Monday, August 23, 2010

It's Deja Vu All Over Again?

Happy Monday, plebes!

It's a slow news day, law-wise.  Any of you smart guys have any tips for your humble South Florida civil law blogger?

Well, things are really trending nicely with Obama's mosque.

Indeed, I think it's so cute to see things like this:
Opponents of the $100 million project two blocks from the World Trade Center site appeared to outnumber supporters. Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" blared over loudspeakers as mosque opponents chanted, "No mosque, no way!"

Signs hoisted by dozens of protesters standing behind police barricades read "SHARIA" – using dripping, blood-red letters to describe Islam's Shariah law, which governs the behavior of Muslims.

Steve Ayling, a 40-year-old Brooklyn plumber who carried his sign to a dry spot by an office building, said the people behind the mosque project are "the same people who took down the twin towers."
Opponents demand that the mosque be moved farther from the site where more than 2,700 people were killed on Sept. 11, 2001. "They should put it in the Middle East," Ayling said.

On a nearby sidewalk, police chased away a group that unfurled a banner with images of beating, stoning and other torture they said was committed by those who followed Islamic law.

A mannequin wearing a keffiyeh, a traditional Arab headdress, was mounted on one of two mock missiles that were part of an anti-mosque installation. One missile was inscribed with the words: "Again? Freedom Targeted by Religion"; the other with "Obama: With a middle name Hussein. We understand. Bloomberg: What is your excuse?"
Aah, the angry hardhats are back.

I have a modest proposal.

Since we've already slipped over the slope of "civil" debate on a Muslim-free zone near Ground Zero, perhaps we should take the next step and concentrate -- for their protection, of course -- all Muslims in a particular area of New York so that they can be free to practice their American-hating religion among their own kind.

We should probably also take up Rick Lazio's suggestion and investigate the Imam behind the project, demand "transparency," and pretty much audit the books of all mosques to see if they are financed by secretive overseas Jewish  Islamic cartels that are working against the interests of the Fatherland Homeland.

We should also consider laws, reasonable in scope and limited in application, that would restrict the growing and pernicious influence of radical Islam in the universities, the medical community, banking, and of course the legal profession. 

These are just ideas -- feel free to suggest some of your own.

My favorite line from this movie btw -- "42 percent of all liberals are queers!"

Exactly!  I've always said, you can't argue with statistics.

See what happens when I don't have any legal news to write about?


Anonymous said...

We should also burn Korans. Wait wait, they wanted to do that in Orlando.

Anonymous said...

say what you will about george the younger bush, aside from the initial "crusader" remark, he was able to keep a lid on the crazies for about 8 years. now everybody's trying to outdo newt and sarah

Godwhacker said...

Sadly, "42 percent of all liberals are NOT queers!" I'm certain that my partner and I both harbor fantasies of a 3 way with The Nation's Chris Hayes, but he's married to a woman. Can you believe?

And Madonna wrote a song exactly for these little neocon twits that fits perfectly with the Mosque controversy:

"If you don't like my attitude
Then you can F off
Just go to Texas
Isn't that where they golf

New York is not for little pussies who scream
If you can't stand the heat
Then get off my street"

fake Glenn Garvin said...

How classic was it that the guy confronting the suspected Muslim actually was wearing a hard hat?

Anonymous said...

The toughest part about tolerance is dealing with the intolerant. You have to be nice to the crazies too or you just end up like them (intolerant and angry). Just be nice, explain yourself without getting loud, walk away when they get angry, and quietly vote for democrats until the republicans come back to their senses.

Godwhacker said...

Re: You have to be nice to the crazies too or you just end up like them (intolerant and angry).

Good advice, but hard to follow. Especially given the vile nature of some of the opponents of this center.

I could copy and paste things from conservative blogs that would make you think the Nazi Brownshirts had invaded cyberspace.