Exciting new media angle to Koran-burning story: Pastor went to high school with Rush Limbaugh

posted at 5:08 pm on September 10, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via the Radio Equalizer. Had this meme come from anyone else, I’d assume it was a sly joke on how inane guilt-by-association attacks can be. Turns out, though, that it broke big after being retweeted … by Olbermann. So, oh well.

The Cape Central High School (Missouri) website has the perhaps unsurprising coincidence front and center, noting:

“Rush Limbaugh USED to be Cape Girardeau’s most prominent export. One of his classmates from the Central High School Class of 1969 is dominating the news right now: Terry Jones, the Gainesville, FL, preacher who is threatening to hold an ‘International Burn a Koran Day’ on September 11.”…

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann was one of the first to call attention to the Limbaugh/Jones nexus when he posted news of it on Twitter overnight: ” ‘Rev.’ Terry Jones was classmate of none other than Rush Limbaugh (Cape Central class of ’69). Coincidence?”

Among the big-media outlets that have picked up on this thus far: The Washington Post, USA Today, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which at least can claim a local angle. Even conservative Matt Lewis finds it “weirdly secretive” that Limbaugh didn’t mention the connection before. I’m not sure why, though: What ethical issue is raised by failing to disclose that you went to high school with someone 40 years ago? Frankly, given how Limbaugh enjoys baiting the media, I suspect he would have mentioned it had he remembered going to school with Jones. I’m closer to my H.S. years than Rush is and I can’t remember the names of more than four or five classmates; toss in the fact that Jones’s name is extremely common and that he’s no longer located in Missouri and Limbaugh probably blanked on it entirely.

Even so, I’m proud to do my part in circulating this meme, as it serves as a nifty reductio ad absurdum of the sort of media crap that’s routinely tossed at prominent righties to indict them for others’ bad behavior. (Another case in point: Chris Matthews arguing last night on Hardball that Palin’s kinda sorta to blame for Jones’s interest in the Ground Zero mosque even though (a) she publicly called on Jones to stop the Koran-burning, (b) she mentioned the GZM vis-a-vis the Koran-burning only insofar as it’s another example of people having the right to do something they shouldn’t do, and (c) the media made Jones the star he now is precisely because they wanted to connect him to opponents of the GZM.) Exit quotation from Jim Treacher, who’s looking for a little more meat on the guilt-by-assocation bone: “Terry Jones went to school with Rush Limbaugh, which explains it all. Obama sat in Rev. Wright’s church for decades, which explains nothing.”

Update (Ed): You know, I went to high school with actress Lela Rochon (a fact I didn’t know until years after we both had graduated).  By this standard, it either makes me smokin’ hot, or her a pudgy middle-aged conservative writer.  I’d call that a win-win.


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Exit quotation from Jim Treacher, who’s looking for a little more meat on the guilt-by-assocation bone: “Terry Jones went to school with Rush Limbaugh, which explains it all. Obama sat in Rev. Wright’s church for decades, which explains nothing.”

Thank you Tucker Carlson for having Beer at the office.

Tip a sudsy one, Jimmy T, that right there was worth it.

ted c on September 10, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Wow, better hope that no Al Qaeda went to school with Obama in Pakistan.

WoosterOh on September 10, 2010 at 5:12 PM

This is pretty low.

Esthier on September 10, 2010 at 5:13 PM

Now a picture of Limbaugh & Jones is worth publishing.

- NYT

tommer74 on September 10, 2010 at 5:14 PM

The media is just getting desperate to attach Rush to whatever right wing crazy they can.

They tried it in the past and it didn’t work. What makes them think it will work now?

Conservative Samizdat on September 10, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Yeah, well Dan Patrick closely worked for about 10 years with a smear merchant dishonest hack journalist who attacks people and doesn’t have the decency to allow them on his show to respond.

We can’t hold that against Dan.

SteveMG on September 10, 2010 at 5:16 PM

Rush thinks the left is just hoping they can find a way to get a death sentence fatwa issued against him. They’ll give making that connection their best effort.

RBMN on September 10, 2010 at 5:16 PM

I’m closer to my H.S. years than Rush is and I can’t remember the names of more than four or five classmates; toss in the fact that Jones’s name is extremely common and that he’s no longer located in Missouri and Limbaugh probably blanked on it entirely.

