published Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Bennett can’t fool me — and more letters to the editors

Bennett can’t fool me

This anti-Christ is a lover of perversion.

Exile this man to a Communist country where he will be much more at home and a happy idiot!

People like Clay Bennett will fool the TFP and Americans to its and your destruction.

Yet you glorify him. You are blind guides, becoming as worthless as you act.

ROBERT D. HENRY


Supporting voter ID law

I recently read in this newspaper that a federal judge struck down Wisconsin’s voter ID law, declaring that showing a state-issued photo ID at the polls is an unfair burden on poor and minority voters.

Based on the judge’s logic, the poor and minorities shouldn’t have to have a state-issued driver’s license to drive, shouldn’t have to have ID to board a plane, shouldn’t have to show ID to buy alcohol or tobacco, and shouldn’t have to produce ID to cash a check.

Notice how the Obama administration only challenges swing states on voter ID laws and finds an activist federal judge to invalidate the law in the hopes of having enough dead people, illegals and multiple voters to change a red state to blue.

Obama would never challenge Tennessee’s voter ID law because he knows he couldn’t get enough illegal votes to make a difference.

GARY HAYES, Ooltwewah


Climate report has flawed data

In the May 15 paper, the “A Cure Worse Than The Disease” commentary is on the right track except for reliance on the National Climate Assessment just released by the Obama regime.

The assessment is based on flawed data analysis. Facts are often overlooked in an effort push the “climate change” threat so that more “experts” can feed at the government trough.

We are threatened with the rise in oceans sweeping over coastal cities due to melting of glaciers with no mention of the end of the Ice Age which did not cover the entire earth.

WILLIAM GODSEY, Crossville, Tenn.


Education is power

My granddaughter just graduated from the University of Iowa. I was unable to attend, which broke my heart.

At the last moment, I received an email from Cathryn, my granddaughter who graduated the year before, and an Internet link to the university live streaming video to the whole commencement. This was the first year they had tried a live stream.

Starting at 6 p.m. EST, I sat before my computer and saw the full hour. After all was said and done, they started calling the names of the graduates one by one. Suddenly, there she was and there was I, watching her walk across the stage to receive her degree in business.

Memories started flooding my mind. When they turned 3 years old, I started introducing my granddaughters to the library in Aiken, S.C. Every time I visited, they knew where they would be going.

Cathryn, a year after she graduated, debt free, received a call and signed a contract with a large international hospitality group as assistant manager.

Education is power, and no one can take it away from you.

HELEN MALMQUIST, Cleveland, Tenn.

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Easy123 said...

Ignorance rules the day in these letters to the editor.

May 27, 2014 at 2:43 a.m.
LibDem said...

Mr. GARY HAYES, Obama is so full of evil I'm surprised you haven't moved to Russia where you'd be safe.

May 27, 2014 at 7:37 a.m.
moon4kat said...

Mrs. Malmquist is correct.
Mr. Henry isn't.

May 27, 2014 at 8:49 a.m.
Plato said...

Mr. Henry's letter needs no response. His irrational, and lawless approach to those that disagree with his vision of America, expose his own radical beliefs and stupidity better than any one else possible could.

May 27, 2014 at 11:33 a.m.

"Bennett can’t fool me This anti-Christ is a lover of perversion.

Exile this man to a Communist country where he will be much more at home and a happy idiot!

People like Clay Bennett will fool the TFP and Americans to its and your destruction.

Yet you glorify him. You are blind guides, becoming as worthless as you act."

ROBERT D. HENRY"

Here I was thinking Louis C.K. was the anti-christ. Now I find out it's Mr. Bennett.

Or is it possible there are two antichrists?

Should Chattanooga sponsor a "Battle of the Antichrists" to draw visitors? Have Louis C.K. come to the Tivoli, setup a wrestling ring, and the Louie and Clay, the two "Demons of Darkness" could compete until there's a clear-cut Devil-Takes-All champion.

Imagine the glory in Chattanooga if Mr. Bennett becomes 'The Rapscallion of Ruby Falls, and Eternal Incubus of the Incline, and "Anti-Christ of the Great Chattanooga-Hamilton County Growth Area."

