VISIONS OF AMERICA  11:21 am August 23, 2010

Dumb Hick Mosque Haters Can’t Even Spell ‘Ground Zero’

by Ken Layne

If only these people could somehow hijack a plane and fly it into something ....
Did you spend the weekend rocking out to the Mosquetard anthem “Keep Your Hands To Yourself”? Well then maybe you’ve already noticed this special part of the video, at 0:39, when the Doofus Forces of Justice raise this banner in support of “Groud Zero, the monument to terrorism!”

America’s differently-abled freedumb fighters tend to have trouble spelling the dumb shit on their signs and banners and trucks, but this particular piece of visual evidence also calls into question their comprehension of the supposedly Hallowed Ground of the WTC site. Is it truly a “monument to terrorism”? And if so, does that mean these wingnut slobs are actually protecting Islam and America’s Muslims from being associated with this nation’s vile “monument to terrorism,” which is the “Groud Zero” home of 9/11? Thanks to weeping-eagle-eyed Wonkette/Twitter operative kandriulli for spotting this historical gem.

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Doglessliberal August 23, 2010 at 11:25 am

If I put my fingers in my ears and shout “lalalalalalalalala” for a few days, will all this be better when I stop?

Darkness August 23, 2010 at 11:27 am

After all that stressful effort spelling “mosque” they gave up.

chascates August 23, 2010 at 11:28 am

Stoopid morans.

Dashboard_Buddha August 23, 2010 at 11:31 am

Maybe they were trying to spell Graud?

Adversary153 August 23, 2010 at 11:31 am

Days like these make me nostalgic for Death Panels.

Oblios Cap August 23, 2010 at 11:33 am

Homeskooling is hard werk. That Conservapedia ain’t gonna write itself, you know.

What did Palin have to tweet about this latest outrage?

ManchuCandidate August 23, 2010 at 11:33 am


tencentcomic August 23, 2010 at 11:35 am

Wait a minute. Don’t you guys know about the pateriot spellun buk? Hell fawer you sozialistik slime balls. Get outta their fukkin’ spellin bee, will ya?

JMP August 23, 2010 at 11:35 am

Well, according to Wikipedia, “In abstract algebra, a heap (sometimes also called a groud[1]) is a mathematical generalisation of a group. Informally speaking, a heap is obtained from a group by “forgetting” which element is the unit, in the same way that an affine spaces can be viewed as a vector space in which element is 0 has been “forgotten”;” which I think means that the people editing articles on advanced math need to do a better job of writing in a way that lay people can understand. But the groud zero they’re referring to is mostly a heap of rubble nowadays.

nappyduggs August 23, 2010 at 11:38 am

They heard from some nine-year old on the street that the letter “Q” is always followed by the non-vowel “U”; but, really, a dictionary is useless if you are functionally illiterate.

Keep ur lousey mosque of Gourd Zeppo!1!

Darkness August 23, 2010 at 11:39 am

[re=643688]JMP[/re]: If it were written in a way that lay people could understand then lay people may think they need to understand. Think of this as a time saving measure– for all involved parties.

Otto Reimer August 23, 2010 at 11:40 am

Well you can’t spell “Minutemen Storm Or Rot or “Merriest Moron Mutton” or “Immense Moron Tort Rut” without “monument to terrorism”.

tencentcomic August 23, 2010 at 11:42 am

[re=643688]JMP[/re]: Yur zactlee right. But, but, aint we tahkin bout hawloud groud where only white folks is gettin’ smashed intu teenee bits by sozialist nazi brown folks in burkeez? I’m cornfuzed here.

ttommyunger August 23, 2010 at 11:45 am

It is good that Americans are being kept aware of Ground Zero. It is a monument to the corruption, duplicity, and mendacity of the Bush Administration and always will be. If you are not suspicious of our Government’s complicity in that whole thing, you just aren’t paying attention. Don’t concern yourselves with these useful idiots protesting the Mosque, hating morons are dime a dozen.

obfuscator August 23, 2010 at 11:45 am

steupid fuking assholls.

just pixels August 23, 2010 at 11:48 am

Also misspelled “tenorism”, writing the “N” as two “R”s. (For some reason the TP’ers have trouble with the letter “N”.) We can all agree the First Amendment does not protect “tenorism”. It’s called freedom of speech, not singing.

