Lefty Pig Michael Moore Links Boston Bombing to Tax Protests, ‘Patriots Day’

Not long after the news of the bombing at the Boston Marathon broke, lefty filmmaker Michael Moore took to his Twitter feed and went right for blaming “patriots” and tax protestors for the bombing.
After a cryptic Tweet saying “2+2=,” Moore retweed a Tweet from Think Progress relating the phone number for those looking for missing loved ones in Boston. Then he Tweeted what is perhaps a clarification of his “2+2=” Tweet. In that Tweet, Moore said, “Tax Day. Patriots Day.

Is Michael Moore saying that this terrorist bombing during the Boston Marathon is a result of right-wing tax protesters and perpetrated by patriots? The inference is certainly clear.

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  • jim_m

    The likelihood of finding a radical right winger in Massachusetts is pretty slim, a concept that Mr Moore is not acquainted with. I will put him in the same dirtbag category as Steny Hoyer, who today claimed that the bombing was evidence that the sequester is bad.

    • Commander_Chico

      I thought you lived in Massachusetts?

      Anyways, even if your dubious assertion about a state with more than 5 million people is true, it’s not as if Massachusetts isn’t within 5 hours drive for about 50 million people.

      • jim_m

        I no longer live in MA as of Jan 2012.

        it’s not as if Massachusetts isn’t within 5 hours drive for about 50 million people.

        Yes, MA is a 5 hour drive from places like NY, NJ, Del, Maryland, PA, VT, NH, and ME all hot beds of radical right wingism. Are you real such a f’ing moron to suggest that New England and the North Atlantic coast are all red states? Jeez you’re dumb. Or maybe you are suggesting that Canada is a radically conservative nation compared to the US?

        Time to go sober up Chico.

        • Commander_Chico

          Let me give you a hint: a preponderance is not an absolute value.

          One thing we know about America: there are nuts of all types everywhere within it.

          • herddog505

            YOU may know that, and *I* may know that, and WE may know that, but quite a lot of loudmouth lefty trash DON’T know that.

            Which is rather the point of this entire post and thread.

  • GarandFan

    Mikey is just proving what all can readily see. He’s a rather large asshole.

  • LiberalNightmare

    The reason the lefties keep trying to make the connection is because that’s the way THEY would do it.

    • herddog505

      Fast and Furious, anyone?

  • Vagabond661

    Given Bill Mahr recent comments about high taxes in Kalifornia you don’t suppose MM was trying to finger Bill, do ya?

  • Texas_Accountant

    I am sure that the bomber was a leftist who wanted to teach at a college. Based on the experience of Bill Ayers and Kathy Boudin, terrorism is the path to tenure!

  • 914

    It appears someones radical dreams for America are coming true.. Now who could that be??

  • herddog505

    It’s really, really hard to believe that lefties are patriotic Americans.

    Hell, it’s hard to believe that they are decent human beings.

    Why, why, WHY have we got to be saddled with scum like this?

    The bombs went off and many Americans rushed to do what they could to aid the injured. I’ve read about runners who kept running… right to the hospitals to give blood. I’ve seen pictures of ordinary Americans (as well as brave and professional policemen and other first responders) covered in blood as they work to save lives and comfort the wounded. I’ve read that many in Boston have opened their homes, shops and wallets to provide for people who, in the confusion, have lost their ID and money and have nowhere to stay and nothing to wear but their running clothes. Bless them all for their courage and generosity!

    But a handful of Americans have rushed to the microphones to trash other Americans, to try to place blame on their opponents, to score cheap political points.

    F*ck ’em all just doesn’t quite seem strong enough.

    • jim_m

      It’s really, really hard to believe…

      Because they are not. That’s why.

      [edit]And that is the difference between left and right. The right looks at Boston and instinctively assumes that the bomber was likely someone from outside attacking Americans. The left instinctively assumes that it is an American attacking America. The Right sees foreign aggression as the primary threat. The left sees America itself as the primary threat.

      • Classic projection – they see that because that’s what they’d do if they felt themselves free to do so…

        • jim_m

          Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dorn suggest that they already feel free to do so.

          • Commander_Chico

            Classic, you just refuted your own thesis by dropping the name of an “American attacking America.”

          • jim_m

            Not hardly. JLawson commented that my comment that the left saw the threat to America is America itself was an example of lefty projection. I replied in agreement because the left has a history of doing exactly that. The left has a far longer history of domestic terrorism going back to just after the civil war when your friends founded the Klan. It continued in the sixties with obama’s friends, Ayers and Dorn and continues today with people from the OWS movement being convicted of bombing plots in Cleveland and other violence elsewhere.

            Yes, there are also domestic terrorists on the right, but the difference is that neither I nor JLawson jump to the conclusion that a left wing terrorist committed the bombing in Boston. But you and your lefty pals are very quick to spread the idea that this must have been a right wing terrorist rather than the event having a muslim connection.

            Once again we discover that the left is grossly incapable of understanding the kind of nuanced thoughts they so vulgarly claimed to be so adept with.

      • JWH

        I don’t see much merit in either instinct. One is to say there are traitors among us, the other is to name an enemy before all facts are known.

        Until more information comes out, i prefer not to speculate. The bombs could originate with a foreign group. They could be the work of a domestic group, whether left-wing or right-wing. Or the bomber could have an agenda dictated by Hoppy, the giant pink kangaroo only he can see.

        but right now is too early to jump to conclusions.

  • alanstorm

    I thought the “2+2=” tweet was a plea for math help. He does seem to have trouble making things add up.

  • Paul Hooson

    I can’t speak to Michael Moore’s often nonsensical views of how the world works, but at Wizbang Pop, hours before the Boston attack, I ran a piece about a magazine published by al Qaeda in Yemen that instructed followers of this terrorist organization of how to build bombs such as pressure cooker bombs, as well as what appeared to be new threats for followers of al Qaeda to target the U.S. with new attacks. Wizbang Pop was ahead of this huge news story by several hours, while Michael Moore appears to be behind this news story by three days. That’s quite a difference.

    Ultimately, much more needs to be known who actually planted these bombs. That’s probably a few days away. It is not clear why U.S. security forces didn’t step up security for an event like this marathon if al Qaeda appeared to be more active recently. If a blogger like me could see bad signs just from a Google search, then where was American security at the time that should have known a lot more than me? But, many questions should be answered in the near future, whether this was another bad example of a security breakdown or not, and who was responsible for this breakdown in security that left Americans exposed to terror once again.

    It’s funny how it appeared to a blogger like me that al Qaeda might be ramping up their possible intentions to renew terrorism, enough that I wrote a story about it only hours before some terror attack took place. I saw all the signs of renewed problems with al Qaeda or it’s twisted followers. So why wasn’t U.S. security miles ahead of a run-of -the-mill blogger like me, with better security in place or a public warning of concerns over possible new al Qaeda problems?

    I seem to think that this terror attack has many of the elements associated with al Qaeda radicals connected to it. Michael Moore wants to pin this on right wing domestic terrorists. One of us may be right here, or maybe we’re both wrong.

    • Turn yourself in to the FBI/DHS now.

    • Brucehenry

      There was not one word in your first article about pressure cookers., just a shot of the cover of this magazine with the bullet point: “Make a Bomb In The Kitchen Of Your Mom.” And even if there were, Homeland Security knew there was such a thing as a pressure cooker bomb long before your pathetic blog piece.

      Your second article is one of the most dishonest, self-serving pieces of crap I’ve seen on the Internet. What a gasbag you are. What a joke.

      • Paul Hooson

        What do you think that article about “Make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom” is about? It’s about building a bomb from a presssure cooker as well as other kitchen items turned into weapons. I didn’t want to show the details of how these are built for obvious reasons. I’m not going to illustrate pictures of how bombs are built and encourage knotheads. I’m opposed to terrorist knotheads, as you should be as well.

        Yes, Homeland Security knew about the pressure cooker bombs since 2010 if not earlier. But, the magazine that is attempting to groom and recruit a loose bunch of extremists to act is a whole different thing and a recent thing. Security was lax for the marathon, and terrorists knew that and struck. It’s not like a presidential visit where garbage cans are kept a safe distance away and manholes are sealed with a welder.

        My concern was that al Qaeda was attempting to teach extremists to build weapons and encouraging attacks on innocent persons, which is exactly what happened in Boston only hours after I published my feature. So which part of either of my stories is wrong? Which part? Which part?

        • Brucehenry

          I heard an NPR story on this al Qaeda magazine weeks ago, for one thing. I think they even joked about it on Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.

          What’s wrong is you claiming prescience because you mentioned this magazine as if you had raised some hair-on-fire alarm. Did your first story say anything about how Homeland Security better watch out? No, the story had more of a “Can you believe these guys?” feel to it. As a matter of fact, you even write “Thank God for Homeland Security efforts to keep our streets safe.” (!)

          “Security was lax for the marathon,” you say. How so? What should the authorities have done, in light of the “Inspire” article and your oh-so-insightful blog article entitled “Al Qaeda Turns To The Magazine Business,” to prevent these pressure cooker bombs from being placed?

