Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Red State Update Debate Invite!

Another Democratic debate? The boys promise this one will be different:

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Pick One Already!

Apparently I'm not the only one with Democratic primary fatigue. The good 'ole boys at Red State Update have had enough too:

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Call Me When It's Over

Hillary has her hard-fought victory in Pennsylvania tonight. Of course, the mind-numbing spin between the Hillary and Barack camps will continue as we head on to primaries in North Carolina, Indiana and elsewhere - she's more electable in the fall, he's got more votes and delegates, she's ruthless and selfish for staying in, he's an elitist who spouts platitudes and calls working class Americans "bitter," etc.

Am I the only one who doesn't plan to watch any more "analysis" (insert derisive laugh here) from the arrogant and trite talking heads on TV? Am I the only one who doesn't plan to pay any more attention to all the nonsense that's been hurled by surrogates and supporters of both candidates as this race for the Democratic nomination has progressed? I bet I'm not.

No, I'm not saying people in states that haven't voted yet should tune out as I am. They still need to make their choice for Hillary or Barack. And of course the much-discussed superdelegates will have to weigh in as well. But thankfully my primary vote was recorded way back in the seemingly ancient period known as Super Tuesday.

I'm a partisan who'll vote for the Democrat in November, period. I'm tired of listening to both sides snipe at each other when the real enemy is John McCain and a GOP that has ruined our economy and screwed up our relations with most of the world. Call me when it's over (which may be in Denver this August). See you at the ballot box Nov. 4!

Monday, April 21, 2008

John Edwards is Funny...Now!

Why do politicians always display a better sense of humor after they've lost? From last Thursday's The Colbert Report:

Friday, April 11, 2008

School Board Incumbent Drops Out

I'm a day late posting this but Sharon Gentry has one less opponent in her race for the MNPS School Board District 1 seat - the incumbent has dropped out. And former Metro Councilman John Summers won't be running for the open District 9 seat after all. The deadline to withdraw from the Aug. 7 ballot was noon yesterday.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Sharon Gentry For School Board!

I got some exciting news today when checking my email - Sharon Gentry is running for the District 1 Metro Nashville Public Schools Board seat. She will face incumbent George H. Thompson III and two other challengers in the Aug. 7 county general election.

I'll happily and proudly admit my bias upfront - Sharon is the wife of former Nashville Vice Mayor Howard Gentry, who I was honored to work for in his 2007 campaign for mayor. I've known both for several years and I feel very blessed to know them.

She recently completed her doctorate in education at Tennessee State University. On a more personal note, in addition to being one of the most intelligent and articulate persons I've ever met, Dr. Gentry has the integrity, compassion and drive to do a great deal for our schools.

I regret that I don't live in District 1 or she'd have my vote already; I encourage voters there to cast their ballot for someone I strongly believe will take our school district forward. The Gentrys have a young daughter in Nashville's public school system right now and so do my wife and I. I know they'll both be better off with Dr. Gentry on the board.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Trader Joe's! Trader Joe's!

The Tennessean is reporting this afternoon that the grocery store of my dreams - and apparently of several others - is coming to Nashville. Now, if the inexplicably silly lawmakers of our great state will allow us to buy wine along with our beer at Trader Joe's, I can finally have some peace of mind - and some "Two Buck Chuck"!

UPDATE: Want to know more about Trader Joe's? Click here.

UPDATE II: More coverage of the announcement in Thursday's Tennessean and City Paper.

Update III: Thanks for fighting (and continuing to fight) the good fight, Carol!