Rumbrave, thanks for reading. I focused more on the fact that the bar itself is closing. But yes, the land around it will be used for a park but the building itself will not be razed. We're going to follow up on the building this Friday, so stay tuned!
I saw their concert in Utrecht on may 18. There was no opening act, Emmylou started at 20:15 'till 23:00 with a small break. Accoustics in the theatre were fantastic, every nuances in their voices could be heard. The best concert I ever attended.
Your headline and article make it sound like the building will be demolished to make room for the park, but it won't. The building will remain and be renovated to accommodate a new (maybe more than 1?) tenant. There are renderings of the renovations with some of the park renderings that look quite nice.
It sounds to me like how he would rule if a trustee had been dismissed by a synagogue for not keeping Kosher.
The First Amendment protects a religion from government interference with their internal workings. The judge is absolutely correct. Freedom of religion does not apply only to Christians.
Judge orders use of Islamic law in Tampa lawsuit over mosque leadership
Monday, March 21, 2011 9:08pm
TAMPA — The question of what law applies in any Florida courtroom usually comes down to two choices: federal or state.
But Hillsborough Circuit Judge Richard Nielsen is being attacked by conservative bloggers after he ruled in a lawsuit March 3 that, to resolve one crucial issue in the case, he will consult a different source.
"This case," the judge wrote, "will proceed under Ecclesiastical Islamic Law."
Nielsen said he will decide in a lawsuit against a local mosque, the Islamic Education Center of Tampa, whether the parties in the litigation properly followed the teachings of the Koran in obtaining an arbitration decision from an Islamic scholar.
The suit was filed by several men who say they were improperly ousted as trustees in 2002. The dispute may decide who controls $2.2 million the center received from the state after some of its land was used in a road project.
But attorney Paul Thanasides last week appealed Nielson's decision with the 2nd District Court of Appeal, saying religion has no place in a secular court.
His client: the mosque.
"The mosque believes wholeheartedly in the Koran and its teachings," Thanasides said Monday. "They certainly follow Islamic law in connection with their spiritual endeavors. But with respect to secular endeavors, they believe Florida law should apply in Florida courts."
You are aware that this happened in the paradise island of Maldives and has absolutely no relevance to this foolish bill, don't you?
As I have said before, the crazy people have risen to the top of the GOP.
Mr. Grooms, I suppose you support this?
From the Daily Kos
Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 05:55 PM PDT.
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"For their part, state Republicans claim they are just enacting the "will of the people" and have dismissed the protests as angry Democrats, jealous they're not in control."
THAT is how arrogant and deluded the organized criminals currently in control of the GOP are.
I used to like the Republican Party and voted for a few, but sometime during the Clinton Administration their little red choo choo went chugging around the bend. All the crazy people have risen to the top.
" Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger rolled out his awaited tax overhaul plan, or rather an outline of a plan. If passed, it would slash taxes on the very wealthy, make serious cuts to essential state services, and raise taxes for the working poor, and a substantial number of middle class families via higher sales taxes on drugs, groceries and a plethora of other currently tax-free services."
I will bet you lunch that he gets re-elected with the solid support of the middle class and working poor people outside of the two major cities.
Intresting review I saw them in Dublin the other night and the fitst half of the show was as you described but the second half which she opened on a stool singing Kate changed the whole tone of the night and we were treated to an excellant hour followed by two encores . They were not a good match Crowell seemed to be content in thue back seat.
So it wasn't the best gig of all time but it was far from the worst
Paddy P Dublin
the problem is too many conservatives, period
theres bar stools at the ovens ???
Pat ^ I was sad that I didn't get to hear "Dark Entries" or "She's In Parties" at our show! Couldn't believe it! But then saw the setlist for other cities (not nearly as cool as ours) and they got those songs. "AWEWWE" was definitely the highlight of this show and I got an awesome very up-close video of the entire song.
Pavement^^I think everyone was silent because we were in awe...
If you're referring to the Observer comments, as disheartening as they are, they're not to be taken seriously. They really read like its the same 3-5 people spamming the comments under different names. There has been a lot of vitriol over issues on there that then pass with 75% of the vote. Again I agree with your points whole heartedly and am just as disillusioned with the 2-party system in a larger sense, but I'm optimistic that the crazier far-right our state government gets, the quicker its going to inspire a successful backlash.
Does anyone have pictures of the old Douglas airport hotel from the 70's?
I hope you are right, but I read the irrational anger being expressed daily in newspaper comments and letters to the editor and I have my doubts.
I wonder how elections would change if we removed the political party references from the ballots and the political advertising. The war between the two largest parties is paralyzing our government.
I have an idea for CL. Put a poll taker on an uptown street, and another in front of Wal-Mart. Have them ask people who their state and local representatives are. I suspect that a very large number of them will not be able to correctly answer.
Check this out...new ESPN sponsored segment on MORGANNA: http://www.roopstigo.com/reel/morganna-a-kissing-bandits-mystery/
I agree DLP, but we're not in a hopelessly deep red state, we're in a state that had a temper tantrum jerk to the right last election. Clearly some moderates and independents were swayed. Now with SUCH an overzealous and embarrassing group running the state, I don't see any reason that we won't swing back to normalcy before too long. Maybe I'm being too optimistic but there's also always the slow but steady generational and demographic push to help things in that direction.
I do not have enough knowledge of the circumstances to know whether or not Mr. Jones should have been fired, but the way it was done was petty and vindictive. I haven't seen a scene like that since I graduated from High School. The bitchy, ego centric "in crowd" used to treat people they felt were beneath them like that.
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