Fuck Patrick Lynch

Fuck him.

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    draftmama says:

    This man is emblematic of what is wrong with the culture of law enforcement.

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    lamh36 says:

    Doesn’t NYPD do security for Mayor DeBlasio and his family?

    apparently the mayor’s detail is all non-white officers, but damn if that may be a good thing.

    I still don’t trust the NYPD, black or not, the thin blue lines seems to transcend race in a lot of this suspect police departments

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    repost from below

    Josh Barro @ jbarro · 8m 8 minutes ago
    Here’s Pat Lynch blaming protesters and the mayor for today’s murders.

    Oren Yaniv @ OrenYaniv · 6m 6 minutes ago
    @ jbarro …without making a single mention of the actual killer.

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    Wait, is that the same statement as this one that the PBA now says didn’t come from them?

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    Enhanced Voting Techniques says:

    Excellent, the violence is escalating so they attack the people trying to calm it down.

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    lamh36 says:

    @Southern Beale: they claimed the “wartime” statement wasn’t legit. but I noticed they never challenged the SBA tweet. now we know why

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    Fox News is all over this, blaming the protestors. But when Sarah Palin’s inflammatory rhetoric results in Gabby Giffords getting shot, suddenly words don’t incite violence. Very weird.

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    lamh36 says:

    video of police officers turning their backs on DeBlasio as he enters presser.


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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    They’ll use this shooting like a club to beat back the protesters and criticism of the police.

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    The irony that these protestors suddenly have to be held accountable for the murders of 2 police officers when what they were protesting was police officers NOT being held accountable for civilian deaths … my head is spinning.

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    Things like this aren’t going to engender a lot of sympathy among the rank and file citizenry.

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    AnonPhenom says:

    Can’t say I’m suprised after the bullshit about banning the mayor from funerals. This is the equivilant of Dubya’s ‘ you’re either with us, or you’re with the terrorists’. I hope DiBlasio has more backbone than a lot of folks had back then. Lynch is the biggest douche in the world using this tragedy as a political wedge. I only hope it comes back to bite him in the ass.

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    divF says:

    This is all but an invitation to assassinate the Mayor, coming from the head of the PBA. I’m old enough to remember when ex-cop Dan White murdered Mayor Moscone and City Councilman Milk in San Franscisco using his service revolver, so it isn’t as if it can’t happen.


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    Mike in NC says:

    Now Congress has a reason to double down on providing police departments with more surplus military gear. Nixon got elected on the “law and order” bullshit, and Republicans have never looked back. It’s all about putting ‘those people’ in their place.

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    lamh36 says:

    @HaroldItz: On CNN, retired NYC cop said NYC cops who protect the mayor just might not be diligent about that. That CNN cop, Harry Houck—fuck you.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @lamh36: head spinning to think that underneath all this rage is a cop who wasn’t indicted for strangling a man on the street.

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    jl says:

    Time for reform and reorganization of NYPD. A lot of their brass is corrupt, IMHO, since they seem to think they work for Wall Street Bankers. I guess that is NYPD’s version of LAPD celebrity complex.

    Maybe this stuff is another result of militarization of policing in the US.

    I wonder what the murderer’s real motive was, and whether he was mentally disturbed.. Said he was angry about Brown and Garner killings. But it started with the guy murdering his girlfriend in Baltimore What did she have to do with Brown and Garner killings? Then I heard he put up picks of the bloodstains from his murder of his girlfriend on instagram or twitter. Which seems way odd.

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    Elie says:

    No -underneath this is a failed justice system… cops need to become part of the justice system again. Right now, some of them are in some other vigilante state that is unrelated to their formal powers and responsibilities. It is good to have this happen because otherwise we would not have known how broken some police departments are. We know now and while it is scary and upsetting, we have to take steps. I am surprised (truly), that other cooler and more responsible people aren’t reining them in or at least pointing out the extreme rhetoric. The Mayor also has to say something. This is very serious and very important.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Crusty Dem: Christ, what an asshole. And what a shitty article – someone should just euthanize Newsweek.

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    OK, so if the cops had been strangled in their car, it would have been OK? Because that is apparently the standard that has been established…

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    KG says:

    I try to be optimistic, I want to believe that we, as a society, will learn from this string of tragedies, that the moral arc of history bends toward justice. But I have this feeling that no good will come from this.

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    lamh36 says:

    @jl: exactly, but be sure to expect the media to ignore or just let the woman who was shot (I’ve heard stories that she may nit have bee a GF but a woman who rejected him) fall by the waist side since her shooting doesn’t fit the narrative that CNN et al want to push

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    Omnes Omnibus says:


    But I have this feeling that no good will come from this.

