Daily Archives: September 9, 2010

Radical ‘pastor’ made up Park 51 ‘deal,’ Quran bonfire up in the air

Before we chuck Terry Jones onto the dustbin of history, once last word: he’s either a liar, or delusional. And now that the Imam behind the Park 51 project has made clear that he never talked to the man, let … Continue reading

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It ain’t over: Westboro church will burn Qurans if Dove Center won’t

The Westboro Baptist Church, famous for picketing soldiers’ funerals to protest the existence of gays, and which has gotten support in the past from Terry Jones’ Dove World Outreach Center, has said that if in fact Terry Jones’ church cancels … Continue reading

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Terry Jones cancels Quran burning, makes dubious claim on Park 51 **UPDATE: Enter the Donald?

Pastor Terry Jones bent to international pressure on Thursday, including from the President of the United States and prominent conservatives, saying he will cancel his small church’s plan to burn copies of the Quran on the anniversary of September 11. … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Allen West on Quran bonfire: No biggie. Let it burn (with bonus O’Neal Dozier)

Allen West, the swaggering, smack-talking colonel so bad-ass, he can make an Iraqi prisoner talk with just the use of his bare-knuckles persuasion (and a few shots in the air from his Glock…) so fearless he told Nancy Pelosi to … Continue reading

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Here we go again: Scott sues to kill Sink’s public money

Rick Scott has restarted the process he used to effectively bleed the Bill McCollum campaign in the Florida gubernatorial primary, this time sicking his lawyers on Alex Sink’s campaign. From the Palm Beach Post:

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Jeff Atwater is OUTRAGED about a building in NYC; ‘disappointed’ by Quran burning in Fla; Plus: Interpol issues warning

Jeff Atwater, the Republican looking to take over for Alex Sink as Florida CFO, released a statement finally, on where he stands on the Gainesville cult’s Quran bonfire, planned for two days from now. He does the Beck/Boehne/Palin equivalence dance, … Continue reading

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Tsunami-Watch: E.J. Dionne blasts the media narrative, welcomes Obama to the fight

The pundit class has all-but declared the November elections over, but WaPo columnist E.J. Dionne reminds the zeitgeist wielders that President Obama has finally entered the ball field, and he hit two strong singles in Milwaukee and Cleveland. A clip: … Continue reading

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At TheGrio.com: how the Quran burning pastor found the limelight

Pastor Terry Jones has tried various means of gaining fame and attention. He finally stumbled on the right stunt, in the right political climate. My current piece on the Dove World Outreach debacle, and the man behind it, is up … Continue reading

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Obama calles Quran burning stunt ‘a recruitment bonanza for al-Qaida’

President Obama waded into the controversy over a Gainesville pastor’s plan to burn copies of the Quran on September 11, calling the action a “stunt” that could trigger “serious violence” against American troops in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and that would … Continue reading

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