I wonder what managers of the local German automaker think of Chattanooga hosting Nazis. Has anyone asked their opinion?
Nothing good will come to Chattanooga as a result of the Nazi rally. They bring bad publicity with their strutting hate. It makes me sad and angry to think they feel welcome in my home town.
Thanks for trying to open a discussion with gun owners. Sharing experiences might be helpful, and get people to think more deeply about what owning a gun involves and requires.
If you have a gun for "protection" and claim to be responsible, you have to spend a LOT of time thinking about it, cleaning it, practicing with it, making sure it and the ammo are in a safe place that is inaccessible to children and deranged (even temporarily deranged) adults.
That's not how I want to live; I don't want my life to center around taking care a risky weapon. It seems to me that having a gun is neither necessary nor wise. In more than six decades of living in big cities (Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Nashville) and small towns there has never been a situation that would have been improved by me having a gun. It would only have made things much worse.
Good one, Clay. And, Mr. Proctor, you're probably right about a majority of TN's state legislators, but please don't blame the banjo.
"God's word" as promoted by "conservative" is a collection of fabulous folktales containing a host of antiquated and contradictory "lessons," many of which are used to teach hate and endorse mean-spirited behavior.
Folklore and mythology have a place in anthropology, but any "school" that forces its faculty to teach fabulous tales in place of science does a severe disservice to its students. Those kids will not be grateful when they learn that the real world operates on critical thinking skills and verifiable evidence, and that they have been educationally handicapped by obtaining a degree from Bryan "college."
Mr. Snyder, you are representing yourself, not "most" of the TFP's readers. Unless you can produce a legitimate catalog of readers who agree with you, you are merely making a rash assumption without proof. You are entitled to believe whatever folklore you wish, but you are not entitled to foist your mythology on the rest of us.
I am grateful that we have a President who is intelligent and thoughtful, NOT a belligerent cowboy who recklessly jumps into war, careless of how many more young Americans are sent to die in a foreign land.
Does Haslam even have a spine? If so, now would be the time to show it. Otherwise, he's nothing more than a limp figure-head for a political party that favors -- and tries to enforce -- stupidity over knowledge. I think Haslam is smart enough to see and reject that, but he doesn't have the courage.
Yes, it would be nice if we had a Governor with good sense, integrity, and strength of character. So far, Haslam has been little more than a limp figure-head for the political party that favors stupidity over knowledge, and campaign contributions over research into the real impact of their primitive policies. Very disappointing that we can't do better than this.