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haele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 09:03 PM
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25. Yea, there aren't any Muslims in the US military, fighting in Afghanistan...
Oh, wait, yes there are.
I'm not surprised, though - according to an old friend that grew up there when Temecula was naught but a couple large several generations worth of ranches, a former Stage depot, Travelodge and Gas Station blip at the 215 branch to either Lake Elsinore and Riverside/March Air Force Base, Temecula is full of developments that sprang up when the over-privileged heirs sold off back in the 80's through 90's because there was no longer any money in family ranching...
People first moved there as part of, frankly, middle class white-flight; cheap, "safe" housing away from the big cities where a family could re-live the Roy Rodgers days. An hour commute (one way) to your job in OC or San Diego, but you could ensure your family was living away from all that corrupting influences of liberal modern life. And you could make sure your little girl had a pony - that is, until the developments started breeding incrementally because the cities of LA and San Diego kept spreading out, I-15 expanded to handle suburban traffic - and the land could be bought in large chunks, had a reasonable amount of aquifer for water, and was reasonably flat and easy to develop.
Even the "live and let live" Quaker community around there turned themselves into the Dick Nixon/Orange County brand of Quaker - one that took more from holier than thou consumerism as pushed by 60's evangelical hucksters than the community envisioned by William Penn.

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