Lots of Random Things

1. This is possibly the most irresponsible piece of journalism I’ve seen in a long time. Mosques in this state get burnt down for less and Channel 5 is hyping that these folks might be terrorists? If someone gets killed, that’s blood on Channel 5’s head. Speaking of murder, who gives a shit what Maury Davis thinks about whether other people can or should kill folks. His whole career, oh, I mean “ministry” is built on the way he milks his murder.

2. Mansplaining. Heh.

Mansplaining is when a dude tells you, a woman, how to do something you already know how to do, or how you are wrong about something you are actually right about, or miscellaneous and inaccurate “facts” about something you know a hell of a lot more about than he does.

Bonus points if he is explaining how you are wrong about something being sexist!

3. The West Tennessee contingent has started a new blog.

4. If we become 30% Hispanic, we will no longer be America. Good thing that becoming 30% Hispanic is harder than it looks. The soonest you can become 30% Hispanic, by my estimation, is when you have  477218588 of your Great, great, great (thirty greats) grandparents who are Hispanic. No more, no less.  That’s going to take some time.

5. Kleinheider’s column this week is great. Especially the part where he reveals the run-around and buck-passing.


11 thoughts on “Lots of Random Things

  1. can we petition the news agencies to no longer use maury ‘the drama’ davis as some authority on the christian faith.. he’s the embarassing uncle in the family.. not just because he went to jail, but he’s always saying stupid crap & ranting out his ass on issues he has no authority. ugh..

  2. When I clicked on the Channel 5 link, the banner ad above the story was for muslima.com, “the international Muslim matrimonial site.”

  3. Terrible journalism. However, one of the serious threats in the current wars is a homegrown Jihad in the U.S. I’m surprised it hasn’t happened to this point. However, that doesn’t forgive this type of blatant fear mongering. Nor, obviously, should every Muslim group be considered terrorist anymore than every Irish-Catholic priest in the U.S. should be held responsible for the killings in Northern Ireland.

  4. But, NM, I did math! Sure, if we’re talking just roughly 30%, we don’t need anything complicated. But exactly 30%? We’re going to need multiple generations and a strict protocol. Ha ha ha ha.

    Casey, yeah, that’s what I’m getting at. If there is a terrorist training camp, shame on them for teasing it out into some two-day sensationalistic ratings grabber. Call the fucking FBI or something instead.

    But if it’s not (and I think we can all guess that it’s not), it’s playing with these folks’ lives to spend two days playing “let’s guess the terrorist.”

    And maybe I’m wrong, but I have to guess that, at this point, the home-grown threat we’re in danger from are either lone wolves or groups of extremists who don’t look like we stereotypically expect terrorists to look.

    A group of middle-eastern Muslims living in a compound has already attracted the attention of the Feds, long, long ago, I’d reckon.

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  6. “A group of middle-eastern Muslims living in a compound has already attracted the attention of the Feds, long, long ago, I’d reckon.”

    Why would you think that?

    A group of white conservative Christians, OTOH? They’d be ALL over that?

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