The Brothers Tsarnaev appear to have concocted and executed a terror attack on their own. There appears to have little evidence o sophisticated or elaborate planning Rather two Muslim immigrants with went radical. Where haws we seen that scenario before, the Shoe Bomber, Fort Hood? Which would better protect our nation interests a register of all legal gun owners or a register of all Muslims?:
Was Boston a semi-suicide bombing? While the Tsarnaev brothers did not self-detonate themselves, their plan seemed hold little chance of successful evasion and escape.
How many more Muslims do we have to see radicalize before we reject the fiction Islam is a religion of peace? When, if ever, will the Obama administration cease its quest for a Tea Party terrorist and start paying attention is radical Islam?
Where the citizen of metropolitan Boston actually made safer by virtue of having been disarmed? I say no. One teenage nut job on the loose and metropolitan area of several million hides under their collective desks. I am sure glad the Bay States of Lexington and Concord were of better stock.
Just having air dropped a disaster of an anti-Second Amendment bill on the Senate, Dirty Harry Reid is now planning on airdropping an nine hundred page immigration bill on to the Senate Immigration is a national security issued and we need to understand what is in the immigration bill before we vote on it.
Perhaps the least surprise of the whole Terrorism is Boston thing, was the spectacle of Obama in his statement following the capture of the second terrorist, telling us how we should be tolerant of the points of view of others.
I watched that, and knew he was grabbing at anything that sounded good on the first blush, because tolerant of the points of view of others is the one thing he has not been. Proof? Here’s one point of literally thousands… Consider his reaction to the defeat of the anti-second amendment agenda, the other day if you want to see his tolerance for the other opinion, even when it’s the majority opinion, slip.
(You know, as an aside, one rather gets the impression that the left views this as a larger failure than that of a gun bill… that they had huge plans, plans they’d not be able to set into motion until such time as guns were out of private hands outright. I’ll have to write something to that point later this week.)
That reaction in the rose garden is striking to me, because, now think… It’d be interesting to see him display that kind of anger when Americans get killed by Muslims, wouldn’t it? We never do.
Obama shot himself in the foot with that Political victory dance over the capture of the second suspect in ways he and his people will never comprehend. Consider, as I said the other day...
Boston, if nothing else, is a lesson of the ineffectiveness of government, particularly as run by liberals. Consider… while Boston was going down, our federal government was watching US. While the bombers were plotting this heinous act, our federal government was trying to disarm US. All the while, of course providing weapons of war to the Muslim Brotherhood, now running Egypt.
Obama now says we’ll hold accountable those responsible…. apparently forgetting his promises to that effect about Benghazi that we are all still waiting on.
But he told us, both in that speech last night, and by way of the usual back channels to his minions in the press that he was “monitoring at all times” the situation as it unfolded in Boston. Oh, yes, the President is on top of things. But wait…This from the guy to told us he didn’t have good info about Benghazi, as that situation was going forward. Right? Forgive me if I ask you to pass the salt… the trends here are far too well-established to take what we’re being fed in the matter at face value. Sorry, it just is.
His confused sounding speech, though, is understandable, because it all fell apart on him and his, last night. After being told by his fellow travelers in the press that the acts we saw in Boston were the efforts of the Tea Party, some anti-government extremist group and the GOP, we find out that he was none of that. You may recall I mentioned that he was unlikely to be a White Married Tea Party type carrying a Gadsden Flag. Of course, I called it… not that it was particularly hard to do. He is in fact, a socialist, a Muslim, and yes, an Obama supporter, according to what we’re seeing from those who know him.
Mark Steyn commented on Friday to that point, saying in part:
“The wish to immediately turn your political opponents into deranged, nut killers — into enemies of the state — is as psychologically unhealthy as any of the balderdash from these Chechen loons with all their Marxist ideology.”
And I have to say, I cant recall a time, even when I was in the radio business, and in the belly of the beast, if you will, when the press was quite so willing to label conservative Americans, as the enemy, as our press has done in this last week. When I saw that, I made my prediction that it was nothing like what the left wanted… and I was right.
So, Obama is now forced in that speech last night, to admonish us on respecting the other point of view… including, apparently, the view that we deserve to be blown up because of our being infidels. He’s got to cover his own butt.And the speech was if anything muted… here’s a man walking a political tightrope of his own making.
