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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#880150 Mar 26, 2013
dem wrote:
Bachmann going to jail?
Lol
Why? You need the company, douchebag?
Jane Says

New York, NY

#880151 Mar 26, 2013
no WH tours for the public but the Muslim Brotherhood is ALWAYS welcome.

where's the ACLU?
why no protest the way Jesus isn't banned from malls?

'There's an uproar in the U.K. over recent comments by the Archbishop of Canterbury that, given the country's growing and restive Muslim population, it is "unavoidable" that certain aspects of Islamic law would, at some point, have to be accepted in Britain.

What many Americans do not realize is that there's a concerted effort by some in the American Muslim community to move slowly in a similar direction right here in the United States.

While this effort is not necessarily about Sharia law, it is an attempt by some Muslim Americans to force the rest of us to enable their cultural and religious practices in the public sphere. Instead, they should be assimilating and abiding by general U.S. norms.

One of the front lines of this fight: footbaths.

Growing numbers of Muslims living in the United States are seeking to wash their feet in the sinks of public rest rooms. The foot-washing is part of wudu, the ritual ablutions a Muslim performs before the five prayer sessions he or she observes every day at intervals from morning till night. The ablutions can take several minutes and involve repeated washing or rinsing of the hands, mouth, nostrils, face, arms, forehead, hair, ears and, finally, the feet.

There is nothing wrong with a devout Muslim seeing it as his religious duty to wash his feet. I take no issue with the practice whatsoever.

But I do not accept the notion that large, primarily secular institutions - or society as a whole - should invest time and money building facilities expressly to make it easy for people to perform the ritual.

Yet that is precisely what is happening. Not surprisingly, it is universities - bastions of open-ended tolerance - that are on the leading edge of the trend. Last year, it was reported that the University of Michigan-Dearborn, where more than 10% of students are Muslim, announced it would install $25,000 foot-washing stations in a number of rest rooms.

In contemplating this, the school was following in the footsteps of other institutions including Stanford University, the University of Houston, Boston University, St. Cloud State University and the University of Minnesota at Duluth. Indeed, right here in New York, NYU is considering installing footbaths in the Islamic section of its planned interfaith center.

Somehow, the American Civil Liberties Union - normally given to howls of execration at the mere thought of a creche in any semipublic place at Christmastime - is not challenging any of this. Why? Because, it says, it's not a matter of religion but of "cleanliness and safety." Foot-washing in regular sinks can be a messy business. It can also be off-putting for non-Muslims who must use the sinks and rest rooms for ordinary purposes.

continued
http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/muslim-foo...
carol

Orlando, FL

#880152 Mar 26, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Ask Carol to do it, she's a transcriptionist.
Depends on what needs to be typed. I refuse to transcribe propaganda.

But since you're an independent and independents tend to lean right, I don't have to worry about you feeding off the propaganda that's already out there.

We're actually more on the same page than either of us think since I could easily become a registered indendent after researching their platform.

So why do you always sound so confused?
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#880153 Mar 26, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Good thing you tea baggers skipped an education.
This morning dem got his preparation "H" mixed up with his Poli-Grip. Now you talk like a shit-hole, fkface. At least your gums don't itch idiot. Everyone has a right to be stupid, you just abuse the privilege.
dem

United States

#880154 Mar 26, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>you're confusing me with Leosnotta except i'm white and i know WHO my father is.

it IS their culture.
Well I hope you know your fathers penis.
You've been on it since you were six.
dem

United States

#880155 Mar 26, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>dem's cover of ghetto and ignorant.Yep that be dem idiot, it's rare when one can find the complete idiot... with you stupid, we get the entire moron, fkface and package...
Nostrilfuckface for sure

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#880156 Mar 26, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, spring break, LMAO... This epoch will go down as the longest and most destructive spring in recorded history, we can only hope it leads to Obama's Fall.
Yet another right whiner hoping America fails. This would be the result of an Obama failure.

You dickweeds really should think about proving yourselves electable through better governing rather than hoping for this President's failure. Especially after the trouncing you got in 2012.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#880158 Mar 26, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>It took a bit of head knocking to begin straightening that mess out, tossing Rick Wagoner and the directors who supported him was a long overdue enema.
GM is healthier now than it was when John DeLorean penned the most informative auto industry book ever__"On a clear day you can see GM."
The Detroit 3 are doing well presently as are all but a couple of the import companies.
Until they can operate under their own impetus, they're nothing more than a government subsidized industry that had some operating capitol given to them. It postponed their inevitable demise but did nothing to prevent it. It's precisely the same with the stock market. Once the massive $84 billion per month infusion of capital dries up, the illusion of a robust market will evaporate along with it.
dem

United States

#880159 Mar 26, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>Oh look. A fine example of the caliber of person a Democrat is:

Low class & dumb as a box of rocks.

Now move along libtard, before some fellow Democrat reptile frog snap its tongue out and swallows you. Jane would just swat you and discard you in the trash where you belong.
Jane is a well known swallower.
Like your mother.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#880160 Mar 26, 2013
This President has offered the American People two Options ‘Welfare/Disability’ what a good Liberal would say… your Choice!
dem

United States

#880161 Mar 26, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
no WH tours for the public but the Muslim Brotherhood is ALWAYS welcome.

where's the ACLU?
why no protest the way Jesus isn't banned from malls?

'There's an uproar in the U.K. over recent comments by the Archbishop of Canterbury that, given the country's growing and restive Muslim population, it is "unavoidable" that certain aspects of Islamic law would, at some point, have to be accepted in Britain.

What many Americans do not realize is that there's a concerted effort by some in the American Muslim community to move slowly in a similar direction right here in the United States.