"Chattanooga — Home to the Annual Anti-Christ Festival" would bring in thousands of nutters, homophobes, illiterates, creationists, and religious slugs from around the world. The Fred Phelps Memorial Sign Making Contest would be fun for the kiddies, and John Hagee could open the show by eating his weight in sinners and fried chicken for Jesus.

Have some of the local Fundy-Nutz sell prayer cloths, holy oils, miracle-healings, and fangless snakes to the bible-thumping audience (the City gets part of the take). It would also be a great time to have other stages downtown where witches can be roasted, disobedient children stoned, and all science books burned.

Make it a Riverbend type Festival. For the highlight,a NyQuil drinking contest (favored by tee-totalin' Baptists)to see who can have a prophetic vision first and a musical song-fest by the Happy Hugely Obese Gospel Quartet singing, "The Devil Came Down to Georgia, but Slipped into Ol' Tennessee" on the steel-reinforced 52 Dodge pickup truck stage.

Thank you Mr. Henry, for the divine inspiration.

May 27, 2014 at 11:39 a.m.
conservative said...

The truth is the best bait for exposing Atheists/Liberals/Socialists.

May 27, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.

conservative said... "The truth is the best bait for exposing Atheists/Liberals/Socialists."

Spoken like a true Fundy-NutZ.

At this year's Anti-Christ festival will you be participating in the Walking-on-Water over the shark tank of Beelzebub or the King David Foreskin Toss?

Perhaps you'll be able to guess the correct number of stones required to kill a witch at the Pentecostal Tent of Travails or join the Baptists in the labyrinth for a game of Hide-a-Bottle-of-Booze-so-the-Preacher-Doesn't-Drink-It-All.

Fun and games so bring the entire family, worthy slaves, and God's concubines for an evening of faith, fun, and fundamentalism.

May 27, 2014 at 3:26 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

Do You purposely, through Your own willpower choose destruction? " For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;.." KJV Do You not know that we (Born Again Believers)have the power to:"deliver such an one unto sATAN for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus." KJV Have You not heard, there is a limit to the abuse our Thrice Holy God Jesus Christ will endure? "when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels,in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power;.." KJV So, go on and mock, if You so choose."So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Jesus said, "But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment." KJV Although, please know, I am not at all surprised by You, I have known for decades that:* " how that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts." Jude 1:18 KJV Yes, there is an appointed end to You who will try to mock God. This is them of whom I speak..."whose end is destruction..." KJV

Ken ORR

May 27, 2014 at 9:15 p.m.

Ah, it's Mr. Orr, still unable to spell Satan correctly. How childish of you, again. This is the 21st Century of reason and science, not the 10th century of ignorance and boogeymen.

"Have You not heard, there is a limit to the abuse our Thrice Holy God Jesus Christ will endure?"

What is there about Fundy-NutZ that makes them utter such gibberish?

"Do You purposely, through Your own willpower choose destruction?"

I chose enlightenment and the search for answers in reason and science,over your creepy-crawly brand of Christian Bible-thumping ignorance of history and life, and your belief in magical gods, devilish demons, and a literal, inerrant book for fiction.

"So, go on and mock, if You so choose."

I so choose to mock those who would claim to be intelligent while believing in talking serpents, a 6000 year old earth, Adam and Eve were the first man and women, and that sprinkling water is magical. What a load of tripe. I'm so glad you're not a school teacher to infect kids with that malarkey.

"Do You not know that we (Born Again Believers)have the power to:"deliver such an one unto sATAN for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus."

Can you do something useful instead? Take out the trash, clean your house, mow the lawn? All your spells and holy-rolling tongue speaking has never done a thing but provide laughs and made phony preachers rich. If that's what it takes to satisfy your god, he's got a low threshold for entertainment. Does Jehovah think TV wrestling is real too?

Can't you come up with a better god to worship? The one you have now is a megalomaniac, a Charles Manson-type of psychotic with the same cult of brain-dead automaton followers as Charlie.

What about a god who actually does something nice — Who stops wars, car wrecks, cancer, famine, losing UT football teams, slavery, child abuse?

