HolyCoast: NUTS!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Gotta love this story from Florida:
A South Florida Muslim group sent Congressman Allen West a letter asking him to disassociate himself from activists the group considers anti-Islamic.

Congressman West did respond and the letter he sent back is raising some eyebrows.

If it looks like the shortest letter you’ve ever seen from a member of congress, it probably is. How short? Try one word, in capital letters: “NUTS!”

“I was shocked at first. I didn’t expect this from a congressman,” said Nezar Hamze, the executive director of CAIR Florida — the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

“We stand up for the civil rights of the Muslim community. That’s what we do,” said Hamze.

Hamze says he wrote to the Republican Congressman earlier this month with his concerns about the Congressman’s relationships with groups and people Hamze considers to be anti-Islamic.

“When I first saw that, I wasn’t sure if he was calling me nuts, or he was calling my concerns nuts,” said Hamze.
As soon as I saw the word I knew what West was referring to, but the young reporter that did the story had to do some research. This is what happens when you spend more time in history class these days talking about the guy who invented peanut butter than what happened in WWII.
Then CBS4 News discovered that during World War II, General Anthony McAuliffe famously wrote a one-word letter to the Germans in response to a surrender ultimatum. The word used: “Nuts!”
As you read on in the article you'll see the report still doesn't understand the context. Shameful education kids get today.


Larry said...

'Nuts' is one of the most famous declaration in American military history (probably second only to "Sir, I have not yet begun to fight!"), yet the media needed to look it up? That says volumes about the media.

Nightingale said...

You'd think the younger TV generation would have remembered the same word being used in an episode of the show Jericho (2006-2007).

Not just shameful education, but poor memories as well.

Go Congressman West!