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Feb. 10, 2011, buzz: Republicans, radicalized American Muslims and Egypt's hopeless protestors

Mitt Romney

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Tim Rutten's commentary about AOL-HuffPo's journalistic race to the bottom continues to dominate again Thursday. Coming in at a close second, though, is Doyle McManus' Op-Ed about the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. "There are really only two spots on the GOP ballot. One is reserved for Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who won nine primaries in 2008," McManus writes. "The other is for someone who isn't Mitt Romney — someone like Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee or Tim Pawlenty."

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Thursday's editorial, "Targeting Muslims," about Rep. Peter King's plans to hold hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims has ruffled feathers. The board says King needs to first identify "any true threats to national security." They continue: "[A]n investigation of members of a single religion makes us uneasy. As the controversy over a proposed mosque and community center in Lower Manhattan demonstrated, anti-Islamic feeling in this country is real and widespread. King's hearings run the risk of exacerbating that." On our comments board, a few displeased readers asked whether the board lives in a bubble or on Pluto. Uh, helloPluto doesn't exist anymore.

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But what everyone's sharing on Facebook is the news of the day: Egypt's future. "[E]ven without Mubarak," writes Daniel Williams of Human Rights Watch, the country's future "will be bleak unless it eliminates abusive practices by the country's security forces."

-- Alexandra Le Tellier

Photo: Mitt Romney. Credit: Mary Schwalm / Associated Press


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The day will come in America when a Muslim jihadist will become a "martyr". It will be then come to pass that the full, white-hot anger that is smoldering in the American psyche against these "infidels" will flash like gunpowder and we will push this religion and their people out of God's country back to their ancestral lands to languish in their self-aggrandizing beliefs and their faith. So lets wait.


Not much of a mindless bigot are you Felix?

Rah Abasd

All religions are irrational self-serving cults.

There is nothing noble or righteous about them. They are out for them and theirs, and that is it.

The last thing America needs is another one. Least of all a pernicious one like Islam.


RE: your comments on Rep. Pete King and the Moslems. The usual mild sneering at the 'baccy chawin GOP yahoos. But then about the "board", the following..."whether the board lives in a bubble or on Pluto. Uh, hello – Pluto doesn't exist anymore."

NEWS FLASH for the non-existent day and style editors (now replaced by SpellChek)...PLUTO STILL EXISTS, status as planet has changed! The Incredible Shrinking Times is now reducing it's investment IQ's??

don carlon

why would anyone of a right mind listen to peter king he has always been a racist and a bigot



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