Ridiculous comment of the year – Andrew Cuomo connects climate change and bombing

Oh jeez, the stupid, it burns like thermite.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo connects the Boston terrorist bombing and climate change as the “new normal”:

“It’s a terrible situation in Boston. And, unfortunately, … one gets the sense that this is more reflective of the ‘new normal,’ if you will,” he explained. “So much of society is changing so rapidly. We talk about a ‘new normal’ when it comes t0 climate change and adjusting to a change in the weather patterns. ‘New normal’ when it comes to public security in a post-9/11 world. Where these random acts of violence, which at one time were implausible, now seem all-too-frequent.”

Source: http://politicker.com/2013/04/governor-cuomo-says-boston-bombing-part-of-new-normal/

The runner up comment goes to Brad Johnson of Forecast the Facts:

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The only poison here is Brad and Andrew’s distorted worldview of seeing the climate change bogeyman in every weather event.

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PiperPaul
April 19, 2013 9:51 am

WTF

PaulH
April 19, 2013 9:55 am

Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth
You’re an idiot, babe
It’s a wonder that you still know how to breathe
— Byb Dylan, “The Idiot Wind” 1974

jim2
April 19, 2013 9:57 am

Liberals on Salon wished the bomber would be found to be a white guy – the bomber was a Muslim. Liberals want global warming to be real so they can use it to forward their (not) progressive agenda. Liberals jump on the Sandy Hook train and try to use it to restrict even more our 2nd amendment rights.
I’m thinking liberals shouldn’t be allowed to vote. Obviously, they have trouble comprehending reality.

richard
April 19, 2013 9:59 am

Climate change leads to New York Governors making ridiculous statements.

Greg Goodman
April 19, 2013 10:03 am

We should probably conclude that the industrial explosion in Waco was also the new normal.
Hell, “new normals” are the new normal. It’s worse than we thought !

David
April 19, 2013 10:05 am

which at one time were implausible
And exactly when was this? As far as I know, despicable acts performed by deranged people have been occurring pretty much forever.

J. Fujita
April 19, 2013 10:06 am

So the “new normal” indicates nothing irregular happened before television, 24-hr news channels, the Weather Channel, Twitter, YouTube, the internet, etc. It’s amazing how often correlation automatically indicates causation. No one bothers with history; only the now is pertinent.

April 19, 2013 10:10 am

Cuomo is one of the true wingnuts of our time. Unfortunately, he is the Gov of an extremely progressive state and because of that he doesn’t get thrown out. All of the smart folks with money have either departed or are planning to do so because of their progressive tax system. Eventually however, Cuomo’s and the liberals’ policies will be their undoing. He and Bloomberg deserve each other!

Tamara
April 19, 2013 10:12 am

Why can’t we get to a new normal where people stop using the idiotic phrase “new normal”? As if it means anything!

J. Fujita
April 19, 2013 10:14 am

Tamara says:
April 19, 2013 at 10:12 am
Why can’t we get to a new normal where people stop using the idiotic phrase “new normal”? As if it means anything!
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At the end of the day…you’re right.

Ed Reid
April 19, 2013 10:16 am

I love the name “Forecast the Facts”. It is so deliciously oxymoronic.

son of mulder
April 19, 2013 10:16 am

There was a massive reduction in world wars since the mid 1940’s. I blame anthropogenic CO2 and Climate change ;>)

April 19, 2013 10:23 am

Clowns like Cuomo have to divert attention from their own stupidity in order to continue getting their agenda. Whenever confronted with facts, they change the subject or turn and run. They are the true jackals of modern society.

Windy Wilson
April 19, 2013 10:33 am

son of mulder, Very good! You win the Internets for today.
Global Warming also cured the Ozone Hole.

Colin
April 19, 2013 10:38 am

“The new stupid”? My head hurts as a result of the lengths some people will go to rquate “climate change” to everything. Sigh.

Alan T
April 19, 2013 10:38 am

The real “new normal” is the kooks who now dominate (or try to) the political scene. Bloomberg, Cuomo, Gore, Pelosi, Boxer, Waxman, Kerry, etc., etc. An unending list in Europe, Britain, and Australia. That obviously extends to the certain dogmatic clowns at NASA and the British MET office and their academic extensions who in recent decades replaced the right-stuff old-guard scientists who realized their job was to constantly question and review their work instead of turning it into a religion. Add to that universities that indoctrinate more than educate and a Democratic party that has been hell-bent on convincing everybody they are victims incapable of commanding their own lives and you get these now commonplace moronic statements. Vent, vent, vent—sorry.

eco-geek
April 19, 2013 10:40 am

Well 9/11 and Global Warming are both “false flag” events. It seems to me that the Boston Bombers (if as advertised) have bought into the lies. Couldn’t be more useful for those wishing to disarm the people of America and strengthen the DHS for the ultimate agenda.

