Monday, February 6, 2017

The Bowling Green Massacre Comes To Pasadena? Terror War On The Cheesecake Factory

First they came for our cheesecake ...
Mod: There has been a lot of news lately about a "bombing" at the Cheesecake Factory restaurant in the fashionable Old Town district of Pasadena. A few of the early reports were quite gaudy, though some later accounts did step down the hysteria.  

Bearded, “Middle Eastern” Terrorist Hurls BOMB into Cheesecake Factory in Pasadena, California (The Geller Report link): Authorities sought the public’s help Friday in identifying a black-clad, bearded bomb thrower who terrorized diners when he tossed a homemade explosive device into a Cheesecake Factory restaurant in Pasadena.

The terrorist threw an explosive inside the restaurant, The Cheesecake Factory said in a statement: “This evening an incendiary device exploded within our Pasadena restaurant. Thankfully, none of our guests or staff was injured. Law enforcement is actively investigating the incident and we hope to reopen on Friday, as usual.”

George Senda "The Guy From Pittsburgh" (YouTube link):

Cheesecake Factory Bomb-Thrower Wanted In Pasadena (CBS News Los Angeles link): The public’s help is needed Friday to identify a man who threw a homemade explosive device into the Cheesecake Factory restaurant in Pasadena. No one was hurt in the blast, which was reported at 6:08 p.m. Thursday at the restaurant at 2 W. Colorado Blvd.

The restaurant was immediately evacuated and officers located the detonated homemade pyrotechnic device, according to the Pasadena Police Department. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad also responded to the scene and rendered the device safe, police said.

Pasadena Police detectives are currently handling the investigation and out of an abundance of caution the federal authorities have been notified,” a Pasadena police statement said. The motive is not known.

Witnesses described the suspect as either Hispanic or Middle Eastern, 6 feet tall, with a thin build, a heavy beard, all black clothing and a black beanie.

Man Throws Homemade Bomb Into Pasadena Cheesecake Factory (Time.com link): A Cheesecake Factory in California hopes to return to normal business hours after a man threw a homemade bomb into the restaurant Thursday.

Pasadena police told the Hollywood Reporter that shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday evening, a man reportedly opened the door and threw the lit device inside the restaurant before fleeing. Although the bomb exploded on an empty table, no one was hurt in the incident.

"Officers immediately entered the restaurant and evacuated customers and employees and located a detonated homemade pyrotechnic device," Pasadena Police Detectives (PPD) said in a statement. "The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Bomb squad responded to the scene and rendered the device safe. No customers or employees were injured during the incident at the restaurant."

Mod: So those were some of the earlier reports. A day or so later the Pasadena Star News began to sift things out a little, and the event started to look less dire.

Small explosive device thrown into Pasadena Cheesecake Factory; mayor compares it to ‘firecracker’ (Pasadena Star News link): Authorities continue to look for a man who threw what was described as a “homemade pyrotechnic device” containing gunpowder into a Cheesecake Factory restaurant in Old Pasadena on Thursday.

Pasadena police Lt. Art Chute said the device exploded but no one was injured in the incident, which happened just after 6 p.m. at the restaurant at 2 W. Colorado Blvd. The incident garnered national attention, social media speculation and was a top trend on Google. On Friday, officials sought to put the incident in perspective while offering some details about what transpired.

The incident didn’t warrant a briefing for Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek, which he considered an indication of how minor the incident was on the city’s radar. “In the great array of things happening in Pasadena, this is not a huge one,” he said. “It was sort of business as usual this morning.”

Tornek said he was driving by the Cheesecake Factory on Thursday after leaving dinner and saw the police cordoning off the area. He said the device was “more related to a firecracker than a bomb.”

How internet hysteria turned smoke-spouting ‘pyrotechnic device’ at Pasadena Cheesecake Factory into an imaginary ‘bomb’ (Pasadena Star News link): A man in all black clothing walked into a Cheesecake Factory on Thursday evening and threw a ball-shaped object that popped loudly and created a cloud of smoke.

The incident caused a scare and an evacuation, but resulted in no injuries or property damage, according to officials. The restaurant reopened Friday morning on time and welcomed customers like any other day.

Overnight, the story went national and became a top trend on Google. The “homemade pyrotechnic device” described by police turned into an explosive, then a bomb and was even referred to as an IED, or improvised explosive device, on Twitter.

Man Throws Homemade Bomb into Pasadena Cheesecake Factory,” read Time magazine’s headline Friday afternoon.

