Gibbs on Ground Zero mosque: I’m not going to meddle in local decisions

posted at 8:03 pm on August 3, 2010 by Allahpundit

A nice long punt on today’s decision not to block the new Muslim cultural center two blocks north of Ground Zero by landmarking the site. How radioactive has this issue become? Well, not only is this a rare case of an Obamite wanting to defer to local government, but Gibbsy takes the possibly unprecedented step of favorably citing Bush in order to deflect the question. It’s a surprising cop-out given (a) the beating Obama’s taken from the left in the wake of the Sherrod affair for not speaking out against those darned wingnuts, (b) the fact that, entirely predictably, this has now become a bona fide Teachable Moment on tolerance which The One, one would think, is expected to get in on, and (c) we are, after all, talking about something related to Ground Zero here. Someone must have looked at the polls this morning and figured that weighing in would achieve nothing. Smart move.

Notwithstanding my own opposition to the mosque, I’m glad they didn’t landmark the site. It was a transparent attempt to nullify the owner’s free exercise right, which, as with any right, exists even though it’s exercised in an obnoxious, provocative way. If Rauf wants to set up shop near Ground Zero in the name of “dialogue” despite the fact that, thanks to this clusterfark, everyone is now angrier and less amenable to dialogue than they were before it started, that’s his prerogative, and it’ll also be the mosque’s legacy. Which, I think, is precisely what assimilationists like Zuhdi Jasser were worried about in deciding to oppose it. I leave you with this piece from Dorothy Rabinowitz on the insufferable liberal sneering which has, inevitably, come to characterize this debate, embodied in the person of condescending cretin Mike Bloomberg. He’s deeply opposed to demagoguery, you know, except when he’s idly wondering whether an angry health-care protester might be responsible for the bomb in Times Square.


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Not going to meddle? Starting when?

Steven on August 3, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Nothing else has been a local issue regarding this regime, regarding the mosque/cultural center another step towards Sharia law has just begun.

fourdeucer on August 3, 2010 at 8:09 PM

If only this administration would defer the new Arizona laws regarding illegals to local officials.

JetBoy on August 3, 2010 at 8:09 PM

Gibbs on Ground Zero mosque: I’m not going to meddle in local decisions

1st time in 18 months, will wonders never cease?


imho, I agree with Bill Kristol from tonight’s special report, I can’t see this being built at all…

cmsinaz on August 3, 2010 at 8:10 PM

O/T
=====================

The Solar winds almost jumped up to 600,
they were at 300 or so around 3:00PM!!!!!!!!

At 23:47 UT
Speed: 561 km/s
Density: 13.32 p/cm3

http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/home.html

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:10 PM

How could you guys give that man a third term as mayor? Either Bill Kristol or Charles Krauthammer(Special Report) said it would never get built. They said it won’t be able to get financing or workers. I am not optimistic.

Cindy Munford on August 3, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Except when those decisions are made in AZ.

DFCtomm on August 3, 2010 at 8:11 PM

This IS NOT A LOCAL DECISION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:11 PM

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:10 PM

How were your freedom fries?

Cindy Munford on August 3, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Cindy Munford on August 3, 2010 at 8:10 PM

It was Bill K…
it will get the money, but I wonder who would build it for them?

cmsinaz on August 3, 2010 at 8:12 PM

“I’m not going to meddle in local decisions”

Umm. Can we hold you to that in the future?

MikeknaJ on August 3, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Gibbs is a classless moron. Put him next to the graciousness of Tony Snow or the very professional Dana Perino, and you;d see what we have sunk to. It looks like they just jerked this guy out of a sales job at an appliance store and gave him this job.

malkinmania on August 3, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Tell that to Arizona you friggin’ doughboy moron!

Winebabe on August 3, 2010 at 8:13 PM

All it would take for the mosque to be stymied would be for a real President of the United States to make a strong statement against it.

