The owner of the Empire State Building has refused a request to light the building in honor of the birthday of the US Marine Corps in November, but as you’ll read, they do have their priorities.

From the NY Daily News:

The few. The Proud. The Dissed.

The U.S. Marine Corps, like Mother Teresa, is being barred by the Empire State Building from starring in lights.

“We were rejected,” said Gunnery Sgt. Alex Kitsakos of the Marines’ public affairs office in midtown, who asked for the building to be lit scarlet and gold in 2008 on the Marines’ Nov. 10 birthday.

“Of all the silly things they would consider lighting the building for, they wouldn’t light it for the Marine Corps?” he asked. “Whoever it is that’s running the building, they certainly could be making better decisions about who it is that they choose to honor.”

Anthony Malkin, the developer whose family owns Manhattan’s tallest skyscraper, has refused all calls to light the tower blue and white on Aug. 26, Mother Teresa’s 100th birthday. A statement from the building Thursday said it does not honor religious figures or organizations.

In 2007, however, the building went green to honor the Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan:


And just last year the building was lit in red in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Communist Chinese Revolution, and also lit for the Grateful Dead in appreciation of all they did to keep our country safe and free.

The statement said the building ownership “does not honor religious figures or organizations,” but that’s a load. In fact, many “religious figures” and other organizations — even environmental ones — have been “honored” with an Empire State Building lighting.

But the US Marine Corps, no way. Did Google buy the place, or what?

The building’s owner does lean to the left a little, wouldn’t you say?

(h/t JammieWearingFool)


7 Responses to “Empire State Building Refuses Lighting for Marine Corps Birthday, Had No Problem Lighting for Muslim Holiday”

  1. Elena Ives on June 12th, 2010 7:16 pm

    Give me a break. I suppose that Islam, or Mao's ideological progeny, or the Deadheads are out there protecting these guys' right to be utterly clueless ingrates.

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  3. Guest from NY on June 13th, 2010 10:56 am

    Boycott the Empire State Building and Malkin's other properties. Don't tour it, don't go to the top, don't go to the restaurants (e.g., Starbuck's, Heartland Brewery) located in it, don't buy or contract with tenant companies. Use the market and consumer choice to tell Malkin to "shove it."

  4. Guest on June 14th, 2010 6:10 pm

    As a former U.S. Marine veteran, this now kinda makes me hope the islamofascists blow the building up or maybe at least behead Anthony Malkin.

  5. classicfilm on June 14th, 2010 6:06 pm

    Did Google buy the place, or what?

    Dark-humor stuff that hits the nail on the head, Doug – excellent post (as usual), and while subbing at Michelle Malkin's to boot. You're a workaholic gem.

  6. Connie on June 15th, 2010 9:45 am

    As Glenn would say, this kind of stuff makes "blood shoot out of my eyes!"

  7. Doug on June 15th, 2010 12:48 pm

    Thanks ClassicFilm! I appreciate it…

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