Tom J
April 19, 2013 10:45 am

That’s quite a statement of personal values from a governor, no less. From a governor of New York, no less. So you have two Islamic radicals (and perhaps more who conspired with them) who committed a vicious act intended to randomly mutilate, dismember, and kill everyday people. And, this towering intellect (sarc) of a governor sees no difference between that act and…climate change? So, Mr. Cuomo, since all of us use fossil fuels, are all of us representative of that same act? Is a society that has developed rapid personal travel, instant communications, warm (and cool) personal shelter, abundant foodstuffs (and the refrigeration to preserve them), electric light to illuminate the darkness; is this the same as a society that seeks to destroy that, and the people who live in it? Do you equate the two as the ‘new normal’ Governor, your words disgust me.

April 19, 2013 10:47 am

Who knew that Andrew Cuomo wasn’t “rocket surgeon” material?

April 19, 2013 10:52 am

For a NY Governor, it shows how curiously disconnected he is from the popular sentiment nowadays. With a political antenna like that, I can’t see him surviving long …
Pointman

Jim from Maine
April 19, 2013 10:55 am

David says:
April 19, 2013 at 10:05 am
which at one time were implausible
And exactly when was this? As far as I know, despicable acts performed by deranged people have been occurring pretty much forever.
Does this imply that he no longer finds acts like these implausible?
He’s an asshat, and a poor one at that.
JimB

mkelly
April 19, 2013 10:58 am

This from a guy who does not want the folks of NY to have natural gas to supply power for all manner of things plus add money to the state coffers. Nor does he want the same folks to have guns for any reason. Guys like him are the “You cannot have it.” ruling class.

Resourceguy
April 19, 2013 11:02 am

No I disagree, this is a play for more Federal money. Always follow the money and not the logic. Actually, logic is the last thing to follow.

Annie
April 19, 2013 11:02 am

How tasteless, to associate the bombings with so-called, presumably they mean, climate change. The people who suffered in these bombings have enough to cope with without idiots trying to turn it to their own despicable ends. My heart goes out to all those families of the dead and those who were maimed so horribly.

Paul Marko
April 19, 2013 11:05 am

Random acts of violence? It’s terrorism, stupid. These liberals won’t allow themselves to use the word, just as the Fort Hood shooting was “work place violence.” I want to get violent when I hear this drivel.

Steve
April 19, 2013 11:05 am

Sick. And it’s only a precursor to what’s inevitable- the government will be wanting even more from the tax trough after this tragedy. Om nom nom nom…

arthur4563
April 19, 2013 11:10 am

It’s not as though we’re subjected to the multiple IEDs per day the Iranians suffered from
for years. When that comes to pass, Cuomo will not appear the fool. But that’ll never happen, so Cuomo’s chances of being mistaken for a rational humanoid appear exceedingly slim. A chip off the old blockhead, I’d say. The acorn didn’t fall far from the tree.

Armando
April 19, 2013 11:14 am

Stupidity… new normal?

Scott Scarborough
April 19, 2013 11:21 am

In Bath school district Michigan in 1925 a janitor blew up a school witht the children still inside. So what the hell is this jackass talking about?

Barry Sheridan
April 19, 2013 11:29 am

Unfortunately Mr Cuomo shares that quality common to most western politicians, a guaranteed ability to mouth complete cobblers no matter what the subject.

David, UK
April 19, 2013 11:31 am

I wish I could say it was the “new normal” for so many opportunist politicians to try to instil fear into the populace, but sadly it is quite traditional.

Louis
April 19, 2013 11:32 am

David says:
“which at one time were implausible
And exactly when was this? As far as I know, despicable acts performed by deranged people have been occurring pretty much forever.”

Extreme climate events have also been occurring pretty much forever. However, when one of these extreme events just happens to hit close to home, a naive person is tempted to think it is the “new normal” for the entire world. Cuomo has obviously fallen for this illusion and for the idea that a single local weather event like Sandy is representative of a world-wide change in climate.
“Those who have an excessive faith in their theories or in their ideas are not only poorly disposed to make discoveries, but they also make very poor observations.”
— Claude Bernard

jc
April 19, 2013 11:33 am

These people are so lost in the habit of trying to turn everything into some sort of advantage regardless of what it is, they are pushing it to the point where people will have to see them as insane to preserve their own sanity.

