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Philly Mayor Doesn’t Worry About Terrorists – Because They ‘Wouldn’t Last 15 Minutes’ in Some City..
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Posted on 04/12/2012 2:03:33 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Philly Mayor Doesn’t Worry About Terrorists – Because They ‘Wouldn’t Last 15 Minutes’ in Some City Neighborhoods By Penny Starr April 12, 2012

(CNSNews.com) – The violence on inner-city streets is the real “domestic terrorism,” says Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.

“I never worried much about al-Qaeda in West Philly, because Osama bin Laden wouldn’t last 15 minutes in some of the neighborhoods that I represent,” Nutter said at a recent summit on preventing youth violence in Washington.

“But I do have to worry about Pookie, Man Man and Junebug,” Nutter added. “They are domestic terrorists. They prevent my children from being out in the street playing. They prevent my seniors from going to their meetings. They prevent good, hard-working citizens from going to work.”

Nutter compared the number of people killed by al-Qaeda on Sept. 11, 2001 (2,977, he said) with the number of individuals murdered last year in some U.S. cities -- 515 people in New York City, 63 in Boston, 24 in Trenton, 108 in Washington, D.C., 196 in Baltimore, 324 in Philly, 298 in Los Angeles, 344 in Detroit, 199 in New Orleans, 433 in Chicago, 87 in Atlanta, 91 in Newark, for a total of 2,660, according to Nutter's tally.

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What a dumb remark......
1 posted on 04/12/2012 2:03:34 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Well..this is the city where a mayor burned down an entire city block by dropping a makeshift bomb from a helicopter....
2 posted on 04/12/2012 2:06:52 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Sub-Driver
They certainly wouldn't last long near any of the scores of “mosques” in the city.Or would they?
3 posted on 04/12/2012 2:07:42 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Sub-Driver

actually so long as we still have the First Amendment I don’t suppose the Jihadis will make it past Patterson, New Jersey...


4 posted on 04/12/2012 2:10:04 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, he’s honest. And I’m sure Pookie, Man Man and Junebug have a much greater impact on the life of Philadelphia than al Qaeda. Good to hear someone say that letting local residents turn their cities into war zones has got to stop.


5 posted on 04/12/2012 2:10:09 PM PDT by livius
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To: Sub-Driver
... and this is what passes for an “intelligent” democrat.

Let me break it down for ya, Mayor:

When terrorists attack, they kill RANDOM people, the majority of whom are good, productive citizens.
When your thugs attack, they generally kill other thugs who were going to eventually kill some other thug anyway.

Are you pickin’ up what I'm layin’ down?

6 posted on 04/12/2012 2:12:45 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Sub-Driver

Michael, Michael. If OBL wanted to “make a statement” in Philadelphia his probably target would be an office building and his method would be a truck-bomb or an aircraft. He needn’t walk the streets of Philadelphia to accomplish his mission.


7 posted on 04/12/2012 2:17:22 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Sub-Driver

His name is appropriate.


8 posted on 04/12/2012 2:17:30 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess he doesn’t worry about whitey patronizing much of Philly either.


9 posted on 04/12/2012 2:26:53 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: livius

I will give Nutter some credit; this is not the first time he has made the connection between the problems of the inner city and the residents of the inner city. He may be clueless, or even 180 degrees out-of-phase about potential solutions, but at least he’s got the courage and clarity to identify and name the problem.


10 posted on 04/12/2012 2:27:47 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Tallguy

There’s also the suitcase nuke—If he really wanted to “make a statement.”


11 posted on 04/12/2012 2:28:06 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Eh. I worked in Philly. I kind of see his point, sort of, if I squint real hard and turn my head sideways. Inarticulate as he is, gang bangers probably do kill more people each year in the US than has any international terror group. And they aren’t always killing other gang bangers either.

