Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ten things more dangerous than The Ground Zero Mosque

Here's a quick listing of all the things I can quickly think of that are more dangerous than a mosque a couple of blocks from the World Trade Center site.  IMHO, all of these are a much greater threat to your physical and economic well-being than the Ground Zero Wedge Issue.   

1.  Your Friendly Neighborhood Swat Team - They're starting to show up at the wrong houses, based on bad info, for ridiculous reasons.  Then if you're lucky the worst thing they do is shoot your dogs. 

2.  Democrats - Their Senators and Representatives want to get between you and your doctor with ObamaCare.  They want more of your money to give to their constituents. 

3.  Republicans - Their Senators and Representatives have no intention of repealing ObamaCare, otherwise we would have seen a "Contract With America" campaign based on doing so.  They want more of your money to give to their constituents. 

4.  Saudi Arabia - To name just one.  Almost all of the 9-11 terrorists were from Saudi Arabia.  After 9-11, we invaded Iraq and Afghanistan. 

5.  American military bases - They're costing us a fortune, advocates claim that they're for defensive purposes on American soil, and yet if a disgruntled Major wants to go on a shooting spree in the middle of one of them, nobody can find a gun to use in self-defense.  That's a great use of your money, isn't it?  Plus we have soldiers in 135 other countries.  How would you feel about a Mexican military base in the middle of Dallas?  Would it irritate you?  Would it make you want to take up arms against the Mexican invader?   

6.  The Federal Reserve - The Dems and Republicans are on a spending spree like none other the world has ever seen.  How are we going to pay for it?  We're going to print our way out of debt.  Your dollars are about to be worth a quarter.  Unfortunately, this is hard to understand and is boring.  Muslims in Manhattan are easy to see, and they typically dress differently.  Great target for politicians who need a distraction.     

7.  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - They're still getting people into houses that they can't afford, with almost no down payment required.  But it's ok if they default.  Fannie and Freddie are there to step in and make it all ok between the borrower and the bank.  (Using your money, of course.)

8.  Our insane drug prohibition laws - The Texas/Mexico border is a very dangerous place because Mexican drug cartels are fighting each other for control of the drug corridor.  Our border with Canada, however, is perfectly safe.  But back during the era of alcohol prohibition, the U.S./Canada border was a very dangerous place because bootleggers were fighting each other for control of the moonshine corridor.  Prohibition equals violence. 

9.  The other million or so Mosques, meeting rooms, houses and apartments within 20 miles of Ground Zero - There are already 9 Mosques in Manhattan, and I can promise you that the CIA and FBI have them infested with more bugs than the Iraqi embassy.  If the bad guys are going to meet someplace to plot another attack on the U.S., it ain't going to be at the Ground Zero Mosque. 

10.  People who don't understand Liberty - Free Speech, Gun Rights, Freedom Of Assembly, and Property Rights aren't things that we vote on.  They are things that we protect.  We shouldn't even have to think about it.  If our Muslim friends want to show up on their property (a couple of blocks from the World Trade Center site) so they can study the writings and ravings of an illiterate pedophile, they should be allowed to do so.   


Harper said...

#11. Changing your blog to white text on a black background which makes one see spots and get migraines.

Nick Rowe said...

Regarding 4, Osama bin Laden CHOSE 15 of 20 hijackers from Saudi Arabia because he intended to drive a wedge between us and Saudi Arabia. His ultimate goal was to incite Saudis to overthrow their government and pu him or his cronies in charge. There's no reason to assist him in his propaganda with the "we attacked the wrong country" nonsense.

Afghanistan was the right country. It was where the attack was planned and controlled. Saudi Arabia had absolutely nothing to do with 911.

After 911 we declared war on state-sponsored muslim terrorists, of which one country was Iraq. No one said (except for initial speculation) that Iraq had anything to do with 911. But it was deeply involved in supporting terrorism throughout the world.

Our strategy was to invade Afghanistan, then Iraq, and then have two massive armies on Iran's borders to force them to capitulate. Undermining the Iraq and Afghan wars has taken all the pressure off Iran, hence they continue to develop nuclear weapons with impunity.

911 proved to us we could not ignore terrorist threats in the far corners of the world as Bill Clinton did during the 90s.

If we aceded to all extreme muslim demands:
- Remove our troops from Saudi Arabia
- Ceased supporting Israel
- Ceased assisting secular or allied monarchal rulers in Islamic countries
- etc

Do you really think they'd cease their attacks on us, our allies, our interests, and innocent people?

Muslims are killing people in dozens of countries, NONE of which are supporting Israel. Islamic extremism is a disease that needs to be eradicated.

I initially supported allowing the NYC mosque. Now I'm not so sure. It's becoming clear the purpose of that particular mosque is not general worship, but a propaganda coup of dancing on American graves. Defiling "holy" places might not bear much significance to us, but it means a LOT to muslims. They have a tradition of building mosques on the sites of conquest. The symbolism DOES matter to tehm, so it should matter to us.

Nick Rowe said...

BTW, I agree the original blog colors were better, not that my yellow on red scheme is any more eye-friendly. I was sticking to the Chicom theme.

The white on black seems too dreary for the tone you set. I see your blog as shedding light on the world and black on white does best, IMHO.

Dr Ralph said...

Let me just suggest that using a black / dark background lowers your overall carbon footprint because your site visitors' monitors use less electricity by blowing fewer photons into the room.

Nick / Harper -- if that doesn't get the white background back, nothing will.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Sometime in the morning, I will go with fire engine red.
Thank you for pointing out the error of my ways.

TarrantLibertyGuy said...

I say go with black print on a black background. If people want to read your stuff, they can highlight the page by dragging their mouse over the page. Make people work for it!

Like Classic Coke vs. New Coke.... I'm going with Classic Coke. Even though I drank New Coke when it was the only one available. Changing to black background won't drive me away!

TarrantLibertyGuy said...

By the way, I'm disagreeing with Nick here... Iraq tended to chase off muslim terrorist groups as they were bad for their existing dictator industry.

Afghanistan was a different story. With regards to that, I'm parroting a quote from the Texas LP Gubernatorial Candidate from the radio the other day.... "War is about going in killing people, breaking stuff, and moving out." Sounds a little callous to many, but was right on, I thought.