Thursday, July 31, 2014

Bill Clinton on 9-10-01: I Could Have Killed Bin Laden

Talk about bad timing.  Bill Clinton gave a speech in Australia the day before 9-11 in which he mentions that he passed up a chance to kill Bin Laden because it would have meant killing 300 innocent women and children.

You know how it is; in hindsight it looks like a terrible decision.  But it's probably defensible on the basis of what Clinton knew at the time.  I do find it interesting that he mentions 300 innocent women and children.  What, no innocent men in the area?  Or do they just not factor into the equation?  I also wonder what the acceptable number would have been.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

De Blasio: Truther Initiative Ridiculous, Insensitive and Inappropriate

Couldn't have put it better myself:

"I believe the City Council will share our view that this should never be on the ballot," he said, with Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito nodding in agreement beside him.
 At this point, I'm kind of hoping that they get it on the ballot, so the voters can smack it down.  Or even that it passes and the Buildings Department just laughs and tells them to look at the NIST report.  No matter what happens the Truthers are going to lose out in the end, because they don't have a real case, just a bunch of crackpot conspiracy theories.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

NYC-CAN Submits 67000 Signatures

It's interesting that with paid signature gatherers and a much less-controversial measure this time around, they got 13,000 fewer John Hancocks than in 2009.  Of course, they're headed for another pie-in-the-face ending, but for now they're probably convincing themselves that the NY Buildings Department will somehow find that WTC-7 was a controlled demolition. 

Truckload of fail to follow.