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Monday, September 19, 2016

Twenty nine people were injured, most with scrapes and cuts, when a bomb exploded in a dumpster in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood Saturday night. The FBI is searching for person of interest Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, a U.S. citizen born in Afghanistan whose last residence was in Elizabeth, New Jersey. "I want to make very clear that this individual could be armed and dangerous," Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Rahami also is being sought regarding a bomb placed at a charity race in Seaside Park, New Jersey. Authorities have not yet established a tie to Islamist terrorism in the incidents.

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To bombs in one day. good thing the race started late for the first explosion.

#1 | Posted by patron at 2016-09-17 10:32 PM | Reply

An explosion ripped through a Chelsea street Saturday night – injuring at least 25 people and sending horrified witnesses scattering, Fire Department sources said.

The blast blew out the ground floor windows of the Associated Blind Housing facility at 135 W. 23rd St. near Sixth Ave. at about 8:30 p.m., a witness and an FDNY spokesman said.

www.nydailynews.com

I was just going to post this

#2 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2016-09-17 10:50 PM | Reply

Drumpf is going to go to town over this. He will make Hillary look like a wet noodle.

This is exactly the break he needed. And at the right time.

He is on twitter right now, burning up his keyboard.

#3 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2016-09-17 11:04 PM | Reply

twitter.com

He's burning up his twitter account being a "biggly" twit.

#4 | Posted by YAV at 2016-09-17 11:13 PM | Reply

Drumpf is going to go to town over this.

Is he handing out Play-Doh yet?

#5 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2016-09-17 11:18 PM | Reply

DonaId J. Trump ‏@realDenaldTrump 24m24 minutes ago

A bomb went off in #Chelsea tonight. We have to get tough, vigilant & smart! Got to ban all Muslims immediately! immediately! immediately!

What a piece of work.

#6 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2016-09-17 11:20 PM | Reply

edition.cnn.com

Donald Trump on Saturday night described early reports of an explosion in New York City by telling his supporters here that a "bomb went off" in that city.

Trump made the statement before local officials had publicly confirmed details of the incident or what caused the explosion. Typically, national political figures use caution when describing unfolding investigations and law enforcement actions.

#7 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2016-09-17 11:22 PM | Reply

Donald J. Trump Verified account ‏@realDonaldTrump 14h14 hours ago

.@CNN just doesn't get it, and that's why their ratings are so low - and getting worse. Boring anti-Trump panelists, mostly losers in life!

==================

O boy....

#8 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2016-09-17 11:23 PM | Reply

I can't tell which twitter feed is fake-Trump and which is real-Trump....

Or are they all real?

#9 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2016-09-17 11:24 PM | Reply

There are a lot of spoofs out there.
For instance the one you cited in #6 was
DonaId J. Trump ‏@realDenaldTrump
DonaId J. Trump and
@realDenaldTrump
(that's a capital 'i" and an "e")

The CNN inför in #7 is accurate.

#10 | Posted by YAV at 2016-09-17 11:32 PM | Reply

#8 is Trump's real tweet.

#11 | Posted by YAV at 2016-09-17 11:33 PM | Reply

No evidence of any terror link.
No link to the NJ incident.
Definitely an intentional act.
2nd site 4 blocks away being investigated.
29 people were injured.
1 is serious to critical condition.

#12 | Posted by YAV at 2016-09-17 11:41 PM | Reply

Typically, national political figures use caution...

Trump's an idiot.
He has no filter.

God help us all if America elects this loon.

#13 | Posted by YAV at 2016-09-17 11:44 PM | Reply

I live four blocks from there.

#14 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2016-09-17 11:53 PM | Reply

God help us all if America elects this loon.

#13 | POSTED BY YAV

Filters are the problems....

Why would you live your life with a filter? Speak your mind, be a man....

