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Lyle
08-10-2010, 06:04 PM
Gay/lesbian bar proposed (http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2010/08/gay-bar-at-ground-zero/61220/) to be established across the street from the Cordoba Center. Proprietors plan to capture the gay clientèle coming out of the Cordoba Center.

So far we got bar names like:

HoMohammed's (Ann Althouse's husband's words)
Outfidels (somebody somewhere)
Funky Cold Medina (mine... admittedly poor)
Man Mecca (gay men only bar)

Feel free to add your own.

Lyle
08-10-2010, 07:41 PM
Official tweet from Park51 Twitter account (I think) -- to gay bar investor:

.@greggutfeld You're free to open whatever you like. If you won't consider the sensibilities of Muslims, you're not going to build dialog

Holy shit!!!

edit: Park51 twitter feed (http://twitter.com/Park51)

JonIrenicus
08-10-2010, 07:49 PM
Good move, and I'm sure all those who support the islamic center will be in full support of this as well. Only flaw is it probably won't happen.

Lyle
08-10-2010, 08:08 PM
Why wouldn't it happen? Anything could happen, it's New York.

stephanie
08-10-2010, 08:28 PM
Good move, and I'm sure all those who support the islamic center will be in full support of this as well. Only flaw is it probably won't happen.

Why wouldn't we be? I'm all for freedom of religion and gay bars.

Lyle
08-10-2010, 08:42 PM
I'm guessing Jon is talking about the people who will say something like this:

consider the sensibilities of Muslims

Lyle
08-10-2010, 08:55 PM
Andrew Sullivan (http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2010/08/name-that-bar.html) gets in on the action!

stephanie
08-10-2010, 08:59 PM
I'm guessing Jon is talking about the people who will say something like this:

Yeah, lots of people say lots of silly (or objectionable) things. It's incorrect to try and tag those silly things to others who may share their views on some other issue (assuming that this Tweeter is a supporter of the Cultural Center).

Edit: okay, it looks like the quote might actually be from some kind of official representative of the project in some way (I'm always skeptical of Twitter), but it also looks like there was some sense that the response was to a taunt, rather than a serious position on a proposal, and it's unclear what the person thought he was commenting about.

Anyway, seriously, that's the great thing about America -- we have all of this, and people whine and complain sometimes, but deal.

bjkeefe
08-11-2010, 01:56 AM
Gay/lesbian bar proposed (http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2010/08/gay-bar-at-ground-zero/61220/) to be established across the street from the Cordoba Center. [...]

Jesse Taylor: "Oh, *That’s* Why You Call Them Jerkoffs (http://pandagon.net/index.php/site/comments/oh_thats_why_you_call_them_jerkoffs/)."

Amanda Marcotte (following up): "How to not look like a total moron (http://pandagon.net/index.php/site/comments/how_to_not_look_like_a_total_moron/)."

Via Roy, who tweeted (http://twitter.com/edroso/status/20850744409):

More NYC mosque nonsense: http://bit.ly/90lWNI Dang, wingnuts, you already have the bigot vote locked up -- chill already!

bjkeefe
08-11-2010, 02:17 AM
Jesse Taylor: "Oh, *That’s* Why You Call Them Jerkoffs (http://pandagon.net/index.php/site/comments/oh_thats_why_you_call_them_jerkoffs/)."

Amanda Marcotte (following up): "How to not look like a total moron (http://pandagon.net/index.php/site/comments/how_to_not_look_like_a_total_moron/)."

Via Roy, who tweeted (http://twitter.com/edroso/status/20850744409):

More NYC mosque nonsense: http://bit.ly/90lWNI Dang, wingnuts, you already have the bigot vote locked up -- chill already!

Hunger Tallest Palin: "Move over RentBoy, here comes Arabian Knights® (http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/move_over_rentboy_here_comes_arabian_knights/)." (The more delicate among you may wish to avoid clicking this one.)

[Added] And a short blog post from Roy (http://alicublog.blogspot.com/2010_08_08_archive.html#5373090759153812420).

bjkeefe
08-11-2010, 03:51 AM
Gay/lesbian bar proposed (http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2010/08/gay-bar-at-ground-zero/61220/) to be established across the street from the Cordoba Center. [...]

TBogg: "Big Gay Greg and His Big Gay Cry For Attention (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/08/09/big-gay-greg-and-his-big-gay-cry-for-attention/)."

But Greg wants you to know that he is totally for serious about this and he has found investors who have yet to be bilked by Tucker Carlson or Roger Simon so this thing is totally really gonna happen just like the release of the Whitey Tape ...

(previously (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=174755#post174755))

Lyle
08-11-2010, 09:34 PM
... ah, TBogg and his fellow gay hating progressive bigots. They likely nothing more than belittling gays.

Love gay!!!

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/misc/pixel.gif

bjkeefe
08-11-2010, 11:19 PM
They likely nothing more than ...

Your "likely" is perfectly symbolic of your ability to comprehend language.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/misc/pixel.gif

Nice picture, though.

http://a.imageshack.us/img18/228/rolleye0014.gif

Lyle
08-12-2010, 02:10 AM
Yeah, it's beautiful picture. Celebrate it.