    Not in the short term.

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    J R in WV says:

    I’m with the commenter above; many people suddenly acting as if their emotional development stopped in Jr High need to be corrected or fired.

    The guy threatening the mayor needs to be picked up for inciting, and put somewhere quiet, safe, and away from the media, who were totally irresponsible to run that cop’s drivel.

    “To Serve and Protect” not to overpower, control, and despise. Not!

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    I have some questions for people like Lynch: Why do police departments in other countries avoid the levels of violence that US cops routinely use? Are our cops that scared? Do cops know they aren’t in the military? Do they know that a lot of real soldiers don’t care very much for cops? And, finally, do you know how much of an asshole you appear to be?

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    Tommy says:

    @KG: Well of course the quote goes on to say you have to bend it on your own. Where I live the cops are cool. So foreign to me that they are not there for me.Shit goes sideways in my life I WANT to call the police.

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    jl says:

    @lamh36: As other commenters have noted it is disturbing how it is off limits to bring up the possible political motives of white reactionaries assassinating police and shooting up random places, but white farts hammer on it and it is promoted in our crummy corporate media when supposed ‘lefty’ motives or racial minorities involved.

    Apparently the guy did make public statements he was angry about the Brown and Garner killings, so it is fair game. But the white cop killers and random murderers rambled on about their politically motivated grips too, and they were dismissed as weirdos and disturbed.

    I would like to hear what they know about why he killed the woman. Only connection I can see is that she knew he wanted to assassinate some cops and she was going to report it. But that is just a tad speculative. A mentally disturbed person going apeshit over whatever is more likely.

    Edit: the woman was murdered in Baltimore, so I assume they have an interest in getting the story behind that. Another question is if they guy wanted to assassinate cops, why did he have to go all the way to NY? What is wrong with Baltimore? Because Garner was killed there? Maybe… But it seems odd.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Tommy: And when you lived in DC, did your AA neighbors see things the same way? It’s not like you lived your whole life in Mayberry, is it?

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @jl: Brinsley allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend in Baltimore County on Saturday morning, according to Bratton. She is expected to survive, the Baltimore Sun reported.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    She is expected to survive, the Baltimore Sun reported.

    One piece of good news in all this.

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    lamh36 says:

    @jl: the woman is still alive but in hospital last I heard. he shot her in stomach I believe

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @lamh36: Stamen?

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    Tommy says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: No. We were always told to say gun, gun, gun if we called the police. Other wise nobody would come to our aid. More to your point, the AA didn’t so much like the police. Not fans.

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    lamh36 says:

    @joshtpm: Police: Man Who Killed 2 NYPD Cops Was Angry About Eric Garner @TPM http://t.co/uONl9v7Cka

    again, I asked Josh, was Garner the reason he shot his girlfriend, THEN drove to NYC?

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    lamh36 says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: stomach. IPad over corrected

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:


    Yep, shot in the stamen with a pistil.

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    jl says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: I think the mindset has been developing ever since some bright eyed and brilliant conservative sociologists and economists came up with their goofy predator class theories back in the day 40 years ago. Played well for the white racial bigot/racist audience in the US, which is larger than we want to admit.

    Conservative applied economists ran a bunch of BS regressions that supposedly proved that there were irredeemable ‘bad guys’ and most economically efficient thing to do was to lock ’em up and throw away the key. led to BS like California basically abandoning attempts at rehabilitation, leading to disastrous results, especially in interaction with misguided laws like the ever stricter 3 strikes law.

    Also, I think the barbaric attitudes associated with ‘scared straight’ programs played a role. And I think that there is a connection with the militarization of police.

    But, mostly the last generation of scared and hateful bigots and racists in the US need to go away, either to the rest homes or each the natural end of their days and quit screwing up the country’s politics.

    I’m not as bleak about it as others. Seems like a pendulum or progress and reaction. Police just don’t ignore minority on minority violence in minority communities anymore, and keep it from disturbing the good white folks just by beating the crap out any minority who steps out of line in a white neighborhood. I know for a fact that kind of progress scares some white bigots because they say so once in a while. So, probably a lot of white bigot support for subtly and slowly turning community policing into stop and frisk anyone who looks different walking down the street in certain neighborhood.

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    jl says:

    I hope that is true, it would be good news. I heard a news report he shot a woman dead. Hope I heard a mistaken report.

