Apr 23 2013

A Message From A Bostonian

(2 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

Charlie Pierce  is a sportswriter, author and political blogger. He is also lives very near Boston. He writes several article a day for Esquire at his Politics Blog. His writing about the bombing incident and his appearances on “All In with Chris Hayes” over the last week have kept many of us grounded in seeking the facts. He now has a request of the “gobshites” that are still spinning on their speculative tops: “Please, for the love of almighty god, shut the fk up.”

I mean, seriously, padlock the pieholes. We are fine. We are muddling through. We are carrying on. We are getting up this morning and going about the business of our lives. We are riding the T, or driving on the Pike, or walking along open paths along the Charles River. We are eating lunch at Donohues or shopping at the Target in the Watertown Mall. (OK, some of us are still doing some rubbernecking at the several crime scenes.) We are dealing with the fact that Copley Square, the center of practically everything, is still something of a crime scene. (We’re getting a little grumpy about it, but that’s what we do here.) Our kids are going back to school. And we are doing all these things without particularly needing the pity, concern, or the Very Deep Thoughts of a pack of Green Room school nurses seeking to coin what we’ve all been through into their own unique brand of banality. We are not children here, and neither are our children. [..]

Seriously, though, people. We’re really doing OK. It was nice having y’all around for a week. Hope you spent a little dough. Now go home, please. We have lives to live.

Thanks, Charlie, we sure hope they take your advice but we have our doubts.


  1. TMC
  2. DungenessLobster

    neil diamond showing up – people complaining about him not singing, people defending an 70 or 80 year old showing up outta the blue, people jumping to defense of the complainers, people attacking the defenders … typical bunch of bean-town mass-holes.

    I think this comment from nakedcapitalism really really got it …

    “NotTimothyGeithner says:

    April 20, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Its not an “American” versus “non-American” life which is play here. The issue is the victims were near the Boston Marathon finish line. Dignitaries, minor celebrities, and the wealthy attend the race. The investigation into the Texas factory explosion will barely get a whisper on the news because the victims were working schlubs. No “important” people were at risk in Texas, in the mining disaster three years ago, or from the inner city gun violence plaguing Chicago. They just don’t go there. Considering the sociopathic nature of our elite media, the play for this story is the result of their worry about themselves.”


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