Breaking: Boston PD: 3 more arrested in Boston Marathon bombing; Update: Harboring? Update: “College students”; Update: Dumped fireworks-filled backpacks

posted at 11:13 am on May 1, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Nothing more than a tweet from the Boston Police Department;s official account, but that’s spreading like wildfire on Twitter — for understandable reasons:

This makes it seem as though Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev weren’t self-radicalized lone wolves after all.  We’ll update as more information becomes available.

Update: It’s no hack on the Twitter account, either.

We’ll see what the BPD has to say next….

Update: CBS Boston has this report, which doesn’t go much farther than the tweet:

Boston police say three additional suspects have been taken into custody in Boston Marathon bombings investigation.

Their names have not been released.  Police said more details will be released later today.

Earlier today, lawyers for two men friendly with suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said their clients have been extensively interviewed by federal investigators.

Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, both originally from Kazakhstan, appeared via video for a visa violation hearing in immigration court in Boston on Wednesday.

It may not be these two who got arrested, either.

Update: John Miller at CBS says the arrests are for harboring or aiding the Tsarnaevs after the attack:

That could be the two men and the woman in New Bedford who were initially detained, and who were mentioned in the last update.

Update: According to Boston.com, they are “college students”:

Three college students have been arrested in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings, a Boston police source said this morning.

The Boston police official Twitter account said that three additional “suspects” had been taken into custody.

The source said the three had been arrested by federal authorities.

That would also describe the New Bedford trio, at least two of whom were arrested by federal authorities on immigration violations.

Update: This makes it sound like three other students:

Update: The update from CBS Boston names the two arrested in New Beford the day after Dzhokhar’s capture, however:

According to CBS News, the arrested are three friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Two will be charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice and making false statement. They are not U.S. citizens.

According to WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson, their names are Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev.  Both are originally from Kazakhstan and attened the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The third suspect, according to CBS News, is an American citizen and he will be charged with making false statements.

How stupid do you have to be to obstruct an investigation of a terrorist bombing?  Either you have to be monumentally stupid — or involved in the plot.

Update: The Boston PD wants everyone to know that there is no danger to the public:

CNN is also confirming that two of the three are the students from New Bedford:

A Department of Homeland security source with first-hand knowledge of the investigation, said two of them are students from New Bedford, Massachusetts. They have been arrested on charges of making false statements to investigators and conspiracy to obstruct justice.

A third student had been arrested who is a U.S. citizen, the source said.

We’ll see what their obstruction was when charges are unsealed.  According to CBS, the charges are all related to post-bombing activities, but it’s difficult to imagine that anyone would sign up for the plot after the killing took place and it became clear that the FBI and Boston PD were rapidly narrowing the search based on what took place at the marathon.

Update: More from NBC:

Sources told NBC News the three are college roommates of accused bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev and are suspected of removing items from his dorm at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.

There was no indication they had any prior knowledge of the bombing. Sources said the FBI had been investigating them for about 10 days.

It’s possible that they were stupid enough to sign up for the plot after it took place.  It doesn’t seem terribly likely, though — but prosecutors can only charge what they can prove, too.

Update: Boston’s CBS affiliate has this video update:

There are some good caveats Orr offers, but again, why would anyone lie to the FBI and police days after this bombing on behalf of the Tsarnaevs, unless they had a personal interest in the plot? They could really be that stupid — it’s certainly possible — but it stretches credulity, and I imagine the FBI and Boston PD are thinking the same thing.

Update: The CBS Boston story has been updated to note that the charges will be federal, not state.

Update: According to the Washington Post, the three dumped material at the landfill after the bombings, after Dzhokhar asked them to help him out:

The three were identified as friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, who has been charged with carrying out the bombings along with his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26. The younger brother was a student at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, the same school attended by the students at various points in recent months, according to authorities.

Two federal law enforcement officials, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing inquiry, said the three disposed of material at a Boston area landfill at the request of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev following the bombings.

The Boston Police said Wednesday that they had arrested three suspects in connection with the bombing but did not identify them or provide further details.

Last week, federal investigators searched a landfill at New Bedford, Mass., after a tip that evidence had been left there.

I wonder if the FBI ever found what they were searching for in that landfill. They have said nothing about it since the search.

Update: What exactly did they dump? According to CNN, they just helped Dzhokhar get rid of … fireworks-filled backpacks:

– A federal law enforcement official told CNN on Wednesday that the charges against two of the individuals taken into custody involve allegedly lying to officials, because when first questioned by the FBI they lied about not seeing the suspects and not knowing their whereabouts after the attack.

– The federal law enforcement source said the charge of conspiring to obstruct justice relates to their moving things from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s dorm room and throwing them into a dumpster. The source said the objects disposed of included fireworks inside backpacks. The trash bin subsequently was taken to a nearby landfill. Authorities carried out a two-day search of the landfill in New Bedford late last week.