Barack Obama is not a real President of the United States, in fact, it could be argued that he welcomes the construction of a mosque – the closer to the WTC the better. How ’bout right in the middle of ground zero? He could show up for the laying of the corner stone and do some bowing.

turfmann on August 3, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Gibbs. A man so promiscuous in his opinion is now embracing celibacy?

midlander on August 3, 2010 at 8:14 PM

My friend Mike McGinty died in the Trade Towers… I doubt he would think this is a “local decision”…

Gibbs (tool): please read the bio/link!
Everyone else: at your convenience…
http://memorial.mmc.com/pgBio.asp?ID=181

Khun Joe on August 3, 2010 at 8:14 PM

I’m not going to meddle in local decisions

Gov. Jan Brewer will be pleased to hear that…

right2bright on August 3, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Gibbs on Ground Zero mosque: I’m not going to meddle in local decisions
1st time in 18 months, will wonders never cease?


imho, I agree with Bill Kristol from tonight’s special report, I can’t see this being built at all…

cmsinaz on August 3, 2010 at 8:10 PM

cmsinaz:I agree,either can I.To quote the movie 300,’this
is madness’!!!!!!!:)

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Nothing gets built in NY without labor union approval…probably why nothing ever gets built.

repvoter on August 3, 2010 at 8:15 PM

“Local decisions” like the Arizona law and the “Beer Summit” disgrace, Gibbsy?

You know damn well that Osama Obama wants this mosque to be built. Anything that humiliates, injures and insults America is good to go for the Traitor-in-Chief.

In fact, I’d be surprised if he isn’t invited to lay the cornerstone, and brings a big sack of federal cash with him to make his lifelong co-religionists happy.

MrScribbler on August 3, 2010 at 8:15 PM

I was hunting around for some info on the board members and discovered something quite interesting. This one is facebook friends with Wade Rathke.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000547219675&ref=search

Talk about an unholy alliance.

Connie on August 3, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Does not want to meddle in local matters

KSM trial will be held in NYC when the public and Mayor did not want it there. Is that considered meddling? Arizona is trying to protect its citizens, LOCALLY, and he steps in to stop it. Is that meddling? He jumped right into the local matter concerning the police arresting Gates. Is that meddling? Just a few off the top of my head.

bluemarlin on August 3, 2010 at 8:15 PM

I’m not going to meddle in local decisions

What was the beer summit for?

right2bright on August 3, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Cambridge, MA , Arizona, Philadelphia (voter intimidation), Sherrod, etc. were or are local issues. What’s the problem, Hussein the Skinny-ass?

LarryG on August 3, 2010 at 8:16 PM

I’m not going to meddle in local decisions

Tell that to Las Vegas…

right2bright on August 3, 2010 at 8:16 PM

cmsinaz:I agree,either can I.To quote the movie 300,’this
is madness’!!!!!!!:)

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:14 PM

indeed!

cmsinaz on August 3, 2010 at 8:16 PM

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:10 PM

thanks for the linky :)

cmsinaz on August 3, 2010 at 8:17 PM

It is local, but Barry is seriously considering it as one of his stimulation projects.

bayview on August 3, 2010 at 8:18 PM

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Can we see anything tonight from this? I heard someone on the radio talk about a light show.

IrishEi on August 3, 2010 at 8:18 PM

It depends on the definition of ‘local’.

listens2glenn on August 3, 2010 at 8:19 PM

This from the mouth piece for Barack “I don’t meddle in local decisions unless I don’t like the decision” Obama.

BobMbx on August 3, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Jan Brewer was unavailable for comment.

JammieWearingFool on August 3, 2010 at 8:19 PM

cmsinaz:I agree,either can I.To quote the movie 300,’this
is madness’!!!!!!!:)

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:14 PM

If it is built, this one from Red October with a modification added in.

“You arrogant ass(es), you killed US!”

bluemarlin on August 3, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Can we build a Synagogue in Mecca now?

This is really a shameful time for our nation. What’s next, a memorial to the Japanese suicide bombers in Pearl Harbor?

Our country is dire need of dewussification.

BruthaMan on August 3, 2010 at 8:21 PM

I would be a lot less concerned about this were I more confident that after the mosque was built that the United States would be more resistant to creeping Sharia.

Did the southeast ever get rid of Kudzu?

