Captain Obvious Rides Again-
The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that the suspected Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad was not only a victim of nefarious Wall Street bankers, having stared foreclosure in the face, but he also disliked former President George W. Bush. Of course he did! Clearly this is another incident that can be laid at the feet of old GW!
The Journal sites no less a source than real estate broker Igor Djuric, who showed Mr. Shahzad the home eventually purchased and lost. Djuric “remembered that Mr. Shahzad was quiet about himself, but was openly critical of President Bush in the aftermath of the Iraq war,” according to the Journal.
"I didn't take it for anything, since a lot of people didn't like Bush," Mr. Djuric said, "but he was a little bit strong about expressing it."
Clearly this will come as welcome news to MSNBC news twit Contessa Brewer, who recently told liberal radio host Stephanie Miller “there was part of me that was hoping this was not going to be anybody with ties to any kind of Islamic country.” Apparently she was hoping for some beer-bellied Bubba, militia member and Tea Party protester to be the bomber, so that the liberal template and claims of impending violence were just one Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck monologue away.
Of course it’s no surprise that the Obama administration is passing the buck and the blame onto Emirates Airlines for allowing Shahzad to board the flight at JFK. Funny the last I checked it is the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that is responsible for airline security, not the glorified, flying waitresses who work for the airlines.
The amazing thing was the fact that Shahzad wasn’t placed on the terrorist watch list until Monday! Apparently the fact that this freshly minted U.S. citizen took a five month sojourn to Pakistan didn’t raise any red flags for the TSA folks. Amazing.
Another Democrat Who Would Rather Quit Than Fight
The Congressman who was dubbed the architect of the stimulus bill, David Obey (D-WI) announced that he will not be seeking re-election this November. Faced with sagging poll numbers the 20 term incumbent, who was easily re-elected in a heavily left-leaning district in the last go-round, saw the handwriting on the wall and decide to quit.
So much for the popularity of the policies of the Democrat majority. If the American people truly thought things were going in the right direction, would so many professional politicians, like Obey, be running for the exits? sounds like the definition of gutless!
Senate Donors to Crist Say “Show Me the Money!”
Florida Governor Charlie “Arlen” Crist, who bailed from the Republican party, when faced with an ass whupin’ in the Senate primary has been asked by 20 major donors to his campaign to pay up and return the donations.
In a letter sent to the Crist campaign, the donors said Crist had ‘broke the trust” of his supporters when he bailed from the party. The Crist camp had no immediate response to the request.
Mario Bagnoni Would Be Proud!
Borrowing a page from the Erie City Council playbook, the town council of Concord, MA has passed a ban on the sale of bottle water in the town, commencing in 2011.
Loony, tree-hugging council-person Jean Hill who introduced the ban said, "We only have one planet and I just don't want to see it spoiled." Apparently Ms. Hill isn’t aware of the fact that they sell a variety of soft drinks in plastic bottles, which don’t fall under the ban.
"Water is something we can get from the faucet. You can't turn your faucet on and get soda," said Selectwoman Virginia McIntyre, explaining why other plastic bottles would not be banned. Yes, but does the tap water contain fluoride?
In the grand Erie City Council tradition, the ban on plastic water bottle sales may be largely symbolic. Town officials aren't sure they have the power to enact the ban without approval from the state.