published Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Rants

TO THE JEWELRY store posting the Frazier Avenue billboard with the obscene gesture in close proximity to an elementary and middle school: Very poor judgment.

CONTROVERSIAL billboards: Look twice, very clever creative advertising, nothing offensive, get over it.

JUST WHERE is stupidity taught? Primarily at homes where parents evidently teach their children that those who disagree with their views are stupid.

THE REASON I am no longer either a Democrat or Republican is that I choose instead to be an American first.

STUDIES TELL us that we only use 10 percent of our brains. I would be thrilled if our government would use one-tenth of that!

PRESIDENT OBAMA says let's work together. Bush said my way or the road. OK, which one do you prefer?

I AM A disabled Vietnam vet and owning guns does not make a man! Courage is what makes a man.

STATE REP. FLOYD is right about us being a socialist country. He himself called Tennessee a "Red State."

WHERE ARE ALL the so called "tea partiers" protesting the free ride of VW on the stormwater tax?

IF OUR EDUCATORS would spend as much time solving the dropout rates as they do finding blame and excuses, we would not have this problem.

WE SPENT countless hours participating and studying the results of the Dropout Summit. During this time, how many hours were spent with students in trouble?

HCDE APPROACH to dropout problem: Plan, meet, discuss, hold summit, train, review, consult, discuss, etc.

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tollettja said...

TO THE JEWELRY Store... Lets not wave to anyone because someone might find it offensive too! You obviously don't know how to use your eyes, (wonder how you have avoided having an accident)... Your mind is obviously in a gutter and anything you see would be considered inappropriate. I hope your children grow up to LOOK before they leap! I will pray for you, even though you'll probably consider that to be inappropriate as well.

I looked at the billboard as I was driving to work, on Frazier Ave, and because I use my eyes I saw that there was NOTHING offensive in it, the woman was showing her RING finger, which would have been obvious if you had looked before you gave your opinion. The offense is in the eye of the beholder who doesn't take the time to LOOK and SEE what is being presented, but instead makes sudden uninformed opinions about what they were looking at. In fact I liked it very much... Thanks Barry for making my day enjoyable... :)

James Tollett North Chattanooga

November 29, 2009 at 2:28 p.m.
Jteeter said...

Had Tiger Woods lived in Chattanooga and refused to talk to police,he would have been shot 43 times on his front steps

November 30, 2009 at 9:34 p.m.
sunnydelight said...

Wonder what happened to the comments on Dead Bank. The whole article seems to have disappeared. Does mayor Joe have that much clout? Is that censorship?

December 7, 2009 at 8:22 a.m.
Jteeter said...

Today I saw a huge gas guzzling SUV.It still had a "Bush Cheney 04" bumper sticker.I guess ignorance never goes out of date.

December 8, 2009 at 3:04 p.m.
Exusiai said...

sunnyd

This web page updates almost hourly, articles get moved down by newer articles, if you take the time to look, you cna find the story you are looking for.

December 8, 2009 at 3:21 p.m.
Exusiai said...

James Tollett

One wonders if you are the same James Tollett I'm related to.

@Ranter: I've yet to see these bilboards in question. However I'm sure the rant is an overreaction. I mean if you think the bilboard is flipping you the bird, then perhaps you are unaware of media laws.

If they have to blur out a person giving you the finger on tv, then they can't put it on a bilboard.

James, perhaps these people need an infusion of common sense to go with their eyesight?

December 10, 2009 at 9:52 a.m.
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