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Archive for "Jul 31 2007"

Hitch Smacks CAIR Mouthpiece Silly Discussing the Pace Case

Sometimes I may disagree with Hitchens, but anyone dumb enough to cross swords with him deserves every punch in the mouth he delivers if they ain’t packing an honest counter. This Hooper dude was just left flailing around; propping up dumbassed strawmen, and holding up frivolous pieces of paper that could have read “AUTO AUCTION” for I could tell (note to CAIR: “you need a better prop department”).

And then Dennis Prager piled on.

(I’m kind of perplexed by Prager; he seems to draw enormous amounts of heat from the Lefties, but the times I’ve seen him on shows like this (as far as I know, his radio show ain’t available in my parts), and when I’ve read his stuff available online, he comes off as a fairly temperate guy… he’s not a firebreather… why does he draw such vitriol?)

AllahPundit got the video goodness

Pace itself has been caught “nuancing” their association with CAIR:
“Pace University spokesman Chris Corey says the Council on American Islamic Relations had nothing to do with this:

Mr. Corey said university officials have not been contacted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations; however, the New York chapter released a statement commending the New York Police Department “for its appropriate handling of this case” and said the organization is working with the college’s Muslim Student Association and the Association of Muslim American Lawyers “to promote tolerance on the Pace campus.”

“Unfortunately for Mr. Corey, the internet doesn’t forget. He denies that CAIR contacted the university—but the Council on American Islamic Relations participated in a town hall meeting on the school campus about the incident, crowed about it in a press release, and pledged to continue pressuring the school.”

So now then, what do you think would happen if a bane to First Amendment existence like, say, that blowhard dude from the Catholic League, demanded anything from the Pace administration?

I believe their answer would be “shits and giggles.” At least until some True Believer from the Catholic League blew something, or someone, belonging to Pace itself up into the sky so high that it landed near the Brooklyn Bridge and their administration was brought to attention.

Then, Pace would give them an auditorium to spew their shit.

Sorta like when the Towers fell down and washed their death cloud across the Pace campus… The school’s admins got the message.

Fundies Take Over the Courts

from Blender Boy:

Instapundit.com –
THEY TOLD ME THAT IF GEORGE W. BUSH WERE REELECTED WE’D SEE A resurgence of anti-blasphemy laws. And they were right!

Related to the previous piece about the Pace case, it’s getting to be damn ridiculous that because someone does something some other person deems “offensive,” in this case some Muslim(s), the “aggrieved” party has their personal, religious beliefs treated above and beyond the usual norms found in the law.

In the Pace case, the guy swiped a book and dumped it in a toilet and shit on it; crude, juvenile, but as easily defended as a political protest as declared an affront to someone’s religious beliefs. (Light a Bible afire in front of my eyes, I’d probably yawn; try torching a flag? Different story. If you’re sporting dreads, you’ll soon be eating my size tens while I try putting out the fire.) As far as I know, Pace is an establishment of a strictly secular bent, so this guy could not have been “insulting” the religion of the school. (As opposed to, say, Villanova.)

The only real claimant in the Pace case, as far as I can see, was the University itself; it was their book that was stolen and subsequently damaged. No one else should have any standing; any individual or group of students’ sentiments mean jack-diddly shit.

Now, if the University wants to say this was an affront against THEIR beliefs, well then, I wanna see them stand in a courtroom and explain THAT, since any defense attorney worth his bar exam score should be able to eviscerate that kind of crap.

Not the Sharpest Knife in the Drawer

S.I. TEEN ATTEMPTED JEWELRY-STORE XTORSHUN

A bone-headed Staten Island teen who can barely spell has been busted after trying to extort $10,000 from each of nine jewelry stores, authorities said yesterday.

The 15-year-old, whose name is being withheld, sent letters threatening to damage the stores and harm their owners’ families unless the cash – in unmarked 20s and 50s – were paid, the sources said.

“If Law Inforcement [sic] is notified or intervines [sic] . . . you can be sure that not just your store will be harmed but also yuor [sic] family,” the spelling-challenged youth wrote.

“If you wish that no damage or harm come to your store or family you will pay.”

He signed the letters, “Cosa Nostra.”

This is funny on a couple of levels: first, the obvious one, that the kid is an absolute idiot; a shining example of our edumacashun system in action.

The next level is his signature on these shakedown scribblings, because you can bet your bottom dollar that of those nine jewelery stores he targeted, there is at least one (probably more) whose owner “knows people” who have a real claim to that “Cosa Nostra” designation, and while the cops won’t release the kid’s name because of his age, they know his name, address, and frickin’ cell phone number by now, and HIS family is gonna be getting a “visit,” lickety-split.

UPDATE: The Retreat, once again, screws up a story in their own backyard.

What does this “reportage” tell us?

He’s from Sunnyside.
He attends South Richmond (WTF?), is enrolled in Special Ed.
His Mom’s going through a divorce.
He lives on Dudley Avenue.

Christ, why not just draw a friggin’ map to the kid’s front door?

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