All right, bear with me here. Let’s say your college roommate asked you to take backpacks filled with fireworks to the dumpster just a day or two after terrorists bombed the city. You might not be bright enough to put two and two together just on that account. But when the FBI shows up afterward, why not just tell them, “Hey, Joe told me to dump some backpacks that had fireworks in them, and I’ll show you where I took them”? Lying at that point is either a demonstration of incurable stupidity or some form of collusion.


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Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 12:28 PM

I’m a libertarian and registered Independent. I was against the Iraq war from DAY ONE.

Shall I hold my breath to find your support of Obama’s policies on this issue?

I also discourage you from making the mistake of labeling me as a “moderate” Republican in the vein of Susan Collins. I disagree with them, as much as I did with Bush.

I swear…never did/would/will.

verbaluce on May 1, 2013 at 12:39 PM

The NFL already has 2 players that are openly gay.

Player Position Team

Gay, Randall DB New Orleans Saints
Gay, William DB Pittsburgh Steelers

VegasRick on May 1, 2013 at 11:31 AM

William Gay is #22

22044 on May 1, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Lost in all this shuffle was that a former Major League Baseball player came out of the closet in 1999, after he retired, and nobody cared then. His name was Billy Bean, and he played with the Tigers, Dodgers and Padres between 1987 and 1995 (and is not to be confused with Billy Beane, also a former player and now a front office baseball dude).

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Well it can’t possibly be abetting terror if they are nice young college students, right?

Happy Nomad on May 1, 2013 at 12:29 PM

We have been continually lectured by our politically correct betters that 99.999% of all Muslims in America condemn terrorism and the jihadists.

However, seems (at a minimum) that some will try to help terrorists escape detection afterwards and/or will help them destroy evidence and/or won’t turn them in to the authorities.

“But they didn’t have anything to do with the original plot! They knew absolutely nothing about it beforehand!” — Jihad apologists.

farsighted on May 1, 2013 at 12:40 PM

LSM – “Hey, you can’t fault these young kids for trying to help a brother out” /

rsherwd65 on May 1, 2013 at 12:33 PM

LOL…beat me to it…

d1carter on May 1, 2013 at 12:40 PM

I wonder if the FBI ever found what they were searching for in that landfill. They have said nothing about it since the search.

-Discarded Obamaphones
-Applications for Obamacare

sentinelrules on May 1, 2013 at 12:42 PM

More talking always seems to make you look brighter, doesn’t it?
 
rogerb on April 30, 2013 at 6:45 PM

 

Rogerb could use a pic of a Ruger 10/22.
 
He thinks it’s an old German pistol.
 
verbaluce on April 30, 2013 at 10:05 PM

 
Wow. Nailed that one, didn’t I?
 
And yikes. I actually felt sorry for you when I read it.
 
Regardless, I was torn on how best to respond. There are so many choices.
 
I know. Let’s take a poll.
 
Candidate #1:
 

rogerb on March 12, 2013 at 1:54 PM

 
Friend,
 
Your collecting and misusing of previous comments is as pointless as it is annoying (and should be too time consuming for you, but…)
 
I made an effort with you recently at a substantive back and forth. But no reciprocation on that…just same ‘ole schtick.
 
So I gotta say bye to you…as I did to kingjester.
 
You won’t hear from me again (though like KJ, I’m sure I’ll keep hearing from you).
 
Best of luck to you.
 
verbaluce on March 12, 2013 at 2:17 PM

 
I’m leaning towards this one. Especially since it wasn’t even two months ago:
 

You won’t hear from me again

 
Ha. Conviction!
 
The other candidates follow. Copy and paste your favorite (or the best bit of your favorite) to vote.

rogerb on May 1, 2013 at 12:42 PM

“But they didn’t have anything to do with the original plot! They knew absolutely nothing about it beforehand!” — Jihad apologists.

farsighted on May 1, 2013 at 12:40 PM

How do you not know that your roommate is plotting a terror attack? Or at a minimum, after the attack happens, immediately think you know who did it.

Happy Nomad on May 1, 2013 at 12:43 PM

They could really be that stupid — it’s certainly possible — but it stretches credulity, and I imagine the FBI and Boston PD are thinking the same thing.

I think you’d have to be an idiot to talk to investigators at all without a lawyer present, regardless of guilt or innocence. And yet most people (AFAICT) think that’s a smart idea.

VerbumSap on May 1, 2013 at 12:43 PM

If either said the Tea Party was to blame here…or that they knew what motivated the attack…yes…100%.

verbaluce on May 1, 2013 at 12:33 PM

I’d think you would have been more upset when Sirota was mention in a comment then.

Brian Ross & David Sirota furiously searching Google to find the tea partiers involved.

22044 on May 1, 2013 at 11:25 AM
Let me guess –
you’ll be here all night.

verbaluce on May 1, 2013 at 11:29 AM

You passed off a comment about his article as a what? A bad joke?

