Breaking: Letter sent to GOP Sen. Roger Wicker tests positive for ricin; Update: Or did it?

posted at 6:48 pm on April 16, 2013 by Allahpundit

My instinct whenever there’s a story like this is “false positive,” but apparently not: CNN claims the letter’s been tested three times and every time has been a red alert. Also, would DHS go to this trouble if they had any doubt?

An envelope sent to an office of Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) included a substance that has tested positive for Ricin, two sources say…

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and FBI Director Robert Mueller are briefing senators now.

A personal briefing by the head of Homeland Security and the director of the FBI for a possible false positive?

CNN says the letter never made it to the Hill. It was caught at an off-site mail facility, tested, re-tested, re-re-tested and then sent to a lab in Maryland. But there’s probably more out there, just because Wicker’s one of the most random low-profile members of the Senate. Unless someone’s running a vendetta against him for reasons we don’t know, there’s no reason to single him out. He must have been targeted because he’s part of something — part of the Senate/Congress, part of the GOP, maybe part of some coalition on a particular vote — and that means the other parts are in danger too. Stand by for updates.

Update: More from Politico. Very strange — maybe a vendetta after all, and to all appearances not linked to Boston.

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said members were briefed that the substance had been found in a letter and a suspect has been identified.

McCaskill said the letter came from an individual who frequently writes to lawmakers. She wouldn’t identify the person but confirmed officials had identified someone.

Turns out Napolitano and Mueller were already set to appear before the Senate to address cybersecurity and that the ricin letter “came up” at the hearing, so it’s not as urgent as it first appeared.

Update: And, thankfully, the story may be falling apart:


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take a pile a cra* and throw another on top, and that is what this country is facing.

rob verdi on April 16, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Right-wing Tea Party type terrorist must have gotten the name and address wrong. You know they aren’t too bright. Probably used a low tech pencil, too.

farsighted on April 16, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Was the return address on Pennsylvania Avenue?

Aviator on April 16, 2013 at 6:53 PM

2 + 2 = ?

blammm on April 16, 2013 at 6:53 PM

I’m surprised the libtard trolls aren’t already here explaining how it must be right wing radicals trying to kill a GOP Senator.

dentarthurdent on April 16, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Can we ban high-capacity mailings (a.k.a. “junk mail”)?

steebo77 on April 16, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Was the return address on Pennsylvania Avenue?

Aviator on April 16, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Or the Caribou Coffee across the street?

steebo77 on April 16, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Just so that the Progs will be happy…

Senator Wicker DID vote for cloture on the Toomy-Manchin gun bill…so, like, some right-wing gun nut could, might have cooked him up some ricin in the last week.

Resist We Much on April 16, 2013 at 6:55 PM

My instinct whenever there’s a story like this is “false positive,” but apparently not: CNN claims the letter’s been tested three times and every time has been a red alert.

Depends on the type of test. Typically a fast and cheap initial test is designed to accept a high number of false positives in exchange for a low number of false negatives. Then followup tests that are expensive and take longer are designed to confirm.

If they did the initial test three times that’s very different than doing the initial test and a precise followup lab test.

slickwillie2001 on April 16, 2013 at 6:57 PM

JΞSTΞR™ ‏@th3j35t3r

Straight after 9/11 Anthrax was mailed to Senator Tom Daschile. A letter containing poisonous Ricin has been mailed to a US Senator today.
https://twitter.com/th3j35t3r/status/324291770542350337

Another dot which points to an attack carried out by one or more individuals affiliated with Al Qaeda.

For more, please read this individuals twitter feed:

https://twitter.com/th3j35t3r

john.frank on April 16, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Local news just said he’s a strong gun rights advocate and has been highly critical of the dems over budget process.

Well, that sure points to a Right Wing Extremest. Probably a Tea Partier.

tru2tx on April 16, 2013 at 6:57 PM

From Greendale Elementary?

slickwillie2001 on April 16, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Cripe

cmsinaz on April 16, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Senator Wicker DID vote for cloture on the Toomy-Manchin gun bill…so, like, some right-wing gun nut could, might have cooked him up some ricin in the last week.

Resist We Much on April 16, 2013 at 6:55 PM

A good militiaman, like a good boy scout, is always prepared. If they’re already stockpiling food and ammo, why not ricin, too?

steebo77 on April 16, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Update: More from Politico. Very strange — maybe a vendetta after all, and to all appearances not linked to Boston.

