published Sunday, June 17th, 2012


WESTON WAMP: Passionate. Principled. Fearless. Will this come out in 3D sometime this summer?

TOO BAD somebody from Chattanooga Bakery didn't run for Congress. We could have had the "Milk and Cookies" primary.

GO AHEAD, fatty, get two 16-ounce sugary drinks; nobody's stopping you. Michael Bloomberg for president!

PUBLIC PRAYER is offensive, but someone rattles off a long line of obscenities and it's defended as free speech.

YOU CAN PRAY in silence 24/7 and God will hear you. You need not pray out loud. Read your Bible, especially Matthew 6: 5 to 7.

ONLY 32 FATHERS in 2,900 public housing families. There's your gang problem. When you abandon your own, you diss yourself.

ADULTS: If your mother had been a gender-selected abortion, you would not even be here. Think about it!

JUST WONDERING how parents can qualify for free lunches for their kids and free medical care when they chain smoke $5-a-pack cigarettes.

SUNDAYS USED to be fun for the family at the Market. Now you have to crawl over loud, laughing, beer drinkers everywhere. No more Market!

CHATTANOOGANS who were against owning your water company: Pay up and don't take as many showers. "By their smell we shall know them."

TV IS TEACHING young women that you have to be mean spirited, foul mouthed and scantily dressed to make it in today's world.

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Public Prayer is not offensive. Prayer by a Public Official is. Just like obscenities by a Public Official would be.

Try to tell the difference.

June 17, 2012 at 1:40 p.m.
Salsa said...

Prayer by a Public official is not offensive. Only an intolerant and narrow minded person would think that it is.

June 17, 2012 at 5:52 p.m.

Well, I suppose I could preface it with Public Prayer as a Public Official, but I don't feel that much of a need to accommodate an obdurate zealot like you. The specific wording doesn't matter, you don't like the sentiment at all.

You're just fine with Public Officials using religion to get what they want. A theocracy would be fine with you.

Me? I think if you are acting as a Public Official, you have an obligation not to use your religion in connection with your authority. It's distasteful enough when people use religion as a way to manipulate others, but they are free to be that kind of a person. But somebody employed by the public? Their conduct is subject to far stricter scrutiny.

Or am I wrong, and you would be comfortable with the qualifier that they not be praying as public officials?

June 17, 2012 at 6:26 p.m.
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