turban?22 Jun 2005
I am going to start making no posts other than recycled from comments I made on Nashville is Talking:
One of the more humorous side-effects of this whole Durbin thing is how many people have allowed us a nice window into their subconscious via the fact that they think rhyming someone’s name with “Turban” is an insult.
Nice subtle way to broadcast “hello, I am a bigot!” to the world.
This is what Bill has to say in defense of his apparent bigotry:
The use of the word was a simple device to smoke out Durbin apologists from the Left who - like you - are quicker to condemn a silly joke than to condemn the very real and very damaging slander that Durbin uttered.
Unlike Durbin’s words, mine won’t be rebroadcast incessantly on al-Jazeera to the delight and encouragement of our enemy in this global military and ideological struggle against - yes - ISLAMIST wacko fundamentalism, jihad and terrorism.
But if “Turban Durbin” so offends you, I’ll not use it anymore to refer to him. I’ll just call him al-Durbin from now on.
There you have it, folks. It was just a silly joke, and a ploy to trap gullible liberals. Curse his fiendish wit! But, if you find it offensive that he equates wearing a Turban with “islamist wacko fundamentalist jihadist terrorists”, he’s more than willing to use the Arabic word for “the”, instead. Great work, Bill; you’re really building bridges of compassion and understanding.