If we can’t eradicate an invasive plant how will we ever counter an invasive ideology, or an unarmed invasion of refugees said to be fleeing poverty?

Skandia Recluse on August 3, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Gibbs.. meddling.. hmmmm

“There are NO Tanks here” You see tanks in the background.

upinak on August 3, 2010 at 8:21 PM

cmsinaz on August 3, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Yes, I think the money will come from “out of town” and although I wish I could envision workers refusing the job, I don’t see it. Times are tough and NYC is a very liberal place.

Cindy Munford on August 3, 2010 at 8:22 PM

“You arrogant ass(es), you killed US!”

bluemarlin on August 3, 2010 at 8:20 PM

good one!

cmsinaz on August 3, 2010 at 8:22 PM

cmsinaz:I agree,either can I.To quote the movie 300,’this
is madness’!!!!!!!:)

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:14 PM


This is SPARTA!

upinak on August 3, 2010 at 8:22 PM

Me and my doctor is about as local as it gets.

Electrongod on August 3, 2010 at 8:23 PM

If there is a way to destroy local opposition to federal policies (allegations of racism, for example), then we will do it. For example, there are racist cops in Boston and Arizona. Otherwise, we absolutely do not meddle in local State matters.

GTR640 on August 3, 2010 at 8:24 PM

Someone is acting stupidly. Clearly.

BKeyser on August 3, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Cindy Munford on August 3, 2010 at 8:22 PM

good point…

cmsinaz on August 3, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Leadership…

d1carter on August 3, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Now Bill O has freaking CAIR spokesman on speaking about this. Why does anyone give CAIR the time of day with their history? Unendited co-conspirators if I remember correctly.

bluemarlin on August 3, 2010 at 8:28 PM

Hey Gibbs,

Is it any wonder that whenever you come home to visit, you sneak in and sneak out of town like a snake.

AubieJon on August 3, 2010 at 8:28 PM

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:10 PM
=========================
thanks for the linky :)

cmsinaz on August 3, 2010 at 8:17 PM

cmsinaz:Your welcome,I`ve got alot of Solar links,were
going to get hit somewhere later tonight,and a
Solar Winds monitoring said,four waves blew off
the Sun,hopefully we won`t lose any satellites,
ACE is a million miles out from the sun,it would
be the first to get fried,it holding its own!!:)

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:29 PM

And O’Reilly once again utterly blows it on the Ground Zero mosque issue

… he’s got that CAIR bastard Nihad Awad on again, speaking his soft poison.

CAIR is a FRONT GRUP OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, OREILLY, YOU GODDAMNED DIPSH1T.
EVERY minute of airtime you give them advances their Jihad agenda. THEY ARE LIARS. THEY ARE THE ENEMY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION. THEY WOULD KILL YOU IF THEY COULD GET AWAY WITH IT.

rayra on August 3, 2010 at 8:29 PM

bluemarlin on August 3, 2010 at 8:28 PM

WHY BOR??? WHY???

cmsinaz on August 3, 2010 at 8:29 PM

cmsinaz:Your welcome,I`ve got alot of Solar links,were
going to get hit somewhere later tonight,and a
Solar Winds monitoring said,four waves blew off
the Sun,hopefully we won`t lose any satellites,
ACE is a million miles out from the sun,it would
be the first to get fried,it holding its own!!:)

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:29 PM

Seen any predictions on what the effect might be?

sharrukin on August 3, 2010 at 8:30 PM

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:29 PM

keep us posted :)

cmsinaz on August 3, 2010 at 8:31 PM

Cordoba

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2010 at 8:34 PM

this whole Mosque-at-Ground-Zero thing is the most bizarre thing I’ve ever seen in America.

one thing though – this will anger people – even ordinary people who are not political junkies. their WTF factor will be so big that there’s a friggen mosque next door to WTC, that the collective negative feelings towards Islam and Muslims will increase.

AlexB on August 3, 2010 at 8:34 PM

WHY BOR??? WHY???

cmsinaz on August 3, 2010 at 8:29 PM

Why does he do it, he is an idiot! Why was I watching, I am going to go with the same reason, I am an idiot for turning that on.

bluemarlin on August 3, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Imam paid $4.85M for Ground Zero mosque – in CASH!

