SAN FRANCISCO: FBI Foils Xmas Day Terror Plot Against Popular Tourist Destination Pier 39 [VIDEO]

San Francisco’s ABC affiliate reports:

Officials have stopped a man who reportedly stated that “Christmas was the perfect day” for a terror attack in San Francisco and “did not need an escape plan because he was ready to die.”

We’ve learned the FBI has arrested a man by the name of Everitt Aaron Jameson from Modesto. They say he wanted to target Pier 39.

According to FBI documents, Jameson picked out that location because he “had been there before and knew it was a heavily crowded area.” He added that it would be easy to “funnel” people into an area where he could inflict casualties.

Jameson was reportedly inspired by the fatal Halloween terror attack in lower Manhattan.

  • bkmn

    He looks pretty white, are they allowed to use “terror” when talking about him?

    • Gigi

      Looks like a convert to Islam so, ya.

      • William

        That could just be a bad Hipster look.

        • Gigi

          Could be, but isn’t. Apparently he “liked” ISIS videos on Facebook.

          • William

            Oops. My oldest sister liked Sarah Palin on Facebook. That’s almost as bad.

          • Dan Ryan

            My older sister looks and sounds exactly like Sarah Palin, a few more steps removed from a trailer park but still a hick redneck bigot.

          • Daveed_WOW
          • William

            I always thought they had lumpy skulls.

          • GeoffreyPS

            From slapping their foreheads.

          • Daveed_WOW

            I could be wrong!

          • Daveed_WOW

            Did she do it ironically?

          • William

            Oh no, whe’s a full blown teabagger. I get my other sister to look at her Facebook page. It’s frightening. She ‘friended’ Ted Cruz. .

          • Daveed_WOW

            I don’t know her but I don’t like her already!

          • William

            She’s coming to visit in May. I’m trying to schedule a medically induced coma.

          • PickyPecker

            Emergency colonoscopy.

          • William

            It’s doesn’t last long enough.

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            Tell her they’re placing you in TB quarantine that month.

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            A cartoon.many years ago showed two guys in hospital beds. One says to the other, “Don’t talk to me when my wife’s here. She thinks I’m in a coma.”

          • Menergy

            For her? Good idea!😈

          • Daveed_WOW

            It would be easier to turn off the lights and pretend you’re not home.

        • Steverino

          If he were a wine-loving hipster, he would be a terroirist.

      • Dramphooey

        I thought it was sad a surgeon would want to do this.

  • Harveyrabbit

    Is that the FBI that FOX news thinks should be broken up and agents arrested? Maybe not such a good idea huh?

  • edrex
    • Bluto
    • Dramphooey

      And what exactly does an ambassador at large for international religious freedom do? A stupid, pointless job indicates they recognize his incompetence in Kansas.

      • Gustav2

        “Birth control, bad” “Abortions, bad.” Teh Ghey, bad.”

      • clay

        Complain about how Baptists get treated in Indonesia, but not in Russia or Saudi Arabia.

      • Sporkfighter

        Sounds like sinecure for an oily, obsequious, brownnosing toady.

      • jmax

        As a Kansan, I was disappointed to hear his exit from the state was delayed. I guess nobody else wants him either.

    • lymis

      And the Republicans are already starting to complain that the Democrats “unnecessarily” held up the vote, which is, for some reason, upsetting to them.

      Can we talk about that SCOTUS nomination you held up for an entire YEAR, assholes?

    • clay

      I hope that is used against Ryan’s budget plans.

    • Todd20036

      should have prayed harder.

      • Mb

        Don’t you mean he should have preyed harder?

  • Slippy_World

    Guess that means Trump’s gonna have to build a wall around Modesto …

    • Steverino

      A modest proposal…

    • m_lp_ql_m

      The rest of California’s been trying to do that for decades.

  • Scout

    Make America Great Again is such an insulting statement to place on a presidential coin. Also quite ironic, and for the history books, because I am sure it will be much remarked how much he destroyed our democracy.

    https://twitter.com/jdawsey1/status/944308669486944261

    • PickyPecker

      ‘gold-tone’

      • Lizard

        Translation: “Tacky as fuck”

      • William

        “Touched by gold”.

