Conservatives keep comparing the Quran burning with the plans to build an Islamic center in downtown Manhattan. Not a valid comparison… there’s a big difference between burning somebody’s holy book and building a swimming pool. The Quran burning is an act of provocation. Building the proposed rumpus room is an act of recreation.
Glenn Beck has come out against the burning of the Qurans. I don’t care, I still think it’s a bad idea. Beck posted his objections on his blog. I don’t know if the best place to object to a book burning is on a blog called “The Blaze.”
Finally, it’s being reported that a big $30 million bio pic glorifying Ronald Reagan is in the works. Great—yet another Ronald Reagan movie with absolutely no connection to reality. If this movie is going to be true to the spirit of Ronald Reagan, the production will end up having a huge budget deficit. And who are they going to get to play Ronald Reagan? All I know is that Ronald Reagan did a pretty crappy job of it.
The man behind the NYC Islamic center defended the project last night on CNN: