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  • Rookie Sen. Scott Brown Wins the Gold Medal in "Politicizing the Tragedy Prize"

    The good news is that brand-new, fresh-from-the-factory Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is already easing quite nicely into his roll as modern Republican legislator.

    The bad news is that brand-new, fresh-from-the-factory Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is already easing quite nicely into his roll as modern Republican legislator

    Given the big news story of the day, host Neil Cavuto opened by asking for his thoughts on Joseph Stack crashing into an Austin IRS office building.

    After initially recognizing the tragedy and showing feeling for the families affected by the tragedy, Brown immediately connected the anger and frustration that fueled his election to Senate to the tragic events that unfolded in Texas earlier that day.

    Wow! That's some impressive work! Not only does he achieve the incredibly difficult Turn Man's Airplane Suicide into Personal Political Gain maneuver, but he gained style points for "showing feeling for the families"! And for a freshman congressperson?!  Simply amazing!

    Mark my words: This guy is going places in the GOP.


    Tags: Fox, Joseph Andrew Stack, Neil Cavuto, Scott Brown
  • Breaking News: Reasonable Person Does Reasonable Thing in Reasonable State

    I really hope this crashing planes into buildings meme dies out pretty soon…

    Austin police say a small plane crashed into the seven-story building in the 9400 block of Research Boulevard, per the Austin Statesman.

    CNN reported that the man set his house on fire, stole the plane and crashed it intentionally, citing a federal official…

    CBS Radio News tweeted that the FBI has an office nearby the site in the same office park. The building that was hit houses the IRS, according to reports.

    The name of the "pilot" was Joseph Andrew Stack, and he was at least kind enough to leave an explanatory note on his website

    "If you're reading this, you're no doubt asking yourself, 'Why did this have to happen?'" the message says. "The simple truth is that it is complicated and has been coming for a long time." In the long message, the writer rails against the government and, particularly, the Internal Revenue Service.

    "It's complicated," is a kind of understandable explanation for why you broke up with your girlfriend of seven years, but it it really really doesn't cut it for slamming planes into buildings.


    Tags: IRS, Joseph Andrew Stack, Texas