Claimed to Have a Bomb-He's Now Dead
There's still much unknown about this story. Soon enough the wife will be on Greta telling her sob story. We'll have sound and sight bites of their house, gaily decorated for Christmas I am to understand.
For now, the story is he claimed to have a bomb. A Sky Marshall demanded to have his carry-on luggage. The fellow was also ordered to remain still, make no sudden moves. Instead he reached for his backpack then took off down the skyway passage from terminal to plane.
There's some story about his wife getting involved in all of this. Give it time. On Greta she'll tell us her story. Which will be something to the effect that her husband was mentally deficient or some such. This is the current scuttlebutt at any rate.
But what does the story behind the story matter? The guy claimed to have a bomb, he was warned to remain still, he ran.
That's enough to get a bullet in the head ladies and gems. Intentionally in the head in that metal piercing the brain tends to immediately stop such physical ability as detonating the bomb. A bullet in the leg, hey, the bomber can still pull the plug.
On the other side, Chrissie Matthews will be spitting with all his liberal guests over the nerve of a Sky Marshall shooting and killing an innocent man.
By now, of course, the immediate story, the ones the Sky Marshalls had, has been fleshed out. We know the fellow did not have a bomb and it's suspected that his mental illness contributed to his lack of appropriate response
It's always easier to make decisions with the aid of hindsight. It's been said before and it must be said again.
Meanwhile, all across the country Americans collectively yawn. Should any politico get it into his/her head that this is going to cause a massive backlash that politico should think again.
How much money do you think that widow's going to get from her lawsuit?
Below, first report from the local NBC 6 news:
Shots Fired On American Airlines Flight At MIA
MIAMI -- A passenger on an American Airlines flight told NBC 6 that shots were fired on an airplane about to depart from Miami International Airport Wednesday afternoon.
Mary Gardner, who was a guest on NBC 6's South Florida Today show Wednesday morning, told NBC 6 the plane was on the runway when a passenger caused a disturbance and an air marshal fired shots.
Miami-Dade fire rescue officials confirmed the shooting.
The shooting happened at about 2 p.m. on AA flight 924, heading to Orlando.
Gardner appeared as a guest on NBC 6's "South Florida Today" this morning, telling viewers about inexpensive Christmas gifts.
NBC 6 will have more details as they become available.
Meanwhile we have this story. Which floated about for a bit. An Egyptian man with shoes smelling like explosives, hmmmmm.
Later on in the day it was reported that the shoes were tested further and they came out clean. Meanwhile we must wonder why on earth this fellow was let loose by his original Transportation Safety inquisitors.
Officials say a 50-year old Egyptian man was stopped six days ago at New York's John F. Kennedy airport. Sources say he had a suspicious pair of shoes that tested positive five times for the explosive substance TATP on the interior of his shoes between the heel and sole.
Federal officials say the man's shoes are remarkably similar to those used by shoe bomber Richard Reid, who attempted to blow up an American Airlines jet over the Atlantic four years ago.
The Egyptian man's destination was Des Moines, Iowa, sources say, and he claimed he was a student at Iowa State University, in Ames.
Strangely, after holding him overnight, airport security in New York released him. The FBI was notified after he was released. Now the FBI has put out a nationwide alert.
The man shot dead in Miami appears to have been deranged, but the missing Egyptian may help explain why air marshals acted as they did
Who Is Aruba Kidding?
So Vanity Fair gets an interview with Aruban deputy police chief in charge of Natalee Holloway’s disappearance. And who, pray tell WHO, ladies and gems, does this fellow call the biggest impediment to their investigation?
Beth Holloway and her husband Jug Twitty!
Now I’m supposing that Natalee’s mother and stepfather were a bit angry due to the fact that a bunch of third rate third world thugs murdered her daughter. Not that this wouldn’t make most folks a bit angry. While the police fiddled and did essentially nothing about it.
I’m not buying that they impeded that investigation for a minute. If so, then this Dompig character is admitting that he has no control over his police department.
We’ve heard enough about the many errors in the investigation. Not impounding the car in which Natalee was last seen for over ten days? How on earth did Beth and Jug cause this to happen? A car that might well have been filled with forensic evidence. Ten days is plenty of time to clean out a car.
And how about that bit about arresting those two black security guards? I distinctly remember Beth Holloway saying that she didn’t think those guys had anything to do with Natalee’s disappearance. Saw it with my own lying eyeballs. So how did Beth cause this miscarriage of justice to happen?