Where did imam Faisal, who called America and Christians the first terrorists and whose wife is on an advisory team for the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, come up with $4.85 million in cash? And where will he get the $150 million to build an Islamic mecca

http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2009/12/16/imam-bought-ground-zero-mosque-for-4-85m-cash/
====================================

Reminds me of a one-way airline ticket!!

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:34 PM

This is really a shameful time for our nation. What’s next, a memorial to the Japanese suicide bombers in Pearl Harbor?

BruthaMan on August 3, 2010 at 8:21 PM

There are probably several Shinto shrines on Oahu, and Shinto ceremonies were an integral part of the Japanese kamikaze preparation.

dedalus on August 3, 2010 at 8:34 PM

A mosque at Ground Zero …

… Why did the Marines plant an American Flag at the top of Mt. Surabachi?

Tony737 on August 3, 2010 at 8:35 PM

bluemarlin on August 3, 2010 at 8:34 PM

don’t fret…every once in awhile, I’ll watch him, then he gets too tabloidy for me…

cmsinaz on August 3, 2010 at 8:37 PM

I think the money will come from “out of town”
Cindy Munford on August 3, 2010 at 8:22 PM

Every drop of Saudi oil will help fund this thing and every drop of American blood spilled will be desecrated if it is built.

fourdeucer on August 3, 2010 at 8:37 PM

Funny… Obama seems to have no problems telling Israel where and what it should build in Jerusalem.

Phoenician on August 3, 2010 at 8:38 PM

There are probably several Shinto shrines on Oahu, and Shinto ceremonies were an integral part of the Japanese kamikaze preparation.

dedalus on August 3, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Are they crossing shadows with the USS Arizona memorial? Are they 13 stories high?

bluemarlin on August 3, 2010 at 8:39 PM

one thing though – this will anger people – even ordinary people who are not political junkies. their WTF factor will be so big that there’s a friggen mosque next door to WTC, that the collective negative feelings towards Islam and Muslims will increase.

AlexB on August 3, 2010 at 8:34 PM

correct, this is not a ‘local’ issue, this is a national issue…this maybe the straw that breaks the camel’s back..

cmsinaz on August 3, 2010 at 8:39 PM

Funny… Obama seems to have no problems telling Israel where and what it should build in Jerusalem.

Phoenician on August 3, 2010 at 8:38 PM

+1
excellent point

cmsinaz on August 3, 2010 at 8:40 PM

EVERY minute of airtime you give them advances their Jihad agenda. THEY ARE LIARS. THEY ARE THE ENEMY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION. THEY WOULD KILL YOU IF THEY COULD GET AWAY WITH IT.

rayra on August 3, 2010 at 8:29 PM

Fox news has been talalified.
BOR is just towing the company line.
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=47771

macncheez on August 3, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Funny… Obama seems to have no problems telling Israel where and what it should build in Jerusalem.
Phoenician on August 3, 2010 at 8:38 PM

Bingo

macncheez on August 3, 2010 at 8:44 PM

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:29 PM
keep us posted :)

cmsinaz on August 3, 2010 at 8:31 PM

cmsinaz: Yup,Europe reporting in!!:)
=============================================
CME IMPACT! The first of possibly two incoming CMEs hit Earth’s magnetic field today at approximately 1730 UT (1:30 pm EDT). As a result of the impact, a polar geomagnetic storm is brewing. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras after nightfall.

UPDATE: Northern Lights are being sighted now in Europe. Jesper Grønne sends this picture from Denmark (latitude +56 degrees):

COMPLEX ERUPTION ON THE SUN:

http://www.spaceweather.com/
====================================

THE ACE SCIENCE CENTER

http://www.srl.caltech.edu/ACE/ASC/index.html
———————–

Current Space Weather Conditions

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:45 PM

I wish somebody would ask this imam, on live national tv, why is it called “Cordoba” … when his answer is feel-good taqqiya bullshiite, they bring out Robert Spencer to explain how Cordoba was the capital of an islamic caliphate in Spain … ooops, did I say Spain? I meant to say Andalucia.

