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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-10 11:19 PM
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10. Best Cordoba House argument to prove right wing bigotry is this piece by Steve Benen at Washington M
Monthly.com. Here are the best points:

"...But Feisal Abdul Rauf doesn't want a coffee shop or a nightclub. He found a location that used to house a Burlington Coat Factory -- not the Twin Towers -- and he wants to build a community center. The building would include a restaurant, a performing arts center, a place for worship, and a swimming pool. You'll notice that "terrorist training facility" is not included in the description.


For those who want to maintain the pretense that this isn't about religious liberty or discriminating against a minority faith, it's time for at least a shred of intellectual honesty. If the Cordoba House were to include a restaurant, a performing arts center, and a swimming pool -- without a place for worship -- would conservatives be so hysterical?


If the answer is "yes," they'd be every bit as incensed, then it's time to acknowledge that those who are whining incessantly about the community center would have to be just as outraged by the notion of Feisal Abdul Rauf's coffee shop. These are folks who, by all appearances, wouldn't want a Muslim American neighbor building anything in lower Manhattan, which is crazy, illegal, and at odds with how we do things in the United States.


If the answer is "no," they wouldn't be every bit as hysterical, and the inclusion of a place for prayer is what serves as a deal-breaker, then it's time to acknowledge that this has everything to do with religious liberty, and a desire to deny First Amendment protections to faith groups the right holds in contempt..."- Steve Benen at Washington Monthly.com
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  -Keith Olbermann (Monday, 8/16): There is no Ground Zero Mosque Jack Rabbit  Aug-16-10 09:31 PM   #0 
  - That was great.......  Grassy Knoll   Aug-16-10 09:55 PM   #1 
  - Well-done, Keith! +1  Poll_Blind   Aug-16-10 10:09 PM   #2 
  - Hallujah!  Rosa Luxemburg   Aug-16-10 10:24 PM   #3 
  - My Christ that was an excellent commentary  pettypace   Aug-16-10 10:37 PM   #4 
  - I suppose that zoning laws obviously permit houses of worship in the area  Jack Rabbit   Aug-16-10 10:42 PM   #5 
  - the point is  SemperEadem   Aug-17-10 05:30 AM   #19 
  - recommended  me b zola   Aug-16-10 10:47 PM   #6 
  - kick and recommend!! that was truly fantastic!!!  Douglas Carpenter   Aug-16-10 10:59 PM   #7 
  - I know this is petty and nitpicky and maybe even silly, BUT  Tansy_Gold   Aug-16-10 10:59 PM   #8 
  - I can only pronounce it correctly if it is spelled correctly  Jack Rabbit   Aug-16-10 11:07 PM   #9 
  - Kieth's Spanish is lousy  oldhippydude   Aug-16-10 11:37 PM   #14 
     - Actually, Keith's pronunciation was correct.  mwb970   Aug-17-10 05:20 AM   #18 
  - Best Cordoba House argument to prove right wing bigotry is this piece by Steve Benen at Washington M  bjobotts   Aug-16-10 11:19 PM   #10 
  - Excellent.Shows the location to prove how the right has been lying  bjobotts   Aug-16-10 11:22 PM   #11 
     - Shows it as a "Community Center" much like a YMCA and not what Gingrich makes it out to be.  bjobotts   Aug-16-10 11:23 PM   #12 
     - Never forget the names of those who opposed this for they are enemies of democracy  bjobotts   Aug-16-10 11:24 PM   #13 
        - Never forget the names of those who opposed this for they are enemies of democracy  howmad1   Aug-17-10 06:54 PM   #25 
     - unfortunately, I do not think many independents or repubs  demigoddess   Aug-17-10 06:39 PM   #24 
  - K&R  CocaNova   Aug-16-10 11:45 PM   #15 
  - To the West  JJW   Aug-17-10 02:07 AM   #16 
  - One of his finest  shotten99   Aug-17-10 05:01 AM   #17 
  - Thanks for posting this....K and R  Stuart G   Aug-17-10 07:03 AM   #20 
  - TTT  Jack Rabbit   Aug-17-10 12:03 PM   #21 
  - Keith Olbermann Video  Weird Liberal Head   Aug-17-10 03:14 PM   #22 
  - Kickin' and Rec  Joey Kidd   Aug-17-10 04:06 PM   #23 
  - Correct  LatteLibertine   Aug-17-10 08:01 PM   #26 
  - recommended  livingonearth   Aug-17-10 09:05 PM   #27 
  - I can't believe it's taken me so long to come across this. Here's the transcript to make up...  Turborama   Sep-03-10 10:51 AM   #28 
  - How meny Muslims died in the 9/11 attack? and the tea baggers dis honor their memory....  Devil_Fish   Sep-03-10 08:52 PM   #29 
 

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