That rant about all the unsolved American cases by this Dompig nut is what? Just what on earth does this prove? O.J. Simpson and Michael Jackson WERE, Mr. Dompig, brought to justice. A jury of their peers listened to the evidence and found them “not guilty”. Natalee’s murderers will likely never be brought before a jury of their peers or however the hell they do it in Aruba. The Aruban police allowed any evidence that could be found against them to go unfound and uninvestigated. As for Jonbenet Ramsey, well at least those investigators INVESTIGATED her home and gathered whatever little forensic evidence available! They didn’t go out and arrest a black man for her murder just to appease someone.
The Natalee Holloway case illustrates how a corrupt justice system is run. Yay Mr. Dompig, most Americans will forever consider that Aruba either blew the investigation or all their missteps were somehow part of a plan to allow the lovely Joran van der Sloot to go free.
My theory is that Joran was somehow connected to that casino where he liked to gamble though he was underage. Joran’s father also liked to sit and gamble along side his underage son. Someone in Aruba is protecting these people. Natalee Holloway is small potatoes compared to the income from the mighty casinos.
No mind Mr. Dompig who pretty much demonstrates his idiocy. An investigation as intentionally botched as the Natalee Holloway crime is the direct result of a plan.
I suspect, thanks to the noise made by Beth Holloway, that many Americans will avoid Aruba in the future. They might not go out and march and likely those that book for Cancun over Aruba will never make their reasons publicly known. Beth Holloway was not successful in finding her daughter but she was very successful in giving Aruba a really bad black eye.
There’s the pain in poor Mr. Dompig’s narrative. Beth Holloway DARED to question and bring to light how Aruba takes American money but allows its citizens to murder our tourists AFTER they get the money.
Not that I ever would, but should the occasion come for me to visit a tropical getaway, Aruba will never be on my list. I suspect that many Americans, like me, will just strike this corrupt third world country from its visitor list with no great fanfare.
Were it not for Beth Holloway beating the drums, life in the Aruban paradise would have kept on per normal.
The Arubans hate that.
Tookie Can You Hear Me?
At the time of this writing it’s still unknown if Tookie Williams, darling of the Hollywood Moonbats, will get an exemption from his death penalty.
It’s gruesome but click the link below to view Tookie’s victims. They are not around to let their feelings be known.
At the time of this writing Tookie might finally be meeting his victims face-to-face.
Will This Little Boy Ever Find Justice?
More, will his identity ever be discovered?
He was just a child, an innocent child. A child who trusted someone to care for him. Yet someone tossed his body aside like a useless bag of potatoes and left him to rot.
I covered this case in this article right here on Blogcritics. Below is a picture of the little boy, drawn by forensic artists based on the child’s bone structure.
It would seem that investigators have identified the child’s clothes as items sold exclusively at Wal-Mart. It’s a long shot but it’s also a beginning.
Because whoever did this to an innocent child needs to be found. And needs to be punished.
If we don’t protect the children then why bother at all?
From the Chicagotribune.com:
Police track down leads on dead boy
$5,000 is offered to solve mystery
By Angela Rozas
Tribune staff reporter
Published December 8, 2005
Authorities have found three Wal-Mart stores nationwide--including one in northern Illinois--where someone bought both a shirt and pants like the ones on the body of a little boy discovered in DuPage County two months ago.
The decomposed body, estimated to be that of a 3- to 5-year-old, was found Oct. 8 in a laundry bag near Interstate Highway 88 in unincorporated Naperville Township. The boy's identity or where he came from is not known, but his clothing, a navy blue shirt and pants, were sold exclusively at Wal-Mart.
The retail chain helped officials cull computer records of their transactions until they found where both items had been purchased together, said Detective Division Cmdr. Mark Edwalds of the DuPage County sheriff's office.
Technically It’s Not a True Crime
But it is criminal to leave a helpless cat in a refrigerator for four weeks. Poor thing was still alive but weighed only three pounds when they found him.
The child who put the cat in the refrigerator was only 4. He likely didn’t know what he was doing.
Somehow that cat survived, God Bless His little creature. An illustration of the strength of the will to live.
More True Crime Updates HERE
Kaitlyn Loses Her Juice
We had a long trip ahead of us and Kaitlyn had all the necessary accoutrements for the voyage. It was but a trip home for Kaitlyn Mae, who had spent the prior week at her paternal grandmother’s. I agreed to bring young Kaitlyn home as a favor for my daughter and for a chance to spend some time with baby girl.
