published Monday, July 28th, 2014

Crangle best choice for House and other letters to the editors

Crangle best choice for House

Several Patsy Hazlewood fans have touted her for District 27 representative because she is “politically flexible” with “no political obligations.” If those statements are true, so, too, is the corollary; she has no political convictions, either.

Tommy Crangle is a bona fide Republican. He has been consistently conservative in his walk and his talk, having a life-long history of voting and serving conservative Republican values.

A vote for Tommy Crangle for District 27 representative is a vote for a conservative, principled representative who knows where he stands and has the history to prove it.

Early voting ends Aug. 7. Join me in casting a “Vote For Crangle” for the District 27 seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives.


Taxpayers to benefit by electing Smith

The office of the Hamilton County public defender is required to handle thousands of criminal cases every year. These attorneys typically handle more cases per attorney than any other attorney in the practice of law. It is critical that these attorneys and staff are well trained, organized and operate smoothly in order for the taxpayers to get the benefit of their tax dollars. Unfortunately, taxpayers have not been getting the benefit of their tax dollars in this office for several years. That is why it is time for a change in leadership in the public defender’s office.

Steve Smith is the Republican nominee for the office of public defender. Steve has served for the last eight years prosecuting cases in the district attorney’s office. Steve knows what is required to litigate in Criminal Court. Steve will deliver the level of services the taxpayers deserve from this office. Steve has the knowledge and expertise to significantly improve the services provided by this office. Steve’s vision for improving this office makes him the only clear choice for public defender in Hamilton County.

Please join me in voting for Steve Smith as the next public defender.


Ramadan fasting offers strength

China banned Ramadan fast in the Xinjiang Region on the basis that fasting is detrimental to physical well-being of the people and hinders the ability to perform their duties properly.

Ramadan is considered a blessed month, a time in the year when Allah’s grace seems closer and more easily accessible. During this month Muslims do not eat or drink from the daybreak until the sunset. They do all their eating during the night. They also abstain from all pleasures of senses. The principle of fasting is related to that of limitation for it is when one comes to the end or limit of a thing that its true nature becomes evident. It constitutes purification and a kind of sacrifice which leads to renewal and fresh strength. It also brings a direct understanding of the sufferings of the hungry and deprived.

How true it is that religious people receive great satisfaction depriving themselves of physical pleasures. It hardly matters to them what is believed as long it is believed.

The prophet recommended fasting as a spiritual discipline, but curtailed it because excessive enthusiasm for fasting made the earlier believers physically weak. Maybe China’s policy is in line with the prophet!

AMOS TAJ, Ooltewah

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Mr. Taj, Isn't your prophet the old man who married a six year old girl then had sex with her when she was nine?

Perhaps he should have fasted instead.

July 28, 2014 at 3:01 p.m.
timbo said...


July 29, 2014 at 11:50 a.m.


Isaiah 58:5... "Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the Lord?"

Malleus Deum Verum

July 29, 2014 at 9:50 p.m.


Isaiah 58:6..."Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?"

Malleus Deum Verum

July 29, 2014 at 9:54 p.m.


Isaish 58:7..."Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? When thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

Malleus Deum Verum

July 29, 2014 at 10 p.m.


Isaish 58:>..."Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; The Glory of The Lord shall be thy rereward. 9 Then shalt thou call, and The Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and He shall say, Here I Am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; 10 and if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday: 11 and The Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not."

Malleus Deum Verum

July 29, 2014 at 10:06 p.m.

More religious foolishness from Orr and the Fundy-NutZ Christians who are just as insane as Fundy NutZ Muslims.

But Orr, you never answered my questions about Jehovah having sex with a 14 year-old virgin and whether you're in favor of child sex as well? Are you a NAMBLA member too?

The Old Testament is full of Jehovah's gift of young girls being raped by his followers as war booty. Do you subscribe to the that policy as well Orr? It was good enough for your Jehovah and as you proclaim to follow His example, you must believe rape, slavery, and abuse is just peachy-keen.

That's the reason we don't allow Fundy-NutZ and their religious propaganda in public schools, but laugh at their historical and scientific ignorance, and keep our children away from religious perverts like you.

July 29, 2014 at 10:56 p.m.

+++WE PREACH CHRIST JESUS CRUCIFIED+++ allahsyoungerbrother, Jesus Christ of Nazareth said: John 13:34>> "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another."

I do love You, allahsyoungerbrother, in all truth and verity. It is my prayer that You will return unto Your First Love, Jesus Christ Our Lord, God, and Saviour. It is not too late for You, I believe, at this point in time.

Malleus Deum Verum

July 31, 2014 at 5:53 p.m.

Your hogwash doesn't answer questions, Orr. You've been asked questions.

But your past history is to avoid answers — just spout more bible nonsense.

We both know why. You can't answer. Either you're for Jehovah's policies of rape, slavery, abuse, incest, and genocide or you're against it.

It's like being pregnant. Either you are or you aren't.

So answer the questions. I've asked you these questions time and again Don't hide behind your perversion of the word "love" as I've read your anti-gay rants, your scientific and historical ignorance, your defense of biblical genocide, and theological raves.

Answer the questions.

July 31, 2014 at 7:33 p.m.
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