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Dems take Senate too!


Democratic Party LogoWith the narrowest of margins, it was announced tonight that the Democrats took Virginia, changing the power structure of the U.S. Senate in addition to the overwhelming shift in power in the House of Representatives. When I wrote my previous post on Tuesday’s elections, several states had not yet counted all their ballots. Tonight, around 8:30, networks across the board announced a Democratic victory in Virginia – that critical 6thstate needed to change the balance of power in the Senate.

Add to that the resignation earlier of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfield, and the conciliatory “olive branch” offered by the soundly defeated Bush administration. «Read the rest of this article»


Voters opt to “change the course…”


A Microvote Infinity voting machineVoters, some angry, others frustrated, all determined to cast their vote, were sitting on hard metal folding chairs, or leaning against walls, waiting hours after the polls actually closed to punch the keys on the computerized ballot that would make their voices heard.

At 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, several precincts were still in operation, still with long lines, and there would be no word on any local results until that voting was all but over. Coffee, hot chocolate and pizzas were delivered at several locations for hungry and sometimes chilled voters to consume. «Read the rest of this article»


Updates on Election


A Microvote Infinity voting machineI will be posting results later, but I am sick today in bed. I am also still waiting for 2 national races. So bear with me. Thanks for your patience.


Polling places for tommorow’s election


A Microvote Infinity voting machineThis information is provided to inform voters of the location of their polling place. However, a voter must be registered in that district to be eligible to vote at that polling place. Therefore, if you have moved or are unsure where you are registered, you should call the Montgomery County Election Commission Office for more information at 648-5707. «Read the rest of this article»

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John Edwards on the importance of voting in this election.


Democratic Party LogoThis is what’s at stake in this election. We have two major parties in the most powerful nation on the planet. One of them has been running this country for the last 6 years. Look at what we’ve got. I mean beyond the scandals and corruption. Look at what’s happened in the world. Chaos, danger, and insecurity. It is not too much to say that the future of the world’s at stake in this election… That was said by John Edwards, and he’s exactly right.

Each person out there knows what must be done. If you have read  the posts on this site since June, you know why. Tommorow sets the path this country takes for 2 more years. Do we the voters swing it back from the edge of the cliff, or do we stay the course until our nation is driven right over the edge. The choice is up to you.

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Call for Artist Entries…


Ice House Cafe“Light & Soul” group exhibition will be presented by Art X-Po and The Icehouse Cafe.

Show will open Thursday evening, Dec 7 during Clarksville’s Downtown Artwalk between 5-8PM.  This will run throughout the month of December.

Deadline for entries is Dec 2.  Dropoffs can be made during business hours at The Icehouse Cafe (118 University Ave, Clarksville) or by contacting Brandt at (931) 220-4532.  No entry fee but a $1 donation is suggested for programs/flyers/hanging etc.  Work must be finished, original, and suitable for hanging (ie framed).


Howard Dean on a new direction for America


Democratic Party LogoThe DSC has a press release “Howard Dean On Bush’s ‘Stay The Course’ Strategy For Iowa And Missouri“. There is also a video on a similar vein. Anyone who has yet to vote should take a minute and give a listen. I have attached it below «Read the rest of this article»


No excuses: your vote does count


A Microvote Infinity voting machineEvery vote matters.

When I first moved to Tennessee, early in 2004, I was barely walking with the aid of crutches. But it was a presidential year: 2004. I did two things as soon as I could: I registered to vote and I got a library card.

It was six months more before I was finally able to move around enough to volunteer at Democratic headquarters. I couldn’t stand up and hold signs, so I brought my folding chair and sat holding up signs at “honk and waves.” I made phone calls, and took phone calls and did odd jobs. I convinced people to register to vote. One was a friend who, at 35+ years of age had never registered to vote. My daughter and I got her registered.

I watched as the battle for Florida ebbed and flowed, finally falling asleep exhausted and dismayed with the questionable Bush victory and the unexpected Kerry concession. «Read the rest of this article»

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This is why black vote does indeed count


Terry McMooreWhen I approach most black people and ask them to either register to vote or encourage them to go to the polls and cast their vote, I am often met with the all too familiar phrase of “Why should I vote?  My vote won’t count.”  This used to upset me because I had to give different reasons over the years as to why voting is important.

This task became even more difficult after the mess in Florida during the 2000 presidential elections.  Recently, I learned a full proof method for dealing with black voter apathy.  I just answer a question with a question such as; if our vote does not count then why are both political parties banging on the doors of small and mega size black churches?  Why have upwards of almost a billion dollars in the last four years been spent on travel, T.V., internet, and on public relations firms all in the name of the black voter? «Read the rest of this article»

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Get out and vote on November 7th


A Microvote Infinity voting machineIt’s really great that 20,972 people early voted in Montgomery County Tennessee, but a total of 74,843 people are registered to vote here. That leaves 53,871 people who have yet to vote! I want to strongly encourage each and every one of you to do so, on November 7th. Your party and who you will vote for doesn’t matter, your participation in the democratic process does. No excuses. Your vote does make a difference, so get out and VOTE!

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

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