      • Scout

        LOL, that says it all

    • Lizard

      E Pluribus Unum means “Out of many, one.” If there’s one thing Trump has done, it’s tear the country apart. I’m glad it isn’t on his coin. “Make America Great Again” is perfect for his presidency of bigotry and hatred.

      • PickyPecker

        Lookin’ very festive there, Lizard! 🙂

        • Lizard

          Why thank you, Mr. Pecker! I love your hat!

      • nocadrummer

        “One Percent out of Many”

      • pch1013

        Let’s change it to “Ex Uno, Plures.”

        I’m also going to start blacking out the word “UNITED” on paper money, because – let’s face it – we aren’t.

        • TuuxKabin

          And when you see Munchen’s not signature write in “is a POS” after it.

      • Snarkaholic

        His first choice was, “Instead of many, one…ME!”

    • Todd20036

      If someone gave that to me, I’d throw it away.

    • bkmn
    • JWC

      and is yours for $140

      • Scout

        Seems like something you’d only want in case it would sell on ebay for much more in 20 years, but its way too expensive to take that chance on.

        • JWC

          I have no idea of its price i was being a tad sarcastic

    • Karl Dubhe 2

      Looks like a Confederate Dollar to me…

      • Todd20036

        At least a Confederate dollar used to be worth something in the past.

    • coram nobis

      The Ruptured Duck flies again!

    • bzrd

      just like the Resident Nazi to be so “god-e”

  • Lazycrockett

    But the FBI is in tatters????????

    • Lantor

      If the FBI didn’t need a massive win and if I were Nancy Pelosi, I would take full and total credit for this just to rub the noses of all those Pelosi-hating rubes and so the dotard couldn’t take credit for it (which you know he will).

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    • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

      Want to be Trump won’t mention this foiled attack since the guy arrested doesn’t have Muslimy sounding name?

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      • Nowhereman

        My first thought, too. He didn’t have anything to say about the concert massacre in Las Vegas, either, but that guy was a white racist.

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    • LovesIrony

      J Edgar in taffeta

    • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

      No, no. The FBI is in Tatters. It’s a gay bar. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! 😉

  • Mike C.

    Thankfully the FBI put “her emails” on the back burner so they could get back to solving real crimes and threats to this country.

  • greenmanTN

    Not that I want this guy running around loose, but this photo of a document, apparently a transcript of a conversation Jameson had with someone, has him saying he can’t go through with it (at very top of photo, partly cut off).

    https://twitter.com/MelanieWoodrow/status/944289244364681216

  • Lazycrockett

    Joy Reid is on MSNBC!!!

  • Todd20036

    He’s white. So he cannot POSSIBLY be a terrorist. just a mentally deranged lone wolf.

    Yes, that’s sarcasm.

    • Lizard

      He appears to be a convert to Islam, so he’s fair game for the “t” word.

      • Todd20036

        Meh. And not a single travel ban stopped him

        • Lizard

          Funny, that.

        • William

          Quick, build internal border checkpoints!

  • Natty Enquirer

    Lucky break for the corrupt and failing FBI.

  • Macbill

    A Ginger Muslim. The Worst Kind.

    • clay

      A convert. The worst kind.

    • Bambino

      He is hoping to get bail so he does not miss Christmas.

    • RaygunsGoZap

      Ginghadists?

      • canoebum

        The New Red Scare?

  • edrex

    are all radical converts issued half assed beards?

    • Dramphooey
      • Natty Enquirer

        They look pretty half-assed to me.

        • Dramphooey

          Oh, Nicole seems nice. I don’t know anything about the others except for the last one having to sneak out of Clearwater, Florida in a laundry truck or something like that.

          • Natty Enquirer

            As beards, I mean. They forgot the box so Kidman looks like his mom there.

      • Bambino

        Why stop at Katie? Has he come out ?

        • Dramphooey

          He’s such a freak he can go right back in.

          • Bambino

            Probably like Kevin Spacey, only come out when get caught in a compromising position.

          • TuuxKabin

            Buns up and kneeling?

      • edrex

        good point.

