It's official: Seattle residents live in a republic of stupidity, otherwise known as the circulation area of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. First, the paper refused to honor the FBI's request to publish photos of two suspicious ferry passengers. Then, columnist Robert L. Jamieson Jr. -- who must be the toast of the town -- hammered the Feds on Tuesday for "inflaming fears" over the mysterious Seattle pair.
It's obvious that Robert sorely needs some background on this case. So I dashed off a quick note and gave him some data he probably overlooked, what with how difficult Google is to use and all.
How many Muslim-Americans do you think take the ferries? Two? And both were unfairly targeted by the FBI?
This pair was identified on six different runs, they repeatedly attempted to gain access to secure areas, took pictures of bulkheads and other elements of the structure and employees, and -- in general -- acted like terrorists who were preparing for an attack.
And, let me guess, you'd be the first person to pillory the Feds had a ferry gone up in a fiery explosion and killed scores of innocents. Brilliant work, Robert, I'm sure the Pulitzer committee will be calling momentarily.
Is it true that the only living creatures dumber than left-wing op-ed hacks like Jamieson and Maureen Dowd are moonbats like Michael Moore and Sean Penn? It's a close call, to be sure, but with this pathetic excretion, Jamieson's going for Hollywood-class stupidity.