Bob Diaz
April 19, 2013 11:37 am

I just want everyone to know that increased CO2 has caused me to laugh at that silliness. ;-))

Gunga Din
April 19, 2013 11:39 am

HEY! New York voters. WAKE UP! This guy took a tragedy and is trying to spin it to support a hypothesis (failed) that is used to promote his political philosophy.

Chuck L
April 19, 2013 11:50 am

Cuomo is a political opportunist willing to do or say anything as he panders to various constituencies. He ran for governor, and won as a “moderate” democrat. He is a repulsive snake, even for a politician.

KenB
April 19, 2013 11:51 am

it’s called framing the debate, but the repetition and stupidity is now isolating the proponents as irrelevant in a huge worldwide voter backlash, the weenies need to wake up or will they just wonder “what happenned”

April 19, 2013 11:52 am

Cuomo is the new abnormal. He and his ilk wanted to ban guns after Sandyhook; wouldn’t surprise me if he came up with legislation after the Boston bombing to ban pressure cookers.
Cuomo’s brain

MattS
April 19, 2013 11:57 am

Gunga Din says:
April 19, 2013 at 11:39 am
HEY! New York voters. WAKE UP! This guy took a tragedy and is trying to spin it to support a hypothesis (failed) that is used to promote his political philosophy.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Translation: He’s a politician! OMG!

Pamela Gray
April 19, 2013 12:06 pm

People have lost children, sisters, brothers, men, women, limbs and security. Any connection of such a travesty with a “climate change” won’t bring things back to the way they were much less sooth such heartache. It is a disgusting politically motivated media grabbing photo-op on the backs of the victims of terrorism.
Some groups of people hate western civilization. For any reason they can find and for no reason. It is bigotry against those different than you and then taken to extreme levels. The only recourse is to put such people engaged in extreme behavior in a safe place where they can hate all they want to 4 barred walls. Don’t even try to change their minds. There will always be more born, those that hate at this level, no matter how many of them we salt away in cells or coffins.

Richard Day
April 19, 2013 12:07 pm

Idiotic comments by self-proclaimed progressives and warmistas are the new normal.

Don
April 19, 2013 12:14 pm

I think it’s a reach to conclude that Cuomo has connected anything to anything. He’s just flapping his yap, like a toddler trying to make jokes and not realizing that the adults are laughing AT him, not WITH him.

Don
April 19, 2013 12:17 pm

Meanwhile the other toddlers in the room are gaping in admiration, wishing they were THAT clever!

John Greenfraud
April 19, 2013 12:19 pm

The Hindenburg disaster was also caused by rapid climate change. I’ve seen the light Cuomo. We should now repent as a nation and convert to the cult of climate communism. Putz.

April 19, 2013 12:22 pm

i’m happiest when you’re showing scientific rigor Anthony – this article doesn’t count as such
as much as i dislike Cuomo – i don’t see the “connection” you see between the Boston bombings and “climate change” – you may see Cuomo trying to make one – in the sense of a parallel evil – but it could instead be that you see Cuomo making one – when he wasn’t – when he was merely defining “new normal” by using a couple situations – and that could be done without malice – the malice is in your mind
just like the headline to this article – when i read it – i assumed Cuomo was making a causal connection – then i read the article – and found otherwise
as a general rule – it’s perfectly okay to mention several situations at the same time – certain people may see something offensive – and that may have been intended by the speaker – or not – what sort of science says “let’s jump to conclusions”

Mac the Knife
April 19, 2013 12:26 pm

Progressive socialism is a mental disease of irrational cognition, as comments like Andrew Cuomos so clearly illustrate.
Reason is not automatic. Those that deny it cannot be conquered by it. Ayn Rand

Editor
April 19, 2013 12:38 pm

Cuomo has three letters from the word “Moron”! What happened to the other two?

E. Martin
April 19, 2013 12:46 pm

“Beware the frumious bandersnatch!” L. Carroll

Frank K.
April 19, 2013 12:57 pm

PiperPaul says:
April 19, 2013 at 9:51 am
“WTF”
Indeed! Hey New York, he’s ALL yours…[ugh!]

