After presenting Birthday Boy President Obama with a gift-wrapped box of horrible stock market news, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart turned to the Culture Wars last night, explaining that we can't let all this Wall Street panic "let us forget that we all hate each other." After noting that Lou Dobbs seemed threatened by the half-black, half-Hispanic Spider-Man (“It’s Lou Dobbs's worst nightmare: a Latino that can climb walls."), Stewart finally weighed in on the American Atheists' lawsuit to remove the so-called 9-11 Cross from the World Trade Center Site. "By the way, atheists, why do you give a s&@?" Stewart asked:

David Silverman, the president of American Atheists, was previously asked by the Times what symbol would be acceptable to him at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, and he answered, "Perhaps an atom, because we’re all made out of atoms." So last night, Stewart proposed a compromise: "Unless I'm wrong here, atoms are already well-represented at Ground Zero. There are billions of them there. So I guess it all comes down to a size issue. You're mad that the atoms are microscopic and the cross is big. Perhaps, as a compromise, we could build you an atomic symbol statue. But it has to be made out of billions of crosses." [Via Mediaite]