Monday, August 16, 2010

It's not even really a mosque

The narrative about the Islamic cultural center, wrongly being framed as the Ground Zero mosque, just got light years dumber with Harry Reid weighing in to say they shouldn't build it there. Of course, it's not a real surprise that he decided to pander to the bigotry currently ruling the southwest states. The GOP there did anoint a complete nutjob as his opponent and he's far from the only one bringing on the stupid.

There are some sane voices in the crowd. A couple of bloggers are posting photos of this so-called hallowed ground. And I'm pretty sure that a majority of the crazy cons who are hollering the loudest about this "insult" have probably never been to New York and have a ridiculously skewed vision of what the project will look like. I expect it will be as unidenifiable as the this existing mosque that already sits about a block away from the proposed construction site.

The actual mosque is apparently in the basement. Meanwhile the best question I've heard posed to the media today was "who are the 9/11 families organized in opposition to Cordoba House?" Josh Marshall investigates and finds no evidence there is widespread disfavor among the actual families of the 9/11 dead. Our brilliant fourth estate apparently thinks one woman, the wife of one of the pilots on the airplanes, who has partnered with Liz Cheney is representative of the thousands of families who as far as I know haven't rendered a public opinion.

Have to say this "story" has become so absurd and hateful it makes the idiot tea shouters of last summer at the town halls look reasonable. Find myself wishing for the next shiny object to occupy the media, so this insanity can end.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

70% of people polled are against it. Me, I don't care. But to say it is only crazy cons is the ultimate in absurdity.

8:41:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Having a problem with reading comprehension? I didn't say that, so I'm not going to argue the point. I will note though that there's a lot of polling and Fox did one that showed something like 61% believe they have the right to build, even they don't like the project.

9:55:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

The best example of "ultimate absurdity" was Jon Stewart's display of Beck proving the so called mosque was being lead by a radical Imam, followed by a clip showing the Imam was radical for quoting Beck about 9/11.

Who was it who said that insanity is rare in individuals but common in nations?

10:20:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Don't know who said it, but they were right.

11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Nanzi Pelosi (the Shrieker Of The House) wants to investigate where opposition funding is coming from. Reinforces the perception that she is an idiot.

8:34:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Ah yes, "the perception." That's your word for the list of talking points and schoolyard taunts on your teleprompter , right? Nancy's got cooties, nyah, nyah. Yep you're just the guy I would call to tell me who is smart and who isn't and what's the latest on M-theory.

Well at least we know her name and if we're going to make national policy a matter of which group yells the loudest, perhaps we should know who is yelling - or should we just trust the Party of Eternal Lies?

Yes, surely she's an idiot and you're a goddamn genius. The average guy always thinks he's smart and will defend that perception to the death. But hey, it's one of the few things really smart people have left to laugh about these days. And your cooties, of course.

11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Captain Crunch:

I've elected to ignore the comments of a gun toting nut job like you from here on out. I had you correctly figured out right from the start. I don't carry a gun and I certainly don't fantasize about shooting others because of a difference in political opinion. A gun is something needed by men who are testosterone deficient with issues about their pudendum size. Might want to get professional help with those issues. Maybe take a self defense course.

I stand behind my observation about the clown we have running the country. A political bumpkin whose intellect is left wing fiction. Every time Obama has spoken extemporaneously, he's made a damn fool of himself. This time was no exception. I can't help it if you and the rest of the Obama/Pelosi/Reid myrmidon minions are blind to reality.

2:40:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Captain Crunch? Your wit is marvelous. Too bad you don't have a teleprompter, but given the amount of time you have on your hands one would think you'd come up with something better.

Why are you so obsessed with guns? I'm not. But I guess you need these things from which to launch your flights of fancy. What is it, do you have a crush on me or something that you're rambling breathlessly on about about my genitals? And thank you for the pop science superstition about what kind of men own guns, but please don't bother sending me a copy of your diploma as your credentials are already obvious.

You can stand behind anything you like, you pompous prig, but it's a flimsy screen at best, woven of fantasy on the loom of delusion and easy to see through.

He's black - get over it.

9:01:00 AM  

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