Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Blogger exposes ground zero OTB, strip club, Korean BBQ

We hope that's a South Korean BBQ.

A gentleman posted the above map on Tumblr to show that the 'ground zero mosque' is, well, not exactly on ground zero - or even next to it for that matter.

Also, a blogger took some pictures on the blocks surrounding ground zero and found that there is a lot of crap on this supposed 'hallowed ground' - New York Dolls Gentleman's Club, McDonalds, Off-Track Betting, Express Korean BBQ, lots of stands with chintzy tourist crap, and, probably more importantly, a lot of empty retail spaces.

The pictures have been making the rounds on the internets, we just wanted to make a few notes:

-  It's a disgrace that ground zero is still ground zero. How do we not have a building, memorial, or anything there? We hear that there is a lot of wrangling between developers, politicians, and whatnot. Can we find out who those people are and get angry at them?

- Can we stop pretending that the mosque will be a tribute to the terrorists? The Park51 Community Center - which will house the mosque - will also house a "September 11th memorial and quiet contemplation space, open to all." It's hard to argue that a building will 'celebrate' 9/11 when the building will literally pay tribute to 9/11.

1 comment:

  1. It's also not a mosque but a community center, olberman did a good job of talking about this last night ...
    If the press got it right maybe people wouldn't be flipping the fuck out!