“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” - P. J. O’Rourke
“Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money” Margaret Thatcher
I think Playboy should do a spread with women in hijabs.
Then let's have mass demonstrations burning Allah in effigy.
Then school bonfires burning the Quran.
Perhaps then we'll have some laws that prohibit these senseless hate demonstrations when our soldiers are in-country. Don't like giving up what you perceive as your right to free speech? Feel free to pick up a rifle and join the other American soldiers who are giving their lives and limbs protecting your right to be an asshole.
Thank you, Quazi!
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Why not blame the press for giving so much attention to the guy?
I'm not for banning such things; I believe crap like that should just be ignored. Maybe if journalists were a little more responsible, he would be. That some nut wants to burn a book, whatever it is, isn't really pressing news in any context IMO. So if you want to hold the pastor accountable in any way for these deaths, throw in those that gave him his platform too.
This guy makes the Westboro Baptist Church look like John Lennon