Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

More "Ground Zero Mosque" Inanity

"The center may be built where planned. But it will not go easy or without consequence to the politicians intent on jamming the project down the public throat, in the name of principle. Liberal piety may have met its match in the raw memory of 9/11, and in citizens who have come to know pure demagoguery when they hear it."
-Is the Wall Street Journal's Dorothy Rabinowitz being ironic here, or just completely un-self-aware? Also, what is it with these people who desperately need to characterize everything they don't like as being "jammed" or "rammed down our throats"? What is the implication there? Also, again, with the mosque thing, sure, but with most things that pass for "debate" these days, are they being cynical or ignorant? Because it's DRIVING ME CRAZY.

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KarenUhOh (#19)

I hark back to those kinder, gentler days, when W gently insinuated Dick into our collective consciousness.

Jim Demintia (#1,815)

You win.

Jim Demintia (#1,815)

Dorothy Rabinowitz will not swallow for you easily, liberal islamofasists!

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

I'm not entirely certain that the people Ms. Rabinowitz is talking about even know what "demagoguery" is, to say nothing of recognizing it in its purest form.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

Conservatives are really, really tired of giving blowjobs, I suppose. And since liberal/moderate dicks are really huge*, how can you blame them?


deepomega (#1,720)

*blow me

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

Moderate dicks aren't moderately sized?

Kevin Knox (#4,475)

*call me

(I think Goons slept in.)

doubled277 (#2,783)

I have a very liberal dick

Isn't the Wall Street Journal the nation's premiere venue for the un-self-aware and uni-ronic? It's like the Apollo for the unaware.

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

This is the part of this discussion I hate the most, where folks who object to the Cordoba House project can get away with saying things like "this proposed center towering over the ruins of 9/11." They're so concerned about ground zero construction, but what did people like Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich do to intervene in the pissing match that's resulted in there still being "ruins of 9/11" nine years later? I understand there's slightly less political cachet in the building of office towers and memorials and train stations, but surely I can't be the only one who has a bad taste in his mouth because a decade after September 11, ground zero will still be languishing as a construction site.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

Is the bad taste in your mouth from having things shoved down your throat?

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

It appears that I walked right into that one.

jrb (#3,020)

What Jeffery Goldberg said…. No, really.

Jim Demintia (#1,815)

Well I declare. Jeffrey Goldberg must have been on his meds that day or something.

Abe Sauer (#148)

I didn't see anyone complaining when the Noodle Factory opened at the Pearl Harbor Memorial (not joking).

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

The Noodle Factory is more than 4,000 feet from the USS Arizona Memorial, well beyond the 600-foot rage threshold.

doubled277 (#2,783)

Good noodles, though.

Abe Sauer (#148)

@boy: you think 4000 feet was outside the "range" of what went down there in 1941?

J/Rammed down our throats… like so much dick. The libruls are trying to rape your children's mouths with their government dicks. Your boy children, because the libruls are gay. GAY! THEY WANT EVERYONE TO BE GAY LIKE THEM!

That's the only reasonable explanation I can think of for why they love "-ammed down our throats" imagery so much.

In your throat you know he's right.

brent_cox (#40)

She's just pissed that someone swiped her demagoguery when she wasn't looking.

MaryHaines (#3,666)

I too keep trying to figure out which people honestly believe there's a "Ground Zero Mosque" and which know better but are pretending not to. I'd like to believe most people are just ignorant, but then there's the WaPo's Richard Cohen, whose entire shtick as a columnist is his near-complete ignorance about anything that has happened recently, and his reliance on emotion alone to sort out his opinions post-9/11. And even HE figured out that this whole "Ground Zero Mosque" thing was BS. If Richard Cohen can identify this as a a made-up controversy, no one can claim ignorance as an excuse.

Flashman (#418)

The fact that the sewer line runs directly from the mosque and empties out into 'Ground Zero' is the one aspect I find rather troubling.
I don't know how they managed to get that past the building code people.

sigerson (#179)

there's this howler from Dorothy as well: "That there has been a conspicuous lack of any such behavior [attacks on muslims] on the part of New Yorkers or Americans elsewhere from the 9/11 attacks to the present seems not to have impressed Mr. Bloomberg…"

Tell that to Balbir Singh, the Indian Sikh murdered in Phoenix by the "patriot" Frank Roque.

sigerson (#179)

(not to mention, ya know, the dragnet roundups of Arab-Americans, Gitmo and other government retaliations that were unjustified)

ejcsanfran (#489)

Look, as long as we're all on board with repealing the 14th Amendment, let's get rid of that pesky 1st one too… Stupid non-state-established religions ruining it for the rest of us.

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