Category Archives: Underwear Bomber

Play “Spot The Muslim”

The FOX News fear factory keeps endorsing “profiling” as a sensible, small-government alternative to the TSA. It’s a useful narrative: not only does it excuse the idiotic bigotry of stupid expectations and keep unreasoning fear alive, it also lets Juan … Continue reading

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Abdulmutallab Breaks Without Torture

The underpants bomber is once again giving information under questioning. This is according to Dennis Blair, the Director of National Intelligence. FBI agents didn’t even need the waterboard: according to the MSNBC report, Abdulmutallab is now cooperating as part of … Continue reading

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Bob McDonnell’s Tortured Response and the Origins of Cheneyism

In his response to the president’s SOTU last night — before a curiously packed and well-coached statehouse — Virginia’s new governor took up the anti-Obama mantle. Not only did his remarks remarkably seem off-key, considering the president’s actual speech, but … Continue reading

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Abdulmutallib Is Already Talking

So I’m reading about the electronic backtrail of Mr. Abdulmutallab, who attempted to blow up an airplane with a bomb stuffed in his underwear, and found this at the very end: Still, some of Farouk1986′s writings offer a hopeful tone. … Continue reading

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