          Is anyone else claiming lax security at the Marathon? Is it somehow NEWS that “Al Qaeda wanted to strike US targets’? I’m pretty sure that’s why there IS an Al Qaeda — to try to strike US and allied targets, genius.

          Just don’t twist your arm patting yourself on the back, Hooson. We don’t even know if the bomber WAS Al Qaeda. The same or similar instructions for making pressure cooker bombs can be found on kooky Aryan resistance-type websites.

          Maybe it was Al Qaeda, although if it was they have been remarkably slow to claim credit. And it seems a little off their usual MO, too. No suicide element. Not nearly as spectacular as 9/11, London, Madrid, or Mumbai.

          So your implication that, if only Homeland Security had read, and then acted, on the information (not) contained in your (non)warning, this attack may have been prevented is wrong, dishonest, self-serving, and disgusting. That’s which part.

          • Paul Hooson

            I’m deeply unhappy that Americans have become victims of terrorists once again. The only thing that would have made me happy here would have been for these terrorists acts to be prevented.

        • herddog505

          Paul Hoosonthe magazine that is attempting to groom and recruit a loose bunch of extremists to act is a whole different thing and a recent thing.

          Are they attempting to “groom” and “recruit”, or are they simply putting information out there in the hopes that somebody – ANYBODY – will try it with the idea that ANY bombs or shootings or other terror attacks against our country is a good thing (the enemy of my enemy is my friend)?

          I will give you credit for pointing out that AQ is putting this kind of information out there, and it was timely. However, I think the Brucehenry has a point: your “warning” was less prescient and more coincidental. After all, it’s no surprise that terrorists (whether AQ, some other group, or some lone crazy) want to kill people in as spectacular a manner as possible, and that bombs planted in a crowded public space is a quick and easy way to do this.

          As for “lax” security, that remains to be seen. The fact of the matter is that “security” in a public event – and a 26 mile outdoor road race attended by thousands of runners and fans – must be damned near impossible to secure. It may be that the authorities – local, state and federal – were lax. Time will tell (unless it’s embarrassing to Barry and Patrick, in which case I expect MiniTru to vaporize it like the have Gosnell). Until then, it’s not unreasonable to say that the terrorists, after a string of f*ck-ups like the underwear bomber, finally got lucky.

          Our national business is to comfort the families, help the wounded, find out who did it, and make them pay. THEN we can indulge in post-mortems and try to figure out who ought to have known or done what.

          • Paul Hooson

            My feature was only one of several from a number of sources about this al Qaeda magazine. My feature on the magazine wasn’t the first on the subject, but likely the last one written, published only hours before the actual attack. Sure, I’ll accept that at some point the last feature published by anyone right before any actual attacks is going to be coincidental. But, this whole situation was like Russian roulette to begin with here. al Qaeda has found a new way to recruit terrorists, and to tell them how to build weapons to attack innocent persons.without having to setup a terrorist network here. All of this operates below the Homeland Security radar, and makes anywhere that a lot of Americans gather a possible target. That’s the scary thing about all of this.

            I feel heartsick because I feel that better security preparations might have had some success at preventing this terrorism.

            A few years ago when I owned a business a mentally ill man threatened my customers with a machete. I stood up to the guy, and he backed down and left. I felt that I had a duty to protect my customers, regardless of ant personal cost or injuries to myself. I’d like to see more of that same spirit where people step, no matter the cost, to prevent terrorism as well.

          • herddog505

            I think that we all would.

          • Paul Hooson

            I sure admired the way that security guard Richard Jewel saved so many lives when the Olympic Park bomber dropped off his deadly backpack. Jewel knew that something wasn’t right, stepped up and told people to move away from the suspicious item, saving many lives that day. Others just weren’t as observant during this marathon event, making the deaths and injuries so much worse.

            People just have to look out for one another better and to step up if they think there’s danger in some public place. It won’t cure everything. But, it sure beats not even trying to do something.

            It’s easier to live with the notion that someone made a difference, then to live with the notion that a person did nothing.

  • Vagabond661

    Normally when there is a disaster or a hurricane or tornado, the media gathers up experts to give us their perspective and expertise. After the bombing at the Boston Marathon, shouldn’t the media bring on experts Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn to give us their expertise on blowing up things?

    • herddog505

      Since children were mutilated and killed, they could also bring in Kermit Gosnell.

      • Vagabond661

        Yeah MM should be asking to see Gosnell’s pictures like he demanded to see the children who were gunned down in Sandy Hook.