tobiah's comment history

tobiah said...

Yes indeed it is time for some accountability. Mayor Littlefield may have escaped accountability this time but not without the public eye being turned on him. After denying them their voice and instead of just running again in the recall he has only enraged them further.

First he ignores us about not wanting a tax increase or storm water increase, then he ignores us about not wanting to be annexed, and now he ignores us when we want a new election!

We want justice, we want government transparency, we want true representation. You have denied us justice Ron, you have denied us open records and a copy of the budget, and you have denied us of anything close to true representation.

jfinnell and amos nailed it. He has wasted our tax dollars and denied basic city services! (Spending $900,000 on boat slips while cutting 300,000 from the library budget?!?) I don't see how you can try to justify spitting in the faces of your citizens and telling them to go eat cake! You can't defend yourself against that.

Mr. Littlefield, We followed all the rules that were given to us and you still denied us a voice. You changed the rules on us and bent them to suit yourself! You have condemned yourself in the eyes of the people. You act as if God is on your side and you are invincible.

**In fact I saw the scripture with my own eyes that your wife was passing around in the courtroom today. 1 Samuel 8:7 "And the LORD said to Samuel, "Obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them." Outside the courtroom I asked what she meant by that, and she told me that God had given her this scripture today and that the representatives of our government are appointed by God and there is nothing we can do about it. I have a witness who stood next to me the whole time listening to this insanity.

I thought that our ELECTED officials were anything but appointed, or should we throw out the whole voting process altogether?!? Does our community realize what just happened here today? OUR RIGHTS HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY VIOLATED!

Shall we roll over and admit defeat? Hell no! If you want to be Mayor so bad that you act as if it is your DIVINE RIGHT then we are going to make some demands. In fact we will be going out into all the communities to record the demands of the citizens and will bring them to you, broadcast them at you, and not let up until they are met. Our main goal is to improve and bring change to our community and you can prove that to us by not fighting us every step of he way but by giving us a hand and giving us back our voice.

September 8, 2010 at 1:37 a.m.
tobiah said...

Don't mess with them crazy Derby Girls!

September 6, 2010 at 1:18 p.m.
tobiah said...

The funniest thing about this article is your responses.

--"I used to be a professional ghost hunter on a legit team. I must admit while just getting started cemeteries were first on the list. I then realized it was a waste of time; not to mention illegal. Shipley cemetery is a local haunt that is well know in the area and I can understand why the teens chose that location. A legitimate team would have gotten permission from the city as well as having documentation on hand to back it up. I am not saying the teens were right but what this gentleman should have done was call the police and let them handle it, and not get a power trip with an assault rifle."--greenj76

Hahaha, I agree with greenj76, these kids are complete amatuers! Any real ghost hunter would have done their homework and known that the scariest s**t out there are the crazy ass gun carrying neighbors. I would have been scared out of my bladder if I was looking for a ghost and found RAMBO instead.

--"Those kids could from been from a cult that digs up graves and that teacher was serving the best interest of the neighborhood by catching them red-handed them holding them until the police got there. The police are wrong for arresting that man and it will bite them."--Tax_Payer

LOL, a cult, a little superstitious are we? I guess you must be looking at the same website these kids were checking out to find their ghost story huh? "It will bite them"? Man you some voodoo worshiping crazy!

--"These teens were not breaking any law, except for maybe trespassing..."

The same could be said for 16-19 yr old mall-loungers or street-corner gangs.

Sounds like Teach laid a citizens' arrest on them. I would say he taught the miscreants are rather valuable lesson about messing around where and when they do not belong."--rolondo

"If it wasn't for those medling kids I would have gotten away with this!" You sound like an old fart trying to shake his fist at the Mystery Van. Quit Watching so much Scooby Doo and Mall Rats. I do applaud for a great use of the word miscreants however.

September 6, 2010 at 12:32 p.m.
tobiah said...

After beating the streets, 12 hours a day, getting burnt in the hot sun and surviving on pure dedication to justice, I can say that I am proud to live in Chattanooga. We have recalled our Mayor, and the people have spoken. We can go from being one of the most corrupt towns in the South to setting a precedence for community involvement and holding our public officials accountable. A great example of what passion for progress and dedication to the future generations looks like in action.

Already towns like Sale Creek are following our example and throwing off governments that don't represent them. My greatest hope is that we can energize the political atmosphere to a point where people once again, not just believe, but know that their voice matters. To know they have a say in politics.

September 6, 2010 at 12:12 a.m.
tobiah said...

It is one thing to deny records requests from the public as in 3 documented occasions prior to this incident but then to deny them to a councilman and news sources such as this one proves that Chattanooga Organized for Action was right about their concerns of the lack of transparency in City government.

This completely validates our 'accusations' and the entire recall movement. This is daily making it a harder case for the mayor and it seems that especially with his lawsuit against the election commission and attacks on the public that signed the recall petition, we have handed him a shovel and he keeps digging himself into a deeper and deeper hole. When the recall goes through and he tries to run again he will be limping through his campaign to win the election.

September 2, 2010 at 2:08 a.m.

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