NY, NJ bomb suspect

So we have a terrorist “suspect” who was 1)known to authorities before, who was apparently 2)a bomb maker, who was 3)from Afghanistan and who was 4)not on a terrorist no-fly list. His name is Ahmad Khan Rahami …. not Stanley Loner Jones.

But the Clinton News Netwrok’s problem was with Trump mentioning “bombing” after the incidents occurred. Again, what we do know seems as troubling as what we don’t know.

Tweet of the Day

UPDATE: he was just “struggling to fit in”

The lesson is: when you come from Afghanistan — just struggling to fit in in America — you return to Afghanistan multiple times, then come back and start building and setting off bombs. Entirely a natural progression based on America and their ability to fit in.

‘Fitting in,’ like other Americans, now means bomb skills and blowing things up . Sounds just like every other American I ever ran across — regardless where he comes from. Geesh, what else is there to know?

Now if we could just start to profile screen for people just looking to fit into America.

Esoteric election results

What has the election shown us?

The Atlantic Wire said

    “Even though Christie’s actual politics often lean conservative, he’s done some serious rhetorical work to try and distance himself as much as possible from the Tea Party cohort of the Republican Party, especially in the shut down. As the national party’s approval ratings plummeted in the wake of the shutdown, Christie had some strong words: “get the government reopened, stop monkeying around, and get back to work. I said, I’m out there in the field, people have no patience for this stuff. None.”

If you remember in the last few months, gov Christie was taking shots aimed at both the Tea Party and Libertarians. Rand Paul in particular. He also attacked those “esoteric debates” taking place, and this growing strain of libertarianism in both parties.

Esoteric as defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary:

1
a : designed for or understood by the specially initiated alone
b : requiring or exhibiting knowledge that is restricted to a small group ; broadly : difficult to understand
2
a : limited to a small circle
b : private, confidential
3
: of special, rare, or unusual interest

Flash forward, he wins his reelection, which really wasn’t in question. Regardless of his chances, RNC still felt compelled to dump a million and a half dollars into it. Why, is the big question. It became clear right after the election. RNC wasted no time claiming victory and some credit in New Jersey. Though its cash could have been better spent elsewhere, but we aren’t supposed to criticize that. The GOP can criticize factions in the Party, but dare we criticize their motivations. Typical for the GOP.

Also typical is that they need to credit themselves for a win that really was never in question. What was the purpose again that the RNC had to dump cash into NJ when Christie had it sown up? The answer is so they could lay claim to his moderate strategy. I don’t know how much patience people are going to afford his esoteric candidacy?

I think the election and results in New Jersey were esoteric. Who really cares about the results there other than NJ? Still we have this esoteric election discussed as if it has great national significance.

After Christie took big swipes at two major GOP factions and “esoteric debates”, his reelection proved exactly what? That favorites win? On the other hand, there was much more national significance and interest in those “esoteric debates”, as he called them. I forgot, nobody but nobody is supposed to criticize Christie. Governor, don’t be looking for that groundswell f popular support for your esoteric candidacy.

Not all governors would make good presidents, some are more esoteric than others.

Corry Booker and his Composite

Who cares about skeletons when you have composites?
Doesn’t everyone have a composite or two kicking around?

Newark Mayor Corry Booker does and apparently he’s a colorful character.

Cory Booker’s Imaginary Friend

The Newark mayor invented a street character for dramatic effect.
By Eliana Johnson / August 29, 2013

    Go back and listen to Cory Booker’s stump speeches over the years, and, as in those of any politician, you’ll hear many of the same stories. But Booker’s are more dramatic and heart-rending than most. They draw heavily on his experiences in Newark, N.J., where he moved in 1995 after his second year at Yale Law School. They have also helped to make him a political celebrity and put millions of dollars into his campaign war chest and Newark’s coffers.

    Booker’s tales of his trials and travails on the streets of Newark, the city that twice elected him mayor, are familiar, and they have helped to breed an almost mythological aura around the Stanford, Oxford, and Yale graduate.

But sources tell National Review Online that the central character in one of Booker’s oft-repeated stories — T-Bone, the drug pusher who the mayor has said threatened his life at one turn and sobbed on his shoulder the next — is a figment of his imagination, even though Booker has talked about him in highly emotional terms and in great detail.

More at NRO http://www.nationalreview.com/article/357064/cory-bookers-imaginary-friend-eliana-johnson

Here we go again. Too bad it is not an imaginary position he is running for.

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