#15 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2016-09-18 12:05 AM | Reply

"The blast went off in a 4-by-4-by-3-foot construction Dumpster outside the Townhouse Inn of Chelsea at 131 W. 23d St., and was not believed to be an act of terror, officials said late Saturday."

#16 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2016-09-18 12:49 AM | Reply

Test run?

#17 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2016-09-18 12:54 AM | Reply

I live four blocks from there.
#14 | POSTED BY HAGBARD_CELINE

Stay safe!

#18 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2016-09-18 12:55 AM | Reply

NYC
Philly
St. Cloud

"in times of peace, the warlike man attacks himself." welcome to the US of nihilism.
let's hurry and get to Nov. 8, and pray for its resounding rejection.

#20 | Posted by ichiro at 2016-09-18 03:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Why would you live your life with a filter?

You're right. Why? It would just be silly!
Why would you ever think before they speak?

This is all working out all too well without that filter.
This way we can all see the absolute scum and self-absorbed ----- "The Donald" is.
No filter.
Awesome!

Hey - question: now that we've had the "See, I'm right!" tweet and speech (before anyone in authority even confirmed a thing) when do you think "The Donald" will offer some considerations and thoughts to the victims?

#22 | Posted by YAV at 2016-09-18 08:30 AM | Reply

and was not believed to be an act of terror, officials said late Saturday."

ISIS is celebrating it. Naw, it isn't terror..

#25 | Posted by boaz at 2016-09-18 10:38 AM | Reply

"Bomb goes off injuring 29 in NYC"

Yeah, but did you hear what Trump said about Hillary

- The Media

#26 | Posted by CaseyJones at 2016-09-18 11:45 AM | Reply

#26 - what are you blabbering about? The bombing's been on all the news networks since it happened, non-stop.

#27 | Posted by YAV at 2016-09-18 12:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Eventually, they have no choice. This happened last night but the morning talk shows barely covered it. Hillary is bummed. She figured Sunday was the day to have her media talking Trump non-stop. Now, they have to actually cover some news

#28 | Posted by CaseyJones at 2016-09-18 12:29 PM | Reply

It's been on CNN and MSNBC since it happened.
I don't know about the Sunday morning shows. I gave up on those years ago.
I'll take your word for the lack of coverage on the bombing.
Now can you explain why if these talk shows didn't cover the bombing, why Hillary would be bummed?
What did they talk about, then?

#29 | Posted by YAV at 2016-09-18 12:53 PM | Reply

What did they talk about, then?

Obviously not emails or Benghazi or there would be 10 new threads on it.

#30 | Posted by REDIAL at 2016-09-18 01:02 PM | Reply

Why would you live your life with a filter?

Because to do otherwise is far too douchebaggy.

The words of a president can move markets and start wars. Electing someone so immature that he lacks the ability to control his mouth would be a disaster.

#31 | Posted by rcade at 2016-09-18 02:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

I don't know about the Sunday morning shows. I gave up on those years ago.

The Sunday shows almost always film on Friday. It is unlikely any of them covered this incident.

#32 | Posted by rcade at 2016-09-18 02:42 PM | Reply

I wondered about that.
I just watched the rebroadcast of MTP.
They covered the bombing and had Kellyanne Conway rationalizing the heck out of Trump's unbirthing, and diverting every question with "Bad Hillary!"

#33 | Posted by YAV at 2016-09-18 03:14 PM | Reply

Saturday, bho....... . "I mean, ISIL, North Korea, poverty, climate change, none of those things weighed on my mind like the validity of my birth certificate."

#34 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2016-09-18 07:39 PM | Reply

Hillary refusing to even say the words "Islamic terrorist" is what will cost her the election. What's with these leftists like Obama and Hillary and their marshmallow spines? No wonder other countries show us so little respect.

#35 | Posted by CalifChris at 2016-09-18 08:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Your claim is bogus. Hillary has used the phrase "radical Islamism" and similar phrases.

