2.18.2010

Media Working Terrorism Angle?

Edit: Woah! Edit: Double Woah! The guy left an online manifesto explaining why he did it.

Austin American Statesman story link.

63 comments:

Anonymous said...

The media will make something out of nothing...every time.

RPM said...

MSNBC is cranking up the fear factor.

Anonymous said...

"MSNBC is cranking up the fear factor."...I that's Fox News bit....anticipated headlines….”Stimulus dollars paid for plane”….

Pink Chair Ponderings said...

Some comments revolve around a home fire prior to plane take off...unhappy at home issue??? Sounds like most people in the building are safe, thus far.

Anonymous said...

MSNBC Headline:
Small plane crashes into Texas office building

Fox News Headline:
Plane Slams Building

Which sounds like they are cranking up the fear factor?

Anonymous said...

I think an airplane into a building is something? That cant be good.

RPM said...

I was basing that statement on hearing them call it a terror attack several times. FOX hasn't, at least while I've been listening. CNN seems to have the best info so far.

Plane was stolen in Georgetown. Main suspect is the guy that set his house on fire, Joseph Stack. He's also a pilot.

Anonymous said...

It was one of those left wing radical liberal weenie professors that was denied tenure.

Anonymous said...

Terror in the land of teasippers? They beter make sure Bevo was'nt kidnapped as well!

Anonymous said...

I think it is safe to assume this pilot had some serious issues....

Pink Chair Ponderings said...

So sad. Selfish act. Thankfully now just two injuries which required transport to hospital. The fear which envelopes the area, etc. is tremendous. Hate violence!

Anonymous said...

Annon 11:40, the Fox News headline is very accurate, don't you think?

You poor poor thing.

Anonymous said...

I hate to say this. Actually I don't. The IRS deserves everything they get. This guy could be considered a hero.

mzchief said...

After reading the manifesto/rant, Stack makes several valid points about the US government being corrupt and run by a bunch of rat bastards. However, though I have never liked "W" or the IRS I have never disliked someone/something so much that killing myself and innocent people was an option.

Stack is just another case of a barking loon pushed a wee bit too far.

Anonymous said...

The scariest part to me is this whack job is not alone. There are plenty more just like him out there. 11:15, I don't think a plane crashing into a building is "nothing".

Anonymous said...

Wonder what Pat Robertson is saying about Austin?

Anonymous said...

And you people really think we have no terrorists here who want to do this country harm.

Anonymous said...

Isn't any attack on our own people a 'terrorist attack'...that's sure what they said about the OKC bombings, didn't they?

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

12:48pm, feel free to go fly a plane into the ground as a show of solidarity with the pilot.

Knucklehead.

Anonymous said...

Makes for some good CNN watching over a few beers tonight - flipping back and forth to the Olympics.

Anonymous said...

Will probably see more and more of this sort of stuff going forward.

Anonymous said...

They need to step up security at the Georgetown airport. Probably need to create another government agency for municipal airports.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what he had on his iPod as the plane went into the building.

Anonymous said...

I heard they found some boxcutters in the plane cabin.

Anonymous said...

Roger, Roger. What's your Vector, Victor? We have clearance, Clarence.

Anonymous said...

Much more of this and the government will have to change its ways.

Anonymous said...

They took the manifesto off the link where can you find it.

Anonymous said...

Your Tea Party at work - crazy loons who think everyone is out to get them. Anyone that would call this guy a hero has to be considered a hazard to society.

Anonymous said...

Is there anyplace a person could go in Austin and hear some good Banjo?

Anonymous said...

where can you find the link to his manefesto paper, they took it off the site.

Anonymous said...

It's a terrorist attack, period. Guy hates U.S. government and flies plane into building with intent to kill Americans. What is that?

Anonymous said...

I just read his "manifesto" which is really just a "suicide note" lets not glamorize him.

Tragic:( He sounds mentally ill. So trying to kill his family, and then himself while taking out a building full of middle class working people is supposed to make the world a better place.

He is clearly a victim of everyone and has no responsibility in his plight.

No this does not change the government or big business but it does serious damage to his friends, family and the middle class working people in the building he hit. Further, it hurts all the private pilots who honor the licenses given to them. We saw a loss of freedoms as airline passengers following 9/11. Now I am sure there will be some loss of freedom for private pilots as well.

People like this just prove the point that "Government must protect us from ourselves"...this is how it happens we give up one freedom after another and we have no one but to blame but ourselves.

All it takes for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing!!

Seriously, can we not get help for the people around us that are turning delusional. There had to be a good number of people that during all of these "meetings" & "letter writing" times saw his rage and level of despondency as alarming and potentially dangerous.

Lets quit ignoring these people and start trying to refer them for help. We pay for our apathy to others in one way or another!

Anonymous said...

1:08 It's "nothing" to me unless me or my kids are in it.

Anonymous said...

Too bad he didn't crash it into the white house and get obammy

Anonymous said...

"2:11People like this just prove the point that "Government must protect us from ourselves"...this is how it happens we give up one freedom after another and we have no one but to blame but ourselves."

That possibly could be the most idiotic thing I have heard in my entire life and I used to be a democrat so that is saying something. So your idea is that no matter what the government does, we should just take it...because if we oppose it, we are just proving that the government needs to further control us? Jesus...you don't vote do you? Or have kids? Or go outside around other people?

