Bloomberg: Hey, maybe the Times Square bomber was upset about the health-care bill

posted at 8:07 pm on May 3, 2010 by Allahpundit

Could be. Since we’re pulling theories out of our ass, let me try a few. Maaaaybe … it’s a liberal amnesty shill upset at Nazi America’s tolerance of Arizona’s immigration law? Maaaaybe … it’s a gay-rights supporter irate at the slow pace of progress on “don’t ask, don’t tell”? Maaaaybe … it’s a nutritional fanatic angry that the City hasn’t completely banned salt yet? (Actually, that would make Nanny Bloomberg a prime suspect.) Maaaaybe … it’s the president’s old pal Bill Ayers reliving his glory days? Anything’s possible, so why not have the mayor of the country’s largest city speculate idly on the national news about it?

“There is no credible evidence so far that this attack was more than at least one person, the driver,” said Mayor Mike Bloomberg. “After that there is no evidence that anyone else was involved. It may be, but we can’t say that it is.”…

“If I had to guess, twenty five cents, this would be exactly that,” Bloomberg said. “Homegrown maybe a mentally deranged person or someone with a political agenda that doesn’t like the health care bill or something. It could be anything.”

He knows full well which way the investigation is pointing but he’s too gutless to mention it as a possibility. The latest: The joint terrorism task force has taken over the case and the “person of interest,” who’s been missing since Saturday night, is apparently a “naturalized American citizen who hails from Pakistan and just returned after spending five months there.” And that’s not all:

Authorities said another clue in the investigation is a video posted online early Sunday morning by persons in Connecticut, who may have been involved in the bomb attempt and are being sought by law enforcement. The video, posted on a site registered one day before the attack, has the Taliban in Pakistan claiming responsibility for the attempted bombing.

So that Taliban video taking credit for the attack was actually posted by people in the same U.S. state as the prime suspect. Fancy that. Meanwhile, according to Fox, the NYPD’s “focusing” on the similarities between this plot and 2007 jihadist car bomb plot in London, which I mentioned right here on Saturday night. And just as I’m writing this, CBS is reporting that the prime suspect’s name is “familiar to counter terrorism investigators.” But enough of all that; let’s get back to that intriguing ObamaCare theory. Click the image to watch.


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I love dill weed and lemon with REAL butter on grilled or blackened, pan-fried catfish!

You owe dill-weed an abject apology.

C’mon now, let’s not drag the dill-weed into this. Dill and butter and fish is like… um, two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickle, onion on a sesame seed bun. Get the idea?

hillbillyjim on May 3, 2010 at 9:32 PM

Dillp weead maybe?

Douche weasel?

Colorado Anne on May 3, 2010 at 9:47 PM

BTW, since no one else has bothered,:

Thanks, Allahpundit, for being true to yourself, not shading the truth for convenience’s sake, and for being Allahpundit through thick and thin. You’ve been slammed here in the comments more than most would abide. You tha man.

I look forward to your future bag-headed, unknown comic success, and I’m proud to be a mote in the HOTAIR eye. How’s that for a perverse, reverse, left-handed compliment?

You know I’m full of spit and vinegar; so …. have fun.

For those of you who can’t catch up with the sarc and snark, oh well. Please try and keep up. This is fun when you get it.

Or something.

hillbillyjim on May 3, 2010 at 9:48 PM

Maybe…….(Using Allahpundits’ Rectum Theory Analysis of the Mayors’ chat)….

He’s a homeless person that the Mayor ran out of the city (bought a one way ticket out of the area) that decided to come back with a vengence?

He’s a person that felt victimized by the “rent control” policies of the Liberal Administration of the City and Mayor Farfegnuggenberg?

He’s a former day trader on the NYSE that was driven out of the city because he couldn’t order his Fried Twinkie with Salt at his favorite restaurant in the City?

Maybe he’s a former intern for Mayor Bloomberg who overhead the Mayor say he wished “I could just blow up that square sometimes” and was just following orders?

Maybe it’s really Vera Baker trying to distract from the “scandal” that the Enquirer was working on?

Maybe it’s Amelia Earharts’ pacific island long lost daughter who is determined to avenge her mother who wasn’t given the burger and fries she ordered at a Times Square restaurant in 1935?

