DC Trawler

Hang onto your hats, folks: The Times Square bomber might not be a Tea Partier


Authorities arrested a U.S. citizen in connection with the failed bombing attempt in New York’s Times Square as he tried to leave the country, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.

Faisal Shahzad, 30, was arrested at 11:45 p.m. ET Monday night by Customs and Border Protection agents as he attempted to board an Emirates airlines flight to Dubai at New York’s JFK airport, officials said.

Like Bloomberg said, it’s probably some sort of Tea Party thing. They’re big on that in the United Arab Emirates.

P.S. banderson at Daily Kos says:

If I were the Tea Partiers, I wouldn’t be too quick to dwell on the question of why Americans might think they’re involved in terrorism. I don’t think that’s a discussion that’s going to go well for them.

Try me.

P.P.S. Mike Riggs, Mark Steyn, Stephen Hayes, and Roger L. Simon have more.

  • anniebanannie

    Treacher – DollyMadison said that she heard that two people heard from two other people that a couple people heard this guy say he was a Tea Partier….so wouldn’t it be up to us to prove that isn’t true? Prove he’s NOT a Tea Partier, Treach!

  • xfiler93

    Daily kos people must be really bummed that the terrorist is a registered Democrat. Priceless.

  • BooneCountyGirl

    Oh great and mighty Chaise Lounge Leader, I stand corrected. You are indeed the great and noble Chesterfield Commandant, Davenport Dictator, Duke of the Divan and Sultan of the Settee. I am but an oafish ottoman, upon which rests the great Sofa King’s slipper-clad, unwashed feet.

    • slightlyaboveaverage

      That was quite a turnaround, BooneGirl.
      Gee… I guess taking off one’s clothes really works!!

      I can’t wait to put some on so I can try it too.

    • slightlyaboveaverage

      ..and here’s an extra green thumb for ya’, left over from all the thumbs I spread throughout the DC as I stalked Sofa King this morning.

      • BooneCountyGirl

        Not sure I can accept…I’m not sure where that thumb has been…it is green after all.

    • toddthesofaking

      Now THAT’S what I’m talkin’ ’bout.

  • zelda

    Oh now I get it. The Religion of Peace hates healthcare. That’s been the problem all along.

    • toddthesofaking

      Laughing at that as we speak. Or type, to be more precise.

  • motionview

    Despite his impassioned pleas for civility, Obama likes the term teabagger. A deeply humble man, leading by example.

    Tapper does write one line of pure unadulterated BS: Some liberal bloggers, taking issue with this post, have noted that some Tea Partyers coined and embraced the term “tea-baggers.” That seems true, …

    • zelda

      Once the Tea Partiers embrace the term, it’s game over and the libbies are just going to be left standing there with their mouths open.

      • BooneCountyGirl

        Oh, their mouths are open alright.

        • heftyjo

          Oh stop brown-nosing.

      • motionview

        It sounds like you might join me in the Anderson (“It’s hard to talk while teabagging”) Cooper pledge: If I am ever interviewed by AC, I vow to ask him where he learned the skill to talk at all while teabagging, and if he would be so kind as to demonstrate his mad skillz.

  • rae4palin

    Faisal Shahzad? Effin cracker-ass cracker.

  • bigfakehand

    I can’t take it anymore, my guilty conscience is killing me. I’m an expat living in Abu Dhabi, (UAE), and…oh God…I’m sympathetic to… *bites lower lip*…the Tea Party movement. In fact, I may have wrote a letter to the editor of the local English language newspaper (The National) refuting James Zogby’s attacks on the “violent” Tea Party. So there you go. Connection made, mayor. I’ll be expecting a knock on the door any moment now. Just don’t send Kos– he looks like Kermit the Frog after a few bong hits, and he might scare my kids.

    • johanna

      I too am sympathetic to the Tea Party movement. And…..I do not like ObamaCare. *gasp* And….we are even holding a Tea Party rally in my hometown on June 5, just in case Bloomberg wants to send in the goon sqads and make some arrests.

  • motionview

    John Stewart once remarked, on Bloomberg considering a run for president, that he would lock up the effeminate Jewish elf vote. I guess in the Pixie Hollow in Bloomberg’s head all the bad guys are Tea Partiers.

  • toddthesofaking

    Don’t let this distract you. It’s the home-grown anti-obama tea partiers that are the real terrorist threat, not followers-of-a-religion-we-dare-not-name, who threaten to kill cartoonists for drawing cartoons, you bunch of racists.

    It’s the legions of abortion bombers that are streaming into this country, with the full-throated support of the Catholic church, their Protestant cousins, and the nation of Canada that are the truly violent ones, not some lone nut or nuts who, okay, MAYBE knocked down a skyscraper or two and killed a few people. Who probably deserved it, according to Ward Churchill. Unless it was an inside job, in which case they are just more innocent victims of the War Criminal Boosh’s outlaw regime. The former are conducting armed warfare against us; the others are just criminals. To be pitied, because they are victims.