BigHoss August 23, 2010 at 11:49 am

Kneel before Groud!!

freakishlystrong August 23, 2010 at 11:51 am

[re=643675]Doglessliberal[/re]: Wishful thinking. But even if it was; they’ll find something else to clutch their pearls over. Fear+outrage=fauxrage.

slappypaddy August 23, 2010 at 11:53 am

the sign maker had a head code.

JMP August 23, 2010 at 11:54 am

[re=643684]ManchuCandidate[/re]: Or maybe grout, which probably is included in the WTC rubble.

Darklady August 23, 2010 at 11:55 am

Yeah, well, spelling words right is just sooo elitist. Dictionaries will be on the big bonfire along with all the other good stuff, I’m sure…

jus_wonderin August 23, 2010 at 11:57 am

If someone hasn’t said it, let me. The missing N is probably because these tard where using that letter on their other hate sign.

just pixels August 23, 2010 at 11:57 am

The most common basis for TP’ers anti-GZM position is that it’s insensitive to the families of victims. They are advocating a public policy based on empathy with a group of their fellow citizens. Last I heard from these folks, empathy was bad — at least in judges, especially ones nominated by Obama.

Anyway, where was all this deep empathy during the health insurance reform debate last summer. Stories of people losing insurance, losing their homes to bankruptcy, physically suffering from lack of care, dying — those were all just a bunch of exaggerated sob stories. We should be glad the emotional needs of others is a factor in TP policy now. (I’d tell them so myself, but I’m sure they can just “feel” my emotions.)

Monsieur Grumpe August 23, 2010 at 11:59 am

Someone must have told them about the misspelled word but they continue to proudly display their incompetence. I’m sure there is something to admire about their bravado but it escapes me for the moment.

Johnny Zhivago August 23, 2010 at 11:59 am

Every day I say this can’t get dumber, but then it does.

weejee August 23, 2010 at 11:59 am

[re=643688]JMP[/re]: In abstract algebra, a heap…”
JMP, the maths always make it more clear. A groud is where a heap, in this case of people, want a fine space, Muslin-free Ground Zero, but to get there they haz to forget or ignore some basics. Sounds like a groud is the Teatard crowd exactamondo.

jus_wonderin August 23, 2010 at 12:00 pm

[re=643712]jus_wonderin[/re]: For the love of groud, spellcheck your posts!!!!!!!!!

weejee August 23, 2010 at 12:01 pm

[re=643716]weejee[/re]: forgot the slash i, sorries

Doglessliberal August 23, 2010 at 12:01 pm

[re=643707]freakishlystrong[/re]: Yeah, the guiding principle of the GOP since 2001 has been Scare the Shit Out of People So You Can Lead Them Like Sheep. It has worked all too well.

Bordo August 23, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Republicans are the dung beetles of politics.

ManchuCandidate August 23, 2010 at 12:07 pm

[re=643713]just pixels[/re]:
No, it’s more they are a bunch of put upon loser brats stuck in a time that never existed whose self entitlement believes that they would have gotten everything their own lack of talent/connections/intellignece denied them if it weren’t for
a) Socialism
b) Black people
c) Brown people
d) Black people
e) Demoncraps
f) Brown people

JMP August 23, 2010 at 12:17 pm

[re=643716]weejee[/re]: Maybe it’s a bit of meta-commentary by a self-aware wingnut. No wait; none of them are self-aware.

Quatchi August 23, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Don’t squash gourd zero.

Bordo August 23, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Don’t forget homos and educated people. The GOPers hate them, too.

gurukalehuru August 23, 2010 at 12:21 pm

I’m going to have groud roud for dinner.

bureaucrap August 23, 2010 at 12:23 pm

In all seriousness, this campaign is beginning to look orchestrated, and I’m starting to think the spelling errors are being done intentionally to make the campaign look more grass-rootsy. but that banner otherwise is really well-done.

I smell “Freedomworks” all over this astroturf movement. As a few commentators have already noted, this non-issue is where Republicans go when they want to divert people’s attention from their single most important issue, more tax cuts for the rich.

