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Mon Mar 12, 2018, 06:33 PM

Pierce: There's a Lot of News Right Now. Don't Ignore What's Happening in Texas.

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a19411206/austin-bombing/

There's a Lot of News Right Now. Don't Ignore What's Happening in Texas.
There's a wildness out in the country.
By Charles P. Pierce
Mar 12, 2018


There’s some bad, bad whiskey going down in Austin. Somebody’s mailing bombs to African-American homes there, and they’re killing people. From The Austin American-Statesman:

The woman was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center with serious and potentially life-threatening injuries. Another woman in her 80s was being treated for an unrelated medical issue but was not being hospitalized, EMS said. The incident marks the second reported explosion in the city on Monday and the third in two weeks. An explosion earlier in the day in the 4800 block of Oldfort Hill Drive in East Austin killed a 17-year-old and injured a woman described as in her 40s. Hours after that incident, interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said that explosion appeared similar and likely related to another explosion in Northeast Austin on March 2. Authorities on Monday also warned residents against taking suspicious packages inside their homes. The incidents are being investigated by police and federal authorities, as a homicide, the chief said. He also said that investigators were not ruling out the possibility of the explosions being a hate crime because the victims in those cases are African-American.


Three in two weeks. Two in one day. This appears to be a campaign of some kind or another. This is somebody—or somebodies—interested in making a point. One hesitates to ascribe a motive, but the choice of targets does raise some dreadful possibilities. There is enough of a similarity between the events—and, apparently, between at least two of the devices—to conclude that the wildness abroad in the land has claimed more victims.

I know it’s not as big a story as the president* and the porn star, or as big a national event as the hurt feelings of New York Times op-ed writers, but somebody should pay attention to this. It could be another Ted Kaczynski, or it could be something even darker. There’s death in the air and murder is too close to the surface.

Also, hey, Greg Abbott? 15 Gs for a reward? You’ve got donors who can come up with that from the cushions of their sofas. Do better, man.

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Reply Pierce: There's a Lot of News Right Now. Don't Ignore What's Happening in Texas. (Original post)
babylonsister Mar 2018 OP
Hekate Mar 2018 #1
Chemisse Mar 2018 #2
tblue37 Mar 2018 #26
Volaris Mar 2018 #28
Boomer Mar 2018 #29
Chemisse Mar 2018 #30
MyOwnPeace Mar 2018 #3
yellowdogintexas Mar 2018 #7
Liberal In Texas Mar 2018 #4
mcar Mar 2018 #5
malaise Mar 2018 #6
Honeycombe8 Mar 2018 #8
IluvPitties Mar 2018 #9
RestoreAmerica2020 Mar 2018 #22
spanone Mar 2018 #10
smirkymonkey Mar 2018 #11
lunasun Mar 2018 #31
bdamomma Mar 2018 #12
dalton99a Mar 2018 #13
jalan48 Mar 2018 #14
Scalded Nun Mar 2018 #15
Mariana Mar 2018 #18
Historic NY Mar 2018 #16
fierywoman Mar 2018 #20
Dem_4_Life Mar 2018 #17
ancianita Mar 2018 #19
radical noodle Mar 2018 #21
Dave Starsky Mar 2018 #23
Initech Mar 2018 #24
Nitram Mar 2018 #25
Duppers Mar 2018 #27

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 06:39 PM

1. KnR

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 06:55 PM

2. The elderly woman who was hospitalized today reportedly was Hispanic.

Although the radio report I heard made no mention of whether she was at her own home or not, or what the area's demographics are.

If it continues the pattern will be clear enough.

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:26 PM

26. I read somewhere that the first two families were not just African-American, but

prominent in the community, which makes me even more convinced some white supremacist wanted to bring them down.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #26)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:45 PM

28. If these bombs had been targeted to white suburbanites,

The MisAdministration would label it an act of terrorism and a matter of national security, with all the appropriate action taken at the Federal level.
Since its not that, it's just probably just some left-wing lone wolf mad that Hillary lost so hugley.

If I need the sarcasm thingie here, you're reading the wrong damn website.
FIND these fuckers. Convict them of terrorism. Let the right and their FakeNews FakePresident bitch and scream about the unfairness of it all.
I'm tired of their bullshit. I want Justice restored to this Country. If that's too much to ask, I'll settle for Rule of Law.