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    Monala says:

    This is nothing new. In the early ’90s, I was dating a guy whose dad (African-American) was a formerly high-ranking NYPD official before his retirement. We were visiting one weekend when a young, unarmed Latino man was killed by NYPD. Dave Dinkins was mayor at the time, and he visited the young man’s mother to offer his condolences. Local news then reported on the head of the police union’s reaction to the mayor’s visit to the mother. I don’t remember his exact words, but he yelled “m-f-in n****r” multiple times in his rant against the mayor. When asked for a response, Dinkins was unbelievably calm and gracious (although I wouldn’t be surprised if he was seething inside).

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Tommy: Then you shouldn’t find it all that foreign that people might fear the police instead of trusting them. Look, I am white, I look and sound well off, and I am lawyer. Cops are very careful and polite with me. My experience is likely a minority experience; the thing is, I try to be aware of that circumstance. And since the Wilson non-indictment, I have become more radicalized. Your experience and mine are not what a large number of our fellow citizens experience. And that is flat out wrong and often criminal. That is all there is to it.

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    jl says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: Thanks. then the news report I heard was wrong. Glad of that.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @lamh36: Got it. I normally ignore typos and such, but that one was a bit incomprehensible.

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    jl says:


    ” video of police officers turning their backs on DeBlasio as he enters presser. ”

    Suspend them. Seriously. That is as unacceptable in my view as those demonstrators calling for ‘dead cops’. in the video a commenter posted above.

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    sharl says:

    @myiq2xu: Golly MeatProd, there must be 30 or so people there chanting for dead cops in that NYC group. The only logical solution must be to open up a big can of police whoop-ass on all the Black people.

    Q.E.D. …dumbass.

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    GregB says:


    That is grotesque.

    Effing Americans and our Second Amendment remedies.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @myiq2xu: You really, really are a silly person. Video with audio. From that distance and with that degree of clarity? Shocking. I heard that you were a quality troll; you seem second rate at best.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Trolls are second rate by definition. Well, except for DougJ.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @BillinGlendaleCA: I meant second rate as a troll. Fourth or fifth rate as a human being, if I am being charitable – which, given the season, I am,

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    Gravenstone says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    I heard that you were a quality troll

    Can’t say that quality has ever applied to our friend myiq10^-15xu

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    From NY Magazine’s blog:

    the anger at de Blasio in the department is understandable and real — even among cops who know he had nothing to do with the evil of Ismaaiyl Brinsley.

    The author doesn’t give any context as to why he thinks the anger is “understandable”? what the fuck am I missing?

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Even worse, he’s a racist piece of shit.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: I wasn’t here for that troll’s peak period. I’ll take you word for it. I’ll say I am not surprised.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: He basically lost his mind over a black President.

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    myiq2xu says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: The video was posted by the NBC affiliate in NYC. Are you saying NBC isn’t trustworthy?

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    Mike J says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Fourth or fifth rate as a human being, if I am being charitable – which, given the season, I am,

    Do you its real name might be Carol? As in, troll the ancient yuletide Carol, falalalalalalalala?

    (yes I know, but the joke doesn’t work that way)

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    myiq2xu says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: Riiiiight.

    Racist = supported Hillary over Obama

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    Corner Stone says:

    Zero to a hundred real quick.

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    wasabi gasp says:

    When a man shoots his gal in the gut, you know he’s an advocate for justice…er, or entirely something else.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @myiq2xu: No, it was posted by Tom DiLello. No idea he who he is, but he is not the NYC NBC affiliate’s official YouTube guy. Try again.

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    1weirdTrick says:

    Pataki deserves a big FU, too.

    “Sickened by these barbaric acts,” Mr. Pataki wrote on Twitter, “which sadly are a predictable outcome of divisive anti-cop rhetoric of #ericholder & #mayordiblasio.”

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: They had views you wouldn’t believe. You just would not.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Corner Stone: I am stunned by this.

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    Gravenstone says:

    As an aside to Cleek, if you’re lurking. Your pie filter seems to have sprung a leak.

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    jl says:

    @1weirdTrick: diBlasio spewed what divisive anti-cop rhetoric? I heard he said publicly he advised his kid, who I think is mixed race, to be careful dealing with the police, even if they have come to help him. Is that it?

    If so, then this is all racist crap from police who have a serious attitude problem, racial and very probably on quite a few other issues as well.

