Good job Times Free Press. Former Editor Drew Johnson was never the quality of Editor this paper warranted and his employment is outside of the paper's historic stature. I see in the Chattanoogan that he is now Tweeting “Getting fired for taking a stand is bad. Getting fired two weeks before your wedding is worse. Thanks for sticking by me." Well is former Editor Johnson feeling a little entitled and maybe a bit shocked about what employment at will means in the state of Tennessee? I believe so. Instead former Editor Johnson should look at his dismissal with the eyes of a TEAvangelical Taliban Party member as being held accountable for his actions that were outside of the tolerance of his at will employer. Don’t be a RINO Mr. Johnson and embrace your free market at will firing like the true conservative you’ve claimed to be over the past few months.
Yes. It seems appropriate at this time to reduce the workforce at Bellefonte. However, it's also necessary to complete the plant at Bellefonte to provide for the future power needs of TVA customers. The TVA's fossil plants are aging and facing much more stringent regulations on air emissions. The TVA can't produce enough electricity from natural gas, and the Times Editor doesn't want the nation to drill for the gas anyhow. Even TVA dams do not have an infinite life. The TVA must have the ability to generate electrical power at a reasonable cost and it must use all available sources of power generation from nuclear to hydro to coal and renewables like wind and solar.
George Wallace...50 years ago... And still no commentary from the Free Press Editor on the racist mob in Manchester. Why is the Editor strangely silent on this event when he could have just as easily written the following in his commentary today?
It seems unthinkable that the Tea Party's despicable stand against the Muslim citizens of Manchester was viewed as reasonable and even heroic by many readers on this newspaper. Denying people fair and equal treatment and preventing them from speaking at a public meeting simply because of traits they were born with seems ignorant, bigoted and barbaric.
Thank goodness we've become more mature, intelligent and open-minded as a society.
Oh, that's right ... we haven't.
Muslim citizens are being met with the same hatred and prejudice faced by the first black students trying to enter the public institution of the University of Alabama.
There's little doubt that those preventing the equal rights of Muslim Americans today will one day be remembered with all of the contempt and disgust that we now apply to George Wallace.
Isn't it strange how Drew Johnson has no editorial comments about the event in Manchester last week that was hijacked by racists and instead uses his Free Press editorial page space to focus on a local music festival? Or is it to deflect attention away from the outrageous behavior of the TEAvangelical Talban Party on that night?
No Chatt. I believe the OWS folks that camped out on the Courthouse lawn were equally as unimpressive and shouldn't have been allowed to stay the 1st night.
River: Idiots? Why yes. Idiots they were and in great abundance. The point of the meeting was to educate and avoid just what you describe, killings, beatings, bombings and burnings, by people from these far right intolerant groups before they do something more stupid and end up in jail. Being ignorant doesn't make these people bad. Being too passionate in their ignorance and committing a hate crime can end up putting them in jail. But it doesn't look like the point got through.
No Rex. I'm sure the TEAvangelical Taliban Party can blow their own house down all by themselves. It seems like they did a great job of that in November by losing the election for us by running around making offensive comments like "legitimate rape."
If TEAvangelicals want to go around being nasty little racists go right ahead, I just wish that they were not associated in any way with the Republican Party. To me the RINO lable fits the TEAvangelicals better than anyone else, because the Republicans I associate with are not ignorant and filled with hate.
As far as Killian and what he had to say goes, there is a little thing called class. We can listen to somebody politely and still disagree strongly with them in a public forum without being a mob.
What an absolutely shameless display of ignorance and racism. There's your TEAvangelical Taliban Party that's destroying the Republican Party I vote in on display for all to see. They are not patriots. They are not good American citizens. They were nothing more than an angry, intolerant, closed minded mob bent on destroying a public meeting.
Never Mind that the mob scene they created made Manchester look like Mississippi and Alabama during the civil right era to the entire nation.
Robert "KKK" Byrd, Bull Conner, Byron De La Beckwith and the four recent white supremacist murderers from Coffee and Franklin Counties would have been proud of them last night. The only thing missing that would have let those racists down was the failure of the mob to burn a cross in front of the building.
These people are going to hurt somebody someday, and I hope they get to share a cell with Chattanooga's worst gang members when they're convicted.
The Kingdom of Heaven is within.
George Clinton, 1970
Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow - Funkadelic
Marriages should be left up to the preferences of the persons who want to claim they are married before the eyes of the god they worship or their own personal godless beliefs. States and the Federal governments do not need to regulate or recognize any marriages. Simply amend all the tax laws and other associated laws related to divorce, inheritance, and patient visitation...to remove all preferential treatment to marriage.