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That sucking sound you hear is coming from Nancy Pelosi’s head.

August 18, 2010 2 comments

Remember this come November: A vote for any democrat running for a seat in the House of Representatives is a vote for Nancy Pelosi to remain speaker of the house. Why is that a problem?  Example:

‘There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded,’ she said. ‘How is this being ginned up that here we are talking about Treasure Island, something we’ve been working on for decades, something of great interest to our community as we go forward to an election about the future of our country and two of the first three questions are about a zoning issue in New York City.’

Looking into who’s making this a political issue?  How could this not be a political issue?  You have a group of muslims trying to build a mosque down the street from Ground Zero, when the majority of New Yorkers, and Americans, don’t want it.  Hey Nancy, instead of calling for an investigation into how the opposition is being funded, why don’t you try calling for an investigation into the group that is funding the building of a 13 story “community center” on one of the most expensive pieces of real estate in the world.

I’m sorry, but the mosque isn’t about religious freedom or consitutional rights; it’s about common sense.  And yes, I know that the left in this country lacks common sense, which is why they think the building of a mosque near Ground Zero should be celebrated, but investigating those that oppose it?  Well I oppose it, so you can feel free to investigate me.  I’m not being funded by anyone, but I’m more than happy to give five dollars to someone else to oppose it.  Idiot.

Bigger picture:  The Speaker of the House is calling for an investigation by the government into American citizens who oppose the building of a mosque.  This should frighten you even more than the fact that she is second in line for the presidency.

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In supporting mosque near Ground Zero, Barry proves (again) that he’s tone deaf

August 16, 2010 Leave a comment

A picture of tolerance

Yes, I know there haven’t been many posts lately.  I’ve been busy.  And until someone wants to pay me for this blog, then my job security will need to be priority number 1.  No mom, no one has complained.

With all of that being said, can anyone explain to me why we need a mosque near Ground Zero?  I know I’ve asked before, but with the recent acceleration of the issue, I’m asking again.  And no, I’m not questioning whether one can be built there, obviously it can be.  But why should it be built there?  What’s the point?  Is this really the best place to prove that we, as Americans, are tolerant of everyone? 

 And what are the motives of the muslims building the mosque?  Peace and understanding?  B.S.  You could have the same peace and understanding if you built it somewhere else.  And no, your right to practice your religion is not being inhibited in any way by making you build the mosque elsewhere.  Moreover, if your real motivation was truly a thing of butterflies and kittens and pretty rainbows and dew-drops, why give it a name that basically means muslim conquest?  I’m not sure that forcing a mosque down the throat of a majority of New Yorkers, and Americans, that don’t want it speaks of tolerance.

And what does this have to do with our esteemed president, you ask?  Well, on Friday, he said this:

In his speech on Friday, Mr Obama said: ‘Let me be clear: As a citizen and as President I believe that Muslims have the same right to practise their religion as everyone else in this country.

‘That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community centre on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances. This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable.’

As one could expect, that went over like a ton of bricks.  If the Republicans win back the House (and possibly Senate) this fall, a thank-you letter should be sent to the president.

House minority leader John Boehner’s response,

‘The fact that someone has the right to do something doesn’t necessarily make it the right thing to do. That is the essence of tolerance, peace and understanding….’

Say what you want about Boehner (I tend to like him), but he’s absolutely right (except that I don’t think they have the “right” to do it).  If the muslims attempting to get this thing built want to show how much they love everybody, then they should share their love elsewhere.  The people don’t want it, period; and with good reason.  Lest we forget that it was muslims who brought the twin-towers down, in the name of their religion.  I don’t care if they were “radicalized.”  They weren’t Christians, or Catholics, or Quakers.

Simply put, there’s no justifiable reason for the mosque to go there.  In fact, the mere fact that the builders want to put it there reveals their own insensitivity.  Of course, I’m not dumb enough to think those building the mosque are doing so with good intentions. 

Question: what would happen if, after a small group of Christian Americans set off a bomb in the middle of Mecca because they wanted to start another Crusade, another group of moderate Christians wanted to build a church near the site of the bombing to send a message of peace and love?  Well, it’s actually a trick question because non-muslims aren’t allowed in Mecca.  That fact notwithstanding, even if the moderate Christians were granted the opportunity to build the church, I would give it about a week before some “radicalized” muslims bombed it into oblivion.  And how would the American left respond?  Likely how many responded to 9/11: it’s our fault and we should work to understand their grievances.  We’re destroying ourselves, and our esteemed president is leading the way. 

Mosque at Ground Zero: Why?

May 26, 2010 2 comments

NYers wage jihad vs. WTC mosque

So some muslims want to build a mosque at Ground Zero in New York.  Why?  I don’t know.  I’m not sure anyone knows.  I’m not even sure the Imam himself knows.

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the head of the Cordoba Institute, which is in charge of the project, insisted that the site would help “bridge the great divide” between Muslims and the rest of America.

How exactly would building a mosque at Ground Zero help bridge that divide?  I can’t think of any rational person that would believe that.  Maybe the Imam’s wife can convince me:

Rauf’s wife, Daisy Khan, followed him to the microphone to pitched the planned community facility as “much needed party space and much needed venue space” for the area.

Party space?  Are you serious?  Is Ground Zero an appropriate location to throw parties…ever?  I feel like some large piece of necessary information is lacking.  Now, I’m not asserting that any of the muslims who would be attending the mosque were pleased with 9/11.  However, I am wondering why Imam Rauf would choose Ground Zero to build a mosque.  This is something a stupid teenager would think of in high school.  You know what I’m talking about.  Some kid thinks up the most offensive thing possible, and then does it just to create controversy.  Can’t they build the mosque somewhere else?

But then it gets weirder:

Catholic priest Kevin Madigan, of St. Peter’s Church, which is about a block away, agreed.

“I think they need to establish a place such as this for people of goodwill from mainline Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths so we can come together to talk,” Madigan said.

Is this political correctness run amok?  How could anyone possibly think a mosque built on Ground Zero would foster goodwill?

Even more inexplicable than the foregoing is the Community Board voting 29-1 in favor of it. What the hell is a “Community Board” anyway, and who makes up the esteemed Board?

The board has no official say over whether the estimated $100 million mosque and community center gets built. But the panel’s support, or lack of it, is considered important in influencing public opinion.

Oh.  Is this just a New York thing?  Boards with no authority being created in order to vote on important issues that cause near riots?  It would seem that the smartest thing to do would be to simply say “no” to the mosque, and build a permanent memorial.  But what do I know?

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