I dunno, AP. I have a very very very bad feeling that this IS linked.

I’m surprised the libtard trolls aren’t already here explaining how it must be right wing radicals trying to kill a GOP Senator.

dentarthurdent on April 16, 2013 at 6:53 PM

That’s because they are linked to the Weather Underground, don’t ya know.

Myron Falwell on April 16, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Senator Wicker DID vote for cloture on the Toomy-Manchin gun bill…so, like, some right-wing gun nut could, might have cooked him up some ricin in the last week.

Resist We Much on April 16, 2013 at 6:55 PM

O great. I’ll follow you anywhere, but of all the places I thought we’d wind up, working for the enemy wasn’t one of them.

O, you might like this:

Sister Toldjah ‏@sistertoldjah 4m

;) RT @johnnydollar01: RT @GPollowitz: Ricin envelope obvious false flag opp so govt can take away Sat delivery.

Heh. :)

Axe on April 16, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Sure is comforting to know that Barry has solved the problem of terrorism and ended the War on Terror for us!

TarheelBen on April 16, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Let’s ban all Post Office’s.

dddave on April 16, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Sure is comforting to know that Barry has solved the problem of terrorism and ended the War on Terror for us!

TarheelBen on April 16, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Stop complaining. He stopped the oceans from rising, as promised — let the man rest.

Axe on April 16, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Just so that the Progs will be happy…

Senator Wicker DID vote for cloture on the Toomy-Manchin gun bill…so, like, some right-wing gun nut could, might have cooked him up some ricin in the last week.

Resist We Much on April 16, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Yup, he got over three thousand nasty comments on his Facebook page after that vote. Some beyond nasty. That was my first thought when I first heard about the ricin letter.

d1carter on April 16, 2013 at 7:05 PM

They are already trying to say it was because he was going to side with Democrats on gun control.

bucsox79 on April 16, 2013 at 7:06 PM

I think the guy on the roof sent the envelope.

Mark1971 on April 16, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Yup, he got over three thousand nasty comments on his Facebook page after that vote. Some beyond nasty. That was my first thought when I first heard about the ricin letter.

d1carter on April 16, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Still. I betcha 98% of Americans wouldn’t even know who he is. This looks waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too perfect to be a p-o’ed constituent.

Myron Falwell on April 16, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Well, this one has to be a right-wing gun nut. I know at the trading post ricin is on the 2nd aisle, 2nd shelf, between the full auto ammo clips and the CornNuts. /s

ROCnPhilly on April 16, 2013 at 7:10 PM

A good militiaman, like a good boy scout, is always prepared. If they’re already stockpiling food and ammo, why not ricin, too?

steebo77 on April 16, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Touché. I have to stop short-shifting good militiamen. lol

Resist We Much on April 16, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Yup, he got over three thousand nasty comments on his Facebook page after that vote. Some beyond nasty. That was my first thought when I first heard about the ricin letter.

d1carter on April 16, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Er, I was JOKING.

Resist We Much on April 16, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Axe on April 16, 2013 at 7:02 PM

I just was putting on my Michael ’2 + 2 =’ Moore tinfoil hat.

Resist We Much on April 16, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Er, I was JOKING.

Resist We Much on April 16, 2013 at 7:11 PM

I’m not. Read the comments…

d1carter on April 16, 2013 at 7:13 PM

I blame sequestration or a utube video. Clearly we need “Comprehensive Ingratiation Reform” and we need to ban all guns.

VorDaj on April 16, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

alchemist19 on April 16, 2013 at 7:13 PM

OWS is getting more ambitious.

Another Drew on April 16, 2013 at 7:14 PM

It only became ricin after global warming changed the flower in some cookies to ricin. Clearly Wicker didn’t buy enough carbon credits.

VorDaj on April 16, 2013 at 7:14 PM

CNN is reporting it tested positive the first time and did not the 2nd and 3rd time. Just like the antrax letters had nothing to do with 9/11.

stingray9813 on April 16, 2013 at 7:15 PM

I’m not. Read the comments…

d1carter on April 16, 2013 at 7:13 PM

It’s one thing to shoot your mouth off on a facebook page and another altogether to possess the means to carry out such and act and then to actually do it. Let’s wait for the facts before we start indicting anyone. We don’t want to go all Geraldo.

alchemist19 on April 16, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Myron Falwell on April 16, 2013 at 7:09 PM

I don’t know where someone gets Ricin, but I have never seen the ferocity of the comments on a Senator’s site. I’ve known Roger for years…I have not seen anything like it.

d1carter on April 16, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Was the ricin prepared with a pressure cooker?

