Monday, July 19, 2010

Amurkkkin justice

Ok, we've all heard the controversy over the mosque that according to the right wing extremist teabaggers is going to be built "on ground zero."
First of all it's the "World Trade Center site." Quit calling it "ground zero" as if it were a nuclear explosion of some sort. Totally unnecessary.
But the real fact of the matter is, the mosque is going to be built two blocks away from the World Trade Center site. "Two blocks!" That's a fair distance in NYC.
Are we promoting religious segregation in Amurkkka? Does relegating a religion other than Christianity to second class status suddenly make you patriotic these days in Amurkkka?
I'm getting tired of these anti-American unpatriotic teabaggers defining what is and isn't right in America based upon their own pitiful fears and insecurities.
Read the Constitution of the United States you bunch of slack jawed morons!!!

Palin sparks Twitter fight on mosque
Maggie Haberman – Sun Jul 18, 9:00 pm ET

Sarah Palin, who waded into a New York political fight by endorsing Ann Marie Buerkle in NY-25, is drifting into a decidedly higher-charged battle: The fray over a planned mosque near Ground Zero.

"Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts. Pls reject it in interest of healing," she tweeted Sunday. (See the week's best one-liners.)

The building's planners, the American Society for Muslim Advancement and the Cordoba Initiative, have said it's modeled on religious and community centers such as the YMCA, and that the 13-story, $100 million building would also include an arts center, gym and a swimming pool, as well as a mosque. It would be two blocks away from Ground Zero.

I spent two weeks in Alaska last month. It was the most incredible place I have ever been in my life. I realized that those of us in the lower 48 just can't understand what it's like up there without going up there and taking some time to observe and talk to people, consider what it's like during three months of horrendous cold and darkness and things like that. Yes, the folks up there are different. They have a bond with the land and a freedom of spirit that isn't found in too many places I've ever been. OF course the reverse of that is they really are clueless about what goes on down here. Diversity, the reality of political issues, a lot of modern trends and conditions are not pinned to the outside of their social fabric.
The thing that I now understand is that Sarah Palin simply reflects that condition. Now don't get me wrong, I met a lot of Alaskans who were absolutely charming, warm, progressive and had the ability to think outside their own cloistered little world. Palin is sort of a caricature of what I'm talking about. She embodies the short comings of that world.
Like I said, Alaska was the most amazing place with some of the most amazing people I've ever been to. Every place has it's short comings and I'm just saying that Sarah Palin is a product of Alaska's short comings.

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