October 24, 2018

Oh This Will Help Calm Things I'm Sure (UPDATED)

It looks like some creep has sent pipe bombs to prominent Democrats. I guess he/she decided that the actions of the Unabomber and James Hodgkinson are examples and not horrible warnings.


UPDATE

Oh good grief.

Also. Regarding today's outbreak of TwitterMadness: We really don't know anything about these things or who sent them other than the silly logo, so holding forth about False Flag ops, Incel edgelords or Larry The Cable Guy fandom is the exact opposite of helpful.



Remember, whoever did this was probably a nutbar. This would make trying to figure out motive via inferring who logically and rationally stands to benefit a fools errand since logic and rationality may not be in play. 

UPDATE 2:
Finally! Some actual facts from Pixy in the comments.
...those fake ISIS stickers are literal false flags.

So THERE! No matter how this turns out, certain people will be able to save face. Thanks Pixy!

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The part me that possesses morbid curiosity is interested in seeing the reactions of the usual suspects if the responsible party turns out to be a whack-a-doodle who targeted Soros, Obama, Clinton et al because they were not left-wing or progressive enough.

Then I realize that we would know exactly what the reactions would be.

Posted by: cxt217 at Wed Oct 24 17:17:58 2018 (LMsTt)

2 It's pretty easy to tell. If the news goes nuts when they find the guy, he was a conservative nutbar. If the story disappears completely, he was a Liberal.

Posted by: Mauser at Wed Oct 24 21:10:18 2018 (Ix1l6)

3 The modern version of Occam's Razor is Ahmed's Clock: if it looks like a Hollywood bomb, it probably is. This is related to Viagra News: if the story stays up for more than four days, they found a conservative to pin it on.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Thu Oct 25 00:30:54 2018 (tgyIO)

4 The NY Post has an article this morning saying these were "bombs":  they had no detonation device.

Posted by: Rick C at Thu Oct 25 11:02:07 2018 (Iwkd4)

5 What are we at now, seven bombs?  And not ONE went off.  Seriously, the Unabomber was an old guy living in a shack in Mexico on a shoestring and did better than that.  Fireworks explosives?  Not even black powder, or cordite removed from bullets?  I'd expect a reich-winger to do better than that.  CNN was even comfortable with taking a picture of theirs, rather than getting the h__l out of the room.  Hmmmm.

Some were hand delivered?  Where's the security camera video -- when the Austin bomber struck, it was up within about 72-96 hours after the second one -- so I'm waiting.  If he's that incompetent a bomb builder, it would be VERY suspicious if he were able to perfectly avoid leaving any trace for the FBI to track him down.

There's only two ways it's going to turn out Prediction 1:  this "incompetent bomber" will somehow be a perfect genius in erasing his or her tracks and never be found.  = FALSE FLAG
Prediction 2: He'll turn out to be a loon and the FBI will catch him very soon.  = CRAZY


Posted by: Ubu at Thu Oct 25 12:39:41 2018 (SlLGE)

6 Someone pointed out that those fake ISIS stickers are literal false flags.  I don't know if our Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight is that smart though.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thu Oct 25 23:44:01 2018 (PiXy!)

7 Looks like he's a right-wing lunatic who was arrested for making bomb threats back in 2002.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Fri Oct 26 11:40:32 2018 (PiXy!)

8 Annnnnnnd.... prediction 2 it is.  Some have asked "seriously how could he have run around will all that on his van and not have it vandalized?"  Well, if I saw that many stickers on a van, I wouldn't mess with it! 

I've said for  years: anyone with two or more bumper-stickers on their car is too damn proud of their kids, or a loon.

Posted by: Ubu at Fri Oct 26 12:51:28 2018 (SlLGE)

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