You use ellipses way too much.

hawkdriver on May 1, 2013 at 12:44 PM

The same LEA that has been did a fine imitation of the Keystone Kops in the five days from the bombing to capturing the younger terrorist.

Happy Nomad on May 1, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Well says you.
I think they did a pretty decent job.
I felt the shutdown of the city was a bit much, but stuff like this can lead to such – and not do to some nefarious motives by cops and govt.
But if your take-a-way from this whole affair is an attack on LEA and their actions following bombs going off in a crowd…then I’m betting you arrived predisposed.

verbaluce on May 1, 2013 at 12:44 PM

His name was Billy Bean, and he played with the Tigers, Dodgers and Padres between 1987 and 1995 (and is not to be confused with Billy Beane, also a former player and now a front office baseball dude).

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2013 at 12:40 PM

The Billy Beane of the Oakland A’s, the one Brad Pitt played in Moneyball, the greatest baseball movie ever made?

John the Libertarian on May 1, 2013 at 12:45 PM

The other candidates follow. Copy and paste your favorite (or the best bit of your favorite) to vote.
 
rogerb on May 1, 2013 at 12:42 PM

 
Whoops. Wrong thread. That was supposed to go here:
 
http://hotair.com/archives/2013/04/30/bill-clinton-youre-way-better-off-with-a-shotgun-than-an-assault-weapon-trust-me/comment-page-2/#comment-6936323

rogerb on May 1, 2013 at 12:46 PM

verbaluce on May 1, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Why would not being a Bush/Republican ever get you within a mile of supporting any of Obama’s policies?

Cindy Munford on May 1, 2013 at 12:46 PM

There are some good caveats Orr offers, but again, why would anyone lie to the FBI and police days after this bombing on behalf of the Tsarnaevs, unless they had a personal interest in the plot? They could really be that stupid — it’s certainly possible — but it stretches credulity, and I imagine the FBI and Boston PD are thinking the same thing.

Muslims helping Mujahedin Ed. Perhaps you have noticed Muslims first inclination to lie, cover and shield Islam from curious kaffirs?

BL@KBIRD on May 1, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Once again the common troll tactic of trying to put others on the defensive when it has been caught spreading a falsehood fails in the face of facts.

The troll will now move on to the next play in the Trolling For Fun & Profit playbook.

farsighted on May 1, 2013 at 12:47 PM

I wonder if the FBI ever found what they were searching for in that landfill. They have said nothing about it since the search.

Given their performance throughout this situation (including ignoring the warnings), I’d say it is a small miracle that the FBI even found the landfill. I wonder how many attempts that took.

Happy Nomad on May 1, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Shall I hold my breath to find your support of Obama’s policies on this issue?

verbaluce on May 1, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Which policy? The a) policy to continue per Bush’ss SOFA, b) the policy to completely withdraw, or c) the policy to keep 16,000 troops in Iraq until Biden screwed it up and the Iraqis rejected it?

If c, then yes, I supported it. I also opposed his policy to take military action in Libya and explain why doing so, along with drawing a red line relative to Syria has seriously endangered this country, undermined his credibility, and will have long-lasting consequences here:

Syria, ‘Red-Lines,’ and Obama’s Feckless Foreign Policy

Read it. If you do, you might see why you should have opposed it to, especially if you were one of those screaming that Iraq was a ‘war for oil.’

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 12:49 PM

is verbulace just another personality from the nathor/Dr. Tesla wreck of a human?

tom daschle concerned on May 1, 2013 at 12:49 PM

LSM – “Hey, you can’t fault these young kids for trying to help a brother out” /

rsherwd65 on May 1, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Who hasn’t helped a fellow fraternity brother dump his stash when word came that the campus police were planning a raid?

Lily on May 1, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Whoops. Wrong thread.

rogerb on May 1, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Right troll, though.

farsighted on May 1, 2013 at 12:50 PM

tom daschle concerned on May 1, 2013 at 12:49 PM

I had not considered that possibility. We haven’t seen little nathor in quite a while, Thank God.

kingsjester on May 1, 2013 at 12:51 PM

This is clearly Azamat Tazhayakov’s twitter feed (unless there are two of them in N. Dartmouth. MA). Parlez-vous Kazakhstani? There is one cryptic tweet on 4/14…

Buy Danish on May 1, 2013 at 12:51 PM

tom daschle concerned on May 1, 2013 at 12:49 PM

I had not considered that possibility. We haven’t seen little nathor in quite a while, Thank God.

kingsjester on May 1, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Or Crr6?

hawkdriver on May 1, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Posted within minutes of the news breaking of the Boston bombing:

Esquire Magazine F*cks Up History In An Attempt To Smear A ‘Patriot’

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 12:52 PM

You passed off a comment about his article as a what? A bad joke?

hawkdriver on May 1, 2013 at 12:44 PM

You know…for someone who posts as often as you do…and mostly strident ad hominem…you have odd gripes and sensitivities.
Did my best to answer your somewhat more reasonable challenges directly…I’ll just go back to ignoring you.

verbaluce on May 1, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Why would not being a Bush/Republican ever get you within a mile of supporting any of Obama’s policies?

