Well hi. I thought I should keep ya'll up to date on the goings on here. You see, Tennessee is where I live, and Tennessee is in trouble. We seem to be... hmmm, how shall I say it? Not in step with the rest of the country. To put it mildly.
I knew something was wrong when several of our state legislators signed a petition asking for an investigation into the validity of our President's birth certificate.
I knew something was wrong when I read that the bullet manufacturers are going into overtime catching up on backorders.
I knew something was wrong when our county party got kicked out of our little office space for too many democrats disturbing the other tenants.
I knew something was wrong when my kindergartner asked my why Barack Obama wants to kill babies.
I knew something was wrong when they had a "tea party protest" using the City's sound system.
I knew something was wrong when they brought bibles into the 5th grade classroom; just left them on a table, for those who might be "interested."
I knew something was wrong when they talked about postponing optical scan ballots till 2012.
I knew something was wrong when a friend got a call from local law enforcement to ask her if she knew her daughter was living a homosexual lifestyle, as he had her daughter & daughter's girlfriend stopped alone on a country road for "curious hazard light" usage, likely related to a rainbow sticker on the bumper.
Well, that's a lot of somethings wrong. And I think I'm starting to see a pattern. So, I'm reading books and I'm taking action, I'm helping my county party and I'm talking to everybody I can. Including you.
You see, there's a political renaissance going on in Tennessee. Going on with the Democrats here. We're finding the things that unite us, and we're putting our differences to the side. We're lifting each other up, and telling the haters to get the hell out of the way. The old heads are opening their eyes to the fact that the GOP exists & is beating the crap out of them, and the new bloods are figuring out that it doesn't hurt to be friends with an insider or two.
We're gonna work hard every minute from now until we get it done. We're going to soak up every resource that comes our way and beg for more, like a little ray of sunshine after a week of rain. We're going to need help, not derision. We're going to need smart strategy, not smart asses.
If you get a chance, read Blue Dixie by Bob Moser, or The Eliminationists by Dave Neiwert, or What's the Matter With Kansas. That's an oldie but a goodie.
We've got work to do & we're getting to it. We've got change to bring home.