Okay, here's what makes me angry, sad and depressed - the people arguing against the "ground zero mosque". In case you haven't heard this nonsense, here's a brief refresher:
A few blocks away from the site of the World Trade Center in New York is a planned 13-floor building that used to be a Burlington Coat Factory. The idea is that it will be a community center with a gym, a culinary school, a theater, a swimming pool, a fitness center, a childcare center, an auditorium, a food court, basketball court, and among other things, a prayer room. A year ago, this was cheered on by pretty much everybody in the area as a wonderful way to revitalize the neighborhood which is considered a little sleazy (there's a stripclub right across the street) and run-down. Unfortunately, some right-wing fucknuts have been making a scene over it, calling it a "victory mosque".
There have been attempts by Pat Robertson's team of lawyers to stop it, Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin have both made statements that it shouldn't happen, and Fox News has basically been making shit up about it.
Okay people, this is bad. Cracked Magazine, a comedy website usually devoted to making lists about why boobs are awesome and which obscure piece of 80s childhood nostalgia is most underrated, is actually making more sense on this issue than the American right wing. This is how bad it's become, people. This is how far America has sunk. The juvenile specialists in all things toilet humor, Transformers and vagina-related are making more sense on a political issue than Fox News. It was bad when the Daily Show hit that level, and it was worse when the crazy shit Glenn Beck spouts is more crazy than the in-character stuff said by Stephen Colbert, but this is CRACKED MAGAZINE. They make a web series about a guy who eats nothing but chicken nuggets, eats board game pieces because he thinks they're candy and is barely literate. They have an article posted right now outlining 7 reasons why a zombie outbreak wouldn't happen. AND THEY ARE MAKING MORE SENSE THAN THE RIGHT WING IN AMERICAN POLITICS.
So this is a message to Fox News, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rick Lazio, Glenn Beck and anyone who supports any of the above: You should all be deeply ashamed of yourselves. Seriously, are you so lacking in self-awareness that you don't see how ridiculous you look right now? You're arguing against a community center and you can't even list a reason why that is based in reality. This is why you're called racists or bigots - because you argue fervently against stuff like this, with reasons that have no basis at all in the real world. When the crazy crap you spout as your motivation is completely and demonstrably false, we have only two choices. We can either assume that the reasons you ACTUALLY have are so embarrassingly hideous that you don't want to say them out loud, or you're intentionally ignorant on the issues at hand.
So take a good, hard look at yourself and feel shame. For once, feel shame at the stupid shit you let fall out of your mouths, and for the dumbass shit you let someone cram in to your head.