I graduated high school 8 years ago… and I could only name 5 or so people off the top of my head. But I could recognize/remember 90% looking through a yearbook…

ninjapirate on September 10, 2010 at 5:16 PM

Rush said today that there were about “2,000″ in his graduating class.

kingsjester on September 10, 2010 at 5:16 PM

Also members of the Cape Girardeau Class of 1969? Stalin, Hitler, Mao and Pol Pot. Coincidence???????? Shame on you, Rush! Shame!

Good Solid B-Plus on September 10, 2010 at 5:16 PM

obama went to school with muslims…does that make him a muslim at heart?

ok, maybe a bad analogy.

DrW on September 10, 2010 at 5:17 PM

So this is a forty year old plot?

Excellent

rbj on September 10, 2010 at 5:17 PM

Limbaugh and Jones went to same high school … explosive news story.

Obama attending the “church” of Marxist Wright for twenty years … *yawn*

darwin on September 10, 2010 at 5:18 PM

I graduated high school 8 years ago… and I could only name 5 or so people off the top of my head. But I could recognize/remember 90% looking through a yearbook…

ninjapirate on September 10, 2010 at 5:16 PM

When you get close to a point, please make it.

PackerBronco on September 10, 2010 at 5:18 PM

Nancy Pelosi now wants a congressional investigation into the Limbaugh-Jones Nexus.

Bill Ramey on September 10, 2010 at 5:19 PM

I listened to Rush go over all this today, had me laughing pretty hard about it all.

Hog Wild on September 10, 2010 at 5:19 PM

Oh, and that connection between Weatherman bomber Bill Ayers and the President of the United States?

Don’t bother to Tweet it.

Stepan on September 10, 2010 at 5:20 PM

This is beyond stupid.

The folks who glob onto this little gem should feel like idiots for even considering a connection.

But if they voted for Obama, I guess it figures.

tru2tx on September 10, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Who else cares to see where Jones earned his university degrees?

I’d be surprised if he actually earned his accredited degrees in theology from a university.

maverick muse on September 10, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Well, I went to school with Rush Limbaugh and Terry Jones. I even ran for class president (didn’t win). I didn’t know either one of them.

davo on September 10, 2010 at 5:22 PM

It’a also been the top story at Memeorandum all day.

I went to school with Sue Sarandon. I loaned her a typewriter that she broke and never fixed. We are not friends, even tho I was terribly distraught at her breakup with Tim Robbins. /sarc

Oh, please.

marybel on September 10, 2010 at 5:22 PM

I graduated with a stoner who tried to kung fu Dr. Adrian Rogers up on the pulpit one Sunday morning years later. Oh Laudy, I guess I’m a psycho, too…watasec…don’t answer that.

kingsjester on September 10, 2010 at 5:25 PM

There’s a lot of folks I went to high school with. Couple of them are Ronulans, a couple are conservative, and a few liberals. Apropos of nothing.

Like this story.

Sekhmet on September 10, 2010 at 5:25 PM

I had a Cindy Crawford poster once….?….

maybe?

ted c on September 10, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Who wants to bet on whether the gz imam and Obama were classmates?

GardenGnome on September 10, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Jones thought he could play Nazi preacher in Germany.

Terry Jones, first became involved with each other as leaders in the Maranatha Campus Ministries. Jones founded and led the Christliche Gemeinde Köln (CGK), a church in Cologne, Germany, from 1981 to 2008 which was initially a branch of the Maranatha Campus Ministries and a sister church to Dove World. For a time, Jones served as the part-time pastor of the Florida church, and as the head of the Cologne church. A leader of the Cologne church said “He (Jones) didn’t project the biblical values and Christianity, but always made himself the center of everything.” German press agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported that church members said Jones ran the Cologne church like a sect leader and used psychological pressure on members, “subordinating all activities to his will.” In 2002, Jones, who has an honorary degree from the unaccredited California Graduate School of Theology, was fined $3800 by Cologne courts for using the title “doctor”. Jones was released from the leadership of the Christliche Gemeinde Köln in 2008 due to untenable theological statements and craving for recognition, according to the German Evangelical Alliance. Following Jones’ departure, the CGK closed, then reopened under new, independent, leadership.

maverick muse on September 10, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Who wants to bet on whether the gz imam and Obama were classmates?

bwahahahaha!

maverick muse on September 10, 2010 at 5:29 PM

At least we know Rush actually attended school.

