The “NAACP Bombing” . . . or The Barbershop Bang?

Michelle Malkin, VDARE, January 20, 2015

From the liberal media’s coverage of my beautiful adopted hometown, you’d think we live in a KKK-infested hotbed where every person of color fears for his or her life.

Take a look at these ominous headlines:


Never one to let reality intrude on a ripe race hustle, Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee claimed last week that the so-called NAACP bombing “undermines years of progress” and now “demands federal review” of the case. Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis, who clearly missed the thousands of local, state, national and international newspaper, magazine, web and cable news stories on the incident, lamented: “It reminds me of another period. These stories cannot be swept under the rug.” {snip}

But the so-called “NAACP bombing” . . . isn’t. There is simply no evidence yet to label it as such. The FBI reported in a press conference: “We don’t know who was targeted.” One top local law enforcement source told me this week that, in his years of experience, “this in no way looks like anything that can be called ‘targeted.’” The case could just as fairly be called “The Barbershop Bang” as “The NAACP Bombing.”

The most incendiary act I’ve witnessed so far came from inflammatory MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes, who “reported” on the “extensive damage” of the “bombing” by fraudulently passing off a photo of a bombed-out kebab shop in France as a photo of the “NAACP bombing.”


To recap: On the morning of Jan. 6, a crude device–reportedly a flare placed inside a pipe, which was enclosed in a gas can–caused minor damage and charring on the outer wall of Mr. G’s Hair Design Studio. The NAACP office is located on the opposite side of the building.

Internet sleuth Jonathan Langdale, a former U.S. Air Force image analyst, and former NYPD officer and online security expert John Cardillo noted that Google Earth images of the building taken last fall showed dark marks in the exact same spot. “A preliminary analysis of the Google Earth image side by side with the alleged damage seems to reveal similar scorching on the same area of the building months before the alleged hate crime,” Cardillo reported.

“There was as much opportunity to hit the NAACP side of the building, but only (the) barber shop side was affected,” he pointed out. Cardillo’s Colorado law enforcement sources told him that “the Feds are in a bind because there isn’t much pointing to a verifiable hate crime,” but “politics” is the “driving force.”

President Obama’s FBI has disseminated a sketch of a “person of interest” described as “white,” “balding” and “in his 40s.” But sunglasses obscure his eyes. Even more unfortunate: His facial features appear as though he could just as easily be a light-skinned Asian, Hispanic or Pacific Islander–or, as many acerbic critics of the poorly drawn sketch observed, a chubby gray alien from outer space.


These are all things that make you go “hmmm,” not things that justify knee-jerk and unsubstantiated cries of “RAAAACISM!” Something certainly happened at 603 South El Paso Street in Colorado Springs on the first Monday after New Year’s. But what exactly occurred and why are as wide open as the Colorado sky.

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  • MekongDelta69

    “The most incendiary act I’ve witnessed so far came from inflammatory MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes, who “reported” on the “extensive damage” of the “bombing” by fraudulently passing off a photo of a bombed-out kebab shop in France as a photo of the ‘NAACP bombing.'”

    Facts, shmacts…

    PMSNBC don’t need no steenkeen’ fax…

    • Speedy Steve


      • Nancy

        People on a five-dollar blotter hit of LSD have better mental clarity than those MSNBC pundits.

        (Er…or so I’ve heard..)

  • propagandaoftruth

    Hey…balding guy bombed a barber shop.

    Connect the dots…

  • dd121

    I immediately dismissed this as another leftist hoax to gain the sympathy for the black race mongers.

    • Zimriel

      Everyone sensible did. I might see this sort of thing in Coeur d’Alene; I could certainly see it in California (by Hispanics). But Colorado Springs? This is the head-tilting George-Dubya soft-bigotry-of-low-expectations heartland.

      • Who Me?

        Major FAIL!
        I told my hubby about this, he laughed and said, “Even the Klan isn’t that stupid, had to be a ni***r perp.”

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      They’ll scream racism about anything.

      Here’s another recent one:

      “Black Woman’s Hair Blocks White Person’s View at the Met, Cries Racism when Confronted.”