#36 | Posted by rcade at 2016-09-18 10:24 PM | Reply

.Your claim is bogus. Hillary has used the phrase "radical Islamism" and similar phrases.

#36 | POSTED BY RCADE

Perhaps, link it....

#37 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2016-09-18 10:29 PM | Reply

[...] (CNN)Hillary Clinton said Monday she's not afraid to say "radical" Islam as she countered attacks from Donald Trump that she's too politically correct to use the phrase.
"From my perspective, it matters what we do more than what we say," Clinton said on CNN's "New Day." "And it mattered we got bin Laden, not what name we called him. I have clearly said we -- whether you call it radical jihadism or radical Islamism, I'm happy to say either. I think they mean the same thing."
www.cnn.com

#38 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-09-18 10:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Perhaps, link it...

It would've taken you all of 5 seconds to find it yourself.

#39 | Posted by rcade at 2016-09-18 10:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Filters are the problems....
Why would you live your life with a filter? Speak your mind, be a man....

#15 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2016-09-18 12:05 AM | FLAG:

Be a man and do what Andrea tells you to do.

#41 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2016-09-18 11:55 PM | Reply

The same Andrea that filed sexual harassment suit?

Even better.

#42 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2016-09-18 11:56 PM | Reply

Jihad is a state of war. ISIS took credit for the attacks, well after the fact. Those true devotees of Mohammad and his life style probity had no idea it was going down. But they certainly approved.
The fact is making a explosive device is no major feat of engineering. Anyone with the will and the ability to follow a recipe and have enough electrical basic knowledge to install a stereo can build one. Only the casual disregard for the lives of others and the willingness to risk your life building and planting the device is required. Many bomb builders and transporters in Iraq were victims of there own bombs. Let the police do their jobs, bombers almost always get caught. Their handiwork is at the scene. In a few days, they will know much more than we can speculate about now from that evidence.
Bill de Blasio looked truly stupid stating their was no proof that this point that this was a terrorist act. BS, it was bombs in a crowed city. Terrorism is not in doubt, the identity of the bombers is the only unknown at this point. Who wants the odds that it wasn't a Jihadi?

#43 | Posted by docnjo at 2016-09-19 01:14 AM | Reply

Bill de Blasio looked truly stupid stating their was no proof that this point that this was a terrorist act.

The laws on this are kinda dumb though.

That white guy who went into the black church because it was black and shot people because they were black was not called terrorism either. Even though it was clearly politically motivated.

#44 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-09-19 01:16 AM | Reply

Last time there was a large explosion in NY, Christie had just left a Taco Bell.

#45 | Posted by Corky at 2016-09-19 01:16 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Someone make sure the TaliBundys are still locked up in Portland, this is something they or their supporters would pull.

#46 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2016-09-19 01:45 AM | Reply

#44 | Posted by snoofy, Believe it or not it is easier to convict someone of nine counts of murder in a state court than of terrorism in a federal court. Besides it fell under the jurisdiction of the state court first. Can't get any more final than a death penalty.
#45 | Posted by aborted_monson, and if it were those guys, wouldn't it make more of a point to put the bomb at the federal court house in Portland rather than an upscale neighborhood in NTC?

#47 | Posted by docnjo at 2016-09-19 07:14 AM | Reply

Deblasio is another Dem leader suffering from white guilt.... and is so terribly islamophobic he can't even call out the word 'terror'.

#48 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2016-09-19 07:59 AM | Reply

NTC,(New Trump City), OK, I was typing in the dark, NYC.

#49 | Posted by docnjo at 2016-09-19 08:00 AM | Reply

He lives in NY? Who would have known. Thanks for the great info cor.

#52 | Posted by Sniper at 2016-09-19 09:15 AM | Reply

DeBlasio is doing what government officials should do in a situation like this and wait until the facts are in before calling it Islamist terrorism.

