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3rd, 2006) I voted last week down at the Buda city hall. I feel really good about how I voted, and I don’t mind telling you. I voted for Kinky as governor, even though I know Perry will win. Wasn’t it awful in the debate how the other candidates ganged up on Kinky calling him a racist when nothing could be further from the truth? We all know that in their private lives, Kinky would be the least likely of the bunch to be a true racist. And even if he is, at least he’d be straight forward about it and not all fake and PC like the rest of them. It’s all just salesmanship on the campaign trail if you ask me.

Beyond that, I voted LIBERTARIAN any time there was a Libertarian option, and when there wasn’t I voted Democrat. Democrats after all, are better than Republicans on a local level, and after the things the Republicans have done lately, I just couldn’t bring myself to support a single one of them. This is the first time I can remember not voting for even a single one. But I’m really excited about the Libertarian party and the growth they are experiencing lately. It won’t be long before they will be a real threat to the Republicans and Democrats- both of which need to know they are threatened.

I was a bit troubled with the electronic computerized voting machines, and hoped that Old Town Buda would have a more old fashioned and trustworthy method in place. Although I’m not sure computerized voting fraud is happening right now, I believe it WILL happen in the near future. Aside from the widespread apathy and general political ignorance among the masses, computerized voting fraud is the next biggest threat to our democracy. Hey guess what… terrorism isn’t even in the top five!

The winds of change are blowing folks. The truth movement is marching on, people are becoming more aware, and something is gonna happen. Major change is happening in our house as well. “Maggie Grace Brannock” is expected to enter this world in the next few weeks. This will be just the beginning of some major changes about to occur in our lives. Like Geddy said, “Constant change is here to stay.” Change is healthy, change is good. (Unless of course, it doesn’t meet your specific change needs.)

Atown would like to salute the life of Dean McDaniel of Bethany, Oklahoma who passed away this week. Dean was a bass player for a late 50’s early 60’s band known as “The Champs.” They were a one hit wonder with the song “Tequila” (You know- the song Pee Wee Herman did the big shoe dance to in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.) Dean wasn’t their original bass player, but he toured with them through the 60’s. He also played with Seals & Crofts and Glen Campbell, who were former Champs members. But the reason I’m talking about him is that he spent the last 15 or so years married to my mother. So I’m on my way up to Oklahoma to help Mom out in this difficult time and to attend Dean’s funeral on Monday the 6th.

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  2. melissa j mcdaniel

    Scott,

    I appreciate your kind words about my father. (I’m assuming you’re Jeanne’s son?) I googled his name today and found this post…. it makes me happy to know that people care. Dad was a great guy, and a great musician as well. Thanks again for posting this! 🙂

    -melissa j mcdaniel

  3. Shelly Douglas

    Scott,

    We met at the funeral. Dean was my uncle (my mom’s brother). Like Missy I just googled his name and this website came up. Thank you for speaking of him. He was an incredible musician who never really got what he deserved. He was also an amazing uncle and one of the funniest people I have ever known. I miss you unky!!

    Shelly Douglas