Beaglemom on September 10, 2010 at 5:29 PM

I went to school in the town David Koresh was from, Tyler TX.
I wonder what that means for me….

Badger40 on September 10, 2010 at 5:29 PM

So freaking what. My second cousin was an American Gladiator in the 90′s. What’s the point?

milwife88 on September 10, 2010 at 5:30 PM

I bet Rush didn’t ride the little bus.

fourdeucer on September 10, 2010 at 5:31 PM

maverick muse on September 10, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Hmmm. Sounds like an incendiary version of my grandpa’s crazy brother who was a mail order preacher, wrote his own vanity published version of the Bible, & went on to pi$$ away his own group of parishoners who were irritated by the fact he wouldn’t let anyone into the church during ‘off hours’.
These people are literally everywhere.

Badger40 on September 10, 2010 at 5:31 PM

This is what happens when people learn critical thinking skills from watching TV commercials.

flataffect on September 10, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Rush said today that there were about “2,000″ in his graduating class.

kingsjester on September 10, 2010 at 5:16 PM

I graduated with almost 1,000, and I thought that was big. And no, I didn’t know all my classmates, and I would only recognize the names of maybe 25% of them today (and I’m younger than Rush).

Anybody (I’m looking at you Matt Lewis) who says Rush “failed to disclose” he went to school with that guy either: 1. went to a very small high school and can’t conceive of anything outside their own experience, or 2. Is being disingenuous.

forest on September 10, 2010 at 5:32 PM

I graduated high school 8 years ago… and I could only name 5 or so people off the top of my head. But I could recognize/remember 90% looking through a yearbook…

ninjapirate on September 10, 2010 at 5:16 PM

Add 32 years, the ravages of gravity, smoking, drinking, treating your temple like a fast food dump, and UV exposure and I doubt you will be able to recognize yourself in the mirror.

thmsmgnm on September 10, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Dude, I only stopped going to the high school about a year ago, and I can only name about 10-15 people. This is not earth shattering.

Emily M. on September 10, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Correction, I should of wrote, better hope that no Al Qaeda went to school with Obama in Indonesia.

WoosterOh on September 10, 2010 at 5:33 PM

I think it explains everything and we should be thanking these keen journalists for making such an astute observation. No doubt this will lead to stories questioning why our school systems are so conservative and shouldn’t Obama do something about it before we kill more muslims.

JavelinaBomb on September 10, 2010 at 5:33 PM

I went to High School with Paula Zahn

djl130 on September 10, 2010 at 5:34 PM

And Tommy Lee Jones went to Harvard with Al Gore. Does that mean Tommy is going to take people hostage over global warming, and over population? I don’t think so.

This is a nothing issue being trumped up as guilt on Rush.

What weak, and tiny minds are working in the press, and newsrooms these days.

capejasmine on September 10, 2010 at 5:35 PM

One guy in my graduating class was an avowed communist who has never been heard from since, another guy I went to school with went to the Air Force Academy. What does that tell you about me?

redshirt on September 10, 2010 at 5:35 PM

I went to school with Scotty Gomez (NJ Devil NHL Stanley Cup winner), Tragon Langdon (Dukes Player), and have friends that have sent their kids to the NFL and MLB. Whoopty doo.

Who hasn’t had friends or known of someone who has gone somewhere?

upinak on September 10, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Since there’s a chance that one of KO’s esteemed colleagues at his Cow College ™ is now incarcerated for having naughty pictures of underage kiddies, does that mean KO would be OK if a judge used this his logic to grant a warrant to the FBI to search his computer?

I liked instapundit’s reaction. “If the right does it, it’s McCarthyism.”

pt on September 10, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Meh, I went to school with a kid who ended up pointing a gun at an 8 yr old girl and demanding she got in the truck. A few others killed themselves driving drunk. Could be worse I guess.

clement on September 10, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Ed’s gonna be a wallflower at his reunion? Or, will the flood of memories come back?

originalpechanga on September 10, 2010 at 5:38 PM

To date, no one will admit to being a classmate of Bafftub Boy Keef. Coincidence?

