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  •  Wow, really? (7+ / 0-)

    I know there's a Mormon temple here in Murfreesboro, but as far as I know it's been there for years. Of course, the ICM has been here for nearly two decades now in some form or another, so... yeah. I personally wonder just how many places of worship have been quashed over the years because the idea of them being there upset the people who were loud enough (and rich enough) to raise a stink over it.

    The building itself is now under construction, and nearly the entire suit against the Islamic Center, to my knowledge, has been thrown out. I think whether the County Commission gave sufficient notice about the vote to approve the permit is still being argued, but I'm confident that the judge will rule in the county's favor.

    I'd definitely appreciate the invite; I want to get more involved in politics locally. I'm a bit limited as far as how active I can be, due to my wife's health and limited mobility, but being more involved is something we're both meaning to do this year.

    "... Verily, God does not change men's condition unless they change their inner selves..." 13:11

    by BlueAdair on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 07:29:15 AM PDT

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    •  Please follow the group (4+ / 0-)
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      Debbie in ME, Actbriniel, mjbleo, jolux

      And I've dropped a note to the founder/admin to invite you to join.  (Group members still have to follow to have group diaries turn up in their streams.)

      Grab all the joy you can. (exmearden 8/10/09)

      by Land of Enchantment on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 07:38:49 AM PDT

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      •  Done (3+ / 0-)
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        Land of Enchantment, mjbleo, jolux

        Already went ahead and followed; if nothing else, I'd at least like to keep a closer eye on what's going on here. Anything I can do to make government in this state less bonkers and more positive would be grand, as it's rather depressing to be living here, with no means out and no hope of progressive leadership.

        I really would want to run for office, personally; at most, state-level office. The thought of a liberal, gender-queer Muslim running against some of the lunkheads in the General Assembly is one of the most surreal things I can imagine. I would like to think that my seemingly unnatural charisma and working-class background would help me appeal to people here; I get what it's like to live on very little, and to long to build a way not to just to be comfortable myself, but to build a future where my decendents can also enjoy the comfort of knowing that work will be there, education will be there, that we will always be growing and retooling and relearning. That there will always be something new, and remarkable, that we are working towards.

        The reality, I'm afraid, is that I'd get tarred and feathered (and disowned by my inlaws) and run out of the country. Oh well. One can dream.

        "... Verily, God does not change men's condition unless they change their inner selves..." 13:11

        by BlueAdair on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 08:29:11 AM PDT

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