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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Good grief.

hillbillyjim on May 3, 2010 at 8:09 PM

Wow. Just when you thought he couldn’t be more of a tool.

Red Cloud on May 3, 2010 at 8:09 PM

Oh my. Bloomberg needs to take his meds. What a pool of refuse.

andy85719 on May 3, 2010 at 8:10 PM

We need a post about Dobson switching his endorsement to Rand Paul and his video talking about his mistake.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eFIVMFns5o

Spathi on May 3, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Meet the REPUBLICAN endorsed NYC mayoral candidate for 2009!

TimTebowSavesAmerica on May 3, 2010 at 8:10 PM

He always has a job waiting for him as the Asst SECDEF for PC Affairs.

Fletch54 on May 3, 2010 at 8:11 PM

translation = Bloomberg your are an idiot.
Wow, no one can top you AP when you go for the jugilar.

by the way AP awesome.

Gracelynn on May 3, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Appallingly irresponsible, if not evil.

DrStock on May 3, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Orwell called , he wants his movie script back.

the_nile on May 3, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Pander away and score political points with the Upper West Side idiots.

RobCon on May 3, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Bloomberg just creeps me out. His financial news organization has become almost as absurd as he is these days. They’re all gushing teenagers yapping about Zippy whenever he draws a breath. That tool, Al Hunt, is a piece of work, too.

What a disgrace.

Cody1991 on May 3, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Since we’re pulling theories out of our ass, let me try a few. Maaaaybe …

Well said.

RobCon on May 3, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Or maybe the bomber is a New Yorker who’s mad about having a jackass for a mayor.

DamnCat on May 3, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Mike Bloomberg is just scum, such a ridiculous little midget of a man. Remember when he used to ride on the 6 train to work as a gimmick? I haven’t seen him on the subway since the London bombings.

Pathetic ar*ehole. He’s a prime candidate for one of those types who like wearing diapers and being spanked by stern hookers.

Sharke on May 3, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Hey Bloomercricket! If you don’t have enough information to make an educated guess, here’s a template for a statement that isn’t completely amateurish:

As we speak, local, state, and federal agencies are still gathering information, and it would be premature to comment at this time. As more information is gathered and processed, we will keep the public informed to the best of our abilities, as the situation allows. Thank you.

Now how hard was that?

hillbillyjim on May 3, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Hey, isn’t May Day when left-wing terrorists protesters like to riot?
Can’t mention that to overpaid Katie who gets a $500,000 for every viewer.

RobCon on May 3, 2010 at 8:17 PM

“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.”

Look, we all know it is the left who get violent, so Bloomberg is right, it IS a person with a problem with Obamacare. It didn’t go far enough and he’s going to destroy the world to make his point.

csdeven on May 3, 2010 at 8:17 PM

Confucius say: When mouth always open, foot gets lodged sometimes.

hillbillyjim on May 3, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Anything’s possible, so why not have the mayor of the country’s largest city speculate idly on the national news about it?

I can’t believe New Yorkers elected this tool for a third term. Whoever is running the New York Republican office needs to archive this segment for his Republican challenger.

I really hope there’s someone with enough stones to challenge him in the GOP, but thanks to certain eeyores, I know better.

pookysgirl on May 3, 2010 at 8:18 PM

A cheap shot from a rich man.

RobCon on May 3, 2010 at 8:19 PM

I think it all started with CIA hijacking islam by creating the teaparty militia back in 1980, inside job..

the_nile on May 3, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Pathetic ar*ehole. He’s a prime candidate for one of those types who like wearing diapers and being spanked by stern hookers.

Sharke on May 3, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Yep. Something like that. He’s a weird, little man. I also think he has OCD – big time.

Cody1991 on May 3, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Yeah that’s not going to fly. Bloomberg hopes who will buy this exactly? New Yorkers? I have never met that gullible a New Yorker.

http://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2010/05/03/who-is-registered-owner-or-times-square-bomb-suv/

Dr Evil on May 3, 2010 at 8:20 PM

I miss Rudy.

ramrants on May 3, 2010 at 8:20 PM

This is exactly how NY liberals think. They soooo want it to be true.

RobCon on May 3, 2010 at 8:20 PM

“Bloomberg , what newspapers do YOU read!?”

the_nile on May 3, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Emperor Bloomberg takes time out from his war against the Jedi to talk out of his ass.

