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Tarrant County Democratic Party: Poll Training Oct 29 @ 12:00 for General Election

Anyone interested in attending.

So we will be hosting a Democratic worker orientation on Saturday, October 29,2016 at 12 noon at the party headquarters at 2812 Race Street, Fort Worth, TX. We will cover questions that many of you have asked about how to handle situations at the polls and provide you with telephone numbers should you feel that you need help.

Once the training is finished we invite you to stay for our Fall Burger Bash as we all deserve a little relaxation before the big day on November 8th.

Deborah Peoples
Tarrant County Democratic Party Chairwoman

I am the precinct chair and will be serving as the Alternate Judge on Nov. 8th.

I hope some of you will attend the training.

Who is Dylan J. Schacht accused of making bomb threat in RNC-NC?

Can anyone find out if he is registered to vote and which party he belongs to?

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man is facing felony charges after being accused of making a bomb threat against a GOP office in North Carolina.

The Hendersonville Police Department said in a news release that the Henderson County party headquarters received a bomb threat Thursday morning on the organization's voicemail, prompting an evacuation. The State Bureau of Investigation swept the building with a bomb dog and found no explosives.

Authorities say they were able to trace the call back to 24-year-old Dylan J. Schacht, of Hendersonville, who was arrested and charged with one count of terrorism and one count of filing a false report concerning a destructive device.

The threat came just days after someone firebombed the Orange County Republican headquarters.

It is unclear whether Schacht has an attorney.

Suggestions for an affordable telephoto zoom lens for Nikon D3300

I don't have a great budget but was hoping someone here might offer me some advice.

There are several chicken hawks in my neighborhood that I'd really love to get some good pics of, currently the lens I'm using is a Nikon DX VR 18-55 mm. The lens isn't strong enough to take good pics of them high up in the trees.

Any suggestions? Hopefully something under the $200 range. That's all I can afford right now.

Posted by MagickMuffin | Thu Aug 4, 2016, 10:38 PM (7 replies)

It is a thankless job!

Why would she want it?

And no thx!!!

CBS/DFW Local News: No one wants to host Trump event for this Thursday

No link, it was reported on the 6:00 broadcast.

No law enforcers are willing to help.

Grand Pairie- OUT

Not sure about the other communities in DFW. But this is a start!

TX Runoff Election: 3060 ballots issued, 10 people bothered to vote

I am a Precinct Chair and Election Judge in Tarrant County.

Two of those votes were my hubby and myself. So, only 8 people showed up to vote. I was in charge of officiating 17 precincts.

This is a huge problem with Democrats in Texas. They do not get out to vote. Why? I have no idea. I have been a precinct chair since '08 and this is what I am up against. People not doing their civic duty and voting.

I am hoping to get email addresses so I can do email campaigns to GOTV. The Tarrant County Democratic Party is working on turning our county blue. They have several programs devoted to helping the precinct chairs to get voters to the polls. However, the voters have to vote to make a difference. When our voters refuse to vote then the other side always win. It is that simple, yet, it is a difficult task to undertake. But I am so frustrated by the lack of voter turnout that I am compelled to work harder at getting my precinct out to vote.

Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, says the new Congressional Voting Rights Caucus

also will work to strike down laws in Texas and other states that require voters to show photo ID to cast a ballot. Texas’ voter ID law is “the clearest manifestation of modern day suppression tactics,” Veasey said at the caucus launch. “They must be done away with immediately so that everyone can have full access to the ballot box.”

Veasey is the lead plaintiff in a legal challenge to the state’s voter ID law, a case that is before a federal appeals court Tuesday.

The caucus emerges nearly three years after the Supreme Court struck down key parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a move that Veasey and other congressional members said has helped give rise to voter suppression efforts across the country. The Voting Rights Caucus so far has nearly 60 members, including Texas Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Dallas; Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston; Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio; and Al Green, D-Houston.

The caucus’s first order of business, the new members said, is to urge Congress to update the Voting Rights Act in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling. The nation’s highest court effectively eliminated the requirement for Texas and eight other southern states to receive pre-clearance in order to change its election laws, saying the criteria used to monitor them were outdated.


It was a good article until the DMN decided to add input from Hans von Spakovsky, (a shill) legal scholar with the conservative-leaning Heritage Foundation.

Marc Veasey is someone to watch. Glad to call him one of our own (Fort Worth)!

***Pretty Cool: A New Google Extension Will Change Every Mention Of ‘Pro-Life’ To ‘Anti-Choice’***

If you’ve noticed that the politicians who claim the “pro-life” label are often singularly focused on restricting abortion, and aren’t necessarily working on other policy proposals that could save lives, there’s a new Google extension for you.

An extension released this week will change every mention of “pro-life” to “anti-choice” once it’s added to a Chrome browser. “Tired of seeing the fraught term ‘pro-life’ used ubiquitously and incorrectly, we conceived of this extension to shift the language of the discussion towards a more accurate framework,” explains an online description of the “Choice Language” tool.

The extension was created by an activist who wishes to remain anonymous; she partnered with the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund to release it to the public this week.
“We thought it was a really interesting and creative idea,” Andrea Miller, the president of NIRH, told ThinkProgress. “We agreed with her that the language in this discussion really matters.”

This should be fun!

EDIT: I forgot to include the link


Daughter of ‘Duck Dynasty’ figure running for Hurst, Texas council

Hurst City Council candidate Trasa Robertson Cobern isn’t shy about being part of the clan made famous by the reality show Duck Dynasty.

Her father, Si Robertson, is better known as Uncle Si on the A&E reality show, which highlights the Louisiana family’s highly successful Duck Commander hunting-products business (so successful that for the past few springs it’s been sponsor of a NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway).

Hurst City Council candidate Jeff Childers Cobern, 40, faces at least one opponent for the Place 4 seat: fellow political newcomer Jeff Childers. Longtime incumbent Anna Holzer, 88, said she is not seeking re-election. The candidate filing period ends at 5 p.m. Friday for the May 7 election.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/hurst-euless-bedford_news/article61094727.html#storylink=cpy

Quack, Quack, Duck!

Texas Democratic Convention Videos

In case anyone is interested in watching some of the convention speeches. Dru and Amber Davis introduction to Wendy Davis, Wendy, Leticia Van de Putte, plus several others.

There are eight videos at the link. Enjoy, if you haven't seen them already!


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