Maybe it was Elizabeth Edwards who heard that Reille Hunter was going to be in the Square later that day for a fashion shoot with her and John’s little “Jonelle”?

Maybe it was John Hinkley trying to impress Actress Jody Foster (he is allowed out on short trips alone now isn’t he)?

Any of these sound plausible?

PappyD61 on May 3, 2010 at 9:49 PM

Maybe it was Charlie the Unicorn or one of the other two unicorns disguised………or…….>>insert sinister music here<<……it was…..the weeeeesal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgXy0fquj2g

PappyD61 on May 3, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Makes sense… the health care debate was a hot topic at many a Pakistani mosque.

mankai on May 3, 2010 at 9:56 PM

Makes sense… the health care debate was the hot topic at many a Pakistani mosque.

mankai on May 3, 2010 at 9:57 PM

Katie gets people to say dumb things. It’s a gift.

huckleberryfriend on May 3, 2010 at 9:59 PM

The latest news? This was posted at powerlineblog:

The latest word on the would-be Times Square bomber(s):

Authorities have identified the buyer of the SUV used in a failed Times Square terror attack and are seeking him as a potential suspect, two law enforcement officials said Monday.

The buyer is a man of Pakistani descent who recently traveled to Pakistan. …

The officials say the man is a Connecticut resident who paid cash weeks ago for the SUV parked in Times Square on Saturday and rigged with a crude propane-and-gasoline bomb

onlineanalyst on May 3, 2010 at 10:34 PM

Oops! Sorry AllahPundit. I should read your post before I comment. I thought that the content was simply going to focus on the nitwit Bloomberg, based on the headline.

onlineanalyst on May 3, 2010 at 10:38 PM

Maybe it was an alien.

Not an illegal alien.

A real, honest to God alien alien!

Preparing a new edition of “How To Serve Man- Big Apple Style

Bloomberg proves that mere money cannot buy a brain.

profitsbeard on May 3, 2010 at 10:42 PM

Maybe Bloomberg gets his political smarts from tutelage under Caroline Kennedy.

onlineanalyst on May 3, 2010 at 10:44 PM

Maybe…

He was upset about not having tickets to see “The Lion King” and didn’t realize that he had to go to the WH to see the lying king.

onlineanalyst on May 3, 2010 at 10:55 PM

MEMO to somebody!!!

For the love of pete,please,I beg you,do not ask
Bloomberg,what his theory is,of the DeepWater Oil
Rig Disaster possible cause!!

canopfor on May 3, 2010 at 8:40 PM

If I had to guess, twenty five cents, this was a lone wolf, I mean a lone whale, who produced an excess of explosive methane caused by a lethal combo of global warming and a salty diet. Did I mention Happy Meals? They’re to blame also.

Buy Danish on May 3, 2010 at 10:56 PM

Dear Allah,

What amazes me is how those little old blue-haired tea partying ladies can disguise themselves as young Pakistani men. How diabolical! And how clever of the leftists to recognize them. Perhaps it’s the grannies’ give-away tell– their under the breath humming of “God bless America.”

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on May 3, 2010 at 11:28 PM

But it was a WHITE MAN IN HIS 40s. That’s all I heard yesterday.

James on May 3, 2010 at 11:32 PM

It is really quite stunning that the mayor of a city that has been attacked again and again by islamic fascists cannot possibly imagine a scenerio where they are attacked by islamic fascists.

Political correctness over enemy recognition is going to fail.

Freddy on May 3, 2010 at 11:33 PM

Although born and raised in Pakistan, the attacker’s name, as revealed by the ‘New York Times’ is Jim Bob Hatfield and lives in a trailer park in Onenanta, Alabama and was heard to shout “Ahm gonna git you @@@3$#@@45### for messin’ with mah motherf&&**& health care.”

MaiDee on May 4, 2010 at 12:05 AM

Libtards love the lone wolf crazy guy theory. Then they don’t have to deal with the reality of Islamic fundamentalism.

Mojave Mark on May 4, 2010 at 1:20 AM

Mr. Bloomberg,

You are a stupid f**k!!!