Who is TWO, count ‘em, now TWO great big years old.
The trip is, however, a good hundred miles so such as Kaitlyn’s beloved doll (named Kathy) and a cup of juice, are required to be nearby that Kaitlyn is comfortable during the drive.
Two things. Those neat cups that do not spill. God Bless America. Second thing, those mandatory car seats for young children. We never had such a thing when myself was raising a child. Well we had car seats for tykes such as Kaitlyn, but they weren’t mandatory and they were of all sorts of convolutions and configurations. The modern car seats must meet specific standards and, get this, the child must be in the seat and the child’s car seat must be in the BACK seat.
I really hate this. Though I’ll allow as that it is somehow safer for the child. Still, it’s difficult to communicate with the child in the back seat requiring the driver to turn attention away from the road to check on child should the need arise.
The need arose as I drove Kaitlyn back to her house.
Paternal grandmother and myself arranged Kaitlyn in such a matter that she was not directly behind me. Thus a sideways glance was all that was necessary to check on the child. So far, so good.
Except somewhere along the drive Kaitlyn lost her cup of juice. Normally an easygoing, circumspect child even at the ripe age of two, Kaitlyn panicked at the loss of her juice cup and screamed her dismay to me. Who was driving.
“My juice,” she screamed, then filled with baby dismay. I glanced back at the baby and could see her digging desperately under her car seat bar for something. I assumed her cup of juice had somehow fallen down below the bar and Kaitlyn was trying to dig it out. I reached back and tried to pull the juice out of its wedge between Kaitlyn’s legs and the sides of the car seat. This was very difficult in that I was trying to drive and find the precious juice at the same time. I could feel the cup but couldn’t pull it out. From my driver’s seat perch I could only reach so far as to touch the bottom of the cup. My fingers could not quite grasp it.
“Push it to me,” I told Kaitlyn. Who was still fretting over the loss of her juice cup and anxiously awaiting Mom-Mom to extricate the thing and give it back to her. I don’t think Kaitlyn understood what I was asking her to do.
She’s a bright child, Kaitlyn Mae, and catches on quickly. However she is only two, and just barely two at that, having been born on December 11. Two year olds are little learning machines and Kaitlyn is ever eager to learn . If anything can be considered a source of frustration to young Kaitlyn, it is anything that her baby body is unable to do. She wanted to walk before her legs were ready. She desperately wants to talk and absorbs as many words as possible so that obstacle will be passed. The incident of the juice revealed another Kaitlyn frustration.
For my stretched fingers would not reach the juice cup enough to extract it and Kaitlyn evidently wasn’t understanding my request that she push it to me. I knew I would have to pull off the road to get at the juice cup. Just as soon as I pulled off to the road shoulder, Kaitlyn began shouting again, before I could turn around and finally pull out that stuck juice cup. I had no idea what on earth was upsetting her so but Kaitlyn Mae NOW didn’t want me to pull out her juice cup.
“I push it,” she shouted.
Ah. Dawn broke over my marble head. Kaitlyn finally understood what I was asking her to do and her two-year-old pride would not let me pull it out on my own. Kaitlyn wedged her arms down into the car seat and insisted on pushing the cup to me.
Which she did. Heh.
There was no need, understand, for Kaitlyn to push the juice cup to me as by now on the shoulder and un-preoccupied with such as driving, I could devote my complete attention to extracting that juice cup. But Kaitlyn was having none of it and pride of understanding and accomplishment were on the line here. Kaitlyn insisted on pushing the cup toward me. She did a fine job and I thanked her profusely.
Soon enough we were back on the road. Kaitlyn was sipping her juice and singing Christmas songs. She was a baby who exuded self-esteem and pride of task. Mom-Mom wanted her to push the juice cup and so she did.
They’re all precious. Every one of them, every nationality, every color. They are the little human beings who will someday run our world. No other animal in the kingdom must master language like a tiny human being. We adore the kittens and play with the puppies.
But these little human beings are absolute marvels of learning and comprehension.
Sometimes we adult humans don’t appreciate that.
More Kaitlyn posts HERE
On Notable/Quotables 12/5/05
There were so many comments on this thread that it the only post commentary I will bother with. Below are the comments only being up a few hours.
