Preview for Sunday 050210
I'm not kidding here. Iran on the UN Council for Women's Rights? What's next, the KKK on the Council for Black Rights? It's just as asinine. How about Anti-Semites in charge of Israel Rights,,Oh yeah, we all ready have that.
Welcome to the OPNTalk Blog, the Big Sunday Edition. Today I'm going to take some time out to talk about, well, ME. Those of you that know me know I rarely do this. But it is needed today. i will be answering some comments that Peter made here at the OPNTalk Blog about my stance on the Arizona illegal Immigration Law. I will also be answering Sean Sullivan's question that he posed to me over at Facebook. Don't forget, you can also follow me at Facebook - Peter Carlock, Twitter - peteropntalk, Tom Sullivan Radio Listener's Club - Peter Carlock, and of course you can always Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So coming right up today?
Arizona Illegal Immigration Law
Racism Understanding, True Equality
Iran Now On Women Right's Counsel
Public Service Announcement, Kid Drug Recall
IWA For Sunday 050210
So if anyone feels that there is any doubt that we are still at War with those that want us dead, take a look at this.
According to WCBSTV.com - Suspected Car Bomb Found In Times Square
Sources: NYPD Bomb Squad Finds Gunpowder, Propane Tanks, Gasoline, Electrical Components Inside Vehicle
Officials said there were no injuries in the car fire, but that there was a suspicious package in the vehicle's back seat.
As a precaution, the NYPD Bomb Squad was brought to the scene and used a robot to inspect the package. Sources told CBS 2 HD the robot got up close to the package, but that its inspection was inconclusive. Bomb squad personnel then suited up and went in.
Sources said gunpowder, gasoline, propane tanks, and some electrical components were found inside the vehicle.
A portion of Times Square has been shut down during the investigation. Traffic is being diverted from the area and pedestrians have been pushed back from the scene.
Officials were planning a press conference later Sunday morning.
Police evacuated buildings and cleared streets of thousands of tourists around on Saturday after finding a device of some kind in the parked SUV.
A mounted police officer noticed smoke coming from the SUV at 6:30 p.m., police said.
Police evacuated several residential and commercial buildings and cleared the streets of people. Police were deployed around the area with heavy weapons on empty streets in the heart of midtown Manhattan that normally teem with thousands of theatergoers and tourists.
Shelly Carlisle, of Portland, Ore., said police crowded into her Broadway theater after the curtain closed on "Next to Normal," a show on the same block where the SUV was found.
"At the end of the show, the police came in. We were told we had to leave," Carlisle said. "They said there was a bomb scare."
The car was parked on 45th Street, and the block was closed between Seventh and Eighth avenues as a precaution, police said.
FBI agents were on the scene with the NYPD, and the matter is being taken seriously, said Paul Bresson, head of the FBI's public affairs office at bureau headquarters in Washington.
In December, a van without license plates parked in Times Square led police to block off part of the area for about two hours. A police robot examined the vehicle.
Clothes, racks and scarves were found inside.
Stay with CBS 2 and wcbstv.com for more on this developing story.
Going to get my coffee, Be right back.