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I've resisted writing about the Ground Zero mosque controversy, but the Speaker Of The House, Nancy Pelosi, made another typical bonehead statement that prompted me to change my mind. Pelosi, incredibly, called for an investigation into those who oppose the mosque:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday said she supports an investigation into groups opposing the building of a mosque near ground zero in New York.
Pelosi told San Francisco’s KCBS radio that “there is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some.”
“I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded,” she said. “How is this being ginned up?”
I barely know where to start here. While it's difficult to believe Pelosi is clueless as to how the controversy started (it's 9/11 GROUND ZERO in NYC, Madam Speaker ! DUH !), it's even more difficult to understand why Pelosi is mystified as to how the story got "ginned up." Perhaps San Fran Nan has never heard of CNN, FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC, etc. They've all been running the story on a continuous loop. Pelosi is basically calling for an investigation into our freedom of the press. It's pretty ironic that Pelosi wants an investigation into First Amendment free speech rights when the pro-Ground Zero mosque people are making a First Amendment freedom of religion argument. Nancy Pelosi is giving Gaffemaster VP Joe Biden quite a run for the top spot in the "If I Only Had A Brain" competition. Every time one of them speaks, I swear I can hear the ocean.
On the bright side, Pelosi did call for transparency in the funding of the Ground Zero mosque. Even she can't get everything completely bolluxed up.
My take on the Ground Zero mosque controversy is as follows - naturally, Muslims have the freedom of religion right to build a mosque. Nobody is contesting that, but tolerance and sensitivity works both ways. If America is to be tolerant and sensitive to Muslim concerns, as we should, then the Ground Zero mosque Muslims should also be tolerant and sensitive to America's concerns, which so far, they seem to care less about. Build the mosque somewhere else, not next to the worst radical Muslim attack in the history of our country. We KNOW most Muslims are not radicals, but the majority of America feels that the Ground Zero mosque is rubbing our noses in it, and we don't like it.
Because I mentioned both Pelosi and Biden in this post, I'd like to bring up a temporary constitutional change that could be of great potential benefit to our country. Joe Biden is next in line for the presidency if something were to happen to Obama. Nancy Pelosi is next in line after Biden (hard to believe, isn't it ? No wonder Washington D.C. is broken). In the interest of national security, I recommend an immediate change in the line of presidential succession, so neither one of these blockheads has any chance to (shiver) lead this country. Let's stipulate that if anything happens to Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton immediately becomes President. Once Obama's presidency is over, we can return to the regular presidential succession...maybe.