Terrorist attack on Ga. Tech campus

WXIA-TV in Atlanta is reporting:

Three explosive devices found in a courtyard between two Georgia Tech dormitories on the East Campus Monday morning were part of a “terrorist act,” an Atlanta police official said.

One of the devices exploded, injuring the custodian who found them inside a plastic bag. Two others were detonated by a bomb squad.

The custodian suffered ringing to the ears and was treated at a local hospital. The events led to a temporary evacuation Monday morning.

“It is a terrorist act at this point and depending on the outcome of the investigation it potentially could become a federal violation as well,” said Major C.W. Moss of the Atlanta Police Department.

The custodian found the three devices about 9 a.m. in a plastic-type garbage bag, Moss said. When he picked up the bag, one exploded, as it was designed to do when handled. The explosives were made up of chemicals placed inside plastic bottles and could have seriously injured someone, officials said. Numerous agencies were on the Georgia Tech campus to search for suspects.

Could this in any way be related to the Oklahoma University suicide bombing?

Michelle Malkin reports on other stories about suspicious devices found elsewhere that haven’t gotten much media play.

ST on the radio – reminder

FYI, yours truly will be interviewed on 97.1 FM KFTK’s Allman and Smash in Morning talk radio show on Tuesday October the 11th at 8:10 AM CT. The show is based in St. Louis, Mo. – if you’re out of listening range but would like to hear it, go here to download their streaming audio player and you’ll be able to hear their show live. I’ve listened to it and really enjoyed it and I hope you will too!

I am going to attempt to record it for those who may not get a chance to listen, but have a couple of back up plans in case that doesn’t work out.

Thoughtful commentary on the Miers nomination

Powerline (rightfully) calls for respect between those who agree with the nomination of Miers and those who disagree:

The Bush “loyalists” and others who support the Miers selection should respect the right of disappointed conservatives to forcefully air their critique. Not only is this their right, but such commentary provides useful feedback to the administration about the sentiments of a portion of its supporters. At the same time, the critics should respect the expectation of the loyalists that the vote on Miers not be driven by disappointment or punitive considerations, but rather by an open-minded assessment of the options.

Finally, both sides should respect the good faith of the other, as we all try to sort through this messy situation. Not everyone who undertakes an open-minded assessment will reach the same conclusion, and it’s fine to criticize reasoning and conclusions with which one takes issue. But calling fellow conservatives toadies, bed-wetters, or elitists, or telling them to just shut up, is immature and unhelpful. Let’s leave that sort of thing to the left.

John Hawkins at Right Wing News recently polled some right-of-center bloggers (including yours truly) about the Miers nomination. Here are the results of that poll.

The Washington Times reports this morning that half of the Republicans in the Senate doubt Miers. So it appears that even if Miers makes it through the first phase of the confirmation process, what happens in the Senate amongst Republicans will be anyone’s guess.