BOOM! (updated)

That explosion you just heard wasn’t a successful terrorist attack…:

The man accused of trying to detonate a car bomb in New York’s Times Square told investigators he acted alone and denied links to Islamist groups in his native Pakistan

… it was the violently explosive simultaneous orgasm of ten million wingnuts.

(See?  I told you guys this wasn’t done by teabaggers.)

UPDATE: Law & Order, Special Wingnuts Unit, is getting to the bottom of this heinous atrocity by asking the Really Important Questions:

Clean-up crews are standing by!  (Invest in Kleenex futures!)

7 Responses to “BOOM! (updated)”


  1. 1 Jymn Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 8:24 am

    I dunno. What’s the difference between this American and the teabaggers? The end result they hope for is not that much different. But the method is the same.

    It’s all about the destruction of the current American way of life. The baggers want to go back to the 18th century. This guy just wants to go back further.

  2. 2 Niles Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 10:31 am

    The difference is…

    Where a white teabagger would be pinned as a lone gunman loon unrepresentative of righteous pink “don’t tread on me” indignation, *this* fellow will now be representative not of being a fringe whackaloon in serious need of a long sedated rest, but the seething homogenous brown mass that is the hive mind of Islam.

    Can’t you hear it now? “of *course* he’s claiming he’s not linked to anything…A little Jack Bauer will change that tune.”

    The double standard is what grates and I’m guilty as charged in wondering what it will take to change the framing.

  3. 3 JJ Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Jymn

    It’s all about the destruction of the current American way of life. The baggers want to go back to the 18th century. This guy just wants to go back further.

    As far as the teabaggers are concerned, the “american way of life” has been destroyed by liberals. Maybe this is what they mean when they say “take our country back”… take our country backwards?

    As far as the terrorism aspect of things, I guess the difference is that muslim extremists are involved in actual wars, while the baggers are a bunch of disgruntled citizens with a lunatic fringe that has potential to do violence, but hasn’t gotten involved in any wars yet ;)

    Other than that distinction, terrorism is terrorism whether it’s done by bin Laden, McVeigh or Roeder.

  4. 4 JJ Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Niles

    Can’t you hear it now? “of *course* he’s claiming he’s not linked to anything…A little Jack Bauer will change that tune.”

    :lol:

    The double standard is what grates

    Absolutely. What concerns me is that I know I’ve occasionally been a little too quick to assume that some violent event was done by a teabagger. The next step is *hoping* that it was done by a teabagger. Fairness is supposed to be a hallmark of progressivism, but it requires vigilant self-awareness.

  5. 5 Bleatmop Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    My theory still stands in light of his denials of links to Islam. He is a ex-Soviet furious that Obama brought communism so successfully to America. All future facts will be twisted to suit this theory.

  6. 6 deBeauxOs Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    My initial response that the guy who put this stunt together was a maverick, not a foot soldier willing to sacrifice himself for a “cause”, and clearly not supplied with fancy, tech-savvy materials.

    I’m relieved that it wasn’t a teabagger hatriot, because I really don’t want the political violence in the US to escalate to civil war.

  7. 7 Scotian Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Me, I was waiting for that thing called evidence to start appearing before making any assumptions about the intent of this bomb, I knew it could have just as easily been a right wing extremist as a Islamic militant to anything in between. The only thing I did think was that this was a rather poorly built bomb so I suspected that whomever it was from was not someone with much of a history in dealing with the making/using of such in the past. Beyond that though I felt the only right thing to do was wait and see what turned up.

    That said though, your update make me want to heave. Even if this guy was an Obama supporter, so what?!? It would be one thing if he actually worked for Obama in any close capacity (not as a volunteer envelope stuffer in the middle of nowhere for example, but someone one or two degrees of separation away at the most) but simply a supporter? That is the very thought police and guilt by association reasoning/approach that the right wingers claim it is the left that wants to practice that the right actually does in NA especially in the USA, yet another shining example of right wing projectionism in action.

    I really wish these folks would spend more time getting their psychological issues dealt with before opening their mouths and/or getting involved in the political process, it would do wonders for restoring civility, comity,and actual decency to the whole environment. Much of why politics in NA sucks so much is the poisoning caused by zealots/fanatics having as much influence as they do, and that is especially prevalent these days from the right side of the spectrum not the left. The last time I saw the extreme left with anything remotely close to this sort of influence on their side was over 30 years ago, it has been the right that has been running wild with this idiocy for the past quarter century and a bit. Yet further evidence of that mindset in action.


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