Sunday, September 18, 2016

What we know: Explosion in New York City. Second device found intact. Donald Trump cannot be trusted with information.

Courtesy of CNN:

Police are hunting for answers on what caused an explosion that injured 29 people in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, shortly before a second suspicious device was found nearby. 

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters early indications are that the explosion at 23rd Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan at about 8.30 p.m. Saturday "was an intentional act." 

But, he said, "there's no specific and credible threat against New York City at this time from any terror organization." 

Investigators believe the blast was caused by an explosive device in or near a dumpster, a law enforcement source told CNN.

There also another device found nearby:

Just blocks away from the explosion, a suspicious device was found at 27th Street, according to multiple local and federal law enforcement officials.

The object was a pressure cooker with dark colored wiring protruding, connected by silver duct tape to what appears to be a cellphone, officials said. A piece of paper with writing on it was found nearby.

There is as of yet no evidence that the explosion and the pressure cooker device are connected, and the police are still gathering evidence.

However the fact that the police were not yet ready to issue an official explanation for the blast did not stop a certain loudmouth presidential candidate.

Courtesy of Yahoo:

“I must tell you that just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in New York. And nobody knows exactly what’s going on. But boy, we are living in a time — we better get very tough, folks. We better get very, very tough,” Trump told his supporters in Colorado Springs, Colo. 

“It just happened,” he added. “So we’ll find out, but it’s a terrible thing going on in our world and in our country. And we are going to get tough and smart and vigilant. And we’re going to end it. We’re going to end it. We’ll see what it is. We’ll see what it is.” 

About two hours later, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference that the explosion on 23rd Street appeared to be the result of an “intentional” act and that there was no indication it was linked to terrorism. According to de Blasio, it was “too early” to say whether a bomb caused the explosion. The NYPD is also investigating a second location on 27th Street.

You know typically law enforcement professionals discourage folks from speculating until there is evidence to back up any one conclusion. Especially if that person is a public figure or political candidate whose speculation can result in widespread panic.

And remember folks THIS is the guy who wants access to confidential information about this nation's security.


  1. Claire6:09 AM

    I want him to explain precisely what he means when he says we must get very, very tough. What the hell does that mean anyway?!?!

    1. Anonymous6:41 AM

      and how the fuck will he end it?

      Who buys what this clown is saying?

    2. Anonymous7:14 AM

      Tough means police state- worse than now. Bundys and Zimmermans will patrol our streets. Perhaps it will be illegal to be a liberal. Trump's Supreme Court pick, Peter Thiel, wants to take the vote away from women and minorities.

    3. Anonymous8:57 AM

      One of hte officials interviewed today made just taht point - that the police chief, and governor and blah blah in NYC were very tough and very competent. He was a little (a British "little") miffed.

    4. Anonymous12:44 PM

      He doesn't mean anything, he just throws words out there.

      If you read the sentence: And we’re going to end it. "We’re going to end it. We’ll see what it is. We’ll see what it is.”

      It means nothing. How is he going to end something if he doesn't know what it is?

      I certainly don't want a president that is afraid of his shadow, with nukes at his little finger tips.

    5. Anonymous9:17 PM

      Nuke someone.

      He's just itching to use those nukes.

  2. Anonymous6:31 AM

    Fucking sociopath. What a stand up prick.
    U get what U vote for.

    1. Anonymous8:07 AM

      I cannot for the life of me imagine him as President. What is it with his dialect that he has to keep repeating sentences? Is he trying to convince himself? He comes across as a complete moron and people eat it up, including the media. Boggles the mind.

    2. Anonymous9:22 PM

      The problem is the rest of us are also going to get what they vote for.

      If there were only a way those that voted for him would live under his rule and the rest of us would be safe and sound in a sane world, then I'd say fine.

      But we'll be punished along with the brain Dead Deplorables.

  3. Anonymous6:35 AM

    This was a domestic terrorist action meant to blame Muslims. Conclusion is no one got killed and bombs not in overly busy area.

