I'm Anything But Ordinary

I'm Anything But Ordinary

04 August 2010

I Haven't Been This Angry in a Very Long Time

Islamic Center to be Built Near Ground Zero.


According to CNN people are protesting a new Islamic Center and mosque that is in the works to be built about two blocks away from Ground Zero.  There has been a slew of protestors claiming it is inappropriate to put the center in this location.
Are you freaking kidding me?!?

Number one: the horrors that occured on September 11, 2001 had nothing to do with the Islam faith.  The misguided attempts by a radical group can never be linked to a religion as a whole -- do people think the actions of the KKK represent all of Christianity???
Number two: shame on CNN for making the story seem like a real debate.  The constitution clearly states we are entitled to the freedom of religion.  If a group needs a facility to come together and celebrate, why not occupy an adandoned building?  I'm willing to bet it will increase property value in the neighborhood and reduce crime because there will be less places to loiter.  I wonder why CNN isn't realizing how racisit they are sounding calling the issue a "sensitive subject?"  So because an Islamic center is being built in a big city with a large Muslim community we should all riot in the streets.  Once more, regardless of the tragedy that took place on that day the rest of the Islamic community should not be held responsible or punished because the attempts of the ignorant few -- does anyone blame every single German for the rise of the Nazi party?

And no one's falling for the opposing side's argument that the adandoned building should be registered as a historic monument.  Hell, that's the most logical argument they have and even CNN didn't play it up.  It's a very thin mask to hide the racism underneath that everyone can see through.

(CNN) – A New York City preservation commission has cleared the way for an Islamic center and mosque to be built just blocks from Ground Zero. That's after the panel voted against protecting an abandoned building that's standing in the way of the project.

The commissioners voted unanimously against landmark status for 45-47 Park Place. It and an adjoining building already connected on the inside, 49-51 Park Place, are owned by real estate developer Soho Properties, which intends to build the Islamic center two blocks north of the former site of the World Trade Center.

Backers of the center say they plan to use it to promote interfaith understanding, but critics don't buy it and have vowed to sue the city.
Way to make America seem like a bunch of ignorant hicks.  "Oh scarey unknown religion.  They cannot be here!  They will kill us!  Brown people are bad!"  I am sincerely considering never watching CNN again for this racist bullshit they are trying to pull.

Way to prove Family Guy right...

03 August 2010

Pop-Tarts to Open First Ever Shop and Cafe in Times Sqaure

I have mixed emotions.

On the one hand, as I have always said, if I could live off pop-tarts I would so offering me a cafe where I can eat to my heart's content sounds awesome.

On the other hand, if you're gonna charge me $5 for a pastry goodness that costs be a fraction of that at home (and tastes EXACTLY the same), then forget it.

I will have to follow this.  If they come up with new recipes or offer different flavors then it may be worth the pilgrimage.  But with big real estate comes big prices and I will never condone spending double digits on a pop-tart.  That's just sacrilegious.

One the one hand: who cares what gimmicky corporate restaurant/"experience" is opening in Times Square? On the other: check out what just hit the Eater inbox:
Please join us at this exclusive “behind-the-foil” opportunity the evening before doors open to the public. Help us celebrate the opening of Pop-Tarts’ first-ever retail store and experience its one-of-a-kind interactive elements, including:
- samplings from the Pop-Tarts World CafĂ©;
-the Varietizer, which creates customized boxes of Pop-Tarts that feature your favorite flavors
-the Customization Station, which helps you design your very own Pop-Tarts T-shirt.
If there's one thing that could make Pop-Tarts better, it's having them served to you in a restaurant? Maybe there will be toasters within the tables, shabu-shabu style.
It opens to the public on August 10.