JHow? By the actions of him and the left, collectively. While we were strip searching grandmothers looking for terrorists the left untill this week, were claiming with some regularity did not exist, and we being disarmed for our own supposed good, our government was ignoring outright where the problem has always been… Young Muslim males. And the thing is, the remaining suspect and his now- room- temperature brother, fit all the usual terrorist criteria… everything that the left has been denying. Now of course, I’m not suggesting that every Muslim is a terrorist, but the pattern for the last number of years is that nearly every terrorist is a Muslim. It’s all being ignored by our government and the press, all to meet Obama’s political agenda.
And where are the Democrats who object to this nonsense? Where is the press which we were always told was supposed to be holding our elected officials and criminals… all too often the same people… accountable?
Other matters… I keep hearing, from several sources, about that original “Person of interest”. This was the guy who had an apartment in Revere, MA. The FBI raided the place, items were taken. And suddenly we were told he was simply a possible witness, and then that he wasn’t at all connected to the bombing. He went from being the prime suspect, to being nobody, nobody at all, and the press seemingly forgot about him. Now, I hear, he’s being deported for what we were told was Security reasons. The federal deportation document, a document created and pursued by the National Targeting Center, makes reference to this person as being deported because of his links to the bombing in Boston. And we’re shipping him out as of Tuesday, as I gather it without so much as a whimper. Why?
Now, ICE denies this, of course.I guess I’d expect that, since ICE wasn’t directly involved with that order so how the bleep would they even know about it, past what they read in the papers?
I keep hearing that Michelle Obama visited this person before his deportation. I’ve seen this across several unrelated sources, many of which can’t really stand each other, including one link to the Saudi press, in which the suspect claims they apologized to HIM.. Yeah, everyone we deport gets a visit from Barry and Michelle, right? Sorry, I’m not buying it. The move is extraordinary at least, particularly given the meeting we learned about on Thursday between Obama and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal. That situation is going large this week, in everything but the lamestream media, assuming the MSM shows their usual lack of investigative backbone. Clearly, given the “We got him/we aint got him” nonsense that was played out last week in the press and certain corners of the government suggests there were some back room deals going on, even within our own government and not everyone was on board with the mantra. Its reasonable to assume that we appeased the Saudis so as not to embarrass them, by Presidential order.
As I write this, my search engines cough up this link, wherein, I see…
The attempt to cover up a possible Saudi connection to the Boston attack could explain why authorities are scrambling to get their official narrative straight after photos emerged yesterday on the Internet showing numerous suspects carrying large backpacks, some of them middle eastern in appearance and two of the individuals having been almost certainly identified as employees of private military/security firm Craft International.
The FBI had set a press conference for 5pm EST yesterday afternoon but the event was cancelled hours after the photos were seen by millions of people online. The federal agency blamed the media for erroneous reporting, stating, “these stories often have unintended consequences.”
CNN also had to backtrack after they announced that a suspect had been arrested, a report that was subsequently denied by authorities. Reports of a “dark skinned man” being arrested were later mothballed.
According to terrorism expert Steve Emerson, 20-year-old Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, the Saudi national first suspected of being involved in Monday’s twin bomb attack, is being hastily deported. Alharbi was put under armed guard in hospital after the bombing, was visited by Saudi diplomat Azzam bin Abdel Karim, and later had his apartment raided by federal and state law enforcement agents.
“I just learned from my own sources that he is now going to be deported on national security grounds next Tuesday, which is very unusual,” Emerson told Fox News last night.
The news follows an unscheduled meeting between President Obama and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal at the White House yesterday afternoon. “The meeting was not on Obama’s public schedule,” reports Reuters.
“That’s very interesting because this is the way things are done with Saudi Arabia. You don’t arrest their citizens. You deport them, because they don’t want them to be embarrassed and that’s the way we appease them,” Emerson told host Sean Hannity.
Mind, I think Alex Jones a nutcase in many respects, but the author here, one Paul Joseph Watson, appears to have his facts in order. Certainly the links are worthwhile.
If correct, it seems fairly likely that even if the federals learn anything from this kid… and I don’t think this likely…. it would be kept under wraps, and not released…. again, so as not to embarrass the Saudis. Where else would the information lead, given what we know of the history of the thing? And again, that assumes the kid knows something, and I’m not convinced he does.