    1. Anonymous8:09 AM

      That was my immediate thought when hearing about it on TV.

    2. Anonymous10:44 AM

      You people are such dumbasses. You all jumped (wished for) the same thing when the San Bernardino shootings and the Florida nightclub shooyings happenned. I'd have to go back and look, but probably when the Boston bombing happened as well. Imagine that, hoping it is a fellow American over a muslim terrorist. What the hell is wrong with you people?

      10:1 it is someone named Mohamud.

    3. Anonymous11:04 AM

      Ah yes here we go....

      Some select comments from the first IM post about the bombings on 4-18-16:

      "Anonymous 12:23 PM
      Let's see... today is Patriots' Day and the marathon was being run in honor of Newtown victims. Sounds like the work of gun nut teabagger domestic terrorists. The only question is how did they figure out how to make a bomb?"

      "Deni12:53 PM
      My thoughts exactly. Sounds like a home-grown terrorist attack to me."

      "Anonymous1:26 PM
      That's what I was thinking. Domestic terrorists - right wing variety."

      "Anonymous5:02 PM
      I also heard these were pretty unsophisticated bombs, or a LOT more would have died. I'm guessing some Tea Bag militia is to blame, but will try their hardest to blame Muslims."

      "Anonymous2:34 PM
      Patriot Day in Boston today along with tax day, i'm gonna jump to conclusions and just guess >>> 'domestic terrorist'"

      You libs must be so proud and happy to throw you fellow americans under the bus while looking the other way when it comes to the enemy.

    4. Anonymous12:35 PM

      10:44 Orlando was an unhappy gay guy who couldn't come to grips and killed people like him using religion as an excuse.

    5. Anonymous12:43 PM

      I hope they find the guy and he is a Trump supporter and he spouts incoherent hate and that he did it to "make America great and white again."

    6. Anonymous1:44 PM

      Whats wrong Gryph? Can't let the comment thru with all the quotes from your cult-flock blaming the Boston bombing on right wingers? Can't deal with reality? Can't let the truth thru buddy?

    7. Anonymous1:59 PM

      here you go 10:23 this is for you:

      "In a 9-1-1 call shortly after the shooting began, Mateen swore allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. He later told a negotiator he was "out here right now" because of the American-led interventions in Iraq and in Syria, and that the negotiator should tell the United States to stop bombing ISIL."

      "At 2:09 a.m., several minutes after the gunfire started, the club posted on its Facebook page, "Everyone get out of pulse and keep running." At 2:22 a.m., Mateen placed a 9-1-1 call in which he mentioned the Boston Marathon bombers—Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev—as his "homeboys" and made a reference to Moner Mohammad Abu Salha, who died in a suicide bombing in Syria in 2014. Mateen said he was inspired by Abu Salha's death for the Al-Nusra Front targeting Syrian government troops (a mutual enemy, despite also being at war with ISIL), and swore allegiance to ISIL leader al-Baghdadi. The FBI said that Mateen and Abu Salha had attended the same mosque and knew each other "casually" "

      "At 2:45 a.m., Mateen called News 13 of Orlando and said, "I'm the shooter. It's me. I am the shooter." He then said he was carrying out the shooting on behalf of ISIL and began speaking rapidly in Arabic."

  4. Anonymous6:36 AM

    He speculated as to what occurred? Really????

  5. Anonymous6:38 AM

    Police state; martial law. If you're not a white male, if you're not a Drumpf, or a T.Rump, then all Constitutional rights are suspended for you. If you are a person of color, you are presumed guilty of an offense deserving capital punishment, just for breathing in the U.S.

    Results? There goes our tourism industry, there goes term limits on the Presidency, there goes our ethnic areas, stores and restaurants. Open season by cops on anyone they want. Oh, and if you are white or "Aryan" looking, you will be accused of "sympathizing," or colluding, so don't think you are safe.