Tony737 on August 3, 2010 at 8:46 PM

Worst part about this travesty is that this mosque will probably be finished before the towers are completed.

Lance Murdock on August 3, 2010 at 8:46 PM

CanOpFor, you’ll have a better view of it up there in the Great White North, eh?

Tony737 on August 3, 2010 at 8:48 PM

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:45 PM

cool beans!

I don’t think we will see anything here in AZ, but will pop my head outside every once in awhile

cmsinaz on August 3, 2010 at 8:48 PM

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:10 PM
==============
How were your freedom fries?

Cindy Munford on August 3, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Cindy Munford: Not bad,but,not the best potatoes tho,
vinegar,salt,katchup,thanks for asking!:)

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:48 PM

If they build the mosque there, I hope some enterprising restaurateurs will open up several pork rib joints and perhaps throw in a topless bar or two.

carbon_footprint on August 3, 2010 at 8:50 PM

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:45 PM

wishful thinking on my part…

cmsinaz on August 3, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Obama is remaining loyal to his Muslim roots. Didn’t have a problem meddling in Az. Didn’t have a problem meddling in the arrest of his buddy in Mass. when he without the facts,called the local policeman stupid. It would not surprise me if he is the guest of honor at the ground breaking of the mosque. One thing that this Administration excels in- is Hypocrisy.

flintstone on August 3, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Lance Murdock on August 3, 2010 at 8:46 PM

Don’t count on it.. they have a long way to go in terms of permits etc… I don’t think they have received the funds yet and the Tower is already underway.

They have yet to bring down the existing structure.

lexhamfox on August 3, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Be interesting to see what NEW YORK construction firms, unions and supply companies BID on this job.

And what their rational will be.

Or will the mosque ‘suddenly appear’ from nothing?

GarandFan on August 3, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Change of policy–starting when that question was asked.

jeanie on August 3, 2010 at 8:52 PM

CanOpFor,

you’ll have a better view of it up there in the Great White North, eh?

Tony737 on August 3, 2010 at 8:48 PM

Tony737: I hope so,but from what I understand,it might be
a biggy,if it is seen down to say Texas,then we
will have got’n walloped!!

Hey,if your flying,I heard it could be like getting
an x-ray or two,if your up there in altitude!!:)

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:52 PM

If they build the mosque there, I hope some enterprising restaurateurs will open up several pork rib joints and perhaps throw in a topless bar or two.

carbon_footprint on August 3, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Likes this!

bluemarlin on August 3, 2010 at 8:54 PM

Hey,if your flying,I heard it could be like getting
an x-ray or two,if your up there in altitude!!:)
-CanOp

I’m safely at home, waiting for the big light show to start. I hope it begins before my daughter falls asleep, i want her to see it (she wants to be an astronaut!)

Tony737 on August 3, 2010 at 8:55 PM

if it is seen down to say Texas,then we
will have got’n walloped!!

Hey,if your flying,I heard it could be like getting
an x-ray or two,if your up there in altitude!!:)

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:52 PM

I will break out the telescope to keep checking down here in San Antonio.

bluemarlin on August 3, 2010 at 8:56 PM

Serious question: Does anyone like Gibbs?

Were I on the left, I’d hate him for making us look bad, and because, well, he’s a sneering jackass. Does his own mother like him?

Good Solid B-Plus on August 3, 2010 at 8:56 PM

Dorothy Rabinowitz tears the mask of phony piety away from the dhimmis and cowards.

onlineanalyst on August 3, 2010 at 8:56 PM

A nice long punt on today’s decision not to block the new Muslim cultural center two blocks north of Ground Zero by landmarking the site.

Sorry. Gibbs shanked it out of bounds 10 yards beyond the line of scrimmage. He’s a gutless wonder.