April 19, 2013 1:00 pm

What part of his anatomy is his mouth connected to? Because it’s no his brain!

OldWeirdHarold
April 19, 2013 1:04 pm

“Where these random acts of violence, which at one time were implausible, now seem all-too-frequent.”
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Something to do with loading the dice? Has Hanson commented?

Snake Oil Baron
April 19, 2013 1:05 pm

I like how he phrased it in such a way that he can’t actually be accused of saying “climate change causes terrorism” but just links the issues to parasitize the legitimate emotions over a bombing then transfer them to the climate farcing cause. Idiots are often very skilled at their idiocity.

April 19, 2013 1:16 pm

Humans, that are still living Carbon life forms, inhale 400 PPM of CO2 and exhale 40,000 PPM of CO2….marathon running is highly aerobic….this excess CO2 traps heat….if a butterfly flaps it wings in Tibet….it causes a SUPER tropical storm in New England….welcome to the ‘New Normal’ in the post 9/11 world….of progressive mind warp.

Gail Combs
April 19, 2013 1:17 pm

I would suggest Governor Cuomo read Dr. Rummel’s book. DEATH BY GOVERNMENT
Democide, the killing of citizens by their own government, murdered 169,202,000 people in the 20th century. THAT is a heck of a lot more of a problem than ‘ terrorist bombing or ‘climate change’

…Just to give perspective on this incredible murder by government, if all these bodies were laid head to toe, with the average height being 5′, then they would circle the earth ten times. Also, this democide murdered 6 times more people than died in combat in all the foreign and internal wars of the century….
After eight-years and almost daily reading and recording of men, women, and children by the tens of millions being tortured or beaten to death, hung, shot, and buried alive, burned or starved to death, stabbed or chopped into pieces, and murdered in all the other ways creative and imaginative human beings can devise, I have never been so happy to conclude a project. I have not found it easy to read time and time again about the horrors innocent people have been forced to suffer. What has kept me at this was the belief, as preliminary research seemed to suggest, that there was a positive solution to all this killing and a clear course of political action and policy to end it. And the results verify this. The problem is Power. The solution is democracy. The course of action is to foster freedom.

But I doubt if Cuomo would understand what the word ‘freedom’ means if it bit him on the nose.
New York governor Andrew Cuomo said that he plans to work with state legislators next month to submit a proposal for new gun-control laws… Cuomo continued, “Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option — keep your gun but permit it.” and Democide could be an option…

skunky
April 19, 2013 1:30 pm

I am from the UK and have not heard of this Cuomo man. Is he some sort of r’tard.

Sam the First
April 19, 2013 1:32 pm

“…where these random acts of violence, which at one time were implausible, now seem all-too-frequent.” //
His statement is not just crass and insensitive, it’s historically ignorant. When I was young and trying to make a living in London in the 70s, our streets and those of other British cities were full of bombs planted by the IRA. I personally was within a few hundred yards of around seven of those. Many people were killed and maimed. Incidentally, a huge amount of the financial support which funded the IRA’s murderous campaigns against innocent civilians came from Irish-American ‘charity’ collections in Boston and New York.
At the same period, the Bader-Meinhof gang in Germany, the Red Brigades in Italy, and the Basque separatist movement in France and Spain were all active blowing up and shooting civilians. In Europe, we just went about our business calmly, and ignored the mayhem – it was very much ‘normal’ to live with it then.
There have been plenty of terrorist-type acts in America too. It’s a global phenomenon which goes back to the Anarchists. How can anyone sane link it to supposed ‘global warming’, which is neither measurable nor observable to the man in the street?

Mike McMillan
April 19, 2013 2:01 pm

I saw that comment on Drudge, and I just knew it’d show up here. Too choice.
Sure hope they catch that immigrant fellow. At least he won’t have to face the unenlightened death penalty in Massachusetts.

kadaka (KD Knoebel)
April 19, 2013 2:08 pm

Atlantic magazine ran a photo gallery two months ago about the improvised weaponry being used by the rebels in Syria. I found it very informative. Besides showing the making of small lethal rockets with rather simple metalworking equipment, there are also details about IED’s to be noticed.
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/02/diy-weapons-of-the-syrian-rebels/100461/
In several shop photos there’s one particular guy noted in the comments, who was so relatively “white” he was thought to be some Special Forces type sent from the UK or USA to help the rebels.
But it was pointed out to remember the Roman Empire, that Syria was actually “whiter” than a lot of Europe. True enough, people like President Assad could “pass” without notice, and most of the people in those photos would be of uncertain ethnicity to me, especially without any hints from clothing or facial hair.
I know that Salon magazine opinion piece writer wanted the bomber to be a white American. He subsequently said he still hopes that, after deciding somehow that Bill O’Reilly was agreeing with him.
Who is the racist? Was the writer hoping the bomber would be arrested while wearing his treasured NASCAR jacket, pulled out of his 4×4 pickup truck?