#53 | Posted by rcade at 2016-09-19 10:39 AM | Reply

This is funny:

www.dnainfo.com

Two of the bombs were thwarted by thieves who saw them left behind and took them. In one case thieves took the bomb out, put it in the trash and stole a nice rolling suitcase.

"In doing so, investigators believe they inadvertently disabled the explosive, sources said. That allowed investigators to examine the cellphone attached to the bomb intact and discover that it was connected to the family of Rahami."

#54 | Posted by rcade at 2016-09-19 10:53 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

Bombs go off in New York and the news focuses how it affects Hillary and how the evil Trump will use it to his advantage.

#55 | Posted by visitor_ at 2016-09-19 10:54 AM | Reply

Apparently a US citizen, naturalized from Afghanistan, with the name of Ahmad Khan Rahami, has no known connectin to terrorism. The Shrub Administration pretended the same about 18-year-old Sulejman Talovic who walked into Trolley Square and opened fire on shoppers, because they it was part of their fairytale that they had thwarted all terror attacks since 9-11.

#56 | Posted by nutcase at 2016-09-19 11:18 AM | Reply

so terribly islamophobic he can't even call out the word 'terror'.

#48 | POSTED BY DAVETHEWAVE

Guess you would prefer that every violent crime be called an act of terror before any actual facts are known just to be safe?

#57 | Posted by donnerboy at 2016-09-19 11:21 AM | Reply

Obama just called it a potential act of terror.

There.

Do we feel better now?

#58 | Posted by donnerboy at 2016-09-19 11:28 AM | Reply

And they they got him after a shootout. He is now in custody.

#59 | Posted by donnerboy at 2016-09-19 11:32 AM | Reply

BREAKING: Sources: Ahmad Rahami, wanted in NYC-NJ bombings case, has been shot and taken into custody in Linden, NJ. nbcnews.to

#60 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2016-09-19 11:36 AM | Reply

Welcome to the Forever War™

#61 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2016-09-19 11:45 AM | Reply

You can't invade and destroy the world and then seek to cure it by humanitarian invitation:

Obligatory: America-- No Security At the Top

#62 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2016-09-19 11:59 AM | Reply

"Mr. Rahami was born on Jan. 23, 1988, in Afghanistan. His last known address was in Elizabeth, N.J. He is described as about 5 feet 6 inches tall and about 200 pounds. Mr. Rahami has brown hair, brown eyes and brown facial hair."

Ahmad Khan Rahami Is Arrested in Manhattan and New Jersey Bombings

www.nytimes.com

5 feet 6 inches tall and about 200 pounds

He could be Chris Christie's illegitimate Afghani son.

#63 | Posted by Corky at 2016-09-19 12:23 PM | Reply

5 feet 6 inches tall and about 200 pounds

Maybe he will lose weight now.

#64 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2016-09-19 01:29 PM | Reply

If you think Islam invented that, you need to open some history books.

#66 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2016-09-19 03:47 PM | Reply

I'm saddened to see New Jersey where both my parents and grandparents were born and raised and other family members still reside slowly turning into New Jerseystan.

#67 | Posted by CalifChris at 2016-09-19 03:56 PM | Reply

Glad they nabbed the scumbag. What, if any, are his substantiated ties to overseas networks?

#68 | Posted by moder8 at 2016-09-19 04:03 PM | Reply

And people wonder why Police Officers are skittish when they approach people:

The showdown started around 10:30 a.m. when a resident spotted a man sleeping in the doorway of a bar, officials said.

Capt. James Sarnicki of the Linden Police Department told reporters that an officer approached the man, later identified as Mr. Rahami, and when he woke him, he saw that he had a beard resembling that of the man on the Wanted poster.

The officer ordered Mr. Rahami to show hands, Captain Sarnicki said, but instead, he pulled out a handgun.

He shot the officer in the abdomen, Captain Sarnicki said, but the bullet struck his vest.

"The officer returned fire," he said. Mr. Rahami fled, "indiscriminantly firing his weapon at passing vehicles."