ThePrez on May 3, 2010 at 8:22 PM

what a punk move.

rob verdi on May 3, 2010 at 8:22 PM

Orwell Oliver Stone called, he wants his movie script back.

FIFY.

badtemper on May 3, 2010 at 8:22 PM

I think it was the salt lobby.

rob verdi on May 3, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Fool!

glennbo on May 3, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Confucius say: When mouth always open, foot gets lodged sometimes.

hillbillyjim on May 3, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Confucius say: Mayor who go to bed with itchy head, wake up with smelly finger.

selias on May 3, 2010 at 8:24 PM

What an idiot. Everyone knows that the bomber is a frustrated Cubs fan from the year 2029, who, upset over the Mets’ defeat in the NLCS that year, travelled back in time to try to change the course of history.

The Reasonable Man on May 3, 2010 at 8:24 PM

I have a great idea: Let’s elect that smooth-talkin’ guy from Hawaii as President and that really, really rich guy for a third term as Mayor of New York.

Who’s with me?

GrannyDee on May 3, 2010 at 8:25 PM

So there were two little nutjobs with short man syndrome running around NYC today. Too bad we could only ship one back to Iran.

txag92 on May 3, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Just like that right wing teabagger that shot RFK..oh wait.

Just like that right wing teabagger that shot JFK..oh wait.

Just like that right wing teabagger taht shot Mckinley..oh wait.

Caper29 on May 3, 2010 at 8:27 PM

It was obviously Proud Rino and crr6, angry at AP and trying to blow up his kitty.

Good Solid B-Plus on May 3, 2010 at 8:27 PM

If this weren’t so tragic it would be funny.

This is how demagoguery becomes conventional wisdom.

Purple Fury on May 3, 2010 at 8:27 PM

With Friends like these…..

cobrakai99 on May 3, 2010 at 8:27 PM

txag92 on May 3, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Um…I was nowhere near NYC today.

ThePrez on May 3, 2010 at 8:28 PM

How embarrassing. Clearly intelligence is disconnected from wealth or political success in this instance. Again, how embarrassing if this man has any sense of self respect.

Mason on May 3, 2010 at 8:29 PM

Just an incredible D-O-R-K!

Totally asinine thing to say.

GoldenEagle4444 on May 3, 2010 at 8:29 PM

It couldn’t be that group that , you know the WTC , i’m just thinking , not blaming anyone.

the_nile on May 3, 2010 at 8:29 PM

So I am right after all,now off to Ayers and Dorhns house
to be questioned!!

And,maybe its Lefty nutjobs,planting and seeding,
to make it look like Tea Partiers!!

Or,it might of been,

ObamaVoterBots

P*ssed of HilRod Goons,

or,a Lefty with an axe to grind,in the cease-fire agreement
on the ReCreate 68′ Liberal Party Civil War,that was denied
during the Liberal primaries of 08′!!(snark).

canopfor on May 3, 2010 at 8:30 PM

This guy is a perfect example of how douchy people who switch parties are. Take note Crist supporters.

Denverslim on May 3, 2010 at 8:30 PM

I blame the lack of salt in his diet. It’s affecting his mind.

AUINSC on May 3, 2010 at 8:30 PM

Um…I was nowhere near NYC today.

ThePrez on May 3, 2010 at 8:28 PM

If you are the prez, you were seen sneaking out of a hotel with some hot little number. :)

txag92 on May 3, 2010 at 8:30 PM

Dill weed

Colorado Anne on May 3, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Somebody alert Rosie,maybe she can find out,if there
was any fire that melted any steel!!(sarc).

canopfor on May 3, 2010 at 8:33 PM

The left’s version of America’s Mayor.

booter on May 3, 2010 at 8:33 PM

Now how hard was that?

hillbillyjim on May 3, 2010 at 8:16 PM

About as hard for him as that stick he should be beaten with.

platypus on May 3, 2010 at 8:34 PM

“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.”

Oh, come on. Maybe it was just wishful thinking on his part?

missl on May 3, 2010 at 8:35 PM

This is one of the best posts evah, AP. Well done.

Weight of Glory on May 3, 2010 at 8:35 PM

The sooner the men of the Republican Party are *purged,
and the quicker the Republican women are voted in,in
which,women will think,before speaking,this kind of
crap will stop!!

*(canopfor apologizes to any,over the purge comment).

canopfor on May 3, 2010 at 8:36 PM

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

Hey, maybe Bloomberg, a sawed off Joesph Goebbels, needs to see a psychiatrist and one who is pretty given to dispensing all manner of psycotherapeutic meds.

