The dictionary defines a “haboob” as a thick dust storm that blows in deserts. Arizonans, however, define a “haboob” as a jihadist harbringer of Muslim infiltration. Hearing local weathermen call Arizona’s recent massive dust storms by a term they’ve used “for decades,” one Arizona resident said, “I am insulted that local TV news crews are now calling this kind of storm a haboob. ... How do they think our soldiers feel coming back to Arizona and hearing some Middle Eastern term,” he demanded. And if this is suddenly the guiding principle on acceptable vocabulary, Arizonans should eye words like algebra, pajamas, khaki, coffee, giraffe, lemon, orange, mattress, zero, and alcohol with suspicion.If this ridiculousness doesn’t cause your jaw to drop, nothing will.
Friday, July 22, 2011
How Idiotic Can Right-wingers Get?
From Think Progress: