I'm Tired of Mosque Talk - Let's Make Fun of Sarah Palin!


Chances are, unless you've been hiding under a rock somewhere or are REALLY good at ignoring most media including magazine covers in line at the store and the ticker tape news they try to squeeze into most TV these days, you've heard about the mosque-cultural center-built-literally-on-the-ashes-of-but-in-reality-two-blocks-away-from-ground-zero mess.

Harris has weighed in.

Hitchens has commented.

PZ kind of talked about it.

Hemant has addressed it.

Pat Condell ranted about it.

So frankly, I'm bored with it. My opinion is that it shouldn't even be an issue. A fully fledged mosque already exists, has existed for decades even closer to ground zero than this one. Seems pretty obvious this is being made into more of an issue than it should be for political reasons - convince people their bigotry isn't bigotry but valid concern and they really will love you for giving them the freedom to be petty and hateful.

Satire is the best remedy for boredom, so here's a nice healthy portion -


PLANS to build a state-of-the-art library next to Republican catastrophe Sarah Palin are causing outrage across mainstream America.

Campaigners have described the project as insensitive and a deliberate act of provocation by people with brains.

The issue is forming a dividing line in advance of November's mid-term congressional elections with candidates being forced to declare whether they have ever been to a library or spoken to someone who has books in their home.

Meanwhile President Obama has caused unease within his own Democratic party by endorsing the library and claiming that not everyone who reads books is responsible for calling Mrs Palin a fuckwit nutjob nightmare of a human being.

But Bill McKay, a leading member of the right-wing Teapot movement, said: "Sarah Palin is a hallowed place for Americans who can't read.

"How is she going to feel knowing that every day there are people going inside a building to find things out for themselves and have thoughts, right in the very shadow of her amazing nipples."

He added: "Our founding fathers intended for every building in this country to be a church containing one book, written by Jesus, that would be read out in a strange voice by an orange man in a shiny suit who would also tell you who you were allowed to kill.

"Building a library next to Mrs Palin is like Pearl Harbour. Or 9/11."

And Wayne Hayes, a pig masseur from Coontree, Virginia, said: "I is so angry right now.

"It's like something is on fire right in the middle of my head. Like I've eaten a real hot chilli, but it's gone up my nose tubes rather than down my ass tubes."

He added: "Would these library lovers allow me to set up a stall next to the Smithsonian Museum and start selling DVDs of bible cartoons as long as it was in accordance with local regulations?

"Oh they would? I see. So is that why they're better than me?"