Tuesday, August 24, 2010

HOT5 Daily 8/24/2010

1. "Stop Defending. Start Jeering." I've already gotten a jump on that.

Representative Sample: that they have long since ceased to defend Imam Ra’uf and his supporters, and segued into defense of themselves and their pretentious self-elevation to Omniscient Arbiters of All Things Ethical and Moral. Those defenses, couched as they are in terms so insulting, dismissive, and disrespectful of the both the feelings and the rationality of Americans, do not discredit the denounced, they discredit the denouncers.

2. "A Test of Tolerance" As usual, almost anything Hitchens has to say is worth reading.

Representative Sample: Emboldened by the crass nature of the opposition to the center, its defenders have started to talk as if it represented no problem at all and as if the question were solely one of religious tolerance. It would be nice if this were true. But tolerance is one of the first and most awkward questions raised by any examination of Islamism. We are wrong to talk as if the only subject was that of terrorism.

3. "Americans Don’t Like Islam So Much" I wonder why.

Representative Sample: there’s now a pattern of Islamic figures held up as moderate role models turning out to be quite radical when examined closely - the Ground Zero Mosque’s Imam Rauf is just the latest example of this. Frankly the American people have shown remarkable sensitivity and tolerance towards Muslims despite 9/11. A tolerance seldom reciprocated by Muslim groups here or abroad.

4. "Capitalists Take Advantage Of Chinese Traffic Jam That Lasted Nine Days. A serious traffic jam

Representative Sample: If you were stuck in a nine day traffic jam, wouldn’t you appreciate someone bringing food and water to your car even if the prices were above what you’d normally pay?

5. "The Most Detailed Schematic Illustration of Democrat Effects on the U.S. Economy You Will Ever See" That's about the size of it.

Representative Sample: It's a graphic.

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