published Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

City under siege again — and more letters to the editors

City under siege again

In November of 1863, hostile forces from the North invaded Chattanooga and placed the city under siege. In just a few short days, the city was defeated by this invading army which ultimately continued its way south, destroying Atlanta and everything else in its path all the way to the sea.

Who was this invading army? They were Union soldiers often referred to as Yankees. Once again our city is under siege by an invading army from the North.

Not content with destroying the economy of their own cities of Detroit, Flint, Livonia, Baltimore, and Grand Rapids, the Yankees have moved south seeking jobs.

The nation’s taxpayers bailed out General Motors, and now, as we see in the news, nothing has changed. Massive recalls have uncovered deception, cover-ups and poor product quality, and now they must answer to Congress.

I certainly hope VW is paying attention and won’t allow itself to fail a second time in the United States due to Union involvement.

To our Yankee brethren, we in the South do not want to see history repeat itself. You are welcome here, just don’t bring your “us vs. them” attitude with you.

ROBERT PARTEE, Harrison


Consider vote for Fleenor

I am an attorney with 22 years of legal experience writing to recommend Pam McNutt Fleenor for chancellor. I have known Pam professionally for 22 years, since I started practicing law in Chattanooga, and have gotten to know her as a friend over the last several years.

I am confident Pam is the right person for the next chancellor of part I of the Hamilton County Chancery Court. Pam has an impressive academic career and legal background. Pam is qualified to be our next chancellor based on her experience, integrity and temperament.

Pam’s legal experience is broad, covering areas from personal injury to business issues. Hamilton County Chancery Court Part I is the only Hamilton County Court to handle conservatorships and, thus, experience in that area is important.

Pam has that experience and has been appointed by our retiring chancellor, the honorable Frank Brown, as guardian ad litem in conservatorship cases involving dementia and mental health patients, as well as cases involving adoption.

Perhaps equally important to Pam’s experience is her temperament. Pam will patiently listen to the litigants who come before her and will consider each of their cases fairly under the law.

She has my vote, and I hope she will have yours.

CYNTHIA D. HALL, ESQ.


Bennett for judge

Based on J.B. Bennett’s resume, character, flawless integrity and temperament, I firmly believe he is the most enlightened choice and perfect fit for Circuit Court judge. He possesses the qualities and experience to be an excellent judge.

CHARLIE & BECKY HUNT, Soddy-Daisy


Questioning Signal priorities

The town of Signal Mountain proposes to borrow $3 million for a new maintenance building, a new fire hall and to repave James Boulevard. I think the town should wait.

In two years or less, we will be rid of a loan for the school and will have more latitude in fiscal matters. Within the two years, we can build up some contingency funds to help alleviate the effects of a new loan by making it a smaller loan.

Any of the three reasons for the loan are not critical at this time and can wait, giving us a chance to gauge any new or more pressing problems. Any citizen opportunities to oppose a new loan now are crimped by the 20-day period in which we must sign a petition to oppose the loan.

Do we really need a new maintenance building? Do we yet need a new fire hall? And can’t the James Boulevard project not wait two more years? When the tax associated with the school loan lapses, are you going to use the new loan to extend the taxes?

It seems to be that town officials are not being fair to the taxpayers of Signal Mountain and may not be following good management principles.

DUN B. MONROE, Signal Mountain


Many owe America

To those who say our nation is in debt: Every nation to whom we have had lend-lease programs, foreign aid and other helping schemes — these owe us a huge debt.

Count the trillions in handouts through so-called charity schemes. Our military has protected you, our colleges have trained you, we have sent you personnel in tragedy. American missionaries sent food, clothing and Gideon Bibles and were often martyred like missionary John Birch.

The wars we have fought for them, the money we have given them, even the tourism of deluded American wanderers over the earth have filled the coffers of their licentious merchants.

Our God-inspired inventions have made their lives comfortable, where formerly they lived in hovels and tried to cook what food they had over open fires in the woods, while running from their brother cannibals and drug dealers who were the vassals of witchcraft. Now they wear Yankee clothes and drive Yankee cars and mock our charity.

Let them return to their priest-craft and let them save themselves, but by all means, pay us back, for the American is due a huge payday!

Go into all the world and preach the gospel of divine retribution, for our God reigneth and the wrath of the lamb is come!

And all the people said: Amen!

JUNE GRIFFIN, Dayton

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LibDem said...

You go, June! Put the fear of the lamb in 'em.

April 15, 2014 at 8:54 a.m.
Rickaroo said...

"Our military has protected you." - June Griffin

Right on, sister June! We had to kill 'em to protect 'em - all those Vietnamese, Iraqis, and Afghanis. And we had to blow their countries to smithereens in the process. But by gawd they're protected now. So pay up, you ungrateful heathens!

April 15, 2014 at 1:26 p.m.

"Go into all the world and preach the gospel of divine retribution, for our God reigneth and the wrath of the lamb is come!"

If we're not afraid of the free speech of religious fundamentalist extremists like Ms. Griffin living up the road, why be afraid of the free speech of other zealots from Detroit that also wear uniforms, make laughable comments, and hate those different from themselves?

Perhaps Ms. Griffin, whose own opinions closely parallel the neo-nazis, will provide the invocation for the gathering.

One calls for the wrath of her imaginary god, the other for the wrath of a dead dictator who claimed the backing of 'divine providence'.

Maybe doing "The Lambeth Walk" at the courthouse is the best course of action. In 1941, Mr. Charles Ridley concocted a hilarious film spliced from Nazi propaganda reels. The result so infuriated Hitler and his goons that Dr. Goebbels had Mr. Ridley put on an immediate execution list when the Nazis took Great Britain. Mr. Ridley, and Great Britain, survived the war.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYdmk3GP3iM

Laughter and humor deflates the self-deluded importance of both Ms. Griffin and the pretend stormtroopers. That's the reason kings, gods, and dictators hate laughter.

April 15, 2014 at 5:02 p.m.
Landgrabbr said...

Partee,

You forgot to mention that the South justified the enslavement of africans - human beings, thus, prompting the invasion, destruction, ultimate conquest and submission of the region. If you did not know, southerners are commonly known as "rednecks". Therefore let us keep the name calling to a minimum.

Let us make a deal, everyone does what he likes - the American way.

You southerners keep your incestual ways, the twang in your dialect, the mobile meth labs, moonshine and trailer parks and the northerners bring the unions.

April 16, 2014 at 2:48 p.m.
sangaree said...

Adding to Partee's ignorance or self serving selection of history:

On this day in history on April 16, 1862 The Confederate south conscripted all white southern males between the ages of 18 to 35. That's for all those who still naively pretend the war was not about slavery. One truth they continue to hold onto we do have to give them credit for. That is the war in the minds of southerners certainly was about states rights. That meaning, the southern states rights to own slaves. That much they did get right, but left out a very important part of that phrase.

April 16, 2014 at 8:36 p.m.
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