Bearded, ‘Middle Eastern’ Terrorist Hurls BOMB into Cheesecake Factory in Pasadena, California,” wrote blogger Pamela Geller to her 134,000 followers on Twitter.

But few locals were as concerned. The “bomb” did little to deter people from heading to Cheesecake Factory for lunch. Across the street, people at a cafe joked and speculated while waiting for their coffee.

Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek said the police department is taking the matter seriously, but officials meeting Friday morning for a leadership council at City Hall didn’t discuss the incident at all. The device was “more related to a firecracker than a bomb,” he said.

“The atmosphere is that everything gets magnified to the extent that it takes on a life of its own — and the media contributes to that,” Tornek said. “It takes on a life of its own because of the tension and the fear and the fact that all of this stuff is reported instantly.”

Heather Rosoff is a research professor at USC’s Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events. She said the reaction to the Cheesecake Factory explosion is a phenomenon called social amplification.

People’s fears about the state of the world, combined with the media’s phrasing of articles about the incident, made it more likely people would treat the device like an act of terrorism. Two decades ago, they may have thought of it more as a prank. But now they’re flooded with stories about bans on Muslims, attacks in other countries, nuclear threats and uneasy relationships with other world powers, Rosoff said.

Mod: They never did catch that bearded bomb throwing guy in the black beanie, and this story began to wind down a little. Except for this shocking report from yesterday.

CAR CRASHES INTO PASADENA CHEESECAKE FACTORY WHERE EXPLOSIVE WAS DETONATED (ABC7.com link): It was another scare this week at the Cheesecake Factory in Pasadena after a car slammed into the building.

Two cars crashed at the intersection of Fair Oaks and Colorado Boulevard at about 4 p.m. Saturday, sending one of the vehicles smashing into the restaurant. Though glass windows at the restaurant were shattered, no one was seriously injured, according to the Pasadena Fire Department.

The crash came just two days after someone threw a homemade explosive device into the business. No one was hurt during that incident, and the suspect was still on the loose.

Mod: Where will it all end?

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66 comments:

  1. If we let them get our cheesecake, the terrorists win.

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    1. why didn't the Pasadena PD call in our ace Detective Dead Eye Amos?

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  2. It will end with Trump, or, is he just the beginning?

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    1. That guy needs to lay off the cheesecake.

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  3. Oh sure, just because the guy wears a beanie he's labeled Hispanic. When's the last time "you" saw a tall Hispanic ?
    Obviously it's a war on cheese. First the firecracker, then the bad driver. Both attempt to take out the restaurant.

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  4. paranoia so cheesy

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  5. A New York Times story published Sunday night said that Reince Priebus, Stephen Miller and the rest of the Trump team are currently stumped as to how to turn on the lights in the White House cabinet room.
    “Aides confer in the dark because they cannot figure out how to operate the light switches in the cabinet room,” wrote the Times‘ Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman. “Visitors conclude their meetings and then wander around, testing doorknobs until finding one that leads to an exit.


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    1. Maybe the letter Obama wrote on his last day in the white house that he left on the table for the new prez included instructions on how to operate the light switches, but Trump was so intent on going it alone he thought he and his posse could figure it out on their own...

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  6. George Senda must be Pittsburgh's version of our Trump Guy.

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  7. Trump Declares That 'Any Negative Polls Are Fake News'
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-negative-polls-fake-news

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    1. Man, Obama took the hits with such grace. They called him 'uppity', there were endless false racial and religious smears including from trump, So many insults over the years and he never blinked. Cool cat. Such a more sophisticated understanding of how the world really works. Guided us out of the Bush swamp with a steady hand. He had his faults, but I miss him already.

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    2. Another characteristic I would observe about President Obama: he was kind.

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  8. Meanwhile, clearly ivanka with her failed clothing line, has inherited her father's business acumen: “We believe that the strength of a brand is measured not only by the profits it generates, but the integrity it maintains.”. Maybe she lost a billion dollars too. Wonder how much in integrity she paid her Asian workers...

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    1. It had nothing to do with "integrity." Nordstrom kicked her rags out because they weren't selling. Maybe she'll find more integrity at War*Mart.

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  9. MSNBC Interview Was Not the First Time Conway Referred to the "Bowling Green Massacre"

    Kellyanne Conway took to Twitter on Friday to walk back her comments on MSNBC's Hardball about a nonexistent terrorist attack in Bowling Green, Kentucky. However, this wasn't the first time she used the words "Bowling Green massacre" in an on-the-record conversation with a reporter.

