Bomb Threat Open Thread

Don’t know much about bomb scares – neither does anyone else, though that hasn’t stopped the left from getting #MAGAbomber trending on Twitter.

What strikes me as most odd is that the number of targets who all got their bombs at the same time indicates a massively detailed plan…which, so far, hasn’t resulted in a bomb going off. You’d think someone who could work out the logistics of hitting multiple, dispersed targets in a short time frame would have been able to, you know, Google how to make a bomb correctly. The punishment for sending an unsuccessful bomb isn’t all too different from sending a successful bomb…so, whomever is responsible is already looking at spending a very, very long time in a federal penitentiary. Why do that and not try to have a success in your scheme? All very weird.

Of course, some are calling it a false flag, but that is also par for the course. We have no evidence of such. If it is, though, it would be the most astonishing political scandal in American history.

The Laxalt family is prominent in Nevada and right now Adam Laxalt is running for Governor as a GOPer: but, the family isn’t united:

After 12 Laxalt family members wrote an op-ed opposing @AdamLaxalt’s #nvgov bid, now another 22 Laxalt family members have written an op-ed in the paper supporting him & his candidacy

Thanksgiving is going to be rough for the Laxalt family. It does look, though, like Laxalt will win. So, too, does it look like Heller will win. Early voting in Nevada still has a slight Democrat edge, but it doesn’t appear to be near enough to carry the Democrats to either a Senate or Governor win…and now Democrats are worrying about losing two House seats which they felt sure they’d win earlier in the year. But, as with all things Election, you have to wait until all the votes are cast and counted to really know.

But more and more evidence is piling up that, at the least, things aren’t going as well as the Democrats hoped. Ed Morrisey notes there is a real chance the GOP can flip Franken’s old Senate seat in MN. John James is surging so strong in MI against Stabenow that she’s called in Obama to rally the troops. Rep. Comstock (R-VA) whom everyone wrote off at the beginning of the cycle as a sure loser is tied with her Democrat challenger (and I understand Dem money is now flowing back into the race to try and save their bacon). And even the MSM is preparing the Democrats for the bad news.

As I’ve said before: my theory all along has been that the Democrats have gotten smaller, and the GOP larger, over the past two years. I was never sold on a Blue Wave happening, though I accepted it as a possibility. It still is a possibility, though a rapidly shrinking one. The chances of a Red Wave were, at the start, far more remote than the chances of a Blue Wave…but, now, I’ll say that the chances of a Red Wave are higher than the chance of a Blue Wave. In the end, though, anything short of Democrat control of the House is a stinging defeat of the Democrats. And if there is a Red Wave, it was created by Kavanaugh and Caravan.

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21 thoughts on “Bomb Threat Open Thread

  1. Cluster October 25, 2018 / 7:28 am

    It’s all Trump’s fault. If only we were all as nice, respectful, and tolerant as the Democrats /sarc

    F**K THE MEDIA, AND F**K THE DEMOCRATS.

    I can’t believe what I am hearing on MSNBC this morning. These f**king people need to go away. Their dishonesty is off the charts. I am willing to put my retirement savings that a leftist sent these bombs because as Mark noted, several bombs sent yet NOT ONE went off ??? ………. doesn’t pass the smell test.

    • Retired Spook October 25, 2018 / 7:33 am

      You’re up early this morning. What is it in Phoenix, 4:30 or 5:30?

      • Cluster October 25, 2018 / 7:52 am

        Hahahaha 4:30a ……. isn’t that when everyone gets up?

    • fieldingclaymore October 25, 2018 / 10:08 am

      Why do you watch it if it makes you so mad?

      • Cluster October 25, 2018 / 10:25 am

        Oh it’s not anger Fielding …… it’s resolve. Never before has the left confronted such an existential threat as confrontational conservatives like myself. We seek, we destroy, and we win.

        Get use to it

      • fieldingclaymore October 25, 2018 / 11:09 am

        Suit yourself. But it seems a bit unhealthy. Enjoy the victory.