If there are any enterprising journalists out there, somebody should follow the money and see who is bussing all these people in from BFE, giving them homemade signs and sandwiches, and telling them to yell their lungs out on cue. These “spontaneous” demonstrations don’t happen magically. Somebody has to organize them. But Who???? Who???

Thomas Allen August 23, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Grou_d Zero is sacred ground, therefore, it is sacrilege to spell out the full name. Thank G_d these good Chr_s_i_ns know better than to affront all that is Holy by spelling-out Gr__d Z___!

mumblyjoe August 23, 2010 at 12:25 pm

[re=643713]just pixels[/re]: “Sympathy for the victims” is also a terrible reason, when it’s used to explain why the state-sponsored flying of a flag emblematic of:
a) The owning of a certain group of human beings like cattle, because of their skin color

b) a bloody insurrection waged in order to continue the practice of owning said human beings like cattle and

c) an also bloody terrorist campaign waged thereafter, to ensure that said human beings would be forever relegated to a second-class status with no political, social, or economic capital, as close to de facto slavery as possible.

Remember, of course, that this is being done on public property, by the state, also, but in those cases, there’s nothing wrong with it, you just don’t understand what the flag of the Southern Insurrection really stands for, which are vague undefined things that are totally not slavery and white supremacism. Not like this “Mosque”, which is being done on private property, but the state should interfere, because we know EXACTLY what Islam’s all about, despite not actually, you know, doing any research or anything, and frequently mistaking any nearby brown person -any one at all- for a gay Muslin ACORN.

bureaucrap August 23, 2010 at 12:25 pm

[re=643714]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: It just goes to support my thesis that these are ringers playing the parts of “disgruntled average americans.”

Cape Clod August 23, 2010 at 12:25 pm

People who feel that they are absolutely right on all issues probably don’t feel the need to check their spelling.

Holding Out for a Hero August 23, 2010 at 12:28 pm

If ignorance is bless then these folks have reached nirvana.

whiterabid August 23, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Groud? Well, Shakespeare made up new words, why can’t American illiterates do the same?

Holding Out for a Hero August 23, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Well that was supposed to be bliss but it might work either way with these fools

RoscoePColtraine August 23, 2010 at 12:31 pm

I call bullshit. I think they’re trying to bait us. If this shit were real, it would be ridiculous.

Dingus McHatred August 23, 2010 at 12:32 pm


lulzmonger August 23, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Much of any dipshit’s RAEG is the result of their dim awareness that they are a dipshit … & thus the magical circle-jerk of another superfluous life is complete.

Stupidity & viciousness: two loathsome tastes that taste loathsome together!

Truculent August 23, 2010 at 12:43 pm

The Founding Fathers wanted us to spell words as we want to, not the way some government bureaucrat decides. FREEDUMMM

RoscoePColtraine August 23, 2010 at 12:48 pm

[re=643749]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: Shit was… — or — shit were…?

Sorry. I never got around to running that particular usage by Mrs. Horton, my 8th grade English teacher. Any of you grammarphiles care to enlighten me? I’d be much obliged.

just pixels August 23, 2010 at 12:50 pm

[re=643726]ManchuCandidate[/re]: [re=643742]mumblyjoe[/re]: I missed the mark. My comment was about the hypocrisy of TP’ers scorning those who suffer from bad health care, but worship those who suffered on 9/11. Repubicans who rub salt in the wounds of first responders who are now suffering from exposure to toxins on 9/11. People who love the “plain language of the Constitution” but can’t seem to see the religious freedom written in the First Amendment. Those who want to “take back their country” from the hands of their fellow Americans.

weejee August 23, 2010 at 12:53 pm

[re=643732]JMP[/re]: Too true, self-awarez is not a Teatardly strong suit.

mardam422 August 23, 2010 at 12:56 pm

It’s really not possible to lose to people this stupid…is it?

Lefty Lucy August 23, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Meanwhile, on Fox News, Michelle Bachmann wants you to know that the American people are looking for “constitutional conservatives” in November. Perhaps she means “conserving” the amendments she likes (2nd) and jettisoning all the inconvenient ones (1st, 14th)?

mardam422 August 23, 2010 at 12:58 pm

The guy was probably working on the banner while looking at it upside down. The “u” was then looking like an “n”. So he figured he had it right.

Of course, I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt that he really could spell “ground”.