Kudos to the officer for wearing his vest and returning fire at a suspect who shot him and at random vehicles. All too often heroic behavior is overlooked by the BLM crowd and their supporters...wondering if anyone is going to commend this officer for his actions.

#69 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2016-09-19 04:09 PM | Reply

What, if any, are his substantiated ties to overseas networks?

#68 | POSTED BY MODER8 AT 2016-09-19 04:03 PM

Mr. Rahami was born on Jan. 23, 1988, in Afghanistan. He was described as a naturalized citizen who had been living with his family in Elizabeth, not far from where he was arrested. Neighbors said that several years ago Mr. Rahami traveled to his homeland and when he returned, he showed signs of radicalization. The significance of the visit was not immediately clear.
The Boston Herald and the NY Post dug up some friend of his that said that he "changed dramatically" when he returned, but that and the neighbors comments, as you know, is the worst kind of hearsay.

#70 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2016-09-19 04:11 PM | Reply

Saturday, bho....... . "I mean, ISIL, North Korea, poverty, climate change, none of those things weighed on my mind like the validity of my birth certificate."

#34 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2016-09-18 07:39 PM | Reply

Nice try. I posted the article with that "quote" in it a few days ago. It was a satirical piece by Andy Borowitz:

www.newyorker.com

#71 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2016-09-19 04:21 PM | Reply

Rodham endorses Trump's position: Tough vetting of immigrants.

Hillary Clinton called for the rigorous screening of immigrants Monday to ensure that dangerous actors do not make their way into America.

"I am absolutely in favor of and have long been an advocate for tough vetting for making sure that we don't let people into this country," Clinton said during a press conference in New York.

lol

#72 | Posted by nullifidian at 2016-09-19 06:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

You make the call...Trump's proposal regarding vetting immigrants on August 6, 2016 from CNN:

Donald Trump has outlined a new screening process for would-be immigrants designed to exclude Islamic extremists that he promoted Monday as "extreme vetting." The policy would attempt to "establish whether applicants' beliefs match US values on gay rights, gender equality and religious freedoms, among others."
Clinton's remarks today on vetting immigrants from the transcript of her remarks from Time.com:
So I am absolutely in favor of and have long been an advocate for tough vetting, for making sure that we don't let people into this country -- and not just people who come here to settle, but we need a better visa system.

This is a serious challenge, we are well-equipped to meet it, and we can do so in keeping with smart law enforcement, good intelligence and in concert with our values.

Oopsie, she did it again.

#73 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2016-09-19 06:13 PM | Reply

"wouldn't it make more of a point to put the bomb at the federal court house in Portland rather than an upscale neighborhood in NTC?
#47 | Posted by docnjo"

I'm going to assume you meant NYC. Assuming that, given that the Bundy Boys are currently in trial in the federal courthouse in Portland, unless they have suicidal tendencies the answer is "no."

#74 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2016-09-19 06:27 PM | Reply

Oopsie, she did it again.

#73 | Posted by Rightocenter

What did she do again? Describe a process we already have?

www.whitehouse.gov

The policy would attempt to "establish whether applicants' beliefs match US values on gay rights, gender equality and religious freedoms, among others."

What a load of Malarky. That is not a workable policy. That is an general description of a vague idea.

Who gets to decide whether whose "beliefs match US values"?

#75 | Posted by donnerboy at 2016-09-19 07:28 PM | Reply

"I am absolutely in favor of and have long been an advocate for tough vetting for making sure that we don't let people into this country," Clinton said during a press conference in New York.

Wow. what a xenophobic racist. next she'll be using cartoon amphibians in her campaign.

#76 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2016-09-19 07:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The headline should be updated to reflect that the Muslim bonbmaker has been arrested and is now in line to become some prisoners' new wife.

#77 | Posted by ReformedNeocon at 2016-09-20 08:18 PM | Reply

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