Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monuments of the 21st Century

Behold the Venn Pie-agram created by reddit user HungryHungryHippy.

I first saw it thanks to Duncan Geere

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Peter King, meet Kenneth Salvesen

Plaque in honor of those killed in the
1985 IRA bombing of Harrod's in London.

Peter King, who is now busy on Capitol Hill generating much heat but little light about Muslims, was (and is) a fervent supporter of the terrorist group the Irish Republican Army. King "still insists the rebel army was a "legitimate force.'"

As to how he can support such a band of murderers, King told The New York Times:
Of comparisons between the terrorism of the I.R.A. and that of Al Qaeda and its affiliates, Mr. King said: "I understand why people who are misinformed might see a parallel. The fact is, the I.R.A. never attacked the United States. And my loyalty is to the United States."
However, in addition to killing many Irish, English, and others, the IRA did kill and injure US Citizens. For instance in the Harrod's bombing about a week before Christmas 1983, three American citizens were injured and Kenneth Salvesen, a US citizen from Chicago, was killed.

A bit over a year after that bombing, Peter King was grand Marshal for the New York St. Patrick's Day parade. The Irish government boycotted it due to King's support for the terrorist IRA.

Many people, including Americans, were killed and injured by the group King supported. I hope someone questions King about whether he knows who Kenneth Salvesen is and can bring himself to justify his support of terrorism to whatever of his family still remains.
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