Woodlase is 100% spot-on with the stop light and roads/infrastructure comment. This city is a traffic engineer's nightmare. I don't think it's as bad as 70th out of 75, but it's not top 40, either.
What a joke to have Chattanooga even on this list. It's way too freaking hot here for half the year to do anything outdoors and too cold the other half. There are like 10 nice days a year here. It's hard to enjoy the outdoors when it's 90 and humid, 35 and windy, or raining. And to libertarian, I've been everywhere in this country, and no way in hell is Chattanooga anywhere close to the top. You've lived in some crappy places, so of course the 'Noog will look good to you. Hell, Detroit makes Nigeria look nice. Portland, OR and Santa Fe, NM are definitely the best of that list.
Nice try by the politicians on both sides to claim credit. The real reason why companies move to Tennessee is because the salaries are ridiculously low, and companies know that they don't have to pay workers squat here.
how many of the white folks in Whitfield County are descendents of illegals? Most of'em. Unless you're a Native, you're an illegal.
You can't whine about the gub-ment spending too much then whine about something getting cut.
I wonder how all of the rednecks who support this would feel about a Black Panther party commmerative license plate? Typical conservatives- nothing but racist white trash.
These cameras are ILLEGAL and the cities know it. If you get a traffic camera ticket, DO NOT pay it! They are easy to fight with the "It wasn't me driving, prove who was driving" argument. The city will NEVER win if you challenge them. They rely on people being ignorant and gullible and then just pay up. The cameras are nothing but extortion attempts by Big Brother, and the government and police LIE their butts off in defending them as making the streets safer. I wonder what happens when a Chattanooga pig or city councilman speeds through and gets a ticket. You think they pay?
Subarus are the best cars on the road, hands down. No wonder they have just about the highest, maybe THE highest brand loyalty with buyers. We got both of ours from Kelly (Forester and Outback) and hope that Kelly fares well with the realignment. Not a shameful plug for Kelly, but we had pleasant car-buying experiences from them both times. Maybe if the American car companies put as much effort into their engineering, quality assurance, and customer appreciation as Subaru does, they wouldn't be hurting so bad right now. Apparently Ford is the only one that realized the only way to improve your finances is to make better cars. Go figure.
We should have a "don't ask, don't tell" policy for christians in the military. Since christians are the racists, sexists, homophobes, xenophobes, and pro-war wackos, we don't need that kind of crap in the military. If there actually were a god (which of course there isn't), there'd be no need for a military anyway.
the US has an embarrassment of wealth in solar and geothermal energy potential. Anyone mentioning that we should expand nuclear is about as unAmerican as Al-Qaeda. Why even bother with nuclear? We don't need it. The most patriotic American thing to do would be to have 100% of our energy come from American clean sources like solar and geo, with Americans working at the factories, and doing no harm to the American environment, the most beautiful in the world. Anything less is anti-American.