Corporal Tunnel on April 16, 2013 at 7:16 PM

McCaskill said the letter came from an individual who frequently writes to lawmakers. She wouldn’t identify the person but confirmed officials had identified someone.

Hmm. If a so-called “right winger” sent the letter, seems like McCaskill would have at least dropped a hint. And the fact that the individual “frequently writes to lawmakers,” doesn’t exactly bring to mind someone who is a one-issue “gun nut.”

TarheelBen on April 16, 2013 at 7:16 PM

There appears to be a Loony-Tic NutJob running Amuck!

canopfor on April 16, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Two of three tests came back neg/incl? Then it was probably just rice.

ROCnPhilly on April 16, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Tainted letter sent to Sen. Roger Wicker

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/tainted-letter-sent-to-sen-roger-wicker

canopfor on April 16, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Meanwhile,another Big Satan Destruction Follower weighs in:

Boston Marathon explosion

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood condemns Boston Marathon bombings; Morsi’s office calls bombings ‘criminal’ – @AP

2 mins ago from bigstory.ap.org by editor

canopfor on April 16, 2013 at 7:22 PM

More bad reporting to drag our attention away from bad reporting.

ROCnPhilly on April 16, 2013 at 7:22 PM

My instinct whenever there’s a story like this is “false positive,” but apparently not: CNN claims the letter’s been tested three times and every time has been a red alert.

Depends on the type of test. Typically a fast and cheap initial test is designed to accept a high number of false positives in exchange for a low number of false negatives. Then followup tests that are expensive and take longer are designed to confirm.

If they did the initial test three times that’s very different than doing the initial test and a precise followup lab test.

slickwillie2001 on April 16, 2013 at 6:57 PM

I know a thing or two about false positives. Twice my laptop bag was the subject of a false positive for explosives at airports. Apparently the initial test the TSA uses is so suspect they took it completely in stride, and after a second test cleared it, they simply sent me on my way.

Steve Eggleston on April 16, 2013 at 7:25 PM

I hope to God it is bad testing…Roger Wicker for heavens sake…

d1carter on April 16, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Breaking News: Senate facility received mail that tested positive for Ricin, facility will be closed for next 2-3 days: senate

https://twitter.com/Reuters

canopfor on April 16, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Update: And, thankfully, the story may be falling apart:

And so, hopefully, falls apart Resist We Much’s wacky conspiracy theory. :)

Axe on April 16, 2013 at 7:45 PM

More bad reporting to drag our attention away from bad reporting.

ROCnPhilly on April 16, 2013 at 7:22 PM

ROCnPhilly:In case your not News Dizzy yet(sarc):)
===================================================

Suspicious package report closes College Road on Ohio State University’s campus – @nbc4i

25 mins ago from http://www.nbc4i.com by editor

https://twitter.com/nbc4i

canopfor on April 16, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Sister Toldjah ‏@sistertoldjah 4m

;) RT @johnnydollar01: RT @GPollowitz: Ricin envelope obvious false flag opp so govt can take away Sat delivery.

Heh. :)

Axe on April 16, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Axe:Ahem,(tongue in cheek)Lol!:)

canopfor on April 16, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Two of three tests came back neg/incl? Then it was probably just rice.

ROCnPhilly on April 16, 2013 at 7:19 PM

From a pressure cooker?

katy the mean old lady on April 16, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Awww, this downs Shep Smith’ and his guest’s theory that “it must have been domestic…’cause it was on tax day and a continuation of…and Waco, and etc”.

Schadenfreude on April 16, 2013 at 8:01 PM

canopfor on April 16, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Wow. A backpack left behind in campus. Mighty suspicious, indeed. I hope that student didn’t need the computer, calculator and notebooks that the cops destroyed. I wonder what they’ll charge the kid with?

ROCnPhilly on April 16, 2013 at 8:02 PM

What Sergeant Ed Schultz Would Say If He Wasn’t A Hypocritical, In-The-Tank, Left-Wing Hack…

Hey, Axe! :p

Resist We Much on April 16, 2013 at 7:53 PM

WOW! Everyone should read that. The link, I mean:

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2013/04/what-sergeant-ed-schultz-would-say-if.html

Axe:Ahem,(tongue in cheek)Lol!:)

canopfor on April 16, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Hi, Canada. :) Most of yer history is yer false flags n what not.

