I’ve been worrying about an attack like this for some time:
A Massachusetts man with a degree in physics was charged Wednesday with plotting to blow up the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol using remote-controlled airplanes filled with explosives.
Rezwan Ferdaus, 26, was arrested in Framingham after undercover federal agents delivered materials he had allegedly requested, including grenades, six machine guns and what he believed was 24 pounds of C-4 explosive. Federal officials said the public was never in danger from the explosives, which it said were always under control and closely monitored.
We’re lucky this crossed the mind of a buffoon. (Via Drudge.)
Governor Perdue’s proposal to suspend elections was ironic because Congress draws its power from representation, not strictly speaking hyperbolic, and went unrecognized as sarcasm because of her flat delivery. (Via Drudge.)
Ron Paul is leading President Obama in the latest Harris Poll. How can that be? Simple: President Obama is unpopular, so any Republican runs pretty well against him. But Ron Paul?! Sure: most people don’t know much about individual Republican candidates at this point, so they generally run about the same, distinguished mainly by name recognition. Some do worse than the norm, like Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann; this is because the press has made a point of demonizing them. The press hasn’t bothered to go after Ron Paul, so crazy uncle Ron Paul polls like a generic Republican. Still, results like these must send a shudder through the White House ...