Eric's comment history

Eric said...

So let's see conservative, are you saying people moving here from the northern states (or, as you put it, the yankees) are responsible for the increase in murders in Chattanooga? That's a pretty sweeping statement to make. And I've experienced first-hand that there are plenty of native Tennesseans that have bad attitudes. Your post is an example of that.

December 26, 2011 at 11:18 p.m.
Eric said...

If I was having problems in my marriage, caught in an affair, and my wife soon disappears, I would have lawyered up too. I don't have an opinion on whether Matt is innocent or guilty, but just because he lawyered up after everyone starting accusing him knocking off his wife doesn't mean he's guilty of anything.

December 2, 2011 at 9:11 p.m.
Eric said...

I think it's obvious from any of us who travel the roads that traffic laws are widely ignored. Take one trip on 75 between Shallowford and Georgia and you would think the speed limit is 75 instead of 55. Maybe if drivers actually followed the posted traffic laws there wouldn't be so many accidents.

Traffic laws are there for a reason. If you think they are unfair than campaign to get them changed. But until then, don't fault the hard working men and women whose duty it is to make sure the roads are safe for everyone.

November 22, 2011 at 8:49 p.m.
Eric said...

"Cooper, who is black, was initially denied the photo ID...."

What does her being black have to do with anything? Would she have been given an ID the first time if she were white?

October 20, 2011 at 4:52 p.m.
Eric said...

Humphrey makes an excellent point. What difference does it make what the Bible says? We do not have a state religion. An article on Wikipedia addresses this topic and says "The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution explicitly forbids the federal government from enacting any law respecting a religious establishment, and thus forbids either designating an official church for the United States, or interfering with State and local official churches."

Marriage is a Catholic sacrament, and the government should stay out of it and grant Civil Unions that will provide the "marriage benefits." But I don't see that happening anytime soon. Regardless, if the only argument against homosexual marriage is based on Christian views, that is not compatible with the freedom of religion ideals that the United States embraces.

September 30, 2011 at 10:02 a.m.
Eric said...

LibDem is right, and I don't think the other posters understand his point. In Tennessee (and probably most other states, but I can't say for sure) the responsbility for paying sales tax falls on the PURCHASER. This responsibility is not limited to just businesses. True, businesses have to file a sales and use tax return where they pay taxes on untaxed out-of-state purchaes. This return is required even if the amount is $0. But if private citizens buy untaxed items from out-of-state, the citizen needs to remit the appropriate amount of tax to the state. Failure to do so is tax evasion.

Of course, the TN Dept of Revenue is not going to be checking everyone's credit cards for these purchases. That is why the state is being so picky about Amazon paying the sales taxes. Most citizens won't. But that doesn't mean it is legal.

August 12, 2011 at 11:32 p.m.
Eric said...

Realtors do more than post photos. A good realtor uses their knowledge of the market to steer clients into the right house and knows when a price is too high. There is nothing about a realtor's commission that is a "tax." No one is forced to use a realtor. Buyers can learn all of the information on their own. A realtor is used for convenience. Furthermore, everything is negotiable, including the commission. And the only way a standard listing website would work is if all sellers register on the MLS, which not everyone does. Personally, I didn't use a realtor. I searched for a home for 2 years and ended up buying directly from the builder. However, I know how long the process took and the learning curve I faced, and I certainly understand how a good realtor is well worth the 6% commission (split among both agents) that the seller pays.

August 12, 2011 at 11:05 p.m.
Eric said...

So cbtole, you've never seen a woman with long hair working in fast food?

And people have already tried the tax game. It has never worked.

July 30, 2011 at 9:06 a.m.
Eric said...

No one answered the question about why is it okay for females to have long hair and work in fast food and not males? I agree Taco Bell is a private business and can enforce a dress code. And in right to work states employees can be fired for any reason, as long as it isn't an illegal reason. Taco Bell should have just fired the employee for poor job performance. I've gotten rid of many nusances that way.

But the question remains...why is it not unsanitary for females to have long hair and work with food?

July 29, 2011 at 6:15 p.m.
Eric said...

I think the clothing style of young men wearing their pants below their butts is abominable, but who is it really hurting, and how is it indecent? When I was growing up in the 80s the big issue was long hair and earrings on men. Now the guys wear low, baggy pants. He wasn't showing his butt, just his underwear. We all have things we don't like but still put up with. That is the result of living in a free society. And with the pitiful customer service skills of most airlines (US Air included), I don't think any of them should be dictating dress codes.

June 16, 2011 at 1:44 p.m.

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