    1. Anonymous10:39 PM

      you are a fucking moron.

  6. There was also a knife attack at a mall in St Cloud MN yesterday. Eight people were stabbed suspect shot and killed. Suspect also screamed Allah.

    1. Anonymous2:00 PM

      I suppose you believe this is another right winger?

    2. No you dumbfuck. The two incidents are completely different.

  7. Anonymous6:44 AM

    Press needs to replay what Donald said about Egypt Air crash in the Med ...

    He said it was definitely terrorists without any facts to support his statement.

    Current reporting says plane had a fire that caused crash ... not terrorist.

  8. Anonymous7:03 AM

    Ok, if Little Donnie can speculate, so can I. The bomb was placed by a Trump supporter to scare people and drive them to Little Donnie's camp. Because a woman can't keep us safe. No. Wait. The bomb was placed by ISIS because the wanted to scare people and drive them to his camp. He would be the best thing to happen for their recruiting. No. Wait. The bomb was placed by the Russian Government .............

    1. Maple7:16 PM

      I'm actually inclined to agree with your first speculation. Strange, isn't it, that the explosion was mild enough not to kill anyone, just enough to scare everybody. Now the NYPD is looking at 2 videos which appear to show the same person spotted at the site of the explosion, and dropping off the package containing the pressure cooker at the second site. And no one (or organization) has claimed responsibility. This is right out of the Nazi playbook. Whether it's a Trump minion or one of his white supremacist followers, who knows? Desperate folks do desperate things...

    2. Anonymous9:29 PM

      If it's true and they find the guy and he confesses he is a Deplorable who did this to prove Trump could handle a crisis and gain him votes, there's your October surprise. Or maybe not. No one seems to care about the nutso Trump woman who attacked those Muslim women and their babies. That news was buried quickly.

  9. Anonymous7:05 AM

    And how is he going to get tough, and against who? What if it turns out the bomb maker belongs to the alt-right? In other words, his base.

    1. Anonymous12:11 PM

      excellent questions

  10. Anonymous7:40 AM

    My guess, domestic terrorisst, Trump supporter.

    1. Anonymous8:07 AM


    2. Anonymous8:26 AM

      Looks like you dumb liberals are eating your words today. Unsurprisingly. Politics over country for you eh 7:40 and 8:07?

  11. Anonymous7:48 AM

    Hmmm. Oil spill, this and 4 states declaring emergency. Double hmmmm

    1. Anonymous9:30 AM

      It's only gonna get worse.
      Can't wait for the dueling October surprises....
      The right false flags and the keft exposing Donald every day all day all month.

  12. God I hate that man.

  13. Anonymous7:53 AM

    And the asshole wants access to the nuclear codes. If he was in the white house when this happened, the US would have already turned a Muslim country into glass.

    The world should be very afraid.

  14. Anonymous8:23 AM

    This man is dangerous to the safety of Americans. He prods and provokes his angry base at his speeches, yelling like a bully and throwing his ugly name-calling at Elizabeth Warren, Hillary and any competitor. He knowingly does this to provoke more hatred against these people so they'll vote for him. It is pure and unadulterated war that he is calling for against these people and he doesn't care if some of his crazy voters could snap and go postal.

    In fact, one could easily speculate that this NY explosion is a reaction to inciters, like Donald Trump, who delivers anger at his rallies, the latest verbal attack on Hillary on her wanting to remove everyone's arms with the 2nd Amendment. He knows exactly what he is doing and eventually the severe damage is to innocent civilians in cities who are near the domestic or international terrorism. He is a disgrace. And the political system seems to have to recourse to stop this man?

  15. Anonymous8:28 AM

    Facts are irrelevant to The Donald. Also - when I first heard about the explosions in New Jersey and then NYC I thought "hmmm....small devices not intended to cause great harm ..... is Putin doing what he must to fear monger to get Trump into office?". Seriously, Russia was the first culprit that came to me.

