published Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

'It's time to repair Delashmitt Road' and more Letters to Editors

It's time to repair Delashmitt Road

Delashmitt Road is one of the worst roads in town.

About three-fourths of the road is jointly owned by Chattanooga and Red Bank. I have tried to get both cities to patch up the road.

There are big, deep holes in the road, and the entire road needs repaving. Before long, the only people driving on the road will be the people living on the road.

I don't know what the two cities are doing with their road money. Roads in general are bad all over.

JIM L. WILSON


'Riding' name more protected

Reflection Riding name remains:

Two recent letters (Betsy Chambliss McLean, Sept. 11 and Irma Jones, Sept. 13) lament the loss of one of our area's most cherished place-names, "Reflection Riding." I regret your despair over the mistaken portrayal of our recent changes. This letter is to clarify and assure the legacy and protection of not only the name, but of the land and the mission that it represents.

In a reorganization of land, resources and administration, the former Reflection Riding Inc. has been renamed Reflection Riding Land Conservation Trust. As the name implies, this non-profit is the steward of the land and its conservation for future generations, in "perpetuity." I share your passion for the place, for the name and for the intangible "spiritual ... healing" and "serene natural beauty" here. The Reflection Riding name has never been lost and is, in fact, now more protected and relevant than ever.

The improvements from the reorganization are already obvious and are mission-directed as they lead us toward greater sustainability. I hope your passion for the place (and the name!) leads you back here with your children, and they with theirs.

JOHN MITCHUM,

Board President


We've already had too much change

Current state of the nation:

Consumer confidence lowest in 31 years, the housing crisis, stock market plunge, high gas prices, unemployment at 9.1 percent, stimulus failure -- another proposed, the deflated dollar, the national debt soaring, new regulations stifling business, new taxes, another recession around the corner, amnesty for illegals, the Solyndra scandal, the crony gate scandal, untruthful White House statements.

Please, Mr. President, no more change.

CAREY CROUCH


Support those who choose high ground

I read (Sept. 16) a criticism of the new Track 29 venue for their alleged censoring of a recent performer and for the reprehensible behavior of two middle-age gentlemen, and I use that word with great apprehension.

Finally, we have two young entrepreneurs in our midst who are willing to put their vision and money into the growth and vitality of Chattanooga. Let's give them credit for that which they can control, certainly not for the misbehavior of two supposedly mature adults. Let's applaud them for their willingness to edit an "artist" who chooses vulgarity as a means of entertainment.

Let's support young folks in our community who choose to get involved ... let's be supportive of those who choose the high ground even when it is not popular.

PAUL W. FITZGERALD

Signal Mountain

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moon4kat said...

Did Carey Crouch just wake up after sleeping through the Bush years? Does CC understand how we got into this mess? Does CC understand that President Obama inherited the Wall Street meltdown, Reagan's immigration policy (amnesty in the 1980s), an unfunded (ill-conceived and unnecessary war) in Iraq, depletion of the federal surplus built up during Clinton's presidency, etc.? Could it be that CC was asleep all those years? Or, just not paying attention to the facts?

September 20, 2011 at 9:04 a.m.
bookworm said...

Dear CC: The fact that Obama passed health care bill makes him a great president in my mind. My measuring stick? If the Tea Party hates something Obama has accomplished, well then it must be that Obama is on the right track.Come on! more tax cuts for the people at the top has been tried:TARP and the Stimulus. So far Businenesss leaders have just kept the money and not responded with jobs. And you republicans want us to give the rich more money?

September 20, 2011 at 9:47 a.m.
Livn4life said...

And the drumbeats go on and on and on. It's still all Bush's fault and Democratic leadership in both Houses of Congress bear no responsibility. Wow, what a great President and Wow just look at the results which have come from his work! But then, as usual, he started out so far behind in the biased media's view, never mind that nothing he has done has helped nor even hinted at helping. Give him more prizes for things that he has not and is not doing. What a country!

September 20, 2011 at 1:09 p.m.
macropetala8 said...

Livn4life, and of course all of what the president has attempted to accomplish failed due to Republican sabotage. Who wants the president to fail and fail miserably. That way, at least, Bush massive 8yr failures won't look so bad, right?

September 20, 2011 at 5:07 p.m.
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