Christien on September 10, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Lame

unseen on September 10, 2010 at 5:38 PM

must be putting something in the water in that high school. Maybe it was a place for a secret x-file experiment?

unseen on September 10, 2010 at 5:39 PM

I was one year ahead of the guy who developed the designer steroids for BALCO, which were used by Barry Bonds and Marion Jones and others. I learned this about 2 years ago. I graduated 27 years ago, and I never knew him. Also, some girl graduated maybe 10 or so years ago and went on to become a porn actress. I never knew her. But, I wish I did…

joejm65 on September 10, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Treacher: “Terry Jones went to school with Rush Limbaugh, which explains it all. Obama sat in Rev. Wright’s church for decades, which explains nothing.”

Priceless.

I’m tempted to log onto the sites that are making the classmates link, just so I can post Treacher’s comment.

petefrt on September 10, 2010 at 5:40 PM

Jeez, I went to the same elementary school, junior high and high school in New York as David Axelrod, and I try to forget about it as much as possible (though thankfully he was two years ahead of me so I didn’t have to worry about actually being in the same class with the guy…)

jon1979 on September 10, 2010 at 5:40 PM

When we routinely fight battles at this level you know things are going to end very, very badly. This is akin to hostile co-workers fighting over everything no matter how petty.

TheBigOldDog on September 10, 2010 at 5:40 PM

This reminds me of:

I am your father’s brother’s nephew’s cousin’s former roommate.

- Dark Helmet

tommer74 on September 10, 2010 at 5:41 PM

These people have no shame whatsoever.

Bill Ayers, Rev. Wright, Screwy Louis Farrakhan, Palestinian whatshisname, all connected to Obama but that doesn’t matter.

Our media are truly useless tools.

Brian1972 on September 10, 2010 at 5:41 PM

I’m tempted to log onto the sites that are making the classmates link, just so I can post Treacher’s comment.

petefrt on September 10, 2010 at 5:40 PM

wow, you actually use classmates.com?

upinak on September 10, 2010 at 5:41 PM

I’ve never burned a koran, but I once stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.

Christien on September 10, 2010 at 5:42 PM

WAIT.. someone find a classmate of Olbermann’s and get the best “He was such a Dork” story to post!

upinak on September 10, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Just think, if he’d planted bombs in the Capitol Bldg, he’d be a prof at the Univ of Chicago.

Hmmm

artist on September 10, 2010 at 5:44 PM

WAIT.. someone find a classmate of Olbermann’s and get the best “He was such a Dork” story to post!

upinak on September 10, 2010 at 5:42 PM

I bet there are some real gems from that Columbia Institute of Bovine Flatulence or wherever his degree came from.

Brian1972 on September 10, 2010 at 5:44 PM

I bet there are some real gems from that Columbia Institute of Bovine Flatulence or wherever his degree came from.

Brian1972 on September 10, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Well you know, they have to put on this long arm condom to check cows fetuses, via the rear hole. I bet he couldn’t do it. Was a complete whiny baby about it.

upinak on September 10, 2010 at 5:46 PM

Rush said today that there were about “2,000″ in his graduating class.

kingsjester on September 10, 2010 at 5:16 PM

Says Rush:

Well, it’s a small town, yeah, but Dawn do you remember everybody you went to high school with? Do you? My high school was like 2,000 people. Do you remember everybody in it?

That’s the whole school, not the graduating class.

Pay attention.

Random Numbers (Brian Epps) on September 10, 2010 at 5:46 PM

thmsmgnm on September 10, 2010 at 5:32 PM

I resemble that remark…!

Seven Percent Solution on September 10, 2010 at 5:46 PM

Well you know, they have to put on this long arm condom to check cows fetuses, via the rear hole. I bet he couldn’t do it. Was a complete whiny baby about it.

upinak on September 10, 2010 at 5:46 PM

I bet it freaked him out how comfortable he is with rear holes. Let your freak flag fly Obly.