Anonymous said...

JUST FOUND OUT, HE WAS A DEMOCRAT, AND WAS A SOLID READER O BGs BLOG.

Anonymous said...

2:11...I am speechless. How can any human be as stupid as you? Is your philosophy ...shut up and take it or it will get worse?

Anonymous said...

2:13 Perhaps next time. Then we can all say it's nothing to us.

Anonymous said...

Like I've said before, everyone should stop paying their taxes then see if Washington will listen. Whata they gonna do? Put all of us in jail?
Stack had some very valid points in his Manifesto. I do believe however he was so fed-up with the crap he lost his way, mentally. Very sad. Even more sad are those who ignore exactly what he said. Call him a goof-ball or whatever but my personal opinion is that it's only going to get worse in Washington then it will all run down to us, more people will be in his situation and become so pissed off they will chose to handle it like he did. Most have become so numb to the morons in Washington D.C. they ignore the fact it's a joke when truthfully something needs to be done but, not what Stack chose. Tax paying Citizens need to be heard by Washington instead of ignored. We do pay their slary and the longer we ignore their incompetence the longer they'll be laughing at us every time they get paid. Wake-up America!!

Anonymous said...

2:11 You made my head tired...come on down off that soap box!

2:13 You go ahead and cry and bitch and moan about crap that happens every day around the world to total strangers. I prefer to continue to live my life till it ends & not worry too much about that sort of thing. When I die, well, I'm dead...that's 'LIFE'.

Anonymous said...

ok this is 2:11pm

Obviously you didn't get my point. Of course I don't believe that the government should protect us from ourselves!! I a christian, Republican, capitalist and believe in the free market.

But killing each other and ourselves is not the answer. How is that fighting back? It does just the opposite. Everytime the crazies pull stunts like this we lose more freedoms!! That is my point.

No I don't take everything the government dishes out. I wanted change too and used my vote and it wasn't for Obama.

People need to take responsibility for their own actions and if there is a person in your circle of influence like Joe Stark...For heavens sake...Don't fuel the fire..try to get them some mental help.

Like I said for evil to prevail like this there were some good people who turned a blind eye and chose to do nothing OR worse used him to further their agenda and just added fuel to his fire.

Sorry you misunderstood.

Poor Richard said...

I have been waiting since November 14 for a First Time Home Buyer $8000 stimulus check to get printed in that office. Something tells me I'm SOL now. Therefore it's something to me. It affects me directly.

Anonymous said...

Yeah that person was a retard for misunderstanding.

Anonymous said...

When will you liberal mongotards ever learn- the working class white man can only carry you and put up with your crap for so long then it's no more Mr. Nice Guy.

Anonymous said...

Funny. I'm more concerned about why this poor man chose to do this rather than him commiting the act.

People snap. I agree people need to take responsibility for their actions. I want to know when people who cause people to snap take responsibility for THEIR actions?

Anonymous said...

Were the Malones involved?

Anonymous said...

This just flies in the face of reality.

Anonymous said...

1:57, You probably thought Amy Fisher was a tea party crazy loon too didn't you? Far from it. She was a crazy loon alright but a liberal weenie obsessed with Obammy.

Anonymous said...

Yes, he was solidly middle class. Haven't you heard that owning a plane is the new home ownership? All my middle class friends are buying up aircraft. Plus, a two-story home in North Austin. Real middle class there.

Morons.

Now will you retards that say "Well, white people NEVER fly planes into buildings!" kindly shut up? I say we profile, detain, and torture all white, 50 and up year old men. Especially if they have pilot's licenses. Bend over, the freedom train is making a stop!

Only way it could have been better if the guy was recorded saying "PRAISE THE LORD!" as he plummeted into the office glass.

Anonymous said...

He had a history of IRS problems. Was looking to lose his house and his plane (yes, it was his plane). He felt the IRS wasn't working with him to solve the problem. This started a couple of years ago so you can't blame the present administration. I work in federal government and have good info.
2:14, you better remain annon. for the rest of your life. Pretty much zero tolerance on threats to the President in this age of terrorism.

Anonymous said...

Annon at 4:59 Nothing would please many Wise County Folks more if 2:14 and the rest of his/her retarded friends were rounded up by the goverment. Now that is what water boarding is for !!!!

mzchief said...

Yep! Knowing how the Interweb goes, I saved, to a draft and have now published, on my blog the rant left by Joseph Andrew Stack.

NOPE! There are no comments allowed. Believe it or not, I really have so little interest in what the haters have to say I just do not want to bother with comments.

Anonymous said...

I knew it would be W's fault..

Anonymous said...

459 stfu

Anonymous said...

Another example of IRS raping the Citizenry.
Wake up Lawmakers and cut them off at the knees!

Anonymous said...

You people get more entertaining with each passing day. Do you have someone write your material or are you always this effed up?

Anonymous said...

mzchief, you were only beaten by several hours by everybody on the internet. The Austin American-Statesman had it up this afternoon. Nobody is going to ready some backwater blog.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mzchief for putting it on your blog. I didn't get to read it at the other site before they took it down.

Anonymous said...

Stolen plane

Anonymous said...

It's been on The Smoking Gun the whole time.

Anonymous said...

Were drugs or alcohol involved?

Anonymous said...

I was at Bono's

Anonymous said...

That's a fire! Roll Charlie around, he'll be alright!