Matt should call his commentary- “the wheel”- all he does is recirculate the same meme over and over again- republican obstruction, bigoted americans et cetera- but then again Gannett is in such bad shape they probably can’t afford to pay for more than one idea
I assume your message is that us closed-minded (and windowed) Americans just don’t understand how the rest of the world would view us if we don’t allow the mosque to go forward.
I suppose we should now make every decision with an eye towards world opinion. I remember reading articles during the last election on how unfair it was that only Americans could decide on the leader of the free world. The upshot was that other nations should have some say.
Fortunately, Americans have had a belly full of this one-world nonsense and are going to send a clear message to the “Citizen of the World” in the White House and citizens world over.
Why is it the Right Wing seems to have cornered the market on bigotry and stupidity? Cast your simplistic minds back to 1964. Say, Pres. Barry Goldwater really made a big difference, didn’t he?
Oh, yeah. In case you don’t know, or were asleep in history or civics class, Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson was re-elected in a landslide (after assuming office when Jack Kennedy was assassinated in 1963) because Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Arizona)took such a stridently ultra-conservative policy stance and had his hat handed to him. He ultimately ate some humble pie about this… Nuff said?
My late Grandma Ginger got to explore the REAL Windows of the World restaurant atop one of the WTC’s towers. Not bad for a one-eyed lady from Nebraska. I can only hope there’ll be such a restaurant there in my future.
And, guys? The plaza was called the “World Trade Center” for a reason. When those sick al Qaeda 8@$+@r4s attacked it nine years back, ALL SORTS OF PEOPLE (Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, &c) were hurt and killed. You, in your nationalistic smallmindedness, YOU defile their memory much more than some cultural center some two blocks away from The Pit EVER WILL.
“I assume your message is that us closed-minded (and windowed) Americans just don’t understand how the rest of the world would view us if we don’t allow the mosque to go forward. I suppose we should now make every decision with an eye towards world opinion. I remember reading articles during the last election on how unfair it was that only Americans could decide on the leader of the free world. The upshot was that other nations should have some say.
Fortunately, Americans have had a belly full of this one-world nonsense and are going to send a clear message to the “Citizen of the World” in the White House and citizens world over.”
This blinkered, unrealistic ignorance of the United States’ role and place in the world, promulgated by American Isolationists during the 1930’s and early ‘40’s, with their claims that what was going on elsewhere in the world was of no concern to the people of this country, is PRECISELY what led to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor while America slept. It’s also the exact cause of the 9/11 attacks, the result of America’s thumbing its nose at world opinion, the antagonizing of our potential adversaries and the alienation of our allies.
The reason there’s never been a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians is because each side still thinks, on some primitive level, that one day it will wake up one morning to find the other side—all the Palestinians, or all the Israelis—mysteriously gone. Vanished. Common sense tells one that that can, and will, never happen, yet Americans also imagine that all the Muslims who might conceivably threaten this country will also disappear, and that those who were being recruited, precisely on the basis of anger over the U.S.’s demonization of Muslims and Islam, don’t matter, and that this country’s arrogance is a virtue, and not a failing.
I have news for you: unacknowledged and uncorrected failings bring down societies more surely than any military assault. It’s YOU, and people like you, who’ll be responsible for the downfall of American civilization. YOU are the unwitting Trojan Horse out of whose wooden belly the enemies of this nation will drop to bring it to wrack and ruin.
Icepick, ever heard of saying what you mean and meaning what you say? Gezackley what do you mean by your cryptic comments “wait until you wake up Nov. 3rd” and “I think a lot of Americans have grown up in the last 18 months”? Is this some smarmy way of gloating about election results that have yet to be counted?
Regardless of how gullible and stupid (and need I say selfish and xenophobic) my fellow citizens may turn out to be, I’ll awake Nov. 3rd having performed my duties as a poll clerk at a polling place nearby, unless I’ve miraculously landed a day job before then that precludes that. (At present, not bloody likely.) And regardless of my fellow citizens’ potential idiocy, I know I’ll have voted my clear and informed conscience while performing my Los Angeles County-delegated duties in the polling place.
You get what you pay for. If you think (potential) Speaker John “Spray-Tan” Boehner and Sen. Majority Leader Mitch “Lizard Lips” McConnell will lead us to paradise by reverting to the failed policies of the Newt Gingrich/Koch Brothers cabal, I suspect I’ll hardly be alone in rueing the outcome of this fall’s election. Ever heard of buyer’s remorse? This will be more like “caveat emptor” remorse, because the people foolish enough to replace the majorities in Congress with Republicons OUGHT TO KNOW BETTER.
Gloat about THAT as Peter King gets another tax cut for the Koch Brothers, AT YOUR EXPENSE (and billable to the PRC, natch).
“Icepick” -I like that better than “Iceman.”
The only sensible thing JB has said on this thread.
His comtempuous attitude towards his “gullible” “stupid” “selfish” fellow citizens mirrors the man in the White House. And let’s not forget he also blamed the U.S, in part for 9/11, which is in line with Iman Rauf. Good company indeed, and also the reason (beyond the bad economy) that the democrats are going to suffer a historic defeat in 48 days.
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