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Ex-House Member Cynthia McKinney Eyes Boston Cops As Suspects in Marathon Bombing
Newsbusters ^ | April 16, 2013 | 12:30 | By Jack Coleman

Posted on 04/16/2013 12:17:07 PM PDT by drewh

Ever play the game "telephone" in school or with friends when you were a kid?

One person would whisper into the ear of another person, followed by her whispering what was supposed to be the same message to the next person, followed by him doing likewise and so on, until the last person in the sequence, several people later, would say what he or she had been told. Invariably it bore little resemblance to the original message.

Something tells me that former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, Democrat of Georgia, was one of those kids certain to botch the message en route.

After yesterday's horrifying explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, McKinney tweeted this --

The pattern is becoming too, too familiar. So, Boston cops were having a "bomb squad drill" on the same day as ... http://fb.me/1JHrFKCc9

The link in McKinney's tweet leads to a post at NaturalNews.com by Mike Adams titled "Boston marathon bombing happened on same day as 'controlled explosion' drill by Boston bomb squad."

First flag that goes up to indicate McKinney is on shaky ground -- she quotes Adams as stating a "bomb squad drill" was held on the day of the marathon, when he described a "controlled explosion" taking place. Here is what Adams wrote --

What's not yet being reported by the mainstream media is that a "controlled explosion" was under way on the same day as the marathon explosion.

Wow, heck of a coincidence, huh? My first impression too. But when you drill further into the link provided by Adams, a screen grab of the Boston Globe's Twitter feed just after the explosions, an entirely plausible explanation comes to mind.

Adams' screen grab shows several tweets from the Globe, all obviously posted in the immediate aftermath of the blasts. As you can see from my screen grab posted at right, the relevant tweets about the bomb squad are preceded by tweets about the explosions at the marathon finish line. Then come the two tweets that grabbed the attention of Adams and McKinney -- "BREAKING NEWS: Police will have a controlled explosion on 600 block on Boylston Street" and "Officials: There will be a controlled explosion opposite the library within one minute as part of bomb squad activities."

In other words, the "controlled explosion" wasn't planned by police to take place at the end of the Boston Marathon, as runners were crossing the finish line, for whatever bizarre (or nefarious) reason that police would do this, as claimed by Adams and implied by McKinney. Instead, it could hardly be more obvious that police targeted a suspicious bag or package for a controlled explosion just after multiple blasts had already occurred in the same area.

Adams and McKinney immediately jump to suspicion of police collusion in the bombings. Looks more to this observer like good police work.

Moreover, Adams looks even more foolish in writing this --

Some people believe this bomb might have been part of the demolition of another bomb. It seems unlikely, however, that a bomb at the library, one mile away, could be so easily located and rigged to be exploded by the bomb squad in less than an hour following the initial explosions at the marathon.

Note the emphasis on "in less than an hour," emphasis his and not mine. But Adams is confusing the John F. Kennedy Library, "one mile away," where a fire occurred at roughly the same time as the marathon bombings, with the Boston Public Library -- where the marathon ends. In fact, the first of the two blasts occurred directly across the street from the Boston Public Library. Given that a second explosion followed in less than 20 seconds a hundred yards away, it surely occurred to emergency responders that they might be hit by yet another blast, directly targeting them, at the site of the first explosion. Hence the need for controlled detonations of any suspicious bags or parcels at the scene, of which there were likely to be many in the wake of a panic involving so many people.

I'm reminded of the hurried message sent out by an American military officer on Ford Island in Oahu at approximately 8 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941 -- "Air raid, Pearl Harbor -- This is not a drill." The horror unleashed yesterday in Boston was no "drill", Ms. McKinney -- it was the real thing.

Those familiar with McKinney already know about her disdain for police and penchant for conspiracy mongering. Fortunately for all, she's no longer in a position to spout her lunacy from Congress, having been voted out in 2006.


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1 posted on 04/16/2013 12:17:07 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Say what you will, Cynthia McKinney is always good for a laugh.

You know, like Joe Biden.

They should do stand-up. The fact they expect to be taken seriously makes it even funnier.

The fact that liberal idiots DO take them seriously makes it terribly sad.


