That night, Attorney General Holder said “It’s important that American people remain vigilant.” Sadly, it’s quite clear that the administration and many on the left refuse to do the same; unless it’s remaining vigilant in their pursuit of demagoguing Republicans. It’s gotten to the point where I was honestly waiting for the release of a statement from Obama, consisting of a sternly worded apology and claims that he inherited the bomber, Faisal Shahzad, from Bush.
Michael Bloomberg started the insane blame the Republicans at all costs narrative off with a bang. When asked by the elfin Katie Couric for a guess as to who the bomber could be, Bloomberg offered this:
“If I had to guess 25 cents, this would be exactly that. Homegrown, or maybe a mentally deranged person, or somebody with a political agenda that doesn’t like the health care bill or something. It could be anything,” he said.
I’d like to just shake my head and write this off as a mere tempest in a tea bag, but it’s sterling proof that Big Media works hand in glove with the left to further their agenda, and will portray any event in that light until and even after the facts prove that view to be utterly wrong.
We will never be able to take back America without a major purge of the media. They have far too much power and they abuse that power all the time. For more on the Blame The Teabaggers story, read Lori Ziganto’s post over at NewsReal Blog.
When this truck bomb thing first happened I looked at the bomb itself and said FAIL. Then I said “follow the money”. Hmmm.
On the news this morning I hear that NYC mayor Bloomberg is using this “crisis” to justify not laying off about 900 city cops. Somehow they’ll find the $58 million to pay these guys, but they have been deemed necessary. Cut the budget somewhere else.
I also heard that Bloomberg is back on his Mayors Against Guns bully pulpit, and is again pushing his idea that anyone on a No-Fly list should be banned from purchasing firearms. And probably having their firearms seized if he had his way entirely. Funny, I don’t think there is any Due Process whatsoever involved when someone gets put on one of those lists. I don’t even know what a) groups of officials have the authority to put someone on them, nor b) what oversight that act has, nor c) what minuscule “burden of suspicion” is required to get on one. Probably a) far too many, b) and c) not very much. So let’s restrict their constitutional rights. Thanks Bloomberg. I didn’t know you and Frank Lautenberg were first cousins.
The NYC cops are unionized. Unions are powerful because they have lots of money and lots of political connections. Bloomberg is a gazillionaire.
Not trying to spin a new conspiracy theory, but I wonder ... how much does a jihadi cost? Seriously. Don’t you doubt for a second that money talks and bullshit walks - I absolutely guarantee you that for the right amount of scratch and the right behind the scenes connections, you can buy yourself a suicide bomber to target what you want, where you want, when you want, damn near anywhere in the world. And if you’re slick enough, there won’t be any kind of paper trail. A small bag of money to cousin Hassam, a small bag of money to cousin Achmed, a new used car for uncle Mo back in the old country, an untraceable cash donation for the mosque that got laundered through 8 proxies ... I bet it’s far cheaper than you think.
I would not bat an eye if, once suicide bombs and truck bombs become “normal” here - and they will!! - that they aren’t used as an almost regular business tactic.
Never let a crisis go to waste. Especially the ones you create yourself. Having followed the money, are we seeing that here? I hope not, but we will never ever know. Especially since the fully owned MSM is busy doing it’s best to try an pin this on Conservatives. Damn those dirty treasonous racist violent clingers.
Semantics update Drew. From now on the MSM will now be known as the MFM. You may have missed this update due to work but Ace has assured me its the new term for our loving honest media darlings.