  • Snownova

    That’s not a very Muslim sounding name…

    • Natty Enquirer

      It’s Abdallah abu Everitt ibn Gordon, actually.

  • Bambino

    I wonder what would happen if I introduced him to the tiki torch carrier. Friends or foes? So confusing these days.

  • Kevin Andrews

    Excuse my cynicism but this borders on “thought police” and my first question is:
    1) How involved were the FBI in enabling this man?
    2) Did they supply the explosives as they have in several of their entrapment cases?
    I have no doubt that the Reich-Wing Christ-O-Fascists and Missionary of Hate are very capable of this act of terror but the Police are the very embodiment of terrorists. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/64e1460472ef72f659a38abc396f272a137826b135692cd9b4e9df63548601c3.png

    • Daveed_WOW

      hmmm…you seem like a troll

      • TuuxKabin

        More so the last few days.

        • Gustav2

          CHIP was defunded, no meds.

          • TuuxKabin

            In some states. Some of us, like NYS, still have $ to get thru the end of January. He’s from somewhere else. More ways than one.

          • m_lp_ql_m

            Poor Erik Estrada.

          • TuuxKabin

            Sad. Isn’t it.

          • Menergy

            Ha!

      • Kevin Andrews

        And you seem like a real Fascist; unable to discuss anything.
        Point of view.
        The Boston bombers were assisted by the FBI in what was supposed to be a “sting.”
        More and more the “foiled plots” appear to be enabled by “law enforcement” to perpetuate the Myth of Terrorist Threat in the USA.
        Americans are pants-pissing cowards spoon-fed their Pablum from Jew controlled media.
        You bet I’m cynical whenever I see this kind of crap.

        • TuuxKabin

          Buh bye. Wasn’t nice Knowing you.

        • Daveed_WOW

          My mistake. You don’t seem like a troll. You are a troll. That’s a kind word for what you are.

    • Lizard

      What the fuck are you rambling on about, exactly?

      • Misutaa Roboto

        Jews, the “deep state” and similar stuff that lunatics and idiots obsess over.
        Watch out, or they’re gonna getcha!

        • TuuxKabin

          Oh dear. The paranoids are after him?

  • JWC

    Oh wow

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Which christian group radicalized him ??

  • jeffg166

    Another wanker in the world.

  • another_steve

    Aside from the utter horror of this man’s plans, he handed our Sexual Predator-in-Chief a major Christmas present. The latter will surely use the episode to build support for his Muslim ban and increase his standing among his deplorables.

  • boobert

    But aren’t we constantly being told that the FBI is just a corrupt anti trump organization?

  • Scout
  • Rebecca Gardner

    It’s getting to the point where even a strong, confident, person like myself not only does not want to leave my home, but I don’t even feel safe in my home any more.

    Is Trump-Depression going to be added to the DSM because I’m suffering from it. The entire fucking world sucks and there does not appear to be solution to end the insanity.

    Excuse me, I need some more wine.

    • William

      I don’t bother with going places anymore.

      • RaygunsGoZap

        Places are overrated

        • edrex

          although some have good cocktails.

          • TuuxKabin

            Cocktails. Yes. Time for our tequila agave nectar infused grapefruit cocktail. Pucker up buttercup. Good and sour.

          • M Jackson

            Sounds delicious. I’m having a blood orange marg in the Atlanta airport right now. And probably another.

          • TuuxKabin

            Those are so good. Goin’ to, comin’ from? Provecho, neighbor, more or less, we’ll toast you here on the UWS.

          • M Jackson

            Headed to Miami to board a “We Hate Christmas” Norwegian cruise, thanks.

          • edrex

            sounds delicious. last night husband requested something with bourbon and campari (he’s not the gin fan i am) and i discovered the “bouevardier” and a new holiday tradition was born. heading shortly to the barber’s, then home for a short boulevardier, then to a friend’s holiday gathering. husband is making a rosemary (our bushes have survived thus far this season) and lemon curd “victoria sponge” to take. happy holiday weekend. dare i say — merry christmas.

