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Bostonians Unite
nesn.com ^ | Apr 16, 2013 | John Beattie

Posted on 04/16/2013 3:28:43 PM PDT by bitt

I’m a Bostonian, and you are, too.

No matter where you’re from, you’ve got that Boston blood boiling through you. You may not know it yet, but you soon will.

So, what makes up a Bostonian? Plenty of good, bad and indifferent factors comprise your standard-issued Bostonian. Where one is born may have a lot to do with it, according to some, but as this tragedy will prove, we’ve all got a little Boston in us.

I spent six wonderful years as a Boston resident — a mere blink of an eye to many of its prideful natives. However, as millions can attest, a day in this city lasts a lifetime. I’ll never claim to be from Boston, and there’s a chance I’ll never be an official inhabitant of its city limits again. But I repeat: I am a proud Bostonian.

If you’re reading this, you are, too.

If you woke up on Tuesday, realized Monday wasn’t just a bad dream, and your first thought was, “What can I do to help?” then you’re a Bostonian......

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bombing; bostonmarathon; bostonmassacre; wot
from a sportswriter in Boston...
1 posted on 04/16/2013 3:28:43 PM PDT by bitt
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To: bitt

just like 9-11 bostonians will want everyone to unite and a few days later most bostonians will go back to their libtard anti-Constitution ways.


2 posted on 04/16/2013 3:30:56 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government shoud fear us.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; Lady Jag; Slings and Arrows; null and void; maggief; Dog; BP2; Candor7; ...

ping


3 posted on 04/16/2013 3:34:17 PM PDT by bitt (The buck rolls downhill.)
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To: bitt

I worked and lived in Copley Square for quite a while a few years back...

I agree this won’t shock them back to sensibility but for now they are in all our thoughts and prayers.


4 posted on 04/16/2013 3:38:32 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: bravo whiskey

When will metrosexual liberals that live in places like Boston & SFO understand what the REAL threat to this country is??

While I don’t celebrate this attack in any way, it should be a wake-up call to Liberal swine:

Rather than focus on “Gun Control,” we should shift attention back to “Terrorist Control” where our focus should have been all along.

Obama just hates the fact that this takes focus away from his anti-gun agenda and appropriately targets Islamic Extremists.

Grow up, Obama and your fascist ilk!


5 posted on 04/16/2013 3:38:49 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: bitt
I'm a Bostonian, and you are, too.

No, I'm not.

6 posted on 04/16/2013 3:44:36 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: bitt

Horse crap from some guy who lived in the city for a while.

Big effing deal.


7 posted on 04/16/2013 3:47:32 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: clintonh8r

I’m a Bostonian, and you are, too.

No, I’m not.


Same here.

I no longer consider myself in solidarity with about 50% of those who infest this land.


8 posted on 04/16/2013 3:47:51 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals will never get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: bravo whiskey

Just watching Deval Patrick and Squaw Warren at the morning presser was enough to make me ill.


9 posted on 04/16/2013 3:48:40 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: bravo whiskey
Greater than 25% of the current citizens of Boston were born in a foreign country. The Boston that I grew up in was not at all the same city that it is today. The ethnic composition of several neighborhoods have been changed dramatically since the 1960s. The forced bussing social engineering nonsense of the 70s caused so much disruption in the system that the deterioration that had already begun was accelerated and the BPS student demographics are not even as integrated as the city itself which has been a minority majority for some while.

Some things never change such as the absolutely incomprehensible traffic flows. Boston has some nice features and are readily enjoyed by many because boating is great fun almost anywhere but the nonsense about it being a great Athens is simply rot. I cannot stand going into the city for any reason other than work.

I could rant on and on about the negative aspects of my home town but the numbers take care of that regarding taxes and population trends. It is not the place or Mom, Dad, two kids and a dog. Most persons it seems to me, who refer to themselves as “Bostonians” have never actually lived in the city itself. The city is supported by suburbanites in virtually every way. Even the cops and firemen decline to be compelled to maintain residency and it has in the past been a key negotiating point in contract negotiations.