WTF
April 19, 2013 2:10 pm

Here are a couple more candidates
Justin Trudeau the crowned prince and saviour of the liberal party of Canada and former parttime drama teacher
“Now, we don’t know now whether it was, you know, terrorism or a single crazy,” Trudeau said, “or, you know, a domestic issue or a foreign issue, I mean, all of those questions.
“But there is no question that this happened because there is someone who feels completely excluded, completely at war with innocents, at war with a society. And our approach has to be, ‘OK, where do those tensions come from?’ ”
Ontario Liberal MPP Bob Delaney
Talking about the cost of cancelling NG electrical plants, plants being built to back up windmills, which was done to save a couple seats in the last election
“Just the same way as when the United States committed to go to the moon, they didn’t know how much it was going to cost,” Mississauga-Streetsville MPP Bob Delaney said Thursday. “All they knew is that one way or the other they were going to get there.”

Gail Combs
April 19, 2013 2:20 pm

But it was pointed out to remember the Roman Empire, that Syria was actually “whiter” than a lot of Europe….
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My Grandfather immigrated from Syria and had white skin and a red beard. As he said “Don’t forget all those crusades that passed through the Middle East”

kadaka (KD Knoebel)
April 19, 2013 2:20 pm

From Mike McMillan on April 19, 2013 at 2:01 pm:

(…) At least he won’t have to face the unenlightened death penalty in Massachusetts.

What, aren’t there federal charges to be brought that do have the death penalty?
If they capture the last guy, will the compassionate liberal Massachusetts residents surround the holding facility, and demand the bomber is not released into federal custody so he will never face the death penalty?

Actually, I can envision that happening, the only question is the size of the crowds defending him.

Bill Taylor
April 19, 2013 2:30 pm

PLEASE help me understand something…..i see so many “scientists” claiming that the climate controls the weather, since the climate is simply the AVERAGE weather from the previous 30 years for a given area how can any scientist claim the climate controls the weather?
IF the climate was in control everyday would be what the climate says it should be…..OBVIOUSLY it is a rare day when the weather matches what the climate calls for……
a baseball example, alex rodriguez has been injured and IF he comes back and plays a full season, his career averages say he should hit over 300 and around 40 home runs, so does his previous “climate” on the field determine what he will do next year?
again please help me understand how any “scientist” could possibly claim the climate is in control of the weather?????

April 19, 2013 2:32 pm

skunky said:
April 19, 2013 at 1:30 pm
I am from the UK and have not heard of this Cuomo man.
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Lucky!

Barbara Skolaut
April 19, 2013 2:40 pm

Cuomo is an IDIOT. He’s been ridiculous for decades. >:-(

Editor
April 19, 2013 2:53 pm

“Never let a crisis go to waste.”
The way you feel now? Locked inside your house as police search door to door for a terror bomber? Kind of like what CO2 is doing to the weather, don’t you think?

Sean
April 19, 2013 3:02 pm

My new climate model shows that it is worse than we thought, increasing CO2 causes a catastrophic drop in liberal’s IQs. If this keeps up we will all be living in a liberal idiocracy. When I look out my window I can see liberal idiots everywhere. By this time next year no one in Manhattan will be drowning in liberal idiots.

David L.
April 19, 2013 3:30 pm

The new normal is politicians are idiots. Oh wait, that’s been the case forever.

MattS
April 19, 2013 3:44 pm

andrewmharding says:
April 19, 2013 at 12:38 pm
Cuomo has three letters from the word “Moron”! What happened to the other two?
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I Googled for the meaning of the name Cuomo. It is derivative of cosmos. There fore it is a description of the size of his ego, not his intellect. 🙂

David Schofield
April 19, 2013 3:50 pm

Gail Combs says:
April 19, 2013 at 2:20 pm
But it was pointed out to remember the Roman Empire, that Syria was actually “whiter” than a lot of Europe….
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
My Grandfather immigrated from Syria and had white skin and a red beard. As he said “Don’t forget all those crusades that passed through the Middle East”
Related to Barbarossa?

