Barry Soetoro, also known as Barack Hussein Obama, said Friday night at a dinner marking the evening break of the Muslim Ramadan fast, "that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country. And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances."
In theory and legally, he is correct. However, when you insert sensitivity and wisdom into the equation, things become a bit more emotional and the highly touted phrase "politically and socially correct" should carry some weight on decisions of this nature.
Given the equation that National, State and local governments make laws and ordinances which should be followed and enforced, I propose a series of hypothetical thoughts based on the same rights under the constitution, local laws and ordinances, which Barry Soetoro seems to have taken to heart.
A Question For Prez Barry Soetoro: Based on freedom of religion, local zoning laws and ordinances, and assuming the following proposed construction projects are legally qualified, would you also endorse:
1) A building and memorial site on the grounds of the Pearl Harbor Memorial dedicated to the Japanese Kamikaze fighter pilots who died in that action?
2) A building and memorial site on the grounds of any Holocaust Memorial dedicated to the Nazi storm troopers who died in World War II?
3) That the Ku Klux Klan build a Popeye's Fried Chicken fast food restaurant and watermelon stand next to the headquarters of the N.A.A.C.P. headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland?
While some constitutional rights, combined with Federal, State and local laws and ordinances, may qualify and allow the above proposed construction projects, wisdom and sensitivity would suggest the there would be other suitable sites for such projects. Polls show that the majority of American citizens are against building a mosque on or near Ground Zero in New York City. It seems to me that the Prez's loyalties lean in the opposite direction of the majority of Americans.
The News As I See It: According to U.S. and Iraqi commanders, if the U.S. pulls out of Iraq, their borders will be vulnerable and they won’t be able to stop anyone from entering their country. Hey, join the club.
In the movie "The Expendables," Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger beat up Sylvester Stallone for convincing them to invest in Planet Hollywood. Schwarzenegger was only in the movie for five minutes, but during that five minutes, he achieved more than in all his years as governor. When Schwarzenegger heard the title "The Expendables," he thought it was in reference to California’s teachers.
President Obozo may be willing to meet with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (pronounced "I'm-a-dinner-jacket"). How does that make the governor of Arizona feel? The president won’t meet with her, but a four-foot tall Holocaust-denier in a Members Only jacket? No problem.
The White House is defending President Obozo’s sports activities over the past week, saying that everyone needs leisure time. Thanks to his economic policies, 9.5 percent of Americans have all the leisure time they need. The economy is so bad, the Obozos took their vacation in the United States.
Al-Jazeera's English-speaking channel was nominated for an International Emmy. On the red carpet, Joan Rivers will be like, "Who are you wearing? And why is it ticking?"
The New Orleans Saints recently visited the White House. They presented President Obozo with a Saints jersey with the number 44, in honor of his approval rating.
Health officials in Oregon have shut down a 7-year-old girl's lemonade stand because she didn't have a license. Officials haven't issued a statement yet. They're busy popping balloon animals and stomping on sand castles.
This Date In History: 1777; The Revolutionary War battle of Bennington, Vt., won by American forces. 1829; The original Siamese twins, Eng and Chang, arrived in Boston. 1948; Baseball legend Babe Ruth died in New York City at age 53. 1960; Cyprus, the third-largest island in the Mediterranean, became an independent republic. 1962; Algeria was admitted to the Arab League. 1977; Elvis Presley died at Graceland, his Memphis,Tenn., home, from heart failure at age 42.
Picture Of The Day: It has obviously been a political day and today's pictures reflect the same attitude. On a side note, I couldn't find any decent photoshop pictures which I thought would amuse you. Hey, some days are diamonds and some days I'm stoned....
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) As far as I can tell, there are no prizes for having your shit together. 2) Ever notice that people who spend money on beer, cigarettes, and lottery tickets are always complaining about being broke and not feeling well? 3) Stress is when you wake up screaming and you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet. 4) She said she was approaching forty, and I couldn't help wondering from what direction. 5) I wanna hang a map of the world in my house. Then I'm gonna put pins into all the locations that I've traveled to. But first, I'm gonna have to travel to the top two corners of the map so it won't fall down......and that's five !
