published Sunday, September 16th, 2012


THE PARTY representing women selects Bill Clinton as its keynote speaker. It was a tossup between Bill and John Edwards.

MR. CLINTON should know about budgets. Unlike George Bush, he had his budget balanced.

YOU ELECT A socialist president of a country built on a capitalistic/free-enterprise system, then wonder why the economy fails. Duh!

PAUL RYAN CAN’T be truthful about a small thing like a marathon; how can he be truthful about huge things like Medicare or Social Security?

ELECTION CHOICE: Do nothing vs. know nothing.

EVEN GIVEN the dumbing down of America, the fine citizens of Hamilton County have to be some of the most backward in the country.

THANK YOU, NRA, for making it possible for our schoolchildren to now be called the “Lockdown Generation.”

ART IS NOT “vital” to anything. Art is a luxury.

AFTER VISITING several Chattanooga churches, I’ve decided people are much friendlier at the local bars and on the streets in my neighborhood.

SHAME ON YOU, UTC, for letting an atheist group of 18,000 members from Wisconsin tell you what to do. Shame on you.

NO TRAFFIC cameras in Red Bank? I still ain’t goin’!

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Rickaroo said...

"ART IS NOT “vital” to anything. Art is a luxury."

Art is so much more than just a framed painting in a museum or on a living room wall. There is fine art and there is functional art. It is any expression or result that flows from the creative process. The movies we watch, the sit-coms or dramas on TV, the music we listen to on the radio or live in a concert, the computers and smart phones we use every day, the books or magazines/newspapers we read, the advertising that convinces us to buy certain things, the light bulb, the clothes we wear, the cars we drive, the way our houses are decorated or the way our lawns are landscaped....all of those things would not exist without art. Some art is pure art and some is a blend of engineering and science and art, but art is indeed "vital" to our life. It is woven into the very fabric of our being, of who we are and what we do. It is human nature itself.

It's a pity, ranter, that you cannot see that.

September 17, 2012 at 3:09 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

"YOU ELECT A socialist president of a country built on a capitalistic/free-enterprise system, then wonder why the economy fails. Duh!"

Let me see...during the 50s and 60s, when labor unions were strong and vital, the wealthy were taxed more than double what they are now, and the New Deal policies of FDR, the most "socialist" president we've ever had, were still in place, our capitalist system flourished in a way that it never has since Reagan started his massive plan of deregulation and trickle-down. In those decades preceding Reagan the middle class was the strongest it has ever been and our nation was pretty much the envy of the world for the way the average person could enjoy a happy, healthy lifestyle.

Reagan started the decline, Bush added insult to inury with his trickle-down 2.0, and the economy actually went downt the toilet on his watch...and yet you want to blame the entire decline of our economy on Obama?

The reasoning powers of the conservative mind never cease to amaze me.

September 17, 2012 at 6:40 p.m.

Wasn't the economy failing when Obama was elected into office?

What does that mean? That a cowboy capitalist isn't that much better?

And yes, there's still no reason to actually GO to Red Bank. They don't even have a Krystal.

September 18, 2012 at 11:22 a.m.
timbo said...

happywithnewbrains....It might have been failing but Obama made it much worse.

Rickaroo...."Reagon started the Decline...." You are nuts. Reagon economy was booming. What planet did you live on?

September 25, 2012 at 3:32 p.m.
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