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    Mike J says:

    @Gravenstone: Try Chuck’s version. Kills responses to trolls too.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @1weirdTrick: Pataki is talking about running for President in 2016 so he needs to get some cred with the haters. The divisive anti-cop rhetoric he denounced was the outrage expressed by many in the wake of the Eric Garner injustice. Here’s Pataki’s statement on Eric Garner’s murder:

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    Tommy says:

    I am binge watching Anthony Bourdain show on CNN. There are few people, famous people, I’d like to spend a day with. He is one. As he opens his show on South African the background music is Biko. Nobody does that shit. I don’t know how you talk about South African and not have Biko playing in the background. But it often happens. It didn’t this time. Biko and him talking about race … why I’d like to have dinner with the dude. To cook for him.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Corner Stone: i got an email from a customer. and i found it stunning. the worse thing that can happen is being mocked. my dad was a civilian DoD employee, so I am a military brat. you wouldn’t last an hour in that room.*

    ETA: I might have gone out of character a bit in the middle.

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    Gravenstone says:

    @Mike J: Gracias

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    Tommy says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: I might know that feeling. Just saying!

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    Ruckus says:

    Any thing that is not total and unequivocal support towards police is a direct attack on police. Police can do no wrong, they are much better humans than anyone else and anyone who does not genuflect in their general direction whenever they demand must be put down. No action they take can ever be wrong or discussed or worse yet indicted for. Nothing. (ETA) They are not above the law, they are the law.
    /the thin blue line

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Tommy: What about having local music? Music from a posh Brit might not be the most appropriate.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Tommy: You are a bit irony impaired, aren’t you?

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @jl: deBlasio fucked up by not saying he’d let cops throw a stun grenade into his kid’s crib.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: Basically, in the cop’s view.

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    notorious JRT says:


    But, mostly the last generation of scared and hateful bigots and racists in the US need to go away

    And just which generation would that be?

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead:

    Here’s Pataki’s statement on Eric Garner’s murder:

    “My fellow Americans. I come before you tonight to pledge that, if elected, I promise a bunny in every pot. God blesh you all, and God blesh America!”

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    srv says:

    de Blasio is done. Stick a fork in him.

    There’s only one color in NYC that matters and it’s blue.

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    Tommy says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: I hated moving every 3 or so years. It sucked. But I learned to walk up to random people, put my hand out, and say “hi I am Tommy, would you be my friend?”

    That worked really well for me ….

    I recall being asked to tell a class a public speaking thing, when I was a senior in high school, what I was most grateful for. I said this.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @srv: What the hell was he thinking having black kids?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Tommy: A bit of a non sequitur, no?

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    ruemara says:

    @Tommy: I swear to god you’re a parody.

    @srv: I’m sure you speak from your fulsome knowledge of NYC’s political climate and how endearing most citizens find their cops.

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    Tommy says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Nope. Didn’t somebody here mention about being a military brat?

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    jl says:

    @notorious JRT:

    ” And just which generation would that be? ”

    Good question. I got carried away. I’ll just hope for a gradual reduction below a critical mass needed to mess things up politically.

    Probably I was thinking of hard core Fox News fans. They are aging out of the scene fast. Fox is mining their assets ruthlessly until they hit that long winding road into the sky.

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    Tommy says:


    I swear to god you’re a parody.

    I wonder in what way. I assume it won’t be positive. But curious.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Tommy: Good god. You are DougJ , aren’t you?

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    Tommy says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: I don’t know what that means.

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    🚸 Martin says:

    Anyone think the police will let this go without retaliation? Anyone know how we’ll be able to tell if they’re retaliating or just acting as they previous did?

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    srv says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: He clearly didn’t take enough lessons from Rosie.

    @🚸 Martin: I’m sure de Blasio will have it under control

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    eemom says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    I kind of like the increasingly in yer face/no more mr. nice guy/fuck that shit OO I’ve been seeing around here lately. Jussayinzall.

    /little bootsette

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    ruemara says:

    @Tommy: Your rather blithe self that seems to be an updated Sheriff Andy Griffith with a 10 mbps connection.

    @Just Some Fuckhead: Ha. the comments are hilarious. Because the man’s attorney seems to take many of these types of cases, he’s scum, but his client is a poor fellow being abused by the law. But the other guy is a racebaiter who hates cops, but this one particular guy is an innocent. But the lawyer is totally a racebaiter, just trying to take down cops. Fuck these guys.

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    wasabi gasp says:

    @Tommy: Although not so much for the cuisine, the Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza episode is one to watch.