Actually, I’m feeling a little cold blooded. I don’t want to take my eyes off the border or the 2nd to look at Boston. I feel like if I did . . . meh, exactly the same things would probably happen. Nevermind. Carry on. :)

Axe on April 16, 2013 at 8:02 PM

From a pressure cooker?

katy the mean old lady on April 16, 2013 at 7:59 PM

It would round out the theory nicely.

ROCnPhilly on April 16, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Breaking: Letter sent to GOP Sen. Roger Wicker tests positive for ricin;

Breaking: Letter sent to RWM from Axe tests positive for rose petals.

SparkPlug on April 16, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Breaking: Letter sent to canopfor tests positive for Canadian beavers. May have been self addressed. (:

SparkPlug on April 16, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Breaking: Letter sent to RWM from Axe tests positive for rose petals.

SparkPlug on April 16, 2013 at 8:07 PM

. . . Open your letter.

Axe on April 16, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Seriously, wtf is going on in this country? Does anyone at any of these ‘security’ and ‘intelligence’ agencies know their a$$hole from their elbow?

It is, it isn’t.

5 bombs, 2 bombs.

Have someone of interest, no we don’t.

F*cking hell, people.

Midas on April 16, 2013 at 8:10 PM

From a pressure cooker?

[katy the mean old lady on April 16, 2013 at 7:59 PM]

Heh.

Dusty on April 16, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Ban rice

Schadenfreude on April 16, 2013 at 8:14 PM

F*cking hell, people.

Midas on April 16, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Chaos by design. All according to plan.

Schadenfreude on April 16, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Midas on April 16, 2013 at 8:10 PM

It’s too many defensive backs (agencies) standing around playing prevent and getting the play-by-play from the f’n pep squad.

ROCnPhilly on April 16, 2013 at 8:16 PM

SparkPlug on April 16, 2013 at 8:07 PM

. . . Open your letter.

Axe on April 16, 2013 at 8:09 PM

hahaha. I sent it to the Glade crime lab. You will be doing the perp walk with a bucket on your head and RWM will have to visit you in the big house. (:

/just kidding, the Glade doesn’t have a crime lab.

SparkPlug on April 16, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Ban rice castor oil plant/beans

Schadenfreude on April 16, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Just saying…

lol

Resist We Much on April 16, 2013 at 8:20 PM

1. There was definitely Ricin in the letter.
2. No, the was No ricin.
3. There may have been ricin.
4. There never was letter, just a mix up.
5. The letter was a white number 10 envelope but no ricin.
6. The letter was full of ricin but the size remains a mystery.

Cripes.

SparkPlug on April 16, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Just saying…

lol

Resist We Much on April 16, 2013 at 8:20 PM

What? They can say anything and we can’t?

What a nutty world.

RWM, so glad you fight here.

Axe, you knucklehead, the lady said

Hey, Axe! :p

Resist We Much on April 16, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Schadenfreude on April 16, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Wow, narrative disrupted.

Schadenfreude on April 16, 2013 at 8:27 PM

That was my first thought when I first heard about the ricin letter.

d1carter on April 16, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Er, I was JOKING.

Resist We Much on April 16, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Apparently your sarcasm is too good and/or d1carter thinks ricin is something you can throw together in the utility sink at home where you wash up your deer skinning knife. Good grief.

Jaibones on April 16, 2013 at 8:28 PM

SparkPlug on April 16, 2013 at 8:23 PM

You still know more than they do.

Schadenfreude on April 16, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Jaibones on April 16, 2013 at 8:28 PM

She is that good!

Schadenfreude on April 16, 2013 at 8:28 PM

**** Statement**:

Sen. Wicker statement regarding ricin letter:

‘This matter is part of an ongoing investigation by the United States Capitol Police and FBI. I want to thank our law enforcement officials for their hard work and diligence in keeping those of us who work in the Capitol complex safe. Gayle and I appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers.’ – via @NBCNews

2 mins ago by editor

canopfor on April 16, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Midas on April 16, 2013 at 8:10 PM

It’s too many defensive backs (agencies) standing around playing prevent and getting the play-by-play from the f’n pep squad.

ROCnPhilly on April 16, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Might be a good time to look this thing over again:

Unserious people.

We can’t build a civilization out of this. I say things like, the lights won’t come on, the toilet won’t flush — that’s where these attitudes go. And Ayn Ran’s villains don’t look so two dimensional when you see their real life counterparts. They just look at me funny.