MB4 on May 3, 2010 at 8:39 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

Bloomberg is an a-hole.

I miss the great Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

cubachi on May 3, 2010 at 8:41 PM

What an utter and vile piece of rotten garbage Michael Bloomberg is.

Get bent, you worthless dope.

Why is it that these jackasses never have a bad thing to say about terrorists, dicatators, murderers and rapists but they have seething HATRED for ordinary Americans who disagree with their idiot policies?

NoDonkey on May 3, 2010 at 8:41 PM

Let the little tubby tyrant hear from each and everyone of you.

Those were great posts.

I bet New Yorkers feel all safe and cozy now….Way to calm the crowd Bloomers……Get everything wrong everytime, really builds confidence….

nondhimmie on May 3, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Caper29 on May 3, 2010 at 8:29

Just like the rightwingnut who shot Lincoln oh wait.
Just like the rightwingnut who shot Reagan oh wait.
Just like the rightwingnut who started the weather underground oh wait.

This is fun Caper!

alohapundit on May 3, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Bloomie is the “broken window”…….

nondhimmie on May 3, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Bloomberg is a schlamiel who sounds like someone at a KKK meeting saying, “Hey maybe it was a Black guy”.

MB4 on May 3, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Talk about adding fuel to the Liberal and MSM Fire!!

canopfor on May 3, 2010 at 8:45 PM

This garbage of a man should be tossed out of office on his stupid rich ass. What gullible people there are in NYC to elect this circus clown.

Hummer53 on May 3, 2010 at 8:45 PM

Sarah Palin to issue a travel boycott of NYC in 3,2,1

booter on May 3, 2010 at 8:45 PM

It could be just me but doesn’t Bloomberg remind you of Greazy Joe Biden? They could be twins. They both say the same dumb shit.

Egfrow on May 3, 2010 at 8:46 PM

Oh, come on. Maybe it was just wishful thinking on his part?

missl on May 3, 2010 at 8:35 PM

Yep, you know the left & the MSM have been hoping & praying it’s some right-wing wacko. They’ll probably figure out a way to pin it on someone like that. Or portray the terrorist(s) that way.

Colorado Anne on May 3, 2010 at 8:46 PM

And this won’t make a ripple in the dominant media/left hive.
Their reaction to criticism of it will be “There’s something wrong with what he said?”

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 3, 2010 at 8:46 PM

Okay, he’s just insulted 50-60% of the country.

I would like to kick his worthless a** from one side of Manhattan Island to the other.

chris999 on May 3, 2010 at 8:47 PM

I guess there is a lot of truth to what some say, “Scratch a ‘liberal’ and underneath you will find something that looks very KKK or very Nazi.

MB4 on May 3, 2010 at 8:47 PM

This is fun Caper!

alohapundit on May 3, 2010 at 8:43 PM

alohapundit:I`m with ye,from the WW2 surrender note,

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NUTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on May 3, 2010 at 8:47 PM

This post is why I keep coming back to HA for commentary.

Bloomberg is a moron.

d1carter on May 3, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Bloomberg is a douche.

myrenovations on May 3, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Confucius say: When mouth always open, foot gets lodged sometimes.

hillbillyjim on May 3, 2010 at 8:18 PM

hillbillyjim: Me thinks,sideways this time!!:)

canopfor on May 3, 2010 at 8:51 PM

I would like to kick his worthless a** from one side of Manhattan Island to the other.

chris999 on May 3, 2010 at 8:47 PM

Do it.
We won’t tell.

Colorado Anne on May 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Mark Levin just said that the chief suspect was from Pakistan.

Does anyone know what the the main religion is in Pakistan? Buddhist? Hindu? Mormon?

MB4 on May 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM

How’s that ‘reaching across the Isle’ shit going GOP?

Egfrow on May 3, 2010 at 8:54 PM

Why is it that these jackasses never have a bad thing to say about terrorists, dicatators, murderers and rapists but they have seething HATRED for ordinary Americans who disagree with their idiot policies?

NoDonkey on May 3, 2010 at 8:41 PM

Because they hate us common, everyday American folk. Especially those of us on in the right.

Colorado Anne on May 3, 2010 at 8:55 PM

Mark Levin just said that the chief suspect was from Pakistan.
Does anyone know what the the main religion is in Pakistan? Buddhist? Hindu? Mormon?
MB4 on May 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM

I’m pretty sure it’s Kabbalah or Scientology.