Brian1972 on September 10, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Uh oh! My wife spent 2 semesters sitting next to Emily Harris at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Emily Harris, you ask? Why yes! Here ae Emily’s ‘creds’ from Wikipedia:

Emily Harris (born February 11, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland[1] as Emily Montague Schwartz) was, along with her husband William Harris (1945-), a founding member of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), a leftist United States group involved in bank robberies, kidnapping and murder. In the 1970s, she was convicted of kidnapping Patty Hearst. In 2003, she was convicted of murder in the second degree for being the shooter in a 1975 slaying that occurred while she and other SLA members were robbing a bank in California. She was sentenced to eight years in prison for the murder.
______________________

Needless to say, when I discovered my wife of all people had been ‘associating’ with the likes of Emily Harris 40+ years ago, well, I felt compelled to call Keith O so he could put everything in perspective….

alwyr on September 10, 2010 at 5:49 PM

I went to the same high school as Steve Spurrier and Matt Czuchry went to – does that make me a college football coach or actor on the hit series “The Good Wife”?

I went to the same university as Timothy Busfield and Kenny Chesney. Does this make me an actor/director or singer?

My US Representaive used to be my OBGYN. What does this make me?

Don’t answer that!

This is dumb.

ladyingray on September 10, 2010 at 5:51 PM

Come to think of it, I think I went to school with a kid named Terry Jones too.

forest on September 10, 2010 at 5:51 PM

So, if this is supposed to indicate that they share a philosophy, how come Rush is fabulously successful with a listening audience of 22 million, and Jones is a loser who can’t pull together more than 50 people who want to hear him?

MochaLite on September 10, 2010 at 5:51 PM

But dare anyone to mention Bill Ayers and we are considered wingnuts.

wi farmgirl on September 10, 2010 at 5:52 PM

Didn’t the Zero go to school in Indonesia? I am sure several of his classmates ended up as muslim extremists. Must be connection somewhere.

Norwegian on September 10, 2010 at 5:52 PM

Can we get a story about the Marines whooping some Pirate ass?

Joe Caps on September 10, 2010 at 5:53 PM

I went to HS with a Terry Jones (in KC) and we graduated in ’69 as well. It never occured to me once that this might be the same guy. Why would it to Rush?

therealfranklin on September 10, 2010 at 5:53 PM

I once met a guy who attended the same high school as Charles Manson.

Wait…now that I think about it…that guy DID attack me and try to brand a swastika on my forehead. It’s all coming together now.

Bishop on September 10, 2010 at 5:54 PM

Lame. Really lame.

Captain Kirock on September 10, 2010 at 5:55 PM

Bishop on September 10, 2010 at 5:54 PM

You must completely agree with Charles Manson, because you were negligent in disclosing this fact before now.

Brian1972 on September 10, 2010 at 5:56 PM

I hardly think we’re the ones who elevated this story“, President Obama said.

The POS has completely lost his mind.

Luka on September 10, 2010 at 5:57 PM

That’s the whole school, not the graduating class.

Pay attention.

Random Numbers (Brian Epps) on September 10, 2010 at 5:46 PM

My graduating class had 430 or so, 30 years ago. I have two FB friends (brothers) and thought for a year that the one who I graduated with was my younger sister’s age and the other was my age. I was perusing my senior year annual and was shocked to see that the younger one graduated with me and the older one graduated with my older sister.

I give Rush a pass on this. This is dumb.

ladyingray on September 10, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Update (Ed): You know, I went to high school with actress Lela Rochon

whoa whoa WHOA THE Lela Rochon?! Of Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo?!

Cuffy Meigs on September 10, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Stupid as it is, by now I wish someone, anyone, would burn a Koran. I’d even respect Phelps for doing it.

To be sure I’d just respect him for this item, to protect the freedom of speech/expression for all, and to see how he wouldn’t budge, no matter who’d call him. Heck, he wouldn’t even if God would talk to him.

This week has been fun.

To watch the media and Obama on topic is hilarious.

Schadenfreude on September 10, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Speaking of epic flameouts, Barry went to the same school as Steve Case.

Christien on September 10, 2010 at 5:58 PM

and for what it’s worth, one of Olbermann’s Cornell classmates was a holstein.

Cuffy Meigs on September 10, 2010 at 5:59 PM

I give Rush a pass on this. This is dumb.

ladyingray on September 10, 2010 at 5:57 PM

He doesn’t need a pass, because it is a meaningless coincidence in the first place.

