While a New Yorker talking about smell is certainly "the pot calling the kettle black", this only points to a marketing and media truism: bad news travels much faster and is read with greater fascination than good news.
Chattanooga has done a lot of things right. Among them are cleaning up its air pollution, rebuilding and developing its water front, building a beautiful river walk, and most recently, building a world-class fiber optic network to deliver crystal clear television to the home and the fastest internet speeds in the country.
Yet all of this can easily be disparaged by the olfactory nerve of a visiting journalist who happens to have a couple of awards for his work hanging on the wall in his office.
Especially embarrassing is the fact that Chattanooga lauds itself as being an environmentally friendly city. This rude observation blackens the eye of those who clamor on about how green we are, and should serve as a springboard to prioritize this as a high priority problem that needs to be reckoned with.
Ironically, repairing the problem will require tearing up the streets and sidewalks and causing great inconvenience to those who try to conduct business in our fair city, but we must all grin and bear it until the work gets done. So lets get to it. Even if we can only afford to do it in stages, a realistic effort needs to begin and begin very soon.
In the meanwhile VW, there are a significant number of hotel rooms closer to your plant in the Hamilton Place area where the air and the infrastructure may be more pleasing to the senses of visiting friends - rude or otherwise.
As big as the EPB Fiber pipeline purportedly is, I don't know why the city doesn't flip the switch immediately. Or are they worried that EPB might lose some of their current wired customers?
Good show and best wishes VW!
Ironic that DePriest looks for young people in his church, but he and his cronies refuse to inspire them by adding NASA TV in HD to their network.
Actually upon investigating further, I see he it was not political correctness that let him go as he was working under a contract. Actually pretty shrewd of him to bail early so he could collect a little vacation and relocation money. Still, our students exam scores seem to be no better off for his being here.
Disgraceful political correctness run a muck. Good work if you can get it. He'll just have to sell his $495,000 home and buy another one in the next community he chooses to soak. What a life!
A card laid is a card played. If Tennessee changes the agreed upon terms of this deal, how would other companies feel about future agreements made with our state? Talk about shooting yourself in the foot! That would be a terrible precedent. Leave the deal alone and leave the welcome for business door wide open! WE NEED THE JOBS!!
Agree rockman. I am a white male with a bachelors degree over 50 years old who has been looking for 2 years. I have long since fallen off the radar screen of those who keep employment statistics. I hear my friends complaining week in and week out about working the "old grind" on facebook, and would love to be in their shoes. People who have jobs have no idea how lucky they are and how marginalized some of us feel being among the long-term unemployed. We as a group feel looked upon like we are some kind of outcasts - like there is something wrong with us, but it simply is not so. The unofficial social contract sold to us about guaranteed employment if you get a college degree is now looking like a bill of goods.
Who died and left the Associated Press in charge? I agree totally that the best person for the job should be advanced to leadership responsibility. Unless they are willing to submit themselves to unspeakable acts of torture, women should not participate in active combat roles.
What relevance does this Ventura California report have on the Chattanooga area? Are you trying to cast aspersions on the good priests in the Chattanooga area? Yellow journalism at its finest.