          • TuuxKabin

            Oh, okay, got the bourbon, well, Irish whiskey too good to mix, on the rocks for me, but it’s the season for bourbon, sure. I brought the rosemary, lavender and lemon geraniums in to continue with the tinctures I’m making and the geranium’s flowering. Gawd. Lemon curd. Gimme. Happy holiday weekend to you and those you’ll be with, and dare, say it, you mustn’t mistake me for somebody who gives a fuck. =;o)

      • Snarkaholic

        Same here…because I want to do my (small) part to help depress the Chump economy.
        No travel, restaurants, shopping for anything except necessities, etc.

    • Lizard

      You’re not alone. The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump makes the case for country-wide PTSD because of Trump.

    • Gustav2

      The republic will survive, it may take a while to repair it.

      In the meantime, tonight is beer, pizza and ‘Now, Voyager.’

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f9b01a9ef759e0a988babdf91e9b4fd68d36bbd4b1458cb837f0d8f9d58a93fb.jpg

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Ooh I love Seven of 9 in that outfit!

        • Gustav2

          Speaking of…

          Streaming of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ is free until it starts back up in January.

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            Where?

          • Gustav2
          • JCF

            Ta!

          • RaygunsGoZap

            You’ll need to download/access CBS ALL ACCESS streaming service, sign up with your credit card, get your first month free, binge and cancel within that month

          • killreligion

            Isn’t that a tad immoral?

          • RaygunsGoZap

            Immoral is the wrong word. You mean unethical. And the answer is still: Nope.

            It’s a monthly subscription. If I watch all I want to watch and cancel before i start incurring charges, I’ve done nothing unethical. There is no imperative to allow myself to string out my viewing so as to ensure to collect charges.

            You should give it a try. The promo code – provide by the company – is: BINGE

          • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

            When a company offers something for “free” but demands a credit card, I say SEEYA!

          • RaygunsGoZap

            Yeah. I’ve not bothered for exactly that reason.

          • Nowhereman

            I wasn’t all that impressed with the first episode–I watched about 15 minutes of it.

          • StudioTodd

            You should really give it another chance. I’m not even a very big fan of Star Trek in general, but I loved the first season of “Discovery.” It seemed closer in relevance and tone to “Battlestar: Galactica” than any of the “Star Trek” series I’ve tried to watch in the past. It acknowledges the complexity and messiness of life and the consequences of the choices we make in the name of survival in a much more nuanced and insightful way than past series which chose to stick closer to the Roddenberry formula. Plus, it has a gay couple as major characters in the show–a first (as far as I can recall) for a sci-fi series.

            Oh, and the opening credits sequence alone deserves some kind of award! It is gorgeous.

          • tomonthebay

            Me too.

          • Nowhereman

            Me too. I already pay through the nose to watch CBS on cable. I don’t have extra money to subscribe to all the nickel and dime services to watch a TV program. I’ll watch them in reruns someday, maybe. Maybe not.

          • JCF

            Where? How?

          • Nowhereman

            I was disappointed that you can only watch it online. But then, the first episode didn’t grab me, so oh well.

      • M Jackson

        I quit 7 years ago but that movie would make me seriously want a cigarette.

        • Robincho

          Nice movie line: “I’m gonna fuck you so hard the NEIGHBORS will need a cigarette!”…

          • JCF

            Is that an actual line? I’ve only seen it in a meme (w/ the admittedly sexy AF Tom Hardy)

      • Librarykid

        Or maybe a visit to Cascade.

      • JCF

        “Oh Jerry, let’s go to the Moon. Down here, we’re stuck w/ Drumpf.”

        https://mattsko.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/bette-now-voyager-gif.gif

      • perversatile

        Three more things you can thank and/or blame ”Now Voyager” for:
        1. The cinematic technique of introducing a character by starting at the feet and panning up to the face, followed by the camera pulling back for a full body shot. (considered at the time a major contribution to the visual language of film.)
        2. A gentleman lighting two cigarettes held between his lips, then handing one to his lady friend*.
        3 The phrase, “Don’t let’s ask for the moon. We have the stars.”

        *previously introduced by Bette Davis in a 1932 film, it did catch on

      • Amanda B. Rekendwith

        Mrs. Henry Vale: “No member of the Vale family’s evah had a nervous breakdown.”
        Dr. Jaquith: “We’ll there’s one having one now!”