BuckeyeSam on August 3, 2010 at 8:57 PM

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:45 PM
======================
wishful thinking on my part…

cmsinaz on August 3, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Cmsinaz: Its just starting to get dark,and this is wierd,
I just stepped outside,and two squadrons of about
twenty Canadian Geese each were flying at about
200 feet,yacking like crazy,making a bee-line
South,as I am typing there probably already across
the Michigan border!!:)

AllahPundit,I apologize for being so off topic!:)

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:57 PM

lexhamfox on August 3, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Well I hope so. But I wouldn’t be surprised if somehow, those NYC permits get ‘expedited,’ just so that libs can rub it in our faces.

Lance Murdock on August 3, 2010 at 8:58 PM

They are NOT punting. They LIKE the decision… same as they are doing with sanctuary cities. They are not taking away the ability of the sanctuary cities to determine their policy because they like that policy.

UnderstandingisPower on August 3, 2010 at 8:59 PM

fourdeucer on August 3, 2010 at 8:37 PM

You know darn well it will be the lasting symbol of their first victory in the war against us. And I can’t believe that the administration is ignorant of the symbolic pride it will engender. The only hope I have is that they can’t seem to get anything built at Ground Zero, maybe it will be the same here although a speedy build will just be another slap in the face.

Cindy Munford on August 3, 2010 at 8:59 PM

This is SPARTA!

upinak on August 3, 2010 at 8:22 PM

upinak:)

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 9:00 PM

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:57 PM

ruh roh

cmsinaz on August 3, 2010 at 9:02 PM

Hey,if your flying,I heard it could be like getting
an x-ray or two,if your up there in altitude!!:) -CanOp

I’m safely at home, waiting for the big light show to start. I hope it begins before my daughter falls asleep, i want her to see it (she wants to be an astronaut!)

Tony737 on August 3, 2010 at 8:55 PM

Tony737: An astronaut,now that is cool,and so sweet,thats
great Tony,they said the full-force around early
on the 4th,keeping my fingers crossed!:)
=======================================================

Heres cloud cover for North America!!

Crap,I’ve got clouds moving in!

http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Cindy Munford on August 3, 2010 at 8:59 PM

Can you even imagine being within earshot when 5 times a day the islamists are called to prayer?

fourdeucer on August 3, 2010 at 9:08 PM

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 8:57 PM
==============
ruh roh

cmsinaz on August 3, 2010 at 9:02 PM

cmsinaz:)

canopfor on August 3, 2010 at 9:11 PM

fourdeucer on August 3, 2010 at 9:08 PM

If I wasn’t so cynical about this particular location I could probably ignore it but it would be like salt in an open wound.

Cindy Munford on August 3, 2010 at 9:11 PM

Completely and utterly laughable after the AZ deal. This administration is a joke. Pssst Gibsy the 911 attacks were directed at every single one of us.

CWforFreedom on August 3, 2010 at 9:12 PM

If I wasn’t so cynical about this particular location I could probably ignore it but it would be like salt in an open wound.

Cindy Munford on August 3, 2010 at 9:11 PM

You’re not cynical Cindy, you just recognize and understand that evil exists and what form it represents in these days.

thomasaur on August 3, 2010 at 9:13 PM

This Administration doesn’t involve itself in local affairs?

Two words, Gibbs:

BEER SUMMIT. And that’s just the most obvious example.

You lie.

Good Lt on August 3, 2010 at 9:14 PM

Be interesting to see what NEW YORK construction firms, unions and supply companies BID on this job.

And what their rational will be.

Or will the mosque ’suddenly appear’ from nothing?

GarandFan on August 3, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Not sure this will be a problem. One of the zoning board members, Roberta Brandes Gratz, is facebook pals with Wade Rathke.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000547219675&ref=search

Connie on August 3, 2010 at 9:18 PM

BEER SMEAR SUMMIT.

Good Lt on August 3, 2010 at 9:14 PM

I wish and hope and pray that New Yorkers rise against this, in some way.

That includes you, AP… we want pictures of you protesting!

=P

Ugly on August 3, 2010 at 9:18 PM

If I wasn’t so cynical about this particular location I could probably ignore it but it would be like salt in an open wound.

Cindy Munford on August 3, 2010 at 9:11 PM

You’re right on the money. It’s precisely what you think it symbolizes, as was their intent. This is going to sting…and they know it (at the very least).

Bee on August 3, 2010 at 9:26 PM

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