And, thank you, Dan! Well said!
Good column. To the rest of America...those who think we've lost our tiny, little, redneck minds down here...we have not. At least, most of us haven't. The mosque IS opposed by a very small group of folks, some of whom will always dislike anyone different from themselves and that is their right. Some have too much money for their own good and do foolish, hateful things with it...and that is their right. And there are some so-called men of God who appear to have lost their way....perhaps God will correct their path. Since mosque opposition has suddenly become popular nation wide during this election year, it reeks of political base manipulation....wonder who's. Most of us would fight to preserve the rights of ALL citizens of our community....a select and elite few fight to destroy those rights.
The POST is the only Murfreesboro "Newspaper" I read. I read it online and I enjoy getting pertinent community information. IMHO - it is the heart and pulse of Murfreesboro.
In a historical reversal of roles, reknowned MP columnist donned his robe, dropped his gavel, and handed down a just "sentence" on Rutherford County Judge/Chancellor Robert Corlew III.
Whittle aptly asks, Where did Corlew have his head?, regarding Corlew's perpetually hard-headed, no supportive data whatsover stance that the MP does not meet the criteria necessary to be defined as a "newspaper of general circulation" in Tennessee . . . though sources such as the state AG and a state ombudsman - both attorneys - stated publicly the MP, indeed, meets the criteria necessary!
Though it would take an M.D. - licensed to practice medicine in TN - to render a final opinion, a quick layman's answer to Whittle's brainy question is, Corlew had his head buried in a dark concavity located on the anatomical process.
Though "Judge" Whittle will have to render final approval, part of Corlew's fines & sentencing could be: Three times per week, at High Noon, Corlew must go to the City Cafe, stand in the middle of the dining area, and repeat the following ditty 3 times to a captive audience:
Please, forgive me
For I have sinned
I must atone
And make amends
You are my judge
Bear no grudge
gruntessa, you insinuate that Rutherford County is nothing but "tiny, little redneck minds," and, too, that you're above such. Be that the truth, why do you live here? Since you seemingly sit atop such a lofty perch, one would surmise you would've chosen a more "Cosmopolitan" environment in which to dwell, work, and socialize. Of course, it could be that you couldn't do any better . . . life is a struggle!
I have to agree with (momx5) about the Post being my favorite online newspaper. The postings provide a fairly accurate range of opinions that exist in Rutherford County. I like what Whittle had to say even though his overly "bucolic style" sets off my (BS) alarm. Whittle errs however, when he suggests that because he was never ordered to slant a story that he never commited that "sin". In the media your offerings are (blessed) by an editor, or editorial staff, so "slanting" is achieved through offerings that are only " pleasing to ***."