Sep 21 2007
Update: OK, assuming one needs a modicum of an IQ to go to MIT it is now argued the ‘fake bomb’ is only a bizarre fashion statement (and given the battery and what rain does to batter casings I would add “dysfunctional”). Sorry, someone who lives in Hawaii must have done a trip through airport security and known what to expect there. And any engineer worth their salt would power the lights wiht a watch battery, not that clunky 9 volt shown in the picture at the link above. While the folks at Salon may not know engineering, some of us do and that device could have been covering something UNDER the sweatshirt. The security at airports cannot see through a sweatshirt to see if C4 is strapped around the chest.
Given the outburst at the Kerry speech I sense a MoveOn idoicy movement in the works. Young people demonstrating why wisdom comes with age and not IQ. Looks to still be some sort of media stunt. A dumb still too. The legal system will sort it out. – end update
MIT is a prestiges school for very smart people. But book smart or science smart doesn’t make you infallible. In fact the ego that sometimes comes with smart brains can make it so the smart ones make really big misjudgements. More smarts the bigger the mistake. Such is the case with the idiot who felt pretending to be a suicide bomber in a airport (with children) was a good idea.
An MIT student with a fake bomb strapped to her chest — later claiming it was art — was arrested at gunpoint Friday at Logan International Airport, officials said.
Star Simpson, 19, had a computer circuit board and wiring in plain view over a black hooded sweat shirt she was wearing, said State Police Maj. Scott Pare, the commanding officer at the airport.
“She said that it was a piece of art and she wanted to stand out on career day,” Pare said at a news conference. “She claims that it was just art, and that she was proud of the art and she wanted to display it.”
This is all a big, sad ‘look at me’ joke. Check out her picture from MIT and you can see a bright and precocious young lady.
Too bad her brains do not include thinking about the message she sent to the victims of suicide bombers. Their lost loved ones and personal injuries are not a joke. Mutiliated bodies and emotional scars are not ‘art’. This is the reality of suicide bombs. Our little MIT attention getter needs to review the results of suicide bomb attacks as part of her punishment. She should be required to view the pictures of the aftermath and see the pain of the victims and their families.
And what about the families in Logan Airport when this tart had her brain fart? How many children were scared out of their poor minds by this MIT fool? Are the children now scared to go into public? Why is an MIT student doing Bin Laden’s bidding for him anyway? Maybe she needs to go to Iraq and see the results first hand. Maybe she needs to be cleaning up a bomb site, collecting body parts so some kind of burial service can be held.
I am sure she wanted to convey some liberal, leftwing message. And she did. She made it quite clear how cold hearted the vultures of the left are. They will mock anything. Our soldiers, are war dead, and the victims of al-Qaeda’s bloodlust. All the time claiming all this is our fault, something America brought on itself. The message is clear, the leftward fevered swamps are the antithesis of America itself. No wonder they hate America so much.