I haven't posted in a while mainly due to the schedule required of a pastor during the holidays. I, like others, was not surprised to see the Tennessean name Karl Dean as the Nashvillian of the Year given the narrative that has been forming in recent months. I understand the argument to be made for... Continue Reading →
Gail Kerr May Be Right, but Is Still Wrong
This morning, Karl Dean’s personal columnist Gail Kerr wrote a piece in the Tennessean that has generated much commentary, both on the web site and among neighborhood types on Twitter. Kerr continued her unbroken trend of never writing a critical word about our Mayor, suggesting that it is hopeless for any “serious” candidate to take... Continue Reading →
Rep. Cooper Pays For Returned Campaign Signs – Politics News Story – WSMV Nashville
While I haven't always agreed with all of Jim Cooper's opinions on government finances, I find more and more that I really like the guy. Here is another example of someone living out his values: NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- One lawmaker is paying people to return his campaign signs. "You know I'm a penny-pincher anyway,... Continue Reading →
A Mea Culpa in the Interest of Equity
In one of my non-endorsement endorsements last week, I offered my support of Duane Dominy, bosed on my work with him in the local community, and most importantly his work in flood relief efforts. In the midst of that reflection, I suggested that I couldn't support his opponent, Representative Sherry Jones in her bid for... Continue Reading →
Enclave: Is the “Re-elect Karl Dean” campaign underway or not? And was he the only man who could have saved us from the May flood?
The truth is that the campaign has been going since the last election despite the news media's naked attempts to write Mayor Dean's political aspirations out of the governing equation. While it may not be illegal for the Dean Team to use the firstname.lastname@example.org or other resources in the Nashville Mayor's office to help the... Continue Reading →
These are not endorsements!!!
One of the problems I have as a pastor is that walking the line if IRS regulations regarding non-profit support of candidates is tricky. Although David Shelley is willing to challenge the status quo regarding the separation of endorsements from the pulpit and non-profits status, I personally believe that the tax status is a privilege... Continue Reading →