What if We Held a Parade & Nobody Came?
That's right. There was a bomb that went off on 27th Street in Chelsea last night and, as always when this sort of thing happens in an election year, presidential candidates jump (Or, in Hillary Clinton's case, fall) on the headline. It was a ball bearing-impregnated pressure cooker bomb (Apparently not very dissimilar to the Boston Marathon bombs) and another, thankfully, was defused by the NYPD Bomb Squad.Trump blamed Muslims for #ChelseaNYC & Clinton almost fell asleep. This was a dress rehearsal for the real thing. https://t.co/6Y7k7yxBwo— MikeFlannigan (@MikeFlannigan78) September 18, 2016
Of course, Trump wasted no time in blaming the bombing on terrorism (Read: Muslims) while Hillary Clinton was caught talking in her sleep and saying we needed to get all the facts before making any judgments. Mayor Bill DeBlasio said while the bomb was deliberate, he didn't think it was tied to terrorism.
Thanks to Trump, though, every right wing asshole who thinks they're original by putting "Deplorable" in their name has been trolling the
Meanwhile, 4 hours away in Hudson, MA, we were startled by the sirens of virtually every emergency vehicle in town, something we've never done before. Because, I guess the only thing that can get Americans to sit up and pay attention is either the sound of bombs or sirens going off. And after the fire trucks, police cars, fire rescue vans and EMS ambulances blew their wad, this is what followed for no less than a half hour.
Just keep in mind, people, what happened last night in Chelsea (and, again, thank goodness there were no fatalities), was a dress rehearsal for another 9-11. And as far as I'm concerned, both candidates failed miserably. Trump was quick to blame Muslims and Hillary, while she has to be credited with waiting for the facts before rushing to judgment, looked as if she was roused out of bed to talk to the media.
A ball bearing bomb goes off near Hell's Kitchen, killing no one, and we lose our fucking minds. Just remember, peeps: Much deadlier car bombs have been going off in Baghdad and other Iraqi towns and cities on a near-daily basis for going on 14 years and they often get blown to bits.