But yeah, the media are idiots desperate to tar and feather anyone who effectively counters their little propaganda projects.

Brian1972 on September 10, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Screwy world created by the lies the media tells.,

Frankly Obama’s Muslim turned Christian America hating pastor is far more interesting.

tarpon on September 10, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Update (Ed)

OK, now you gotta post pictures, or it didn’t happen.

Christien on September 10, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Interesting that we could locate in 24 hours a classmate of Rush.

But, in 3-4 years nobody has ever seen a friend or classmate of Obama.

hmmmmm

faraway on September 10, 2010 at 6:02 PM

… I was terribly distraught at her breakup with Tim Robbins. /sarc

Oh, please.

marybel on September 10, 2010 at 5:22 PM

That pretty much ruined my week as well. Hope it was over the Bamster.

slickwillie2001 on September 10, 2010 at 6:05 PM

When it’s all said and done, this will lead inevitably to
.
.
.

Kevin Bacon

Christien on September 10, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Kevin Bacon

Christien on September 10, 2010 at 6:05 PM

The seven degrees of seperation via Kevin Bacon.

upinak on September 10, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Mark Levin broke this news yesterday before anyone. He was preempting the loony left wondering which person at MSLSD was going to be the first to wet themselves with this tid-bit of info. Guess we know who.

Tyrs Fury on September 10, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Bo Derek and I went to different high schools together.

Rovin on September 10, 2010 at 6:07 PM

You just know the word went out to check Jones’ academic history just on the off chance…

And then the guy who found the connection with Rush, well he died of leftist ecstasy on the spot, and the person who took his place broke his elbows from pumping his arms in the air so hard.

Jeebus it’s sad what our media has become.

Bishop on September 10, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Update (Ed): You know, I went to high school with actress Lela Rochon (a fact I didn’t know until years after we both had graduated). By this standard, it either makes me smokin’ hot, or her a pudgy middle-aged conservative writer. I’d call that a win-win.

LOL

Um Ed, do you know the url of her conservative blog site? Just sayin…. LOL

simkeith on September 10, 2010 at 6:07 PM

When it’s all said and done, this will lead inevitably to
.
.
.

Kevin Bacon

Christien on September 10, 2010 at 6:05 PM

shut. thread. down.

Winner!

ted c on September 10, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Does anybody care who I went to school with…..didn’t think so.

tommer74 on September 10, 2010 at 6:09 PM

This is pretty low.

Esthier on September 10, 2010 at 5:13 PM

Yeh much like saying that if someone supports the burning of the Koran is aligned with Phelps right?

CWforFreedom on September 10, 2010 at 6:09 PM

I bet my former classmates have no idea that they actually know a famous anonymous blogger that saves the world on Friday nights… all alone… in his jammies…

faraway on September 10, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Does anybody care who I went to school with…..didn’t think so.

tommer74 on September 10, 2010 at 6:09 PM

cheryl tiegs?
farrah fawcett?
christie brinkley?
cindy crawford?

ted c on September 10, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Went to school with the Brothers Chaffetz. Great guys.

Christien on September 10, 2010 at 6:14 PM

If the US had – on 9/12/01 – asked for Osama, and then nuked Kabul when they didn’t give him to us, the only reaction in the Islamic world would have been total soil the seat of their pants fear. If every provocation by Islam was answered with brute force, as opposed to attempts to be reasonable with the unreasonable, we would have forever established ourselves as the “strong horse”. When it becomes a surety that you will go out in a cloud of incandescent gas, if you screw with the US; Islam won’t screw with the US. We should have learned that lesson early in the country’s history. Tribute was one way to deal with the Barbary Pirates, a war fleet turned out to be a better option.

KentAllard on September 10, 2010 at 6:15 PM

and for what it’s worth, one of Olbermann’s Cornell classmates was a holstein.

Cuffy Meigs on September 10, 2010 at 5:59 PM

…and Olby himself is a jack@ss! It all makes sense now!

Kensington on September 10, 2010 at 6:15 PM

See that picture of Rush smoking a stogie? Well, there’s a Chris Christie pr0n thread next to it.

Coincidence?

Christien on September 10, 2010 at 6:17 PM

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