      • Cluster October 25, 2018 / 2:08 pm

        And your side is SOOOO healthy – LOL

        Seriously, Democrats are not right in the head so enjoy your losses

  2. Retired Spook October 25, 2018 / 7:30 am

    My guess is they’re going to find out who was behind this, and although I won’t go so far as to predict it, I wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out to be some Leftist group; if for no other reason than this is not the sort of thing Conservatives do, especially not two weeks before a mid-term election that is trending toward Conservatives.

    • Cluster October 25, 2018 / 7:55 am

      My very strong suspicions are that this is all manufactured just like the caravan. I would not be surprised to see Antifa behind this ……..

    • M. Noonan October 25, 2018 / 12:43 pm

      I’m trending towards the conviction that it was, indeed, some liberal group that organized the “bombs”. Time will tell – but our firmest indication of this will be if the MSM drops the subject like a bad habit.

      • Mark Moser October 26, 2018 / 11:40 am

        Mark, I ask you, what conservative wanting an election victory for Republicans in the mid-terms sends duds to the opposition days before the election? We may know soon, as they’ve got someone in custody now. Who benefits the most?

      • Amazona October 28, 2018 / 12:03 pm

        Mark, that is what I have been saying. Why would a conservative watching the blue wave eroding and the Right gaining ground pick this time to sabotage Republicans?

        I also notice the weasel words of the FBI—- “energetic material that could be explosive.”

        Isn’t that a definition of a bullet?

      • M. Noonan October 28, 2018 / 4:27 pm

        I don’t think it is even that – sounds to me like they were trying to make it out as serious as possible. That is, they didn’t want to call them hoaxes. But, in my mind, that is what they are – and who would want to send a bunch of senior Democrat Trump critics hoax bombs? Not anyone on our side, that is for sure.

    • fieldingclaymore October 26, 2018 / 2:51 pm

      Seems like Cesar might just be a lone nutty MAGA guy. oops

      • Cluster October 26, 2018 / 4:01 pm

        Kind of like the nutty Bernie Sanders fan who shot Steve Scalise ….. that was a big oops

      • Amazona October 28, 2018 / 12:09 pm

        Check out the “MAGA” claim before you get too giddy, Fielding.

        Someone setting up a scenario of a political position a week or two before doing something public is hardly a credible representative of that position.

        No conservative, no Republican, no Trump supporter, watching the Dem prospects fade as we approach the midterms, is going to sabotage Republican chances. If he really is nuts enough to try to make a media splash by sending “energetic material that could be explosive”—whatever that means—-in packages designed to arouse suspicion and alert security, designed to be caught before delivery and without a reliable form of detonation, if he has any interest in furthering Republican hopes he is going to wait till after the election.

        I can never tell if you people are stupid, willfully promoting things you know to be untrue, or just painfully gullible.

        Not that it matters, and not that the three options are mutually exclusive.

      • M. Noonan October 28, 2018 / 4:26 pm

        Still going with equal possibilities that he’s merely insane, as such, or was set up by some leftwing group out there – he’s too perfect for the DNC Narrative.

  3. Cluster October 25, 2018 / 7:58 am

    Mika is lecturing …….. in somber, concerned tones

    MSNBC is covering this like September 11 all over again ……. Bill Kistol is “concerned for our republic”

  4. Cluster October 25, 2018 / 8:27 am

    As usual, Schlichter humorously nails it again:

    We’ve nearly won the battle for the Republican Party, having kicked out most of the grifters, weasels, weenies, and dorks of Conservative, Inc. They spent decades dunning us for donations while conserving not very much at all, so we elected Donald Trump and remade the GOP. Now there’s no place left for them, and they’re pouting on the Lido Deck among the unsold cruise cabins, sipping Zima and muttering about how ungrateful we are.

    https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2018/10/25/ben-sasse-is-everything-wrong-with-elite-conservatism-n2531362

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