High Treason
April 19, 2013 4:09 pm

And there’s more! We can look forward to crazier and crazier statements as the warmists clutch at straws in an environment where people are starting to wake up to the monstrous fraud, but the die-hards just refuse to let go and absolutely INSIST it gets rammed down our throats. No room for compromise-its their way and that is that.
It used to be that every 2 weeks, almost like clockwork, there would be some statement to the effect “we have to stop burning fossil fuel NOW, or we will all burn” in a regular,persistent propaganda (aka- brainwashing.) The “spin cycle” is now every 2 days, if not daily.
Could the end be near? Hopefully enough people wake up to the treachery before the delusional Left collapse the economy and human society with it so they can rebuild the world to their fantasy Utopia.(Feel all warm and fuzzy.)

Paul Westhaver
April 19, 2013 4:32 pm

We live in the era of 15 second attention spans.
40 years ago people were far more careful about what they said, what went on the record.
Now that every word from every person is broadcast to everywhere all the time, the value of words and the thoughts behind them are now devalued.
Cuomo can say nonsense because people don’t listen anyway.

RockyRoad
April 19, 2013 4:55 pm

Both these terrorists became such during the recent 16-year period of no statistically-significant warming, Mr. Cuomo.
Explain THAT!

mike
April 19, 2013 5:10 pm

Only an opportunist charlatan would connect the two.

u.k.(us)
April 19, 2013 5:18 pm

Ummm,
what exactly was the old normal, anyway ?

tango
April 19, 2013 6:25 pm

start locking them up now for there own sake

Theo Goodwin
April 19, 2013 6:35 pm

“Where these random acts of violence, which at one time were implausible, now seem all-too-frequent.”
There was nothing random about the acts of violence committed by these two young men and maybe others. They trained. They gathered supplies. They built bombs. What is random about that? They targeted something dear to the heart of Bostonians and Americans, the Boston Marathon Their initial act was an act of hatred for America. Other terrorist acts followed in its train.
There is a huge bureaucracy, the Department of Homeland Security, that works 24/7 to prevent such acts of hatred toward America and similar acts. They have foiled the plans of hundreds of terrorists in the last few years. There is nothing random about acts of terror against the US.
So, Governor Cuomo, what do you find in these acts that is random?

Theo Goodwin
April 19, 2013 7:04 pm

Gail Combs says:
April 19, 2013 at 2:20 pm
‘But it was pointed out to remember the Roman Empire, that Syria was actually “whiter” than a lot of Europe….
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
My Grandfather immigrated from Syria and had white skin and a red beard. As he said “Don’t forget all those crusades that passed through the Middle East”’
Gail, dear, please check out the New Testament. There is a book titled “Galatians.” The Galatians were the remnants of Celtic people who conquered large parts of the Middle East from about 300 to 100 BCE. Surprisingly enough, Carthage in North Africa was predominately Celtic. In other words, your roots might make you an Irish lass, with some meandering on the way.
As regards general matters of skin color, it seems to me that most people in the Middle East are white.

Theo Goodwin
April 19, 2013 7:19 pm

Sam the First says:
April 19, 2013 at 1:32 pm
“…where these random acts of violence, which at one time were implausible, now seem all-too-frequent.” //
“His statement is not just crass and insensitive, it’s historically ignorant. When I was young and trying to make a living in London in the 70s, our streets and those of other British cities were full of bombs planted by the IRA. I personally was within a few hundred yards of around seven of those. Many people were killed and maimed. Incidentally, a huge amount of the financial support which funded the IRA’s murderous campaigns against innocent civilians came from Irish-American ‘charity’ collections in Boston and New York.”
Boston, New York, and at least one large midwestern city where I lived. The city had two Irish communities and separate St. Pat’s parades. One group was hardcore and openly embraced the darker side of Sinn Fein. Personally, I never have been able to tolerate people who openly call for the murder of innocents.

