My first response on finding out that I was now a hate group was to look around to see where everyone else was. A hate group needs the group part and one man and a cat don’t seem to be enough. Even when the cat is a well known bigot who hates mice, birds, car alarms that go off in the middle of the night, the plumber and sudden noises.
Still the Southern Poverty Law Center had listed, “Sultan Knish a blog by Daniel Greenfield” as one of their Active Anti-Muslim Hate Groups, alongside such other vast organizations as “Faith Freedom”, a website for ex-Muslims, and “Casa D’Ice Signs”, the signs on a bar located on K-Mart Plaza in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
I wait, eagerly, by the phone. Oh please, oh please…Me Too!!! Forty years ago a noted Boston Globe columnist, George Frazier, remarked upon finding out that he had been listed on Dick Nixon’s “Enemies List” (A man he truly hated), that the shame would have been too much to bear if his non-relenting poisonous pen on the subject of President Nixon hadn’t been recognized by his object of despisal. In other words, his hatred and detestation had been reciprocated, to the mutual joy of both.
I’m sure Dan feels that way about the SPLC’s calling him a “hate group”. It must be especially delicious to realize that the act of labeling a one-man operation as a “hate group” instantly becomes a self inflicted wound.
God I envy him. Lucky Bastard.
These must be realistic replicas, right? Those can lead to dangerous situations, as a few deadly incidents can attest. None of those incidents, however, involved the garishly-colored Nerf gun variety:
The toys in question are plastic water guns or Nerf dart shooters in sizes ranging from pistol- to nearly rifle-length, contained in Easter baskets sold by the retailer for prices starting at $9.99.
Seriously? The candy in the Easter baskets are more dangerous than the Nerf guns and water pistols. Pfleger explains that as a Christian, he’s offended by the inclusion of violent toys in this “celebration of life,” but as a Catholic priest, shouldn’t he be more offended by Easter eggs, Easter bunnies, and the commercialization of the holiest day on the Christian calendar? Isn’t that his day job?
Pfleger then argues that Nerf is nothing more than a gateway to the harder stuff…
And still worse!