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Listen as Keith Olbermann debunks the myths surrounding the community center planned for 45 Park Place, NYC (2-4 blocks away from Ground Zero, depending on how you count "blocks"): the building which has been incorrectly labeled by much of the media and its opponents as "The Ground Zero Mosque".

"There is no training ground for terrorists. There is no insult to the victims of 9-11. There is no tribute to medieval Muslim subjugation of the west. There is, in fact, no 'Ground Zero Mosque'. It isn't a mosque....What is planned for 45 Park Place, NYC is a community center. It's supposed to include a basketball court and a culinary school. It is to be 13 stories tall and the top two stories will be a Muslim prayer space. What a cauldron of terrorism that will be: terrorist chefs and terrorist point guards. [Keith Olbermann]"

My fellow Americans are embarrassing me...again.

Date: 2010-08-19 04:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] n-decisive.livejournal.com
They're embarrassing all of us, and it makes me want to weep. The misinformation on this matter is rivaled only by the spread of the Birther rumors.

Date: 2010-08-19 05:15 pm (UTC)
ext_35267: (Peaceful)
From: [identity profile] wlotus.livejournal.com
I hesitate to ask, but what are the "birther rumors"?

Date: 2010-08-19 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] n-decisive.livejournal.com
Those crazy stories about Obama not having been born in America, having a valid birth certificate, fake SSN, being a Muslim, etc, that are propagated by the "Birther Movement." The worst part of it is that CNN reported yesterday that belief in this crap is growing.

Date: 2010-08-19 06:06 pm (UTC)
ext_35267: (Peaceful)
From: [identity profile] wlotus.livejournal.com
Oh, good lord. I don't believe the man is the right one for the office, but at least my arguments are based on reason!

Date: 2010-08-19 11:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rockbirthedme.livejournal.com
The Birthers completely ignore that John McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone, which means that his citizenship is based purely on the fact that his parents are citizens. Obama's mother was undeniably a citizen, therefore Obama is a citizen even if he was born at the bottom of the Marianas Trench. And Hawaii has confirmed that he was born there; if they're not going to trust the government of Hawaii, there's no talking to them.

Date: 2010-08-19 08:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acoustics1220.livejournal.com
What a cauldron of terrorism that will be: terrorist chefs and terrorist point guards.

LOL I love that line. I think I shall share this with my parents as they think a mosque is being built there.

:D thanks!

Date: 2010-08-19 08:56 pm (UTC)
ext_35267: (Eyes Wide Open)
From: [identity profile] wlotus.livejournal.com
I also like his points about what was done to the native Americans and his question, "So what does that make us, Mr. Gingrinch?" Indeed!

We could all stand to be a lot kinder to one another.

Date: 2010-08-20 12:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verucas-chaos.livejournal.com
Couldn't agree more...

Date: 2010-08-20 04:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] labellerose.livejournal.com
That was amazing-thanks for posting it.


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