April 19, 2013 7:57 pm

They got the little brother! If he survives, (he is badly wounded,) they will question him. I doubt Global warming is a subject they will ask him anything about.
I have listened to a lot of talk the past few days about whether the Boston Bombing was the act of a “domestic group,” and a “white Christian,” or “a foreign terrorist” and a “non-white non-Christian.” Racists hope it wasn’t their race that did it. Certain liberals seemed to be hoping the bombing would turn out to be carried out by the “Tea Party.” In other words, they wanted some sort of proof that people they politically disagree with are “wicked,” rather than merely “differing.”
It is a wonderful irony that the terrorists are white, yet also non-Christian. In other words, if you are going to categorize people, the two terrorist brothers exactly fit the category certain Liberals fit into, and don’t fit the category certain Liberals plunk members of the “Tea Party” into.
It is wrong to categorize in this manner, especially if you profess, “All men are created equal.”
If Justice is truly blind, Justice does not see what color our skin is, or where we chose to kneel and pray, but measures us by our deeds. Do we help others or do we harm others? Do we run the marathon, or do we bomb it?
It is utterly against the liberalism I knew, back when I was young and generous, to plunk other people into a category, and judge without scrutinizing deeds and facts. Sadly, that is what now is preventing dialog concerning Global Warming. As soon as you plunk someone into the category of “denier,” and refuse to listen, it is not Justice that is blind; rather it is your ability to judge.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has apparently lost the ability to judge. He is showing signs of a serious malady afflicting a great many politicians. They deal in a world of sound bytes, simplifications, stereotypes, “voting blocks,” and have lost touch with down-to-earth Truth.
I had two sons and a daughter-in-law at the Boston Marathon, who were not close to the bombs, (thank God,) but for a time I didn’t know that, and cell phone service was cut off. During such anxious moments all I want is the Truth. I have no use for sound bytes, simplifications, stereotypes, voting blocks, and could care less about skin color or where a persons goes to church.
In the same way, if Global Warming is truly an issue, all we need is the Truth. The last thing we need is sound bytes, simplifications, stereotypes, and rude comments that question our sanity and spirituality.

Goode 'nuff
April 19, 2013 8:54 pm

Heard it reported tonight that the Russians warned us of the older Chechen brother. I cannot locate any facts of a specific warning. Anyone here know wuwt? If so, what a DHS blunder Oblunder.

chinook
April 20, 2013 12:22 am

Bloviating Cuomo’s proud to be a shiny example of a new normal politician. He’s seen how well Obama has done, being a shiny new normal pol as the role model. Obama so proudly stated in his state of the union that terrorism’s leaders and terrorism were just about a thing of the past and no doubt would have loved to link that to climate change, if he’d only just had smarter yes-woman handlers surrounding him. The only thing more disgusting than the current republican party is the current democrat totalitarian party.

johnmarshall
April 20, 2013 2:46 am

NO< they were/are Chechyn fundamentalists pushing the Islamist message. (whatever that is but peace is not in it.).

Stacey
April 20, 2013 3:32 am

What’s normal is Cuemo’s abnormality.

Stacey
April 20, 2013 3:36 am

Sorry for the typo. But as sure as eggs are eggs nearly always when you say something or someone is wrong there’s a typo lurking by:-)

H.R.
April 20, 2013 4:27 am

@Caleb says:
April 19, 2013 at 7:57 pm
“They got the little brother! If he survives, (he is badly wounded,) they will question him. I doubt Global warming is a subject they will ask him anything about. […]”
Mother of all irony: Little brother is getting the best free Obamacare above all others in this country. They need him alive to talk and I’m sure a team of the finest doctors have been told to spare no effort or expense to keep him alive.

H.R.
April 20, 2013 5:01 am

and two Cats says:
April 19, 2013 at 11:52 am
“Cuomo is the new abnormal. He and his ilk wanted to ban guns after Sandyhook; wouldn’t surprise me if he came up with legislation after the Boston bombing to ban pressure cookers.”
To paraphrase an old truism, when pressure cookers are made illegal, only criminals will have pressure cookers.
(For those not familiar with the original saying, substitute guns for pressure cookers. For those concerned about a totalitarian nanny-state, start substituting large soft drinks, SUVs, salt, butter, firewood, non-electric vehicles, outdoor clotheslines, etc. and you see where this is going.)