    When those peaceful followers of the religion of peace carry peaceful signs that say “Behead those who insult Islam”, they don’t mean it literally. Or, if they do, they mean ‘behead’ in a very peaceful, non-violent way. It’s the “Taxed enough already” guy who is LITERALLY threatening us with physical violence. Because his sign is code for, “Axed enough, already, T?” as if to say to his enemy, nicknamed “T”: “I’ll axe more if you haven’t had enough of my axeing already to your head, T.”

    And what did racist segregationist Lester Maddox chase blacks out of his restaurant with? An axe handle.

    Are you convinced NOW? What more proof do you need, racists?

    How can you see if you will not open your eyes?

    And why do you hate our black president so?

    • BooneCountyGirl

      You need to change your name to toddthesosmokingcrack. If you are serious you need to check yourself into the psych ward. If you are being “ironic” its not working for you. Or anyone else.

      • slightlyaboveaverage

        Well, actually. It works for me.
        I might be the Lowest Common Denominator, but he IS the Sofa King.
        Rock on with your Bad Self, Todd. Rock on.

        • ohthehugemanatee

          He IS rocking. In a corner of his padded room, hugging his knees.

          • toddthesofaking

            “If you are being “ironic” its not working for you. Or anyone else.”

            Yes, I can see the disapproval in the checkmarks, my sweet. I can also see that this takes you out of your comfort zone.

            You know what might make you more comfortable? If you took off all your clothes.

            That’s what I do.

          • toddthesofaking

            He IS rocking. In a corner of his padded room, hugging his knees.

            No, my pad is a corner room, where I’m kneeing a hugger in the rocks.

      • slightlyaboveaverage

        “…they mean ‘behead’ in a very peaceful, non-violent way.”

        That’s gold, BooneGirl. Pure gold!
        Please see if you have it in your heart to give Todd another chance.
        I think you should like him and stop hating on him.

        He’s not merely a Davenport Dude.
        He’s the Sofa King.
        That didn’t happen just by chance.
        It’s not like some watery tart threw a sword at him.
        He has derived his supreme executive power from a mandate of the Sofa masses,
        not just some farcical aquatic ceremony.

        Sofa King… You complete me.

        • toddthesofaking

          Thank you! (sob) This blog is just downright mean! (sniff*)

          n. Irony, sarcasm, or caustic wit used to attack or expose folly, vice, or

          Let me see…

      • slightlyaboveaverage

        And you’re a racist.

        • toddthesofaking

          THAT’S my favorite game!

      • toddthesofaking

        you know how you can tell good satire? It’s barely distinguishable from the real thing. That’s how you know it’s good satire. If I do say so my damn self.

        • johanna

          I like you Todd. If that means anything. 😉

          • toddthesofaking

            It does. Thank you. Seriously.

        • anniebanannie

          “If I do say so my damn self.”

          ……and you have, a couple times before! (I keed, I keed)

      • zelda

        Worked pretty well for me.

    • katnandu

      Works for me too. I am so appalled that mayor Bloomberg’s initial reaction was to bet that someone “deranged and mad about the healthcare bill” was responsible for this terror. It shows the ridiculous mind-set of liberal “politically correct” crowd, and it puts us at risk.

      • toddthesofaking

        Next, he’ll say, “well, maybe it wasn’t a tea partier. But it could’ve been.”

        You can’t win with these idiots, except by exposing them as idiots and hoping others get the joke. Sometimes it works. Sometimes, its boonecountygirl, whom I love with all my heart.

    • slightlyaboveaverage

      “Because his sign is code for, “Axed enough, already, T?” as if to say to his enemy, nicknamed “T”: “I’ll axe more if you haven’t had enough of my axeing already to your head, T.””

      Because ‘Tax’ in Pig Latin is: ‘Axe-tay’

      It doesn’t take a genius to see that.
      Just a Sofa King.

      • toddthesofaking

        now that, my friend, is rich.

        You always take it to a higher level.

        Much love…

        • irwinhandleman

          jim, this dude is more popular than you on your own blog. you know what that means: move further to the right.

          • johanna

            Every party has a pooper…

          • toddthesofaking

            sounds like i touched a nerve.

            Did it hit a little too close to home, tiny?

          • slightlyaboveaverage

            Gee, Brian. You sound a little down in the dumps.
            Might I suggest YOU try taking all your clothes off?
            It seems to have done wonders for BooneCountyGirl’s disposition this morning.

            I’d guess you need not worry about Jim.
            I doubt he’s threatened by our correspondence with Todd here on his blog.
            Sofa King has done some fine work today and now even BCGirls’s earlier disapproval has been massaged to an open acceptance and embrace (after she put her clothes back on). It doesn’t take away from Jim for us to acknowledge it.

            Would you like it if I gave you a green ‘Thumbs Up’?
            Here ya go.
            Now don’t you worry about me, I’ve got lots more where that came from.
            How about if I rally the troops and try to get everyone to show ol’ Brian a little ‘thumb love’?
            C’mon guys! How ’bout it????
            For a fellow traveler who is feeling just a bit ignored today…

          • Jim Treacher

            Keep hope alive, Brian: Nobody has proven that Faisal Shahzad isn’t Hutaree.