Archive for May 21st, 2011
The United States now has a new official language, as reported by The Onion:
Imagine if a group of Muslims wanted to seek state tax breaks to build a Muslim theme park. You’d hear a lot of squealing. In fact, you heard lots of squealing regarding the “ground zero mosque” (which was not primarily a mosque and was not at ground zero).
Now consider this news from Think Progress:
A group of private investors and religious organizations is hoping to build a Bible-themed amusement park in Kentucky, complete with a full-size 500-foot-by-75-foot reproduction of Noah’s Ark, a Tower of Babel, and other biblical exhibits on a 800-acre campus outside of Williamstown, KY. Their effort got a shot in the arm yesterday when the state approved $43 million in tax breaks for the project. In addition to the tax incentives, approved unanimously by the state’s tourism board, taxpayers may have to pony up another $11 million to improve a highway interchange near the site.