May 28, 2010

Michael Berry Speaks Stupidly

One reason I'm glad I just blog rather than doing talk radio is that I have the ability to self-censor before saying anything that i might regret later. That hasn't stopped me in every case. But at least I would never be goaded into saying something like this in a fit of pique.

A Houston talk show host this week called for the bombing of a mosque if it's built near the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City.

In comments Wednesday on KPRC-950 AM, Michael Berry said, I'll tell you this if you do build a mosque, I hope somebody blows it up. Berry added: I hope the mosque isn't built, and if it is, I hope it's blown up, and I mean that.

The remarks came in an angry exchange with a caller who insulted Berry and said Muslims should be able to build mosques wherever they want. They were discussing a pending proposal to build an Islamic Center just a few blocks from the attack site in Manhattan.

I don't care how much some idiot ticks you off on the air -- saying something like that is wrong, and plays into the hands of liberals.

On the other hand, if AirAmerica's "assassination chic" commentary regarding George W. Bush during his presidency resulted in no firings and no loss of broadcast licenses, then this comment should be given a pass as well.

But let me say the following about the mosque in question.

1) I do not believe it should be built so close to the site of an Islam-inspired terrorist attack, and believe that any group that attempts to build a mosque so close to that site is being intentionally offensive. Those who would attempt to build a mosque just a stone's throw from Ground Zero are pigs

2) If this group of Muslim pigs decides to move ahead with the project, I believe that no government entity should act to prevent the completion of the project. No special legislation should be passed to block the project, no special application of zoning laws should be applied to stall it. No American patriot should engage in any act of violence to stop the building of the mosque -- though voicing one's outrage is appropriate.

3) If the mosque is built, its presences is an insult to America and the victims of Islam. However, it will also be a sign of the greatness of America and our nation's Constitution. After all, we allow dissent -- even evil and hateful dissent -- near those places that are most sacred in our eyes. Contrast that with the stifling of freedom in Muslim nations worldwide.

4) Ground Zero will always be a site that is revered by American patriots. Pilgrimages to the site will no doubt continue for as long as America endures. It is my belief that the mosque should be incorporated into such visits -- and that upon departure from the site of Islam's attack upon America, it is appropriate for visitors to pass by the mosque and expectorate reverently on the sidewalk in front of it.

You Muslims build at Ground Zero because you can.
I mock your false prophet because I can.

Robbie at Urban Grounds disagrees with me on the mosque and Berry's comments.
John at Bay Area Houston condemns Berry as a chickenhawk and praises terrorists for their bravery.

UPDATE: A related observation on a local liberal blogger's outrage.

|| Greg, 05:12 AM || Permalink || Comments (1) || Comments || TrackBacks (0) ||

Trackback Information for Michael Berry Speaks Stupidly

TrackBack URL for this entry:
Listed below are links to weblogs that reference 'Michael Berry Speaks Stupidly'.

Comments on Michael Berry Speaks Stupidly

A0yJGo ujsvieampeoj, [url=]zirxxmnftkaj[/url], [link=]itspahwflcga[/link],

|| Posted by kklqycwz, July 7, 2016 11:54 PM ||
Post a comment

Remember personal info?




Winner - 2014 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards
Winner - 2014 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

Winner - 2013 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

Winner - 2012 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

Winner - 2011 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

Winner - 2010 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

Winner - 2009 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

Posts by Category

Abortion (posts: 1)
Announcements (posts: 13)
Blogging (posts: 187)
Border Issues & Immigration (posts: 421)
deferred (posts: 4)
Education (posts: 685)
Entertainment & Sports (posts: 483)
Guns & Gun Control (posts: 65)
History (posts: 329)
Humor (posts: 88)
Israel/Middle East (posts: 44)
Medical News (posts: 54)
Military (posts: 273)
News (posts: 1570)
Paid Advertising (posts: 234)
Personal (posts: 108)
Politics (posts: 5265)
Race & Racism (posts: 281)
Religion (posts: 819)
Terrorism (posts: 884)
Texas GOP Platform Reform Project (posts: 4)
The Courts (posts: 310)
Watcher's Council (posts: 482)
World Affairs (posts: 345)


February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
December 0000



Creative Commons License
This weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Powered By

Powered by
Movable Type 2.64

Administrative Stuff

Email Me
Syndicate this site (XML)

Advertising Disclosure


About Me

NAME: Greg
AGE: 50-ish
SEX: Male
OCCUPATION: Social Studies Teacher
LOCATION: Seabrook, TX
DISCLAIMER: All posts reflect my views alone, and not the view of my wife, my dogs, my employer, or anyone else. All comments reflect the view of the commenter, and permitting a comment to remain on this site in no way indicates my support for the ideas expressed in the comment.

Search This Site

Support This Site

Recent Entries

Resolution Packet For GOP Precinct Conventions
Why #NeverTrump Is The Only Moral Position
Republican Primary Endorsements -- 2016
A Proposed Shorter RPT Platform
Pro-Lifers To Release Documents Related To Purchase Of Fetal Tissue By Texas Public Universities!
Who Is Regan Theiler And Why Was She Allowed To Spend Public Funds On A Sole Source Contract For Her Part-Time Employer?
Not My Idea Of A Stimulating Evening
About Trump's Liberty University Speech
Do Not Place The Secessionist "Texas Independence" Measure On The 2016 Republican Primary Ballot
Conservatives Vs. Liberal On Those Engaged In Violent Political Activity


Watchers Council
  • Ask Marion
  • Bookworm Room
  • The Colossus of Rhodey
  • The Glittering Eye
  • GrEaT sAtAn"S gIrLfRiEnD
  • The Independent Sentinel
  • JoshuaPundit
  • Liberty's Spirit
  • New Zeal
  • Nice Deb
  • The Noisy Room
  • The Razor
  • Rhymes With Right
  • The Right Planet
  • Simply Jews
  • Virginia Right!
  • Watcher Of Weasels

  • Political & Religious Blogs