Powerful message: Boston-area union displays ‘Cowards’ on electronic billboard [pic]

Boston may still be reeling from yesterday’s bombings, but there’s no doubt that Bostonians’ spirits are as strong as ever.

Dorchester-based IBEW Local 103 is sending a message to whoever is responsible for what happened:

It’s not often that we find ourselves in agreement with a labor union, but credit ought to be given where it’s due. Good on them.

Editor’s note: The title of this post has been updated to correct a typo.



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  • ForTheRepublic

    Damn right they are! I just hope they die slow, painful deaths while being forced to stare at an American flag.

    • ryukidn

      Let’s go one better …. let’s wrap them in Old Glory after we’ve soaked it in
      bacon grease. And, attach a Star of David, just for good measure …

      • ForTheRepublic

        Heh, I’m all for it. My cup of “civility” ran out right about the time I read about the little kid being killed. I no longer care what happens to those “humans”, so long as they die knowing they’re going to burn for all eternity.

  • CatHerder

    Pretty much sums it up.

    • E Quilibrate

      At least.

  • SpinMeNot

    ok, this is the 4th sign of the zombie apocalypse …

    to recap, in probably the incorrect order, it sucks getting old.

    (1) I agree with something a bob bechel said

    (2) Kwame created a job in Detroit (the plane pulling the banner reading “don’t drop the soap kwame”)

    (3) Hostess selling the rights to Twinkees — Zombieland teaches us there will be only Snowballs

    (4) The Unions pay for a ad that it actually factual.

    Get ready folks … only three more to go.

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      Spin! Say it ain’t so…..!!!! o.O

    • J. Cox

      Ummm..got 1 more…Rosanne Barr came out in support of 2A rights,blamed the econ on Obama,still counts as one though.

      • SpinMeNot

        listed above?

        (1) Agreement with Bob Bechel, (2) Kwame creating a Job in Detroit, and (3) the imminent return of Twinkies to shelves.

        Edit, oops, this ended up being attached to the wrong response, this is for @Torcer

      • VerminMcCann

        The moocow came out in support of allowing women to shoot rapists. She doesn’t deserve credit for voicing broad support for the Second Amendment.

      • E Quilibrate

        Let’s see. +1; -3; +2. aw hell, forget it.

    • $35072932

      I have to ask, what are the other three?

      • thetreyman

        the final 3 of the seven seals havent been opened yet.

        • $35072932

          “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”

          Han Solo

          • ImANiceGuy

            was da empire takin his laser gun away?

    • E Quilibrate

      Don’t forget Geraldo. Gotta be worth at least 2.

    • Lady 12

      What about when Code Pink took the same side as Rand Paul in the filibuster?

      • SpinMeNot

        Well, in the case of code pink — that was more of a blind squirrel finding the occasional acorn … IMHO, no so much union thugs discovering a fundamental and somewhat ironic truth …

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    Standing by for the usual Twitchy denouncement of unions…..

    • Michelle

      Hi Joe – I’m guessing you didn’t read the whole post? You seemingly missed this part, so I’ll point it out to you: “It’s not often that we find ourselves in agreement with a labor union, but credit ought to be given where it’s due. Good on them.”

    • Finrod Felagund

      Troll FAIL.

    • conservativemomma

      I hardly think 8 yr old Martin was a member of a union

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

      No, just you, di(kweed.

  • BuckTard

    Good for them.

  • capisce

    There are more than a few senators and congressmen to whom I would like to say:
    “Here’s your sign”.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      Especially the ones in Kalifornia.

  • peteee363

    i don’t normally agree with most union activities, but this one is brilliant!

    • E Quilibrate

      They did nail that one. Sure enough.

  • James DeAcutis

    I tweeted the same word yesterday. Can’t wait to find out who did this…

  • JeffDeWitt

    It’s rare that I agree with a union, but this time I agree 100%. Good job Local 103!

  • JR48

    Yup. Normally I would raise an eyebrow at most anything that they do, but they’ve got my support on this one.

  • Michael DeVita

    Cowards, yes, but also TERRORISTS, go ahead Mr. Pres. it’s ok to call them that.

  • ManaMoffa

    Its should read EVIL BASTA RD ,

  • Johnny Glenn

    Sending young people off to do your killing is brave? Sending drones in to destroy neighborhoods and kill innocent women and children isn’t the act of cowards? Watching industrialists and the other mega-wealthy manipulate politicians with bribes (“gifts” is not the correct term) and take over the food industry all the while producing food with no nutritional value and actually contains harmful substances is not COWARDLY? Murdering an unborn child in the womb is not COWARDLY? HYPOCRITES!!!!

  • Douglas Moose

    Who said you have to disagree with a group 100% of the time to still oppose what they represent?

    If that’s what you think, then you are the EXTREMIST everyone has been warning us about!

  • camnpat

    Agreeing on one issue, or coming together at a time of tragedy, doesn’t mean you surrender all your other principles and convictions.

  • mike_in_kosovo

    Even blind squirrels find a nut every now and then. /sarc

  • ClinkinKY

    You represent the union mentality beautifully.

  • E Quilibrate


  • E Quilibrate

    Even if sometimes it turns out to be their own.

  • mike_in_kosovo

    Using both hands, approach radar and a ground controller.

  • E Quilibrate

    Maybe even a co-pilot? Thanks.