I sat at the head table with Fareed Zakaria last semester. He was eloquent, but he seems to mistake the principle here.
It's not an opposition to mosques, per se, it's an opposition to mosques built on or near sacred ground. Liberals should know about this full well. It's part of the reason why, after all, that we have zoning and why they favor time manner restrictions on speech. Their hypocrisy shows its scarlet hues when you notice that they have come out against Greg Gutfield's campaign to bring a gay Muslim bar there.
Muslims understand it, too, which is why some are coming out against this horrible mosque and the Cordoba Initiative, and why some of those that supported it attack Gutfield for not wanting to build a "dialog [sic]".
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Unfortunately, a few repeated trolls have made it impossible to have the freewheeling discussion I would like in the comment section.
I am now moderating comments, something I don't want to do, but which I must. You should still feel free to submit comments, but I have to pick ones that are good from ones that are, well, disgusting.
I'm generally suspicious of such rankings but it is nice to be liked once and awhile by mainstream publications. How much stock do you put in rankings?
Forbes Magazine reports:
Yikes. I'm living at College Park in Upland currently. Assuming utilities of a hundred bucks a month, which seems high, my rent comes to $900 a month for ten months. This means that I can stay out in Claremont for ten full months, as opposed to having to find a place to stay in August or December. I don't have to deal with dorm damages or noisy neighbors having sex all the time or drunks sh**ting in sinks or breaking furniture. I get double the room that a single has -- my walk in closet is nearly larger than my Stark single. I also get my own private bathroom and I don't have to deal with annoying freshman elevator parties or people stealing my laundry detergent.
Pomona College, located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, [edit's note: so much for being the Hahvahd of the West Coast] charges the third-highest dorm rates at $12,220 a year, an 8% increase from three years earlier. Students are apparently happy: Based on student responses, Pomona College placed among the Princeton Review’s list of palace-like dorms.
File this under yet another reason you shouldn't live on campus.