Bless Joplin’s heart

And I mean that. Last weekend, they had a love fest for their Muslim neighbors. Authorities are still investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed the mosque earlier this month. Meanwhile, the rest of us are on Day 25 of Hillbilly Watch, waiting for someone who knows something about the fire to do the right thing. …

Eid Mubarak and Happy Day 11 of Hillbilly Watch

As Muslims worldwide prepare to end their month of Ramadan fasting this weekend, we wish them a powerful and bountiful Eid-al-Fitr. Meanwhile, we continue the Hillbilly Watch, where our thoughts are with that someone out in Joplin, Mo., who knows something about the mosque burning, and knows that s/he needs to tell authorities, and soon. …

Day 9 of the Hillbilly Watch

While we wait for someone who knows something to talk to authorities about a suspicious fire that destroyed the mosque of the Islamic Society of Joplin, the Joplin Muslims have settled on a local hotel for their Eid al-Fitr to celebrate the end of Ramadan this weekend. Meanwhile, check out the donations that have been …

Day 5 of the Hillbilly Watch

Still waiting for a hillbilly to do the right thing out in Joplin. And here’s Salon’s Glenn Greenwald’s take on things. And — again — if you want to help, here’s another venue to aid the Joplin Muslims. Looks like things are going well in that effort. Go, hillbillies!

You’re under no obligation, but if you’d like to help the Islamic Society of Joplin:

You can send donations to: The Islamic Society of Joplin PO Box 3164 Joplin, MO 64803 You may also send them to: Commerce Bank 211 Main Street Joplin, MO 64801 Meanwhile, Joplin’s rallying to support the Muslims. Meanwhile, we are on Day Three of Hillbilly Watch. C’mon, hillbillies! Make your mama proud.