Having closely observed the city for the past 12 months living downtown, I'd add cardboard sledding to the list of icons that identify Chattanooga along with the downtown bridges, the Aquarium, Lookout Mountain (and it's trinity of Rock City, Ruby Falls, The Incline) and the great river. I've been in 55 countries and 49 states - I've not seen so much card board sledding in all the world.
Those who don't get it are those like Stewwie who fail to notice that when you "privatize" you have to send a PROFIT to the company or individual you hired to do the job you could do yourself. So now I pay twice. I pay you (not to do your job)and I pay someone else to do the job AND make a profit. Brilliant. And then the company making the profits has plenty of money to line the pockets of the politicians who gave them this windfall. Further, there is now little accountability as who am I to complain too about clueless enforcement? Republic Parking? The politician who's getting his palms lined with profits from Republic?
Please don't call Chattanooga East TN. I lived there, I know where it is, I know what it is. North til you smell it and east til you step in it.
Posting from the Washington Examiner is a lazy approach to fill what is otherwise a decent newspaper - the Times Free Press.
If you aren't willing to explain what you do and how you do it to your grandmother then you probably shouldn't be doing it. Simple test.
Having lived in the People's Republic of East Tennessee for the past 20 years (set your watch 100 years!) I'm happy with the mix of views I see in the TFP. I may not agree with about half of them but I'm thankful for DIVERSITY of opinions and not just the group think of dittoheads.
I'm no fan of most of Drew's doodles but I applaud him for saying something logical in the face of prospective pushback from the "morality" police . If you say you believe in personal responsibility, eliminating government in your life and liberty then eliminating dopey laws that attempt to impose morality are job one.
American's irrational fear of dying from a terror attack contrasts with their willingness to speed in their cars while yammering on their cell phones. I applaud a rational observation from the Free Press.
Families "destroyed" by LEGALIZED prostitution - I doubt that. Destroyed by being tossed in jail for illegal prostitution - that I can see. Of course, being thrown in jail is bad for anyone who prior to arrest was viewed as a respected contributor to society. Ask Jeffrey Skilling, former CEO of Enron how that worked out for him.
News flash to republicans eager to impose their morality on those who haven't asked them to interfere with their lives. Here's the preamble to the constitution. Note the word "Liberty" is capitalized.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America