Posts Tagged ‘rebuttal’

I really want to know

By Mister Liberty Girl  ·  August 18th, 2010   

Trying to wrap my head around this whole mosque thing.  Help me out.

A faith, any faith, buys land to build a church.  The Mormons come to town in dribs and drabs and eventually they have enough Mormons in town to justify building a ward.  They go buy some land; they hire the contractors, and build a church.  Big deal.

The Catholics decide they need to build a new church in Nevada somewhere, because they have a population of Catholics, which has grown enough to make it more comfortable to have an extra church rather than everyone squeezing in to one.  They buy the land, hire the contractors, and build the church.

The Methodists, the Seventh Dayers, the Moonies, the Scientologists, whoever it is, buys the land where ever they want, hires the contractors, builds a church or a reading room or a worship center or even just a quiet place to think about the man in the sky.  The Salvation Army wants to open a mission downtown to cater to the needs of the homeless and the hookers. The Church of Dan wants to declare his living room a holy shrine to Ayn Rand. Whatever.  Each and every one of these people has been told yes, because for some reason, they had to ask permission of some governing body for it.  Whether that was simply for tax free status of the property taxes given to a ‘legitimate’ church or whether is was for a tax dodge, some govt official had to say yes or no.

And that is the problem.

At some point, we the people allowed churches to have tax free status because we respected the work they do or just to promote the status quo or even because we secretly wanted some semblance of state notice that our churches were ‘real’ because they got treated special.

So now come these guys who want to build a mosque.  Not just any mosque, but named for freaking Cordoba, the virtual capital of Moor occupied Spain.  And not just any place, but in the still bleeding heart of an American tragedy.

Can anyone, ANYONE, show me where in the Constitution we are guaranteed the right to not be offended?

No? Really? I thought maybe it was in the good and plenty clause I’ve been hearing about lately but can’t seem to find either.  Perhaps it is contained in that whole “life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness” line and a mosque makes you unhappy. Oh wait, that was the DoI, not the USC.  Hmmm. Help me out here, really.

Do we, as a country, REALLY want our government to tell ANYBODY what he or she can’t do with his or her private property?   I know that I for one was outraged by the Supremes telling the country it was ok for a local government to take land from homeowners and give it to a developer.  How is this different?

Irrespective of the religion being honored, do we really want our government, at any level, to fold, spindle, mutilate, or create law just to keep that religion from practicing what it feels to be its due honoring to their version of God?

And if so, what next?  Do we tell the Scientologists they can’t give away free literature on the steps of their church?  To we stop the Mormons from going door-to-door? Are hospitals run by the Shriners, or the Catholic Church, or the Jewish told they can’t expand to serve their community by adding on a children’s wing because they would have to buy land and the land they want to buy (which the owner wants to sell!!!) is somehow too tragic because a fire there killed two kids and their mother.  Are we to assume that anyplace, anywhere, where someone has died is somehow too perverse or tragic or historical or whatever for a private owner to build a church there?

I somehow am betting that there will be a shrine to the dead placed in Shanksville, if there isn’t one already.  But will the place over Texas, Palestine ironically, where the Colombia broke up on re-entry have a building halt handed down because it is somehow rude to the crew members families to build a Baptist church, or even a freaking Qwikiemart, NEAR where it happened?

This is not about whether or not we, as a people, agree with the deliberate slap in the face the mosque and community center builders want to deliver to us.  Especially since they have chosen September 11 as the dedication date.  They are absolutely trying to get a reaction from us.  They WANT us to either halt the deal so they can say “Look, the Americans are breaking their own Constitution to stop us from building this” or to let it go through so they can say “Look, the Americans are so weak they didn’t even try to stop us from building this.”  Either way, they get their propaganda. Either way, they can turn to their Muslim brethren and boast about how they outwitted us.

Only ONE way makes us change who we are as a people though.

Only ONE way weakens our own law, our contract with our children and ourselves.

Only ONE way leads to somebody with bad intentions turning up the volume and saying, “Whom can we mess with next.”

I think I would rather be called coward and know that it isn’t true than be called bully and know that it is.

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Elitism is a Stinky Cologne

By Liberty Girl  ·  April 20th, 2009   

Oh MAH gad.  How can anyone ever THINK of having something as déclassé as a CHICKEN right in their very BACK YARD??

Dear Pseudo-Elitist Fucktard:

(I call you a “pseudo” elitist  because if you were truly elitist you wouldn’t be blogging for a living, eh?)  You pathetic, whingy infants make me ill, with your dirt-shall-never-touch-this-manicure sensibilities.  Just how do you suppose you reached your current ivory tower-esque height, little man….by springing forth from the forehead of a convenient deity?  No, your foregoers tilled the land, husbandried the animals, GREW THEIR OWN FUCKING FOOD.  

And they did it all, somehow, without being sneering, contemptuous asstards.  I’m sure they’re looking down on you from Valhalla right now, wondering why your parents failed to raise you with anything resembling respect for those who work so hard to provide everything you snap up weekly at your local Whole Foods.  Think all that just falls out of a gigantic horn of plenty, do you?  

