published Friday, July 26th, 2013

Liberals live in a world of fantasy and other letters to the editors

Liberals live in a world of fantasy

How ironic that on the day Clay Bennett, who has never had a real job in his life, has a cartoon extolling the virtues of unions (and particularly the UAW), the TFP also has a headline about Detroit filing for bankruptcy. You know Detroit, at one time the auto manufacturing capital of the world that was driven to bankruptcy by the UAW and corrupt and incompetent Democrat politicians.

This reminds me of the environmentalists a few years ago who chartered a cruise to South America to study global warming but their ship hit an iceberg and sank. Oh, the fantasy world of liberalism.

DOUGLAS JONES, Ooltewah


Thompson served county well as clerk

Paula Thompson has announced she is retiring at the end of her current term as Hamilton County Court Clerk.

She has been in the office for 47 years and has served as clerk for the past 10 years. Congratulations to her on a long and honorable career. She has served with honor and dignity. Because she came from the office and had 37 years of experience before becoming clerk, she was able to lead the office from the place of understanding what the position required.

She has been dedicated to maintaining an office that is efficient and productive to serve the citizens of Hamilton County. She will be missed by all who have had the opportunity of working with her. Ms. Thompson, I humbly say, job well done!

JUDY BELLENFANT


Fleischman needs to rethink gun availability

You may not know this, but al-Qaida has been telling its followers how they can get weapons at gun shows without a background check or, in some cases, without ID. So there have been several attempts to ban people on the terrorist watch list from buying guns. The latest was an amendment to the appropriations bill for the Justice Department by U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey of New York.

It failed on a party-line vote in the House Appropriations Committee. Even though a recent GAO study found that over a six-year period, people on the watch list tried to purchase guns on 1,228 occasions and they were approved 91 percent of the time.

However, the Republicans did pass again a measure preventing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from sharing gun data and statistics with local law enforcement, including purchases of multiple guns in border areas. So much for the law and order party.

And who is on the House Appropriations Committee? Why, our man Chuck Fleischmann. As I said, it was a party-line vote.

So Chuck, why do you think people on the terrorist watch list should be able to buy guns?

ROD YOUNG


Bias is alive and well in society

"Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world, red and yellow, black and white, they're so precious in his sight." Maybe we are not precious in one another's sight. Charles Blow writes "... Obama spoke in an achingly personal tone, saying ... Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago." "... expressing the pains and peril of living behind the veil of his brown skin while the other no longer could ... the president made the tragedy personal."

Must one always be burdened with this unreconciled striving, looking at one's self through the eyes of others. The biases are alive and well in our society. Even in other ethnic groups some families are proud when they have lighter-skinned children. In my lifetime I have witnessed the inequities and biases that prevail. Racially different teachers have been denied fair treatment and respect as professionals within local schools. At administrative functions, I have witnessed unkind remarks directed toward fellow black administrators.

Being married to a darker-skinned husband of foreign origin qualifies me to appreciate this sad fact. The disparity of accepting people of other colors, whether lighter or darker, exists throughout the world. Disparity does matter!

ESTHER BUTLER TAJ, Ooltewah

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librul said...

And, Douglas Jones, conservative corporatist capitalist globalists dream of living in a world which, for all but the greediest ten percent, could best be described as hell. See you in the streets.

July 26, 2013 at 8:42 a.m.
Rickaroo said...

And to add to that, librul, the right wing sheeple who lick the boots of the corporatists and the greedy fat cats are a brain-dead lot, especially here in the South, who lack the smarts to even realize that they continually vote against their own best interests. I'd rather have "fantasies" of a better, saner, more socially and economically just government and society than to wear my stupidity on my shirt sleeve.

July 26, 2013 at 10:21 a.m.
inquiringmind said...

Detroit is heading for bankruptcy because the US Auto industry was historically poorly run, averse to innovation and the Japanese ate their lunch. Unions had very,very little to do with bad management.

July 26, 2013 at 10:33 a.m.
chet123 said...

