When the “Terrorist” Dog Has Five legs.

Abe Lincoln once posited an interesting conundrum:

Q. If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog?
A. Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg!

It apears that every few months or so a five-legged dog decides to run amok in our country and kill people – often of Jewish extraction – prompting the media to do its best to withhold certain details which might cause the public to jump to certain wildly unreasonable conclusions.

Case in point: yesterday a 29 year old man in San Fransisco was arrested on 14 counts of attempted murder after a bloody spree of hit-and-run violence in his Honda Pilot. The first news stories seemed oddly deficient in a way that often prickles the hide of this Hairy Beast and caused him to suspect a certain amount of waltzing around was in progress. It was not until he got quite a bit further into the story and saw the name and age of the suspect – Omeed A. Popal, 29 – that he realized another five-legged dog had been unleashed into the media.

Young Arab male? Hmmmmmm…

Lets indulge in a bit of baseless speculation shall we? The best way to deconstruct a five-legged dog is to decide which leg is actually the Tail and restore it to proper anatomical position. In this case the tail is probably associated with a word, beginning with the letter “m”, that has been conspicuously left out of the mainstream reporting thus far.

Fortunately we have more details today. The five-legged dog is Afghani. He lives in the largest Afghan community in the USA. He just got back from a stay in Afghanistan, the visa acquired (we are told) for an arranged marriage. Hmmm…

Family says he came back all messed up. Hmmm…

An onlooker says that as the cops dragged him into a police car he screamed “I am a Terrorist!” Hmmmm…

Any clues?

You and I might have an idea what went on, but others appear to be less inductive in their thought procceses. Consider this quote from SF Mayor Gavin Newsom:

“These are the things, these are so senseless. They’re utterly inexplicable. They’re impossible to rationalize…The fact that this individual felt compelled for whatever reason to be determined to do what he did is beyond imagination.”

Yeah it’s a real puzzle. I can’t possibly think what he thought he was doing, can you?I guess if we depend on the mainstream media, we’ll never know.

Far be it for me, as just some Beast typing from his lair, to criticize the press. If they believe that withholding information from the public is the right thing to do, then that’s their perogative. And if that withholding is oddly selective (NSA Intercept leak, etc.) then that’s a five-legged dog of its own. No reason to jump to wild conclusions there.

Just because the President enjoyed a good-sized bump in the polls after the london bombing plot was foiled, doesn’t mean the MSM is softplaying domestic terrorism to avoid playing to his one real public opinon strength. That would be wild speculation.

The animal motif is actually a lot of fun – perhaps next time we will leave the dog and move on to the duck: if it looks like one and quacks like one, what is it?

Don’t ask the MSM. They wont have a clue.

Other sources of wild and baseless speculation:
Little Green Footballs: SF Driver Called Himself a “Terrorist”
Michelle Malkin: San Fran car rampage ends at
Jewish Community Center

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7 Comments

  1. dragonlady474
    Posted August 30, 2006 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    Aflac!

  2. Posted August 31, 2006 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    What about “If it looks like crap, and smells like crap, it must be crap”. The media really irritates me sometimes, and this would be one of those times.

  3. Jukebox
    Posted August 31, 2006 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    And if a five legged dog quacks like a duck does that make him a red herring?

  4. Posted August 31, 2006 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    the major’s comments are class… the poor guy is sooo puzzled, he must have been sleepless ever since… the god of pc must be having a laugh

  5. Posted August 31, 2006 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    What about “If it looks like crap, and smells like crap, it must be crap”. The media really irritates me sometimes, and this would be one of those times.

    Confucius say: Ostrich who stick head in ground often get it in the tail.

  6. Posted August 31, 2006 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    And if a five legged dog quacks like a duck does that make him a red herring?

    You been seeing pink elephants again JJ?

  7. Posted August 31, 2006 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    the major’s comments are class… the poor guy is sooo puzzled, he must have been sleepless ever since… the god of pc must be having a laugh

    The mayor is trying very hard not to speak the truth, just like the press.


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