  16. Anonymous8:30 AM

    Someone needs to sew the asshole's mouth shut forever!

  17. Anonymous8:35 AM

    Be afraid, be oh so afraid!!! Trump is an idiot!

    Vote for Hillary Clinton who has experience, knowledge and is steady in her temperament and words! That IS the type person we need running our country.

  18. Anonymous8:58 AM

    Did Trump do this after being briefed (however briefly). or was he speculating? not sure why it matters. Just curious.

    1. Anonymous10:46 AM

      It appears he was briefed?

    2. Anonymous10:53 AM

      Yikes. apparently Clinton did refer to briefings about "the bombings." not sure the timing.

  19. Anonymous10:03 AM

    That repetitive phrase behavior of Drumpf's is indicative of a mental problem. It can indicate either a stroke, early dementia or some incapacitated part of the brain. Palilalia

    Drumpf supporters represent questionable behavior as well. When someone cries out for a leader who is against an individual's own primary interests and the persons are too enamored to exit, then we have the re-invention of Adolf Hitler who destroyed so many innocents.

    It is of primary importance for the right wing to destroy HRC's candidacy, not because she is Drumpf's opponent but because she is a WOMAN! If you don't think that has more to do with why the REthug leaders aren't disavowing Drumpf then you have not been paying attention.

    They unmercifully (Drumpf, the leader of it, with McConnell and Boehner, Ryan etc. on board) did their damndest to destroy Obama, only because he was mulatto. Now if they can destroy HRC's election they will have marginalized both of their most-hated categories - African Americans and women.

    That is the handwriting on the wall. Why else all the anti-women movement/bills/legislation this past eight years? Focus should have been on the nation's business, not on what is in women's organs. Sheesh!

    1. Anonymous9:57 PM

      This isn't about Hillary being a Democrat.

      This isn't even about Hillary being a woman.

      This is entirely about Hillary Clinton being Hillary Clinton.

      They aren't gaining anything by marginalizing blacks or women. They're just making permanent enemies of them.

      If both African Americans and Women won't vote for Trump they are going to lose. Add the "marginalized" Mexicans, Muslims, Democrats in general and increasingly Veterans and their families and there isn't going to be anyone left.

      The Republican Party is rapidly aging and dying off. If they marginalize this many soon there won't be enough Republicans to put a nominee on the ticket. They will have killed their party.

    2. Anonymous10:21 PM

      I was not surprised to read the other day that the elder Drumpf actually had Alzheimers (sp) when he died. I have told people that Fat Donald seems to go nuttier late in the day, which I believe is called sundowning. I don't mean to disparage anybody else with the horrid disease when I say nuttier, by the way. I'm disparaging Fat Donald, yugely. When Hillary is deemed unfit for office because she gets dizzy with pneumonia, you would think that the chance of having yet another prez with dementia would be a cause for concern. Problem is, only Fat Donald can bring up shit like that without being booed off the stage. I'm about to get worried. Also, I want to punch Kellyanne in the face.

  20. Anonymous11:15 AM


  21. Anonymous12:48 PM

    He just got off his plane, was he flying back from voting in Russia?

  22. Anonymous1:14 PM

    I wonder how authentic this is. After all it was supposedly first tweeted by an Infowars editor. Sorta...He who smelt it, dealt it!

    The Tumblr blog has since been taken down.

  23. Randall3:07 AM

    Donald Trump immediately got before the cameras and declared, "freedom doesn't work, folks. You let people worship at their own religion and this is what you get. You allow immigration and this is what you get. We can't let refugees in our country. We can't allow personal freedom or this is what you get.
    "So elect me and I'll make sure none of THOSE PEOPLE have any freedom at all.
    "Elect ME and only YOU and ME will have freedom. Believe me. I'm smart. I know who THEY are.
    "Can't allow freedom to everyone. Can't allow it. Sorry. I'm smart. You're not. Elect me and I'll protect you. By eliminating freedom.
    Trust me."


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