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Author Gore Vidal Dead at 86


Author Gore Vidal

Author Gore Vidal
(October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012)
Photo By David Shankbone

Novelist, essayist, playwright, Gore Vidal died at home in Hollywood Hills on Tuesday at age 86. Born on October 3, 1925, at West Point, New York, he succumbed to complications from pneumonia.

Author of Myra Breckenridge, Lincoln, and Burr among 26 novels, 26 works of nonfiction, eight plays and 14 screenplays, he is also especially remembered for contributions to “Caligula” and “Ben Hur.”

A political liberal, he was known for his outspoken comments on candidates and officeholders, the rich and famous, anyone about whom he wished to make a comment alike, and challenge authority at every turn. He enraged mainstream critics and wrecked his political ambitions because he announced his homosexuality. For about 30 years, he lived with his partner, Howard Austen, in Ravello, Italy; he insisted that the success of their relationship was based on their not having sex together. «Read the rest of this article»


Election Results


A Microvote Infinity voting machineI have posted the election results. To view the results for Clarksville/Montgomery County Tennessee click the election 2006 results button at the top of the page, or click here.

I was going to write an article on the Democrats taking both the House and Senate, but due to my illness yesterday, Christine beat me to the punch. Read her article it’s quite good!

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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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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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Vote for peace, vote for Chris Lugo for Senate


Chris LugoI wanted to let you know that I am running for the office of United States Senator, Tennessee under the banner of the Green Party of Tennessee. I believe that it is time for a candidate to stand up for peace and against war. I intend to be an advocate for the message of peace and for the people of Tennessee. I believe that we cannot change the way things are done until ordinary people stand up and speak truth to politics. I intend to run as a progressive candidate who will not compromise on my values. I stand for the values of ordinary working people and against the interests of corporations and those who seek to subvert the public trust. «Read the rest of this article»

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Harold Ford, JR on MSNBC’s Hardball


Harold Ford, JRHere’s an interview with Harold Ford, Jr. which appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball on August 21st.

I was unable to find one for Bob Corker, so if anyone knows of one online let me know! I try to be non-partisan in my election coverage. If you are a local Republican Party supporter, or candidate, and are interested in contributing as an author, we would welcome your contributions to the site as well. Balance is important. «Read the rest of this article»


George W. Bush Comes to Nashville!


Nashville Peace and Justice Coallition

Protest George Bush’s visit to Nashville!

Dear NPJC (Nashville Peace and Justice Coalition) Community,

President George W. Bush is coming to Nashville as an appearance for GOP Senatorial candidate Bob Corker. This $2,100-per-person fundraiser at the Leows Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel will be held on August 30th. The honorary chairs for the event are Senate Majority leader Bill Frist, Sen. Lamar Alexander, and former Senators Howard Baker, Fred, Thompson, and Bill Brock. «Read the rest of this article»


United States Senate Hopeful, Harold Ford, Jr. To Speak at Machinists Union Hall


Harold Ford, JRCandidate for U.S. Senate & Current U.S. Congressmen, Harold Ford Jr. will be Speaking in Clarksville at the Machinist Union Hall on Wednesday August 9, 2006 At 6:00 p.m.

For more Information Please Contact: The Montgomery County Democratic Party Head Quarters (931) 553-0355

Harold Ford, Jr. to speak in Clarksville, TN

When: Wednesday, August 9th at 6pm
Where: Machinist Union Hall Building
Union Hall Road
Clarksville TN. (MAP)
Admission: Free

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A Future With Promise


John FarmerMy name is John Farmer and I am a candidate for the Tennessee Congressional District Eight Republican nomination.

As a Conservative, my campaign is certainly about those things you normally think about, pro-Life, pro-Family, Immigration control and the standard fair. However, as a Reagan Conservative, it is about much more than that. «Read the rest of this article»

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Again Deroy doesn’t give all the ‘facts’


Deroy MurdockFor the second week in a row, Deroy Murdock’s spin, otherwise known as a republican talking points, has been published in the local paper with absolutely no opposing view given. In the old days, I just had Cal Thomas to complain about, but at least Molly Ivins was published to counter balance the neo-con Op-ed. But now each week, we, the readers, are blessed with the great unoriginal insight of Deroy Murdock.

This week, Deroy gives the readers certain facts of WMD’s found in Iraq and the subsequent lack of coverage by the “liberal press”. Deroy is out to convince us that over 500 ‘lethal’ WMD’s have been found. These lethal, dangerous weapons were built in 1989, and have been buried for over a decade. Deroy and the newspaper waste 1/5 of the Op-ed page rehashing Peter Hoekstra’s (R-Mich) and Rick Santorum (R-Mich) parading a misleading report of found WMD’s. «Read the rest of this article»


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