The problem though won’t be solved by law enforcement. All that can do is keep it to a low boil and mostly bottled up in the cities. The real problem is the welfare state and what it has done to finance and promote the destruction of the family and to give rise hideous social pathologies.

This is a problem 45 years in the making, and it will take longer than that to correct. You’d have to re-create a civilization where none now exists. I’d say look to Afghanistan for a harbinger of what our chances are. In fact, the most daunting nation-building task we now face is right there in the urban poverty belt of our cities.


12 posted on 04/12/2012 2:30:27 PM PDT by SargeK
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To: South Hawthorne

I don’t think he is “feeling you” or feelin’ what you say. Just a guess...pinky, honky, cracker, Colonel Sanders SOB....


13 posted on 04/12/2012 2:34:07 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: livius

Does he mean Pookie from Pookie’s Toons fame ?


14 posted on 04/12/2012 2:35:58 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Get to Paterson NJ, they are already in Paterson NJ. I guess you never been to Paterson lately.


15 posted on 04/12/2012 2:37:05 PM PDT by gusty
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To: Sub-Driver
So if all cities/neighborhoods become post-apocalyptic wastelands of ruined buildings stalked by morally devolved humans - they too may be spared by al-Qaeda?
16 posted on 04/12/2012 2:37:30 PM PDT by drpix
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s right.
Read up on the Bombay terrorist attack. The perps had absolute free reign. There were no cops and no armed citizens.

Of course in the case of my neighborhood, it would not be terrorists, it would be zombie spillover from Nutter’s neighborhoods. And Nutter’s constituents wouldn’t live long enough to bleed.


17 posted on 04/12/2012 2:38:09 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Sub-Driver

One thing about Philly—those folks sure are civic minded.

Poll results in November will be over 110% of registered voters, easy.

It’s the Philly way.


18 posted on 04/12/2012 2:38:52 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: South Hawthorne

Gangbangers usually end up killing more innocent bystanders than each other. Gangbangers and Jihadis have the same marksmanship skills, they do not use their sights.


19 posted on 04/12/2012 2:40:01 PM PDT by gusty
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To: Born to Conserve

Same here in my ‘hood’.


20 posted on 04/12/2012 2:45:01 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s a novel comment. “My city is safe because international terrorists are afraid of the street crime.”


21 posted on 04/12/2012 2:58:53 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: Sub-Driver
It's a cute remark, probably inspired by one of the many good lines in Casablanca:

Major Strasser: Are you one of those people who cannot imagine the Germans in their beloved Paris?
Rick: It's not particularly my beloved Paris.
Heinz: Can you imagine us in London?
Rick: When you get there, ask me.
Captain Renault: Hmmh! Diplomatist!
Major Strasser: How about New York?
Rick: Well there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn't advise you to try to invade.

22 posted on 04/12/2012 3:14:19 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: Sub-Driver

A bit racist are we Nutter?

West Philly is solidly black.


23 posted on 04/12/2012 3:19:24 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: SargeK
Very well said, Sarge !

I’d say look to Afghanistan for a harbinger of what our chances are.
In fact, the most daunting nation-building task we now face is right there in the urban poverty belt of our cities.

24 posted on 04/12/2012 3:20:30 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Sub-Driver

Sorry, but his words fall on deaf ears. I’m sure he was one of the first to join the hoodie protest. George Zimmerman is what happens to people who care about protecting their neighborhoods. My nephew had the good fortune of attending a college in his fair city. One Halloween evening he was attacked by a group of “ trick or treaters “ while riding his bicycle to his off compass apartment. They got him on the ground and preceded to kick him, fracturing his jaw and a few ribs. Not too long after he was robbed on the street in plain daylight. After this fiasco with the neighborhood watch captain, who in their right mind would want to get involved ?


25 posted on 04/12/2012 3:33:18 PM PDT by HangingTuff
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To: Sub-Driver
433 in Chicago

Chytown....golt' medal winners of the gangbanger olympics.

26 posted on 04/12/2012 5:22:03 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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