Cindy Munford on May 1, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Because liberals have an us-or-them state of mind. If you oppose Bush and Obama, it follows to a lib that you secretly favor Bush and hate Obama (most because he’s half black).

Liam on May 1, 2013 at 12:53 PM

I could see these kids helping out their friend without knowing the agenda. Kids are kids for a reason, no life experience just feelings.

Cindy Munford on May 1, 2013 at 12:53 PM

But if your take-a-way from this whole affair is an attack on LEA and their actions following bombs going off in a crowd…then I’m betting you arrived predisposed.

verbaluce on May 1, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Well, considering all the warnings and failure of intelligence- yes I am “pre-disposed” to be critical of the authorities since they had it in their power to prevent the bombing in the first place. And, BTW, it was a homeowner who stepped out to smoke and not law enforcement that found the younger terrorist despite the Watertown area on lockdown for the better part of a day. Pretty good sleuthing there, no?

Happy Nomad on May 1, 2013 at 12:53 PM

hawkdriver on May 1, 2013 at 12:51 PM

True.The Troll whom I’m not allowed to mention, doesn’t come around much anymore, either.

kingsjester on May 1, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Liam on May 1, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Oh! Nobody every splained it me before. I can see that?????????????????????????????

Cindy Munford on May 1, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Lost in all this shuffle was that a former Major League Baseball player came out of the closet in 1999, after he retired, and nobody cared then. His name was Billy Bean, and he played with the Tigers, Dodgers and Padres between 1987 and 1995 (and is not to be confused with Billy Beane, also a former player and now a front office baseball dude).

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Yes – very true.

22044 on May 1, 2013 at 12:54 PM

…but do know that a healthy imagination can be the fuel for a good story.

verbaluce on May 1, 2013 at 11:48 AM

According to WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson, their names are Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev. Both are originally from Kazakhstan and attened the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The third suspect, according to CBS News, is an American citizen and he will be charged with making false statements.

Yep. Defnintely a bunch of Southern Baptists from Mississippi.

kingsjester on May 1, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Karen Anderson and her partner Joe Shortsleeve are perhaps the top 2 investigative reporters in Boston TV. As “The I-Team”, in recent months they have exposed welfare fraud in Massachusetts, Mass Turnpike toll collectors pocketing the money they collected from drivers, and almost single-handedly shut down the corrupt Fung-Wah bus line.

I’m sure she double-checked her sources to get this right before she reported it.

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2013 at 12:54 PM

is verbulace just another personality from the nathor/Dr. Tesla wreck of a human?

tom daschle concerned on May 1, 2013 at 12:49 PM

They’re all part of the same leftist hive-mind.

CurtZHP on May 1, 2013 at 12:54 PM

His name was Billy Bean, and he played with the Tigers, Dodgers and Padres between 1987 and 1995 (and is not to be confused with Billy Beane, also a former player and now a front office baseball dude).

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2013 at 12:40 PM

The Billy Beane of the Oakland A’s, the one Brad Pitt played in Moneyball, the greatest baseball movie ever made?

John the Libertarian on May 1, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Yes, Billy Beane is now the General Manager of the A’s, as well as minority owner of that team.

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2013 at 12:55 PM

True.The Troll whom I’m not allowed to mention, doesn’t come around much anymore, either.

kingsjester on May 1, 2013 at 12:53 PM

I blame the auto-play videos.

:)

Lily on May 1, 2013 at 12:56 PM

I’ve heard of someone getting 10 years for accessory after the fact to murder. If they knew what they were doing they’re in big trouble. Maybe they didn’t know.

Paul-Cincy on May 1, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Building their resume’s for careers as Ivy League professors.

forest on May 1, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Oh! Nobody every splained it me before. I can see that?????????????????????????????

Cindy Munford on May 1, 2013 at 12:54 PM

If they could package their ‘logic’ as a powder to be mixed with milk for breakfast, they could call it “Instant Conservative”. Just recall what was recently done to Bob Woodward for an example.

Liam on May 1, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Breaking: Boston PD: 3 more arrested in Boston Marathon bombing; Update: Harboring? Update: “College students”; Update: Dumped material in landfill

BETTER HEADLINE: Three More Boston Community Disorganizers Caught.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on May 1, 2013 at 12:59 PM

I’ve heard of someone getting 10 years for accessory after the fact to murder. If they knew what they were doing they’re in big trouble. Maybe they didn’t know.

Paul-Cincy on May 1, 2013 at 12:56 PM

If they are charged with conspiracy, they, theoretically, can get the same sentence as those that carried out the attack even if they had no knowledge beforehand. It depends on what they knew and what they did afterward.

