published Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Rants

THREE-YEAR-OLD kills herself with grandfather's handgun, 13-year-old kills his 12-year-old sister with father's handgun, and NRA wants no handgun controls.

I SHUDDER TO think my mail sent across town has to go through Atlanta first. We need to keep that Shallowford Road post office open.

IF THE FEDS won't outright forgive student loans, as they should, at least make repayment commensurate with income.

MAYOR BLOOMBERG, this is the U.S.A. I'll drink as much soda as I want. If your law passes, I will buy three 16-ounce sodas!

THE REPUBLICAN conservatives and big corporations bought the Wisconsin recall election spending double what Democrats spent. Will they be able to buy the presidency?

GOOD FRIDAY is an official county holiday. Guess the First Amendment doesn't apply in the Bible Belt!

IF THE SCHOOL board/CHA land swap benefited Soddy-Daisy instead of Howard, it would have been "secret" to everyone.

HOW WONDERFUL, the masses get 25 cents-per-week break on groceries, and 860 residents get millions in estate tax elimination. Way to go, governor!

SO PILL MILLS can dish it out and keep people hooked and high, but you can't buy a bag of grass?

IT'S NOT ENOUGH that East Ridge is covered with cigarette butts. Now we have to look at two firework stores whose colors are so ugly!

HOW ABOUT providing information on "Congressional 4th District" elections -- there is more than one district in the area!

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Mayor Bloomberg doesn't care about you, he doesn't read this paper.

Nor does he care how much soda you drink. He just doesn't want a company exploiting your easily abused sense of value by upselling a larger drink to you than you really want while their own margins offer them considerable profit.

June 10, 2012 at 12:36 a.m.
Bocephus75i said...

Trigger locks and gun safes are extremely effective forms of gun control when USED! Two local minors would be alive if the adults in their lives used common sense and employed proper gun safety rules.

June 10, 2012 at 9:34 a.m.
moon4kat said...

Responsible NRA members (I'll assume there are some) should demand that the organization spend more money and effort on gun safety education and less on promoting paranoia and lobbying legislators.

June 10, 2012 at 10:17 a.m.
Fendrel said...

Assuming, for the time being, that the constitution does grant the right of every citizen to own guns. Knowing that there are thousands of accidental gun deaths each year, the question is WHY would a person insist on their right to own guns...why not just voluntarily give it up for the betterment of all?

June 10, 2012 at 2:28 p.m.
jjmez said...

moon4kat, how much more training and education on gun safety can one get than someone in law enforcement? Remember the gun the 3 year old shot herself with was said to have belonged to her grandfather, a TN statetrooper. Whether it's car keys or a gun, the more individuals become accustomed to handling something the more careless and forgetful they become. The more careless and forgetful, the more likely they will toss them aside without a care.

June 10, 2012 at 2:48 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

"MAYOR BLOOMBERG, this is the U.S.A. I'll drink as much soda as I want. If your law passes, I will buy three 16-ounce sodas!"

Maybe you think you are super-sizing from your own free will but the fast food industry spends billions of dollars a year in the psychology of advertising to know exactly what buttons to push to get you to buy their garbage and to make you want even more of it. Super sizing is for pigs who have lost all sense of proportion and common sense in their eating and drinking habits. Mayor Bloomberg might or might not be going too far in his attempt to bring some sanity to the eating habits of New Yorkers but you are making an illogical and immature choice to super-size to such an extent in the first place. Nobody needs 32 oz. of sugary soda to drink at one time, especially when even 16 oz. of that crap is too much. But go ahead, advertise your gluttony for all to see as you exercise your "freedom to choose" and guzzle your pig's portion of overly sweetened swill.

June 10, 2012 at 5:43 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

"THE REPUBLICAN conservatives and big corporations bought the Wisconsin recall election spending double what Democrats spent. Will they be able to buy the presidency?"

Not only will they be able to, they probably will. What happened in Wisconsin is a portent of what's to come. Our democratic process is all but dead. Citizens United could well be the final nail in the coffin of the late, once-great U.S.of A.

June 10, 2012 at 5:53 p.m.
moon4kat said...

jjmez, I don't disagree with you. The main point is where responsibility lies. With individuals, of course. But, also keep in mind that the NRA and its supporters have generated widespread paranoia, convincing some people that they need a killing machine at hand every minute of the day. So, guns are kept loaded within easy reach, carelessly available to children.

June 10, 2012 at 9:52 p.m.
Sean_Dickerson said...

What "Bible Belt"? The Apostate Church community? If we were still a godly, moral society, we would do what it says in the Declaration of Independence, and that is to overthrow a government that has become a tyranny. But we don't have a God-fearing society anymore. Not one that I can think of! Not one that I could observe!