      This was at an opera at the Met in NY, tickets were $307 each – I’d be pissed too if I couldn’t see after paying that much for a ticket… The management moved the black woman’s seat but she came back and got in the face of the elderly White couple –screaming about racism.

      Hell, you can’t go anywhere where there’s blacks w/0 them getting offended for something or other.

      • Is she really black, i.e., where is her fro pick?

      • Nancy

        They choose to wear tumbleweeds on their heads, then get “insulted”.

        I had a black roommate for the first half of freshman year in college. I asked to be reassigned for second semester because of the stench of her burning hair. For some reason, her and her black friends didn’t read the instructions on their curling irons, or they’d know not to heat-style their hair while it’s dripping with with nasty, oily hair products.

        Note to black girls: Black smoke coming from your hair as it’s wrapped in your curling iron is NOT normal. Read the instruction manual. And no, it is most definitely NOT “steam”, as you say. Everything I owned in that room reeked of fried Afro-Sheen.

        • Just let your soul-glooooooow

        • Who Me?

          “Everything I owned in that room reeked of fried Afro-Sheen.”
          I think I’d have asked for a different room as well as a change of roommates while I was about it…. bought new bedding over the summer vacation….oh, you know the drill. That has got to be the most ungodly stench ever invented by humans.

          • Nancy

            Oh, believe me, I did. I took all my stuff home over Christmas break, washed it all out, and moved in with a white girl in January. My former roommate got herself a black roomie, and the two of them “tsk-tsked” about how “rayciss” I was the rest of the year, because I dared to complain about the smell. (Apparently, she ignored the complaints by other girls on the hall who could smell the stench through the central air vents.)

            Blacks have no place living in majority-white dorms. They have nothing in common with us, and their entire hygiene routine, taste in music, the volume at which they speak to each other, etc., is entirely foreign. They’re better off in their own dorms, or even better, their own schools, where they can stink the place up, blare their rap music, and yell at each other to their hearts’ content.

        • Tarczan

          Sounds like a new fragrance from L’Oreal.

      • Oil Can Harry

        Wow, the first black person to ever go to an opera and they cause a scene.

  • Bryce Armstrong

    “The “NAACP Bombing” … or The Barbershop Bang?”

    Sounds like a Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon.

    • LHathaway

      haha, quite funny.

  • superlloyd

    There are whole industries of liberal idiots whose livelihoods depend on discovering YT racism where it doesn’t exist.

    • LHathaway

      And on top of that their vision seems to be a long way from 20/20. A very long way.

  • Must be fund raising season again at the NAACP.

  • Gina Tingles

    There’s a hilarious article about this over at Taki’s Magazine called “The Little Bomb that Couldn’t”. Highly recommended.

  • LHathaway

    “what exactly occurred and why are as wide open as the Colorado sky”
    Let’s hope God blesses Colorado. Home of the rocky mountain way and the rocky mountain high. And Coors beer, the racist beer company. .

  • That happened here in Colorado Springs, and the cops described the perp as “balding”. I haven’t had my hair cut since before Thanksgiving, and won’t either. I haven’t shaved since we returned from Christmas, so now I have a full beard and mustache. There is not any way anyone could say in court that I shaved my head and face, and then grew everything out in such short time.

    We set off better home-made fireworks at beach parties in college.

  • WoodyBBad

    I thought that the NAACP office was IN the barbershop.

    • Screamin_Ruffed_Grouse

      No, but it is where they hold all of there meetings.

  • Broz Tito

    Since the firecracker went off I expect that Mr G Hair Salon is doing some bang up business with the new publicity.

  • Screamin_Ruffed_Grouse

    Yeah, at this point I just assume any white on black “racist” or “hate” crime is a hoax until proven otherwise. Nothing really fits with this one. A weak incendiary device, placed on the wrong side of the building, with no harm done to any people or significant damage done to the building. Just enough to achieve a headline of “NAACP Building Bombed.”

    Plus, if there were even the remotest evidence that white racists really did do this, we’d be hearing a lot more about it in the national news.