WELL,WELL,WELL...LSITEN TO DOUGLAS JONES WHO START HIS COMMENT OFF WITH A SO-CALLED PERSONAL ATTACK...A REAL JOB!...WHAT IS A REAL JOB DOUGLAS????..A RETAIL SALE-PERSON,CASHIER,GENERAL OFFICE CLERK,IN FOOD PREPARATION.REGISTERED NURSE,,A JOB THAT PAYS MINIMUM WAGES TO AN EMPLOYEE...A JOB INWHICH YOU SCRAPPING THE BARREL TO PROVIDE FOR YOUR FAMILY WHILE YOU MAKE YOUR EMPLOYER RICH...OR A JOB WHERE YOU ARE JUST AN INDENTURED SERVANT?...I JUST LOVE TERMS A "REAL JOB"....HOW ARROGANT CAN ONE BE....SANITATION WORKERS??? IS THAT A REAL JOB...

THE WAY DOUGLAS OPEN HIS COMMENT PROVED IF ANYONE IN A FANTASY WORLD ITS HIM....THIS COUNTRY FUNCTION PROPERLY BECAUSE IT TAKE ALL PART OF LABOR TO MAKE IT WORK....EVEN CLEAN-UP AND FIX-UP...SOME JOBS ARE UNDESIRABLE....BUT SOMEONE HAS TO DO IT....I WOULDNT WANTED THE JOB OF A FIRE FIGHTER HAVING TO ENTER A BURNING BUILDING TO RESCURE A UNGRATEFUL PERSON LIKE DOUGLAS JONES....THINK I WOULD JUST LET HIM BURN HA HA HA HA

IF THE UNIONS SHUT DOWN DETRIOT...THEN ALL AMERICA WOULD HAVE LONG BEEN SHUT DOWN...FOR MOST OF OUR HIGHLY SKILL WORKERS ARE PART OF A TRADE UNION.....THE POLICEMEN IN BIG CITY IS UNIONIZE...THE FIRE-FIGHTER ARE PART OF UNIONS...EVEN LAWYER OR DOCTORS...THEY MAY USE A DIFFERENT NAME AS THE "BAR"...BUT THEY ARE "NET-WORKS" PROFESSIONAL USES FOR THEIR OWN COMMON GOOD.

July 26, 2013 at 4:56 p.m.
chet123 said...

IF ANYONE GUILTY OF SHUTTING DOWN DETRIOT IT IS THE SHORT VISION NARROW MINDED REPUBLICAN PARTY WHO REFUSE TO CHANGE WITH THE TIME.....REFUSING TO INVEST IN AMERICA BECAUSE THEY CAN GET SLAVE LABOR FROM 3RD WORLD COUNTRY....A REPUBLICAN PARTY CONTINUE TO MAXIMIZE INCOME OF THE 1% THAT OWN 90% OF THIS COUNTRY....A REPUBLICAN PARTY THAT TRAMPLE OVER THE CONSTITUTION BY PLACING RIGHT=WING ACTIVIST JUDGES ON THE BENCHES ...THAT DISRESPECT THE PREAMBLE OF THE CONSTITUTION AMERICA....WE THE PEOPLE....WITH THEM ITS WE THE CORPORATION....FOR CORPORATIONS ARE PEOPLE HA HA HA HA HA

DOUGLAS JONES....YOU ARE THE FANASY ISLAND MAN!! HA HA HA HA HA!

AN EXAMPLE OF ANOTHER PSEUDO INTELLECT HA HA HA HA!

July 26, 2013 at 5:07 p.m.
LSmith3822 said...

Chet123, you are a total idiot who knows nothing of Detroit. I lived in that hellhole for five years. Detroit has been under the total control of Democrats for the last 50 years. Republicans had nothing to do whatsoever of the collapse of Detroit. We had democrat mayors thrown in prison, the corruption that exists in Detroit rivals Chicago. The biggest problems that Detroit has are the unions both public and private period. The unions constant demands made it impossible for Detroit to be competitive. No other city has seen their population decline like Detroit has. You can't tax people to death and expect them to stay. The only people left in Detroit today are the die-hards will never leave, the thugs and Muslims who are pretty much taking over the city. Almost every city that has been under the thumb of Democrats are failing while ones in republican districts are more successful, this is a proven fact but no one wants to have a honest conversation about that because it's not PC to talk about that.

August 2, 2013 at 11:11 a.m.
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