    In an earlier interview with Cosmopolitan.com, she not only used this same phrase but also went a step further in describing the actions of the two Iraqi men involved in the case to which she was referring.

    http://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/a8674035/kellyanne-conway-bowling-green-massacre-repeat/

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    1. Be wary of Kellyanne Conway. She comes across as an overweathered fake-blonde dingbat but in reality she graduated magma cum laude with a degree in political science. Her job before trump was to attack trump for Cruz. The ultimate political power hungry propaganda snake. In a Goebbels kind of way.

      Some people are still fooled thinking Trump is an outsider. But his advisors are all swamp creatures.

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  10. 5 Hilarious and Terrifying New Revelations About the Inner Workings of the Trump White House: Staff fumble in the dark for light switches and doorknobs while the president wanders around in a bathrobe.
    http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/shocking-inner-workings-trump-white-house

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    1. Obama moved many of his White House staff into Civil service. Virtually impossible to remove them. Similar to the CalPERS the Democrats gave to unsuspecting cities and towns that were dumb enough to pass it without reading the retirement benefit packages.

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    2. At least they know where the doorknobs are. Trump's flunkies act like a bunch of drunks.

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    3. 9:54 - Would this work for you?February 6, 2017 at 10:15 AM

      Joe Scarborough Fears Trump Will Murder Journalists And Political Rivals Like Putin Does - Donald Trump’s admiration of Vladimir Putin and the tyrannical way he runs Russia is very worrying to Trump’s friend Joe Scarborough.

      The Morning Joe host strongly advised that Trump to put out a statement condemning the killing of journalists and political opponents. Because if he doesn’t, his recent statements in two separate interviews over the course of the last year are even scarier.

      http://addictinginfo.org/2017/02/06/watch-joe-scarborough-fears-trump-will-murder-journalists-and-political-rivals-like-putin-does/

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  11. I do recall when President Bill Clinton was speaking openly to the public and said, "there was a time he (B.H.Obama), would only carry our luggage". This was before President Obama had "stolen" the election from Hillary (again!). Who was that other Democrat, Joe Biden? Who said "he is very articulate and clean cut" refering to Obama.

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    1. He is articulate and clean cut. Has the best haberdasher of any president since kennedy

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    2. Curious. In your mind how do the excesses of Bill Clinton excuse the excesses of Donald Trump?

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  12. Surprise, suprise. The White House knows that employees that were employed under the Obama administration are "leaking" information. Can we declare the traitors as security threats. Time to clean house

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    1. So are the Trump people, Trumplet. It is like a war in the White House now, with each faction trying to do in the other. Trump himself is not respected and treated like a crazy uncle.

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    2. You act like your security is being constantly threatened from the moment you wake up every day. So much paranoia

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  13. 9:50am. Let me guess, your a White American. You don't like understand that the wording of "articulate" etc. Comes across as condescending.

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    1. Let me guess. You are, too. Of course, when you post sentences like "You don't like understand that the wording of 'articulate' etc," you also qualify as an ass.

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    2. I 'like' understand where 'your' coming from. Biden is sometimes inarticulate but he and Obama are best friends. 'Your' making fake controversy. Again.

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  14. The excesses of President Clinton as the "big cheese" was much worse. There should be no excuses. One committed lewd acts while serving as President.

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    1. Bill Clinton never sold us out to America's enemies. Can't say that about Trump.

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    2. Pelosi calls for probe of possible Russian blackmail of Trump
      http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/pelosi-trump-russia-234664

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    3. Clinton's been gone for twenty years and he got deservedly impeached. Can't hide behind him for your failures

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    4. Trump's treason will soon be exposed to the American public. Strap in.

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  15. What do you mean by selling out? You mean not cleaning out Yemen after the bombing of the Cole? That was the pathway that led up to 911, another Clinton moment of shrugged shoulders. Stand down and do nothing attitude. History has shown what becomes of people when no one steps forward in the face if evil.

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    1. 9-11 happened 9 months into the George W. Bush administration. The guy who let Bin Laden escape. Lay off the weed.

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    2. Wow. Those terroists are really technological advanced. All that destruction and death planned in 9 months.
      Didnt Bin Laden "hide" out in the mountains of Pakistan? I wonder why that country is not on the "banned for 3 months list? I guess its a good place to hide out and nobody knows about it.
      Poppy capital of the world.

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    3. Any BS to make excuses for Junior Bush.