“goat rodeo”

Anyway, reminded of the video. Again. :)

Axe on April 16, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Tweets All / No replies

The Associated Press The Associated Press ‏@AP 3m

In reality, ricin has created far more scares than victims: http://apne.ws/11d1e8G -CC

canopfor on April 16, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Axe, you knucklehead, the lady said . . .

Schadenfreude on April 16, 2013 at 8:25 PM

I don’t get it. She stuck her tongue out at me.

lol — again.

Axe on April 16, 2013 at 8:46 PM

*d

Axe on April 16, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Any test yielding a Yes/No answer is affected by the sensitivity:specificity ratio. If you want to be sure you don’t miss anything(increased sensitivity) you set the sensitivity capability high, which will also increase the number of false positives. Likewise, if you decrease sensitivity capabilities, it will increase specificity( fewer false positives but more false negatives). Sensitivity:specificity ratios are constantly adjusted in screens, because they are always compared to a second gold standard type test for QC purposes.

a capella on April 16, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Seriously, wtf is going on in this country? Does anyone at any of these ‘security’ and ‘intelligence’ agencies know their a$$hole from their elbow?

It is, it isn’t.

5 bombs, 2 bombs.

Have someone of interest, no we don’t.

F*cking hell, people.

Midas on April 16, 2013 at 8:10 PM

It’s a combination of The CSI Effect (where outlandish high-tech gadgets, wizardry, and attractive female leads can solve ‘the perfect crime’ in under one hour), and the shameful trend of news organizations propaganda outlets to “get that latest scoop” before verifying anything.

If the MSM debacles during Sandy Hook and the Supreme Court ACA ruling haven’t taught us anything, then it’s pointless.

Trust NO ONE.

Myron Falwell on April 16, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Why would anyone waste time on the Wicker man when there are so many more deserving targets. Shumer, Reid, McCain, Frankenfeinstein, McConnell, Graham, Manchin… The list is almost endless.

PaddyORyan on April 16, 2013 at 9:53 PM

If the MSM debacles during Sandy Hook and the Supreme Court ACA ruling haven’t taught us anything, then it’s pointless.

Trust NO ONE.

Myron Falwell on April 16, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see
-Edgar Allan Poe

Chaz706 on April 16, 2013 at 10:01 PM

That’s great – someone from an unverified Twitter account says that an unnamed CNN guest has intel from an unnamed source stating that 2 of 3 tests were inconclusive? C’mon AP, you’re better than that!

RMCS_USN on April 16, 2013 at 10:09 PM

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2013/04/photos-suspect-has-large-black-backpack.html

Hey canopfor. Look at this. Get your team of reporters to check it out.

SparkPlug on April 16, 2013 at 10:33 PM

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2013/04/photos-suspect-has-large-black-backpack.html

Hey canopfor. Look at this. Get your team of reporters to check it out.

SparkPlug on April 16, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Sheldon Cooper’s gone rogue!

Shy Guy on April 16, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Sheldon Cooper’s gone rogue!

Shy Guy on April 16, 2013 at 11:29 PM

That makes it the second time then, after that night at One-Eyed Jacks.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on April 17, 2013 at 1:08 AM

Congress needs to shut down outside correspondence(From Flyover country) so we can do immigration and screw the American people.

These people have NO shame. I’m beginning to believe that the Boston bombing may be a rube myself.

jjnco73 on April 17, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Resist We Much on April 16, 2013 at 8:36 PM

I saw this last night on Hannity. It’s amazing to me that something like this could be placed in the middle of such a crowd.. in broad daylight and nobody would notice it. I did read though, that all the runners had bags sitting along the curbs.. but they were suppose to be yellow bags. That just looks like a plastic bag. And it’s open at the top. Wouldn’t anyone have looked down into it and seen a pressure cooker and wondered what that was doing there?

We have all these different pictures of the blast… and yet none of a suspect placing the bag there? Where are these pictures from? Is it a security camera? Hannity didn’t specify it last night but one of his guests said they have security cameras all over that area. So how could you have images before and after.. and yet none show who placed the bag there?

I cannot help but be suspicious of this administration. They have kept information from the public on Benghazi and shifted blame toward a youtube video. Why would they not do the same again and again. The same administration who got caught selling guns to drug cartels.

Have no leads means they can justify suspicion of everyone.

