Friday, December 08, 2006

Can't we all just get along? No. No we can't

The Situation: An Islamic group plans to build a mosque on an 11-acre site that they own in suburban Houston.

The Problem: Neighbors of that site don’t want a mosque built near their homes, citing concerns about property values, drainage, and traffic.

One Neighbor’s Solution: He built a track on his property that will hold pig races every Friday night.

That Neighbor’s Reasoning: Muslims hate pigs.

Everything about this story is true. Read it here. Pay particular attention to the neighbor’s quote at the end about his efforts to avoid becoming a laughingstock. It’s fantastic.

2 comments:

  1. MJ Says:

    Are you trying to say you agree with the group building the mosque or the neigbor with the pig?

  2. Brian Says:

    Neither. I can't agree with any group that has 11 spare acres of land and does not use it to build something fun like a go-kart track. And I can't agree with any man who races pigs. In fact, I can't agree with any man who races anything, whether it be cars, horses, dogs, or school buses. Show them off, but never race them. Little go-karts are the obvious exception.