Warning, much of the language is quite vulgar. And some of the rhetoric is angry and mean.
It's fun using liberal's own words to illustrate how hypocritical, degenerate, and twisted they are.
I hate liberals.
I HATE liberals and evrything they stand for.
Hate Refute the message, not the messengers.
Great job, Pat. I can't believe the nonsense about Walmart. Thanks for an enjoyable read.
Enough about christmas. It is a religous holiday that would make jesus cringe. Ah, the celebration of indulgence and profit making all in the name of christ. I am sure he would be proud.
Also, christ was not born anywhere near December 25th. The Catholic church borrowed the holiday from pagans to help convert them, knowing in time, this christmas holiday would need more customers to help ameircan companies profit from the birth of our lord savior.
If you are a real christian, ban shopping at any store that does not donate its entire christmas profit to the poor in this world. Or is it important that we not face mind-boggling mediocre where the ceo of walmart who makes about $8500/ hour can share a little with his piant worker making $9/hour.
Man, I hate people who hate liberals.
I wasn't refuting anything.
I was merely conveying the extremely intense, passionate, loathing I feel toward all you you communist, pedophile defending, condescenduing, hypocritical, tax raising, illegal alien loving, terrorist sympathizing, baby killing, racist, ACLU ass kissing, gay marriage promoting, christian bashing, anti american "progressive liberals."
Hate just seemed like the best word to use when describing how I feel about you sorry sacks of elephant dung.
you forgot to pull up the zipper on your troll suit.
Is attacking the messenger, not the message, really the best way to handle your thoughts, Wiggum?
(I found it amusing that because I questioned your approach to rational discourse, you labeled me as a liberal.)
MMMMM Matthew I have read numerous posts of yours on BC and you are definitely left of center.
Put that 'lol' on the board for you, Wiggum. My readers back in college would spit-take faster than a bulemic hydrophobe.
But honestly, does invoking hatred towards a dissenting/differing opinion do anything constructive?
I'm just being honest about how I feel.
Would you rather I lie and say how much I like liberals?
I would rather debates focused on the content of the argument and not argue about the content of the debater.
Some of my best friends are people I sorely disagree with at a deeply-rooted ideological level.
communist: i guess you prefer democracy (tell me how pure our american democracy is)
pedophile defending: it seems catholic priest cause the most trouble here
condescenduing: i wil chulk thiss up to pore speeling
hypocritical: "The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." What?
tax raising: possibly to offset republican debt
illegal alien loving: such as irish, spanish, african, korean, german, iranian, russian...its called america
terrorist sympathizing: islam basher; is every muslim a terrorist in your eyes...tell the truth
baby killing: is that your compassionate conservatism coming out
racist: the white race has caused some problems
ACLU ass kissing: our civil rights are somewhat important in a free country
gay marriage promoting: lower rate of divorce, and in a civil society, none of my business what an adult does in private, unless it is hurting my traditonal marriage, then it should be banned
christian bashing: yes, because it seems most christians dont actually follow what jesus said; do you think jesus would hold a womans hand that was having an abortion, or throw blood on her
anti american progressive liberals: thats rich, the motto of the religous right; too bad america is not only for white christians who like to make money..it is so much more, and for you to call me a progressive liberal, who is interested in progress and rational thought, thanks for the compliment
All right, kids, each of you sit in the corner and think about what you've done.
So Walmart's competitors are all on the left? I thought the left didn't run businesses. Try to get your sterotypes straight. On a positive note, you are not mediocre.
Murtha doesn't have the power to force a vote in the House. That would be the Republican leadership who control the House. It's amazing how people can write about politics yet know so little about the way it actually works.
Wiggum, if you hate liberals so much, why use a name from a show that was created by mostly liberals in Hollywood? Change your name to Goliath. "I wouldn't go in there, Davey."
Contradictionville, Population: You
The only problem is I have facts. I can defend my points. The other comments are just noise. It is a narrow opinion of what america should look like, and this type of nonsense needs to stop. It is time to move back to the center and come up with solutions based on common sense, that benefits evryone in this country, and our world we live in.
Michael, that may be true, but I have yet to see a word of that here in this thread.
See, remember in third grade when a kid hit you and you hit him back, and you both get in trouble?
Some Catch-22's never die.
