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Busted! The SWPL Underground

Given that nothin’ blowed up or nothin’, I bet the story of these privileged would-be splodey-dopes [1] is pure SWPL comic gold:

 Police arrested a graduate of one of Manhattan’s most elite prep schools and her Harvard-educated boyfriend yesterday after allegedly finding explosive powder and a sawed-off shotgun in their Greenwich Village apartment. According to court documents, Morgan Gliedman, 27, who attended the Dalton School, and Aaron Greene, 31, are charged with felony possession of an explosive with intent to use, and felony criminal possession of a weapon. The criminal complaint also claims that a “collection of pages” entitled “The Terrorist Encyclopedia” was found in the apartment.

We spoke with a neighbor who resides in the couple’s walk-up apartment at 8 West 9th Street: “They’re hippie types,” he said. “She’s always very friendly, very nice. She looks like she’s eight months pregnant. He’s kind of cold, not the type of person who encouraged politeness. He never said a word to me.”

She’s knocked up, and went into labor before she could be arraigned.

What we’re they planning to blow up? Ed Hardy boutiques? [2] Trust-fund Manhattan terrorists have come a long way from the Weather Underground days [3].

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#1 Comment By MattSwartz On January 1, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

“She’s always very friendly, very nice. She looks like she’s eight months pregnant. He’s kind of cold, not the type of person who encouraged politeness. He never said a word to me.”

They can probably afford a lawyer good enough to get them off on the toxoplasma gondii defense. I’d bet half my kingdom there’s a cat in that house.

#2 Comment By Mr. Patrick On January 1, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

What, you only support the possession of explosives and firearms by rednecks in the sticks? Where’s the NRA when you need them?

#3 Comment By Siarlys Jenkins On January 1, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

I have to agree that what’s good for Bubba is good for NY preppies.

Before saying anything further, I would like more information on who, or what, if anything, they were targeting. It sounds romantically dumb and foolishly hazardous, but the devil is always in the details.

#4 Comment By Jack Swan On January 1, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

Maybe this is funny when seen from Louisiana, but it isn’t so humorous to those who live or work in Manhattan. Imagine even a small amateurish bomb going off in Grand Central or Penn Station. Not funny at all.

#5 Comment By Chris On January 1, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

Here in Tennessee, unwed pregnancy, possession of a sawed off shotgun and explosives is de rigeur especially if you had liquor consumption (Jack Daniels only) and beer consumption to the mix. Shootin’ and blowin’ things up is part of the culture here not to mention bouncin’ between the sheets. Them fancy people up in New York have the same urges as us folks in the hills and hollers.

#6 Comment By Bryan On January 1, 2013 @ 6:42 pm

The NRA doesn’t support the possession of explosives and bomb-making instructions by anyone. Do you people ever get tired of endlessly lying in the service of propaganda?

Jack Swan is right, there’s nothing funny about this at all, and what’s additionally grim is how this story is completely ignored by the media because reality keeps refusing to conform to the NYC-DC elite’s desired narratives. Stuff like the Ft. Hood shooter, the Arizona social-security office bomber, and bomb-throwing Manhattan leftists just seem to disappear from the front pages.

Meanwhile ABC’s Brian Ross practically fell over himself to tie the Aurora movie theater murderer to the local Tea Party movement and in the process managed to publicly accuse an innocent veteran guilty of mass murder. And we all know beyond any doubt that if these two New York loons were associated with the Tea Party there would be non-stop coverage “TEA PARTY TERRORISTS CAUGHT WITH EXPLOSIVES IN MANHATTAN.”

When you consider this observable bias with facts such as Jay Carney, Obama’s Press secretary, being married to ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman, Susan Rice being married to ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron, and Katie Hogan, the White House deputy press secretary, being married to Matthew Jaffe, a reporter for ABC News, there is a clear, disturbing trend at work. Not just the old “liberal bias,” but outright suppression of information and distortion of facts in the service of persecuting the State’s political opposition and propagandizing for a Statist political party.

Anyone with a shred of intellectual honesty from any political persuasion should see this increasing trend as alarming.

#7 Comment By M_Young On January 1, 2013 @ 7:03 pm

Morgan Gliedman
Aaron Greene

I’m not getting ‘Preppie’ in the classical sense.

#8 Comment By Alex On January 1, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

Perhaps they’ll become activists for fighting the prison system. A more meaningful life, I’d say.

#9 Comment By TWylite On January 1, 2013 @ 10:17 pm

The actual Weather Underground were the American equivalent of Al Qaeda, circa 1970, but the 2002 “Weather Underground” documentary is compulsively fascinating, to me at least. I have a perverse fascination with people who drop out of normal life and morality and follow their muse, no matter what the cost.

#10 Comment By Mr. Patrick On January 2, 2013 @ 1:45 am

Bryan writes:
“The NRA doesn’t support the possession of explosives and bomb-making instructions by anyone. Do you people ever get tired of endlessly lying in the service of propaganda?”

Oh yeah, I’m lying. Because the NRA would absolutely love it if the government started regulating more strictly the sale of a bomb-making explosive material like black powder.

This “trend” directly stems from the popular gun-rights interpretation of the Militia, which we are to understand not as the historical Militia regulated by Congress, the States, and municipalities as a law enforcement and defense force made of private citizens but fully subject to civil and military authority in their military capacity; but rather as an armed, disorganized rabble over which the government may legally exercise no serious control, even as its “members” threaten the lives of Americans and the existence of the Republic itself.

#11 Comment By J On January 2, 2013 @ 3:18 pm

The actual Weather Underground were the American equivalent of Al Qaeda, circa 1970

Thank you for the wonderful laugh I got reading that.

I enjoy pointing out to people just how many other people the WU, one of those greatest terrorist organizations of all time, actually killed. The police easily murdered more Black Panthers.