July 10, 2010

Wife of Oil Exec Wounded By Shoe Box Bomb

Well, the President did ask his tolerant, peace-loving followers—no doubt the same kind souls that sit at home sharpening their Obama Youth knives preparing for their One Nation meetings—to get in their neighbor's faces.

Perhaps someone just took that advice too literally.

The woman was opening a package left at her doorstep in the 2100 block of Seamist Court Friday evening. She had found the shoe-sized box in front of her home about a day ago but didn't decide to open it until around 6:30pm Friday. The woman, who officials said is in her 60s, took the box to the backyard and opened it on the patio. That's when it exploded.

"Don't know where it came from -- postal service or whether it was dropped off. I don't have that information yet," said HPD Lt. Colin Weatherly."The person went outside, basically opened the packaged; it detonated."

Residents told Eyewitness News that when the bomb went off, it sounded like a transformer blew.

The woman survived the blast, and is being treated for facial injuries.

Get in their face, blow it off... hey, you voted for change, didn't you?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 10, 2010 12:23 PM

Lay this at the feet of "The Won"

When you whip people up, it isn't "unexpected" when they start acting like "brownshirts"

Posted by: Neo at July 10, 2010 12:42 PM

Call it what it is.
Domestic Terrorism.
But the FBI is probably too busy trying to investigate the Tea Parties to have time to go after this.

Posted by: Jhn1 at July 10, 2010 01:19 PM

Ah, the tolerant left.

How do I know it's the left? I don't know of course but speculation in a blog comment isn't the same as judgment in a court of law.

Can't imagine this will get the same nationwide round-the-clock coverage as, say, the dead pre-census worker with FED written on his body. That one spurred enough coverage to enter the cumulative US memory, and for plenty of people, they will only remember the initial suspicious and never recall the truth.

Posted by: Silrette at July 10, 2010 01:24 PM

Those fanatic Young Republicans and League of Women Voters did this, I'll bet. Time to put'em all in the camps.

Posted by: MarkJ at July 10, 2010 02:06 PM

Sounds like a Bill Ayers style attack.

Posted by: DADvocate at July 10, 2010 02:16 PM

So we're at the intersection of 1932 and 1968.

Posted by: Martin L. Shoemaker at July 10, 2010 02:30 PM

Can't imagine this will get the same nationwide round-the-clock coverage as, say, the dead pre-census worker with FED written on his body.

I knew this one was "wrong" the moment it hit the news. The Mexican gangs will make examples of people finding their drugs, but we don't have them here in Kentucky like California et al are getting them. The good old boys might make you disappear, but they certainly don't put you out on display like this.

I doubt a single one of the intellegencia noticed (or believed) the final report on suicide for it.

Posted by: Kentucky Packrat at July 10, 2010 03:28 PM

Mr. Shoemaker,

Your comment is brilliant.

Posted by: julia at July 10, 2010 03:39 PM

More like 1859.

Posted by: SDN at July 10, 2010 04:56 PM

David Niewert has got to be all over this. Has he pinned down which right wing militia group is responsible yet?

Posted by: daleyrocks at July 10, 2010 05:39 PM

If the SPLC hasn't issued yet another breathless donation solicitation disguised as a press release yet, then no, nobody knows which right wing militia group did this.

Posted by: Mark at July 10, 2010 06:13 PM

As the wife of an oil company executive, I and other wives were warned at various points in our husbands' working lives not to open packages that might contain explosives which might be delivered with our mail. If such packages appeared, my husband's employer asked that we notify the company office and the company would send out trained personnel to open them for us.

As you can see, this kind of terrorist threat has been going on for awhile, since my husband is 85 years old and has been retired since he was 63.

Marianne Matthews

Posted by: Marianne Matthews at July 10, 2010 06:34 PM

I suspect the NY Times and Washington Post are going to have searing editorials condemning this (yes, I am being sarcastic in case anyone is wondering.)

Posted by: Buck O'Fama at July 10, 2010 06:57 PM

Don't tell me - the return address was the SEIU local?

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at July 10, 2010 07:47 PM

Damn teabagger.

Posted by: dissident at July 10, 2010 10:40 PM

I know that neighborhood. Itís 1965 tract houses, not the stomping grounds of the expropriators. The tax listing for the block (via backs me up on this. The location is good, the houses are what would be considered tear-downs in the recent market - bought by new by good engineers and accountants with families to raise. I know lots of them. I used to live right around the corner.

We donít do that political thing here in Houston. I suspect that a disaffected worker or even a case of frustrated teen lust is involved.

Posted by: JC at July 10, 2010 11:23 PM

Why hasn't Obama developed a cure for cnacer? He went to Harvard ...

Posted by: Adriane at July 11, 2010 03:12 AM

Blowing up people our Great Leader doesn't like, now there's Change we can Believe in!

Posted by: J.T. Wenting at July 11, 2010 04:16 AM

Absolutely despicable, but so typical.

I linked this in the Deepwater Horizon Incident Timeline.

Posted by: David L., Lower Alabama at July 11, 2010 04:29 PM