      • Rick Zajac

        I love that movie! Except I just want to slap the shit out of her mother.

    • Tomcat

      I left the big city years ago for the mountains and woods and I love it.

      • Tor

        Being in the forest terrifies me. The sound of the wind in the leaves is truly frightening. I can’t say why. It just is.

        • Dazzer

          It’s because you don’t know what every sound means, so you’re never entirely sure how you should respond to them

          It’s a perfectly legitimate and rational human response when you’re in an environment that you can’t control.

          • TuuxKabin

            And so the abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation. Yep. Get it.

          • Tor

            The forest sounds just put me on edge… I can deal with city sounds and smells. I understand them. This coming from a farm boy.

        • TuuxKabin

          Too damn quiet for me.

        • RaygunsGoZap

          You should read Algernon Blackwood’s short The Willows

          • TuuxKabin

            Grace Isabel Colbron, in her 1915 essay, “Algernon Blackwood:An Appreciation”, stated: “For sheer naked concentrated horror, unexplained and unexplainable, such tales as…”The Willows” may be said to lead among the stories of the supernatural”.[3]

            Wikipedia. Think I’ll read it. Thanks.

          • stuckinthewoods
          • TuuxKabin

            Thanks! A good bedtime, sit up and read. Afraid to get prone, just had major acid reflux attack. Gawd is that awful. Feels like my throat’s coated with – well it is – acid. Gak.

          • TuuxKabin

            I’m so glad to be on an island of a couple of million . . . thank you for this read. I forwarded it to a good reader / writer of plays and short stories. He’ interested in a reading with his writers’ workshop.

            From their first night on the island:

            The psychology of places, for some imaginations at least, is very vivid;
            for the wanderer, especially, camps have their “note” either of welcome or
            rejection. At first it may not always be apparent, because the busy
            preparations of tent and cooking prevent, but with the first pause–after
            supper usually–it comes and announces itself. And the note of this
            willow-camp now became unmistakably plain to me; we were interlopers,
            trespassers; we were not welcomed. The sense of unfamiliarity grew upon me
            as I stood there watching. We touched the frontier of a region where our
            presence was resented. For a night’s lodging we might perhaps be tolerated;
            but for a prolonged and inquisitive stay–No! by all the gods of the trees
            and wilderness, no! We were the first human influences upon this island,
            and we were not wanted. The willows were against us.

          • stuckinthewoods

            That evokes a reminiscence of first moving here, then being like the setting up of camp, but later the realization that the place and it’s inhabitants didn’t need or want me here.
            But that was the 1980s with the challenges of that time.

          • TuuxKabin

            First moving where? I’m not familiar with your history, interested tho.
            “Setting up of camp.” It is like that, isn’t it. Finding the spot to ‘pitch tent,’ than venture forth for forage and gathering of what’s needed. The new elements of the surrounding area.
            Being in the same neighborhood for 40 years, I can not imagine having to adjust to another area. Not even another location of Manhattan. But that’s just me. I’ve been told, “somehow we adjust.” I don’t know that we do. This neighborhood speaks to my heart and soul and I’m anchored.

          • stuckinthewoods

            We live between Richmond and Charlottesville.
            I’m always surprised when people mention moving from place to place as though adjustment was no big deal. (But it is probably easier once “stuff” has been winnowed.) Having to re-adjust is hard for me to imagine but unless we die in place I recognize that this remoteness will present hurdles for ourselves when we’re less able. Naturally we do have to get to our house, which means I maintain a slice though the woods well over the distance across Central Park. Undoubtedly Manhattan presents many more resources for you to stay in place.

          • TuuxKabin

            And I have concerns about these five flights and bum knees, soon to be replaced, but even the thought of rehabilitation other than at home makes me ‘think about it tomorrow.’
            Yes. We get less able and you are correct. Manhattan presents just about all the resources to stay in place. A double edged sword. Keeps me ‘complacent,’ keeps me from going places.
            It’s starred raining. I’m just in chapter III of The Willows. It’s really a good chill of a read, and I’m not much trusting the Swede, but, we’ll see. Back to bed. Back to read it thru.

            Thanks again.