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Yep, my friends ask me to throw their computers and stuff in the landfill all the time…I always comply unless there has been a local terrorist attack that maimed and killed people and my friends’ pictures are plastered all over as suspects…then I refuse.

d1carter on May 1, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Since we already have Speed-bump and Gilligan, I nominate we call these next three Curly, Moe, and Larry.

applebutter on May 1, 2013 at 1:00 PM

I’ve heard of someone getting 10 years for accessory after the fact to murder. If they knew what they were doing they’re in big trouble. Maybe they didn’t know.

Paul-Cincy on May 1, 2013 at 12:56 PM

If they didn’t go to the police the minute Joker was arrested and tell them what role they had – then they knew what they were doing. Don’t kid yourself.

CycloneCDB on May 1, 2013 at 1:01 PM

But, don’t you dare try to get a pro-life vanity plate!

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Lily on May 1, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Do we really need trolls that are to stupid to download Firefox the various tools used to stop that sort of thing? /

Cindy Munford on May 1, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Maybe someone can help me out here. Isn’t Dartmouth the University in turmoil lately being ruled by extreme libruls? Didn’t they just change there form of alumni input to their governance board to keep the conservatives our? I think that some other linked blog sites have been reporting on this librul takeover for months. Didn’t Dartmouth have a bias problem in their acceptable speakers? Maybe it some other Dartmouth located in a red state. Interesting that all these terrorist went to Dartmouth. Anybody hear crickets?

Old Country Boy on May 1, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Excellent point.

Cindy Munford on May 1, 2013 at 1:03 PM

The third suspect, according to CBS News, is an American citizen and he will be charged with making false statements.

islam is at war with America. The charge is TREASON for this citizen.

“making false statements” … pathetic.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 1, 2013 at 1:04 PM

in recent months they have exposed welfare fraud in Massachusetts, Mass Turnpike toll collectors pocketing the money they collected from drivers,

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Welfare fraud? Turnpike collectors pocketing money? How hard is it to find that kind of stuff in Mass? I thought it was a given.

Happy Nomad on May 1, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Same “non Republican” who crawled over broken glass to vote for Romney in NYC of all places. Same “independent” who is yet ti make one single positive post of Obama. Why are you lying to yourself? You are a hyper partisan republican hack and you know it.

HotAirLib on May 1, 2013 at 1:07 PM

New Boston suspects drove car with ‘Terrorista #1′ license plate

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Ms. Female DNA?

Do we really need trolls that are to stupid to download Firefox the various tools used to stop that sort of thing? /

Cindy Munford on May 1, 2013 at 1:02 PM

You go to war with the trolls you have.

Lily on May 1, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Let’s say your college roommate asked you to take backpacks filled with fireworks to the dumpster just a day or two after terrorists bombed the city. You might not be bright enough to put two and two together just on that account. But when the FBI shows up afterward, why not just tell them, “Hey, Joe told me to dump some backpacks that had fireworks in them, and I’ll show you where I took them”?

Hey, they wouldn’t want to get their pal in trouble with the FBI. Fireworks are illegal in MA!

Happy Nomad on May 1, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Welfare fraud? Turnpike collectors pocketing money? How hard is it to find that kind of stuff in Mass? I thought it was a given.

Happy Nomad on May 1, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Finding is easy.
Reporting is hard.

Jabberwock on May 1, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Same “non Republican” who crawled over broken glass to vote for Romney in NYC of all places. Same “independent” who is yet ti make one single positive post of Obama. Why are you lying to yourself? You are a hyper partisan republican hack and you know it.

HotAirLib on May 1, 2013 at 1:07 PM

As I made perfectly clear during the Republican primary and the general election, I was going to vote for whomever the Republicans nominated BECAUSE IT WAS THE ONLY VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO OBAMA. I did NOT vote for Romney. I voted AGAINST Obama.

Now, go find a post of mine that shows otherwise.

BTW, Hot Lips, Finally! HAL Sings Daisy…And Crickets!

You’re a huge hit!

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Same “independent” who is yet ti make one single positive post of Obama.

HotAirLib on May 1, 2013 at 1:07 PM

I have never made a ‘single, positive post of’ Muffin Cameron either. Does that make me a Labourite?

LMFAO!

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 1:13 PM

in recent months they have exposed welfare fraud in Massachusetts, Mass Turnpike toll collectors pocketing the money they collected from drivers,

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Welfare fraud? Turnpike collectors pocketing money? How hard is it to find that kind of stuff in Mass? I thought it was a given.

Happy Nomad on May 1, 2013 at 1:05 PM

If it is anything like Chicago what is notable is that any local “journalist” bothers to pursue and report the story.

In Chicago such “journalists” and their bosses and employers will incur the wrath of The Machine. Only mavericks like Mike Royko and John Kass can get away with it, and they mostly just write commentary and opinion. Hardball investigative journalism by local reporters about political corruption in Chicago, or in Illinois for that matter, is rare.

farsighted on May 1, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Old Country Boy on May 1, 2013 at 1:02 PM

You might be talking about Dartmouth College up in NH. Private, IvyLeague school.