    @Tommy: Was in your hand no benjamin, no trojan, no vial of cocaine?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Tommy: You are real? Someone who got kicked out of his frat for hazing who is now stunned by the fact that cops behave badly toward people who don’t look like well-off white people. That’s really you?

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    notorious JRT says:

    Unfortunately, sadly, this “Boomer” runs into too much anecdotal bigotry in some young uns…

    But, I agree. Fox marinates its viewers in grievance that they link to “those” people.

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    Xenos says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Good god. You are DougJ , aren’t you?

    If it is parody, I can’t see the target. If it is performance art, I don’t get the point.

    Maybe nobody who is well adjusted is tuning in at this hour, even if it is over their morning coffee.

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    sm*t cl*de says:

    If you can’t be arsed doing your feckin’ jobs, resign already.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @eemom: Weirdly, my fraternity mattered to me at the time. I resent Tommy’s connection with me.

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    Ruckus says:

    @notorious JRT:
    Fox news is what it’s founder/owner wants it to be. He’s getting exactly what he pays for.

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    Ruckus says:

    Is being well adjusted like coming from a non dysfunctional family? Extremely rare……

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    Mike J says:

    @sm*t cl*de:

    If you can’t be arsed doing your feckin’ jobs, resign already.

    In ye olden dayes they would be told that starting tomorrow they’re off the mayor detail and walking a beat in Staten Island

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    Xenos says:

    @Ruckus: Being well adjusted to the current reality does not seem like a very good thing in any case.

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    Xenos says:

    @Tommy: Hearing “Biko” playing in the background of a cooking show would lead me to immediately change the channel. Utterly inappropriate.

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    srv says:

    (CNN) — The 17-year-old son of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was the victim of an assault and robbery, a spokeswoman for the mayor told CNN on Saturday.

    Be careful, out there, Mayors.

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    wasabi gasp says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: When Tommy first arrived, I thought he seemed the country mouse to your city mouse.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    I remember Patrick Lynch from 14 years ago, when he was already head of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association. In particular, I remember his colourful denunciation of Bruce Springsteen for writing a song about Amadou Diallo’s tragic death at the hands of the NYPD. I formed my opinion of Lynch then; unfortunately, he hasn’t changed much.

    Now then: why are there separate police officers’ unions in New York for patrolmen, sergeants, lieutenants, captains and detectives? Are these groups at odds with each other? Do they have mutually conflicting interests?

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    Betty Cracker says:

    Good morning, insomniacs. I actually managed to fall asleep awhile ago, but then a couple of cats got into a skirmish nearby and woke me up with their unearthly yowling. So now it’s back to reading “The Bone Clocks.”

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    Amir Khalid says:

    Tony Bourdain doesn’t really do cooking shows. He does travelling-and-eating-local-food shows.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @Betty Cracker: You woke up early to google rabbit recipes, didn’t you?

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    cmm says:

    Oh good, the honorable and upright Bernard Kerik has weighed in. I thought he was still in prison.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @Amir Khalid: They have to be kept separate or they will fight each other for the right to mate with the females.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: That was funny, you’ll be amazing when you grow up.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @wasabi gasp:

    @Omnes Omnibus: When Tommy first arrived, I thought he seemed the country mouse to your city mouse.


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    Corner Stone says:

    @Betty Cracker:

    Good morning, insomniacs.

    Still waiting for someone somewhere to unfuck that which has been befucked.
    Or is it aforefucked?

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Yeah, I’m getting a vibe that someone has snuck in to spoof the “real” Tommy.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Corner Stone:
    It’s just “fucked”.

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    Mike J says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead:

    You woke up early to google rabbit recipes, didn’t you?

    Bring me my hasenpfeffer!

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    Corner Stone says:


    Yeah, I’m getting a vibe that someone has snuck in to spoof the “real” Tommy.

    C’mon, that’s what he always sounds like. It’s a spoof account from jump.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Amir Khalid: I knew some pedant here could assist.
    My thanks, good sir.

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    Flatlander says:

    Here’s your statement, DiBlasio:

    “I am especially saddened in this time of New York City’s loss of two of its finest citizens by the statements of people who would attempt to politicize the essential random action of a sick and evil man. The cynical blame game played by Mr. Lynch attempts to insert a wedge between police and their fellow citizens at a time when solidarity is more important than ever. That a political actor would cheapen and dishonor the life and work of New York’s finest at this time and in this way shocks me as it does every citizen.”

