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|“Let me start by saying, I cannot imagine wanting the government to be able to tell me and my faith community where we can build a house of worship on private property. I have opinions on whether it’s a good idea or not, but … compared to the importance of solving the economy right now… this is a distraction of what our biggest priorities should be.” - Virginia 5th Rep. Tom Perriello |
Good Friday Morning,
Aside from the fact that Senator Leibell has no say - and should have no say - about the creation of an Islamic Center in Putnam County, New York City or Enid, Oklahoma, he's jumped into the fray by joining the nonsense and badly mangled facts of such. Here is a fact: There Is No "Mosque" Being Built At Ground Zero. There never was one and one was never proposed. The real question is why nefarious forces have spread such an untruth, a play on semantics. Not for one moment will I believe it has anything to do with 'sensitivity' but I will believe it has everything to do with the inherent evil of political gamesmanship and pure, unadulterated racism.
Politifact has this to say: The addresses of the buildings in question are 45-51 and 49-51 Park Place, between West Broadway and Church Street. That's two blocks north of the northern edge of the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. Two long blocks, in fact. The Washington Post noted that the location is "roughly half a dozen normal lower Manhattan blocks from the site of the North Tower, the nearer of the two destroyed in the attacks."
Events For This Weekend (and Beyond!)
On Sunday August 22nd we will be meeting at the Spruceton Trail head at 9am at which point we will get a ride up Hunter to John Robb lean-to in the Ranger's truck. The work plan for the day is to have a small crew stain John Robb lean-to and the new outhouse. For those people who are not interested in staining the lean-to we will have another group continue up the mountain (again riding in the rangers truck) to the top at which point we will be doing trail maintenance down to devils acre lean-to. The trail down to devils acre is very over grown and needs a lot of help so we could use a large crew for this so we can accomplish it in one day. If time permits we would also do a small amount of work down at the Devils acre lean-to but the main focus is clearing the trail.
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