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.Aah, the angry hardhats are back.
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?"
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
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?