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Sat., Aug. 14, 2010, 6:20 a.m.

Costello: Sell Pork Next To That Mosque

I'm all for the Ground Zero mosque in New York City. But I have a few conditions. If, as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says, commitment to diversity and tolerance is what New York's firefighters and other first responders gave their lives for on Sept. 11, 2001, then all sides need to show the same level of commitment to that principle. So I suggest that we all embrace Fox News host Greg Gutfeld's idea of a Muslim gay bar next door to the Ground Zero mosque. And I would go a little farther. On the opposite side of the mosque, we should have a barbecue restaurant that specializes in North Carolina pulled pork sandwiches and Kansas City spareribs. And across the street we need a Fredrick's of Hollywood storefront. And perhaps a Larry Flynt strip club behind the mosque. Then we'll find out who truly is intolerant/Michael Costello, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: What do you make of Michael Costello's view of tolerance in New York City?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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