Tennessee is spelled Tennessee. Sorry for the typing. The intent is genuine.
So now, not only is Chuck Fleischmann getting huge amounts of money from out of his District, the TFP is publishing letters from out of District as well. In this case the letter writer offers no information, typical of conservative arguments, but claims something absurd about Progressives. I suggest he read his history and learn that Progressivism was an outgrowth of the Republican Party's failure to work for American citizens and was a moderate Republican concept supported by President Teddy Roosevelt, a Republican. Calling names and waiving ideological flags is not going to help Tennessee. And frankly, Mr. Herrin, Teenssee has plenty of right wing ideologists. We do not need to import any more of them from Georgia.
I respectfully and totally disagree. Having seen the disparity in facilities and coaching salaries, there is no way there is an "equal" in private and public. Public schools are limited in geographic areas, private schools may draw from several states if they wish. In the interest of fair play, let's play fair. Private schools have already chosen to separate themselves by moving to private and well funded facilities, well beyond the reach of publicly funded school systems. Let's let equals play equals. Good riddance to private schools in any state funded athletic situation.
degage is regurgitating false propaganda against a great man. Let's remember that Mandela was arrested by the white apartheid government in 1962 and only released from prison in 1990. Pleading guilty to terrorist acts in the 80'2 would be very difficult for him to have done. The list of atrocities committed by the South African Republic overwhelms everything committed in the struggle against them. Mandela's writings on why he turned to armed struggle are very interesting reading for those who have an open mind.
"This conclusion was not easily arrived at. It was only when all else had failed, when all channels of peaceful protest had been barred to us, that the decision was made to embark on violent forms of political struggle, and to form Umkhonto we Sizwe. We did so not because we desired such a course, but solely because the government had left us with no other choice"
OK, this one made me laugh out loud. Well done, sir.
I'm thinking this is a shot across the bow and a wake up call to Corker and Alexander to quit filibustering the President's nominees. This comes at nearly the same time as Obama's re-nomination of energy efficiency expert Dr. Marilyn Brown to the TVA board. Let's see if our good senators can find the will to support someone who doesn't bend over for big coal?
Powerful piece! Thank you for standing up for the people in Tennessee. It's time to change TVA, in spite of Corker and Alexander obstruction.
President Obama must re-nominate Dr. Brown to the TVA Board.
There seems to be a clear agenda that doesn't serve the best interests of the people TVA is supposed to serve, Tn citizens. Senators Corker and Alexander need to pay attention as the people who are affected both near and long term by TVA policies call for the re-nomination of Dr. Brown to the TVA Board. It's time to change the way they have done business. It hasn't worked very well.
The man who got Bin Laden, or the man who got 4 draft deferments and spent the war in France?
"NPR advertizing" collapsing? NPR has sponsors. Thanks for proving Clay's point, JR.