Beowoof August 23, 2010 at 12:58 pm

[re=643759]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: Doesn’t that depend upon whether you are using it in the singular or plural form.

Zorg August 23, 2010 at 12:59 pm

[re=643751]Dingus McHatred[/re]: Yes, the latest issue of “Wired” magazine has a little item about new words and “Teabonics” as the name for these misspelled banners put up at astroturfed public events. Perfect little word to rile these racist fuckwits, I must say.

binarian August 23, 2010 at 1:02 pm

[re=643743]bureaucrap[/re]: Why aren’t these dopes at work? Wait…..they are.

mustardman August 23, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Well at least they got ‘monument’ right. Quite an achievement for them.

nappyduggs August 23, 2010 at 1:17 pm

[re=643741]Thomas Allen[/re]:
Xound Xero, also.

[re=643744]Cape Clod[/re]:
Game, set, match.

Maus August 23, 2010 at 1:26 pm

[re=643781]Zorg[/re]: At least southern “ebonics” has linguistic roots in old english, these guys are a new vein of ignorant.

ejreed August 23, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Some lowlights from the Park place demonstration on Sunday.

Rival Protests Over Ground Zero Mosque
Rival demonstrations have taken place over plans to build a mosque near the site of the 9/11 attacks on New York.

What was it that Mencken said? Paraphrasing “no one ever went broke under-estimating the intelligence of the american public.”

Manos: Hands of Fate August 23, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Do you know who else spells right? Allah, that’s who.

Georgia Burning August 23, 2010 at 1:48 pm

[re=643721]Doglessliberal[/re]: 2001? Nah, scaring the shit out of people so they vote for you has been part of the Republican platform since they freed the slaves and lost their first big issue. It plays much better than “screw you, I’m rich” but every so often you need to reset the target.

Extemporanus August 23, 2010 at 2:02 pm


Extemporanus August 23, 2010 at 2:03 pm

[re=643708]slappypaddy[/re]: Awesumb!

Hutch August 23, 2010 at 2:04 pm

[re=643759]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: If it’s a statement contrary to fact, then “were.” As in, were I to be driven nuts by these assholes….” At least, it’s not a statement of fact yet.

One Yield Regular August 23, 2010 at 2:05 pm

[re=643688]JMP[/re]: Part of my job forces me to read efforts to provide lay descriptions of advanced mathematics. After several years of doing this, I can assure you that there is no such thing as a lay description of advanced mathematics. “Groud Zero,” however, appears to be an attempt to describe in lay terms the equation: semi-literacy + received idea divided by the square root of mob mentality summed with racial and religious superiority multiplied by a factor of Pi times aleph 3 of fascistic reactionism. Or something like that.

NANCY August 23, 2010 at 2:16 pm

And your article is supposed to convince someone you are smarter than the protesters you are mocking? Right…

GOPCrusher August 23, 2010 at 2:21 pm


AnnieGetYourFun August 23, 2010 at 2:22 pm

[re=643751]Dingus McHatred[/re]: Nice.

Monsieur Grumpe August 23, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Relax Nancy. We all know that nobody in America is stupid enough to carry around a misspelled sign. It is obviously some dirty commie litards just trying to make real Americans look bad. Now go back to your FOX News and take it easy.

RPolanski August 23, 2010 at 2:35 pm

According to, groud means:
The act of being gay AND proud.
As in, “Holy crap, I woke up this morning and realized how groud I am about my decision.”

These teabaggers just can’t seem to avoid the ironic connections they continue to make to homosexuality.

jus_wonderin August 23, 2010 at 2:35 pm

[re=643759]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: …shit was vs. hotsquats were…

Beanball August 23, 2010 at 2:40 pm

[re=643859]NANCY[/re]: Dearest Nancy, We could care less about trying to convince anybody of anything; we are displaying our disdain for ignorant dumfuks. Some disdainers employ hooting sounds and/or cowbells; we write funny comments.

Now, show us your TITS! or GTO!

RPolanski August 23, 2010 at 2:44 pm

[re=643859]NANCY[/re]: Trol. Trowl. Trole.

Limeylizzie August 23, 2010 at 3:24 pm

[re=643859]NANCY[/re]: Oh Nancy, Nancy, Nancy…are you from NYC? If so, you can state your feelings and then GTFO, if you are from some other place just GTFO. OK?

