The 2 Blocks From Ground Zero Muslim Community Center Built on Hallowed Grounds of a Burlington Coat Factory

Unless you are a stupid right winger that loves turning noncontroversial BS into an epic political battle...

Stop calling it "The Mosque at Ground Zero" because there is no such thing.

Are you really this insane as to elevate the stupidity? More reality below the fold.

You MORONS! You put a BUSH Republican back and he's a teabagger, too!

Scott Brown, R-Teabagger, Bush Republican and guaranteed wrench in the works of trying to clean up the mess made by the previous Republican control of government, defeated Martha Coakley in the race for the MA Senate seat formerly occupied by the late Senator Edward Kennedy.

There's no excuse for this -- for putting a man into the Senate who has already vowed to bring back the policies of failure that undermined our nation and marked the legacy of the GOP's gut-and-run method of governing. There's no excuse for giving the party of Failure, the party of No, the party of self-centered and self-serving arrogance back one step closer to power, and for undermining the one chance we've had to make major inroads into cleaning up the disastrous impact of their 8 year long rule of negligence, corruption, cronyism and greed.

For everyone who cast a vote for Brown -- if you're not already a Teabagger, and if you bought into the GOP's running narration of blaming the new President and Democratic majority for their failures and abuse -- then you're a frickin' moron who would deserve the disaster you've voted to prolong, except that it impacts EVERYONE ELSE on the PLANET...people who don't deserve any further extension of this Republican party's malignant legacy.

You bloody ridiculous, foolish morons.

Board of the Times

Joubert (the Assassin): I don't interest myself in "why". I think more often in terms of "when", sometimes "where"; always "how much". . . . the fact is, what I do is not a bad occupation. Someone is always willing to pay . . . it's quite restful. It's almost peaceful. No need to believe in either side, or any side. There is no cause. There's only yourself. The belief is in your own precision. [Three Days of the Condor]

Inspired by the continuing saga of the life & death strugle for the New York Times. The image is from the wiki article on Three Days of the Condor.

Ice Holes

Below is the five year tracking chart of the DJIA, which gives a substantially different view of the overall market than the single-day tracking chart of this morning. In yet another example of self-fulfilling prophecy realized, the market dove off a cliff this morning, then climbed back up again. Don't know about you, but for me this manipulation for the benefit of a select few at the expense of the rest of the planet is getting very, very, very, old.

At this point I think it best to just shut the son-of-a-bitch down for a week.