Birthdays: George Meany, labor leader 1894, Menachem Begin, Zionist leader and Israeli prime minister (1977–83) 1913, Charles Bukowski, fiction writer 1920 Frank Gifford, football player 1930, Suzanne Farrell, ballet dancer 1945, James Cameron, director 1954 Angela Bassett, actress 1958, Madonna, pop singer and actress 1958. The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar and Grill: Two old guys are pushing their carts around Wal-Mart when they collide. The first guy says to the second guy, "Sorry about that. I'm looking for my wife, and I guess I wasn't paying attention to where I was going." The second guy says, "That's OK. It's a coincidence. I'm looking for my wife, too, and I can't find her and I'm getting a little desperate."
The first guy says, "Well, maybe I can help you find her. What does she look like?" The second guy says, "Well, she is young, tall, with blonde hair, blue eyes, long legs, big firm breasts, and a tight ass. What does your wife look like?" To which the first guy says, "Never mind; let's just look for yours."
While shopping for vacation clothes, an old and and his wife passed a display of bathing suits. It had been at least ten years and twenty pounds since she had even considered buying a bathing suit, so she sought her husband's advice. She asked, "What do you think?" Should I get a bikini or an all-in-one?" Her husband replied, "Better get a bikini, you'd never get it all in one." The Hits Just Keep On Coming: My thanks to my pal Victor for his contribution to today's stories.
Four brothers left home for college, and they became successful doctors and lawyers and prospered. Some years later, they chatted after having dinner together. They discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly mother who lived far away in another city. The first said, "I had a big house built for Mama." The second said, " I had a hundred thousand dollar theater built in the house." The third said, "I had my Mercedes dealer deliver an SL600 to her."
The fourth said, "You know how Mama loved reading the Bible and you know she can't read anymore because she can't see very well. I met this preacher who told me about a parrot that can recite the entire bible. It took twenty preachers 12 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $100,000 a year for twenty years to the church, but it was worth it. Mama just has to name the chapter and verse and the parrot will recite it." The other brothers were impressed.
After the holidays Mom sent out her Thank You notes. She wrote: "Milton, the house you built is so huge. I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house. Thanks anyway." She wrote to Marvin: "Marvin, I am too old to travel. I stay home, I have my groceries delivered, so I never use the Mercedes. The thought was good. Thanks." To Michael she wrote:"Michael, you gave me and expensive theater with Dolby sound, it could hold 50 people, but all of my friends are dead, I've lost my hearing and I'm nearly blind. I'll never use it. Thank you for the gesture just the same."
Her note to Melvin read: "Dearest Melvin, you were the only son to have the good sense to give a little thought to your gift. The chicken was delicious. Thank you." A blonde was driving home after a football game, and got caught in a really bad hailstorm. Her car was covered with dents, so the next day she took it to a repair shop. The shop owner saw that she was a blonde, so he decided to have some fun. He told her just to go home and blow into the tail pipe really hard, and all the dents would pop out.
So, the blonde went home, got down on her hands and knees and started blowing into her car's tailpipe. Nothing happened. She blew a little harder, and still nothing happened. Her roommate, another blonde, came home and said, "What are you doing?" The first blonde told her how the repairman had instructed her to blow into the tailpipe in order to get all the dents to pop out. Her roommate rolled her eyes and said, "Hellooo! You need to roll up the windows." During these serious and trying times, people of all faiths should remember these four great religious truths: 1) Muslims do not recognize Jews as God's chosen people. 2) Jews do not recognize Christ as the Messiah. 3) Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader of the Christian world. 4) Baptists do not recognize each other at Hooters or the Liquor Store.
That's it for today my little hush puppies. Remember the old adage, "One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor." More on Wednesday.
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