Great place for the LGBT whatever crowd.

10 posted on 04/16/2013 3:48:54 PM PDT by Radix ("..Democrats are holding a meeting today to decide whether to overturn the results of the election.")
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To: bravo whiskey
and a few days later most bostonians will go back to their libtard anti-Constitution ways.

Exactly. The people who gave us Lexington and Concord are now anti-American communists. ESAD Massachusetts.

I am sorry for the tragedy. But the people who kept voting for Ted Kennedy are scum.

11 posted on 04/16/2013 3:57:31 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: FatherofFive

I am sorry for the tragedy. But the people who kept voting for Ted Kennedy are scum.


And Bawney Fwank and Markey and JF Kerry and on and on and on..........


12 posted on 04/16/2013 4:01:19 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals will never get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: bravo whiskey
just like 9-11 bostonians will want everyone to unite and a few days later most bostonians will go back to their libtard anti-Constitution ways.

This

13 posted on 04/16/2013 4:03:45 PM PDT by awelliott (What one generation tolerates, the next embraces....)
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To: laplata
And Bawney Fwank and Markey and JF Kerry and on and on and on..........

Liberals will never get it. Their minds have been stolen

:)

14 posted on 04/16/2013 4:07:04 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: FatherofFive

It was the Communist plan in 1934. It is 0bama’s Communist plan today.


:)

Our minds are sound!


15 posted on 04/16/2013 4:20:14 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals will never get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: bitt

I felt bad and prayed for those who lost their lives and the brutally injured... I prayed accordingly.

BUT, there is no way in hell that I will ever join with the Frank, Kennedy, Kerry, etc. club. I stand will real patriots, not libs.


16 posted on 04/16/2013 4:25:15 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: freedumb2003

Fellow FReepers should know that 35% of the voters vote Republican and many independents always vote for Republican governors...not ALL Mass citizens are massh*les.

Massachusetts Republicans have to fight the big fight everyday.


17 posted on 04/16/2013 4:25:52 PM PDT by bitt (The buck rolls downhill.)
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To: laplata
Some balk at the use of the word "Communism,"

The danger remains Communism.

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It was the Communist plan in 1934. It is 0bama’s Communist plan today.

If I wanted America to fail

18 posted on 04/16/2013 4:26:13 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: freedumb2003

Aren’t all public prayers banned in the US?

I hear all these politicians and TV personalities haphazardly use the word “prayer” and I have to snicker. I hope they all get sued by the atheists through the ACLU.

What a bunch of scam artists. If they would publicly get on their knees and ask for God’s help, I’ll join them. But until that time I think it is all part of the daily smoke and mirrors.


19 posted on 04/16/2013 4:27:13 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not indicate whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: FatherofFive

That’s one of the BEST.....EVER!

They don’t get more accurate than that.


20 posted on 04/16/2013 4:32:21 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals will never get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: bitt

Massachusetts Republicans have to fight the big fight everyday.


They are to be commended.

I couldn’t stand it to be surrounded by that many libs.


21 posted on 04/16/2013 4:50:19 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals will never get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: bitt
Massachusetts Republicans conservatives have to fight the big fight everyday.

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Yes, we do.

22 posted on 04/16/2013 4:54:12 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: bitt
Patriotic Americans live everywhere. Some just have to bear with the super liberal cities and towns they often where born into.
I sure do hope those responsible for this terrorist act are found and brought to justice. Rotten *astards.
23 posted on 04/16/2013 4:55:18 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: bitt

Thanks for the ping!


24 posted on 04/16/2013 7:50:19 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Radix

Good summary. All the REAL Bostonians fled to the suburbs years ago.


25 posted on 04/17/2013 4:54:21 AM PDT by Andy'smom
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