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Vote 2006 – Be an informed voter!


A Microvote Infinity voting machineI’m a firm believer in making sure I know everything possible about a situation before it comes up. I’m quite often prepared for anything (including keeping a sewing kit, first aid kit, and Shout Wipes in my car’s glove box!). I believe that practice should apply to voting as well. I believe it shouldn’t take more than two Google searches to find something on the internet these days, however the information I’m providing here took me at least fifteen minutes to find (for someone with my attention span, that’s an eternity). So I am here to provide you an unbiased bit of information to make sure that you are prepared to vote in Montgomery County (Shout Wipes not included). «Read the rest of this article»

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Fiber optics in Chelan County, Washington


Vote yes CDE

FIBER OPTICS, Lighting our Future video. Hear local residents talk about how the Chelan County PUD’s fiber network in Washington State is working for them (6-minutes).This video is also applicable for other communities, like ours who are considering, or planning on building, a municipal fiber network.

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The Evolution of Beauty


This is how beauty is manufactured and sold to us

Need I say more?

Every girl deserves to feel beautiful just the way she is.
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Answered Questions


John FarmerBill Larson asked a series of questions directed at Republicans in office, or seeking office. Well, I’m a Republican and I am seeking national office so I’ll give it a shot. I must however offer a disclaimer before I begin. My views are just that, my views. They are not necessarily the views of the Republican Party. Just as the Democratic Party consists of a broad spectrum of opinion and ideologies, so does the Republican side of the aisle. My views reflect those of working class Republicans more than they do mainstream corporate Republicans.

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Why marriage matters, personal stories from real Tennesseans: Jason & Steven


noon1thumbnail.jpgSteven & Jason
Nashville, TN
1 year together

We met for the first time 9 years ago, and up until a year ago, we dated off and on. Last year, we decided to get serious. Not being able to get married worries us because we aren’t getting the same legal rights as everyone else. We can’t have the same insurance, and if something were to happen to either of us, a life insurance policy wouldn’t be able to help the other. We won’t be able to see each other in the hospital if something serious happens, and without a ton of legal documents and fees, we won’t be able to make decisions for the other if we need to.

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Visit the Vote no on 1 Tennessee website for more information.

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Voters League Endorse Candidates for the November 7, 2006 General Election.


Terry McMooreThe Clarksville-Montgomery County “League Of Voter Empowerment” (L.O.V.E.) has endorsed the candidates listed below for the Nov. 7, 2006 General Election. The candidates were selected during the monthly LOVE breakfast meeting.

City Mayor: Charles Smith
City Council Ward 1: Barbara Johnson
City Council Ward 2: Deanna Mclaughlin
City Council Ward 3: Keith Svadba
City Council Ward 6: Marc Harris
City Council  Ward 7: Mary Nell Wooten
City Council Ward 10: Bill Summers
City Council Ward 11: Lisa Dotson
Governor: Phil Bredesen
U.S. Senate: Harold Ford Jr.
U.S. House of Representatives 7th Congressional District: Bill Morrison
U.S. House of Representatives 8th Congressional District: John Tanner
Tennessee House of Representatives District 67: Joe Pitts
Tennessee House of Representatives District 68: Tim Barnes
Tennessee House of Representatives District 78: Bruce Gibbs

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More on the CDE referendum


Vote yes CDE

CDE has a 70 plus year track record of proven ability to deliver low cost, reliable, electrical services to the residents of Clarksville. They will use that experience in delivering the telecommunications services that the voters of Clarksville will authorize them to deliver in November.

They are building the fiber network not because of the additional services, which will be used to reduce the costs of building, maintaining, and operating the network. Instead they will be laying fiber to enhance their ability to deliver advanced electrical products and other services that cater to the user like select billing. Catering to the customer is something that is alien to Charter Cable.

Competition is competition; it doesn’t matter that CDE is a public entity, if it saves the consumer money and provides more reliable service.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Unanswered questions, we need answers!


The Logo of the Republican PartyEvery Republican who is currently in office, and every new Republican running for office should be called to account, We need answers to these important questions…

We also need answers to other questions. Such as, Why did we allow: «Read the rest of this article»

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MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann on the Death of Habeas Corpus in the United States


Keith Olbermann of MSNBC's Countdown on the Death of Habeas Corpus in the United StatesKeith Olbermann’s Countdown on Oct. 10 discussed the Military Commissions Act of 2006, and what it does to “Habeas corpus.” Just as important is that he also discusses the slow but steady erosion of the rights and protections which were guaranteed in the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights.

According to the ACLU, this bill, “Removes important checks on the president by: failing to protect due process, eliminating habeas corpus for many detainees, undermining enforcement of the Geneva Conventions, and giving a “get out of jail free card” to senior officials who authorized or ordered illegal torture and abuse”.

Nothing could be less American than a government that can indefinitely hold people in secret torture cells, take away their protections against horrific and cruel abuse, put them on trial based on evidence that they cannot see, sentence them to death based on testimony literally beaten out of witnesses, and then slam shut the courthouse door for any habeas petition, but that’s exactly what Congress just approved. – Christopher Anders, an ACLU Legislative Counsel

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The Pour House Café: Leonard Writes a Song


Larry DunlapSaturday afternoon was slow at the café. Most people were out working in their yards or shopping. The few people there were at the round table known affectionately as the “Liar’s Table.” 

As I walked in the door I was greeted by the faithful locals at the table. 

“Hey, Preacher, what’s that following you?” 

The man asking the question was my 300 pound friend, Jelly. Alfred Whitmore was his real name but at 300 pounds you can figure out why they called him Jelly. Plus, he didn’t like the name, Alfred. «Read the rest of this article»

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