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"Murphy was an optimist!"

And afterwards I’ll sign autographs at Market Square April 27, 2007 6:31 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Announcements, Daily Life, Education, Health, Local Politics, Of Interest, Politics, Touchy Subjects, TV / Movies
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Tonight I’ll be on Knox Politics (Comcast channel 12 – Community TV) from 8:30-9pm. This is a live broadcast and accepts calls at 865-215-2288. The topic will be Knox County School rezoning, of course. The bloopers DVD will be on special for $9.99.

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The County Wide Forum Powerpoint April 27, 2007 9:44 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Education, Health, Local Politics, Of Interest, Politics, Touchy Subjects
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I had a request last night to provide the Powerpoint presentation online. It will officially reside at Knoxschools.info but until then you can download it here: community forum powerpoint. Thanks to everyone that showed up last night! Please keep the momentum going. We need volumes of people at both public meetings and once the school board votes NO to this rezoning plan, we must act as a community to help build the YES plan! Last night’s agenda is below:

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Of Grasshoppers April 27, 2007 7:49 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Grasshoppers, Philosophy
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Student: My plate runneth over.
Master: Perhaps you should share your meal or eat faster.

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I’m a Pamphleteer! April 27, 2007 6:04 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Blog, Daily Life, Local Politics, Politics, Publishing, Touchy Subjects
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I could swear I have seen newscoma write multiple times about Bloggers being the modern day pamphleteer. Last night certainly showed that to be true. The Knox County School rezoning has caused quite a stir and last night roughly 130 people came together in a meeting that was planned only 4 days ago. Of the 7 organizers of the meeting, 4 are bloggers and others are readers of blogs. Even in the crowd there were mutters of blogging. "Thank you for your website" "I read your post" and so forth. Blogging can make a difference! Granted, these are words; action takes heroic effort and fortunately at least one of the organizers took that effort to arrange a meeting place, pull together a fact based Powerpoint presentation, alert the media (and we had media!) and get the right people together. Action also takes concerned citizens and the citizenry stepped up!.

Cathy appeared on WATE twice, WBIR was there, and at least 2 or 3 newspaper reporters. There may have been others. Tonight I will appear on a 30 minute political program from 8:30-9pm (details as I get them). Through blogging, have we joined the ranks of Thomas Paine and Jonathan Swift?

A big thank you to everyone that showed up last night! Brian Hornback has a recap of last night.

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