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Welcome to 1984


Torture in AmericaShortly, with Der Fuerer’s signing of the torture bill passed this week by congress, the United States will become a fascist state in all but name. No longer will be subject to the rule of law, but rather to the caprice of a man who I judge to be amoral and immoral. Habeus corpus has been done away with. The right to to a speedy and fair trial by a jury of your peers has been done away with. The right to be apprised of the charges brought against you and to confront your accusers has been done away with. The right to legal counsel has been done away with.

Instead, the chief executive of the United States reserves to himself the right to designate whomever he wishes as an “enemy combatant”. Once so designated, the president has the right to dispose of you in any manner he sees fit. You will be “disappeared”. No one will be told where you have been take or what has been done to you. You will be held incognito so long as the president wishes. And while being held, they may use any technique they desire to extract information from you. Nor can they be held liable for their actions, this bill gives them a get out of jail free card for all such actions performed in the past, present or future. You will be unable to do ANYTHING to them or ANYTHING to get yourself out of their clutches. «Read the rest of this article»

Choose Charles Smith for Mayor: Events


Charles SmithChoose Charles Smith Mayor Meet & Greet 6:30 to 7:30 p.m on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Silke’s Old World Breads, 1214 College Street. Enjoy delicious refreshments and a chance to learn more about Judge Smith’s vision for our community!

Choose Charles Campaign Celebration – 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Jaycees Building on Hwy. 48/13. Free barbecue from Squirrel’s BBQ, music by the Beagles, and drawings for two pairs of FREE 50-yard-line Titans tickets! Everyone is welcome! For more information, call Choose Charles Campaign Headquarters at 647.2323.

Got Questions? Get Answers! Mayoral candidate Judge Charles Smith will host a question-and-answer session specifically for residents of North Clarksville from 5 – 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct 16, at the First Federal Bank Community Room on Ft. Campbell Blvd. Light refreshments served.

For more information, call Cindy Chambers at 237.4518.

Gateway to the New South Barbeque


John FarmerBob CorkerJim BrysonMarsha Blackburn

I will be attending a 4-County Republican Party event in Clarksville this Saturday evening. I will have the honor of sharing he stage with Bob Corker, Big Jim Bryson, Congressman Marsha Blackburn and others. Yes, this lowly Blue Collar Republican will actually be mingling with the all-stars (but I really do hate it that I missed meeting President Bush) for a change. If you live in the Clarksville area, then I look forward to seeing you there.

Gateway to the New South Barbeque

When: Saturday, September 30 2006
Where: The Bud Barn on the Charlie Hand Farm
Admission: $20 each, Contact (931) 648-0174 for more information

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Art X-Po Lineup!


Ice House CafeThe Art X-Po and Icehouse Cafe present art openings the first Thursday of every month from 5-8PM during Clarksville’s Downtown Artwalk.

Oct 5- Jesse Shaw’s American Printmaker: Demons

Oct 21- Jesse Shaw’s The Dirty South.  This will serve as the artists Senior APSU exhibit and will be held on Saturday from 7-10PM. «Read the rest of this article»

Local art scene not a hoax!


Ice House CafeMiddle Tennessee is a very veristile place to be.  Universities and miliary presence bring a vast variety of people and cultures together.

 We all celebrate our culture and lives through human expression.  One of the purest forms of this is our art.  There is an event held here in Clarksville once a month to allow us all to express and share our art.  This event is The UPtown Artists’ Swap, held the last Saturday evening of every month from 7-10PM.  This event is hosted by The Icehouse Cafe (118 University Ave, between Cafe 541 and Burrito Bungalo).  In addition to hosting the event, the cafe graciously donates it’s wall space every month for Art X-Po, which showcases group and solo exhibitions of the region’s most premier artists.  All events at the cafe are all ages, free, and open to the public! «Read the rest of this article»

Green Party Senate Candidate Chris Lugo Urges Inclusion in Debates


Chris Lugo, Peace Candidate for US SenateNashville, TN: Green Party of Tennessee candidate for US Senate Chris Lugo is urging the League of Women Voters and other organizations sponsoring debates in Tennessee to open up the debates to all candidates on the ballot,”This is a democracy and the only way the voters can know who they are voting for is if they have a chance to see them and hear them. It is of vital importance in this important statewide election that the media not exclude candidates and thereby hand the elections over to the campaigns with the most money.”

The League of Women voters has scheduled a debate between Democrat Harold Ford Jr. and Republican Bob Corker on October 28th in candidate Chris Lugo’s home town of Nashville. The Green Party of Tennessee has been fielding candidates for office since 1996. The National Green Party has been in existence for almost three decades and has elected officials in over 250 positions nationally and is running hundreds of candidates this year. In Tennessee, the Green Party is fielding candidates in two Congressional races as well as the Gubenatorial and Senate races. «Read the rest of this article»

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Keith Olbermann’s Special Comment on Bill Clinton’s interview with Fox


Keith OlbermannEdward R. MurrowOn Monday, Sept. 25 2006, Keith Olbermann commented on Bill Clinton’s interview with Fox News, and called for an end to President Bush’s “pass” for his incompetence and malfeasance relating to September 11. His words are a highlight for what many concerned American Citizens who have often been labeled unpatriotic, Anti-Bush, Anti-Republican, or Anti-American, have been saying for the last 5 years.

Keith Olbermann, is a modern day Edward R. Murrow. A man of character and honor. A man who is not afraid to speak the truth both to those in power, and to a public often unwilling to listen themselves. MSNBC deserves our support and full credit for allowing Keith Olbermann to exercise his first amendment rights from their network, when so many other networks have just given up and surrendered. «Read the rest of this article»

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Special Call Black Community Mass Meeting & Forum


Terry McMooreThe Clarksville Black Community is experiencing a high rate of Black on Black Violence, High School Dropouts, Discrimination, Low Voter Turnout, and Unemployment is at an all time high. A disproportionate number of black children are being suspended or expelled and the jails have more black faces then we have black graduates. We must come together, discuss the issues, but most importantly decide what we must do to help ourselves

What: Special Call Black Community Mass Meeting & Forum
Where Burt-Cobb Community Center
1011 Franklin St.
Clarksville, TN
When Friday October 20, 2006 7pm–9pm
Admission Free & Open To The Public

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An Oversight Hearing on the Planning and Conduct of the War in Iraq


'The US SenateThe Democratic Policy Committee held hearings on Monday September 25th on the Planning and Conduct of the War in Iraq. Witnesses included Major General John R.S. Batiste, U.S. Army (Retired); Major General Paul D. Eaton, U.S. Army (Retired); and Colonel Thomas X. Hammes, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired). «Read the rest of this article»

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Video: Independent media in a time of war


Indymedia Center LogoPart scathing critique, part call to action, “Independent Media In A Time Of War” is a hard-hitting new documentary by the Hudson Mohawk Independent Media Center ( This film is composed of a speech given by Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! illustrated by clips of mainstream media juxtaposed with rare footage from independent reporters in Iraq. «Read the rest of this article»

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