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A Picture That Will Warm Your Heart

Posted on | April 20, 2013 | 20 Comments

What a week, huh? The most outrageous image of the week — and it still makes me angry just to think about it — was the picture of “Suspect Number Two” (19-year-old Dzhokar Tsarnaev) placing his backpack bomb next to 8-year-old Martin Richard.

But not every photo to come out of this week’s Boston Marathon bombing crisis was hateful. Are you ready for your “awwww” moment?

CLICK THIS LINK NOW. (Trust me, this is going viral and will be on your wife’s Facebook page by noon Monday at the latest.)


20 Responses to “A Picture That Will Warm Your Heart”

  1. JeffS
    April 21st, 2013 @ 12:03 am

    You’re on the low side, Stacy. It’s already on my FB page. From Viral Read. 🙂

  2. Lisa Graas
    April 21st, 2013 @ 12:15 am

    But I don’t have a wife.

  3. Susan Valentine
    April 21st, 2013 @ 1:27 am

    Susan Valentine liked this on Facebook.

  4. none
    April 21st, 2013 @ 3:36 am

    heroic stormtrooper!

    stay quiet in your house until we search it.

    and while we search it.


  5. smitty
    April 21st, 2013 @ 6:51 am

    @catholicbandita:disqus Nor are you frequently in a position to say to a man, with a straight face: “Nice jugs.” So it’s kind of a double-negative there. (I am a bad man.)

  6. Scribe of Slog (McGehee)
    April 21st, 2013 @ 7:50 am

    OT: Is ViralRead meant to be optimized for mobile, even when viewed in a desktop browser?

  7. John Jonovich
    April 21st, 2013 @ 8:14 am

    Considering the first picture:1. Are there any pictures showing the kid actually placing the back pack near the rail?
    2. Why do those girls stand there with a strange back-pack wedged between their feet?

  8. jsn2
    April 21st, 2013 @ 8:17 am

    I just became a rule 2 dupe. The next time you show a cop with jugs at least let it be a female.

  9. t-dahlgren
    April 21st, 2013 @ 8:47 am

    Massachussets is working on that right now.

  10. t-dahlgren
    April 21st, 2013 @ 8:48 am

    Tactical Milkman uses the front door.

  11. matthew w
    April 21st, 2013 @ 9:33 am

    Priceless !!

  12. Chap
    April 21st, 2013 @ 9:44 am

    Does not warm my heart. The police put those people into that situation, unnecessarily. How many couldn’t get milk?

  13. DaveO
    April 21st, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

    Does Massachussetts have the death penalty? Will AG Holder seek the death penalty as bargaining chip to gain intel from Suspect #2, or just seek to have him killed off before we learn the truth?

  14. ConantheCimmerian
    April 21st, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

    Here is another take contra the “warming your heart” feel:

    Last night, unless you live in a cave, you know that the second
    bombing suspect was captured alive. The first one died from a
    combination of bullets and being run over by his brother in a carjacked vehicle trying to escape.

    Yeah, that really nice kid who we now have in custody ran over his brother.

    But let’s take a look at the facts, shall we?

    Such as the fact that
    despite every news anchor and many of the people in Boston pumping
    their fists and screaming “USA!” along with lauding law enforcement, the fact is that law enforcement could not find its ass with both hands.

    It doesn’t stop there. Oh no, by effectively occupying a part of the Boston metro area they made an utter mockery of the 4th Amendment. There was no “hot pursuit” and thus no argument available to them allowing searches of private property without consent or a warrant. Not only did they search without a warrant there were multiple reports through the day of seizure of firearms, among other things.

    The Constitutional Rights of an entire town, some 30,000 residents, were wantonly and outrageously violated yesterday, yet not one media outlet is focusing there.

    Nor are they focusing on the fact that after a full day of undeclared and illegal martial law, complete with “papers please”, unconstitutional searches and seizures and military hardware and weapons all over the streets (heh Barack, what was that crap about “weapons of war”?) the cops FAILED to find the jackass.

    Instead, within a half-hour of the “can’t find our ass with both hands” cops giving up on locking down the town an ordinary citizen finds the bad guy in his boat.

    In 30 minutes “We the people” do what thousands of cops spending millions of dollars and violating the rights of every citizen in the town could not and the people did it without all that fancy military hardware too.

    what do the cops do? They shoot at and destroy the boat, of course, in
    “convincing” the bad guy to come out. Boats you see, must not have
    extra holes in them or they don’t float very well. The cops added many
    extra holes and a few flash-bangs to the mix too, despite knowing that the vessel had a full tank of fuel on board and might catch on fire or explode.
    It didn’t, fortunately, but that’s small consolation to the owner who
    is almost-certain to see both the city refuse to pay for the damage and his
    insurance company refuse to cover it too (look in your policy; in
    general such “acts of war, declare or undeclared” are considered
    non-covered perils.) Never mind that the guy actually doing the warlike
    things (the terrorist) didn’t cause the damage — the cops did.

    Was there anything the cops did right? Well, yeah, I suppose. Their fancy FLIR gear on the chopper, once pointed out where to look by the homeowner, did detect the heat of the jackass in the boat. Ok. Wow man, technology. I’m supposed to be impressed by this after the specific location of the bad guy was pointed out by the homeowner who saw him in the boat and called the police?


  15. Some1
    April 21st, 2013 @ 7:21 pm

    Trade the Bill of Rights for two gallons of milk and call it even, eh?

  16. Quartermaster
    April 21st, 2013 @ 8:17 pm

    LTC. David Grossman deals with the subject of sheep quite well. Too many times the cops are sheep as well, but for different reasons. They too tend to dwell in denial.

    Too often alas, the Police can be wolves too.

  17. Quartermaster
    April 21st, 2013 @ 8:18 pm

    Clearly, your wife need to talk about your lack of decorum here. 🙂

  18. JeffS
    April 21st, 2013 @ 8:42 pm
  19. ConantheCimmerian
    April 21st, 2013 @ 10:03 pm
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