About the author: Suzanne Olden

Suzanne Reisig Olden is a Catholic Christian, Conservative, married mother of two, who loves God, family and country in that order. She lives northwest of Baltimore, in Carroll County, Maryland. She graduated from Villa Julie College/Stevenson University with a BS in Paralegal Studies and works as a paralegal for a franchise company, specializing in franchise law and intellectual property. Originally from Baltimore, and after many moves, she came home to raise her son and daughter, now high school and college aged, in her home state. Suzanne has written for the online publication, The Beacon Bulletin.

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  • marineh2ominer

    This public incident was obviously done by the Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano so that Obamass could sign more executive orders depriving Americans of more rights .

    • fliteking

      I certainly would not rule this out. Similar to taking Fast and Furious to the next level, no?

  • billyjshafer

    Before all the blame starts. We should wait and get all the facts

  • fliteking

    All “good” liberals will take this sad moment to repeatedly demonize what good Americans are remaining.

    Liberals are selfish fools who don’t think of the harm done to others when leveraging a disaster.

  • sean murry

    It was the muslims that obummer allowed here.

  • mustang

    In the words of Harry Reid,”I have it from a very good source that Kristoff is to blame, because he feels the Marathon is unfair because those who don’t train for the event develop inferiority complexes & we need to make sure there is a level playing field for all.”

    • rangerrebew

      If I hadn’t had both knees and a hip replaced, I would have been there and as you say, felt inferior because of my disability.

  • rangerrebew

    I believe Rosy O’Donnell is blaming Bush for an event that was obviously filmed in a studio and was manufactured by his administration. Moving right along, the media has to do a lot of obfuscating on this one because if they go to hard on bombers, they will be stepping on the toes of Obama’s close friend, and unrepentant terrorist, Bill Ayers, who has practical experience in the use of bombs. I can see why we are getting all this drivel from the left who are obviously trying to make a smoke screen for Ali Bama, his friendship with Ayers could be politically damaging. By the way, I wonder if Ayers gets sexually aroused when he hears about children being killed, legs blown off, 170 people injured, and pictures of blood on the street? Or does Ayers get jealous because the Boston bomber was more successful than he?

    • Its Just Me.

      Maybe it was some of Bill Ayers Students. Trying to get a A+ in his class. Or have I been watching to much of The Following.

      • rangerrebew

        You may be on to something. Maybe one of his bombing friends at a university closer to the District of Corruption was giving As, too.

  • Carolina

    Finally, someone with a sane outlook on the terrible day in Boston.

  • pearl87

    Suzanne Olden, you should shut up. Seriously. In the name of “fairness”, the liberal catchall for redistribution of what is right, some false Republicans are eager to bash conservatives along with lib/Dems, all in the name of “equality”, of course. There has been precious little blaming of anyone coming from conservatives, for the simple reason that the left completely controls the media megaphone. Why don’t you take your superior attitude onto an MSM outlet where the braindead viewers will appreciate it?

    • Suzanne Olden

      I should shut up? Why? Because I held the “precious few” to account as well? NO ONE should be making this a political thing until all the facts are in. There was a lot from the left, but there was a vocal minority on the right doing the same thing. None of them are right. As for “superior attitudes” and blame gaming, you’re right up there, aren’t you pearl?

    • http://clashdaily.com/author/SuzanneReisig/ Suzanne Olden

      Hey Pearl, if you actually could read, you’d see she isn’t defending the left or attacking the right, but sending a message to both sides that now isn’t the time. Wait to see who did what, then place the blame where it belongs – on the IDIOT COWARD who perpetrated it. I’ve seen idiot conservatives, yes a few, blame Obama, Holder, Napolitaneo and the rest for this. It’s not the time or place.

  • ron

    Everyone waiting with baited breath to see who the .gov blames (quickly constructing a bandwagon for everyone to jump on). Are Americans better than this?

    What happened to “land of the free and home of the brave”? When did we cashier the concept that we are the government, and are responsible for our own security? That this self-government would allow us greater freedom and remain the envy of the world? Where is the American Spirit in this?

    Crying and wailing for the State to protect us…when they clearly can not.

  • EdinNola

    The only thing one can take away from this tragedy from a political standpoint is: Government CANNOT protect everyone from everything, especially when it regards doing it’s job in such things as protecting our borders as something it can refuse to do. The answer, as best as can be stated is: You are responsible for watching out for yourself – the government can’t do it and the government doesn’t want to do it. Be aware at all times.

  • reggiec

    I think that the only way any society will be able to discourage tese types of senseless attacks is to return to the “eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth” justice response. Ancient laws limited a punishment to the level of the offense to keep vengefull persons or societies from over reacting. I believe there should be no restriction for a society to interpret the “eye for an eye…” not just as a limitation but also for justification for the upper level of punishment.
    In the Boston case the perpetrator(s) should publically have portions of their body or bodies blown off systematically and incrementally until they die.
    The world is going to have to wake up soon. The brutality of some of those who attack us cannot be battled civily in a court of law.

