Antoine is at the Table
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, September 19, 2016. This week-end has been a nightmare. There were three separate acts of terror committed in New York City, New Jersey and Minnesota. Our so-called leaders spoke about the attacks with great restraint. They did their best not to say these acts were acts of terror. I have to be honest. I am more terrified of their reluctance to speak out than I am of the losers who planted the bombs or who stabbed shoppers in a mall. Antoine is equally disturbed. He has asked for the pleasure of your company this morning. Antoine will be preparing challah French toast for all of us.I will supply the jams and syrups along with Irish coffees. We hope to see you soon.
Terror, Terror, Terror
Thank you all for joining me this morning. We all awoke this morning to learn that overnight there were three unspeakable acts of terror across the country. I call it terror because that was what it was. Mayor DeBlasio won't call it that because he isn't sure. His first instinct was to protect the reputation of Muslims Twenty-nine people in New York City suffered injuries. An explosive devise was detonated in Chelsea on Saturday night. I can call it terror because I am not a government official. I can call it terror because I am not a member of the NYPD. I can call it terror because a heinous act such as this is terror under any circumstances. It doesn't matter if it was ISIS inspired. It doesn't matter if it was ISIS directed. It doesn't matter who committed these acts. They were acts of terror plain and simple. The same can be said of the pipe bomb that exploded before the Marines charity run in Seaside Park, New Jersey. Thankfully, no injuries were reported in that blast. Officials investigating the incident would not say if it was terror related. I am not investigating the incident, so I can say it was an act of terror. I have to say that It was better that those looking into the matter held back comments, unlike Mayor DeBlasio who rushed to judgement. I don't care who inspired or directed this nightmare, because, to me, it was a clear act of terror. Unlike the two attacks described above, a man went on a stabbing spree through a Minnesota Mall asking shoppers if they were Muslim and subsequently stabbing them if they answered incorrectly. All the while he was screaming about Allah. I don't care if authorities want to label this an act of terror or not. When someone rampages through a mall talking about Allah and stabbing people, I call it an act of terror. I don't have to care if the attacker was inspired or directed by ISIS. I just have to realize that he was a terrorist. In this case, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack claiming that this lunatic was a soldier of the Islamic State.
Mayor DeBlasio was quick to tell New Yorkers that the attacks in Manhattan have no relationship to the pipe bomb explosion in Seaside Park, New Jersey. He made that assertion, but there is no way that he could have known that at the time he said it. Investigations take time. As a private citizen, I can say what I want, but as the Mayor of a major city, DeBlasio should have kept his mouth shut rather than declaring that what happened in New York wasn't terror related. Clearly, he wanted to rush to judgement because he didn't want Muslims blamed for anything. The best he could do was call the explosion an "intentional act." When is an explosion of this type not intentional?
On Saturday, President Obama made an unfunny tasteless joke about the Islamic State, saying that it was "no big deal" compared to his birth certificate. This was an obvious attack on Donald Trump even though it wasn't Trump who brought the subject up. It was Hillary Clinton, but that made no difference to the president. At the same time that he spoke about this at a dinner held by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan was hit by explosions that injured 29 people. As of this moment, I have not heard that Obama spoke about these three attacks. He is never around when his country needs him. I also have the impression that the attacks were downplayed by the MSM. I can only suppose that Secretary of State John Kerry's suggestion about terror resonated with them. He told the nation that when terror strikes we shouldn't cover it in the press or talk about it. I don't know what planet he is living on, but he certainly doesn't have the welfare of our country on his mind or in his heart. We will never defeat terror until we call it what it is and go after it with a vengeance, collateral damage be damned.
Let's go children of the homeland
The day of reckoning has arrived
Against you tyranny's ugly flag is raised......