Kids are at UMass-Dartmouth. Southwest of Boston ( I think )

Jabberwock on May 1, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Cindy Munford — Re: my earlier post of explanation at 12:53…

Same “non Republican” who crawled over broken glass to vote for Romney in NYC of all places. Same “independent” who is yet ti make one single positive post of Obama. Why are you lying to yourself? You are a hyper partisan republican hack and you know it.

HotAirLib on May 1, 2013 at 1:07 PM

See what I meant, Cindy?

Liam on May 1, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Are you also 100 percent against Chris Matthews and Wolf Blitzer jumping the gun calling them tax day terrorists and tea-partiers?

hawkdriver on May 1, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Jumping the gun? Well maybe then, but now there’s harboring…in Boston….Read some history. Looks open and shut to me.

Barnestormer on May 1, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 1:11 PM

You don’t need to defend yourself to the trolls; they are the interlopers. We know who you are and we know who they are.

Not much more to be said in that department.

Liam on May 1, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Liam on May 1, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Can we really expect a liberal to know the difference between a Conservative and a Republican? That may be a bridge too far.

Cindy Munford on May 1, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Let’s say your college roommate asked you to take backpacks filled with fireworks to the dumpster just a day or two after terrorists bombed the city. You might not be bright enough to put two and two together just on that account.

lol, reminds me of what one of our trolls here said right after the bombing (sesquipedalian? or was it bayam?) that maybe the Bomb Brothers were not really guilty, and that “some guy” just happened to ask them to carry the bombs to their locations.

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2013 at 1:16 PM

It was sesqi.

kingsjester on May 1, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Same “non Republican” who crawled over broken glass to vote for Romney in NYC of all places. Same “independent” who is yet ti make one single positive post of Obama. Why are you lying to yourself? You are a hyper partisan republican hack and you know it.

HotAirLib on May 1, 2013 at 1:07 PM

And…

… you are constantly trying to reason with the ultra fringe crazies on this blog… do not waste your time trying to engage these fools… most are fringe crazies… one or two of them …haven’t ventured into insane land.

HotAirLib on April 20, 2013 at 5:15 PM

You don’t change minds hauling personal insults with those you disagree with.

HotAirLib on April 20, 2013 at 6:44 PM

lololol if you think my goal here is to change minds. Most of you are can not be saved. I only engage the few that make sense.

HotAirLib on April 20, 2013 at 6:58 PM

farsighted on May 1, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Maybe someone can help me out here. Isn’t Dartmouth the University in turmoil lately being ruled by extreme libruls? Didn’t they just change there form of alumni input to their governance board to keep the conservatives our? I think that some other linked blog sites have been reporting on this librul takeover for months. Didn’t Dartmouth have a bias problem in their acceptable speakers? Maybe it some other Dartmouth located in a red state. Interesting that all these terrorist went to Dartmouth. Anybody hear crickets?

Old Country Boy on May 1, 2013 at 1:02 PM

You’re thinking of Dartmouth College here in New Hampshire. The Dartmouth in question is located in Massachusetts.

As for our NH Dartmouth, you’re right about their recent turmoil. Best source of info for that is the Power Line blog, which was founded by Dartmouth alumni.

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Hey, they wouldn’t want to get their pal in trouble with the FBI. Fireworks are illegal in MA!

Happy Nomad on May 1, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Everything is illegal in Massachusetts. – quote from the movie “Edge of Darkness”

Turtle317 on May 1, 2013 at 1:20 PM


The federal law enforcement source said the charge of conspiring to obstruct justice relates to their moving things from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s dorm room and throwing them into a dumpster. The source said the objects disposed of included fireworks inside backpacks. The trash bin subsequently was taken to a nearby landfill. Authorities carried out a two-day search of the landfill in New Bedford late last week.

I was in college, oh so many years ago.

No way in Hell, we’d be throwing out ANY type of fireworks. No way.

That these kids did, tells me they knew what was going on.

Jabberwock on May 1, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Can we really expect a liberal to know the difference between a Conservative and a Republican? That may be a bridge too far.

Cindy Munford on May 1, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Liberal definitions:

Republican: Anyone who is not a Democrat and opposes Obama.

Conservative: Anyone who is not a Democrat and opposes Obama.

Not sure if that’s a bridge too far for them, but it is neat and clean. Prevents need for thought.

Liam on May 1, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Welfare fraud? Turnpike collectors pocketing money? How hard is it to find that kind of stuff in Mass? I thought it was a given.

Happy Nomad on May 1, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Finding is easy.
Reporting is hard.

Jabberwock on May 1, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Especially since public employees in Taxachusetts know how to use their own peculiar version of “omerta”…

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Can we really expect a liberal to know the difference between a Conservative and a Republican? That may be a bridge too far.