I must say, I applaud the efforts of the Law Enforcement types up there, too. But let’s be honest enough to say that their finding the guy was pure luck, and happenstance, not due to any direct action by police, and happened only after they’d called off the search, publicly. This slime was likely to have been found a few weeks from now when the guy whose boat he was hiding in, took the warps off it for the summer.
Perhaps the biggest irony in all of this…. and it’s largely unreported, apparently by a press wanting to protect the liberal world of unicorns and pixie dust… The car that was hijacked by the Islamic Terrorists, the one they were tossing the bombs out of at the cops? The one the younger back over his brother in? Yeah, it had this bumper sicker on the trunk lid…
As to the question of what should happen now, I’ll say this… I’ve been quite vocal about what I want to happen to the remaining terrorist creep. I want him cremated, alive and screaming, along with his now dead brother. I want their ashes to be sprinkled into every urinal in Fenway Park. Fair guy that I am, you see, I want everyone to get a fair shot at them.
Hmmmm… Might even be able to do a nifty little fundraiser that way to help pay the rehab costs of their victims.
President Obama is on the receiving end of the Snark of the Day:
Gloating in victory, adolescent in defeat – the Prez doesn’t make it easy to work with him. Why should conservative senators give him a legislative victory after he has spent four years painting them as knuckle-dragging rednecks who hate women and the poor?
Tim Stanley, Telegraph IUK) via Phinias, Sister Toldjah.
From the Mail (UK)
Martin Richard, 8, who was waiting at the finish line with his father, mother and siblings, was among those killed when the two bombs detonated at the crowded sports event. His mother has undergone brain surgery and his six-year-old sister lost a leg. His 12-year-old brother escaped injury.
Rest in Peacek
I want you to remember something in the days and weeks ahead, as you listen to the back and forth over the bombing at the Marathon in Boston.
Boston, of nothing else, is a lesson of the ineffectiveness of government, particularly as run by liberals. Consider… while Boston was going down, our federal government was watching US. While the bombers were plotting this heinous act, our federal government was trying to disarm US. All the while, of course providing weapons of war to the Muslim Brotherhood, now running Egypt.
Obama now says we’ll hold accountable those responsible…. apparently forgetting his promises to that effect about Benghazi that we are all still waiting on.
It is part of my nature to try and pull out positive aspects to horrific situations. For example on Nine Eleven hundreds of New York City Fire Fighters entered the World Trade center buildings One and Two, knowing full well they would never leave. As to yesterday, post explosion, save comments by lame brain cable commentators like Miss Chrissy Matthews and a presidential speech given for no apparent reason, I liked what I say. Volunteers rushed to the site of the explosions to clear the rubble and runners, continued running to the nearest hospital to donate blood Those in Boston did well, and I salute them.
Just sitting about today and taking ist easy. Suddenly a thought occurred to me, that may cause some angry responses.
You see, I’ve thought of a place where you can spend your entire life getting free food, free board, clothes and so on. Everyone gets treated equally. Only the police have guns.
Where is this liberal paradise?
Its called “prison”.
The American Adolf Hitler would be proud of her disciple, Kermit Gosnell. Karen posted a horrific video:
Hat tip: .Lonely Conservative
Clearly Gosnell is not the only guilty party. Like Nazi Germany this is state abetted genocide. Like post war Germany, another Nurembuerg is in order.
The Rochester Plate, or plate, is Rochester specialty, as in wbo else would have it From Health:
New York: Garbage plate
While New York–style cheesecake tops the list of fatty regional specialties, the Empire State is also home to the “garbage plate,” a mess of potatoes, beans, meat, onions, mustard, and sauce that reportedly got its start at Rochester, N.Y. eatery Nick Tahou Hots in 1918.
From Rochester Wiki:
A Garbage Plate is a true Rochester delicacy. It is a disorganized combination of either cheeseburger, hamburger, Italian sausages, steak, chicken, white or red hots, a grilled cheese sandwich, fried fish, or eggs, served on top of one or two of the following: home fries, fries, beans, and mac salad. A plate is always made to order. Then, the plate is adorned with optional mustard, onions and Rochester’s version of hot sauce. Some restaurants will charge for extra helpings of hot sauce, and the hot sauce varies widely in flavor and spiciness. A plate is usually served with a side of white bread and butter, though some restaurants charge extra for bread. It is said that the purpose of the bread is to soak up the grease left after you’ve eaten the garbage plate
Delicacy is not exactly the word I would use to describe a plate. Concoction might be more apt.
