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Brief Thoughts for the Week of 2010-09-17

Friday, September 17th, 2010
  • Martin Luther King would be a Tea Party member if he were alive today! http://bit.ly/dDnVfh #
  • Marc Ambinder gets a lot right on principles in dealing with the 'Ground Zero Mosque' and Qur'an burning. http://bit.ly/bB0W7H #
  • On @Park51 & Qur'an burning, @marcambinder: Mainly, I agree but wouldn't this incentivize those hurt to make themselves heard by harming? #

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Brief Thoughts for the Week of 2010-09-03

Friday, September 3rd, 2010
  • True Story. http://bit.ly/9aKrI4 #
  • The Onion hews closely to reality with "Man Already Knows Everything He Needs To Know About Muslims" http://onion.com/9D0ycc #
  • I remember reading Reagan wasn't woken up by staff as they made decisions re. mdnght Latin Am coup. Can't find info now. Anyone help me out? #

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Protesters Bring Missiles to Ground Zero

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

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With a closeup of the sign:

Rachel Slajda of Talking Points Memo reports that the missiles seen being dragged around Ground Zero have been donated by an ad agency that recommissions missiles for advertising purposes.

One of the websites listed on the missiles — WhatDoYouMakeOfThis.com — is an error-filled diatribe by the owner of the ad agency, JetAngel, Arye Sachs. He repeats a number of the errors I tried to correct in my piece on “Fighting the Lies, Damned Lies, and Paranoia” about Cordoba House. On the positive side, the poll on his site shows majority support for what he insists on calling the ‘Ground Zero Mosque.”

Can we agree that the circus atmosphere and blatant bigotry of these protests disrespects the sacred ground near Ground Zero far more than a community center and mosque run by a patriotic Sufi Muslim?

[First set of images found on LGF; second image on Gawker by Mark Borden of Fast Company.]

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