    • http://clashdaily.com/author/SuzanneReisig/ Suzanne Olden

      Reggie, if we blow them up as you say, we are no better than they are. If the perpetrators are US citizens, try them and lock them up (as citizens our Constitution protects their right to due process – if we take it from them, then we open the door to let anyone take it from us). Let the criminals in the prisons take care of them! If they are not citizens, Gitmo. I’m not saying coddle anyone, but as the Middle East has shown us for decades, brutality begets brutality.

  • Mario

    I almost hate to be the one to tell you Suzanne – these so-called “terrorists”, be they home-grown or foreign, became bolder when America decided to refer to them as “terrorists”. By calling them ‘terrorists’ instead of what they are: “Cowards” – their war is half won, because Americans are unwittingly admitting to the cowards that their acts are ‘terrifying’ to Americans. The cowards need to be dealt with in the same manner as they deal with captured or killed Americans. If we are not willing, or don’t have the stomach for winning this war against the so-called “terrorists”, we will endure what they force on us.

    • victorbarney

      Just thought I’d mention here that Revelation 18:10 CLEARLY states that our Jewish “Hebrew-”, not Greek(Zeph. 3;9, Acts 26:16, 1 Cor. 4:6) “inspired” Savior, Scriptures state: “Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgement come.” Again, Revelation 18:17 “For in one hour so great riches is come to nought…and as many as trade by ship, and stood afar off,…verse 19: And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city….for in one hour is thy judgement come.” No folks, not from our women alone elected self-professed “Anti-Christ”(Marxist) & only Non-Anglo-Saxon LEADER “EVER” over Anglo-Saxons referred to in Deuteronomy 17:15 as the “forbidden foreigner” put over u.s. Oh! sorry, women alone, including the unfortunate men also of the Anglo-Saxon variety, because only 72,000 of you also survive this period commonly referred to as “Jacob’s trouble” according to Revelation, chapter 11. In Hebrew, our Savior’s name is “Yahshua,” meaning in Hebrew that “Yahweh means Salvation.” Again, I’m just saying what’s really written because it’s about the City of Jerusalem, not “Rome.” That is if you believe only what’s actually written in Scriptures read only through the process of “scientific deduction” as commanded(2 Peter 1:20).

    • http://clashdaily.com/author/SuzanneReisig/ Suzanne Olden

      Oh, they certainly are cowards, I agree with that! They are terrorists because they create fear. They are also murders. Either way, they are evil and will be dealt with, either here by us, or later when they face God.
      The only thing I disagree with is sinking to their level. Beheading people isn’t justice. Sending them to Gitmo and pumping them for information then letting them rot? Well that works too.

  • Brian Wenner

    Have to say, Suzanne, that this is one of the first balanced articles I have seen from you in a long time. Well done, even if I don’t have quite the vitriolic reaction that you do over the immediate responses. People are going to react to events like this in many ways…and many will seek out the boogie man of their choice to blame, irrespective of the facts (or lack of them).
    Just looking at the responses of the fine readers here at Clash Daily highlights this. Since most here are quite a bit to the right, they of course are blaming Obama or people in the sphere around him.
    Its the same reactionary response I have seen in you since Obama was elected, and then amplified when he was re-elected. You have turned from well thought out criticism (whether I agreed with that criticism or not), to reactive name calling and declarations of outright evil.
    Perhaps you might take your own advice, and apply it to your own reactionary tendencies, and see that perhaps those that disagree with you are not evil. Those that disagree with you are not destroying the country. Then, perhaps, those that do not agree with you will have the space to listen to your actual points and consider them honestly, instead of being constantly attacked and vilified, and thus responding defensively.
    You own the bully pulpit here. Practice what you preach.

    • http://clashdaily.com/author/SuzanneReisig/ Suzanne Olden

      Taking a stand isn’t “reactionary” it means taking a stand, and if others become uncomfortable, that’s on them. The truth hurts, and maybe their discomfort means they have to rethink their side. Whatever it is, their problem, not Suzanne’s. Did you ever think that maybe she wants peope to be uncomfortable? That it might make them think about what they were confronted with and change. She SHOULD use her “bully pulpit” just the way she does.

      I can’t think of a single example of seeing name calling from her writing, here or on Twitter or Facebook, where I follow her. Except maybe for the governor of the state where she lives – and he’s a jackass who deserves it (taxing rain, really???) I’m thinking that the real vitrol here, or maybe the manipulation, would be from someone trying to make her feel bad and shut it. I’ve seen some of your discussions with her on Facebook, and you are just as vitrolic. As for evil, it exists and pointing it out isn’t wrong, it’s smart!

      • Brian Wenner

        Yes, our debates on Facebook were often vitriolic, because virtually everything I was responding to was set up that way from the outset. Since you have no visibility into our interactions pre-Obama, you really have no point of reference. The difference is night and day – and Suzanne is well aware of it, and is reveling in it. It’s why I stopped interacting on Facebook.

        That said, opinion blog entries like this one are much more in line with what I used to see…a definite opinion, but one that is ably applied across the political spectrum.

  • Lebron James

    The highlight of this blog is “Around 3:30 I took a quick “brain break” and checked in on Facebook.” Don’t even try to pretend you’re not on facebook discussing politics all day long. It’s beneath you.

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