2 posted on 04/16/2013 12:19:37 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: drewh
'Nuff said.
3 posted on 04/16/2013 12:21:19 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: F15Eagle

4 posted on 04/16/2013 12:22:45 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Ah... so she of the giant intellect is thinking again. I feel much safer now. /s


5 posted on 04/16/2013 12:23:49 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: drewh


6 posted on 04/16/2013 12:24:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: drewh

7 posted on 04/16/2013 12:24:52 PM PDT by hamboy (Psalm 109:8: Let his days be few; and let another take his office.)
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To: drewh

...and Dennis Kucinich blames aliens.


8 posted on 04/16/2013 12:24:55 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: drewh

Wow, so we’ve heard from 2/3 of the braintrusts in the congress...

When’s Maxine going to make a statement?


9 posted on 04/16/2013 12:26:36 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: drewh

lol


10 posted on 04/16/2013 12:26:38 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: drewh

I think the Dims should run her again. Let us face it: she’s just espousing the views the majority of the Progressives have.


11 posted on 04/16/2013 12:26:59 PM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: drewh

She’s a blithering idiot and front runner for moonbat of the century.


12 posted on 04/16/2013 12:28:28 PM PDT by Bullish (May the time soon come when Obamunism is only spoken of in hell.)
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To: drewh

13 posted on 04/16/2013 12:28:38 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: drewh

No one should take seriously anything that she says.


14 posted on 04/16/2013 12:30:15 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: drewh

‘The John F. Kennedy Library, “one mile away,”’

I’ve seen this twice now. The JFK Library is a lot more than a mile from the Boston Public Library. Google puts it just under five miles away.


15 posted on 04/16/2013 12:30:38 PM PDT by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: drewh
"Something tells me that former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, Democrat of Georgia, was one of those kids certain to botch the message en route."

'Now that's funny right there, let me tell ya what!'

16 posted on 04/16/2013 12:30:44 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: drewh

She’s crazier than a loon.


17 posted on 04/16/2013 12:32:41 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This what THE FOREIGNER has in mind by FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGING THIS COUNTRY. Wake up people and politically fight back before its to late.


18 posted on 04/16/2013 12:34:56 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: All

I never would of pegged her as a listener of Alex Jones!


19 posted on 04/16/2013 12:36:25 PM PDT by micmac
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...
In technical terminology

she's a loon!

PING!


20 posted on 04/16/2013 12:39:57 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: drewh
McKinney's tweet leads to a post at NaturalNews.com by Mike Adams titled "Boston marathon bombing happened on same day as 'controlled explosion' drill by Boston bomb squad."

I know these is a Village in Georgia that is missing their idiot!!

21 posted on 04/16/2013 12:55:02 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Rand Paul/Ben Carson should be the 2016 Ticket!)
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To: drewh; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
OH, give Cyn a break, sometimes it takes a idiot savant to tell the rest of us that the emperor is not wearing adult diapers. It's like with the American flag on Mars, that in the end turned out to have been planted there!
22 posted on 04/16/2013 12:56:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: everyone

CLICK TO CONTRIBUTE TODAY!

23 posted on 04/16/2013 12:56:22 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: drewh

Surprised this Black Racist didn’t blame George Zimmerman for the bombing


24 posted on 04/16/2013 12:59:47 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: drewh
Cynthia McKinney and EYES in the same headline.... like peas and carrots...
25 posted on 04/16/2013 1:03:22 PM PDT by haywoodwebb (Keep your focus on the TRUTH and we will prevail . . . One Day at a Time, Mates!)
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To: Bullish
She’s a blithering idiot and front runner for moonbat of the century.

You are insulting "blithering idiots", they don't want to be lumped with her... Moonbats of the century awards Corporation will not award her the awards, due to the fact that she'd win it every time. She is disqualified from winning.

26 posted on 04/16/2013 1:06:22 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Rand Paul/Ben Carson should be the 2016 Ticket!)
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To: MrB; EEGator

Sheila Jackson-Lee wants to know if it’s retaliation by aliens for leaving our flag on Mars.


27 posted on 04/16/2013 1:16:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ack Ack Ack Ack...

(we come in peace)


28 posted on 04/16/2013 1:20:23 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Crank up the Slim Whitman.