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:43 PM

29. Austin has a history of segregation

No matter what you may hear about what a lovely, progressive city Austin, Texas is, there's also a long history of de-facto segregation. "East Austin" is the side of town where blacks and Hispanics lived, and the rest of Austin was for whites.

So just about any news about things happening in East Austin will have a subtext of race.

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Response to Boomer (Reply #29)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:49 PM

30. So the location alone assured the killer that his victims will be POC.

I hope they find him before anyone else gets hurt.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 07:11 PM

3. You can get lost.............

in an hour's worth of reading by linking onto any of Charlie's writings.

Well worth the trip - and SO wonderful to hear some brilliant thought about our current national disgrace..........................

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 08:06 PM

7. I get lost in Charlie Pierce's articles on a daily basis

I get the Esquire email every day. They have some other spot on writers besides Charlie but he is the best. I also love his weekly call ins on the Stephanie Miller Show.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 07:15 PM

4. They're not mailing them.

Leaving boxes at the door. Reportedly no mailing labels on them. USPS, UPS and FedEx say they had no deliveries to the addresses.

This is a real sicko.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 07:16 PM

5. I switched from CNN to CBS to get more info on this

CNN covered it, but went right back to Dotard. This is serious stuff.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 07:19 PM

6. K & R

Important

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 08:11 PM

8. I saw this on the news. Horrible. I'm guessing it's the Nazis that have come out of the woodwork.

All the hostile, hate-filled rhetoric by Trump fuels these guys. But we don't know for certain. I hope they get the people or person and we find out. Could be another Kaczyinski, like the OP says.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 08:14 PM

9. White Supremacism at work.

Domestic terrorists are emboldened.

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Response to IluvPitties (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:03 PM

22. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Texas has 66 known hate groups; includes

KKK, Nazi, and white supremacists.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 08:14 PM

10. This is some scary shit going on in this country.

every time trump speaks he lights another racist fire....

that screed in Pittsburgh was right out of the dicatator's handbook

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Response to spanone (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 08:37 PM

11. +1000

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Response to spanone (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:42 AM

31. +++ trump is all about the racist hate frenzy . You won't see him fire Miller soon imo

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 08:51 PM

12. K&R

what's happening out in Texas is horrible.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 08:52 PM

13. The asshole is clearly targeting random innocent minorities in working-class neighborhoods

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 09:05 PM

14. K & R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:57 AM

15. MSM is holding off on the 'T' word

They will continue using 'Hate' and 'Criminal'. If it turns out this person is non-white look for them to be branded as a Terrorist.

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Response to Scalded Nun (Reply #15)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:07 PM

18. Non-white and/or non-Christian. nt.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:29 AM

16. None of these were delivered by USPS, UPS, or Fed EX.

The police chief refused to provide many details about the explosives, citing the ongoing investigation. But he said they were an "average size letter box" and "not particularly large." In all three cases, he said, the packages did not appear to have gone through the U.S. Postal Service or private carriers like UPS but were left on doorsteps without a knock or ringing of doorbells.


[link:https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/2-Deadly-Package-Bombs-Austin-476566033.html|]


There seems to be some link between victims.

Fredie Dixon’s stepson, Anthony Stephan House, 39, died after a package exploded at his house on March 2. Dixon told the Post he is good friends with Norman Mason, the grandfather of the teenager who was killed in a package explosion around 6:45 a.m. Monday in the 4800 block of Oldfort Hill Drive.

[link:https://www.statesman.com/news/breaking-news/breaking-second-explosion-reported-east-austin/2Fhi7i7aSmWoMBS5HHbfeO/|]

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:57 AM

17. It is really scary

Greg Abbott is useless but thank God the FBI and ATF are involved.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:41 PM

19. Red state preservation playbook: pick liberal/diverse sites, hit minorities there, blame libs there

to sow doubt, discouragement and disengagement from GOTV across the state.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:12 PM

23. Trump has let the demons in this country (and the world, really)...

Know that their time in the shadows is over.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:16 PM

24. This is absolutely, 100% terrorism.

Yet our idiot president won't condemn white supremacist terrorists because "some, I assume, are good people". And the FBI has actually laxed investigations on white supremacists. This is getting really scary.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:20 PM

25. The packages were not mailed, that has been made very clear. They are placed on the porch by the

person who made the bombs. I doubt they could have been delivered by a parcel service without detonation along the way. The public is being warned not to open packages they weren't expecting.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:30 PM

27. K & R

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