Cindy Munford on May 1, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Ms. Munford, you give way to much credit to the low-grade trolls that infest this site.

They can’t be expected to know the difference between their arse and a hole in the ground.

HumpBot Salvation on May 1, 2013 at 1:21 PM

In Chicago such “journalists” and their bosses and employers will incur the wrath of The Machine. Only mavericks like Mike Royko and John Kass can get away with it, and they mostly just write commentary and opinion.

farsighted on May 1, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Kass can get away with it, anyway. Mike Royko died in 1997.

Gator Country on May 1, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Kass can get away with it, anyway. Mike Royko died in 1997.

Gator Country on May 1, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Yeah, I didn’t think I needed to place “deceased” after Royko’s name.

Kass took over Royko’s column after he died. He has his own talk radio show now, too.

farsighted on May 1, 2013 at 1:26 PM

All right, bear with me here. Let’s say your college roommate asked you to take backpacks filled with fireworks to the dumpster just a day or two after terrorists bombed the city. You might not be bright enough to put two and two together just on that account. But when the FBI shows up afterward, why not just tell them, “Hey, Joe told me to dump some backpacks that had fireworks in them, and I’ll show you where I took them”? Lying at that point is either a demonstration of incurable stupidity or some form of collusion.

Ed, I agree with you that these people are likely involved. However, let’s assume just for fun that they’re not. Imagine you’re one of them.

You’ve been asked to dump some stuff at a landfill by your friends. You do it. Then you see your friend’s picture on TV. Then the FBI comes knocking on your door and has questions about your activities and those of your friends. What do you do? Remember, you’re a 20 year old college student. Not a fifty year old husband and father.

You likely panic. And panicking people often do very stupid things, like lying to the FBI.

This scenario isn’t wholly out of the question. It’s not where I would put my money if I were betting, but it is possible.

Chris of Rights on May 1, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Lololol. You are fraud and you know it. The difference between you and most of the other irrelevant posters here is that they at least fight their battles without posting pity articles on their blogs about how one uppereastside lib hurt their girly feelings.

HotAirLib on May 1, 2013 at 1:27 PM

You don’t need to defend yourself to the trolls; they are the interlopers. We know who you are and we know who they are. Not much more to be said in that department.

Liam on May 1, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Thanks. I’m not defending myself. I’m stating a fact. I voted AGAINST Obama. If the GOP had nominated a dead house plant, I would have voted for it. If HAL wants just one example of why I should have such a visceral objection to Obama, then he should look no further than Obamacare. After all, I grew up in country with the NHS. Why would I ever support anyone that has supported single-payer in the past and signed the Obamacare train-wreck into law? Yes, that statist, Romney, signed his own plan into law and don’t think that I approved of it. While there was a good chance that Romney would not have repealed Obamacare in whole, we knew that there was no chance that Obama would.

As I suggested, he can go and look, but he won’t find a post of mine cheerleading for Romney during the primary. In fact, he was the first that I crucified in my Get To Know Your Candidate series. An example:

Mitt Romney: Flip-Flopping Away, Flip-Flopping Away. You Know The Weaker Your Foundation, The More You’ll Be Flip-Flopping Away.

And, he was far from being alone. Some of the other titles…among many:

Newt: If You Don’t Know Me By Now… (Mo Will Tell You Everything That I Don’t Want You To Know)

Thanks, But No Thanks, Mullah Santorum

Ron Paul: All Aboard! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Haaaa! Mental Wounds Still Screaming! Driving Me Insane I’m Going Off The Rails On My Crazy Train! (And I Want To Take You Along For The Ride)

I didn’t even bother with the others.

Anyhoo, if the above makes me some ‘closet Republican,’ then I guess that I’m guilty.

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 1:28 PM

HotAirLib on May 1, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Who’s feelings did you hurt?

You were DESTROYED. So much so that you called the New York Times ‘Republican-prepared’ remarks.

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Lololol…

HotAirLib on May 1, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Trolling, trolling, trolling…

lololol if you think my goal here is to change minds.

HotAirLib on April 20, 2013 at 6:58 PM

They’re coming to take him away.

farsighted on May 1, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Can we really expect a liberal to know the difference between a Conservative and a Republican? That may be a bridge too far.

Cindy Munford on May 1, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Cindy, I am not a Conservative either. For my reasons, see Hayek’s essay Why I Am Not A Conservative. He explains it well and saves me the time.

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Can you really make an explosive like the pressure cooker bomb from the powder in fireworks? I’ve heard it argued both yes and no on the radio. I have no idea, but the argument against is that you’d need a feces-load of fireworks, not just what you can stuff in a backpack.

The Rogue Tomato on May 1, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 1:28 PM

We know all that, if not in detail but through long experience. HAL has gone today from trolling to fishing, in all cases all along simply needling.

So what else is new, right?

Liam on May 1, 2013 at 1:32 PM

hurt their girly feelings.
 
