A plan to build a mosque in this Houston suburb has triggered a neighborhood dispute, with community members warning the place will become a terrorist hotbed and one man threatening to hold pig races on Fridays just to offend the Muslims.
This story was so surreal that I had to read it several times just to grasp the particulars. It seems that an Islamic organization wants to build a mosque in a town called Katy, Texas (which is apparently in the Houston region), and they bought some land to do just that. Cue the histrionics from people who have nothing against Moslems, but are concerned about "property values, traffic, and drainage" -- in short, the usual stuff people worry about when undesirable things want to move in. I wonder how much they'd worry about those things if it was one of those gigantic Christian megachurches, the ones that seat more people than some NHL venues, that was looking to build there. I bet they wouldn't think there'd be drainage problems then! But then, there wouldn't be terrorists either, because wherever Muslims congregate, there's sure to be some terrorizin'!
And then there's the guy who plans to race pigs next door to the new mosque, just to offend the Muslims. First of all, it seems that this guy originally thought that the new mosque meant he'd have to give up the land he already owned, which turned out to be his own mistake, but no matter -- he's gonna run his pigs anyway!
Though he now concedes the Muslims are probably not after his land, Baker said he is obligated to go through with the pig races, probably within the next few weeks, because "I would be like a total idiot if I didn’t. I'd be the laughingstock now because I’ve gone too far."
See what happens? You get yourself in so deep, and then you promise people some pig racin', so how are you gonna look if you don't follow through? You'll look like an idiot! Because that's what makes you look stupid -- not overreacting to a mistake you yourself made in the first place. That doesn't make you look stupid at all!
Let's face things here, dude: you look like an idiot and a laughingstock already. Racing the pigs is just going to be the icing on the Stupid Cake -- especially since, as the article notes, Muslims don't worship pigs or anything, they merely refrain from eating pork. Pigs are not to Islam as cows are to Hinduism, a distinction that I'm sure will be lost on the pig-farmer. After all, he's got to strike his blow against the Coming of the Caliphate, just after he slops old Wilbur.