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    4. More FAKE history. Clinton ordered the assasination of Bin Laden. And the bombing of the Cole was a retaliation. The mess started much earlier with the Regan era militarization of the mujahideen in the soviet-Afghan war. 9/11 was blowback- a retaliation towards decades of blundering foreign interventions.

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    5. Poppy production was banned by the taliban.

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    6. Poppy Production: The Taliban's Cash Cow - Kabul can win battles, but it will never win the war unless it disrupts the Taliban’s major funding source: poppies.
      http://thediplomat.com/2016/03/poppy-production-the-talibans-cash-cow/

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    7. Poppy production, pre'liberation':

      https://mobile.nytimes.com/2001/05/20/world/taliban-s-ban-on-poppy-a-success-us-aides-say.html

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  16. Worlds Saddest Trump Rally Draws Just 8 Supporters - It wasn’t exactly a YUGE turnout. A rally in support of President Donald Trump and his immigration ban in Portland, Maine on Saturday is drawing attention on social media for all the wrong reasons: only a handful of people showed up, according to footage from local CBS station WGME.

    “I’m just kind of letting you know there’s another side to the story,” Trump supporter Doug Prevost told the station. “Letting people know has an awful lot of backers behind him.”

    There appeared to be eight people at the rally.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/portland-sad-trump-rally_us_5897fab9e4b09bd304bc1242?

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  17. "Heather Rosoff is a research professor at USC’s Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events. She said the reaction to the Cheesecake Factory explosion is a phenomenon called social amplification."

    Oh, you mean just like what the media do with anything related to the current POTUS?

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    1. It is always the fault of someone else with you Trumplets. One big game of blame the messenger. Though comparing Trump to a bomb isn't bad.

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    2. Trump rips NYT for 'total fiction' report on president's bumbling White House life - President Donald Trump again attacked the New York Times, this time for a devastating report that shed light on his administration’s bumbling inner workings.

      The president dismissed the report late Monday morning as “total fiction” and accused reporters Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush of making up sources.

      The report claims Trump clocks out at 6:30 p.m. and spends the rest of the evening watching TV alone, often wearing a bathrobe and marking up newspaper stories with a Sharpie.

      His aides then meet in darkened offices, the report claims, because they haven’t figured out how to operate the light switches yet.

      http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/trump-rips-nyt-for-total-fiction-report-on-presidents-bumbling-white-house-life/

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    3. Looks like 1:26 may be on to something.

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    4. Whining about the media? It's been done.

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    5. President Trump is now speculating that the media is covering up terrorist attacks.

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/02/06/president-trump-is-now-speculating-that-the-media-is-covering-up-terrorist-attacks/
      It's true. One of them happened in Bowling Green.

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  19. The food is overrated and overpriced, but this is a bit much.

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    1. Cheesecake is Crusader food.

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  20. George Senda fan page. Dude is a weirdo.
    https://georgesenda.wordpress.com

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  21. Haha, Trump now banned from UK parliament by their house speaker

    Tool for fools

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  22. UK Parliament debated to prohibit him during his campaign, too.

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    1. Nice to see nothing he has done changed their minds.

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  23. In viololations of the emoluments clause, plagiarist Melania Trump’s lawyers admit she hoped to cash in on being First Lady by selling clothes and fragrances.

    Whitehouse sinking into swamp

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  24. Maybe the Cheese Cake Attacker finally had enough of their crappy food and snapped ? That restaurant falls under the category of a "heat it up" place. Nothing they serve is made on site, similar to lousy BJs. All the slop is made in some factory and shipped on a truck.

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  25. Trump apparently had several phobias. One of which is fear of telling the truth. Fear of stairs, sloping surfaces (taking British PM hand as he walked along the White house corridor)...looks pathetic. Actually that is my perfect descriptive word for him: Pathetic. Hair meds to keep his "teenage" hair do, playing havoc on his libedo, skin too smooth (who is his facialist), what else is he doing? Baby aspirin for hearth health (not unuasual for a 70 year old). Got to work on that double chin and those hooded eyelids.

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  26. all I want to know when our City Manager is going to open up a couple of dispensaries

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    1. Time for Sierra Madre to go green.

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  27. Open the gates and let the refugees pour in. thats the sane thing to do

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    1. That happened a long time ago. Have a piece of cheesecake.

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    2. It worked great during WWII. We got many of Germany's free-thinking over achievers, scientist, philosophers, artists. That's why we don't have 'gates'. Now go hide under your sheets.

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