Lessons From Rev. Terry Jones

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Published September 09, 2010

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The Vatican calls it outrageous. Hillary called it disgraceful. Eric Holder says it's idiotic. And the NYPD called it dangerous.

No, those strong words are not about my new mesh thong — hey, I'm just giving the people what they want — and they aren't reactions to the mosque built near Ground Zero. Nope. They are directed at a painful pastor's plans to burn the Koran this Saturday on Sept 11.

I agree. This Rev. Terry Jones is an attention-seeking sack of poop who's accomplished everything he wanted: He put his morbidly mustachioed face all over the map and embarrassed everyone from Gainesville, Florida. I've been trying to do that for years.

But in a weird way, this handle-barred hooligan has taught us some crud.

One, that mostly everyone agrees the pastor can burn the book, but he's a big weenie if he does it. This was exactly my argument over the construction of the mosque. So in a weird way, this guy may have clued in others who missed that subtle point: The mosque can be built, but a compromise (or a conversation about a compromise) might be nice.

Don't get me wrong, the Koran burning is pure provocation, and I'm not sure that's entirely the case with the mosque. But both issues deal with poor judgment. The key distinction: The pastor is a total barf-puck.

Second, America's reaction to this joke should be a blueprint for all Muslims when one of their religious jackasses acts up. There was no delay in smacking this fuzz-faced freak around, and I'd like to see more of that from Muslims whenever one of their extremists gets extreme-y.

And, I'd also like to see some of that from our own government. I mean, it doesn't take much bravery to take down a stereotypical wackjob like Jones. However, going after PC-protected punks takes more stones.

And if you disagree with me, lets party, you racist homophobe.

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