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Hey, we vote tomorrow and for the most part I have no clue who to vote for. I welcome (ok, I'm begging for) any input you may have.

I know for sure I'm voting for Brenda Wynn. I wouldn't care what she was running for, I'd vote for her. I personally like her very much and think she's wicked smart.

I'm not voting for Adam Dread no matter what he ever runs for. I personally don't like him and thought he was awful as a city council member.

I met a woman at the Post Office who was whining about her lack of money in a local school board election (she is being outspent 10 to 1 by someone who is being supported by charter schools). When she asked me to vote for her I asked her if she was a Democrat or a Republican.

She seemed taken aback and told me that it didn't matter. "It does to me", I replied.
She said she was an independent and I scoffed and said that's just code for being embarrassed to admit you're Republican.

She said, no, no that she'd voted for both. Ok, so she lost me right there. Why on earth would you vote for a Republican in this day and age?

But oh do please step up and give me your opinions on who I should vote for. As long as they're not Republicans, I'm open.

                              Nashville KosKats Meet-up. August 16th

So how about a meet-up at the lake?  It will be at 2pm August 16th at  Shipwreck Cove at the Elm Hill Marina.

Great Views at Elm Hill Marina
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Please join us at the meet-up. Great company, good views, ok food.

   

  RSVPs:
 1. Zentrainer                                   Maybees:
 2. Jon Sitzman                                 Patrick is Lucky
 3. Sow Hat 1
 4. Sow Hat 2
 5. oh4thelove
6. & 7 - 2 from a red county

           

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  •  Please join us at the meet up! (11+ / 0-)

    Tracy B Ann - technically that is my signature. I scroll with my middle finger.

    by ZenTrainer on Wed Aug 06, 2014 at 05:08:57 PM PDT

  •  You can come to the meet up and tell me who I (10+ / 0-)

    should have voted for if you don't tell me in the comments.

    Though you can tell me both times too.

    Tracy B Ann - technically that is my signature. I scroll with my middle finger.

    by ZenTrainer on Wed Aug 06, 2014 at 05:24:16 PM PDT

  •  Hope your meet up is awesome (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    ZenTrainer, ladybug53, navajo

    We've found that no matter how many come, three or thirty, it's always worth it for the koskomraderie.

    Libertarianism is something that most people grow out of, not unlike, say, hay fever or asthma. Bob Johnson

    by randallt on Wed Aug 06, 2014 at 06:01:33 PM PDT

  •  We're planning on seeing you. And in our county... (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    ladybug53, ZenTrainer, navajo

    We're planning on seeing you. And in our county, "I" denotes a closet D.

  •  Zen Trainer, I'd be happy to talk (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    ZenTrainer

    about the races. To avoid another embarrassing nomination like happened two years ago in the Senate race, it's good if Democrats rally behind a true Democrat for Governor and Senate. I voted McKamey in the Dem primary for governor and Terry Adams for the senate race (that will later be against Lamar Alexander. Both are good spokesmen for Democratic principals.

    If you want to tell me your state senate and state house districts, I could see if I'm following those races. There are multiple Dems running in many of those primaries.

    I sympathize with what you say about the school board election but.... Under Davidson County ordinances, candidates for school board and metro council run without party affiliation listed on the ballot or nomination. You've got to ask candidates some pointed questions about where they are on local issues to see what their world view is. Pro charter school? Not alarmed at the prospect of tuition vouchers for private schools? Republican. Responds warmly and convincingly to your concern that the system must  protect LGBT and other students from bullying in the schools? Democrat.

    Again, school board is by district, and I don't know which one you're in. This race is coming down to choices between people who want to have a lot more public money paying for largely unregulated, privately operated charter schools and those who truly want to continue to improve our neighborhood schools.

    "Individuals need to know how to judge truth claims objectively; how to be skeptical; how to be avoid gullibility, nincompoopery, fraudulent and counterfeit promises; how to live with ambiguities and uncertainties." Paul Kurtz

    by Tennessee Dave on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 09:01:14 AM PDT

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