I see where someone tried to get all Middle Eastern in Times Square over the weekend. But thanks to the grumpy brother who sells t-shirts and and one of New York's finest a potential disaster was avoided.
Now that blue Pathfinder is getting as much shine as a white Ford Bronco did a few years ago. Memo to al-Qaeda or domestic terrorist: the next time you want to set off a car bomb why not plant the bomb in a brand new Audi R-8 or a similar car? That way your car won't attract the wrong kind of attention just sitting there. The most that will happen is one of New York's finest will write a parking ticket and just keep moving. No one will believe that someone would plant a car bomb in a brand new Audi R-8. Of course if you have a piece of shit Nissan just sitting there you are going to attract the wrong kind of attention. The po po is going to wonder what it's doing there and the next thing you know you will have the bomb squad all over your hooptie. Hey, at least it wasn't a Toyota. --As if they can use more bad publicity-- I can hear the jokes now: Did you hear the one about the terrorist who tried to blow up Times Square with a bomb in his Toyota? Insert your punchline about the brakes here:_________.
They are saying that the perp is a white male in his forties. (Does everyone know where Glenn Beck was Saturday night?) Hmmm, maybe it's not al-Qaeda after all. Unless they are recruiting A-merry-can men to go along with the women now. But we just don't know yet. Of course one wingnut politician is saying that it was possible Muslim extremist with cartoon issues. Nice.
Thank goodness that this bomb maker wasn't that very good a it. Which leaves me to believe that it's not, as some in law enforcement have speculated, some kind of sophisticated international terrorist plot. But rather it might have been some nut job who just happens to like right wing talk radio, or who just happens to hate America and the west. A group in Pakistan is claiming responsibility, but then I hear that this group always claims responsibility for every bad thing that happens here in A-merry-ca. (I think they said that they created American Idol.)
I hope the catch this person and soon. There were lots of cameras in the area so it shouldn't be that hard.
Just be vigilant people. The next time you are chilling in your favorite town just watch out for the hooptie illegally parked with the expired tags. It could save your life.