Really Right on May 4, 2010 at 1:50 AM

Can you say Faisal Shahzad! The only “Homegrown maybe a mentally deranged person or someone with a political agenda that doesn’t like the health care bill or something” dipstick here is named Bloomberg. Only in New York do they inhale crap sandwiches quite so fast.

williamjb on May 4, 2010 at 6:36 AM

Bloomberg: Hey, maybe the Times Square bomber was upset about the health-care bill

Is that what liberals are calling Drone Attacks now, “the health-care bill”.

BDU-33 on May 4, 2010 at 7:19 AM

MEMO to somebody!!!

For the love of pete,please,I beg you,do not ask
Bloomberg,what his theory is,of the DeepWater Oil
Rig Disaster possible cause!!

canopfor on May 3, 2010 at 8:40 PM
=========================================
If I had to guess, twenty five cents, this was a lone wolf, I mean a lone whale, who produced an excess of explosive methane caused by a lethal combo of global warming and a salty diet. Did I mention Happy Meals? They’re to blame also.

Buy Danish on May 3, 2010 at 10:56 PM

Buy Danish:Ugh,you had to mention Whale Explodey
Detonations!!:)
====================================
A whale explodes in Taiwan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leKVfJcXqck&feature=related

canopfor on May 4, 2010 at 7:29 AM

Can you say Faisal Shahzad! The only “Homegrown maybe a mentally deranged person or someone with a political agenda that doesn’t like the health care bill or something” dipstick here is named Bloomberg. Only in New York do they inhale crap sandwiches quite so fast.

williamjb on May 4, 2010

His excremental uttering served it’s purpose. It blasted the right and served the template. It will now be flushed down the media memory hole in 3…2…1.

SKYFOX on May 4, 2010 at 7:55 AM

A real journalist, would have started giggling at his foolish remark and stated “You have to be kidding”…why can’t journalist just be normal people and laugh at idiotic statements..

right2bright on May 4, 2010 at 8:21 AM

Maybe Bloomberg holds the Order of the Plexiglass Bellybutton, with clusters.

Otherwise, I don’t see how he’s able to walk straight…

SDN on May 4, 2010 at 8:33 AM

Meanwhile, a judge ordered that the gubmint had to realize the 9 white militia dudes they arrested. There was NO evidence of a threat, just crazy talk. Again, let’s make sure we focus our energies on all of the wrong enemies, kinda like we do at airports.

johnboy on May 4, 2010 at 9:09 AM

Meanwhile, a judge ordered that the gubmint had to RELEASE (typo above) the 9 white militia dudes they arrested. There was NO evidence of a threat, just crazy talk. Again, let’s make sure we focus our energies on all of the wrong enemies, kinda like we do at airports.

johnboy on May 4, 2010 at 9:09 AM

Bloomberg makes a lot of frothy remarks and is about as consistent as the northeast weather. Next thing you know he’ll be saying the opposite or some variation of it. Things must depend on how he feels when he gets out of bed in the AM.

jeanie on May 4, 2010 at 9:10 AM

Maybe he loves Big Macs, or maybe he was protesting higher taxes. Maybe he’s a Muslim fanatical terrorist who wants to kill infidels. Take your pick. It took Holder 3 days to figure it out.

Kissmygrits on May 4, 2010 at 9:20 AM

I vote for a new poll with one simple question and three possible answers:

Waterboard?
1)Yes
2)No
3)Until he stops kicking

Storybec on May 4, 2010 at 9:55 AM

A real journalist, would have started giggling at his foolish remark and stated “You have to be kidding”…why can’t journalist just be normal people and laugh at idiotic statements..

They do sometimes on one network. Which might explain why they kill in the ratings arena. :-)

philmon on May 4, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Mayor Bloom(ingidiot)berg

labrat on May 4, 2010 at 12:32 PM

Storybec on May 4, 2010 at 9:55 AM

4) Put him to work in a pork slaughter house making bacon.

labrat on May 4, 2010 at 12:47 PM

God I love this site! It’s a trip reading the comments. We Conservatives are much more fun. Thank got we still have a sense of humor, we’re going to need it!

REMEMBER NOVEMBER!

hopefloats on May 4, 2010 at 1:12 PM

Oh; By the way, Mr. Bloomberg; Faisal Shahzad is a registered Democrat!

Cybergeezer on May 4, 2010 at 2:17 PM

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