Chuck Nolan
April 20, 2013 7:04 am

Pointman says:
April 19, 2013 at 10:52 am
For a NY Governor, it shows how curiously disconnected he is from the popular sentiment nowadays. With a political antenna like that, I can’t see him surviving long …
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Pointman, didn’t you notice it said NY Governor?
He’s the new normal.
cn

Chuck Nolan
April 20, 2013 7:13 am

KenB says:
April 19, 2013 at 11:51 am
it’s called framing the debate, but the repetition and stupidity is now isolating the proponents as irrelevant in a huge worldwide voter backlash, the weenies need to wake up or will they just wonder “what happenned”
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sshhhh…quite now.
“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
Sun Tzu.
Especially a stupid one.
cn

ralfellis
April 20, 2013 8:03 am

The connection is not bombing a marathon and climate, but a marathon and Islam.
Islam does not do music, poetry fun, theatre or sport. Look at the London Olympics where nominally Christian nations won nearly 700 golds, while nominally Islamic nations only won 60. And yet the populations and total wealth are comparable between the two groups. Nations like Pakistan, with 180 million people, could not even win a bronze. But how much wealth do you need to produce an Olympic runner?
Islam simply does not do ‘civilisation’, period, and that is why they hate poetry, music, theater and sport. Look up Mo’s Dead Poets Society, to see why Islam does not do the liberal arts.
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manicbeancounter
April 20, 2013 11:22 am

There is a similarity between the Boston bombings and the Hurricane Sandy. They both appear to be, mercifully, random events unconnected with any trend, let alone any shift to a new normal.

ralfellis
April 20, 2013 12:13 pm

manicbeancounter says: April 20, 2013 at 11:22 am
The Boston bombings and the Hurricane Sandy. They both appear to be, mercifully, random events unconnected with any trend.
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Sure about that?
Munich olympics hijack; US embassy bomb in Lebanon; US embassy bomb in Tanzania; US embassy bomb in Kenya; Bali disco bomb; Tel Aviv bus 405 bomb; Alufa bus bomb; Dizengoff bus bomb; Russian theater hostage; Beslan school hostage; Air France 8969; Jaffa road bus bomb; Madrid train bomb; New York WTC bomb (first time); New York WTC airstrike (second time); Khobar Towers airforce center bomb; London Underground bombs; Luxor massacre; Sivas massacre; Indonesia churches bombs; Indian parliament building bomb; Ahmedabad Hindu temple attack; Casablanca attacks; Mariot hotel Indonesia; Australian embassy bomb Jakarta; Ayodhya Hindu temple attack; Shar el Sheik hotel bombs; Delhi bombs 2005; Amman bombs; Varanasi bombs 2006; Casablanca bombs; Bombay train bomb; Ahmedabad bombs; Mogadishu bombs; Delhi bombs 2008; Mariott hotel Jakarta bomb; Pune bomb India; Varasni bomb 2010; Alexandria church bomb; Domodedovo bomb; Maiduguri bomb Nigeria; Marakesh bomb; Hotan bomb China; Kashgar bombs China; Nigeria church attacks 2012; Bombay hotel attacks; Hyderabad bombs; Boston marathon bomb.
Since there is one common thread in all these terrorist attacks, I see a trend – a trend that started and ended with a sporting event.
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M Courtney
April 20, 2013 1:33 pm

As a Brit I’ve no idea who Cuomo is but…
Give him a break.
Terrorism is rare in the US. Be grateful for that. But realise that it is challenging for people.
So this guy said something stupid. We’ve all done that.
And when we are emotional we are more prone to gaffes.
Give the guy a break. Let’s be together at this time.
Even as a foreigner, more unites me with those who are perturbed by senseless violence than divides us.
Only lay it on him if he repeats the folly.

April 20, 2013 3:55 pm

Didn’t I say in a previous post that the Boston bombings would be blamed on global warming? Well, here we are!

Tim Clark
April 20, 2013 4:20 pm

The new normal is that close to half the population of the USA is on the government dole. That close to 40% of graduating high schoolers in the US can’t read or do math at the fifth grade level. That debt per capita in the US is almost $100,000/person. That climate change is absolutely, 100%, without a doubt, to the nth degree, unequivocally the least of my worries. Chew on that cuckoo Cuomo.

GATownie
April 20, 2013 8:48 pm

Not only has he ignored previous weather patterns/events but he’s also ignored past terrorist/mass killing events as well. Those to forget the past spout nonsense. It’s a shame most people don’t see through the smoke these guys are blowing.

Gary
April 20, 2013 9:12 pm

The connection is obvious, he can’t control either, the climate or bombings. But he can be the “new normal” savior, in is mind. This is not some silly comment, but a subtle nudge to “follow me”. Which ultimately means , give me your money and I’ll take of everything for you.

Keithc
April 21, 2013 12:36 pm

Thanks Wendy…. I forgot about the ozone hole. Where the heck did it go? I guess it got plugged up with co2. We are on the right track after all.

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