Having chickens in the yard does not automatically mean “poor,” nor does it mean “survivalist nutbar.”  I would have chickens in a heartbeat if our lot size was large enough to meet the local livestock codes, because fresh eggs ROCK, you nard.  And – I know this is going to be a difficult concept for you to grasp – things you’ve grown yourself (seeds you’ve started, plants you’ve tended, fruits you’ve harvested, livestock you’ve nurtured) JUST TASTE BETTER.  It is partly because the results are “fresh off the vine,” and partly the intense satisfaction of having bygod done it yourself. 

But I can see how the latter would be a completely alien concept for you, seeing as how it requires getting all DIRTY and stuff.  

Signed With Hooting Derision,
Liberty Girl

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Chicken Littles

By Liberty Girl  ·  January 6th, 2009   

I so don’t have time for this today…

Tam posted on this guy’s whinge that smoking should be Federally BannedTM.  The guy replied in her comments with the typical liberal “I am a Victim, Hear Me Roar” bullshit.  This is my favorite:

There are thousands of federal laws that protect the public from daily hazards of living.

Let’s just grok that for a moment, shall we?  

Number one, he says that like it’s a good thing, instead of utterly fall-down laughable.

Number two, “protect the public from the daily hazards of living”??   That’s just an eye-wateringly stupid statement right there.  Are there T-Rexes on the loose?  No?  Sabretoothed tigers invading your swimming pools?  No?  Not even small irritated weasels gnawing at your doorjambs?

Unfortunately, we have reached a point where most people just cannot conceive of living without the Government’s help and supervision.  Self-reliance to them means carrying the trash to the curb, so Government services can whisk it away to La-La Land.  What happens before and after that is not really their concern, and they like it that way.

I just have one question, and it may as well just be rhetorical for all the intelligent response it will generate:  

Do you enjoy being a victim?

Oh, I’m sure you don’t feel like you’re a victim.  You probably feel nice and swaddled, like a cherished baby, secure in the protection of Grampa Government’s embrace.  You’re happy having the Hard Decisions made for you, by people whose main qualifications seem to be their ability to spend other people’s money in the most wasteful fashion possible.  

Well, the rest of us feel like actual Adults, son, and we’re getting pretty fucking sick and tired of Grampa Government’s attempts to stick us in Depends.

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Free Therapy

By Liberty Girl  ·  November 13th, 2008   

I could have sworn I wrote a scathing diatribe against this nobody actor who made the case over at the SnuffBlo that those of us who did not fall into line and vote for Dear Leader are fucking nuts or something.  Ah well, apparently I had more important things to do…like change the cat box, mop the kitchen floor, and/or sort our junkmail into color-coded/point-of-origin/cross-referenced-by-industry stacks.

Anyway, I’m reminded of his particular brand of crazy this morning whilst reading about another actor (probably best known for portraying the Sicilian in The Princess Bride)  who moans that President Dubya has just COMPLETELY RUINED his beauty sleep and ability to write.  

Please, allow me to answer the charges.  

I’m sorry, small hairless man, that you’re incapable of separating world events from your personal life, but I think laying the blame at the feet of a world leader is a little, hm…presumptuous on your part.  Maybe you just suck as a writer, have you thought of that?  Maybe you’re ever destined to be a Trivial Pursuit question, a “Hey, It’s That Guy,” or the answer to “the person most likely to have a drink accidentally set on their head at a party” question in Final Jeopardy.  

We can’t all be David Mamet, Wally.  Just let it go.

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Think Before Ye Type

By Liberty Girl  ·  October 21st, 2008   

Oh goody, my first comment troll!

Grow the fuck up? Well, for one, that was very mature. Pitch that to McCains campaign. The reason why some people want to vote for Obama is because we do not agree with the policies of George Bush or John McCain. Before the debates, McCain was a war monger. He will do anything it takes and stay as long as he wants in Iraq because we can’t lose! OH NO! losing….. how can a country LOSE a war on TERRORISM?? It is a global issue and even if Iraq was magically turned into a working democratic state, we still would not have won against terrorism all-together. McCain just does not want to admit that the war is getting us NOWHERE. Also, on abortion, McCain wants to be able to tell me what to do with my baby and my body if I were to get pregnant. That is none of his business. What if someone is raped? McCain wants that person to carry their baby to term. This is not the kind of thinking that is going to help our country at all. These are just 2 of the many reasons that I cannot vote for John McCain. However, I bet no one will ever read this.. it will most likely get deleted. And if it does, you are just closing your minds to different possibilities.

And my response…

No, sweetie, we are not in the habit of deleting dissenting comments, leave that to your lefty buddies.

Now, look up at the top of the page, read the title again. Yes, it says LIBERTY GIRL. LIBERTIES are what rule here, not Party A’s platform, and not Party B’s platform.

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