So, as you know, New York Gov. David Paterson offered state property to the developers of the mosque near Ground Zero.
While Paterson wasn't against a mosque just a few blocks from where thousands died, he realized it might be good for everyone involved "to see something else worked out."
Well, the developers rejected the offer outright. According to AP, they told the Gov that they were fine where they are. Paterson then wondered why the developer didn't even bother to "hear what we are actually talking about?"
And so I return to that tweet I received from the Mosque-teers earlier this week. When I asked them if they would welcome my new Islamic gay bar (the most popular name by the way, is "Outfidels") next to their center, they wrote:
You're free to open whatever you like. If you won't consider the sensibilities of Muslims, you're not going to build dialog.
And so, earlier, I tried to build dialogue. I tweeted them all day, asking them why they rejected Paterson - and offered them a spot on Redeye.
They evaded the question - and, in the spirit of communication and tolerance - turned down my show. Their reasoning: I wouldn't engage in "dialogue."
So, by asking them to come on the show, and talk about the mosque, I was not engaging in "dialogue." And by refusing to come on the show, they were.
And here again you see where, when it comes to the mosque, tolerance is a one-way street. We tolerate them. They hate us.
But look, I don't want taxpayers subsidizing this move anyway. But because they're staying put - my bar is too. I've even decided to go two steps further.
I'm adding a Lady's Night.
But also, a badass stereo system featuring the world's most powerful subwoofer: the Eminent Tech TRW 17.
Gizmodo says the frequency approaches that of "jet engines, nuclear explosions and plate tectonics."
Imagine how Bronski Beat is gunna sound like through that!
(runaway runaway runaway!)
Anyway, it cost like 13 grand, but it's worth it.
And if you disagree with me, you're a racist homophobe who won't give me back my Erasure records.