M. Zuhdi Jasser of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy issued a statement to Edge letting them know he and his organization were against the recall of Little Big Planet, one of Sony’s more impressive PS3 efforts.
While stating he didn’t know the exact context the verses from the Koran appeared, he had this to say:
Muslims cannot benefit from freedom of expression and religion and then turn around and ask that anytime their sensibilities are offended that the freedom of others be restricted. The free market allows for expression of disfavor by simply not purchasing a game that may be offensive. But to demand that it be withdrawn is predicated on a society which gives theocrats who wish to control speech far more value than the central principle of freedom of expression upon which the very practice and freedom of religion is based.
Edge has word that just in time for my parents’ 39th wedding anniversary, the glorious E3 of old will return to the LA Convention Center! More press coverage! More booth babes! More drunken nights of debauchery!
Here’s a post I just left on Peter David’s website:
I’m with you, Dan. Although most of the mouth breathers will continue to vote for the same.
As for Palin, I disagree. The more I read of her, the more I like her: http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/10/20/politics/fromtheroad/entry4531447.shtml
I find it troubling that Democrats are so terrified of a VP that has a disabled child and a Native American and lifelong union member as a husband. I think the last person in the White House who had any experience with Native Americans was because they killed them “taming” the west.
Someone might say that just because someone has a disabled kid shouldn’t make them off limits. I agree totally, but it should totally ramp up your respect for them. I remember the family that brought their son with muscular dystrophy to our basketball games. BJ would cheer for us as best he could and there was a place on the court for him to sit. It made me sad, though, to think that his parents would only have a limited amount of time left with him. The fact that in his life they had to feed and change him ever day because he couldn’t do it on his own is about as textbook an example of “love” as I can think of.
To know Palin and her husband thought about these things and decided not to terminate the pregnancy says a huge amount about their character, all of it positive.
Hopefully in a few years, she will have the experience to make a difference.
Sony is setting up an online store for Capcom on their Playstation Network! This is great news as perhaps it means a slew of downloadable games from their vault like Marvel vs Capcom!
CBS’s Dean Reynolds reports on what it’s like working with the two presidential campaigns.
Given what he has to say, it’s surprising the media is as friendly to Obama as they have been. Those print people live in a completely different universe than their tv counterparts, but still, poorly organizing events usually draws some ire.
The bigger question is why Reynolds waited until now to spill his beans. Maybe he’s hoping for an October Surprise.
The ratcheting up of the Ayers connection plus the reminding of America of a large political blunder made by McCain look to be two other attempts.
Here’s hoping when it shows up that it’s a doozy!