          • Tor

            Let me take a wild guess…. I’ll be even more terrified, right?

          • RaygunsGoZap

            I don’t know about more but you might find the main character easy to relate to.

        • canoebum

          I have exactly the opposite reaction. Everything about being in the forest excites and delights me. The night sounds are restful and birdsong in the morning is like a warm embrace.

        • coram nobis

          It is scary if it’s a hot dry wind at the end of dry season in California.

        • Snarkaholic

          I find the forest boring.
          Look…trees! And here are some more trees! And look, over there…MORE trees!
          If I want to see trees, an hour in the city park is sufficient…and only steps from a grocery store.

          • JCF

            I sincerely hope that’s just snark.

          • Snarkaholic

            Sorry, it’s not. I’m not knocking it for anyone else, but I like civilization better.

          • Tor

            I think I like you.

          • stuckinthewoods

            Understood. In truth, the good part is the absence of humans.

          • killreligion

            For me it’s the canopy. In a field you are in the open. Move the the woods and it’s like moving inside, with the gently filtered light, protective cover and sounds of things known but unseen

            I love the forest.

        • JCF

          Good googly moogly. Is this a “fear of flying” thing? Stick in the woods for a week until you’re desensitized to the fear?

          I mean, heck, we all have irrational fears. Mine, is the phone. God bless texts, cuz I don’t know which I hate (fear) more: making calls, or getting calls.

          • Tor

            I’ll join you in the anti-phone booth.

          • stuckinthewoods

            Why bother to “stick in the woods” to desensitize when it’ll never be a place he’d prefer? It’s harder to elude the inescapable phone.

      • Jay Silversmith

        So did I. Love feeding and interacting with the foxes, raccoons, opossums, deer, woodchucks and all the birds.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      I told my therapist, I no longer need to be in treatment since it’s provable that anyone who claims to not be depressed or anxious in the world we have, are the ones who are really in need of treatment.

      • Yet Another Alex

        No kidding. But those not depressed by this world of ours need to be treated for something else entirely. The rest of us still have to deal with the depression.

      • Nowhereman

        I know, right? I’ve got my issues, but I never realized how healthy and sane I really am in comparison to so many of my fellow Americans.

    • Paula

      It seems that our lives are morphing into an Orwellian novel.

      • edrex

        orwell warned us about that.

        • TuuxKabin

          Oh well.

        • StudioTodd

          Yes, but he wrote it in a book, so we Americans ignored him.

      • Nowhereman

        I remember the uproar when Nixon wanted to make TVs two-way devices. Now we have smart TVs and all manner of other smart devices that can listen in on us and track our personal lives and we have welcomed them into our homes and our cars. Gawd, I remember when Furbys were suspicious.

    • Ninja0980

      Same here.

    • JCF

      {{{Rebecca}}}

      Remember, the day are getting longer now.

      • Vista-Cruiser

        As long as you’re in the northern hemisphere.

    • If people suffering from “Hitler-depression” had refused to leave the house, the world would be a much different place right now. Get out there and organize – get people to vote – booting these weasels from office is the best hope we have left.

      Elections are harder to “hack” than most people think – you can really only cheat if it’s close – so help to make sure that it’s FAR from close!!

    • Nowhereman

      It’s a real thing. I have always had social anxiety problems and I live in a very red state and town. These days I go to town once every week to 10 days for perishables, and mail order everything I can. I’m also more emotional than usual, and always have a feeling of impending doom. Here’s to a democratic sweep of congress next ear, followed by the impeachment of Trump and everyone close to him.

  • Tomcat

    Is that the same FBI that trump claims is in such disarray? Interesting.

  • Sporkfighter

    Let’s see how Trump takes credit for the “tainted” FBIs success.

  • KM

    Thank god we have a muslim ban that keeps out people from Modesto! /s

    • Scott Carpenter

      And that name – Everitt Aaron Jameson – it’s no wonder they were watching him, with a name like that. The clip from the article said he’d been there before. I guess he slipped out of Modesto while Obama was president, and things were a lot more lax.

      • coram nobis

        One plausible theory is that his wanting to go to Pier 39 is an indicator. Knowledgeable locals avoid tourist spots like Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, the crooked Lombard Street, Muir Woods, Vista Point, Twin Peaks.

        • bzrd

          Nah, some of us enjoy twin peaks when the fog is just west lapping at the twins and the setting sun has cast a glow on The City as some lights come on in the crystal clear evening

        • stevenj

          I love to walk up to Twin Peaks and especially since the east roadway that circles the peaks was closed to auto traffic. There is nearly a straight line walk up from my hood to stairways between buildings that end at Crestview and then a trail up to the TP roadway. But geeze, the auto breakins, robberies and even a murder up there recently mean you’ve gotta keep your eyes peeled.

          • coram nobis

            Downright hazardous, these days. Tip: you get a wider view from the tops of San Bruno Mountain or Mt. Tamalpais.

          • BobSF_94117

            I always thought it was odd that there’s no sidewalk from the closest neighborhood streets to the top. You have to walk in the street. Pups did not like that.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Gah! And I’m on a Bart train at Powell station….glad they caught the guy…hopefully he was alone.

    • Tor

      I did not see you there. You’re not carrying the Twinkies today, are you?

      • Cuberly Deux

        Oh no no no….can’t carry em into the city. The pigeons have a field day with em. 😉

  • Ham

    I’m glad this was stopped and no one got hurt but I’d not be sad if Pier 39 fell into the bay on it’s own.

  • Jmdintpa

    Is the same in tatters FBI that asshat talks about

  • teedofftaxpayer

    I wonder who Trump is going to try and ban now.

  • M Jackson

    Doesn’t Modesto have one of the oldest gay bars? I was there years ago and saw a drag show.

    • TuuxKabin

      Modesto? Central Valley, more or less? Wow. When was that?

      • M Jackson

        Winter 1996-97 I was performing in a show at the little opera house in Columbia, outside of Sonora. My first acting job after moving to NYC.
        We were 5 guys living for two months at the entrance to Yosemite but the park was closed the entire time due to the massive flooding that Fall. So instead we drove in to Modesto to the movies and the Barnes and Noble. And we went to that gay bar, I think it had “Bull” in the name.

        • MBear

          Brave Bull?

          • M Jackson

            Probably. Oldest gay bar in the country I think, but it was 20 years ago since I thought of it.

          • MBear

            I think i was there in the 80s, but it’s bizarre to think of a bar i went in the 80s still being around

        • TuuxKabin

          We used to go see shows at that little opera house in Columbia. Would drive from the North Fork of the Tuolumne River, Berkeley Parks and Recreation Family Camp. After work we’d go for a play. From Groveland. Summers of ’74, ’75, ’76. The camp burned in one of the many fires out there. I don’t think there was even a Barnes & Noble in California then.

          • M Jackson

            To quote Mama Rose, small world isn’t it. We stayed in dorm rooms of a college there. The locals in Sonora that we worked with were so friendly. But exposure to Modesto showed how someone could go crazy living there.

          • TuuxKabin

            Isn’t it. I remember hearing about those dorms from campers en route to Yosemite and High Sierra camps. Sonora’s a cool place. Modesto agra fumes make them crazy living there. Neighbors would ride horses, from the East Bay Area Hills to Modesto for some reason. To just ride I guess, but to Modesto? I never understood. Or anywhere Central Valley.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Before buying a bottle of wine, check the small print on the label. If it says “Modesto”, put it back. That usually means it’s a Gallo product, and they’re pretty evil.
        TuuXKabin will explain.

        • TuuxKabin

          Vudu, you just did. Gon’ hug you zo.

  • edrex

    is that where “Greens” is?

    • TuuxKabin

      That’s over in Ft. Mason. Towards the Marina I think. Pier 39 is near, if not at the foot of Market Street.

      • m_lp_ql_m

        The Embarcadero is at the foot of Market. Pier 39 is sort of the northeast ‘corner’ of the city.

        • TuuxKabin

          ‘tay. If you can ‘corner a peninsula.

          No man is an island.
          He’s a peninsula. ~ Jefferson Airplane

      • MDixon34

        Pier 39 is kinda the eastern edge of Fisherman’s Wharf area with Ghiradelli being the western edge

    • Natty Enquirer

      Greens is at Fort Mason, a former Army depot west of Fishermen’s Wharf.

