Archive for April 17th, 2013

There Goes The Neighborhood

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

God hates dull houses.

The Westboro Baptist Church is an embarrassment to most Christians. Famous for their “God Hates Fags” protests at Veteran funerals (because the military allows gays in its ranks,) these pieces of holy shit do have a distink point of view and their right to express it is justified by our Constitution. I think that’s good – just annoying.

Aaron Jackson found a brilliant way to annoy them right back.  He saw there was a house for sale directly across the street from the Church in Topeka, Kansas.  Jackson bought the property, immediately painted it in gay pride colors, and calls it “Equality House.”

Now every time Westboro Baptist Church members leave their church, they’re smacked in the face with a visual symbol of American freedom – a right they’ve exploited for too many years.


Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Unattended bag at the Boston Marathon.

Neither the Department of Homeland Security, TSA’s, nor the police can protect us against all lone-nut terrorists. However, there’s something the government can do which it’s not doing well: educating the average citizen to be on the alert in public places for strange packages.

In Israel, which has a superior terror-education program, a person who sees something such as a box, suitcase, or backpack that does not have anyone around it, immediately yells “UNATTENDED PACKAGE!” The police run over in seconds and take charge of the situation.

Of course, 99 times out of 100, the bag is claimed by a red-faced tourist or a clueless kid – but the shout has saved more than a few Israelis from terrorist destruction.

This warning idea should immediately become a public service announcement.

As A Person, He Bombed

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

The "Mad Bomber."

George P. Metesky, better known as the “Mad Bomber,” terrorized New York City for 16 years in the 1940s and ’50s. He planted 33 bombs of which 22 exploded and injured 15 people.  No victims died but the city was on edge for years because no one knew where he would strike next. George planted bombs in Radio City Music Hall, subways, public restrooms, Grand Central Station, the New York Public Library, and the RCA Building. His favorite venue was movie theaters.

Metesky was angry (to say the least) because he was injured as an employee at Con Ed and said they didn’t treat him fairly.  He swamped newspapers and police stations with taunting letters and, patriotically, stopped bombing for the duration of WW II!

In 1957,  “Public Enemy Number One,” George Metesky, was finally arrested and immediately confessed to 16 years of bombing. It wasn’t difficult to determine that he was  “hopelessly and incurably mentally ill,” and found incompetent to stand trial.

After serving 2/3 of his 25-year sentence in a mental institution, George was released. He quietly lived in his own home until he died 20-years later at the age of 90.

The “Mad Bomber” in Wikipedia: