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Archive for the 'Politics' Category

March 30, 2009

Your PC May Not Be So Personal Anymore

Proposed new treaty will allow govt to seize your PC. #tcot

March 26, 2009

Restroom Access Act

It’s a bad law. #tcot

March 9, 2009

Daylight Savings Time Is A Joke


January 11, 2008

Working the Polls Again

I took today off from work. I’ve got a ton of vacation time and I’m to the point where I almost have to take a couple of days a month just to keep from going over the max. Anyway, the reason I took today off is that I’ve been chosen (again) as a voting machine […]

December 20, 2007

Help Save Nashville Speedway

A part of Nashville history is under attack. A “grassroots” group is out to get rid of the speedway at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. Ostensibly they want to “relocate” the fairgrounds and the track. Realistically, there’s no way it can be feasible to build another race track in Davidson County. So in effect,they want to […]

December 3, 2007

Save Nashville Speedway!

A few days ago, it was brought to my attention that a group (actually one guy) has started a drive to move the Tennessee State Fairgrounds and “redevelop” the property. He’s gone as far as creating a non-profit organization to raise money to this end. Nowhere on his site does he mention anything about the […]

July 16, 2007

Fairgrounds Race Track Future in Doubt

A few years ago, when the politicians were lobbying the public to approve the stadium, you’d have thought that Nashville had never been home to professional sports. As usual, motorsports in this city didn’t get any respect. NASCAR held one or two races at the Speedway at the fairgrounds every year from 1957 to 1984. […]

June 15, 2007

Jury Duty

According to a report by the National Center for State Courts, more than one-third of Americans will serve on a jury at some point. They say that’s an increase from 30 years ago, when that number was only 6%. (Hat tip: Ben Cunningham at Taxing Tennessee). I’m still amazed at why someone would want to […]

May 6, 2007

Implied Consent

I started riding a motorcycle in 1974. I rode a Honda XL250, a street legal dirt bike (nowadays they’re called dual sport bikes). I rode that bike until 1981 (when it got stolen). In 2002, I got the itch again to start riding. I bought a Kawasaki KLR650, a 650 cc dual sport bike. Since […]