TeddyS August 23, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Groud Zorro is Hollowed Groud for onliest nekkid lady gennelmen klubs.

meufchelou August 23, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Hey guys, NANCY went to a lot of trouble to think up her original avatar and moniker (leaving out her last name!), just to entertain us with her witty repartee. THanks NANCY I feel so much smarter now that I”ve read your comment.

ArugulaTeleprompterz August 23, 2010 at 4:16 pm

[re=643859]NANCY[/re]: We don’t need no convincin’ NANCY POO. We already know we’re smarter than the retards protesting. We know this because we are able to accurately spell single syllable words and tie our own shoes.

finette August 23, 2010 at 5:58 pm

No, see, they’re saying the not-mosque would be a monument to terrorism. Muslim Y two blocks from the site where some crazy assholes killed a bunch of people = The Terrorists Win. I’ll gladly translate anything else you need with what I was able to glean from a former classmate who just unfriended me on Facebook.

One Yield Regular August 23, 2010 at 7:05 pm

[re=643859]NANCY[/re]: Nancy, for all I know you may be a very nice person, but the mere idea that anything posted on Wonkette (except by trolls, of course) could be remotely construed as an attempt “to convince” anyone of anything is nearly as risible as a fascistic, fanatical mob attempting to deny other Americans their Constitutionally-guaranteed freedom of religion by screeching about the “sanctity” of something they can’t even be bothered to spell correctly, and whose very reactionary fanaticism makes them completely impervious to being convinced by (or even, for that matter, cognizant of) any point of view but their own.

slappypaddy August 23, 2010 at 7:21 pm

[re=643859]NANCY[/re]: article? “the”? “a”?

her name was mcgill
and she worked as a shill
and everyone knew her as nancy

nice bunting you’re wrapped up in there, nancy. you know how to fold that thing properly once you’re done with it, right?

proudgrampa August 23, 2010 at 7:53 pm




madirishman August 23, 2010 at 8:19 pm

“I pledge Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of Hysteria, and to the Political Hate-Mongering for which it stands, one White Nation, under one White God, Racially Divisible, with Liberty and Justice for White Folks only.”

Beauty is skin-deep. Ugly goes straight to the bones.

Escape Goat Nation August 23, 2010 at 8:30 pm

[re=643859]NANCY[/re]: I gotta say Nancy, although I’m really the last person to jump on anyone for spelling or grammar since mine is questionable at best, I would make damn fucking sure that I’d get the spelling on a giant banner correct.
Yes, it does make them look like a bunch of ignoramuses.

trondant August 23, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Hi, Nancy. I’d like to introduce you to my penis. His name is Sluggo and the two of you will hit it off, I promise. Just remember to take him for a walk every day.

Enslave the Whales August 23, 2010 at 10:17 pm

[re=643759]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: “were”. Subjunctive.

Sadly, the bigots don’t appear to be subjunctive. If they were were-bigots, perhaps wolfbane would make them go away.

Beowoof August 24, 2010 at 2:16 am

[re=643859]NANCY[/re]: Oh Nancy I know you are being paid by the RNC or Karl Rove or getting free fried cheese somewhere for posting anywhere folks make fun of Teatard dumb fucks. However, trolling here may not be as pleasant for you without moderators like Huff Po dumping comments that refer to you as tired of riding the short bus so your mama home skooled you.

SugarSugar August 24, 2010 at 2:32 am

The same people that are the ‘spokespeople’ for the mosque (Islamic Community Center) are the same folks that a few years back considered NYC a cesspool of liberalism. And for all the political griping over the mosque, you’d think there would be more fuss made over sick firefighters who need medical attention. Among other things that are likely within spitting distance of the former WTC – souvenir shops that hawk cheap tawdry patriotic 9/11 crap (much of which is likely made in China), fetishizing tragedy and the deaths of thousands for personal profit.

Yet that’s OK somehow.

bobhiggins August 25, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Mebbe when dey rode da groud zero sign dey hadda bad head code.

AuntieStupefaction August 25, 2010 at 11:12 pm

Shakespeare did it, also and too. And what is up with the cheezy Italian, bobhiggins?

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