No, you choose some wrathful old goat of a god, who never says anything plainly, makes up ridiculous rules, commits mass murder, and has science and history illiterates for most of his fundamental followers.

I'll take my life as it is, without your god and his cult of backward flunkies, who believe that life is to be lived in fear of imaginary divine tyrants and the cult of zombies that worship such a god.

Life is to valuable to waste on such delusions.

May 27, 2014 at 10:15 p.m.
timbo said...

I don't care about the religious aspect here, but my problem with Bennett is he is the insulter-in-chief. He is not funny and you guys know it. You just enjoy the fact that he pokes us conservatives and we have no local equal to poke back. That makes Bennett a bully.

May 28, 2014 at 8:38 a.m.

I don't always agree with Bennett's cartoon, but he's not a bully.

Please, you're a little old to be calling a cartoon creator a bully. He didn't steal your lunch money nor beat you up on the playground. No one forces you to read the paper or look at his work.

The word 'bully' has lost all meaning. Applying that word to someone you have no contact with, who doesn't seek you out, who in fact merely offers his opinion is spurious.

You can apply to chattanogan.com to be their editorial cartoonist. They're a Tea Party/conservative online site that I read for news even though it has a couple of looney Fundy-NutZ, not including Tennessee's Oldest Waterboy, Roy Exum. Even ol' Roy gets a few things right from time to time. I like that outlet because it's not the same.

Bennett's work is mild compared to American newspapers of 100-200 years ago.

I don't want to only read or view the things I already accept, know, or think I know. I want to be challenged. Bennett gives me that challenge.

As your pal Rhonda Thurman said, “I think we all need to put our big girl panties on and grow up."

Timbo, you're better than this 'bully' quibble.

May 28, 2014 at 9:08 a.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

This is for the unforgiven...Is This You???

Revelation 21:8 "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."

Ken ORR

May 28, 2014 at 6:16 p.m.

ORRMEANSLIGHT said... "This is for the unforgiven...Is This You??? Revelation 21:8 "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."

Nope, not me. Nothing to be forgiven for.

I'm not fearful, nor unbelieving in reason and science, haven't seen the abominable snowman, not murdered anyone and didn't kill Jesus, haven't whoremongered in a long time, neither have I sorcered anyone, and don't worship statues, Virgin Mary's on grilled cheese, or crosses with some guy needing a doctor or undertaker, haven't lied (well, I did tell my mother-in-law she didn't look fat in that hideous dress), nor have I been swimming in the lake which burneth with fire, brimstone, and piss at Lake Winnepesaukah.

I will only die once, but plan to come back at Hooter's as a tee-shirt.

Any more gibberish to quote? St. John the Divinely Stoned must have dropped some bad windowpane when he wrote that stuff. It reads like a seventh-grade boy's comic book. Only thing missing is Freddy Kruger and Adam Sandler.

Save your "Weird Tales of the Invisible God" for pre-schoolers, snake-handlers, and tongue-snappers.

But check under your bed tonight for the "Hook Man." Odds are he'll be there hiding with Jehovah.

May 28, 2014 at 8:13 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

Jesus Christ has made it very clear...very plain. There will be no plea of ignorance. Mockers/Unbelievers will;

"...go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched."

"... the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night..."

CHOOSE YOU THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE

Ken ORR

May 28, 2014 at 11:29 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

I have a really difficult time wrapping my head around how a mature adult can be so obtuse as to believe in such baloney. It truly is liberating, Mr. Orr, to read the Bible with open eyes and an open mind. Dare to step outside your narrow box of blind faith and try it some time. It becomes crystalline clear that it is all a work of fiction and folklore. It's a much more awesome and wondrous world when you're free of those childish myths and superstitions left over from the Dark Ages.

May 28, 2014 at 11:54 p.m.

ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

Jesus Christ has made it very clear...very plain. There will be no plea of ignorance. Mockers/Unbelievers will;

"...go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched."

So you have worms? Go see your vet. They have medicine that maketh the worm dieth. There's Pepcid that will quencheth the fire. See, this is the 21st century.

God couldn't get a better spokesperson than you? You're the best Jehovah can come up with? There's the proof your deity is not real. If your god can't do better than you, he's not much of a god.

