and play hide and go fuck yourself, lady.
This is kind of like the evolution "debate" where the answer is: "fossil".
The answer to this question is twofold:
"1st Amendment guarantees freedom of religion"
"Private property rights are supposedly important to you people"
Again, how many times do I have to point out this woman is not a libertarian. Get her the fuck away from me.
But at least this guy said more or less what the opinion of NYC will be. I can at least take some positive vibe from that.
PS: I'm not sure it was "racist" either. But it was classic Palin-dumb-pander-to-her-base. Government officials or people who presume to speak for such don't really have an ability to sound off on what sort of religious like facilities are built where, private property rights and the lack of a state religion trump that capacity. Palin of course is a private citizen (or at least for now likes us to believe she will continue to be). So she can say dumb things like this. But it doesn't mean that she shouldn't be ignored when she makes up new words to play her games of madlibs with the politics of the country. The "interests of healing" are apparently for Muslims to pretend that they do not exist so that good American-born-American speaking Christians can go on killing them in foreign countries I guess without the inconvenience of being attacked once in a while by random acts of terrorism and violence. I suppose it might be sensible for the people building it to consider carefully where it was built and the impact it has. But I'm guessing 9 years is plenty of time to consider that.
Besides, of all the things being built in NYC, Columbia University's recent eminent domain, read: abuse, case was a much bigger and weightier issue than this, especially for New Yorkers.
As for the linguistic impression that somehow put Shakespeare with Palin in the same sentence:
"To suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous liberals, or to quit halfterm, and by opposing, rake in speaking fees"
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