A Bunch of Narcissism

This makes me weary. As I’ve said before, reporters shouldn’t be socializing with the people they cover, and it’s a little pathetic that they get so excited about this annual event. Oo, I get to wear an evening gown/tuxedo! Look, over there! Justin Beiber!

This nation is in the dumps. Lives are falling apart. Forgive me if your self-conscious tweets from this asskissing event fail to hold my interest.

Bomb Scare Closes Times Square

Scary:

Times Square was shut down for several hours tonight after what cops feared was a bomb was found inside a smoking vehicle with bogus license plates parked in front of a Broadway theater — sending frantic people racing for safety to nearby restaurants and stores, authorities said.

Pedestrians spotted the smoldering Nissan Pathfinder at 6:30 p.m. on West 45th Street near Seventh Avenue, directly in front of an entrance to the Minskoff Theatre, which houses the hugely popular “The Lion King.”

The car’s Connecticut license plates were actually registered to a Ford F-150.

When the Fire Department arrived, they heard what “sounded like fireworks” going off so they called the NYPD’s Bomb Squad and Emergency Service Unit, sources said.

“It just looked like more than a typical car fire,” a source said.
Several staffers in the Minskoff told The Post they heard an explosion.

A robot was used to handle the suspicious package in the back of the vehicle, officials said.

Inside the “box within a box,” cops found gasoline, gunpowder and other materials they wouldn’t reveal.

The Bomb Squad was on scene as of 9 p.m.

The disturbing find led cops to close West 45th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues, forcing thousands of theatergoers to miss their Saturday night Broadway performances.

Reminder

Today is Free Comic Book Day! Take the young child of your choice to your local comic book store and get them hooked with their first free comic book…

Whistleblower

BP has such nice commercials, don’t they? Somehow you get the idea that there’s nothing better for the environment than an oil company.

Until you read about all the engineering documents no one approved for the oil rig that’s now pumping a massive mess into the Gulf of Mexico.

And would it surprise you to know that deregulating oil rigs was one of the topics of those secret meetings between Dick Cheney and the oil companies? They got exactly what they wanted.

Greed wins — again! But maybe not for good this time.

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