    And then you fire the commish.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @ruemara: Is there a reason why people are mocking Tommy? I mean, it’s one thing to mock people who are jerks, but a someone who seems to be a decent sort, who isn’t out there picking fights for no reason, you’re mocking him? A little surprised at this level of mean girls-itis.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @Corner Stone: My father could sniff out a spoof account with hardly any effort. He grew up in an era when men were expected to be spoofsniffers and he shouldered his responsibility well and it worked for him. Years later, I was asked to give a toast at his retirement party and I told them this.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Corner Stone:

    It’s a spoof account from jump.

    Not necessarily disagreeing with that, but (some of) the posts in this thread seem different. Like too self-aware or actually responsive to other comments.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Corner Stone:
    We duly self-appointed officers of the Grammar Pedantry live to serve.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead:

    You are back in good form, sir! Spoofsniffer, indeed. Haw!

    /Sydney Greenstreet mode

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    Steeplejack says:

    And I must say that it’s good to see some action here in the small hours of the night after it being dead for so long. All we need now is Little Boots!

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @Steeplejack: Shit, that schtick isn’t a hard gig. Staying in character for months on end is the difficult part.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @Flatlander: Yeah, you got a better chance of curing AIDS and cancer in the same day with the same drug. We’ll be lucky if deBlasio doesn’t let 35000 beat officers take turns giving him wedgies for the next six months.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: I might know that feeling. Just saying!

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @Corner Stone: Don’t ever change, Beautiful!

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    Corner Stone says:

    That was to 134 but actually it’s kind of a beautiful respondez vous to 134 or 135.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Thread needs more Omnes.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @Corner Stone: That tiger is prolly sexting with Little Boots.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: Probably passed out, the wanker.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Steeplejack: Hey, c’mon Joe. You’re the late night regular and shit. Let’s hear something, Chappy.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Corner Stone:

    Been kinda bluesy lately. Wes Mackey, “Blues, Carry Me Home.”

    Also feeling revitalized because I caught a show on Epix, Hollywood Sessions, that had four actresses—Tilda Swinton, Patricia Arquette, Laura Dern, Emily Stone—talking about their current movies and their careers without the jackass interviewers cutting them off or asking stupid questions. It’ll be on again at 7:00 p.m. EST Tuesday, if anyone’s interested.

    And right now I just lucked into a Miss Marple episode, “The Moving Finger,” with the excellent, “I’ll cut a bitch” Miss Marple, Joan Hickson, as opposed to the other saccharine Marples (on PBS—I’m excepting Margaret Rutherford as sui generis).

    This is lifting my mood, which has been pretty low lately.

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    Steeplejack says:

    Also, too, Beth Hart, “Caught Out in the Rain.”

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @Steeplejack: Why the sad face? If it’s about Balloon Juice, history has taught us it can always suck more.

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    eemom says:

    I miss the General.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @eemom: I’m sure hell would love to give him back, if it was possible.

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    Comrade Scrutinizer says:

    @eemom: Yes.

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    eemom says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead:

    how sad, that that’s the best you can do about a good man gone, at this hour of the night/morning.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @eemom: Don’t be sad, you will be reunited with him some day. :)

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    Steeplejack says:


    It is JSF’s tragic flaw that he cannot accept the deeper currents of his nature. Always the jester, never the mage.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @eemom: I thought of him today (well, yesterday) when I spotted a hummingbird in my yard. We don’t see many around here.

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    NotMax says:

    @Corner Stone

    For any who remember Reboot, Tommy does often come across as the Mike the TV of BJ.

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    Steeplejack says:

    Going to bed. My circadian rhythms are all screwed up.

    Day shift, take it!

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    Keith G says:

    @eemom: An expert exporter of inner demons. I understand your sense of loss.

    Four days to frickin Christmas….Yehaaw!!

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    SRW1 says:

    A possibly relevant piece of information in this context of policing:

    Darrel Wilson outdoes the entire Finnish police force by about 100 percent.

    Also note that Finns are not really among the most gun shy folks in Europe.

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    Lavocat says:

    With a barbed wire dildo dipped in acid.

    Lynch is Exhibit One in Scenes From The Revolution and why EVERYONE has lost faith in the police and their inability to protect and serve.

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    Lavocat says:

    @draftmama: This SOB’s badge should be gone for this stunt.

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    El Caganer says:

    So I guess all that effort NYPD put into investigating Muslims didn’t pay off after all?

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    Elizabelle says:

    For anyone who didn’t click on the link, here’s what Patrick Lynch said:

    “There’s blood on many hands tonight — those that incited violence on the street under the guise of protests, that tried to tear down what New York City police officers did every day,” the head of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, Patrick Lynch, said outside Woodhull Hospital. He added, “That blood on the hands starts on the steps of City Hall, in the office of the mayor.”

