John Cole was getting his haircut at a barbershop with a handful of old timers—all Fox News viewers—and he held his tongue while the men complained about how Obama was destroying the country, wanted to see everyone on welfare, the country is going to hell in a hand basket, etc., etc. When one of the men said, “You can’t even pray anymore. Christians get stopped from praying, but Muslims get to pray," Cole lost it:
“When was the last time someone stopped you from praying,” I asked.
He seemed startled—“Me, never. But they…”
I cut him off—“And when was the last time anyone stopped anyone you know from praying?”
“Well, I don’t personally know of anyone…”
“So who exactly is stopping people from praying?”
And then he went on a rant about saying the Declaration of Independence at the Jefferson “monument.” I just rolled my eyes and kept to myself.
I made a vow, though. In the interest of politeness, I’ve ignored this stuff in public before. I figure I will do my ranting online. But not any more. Any time I am confronted with this nonsense in the future, I am aggressively and publicly challenging these idiots. I can’t take it any more. The damage Rupert Murdoch and those like him have done to this country needs to be countered.
Anyone else want to take that vow?