free speech

Muslims, modernity and Maher

January 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

“I know most Muslim people would not have carried out an attack like this,” the host of HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher said on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. “But here’s the important point: Hundreds of millions of them support an attack like [...]

If you were Ozzie Guillen you’d be fired

April 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

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I like Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen. He’s an old school manager a la Billy Martin — hard-drinking, profane with a high baseball IQ. Politically, he’s not what you’d call bright. The fracas started over the weekend, [...]

fear and hypocrisy in the uk

February 16, 2009 // 1 Comment

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A Dutch member of Parliament who compared the Koran to Mein Kampf was barred from entering Britain last week because his presence endangered public safety. Seems the UK has quite the double standard. Critics of the British action pointed to what [...]

we have our first obama/monkey comparison

May 13, 2008 // 6 Comments

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Well, probably not the first, and certainly not the last. This story may actually evolve into an interesting test case of community standards and free speech, as Mulligan’s critics hope to eventually silence Mike Norman’s controversial [...]

decapitation du jour

March 31, 2008 // 1 Comment

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On second thought, I won’t be watching “Fitna,” but I will post it, in solidarity. Thanks to Thomas for the link, and for the warning about the beheading found within. That’s enough to keep me from clicking play, though I [...]