's almost as good a free booze.

-Duckhunter, the guy who wears orange on St. Paddy's Day....
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