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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.


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!

A video used to be embedded here but the service that it was hosted on has shut down.

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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»


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.





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