HotAirLib on May 1, 2013 at 1:27 PM

 
Republican war on women.

rogerb on May 1, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Trolling, trolling, trolling…

farsighted on May 1, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Gee, thanks! Now the Rawhide theme is stuck in my head and I want to rewrite the lyrics to make them applicable to our trolls.

Liam on May 1, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Lying at that point is either a demonstration of incurable stupidity or some form of collusion.

Considering the quality of today’s college students I would say it could easily be incurable stupidity.

If they were involved with OWS and/or OFA that’s prima facie evidence of imbecility.

myiq2xu on May 1, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Cripe

cmsinaz on May 1, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Trolling, trolling, trolling,
Keep them lies a-going
Troll — Ing!

Liam on May 1, 2013 at 1:36 PM

If CNN is reporting this, I take back everything I said…LOL.

d1carter on May 1, 2013 at 1:36 PM

But when the FBI shows up afterward, why not just tell them, “Hey, Joe told me to dump some backpacks that had fireworks in them, and I’ll show you where I took them”? Lying at that point is either a demonstration of incurable stupidity or some form of collusion.

Well, when the FBI was told by Russia and Saudi Arabia that Tsarnaev was a “person of interest(TM)” and they failed to do anything about it, then they ain’t got much of a leg to stand on with calling anyone stupid. Oh, speaking of legs to stand on, I’m sure that there’s about 30-35 people that are wishing they had legs to stand on today that are learning how to walk again on prosthetic limbs. That is, if they have enough of a limb to salvage.

ted c on May 1, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Cripe

cmsinaz on May 1, 2013 at 1:34 PM

That’s twice today.

Jabberwock on May 1, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Wow! Talk about the trifecta. By definition, anyone who voted in the last presidential race is a “racist.” And since you posted your message in English, the language spoken by many involved in the abominable slave trade, that is clearly proof you are a “racist.” Finally, you have admitted not voting for our glorious leader, O*B*A*M*A, so despite your protestations as being neither a Conservative or Republican, it follows, ipso facto, you have to be a “racist, racist, racist.”

So welcome to the “We are Not Sycophants!” club. :)

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on May 1, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Gee, thanks! Now the Rawhide theme is stuck in my head and I want to rewrite the lyrics to make them applicable to our trolls.

Liam on May 1, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Well, it could be worse…

Eduard Khil Is Making A Comeback!

LLLLOOOooooOOOllllloOlllLLLOOoOOOooOLlLLollOOllOOoooooOOlLLLOlllOooL

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 1:39 PM

How stupid do you have to be to obstruct an investigation of a terrorist bombing? Either you have to be monumentally stupid — or involved in the plot.

I’d go with monumentally stupid. Your typical clueless, entitled, uninformed, pot-headed leftist college student in this country. Nuf said.

jimver on May 1, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Obama doesn’t seem to understand the whole “enemies foreign and domestic thingy, does he?

kingsjester on May 1, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on May 1, 2013 at 1:38 PM

And, I speak ‘British English’ so you know that makes me a Redcoat, slave-trading colonialist or something.

:-)

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 12:49 PM

I think you loose some credibility in your inability to ever offer a single supportive word for Obama…even when you agree with him. I can’t help but see your emotional dislike of the President as the underlying factor to that which you defend or criticize.

And on Gitmo…you can only be so much of a civil libertarian when you, without much struggle, are able to defend that disaster.
Indefinite detentions and now forced feedings.
I guess there parts of the NDAA you were able to cheer.

verbaluce on May 1, 2013 at 1:42 PM

There’s only about a five-hour window between when the FBI released the photos of the Tsarnaev brothers – without names – and when they bolted. It’s entirely possible that the roommates didn’t see the photos and realize the brothers were wanted. I have no way of knowing if the roommates had guilty knowledge or deliberately didn’t inform the police, but it’s not a slam-dunk that they did.

And, at least in the case of Steven Hatfill and Richard Jewell, the FBI has shown a talent for stubborn vindictiveness that doesn’t rule out the possibility they’re just pissed off at the roommates and making any case they can while projecting an image of being hard at work.

I think this one has to be scored ‘wait and see’.

PersonFromPorlock on May 1, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 12:49 PM

I think you loose some credibility in your inability to ever offer a single supportive word for Obama…even when you agree with him.

verbaluce on May 1, 2013 at 1:42 PM

No one in their right mind and capable of critical thinking would agree with Nobama on anything. The man is a monumental example of failure and stupidity.

jimver on May 1, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Boston Bombing: College Prank gone wrong?

Lily on May 1, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Next time, less ball bearings and nails.

unclesmrgol on May 1, 2013 at 1:48 PM

verbaluce on May 1, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Oh give it a rest will you? In fact, I rank Mr. Obama as #1 in my list of presidents who have held office in my lifetime.

And all this time I never thought anyone could beat out Carter…

Turtle317 on May 1, 2013 at 1:49 PM

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