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Apr 21, 2013
 
By Joe Battenfeld of the Boston Herald

Celebrate, wave an American flag and, God forbid, chant “USA” if you want. Let loose a few expletives on live TV. And revel in the fact that our law enforcement officers showed bravery that would have made our Minutemen forefathers proud.

The predictable PC police and political partisans are already moaning about the raw display of patriotic pride in the aftermath of the killing and capture of the two thugs who allegedly killed innocent kids and terrorized our city.

The usual liberal media are out in force to lecture us about cheering too loudly, or mocking people for singing “We are the Champions.” The American Civil Liberties Union, of course, wants to make sure the surviving terrorist gets his legal rights. Others are upset that David Ortiz uttered a swear word.

Too bad. These terrorists not only attacked Boston, they attacked our country. We wanted swift justice and vengeance, and there’s nothing wrong with celebrating the fact that our present day Minutemen — police and federal law enforcement — gave it to us.

Hours after a tense manhunt that paralyzed much of the Boston area had ended, I drove by swarms of students and others who took to the streets in a spontaneous show of support for the heroes who tracked down the suspects. Some were chanting “Let’s Go Boston,” while others appeared to be holding cups of beer. What an outrage.

After what the Boston area went through the past five days, there’s no shame in venting off some steam. No one will ever forget the victims of this horrible crime, and the crowds who gathered at the marathon finish line Friday night are testament to that. But it’s not disrespectful of the victims to want to celebrate the end of this ordeal.

When I interviewed former New York City Mayor Rudy 
Giuliani a few days ago, he said it was important for the people of Boston to know it’s all right to get angry and want revenge. The quickest way for our city to heal, Giuliani said, was to catch or kill the terrorists.

He was right.

My 9-year-old daughter has not been sleeping the past few days and has had trouble understanding how someone could have wanted to hurt and maim children. She, like the rest of us, has been unable to escape the graphic details of this horrific 
attack.

So excuse me if I’m not too upset about her and other kids hearing Big Papi say a bad word.

We have a right in Boston to celebrate what our city and nation is all about. And if Gov. 
Deval Patrick wants to sit in the Red Sox dugout and take part in the celebration, that’s fine, too.

This is no time for partisan rants or finger-wagging about flag-waving. We should feel pride in our country, and especially, our city and state.

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

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Apr 21, 2013
 
Look who's back...
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Apr 21, 2013
 
Public news is public domain.

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Hilliard, OH

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Apr 21, 2013
 
newsman wrote:
Public news is public domain.
Then take it from the source, not from my post, and use the original title as I did.
How old are you, kid? Ten?

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Apr 21, 2013
 
newsman wrote:
Public news is public domain.
And you didn't attribute it with a link, either. Even a ten year old knows better.
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Apr 21, 2013
 
Don't worry. You'll get over it.

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Apr 21, 2013
 
newsman wrote:
Don't worry. You'll get over it.
I'm not sure you'll ever get over being a lazy child.
Che Reagan Christ

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Apr 21, 2013
 
Georgie's mad because some has cut and pasted his cut and pasting. Oh, the humanity!

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Apr 21, 2013
 
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
Georgie's mad because some has cut and pasted his cut and pasting. Oh, the humanity!
Yet you've never contributed a useful post to this forum. Why is that, little girl?
Duke for Mayor

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Apr 21, 2013
 
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
Georgie's mad because some has cut and pasted his cut and pasting. Oh, the humanity!
That's entertaining, isn't it?

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Che Reagan Christ

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Apr 21, 2013
 
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>Yet you've never contributed a useful post to this forum. Why is that, little girl?
Every post where I expose your ingnorance, bigotry and hypocrisy is a usefull post. That puts me at about 10 to 1 to you in the useful post category.

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Apr 21, 2013
 
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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Every post where I expose your ingnorance, bigotry and hypocrisy is a usefull post. That puts me at about 10 to 1 to you in the useful post category.
You haven't done any of that. You're still batting .000, little girl.
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Apr 21, 2013
 
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not sure you'll ever get over being a lazy child.
You're confusing laziness with conservation of effort.

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