Denverslim on May 3, 2010 at 8:57 PM

How’s that ‘reaching across the Isle’ shit going GOP?

Egfrow on May 3, 2010 at 8:54 PM

It seems to be going almost as well as when Chamberlain reached across the isle to Hitler.

Good Solid B Plus.

MB4 on May 3, 2010 at 8:59 PM

Way good catch, AP.

Bloomberg can speculate about Obamacare opponents trying to car-bomb Times Square because he knows they won’t be waiting in the alley for him afterward with dull knives and a videocamera.

It’s always safe to smear and demonize the middle class.

J.E. Dyer on May 3, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Bloomberg is a schlamiel and a shlamazel and a putz and a yutz.

MB4 on May 3, 2010 at 9:05 PM

How’s that ‘reaching across the Isle’ shit going GOP?

Egfrow on May 3, 2010 at 8:54 PM

They get a reacharound every now and then.

the_nile on May 3, 2010 at 9:08 PM

GrannyDee on May 3, 2010 at 8:25 PM

+7

lukespapa on May 3, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Maaaaybe … it’s a liberal amnesty shill upset at Nazi America’s tolerance of Arizona’s immigration law?

Well… Arizona Ice Tea is made in New York…
Just sayin

agmartin on May 3, 2010 at 9:08 PM

“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.”

But I’m such a liberal ass that I’ll put HEALTH CARE right up front. HEY! I’m a millionaire, but it doesn’t mean I’m INTELLIGENT!

GarandFan on May 3, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Colorado Anne on May 3, 2010 at 8:55 PM

I’m wondering why we even have elections when we keep getting the likes of Bloomberg and Obama to order us around.

Might as well bring back the inbred, out of touch Monarchs in perfumed wigs and stop wasting time on elections.

Divine Right through Gaia.

NoDonkey on May 3, 2010 at 9:09 PM

Maybe, it was a salt lover!

mobydutch on May 3, 2010 at 9:13 PM

It could be just me but doesn’t Bloomberg remind you of Greazy Joe Biden? They could be twins. They both say the same dumb shit.

Egfrow on May 3, 2010 at 8:46 PM

Speaking of greazy joe, I wonder if he thinks this is a big f&*%in’ deal!

lukespapa on May 3, 2010 at 9:14 PM

Nice audition for chair of the RNC.

Valiant on May 3, 2010 at 9:21 PM

Will Mayor Bloomberg apologize?

Cindy Munford on May 3, 2010 at 9:23 PM

Maybe it was Goldstein, again. Or agents of Eastasia.

iurockhead on May 3, 2010 at 9:26 PM

A true idiot.

WisCon on May 3, 2010 at 9:31 PM

“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.”

Pakistan?! We were promised a white man! What did this guy do, get a complete body anal ring bleaching?

Bloomberg reminds me of the mayor of Amity Island in Jaws. Any Quints on the Manhattan Island to tell about the maw of bloody Islam and how it can swallow you whole?

BL@KBIRD on May 3, 2010 at 9:31 PM

Dill weed

Colorado Anne on May 3, 2010 at 8:32 PM

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

Mark Levin just said that the chief suspect was from Pakistan.

Does anyone know what the the main religion is in Pakistan? Buddhist? Hindu? Mormon?

MB4 on May 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Indonesian/

hillbillyjim on May 3, 2010 at 9:34 PM

This is one of the best posts evah, AP. Well done.

Weight of Glory on May 3, 2010 at 8:35 PM

No one dismembers “progressive” idiocy as well as Allah, when he’s on.

Purple Fury on May 3, 2010 at 9:34 PM

Does anyone know what the the main religion is in Pakistan? Buddhist? Hindu? Mormon?

MB4 on May 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Austrian, of course.

hillbillyjim on May 3, 2010 at 9:36 PM

It’s always safe to smear and demonize the middle class.

J.E. Dyer on May 3, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Not always; not where I come from. Seriously.

hillbillyjim on May 3, 2010 at 9:39 PM

It would be amazingly stupid for the police to look among trained bomb makers who have frequently expressed threats against the target. Sure let’s check out the alibis of all of the Hasidim and Amish within a thousand miles first. With another year of Napolitano a good cop will arrest himself first and ask questions later.

snaggletoothie on May 3, 2010 at 9:45 PM

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