Again.. last night on Hannity.. I forget the one guest.. but he said specifically.. “my sources are telling me this bomb is similar to ones used in the middle east..”but they are down playing that.” Why? They have no leads but they are saying “it can’t be from the middle east?” Why then?

None of this makes sense.

JellyToast on April 17, 2013 at 6:36 AM

It is obvious…we need to ban government offices. They attract these kinds of attacks.

Sort of the way that Gun Free Zones attract crazies that want to kill a lots of innocent people…

ProfShadow on April 17, 2013 at 7:03 AM

America’s New Bomb Threat

Resist We Much on April 16, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Look carefully at the sun’s shadow on the mailbox and brick columns. These pictures were not taken within minutes of each other.

I’m a bit rusty on my sun dial reading techniques. Maybe someone can look at the pics and give a reliable assessment.

Shy Guy on April 17, 2013 at 7:33 AM

Anybody remember this botched investigation?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_anthrax_attacks

Anybody remember this guy?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Hatfill

I guess the FBI will do the same great investigation in this cas as they did in that one…..

Bullshit!!! It’s a coverup!!!

patch on April 17, 2013 at 7:45 AM

Was the return address on Pennsylvania Avenue?

Aviator on April 16, 2013 at 6:53 PM

The only weapon president pantywaist has the guts to use are drones.

wildcat72 on April 17, 2013 at 7:52 AM

It is a testament to the left’s desire to build a narrative that they refuse to modify their stories as facts emerge.

The marathon bomb was of a type seen used by islamists in high altitude regions where cheap pressure cookers are widely used, but that is somehow irrelevant to the msm and their pol controllers.

The ricin letter was tested 2 additional times for ricin and results found to be inconclusive. Most likely logical assumption would be false positive. The next most logical assumption would be that it bumped up against a package that did indeed contain or was in contact with yet another contaminated object. Anyone clever enough to obtain ricin would not be so stupid as to leave such a clear trail back to himself.

These inconvenient facts and observations are kept out of the story so that a feeble right-wing conspiracy can be repeated and thus planted into the weak minds of the general populace. What else can it be?

ROCnPhilly on April 17, 2013 at 8:25 AM

Sure is comforting to know that Barry has solved the problem of terrorism and ended the War on Terror for us!
TarheelBen on April 16, 2013 at 7:03 PM

It’s going to be interesting to watch what happens in the ME when we pull out.

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood condemns Boston Marathon bombings; Morsi’s office calls bombings ‘criminal’ – @AP
2 mins ago from bigstory.ap.org by editor
canopfor on April 16, 2013 at 7:22 PM

I wonder, could it be they want some of our $$$? Interesting. They call it criminal while many muslims everywhere celebrate the deaths of innocent Americans.

What Sergeant Ed Schultz Would Say If He Wasn’t A Hypocritical, In-The-Tank, Left-Wing Hack…
Hey, Axe! :p
Resist We Much on April 16, 2013 at 7:53 PM

This putz from ND I heard on the news the other day making a comment about school kids in the Fargo/Moorhead area volunteering to fill sandbags. He said these kids were nothing more than slaves for rich white people.
This man is a POS. This $hit just naturally fell out of his mouth.
Never mind that rich white people living in these areas have their property mostly protected already, having dealt with flooding in the Red River plains forever.

And nevermind the kids need their parents’ permission to be there.
Service to your neighbor is a wonderful thing. And though many of the kids started out their service just to get out of screwl, they will learn the spirit of volunteerism while they’re there.
My experience sandbagging in Bismarck 2 years ago proved that.

Badger40 on April 17, 2013 at 8:34 AM

We can’t build a civilization out of this.

No. We can’t. But the most free and prosperous society ever to exist is going to be destroyed by it.

ROCnPhilly on April 17, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Let’s ban all Post Office’s.

dddave on April 16, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Oh no, that would put too many people out of work. We will just ban letters and packages and then the post office workers can collect pay for doing nothing. That’s the government thing to do.

katablog.com on April 17, 2013 at 9:57 AM

I found the connection!

Racin letter sent to senator (post office)

Black bag with bomb appears by mail box (post office)

Therefore the bomber is another worker going postal.

katablog.com on April 17, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Trust NO ONE.

Myron Falwell on April 16, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Well according to CNN you are a right wing extremist. They trust no one and that’s why the investigators haven’t found him/them yet.

katablog.com on April 17, 2013 at 10:05 AM

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