I have done what Scripture says to do and "come out of her, My people", and have separated from those who are disobedient or who are rebellious, with man-made traditions and human philosophies, theories, and doctrines. That has no place in the True Worship. God is not the author of confusion, though Satan is. The apostate 501-c-3 (tax-exempt) corporate churches have become wicked and spiritually adulterous, and have committed spiritual whoredoms. They are idolatrous, and I want no part of it anymore. The Holy Spirit has long since abandoned them, however far back you may reckon to in time. Perhaps as far back as 1962 when prayer was taken out of the public schools. Or in 1973 when it became legal to kill unborn children. Take your pick how far you want to go back in time to the source of the apostate Church's sins. Even today now that homosexual marriage is considered "legal", as well. And the blame is not in the White House, the Supreme Court, or the State House, or the City Council, or where ever else...the BLAME IS IN THE CHURCH HOUSE!-- AND MORE SPECIFICALLY BEHIND THE PULPITS of America!!! These panny-waisted pulpit pimps who are the very cowards that are our so-called religious leaders today -- ARE PATHETIC! They are government prostitutes! ALL of them! The Methodists, the Presbyterians, the Baptists, Seventh-Day Adventists -- EVERY LAST ONE OF THESE temple prostitutes! They make me sick!! They got no backbone to even speak of! Won't stand up for anything! They are a bunch of spineless evang-JELLYFISH!!! They're WIMPS!!! And the People wouldn't know what Liberty is if it jumped up and hit them in the face! The blood of 50,000,000 babies are at the doorsteps of the "churches" who did NOTHING about it just like they haven't for YEARS! Too busy watching the ballgames or "Dancing with the Stars"! Or the "reunion of Dallas"!

They never showed up to fight the battle. That's why we are in this mess! But the blood of 50,000,000 babies is crying out from the ground against us...do you think God is not going to avenge the shedding of innocent blood? THINK AGAIN!!!

June 28, 2012 at 3:37 p.m.
Sean_Dickerson said...

They've watered down the concept of Christianity and have reformed it into something more plastic or homogenized. The term "Christian" has become one that has been so loosely used anymore, ladies and gentlemen. It seems that anything can now be qualified as "Christian", very much like anything can now be called a "church". But these heathens out there go to these pagan places of which I refuse to ever align myself with, and never will again, long as I can help it. Jesus was a free thinker. He loved freedom. He loved liberty. And he loved Spirit. He was also against demons, etc. His ideas were obscure to those who killed Jesus. He was accused of being a menace, just like his true followers were, and even today.

And if people don't come to terms with my belief in the truth, then they are truly my enemies. And I make no apologies for what I just now said. The external influences out there will not keep plaguing me. When they come around to distract me away from my spiritual agenda and awareness, that is when there is a big problem for me. So now that is why I have gone silent with more people. I have had to cut ties, due to contentions. The Church is not to have discord or contentions, nor are they to debate. God's followers are to be on the same accord. If they are not, there is division. This is why there are denominations. But I don't belong to any of them.

These apostate churches are filled to the brim with the soothsayers who put frosting on something so that it becomes more palatable to them.

June 28, 2012 at 3:39 p.m.
Sean_Dickerson said...

We're told in the book of Hebrews not to forsake the assembly, but I'm going to tell you people something: it's a broken church system, and it's not an assembly. What kind of "assembly" have we got now? It's a Roman, pagan-type of church system, full of heathens and infidels. A bunch of uncircumcised bastards that are fallen away. They are dogs that have returned to their vomit. They are pigs that have gone back into the mire -- they have gone back to their slop! They've gone back into the far country and have committed spiritual whoredom and have played the harlot! They are disobedient and are rebellious! They have been cut off from God's family! They are NOT of His inheritance! This is exactly why I have chosen to rather OBEY God and come out from the world, to depart from the infidels, the heathens, the pagans, etc. To purify myself before the Almighty God on high, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. To repent in ashes, wearing sackcloth. To mourn and cry out, lamenting, and pleading for God's mercy! To humbly ask him to heal our land or prepare us for war! To endure until the end. To wait steadfastly upon the Lord. To become part of His Army! To pray that He should watch and protect His true children, keeping them from falling in this corrupt world.

I have already departed from the 501-c-3 tax exempt apostate churches, lest I be counted as unworthy and cast away from the Lord's presence, stained and spotted from the world. The tax-exempt whorehouses have rejected God and have disobeyed Him and His Commandments, Statutes, and the Law. We have sinned against an Almighty God and deserve His punishment.

O Lord God...how much longer shall we wait or suffer? Please come, Lord Jesus. The spiritual agony is too much to bear. Why has the world chosen the way of Satan? Why are they so wicked, vile, and impure? Why do they practice idolatry? And why do the heathen rage or imagine a vain thing? Please forgive our unfaithfulness, O God. Please forgive our disobedience.

June 28, 2012 at 3:40 p.m.
dao1980 said...

Sean... c'mon now, no one is going to buy your product.

Crack-heads for Jesus just isn't going to sell.

June 28, 2012 at 3:45 p.m.
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