While this effort is not necessarily about Sharia law, it is an attempt by some Muslim Americans to force the rest of us to enable their cultural and religious practices in the public sphere. Instead, they should be assimilating and abiding by general U.S. norms.

One of the front lines of this fight: footbaths.

Growing numbers of Muslims living in the United States are seeking to wash their feet in the sinks of public rest rooms. The foot-washing is part of wudu, the ritual ablutions a Muslim performs before the five prayer sessions he or she observes every day at intervals from morning till night. The ablutions can take several minutes and involve repeated washing or rinsing of the hands, mouth, nostrils, face, arms, forehead, hair, ears and, finally, the feet.

There is nothing wrong with a devout Muslim seeing it as his religious duty to wash his feet. I take no issue with the practice whatsoever.

But I do not accept the notion that large, primarily secular institutions - or society as a whole - should invest time and money building facilities expressly to make it easy for people to perform the ritual.

Yet that is precisely what is happening. Not surprisingly, it is universities - bastions of open-ended tolerance - that are on the leading edge of the trend. Last year, it was reported that the University of Michigan-Dearborn, where more than 10% of students are Muslim, announced it would install $25,000 foot-washing stations in a number of rest rooms.

In contemplating this, the school was following in the footsteps of other institutions including Stanford University, the University of Houston, Boston University, St. Cloud State University and the University of Minnesota at Duluth. Indeed, right here in New York, NYU is considering installing footbaths in the Islamic section of its planned interfaith center.

Somehow, the American Civil Liberties Union - normally given to howls of execration at the mere thought of a creche in any semipublic place at Christmastime - is not challenging any of this. Why? Because, it says, it's not a matter of religion but of "cleanliness and safety." Foot-washing in regular sinks can be a messy business. It can also be off-putting for non-Muslims who must use the sinks and rest rooms for ordinary purposes.

continued
http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/muslim-foo...
Did you wipe your azz with the Post today?
dem

United States

#880162 Mar 26, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>This morning dem got his preparation "H" mixed up with his Poli-Grip. Now you talk like a shit-hole, fkface. At least your gums don't itch idiot. Everyone has a right to be stupid, you just abuse the privilege.
Wait till Jane is done blowing me.
Then you can lick it.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#880163 Mar 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Yet another right whiner hoping America fails. This would be the result of an Obama failure.
You dickweeds really should think about proving yourselves electable through better governing rather than hoping for this President's failure. Especially after the trouncing you got in 2012.
Due to recent Obama sequestration cuts, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off RealDave.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#880164 Mar 26, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Please post his compromises. You said he "always" does, so you should be able to fire off a dozen easily.
When did he compromise on the public option?
I never said "Always" you lying POS.

You indicated that you did not know a single instance of an Obama compromise.

It shows exactly how GD dumb & misinformed you are.

Anther example, Obama signed the extension of the Bush tax for the wealthy cuts at the end of 2010.

Dod that register as a memory in that empty gourd on your shoulders?

Do we have a public option in the ACA? Was it something Obama wanted in his original plan?
Are you really this f*cking stupid?
dem

United States

#880165 Mar 26, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>Until they can operate under their own impetus, they're nothing more than a government subsidized industry that had some operating capitol given to them. It postponed their inevitable demise but did nothing to prevent it. It's precisely the same with the stock market. Once the massive $84 billion per month infusion of capital dries up, the illusion of a robust market will evaporate along with it.
Listen to this moron that spent thirty years hitting his thumb with a hammer talking about economics.
carol

Orlando, FL

#880166 Mar 26, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Depends on what needs to be typed. I refuse to transcribe propaganda.
But since you're an independent and independents tend to lean right, I don't have to worry about you feeding off the propaganda that's already out there.
We're actually more on the same page than either of us think since I could easily become a registered indendent after researching their platform.
So why do you always sound so confused?
Oh, Homer, why can't we just set aside our few remaining quarrels and just see each other as ordinary, down to earth people? This petty bickering must stop and we need to move on to the important things like moving in together and starting another family. I am SO over getting up at 2am I need some Independence and maybe you can give it to me? It makes me wonder if traditional marriage isn't welfare of some kind... but it also doesn't.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#880168 Mar 26, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Adam Carolla?
Who the fk is that?
I think his one claim to fame was being on a show with Jimmy Kimmel and the "Juggies"...really carol's kind of family values, but evidently, he grew up on welfare and wasn't very grateful.
carol

Orlando, FL

#880169 Mar 26, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree.
Lets rid the country of all you right wing fat racists that are draining our health care system.
You just made the case I've been trying to make all morning.

Sadly, you belong on the same side of history as those who followed past tyrants who disposed of their versions of riff-raff and who were "drains" on a self-imposing government.

You are a disappointment to the American freedoms so many died for.
carol

Orlando, FL

#880170 Mar 26, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, dumb carol, but the correct form for your petulance is "...more evolved than, presumable, WE ignorant peons." (Same with WE traditionalists.) So I guess--and labels may have nothing to do with it--that not only are you less evolved, you're also rather ignorant...tell us some more stories about what you did in the war...
Oh SURE! Little Miss Perfect says I used the wrong words! Well, foo on you, Missy! Your no better than we are just because you know grammar. It doesn't give you the right to make fun of others who didn't necessarily have the same educational opportunites you did! Your not better than me, not by a long shot!
dem

United States

#880171 Mar 26, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>You just made the case I've been trying to make all morning.

Sadly, you belong on the same side of history as those who followed past tyrants who disposed of their versions of riff-raff and who were "drains" on a self-imposing government.

You are a disappointment to the American freedoms so many died for.
Lol!
I didn't vote for bush.
I prefer shaved.

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