    That’s appalling. He needs to go.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Just caught a clip of Lynch saying that, via CNN Headline News.

    The man does not speak. He brays. He literally brays.

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    NobodySpecial says:

    @Elizabelle: That’s just a typical Noo Yawker.

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    sparrow says:

    @Corner Stone: Especially someone who probably has mild Asperger’s.

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    chopper says:

    @Corner Stone:

    A little surprised at this level of mean girls-itis.

    i think irony just exploded.

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    Hunter says:

    “Some union leaders suggested the mayor had sent a message that police officers were to be feared.”

    I think the police have sent that message, loud and clear. And the union leaders are doing nothing to counteract it — they seem to want the police to be feared.

    Wonder why.

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    Elizabelle says:


    The police union spokesbrutes are doing the worst public relations I have ever seen.

    Gonna be a case study, down the line.

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    BubbaDave says:

    “Furthermore, there is blood on the hands of Eric Garner. If he had had the common decency to die quietly, possible shouting out ‘Thug 4 Life, y’all’ or ‘I rape white wimmens’ just before expiring, all those protests could have been avoided and our tender blue feelings would not have been so brutally injured.”

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    johnnybuck says:

    This is what Fascism looks like. Appalling.

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    kc says:

    He is the worst.

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    kc says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    What in the fuck are y’all talking about?

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    kc says:


    It’s not just a cooking show. I’ve seen it a few times and it’s pretty interesting, even tho AB strikes me as being a dick.

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    kc says:

    I should start looking at dates & times before I comment. Oh well.

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    I'mNotSureWhoIWantToBeYet says:

    @Gravenstone: It’s working here, thank goodness. :-/

    All hail Cleek!


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    ruemara says:

    @Corner Stone: who the fuck are you to give me one iota of shit over what I said to Tommy? Particularly after you said it was a spoof from the get go. Piss off.

    And then there’s the shit JSF & Keith G had to say regarding General Stuck and wishing eemom death. Fuck you both.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @ruemara: I’m this person, that’s who. Surprise!

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    ChrisH says:

    I really wouldn’t be surprised if Lynch popped a bottle of champagne after these officers were gunned down.

    Quite honestly this whole situation is making me think of the US House of Cards; Frank Underwood patiently waiting for a child to be killed during a teacher strike in order to blame it on the teacher union.

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    Liberty60 says:

    I think commenter Elie had good comments last night about how the loose talk of insurrection and violence against cops only endangers black folks, since us white people are safely removed from it.

    I do think however, that we white people can and should make it clear to cops that if they want to be feared, they will also be hated. By all of us.

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    r185 says:

    I’d like to know what pat lynch s salary plus benefits are a year..

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @Corner Stone: lol

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    moderateindy says:

    Lynch’s response is so reminiscent of the right’s reaction to criticism of the Iraq war. Apparently, if you criticize the action of one side, you are actually advocating for even the worst actions of people that might be considered to inhabit the “other side” of the equation.
    I use to love the standard response to saying the invasion of Iraq was a stupid idea as the Bush supporters would inevitably accuse you of siding with the terrorists. Because obviously you can’t think both things are bad. Also, you could find out quickly just how ill-informed someone was by asking, exactly what did Iraq have to do with Al Qaeda, and 9-11.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:


    since us white people are safely removed from it.

    Keep thinking that. If you ain’t one of America’s owners then you ain’t shit. The hired thugs of the property class don’t report to you.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @ruemara: Oh piss off, you fucking drama queen. Don’t you have a president to blow or something?

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    @Just Some Fuckhead:

    Me-ow. Would you like a saucer of milk, your cattiness?

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    Bob In Portland says:

    Mr. Lynch blames the first amendment for those cops’ deaths. Someone whose self-examination is so opaque is merely moving air molecules when he speaks.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead:

    Don’t you have a president to blow or something?

    She’s still mad President Stuck didn’t will his well-used knee pads to her.

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    Paula says:


    Hmmm … working fine here for me. I had to download again recently, though:


    Makes a real difference.

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    Wayne says:

    This Patrick Lynch idiot—IS the problem with peoples mistrust of NYPD and indeed all police officers. Instead of this guy weeding out the bad assholes in blue—he blames people (as they exercise their constitutional rights) for the killing of two officers… BS!—And what does he say about the MANY killings (of innocent people) and the constant violation of citizen rights by his NAZI police department???? Not a damn word…PATRICK LYNCH AND THOSE LIKE HIM….ARE THE PROBLEM!

