1, As stated here many times, this site strives to avoid gossip level politics. There are a ton of professional sites that deal exclusively or near exclusively with that for those who want it and more importantly, it isn’t worth the sacrifice of my time and career and social life to deal with it on a webpage.
The age however is changing. Things that were foundational are rotating off their axis. This which appears to be gossip level, is more an example, as a reader to this site excellently put it, “where professionalism gives way to tribalism”.
The left has changed the rules for society if not the laws. The degree of sanctimony the left has charged itself with gives itself permission to attack the fabric of trust that is the real unity of our society. What leftists do to police staff at fast food joints from broken glass in a sandwich to powerful street drugs in coffee, and now this opportunistic stunt by a jewelry store is more than gossipy political items. Its forcing a formerly liberal society into one where you must know a great deal about who you deal with. In truth, it probably means that employers will have to break the law before hiring in order to try and ensure that his employees don’t really harm the business to further an employee’s agenda unrelated to the business, or more accurately, at the business’s expense.
I’ll leave it to the comments to imagine what would happen to the business had a store pulled this stunt on a Clinton.
(A lot of Jewish people like Duck Dynasty though I bet)
(Welcome UN 16/18 for this is most assuredly what this is)
The Associated Press account of this incident, published last Saturday, bore the dateline Bowling Green, Kentucky — but it read as if it could have been Dubai or Doha or Jakarta:
Bowling Green officials say a firefighter has retired after a video surfaced showing him burning a copy of the Quran.
Skeptical about the existence of the phenomenon of “stealth jihad” or “creeping Sharia,” i.e., the assertion of Islamic principles in the U.S. as taking precedence over American law?
Doubt no more.
This unnamed firefighter did not retire with a farewell party and a gold watch. From what the laconic AP report does say, it looks as if he retired under pressure brought onlybecause he burned the Qur’an, which is not officially illegal in the state of Kentucky. Now we know better.
There is a lot more material to get through today. But this is a quick start.
The information that the Corsica beach battle was caused not by someone taking a picture, but because a half nude tourist on a beach that the Muslims had unilaterally decided was a Muslim only beach in Corsica sparked violent conflict. I think English has a word for that kind of territorial dispute.
Oh yeah. War. More on that later today.
Thank you Richard, M., Wrath of Khan, Dumbstruck, and all who sent in materials and comments.