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August 27, 2010

The 9/11 Victory Parade Ground Zero Gay Marriage Saddam Hussein Obama Super-Allah Al Qaeda Mosque

Filed under: Uncategorized — mikeshotgun @ 10:14 am

Haven’t weighed in on this particular August furore, but given its daily segments on everything everywhere, I figured I’d endorse Roger Ebert’s take. In particular, I like number 9:

9. I find hope in the words of two American strippers interviewed by the Wall Street Journal. Cassandra, who works at New York Dolls, just around the corner from the proposed community center, said she worried that calls to prayer might wake up the neighbors. The WSJ writes: “But when she was told that the organizers aren’t planning loudspeakers, she said she didn’t have a problem with the project: ‘I don’t know what the big deal is. It’s freedom of religion, you know?'”

Chris works in the Pussycat Lounge, even closer to the site. When the airplanes struck the World Trade Center, Chris became a Red Cross volunteer working with survivors. The WSJ writes she “sat on a barstool in a tiny, shiny red dress and defended Park51. ‘They’re not building a mosque in the World Trade Center. It’s all good. You have your synagogues and your churches. And you have a mosque.'” Chris lost eight of her friends on Sept. 11, 2001, firefighters from the Brooklyn firehouse she lived next to at the time, but “the people who did it are not going to the mosque.”

Cassandra and Chris reflect American values more instinctively and correctly on this issue, let it be said, than Sarah Palin, Howard Dean, Newt Gingrich, Harry Reid and Rudy Giuliani, who should know better.

I guess Cassandra and Chris have read the US constitution. Maybe one of them can be the next Supreme Court Nominee. They’d do a better job than Roberts or Alito and would probably sail through the confirmation process

Seriously though, read the whole thing. It’s not just about strippers.

Cross-posted at Something Quotable

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