On Thanksgiving, those living in Chattanooga can thank a government initiative that we have a city in which to live. Without TVA there is no riverfront for most of us or lakefront homes for some. The only private dam on the Tennessee was 10 years late, $10 million over budget and leaked. It would have breached in the floods of 1973 and 2003.
Private enterprise = not always the answer
Government = not always the answer
Compromise = necessary activity to get things done and have a functioning country.
Pointing out another's failures without proposing a solution is a failure itself. Congratulations Pam - you fail. Being outraged by something without offering a solution is a failure. Congratulations to all the outraged people - you fail. The desire to cast stones at the darkness rather than work to light a candle says volumes about the laziness of the leadership of our country right now. Demand better. Demand that our leaders reach out and listen, speak without using poisonous judgmental language. Seek to understand opinions that differ from their own, craft workable compromises, get this country working again.
Vote everytime the polls open. If you don't care enough to vote, then shut up and live with the outcome.
Most of the comments are just "meh" about the student being tackled by the police. Is that because she was espousing what some on here call "the Lord's Word"? I suspect is the lady was promoting gay/lesbian rights or sex education there would be a very different reaction by the same posters.
Don't equate justice with the sentences specified by our legal code. The length of sentences does not necessarily equate with the harm to society.
Paying rent to someone who only extracts value from the neighborhood and does not put money back into the neighborhood is wealth re-distribution. That's what a slumlord does.
I hope your article energizes a robust discussion but it probably won't since it didn't mention Obamacare, gay/lesbian, anyone's interpretation of God or guns. But here's hoping.
Republicans were eager to spend money to bomb Syria but getting money to maintain our infrastructure - uhmmmm not so eager. The Chickamauga lock sits crumbling. The Dick McConnell dam continues to get the money. Guess he has more stroke that Chucky and Lamar. I understand Corky is too busy looking into nasty unions at VW to be troubled.
I disagree that the poor old Tea Party dudes and Conservatives of Volsam's world are victims. They didn't wade out into shark infested waters to save the drowning. They did nothing to put their lives or fortunes at risk for what they believe (unlike the real Patriots of 1775 who really did risk their lives for their beliefs). The tea dudes are self appointed/self annointed in their titles. They follow the message of the voices in their head.
Sounds like everyone's a victim. How sweet.
But you're not. If you're "white", no matter if your parents came from Ireland in the potato famine voluntarily, you're still ahead of the former slaves brought to the US in chains.
Volsam's ancestors likely came over as many of us did - as indentured servants. 7 years work to pay off the cost of bringing you here and then you're a free white man just like George Washington or Ben Franklin.
You can be mad, sad, or glad but reality is that if you consider yourself white, and most of you do, you are well on your way to being...everyone smile for the camera...a minority.
The smart among us will learn how to make the most of it.
The slower of you will mumble and grumble and go with the flow.
Those not so blessed with brains, (and you know who you are) will leap about, froth and foam and curse. They'll prefer to cast stones at the darkness than light a candle.