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    Wayne says:

    I agree with you 100%—Guys like HIM…Are the real problem here…He needs to spend some of his BS hot air weeding out his storm trooper misfits in the department….

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    Wayne says:

    Yeah…This Patrick Lynch guy needs to shut the hell up—He’s just making matters worst!

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    Keith G says:


    ….[Keith G] wishing eemom death. Fuck you both.

    You got that from what I typed?

    What the hell are you snorting?

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @Keith G: Reading comprehension wasn’t in Stuck’s wheelhouse either. There’s a reason these halfwits all sat around airfiving each other across the world.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Keith G: She seems to have a picoliter worth of understanding what’s going on here.

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    LAC says:

    @Corner Stone: maybe you and Keith G should go braid each other’s hair and snicker about what a school tramp Mary sue is. I am losing track as to what the thread is about , ladies…

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    Corner Stone says:

    @LAC: You should probably try not drinking so much Vodka.
    I would suggest trying to be not such an idiot, but the alcohol thing is probably going to be easier for a lush like you.
    Aren’t there a plethora of places you can go to get treatment, you poor addict?

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    Corner Stone says:

    @LAC: Probably passed out, I guess. I’ll check back around midnight for your ankle biting comments. Blood sugar crash is a terrible thing. Feel better.

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    brantl says:

    This is all about that you are either entirely with them, or entirely against them. So, they will turn everyone against them.

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    LAC says:

    @Corner Stone: Hey Princess. Sorry I missed you. Was out finishing some Christmas shopping for the family and all. You know…those people that probably stare at you while you ramble on drunkenly about what a big man you are on Balloon Juice.

    I am sensing a little defensive peevishness – two posts back to back? You didn’t slosh your drinkiepoo on your keyboard, did you? Relax…you are not funny when you try so hard.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @LAC: Glad you finally woke up. But please, for the sake of yourself and others, do not try driving anywhere.
    I’m sure you’re still pretty blotto but those two posts back to back are actually two hours apart.
    Next time try taking a cold shower or splashing some cold water in your face before you embarrass yourself here.

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    Corner Stone says:


    Relax…you are not funny when you try so hard.

    Hope your dues are paid up and current with the movie projectionists’ guild.

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    LAC says:

    @Corner Stone: you are really sad. So insecure and in need of validation. You glom on like some 1 am drunk, pretending that the writers here are your friends and that you In the inner circle at balloon juice’and can bully people here. I hope that holidays will cause some introspection and that you will wake up sober, pants on and in your bed and you turn over a new leaf. One that doesn’t have a bourbon bottle under it. Best wishes…

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    Corner Stone says:

    @LAC: It’s ok, honey. We get how much you have to contribute here, usually after midnight EST.
    It’s alright. No need to keep getting drunk and rage-venting here about your pathological inadequacies.
    You’re much more valuable here, with your keen insight and value added contributions. It’s ok. Please get help. Drunk ass rage posting never helped anyone.

  202. 202
    LAC says:

    @Corner Stone: last word with you always, isn’t it? You must be a joy at family gatherings. Please stop trying to be witty. You will make someone think that you care what I think about you. Green tea and lie down. You have done enough damage.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @LAC: It’s ok. It really is. There’s help out there for you, if you only accept it.
    You don’t have to be an angry drunk jackass your whole life. Just put it down and accept some help.

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    'Niques says:


    I miss the General.

    I was just thinking that while reading through the comments.

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    Tony says:

    Your a FOOL, I wish I could tell you to your face. It was wrong what was done to police. BUT how long have they been doing this and other to brown skin people. I’ve never been in trouble except speeding tickets and experienced that attitudes of dirty cops that the police department keeps. So, do you think people are going to lay down and continue to take this crap, you wouldn’t. You are poison to police unions and departments. GOD DOESNT SLEEP NOR FORGETS. He created YOU and the rest of the world. Be a positive beacon of light. We will all answer to him as you will find out, so get your heart together. Thanks

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    AmericanAvatar says:

    I’m white. I’m fully American. Fuck Patrick Lynch. Fuck America. We have a cultural problem here, period.

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    Marc Heineman says:


    For Lynch to head the police union he needs to be a cop,Who the #%^& does p. lynch think he is ? His off the wall statement that DiBlasi has blood on his hands. Lynch has blood on his hands from denying the murder of Gardner and all the other people who have been murdered and abused

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