29 posted on 04/16/2013 1:21:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: MrB

Greatest movie scene, ever....I cheered.

30 posted on 04/16/2013 1:21:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows

We should see what Hank “Guam” Johnson thinks.


31 posted on 04/16/2013 1:21:18 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator
We should see what Hank “Guam” Johnson thinks.

"No, Congressman, Boston did not tip over."

32 posted on 04/16/2013 1:22:18 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: drewh


33 posted on 04/16/2013 1:23:47 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: MrB

Stupid Hippy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsXnK0ouTL8


34 posted on 04/16/2013 1:26:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: drewh
"She's dense, Jim."


35 posted on 04/16/2013 1:26:36 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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Liberals

What Can You Say?

Donate

36 posted on 04/16/2013 1:27:21 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: dfwgator

Me too. Watching Congress go [Poof!] cracked me up. So did the bit with Slim Whitman.


37 posted on 04/16/2013 1:34:36 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I loved the old lady watching it on TV, going “They Blew Up Congress....Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!”


38 posted on 04/16/2013 1:36:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: drewh

“Liberalism is a mental disorder.” Michael Savage

And the inmates are running the asylum.


39 posted on 04/16/2013 1:41:51 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Bullish

“She’s a blithering idiot and front runner for moonbat of the century.”

Yeah, she’s right up there with Ron (Guam is going to Capsize) Johnson, Frederica Wilson (the moron with all the hats from FL) and Sheila Jackson-Lee (Houston’s affirmative action “hire”). I’m betting on a photo finish!


40 posted on 04/16/2013 1:47:49 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: drewh
Ex-House Member Cynthia McKinney Eyes Boston Cops As Suspects in Marathon Bombing

We are anxiously awaiting for Hank Johnson, Maxine Waters and Queen Sheila Jack@$$-Lee to weigh in before making our decision for the first place vote for stuck on stupid.

41 posted on 04/16/2013 1:55:54 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: drewh

Is this the idiot that thought we landed men on Mars?


42 posted on 04/16/2013 2:18:20 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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“Is this the idiot that thought we landed men on Mars?”

No, that idiot was Sheila Jackson Lee.


43 posted on 04/16/2013 2:42:52 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: drewh

I think that the analogy of the “telephone” game is a good one. HOWEVER - I did read a post by a freeper that was at the race that there were bomb-sniffing dogs at the start and finish lines that were there for “training”. With the handlers making announcements that were was no threat, they were just training.

Could be the truth, could be they DID know of a threat. But if the later - odd that they wouldn’t have found the bombs.


44 posted on 04/16/2013 2:49:16 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Bullish
She’s a blithering idiot and front runner for moonbat of the century

She's got a lot of really tough competition for that honor. My nominee would be congressman Hank (Guam's gonna tip over) Johnson.

45 posted on 04/16/2013 2:54:52 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: drewh

That’s Crazy McKinney!


46 posted on 04/16/2013 4:02:27 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: drewh

I’m sure there are other current and previous members of the Communist Black Caucus who think the same thing.


47 posted on 04/16/2013 4:06:14 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Alex Jones is essentially saying the same thing.


48 posted on 04/16/2013 6:38:02 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
She just doesn't like cops.


49 posted on 04/16/2013 8:26:40 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: clearcarbon

I got this in an email, and it is probably accurate. I rest my case.


Today’s Quote Of The Day

“Don’t condemn the gangbangers, they’ve got guns that are trafficked - that are not enforced, that are straw purchased and they come into places even that have strong gun laws. Why? Because we don’t have sensible gun legislation.”

- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee.


If you can figure out what the heck she’s talking about, you’ve got us beat.

What a disgrace that this bigot is from Texas! Maybe she should sponsor legislation that will put the “gangbangers” into the lethal injection gurney instead of supporting and championing them. Geez, what an idiot she is, but the welfare bangers of houston love her.

I’m sure that she thinks eric holder did a great public service when he and obama concocted the Fast and Furious operation to provide the automatic weapons to the mexican war lords. Maybe that’s why obama can’t tell the difference between auto and semi-auto!


50 posted on 04/16/2013 9:29:58 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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