It is more like a kid hit me, and I try to tell him it did not hurt, and here are the reasons why
1. your anger is from a feeling of inadequacy, which i do not take personally, but realize it is something to address for the benefit of schoolyard peace
2. attempt to discuss where we differ
3. if this works, great, we can begin to solve other problems. if it does not work, then agree to be civil in our disagreements
I leave it to chief wiggum, i am putting him on notice
I heard there's been someone on here impersonating me
Chief Wiggum: They only come out in the night. Or in this case, the day.
HOw about the facts that you progressives swear up and down how you support the troops then vote for people like Ted Kennedy and John Kerry who do nothing but cut military funding. Or how about how many of you so called progressives behave in such a patronizing manner toward the military treating them like baffoons who are incapable of knowing what's in thier own best interest.
HOw about the fact that millions of illegals are coming across our southern border every year committing, crimes, getting free healthcare, not paying taxes and refusing to learn english. How about the fact that every time something is done to stop these illegals (ie Minutemen) the ACLU sues.
HOw about the fact that every time someone says that tracking convicted child sex offenders is a good idea the ACLU claims the rights of those child sex offenders are being violated.
How about the fact that while the pillars of the "progressive community" believe in raising taxes they themselves use every tax loophole they can find to pay the minumum amount of taxes.
How about the fact that every "progressive" under the sun says America is under the threat of terrorism and Bush isn't protecting us but then these progressives bitch when there are baggage checks int he airport and the subway. NO not every muslim is a terrorist Michael but I havn't seen any 6 foot blonde fair skinned female muslim terrorists have you?
How about the fact that "progressives" only seem to be concerned with the separation of church and state when Christianty is the religion in question but don't say boo when other religions are touted.
Anti-American? Yes.........just take a look at all the "progressive" posters on here. Every word out of there mouths is how bad America is.....how stupid Americans are.......Like that pinhead Nancy calling the military the "American Death Brigade"
I've never coem across such an ungrateful cunt.
Yes Racist.... progressives idolize people like Al Sharpton who filed false claims on behalf of Tawanna Brwley saying she was raped by a white man to stir racial tensions. You "progressives" claim call Republicans/conservatives racists but if any black person dares vote repub or say something that is slightly conservative you call them an Uncle tom or race traitor. Doesn't get much more racist than that.
You're putting me on notice?
You're a worthless piece of trash just like every other little left wing dumbass.
You are the fringe Michael.
Your party can't win an electiont o save it's life and the American public is tired of you and your degenerate cronies trying to push your perverted, degenerate, agenda on this nation while attempting to destroy everything that was ever good, moral, and decent about this nation.
Chief Wiggum please. Your arguements are pathetic. Let me break it down for you. Democrats also cut military spending. The military budget was at an all time low when a democrat was in the office-check your history books-and stop watching Bill O'Reily.
2)America was built on the backs of immigrants and it still is. I bet you that more "citizens" of the U.S. contribute to crime than illegal immigrants. As for learning english-ha, walk down the dirt road in your trailer park and you will find that most people who are white can't speak proper english. As for health care-people who were born here can't even afford health care.
3)Loopholes are always found by the rich-they belong to no party but the party of finance.
4) Terrorists are white and 6ft tall, have you heard of the CIA? Again, read your history books if you can read. The CIA has killed hundreds of thousands, toppled governments and established corrupt regimes on their own. Give your head a shake. There is a world outside your trailer.
5) As for your racist, very selective, and ignorant comments that go on from here-I ignore them. I can only discuss topics with people who actually understand them. Grow up-stop hiding behind your grade six education and read a book or two that doesn't contain more pictures than words.
Better yet--travel to another country--stay there awhile and you'll learn that the U.S. will soon be little brother to China. Don't believe me? Wait a few years. So you better brush up on your Chinese because you will soon be working for them.
I am worthless. After your tirade, I believe I you show some true colors. Conservatives dont play nice, and when called on their views, they freak out.
I speak to my cousin in iraq once a week, and let him know how much I support him and the sacrifice he is making for the benefit of all of us. But it pains me to think his presence in iraq could have been avoided as a last resort, and how the administration failed to understand what would happen in iraq, when the citizens in this world were calling on diligence before the war started.
go watch fox news, and continue to spit your venom. america will never be great with the likes of bush in the presidency and people like you spreading hate...we are as good or bad as our leaders, and right now, that is sad.
I found the level of prejudice, cynicism and bitterness revealed throughout this article hateful in the extreme... I'm shocked frankly.