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The Unbearable Hypocrisy of Tennessee Republicans

June 20, 2013

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Originally posted on Southern Beale:
The $940 billion farm bill went down in flames in the House, and good riddance. It would have cut $20.5 billion from SNAP, aka the food stamp program. Tennessee Rep. Stephen Fincher, who made national news when he said churches should deal with the poor while the government should keep…

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Nikki Giovanni does Def Poetry

June 12, 2013

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It is Thursday and Stacey Campfield is still a complete lunatic who needs to go FAR, FAR away…

April 26, 2013

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Yes, he joked about pressure cookers and when asked if he was being insensitive considering what had just happened in Boston, he suggested people just need to “lighten up.” Yes, he brought the Don’t Say Gay bill two times to the Tennessee Legislature (and it has been defeated two times). Yes, he called an 8yr […]

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30 Days of original poetry– Celebrating National Poetry Month — April 23 (with singing!!!)

April 23, 2013

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I wrote this poem in 1999. I went to a party in the Fourth & Gill neighborhood in Knoxville. I was singing with some fellas on the back porch for hours and when I came out to the living room, I realized that I was the only woman there. I went out to the front […]

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30 Days — Celebrating National Poetry Month — April 10 (Two for Two baby) #WeEvenNow

April 10, 2013

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Only One Person is on the Phone Blessed to be sittin’ in the panorama of perfect Centennial park cannot be denied its pilgrims. There is the literal hugging of trees cartwheels like fireworks clouds just puttin’ on a show– sparse, yet full and moaning for an invitation for interpretation Number three from the Sun, how […]

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A new Rock Opera to beat all Rock Operas (ok, maybe not all…) introducing The Stacey Campfield Musical. So. Much. Win.

April 2, 2013

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Some talented homo-lovers from North Broadway in Knoxville have created a masterpiece about our very own Rep. Stacey Campfield, he who hates teh poors and teh gays and probably you too. It is free for download here. For you ease and pleasure…I give you: Stacey Campfield: The Musical. To hear entire album, click below. Stacey Campfield […]

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28 hours in Nashville — Get Up, Stand Up and Dress Up Too.

April 1, 2013

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Nashville isn’t just about cowboy boots, big hair and music; last week it was also about equality and burlesque–for me anyway. The gush of wow started with something as easy as this — in my Facebook and Twitter feeds, there was a tidal wave of red equality profile pics and avis. It was so overwhelming…and […]

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Same-sex marriage supporters hold candlelight vigil

March 27, 2013

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Same-sex marriage supporters hold candlelight vigil From last night in Downtown Nashville — FOR THE RECORD — at the end of my quote, it should be “as equals.” I am a hillbilly, but Lord I got to let you know I do know proper English 😉 Full post from last night on the way…photo below […]

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This week in Tennessee’s Fight for Equality — Off Your Arse Now

March 25, 2013

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Graphic from Teresa Hooper Big week ahead in the Fight For Equality in Tennessee. Please visit Tennessee Equality Project for additional details about events in cities other than Nashville. Here is the part where you need to do stuff if you are local…and if you aren’t–throw some love to TEP. They like cash. And co-sponsors. And we […]

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Post-unplug

March 23, 2013

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  I know. I’ve read The Shallows. Brains need focus to remember how to do it. Whatever we don’t use, we lose. And even if my children, friends, husband and family didn’t tell me — I know. I am addicted to NOW.  Phone, laptop, desktop — doesn’t matter how I connect…I just want to know what I […]

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