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Why I Won’t Be Voting Libertarian This Year

I’ve pretty much taken a break from blogging anything political for quite a while because, well…because I’ve pretty much said all I wanted to say, and I’ve also realized that the country has become unbelievably polarized and minds aren’t very open to being changed. And I’m not really comfortable with either of the polarized viewpoints. […]


Brilliant Republican Strategy

Well, this should make everything ok. A member of the Republican National Committee told me Tuesday that when the RNC meets in an extraordinary special session next week, it will approve a resolution rebranding Democrats as the “Democrat Socialist Party.” Seriously? Are they smoking crack? That’s all they can come up with? It follows logically […]


Zach Wamp Meets With East Tennessee Bloggers

Thanks to Ken’s efforts along with others at ConserVOLiance.com, a group of East Tennessee bloggers treated to a meeting with Tennessee Gubernatorial candidate Zach Wamp. To his credit, @zachwamp requested these meetups himself in a message to @bluecollarmuse on Twitter. I think this is important for two reasons. First of all, it says to me […]


Welcome To The Party Republicans!

Care for some tea? There are several “Tea Parties” scheduled for tomorrow, and it looks like Republicans are teaming up with Libertarians/libertarians on this one to generate some real momentum. That’s great to see! And it’s pretty interesting. On Monday, Blue Collar Muse honored me by having me on his DontGo Show and one of the […]


Change The Duke Boys Can Believe In

Change. It’s a simple word. But it means different things to different people. To me, “change” sort of implies something is different. “Change” is powerful. It can alter the course of history. It could even turn a television show on its ear if given the chance. Did you ever watch the Dukes of Hazzard? What […]


The End of Silence

I promised some people I’d let them have their day yesterday and give it a rest until after the inauguration.  Well, the inauguration is over. Some thoughts… The Hollywood movie that was the nomination process and the general election are over too. Back to the real world. All of the people who were afraid of […]


Check Out This Cool School Project

Dan over at Backroads Newsroom is hosting a cool project for some high school seniors going to the Inauguration.  They’re updating details of their trip on Twitter, Flickr, Twitpic,etc. and he’s aggregating the updates. Very cool use of technology and journalism going on as these students document their trip to DC for their community.  I’m […]


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Obama, Change We Can Believe In

So much for change, Barack Obama and Senate Democrats have suddenly decided that they can live with Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s nominee for Obama’s Senate seat, Roland Burris. Since late December, Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had drawn a clear line in the sand and dared Blagojevich and Burris to step across it: […]


Rod Needs Your Help!

Thanks to sadcox for sharing the mic, I’ll try to live up to his standards. Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has had a tough week. His approval rating has dropped from 13% (pre-arrest) to 8% (who are these people?), all of his former political allies are trying to distance themselves from him, and President-elect Obama, Lieutenant […]


Where Are We Going? And Why Am I in This Handbasket?

At last night’s Knoxville Overground Awards I was talking to Jen, who I’d previously known only through Twitter, about how closely we are aligned in our political philosophy. As I told her, I think there may be only two of us left, so it probably isn’t safe or wise for us to be in the […]