For reasons I do not understand, Rochester style h9t dogs, are called Texas Hots, or Hots. Each platery, has a unique,. proprietary, secrets and most likely inconsistent hot sauce, I was advised by one patron, that a Garbage Plate was best consumed less than sober.
However, if you are search of a Rochester Plate, do not go to the Apple, or Syracuse or even Buffalo. You must come to Rochester. for Hots and Potatoes.
May be the most loved person of her generation, myself included, Annette Funicello has died. More from Ann Althouse.
Margaret Thatcher, the Iron Lady has passed, more from Nice Deb.
Leaders like Thatcher are a rare breed
Here we go… via Fox News:
A concealed handgun training class envisioned by former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle before his death drew hundreds of educators to a Texas school auditorium Saturday.
More than 700 teachers and administrators attended the all-day session on gun laws and safety at Kennedale High School in Dallas-Fort Worth area, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Tell me again how Texas growing like a weed in terms of population these last few years, is completely without reason.
It’s this simple… One is starting a billion dollar business in your parents garage.
The other is Living in your parents garage.
You guess which is which.
Hoplophobia is an irrational fear of weapons, a disease which seems to have inflicted the entire democrat party. Jake Tapper illustrates a couple recent examples, video:
These gaffes aren’t just occasional slips. They’ve been going on for years, and probably will continue. We’re not sure if there’s anything we or anyone can do to fix this, but we can at least get a good laugh out of it
Hat tip: Guns.
Mr. Carrey, I know Ronald Reagan, and you sir are no Reagan, For reasons unknown to mere mortal men, the Canadian has been actor Jim Carrey continues to think of himself as relevant, via Byron Preston, PJ Media:
And to the bullies who will try to marginalize and discredit me by saying, “Shut up, you’re just an actor,” while they brag about what a great president the ACTOR Ronald Reagan was, who threaten me with the demise of my acting career and much worse, I say SO BE IT!
Reagan was also a union leader and successful governor who spent decades formulating ideas and plans to dismantle the Soviet Union. Carrey has spent decades turning his face into rubber.
Ronald Reagan is, arguably, the most successful actor in history, having catapulted from a career as a Warner Bros. contract player and later television star into the governorship of California and two terms as President of the United States.
The young Reagan was a staunch admirer of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (even after he evolved into a Republican) and was a Democrat in the 1940s, a self-described ‘hemophilliac’ liberal. He was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild in 1947 and served five years during the most tumultuous times to ever hit Hollywood. A committed anti-communist, Reagan not only fought more-militantly activist movie industry unions that he and others felt had been infiltrated by communists, but had to deal with the investigation into Hollywood’s politics launched by the House Un-Amercan Activities Committee in 1947, an inquisition that lasted through the 1950s. The House Un-American Activities Committee investigations of Hollywood (which led to the jailing of the “Hollywood Ten” in the late ’40s) sowed the seeds of the McCarthyism that racked Hollywood and America in the 1950s.
The While Reagan was mostly a B grade actor, he did produce a number of fine performances, films like Kings Row, Dark Victory, The Hasty Heart and what does Carrey have to offer besides The Truman Show?
The Gipper may have been just a B grade actors, back when we graded actors, but Ronnie was more than just an actor He was a veteran, the President of the Screen Actors Guild, a two term governor and two term president. In short, Reagan has a resume. It was Ronald Reagan who put the term former in the former Soviet Union. It was Jim Carrey who attempted to surrender to both Small Pox and Polio.
In a blog entry published last week, CBO Director Doug Elmendorf said “we think it will take four more years to get back close to full employment.”
In fact, baseline data CBO released last month indicate that the “natural unemployment rate” will be 5.5 percent through the rest of Obama’s presidency and that actual unemployment will never drop below 6.0 percent in any quarter between now and the end of 2016.
According to CBO, unemployment will remain above 7.0 percent through the third quarter of 2015. It will then drop to 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, and gradually decline to 6.0 percent by the fourth quarter of 2016.
This assumes of course no reversal of course away from the socialist big government “tax, borrow and spend even more than that” policies.