      • coram nobis

        At Gashouse Cove, W end of the old fort, facing Marina Green.

  • coram nobis

    Some of the SF Gate/Chronicle coverage hints that it may have been another FBI setup, a sting.

    http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Man-accused-of-plotting-terror-attack-on-SF-s-12450659.php

    “I also don’t think I can do this after all. I’ve reconsidered,” Jameson is quoted as saying. When the undercover agent replied, “We can only do Allah’s will,” James reportedly replied, “Inshallah (God willing) one day I can. But I can’t.”

    Undercover agents began communicating with Jameson on social media on Dec. 11, McKinney wrote, and over the following days began discussing plans for a possible terrorist attack.

    So, I wouldn’t call it foiling a plot, not in the real sense.

  • ceeenbee

    When is the shitgibbon going to finally say the words “Radical, white, domestic terrorist”. If he can’t, he should resign.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      “Some good people, very good people, are radical, white, domestic terrorists,” he’ll say. “Under my tax plan they’ll be able to file their taxes on a postcard.”

  • coram nobis

    SIDEBAR: The FBI also tried to entrap the late Mayor Ed Lee.

    http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/FBI-tried-to-ensnare-Mayor-Ed-Lee-in-corruption-5643492.php

    It’s very easy to solve a crime you’ve set up.

    • leastyebejudged

      What a fucking awful site. 258 fucking ads in less than 10 seconds ?

      Fuck you, SFGate.

  • Paula
    • TuuxKabin

      What’s that hanging from his chin? Christmas ornament?

      • Paula

        The top of Donald Trump’s head got in the picture.

    • leastyebejudged

      Looks familiar. I think I’ve seen him at The Hole in the Wall.

    • BobSF_94117

      With a few exceptions, Caucasian converts to Islam who become radicalized seem to have lousy beards.

  • Terry

    Now comes the “Muslims are evil” blah blah blah and those same people found nothing wrong with shite supremacists in Charlottesville

  • Henry Auvil

    How could he be a terrorist? Everitt Aaron Jameson from Modesto doesn’t sound muslin to me.

    • leastyebejudged

      He’s one of those ginger muslims

    • kareemachan

      He’s not a piece of fabric, you know…

  • Anthony_Central_IL

    Jameson, who is white, is a Muslim convert. On top of that, there are plenty of white Muslims from the Balkan region of Europe and the Caucasus Mountains. Islam is a religion, not a race. Duh.

  • JCF

    “’did not need an escape plan because he was ready to die. …from Modesto.'”

    Wellllll….! ;-/ (a little anti-San Joaquin Valley humor there)

    But seriously: thank (non-Islamist fucktard’s) Allah they caught this POS. Thank you professional, patriotic and unbiased FBI!

    • Gianni

      Is that the same FBI that Donnie and the congressional Republicants are repeatedly tearing into?

  • MDixon34

    I’m trying to not be in a mass shooters head but aren’t most stores closed on Xmas day therefore not very crowded?

    • BobSF_94117

      Plenty of people go just to look at the sea lions. And, it being a tourist trap destination, stores might be open too.

  • MarkBuster

    Well done FBI. I’ve got nothing to say except Thank you

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    Jameson. Hmmm, sounds kinda Canadian. Better get started on that wall.

  • Pip

    Better hurry up and put Modesto on the travel ban.

  • fahvel

    be careful with the word terror. You have enough home3grown psychos to fill the voids between the very real and rare terror acts in you sadly declining country. Maybe this festive season will bring back some joy for the usa and, ooops, big profits for them that wrote the tax code for your congress to approve.

  • TuuxKabin

    ..

  • Gianni

    I hope Donnie is really dedicated to rebuilding the FBI ’cause obviously the agency is in shambles and needs his experienced hand to remold it into something greater than ever and he then can make it the shining star in his crown. Oh, wait, they just prevented a planned terror bombing? Hmmm………

  • mike

    But aren’t we constantly being told that the FBI is just a corrupt anti trump organization?

  • SelectFromWhere

    Gays to be blamed in 3…2…1…