"... the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night..."

I like my lamb on a gyro with plenty of cucumbers and tahini and please, no torment smoking around children. Second-hand torment smoking is bad.

Tell him to keep his cup of wrath and Jehovah's indignation gives me indigestion. But if he's making drinks I'll have a stout gin and tonic, thanks. Gives me that nice cool feeling on being on a beach — away from Fundy-NutZ like you.

But your god sure likes torture, pain, all that good stuff you crave. Are you as impotent as your god? Do your eyes roll back in your head as visions of burning flesh fills your warped brain? Do you set small animals on fire to breathe the stench of burning flesh? Do you babble like this all the time? I bet you could take the fresh air out of Yellowstone Park with your wailing.

CHOOSE YOU THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE

I'll serve myself, thank you. I'm afraid you'll spill all that hate, wrath, and brimstone on my carpet and Stanley Steamer charges extra for wrath cleaning.

That's one of the things I like most about you Fundy-Nutz. How you so freely give of all that love, peace, and tranquility of being a disciple of the prince of peace in helping others. How you want to share that love with everyone; how joyful your life is. What a pleasure it must be to be in your company. Why, that makes me sure want to be just like you.

There's not one Fundy-NutZ worth the spit of a rabid fox.

You're an ancient joke, a self-righteousness putz, and a martyr in your own feeble mind.

So take up your cross and crown-of-dingleberries and swim across Chickamauga lake. There's probably some poor soul trying to relax, enjoy the sunset, and drink a nice, cold beer. I'm sure you could give him a small taste of hell just by your presence.

And should he see fit to send you to kingdom come for your disturbing the peace, I'll vote him 'not guilty by reason of sanity' and buy him a cold one.

May 29, 2014 at 12:57 a.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

You have met Deus malleus... +

May 29, 2014 at 7:56 a.m.
librul said...

Perfect situation for jury nullification ......

Oh, don't know what that is? Go here ...

http://www.alternet.org/imagine-sending-kid-prison-life-pot-brownie-why-we-need-use-power-jury-nullification

May 29, 2014 at 8:53 a.m.

"ORRMEANSLIGHT said... You have met Deus malleus... +"

Ooooooh! I'm so scared. Save me! I'm unworthy! (that's satire since you have problems with reading comprehension).

Deus malleus? — more like Mouseus pippus sqeakus (mouse fart}.

What's it like to be delusional, Mr. Orr? Have you sought help for your affliction? Why can't your god heal you? Can't he? Won't he?

My niece, eight year old Patty, thinks you should see the school nurse.

I told her what you have can't be cured, that you have a disease of Fundyitis, to stay away from people like you as you're a perverted liar, and avoid anyone screaming about gods, devils, sin, and hell. I told her you bring a lifetime of hate, misery, and fear to the people you infect and that's nearly everyone you come into contact with.

I explained you're terminally ill like a pretend zombie except you're looking for people without brains.

Patty laughed. She has nothing to worry about. She can't catch what you have because she's been vaccinated with reason and good sense.

But she does think your funny. Such a smart child!

May 29, 2014 at 9:32 a.m.

allahsyoungerbrother wrote: "But she does think your funny. Such a smart child!"

Patty read this and corrected my English. That should be "you're funny.

As I said, she's smart, loves science and math, had rather watch National Geographic than Daniel Tiger, and doesn't believe in ghost, goblins, gods, and other imaginary characters.

No Fundyitis for her!

May 29, 2014 at 9:59 a.m.
timbo said...

allahyougerbrother.....I wasn't saying I felt bullied, I said he was a bully because there is no balance with a local conservative cartoonist. Obama would be great fodder for a good one.

As far as bullying in general, I think I will send a thank you note to every one who bullied me. That made me who I am.

May 29, 2014 at 10:38 a.m.

Timbo, Here's a thought. Let the conservatives, Tea Partyites, Birchers, and Randians hire a local cartoonist then pay for space in the newspaper.

I'm sure the TFP would welcome the revenue. I'd enjoy seeing the work.

And that's the free market at work. You wouldn't want the TFP to support your "free lunch" would you?

May 29, 2014 at 11:34 a.m.
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