Billy Haslam should grow a pair and face down the mindless bots in the TN legislature. Those of us who have lived in East TN know Ron Ramsey is as dumb as a shoe and unable to poor pee out of it even if we write the directions on the shoe's sole.
What would Bill tell his grandmother about this convaluted wimpy logic to wait until November to do the right thing for the most people? Where is his allegiance? To the people he swore to protect and govern or to the party and the party donors to whom he appears to care much more about?
Limric, another example of the proto-libertarian period you mentioned can be found here. This was hardly the only war on labor that the robber barons waged during the period (nor based on today's events and results was the war ever ceased even though the robber barons won)
I see nut job Con-man is on this morning. He just hits "control V" and spews, then dozes off for a while.
The history of American law enforcement is SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT.
Robin, pull thy head from the sand and look around. Sometimes you can drive 11 over the speed limit and sometimes you'll be stopped and ticketed. If your driving a "pimped out" ride you're more likely to be stopped than in your gray Lexus with a handicapped tag.
If you trespass on one of Mitt Romney's 6 houses, you'll be hauled to jail, if you harass a cyclist on Raccoon Mountain with pepper spray it will take a public outcry to get the police to act.
There's a reason we the people, have less respect for the law than we should - it's because it serves those with wealth more equally than it serves the rest of Americans.
I'll give the man credit, he walked the walk, lived by his beliefs and died as a result. There are worse outcomes and certainly there are worse people. While I hope no one chooses to emulate him, his choices killed only himself and in America that was his right. When your choices kill another then you are in the wrong.
I don't often agree with the Free Press editorial page but I strongly "amen" this opinion. Recalls are a foolish use of taxpayer money. Don't like his politics, give money to his opponent or run yourself - see how much you enjoy public life.
The USA has benefited from its beginning due to being a beacon for daring, courageous and motivated people. Yet, we have only partially tapped this resource. Until WWII women were largely not allowed to contribute; until Johnson's legislation in 1965 the same was true for black/Afro-Americans. When the day comes that the offer opportunity and embrace the abilities of all of our citizens the pie WILL GROW and we can stop this silly DIVIDING of the existing pie which is leading us to the mediocrity we've delivered this entire 21st century.
Great story about people of vision working in concert for the good of the people of Chattanooga while also earning a profit for themselves. It's not an either or position unless greed or laziness intervene.
The situation is far more subtle than union = bad! or chamber of commerce = good. If life were binary, you wouldn't need a brain because everything would be yes/no up/down, 1/0, etc.
Good outcomes occur for the largest number of people from somwhere in the middle. Our country is losing its ability to compromise or make the best choices for the most people.
JFC! What a bunch of thin skins on all sides. It's humor folks, imagine Jay Leno or Jimmy Kimmel setting the joke up and this is the punchline. You'd laugh and move on. Do that.