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Charter is using fear as a weapon against you

 

 

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We have all seen the ads by Charter opposing the Clarksville Department of Electricity offering Cable TV, Phone, and extremely high speed Internet services. They are misleading and for the most part inaccurate. «Read the rest of this article»

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TN Amendment 1: Protecting the “Sanctity of Marriage?”

 

noon1thumbnail.jpgMany supporters of TN Amendment 1 will tell you that it upholds the “traditional marriage.” In fact, it allows for a non-traditional marriage in one set of circumstances. Up until 1967, couples of different races were not allowed to marry in sixteen different states (that’s 32% of the country). So at that time, that would have been considered a non-traditional marriage.

Continuing with this logic, if we don’t want homosexuals to upset traditional marriage, shouldn’t we also prevent couples of different races from marrying too? That’s not very traditional, when you consider that from 1776 until then, it wasn’t legal for those couples to marry. Personally, I would consider 191 years more of a tradition than 39 years. So, why is there not an initiative to protect the “sanctity of marriage” from the harms that interracial marriage can do to it? The answer is that to not allow those couples to marry is simply discrimination. «Read the rest of this article»

 

My comments on Jon Stewart on Foley/GOP child sex predator scandal

 

Jon Stewart on CrossfireLike only he can, Jon Stewart dismantles the lies, cover up attempts, the blame shifting games, and exposes the justly deserved shame of the Congressional Republicans and their leadership on a subject they deserve to be torn apart on.

A Republican, a anti-gay congressman was sending inappropriate sexually explicit instant messages and emails to male Congressional pages. These pages are minors who are between the age of 16 years old to 18 years old. The Republican leadership have known about his predilection for at least 3 years, and more likely 10, and in that entire time has done absolutely nothing to protect the young people who are serving our Nation as pages.

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GOTV: Get out the vote!

 

A Microvote Infinity voting machineTomorrow (October 6th) is the last day to register to vote in the November 7th election. So if you have not yet done so please go register to vote. We shape our country by casting our ballots every 2-4 years. It is one of the most important things that you as a citizen, can do for your country. How you will vote, or your party of choice is not important. The only thing that matters is you can, and do vote.

 

CDE Electric Expo 2006, & Answers To Your Questions About CDE’s Referendum

 

Vote yes CDE

CDE has corrected some of the misinformation that Charter and other opponents of the Fiber Referendum have been clouding the air with. CDE calls it misstating, I call it lying. Well CDE has to be political on this subject matter, I however do not. They have launched a new web site, Vote Yes CDE. They are also holding their yearly Electric Expo on Saturday at the CDE office.

CDE’s Electric Expo 2006

When: 10am – 3pm on Saturday, October 7th 2006
Where: 2021 Wilma Rudolph Blvd
Admission: Free and open to the public!

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Not another ‘PipOtter’ for Clarksville Mayor

 

Charles SmithIt is so refreshing that I won’t have to choose between the “lesser of two evils”  in the Clarksville mayoral race. I’m very happy to have a choice that is not just another ‘PipOtter’.

If you’d like to find out if Charles is for real, don’t take my word for it.  Listen and then ask him yourself on Thursday Oct. 5th at the Choose Charles Campaign Celebration – 5 to 7 p.m. at the Jaycees Building on Hwy. 48/13. Free barbecue & music.

 


APSU Events this week

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, Tennessee is fortunate to be the home to an educational facility such as Austin Peay State University. In addition to the economic benefits they bring, APSU is a significant cultural incubator for our community. There are several events coming up this week including a poetry reading, and a formal and informal panel discusion on environmental awareness. «Read the rest of this article»

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Newsweek gives America different cover story than the rest of the world

 

My wife sent me a link the other day. The link was to a story about the October 2, 2006 week of Newsweek. As truthout.org states,

Newsweek has scrubbed the cover of its United States edition for October 2, 2006. The cover of its international editions, aimed at Europe and other world regions, has maintained the original title of the story, “Losing Afghanistan.” The new cover for the United States edition features photographer Annie Leibovitz and is titled “My Life in Pictures.”

Covers of Newsweek Magazine showing the filtering of news presented to American Citizens

I found this infuriating and sent the following email to 30 people (it has been edited for space, if you would like the whole email just let me know): «Read the rest of this article»

 

Why marriage matters, personal stories from real Tennesseans: Nancy & Joan

 

Vote no on 1 TNNancy & Joan from Madison, TN. Together for 18 years. Vote no on 1 Tennessee!

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Tennessee State Democratic Party Designated Early Vote Dates 2006

 

Democratic Party LogoWith fewer than 20 days remaining until the beginning of early voting, Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Bob Tuke would like to remind everyone of the importance of turning out voters. “The ground game is where the rubber meets the road this fall,” Tuke said. “We have to work hard, work together, and work smart to win these elections for our candidates. You are the best defense against the baseless attacks that will be leveled against our candidates.” And you don’t have to wait for the campaigns to contact your family, your friends, and the other voters in your neighborhood. «Read the rest of this article»

 
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